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In a way, I start to appreciate this show, not all aspects of it, but some. I'm still only going to watch the episodes whereby the guests are either Johnny's or those that I like because this show somewhat makes those Johnny's idols that we know somewhat more human and though lots of aspects are still made for TV, we get to see a glimpse of the different side, not so glamorous and flashy side of them, and I really appreciate this.

So, for this time, it's Ouroboros combi aka Hanakimi reunion time! If you haven't watched the episode 1, you should watch it, seriously. And if you don't find me convincing at all (afterall I'm very bias LOL), maybe after you watch this episode, you really feel like watching it because they really do a good job with the promotion, mostly Toma's doing the work while Oguri is just laughing on the side, ha!

What's with Oguri Shun and lemon sour?

Firstly they mentioned that Toma & Oguri was in a drama before (Hanakimi) and Toma quickly grabs the opportunity to promote the new drama (nice move Toma, you're getting better at this! *hint: his promotion on 'Bokura ga Ita' on AniShi*
Sho-chan: You're so fast to include the promotion, huh?

Though Toma is Sho-chan's kouhai, they just seems to hang out eg. go drinking, often 2 or 3 years ago. And when they did that, it's shot by the weekly magazine and Toma's clothes that time were lame.
... err... Sho-chan, coming from you? really? LOL

How nice they show the fellow actor from Johnny's and they pick Okada in his Gunshi Kanbee getup!
Ariyoshi's comment on Okada is he looks different and Sho-chan chimes in maybe it's his looks in private LOL
Okada: He's perfectionist (this is the best expression I can think of). I want to see the gap in Toma.

And Okada's wishes will be granted by the staff, surely...

They start the Abunai segment with Toma's part.

The naration tells us that Toma's been around in entertainment business since he's 11 from variety show till now in drama and movies. He's been in 39 movies and dramas all together (that's show how productive he is, especially the late years LOL). I like lots of his movies, from the high school romance of Bokura ga Ita (both of them), Hanamizuki, to the more hardcore ones like Mogura no Uta, Nou Otoko (the latest one), even the slightly weird one, Seaside Hotel.

So, what Ikuta Toma does when he's on 'holiday'? I'm seriously question the definition of holiday here LOL

So the staff director meets Toma in... KOREA. Out of so many places, why so far away in Korea?
Toma was given 4 days of 'vacation.' Not knowing the language (he goes around by giving and even the city, he goes to Seoul. For?
Toma looks pale here... no foundation? His skin is not bad :)

Since the filming is somewhere in November, Toma use his holiday as an opportunity to hone his fighting skill (it's an action drama, sort of, anyway. HINT: so we have to expect Toma kicking ass in Ouroboros!)
So, that's just the same as work! He's just as workaholic as the rest of Johnny's bunch. Occupational hazzard much?
Oh well, it's part and parcel when you have to do what you have to do to deliver, ne!

They use the 1st day as just physical training session. No cool stuff yet! And by the end of 4-hour session, Toma is half dead XD

I love how persistent this director in getting Toma to show off his hot bod.
It begins with the talks about muscle and Toma mentioned that in ep. 2 & 3, there'll be naked scenes (this is something to look forward to folks for sure whether it's full or just some skin! LOL) and off course it leads to whether Toma can show us his 'gem', which was quickly rejected (come on, he's not Aiba-chan LOL).

Tanaka director-san, you're gaining fans for your persistent attempts to deliver us lots of service here <3

After the training is done, Toma mentions that there's a pool in the hotel. Director-san quickly jumps in, will you be half naked there? LOL, we love you director-san!
Unfortunately we don't get any LOL

Day 2 of training, our director-san is still persistent with the naked subject by following Toma to the changing room LOL!
Toma: Damedesho (No)!

Day 2 is the punch and kick training (we get to see more action coming), and our director-san is seriously intefering the training session LOL

After the training (since we get no naked service), our director-san asks Toma to eat dinner together.
Toma: No

Day 3 is the basic action turn (it's something like the result of what he learned in day 2 put into action).
This is work yo! But I think Toma actually enjoys this LOL.

And the cool part is off course the last day where he finally learned the action patterns. Just watching him kicks ass here made me look forward for more action scenes in the drama.

So, since it's the last day, our director-san hopes to at least get a drinking session with Toma.

Toma will have a drinking session if our director-san does a 3 minute 3 round of skipping.
Otsukare director-san, you've worked hard for our pleasure!

Finally LOL

Bonus cap... such a waste not to post... right? right?

Director-san is a DoS ne? Those are bugs.

So we get to see Toma's face eating the bugs, and it tastes like... bugs.

Toma's expression of umai is chou uu... OK... he's a dork too LOL

Here Toma shares his feeling when he's not chosen as Arashi. He was together with Matsujun, Aiba-chan and Nino, and worked hard together, why he's not chosen after all that hardwork. He was quite in shock that time, but when he did the back dance for Arashi's first concert, Sho-chan's word of 'being greatful to all the fans and all Johnny's Jr' made him re-think again and in a way Sho-chan's words saved him there.

Awww... glad that now you've found your career path.

Sho-chan... is that a tear there?

And off course, they have to show this Sho-chan giving that very speech in that yetti's costume (if we're talking about Johnny's hideous costume, nothing can beat this one in my book LOL).
Sho-chan's already whining when they started the clip, 'enough of this already.' Then on the 2nd cap: it's done until here.
But everybody definitly think otherwise Sho-chan.

And the Chao2 is out on the screen again LOL

And after the concert, Sho-chan gave Toma a shoulder hug and said 'Toma, really, thanks', that made Toma so happy.

Director-san: Toma-san is quite passionate ne, shall we talk more?
Toma: that's enough LOL
*sake effect is great, huh*

While Toma is questioning Sho-chan on the chao2 thing, Oguri is just LOL on the background...

Toma mentioned that Yakai staff were there all the time on the training session EXCEPT when he has to run on the mountain LOL.

Next segment is Oguri & Toma drinking session...

Oguri looks good for this drama! He seriously looks like Danno and his interpretation of Danno in 1st episode is just spot on!

When Ikuta Toma & Oguri Shun go drinking together, except from ordering food, there's no other conversation LOL

They starts to talk again when the food comes and what's there is just 'umai, oishii' LOL

Then, Oguri orders the Lemon Sour. According to the owner, when Oguri Shun orders lemon sour, that means OK.

Weird texts coming from Oguri that Toma's received before:
'I'm home'
'Otsukaresama, you've worked hard today, ne'
Toma: Maybe I'm his girlfriend, I thought

Oh fan service!!!

What kind of a person Oguri is?
According to Toma, Oguri is a person who's troublesome when you want to invite for a drink.
Example of SMS:
O: how's it like?
T: now I just finished work
O: o i see
O: tomorrow?
T: holiday!
O; o i see
It looks like somebody who wants to go out for a meal
Oguri is the type who doesn't like to get rejection...

Toma went on with the story told by Yamada Yu (the Mrs Oguri). There was a time all of them went for dinner together with other friends. After dinner Oguri and family parted ways with Toma. Then apparently Toma was excited and laughed quite hard, and Oguri told his wife that they seem to have fun without me.
From here, Oguri seems to still think that single is fun. He kinds of misses his bachelorhood, ne?

Bonus cap cause it's so seldom nowadays to see Oguri smiles like that in his drama (well, not a comedy, right?)

In here Oguri talks so seriously (too long to translate and I don't really get what he's saying here either). But what I find it funny is look at the portion of monjayaki when Oguri start talking and Toma is silently eat... the whole thing! while Oguri is talking LOL.

Off course the staff never fail to capture him eating LOL

And when questioned whether he actually listened or not... 'but Monjayaki is delicious'

I'd interpret this as who's the person who keeps on drinking.
Both of them agree that Matsujun is the number 1.

There was a time that Matsujun didn't go home at all and by the time Oguri realized, Matsujun was sleeping on his sofa.

But if there's a job the next day he'll go home fast (that's called being responsible and professional)
And when he's left with Toma, he'll mail Toma with 'let's go home early'

The last segment for Oguri & Toma is jet coaster segment.

Since these 2 are afraid of height (same as our host), then we have the jet coaster simulation.

So we get to see both of them 'yabai yabai'... not as fun... because they didn't put Sho-chan on there too (Sho-chan got his turn but only with the oculus rift in AniShi

Well, I'm definitely watching this drama, especially after Epi 1..
Some caps from Epi 1

This shot looks exactly like the one in manga. The drama really does a good job so far...

Oguri is ruthless in here! And that glance from Toma... it's really like Ikuo in his dark mode!

I want to see more gaps in Ikuo character because he's not as airhead like in the manga here. Toma, ganbatte!

Date: 2015-01-18 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justfever.livejournal.com

I have to agree with Toma tho... monjayaki is definitely delicious!!! Ahaha XDDD

Date: 2015-01-18 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sasskumoto.livejournal.com
are? i thought sho-chan said his clothes were lame, not toma's :o
thank you for the review~ <3

Date: 2015-01-18 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] putri-77.livejournal.com

Thanks for sharing the review

Date: 2015-01-19 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perkyandproud.livejournal.com
Wow...thank you so much for sharing this! It's good to know what is going on! :)

I'm so glad that Toma didn't become bitter from not joining Arashi, but has become a success in his own fabulous way! With the support and love of Arashi, too! :)

Date: 2015-01-19 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helenmaldon.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for this review!! I love Shun and Toma, happy to know what they were talking about in this episode ^^

Date: 2015-01-19 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dingdong2988.livejournal.com
Thanks for the screen caps and review. The guests in this program are really important. I guess since we are watching because of Sho, any guest that is close to him will make the program more interesting to us xD

I thought Sho did have the turn to ride on the simulator, but that portion was cut (not broadcast). At least that's what I heard. I definitely want to see Sho's reaction on it :PP

Date: 2015-01-19 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyiny0-o.livejournal.com
Thank you for the review!
I'm glad that Toma is not as quite as when he appeared in VSA for Debikuro-kun's promo.
I always think that Toma and Kazama Shunsuke are Arashi's plus two guests. Their bond since Jr days are way stronger than the debut matters

Date: 2015-03-16 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] litofroggy.livejournal.com
OMG, i was looking for a translation of this somewhere!

XD Thanks so much!

and I can't with them.. they're too ridiculous :P


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