It’s September! It’s the month of Arashi’s Anniversary! To make it even better, it’s the month of my vacations! \o/
After 24hs TV, the boys are now busy rehearsing for Arafes and creating the new concert that will happen on the 20th and 21st! I am really curious about the concept for this concert not only because I want to know which songs were chosen but also because it will be just the five of them! I can’t wait for the reports! ^.^ By the way, I think I forgot to mention on last post that they will release a new compilation album on the same day of Arafes with their couplings songs called UraAraMania (or something like that XD)!
Since they are all busy with Arafes, there isn’t much to talk about individual activities… Riida’s documentary about Disney has already been recorded and aired and it will be aired again on October, but with one more hour. Aiba-chan has already recorded a special show for FTV about children who are entering the entertainment industry that will be aired on the 20th. Finally, Jun-kun will be the MC for Number 01 Show Time again, the show will air on the 29th and he will record it on the 17th.
Besides that, I think they are all focused on Arafes! There was even a message on J-Net about Arafes:
Writing about what has already happened, I guess the end of August was all about 24hs TV! And it was amazing, a really good show! I still couldn’t watch the whole thing, but I watched several parts, including all the parts with the boys! All except Nino’s special drama because I want to watch it with my friend to have someone to cry with me! XDD
They performed Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi, Happines, Love Rainbow, Hatenai Sora and a Special Medley with Believe, Love so Sweet, A-RA-SHI, Monster and One Love! Everything was great but the medley was perfect! *.* The highlight, for me, were the little boys representing the five of them when children that read their dreams of their childhood days – Riida wanted to be a baker (because he likes the smell of bread XD), Jun-kun wanted to be a baseball player and so did Nino, Aiba-chan wanted to be the president of a company (and have a cool beard XDD) and Sho-chan wanted to be a musician! Those five cute little boys returned when they sang One Love, it was really adorable!
Before Hatenai Sora was performed, the five of them read letters they wrote to their future selves, talking about what they expect for the future; Riida also wrote about Arashi’s future, expecting the five of them to keep being together and facing everything! It was touching and I guess Riida’s words express all fangirl’s wishes for the five of them! ^.^
Each of them made special trips to different locations to talk about 24hs TV’s theme (future - Mirai) with the local people asking them what they expect for the future – the so called “Darts Trip”. It was really fun to watch the five of them, especially when they were not recognized or when they were mistaken for another member! XD Jun-kun’s one had nice old ladies, a really nice fisherman that gave him food XD, two young ladies and cute kids who preferred Nino over him! XDD
Their special tasks were all touching and I guess I cried watching all of them! XD Especially in Aiba-chan’s moving zoo one, that girl was so cute and so was Aiba-chan… Also, when they found the Judo girl’s mother’s cel phone on Riida’s one, when they were talking about the past of the mother and her daughter on Nino’s one and when the mother was talking about her deceased daughter on Sho-chan’s one… Also, it was a pity that that girl to whom Aiba-chan made the wristband couldn’t climb the mountain until the end due to the bad weather; that the girl Riida supported couldn’t win the Judo championship and that the huge kites Jun-kun supported to be made couldn’t fly perfectly…
Although I cried a lot in several parts, Jun-kun’s task was the one that touched me the most… I was already teary when the students were talking about how it was on the day of the tsunami, then, I started to cry when Jun-kun was talking with each student and cried even more on the story of the girl who lost her mother and the letter she wrote to her father thanking him for taking care of her and her sister like their mother used to do… Then, the performance came and it was so amazing and touching! They all worked so hard, including Jun-kun who rehearsed until late hours and who went to rehearse with the students once a week, he created an unique bound with all the students and we could feel that on the letter they wrote to Jun-kun and on the backstage after the performance! It was incredibly touching! And I felt so proud of Jun-kun! Although, I wish he would have allowed his tears to fall, because he was holding them up with all his might, so adorable! Yes, I am biased, but Jun-kun’s performance touched so many people that it was reported by the media the very next day and it even made Nino and Riida cry(according to the reports and hidden footage).
Here are some moments of the five of them during the show, including Aiba-chan’s task at Shimura Zoo, Nino’s performance with The Alfee (he was so surprised and he did so great) and Riida’s dancing special part, in which he performed Michael Jackson songs! Since I love MJ and Bad was my very first record, it had to be on my post! XD Also, because of the little Juntoshi moment since Jun-kun came back early from back stage to watch his beloved Riida dancing his idol songs! ^.~ By the way, I recommend to watch the whole dance segment because it is really entertaining!
On the next day, the entertainment news showed us some back stage scenes, check them out!
During the 24hs TV, there were a Shiyagare and a Shabekuri 007 special, live, with Arashi together with the comedians and other special guests! They played games and pranks, remembered awkward moments of each member and made rankings which the results were Nino is the one who doesn’t like to be alone, Aiba-chan is the one who cries easily, Jun-kun is the one who doesn’t like to lose, Riida is the most cool and Sho-chan is the perfect one.
Finally, during the 24hs TV, the special Nissan CMs with the secret password were aired and they were really beautiful as expected since the boys were talking about dreams! I would certainly like watching an Arashi’s concert on the Moon!
I guess that’s all about 24hs TV… It was really special, wasn’t it?
Talking about their regular shows, there was no VS Arashi on Jun-kun’s B-day, so there was just this last week one with the Olympic’s medalists! It was quite fun and quite interesting to notice that only Matsumiya can find Riida on the crowd in 10 seconds! ^.~
There were two HnA with Jun-kun – one with Aiba-chan and Ayase Haruka and one with Sho-chan and Fukiishi Kazue, both were really fun! ^.^
Finally, on this last week’s Shiyagare, we also had Olimpic’s medalists teaching Arashi how to “play” fencing! The highlight, for me, of course, was Riida’s love confession to Jun-kun and both playing against each other! XD That and Aiba-chan being adorable! XD Not only that, but on the Third Encounter Corner, Jun-kun met Milla Jovovich to learn how to do action scenes! She seems nice with him and he was amazed being the fanboy of international stars as he is! XD Also, on the previous Shiyagare, we had a Third Encounter Special together with the highlights of 24hs TV!
To finish this post, as I mentioned on the title of the post, I will be on vacations from work this month and I will be travelling from tomorrow onwards until the end of the month (actually, I will travel, come back and travel again), so I won’t be around much during this month, since I don’t know how my internet connection will be at the hotels and, even if I have a good connection, I won’t be in front of my computer all the time… I will be commenting less and I will leave long messages’ replies to when I get back ok? It’s not as I talk to so many people here, but I thought I should let this notice in case someone notes my absence…
And, before I go, since it is my LJ, I think I can talk about my beloved OTP a little! XD Thanks to boblemon, now, I have several Juntoshi’s doujinshi and I am in love with them! *.* How could I not be considering I love mangas and Juntoshi?! So, I took a picture of some of them (yes, there are more) to share here, the art is so beautiful!
Also, together with the doujinshi I bought from her, boblemon sent me a cute little note with a Juntoshi fanart and since I loved it so much I had to post it here (I really hope you don’t mind):
To really finish this post, some Juntoshi’s gifs just because I feel like posting them! XD
This post turned out huge! I don’t know who will be patient to read it all, so 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.