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Woah woah woah. It’s been so long since I did a bangui review! Things just got too busy! I doubt I’ll be more free this year… but I do always keep reviews at the back of my mind!!! I do enjoy doing it after all!

Well today’s review will be a short one though. Really! It’ll be like, the shortest review I’ve ever done. That is if anyone still remembers me anyway… It’s been so long since I was last actively doing reviews here. What, two years? Anyway it’s a short one because I think many people would have seen this episode long ago. I mean, it aired over two weeks ago and the subs were out over a week ago after all? Still, enjoy! XD

PS: I posted about some Japanese vocab from this episode here if you are interested.

NewImageToday’s guest is none other than Sekai no Owari!

And gosh! I was so excited when I found out!!! Because I had just mass downloaded Sekaowa (as they were called in short) songs recently! The first time I heard of them, was during Best Artist last year I think. I think it was Best Artist at least… then saw them again on MSSL (music station super live), and then again on Kouhaku. Each time they performed the same song, in the same outfit, doing almost the same thing. Dragon Night, with Fukase, their lead singer, holding a flag, as seen in the above screen cap. I was attracted to the song the first time I heard it, and so I noted down the name of the song and downloaded it after. I ended up listening to only Dragon Nigh on replay for quite a few days, so I decided to check out the rest of their songs, and went on a crazy downloading spree. Only to find that I really LOVE their songs. Like ALL of it! After watching this episode, I further went on to download every song they came up with after their major league debut and I’m really loving them! I highly recommend Dragon Night, Love the Warz, Magic, Earthchild, Fukai Mori and Starlight Parade. Well that’s like a long list… but I just love their songs THAT much! Their songs have a dream like quality to it that just fits my tastes… :P

Sorry for all that frailing… but well if you really hate Sekaowa that much, then this episode of AnShi isn’t for you I’m afraid. ><

NewImageHere we go, Sekaowa and the boys!

They talked about DJ LOVE and that clown mask. Oh I should introduce. The clown mask guy is DJ LOVE. He’s supposed to be in charge of sound selection. During live performances (at least those on music programs) he just kinda… stands around doing nothing? Then there’s the guy in a top hat. He’s Nakajin, he plays the guitar. Then the guy in brown hair is Fukase, the lead vocalist, while the girl hiding at the back is Saori, the pianist.

So back to the DJ talks. He wears the mask pretty much everywhere. In the greenrooms, even during rehearsals if there are cameras around… while taking the transportation too. Basically, unless you know DJ LOVE personally, you won’t get to see him without a mask.

NewImageSekaowa’s big break came in 2013 when their song RPG became the theme song of the movie Crayon Shin-chan… as you can read from the subs :P

NewImageApparently Nino has been interested in Sekaowa since before they made their big break. Apparently he played their songs on his radio show, Baystorm before! But well, I don’t listen to Baystorm, so I never knew about them.

NewImageSo Nino does a info segment on Sekaowa. If you don’t already know, Sekai no Owari means ‘End of the World’, and that was the English name the band adopted when they held a concert in France. Well there’s not much in terms of graphics to show really, because they were just sitting around and talking… though there were some highlights in between. I mean, the talk was interesting, but they were just sitting around and talking ya know?

NewImageI’ll just pick some highlights to introduce.

NewImageEveryone is younger than Arashi.

NewImageTheir ages are pretty close to Arashi’s though, so Sho happily starts quizzing them about the manga they have read when they are young… from dragon ball to slam dunk to Inachuu table tennis club… and then even about the Sunday morning cartoon.

The four sekaowa members were childhood friends, and they decided to make a live house together, from scratch, with the money saved from their part time jobs. And somewhere along the way, they decided to make a band together. And there an indies band was created.

NewImageFukase and Saori were kindergarten friends!

NewImageFukase and Nakajin were primary school friends, and he and LOVE were high school friends. Amazing huh? I don’t even REMEMBER any of my kindergarten friends. Even primary school, I barely remember their faces, let alone their names. Crazy!

NewImageCute chibi photos!!! XD Of course, DJ LOVE is a mystery hahaha.

NewImageWhat did they start doing after they made a band?

A: They started staying together.
N: Wrong, it’s room share.

LOL. Bratty Nino! NewImageThat’s their share house living room. Really cool decorations huh! It’s a bit dark for me though. I would prefer it if the overall feel was more cheery. But still, a very cool room! Fukase was in charge of the living room decoration.

NewImageCool eh? Those medical decorations!

NewImageThey start talking about their share house lives. Arashi is of course concerned about personal time and privacy. Sekaowa replies that it’s just like staying with your family.

NewImageArashi asked if they had any conflicts before. Like ‘THAT YOGHURT WAS MINE!’. Hahahaha

NewImageOf course, Arashi just had to share their own dorm story. Aiba the underwear thief hahaha! XD

NewImageSho then asks about the toilet… Why did he ask that?

NewImageBecause he wanted to ask the next question: Do the guys enter the bath together?


Just look at Sekaowa’s faces at the question! NewImageNakajin smartly throws the question back to Arashi. XDNewImageWe all heard of it tons of times before right? But who could stop Sho from telling their bathing stories for the millionth time, and with acting too! NewImageXDNewImageSekaowa, Saori in particular, is shocked! NewImageOk on to another question. Actually at the start….?
O: (They were called) End of this world!

HAHAHAHA leader! So dark! NewImageOhno tried to explain his reason. NewImageNewImageEnd of this world is like Death Metal. LOL! Who’s funny face hahahahaha!NewImageAnyway, that’s the correct answer. NewImageSo Fukase wore the clown mask first. Then they decided that it was too tough for the lead singer to wear the mask all the time, so someone else wore it instead… and then eventually that person left the band and DJ LOVE came in.

NewImageNext they talked about where Fukase gets the inspiration for all the song lyrics he wrote. He’s pretty much in charge of all the song lyrics. Aiba makes a guess, but gets it wrong.

NewImageHe gave it another go. He got it partially right though, the last two words were night scene. There’s something else in front though.

NewImageJun gives it a go too.

NewImageNino gets pissed lol! Because he already showed the last two words is night scene! The right answer is factory night scene!

NewImageNewImageHe rides for over 6 hours at a time apparently! The song ‘Starlight Parade’ was conceptualised during his rides. Ohno and Sho also shares their song writing experience. Ohio’s one was a big failure. Sho does it similar to Fukase, imagining the big picture. For Fukase though he imagines a video, since he’s in charge of their PVs too.

NewImageThe staff filmed a video of the factory night scenes, and it fit the song Starlight Parade so well. You really have to see the video, listen to the song, to feel it.


NewImageNewImagePretty right? It fits the song really well, esp the lyrics! I didn’t like this song that much before this, but loved it after watching this ‘PV’. It’s nicer than the official PV lol!

NewImageAnyway, Saori has perfect pitch… so they played various sounds and made Saori reproduce it on the piano.

NewImageOne of the tunes played was the racecourse fanfare, and Junba fooled around :P

NewImageOf course, the part we’ve all been waiting for. The DJ LOVE audition! DJ LOVE wants a body double, in case anything happens to him, hence the audition.

NewImageNewImageNewImageThey were so thoroughly embarrassed. And wanted it cut out. But of course, why would the staff cut this out? XD

NewImageJun won the contest! XD

A tedious restaurant segment was mixed in… just the usual, but the meat looks really, really good! I won’t elaborate on it because it’s supposed to be a short post :P (well we’re reaching the end anyway)

NewImageNewImageThat was the first item.

NewImageNow the second. Just look at that marbled meat!!!!

NewImageNow I’m hungry!!!!

NewImageNewImageIt’s a freaking 1m long!

NewImageAnother pic cos i’m HUNGRY!

NewImageYummyyyyy!!! What’s the with name of the sauce? I don’t know. Part 2 is super top smile sauce by the way… anyway that’s all for the restaurant segment!

NewImageThey reproduced the sekaowa share house in the studio.And is’s a darn good reproduction.

NewImageThat’s a photo of their real house. Looks pretty darn alike right? The sofas were identical! And they had to reproduce the painting too!!!

NewImageAnyway. It’s a party about the foods the sekaowa guys wanna eat at the end of the world. For Nakajin it’s ramen.

NewImageThey had to play a shiritori game though… only the winner gets to eat.

NewImageJun won!

NewImageMou. I’m starving now!

NewImageDJ LOVE would like to eat steak. *stomach growls*


NewImageMore steakkkk!

NewImageSo they play shiritori again.

NewImageDJ LOVE won this time!!! But how will he eat the steak?

NewImageHe misjudges the distance on the first try and fed it to his nose…

NewImageBut get’s it the second time XD

NewImageBecause of the mask however, his emotions can’t be properly conveyed XD


NewImageThe masked man eating is the focal point XD

NewImageNewImageHahaha! The poor clown! XD

NewImageLastly, an announcement from Sekaowa. Their new album “Tree” is now on sale!


Hai! And that’s was all for today’s episode! XD

Date: 2015-02-02 04:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jheili
Oh Darn! The tokyo ii mise kudoi mise!
Made me hungry again!

Ahhh... The sekaowa peeps were flabbergasted with Sho's story about taking a bath together huh. HAHA. Oh wells.....

Way to go Jun! You won two games!
Hope he'll continue being enthusiastic from here on! HAHA

Date: 2015-02-02 04:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jheili
Yeah, HAHA. Ohno! YES!
And unexpectedly, Sho and Nino were barely able to answer.
Even Aiba was better!

Date: 2015-02-02 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] octavialao

I found my other half... DJ LOVE.. cause I basically do nothing in dna too. LOL

Date: 2015-02-03 12:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] octavialao

All I do is to annoy you girls and getaway with it! LOL

Date: 2015-02-03 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG after watching this ep I became super iinterested in Sekaowa's songs Hahaha I havent heard some that you've mentioned tho

Date: 2015-02-03 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha I haven't downloaded them yet, but okay!

Date: 2015-02-03 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ahh, thanks so much for this!
i watched the episode, but my japanese isn't good enough to understand completely :(

By any chance are you able to let me know where you downloaded it from? I follow a lot of subbed-sites, but none of the ones i follow have this episode. If you're not allowed to share, I understand.

Date: 2015-02-03 11:32 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
hi :D

was wondering which comm sub this? because i couldn't find it anywhere :(

Date: 2015-02-03 02:09 pm (UTC)
ext_434503: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
hahaha..ok, after some "research" i did found you guys. Jaa..yoroshiku ne :D

Date: 2015-02-03 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So happy that you did a review on this episode since I really really enjoyed watching it on the weekend! ^^ We already talked a bit about Sekaowa, didn't we? I really got addicted to them too lately and already ordered their albums for my music collection. I'm kinda shocked that I took so long to actually look them up even if friends already recommended them to me before XD (Well, I blame it onto the clown mask sine I find it really really creepy (when I was a child, I was really afraid of clowns and I still don't like them. No, I also dont like the mask and I try not to look at DJ LOVE directly. Sorry, DJ LOVE >.<" HE'S SO CREEPY! Well, his mask is, he himself is quite nice I think...)

But I'm glad I finally did and then finding out that Nino likes them too was like "Oh, yessssss!" haha XD Really, that makes me like them even more haha =D

Like you say, their music is really great, their songs are like from dream world, I really enjoy them! *_*

This show was pretty fun I think. You said in your subbing comm that you don't like the Ninomi-ya segment that much, right? I have to say I like it quite a lot because I like the way how Nino does it. It's funny XD But most of the time I can only enjoy it when there are subs since my Japanese often isn't enough to catch everything and if I don't get the meaning, the segment can be pretty boring. This time, it was especially funny I think because Nino was so bratty XD As if everybody in the world knows as much about your favorite bands as you do, Neen... lol

The card game in the end was fun too and like jheili pointed out, it was a bit surprising that Nino and Sho pretty much sucked XD Well, they came up with a few terms but I thought especially Nino would be better. I wonder, if he was just afraid because he was so close to a group he was fan of. I mean, I would be nervous if I was supposed to suddenly play a game with Arashi XD lool OK, bad comparison but I guess you know what I mean.

I also laughed a lot about the chat about living together and such and Sho coming up with the story how Arashi takes a bath together as if it was the most common thing in the world XD loool I was just "Sasuga Arashi" haha XD

I totally skipped the Kudoi Mise segment since it made me angry that it killed the "flow" of the episode XD I'd prefer this segment at the beginning or ending of an episode and not randomly thrown into the middle... but yeah, I guess if you are into meat, it was great haha (I personally am not that much into meat.)

Again thank you very much for the subs and for the review! ^^

Date: 2015-02-06 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah really? I thought, it was counting as a "Ninomi-ya" segment XD Well, never mind, I had fun and as a new fan of Sekaowa, it was nice to learn more about them. ^^ Hm yeah, I get what you mean, the Ninomi-ya segment can be pretty boring depending on the guest.

Haha star struck, yeah, maybe, maybe not, I don't have a clue. I just think that he was a bit nervous during the whole show, somehow trying to act cool and such, but maybe it's just my imagination? Ah you mean Takeuchi Yuko? Well, I guess that's something different because they use to make "fun" of it that he admires her that much XD I don't know, somehow it felt different for me.

Date: 2015-02-07 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Really? They pick it up again? XD Argh that reminds me painfully that I didn't have time at all to catch up with Arashi shows... so much to my New Year resolutions >.< I have to make some time for my beloved guys!!! But now I should go to bed... it's half past 3 in the morning already and my parents will visit tomorrow (which means I still have to do some cleanings in the morning OMG XD). Good Night!

Date: 2015-02-08 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In fact, I didn't sleep before around 5 xD and got up at 8... Just couldn't sleep again ._."

Date: 2015-02-04 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks for translating & sharing!
I have the subbed but still have not seen it.
I am afraid of clowns i find them scary.
People likes clowns but I don't.
ah my bias not in clown mask that i am glad
so will watch it someday

Date: 2015-04-28 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you know where I can download the subbed version?

Date: 2015-02-06 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Neen surely was enjoying this ep.,ne? :)
Huh? Ha2x it turn out to be Neen didn’t talked about them, it’s [2014.10.19] ep when he just played Dragon Night. Yea I asked ninoohno-san ^^.
Starlight Parade, Magic, Dragon Night, Snow Magic Fantasy are epic for me,
DJ LOVE’s “Ah, shaberu yo [ha2 is this the right romaji?],” scene was a crack! XD.
Eh? Sharing house [hm put aside the married-to-be couple, although this custom might be unusual too in my culture] with different gender is pretty common in Japan?
Their share living room is unique [the sofa’s pattern catch my interest quickly], but yea too dark, indeed.
That night scenery in factory site is amazing [ha2 but not the smoky-seems poisonous sky], and I like how Fukase turn that to a song. Not many people would think of that idea :).
Aaa Jun’s so pretty when he eating that ramen >.<
Edited Date: 2015-02-06 03:07 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-04-28 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you know where I can download the subbed version?

Date: 2015-03-08 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL! Yay! Thank you! :)

Date: 2015-04-05 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
this ep was really funny...with the bratty nino and jun won 2 games...

Date: 2015-04-29 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you know where I can download the subbed version?


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