Charts: Johnny’s all around

Johnny’s Jimusho proved dominant on the music charts this week, earning 1st on the album, single, and DVD rankings.

KAT-TUN’s 4th album, “Break the Records -by you & for you-,” sold 200,000 copies to lead the albums chart, continuing the streak from their first three. Elephant Kashimashi charted at #3 with their newest release. Also making the top ten were a request album for guitarist hide (#7) and the latest effort from Tommy heavenly6 (#9).

Similarly, NEWS extended their own streak, sending their 11th consecutive single to the top of the charts. “Koi no ABO” sold 234,000 copies, far ahead of SID’s new single, which ranked 2nd at 59,000 in sales. They were followed by new songs from JUJU (#3) and Shoko Nakagawa (#4). Idol groups Buono! (#7) and Idoling!!! (#10) also broke the top ten.

Meanwhile, Hey! Say! JUMP’s tour DVD claimed #1 in the overall DVD rankings, moving 77,000 copies. With an average age of 16.8 years old, they qualify as the youngest male artists to top the overall DVD chart.

About Gokusen the Movie

KAT-TUN Kamenashi and actress Nakama Yukie will be starring in “Gokusen The Movie” 7/11

That movie was originally a series that started in 2002 until it’s last part in 2008.

Kamenashi played Odagiri Ryu, in it’s second part year 2005.

Kamenashi said “I still can’t imagine myself in a big screen'”

Nakama yukie said “Odagiri is so much bigger now, right”, oh motherly feeling was developed.

“I’m very happy to have another encouter with my disciple 4 years later”

Kamenashi 4 years later is bringing a much more adult aura to his character

“I really wanted to do the movie, so i am very pleased to be able play the role of Odagiri ryu the one i played in the past”

“The movie shows from part 1 (2002) to part 3 students, 2008 Yankumi lesson is gyugyugyu(ZZZZZ). in short i’s a wonderful production.”

Care #1 in Dwango music download ranking

CARE ranks #1 in the Dwango Official Music download ranking as the most downloaded song.

#3 is 1582
#5 is Sadistic Love
#7 is 春夏秋冬
#9 is Neiro

credit: luvjin

Nowadays, official music download is very popular in Japan and it takes away some of the physical CD sales. And Oricon is thinking about including it in their Oricon chart. 5 of KAT-TUN songs are in the top ten..Congrats to our lovely boys.

First Day Sale of Break the Records

KAT-TUN opened at number 1 on the charts 🙂

First day sales for Break The records -by you and for you- : 89,677

60th Television Drama Academy Awards rankings [Winter 2009]

Congratulations to Kame and Nakamaru for ranking 3rd and 8th on the Best Actor Category and for the group for having One Drop and Rescue ranked 3rd and 5th for the Best Drama Category.
Keep up the goodwork KAT-TUN!!!!

KAT-TUN Related – Best Actor (Kame & Maru ranked), Best Drama Theme Song (One Drop & Rescue ranked)


60th Television Drama Academy Awards Winners

Best Drama Mei-chan no Shitsuji (Mizushima Hiro, Eikura Nana, Sato Takeru)
Best Actor Matsuyama Kenichi – Zeni Geba
Best Actress Kanno Miho – Kiina
Best Supporting Actor Sato Takeru [Amuse] – Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Best Supporting Actress Katase Nana – Uta no Onii-san
Best Director Award Otani Taro & Kariyama Shunsuke – Zeni Geba
Best Scriptwriter Award Yamada Taichi – Arifureta Kiseki
Best Drama Theme Song Kumorinochi, Kaisei by Yano Kenta starring Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) – Uta no Onii-chan
Special Award Aibou

Note: Red=JE, bold=winner

Best Drama
1. Mei-chan no Shitsuji (Mizushima Hiro, Eikura Nana, Sato Takeru)
2. Uta no Onii-san  (Ohno Satoshi, Chisa, Totsugi Shigeuki, Katase Nana, Maruyama Ryuhei)
3. Arifureta Kiseki  (Nakama Yukie, Kase Ryo, Jinnai Takanori)

Best Actor
1. Matsuyama Kenichi – Zeni Geba
2. Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) – Uta no Onii-san
3. Mizushima Hiro [Ken-On] – Mei-chan no Shitsuji

Best Actress
1. Kanno Miho – Kiina
2. Eikura Nana – Mei-chan no Shitsuji
3. Nakama Yukie [Ken-On] – Arifureta Kiseki

Best Supporting Actor
1. Sato Takeru [Amuse] – Mei-chan no Shitsuji
2. Ikuta Toma (Johnny’s Junior) – Voice
3. Shiina Kippei – Zeni Geba

Best Supporting Actress
1. Katase Nana – Uta no Onii-san
2. Mimura – Zebi Geba
3. Ishihara Satomi – Voice

Best Director Award
Otani Taro & Kariyama Shunsuke Zeni Geba

Best Scriptwriter Award
Yamada Taichi – Arifureta Kiseki

Best Drama Theme Song
Kumorinochi, Kaisei by Yano Kenta starring Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) – Uta no Onii-chan

Special Award
Aibou

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Best Drama – Voting Results

Magazine Readers’ Results

  1. Mei-chan no Shitsuji
  2. Uta no Onii-san  (Ohno Satoshi, Maruyama Ryuhei)
  3. Kami no Shizuku  (Kamenashi Kazuya)
  4. Voice  (Ikuta Toma)
  5. Triangle (Inagaki Goro)
  6. Love Shuffle
  7. Rescue (Nakamaru Yuichi)
  8. Zeni Geba
  9. Kiina
  10. Akai Ito

Award Panel Evaluators’ Results

  1. Arifureta Kiseki
  2. Love Shuffle   &   Voice (Ikuta Toma)   &   Aibou

TV reporters’ results

  1. Zeni Geba
  2. Aibou
  3. Arifureta Kiseki

Notes:
At the page here, there’s a video of the 2 producers of Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Hashimoto Fumi and Gotou Hiroyuki (not sure about the romanization -> 後藤博幸) where they talked about the drama.
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Best Actor – Voting Results

Magazine Readers’ Results

  1. Mizushima Hiro  [Mei-chan no Shitsuji]
  2. Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) [Uta no Onii-san]
  3. Kamenashi Kazuya (KAT-TUN) [Kami no Shizuku]
  4. Eita  [Voice]
  5. Matsuyama Kenichi  [Zeni Geba]
  6. Eguchi Yosuke  [Triangle]
  7. Mizutani Yutaka  [Aibou]
  8. Nakamaru Yuichi (KAT-TUN) [Rescue]
  9. Tamaki Hiroshi  [Love Shuffle]
  10. Kato Ryo  [Arifureta Kiseki]

Award Panel Evaluators’ Results

  1. Mizutani Yutaka  [Aibou]
  2. Matsuyama Kenichi  [Zeni Geba]
  3. Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) [Uta no Onii-san]   &   Kato Ryo  [Arifureta Kiseki]

TV reporters’ results

  1. Matsuyama Kenichi  [Zeni Geba]
  2. Mizutani Yutaka  [Aibou]
  3. Mizushima Hiro  [Mei-chan no Shitsuji]

Notes:
Apparently the three ranked are only 3 votes and 6 votes apart (Ohno-san and Mizushima-san were only 3 votes and 6 votes behind Mastuyama-san respectively). The page here described it as an intense battle between the three actors and greatly praised their acting skills. It also mentioned that it was the first time for Mastuyama-san to be awarded (no wonder he kept going on about how he’s honoured by this award in the video) and the fact that Mizushima-san had 26% of all the magazine readers’ votes.
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Best Actress – Voting Results

Magazine Readers’ Results

  1. [Mei-chan no Shitsuji]
  2. [Uta no Onii-san]
  3. [Kami no Shizuku]
  4. [Voice]
  5. [Zeni Geba]
  6. [Triangle]
  7. [Aibou]
  8. [Rescue]
  9. [Love Shuffle]
  10. [Arifureta Kiseki]

Award Panel Evaluators’ Results

  1. d

TV reporters’ results

  1. d

Notes:
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Best Supporting Actor – Voting Results

Magazine Readers’ Results

  1. Sato Takeru  [Mei-chan no Shitsuji]
  2. Ikuta Toma (Johnny’s Junior) [Voice]
  3. Tanabe Seiichi  [Kami no Shizuku]
  4. Murayama Ryuhei (Kanjani8) [Uta no Onii-san]
  5. Masuda Shota  [Love Shuffle]
  6. Inagaki Goro (SMAP) [Triangle]
  7. Mizobata Junpei  [Akai Ito]
  8. Masuda Takahisa (NEWS) [Rescue]
  9. Hiraoka Yuta  [Kiina]
  10. Shiina Kippei  [Zeni Geba]

Award Panel Evaluators’ Results

  1. Kohinata Fumiyo  [Triangle]
  2. Kazama Morio  [Arifureta Kiseki]
  3. Yoshida Eisaku  [Dandan]

TV reporters’ results

  1. Shiina Kippei  [Zeni Geba]
  2. Masuda Shota  [Love Shuffle]
  3. Sato Takeru  [Mei-chan no Shitsuji]

Notes:
According to this page here, Satou-san had a lot more votes than Toma-kun, but Toma-kun was actually 4th on the panel evaluator’s shortlist. Female voters proclaimed that Satou-san’s acting is “so natural” that their emotions are completely led by him.
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Best Supporting Actress – Voting Results

Magazine Readers’ Results

  1. [Mei-chan no Shitsuji]
  2. [Uta no Onii-san]
  3. [Kami no Shizuku]
  4. [Voice]
  5. [Zeni Geba]
  6. [Triangle]
  7. [Aibou]
  8. [Rescue]
  9. [Love Shuffle]
  10. [Arifureta Kiseki]

Award Panel Evaluators’ Results

  1. d

TV reporters’ results

  1. d

Notes:
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Best Drama Theme Song – Voting Results

Magazine Readers’ Results

  1. Kumorinochi, Kaisei by Yano Kenta starring Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) – Uta no Onii-chan
  2. My SunShine by ROCK’A’TRENCH – Mei-chan no Shitsuji
  3. ONE DROP by KAT-TUN – Kami no Shizuku
  4. 「刹那」 by Greeeen – Voice
  5. RESCUE by KAT-TUN – Rescue
  6. 「366日」by HY – Akai Ito
  7. 「さよならは 言わない」by 小田和正 – Triangle
  8. 「ありふれた奇跡」by エンヤ – Arifureta Kiseki
  9. 「音のない世界」by My Little Lover – Love Shuffle
  10. 「さよなら」by かりゆし58 – Zeni Geba

Award Panel Evaluators’ Results

  1. 「さよならは 言わない」by 小田和正 – Triangle
  2. 「刹那」 by Greeeen – Voice   &    「縁の糸」by 竹内まりや – Dandan

TV reporters’ results

  1. 「さよなら」by かりゆし58 – Zeni Geba
  2. Kumorinochi, Kaisei by Yano Kenta starring Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) – Uta no Onii-chan
  3. My SunShine by ROCK’A’TRENCH – Mei-chan no Shitsuji

credits to shiho-san

Gokusen Movie

Kamenashi Kazuya will reprise his role in Gokusen Movie. He’s a trainee teacher in the movie due to influence of Yankumi. As for Akanishi Jin I dont know if he will be joining the cast of Gokusen Movie *sigh*. Just stay tune for more updates about the movie.

KAT-TUN Schedule – May 2009

KAT-TUN’s Schedule – May 2009 (release dates, airing dates)

movie
magazine, book
CD / DVD release
jweb
TV (tv show, dorama, special)
radio
event (concert, stage play, event)
birthday

5/01 (FRI)
Nakamaru Page
匳載したて!! Koki (for drama?)
Oricon style ♪KAT-TUN
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 21:00-21:50 TV Asahi ♪Koki
Kamenashi Kazuya Kase by Kase – KAT-TUN style 22:40-22:55 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Kame

5/02 (SAT)
Shounen Club 18:00-18:50 NHK BS2 ♪MC: Maru

5/03 (SUN)
Sunday In The Park 10:00-15:53 (FM-FUJI) ♪Maru
ARTIST SPECIAL 20:00-21:00 (FM横浜) ♪Maru

5/04 (MON)
Nakamaru Page
Shounen Club (re-run) 17:00-17:50 NHK BShi ♪MC: Maru
Konkatsu! 21:00-21:50 Fuji TV ♪Ueda
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
Fresh up 9 9:00-12:00 (NACK5) ♪Maru

5/05 (TUE)
KAT-TUN MANUAL ♪Ueda
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
R-One KAT-TUN 00:00-00:30 Bunka ♪Maru&Ueda
チャイム! 25:00-6:00 (NACK5) ♪Maru

5/06 (WED)
Nakamaru Page
TV Guide 2009.05.15
Weekly The Television 2009.05.15
Cartoon KAT-TUN 23:58-0:29 NTV ♪KAT-TUN
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/07 (THU)
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/08 (FRI)
Nakamaru Page
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 21:00-21:50 TV Asahi ♪Koki
Kamenashi Kazuya Kase by Kase – KAT-TUN style 22:40-22:55 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Kame

5/09 (SAT)

5/10 (SUN)

5/11 (MON)
Nakamaru Page
Konkatsu! 21:00-21:50 Fuji TV ♪Ueda
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/12 (TUE)
KAT-TUN MANUAL ♪Maru
Ginza ♪ Jin
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
R-One KAT-TUN 00:00-00:30 Bunka ♪Maru&Ueda

5/13 (WED)
Nakamaru Page
TV Guide 2009.05.22
TV Life
TV Pia
TV Station
Weekly The Television 2009.05.22
Cartoon KAT-TUN 23:58-0:29 NTV ♪KAT-TUN
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/14 (THU)
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/15 (FRI)
Nakamaru Page
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 21:00-21:50 TV Asahi ♪Koki
Kamenashi Kazuya Kase by Kase – KAT-TUN style 22:40-22:55 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Kame
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/16 (SAT)
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/17 (SUN)
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/18 (MON)
Nakamaru Page
Konkatsu! 21:00-21:50 Fuji TV ♪Ueda
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/19 (TUE)
KAT-TUN MANUAL ♪Kame
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
R-One KAT-TUN 00:00-00:30 Bunka ♪Maru&Ueda
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/20 (WED)
Nakamaru Page
Cartoon KAT-TUN 23:58-0:29 NTV ♪KAT-TUN
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/21 (THU)
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/22 (FRI)
Nakamaru Page
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 21:00-21:50 TV Asahi ♪Koki
Kamenashi Kazuya Kase by Kase – KAT-TUN style 22:40-22:55 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Kame
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Tokyo Dome) ♪KAT-TUN

5/23 (SAT)
TV Navi
Myojo 2009.07
Popolo 2009.07

5/24 (SUN)

5/25 (MON)
Nakamaru Page
Konkatsu! 21:00-21:50 Fuji TV ♪Ueda
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/26 (TUE)
KAT-TUN MANUAL ♪Jin
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno
R-One KAT-TUN 00:00-00:30 Bunka ♪Maru&Ueda

5/27 (WED)
Nakamaru Page
Cartoon KAT-TUN 23:58-0:29 NTV ♪KAT-TUN
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/28 (THU)
KAT-TUN style 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Koki&Junno

5/29 (FRI)
Nakamaru Page
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 21:00-21:50 TV Asahi ♪Koki
Kamenashi Kazuya Kase by Kase – KAT-TUN style 22:40-22:55 23:30-23:40 Nippon (Radio AM1242kHz) ♪Kame
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Osaka Hall) ♪KAT-TUN

5/30 (SAT)
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 18:30 (Osaka Hall) ♪KAT-TUN

5/31 (SUN)
KAT-TUN Concert 2009 – Break the Records – 16:00 (Osaka Hall) ♪KAT-TUN

Maru wins Newcomer Actor Award from TV Navi Magazine

New Drama for Koki

KAT-TUN’s Tanaka, new Shigotonin! 24 on screen

This 24 was broadcasted on Asahi TV that KAT-TUN’s Tanaka Koki (Kouki = 23) was decided to gain the role of the new shigotonin at Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 since Friday 9:00PM

To carry out the heroical death of the Device shop’s Genta (Ohkura Tadayoshi from Kanjani8) as his successor his official title is Dressmaking Shop’s REN, his killing techniques are strong, and he killed a bad guy cutting his neck with an abominable red string.

His sempais from Johnny’s Jimusho who are also starring the drama, Shounentai’s Higashiyama Noriyuki and TOKIO’s Matsuoka Masahiro were at the interview at Kyoto’s Shouchiku Kyoto Film Studio. “Tanaka –  he said – He seems the kind of guy with a rebellious heart, similar to myself. I want to make him feel at ease .”

for more information click here

myojo january 2009 translation

Bark with a Smile
Everybody is energetic Woo-ha-ha Theme
KAT-TUN
A beaming face is greater than anything. More important than anything. Stronger than anything Introducing the funny (?) topics that the 6 people of KAT-TUN thought about today. Eh… Each time it’s a silly story…

Kamenashi Kazuya
●Lately, I’m very energetic from the moment I wake up in the morning. I think good feelings come out in abundance. During times like this, I feel like I smile more everyday and can laugh at silly things. At home, watching ‘Haneru no Tobira (Haneru’s Door)’ on DVD after a long time, I had a hearty laugh, and at the workplace, I can laugh after seeing Koki’s hilarious power. Also, times when I bring my friends to a recommended shop. When they turn to me and say with a smile, “Delicious~!” Without thinking, I smile complacently and reply, “Isn’t it?” Concerning my approach, I’m happy when the other party responds with a smiling face. Not just family and friends, the smiling faces of fans at the instant my eyes meet theirs during live too. If I think about it, there are many times when I received a smile from someone.

●The beach. It’s the number one place that can make me smile now. Like, surfing or riding a good wave~. The feeling of a happy aura overflowing from my whole body. No, I’m really not good at it, I can rarely ride a good wave, you know? But how do I say this, instead of a wave that fits me, when everything falls into place…it feels really good! At that instant, I’m rewarded for all the hard work pedalling. I get to experience a great sense of achievement too. Ah, do you know? If you go to the beach, before you return, you must check below the car properly. Cats may sleep under the car. And, I’ll also plop to the ground and have a conversation with the cat at its eye level. Something like, “I’m going home already, please move aside” or “Sorry~”. It will reply with ‘u-nya~’ or something and not move away at all, but I can laugh as I’m distracted by its appearance and smile. I also find myself thinking things like if I had more time, my surfing will improve and I can make lots of fun memories. In fact, I’m busy at work and feel a sense of satisfaction when I concentrate fully. I can’t decide which is better. I probably finally noticed recently that both are necessary.

Akanishi Jin
●Nowadays, every time I meet Taguchi, his hobbies change (laugh). Rather than changing, they’re increasing fast. I rarely meet him but I still know, for the most part, I’ll see him during shootings for the regular programs, won’t I? The things he brings to the filming location changes with great frequency. Even though I normally don’t pay attention to Taguchi, I know. Darts, cue (the stick used in billiard), skateboard… Ah, during the ‘skateboard period’, and though he only moved 1 m at most, I mean like he’s still there!, he rode on each and every skateboard and I got irritated. And, now… (looking nearby at Taguchi who’s confirming his grip on a green onion that acts as a substitute for a club) it’s golf. Somehow it’s amazing. I don’t have anything like hobbies at all, and if I force one out, it’ll be something like movie appreciation. But, I’ll definitely not be envious of him (laugh).

●And, previously, I had my fill of my only hobby. I watched ‘Wanted’ at the cinema. Though I always wanted to watch it, when I finally watched it, there was a sense of speed and to the end there was a thrilling and palpitating sequence. There was nothing wrong with my judgement. Because I really like movies, I watch around 10 a month at my highest record. Basically, though they’re foreign films, I don’t consider the genre but watch those I think are interesting one after another. Among movie lovers, there are many who are particular about watching movies at the theatre as ‘the sound is better and the screen is bigger at the cinema…’, I don’t care about that. In fact, I watch DVDs at home more often. But I like the cinema. Because I can eat caramel popcorn (laugh). Generally, there are M, L and LL sizes, but it’s definitely L for me. Even if I’m alone, it’s L. And of course I finish it all! That said, I don’t eat popcorn usually. I wonder why the caramel popcorn I eat at cinemas are so delicious…

Taguchi Junnosuke
●I feel like I’m smiling 1/3 of the time I’m awake in a day. It’s not that I have a great policy of “If I’m going to live this 1 day anyway, I want to get through it smiling.” It’s because I only do things I like or are fun. You’ll be beaming naturally if you do. Like just now, “Wow, Koki, pink suits me”, “Wow, I haven’t had pizza in a long time. It’s super good”, grabbing a green onion in place of a golf club, swinging it and saying, “This is good”, for example… Somehow these trivial things are fun and they make me laugh. When required, no matter when, people should come in touch with people or things they like. Rather, I do this.

●Last autumn, the thing that made me laugh with great joy the most was winning a professional for the first time in an official billiard challenge. It was round 1 but I was happy. Without thinking, I was already patting myself on the back, saying, “I did well!” Now, thinking about it makes me enraptured (breaks into a smile). But in round 2, I was defeated and effortlessly withdrawn! (laugh) Of course it is so, they won’t go so easily on me… And I swore that ‘From tomorrow onwards, I’ll eat unajuu and work hard!!’ If I was hungry while practicing at the billiard parlor, I’ll order unajuu; it’s delicious. It’s so delicious that there are times when I feel like eating it and wonder why I’m not practicing my billiard. Doing only the things I like and eating tasty food. I think I’ll smile the happiest. Ya, definitely.
[unajuu: a dish with broiled eel kebabs on the top box and rice on the bottom box.]

●Though I don’t really care, my hair grows long fast. I just cut it the other day and now my fringe is already going bobo [the sound of hair flopping?]… When I talk about that, everyone says, “Ah, Taguchi is dirty-minded” and laughs. This is being dirty-minded? Though I don’t see the correlation between the growth of hair and a dirty-minded personality, I think, “It’s interesting how everyone says the same thing” and smile without thinking. Before I realized it, I’m always smiling.

Tanaka Koki
●Now, making music is the most fun. The other day, I went to Slipknot’s live and that was just super cool. And told myself with such enthusiasm, “I won’t lose! I’ll make cool music and definitely get an offer from Taiban. Moreover, just when you come, I’ll reject you!!” and I made 4 songs in 1 week. 3 rock pieces and 1 hip-hop. To the professionals it may seem harsh but I use the PC [personal computer] super efficiently to make them. Ah, talking about PCs, 3 days after I bought it, a new model came out from the same manufacturer!! After I saw the news hailing my second newest PC as ‘the latest model on sale now!’, I blurted out, ‘Hmm?’ at first without thinking (laugh). When I was buying the PC from the electrical appliance store, if only the salesperson said, “Sir, If you wait for another 3 days, a new model will come out~”~. They definitely know it? In other words, it’s completely their way of clearing their stock, isn’t it!? They’re totally making sport of people. Because I was angry, I bought 1 new one. I’m playing right into their hands (laugh).
[Taiban (タイバン). I’ve no idea what recording label (?) this is.]

●Lately what makes me happy is that Sakura (dog) finally remembers about the toilet. On top of that, not just remembering, it folds the sheet for toilet use neatly after peeing! As it’s fastidious, it doesn’t want to pee at the same place after doing it the first time. Now, we let it loose in the living room out of its cage, and I’ve witnessed it many times while on the way to get some drinks from the refrigerator; it wasn’t just a coincidence!! No~, to Sakura who has trouble remembering ‘down’, on the contrary, well done to me for training it to walk on 2 hinds (laugh)! Because of intensive training, now it can stand still at a place for around 10 seconds, if it’s 2 or 3 steps it can also walk. It can walk on 2 hinds, fold things properly; it’s already a complete human…

Ueda Tatsuya
●For my last birthday, my friends threw me a surprise party… I was told, “Come to this store at O p.m.” And after I entered the store, it was pitch black all of a sudden! Happy Birthday~ was flowing from within… Around 70 people celebrated for me grandly. I was happy~. I naturally break into smiles while talking to everyone. It was a time of laughter and chatting after a long time.

●In a day, if you talk about the time I’m overflowing with smiles unconditionally, it’s mealtime Having a meal is the happiest. No, I feel blessed from the moment I mix my fermented soybeans. Also, animals. Although I think smiling to everyone is a forte, part of my job, animals… I’m really defenseless in front of dogs, especially. Caressing it, showering it with kisses, it’s like I miss without realizing it at all myself.

●Although I love watching comedies on TV, I’m bad at making people laugh. I’m super troubled when I’m told to mimic someone as punishment for a game on TV. I think, “I don’t have any material; I gotta think of something soon.” I think when I’m with my friends we’re quite high. Suddenly in the middle of conversation there’ll be shouts of ‘1 nyokki! No, no, everyone gets excited with this kind of simple game.

●I smile when I’m in a good mood and, when I’m in a bad mood I can’t help feeling angry no matter what I do. I constantly say please don’t try to make me laugh. But, I basically like people who try to make me feel better when I’m in a bad mood. Saying, “What’s wrong today?”; it’s sweet that they noticed~. And, having them listen to me makes me smile. After all, I’m the type who can’t live alone no matter what I may say. But from me… what is it? On the contrary, if you say, “Why are you in a bad mood?”, I lose my cool… Ha ha (laugh).

Nakamaru Yuichi
●Not long ago, I went to the large warehouse-style store in my shiny new car that just came. Anyway it was huge. The shop, the shopping carts and even the merchandise is super huge! The moment I stepped into the store, it’s like ‘woah, it’s fun!’ and the tension rises. The bagels are sold in packets of 24 and the persimmons roughly in crates. The cereals are larger than the screen of a computer, and a pack of meat is how many kg!? per pack, meaning that, no matter where, an exciting world is unfolding. While shopping, I, already smiling, said, “Hey hey, what are we gonna do with so many supplies? Wahaha.” And after reaching home, putting all the large quantity of foodstuff in the refrigerator was fun again. For a short time after, every time I see the refrigerator that creaks due to the food, I give a self-satisfied smile. But you know, from that day on, the Nakamaru household’s meals are bagels everyday, meat everyday, persimmons everyday! Sometimes cereal! Even after eating and eating, it’s bagels, meat, and persimmons! The cereals are not decreasing… Thankfully I pared the persimmons with a peeler; so I did well. I’m a master of persimmon-paring.

●[note: since nakamaru says チュウ (chuu), i’m not gonna spoil it by translating it as ‘kiss’. kyaa!!! ok. back to the translation.]
Like a conditioned reflex, with a 100% probability, I smile after I chuu. When I say, “chuu” to Mister (pet dog: a miniature dachshund), and pout, I get a chuu. New trick, new trick. Somehow, I will be healed. I say, “You like me so much, I see, I see,” and become cute. The times when I often get dispirited or tired, after being ‘chuu-ed’, I can feel all warm and fuzzy. But when people see it, they say things like, “That’s forcing it… You’re getting a chuu by coercion.” Well, if you put it that way, that’s actually so (laugh). How do I say it, it’s like after I smile tears fall? It’s called pathos? After saying, “I like the laughter induced easily from Surrealism…”, I burst out laughing at Koki’s joke about shit, and hide the tinge of sorrow with my smile!

credits to kat_o_tun@lj

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