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31 December 2012 @ 02:53 am
Happy New Year! ^.^  

2012 is ending and so, on its last day, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! \o/ May 2013 be good to us and better than 2012! ^.^ I hope new dreams will shine our way and that we all will have strength, health and courage to pursue them, while being supported by the ones we love! And by Arashi, of course!

The idea of this fanart is Arashi spending New Year’s on my country! XD So, a summer theme! ^.^

2012 was an amazing year for Arashi and, therefore, to the fandom! 2 DVDs, 3 singles, two albums (if we consider Ura Arashi Mania), Arafes in Kokuritsu, Popcorn Tour, Waku Waku Gakou in several cities, hosts of 24hs TV, MC of Kouhaku, 3 dramas, 03 Special Dramas, one more Special Drama and a new Drama to come, as well as 3 movies for next year, several CMs endorsements, besides their regular TV Shows and some individual works as MCs!

I hope 2013 will be a good year for the boys too, not only for their individual activities, but especially for their activities as five, since they are the best together! ^.^ I wish them health to face their crazy schedule and happiness on their private and professional life! To Arashi, only the best! ^.^

Since I am writing about Arashi, let’s take a look on the busy month they had in December!

As for individual activities, I guess, right now, Aiba-chan is the only one busy filming his drama Last Hope! Jun-kun will start filming his new movie on January. I guess the same will happen to Sho-chan, because he also has a new movie – a sequence to Kamisama no Karute, and he will have Fujiwara Tatsuya as his “rival”!

On a not so happy side, all the five of them attended Mori Mitsuko-san’s funeral; and, just some days later, Jun-kun attended Nakamura Kanzaburou-san’s funeral. Riida, Nino and Sho-chan also went to his funeral ceremony some days afterwards. I was quite worried with Jun-kun since he respected Mori-san a lot (both of them worked together on Hitsuyo no Nai Hito, one of the firsts dramas Jun-kun did) and Nakamura Kanzaburou-san was the father of his two childhood friends and treated him like his own son… Two important people went away in a short time but I think he hanged in there and kept working like a professional! I just hope time will heal eventual wounds in his heart.

As for their activities as five, they appeared on Hey! Hey! Hey! last show on a video message, saying their nice words to Downtown duo!

Again in a video appearance, they performed Face Down and Wild At Heart on FNS. Everybody was expecting them to appear in live in the show, but since Aiba-chan wouldn’t be able to go (he had another work, probably also related to his drama and FTV), Riida asked if they could appear in video since Arashi is five! Riida, you are the best! The performances were really good, although the “live” feeling was missing…



On the 21st, they appeared live in Music Station Special – they performed Akashi, Love So Sweet and Wild At Heart! Jun-kun was especially adorable! ^.^




Still on the musical activities, they had Popcorn Concerts on Fukuoka and Tokyo – they were as fun and amazing as the previous ones, according to all the reports and papa pictures! Not only that, but we had media coverage for Tokyo Concerts, so we could have an idea of how great Popcorn Concert is! And, also, full of Juntoshi, especially on “A Day in Our Life”.

I mentioned on my last post, but, I think I should mention again – on the last day of concerts in Tokyo, the boys celebrated Aiba-chan’s 30th B-Day! They performed and sang Friendship, they showed a special video message to him and they sang Happy Birthday to him dressed as Chinese waitress and Jun-kun as a cooker! XD It was touching! ^.^

Finally, on January, they will end Popcorn Tour in Nagoya!






Finally, Arafes DVD was released! \o/ Since my copy will only arrive probably in middle January (thanks to my terrible mail system), of course, I watched the leaked version and it was great! Shake It by the five of them is the highlight and I am sure all the fans agree with me! XD All the solos were great, actually, and being Rain a favorite of mine, I was thrilled watching Riida dancing it again, with the other four on the screen! Love Situation, La Tormenta, Tokei Jikake No Umbrella, One Love, Truth, 5x10, Still, Sketch… so many favorite of mine, it really is a great DVD! ^.^






Moving to TV Shows topic, NHK Special Show called Arashi no Asu ni Kakeru Tabi was aired, specifically, Aiba-chan’s, Jun-kun’a and Sho-chan’s tasks! I watched all of them, but, being biased, I enjoyed Jun-kun’s the most! Aiba-chan’s one was quite fun too, especially with the research group for eco cars! Jun-kun went to Kyoto and showed us how they grew and sell fresh vegetable there, together with high school girls! He was adorable (Taka Jun! XD) and he even cooked for the whole group! ^.^









Isn’t this adorable? I found on weibo, it’s not mine, but I had to share it! XD

Also, Asaichi aired a little about their special corners in Kouhaku, they met famous people and talked with them about their “home town” or “furusato”. Jun-kun interviewed Tamasaburo Bando-san, from Kabuki theatre!


The boys are now endorsing Gree and they appeared on new CMs! Gree is social networking service focused on games and the boys appeared to be inside a game in the CMs! XD

Still on the CMs topic, a new version of Jun-kun’s Meiji CM was aired and I had to post about it because Jun-kun together with mangas (Slum Dunk!) and chocolate is always relevant! XD

Since I am writing about Jun-kun, he appeared on a press conference to promote Lucky Seven Special, he talked about the drama and about his co-stars, he was surprise that Nanako Matsushima-san loves sweets so much! ^.^



On the 30th, Jun-kun appeared on FTV’s Bokura no Jidai, together with Eita-kun and Hideki Noda-san! They talked about several subjects, being the highlight the fact that Eita-kun said he accepted to act in Lucky Seven because Jun-kun would be in it! XD They also talked how Jun-kun met Noda-san and he is always at his house and about marriage and children! Once again, Jun-kun expressed his wish to marry and have a child soon after it because he is worried about the age difference between him and his child! He is always thinking too much, so cute! ^.^ Also, let me say that Eita-kun was so cute with his cap and glasses! *.*





Writing about their regular TV Shows, VS Arashi was fun as always, especially with Nino and Riida’s funny outfits and with Riida being serious about silly details! XD The ratings were better too! ^.^





About HnA, first, I have to write about the sad news that was out this month – HnA will end in March of next year… They will have an interview show with Sho-kun and a comedian on its place… I was truly sad with this news… I knew the ratings were quite bad since they weren’t as five on the show anymore… Still, I liked Share a House and HnA was on for so long… Not only that, but I always had the hope that, eventually, they would be as five again on TBS and, now, this chance is over… u.u

At least, before the end, I could have my dear Juntoshi on Share a House! They were both adorable and so fluffy on the beginning of the show, it made me really happy! Riida flirting all the time and Jun-kun being embarrassed was adorable! But the noisy comedians made them sit apart… u.u Honestly, in my humble opinion, the comedians were really too noisy this time…










Finally, on Shiyagare, we had them playing against NTV announcers - that knew more about JE songs than Arashi did! XD The next episode was with a famous baseball player, but it was not so fun for me, especially because Jun-kun had swollen eyes since he had stayed up all night in Nakamura Kanzaburou-san’s funeral before the recording… At least, Nino made the show entertaining being carried by the other four like a boss! XD On the Christmas Special, again, the boys exchanged presents with gays entertainers! XD

On the 1st, we will have Shiyagare Special, and several interesting corners – Jun-kun being scared, Riida as a (beautiful) woman and Jun-kun kissing two men?! XD Also, a very important JE senpai!








So, the boys will be a lot on TV the beginning of 2013, after Kouhaku, they will have Shiyagare Special on the 1st and Ichiban Show Time with Jun-kun as MC on the 2nd on NTV; Kotatsu de Arashi, VS Arashi Special and Lucky Seven Special on the 3rd on FTV; also, on the 15th, Last Hope starts!

Since they have so many special shows, they are doing promotion in ZIP (NTV), Mezamashi (FTV) and, also, with the special corners of Tokio and Arashi (Jun-kun appeared with Nagase-san to talk about fart XD, and alone to promote Ichiban Show Time and talk about his embarrassing moments this year XD) in NTV and Fuku de Arashi on FTV! Jun-kun was adorable during Junba and Matsumiya confessions on Fuku de Arashi! ^.^






Since December was such a busy month to the boys, this post turned out huge! So, thanks in advance to the ones who comment! ^.^

Again, Happy New Year to all my LJ friends! ^.^

Credits: Fanart requested by me and made by nhbsakakude (so, please, don’t copy nor share it and don’t claim as yours). Gifs from tumblr and weibo, I didn’t make any of them, they are not mine, all the credits to the gifs makers.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: up to you - arashi
Marinekomylittlecthulhu on December 31st, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!
I'm watching Kohaku right now :D
I hope 2013 will be a great one for you, and for the fandom!
Sah-chan: juntoshipcchusesquerdo on December 31st, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, Mari-chan! \o/
I was able to watch Kouhaku in real time in my cable TV, it was amazing, wasn’t it! ^.^ Arashi did a great job and Kanjani was really fun! ^.^
All the best in the new year for you! ^.^
blind_maidenblind_maiden on December 31st, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
hehe, I know we are watching kohaku together, but I have to comment on your super huge post! I'm glad you've posted (how much time did it take you? 12h?) It's so full of gifs *.* So many precious moments!
Jun eating in NHK special, Aiba's eco tour and Sho's "task" are great, and their TokioxArashi interaction is awesome!!
Oh!Arashi having their New Year party here would be awesome!
They appeared on TV a lot!
It's sad that HeyHeyHey ended... it was an other show to see then singing and interacting...
Well, they sang a lot - FNS was great! I missed the live part too, but they were gorgeous!Music Station was super cute X3 Lovely!
We had Popcorn \o/ So happy!! So full of cuteness!! I hope the DVD can come soon next year! And, about DVD, ARAFes was fun! Actually, watching a Arashi show with you is fun!! Let's sing together!!And let's "shake" together with then!(Jun, you want to kill us!! XD)
Oh, and their tv shows... HNA ending is sad... but what can we (or they) do? ... I still hope for a new show with five , maybe in other station...
But, at least we have Juntosahi in Christimas special! \o/ Super cute, they were cute!! And... Oshima-san was also cute!! XD Dog guard!!
Vs Arashi and Shiyagare are still here for us \o/ Let's cheer up!
And we also have Lucky Seven promo, Jun and eita in Bokura no Jidai (Oh, Eita, you cutie! Stop teasing Jun!! He really want kids XD)
OMG!! December is a super busy month, ne? And we are waiting for more!! I'm happy XD
And to finish it... I really hope 2013 can be better to them and to us ... they had a lot of fun but also suffering (... well, you too, ne?)...specially Jun... I really hope they're fine and health, at least...
I hope this for you, dear! I hope you can have a better 2013, and that you can be strong and honest like you alwways is this new year too. And whenever you need, I here - you know what I mean, ne?
(sorry my spelling U.U)

Happy 2013!! Have a great year!! o/
Sah-chan: juntoshipijamassesquerdo on December 31st, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Shun-chan! \o/
*hugs* Thank you so much for having watched Kouhaku with me, it was super fun, wasn’t it?! ^.^ And it was amazing! ^.^
And thank you so much for having read this huge post and for such detailed comment! ^.^
Let me say that Arafes was even more fun and special because we watched it together, the first full concert watched together! \o/ Let’s do the same with Popcorn, because I am already expecting a DVD! XD
Juntoshi Share a House is my treasure! XD And Eita-kun trolling Jun-kun is so adorable, I love them together! ^.^
May 2013 be a good year for you, with new achievements, new dreams and a lot of happiness! And way better than 2012! XD
I hope we can keep being good friends and, the same goes for you – I am always here for you, for the good and bad moments, you know that, don’t you?! ^.~
Love you!!! Happy New Year! \o/
shojunnijishojunniji on December 31st, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
happy new year Sah chan(^-^)/
Sah-chan: juniloveyousesquerdo on December 31st, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, Shii-san! \o/ All the best in the new year for you! ^.^
doctoggydoctoggy on December 31st, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
thanks for all the posting. Jun-kun is adorable as always.

may 2013 not suck nearly as much as 2012.
heres to a new year full of our boys.
Sah-chan: juntoshipurpleaaasesquerdo on December 31st, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! ^.^ And Happy New Year! \o/ All the best in the new year for you! ^.^ I also hope 2013 will be way better than 2012 and full of Arashi and Jun-kun! ^.~
mskbbyrainbowpursuits on January 1st, 2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
That was truly a very busy year! Hontou da! I already knew it was busy but when you enumerated all the activities they did, there were truly a lot! They need a serious vacation! But everything they did were great! I had so much fun and up to this day I'm still catching up! I've yet to watch everything! I'm excited to see Arafes after I've done all RL stuff I need to finish! :-)

I love the fanart! So I get it now why it's on the beach! Because it's in Brazil! The height difference between Jun-kun and Riida is so adorable! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Thank you for sharing all these gifs! It must have taken forever! :-)

Akemashite omedetou! I hope the new year has wonderful things in store for you and your loved ones! May all you wishes come true and may you be always in the pink of health, dear Sah-neechan! :-)

I received the virtual gift! Just now as I was multi-tasking making a comment and opening my e-mails! Yatta! It's a gingerbread man! Yay! Thanks so much Sah-neechan! It means a lot to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It made me really happy! Thank you for thinking of me! I feel loved! *smiling from ear to ear*
Sah-chan: arashichibifanartsesquerdo on January 1st, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
They really did a lot on 2012, didn’t they? I am proud of them! ^.^ And it seems 2013 will be busy too – they just announced they will be this year’s 24hs TV’s host again! ^.^ Let’s keep supporting them neh?! ^.~
Yes, one of the strongest images of New Year in Brazil is the fireworks on the beaches in Rio! We don’t have beaches where I am, but we always have fireworks! ^.^
I must confess this was one of my biggest posts, it took a long time to upload everything! XD But Arashi makes the work worthy! ^.^
Finally, thanks for your comment and happy new year! \o/ I am glad to know you liked the little gift! ^.^ I hope 2013 will better to us than 2012 was and I wish you health, peace, new accomplishments and many new dreams! All the best, dear! Happy 2013! ^.^
Fiona ღ: Matsujunfionasan on January 8th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Our boys were super busy in 2012, bring happiness and inspiration to us as always! I also hope that this year will be even better for them! XD

Kouhaku was amazing, its gets better and better each time. Compared to their first year, they seem much more calmer and enjoying themselves. :)

It's quite sad that HnA is ending, the Share A House and the other segments were fun to watch. For the time being, maybe Sho-kun will have the members as guests on his new show, they really need to keep all five of them on screen all of the time ne. :)But this will give them some rest, hopefully not too long and TBS has something wonderful up its sleeve soon. LOL

All the best to you Sah-chan, my number #1 source for Arashi recaps and amazing Juntoshi gifs! XD
Sah-chan: juntoshipopcorn2sesquerdo on January 10th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Fiona-chan! ^.^ Again, happy 2013 for you! ^.^
Kouhaku was a great, I watched the whole show and they did a great job! I will post about it in the future! ^.~
Honestly, I don’t know if I like the idea of having them as guests on “Sho-chan’s new show”, I rather have the five of them together on a show that is of all of them… But, well, better as guests than nothing… Still, I don’t know what to expect from TBS… Let’s hope for the best! ^.^
By the way, I saw your reply and I will reply back when I have time ok?! ^.~
All the best to you too, Fiona-chan! Take care and may 2013 be good to you! ^.^
marichamaricha74 on January 11th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Just got to see this entry just
So let me just say happy new year to you again

And indeed december was a busy month for Arashi
and i hope 2013 will be great for them too

I loved all the new year shows but I'm still waiting for L7 subs and the ichi sekai show

I loved the itw with Eita
Is he preparing us for something

But Really why is Japan so obsessed with age
most of all, it's seems like 30 is the deadline for everything
and after that age you're an old being who can only retire
with them being the country with the most old people, i would guess, their sense of age would be accurate and for them to consider being 30, 40, 50, 60 as being quite still young
Really here, youngsters now only begin being adult at 30 now not 20 anymore (with the longer studies, and the crisis and everything)
Sah-chan: junshuntarousesquerdo on January 11th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Mari-chan! \o/ It’s nice to see you here! ^.^ Again, happy 2013! ^.^
Thanks for your comment! I guess we talked about Lucky Seven Special a lot neh? I am also waiting for the subs… And for a decent quality of Ichi Sekai Show Time… Let’s cross our fingers! ^.^
I also don’t understand Japan with the age issue… Especially because their population is growing old since they are having less kids and especially because they usually look better when they are older… I guess it has more to do with the thought that there are things that aren’t appropriate for a certain aged people to do or something like that… Whatever, I guess we will never understand Japan completely…
Let’s keep supporting the boys, no matter their age! ^.~
Take care, Mari-chan!
marichamaricha74 on January 13th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
yes, age is nothing but a number
even more so nowadays

the subs for L7 are out today
now, hoping for DSS to put the sekai show in HQ
Sah-chan: junballonssesquerdo on January 14th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
And a number than can mean nothing...
Yay for Lucky Seven subbed! (still loving you for telling me XD) Crossing my fingers to a HD version of Ichi no Show Time!
Take care, Mari-chan!
bob lemonboblemon on January 12th, 2013 02:37 am (UTC)
As you know I haven't watched most of these since I was home, but hopefully I can at least start this weekend. Just wanted to drop a Happy New Year message! :D
Sah-chan: juntoshipcsingsesquerdo on January 12th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you for dropping by and happy 2013 for you! \o/
Actually, since this is a recap post, you watched a good part of it… Probably only not the Juntoshi Share a House, the Christmas’ Shiyagare, Music Station and the promotional shows… I still will post about Kouhaku and everything that came afterwards…
Also, since I know you like fanarts, besides this New Year one, I posted three new ones on my Christmas and Aiba-chan’s B-day post and on my B-Day post. I can send them to you in case you prefer and want to see them! ^.^
Take care!
bob lemonboblemon on January 13th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
The only thing I saw was FNS on TV. Of course I went to Popcorn and Arafes, but I only watched the DVD for Arafes yesterday! I also caught up on the Music Station special and Kohaku with Cat's pushing help. ^__^ I think I should be able to catch up on most of them in a reasonable amount of time.

I saw all of the fanarts! They're very lovely as expected. ^__^ I think I read through your other posts, but I'll double check anyway. Take care yourself!
Sah-chan: juntoshibwbitesesquerdo on January 13th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
You are catching up pretty fast, neh?! I hope you are enjoying what you are watching! ^.^
I am glad you liked the fanarts, they are so cute in my biased opinion! XD
Take care you too and good luck with work this week! ^.^
PS: I sent you a message yesterday informing that the package arrived. No, you don’t need to reply it; I am just telling again because I can never know when LJ is trolling the pms… So, it’s just to be sure! ^.^ Thanks again!
Kirie: juntoshikiriezero on January 14th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
yay, finally I can reply! :D
eh? how is it that I haven't watched music station special yet? maybe I saved it to favorites and didn't click the link again! I'll go check it, I must watch it!^.^/
I want to see that water screen effect on Popcorn so badly!!! >.< I already watched a bit on AKB's dome concert but it was a bit different, only words and symbols behind the girls :P
YES! Arafes' Shake it was incredible!!!!! no words (only screams! XD) to describe it! it's fun how Juntoshi part had way more screams than Matsumiya part! hehe :P Shake it was sexy and funny at the same time, I laugh everytime I see Jun rolleyes at Nino's way of dancing XD
eh? wait! that comedian Jun is kissing (why it had to be a comedian and not Oh-chan? whyyyyyyy? *melodramatic scream to the sky*) isn't he wolfman from Kaibutsu-kun? oh gosh! lucky guy! he already kissed Sho!!! >.<#

hehe, it was a crazy end of year for them ^^ I hope they could rest after it! thnaks for the update! and thank you for the cookie!!!!!! hehehe ^---^ I really liked the ginger man, thank you! ♥
Sah-chan: juntoshireadingbedsesquerdo on January 16th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
Kirie-san! \o/
It’s really nice to see your comment here, thanks for dropping by! ^.^
Eh?! You didn’t watch Music Station Special? It was fun and adorable, I hope you will enjoy it! ^.^
I am so anxious for Popcorn DVD! >.< I didn’t know AKB used water effects on their concerts! But, I guess Arashi’s one will be more than words and symbols from what we could see on the news! ^.~
Shake It from Arafes is so precious! ♥ I guess it’s my favorite part of the DVD! XDDD And the Juntoshi part in it is ♥ ♥ ♥!
Yes, it’s Kaibutusu-kun’s wolfman and Riida’s friend, I was like “Riida, are you going to let your friend kiss Jun-kun?!” while watching it! XDD But well, I don’t know what was worst this kiss or the snake kiss! >.< I hate snakes!
They sure worked hard on the end of the year but they could relax in the first days of 2013 and they even got some vacation! ^.~
I am happy to know you liked the gift, Kirie-san! Again, happy 2013 to you! ^.^