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23 July 2012 @ 12:18 am
Arafes!  

It’s been a while, LJ! July is being an extremely complicated month for me… u.u But, life has moments like these and I have to give my best! ^.^ Plus I have Arashi to help me to rest and to keep smiling! ^.~ So, let me write about them! ^.^

 

                      



Sho-chan is still busy filming Nazodi’s movie, although it seems the first part of the filming (the overseas part) is over, and, now, he is certainly focused on covering the Olympics and he will travel to London, actually, it seems he will be between Japan and London during the games, it will surely be tiring, I hope he takes good care of his health!

Oh, and since I am writing about the Olympics, NTV’s theme song for the games will be from Arashi and its preview was released on the beginning of the month, it is called Akashi (“Proof”) and it has the game’s spirit in my opinion, I like it! ^.^

Nino finished filming the 24hs TV Special Drama and he changed his hair, it is still with a light color, but not yellow and it is shorter! ^.^ I hope he can rest a little, although he will have to take care of his corner on 24hs TV!

Like I mentioned on my previous post, Jun-kun, Riida and Aiba-chan were less busy… Do you remember the trip to New York City that I also mentioned? Well, it was not only Jun-kun who went there, but Riida and Aiba-chan too, a Juntoshiba trip! \o/ But it was not exactly a leisure trip, but a work related trip… They also could enjoy themselves, Junba went shopping while Riida played with birds and slept on the sun at Central Park (and got tanned), they went eating hot dogs like in Hanadan (Aiba-chan wanted too XD) and probably more things that we won’t know! XD But the main objective was to watch Broadway Musicals and Cirque du Solei performances so they could have new ideas for their new concert that was announced!









Yes, a new concert, or better, an Arashi festival called Arafes! They will be performing at Kokuritsu this year, in September, and the next one again! I am extremely happy that they will be able to be at Kokuritsu again and to say goodbye to the way it is right now (the stadium will be reformed), the only group to perform there six straight years, I am really proud of them! ^.^ And it won’t be a common concert (well, their concerts are never common) – they will perform songs chosen by the fans and it will be only the five of them, without back dancers and juniors! The voting is already opened and it will go until 31st of July, fans can vote at J-Web for 3 favorite coupling songs, 3 favorite singles and 3 favorite songs from albums! Sadly, I don’t have an iPhone or an Android so I can’t vote… But I am sure great songs will be chosen and it will be an amazing concert! I really hope they will make a DVD from it! *crossing fingers*








On the beginning of the month, the boys appeared in a video message at Hey!x3 congratulating Downtown (the pair that host the show) for their 30th anniversary! It was short, but cute! ^.^








On th 14th, 15th and 16th, they did Waku Waku event again at Osaka! It was pretty similar to the previous ones at Tokyo Dome, with some small changes. Aiba-chan’s, Sho-chan’s and Riida’s classes were pretty much the same. Aiba-chan changed the fish he used to make sushi at each lesson, so the questionnaire about the fish also changed. At Sho-chan’s class, at each lesson, it was a different member who would give the mannequin a bath – even himself did it while Nino took his place. At Riida’s class, the only change was the one who won the smiling contest – it was a different member at each lesson, although Aiba-chan was the one who won the most! XD

At each lesson, Nino changed the way he showed that we have pre conceived notions – he used doors, umbrellas and so on… But, usually, Aiba-chan and Riida were his victims to the experiments! XD Also, the race at the end changed a little at each lesson and they even made a bread race and a water gun fight! XD

Finally, Jun-kun changed the member whose origin he talked about at each lesson! ^.^ So, he talked about Sho-chan and Aiba-chan and he even made a recapitulation of the four of them! ^.^ At the last lesson, on the 16th, Nino took his class and talked about Jun-kun’s origin, which made me really happy! ^.^

In short, we could learn that Sho-chan was already a child with his own opinion at 5 years old, he even argued with his mother and went home alone with that age… He also loved sports since them! Aiba-chan was a shy child, but he also performed well at recitals and competitions! ^.^ Although, he was sick and at the hospital a lot…

As I am biased, let me write more about Jun-kun! ^.^ He was delivery 2 weeks later and his mother had to have a cesarean because he wouldn’t come out! XD He was a big and healthy baby! His mother chose the kanji of his name that means moist/richness, because she wanted him to be someone who brings richness/warmth to others.

At five years old, he already listened to his own music at his walkman because he was influenced by his cousin! He had a fragile skin, he would get wounds if he was bitten by insects! That’s why he had to carry those things that make sound to keep the insects away even when he was filming Kindaichi!

He had good grades, he was good with musical instruments and he was at table tennis club but he was not so good at arts… Nino showed several of his drawings and made the members guess what was drawn! XD It was a fun part of the class! I was happy to learn a little more of chibi Jun-kun! ^.^

Here are some new pictures of this event and from the previous ones, you can see Nino’s new hair cut! ^.^










Still on the important events, it was aired at the news shows about what Jun-kun’s and Sho-chan’s corner will be at 24hs TV as well as a little more about Nino’s special drama – it will be touching and I will sure cry… Sho-chan will talk about a girl who would be part of Nadeshiko Japan team but died at the earthquake… and he will play soccer with the girls from her team, together with Sawa-san!

Jun-kun went to the music club of a school in the affected area and he will conduct the performance of the club orchestra at 24hs TV, he even learned how to be the maestro of the orchestra! ^.^

I am really looking forward to 24hs TV!





  






A new CM staring the five of them was aired – this time, they are endorsing Nissan! There will also be CMs with each of them talking about a specific car – Aiba-chan’s one and Nino’s one are already out! There are so many Juntoshi moments in this CM and CM making that my fangirl heart was really happy, thanks Nissan! XD











 

 

 






There are also two new Hitachi CMs – Nino and Jun-kun cleaning the house with magic and Nino wanting to fly with a vacuum cleaner XD; and Sho-chan and Jun-kun transforming themselves into rice, with the bonus of Jun-kun in a traditional outfit, making the "tea-rice" ceremony! ^.^



 

 

                               





 








Still on the CMs topic, a new Fasio CM with Jun-kun and Kiritani Mirei was aired! As always, he was extremely gorgeous in it, showing his amazing eyes power! ^.~





 

 






Since the boys are doing so many activities together (Waku Waku, 24hs TV, Arafes), there was a magazine matsuri featuring them, here are some pictures!








Writing about their regular TV Shows, the ratings got a little better, still not the best, especially Shiyagare that dropped a little…

VS Arashi keep being extremely fun in my opinion! The highlight for me was the episode in which “Rich Man, Poor Woman” drama team went and Jun-kun could meet his precious friend Shun-kun, I love those two together! And Jun-kun was extremely hyper in the episode! So much, that Riida was jealous of the two good friends on national television – perfect episode! ^.^

Also, they showed a real VS Dual Curling “park” (I don’t know how to call) that was inaugurated in Odaiba, I wish I could go there to play! ^.^











 



 

 







 

 

 

 

 







 

 





 






At HnA, we had a Mannequin Battle between Junba and Mukai Osamu and his drama’s co-stars, they were judged by cute little actress and the audience were cute little boys! Unfortunately, Jun-kun was a little too wild for children! XD I really thinking he was trolling especially because he didn’t know about the children and he and Aiba-chan had just got back from NY…





 






Finally, on Shiyagare, we could have fun with Arashi writing a song (Niku in Fire) but the highlight, for me, was to see them wearing soccer uniforms and playing (and no one being able to make Brazil go down XD) and Juntoshi acting a Hanadan scene – my fangirl heart was in heaven! *.* On this week episode, they showed the top ratings episodes and a message from them since it’s summer! ^.^ Next week one, we will have Kanjani, it will be fun, although, I am worried if they will make it alive! XD


 

 









 





 

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 





 

 

 






To finish, a really cute chibi Juntoshi gif (yes it’s Riida in there) because I loved it! ^.^ And I miss reading fics, RL is not helping… u.u




As expected, this post turned out long again… I hope someone will read everything…

Next, Jun-kun’s month will start! \o/

Thanks in advance for the ones who comment! ^.^

Credits: gifs and pictures from tumblr and weibo, I didn’t make any of them, they are not mine.

 
 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: sketch – arashi
 
 
 
chynnawitchchynnawitch on July 23rd, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for this month's recap! :D
Lovely and complete as always <3
I just voted for Arafes so I hope at least some of my song choices (mostly those that they never perform live) get picked! And I'm already crossing my fingers for a DVD.

Good luck!
XOXO
Sah-chan: junangelsesquerdo on July 23rd, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for commenting here! ^.^ I am happy to know you were able to vote, I hope your choices will end up on the final list of the concert! I feel that most of the fans will vote for the ones that were never performed! ^.^
*crossing fingers for the DVD too*
bob lemonboblemon on July 23rd, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Random comments~

I really like Nino's hair cut! It looks cute on him and I'm sort of glad he didn't go right back to brown/black, like he hated having his hair bleached. I think he's giving respect to his character.

There were a lot of cute Juntoshi moments this month, right? I liked that Shiyagare episode where Ohno was Jun's girlfriend. XD When they reenacted Hanadan. And when Ohno was jealous over Shun. Ohno has been really fun recently. :3

I'm looking forward to Arafes! I'm going to get a ticket even if I have to pay an arm and a leg for it! T__T
Sah-chan: juntoshibwbitesesquerdo on July 23rd, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for commenting here! ^.^
Nino’s new hair cute is cute and he looks younger! ^.^
Juntoshi! *.* Yes, several moments on this month’s TV Shows, Riida seems more relaxed and funny after his drama ended! ^.^
OMG! I really hope you can go to Arafes! I will be crossing my fingers for you! And, if you go, please, tell us everything about it! ^.^
Depending on the date of next year’s Arafes, I am seriously thinking about going if I manage to save up for the trip and for the black market tickets! XD
Yui: matsumiyayuizaki_libra on July 23rd, 2012 11:08 am (UTC)
Yes spam your posts with cute Juntoshi gifs and I'm always there.
Sah-chan: juntoshipijamassesquerdo on July 23rd, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
It’s nice to see you here, thanks for commenting! Well, usually, my posts always have Juntoshi because I just love those two together! ^.^ Although, Matsumiya is really cute too! ^.^
doctoggydoctoggy on July 23rd, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
I am done! I can write fics again!! And I owe you a fe request anyways!

I will actually read this when I have a bit more time!
Sah-chan: junbubblessesquerdo on July 23rd, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh! You are here! I was thinking of you these days – how did everything go? I was sending you my best thoughts! ^.~
Well, if you say you are done and that you can write again, I think it means everything went alright and it’s over! \o/ At least, I hope so! ^.^
When you have more time, please, let me know how you are! ^.^ The post you can read whenever you want! ^.^
Take care and congratulations for finishing such hard phase, the other congratulations I will say to you after I know exactly how it was! ^.^


Edited at 2012-07-23 11:57 pm (UTC)
tenjostyletenjostyle on July 24th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
so many animated gifs!!! kyaaaaaaaaaaaa!
From now, I think I will check your recaps! ^^
I am quite busy that I can't follow everything of Arashi ù.ú
Working 12 can't be healthy sniiif!
Sah-chan: junchibismilingsesquerdo on July 24th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thank you for commenting here! ^.^ Actually, the gifs are not mine, I didn’t make them, they are from tumblr as it is said on the credits of the post, I just select which ones to post! ^.^
Anyway, I am glad to know that my recaps are of any help to you, I usually post them twice a month and you are always welcomed to comment! (although, I don’t know if they will appear at your friends page since you didn’t add me back)
Please, take care of your health! Working 12hs every day must be really tiring, good luck and ganbatte!
tenjostyletenjostyle on August 3rd, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Added! I really don't check my friend pages because I lack of time!! So I only go to a few LJ sometimes T.T

But next week I have holidays! So, I am going to enjoy Arashi and check all your recaps! x*** thank youuuu!!!
Sah-chan: jundogbittingsesquerdo on August 3rd, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hi! ^.^ Don’t worry, I understand! Real life take all our free time neh?!
Strangely, though, you still aren’t my mutual friend, so I don’t think you added me… maybe is it a LJ bug? Anyway, my LJ is open, so you can check it whenever you want! ^.^
Good luck with everything and enjoy your holidays next week, rest a lot! ^.^
Fiona ღ: Juntoshi- Blissful Momentsfionasan on July 25th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I always learn so much about Arashi happenings from you, especially Arafes!! XD I'll keep my fingers crossed that some of my songs get selected. Good luck with yours too. ^.^

It was certainly a smiling Jun-kun month since it is named after him...I know technically it wasn't, but just being silly here. XD

That Juntoshi moment are oozing with kawaii-ness and off I went in fanfic land. :D I probably watched the specific segment a billions time. I adored how Jun-kun had ruffled Riida's cute, short hair and kind of give in. XD

Thanks again for the monthly recap and best of luck to you in RL! ^.^
Sah-chan: juntoshipurpleaaasesquerdo on July 26th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
Fiona-chan! \o/ As always, thanks for commenting here! ^.^
I am glad my post is of any help to you! ^.^ I am so excited with Arafes, it will be an amazing concert for sure! ^.^
Actually, I always think that “June” is Jun-kun’s month because it is shorted to “JUN” usually! XDD *silly fangirl is silly*
I hope he keeps being smiley during August, his real month! ^.^
Juntoshi is ♥! Always ♥!
Thanks, Fiona-chan! All the best for you too! ^.^
maricha: bondmaricha74 on July 31st, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
july finished in the blink of an eye, ne!
it helps when you over busy lol
but i managed to follow the news anyway

and I can't wait to see Nino's drama, it looks promising

Sho is very busy indeed, i still have to watch his navigator job but i saw some pics on tumblr and the one where he was disappointed after the swimmer loss was very touching!

And i didn't know I could be rooting for Japan so much!
Gambare Japan!
but i'm still debating for Judo which team to go

I so want my Arafes DVD so much already ^.^
I didn't had time to vote but i'm sure the concert will be great anyway
I wonder what idea they'll come up this time

Jun-kun waku wau segment was really great! i think it was overall, the fans favourite because we could learn so much about our boys

and from what I lean, is that ChibiYama was kinda rebellious while ChibiKaze were the very shy and fragile type
I'm amazed at the amount of injuries they got
I would cuddle them so much!
marichamaricha74 on July 31st, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
oops almost forgot

**right click- save!**
Sah-chan: juniloveyousesquerdo on August 2nd, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Mari-chan! \o/
Thanks for commenting here! ^.^ I am glad that you were able to find time to do so! ^.^
Yep, July went by really fast but I don’t complain since it was such a hard month for both of us and it is still reverberating…
It’s been a while that I root for Japan, they got my heart! XD My country comes first and, Japan, in second! ^.^
I am really anxious to know which songs will be performed at Arafes, it will sure be such an amazing concert! *.*
blind_maidenblind_maiden on August 11th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Sá!!!
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I'm here!
U.U I want to give you a hug!!!
I'll come back for more (I need to reread it to know what is going on with Arashi)!! But, again and like always, thanks for the news! :)
Sah-chan: juntoshihugsesquerdo on August 15th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I really miss having you on my LJ… u.u

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