where can I find all 2017 eps of Chronicle and Janiben?? Lately Ariehen sekai hasn't uploated the eps and honestly I cannot find them...
We're back with the results for 14th anniversary poll! First of all, thank you so much for your participation. It was a lot of fun for us as well, to see how the song preferences have changed!
And now, the results.
First up, the top 20 songs (there are more than 20 songs in total, as some songs tied with the same number of votes)Top 20 songs
1. U R not alone | NEVERLAND (2017/3/22) - 56 votes
2. Full Swing フルスイング | Chankapana (2012/7/18) - 42 votes
3. I・ZA・NA・I・ZU・KI (includes votes for both versions) - 30 votes (17 for 2017 ver, 13 for 2005 ver)
4. Sakura Girl さくらガール (includes votes for both versions) - 28 votes (16 for 2010 ver, 12 for 2017 ver)
5. Aikotoba 愛言葉 | White (2015/2/25) - 26 votes
5. Silent Love | NEVERLAND (2017/3/22) - 26 votes
7. SNOW EXPRESS | color (2008/11/19) - 19 votes
8. Cherish チェリッシュ(includes votes for both versions) - 18 votes (13 for 2005 single ver, 5 for 2005 album ver)
8. Endless Summer エンドレス・サマー| LIVE (2010/9/15) - 18 votes
10. Koi wo Shiranai Kimi E 恋を知らない君へ | Koi wo Shiranai Kimi E (2016/7/13) - 17 votes
11. BLACK FIRE | NEVERLAND (2017/3/22) - 16 votes
11. Chankapana チャンカパーナ | Chankapana (2012/7/18) - 16 votes
13. DREAMS | Akaku Moyuru Taiyou (2004/8/11) - 15 votes
13. Kaguya | Kaguya (2015/1/7) - 15 votes
13. weeeek | weeeek (2007/11/7) - 15 votes
16. BYAKUYA | White (2015/2/25) - 14 votes
16. SUMMER TIME | SUMMER TIME (2008/5/8) - 14 votes
18. Share - 13 votes (8 for 2010 album ver, 5 for LIVE AT TOKYO DOME ver)
19. Kibou ~Yell~ 希望～Yell～ | Kibou~Yell~ (2004/5/12) - 12 votes
20. Hoshi wo Mezashite 星をめざして | Hoshi wo Mezashite (2007/3/21) - 11 votes
20. Koi Matsuri 恋祭り | NEWS (2013/7/17) - 11 votes
20. White Love Story | White (2015/2/25) - 11 votes
The following are the popularity rankings for the albums and singles based on the number of votes the songs making up the respective works received.Album popularity ranking
1. NEVERLAND (2017/3/22) - 147 votes
2. NEWS (2013/7/17) - 103 votes
3. White (2015/2/25) - 87 votes
4. color (2008/11/19) - 86 votes
5. LIVE (2010/9/15) - 80 votes
6. touch (2005/4/27) - 57 votes
7. QUARTETTO (2016/3/9) - 54 votes
8. pacific (2007/11/7) - 38 votesSingle popularity ranking
1. Chankapana (2012/7/18) - 58 votes
2. EMMA (2017/2/8) - 44 votes
3. weeeek (2007/11/7) - 31 votes
4. Kaguya (2015/1/7) - 29 votes
5. Koi wo Shiranai Kimi E (2016/7/13) - 28 votes
6. Sakura Girl (2010/3/31) - 23 votes
7. Hikari no Shizuku/ Touch (2016/1/20) - 21 votes
8. Akaku Moyuru Taiyou (2004/8/11) - 18 votes
8. Cherish (2005/3/16) - 18 votes
10. Hoshi wo Mezashite (2007/3/21) - 17 votes
11. Taiyou no Namida (2008/2/27) - 15 votes
11. Koi no ABO (2009/4/29) - 15 votes
11. World Quest/ Pokopon Pekourya (2012/12/12) - 15 votes
14. SUMMER TIME (2008/5/8) - 14 votes
15. Kibou~Yell~ (2004/5/12) - 13 votes
16. Happy Birthday (2008/10/1) - 12 votes
16. One -for the win- (2014/6/11) - 12 votes
16. Yon Juushi (2015/11/25) - 12 votes
19. Sayaendou/ Hadashi no Cinderella Boy (2006/3/15) - 11 votes
19. Chumu Chumu (2015/6/24) - 11 votes
21. NEWS Nippon (2003/11/7) - 9 votes
21. Fighting Man (2010/11/3) - 9 votes
23. TEPPEN (2005/7/13) - 4 votes
For the full list of the votes for each song, please refer to the original poll post here
Thank you so much for your participation again, and we hope you had as much fun as we did, looking back on and celebrating 14 years of NEWS.
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Continued from part 1
-----In the second act, you put on a revue that includes the Four Leaves, Shonentai, and the history of the formation of A.B.C-Z. Would you especially like perform a perfect copy of Shonentai’s choreography again?
Totsuka: We’ve got to do Shonentai!
Kawai: We’ve got to hand Shonentai over!! At a Johnny’s Jr. performance in EX THEATER ROPPONGI, Prince also did a Shonentai medley. And they put in a good effort.
Totsuka: Oh man, I wanted to see that too.
Kawai: Yeah, they put in the hard work and did the Shonentai choreography properly.
Tsukada: Hearing it again, “Prince” is an amazing group name. They’re princes! And it’s the same name as a world famous artist!
Totsuka: Stones (SixTones), too, right? They really toe the line, our agency does. (laugh)
Tsukada: There’s Travis (Travis Japan) too.
Goseki: Genre-wise Prince and Stones are just a bit different though. (laugh)
Totsuka: With world class dancing (laugh)
Tsukada: The names of the new groups have the whole world in their sights now. That’s Johnny-san for you.
Kawai: It really is amazing. There’s going to be all sorts of kids coming up behind us so we’ve got to work hard.
Totsuka: We have to watch out (laugh).
Hashimoto: We’re not going to lose to them!!
A.B.C-Z’s own “Johnny’s Densetsu”
Totsuka: Our debut announcement was a surprise at the press conference for 「ABC座 星(スター)劇場」(laugh).
Goseki: It was a surprise~ (laugh)
Tsukada: That’s Johnny’s for you.
Kawai: Speaking of surprises, Kanjani8’s Maruyama (Ryuhei)-kun sent us flowers for ABC座, didn’t he?
Hashimoto: He did. (laugh) That’s legendary!
Totsuka: Furthermore, he’s even come to one of our concerts.
Kawai: It was something like, we haven’t been hanging out or anything recently but he hopes A.B.C-Z does well (grin)
Goseki: That was nice, huh.
Tsukada: Our sempai are kind to us.
Totsuka: I have another legend from our sempai.
Hashimoto: Huh? What is it?
Totsuka: Nishikiori-san knows the roads better than Google does. No matter what the road is, he knows it! (laugh)
*Densetsu (伝説) means “legend” or “story” hence all the puns. I kept “densetsu” because I’ve found most people refer to the play as “Johnny’s Densetsu” even in English.
As always I don't claim ownership over the original content but the translation is mine and meant for entertainment use ONLY. Do not copy. Do not re-post. Please buy the original magazine if you can. It has loads of lovely pictures of A.B.C-Z in suits. If you think I got something wrong, please leave a comment! (Or just to say hello!)
They want to create a work that has a fresh feeling and a balance of glamour and reality.
A.B.C-Z star in ABC座「ジャニーズ伝説」(ABCZa “Johnny’s Densetsu”). It’s been 3 years since they performed “Johnny’s Densetsu” in 2013 and 2014. We listened to Hashimoto Ryosuke, Totsuka Shota, Kawai Fumito, Tsukada Ryoichi, and Goseki Koichi, who already have all sorts of ideas for the new production.
-----So, in the fall, when your 5th anniversary tour is over, all the members will gather at Nissay Theater.
Kawai: The five of us will come together for the play… yeah, that’s right. It’s been a while for us. Probably since last year’s ABC座2016「株式会社応援屋~OH&YEAH!」 (Kabushiki Gaisha Ouenya~OH&YEAH!).
Tsukada: And in ABC座2016, as far as our roles went, I don’t remember us appearing much on stage together. It feels like I was always on stage with Goseki-kun.
Hashimoto: Definitely. It felt like the story was about getting the five of us to finally come together.
Kawai: Yeah, that’s right. There weren’t that many scenes of the five us all together in the story. And Goseki-kun hardly ever spoke.
Tsukada: Goseki-kun, were in the play?
Goseki: I was! (laugh)
-----Goseki-san was very active in his shogi genius role and even started a shogi boom. (laugh)
Totsuka: Goseki’s knight is leading the charge?!
Goseki: I wouldn’t say that (laugh). My character was a guy whose story inspired boys to take up shogi.
-----Is this year’s Johnny’s Densetsu 2017 a repeat of 2013’s Johnny’s Densetsu?
Kawai: I don’t think it’s going to be exactly the same without any changes.
Hashimoto: We’re still at the stage of working out the story though~
Totsuka: The foundation of four-man group the Johnnys going to Los Angeles will be the same though.
Kawai: Last time, the setting was the four Johnnys going to America but, in reality, Johnny (Kitagawa)-san was also on the trip. He was the group leader. This time it’d be nice to create a Johnny-san type of role in the story and he could appear on stage.
-----Other than that, what about this work is new? Is there anything you’d like to do?
Kawai: Generally speaking, I think I’d like to make a peppier work. Last time we needed to give a detailed explanation of the Johnnys creation period but this year I’d like to do something that has a nice balance of glamour and reality.
Hashimoto: It’s nice to do Johnny’s Densetsu again with a new goal. Thinking about what we can do differently, with a fresh feeling. I’m looking forward to that.
Totsuka: We’re absolutely going to do some new things. After all, we’re Johnny’s. (laugh)
Hashimoto: Right? We’re going to take it to the next level, go after more details, things that really happened to Johnny-san and the guys, I really want to dig into all of that.
-----Plus-a, it seems like there are still stories from Johnny-san that most people don’t know.
Goseki: There are!
Hashimoto: Last time for Johnny’s Densetsu we heard a ton of stories from Johnny-san.
Kawai: Yeah. It was fascinating. They were all stories that even we hadn’t heard before. There was no way we could use them all.
Tsukada: And the link between the stories of us creating a new “Johnny’s Densetsu” by releasing the song “Never My Love” in Japan through Johnny’s Densetsu was nice.*
Goseki: Yeah, it was. Our “Johnny’s Densetsu” became a part of the “densetsu”.
Tsukada: Yup. The “densetsu” continues!!
Hashimoto: I want to hear some stories from Aoi Teruhiko-san~ Aoi-san, if your schedule allows it, even if it’s only one day, please come and see our rehearsals! Please!
Totsuka: Ah~ I’d love it if Aoi-san came to watch us rehearse.
Hashimoto: And then… Iino Osami-san! Please come visit!
-----Aoi-san and Iino-san appear as characters in Johnny’s Densetsu, don’t they.
Hashimoto: Yes. That’s why it would be good if we could hear the stories directly from them.
Goseki: They definitely have tons of stories we haven’t heard yet.
Hashimoto: Yeah! Let’s make Johnny’s Densetsu even better!
Kawai: I want to know more about what might have happened when they were off on their own in America. Seeing that should also be part of the character-building.
Goseki: Yeah, I agree. Last time each character had their own vignette but it’d be nice to anchor those more in reality.
Totsuka: Johnny-san is protective of the “true story”. He says, a star’s story is prone to mythologizing.
-----The Johnnys should have released a song in America and making that illusory song “Never my Love” known to the public was another duty you performed, wasn’t it.
Tsukada: That’s right. That song was important to Johnny’s Densetsu.
-----At the time, in this magazine, Hashimoto said, “I’m going to keep singing it my whole life, that’s what kind of song it is.” Do you remember that?
Hashimoto: It’s a tough song, you know. Really. With the English lyrics and all.
Totsuka: Really tough~!
Hashimoto: It took way longer to record than any of our other songs.
Tsukada: I bet Hasshi’s (Hashimoto) vocals on “Never my Love” will be taking a step forward.
Hashimoto: How though~ (laugh)
Totsuka: They will. If you put your mind to it. As a group we must keep moving forward.
Tsukada: Your skills have increased… so I think you’ll make progress! (Looking at Totsuka) Wouldn’t you say you’ve got confidence in him?
Totsuka: [In English] Of course!!
Totsuka: This year we’re going to enchant you. This year’s “Never My Love” will have a somewhat different flavor than before! I want to take ownership of those words. So we can build off of all the good work that each of us five did this year.
Tsukada: Oh yeah, each of us did have all sorts of experiences this year.
Hashimoto: I want to put those experiences to use in my singing.
Tsukada: I’d like to hear the Johnny’s Jr.’s try to sing the song too.
Goseki: During rehearsals last time, we heard Nishikiori (Kazukiyo)-san’s version. I thought, wow, we really are inheriting this song from a previous generation.
Totsuka: It really was an honor to have been able to release it.
Goseki: I want to keep doing it justice.
Arashi ni Shiyagare (16.09.17)
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Today's IntroTalk is about Arashi's 18th anniversary! \o/ Will Arashi celebrate this year? What's the address to Ohno's house? And is Arashi's anniversary really the 15th?
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Today's IntroTalk is about Arashi's 18th anniversary! \o/ Will Arashi celebrate this year? What's the address to Ohno's house? And is Arashi's anniversary really the 15th?
Click on Arashi bowing to find out!
VS Arashi (14.09.17) Guest : Movie "Sanposuru Shinryakusha" TeamDetails : The lovely Nagasawa Masami guested again /giggles and i'm here stalking Nino / LOL. Oh, btw, Happy 18th Anniversary, Arashi!
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💜💖💛💚 HAPPY 14TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEWS DEBUT! 💜💖💛💚
Time flies, and our boys have grown as wonderful human beings and artists!! They've overcome many tough moments in the past, everyone knows that, but now they are strong enough to face any new obstacle thanks to their individual talents, bond as a group, and overlall the love and support from all their fans. They've given us great moments to treasure in our hearts for 14 years but this is not the end, not even close. This is just the beginning of a promising future. We wish them to continue getting much more success because they deserve it!!
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#NEWS14周年 #NEWS14thAnniversary #NEWS14周年おめでとう
This community is also celebrating its 3rd anniversary since it was born as a special gift for NEWS 11th anniversary in September 2014. We want to thank the people who helped with the project, and to all the fans who supported the idea since the beginning. Thanks for your participation throughout all of this time!
We hope to be able to hold a special celebration next year on the 15th!
herePlease see part 1
Kawai: My role is Mori-san’s character Akagi Reiko’s manager Sutani. What Sutani and I have in common is that we’re both the type who get lonely easily. Those kinds of lines are in the play but Sutani also has a feeling of, “Helping other people is what keeps me going.” There’s simply meddling in other’s people’s business but I also think that you can want to be of some use to people, to not want to be alone… Like if you had good friends that were a couple and you helped them with some advice. That’s not too much to ask.
Teranishi: That is just meddling in other’s people’s business! (laugh)
Kawai: But what if they come to me? (laugh) My friends are really important to me though. And that goes for my kouhai too. I look out for them.
Teranishi: I hope that Kawai-kun… no, Kawai-kun will look out for me, too!
Kawai: You said the same thing to Yaracchi… [Earlier this year Teranishi appeared in the play Crossheart which starred Yara Tomoyuki.]
Teranishi: Yara-kun and Kawai-kun are completely different people.
Kawai: Should I deny it… (laugh) Well, for this play I get to encourage Tera. When I see you all confident at the rehearsal space, I think to myself, “Good job, kid.”
Teranishi: I think the reason that I--a Jr.--have been given a big chance like this is thanks to the hard work put in by each and every one of my sempai. And that is why I cannot afford to make a mistake now.
Kawai: Let’s forget the sempai-kouhai relationship for the moment and just focus on doing good work. Then when the play is over, maybe Tera and I will have become good friends.
Teranishi: Kawai-kun, you already promised to invite me over to your house.
Kawai: When you come over, I’m just going to make you watch A.B.C-Z’s DVDs.
Teranishi: How long will it take?
Kawai: Probably about 8 hours. And don’t forget to say thank you afterwards.
Teranishi: Ok, I’ll try my best. (laugh)
Kawai: Do you go to like theme parks with the other Jrs.?
Teranishi: Yes. I like all the fast rides. But I’m scared of haunted houses. These days you can get a passport to go through the special lines and stuff, right? But I’m usually like, “I’m sorry. I don’t have money, so I’ll just wait.” (laugh)
Kawai: I won’t go on the fast rides or the haunted house. If there are no cameras around then you aren’t getting me near a theme park. (laugh)
Teranishi: See, that’s also unexpected… Have you always been scared of those?
Kawai: Yeah. Even if I went, all I’d ride were the go-karts. After that, I’d just hang around the theme park arcade. (laugh)
What do they think of each other?
Teranishi: I was most surprised by how serious he was back stage. I heard somebody say, “In the dressing room, he doesn’t seem to talk about himself much with the other members. But on stage his conversation is so natural.” And that hit the nail on the head for me.
Kawai: All I can say is, “Even Tsukada is different in business meetings…” (laugh) My impression of Tera was always that he was a little punk. (laugh)
Teranishi: Actually, I’ve heard that a lot. (huge laugh) What about me is punk-like?
Kawai: I guess you could say that you have a unique charm. Even though you’re not particularly good looking, you’ve got a kind of devil-may-care handsomeness that people like, right? That makes you a punk.
Teranishi: Handsome… I like hearing that!
Kawai: Sorry, “Handsome” is pushing it a bit far. (laugh) But you do have charm, I think. Don’t the fans even say, “He’s killing us with his pheromones!”
Teranishi: A ha ha! Well, that’s not something I’m aware of so even if they said it, I’d mostly be confused.
Kawai: It’s a charm that oozes out from inside, though. I’m jealous. You should just pretend to be a “former punk”! (laugh)
Teranishi: No way! I’m declaring myself a “former soccer player”! (laugh)
*So, Kawai says 歌い尻をしゃくって literally “bending the song butt” which I found highly amusing but basically he’s referring to how pop singers will bend notes up or down for emphasis and that he is in the habit of doing it, especially at the end of a line. Check out this video for an example.
Hello, yes, I'm back on my translation kick! And the lucky beneficiaries are anybody who wants to read a lot about A.B.C-Z!!! Please enjoy this adorable crosstalk between Kawai and Tera. ♥
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Musical Comedy “Nodo Jiman” ~ ue wo muite arukou~
The musical comedy Nodo Jiman is about the laughter and tears of people struggling to overcome obstacles in order to appear on the popular television program “Nodo Jiman.” A.B.C-Z’s Kawai Fumito and Johnny’s Jr. Teranishi Takuto, sempai-kouhai from the same agency, have a musical showdown…!? We spoke to them at an At Home rehearsal space.
Original text by Mizuho Seo
Kawai Fumito x Teranishi Takuto
Kawai: When we [the whole cast] met were you nervous?
Teranishi: I was super nervous…
Kawai: Me too. Now matter how many times I experience it, that particular “first day” feeling makes me nervous.
Teranishi: Really? Kawai-kun seemed so confident. I was at an “these are all people I’ve seen on TV” level of nervousness… (big laugh)
Kawai: I had to sit right next to Mori Masako-san so of course I was nervous! But I thought the veteran actors would be spoiling us.
Teranishi: Okay, please spoil me and Kawai-kun.
Kawai: Right. Obviously we can’t say that.
Teranishi: Of course not! (laugh) You could say we can rely on them, that’s normal...
Kawai: Tera (Teranishi) has already worked with A.B.C-Z a bunch of times, right.
Teranishi: Two years ago in 「ABC座 2015」 I even learned Kawai-kun’s backstage face.
Kawai: My backstage face! What’s that? (laugh)
Teranishi: Because I have a strong image of you as the host of 少クラ(The Shonen Club) I thought Kawai-kun had a talkative “good at quips” personality. But it’s not just working out quips, you’re the type of person who before a performance really prepares and works out the way things will go in advance…
Kawai: That’s because we write most of 「ABC座」. (With a serious face) I’m sure I’ve said this before but regarding drama, I have no advice to give. Ask Tottsu (Totsuka Shota).
Teranishi: Huh?! (laugh)
Kawai: (laugh) But haven’t you already gotten advice from different people?
Teranishi: Yes. Before this Maeda Gin-san [note: he’s legendary actor and played Mori Masako’s father in the play] told me, “I feel like I’ve helped raise you this past month.” I was super surprised. I was like, am I dreaming?!
Kawai: Tera, I’m surprised to hear you say that. Even though you’re still young, you’re incredible earnest, like “I’m so grateful to hear what semapi have to say.” You know, when I was Tera’s age, I was the rebellious type, like “I’m going to do things my own way!”
Teranishi: That’s also an unexpected side of Kawai-kun.
Kawai: Then, using my own strength of will, I searched for the answer. And because I couldn’t find anything, now when I work, I earnestly listen to everybody’s opinions. (laugh)
Teranishi: But it’s important to look for the answer within yourself too! From the beginning I’ve just been relying on everybody else…
Kawai: If we ever saw Tera searching for something, everybody would say, “Let’s help!”
Teranishi: Even the other day when the cast went out for dinner, everybody was giving me advice.
Kawai: Ah… I heard that when I wasn’t there everybody went out for dinner. Sounded like fun…
Teranishi: Please know it wasn’t something I planned…!
Kawai: I’m just joking! (laugh) So, did people talk about me? (laugh)
Teranishi: Everybody said, “Kawai-kun has done so many plays, he’s fine.”
Kawai: That’s so not true though?! Even now when I’m reading the script, I’m torn over what the best way to play (his role) Sutani is. Because I’ve got to handle a lot of boilerplate lines, how can I loosen them up, and so on.
Teranishi: I see! Even after memorizing the lines in the script, you still need to think about the different ways you can inject some personality into it. Kawai-kun, normally, how do you go about working on a character?
Kawai: If it’s something like this where the play has a lot of comedy and the role is pretty close to my own personality, maybe I don’t have to do too much. The one where I had to start completely from scratch was Kiku in (2016) Coin Locker Babies. Because Kiku didn’t have a single thing in common with me, in order for his way of speaking and movements not to appear awkward or confused, I had to construct him carefully.
Teranishi: I see! My character Junichi is a junior in college. I had thought I should play him simply but then I was thinking that maybe his feelings toward his mother, who raised him all alone, are complicated… Ogawa Natsumi-san, who is playing my mother, said, “We should try all sorts of different things,” so I’m going to try!
Kawai: Tera you even have a solo song, don’t you.
Teranishi: Yes. I get to sing “Daydream Believer”.
Kawai: Have you ever sang a solo song in a play before?
Teranishi: Actually, this is my first solo…
Kawai: Really. Well, you can relax because all of Tera’s fans in the audience, as well as me and Mori-san on stage, will be watching you with rapt attention.
Teranishi: Uh… If you say things like that, I’m going to be more nervous… (laugh)
Kawai: I also have a singing scene. I sing 「越冬つばめ」(Mori Masako’s famous “Ehttou Tsubame” or the hibernating sparrow) with Kozuki Wataru-san but it’s overwhelming how skilled she is as a singer and the pressure of having to sing this song right in front of Mori Masako-san herself, I might just collapse on stage… (laugh) But, one of the things about this work is that the songs are only in “Nodo Jiman” (the show within the play) so we have to showcase them properly.
Teranishi: It’s not a musical but you need to change your style of singing from what you usually do, right?
Kawai: When I was doing Coin Locker Babies the singing coach would always scold me about bending my notes* at the end of a phrase and so on. “I hear an idol right now,” the coach would scold me. (huge laugh) But in Nodo Jiman there’s everything from J-Pop to enka, all sorts of songs appear in the show. And I think it’s nice that for each type of song, there is a different type of singer.
Teranishi: And when it comes to singing, I can ask you for advice.
Kawai: Please refer all questions on that to Hashimoto. (laugh) Ah, but you sang “Vanilla” when you were a guest on A.B.C-Z’s radio show [A.B.C-Z 今夜はJ's 倶楽部 2017.05.09], didn’t you?
Teranishi: I really love that song!
Kawai: I was singing next to Tera and we got a lot of messages from the listeners saying, “Kawai is too loud! I can’t hear Teranishi.” (laugh) But that was my strategy for getting them to come out to see Nodo Jiman! You can’t hear Tera’s beautiful voice that easily. (laugh) Hey, people who want to hear Tera, come to Nodo Jiman! (laugh)
Teranishi: (huge laugh)
Aimiya, Matsumiya, SakumiyaRating:
PG-15 – R for mild languageWarnings:
mention of a minor character's death, maybe a little angst-ish Summary:
Ninomiya Kazunari - gossip journalist and paparazzo - is known and feared for sneaking into celebrities' private lives and uncovering their dirty little secrets before they even notice. Sometimes, he does not even back off from using flirting or – should the occasion arise – more to reach his goals. One day, he takes up the challenge to expose the past of contemporary popular actor Sakurai Sho, who is meticulously hiding his private life from the public . Will Nino be able to find something out?Read Chapter 1 on AO3Read Chapter 2 on AO3Read Chapter 3 on AO3Read Chapter 4 on AO3Read Chapter 5 on AO3
*NEW Read Chapter 6 (FINAL) on AO3
Hello, my fellow Arashians!
We are looking for trustworthy and honest individuals who can adjust their finicky tastes on the Arashi fansubbed videos they usually watch to be a part of a new subbing community.
If you have what it takes to be a member of the new community called Signal No. 5, can be relied upon to keep secrets and is truthful about what they do, do not mind inaccuracies and errors in their subs, and is inherently interested to be its member, kindly proceed to this post to apply.
The post would be open on September 15, 2017 at 00:00 HK/Singapore/PH Time (GMT + 8). Posting this as early as September 14 to see who will be really interested in joining.
Read the guidelines carefully as we welcome those who are new to LiveJournal and have less than three (3) posts. However, we're looking for other requirements rather than your length of stay in LJ.
We hope you could be one of our members and that you could join us in our humble home to share the happiness that the five members of Arashi gives us.
We would only be accepting accplications from Sept. 15- Sept. 24, and would be adding all of the applicants who passed the requirements completely on Sept. 25.
We would be implementing this schedule strictly along with the rules and requirements, so expect that we would be closing the application period on Sept. 25 at 00:00 HK/Singapore/PH Time (GMT + 8).
We would be deleting this post on the middle day of the application period (Sept 20), or earlier if deemed necessary, to see who is really interested in joining the community, and we will be posting again once application resumes in the coming months.
Thank you very much and we hope to see you in the community!
P.S. To those who joined the community during the pre-application and was not able to pass the other requirements, you need not to go back to Step 1. Continue where you left and proceed on that. There are also applicants who forgot to click the "Join the Community" button during the pre-application period. Review all the requirements first if they are already completed before clicking the button.