tomoe6 replied to your post “lurkersan replied to your post: FNS I want to go the sarcastic route…”Could be a Julie vs Keiko problem, look at difference between length of performance timing between certain Johnnies. Those 2 bitches are still in-fighting. Arashi is really busy this…
In a way the rivalry is keeping them on their toes and making them try their hardest to outsell each other which is all well and good for the old man himself. If you think about it, all it takes for him to end the rivalry is to declare an official successor.
But that might allow them to slack off and just like his whole employee income system, uncle Johnny is all about making sure his employees don’t slack off and instead work hard to bring in the cash.
Rivalry is all well and good if it’s a healthy one. I don’t consider this faction issue a healthy competition when they literally split the groups to a point of never being seen in the same screen as much as possible. All the fun lost because of it.
I don’t think these groups will slack off if the competition eased up. At least as far as I can tell between SMAP and Arashi (and a few other groups that I watch like Tokio and V6), they all work hard and with sincerity. I mean, the Kouhai-Senpai relationship is actually one of the best things that ever happened in their boyband community. Arashi is where they are now because their senpai took care of them and pushed for them when they were young and nobodies.
When Ohno showed up in Nakai’s (and Tamori’s) show to promote Kagi, every glimpse of them toying with each other was pure gold for me.
tomoe6 replied to your post “lurkersan replied to your post: FNS I want to go the sarcastic route…”
Could be a Julie vs Keiko problem, look at difference between length of performance timing between certain Johnnies. Those 2 bitches are still in-fighting. Arashi is really busy this month, I don’t think they have a whole day to sit around to sing 1 song.
You know, I read somewhere (just gossip) that Iijima’s going to lose one way or another anyway because Julie is Mary’s daughter, and she’s already seated in the Board of Directors. So even if Iijima somehow manages to become president, she will still answer to the BoD and guess who’s sitting there (among others).
They should just realize that the most money they can get is if they put SMAP and Arashi together anywhere. Tsk.
Because everyone including me was waiting for a repeat or something similar to Msta. I was disappointed is all I can say.
You and me both, and a lot of others, I bet.
Man, this Iijima and Julie war is really annoying. It ruins a lot of potential golden collab (bring me back my Ohno x Nakai hilarity any day please).
I do agree with you on this note, however.
Blast from the past, Mago Mago Arashi - 11/11/2006
Riida Ohno helped Oba-san with preparing dinner, Ohno was in charge of making spinach with crushed black sesame seeds and frying up some tampura.
Sho-san voiced his concerns with Ohno’s cooking skills since everything is “umai” to him. (°◇°;)
Riida mutters back while crushing the sesame seeds: Urusai-na, I’m trying to cook here..(;¬_¬)
And the result…….it was surprisingly delicious (Kore wa umai wa) ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ
Their eps together always make me laugh. Other than the boat club, I also loved the ep with the cow… and Sho being totally useless and Ohno getting mad.
I want to go the sarcastic route and say maybe it was the mic problem. Heh. But yeah it put a little damper on their Msta performance. I’d rather want FNS to be honest if arashi was appearing via VTR or not.
Maybe if FNS announced early that Arashi will only have a VTR, they’d lose the amazing ratings for when Arashi shows up. I read that the peak of the viewer rating was during Arashi’s performance.
XD I’ll just snort if someone gives me the mic problem explanation.
I actually thought he looks more meaty compared to the Kyousa period. After Kyousa he did Kagi, so that explained the long streak of being near plasma again XD but of the few stuff I’ve seen lately, he doesn’t look as sickly as before.
I am hoping for a Kagi movie tho… he doesn’t look tanned to me or not as bad as he normally would. So he’s stuck fishing at night, or painting like whoa, or he’s preparing for a new project where he can’t get dark too soon. I’ll cross my fingers for a Kagi movie. Here’s hoping the SP is successful.
It could also do with the fact that for his birthday this year, he said he wanted to become more like a sage and was going to adjust his diet as such. You know a more clear diet with simple traditional food.
Could be, although adjusting your diet doesn’t necessarily mean you’d end up stick thin. He did say stopping alcohol alone drops his weight, though. If he’s not drinking as much as he used to, then that’d be one more reason.
This is one of the rare moments where I actually complain about Arashi.
You’re right!, though I really do not know whom to blame. Is it Arashi itself or the people behind them. This is because if they asked to sing live, I know they will just like Happiness in Best Artist (some of them are really off key tho) but they still did it. I also believe that a part of Music Station was live. I do also believe that they will not make an excuse this time, making an excuse will further harm them.
I just hope that,if next year they will happen to appear again, it will be real LIVE. Arashi’s fan do know that they are not perfect in singing and like what you said, we want them to collaborate with other artist.
I don’t even really mind them doing a lip sync, or being off-key. It’s the whole “VTR” replacement that bugs me. And yes, MS was live XD I could even hear some voices coming out as a yell rather than a melodic note. The thing is, when Arashi is off, it’s not really all that horrible. Meikyuu fiasco was bad, admittedly, but I’m sure they can do something about it if they really want to.
VTR just makes me feel like they don’t want to bother anymore. And yeah, if I have to blame someone, I’m going to point my fingers at their bosses (or FNS’ boss or both). Arashi members may have some leeway or enough influence to push for a decision, but at the end of the day, they’re still just highly paid boyband employees of JStorm and Johnny’s. Boss always has the last say = their chief manager, whoever that is.
Ohno! a man true to his words! knocking down the Red Pin in bank bowling! (after reprimanding Chinen earlier on) XDDD
the face though! HAHAHA