Filming for VS Arashi, the first one has ended. Johnnys' WEST is really full of energy, and the atmosphere was lively ~ please look forward to next week's airing! The five member group is also full of smiles & lively!
The VS Arashi tonight is a battle against Team Takahashi! Though it's the first time having a team by name. The Plus One guests Cunning Takeyama & PUNK BOOBOO Kurosei forming a Hakata combination, will participate... please look forward to it~
Everyone, sorry to keep you waiting! The VS Arashi tonight is a battle against Johnnys' WEST. Challenging Arashi with high spirits and full of vigor, will they be able to win? The Plus One guests are UNGIRLS Tanaka & Haraichi Sawabe. Please look forward to it~
The VS Arashi tonight is a battle against [Maku ga agaru*] Team. It's been a long time since Momokuro came, and they brought Matsuzaki Shigeru-san along. Plus One guests are FUJIWARA. This is an episode where MatsuJun worked hard!
*The Curtain Rises - A movie starring members of Momo iro Clover Z.
The VS Arashi tonight is a battle against Asaikikaku Team! Plus One guests are Fukushi Sota-san and Arimura Kasumi-san. The new element added in Korokoro Viking causes a huge panic amongst Arashi! You definitely have to watch it~
Vocabs - just two words this time... because there really isn't much exciting vocab used :P
要素 (ようそ, youso)
1. component; factor; item (e.g. in list)
2. element (e.g. in array); member (e.g. data structure)
加わる (くわわる, kuwawaru)
1. to be added to; to be appended
2. to join in (e.g. a group of friends); to participate
3. to increase (e.g. heat); to gain in (e.g. influence); to grow; to gather (speed)
4. to be applied (e.g. heat, pressure); to be exerted
My Japanese isn't perfect, pardon me if there are any mistakes.
Tonight's VS Arashi is a battle against Team Uehara! Athletes with high potential from various fields have been gathered. And then the plus one guest is Kamenashi-san! The delighted faces on the five when Kame-chan came... (laugh) please look forward to it~
Tonight's VS Arashi is against Former Japanese Soccer Representatives Team. The legendary representatives that have crossed over generations... The only one who can stop the rampage by Ramos Ruy-san is Take-chan? The plus one guest is Kojima Ruriko-san and Panther's Ogata-san. You definitely have to watch it!
I translated more of Kan-san's tweets previously here. See my other translation works here.
Click the penguin if you liked this!
By the way, Kan-san is a representative of GASCOIN Co.,Ltd, a company that produces variety shows and game software. At least according to the page on the Japanese wiki. The produce a number of variety shows for various TV stations, such as Terebi Asahi, NTV, TBS, and of course Fuji Terebi. A look at the list and... sadly I only know two shows that they produce. Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ, and of course, VSA.
Disclaimer: I'm not a professional translator, pardon me if there are mistakes!
( Twitter with Kan-san! )
( Japanese words round up )
Its finally here! MMDA! Gosh I’ve been looking forward to MMDA for a long time… finally I bring to you the episode review! Let’s go!
Note on the screenshots: I’ve changed the screenshot picture format from PNG to JPEG a few screenshots into this post, hopefully that will make the post load easier and faster… name wise you don’t see any difference since I’m too lazy to change each time from my blogging tool, but i checked on my photo host and the photos were *slightly* smaller than before (previously picasa also does not upload the full image size already I guess).
Let me know if you have any objections/suggestions/comments!
The rest will come in part 2! :P
Really, I finished part one like more then 2 weeks ago… but I ended up being hospitalised for 12 days, and that really made me lose momentum in doing this episode… I’m jet so glad to be finally back home, even though I have to walk using crutches again sigh… T.T
Anyhow, here we go!( Ready for more epic-ness? )
The end!!! XD
So i picked up my N4 cert at the Japanese cultural association yesterday... And of course with the voucher I signed up for N3 as well. And yes, I got back my 55 bucks for the N4 registration as well. All because the examiners phone rang. Thank you miss examiner, whoever you are... :P
Now all that's left is for me to go and buy my book and Kino... speaking of which.. damn! I should have followed my parents out earlier... they were going orchard road, and I could have just walked over to Kino myself while they did their shopping... darrrrrnnnnnnnnnnn why didn’t i think of that earlier??? Damnn damnn damnnnnnn! Arghs. Oh wells. I didn’t want to go out because I did a little bit of stretching this morning and the scab over my ankle erm... broke? And puss is coming out again. I'm on leave tmr for the doctor's appointment so... arghs.
Oh yes. A correction to my previous post. MMDA airs in april and not last week. Two weeks break... nachospaprika made a mistake and since I hadn't watched VSA then i didn’t know any better :P I watched it last night though, together with last week's AnShi. Somehow I mistakenly moved it to my ext HD even though I've not watched it yet. I even uploaded the mirror to mega but i didn’t watch that episode. Lol just what was I doing? Downloaded the full episode of J's nep league as well and i shall watch it in a while. Was trying to do up my half done VSA review but didn’t get very far.
Hmm work updates... my monster comp was taken away from me :( Sadded. But it can't be helped. My sup didn’t like it too since it was purchased with our group's budget, but we aren't doing any computation that needs that much processing power, but the guys from the other groups are. Previously one of them have borrowed my comp a few times to run his program already, but then more people wanted to use me comp. In the end they just found another comp for me to use. No more 30 sec shutdowns and instant excel file opens. Aw. I do understand it though. The stuff they are running... it took over 6 hours on that monster comp. On the mac the guy was using, it ran for 3 days non-stop, and was still not finished. Now if i was running that sort of programs, I'd want a workstation to run it on as well. I would hate having to wait 3 or 4 days for one calculation to finish, when there's a better tool available to run the experiment, and said tool was 'not being used'. That monster was definitely an overkill for my work needs. Of course I enjoyed how stuff loaded instantly and all, but I'd probably be able to make better use of the processing power if I had that monster at home. Like how I'd be playing a video, doing a blog entry, while having the previous entry being uploaded... my poor mac can barely handle that now... and if it’s a PC i can just open up maple and afk online - simply because my computer can take it. Right now my home computer... arghs its dying. It took over 10 minutes to start up word the other day, when my sis asked for help editing her project work. The monster certainly set me new goals in terms of dream computers though. A 6k workstation huh? I'd like to have that at home someday :P Someday... in the distant future... hahaha. By then workstations will be even more powerful that it'll make the monster I used look like a piece of cake huh? XD
But yes, the troublesome thing is that I have to reinstall all the apps i had. All those customization stuff. This time round I backed up all my downloads, so I don't have to re-dl each of them... BUT i forgot I should have exported some of my settings as well. Like the phrase files for phraseexpress... Now i'll have to key in all my phrases again. Or my hotkey settings for some other programs... gah. I'll try and back up all the stuff into dropbox the moment i finish setting things up this time round. The three time I'm changing comp in 3 months huh? The 'new' one i got isnt that bad. 4gb RAM i think, couldn’t find the ram thing under device manager, but the windows about system page says 4gb. 3.3giga hz processor, duad core... which isnt too bad really, but its so slow compared to the 8-core monster. Still specs wise it beats my old mac hands down. 2.4ghz duo core, no wonder its so slow ne? Esp with the 10 thousand apps I run in the foreground and background. That new comp gave me a headache though. I keyed in a wrong value when setting up outlook, and then outlook kept crashing every time i opened it. Had to dig in the user account settings to change it to make it work. Then i installed the phrase express add on for outlook, and after that my outlook couldn’t open again. Didn’t have time to restart my comp and see if it's fine after that... bleah. Hope it'll be fine. Worst still, Tuesday I'd be busy in the lab with DNA extractions, and extremely busy too if they really did add more reactors as Santosh said they would. Normally I do extractions on Mondays but I'm on leave tmr so... :P So i'll probably only get around to tinkering with my computer on Wednesday.
My sup... he was really nice about it. He asked me to speak to him before I leave and it make me really worried for a while. I was thinking 'just what did I do wrong?'. And he dragged me out of the office to talk too. Turns out that he just wanted to apologise about the computer, and didn’t want our boss who sits right beside me to hear about it. She was the one who asked that I change comps after all. He got me scared for a while though... :P
Work load wise... for now I'm really ok. Might be bad when I have to do DGGE next time, but now I'm quite free actually. I can do the preparations for DNA extraction much faster now... i can prepare the qPCR plates really fast too... took about an hour preparing everything from scratch, that's much faster than the 1.5hrs i took just one plate earlier. even nanodrop readings are taking me lesser time as well. Last Monday i finished the dna extractions AND all the nanodrop before what... 5:30pm? That's a far cry from the 6 or 6:30pm it took me previously, and those were without doing the nanodrops too. Plus Monday i had to add in two samples at the last minute as new stuff came in. Yup, I am really pleased with my performance last week haha. I like challenging myself like this, to do things faster, rearrange my work flow so that i can be more efficient. That's why i always check the time when doing my experiments, so that i'll know exactly how long i need to finish a particular job. That way I can plan my work better. Of cos it goes without saying that the quality of the results must not be affected. You're doing things fast but not haphazardly. I'm pleased to say that for the most part my qPCR results are within 0.5 cycles of each other... except for those where there were problems with the DNA extraction and the duplicates showed a huge difference. That I don't know why... I think its really the low efficiency from the kit though. The yield is really really low compared to another kit (but its too late in the project to change, just a mere 3 months left anyway). And the whole thing is automated so its really not my fault. (Sample prep is really, really simple. No way I can screw that up!)
Hmm I like running qPCR plates. I quite like the plate preparation process. Hmm here's how the plate looks like. Pulled from a random website that google showed me.
You run the thing in a machine that looks like this:
The machine is pretty big, and from my previous work place when i asked for a quote, its around 80k SGD, which is more than my whole year's salary.
Hmm here's another picture of the 96 well plate, that shows the pointy wells of the plate.
Well the plates that I work with, unlike the first picture, is completely white. Totally, absolutely white. The letter and numbers are there, but its just raised lettering of the white plastic, so it can be a bit difficult to see at times. So what you have to do is to take a marker and mark on the side of the plates. Like half way though the columns, and every two rows. That's the usual way, but it depends on your plate layout. If you have a particular layout you may want to mark your plate differently and accordingly. Its just to ensure that you don't load the wrong stuff into the wrong well - which can be quite a trouble considering that its just a sea of opaque whiteness. Its hard to even see if you've loaded stuff into a particular well or if its empty. So yup, you do need a certain degree of concentration while loading that stuff. Oh and the pipetting. You're dealing with really small volumes here. For the template I'm using just 2ul. That's 2 micro liters. Which is like... this small little drop that you can barely see if you're like 30cm away. Hmm... You know 1 ml? That's like... a few droplets of water? Or like 1/500 of a 500ml bottle of soda? One micro liter is 1/1000 of that. Imagine. So yup I'm putting that little wee bit of water (plus other stuff) into each well. If you're not careful half your sample ends up on the tip and doesn’t get into the well, and there goes your results. Oh and you do need decently steady hands too. You don't need to be a surgeon, but if you go around jabbing into the wrong well you're going to contaminate everything. I like leaving each little drop of water on the side of the wells, and spin it down later. Just so I can tell which well i've added the stuff to and which well i've not. Also makes it easier to load the stuff in IMO. But that's just my personal habit/pref.
Hmm... is this stuff interesting? Of are you bored out of your mind already? :P In anycase I'll be stopping here, got videos to watch! XD Till next time!
My original plan was to do the latest VSA episode. But i watched this episode and it was just too hilarious and I had to share it. Not just Nino’s outfit. The WHOLE episode was hilarious. Lets go!
Edit: Part 1 and part 2 was written like... 3 weeks apart, so forgive me if there are any inconsistencies.
Ok that’s all for bank bowling and we’re off to Part 2! XD
But well. Somehow i just have the urge to use LJ and other forms of social media more recently. Like twitter and fb. No idea why I'm suddenly feeling very... sociable on the Internet? Hahaha.
Anyway. Went out to visit my former FYP students. And they are... pretty screwed by my ex-boss. They only saw her like 3 or 4 times in the past 3 months. And considering how she is their ONLY mentor, that's pretty bad. It feels like she has lot interest in them already or something. There are two of them, a boy and a girl. The guy is pretty lucky cos his experiments worked fine, but the girl... her experiment didn’t work and the amount of presentable data she has is... I don't know if she has enough data for the poster. And the poster presentation is on the following tuesday. And she's still rushing experiments till wedn next week at the earliest. Which barely leaves her enough time to brain storm what to put in her poster, and sort out all the western blot data she got etc... Poor thing ><
anyway I got bored and started looking at the VSA in depth guide... and i noticed this interesting triva. Arashi team has actually scored 5 perfects before! In episode 240! Haha it’s a pretty recent episode and I'm sure as hell that i watched it. But i guess i just watched and forgot. If you'd asked me if they got all 5 perfects I'd have said no if not for the nifty guide.
Right. Wanted to say more but now I'm throughly drained. So tired after the visit to the lab. I stayed with them till they finished at 10pm++ and afterwards still went to get junk food from the market so I guess that's why. Had an urge to eat potato chips, but in the end i only came with my chocolate and Super Ring lol. No chips. I wanted pringles since its in a tub and you can eat some, and keep the rest for next time, but the supermart i went to didn’t carry them. Was too lazy and tired to walk to the other 24 hour supermart (there are like two of them in the market near my house, within like... 300m of each other?) so i ended up still unable to fulfill my craving for chips. Oh wells... next time then >
Ok! Let’s continue. I’ll just split my posts into two in the middle I guess, rather than wait for the post failure because post is too large notification to appear at the end...
If you have not read it yet, part one is here.
So now it’s the guest team’s turn at bunk bowling! (Strictly speaking the romanji for this game is bank bowling, but they pronounce it as bunk instead of bank so I just prefer to type that since I’m constantly hearing bunk, bunk, bunk… ah what? I’m the only person who calls it bunk bowling instead of bank bowling? opps! >< )
They will be doing the first throw!
The guy loves bowling a lot, today too, he’s brought his own bowling ball.
He brought two balls too.
Off they go!
AH! The balls collide midway!
Now the balls are completely off course!
Nakayama’s ball skimmed off a mere three pins
While Imori san’s ball rolls back ever so slowly
It hits the side, bounce back… and hits off a single blue pin!
They score 22 points! :P
Next up is this two!
From this angle is looks almost like it’s only the first throw :P So many pins left!
Akiyama does a gag, but since i dont know who he’s imitating… ><
They ask if he’s going to bowl like this.
Yup! He is!
He still took off the mask at the very end though.
He finally makes the throw!
Oh! Right in the middle!
Akiyama got the red pin, good work!
They score 157 points!
The next game is cliff climb!
First up is Arashi team, J and Chinen are climbing!
It’s the second last game, and my, a mere 4 points gap between the two teams!
J: (in a serious tone) Up till now Chinen-kun has tried his best, at least that’s what I feel. but Ohno-san hasn’t acknowledged that yet. I think that Chinen can do well in this though
J: I hope to see his (good) performance later.
C: I will do it well and make everyone surprised! They reenact the trapeze act Chinen did during a concert last time… The pro was hanging upside down from the swing, and the guy caught him by the legs and then he lets go...
J tries to flip upside down but just ends up swinging towards the wall :P
Its gotta do with the wiring of their safety harness as well after all :P
Aiba requests that they try once more.
This time the staff lifts J up XD
But he still fails XD
J: What’s this! What’s this!
They show the relevant clip from HSJ’s 2010 concert.
Anyway Chinen believes that he’s got the strength and will be able to climb the wall. S encourages him and asks him to show Ohno his good performance.
Of course, he’ll be climbing the chin of the wall.
C: I think I can do it.
N: Sa, Matsumoto-san, leave 100 seconds? (for Chinen) J: 100 seconds?
O: *laughs* 100 seconds?
A totally serious J starts the climb!
He asks for the first grip!
WOW! Right on the dot! Its exactly 100 seconds left when he presses the button. He’s gotta make his way down though...
Baton pass and now its Chinen’s turn!
Chinen makes his way with swiftly.
He climbs up and reaches the 30 points green button without asking for a grip! He’s really trying very hard ne?
And then he loses his grip and falls! Haha… just as I thought would happen… he was looking pretty unstable on the way up already ><
Its game over for arashi!
I bet J’s thinking “I climbed so fast for nothing!” haha!
Sometimes you can’t try too hard ne? ><
And Ohno was all prepared to pass Chinen the grip...
O: Look at me!
O: Rely on the grip!
Chinen said something about being unable to use all his strength in the actual filming.
Next is the guest team!
Somehow… it became narration based. Lol… the first time cliff climb became narration based? The guest released the grip when Joy was totally not asking for the grip...
NO WAIT! The grip was not in the basket at all, its being held by the supporter!
They couldn’t pass the grip properly...
And it happened later with the 2nd climber too… the grip was delivered properly this time… but the climber didn’t grab it.
In the end they score 180 points. Not much better than arashi lol!
Sho commented that both of the cliff climbs were terrible (arashi and the guest team’s) They talk about the first grip. The girl said only the basket went off, without the grip. Joy corrected her: No, I haven’t even call for the grip yet!
The last game is Korokoro viking!
The guest team is going first!
There’s only a 29 point score difference!
Akiyama does another gag...
Apparently the guy appeared in a commercial as seen in the cut.
Sho thinks that the combination of Joy and the guy in green won’t work out well. Guy in green: Sakurai-kun you think so? I think so too!
30 points for the first ball!
the 2nd ball gets 50 points!
And 50 points for the 3rd ball as well!
Aw, the golden ball only made it into the 20 point zone though
And another 50 points!
10 points this time round
Last golden ball now...
Sadly the no 50 points for the last ball. If it did make it into the 50 points zone, arashi would be in big trouble!
They finish up with 240 points!
Its Arashi’s turn now! Can the Chinen Ohno combo perform?
They need to get 270 points and above to win! Seems kinda hard considering their performance lately… last week was what… 25 points?
Of course, the MC has to remind everyone that as regular players Arashi has to deal with the -30 points block.
Sho has a confession to make! He is kind of from Gunma. During the summer and winter holidays, he’ll return to Gunma.
He talks about appearing in the card game competition or something that one of the guest had took part in… and he knows about the food there as well… he doesn’t know all the sentences in the card game, but he has it at home.
J and N: Souka…*looking disappointed*
J: Honestly I’m completely at a loss now
S: Sorry i didn’t say it. I thought of it during the bowling though
S: I though of it when i was doing the “za seto kai ten shiyagare"
And now that the confession is over, Sho shifts back into the MC mode. S: I think at the end the most important thing is for the two of you to patch up your relationship. N: I think Chinen was quite sad you know? A: I think so too... throughout this whole day...
O: Ja, lets combine our strength together. (Chinen) don’t have to do so much, I’ll do it.
Everyone: OHHHHhhhh! Can the two of them really work together and achieve victory?
They start to show the erm… series of unfortunate events that happened to Chinen all day… first was scoring 0 points in kicking sniper...
And then making the tower collapse in rolling coin tower...
And then failing to hit the red pin...
And finally falling off the cliff climb wall… not a single good performance all day!
Can he do well with Ohno at the very end?
50 points for the first ball! Lets hope they can keep this up! The -30 point zone is worrying ne? ><
10 points for the 2nd ball… so far so good...
50 points for the 3rd ball, nice!
The golden ball is here! If they can nail this the chances of a win is pretty high...
And they did! Wow! Its been ages since we last saw Arashi play so well! (or so seriously, or both)
Just avoid the negative zone...
10 points this time round. Ohno isn’t trying too hard for the 50 points zone, they hardly stop and wait for the bridge’s movement, but rather just go with the flow… I think that’s why they’ve not gotten a single negative points so far…
50 points! Last golden ball left… anything but the negative zone...
10 points zone for the last ball!
Ohno’s like *opps* we missed the 50 points zone :P
They wait for the MC to announce their score...
290 Points! They’ve won!
They did it! Chinen finally had a good performance XD
He looks absolutely delighted.
The MC asks Chinen how was it. C: Yappa Ohno-kun sugoi! All I did was really… I just supported the handles! Ohno-kun did all the work!
J: Indeed that’s what a sempai is to do
O: I have always admired you
Kakkoii leader XD
And so arashi won today’s VSA!
Sho asked Chinen was he felt about today. C: A lot of things happened, but really, Ohno-kun is the best in the world!
Oh-chan is pleased XD
10 second challenge time!
All 5 of them bowl together, can they get a strike?
It looks really cramped up thereGame start!
Ohmiya balls collide...
Sakumoto collides too...
J’s ball that came after rthe 10 sec is over didn’t hit any pins either… aw...
Challenge failed! Too many cooks spoil a broth… too many bowling balls and they can’t even get the red pin! :P
MC: A last word from Ohno-kun please
O: My knee hurts! N: Gomen!
And so it ends with Ohno rubbing his knees and Nino bowing continuously to apologise… XD
Whee! Last week’s VSA! Chinen-kun (from Hey! Say! JUMP) is the plus one guest today, and he has mentioned in various interviews how he idolises Ohno. I remember reading a translation of a mag interview of both Chinen and Ohno, and Chinen was so nervous! I remember Chinen said that he really hopes to be a back dancer for Arashi, but Ohno kept telling him its impossible since he’s already in HSJ. Lol!
Anyhow, let’s begin!
S: Its getting colder bit by bit isn’t it?
S: Do you decide on when you start wearing winter clothes? Today Ninomiya-san was still in sandals right? (referring to the personal clothes he wore to work)
J starts talking about how he saw Aiba sometime back...
Aiba was wearing a down (jacket) on top, and sandals.
N: Its around the time of FNS...
S: Ahhh you means around that time you feel that its at the end of the year. ISNT THAT LATE???
Nino’s sense of timing aside, Sho calls for today’s guests!
Today’s guests are Team Gunma! (Gunma is a prefecture in the Kanto region of Japan. Seems like a lot of prefectures are coming on VSA huh? XD )
Today’s guests are all born in Gunma. They introduce the characters.
This brown one is Ishidan-kun. He’s the character of a hot spring (street?).
The character’s body is made of steps just like in the street.
The other one is a pear ninja…
N: I want to ask this… he’s 85% human right? (As in, he just puts on a mask and that’s all, no bulky costume covering his body.)
And its time for the plus one guest to appear… I wonder how they will react XD
Lol ohno’s face!
So rare to see them smiling when the plus one guests comes out haha! Normally at this point we won’t even be seeing arashi’s faces… we’ll just be seeing the plus one guest slowly walking down instead.
Wow! Chinen is short!
Oh wow, i didn’t know Chinen has been on VSA before. He was here in 2009 15th Aug.
Nino comments on how he is dressed up like a member of HSJ.
S: Today… the senpai you like is… *hand gestures towards Ohno*
C: Arashi desu
C: AH yes Ohno-san!
S: Are you nervous?
C: Yes I’m very nervous! O: When are you going to look up to me till?
N: What’s wrong with that?
First game! Kicking sniper!
Guest team plays first.
First target: all three missed!
2nd target: 1st kicker - hit, 20 points get! Joy (2nd kicker) missed.
3rd kicker hit off the non scoring cans, causing the top layer to lose balance and fall.
3rd target: 1st kicker miss. Joy scored 20 points...
And then the target lost balance and fell on its own! Last can remaining and 3rd kicker missed though :(
4th target: 1st kicker hits off the top 3 cans. Joy kicked off the can right smack in the middle - no points for that.
3rd kicker - hits off all the red cans, no perfect though
Last target: 1st kicker - 20 points. 2nd and 3rd kicker miss!
Final score: 200 points!
the 3rd kicker has played this game for the 4th time already, and his score are always pretty bad.
Arashi’s turn next!
MC: Ohno-kun, team Gunma scored 200 points, what are you aiming for?
O: This game… the highest points possible is around 500?
MC: The highest score possible is 550! O: 500!
The rest comment on how he wants to show off his strong side because Chinen is here. Chinen praises her idol: Ohno-kun can really do anything. Maybe when the game ends i wouldn’t even get to kick once!
O: Nope, i don’t think so.
Aiba realised that he sucks at being the 3rd kicker. He gives his analysis: Normally he gets high tensioned easily, so he will breath out like ‘fuu fuuu’ to calm himself down. But as the 3rd kicker, by the time he does that, the cans have almost disappeared from view already. So this time round he will kick earlier.
N: So your way to correct this is just to kick earlier? J: Is it really that difficult to kick earlier Aiba-san?
A: its hard! I get lost! but if i try i’ll be able to do it! (apparently it’s a phrase antonio inuki loves to use)
1st target: Ohno hits but the last two cans righted themselves instead of tipping over
Chinen missed. Aiba knocked off one can only.
2nd target. Ohno hit right smack in the centre
And Chinen took out a sliver can at the side
Aiba scrambles to get back up. Did since ball get hit off earlier by a rebound?
His kick went very wide
Ohno and Chinen missed. Aiba scores!
Aw. one last can standing. No perfect for Aiba.
4th target. Ohno hits off a sliver can
Chinen and Aiba both missed!
Last target! Ohno scores
Chinen missed again. Aiba scores! It’s a perfect this time!
The last shot was well done Aiba!
Haha. On the 2nd round, aiba’s ball was knocked off by the rebounding ball from leader’s kick.
MC asks nino if there’s any change in today’s aiba. N: Nope, it was as per normal.
MC comments on how O didn’t perform as well as expected. O: I did hit the target… BUT… *points at Chinen*
Haha! Chinen didn’t score a single point! In fact all his kicks were misses except 1!
Ohno gestures… i think he’s trying to say all the shoots missed!
Over at the guests side… the hot spring character took off the ‘head’ to reveal a very very sweaty guy.
Ohno is surprised. I’ve seen those two talents/comedians before, but i can’t rem their names.
One of the duo is from Gunma, and wanted to support the team. They didn’t plan to reveal themselves but it got way too hot. They’ll be joining the Gunma Team (and taking part in the games)
Its rolling coin tower time!No more lucky characters :P
The Gunma team gathered to do a cheer.
Guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t understand what the cheer was about :P
Its this card game thing, where someone says out the first phrase, and you have to find the corresponding card, as well as say out the 2nd phrase. Its unique to the Gunma prefecture i guess? (the phrase used that is) And it seems like the younger generation don’t play that anymore :P
Sho stacking it up nonchalantly
The tower is started to sway
But no! It was not meant to be...
The tower collapses as he gets off the steps
50 bonus points to team Gunma!
The rest try to cheer Chinen up, while Ohno starts to get angry XD
S: Its ok, all of us have made the tower fall plenty of times before, right Ohno?
O: No such thing!
S: Sorry, after we had the happy characters earlier, next we’ll have the devil/evil character...
C: I feel like crying already
O: No, I’m the one who feels like crying~
(in the purple box: As expected, the evil/scam character)
Ohno announces that bunk bowling is next!
First up is Sho and Chinen!
Lol what’s with the kungfu pose XD
Chinen promises that he’ll hit the red pin, so that he will perform well and not get scolded by Ohno. Nino asks him to do the imitation...
C: (In a very weird voice) Za seto, kai ten shiyagare! (Sho’s famous line from the pre-revamp AnShi, I’m sure ya all know about this right?)
Sho is surprised and mouths “Ore?” (Me?). I think we were all expecting an imitation of Ohno...
Sho: Sorry, but that wasn’t like me at all!
J makes him do it again.
S: I was like this?
C: To me it was like this! This time round they do it together. Love how Sho purposely does it exactly like his junior :P
MC: Nino, don’t you think the both of them make a perfect combination?
N: Indeed, but the set didn’t turn/change at all though…!
And off goes the ball! Chinen is using Ohno’s blue :P
But they missed the red pin!
They score 133 points!
Somehow i just love this view of the set. Maybe because you can see all the staff and the cameras… Also, this is more like the view that Arashi/the guests who aren’t playing get to see.
S: Ohno-san, how was it? O: (without any hesitation) The red one still remains ne?
I love DoS Ohno! Its like we either get the non existent Ohno who doesn’t speak like 10 or 20mins into the show, or we get the (mock) angry Oh-chan XD Sho can’t stop laughing!
J: On the other hand, you just have to hit it during the 2nd throw and it’ll be fine!
O: Maa lets just do it!
Not that many pins left!
Ohmiya combi! O: (softy, while MC was introducing them) A spare can’t be done?
MC asks nino what he thinks. Nino starts pressuring Ohno, commenting that since he had been extremely hard on Chinen, he’ll better show him how its done and hit the red pin (something to that effect at least).
Nino then imitates Ohno’s words and actions earlier… “a spare will probably be tough…"
O: Lets get as close to a spare as possible then
Everyone: Close to a spare? It got nino into a laughing fit this time
Trololol. Love it when he’s like this.We hardly get to see so much of Ohno after all. I mean like… in the AnShi i was reviewing earlier (30th Nov 2013), he barely said 20 sentences in the entire show, and most of which just side comments with less than 5 making it into the review….? Ah ok not that bad… thanks to Sho making him touch the muscles part but otherwise he didnt talk at all!
Oh! Ohno’s ball heading straight for the red!
It hits the red pin but barely anything else :P (in fact, only 1 more white pin.)
Sho is laughing so much today XD
Gosh his face…!
They score 51 points! Yes… Nino’s throw only scored a messily 1 point :P
Nino comments on how Ohno only knocked off about only that one red pin.
The guest comments that they can’t even tell if that was cool or boring.
That comment cracked them up once more.
Okay! Its been two and a half games. That means you’ll have to read the rest in Part 2! XD
Opps, the post got too large again… Here’s part 2! Read Part 1 HERE if you’ve not read it yet.
Sho announces that bunk bowling is next
The three kids will be bowling!
Plus, they have also installed a guard on both sides so that the ball will not go into the gutter!
And off they go!
Nice, they got the red pin!
201 points, a high score!
Only 22 pins left!
And as expected… it because narration based with the duo only scoring 11 points...
And its Arashi’s turn. Nino aiba!
MC: So Nino it’s the 1st throw, a word please.
N: I’m worried!
Nino continues…: I’m was quite surprised but… efore we started, (Aiba) said ‘ Gomen, i don’t think i’ll be able to do it seriously later’ And then i asked why, and he said it was bleeding
Aiba shows his thumb to the camera
N: But this guy… he’s a right hander!!!
A: I’m alright, i’ll be able to do it seriously, i can do it!
The staff suddenly asks S to introduce/read out a letter from the viewers. It’s the first time something like that happened
The viewer has been watching VSA every week, and said that every since the bunk bowling rule changed (from single player to two person throwing at the same time), Aiba and Nino, the Sobu-sen combination has never played together before! (they used to ride the sobu-line train back home together in their junior days). The viewer really believes the pair can perform well, and hope that they will do a spare or a strike.
The letter is from a 19 year old person in Taiwan, everyone is surprised!
The pair can’t believe they have not done it below… cos they felt that they had it as abv before...
The editing staff helpfully tells us that was Ohmiya in 2011, not aimiya :P
The MC informs the duo that the pair system started in 2011 7th July, and since then its been around 2 years and 5 months but they have not played together before! A: Ah so did we do that in private?
Nino suggests that they should use this system (of receiving and reading letters from the public)
And so yup, Sho immediately asks for letters to be sent to the address shown on screen.
And then the attention is back to the pair. Nino announces that they will not be aiming for the centre! Aiba explains that because they want to see a spare, they will take out the pins from both sides, and leave only the centre pins for the 2nd throwers to finish up. That way it’ll be easier for the next players to aim, or so they hope.
And so it starts!
Just before starting aiba complains that its really hard to throw in that position haha
Right smack in the centre!
So much so for their earlier declaration XD
Nino complains about how aiba did the 2 person 3 legs (3 legged race) thing earlier and it made him unable to put any power in the throw
(plus it lead to been falling down)
2nd throw players are J and Kojima
19 pins left!
Of course they are aiming for a spare. J: If its bad it’ll be a narration, so lets go.
Yup, well said J.
They only hit a single blue pin at the corner for 10 points! haha
The MC asked the little girl how she thought and her reply was: they were weaker than i though. J: *face palm*
Last game! Korokoro viking!
Guest team goes first!
The guest team is losing by 207 points! They’ve got some catching up to do in this last game...
The little kid has a request to make: Please give us loads of golden balls!
They agree, in the end Sho announces that they will give them all their golden balls!
MC: is that ok with the Arashi team?
S: We hardly get to be so relaxed and ahead of the guest team after all!
And so it was decided, the guest team will be getting both the golden balls from the arashi team, for a total of 4 golden balls! The first 3 balls (out of 7) will be the normal balls, and the last 4 will all be 2x points golden balls!
Katsuo-kun celebrates the success of his plan to get the younger kid to request for more golden balls.
Can the guest team win with this huge advantage they got from the arashi team?
20 points for the first ball!
2nd ball dropped into the hole!
As did the third!
ah! 2 golden balls in the orange zone!
And one disappeared down the hole…!
But they managed to get the other one into the 50 point zone!
The ball swings back and forth wildly and falls down the hole in the end!
It’s the last ball now!
Aw J is carrying the little kid on his lap XD
The last ball made it in the 30 point zone
the guest team scores 180 points.
Of course Arashi team is going next! Hiri Hiri (something like, loves excitement?) MatsuJun is coming up!
Currently arashi team is leading by 27 points! But they have the -30 point zone to worry about (as well as MJ’s suggestions)
The MC asks J what he thinks. Sho immediately complains and asks the MC NOT to ask J. Hahaha
Sho’s in the orange zone today and yeah… he’s had disastrous results there in the past, esp when he appeared as part of the guest team.
N: Hiri Jun, please stop it!
J: Ah i got it, i shall give you two choices!
Nino immediately complains. But J goes ahead anyway. 1st choice: change the 30 points to -30 points. So there will be two -30 zones.
2nd choice: If the ball falls in the hole, minus… how much….? 50 points?!
N: If you don’t do it this way you don’t get excited? J: because even if we get 0 points, we still win right?
O: Please calm down!
Nino, aiba and ohno votes for A pattern, in favour of having two -30 point zones. Naturally it’ll be so ne? Because otherwise their miss will minus points… hahaha
Sho and Kojima wants to complain, but J...
Just claps in satisfaction lol
And tada, two -30 point zones! J suddenly regrets as its hard to aim for the 50 point zone now. He asks the MC if it can be changed to the 10 or 5 point zone but the MC informs him that no more changes are allowed.
Super excited J!
Here we go!
The first ball looked as if it was going into the 50 point zone… but eventually ended up in -30!
5 points for the 2nd ball
they were aiming for the 5 and the 10 but it ended up in the -30 again!
finally, a 50 points!
back to positive points at last!
This time they decide to aim for the the 50
Really bad luck, the ball just seem to stay on the bridge much longer than usual… back to negative points haha
S: There are still balls?
J: Yes! One more
MC: Now the points is -25
Ah, the last game was just hidden in the corner untouched. XD If they score -30 again, they lose. any positive zone and they win. (actually if they don’t score, they win too, but that would be too boring...)
And the ball very nearly fell into the hole too!
And they set off to the sound of the crowd chanting ‘Arashi'
And they made it!!!
Sho is so, so very happy XD
They won, just barely!
Sho complains that J’s hirihiri rules were too much!
N: By the way, how many points did we score in the end? MC: 25 points!
haha look at sho’s face!
And so the winner of today’s VSA is Arashi team!
10 seconds challenge time! a 20 cm tall gap in a wall 8m away, can they throw the disk through the gap? Even if 1 person succeeds, they succeed at the challenge!
They can throw as many disks as possible within the 10 sec!
Sho’s disk made it through!
In the end like 3 disks made it through. The replay videos are shown from behind the wall.
The 2nd disk… and the third from the right side.
MC: A last word from Sakurai please
S: Mecha mecha ureshi desu! (in a rap like tone, translation: really really happy)
And that’s it! The end!
Here we go again! Its VS Arashi time! In my continued attempts to make my reviews shorter and the reviewing process faster, I’ll be skipping all not so interesting parts :P
Sorry this took so long to came out. Had an overdose of video watching after watching about 20 or so episodes of TSD and almost all the 8 Jida J episodes in a row (files courtesy of demy_arashi, see here to download) :P Chibi arashi is cute as always but i guess it was just too much videos in what… 3 days? ><
Its our beloved leader’s birthday 2 days ago!
N: It was just two days ago ne?
A: What has changed most? O: (My) age has changed ne?
N: Whatever the case ne?
S: A message for your mum?
O: Mum, thanks for always giving birth to me!
The other members immediately raise their protest
J: How many times have you been given born?
Pretty boy wink! In any case… Sho introduces the today’s guests!
Today’s guests are from the drama “Sazae san”!
It’s a special drama that will air on the 1st dec. (or rather, was aired…)Kawaii kids!
Sho asks the little kid if he watches VSA and knows about arashi, the answer to both were yes. S: Ja, who do you like most? Kid: That *points*
S: It was his birthday, can you say omedetou to him?
Kawaiii! O: thank you XD
And Sho calls for the plus one guest
As expected… hahaha!
The guest complains about being ignored… J: No wait just one person….? S: *bursts out in laughter*
Can you guess what’s the first game? Hint: the starry pole J is holding
You go it! its Dual curling!
The guest team has the following members playing. This time since there are two kids, a special rule is in place to allow 4 players to take part!
N, J and plus on guest Kojima is taking part!
Neen the little devil blocks Kojima XD
The Sazae-san team has been on VSA 3 times already, and so far they lost twice and won once.
Nino complains about the large number of pucks the guest team has XD MC explains once again that there will be 4 players, and each player will have their own three pucks. N: So, we have no choice but to become a devil! (and I was just talking about Neen being a little devil!)
J: Let us see the devil (in Eng) Kojima!
Opps, the blue stone overshoot and fell straight off!
Yet another blue stone falls off from the very left hand side of the screen
N’s stone knocks a blue one off
In the end pretty much all the stones ended up in the 10 point zone haha
Lol what’s with this angelic face leader? XD
MC: It’s an adult battle now
S: Yes, we are trailing by 30 points right?
O: It’s a huge gap… 30 points… an S and A protests saying that once you get into the 50 point zone you can make up the 30 points gap already.
O: It won’t do to have that sort of feeling!
Leader asks aiba to do it seriously as he is holding on to the 2x puck today!
S: Ah so… because Aiba Masaki is holding on to the 2x so you want us to play seriously
A: Ah so its like this! You’re controlling us (so that we won’t go overboard) right?
<at least i think that’s what he said>
O: (you guys can be) Scary!
A: Ok ok!
It’s a funny trio :P
The grandfather? actor talks about his make up. It takes a full hour for him to transform into the anime character! He has to start at 6:30am everyday to get the make up done… or rather, the (lack of) hair done.
A closer look at the bald head :P
And next this guest, she holds the record of being the female guest with the most number of appearances on VSA! A whooping 6 times!
S: She’s like a VSA master ne? The game starts after the guest team changes the 2x puck holder.
Sho makes the first move
Last 10 seconds!
The guest team’s double stone didn’t make it in time!
Sho’s stone made it in the centre!! And good job too, Aiba’s double didn’t stay in the 50 point zone, but at least it got 30 points! A huge win for arashi!
Anago (the guest) himself is shocked that the 2x stone was wasted like this :P
G: Looking at Katsuo’s face now, his face is really scary! (see below)
Kid: I was looking forward to it so much. And moreover that was a double stone!So adorable :)
S: Wait a minute, we did good didn’t we?
A: At the end leader… ne
A: Before i played the last stone, he keep saying ‘hurry up hurry up hurry up!'
A: Even though he was the one who told us not to be anxious, he was the most anxious person in the end!
LOL! Leader admits that indeed he got anxious XD
Aiba announces the next game, kicking sniper!
Guest team first! This three members will be playing!
The scores are as seen abv, the guest team is behind by 120 points!
They comment on how they are worried about the performance of Anago-san. He was a K1 fighter, but confesses that besides fighting he can’t do any other sports. And they remind him once more of the kid’s angry eyes earlier haha.
Anyhow, the game starts!
1st target: 1st kicker - left, 2nd kicker - right, 3rd kicker….
bang! right into the wall!
2nd target: 1st kick - clips the bottom of the target but it barely moved. 2nd kicker - HIT!
90 points getto!
3rd target! 1st kick - hit, 40 points get. 2nd and 3rd kick missed
4th target: 1st kicker - hit! All but the last can fell!
2nd and 3rd kicker missed though, no perfect sadly.
Last target! 1st kicker - hit but target merely swayed a little.
2nd and 3rd player both hit… but too softly! The game ends w/o the K1 fighter scoring a single point!
and then he breaks out laughing… cute XD
Nino comments on how mr. K1 kept doing this action of tubing his hands together...
Next up is arashi team! Kojima, Sho, and Ohno! MC asks Kojima about whether he has any experience playing soccer. He replied that he played for 5 years in primary school.
The Kaze trio starts talking among themselves at the back and ignores the talk. And then a ‘fight’ breaks out XD
Squabbles aside, MC asks the girl who she likes best in arashi… to which her answer is Ohno-kun :)
2nd child to say they like Oh-chan the most today XD
She likes Oh-chan cos he’s good at singing, and kakkoii (cool/handsome)
O: Its been so long since anyone said i was kakkoii…
S: That’s good isn’t it, and your birthday is right after this. It’s the first time isn’t it?
O: Yes, first time O: You are number one! (as in the best)
Lets see how kakkoii Ohno can be today XD
1st target: 1st two kickers missed. Ohno hits but the red can doesn’t fall
2nd target: 1st two miss again, ohno hits! Sadly just short of the perfect… the last can looked like it was gonna fall but didn’t in the end….
3rd target: 1st kicker missed. S hit off the 3 cans on top
Ohno’s kick nicely skimmed off the red can but sadly no perfect.
4th target: plus one guest finally hits!
the last can fell by itself too, perfect!
1st two missed the last target… ohno hits! He scores 60 points. They end off with 290 points
When asked, the girl replied that Ohno’s performance was cool :)
Ohno looks pleased XD
O: What do you wish to get?
hahaha oh-chan XD
Next up is rolling coin tower!
Arashi has a huge 200 point lead at the moment
MC: Matsumoto-kun, arashi team is strong ne?
J: Yes indeed… why is that so?
Kojima: Because we don’t have Anago here?
S: BUT we have Kojima here!
K: So what if I’m here! Isn’t it good?
S: The effect of Kojima?
A: Kojimagic? K: What is Kojimagic!
Apparently there’s someone else who calls himself Kojimagic?
Game start! Mum adds 1, kid adds one, mum adds 1 more…
And the kid adds one more! XD Kawaii XD
Sho takes off the extra disc and returns it XD
Smiling J XD
Hahaha, the kid wants to play too :P
Aw the tower collapsed!
Arashi team gets another 50 points!
The post got too big so I had to split it up into two…
Next up is cliff climb!
Guest team goes first, climbers are the runner and of course the pro climber!
She is the first Japanese female winner of the ’09 and ’10 bouldering world championship
The MC asks climber for her impression of the wall. Climber: I’ve seen it on TV and wanted to try it. I’m very excited to climb it.
S: The chin of the wall (the protruding portion on the top left), what do you think of it?
Climber: I think its very easy
They ask her how high does she normally climb to. Climber: If its with the safety rope/harness, then normally about 30-50m
Just look at that arm muscle!
Climber: if its just this height, i’ll climb without the safety harness
Arashi looks stunned. haha ^.^
Fukushima (the runner, i finally got her name!) will climb up asap so that she can pass the baton to the 2nd climber.
MC: Yoshida-san, we are really looking forward to the performance of these two individuals ne?
Yoshida: *continues fiddling with the grip baskets while answering* hai! MC: Yoshida-san…
Yoshida: huh? S: She’s behaving like a coach! *imitates*
Yoshida mentions something about looking forward to watching their performance… and then adds on a: although I’m also good at this ne… XD
Yoshida: although i also want to do it, i shall bear with it…
And so the cliff climb starts amid the laughter!
A good pace, 5x2 points get!
Delivering the first grip!
She struggles to get the grip out of the basket...
Clear! Now to pass the baton
She attacks the wall with speed!
Sticking her fingers into the holes and hitting the green button!
Moving down and using her legs to press all the 5 point buttons!
And the last of the 5 pointers!
And now tackling the ‘chin’ with ease!
There goes 50 points!
And then 10 points!
And she climbs up from the front of the chin!
Arashi is once again stunned.
A piece of cake for the pro climber!
MC: Yaaaa matsumoto-kun, just what did we witness?
J: Ehhh? A: did you see that <unknown part> muscles?
Look at those rock hard back muscles!
N: To aiba, its called ‘senakin'
N: although everyone probably calls its ‘back muscles’
J talks about how he climbed the wall a few times, but never ever thought of climbing up from the front.
They have pretty much only climbed up from the side.
N: So we should do that too…
J: Yeah lets try it
N: Yeah the person going there should try it
They all start making a ruckus… look at oh-chan’s face haha
Yup, he’s the one going to climb that part… you just gotta love his facial expressions XD
The climbers are ohno and aiba!
Everyone else are in the supporters area
Smooth talker Nino and J decided for ohno that they too, will be climbing the chin from the front
J gets serious and tells Ohno what he saw of the climbing strategy deployed earlier.
But ohno is clueless haha
S: shall we check the vtr?
And so the strategy used was: right leg on the pink bar, left leg on the orange grip.
S: hai, how was it ohno-san?
O: ahhhh (pretends to understand), i’ll try it!
XD cute leader. Of course they don’t get to see the VTR replay :P Everyone: *laughs*
Ohno looks worried… N and J: You can do it! O: I can?
Whether ohno can do it or not, the game starts!
Grip caught smoothly from Sho!
Aiba makes his way up fast so as to leave more time for ohno!
94 secs left, fast!
Baton pass and Ohno runs to the wall to start the climb!
he asks for the grip!
and ends up putting two grips side by side haha!
He gets the 30 point button smoothly
Now to move to the left side
He gives up on the 5 point button that’s the lowest and on the left most area
50 points get!
Ohno is very hesitant to grab the top
And he makes it up!
Nice job leader!
O: i did it…
S: how was it? the course from the middle. was it easy?
O: I was very lost! S: that’s why you did this is it?
J: What was that standby for?
S: it was like tu du du du
They replay that part together with music XD
Ohno explains that because when he stretched his right hand out, the left side seems to slip and it was really scary… and he is very happy to have everyone’s support XD
Kawaii leader ^.^
Next up is kicking sniper!
It’s the 2nd last game!
Currently the guest team is losing by 45 points
The focal point is of course on the female striker! She was the top scorer in the previous season of the league! Sho asks if she is confident, after all the ball used is quite different from a soccer ball.
She confidently declares that she takes it as her job to finish up all the remaining cans.
Soccer player: So the two of you can just play any way you want!
1st two kickers: thank you! Game start!
1st target: Yoshida hits off the sliver can at the top. 2nd kicker miss. 3rd kicker - ball hits but just bounces off!
Yoshida scores a perfect on the 2nd target!
3rd target: yoshida kicks off a sliver can
2nd kicker kicks off another sliver can...
and the 3rd kicker kicks off a 4rd sliver can! hahaha XD
4th target: Yoshida kicks off 1 can, target sways but doesn’t fall. 2nd kicker: miss? or hit but nothing happens
3rd kicker… another sliver can comes off, but no points! bad luck much? hahaha
Its just not her day…. :P
last target! yoshida hits the middle pillar!
2nd and 3rd kicker both miss!
The game ends with them scoring only 110 points! Yoshida comments on how they were really accurate in kicking of the sliver cans, indeed of the point scoring red ones :P
MC: This game requires power as well ne? (as in the kicks)
Soccer player: yes… maybe i was aiming too hard…
Yoshida: but if you aim hard, the ball flies up really high yeah?Soccer player: Yes, but when doing a toe kick you can’t really control the ball… Yoshida: That’s what’s interesting about kicking sniper!
LOL since when did Yoshida become such a comedian!
Either way its arashi’s turn next!
The plus one kicker did soccer from primary 4-6. She comments on how since she’s in the ladies zone so power wise it should be alright.
Yoshida starts to complain about how come they didn’t get to be in the ladies zone earlier, and Sho tries to stop her from complaining XD
S: No no, the three of you were in the ladies athletes zone.
S: its right in the middle! (of the ladies zone and the men’s zone)
Yoshida: So you guys came up with such a rule huh?
S: Just how much do you want to win?
N: So she’s just a claimer (as in like, a person who makes claims and complains) if she didn’t get the gold medal!
First target: plus one guest scores a perfect!
2nd target: 1st kicker - kicks off a sliver can
Nino scores 20 points. J’s ball hit the wall. Actually J was fiddling with the positioning of his ball and barely made the kick in time…
3rd target: 1st kicker: hits off the top cans and scores 20 points! Nino: hits but doesn’t fall. J: has trouble with his ball rolling out of place again. Hits the wall once more.
4th target: 1st two kicks were a miss. J’s kick hit, but the target merely moved a little
Last target! 1st kicker got the middle pillar
Nino missed. J finals hits AND scores!
Too bad the last can didn’t fall :(
210 points for arashi!
They comment on the plus one guest’s good performance.
Actually after she scored the perfect on the first target, the ball came bouncing back and hit her in the chest haha
S: Instead of kicking sniper, it has become kicking Haruka?
N: Should i say this? The first two balls… J’s kicks kept hitting the wall J starts his protest. J: Its not my fault!!!! I set the ball properly but...
J: After nino’s kick, he ball re-bounded and hit my ball!
And it happened twice on the 2nd and 3rd target! Hahaha! Now we know why J wasn’t able to set his ball properly in time for the kick XD
Korokoro viking time!
Guest time goes first with the layout as seen from the screenies ^.^
They are currently lagging behind by 145 points!
Yoshida: 50, all will be 50 (points)! We will not aim for anything besides 50! Ne?
Runner, in a soft voice: Hai
Yoshida: Have you eaten?
Plus one guest: Teacher!
S: She’s completely like a physical education teacher! When asked about the team work between Yoshida and the runner, Yoshida commented that it must be because earlier during the rehearsals she was using a lot of strength and now Fukushima-san is scared of her. Somehow the topic goes to how she’s the only person who’s 31, the rest of the team are all in their 20s. Crowd: Eh???? Yoshida *turns around to face the crowd* So what about it? Crowd: Can’t tell! S: Because you turned around there’s nothing else they can say! Yoshida: I’m so happy now, let’s go for Yakiniku with everyone later!
Red box: Tension MAX!
Hahaha a little like aiba-shi ne? XD
The first ball reaches the orange zone
It scores a 50!
The 2nd ball reaches the orange zone but the 3rd ball falls in the pink zone!
the 2nd ball also scores a 50!
Here comes the golden ball!
Aw, too bad its not a 50 this time
All the balls are out now! Moving the balls slowly and carefully….
Amazing! Another 50 points!
Aw, this time the ball went straight through to bridge to the 5 point zone.
Aw, the last golden scored 10x2=20 points
They end the game with 215 points!
Arashi is next!
With a 70 point difference only, they only need 75 points and above to win!
Of course, as regular players, there’s the -30 zone.
MC: Ninomiya-kun, will it be alright?
N: Of course! Everything in 10 points and it’ll be fine!
A: No no, we can put everything in the 10, but that’ll be really boring! S: Yes, our opponents are the female athletes team after all
A: Yes, lets win with a huge point difference! Lets all aim for high points… although since I’m in the pink zone its easy for me to say anything i like XD S: (points at Haruna) Is it ok for you not to be in the green zone?
Haruna: I’m not Shreek!
Haruna and Sho fooling around together :P
The first ball scores 30 points!
But…….. its -30 on the 2nd bal… back to 0!
An another -30 o.o!
Positive at last!
But the next ball got on the bridge too early and… -.-‘''
The guest team rejoice!
The 6th ball rolls on the edge of the bridge and… falls off!
Win or lose? Everything depends on the last golden ball!
Its on the bridge!
It goes into the 30 points zone!
They end up with 100 points and wins today’s VS!
Look at the climber’s arm muscles!
And its time for the 10 sec challenge!
Why is Nino climbing up the wall? That’s cause today’s challenge is called flying catch!
Nino climbs up the wall but fails halfway :P
Anyway the explanation proper… Can Nino catch a disc while falling down from the cliff climb wall? That’s the 10 sec challenge!
It’s a success if he can even catch a single disc mid air!
And he sets off!
The discs all look pretty far away :P
MC:One last word from Ninomiya-kun!
N: My stomach hurts ne!
And that’s all! XD
Hoho, managed to get a HQ video! Really loved this episode! The guest team was hilarious, and our dear leader showed off his manly side as well!
Today they are up against a strong team! It’s the female athletestics team!
S: The strongest females in the history of mankind are gathered here!
Yoshida-san and Kataoka-san have been on VSA for the 4th time now!
S: Yoshida-san is there any game that you are particularly good at?
Yoshida: Yes the cliff climb, I’m good at that, but today, we have a proYoshida has tried the cliff climb twice previously. Indeed, the pro free climber is here today.
Neen comments on how she’s wearing shoes that they’ve never seen before...
From wresting champions to 100/200m runners...
To soccer and baseball
to swimmers and climbers… they are all the top athletes of Japan/the world!
Arashi starts commenting on how important it is for them to have a strong plus one guest to help them win. Today’s plus one guests are the two comedians from harisenbon!
Arashi looks very, very disappointed.You just gotta love their handsome faces… :P ah i <3 HD videos!
Our boys start complaining about how the plus one guest is extremely important today as they are facing really strong opponents… and how they wished they had a strong plus one guest team to help them
The first game is pinball runner!
The runner is the fastest girl in Japan!
The swimmer (she’s a breast stroker), the base baller, and the wrestler will be giving the commands!
MC: As the record holder of the 100m and 200m in Japan, you are definitely confident in your running abilities right?
Runner: *in a small voice* Hai…
She’s so shy when answering the qns, so cute ^.^Audience: Kawaii!
Yoshida: Thank you!
Base baller: Wrong!!! (they are not talking about you!)
A/N: Sorry, I only know the wrestler’s name since she appeared in VS loads and i watched her in other shows and during the olympics too… so the rest shall remain nameless >< ) Her antics send everyone bursting into laughter. I absolutely loved this episode because of Yoshida. She was so hilarious throughout. I swear she’s prepared to become a comedian after she retires from wrestling.
Arashi starts asking the runner some qns. When did you discover that you were fast in running? When i was in primary school. J: Faster than those people around you? Runner: Yes, faster than those people around me. Plus one guest: That’s how you realise you are fast right? *all burst out laughing* O: Have you ever had the feeling of ‘I can’t stop (running)’? Runner: Because Im a short distance runner, if I run long distances i’ll naturally stop. *crowd bursts into more laughter at her serious but funny answer*
They ask the three if they have any strategies in giving out the commands. MC: Ah Yoshida-san, don’t tell me its going to be 1, 2, 3, 4…? Yoshida: Ah no, although i thought of it, it won’t be 1,2,3,4 Alsok (the brand advert catch phrase), instead, we are going for 4,5,6,7.
A: eh? She will definitely be able it catch it, she’s the fastest in Japan after all! (red box: 100m in 11.21 sec!)
Yoshida: So lets do all then In perfect synchrony, N+A: She will definitely catch it!
And so it starts!
They started off well!
She bends forward in time to catch the first pink!
Sadly the 2nd one hit and rim and bounced out!
She manages to catch the 3rd pink by luck? Pretty much all i could hear of the instructions was exclamations of pink! ^.^
Time’s up! 170 points! Neat! J comments on how she moved one step forward + bend down to catch the first pink.
S: Was it difficult? Runner: Ah, it was difficult *shy* there were instructions of ‘go back to the original spot’ etc…
Yoshida snatches the fame again: the instructions was good right?
Yoshida was in charge of the yellows and the other two the pink. N: but when Yoshida was saying the yellows, the two of you were abnormally scared. Base baller: Ah I thought she won’t be able to get any balls at all! Hana-chan (plus one): Hahahaha! Yoshida: What was that hahaha for!
*waits for the day Yoshida debuts as a comedian*
Next up is Arashi’s turn!
Handsome boy J is running!
And giving instructions is O+plus one
J is worried about the 3, as previously in last year’s VSA ohno declared that he will never ever work with the two again as they were completely fooling around instead of giving proper instructions (he was the pinball runner then)
This time round they will do a proper job. Haruna-chan will be in charge of yellow.
J declares that he will aim for 190 points!
Haruna starts giving instructions in a rather weird voice...
the first pink dropped down way way be hid J at around no. 2.
Haruna: ~na~~na~… ~hac~chi~….
Just so happened that the pink ball fell right into the cargo!
Time’s up! 150 points!
J looks pissed
J: Kondo were you fooling around?
J imitates how she called out seven earlier.
O: That seven was really too much!
Ohno imitates her as well, with actions all added in XD
Even J can resist laughing at leader’s antics
Next up… you guessed it, jumping shooter!
Leopard prints brothers are the shooters!
Rock climber is the goal keep for the top goal...
and the bottom goal is the soccer player!
N: Ah so its like that. The bottom one, the bottom one. MC: Eh? the bottom one? At the bottom is the soccer player you know? N: she’s not the goal keeper after all… N: Wont she do this? (see abv, imitation of soccer players during corner kicks) Soccer player: it doesn’t matter if the hands are used or not, as long as the balls are stopped its fine!
N: indeed… maybe something like this? (kicks leg out to the side a few times)
MC: what do you think sakurai-kun? S: its not a matter of how the opponent is, is a matter of me being bad at this game *all: laughs*
N: the top (player) is scary na…. constantly laughing!N: Do you do any sports?
Climber: Apart from climbing i don’t do any other sports, so i probably fail at them.
*N and S whispers: may be possible*
MC: Oh, a strategy change?
N: After all the person below is doing soccer… N: Dangerous dangerous dangerous!
Game start! Let’s see how they perform!
They are aiming for the bottom goal!
Nino slowly runs to pick up the next ball. Tired already? there’s still 40+ secs to go!
Sho is tired too XD He stands by the ball stand and waits for Nino to arrive before setting off together! hahaha
They aim for the bottom again!
This time round the top! Both in!
Nice catch, the ball went smashing into her stomach XD
They both look really tired
A tired Sho climbs out from the trampoline area
they both toss the ball w/o going on the trampoline
and then he collapse on the cushion XD
similar position much? XD
They look surprised to hear that they scored 160 points. S mouths the word ‘really?'
N: How was it? Was it considered good?
They are both still sitting on the floor haha
J: Looking at this… A: it’s a little… you know…? Can feel the age issues ne?
A: JUST A LITTLE! JUST A LITTLE!
They show past footage of an energetic Nino and Sho back in 2009… and then a replay out their earlier ‘relaxed’ performance XD
J: Although you tried your best, from the POV of the audience, you sure took your own sweet time
Next is the guest team! Yoshida and the base baller are the shooters!
The top goal is Haruna!
While Aiba takes the bottom goal!
The shooters start doing some stretching/bending exercise. MC: The game will last 1 minutes, can you do it?
Yoshida: The (wresting) competition is 3 minutes, so this will certainly not be a problem.
MC: We await your performance. What about you base baller-san (i suck at names sorry)? As a base baller you should be good with throws…
Base baller: Yes I will just think of it as a base ball jumping throw.
MC: at the top is haruna-san, and below is aiba-kun, which will you go for?
Yoshida: We will put high focus on attacking Aiba-san’s (goal)
A: Yes… the baseballer’s profession is the throw (balls), while Yoshida-san throws people everyday ne? Honestly speaking i don’t have any experience as the keeper…. How? Have you had any experience as the keeper? *points at Haruna*.
Haruna: Of course not!
A: How about as a catcher?
Haruna: No! What kind of image is that! A: I’ll show you! (what i got) S: That was cool!
Game start! Let’s see if aiba can really live up to his promise XD
Aiba stops a ball from rolling in. Haruna also manages to stop a ball.
Aiba catches another ball
o.o the base baller’s throw hit the wall and rebound back!
Quite a few balls have hit the top of the bottom goal, or the floor of the top goal
Nice save! Aiba blocked like 3 balls in a row!
Make that 4!
Great job aiba! They only managed to score 80 points! (what? only 4 goals? that’s… sad… I was seriously expecting them to smash ageing N+S’s good but not too stellar record. I remember last time some athletes team came and scored over 300 points… was it the gymnastic team?)
They comment on how they keep hitting the wall
They also show replay footage of aiba’s chain blocks. J: You’re on a roll today ne? A: Yes I’m on a roll ne? I think my physical condition is good today!
Whoohoo guys! Rejoice! I’ve caught up with all the VSA and AnS episodes after a ~6 month break from watching all arashi shows… and now that I’ve got nothing better to do since I’m stuck at home while my leg heals, i’ve decided to do some TV reviews…! And in truth watching some of the episodes made me want to do some reviews. I’ll probably go back and review some episodes that I enjoyed… yes, some of them was really hilarious :) but first, yesterday’s VSA! Shall be reviewing the episode as I watch it for the very first time :)
Random video from youku, quality these days seems much poorer than those I could find last time. :(
No subs, so i’ll do my best to translate it accurately. XD
ah ohmiya right off the bat :)
Sho starts off with saying that its autumn, and that there’s been quite a big arashi related news!
S: i thought it was quite a huge ‘arashi news’.
S: next year Jan, Matsumoto will be filming in a drama!
J bows in thanks.
S: Shitsuren Resturant?
J: No no, its Shitsuren Chocolatier. (See news article here)
A: You’ve been watching a lot of DVDs on how to make chocolates right?
S: What’s this!
J laughs in embaressment. S: What kind of drama is it?
J: It’s a love story
S: Ja Ohno ask him about it?
O: So will there be kissing? (they are making fun of Ohno as previously during J’s hidamari no kanojo promotion, Oh-chan asked if there will be kissing scenes once it was revealed that it’s a love story)
Everyone bursts out laughing. S: You have not start the actually filming right? J: No, not started. S: So when you start filming, please let us know about the kiss!
And today’s guests are the ‘Ni Se Team’! (2nd generation team)
One of the guests today, 若乃花, was a sumo wrestler who attained the rank/title of yokozuna (the highest rank in sumo).
Arashi asks about one of the guest.
They question which famous person is she the 2nd gen of ^^
turns out she’s actually the 3rd gen of the pro baseball coach.
Today’s guests are all 2nd gen of famous people...
from writers to actors and actresses...
and finally, here’s today’s plus one guest!
Moriyama Naotaro is today’s plus one guest! (A/N: What a long name… glad i managed to get the first time round hehe)
When asked about his sport abilities, Moriyama says he’s been doing soccer from primary school all the way to university.
Someone from the guest team mentions that Moriyama is also a 2nd gen!
His mum is a singer and actress!
They beacon him to join their side XD
Moriyama: THE REASON (loudly)… the reason why I’m here is that although I’m also a 2nd gen, I’m also a member of arashi!
Guest team: That's a weird/horrible excuse!
Moriyama: But we’ve done programs before and...
J: Morishi ne? (Ah yesssss… no wonder that guy looks so familiar! He came on the 24hr TV AnS special… at that time he commented that it was really lonely going on programs and such as he’s a solo artist, and he wanted to try how it felt like to introduce an album as a group and so they came up with an impromptu 6-man group called Morishi. Ahahaha leader was really funny in that one…! Maybe i’ll review it sometime but I’m getting off track…)
S: Please be more serious...
Neen announces the first game: Korokoro Viking!
Guest team goes first.
This guest is a female pro wrestler! The MC asks what’s her speciality wrestling move. Its something to do with the shoulders… but it’s a bit hard to explain, so she decides to demo instead!
hahaha, the former sumo champ gets bullied :P
yup that’s the move.
some more talk, and then the game starts!
The first ball got on the bridge!
Too bad it only got 5 points ;(
No time for rest as the 2nd ball is on the orange zone almost immediately. This time round they score a 50!
The 3rd ball goes into the orange zone, and the 4th ball- the double score golden ball appears in the pink zone.
Oh that was really dangerous! The ball was rolling along the edge of the wall. Luckily it fell into the bridge and not out...
10x2=20 points for the golden ball
50 points for the 5th ball! 2 more balls to go!
Sadly the 6th disappeared down the hole. First miss for the 2nd gen team.
it’s the last golden ball!
They manage to put it in the 50 point zone!
245 points in total! A pretty good score!
Next up is arashi team!
MC: 2nd gen team got 245 points ne?
J: We can only go for it, avoid the -30 points and go...
Mori: That’s the reason why we came today! S: Do you have any strategies?
Mori: The first thing we should so is… believe in ourselves? (said in shaky, unconfident manner…)
Everyone burst out laughing….
Some more talk, which somehow ends up with arashi asking him to take the lead in moving the balls in the orange zone. Crowd: Oooooohhhhhh Mori: *does weird action as seen abv*
N: This isn’t a place for you to fool around….
So it starts!
That was fast :X the first call disappeared in the green zone down the hole to the right.
2nd ball barely appeared on the scene before disappearing down a hole right in front of aiba (on the right).
the 3rd ball finally makes it to the orange zone
and so… that ball fall off and out of play! *ouch*
golden ball comes...
ahhhhhh… and it fell off too… LOL!
and another miss in the pink zone!
and in the orange zone, they barely managed to save the blue ball from plummeting down to nothingness XD
finally they score! its 50 points but still… after dropping 5 balls… -.-‘''
last ball left...
some video error here, the scoring part got cut off… :(
but they did manage to get it in the 50 point zone to end the game with 150points. Not too shabby considering how badly they played at the start haha. i was wondering if they’ll end up with zero points lol.
MC: Can I say something?
MC: That was too much.
S: Ya indeed...
S: Every section performed badly ne…
The next game is pinball runner!
Arashi team goes first. The plus one guest Moriyama will be the runner! Let’s seem if he can perform and make up for the bad play earlier :P (but I’m guessing not… XD )
J and M will be giving instructions.
(I love J’s shiny shiny jacket haha)
J will call the numbers for the pink ball, and A will do the yellow balls. A advices Mori to take a look at numbers 4 and 6 when 5 is called out, as the balls may change direction at the last moment, so Mori should be prepared to move his basket front and back to catch the balls.
And so the game starts.
First pink ball fell to the back. half the time gone and merely 30 points, not a good run :(
finally getting some points :)
The 2nd pink is here!
arghsss it bounces off the rim!
He manages to get the last ball after time-up for a total of 150 points!
The guest is too tired to speak haha XD
S: It was only 1 minute of walking yeah… How was it? The pink ball… you only missed it by one step ne?
S: The tv isnt spoilt or is it?
Mori: but the two of them, the numbers they say were like 6,7,6,7 that kind of feel
A: but he was really fast, it was fun giving the instructions too, feels like i was playing a game (as in video game)
Mori: So i was like a character in the game?
A: Yes, yes that’s it!
Next up is of course 2nd gem’s turn!
Akai-san is the runner!
and these 3 are giving instructions
Akai: I have the stamina, so I’m confident.
S: What do you do for your training? (she’s a pro wrester remember?)
Akai trains on wedn and thurs, and she trains her neck a lot, so she thinks she’ll be fine looking up at the cargo all the time. She also does 100 squats for training.
Up on stage, sumo seems to tire easily, he’ll go first and once he gets tired, the lady in blue will take over. The singer in red will just be the BGM (background music) o.o
They ask for a demo and she starts singing + dancing XD
sumo gives instructions first… the first two balls are obtained really quickly.
Instructions giver changed!
First pink ball is a miss! 2 more to go! (3 pink balls for female runners)
here comes the 2nd pink ball!
it dropped in front of the runner!
here comes the last pink ball!
She didn’t manage to get that either :(
she managed to get one of the balls after time’s up to make it 150 points!
break time during the 2nd game! 95 points gap between the two teams, the next game is rolling coin tower! J: but if we collapse the tower later, we’re pretty much finished. N: yes, we definitely cannot lose the next game
Sho manages to link the talk to the ‘limits of freedom’, which is the name of the concert tour Moriyama has come to promote :)
Moriyama starts his ‘prep talk?’ for the next game, and gets ignored XD
J does the title call this time :)
MC: you definitely do not want to make the tower collapse, especially arashi team who’s losing up 95 points
J: Yes, if we make the tower collapse, we’ll definitely lose today’s VSA.
S: On the other hand, if we didn’t make the tower collapse, then the score difference will be plus minus zero ne?
N: like a fresh start ne?
S: Restart! (in english)
A: Let’s go offensive, put 10s only!
N: He (the plus one) has hardly spoken, it means that he’s confident right?
Mori: Ano sa….
N: Wait a minute… his girly-ness/gayness has just increased!
Even his tone of voice has changed, Ohno imitates him XD
MC asks the guest to sing a word of encouragement
From the very start! He purposely stacked the coins to the side…!
Aiba started putting the coins quite late, and had to really stretch to put on the last coin XD
the blocks at the top are getting more and more messy!
the guest puts on 3 5 point coins
Neen used a 10 and 2 3s
its getting dangerous!
now they’ve switched to using 3 point coins only
and the tower is collapsed by Moriyama!
2nd gen team gets a 50 point bonus! (wait? 50 points? i swear is was still 100 points the last time this game was played… must be because arashi is doing too poorly?)
Sho commented on how he used his hand to try and stabilise the tower as he saw it collapse. To no avail of course.
N: At the end J was telling him not to touch it!
J: After akai- chan the tower already looked like it was going to fall. Maybe if you didn’t touch it it would have fell on its own.
Mori: Ah so that’s what you mean by don’t touch it… Bunk bowling is next!
Arashi team goes first!
Mori makes a funny face
Ah… the balls collide midway.
Not bad, Mori’s ball hit the blue pin. I thought they’ll end up with a big fat zero hahaha
Ohmiya for the 2nd throw!
MC: out of 66 pins, 65 remain
O: if we don’t do properly here, we are really in big trouble
N: We can but hit the pins.
Lol, they don’t look confident...
The balls stay really close, but didn’t hit!
Ah but it missed the red pin :(
They score 144 points!
Guest team is up next!
It hits the red pin!
they score 208 points!
time for the 2nd throw!
15 pins left! Can they score a spare?
Sadly not… it became a narration based throw haha
The balls collide midway
they only hit the corner blue pin and scored a measly 10 points
and the exact same blue pin hit by the sakurai-moriyama combi!
S: Shall the four of us go for a drink after this?
The last game of the day is kicking sniper!
2nd gen team goes first!
first up is akai san in the ladies zone. Akai: I’ve not done soccer before, but i’ve kicked people a lot… (pro wrestler)
A last singing encouragement XD
1st target: All miss! All the shots went to the left!
2nd target: 1st kicker - bottom left wall. 2nd kicker - bottom wall. 3rd kicker - right side. All miss again!
3rd target: 1st kicker - hit the wall again. 2nd kicker - hit!
it’s a perfect!
4th target: 1st kicker: hit the bottom wall again. 2nd kicker - hit!
2 cans left
but the 3rd kicker missed!
last target! It’s a points galore!
first and 2nd kicker missed! 3rd kicker hits!
the top two rows is turned over but it doesn’t fall! They score 190 points! All the points were scored by Hanada-san the ex sumo!
next up is arashi team!
J, leader and moriyama!
They need to score 370 points and above to win
MC: What do you think about it Matsumoto-san?
J: You’ve waited a long time. Looking at the cans earlier, we can definitely do this. What’s more, moriyama has been doing soccer right?
Mori: to put it in another way, i’ve done nothing else besides soccer.
J: really, if you don’t hit the cans here, than you would really have been here for nothing! Up till now you’ve not contributed anything good...
Mori: Indeed today i’ve been pulling you guys back...
O: if you don’t do well, we won’t call you to appear on the show again.
first target! J misses
Ohno manages to score a perfect!
2nd target: J hits the target but nothing fell
Ohno scores a 20
Mori hits off the top two cans but doesn’t score!
3rd target, J hits off all the point scoring cans!
And ahhhh the rest of the cans collapse too, it’s a perfect!
4th target: J’s kick went in between, Ohno’s went to the left, mori manages to get all the point cans
Last target, J hits off 2 cans, Ohno hits off 1...
Moriyama also hits off one...
Everyone bursts into laughter at the pathetic one can moriyama kicks off.
But they did it! Thanks to the four cans kicked off in the last round… they scored 380 points and narrowly won today’s VSA!
Celebrations abound ^.^
J + O: Dangerous!
Guest: Moriyama-kun is a 2nd gen too, but I’m glad he wasn’t on our team…
10 second challenge! 2 balance beams? They have to switch places on the balance beam within 10 secs. They will have to arrange themselves according to age!
From left to right! Oldest to youngest!
10 sec challenge starts!
In the end only M and N is in place XD the other 3 are in one big huddle XD
they finally got themselves into place way after the 10 seconds is over XD
And that’s all for today’s VSA!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Whee! since i just finished watching the first episode of kazoku game, i thought I'd watch VSA and do a review as well… i bet its gonna be another epic episode… with Sho in the guest team… who's gonna be the MC? ^.^
The answer is Ohno! He's the one saying the usual intro lines today!
everyone seems to be making fun of MC ohno XD
he starts some random talk about the show airing on 18th aprial, and made some joke about the date. 418 can be read as yoiha (good teeth) as well.
they poke fun at ohno who's insistent on standing at the absolute centre
N: but last year you didn’t speak. the longest time you didn’t speak for was 28mins and 35seconds!
O: when i watched that i got shocked too and so Ohno decided that he'll be the MC for today, so that he'll speak more XD
and the guest team arrives!
O: so the drama has started yesterday, iyo iyo what kind of drama is it? (iyo iyo is normally used when things have come a long way and they are finally reaching the end)
they all poke fun at leader's use of iyo iyo XD Ohno happily points out that out of all the members appearing on VSA as a guest, he's the ONLY one who didn’t win hahaha! remember that disastrous Nazodi VSA? HAHAHA!
because of that, Sho is picking only the games that he'll do well in to play… i.e. for the first time ever, they will be picking the games that'll be appearing on VSA!
and these two are the plus one guest with arashi team today! himura and bakarhythm
apparently the two guests are good friends, they lived together for 10 years.
himura has been on VSA a whopping 9 times already! its baka's first time though
first up is koro koro viking!
of course the guest team goes first.
Sho looks really irritated… why? we'll see in a while XD
MC: what's with Sakurai's expression?
S: its different from what i said!
S: because i want to win today… if we're playing korokoro viking i said i want to be at the pink zone!
Plus 1: what's with him?
picture at left bottom: avoiding responsibility
J: but its true we don't have much image of Sho being in the orange zone
S: i've not heard that i'll be in such an important position!
S then negotiates with his teammate to change place… *shakes head* Offer denied!
he asked the players in the green zone, both of them refused to change places XD
this guy is almost 20 years old… arashi laments on how old they are… as a child actor he filmed a drama with nino when he was 6, and the year after filmed a drama with aiba… now in this kazoku game he's got a girlfriend already! time files!
and so amongst laughter at Sho, the game starts!
the first ball reached the goal w/o trouble, 20 points!
30 points for the second ball! not bad!
50 points for the third ball! seems like sho is doing much better today
however… after struggling for some time with the golden ball, it finally disappeared down the hole!
the fifth ball went on the edge of the bridge and out!
following that… the 6th ball went out of bounds just like that! when the bridge wasn’t even near!
one last ball left!
20 points for the last ball! too bad he couldn’t get the ball into the 50 point box. total of 120 points for kazoku game team! all the members blame sho for the bad performance. haha, seems like a repeat of nazodi is coming? XD
next up, arashi team!
MC: ohno-kun, today you are in charge of the battle right? You want to win this right?
O: kachi.. ka… eh??? (want to win is kachitai in japanese) haha, as expected of Ohno mc :P
and so we start!
the first ball somehow managed to disappear in between the green and orange zone!
the second ball? disappeared in the hole 1 or 2 secs after reaching the orange zone! LOL!
ball no 3 went out of bounds too! will the game end up them getting 0 points?
after the golden ball went on the long ride along the edge of the bridge and the orange zone… it finally dropped out! and i thought they were gonna break the 0 :P
yet another ball in the hole!
and another ball disappeared in between the green and orange zone
and somehow… the very last ball falls out! new record! 0 balls reaching the scoring area! haha!
J: i've never seen such a thing before!
next up is rolling coin tower!
A: i think we need J's to attack.
J: ja… leader will attack too.
O: hai??? while S is advertising the drama… one of the guest plays with the 10 point coin and it coins off the stack and onto the table XD disrupting Sho's talk
he was trying to balance the coin like this XD
start of the second round! O is playing aggressively!
a very crooked tower!
As expected? Bananaman upsets the tower balance!
after the second game… sho does a lame action to promote his drama :P
S announces the next game! Dual curling!
today they are playing 2 rounds of 3v3!
On the drama set, Sho is the mood making. in the first episode there's a sauna scene where sho is shirtless, and apparently to prepare for that he keep exercising with the balance ball. S: now my breast/nipples is kinda big… N: you didn’t burn any candles? S: *shhh* no! they don't know about this! N: ah so you guys have not met candle sho yet?
S: no really… after that everyone got very angry, they told me to stop burning candles in the greenroom!
the game starts amid laughter about candle sho!
great control from nino!
end result as follows! too bad nino's stone could stay on the 50 point zone.
both teams scored 60 points!
the second round with the remaining members start! banana is holding the 2x stone… will he not screw up this time? :P
Sho is the first to make a move
too bad! the double stone of arashi team fell off the red centre!
finally! arashi team won the game by 220 to 110 points!
Sho did it again… his violent stone tosses… with super high speed his stone hit another of his own stone and both went out of play! haha XD
next up is cliff climb!
rhythm will go first, and nino 2nd!
he manages to get the pass from J!
but he can't climb up! he asks for another grip!
he finally makes it up and passes the baton to nino, but not before using up a whole minute AND forgetting to press a 10 point button :X
nino got the 30 points, but is there enough time left on the clock?
asking for a grip when there's just 5 seconds left? :X
in the end, because there wasn’t enough time, nino just threw the grip in the hopes of hitting a button… but it didn’t… :X I'm glad the grip didn’t hit him though :S
next up is kazoku game team! can they beat the 170 points with sho as a climber?
Sho starts complaining again! S: this is also different from what i said!
S: i said that i wanted to do the things I'm good at because I'm appearing as a guest today! i said i wanted to use the net in shot gun disk!
S: but when i came, its cliff climb! what's up with this??? I can't do this!
but his teammates encourage him: because you're a teacher, make it perfect. be the second climber and achieve a perfect, and create a revolution!
S: i will create a sakurai revolution!
she struggles to climb up!
well she managed to climb up but… forgets both the 10 point buttons!
Sho climbs up with super fast speed to get the two buttons she left out!
he skips going up the middle in favour of the easier left side because there's less then 20 seconds on the clock… but ends up getting stuck in the same place as nino and asking for a grip with 5 seconds left on the clock :P
time out before he manages to get any grip!
sho revolution failed! 130 points to kazoku game team!
right now arashi team is a mere 24 points behind!
the last game is kicking sniper!
arashi starts first! kickers are plus one guests, J and O!
first kicker rhythm-san's ball hit the wall!
J's shot went to the left, while O's went right
round 2! banana's ball hit the wall, J scores a perfect!
round 3, 1st two kickers miss! O gets a hit! too bad one can is left standing, O scores 60 points!
4th target! first kicker: kinda hit, but nothing moved
J's shot missed, and O's went through the hole in the middle! 0 points!
last target! first two shots miss!
ohno hits… off just one can!
170 points for arashi! let's guess… who's going to be the MDA today? :P
the blame is put on the plus one guests for starting the cycle of bad influence… they miss the kick, which puts press on J, and then he misses, which puts even more pressure on ohno...
Nino demands that banana do a spring gag!
he attempts to do some imitation of a robot but ends up laughing at himself! N: Hai fail!
next up is the kazoku game team!
the two brothers (in the drama) + sho are the kickers!
they need to get 150 points to win!
once again sho tries to push the responsibility away… S: ah just the two of you is enough… brothers: huh??? S: in terms of spirit i mean…
anyhow… the game starts!
S: Year 2013, 18th April, Sakurai Sho becomes a man!
1st round! 1st kicker hits the target for 20 points!
sho manages to hit the separator disc on top of the can… but the can remains standing! no 50 points bonus for perfecting the shot!
2nd round! 1st kicker leaves one can standing once more… can they perfect it this time?
too bad! both of them miss!
round 3! first kicker managed to hit the edge of the left wall, sending the ball rocketing all the way to the right side...
2nd kicker brings the ball too high
sho hits off 1 can to score 20 points!
next up is roboman target! first kicker kicks through the robot! 2nd kicker misses...
sho manages to hit the bottom can of the target...
slowly but surely… roboman topples over!
that earns him 80 points and kazoku game team wins today's VSA!
Sho earns his first victory as a guest team on VSA!
S: i feel like crying more than you guys can imagine
hahaha! this is the first time i've seen the plus one guest standing right in the middle from the very beginning… they dragged guests up before, and i even saw the guest falling once… but to place them there right from the start? hahaha!
before anyone even has the chance to say anything… N: its been decided!
plus one: what what what???/ wait wait please wait a moment!
rhythm tries to convince the rest that only banana should fall...
time to point out the loser! everyone points at himura, expect the man himself who points at ohno.
and so today's MDA is himura from banana man!
as himura tries to promote the next show 'unbelievable', naughty sho takes the foam pieces and throws them at himura XD
and that's it! the end!