1) IT TOOK AN EXTRA MORE WEEK FOR ME TO UPDATE.
2) ONLY NEWS' KOYAMA AND SHIGE CAME.
SORRY, NOW LET'S GET TO IT...
IT’S SPECIAL WEEK (I DON’T KNOW WHAT EXACTLY THAT MEANS BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE ONE ALMOST EVERY MONTH…WHERE THEY DO SOMETHING…SPECIAL, HAHAHA) AND TONIGHT/THAT NIGHT IT WAS GUESTS FROM NEWS.
Yoko and Hina introduces Koyama and Shige by talking about how important ratings are (cause it’s special week yo) and how tonight’s guests were invited to boost ratings. Shige (I think) sniggers in the back and Koyama says how it’s going to be hard for them now (because of the pressure). They introduce themselves and…
Yoko : You guys just did a concert at the Yokohama Arena no? You must have been very happy.
Koyama+Shige : Yes
Hina : It was probably a lot of fun huh?
Koyama : I was really touched.
Yoko : Did you cry?
Shige : I did.
Yoko+Hina : Hahahahahahahahhahaahah
Yoko : But that’s good isn’t it?
Koyama : When Nishikido…Ryo-chan was singing a parody song (I don’t know much about NEWS concerts, but I’m pretty sure that’s what he said…anyway, Ryo was singing), it just came, and I started crying.
Shige : This was in the first half (of the concert).
Yoko : You cried in the first half?
Shige : Not at the end.
Hina : The mountain came earlier eh.
Yoko : You were overcome with emotions…that’s good, that’s a good thing.
Hina : Yeah, also, your new single has been decided.
Koyama : Yesyes, that’s pretty good.
Yoko : TEPPEN.
Koyama+Shige : Hahahahaahaha.
Hina : You went back a little bit eh?
Koyama : Hahahaa, it’s called “Hoshi o mezaishite” (aim for the stars)
Hina : We all must go on aiming for something hmm?
Koyama : Yesyes, must work hard at it.
Koyama+Shige talked a bit how they didn’t have much to do last year besides their individual shows/dramas.
NOTE = THE FOLLOWING WERE SAID IN A POKING FUN KIND OF WAY, THINK LIKE HOW YOKO+HINA WOULD TALK/MAKE FUN OF YASU. CAUSE REALLY, YOKO+HINA ARE NEVER SERIOUS (EXCEPT WHEN THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT MONEY).
Hina : I think you guys are going to be really busy this year.
Koyama : This year it hasn’t been busy…
Yoko : Honestly, I want you guys to not work so hard.
Koyama+Shige+Hina : Hahahaha.
Yoko : I say that even though you’re my seniors.
Hina : That’s right, you guys debuted earlier.
Yoko : Isn’t it enough?
Koyama+Shige : Nonononononono
Hina : Why don’t you guys take another break?
Koyama : Hahahah, can’t do that, nonono.
Yoko : Haven’t you guys earned enough money already?
Hina : Your savings are probably frozen no?
Shige : Hahahahah.
Koyama : Yokoyama-san definitely earns more…
Hina : We’re just barely scraping by!
Koyama : No way, you guys had a bunch of songs (released).
Yoko : Nono, not that much.
Shige : Aren’t you also doing dramas?
Yoko : Ah…you don’t get that much money…
Hina : Basically, it’s not guarantee pay.
Koyama : Hahaha, that’s probably not true.
Yoko : That’s why I’m alwaaaays hungry.
Hina : He can’t eat.
Koyama+Shige : Hahahah
Yoko : My stomachs always making sounds.
Title Call + “Kanfuu Fighting”
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# 5 – comic artist
Yoko : Koyama-kun has said that he wants to be one.
Hina : Yes, he did say that.
HAHAHA, THEY’RE TOTALLY MESSING WITH HIM.
Koyama : …yes…that is so…it seems….
Hina : Do you have a favourite comic artist?
Yoko : What kind of comic artist do you want to me ?
Koyama : Huh? Me? Ummmmm….a bit old style one.
All : Hahahahahahahahah.
Then they make fun of him for his answer and for playing along so poorly.
# 4 – voice actor
Yoko : Kato-kun has…
All : HAHAHAAHAHAHAH
Yoko : Voice actor, what kind of voice actor do you want to be?
Shige : Hmmm………………..a wes…a western style one…
And they make fun of NEWS’s crap answers and you can hear Shige say “scaryyy” very quietly in the back. << HAHAAH
# 3 – lawyer
They talk a bit about how Shige’s in the law department in university and how much he enjoys it. And for some reason, Yoko brings up how his brother has to repeat a year ( “My younger brother, happily…has to repeat the year, unfortunately” and [cause he way he said it sounds like it would be good news] they all clap. HAHAHA). More talk by Yoko about how when he graduated from middle school, he was thinking about going on to high school and asked his mom but she told him “No! Go work!”
Hina : That’s a bit surprising…but same as usual, the Yokoyama family never ceases to amaze.
Yoko : We (my family) didn’t have money at that time.
# 2 – singer
Yoko talks about how to him, Johnnys = professional job. That people who want to sing and act go to Johnnys, and probably not people who want to make music. So when magazines ask him does he prefer to act or sing, he finds it hard to answer and says instead he likes being a Johnny. Because if you’re in Johnnys, they’ll let you do all kinds of jobs. And he restates that he really likes the job of being a Johnny.
Hina : (That answer was) 100 points!
# 1 – preschool/kindergarten teacher
They don’t really know what to say until Yoko comments that boys’ first crush are usually their preschool/kindergarten teachers. Thennnn, it veers off to what clothes they like girls to wear, started by Koyama.
Koyama : Don’t you think the trainers=sweatshirts kindergarten teachers wear are nice?
All : Hahahahhahaah, what?/that’s a bit odd.
Koyama : Embarrassed laugh.
Yoko : I really really really like it when girls wear tight t-shirts.
They all laugh and say “tight t-shirts” a bunch of times.
Hina : What about Shige? Which do you like better?
Shige : Eh? Talking about girls?
Hina : What else is there besides that?
Shige : I…like both. But isn’t it cute when girls with biggish eyes wear boy’s clothes?
Yoko : …….Where would you find a situation like that?
They talk about how there probably aren’t any situations like that except in your delusions/imaginations and a bit about their own delusions/imaginations until Yoko brings it back to…of course, what else but…
Yoko : I really like a sexy appearance.
Koyama : Aren’t trainers=sweatshirts great?
All : Ehhhhhhhhhhh?!
Koyama : It’s sexy!
Apparently, he likes it when they’re loose and the girl’s not wearing anything underneath. And although Yoko really really really likes girls wearing tight t-shirts and miniskirts, that’s not what he wants in a girlfriend because he doesn’t want people looking at her. Instead, Yoko has thought about this, when he introduces his girlfriend to his friends and she goes off to the washroom, he wants his friends to tell him what a cute girl he has.
Hina : We’re talking about what you dream huh?
Yoko : It’s my ideal situation.
All : Hahahahaha.
Hina : It’s a bit early for this kind of talk (the show’s only been on for about 20 minutes).
Tonight’s project : You know how in Dragon Ball, the point of the thing was to find these seven orange balls with 1-7 number of stars on them, and when you get them all you’re granted a wish? Well, that’s similar to what they did but not. They had seven balls with stars on them:
1 star :Yoko
2 stars :Hina
3 stars :Koyama
4 stars :Shige
5 stars :Yoko+Hina
6 stars :Koyama+Shige
7 stars :Yoko+Hina+Koyama+Shige
Listeners would write in a question or question, anything they want, a ball would be drawn from a box and depending on the numbers of stars on the ball, the person(s) will have to answer/do what the writers asked.
Writer = something (a goods) to help her reduce her loneliness.
Drawn = Koyama
Yoko : Let’s go, Koyama…ahah, I just called you Koyama, I mean Koyama-kun.
Koyama : Eh? Now? Go now?
He stalls for a bit, Yoko makes fun of him (“Don’t’ you do K-chan NEWS? What is K-chan NEWS if you can’t do this?).
Koyama : Uhhhh…ummmmm…something to divert your loneliness…
Hina : 3…2…1!
Koyama : …uhhh…Mayonnaise.
Shige : Hahahaah
Hina : Huh? I want to hear more about this.
Koyama explains how when he’s by himself, he often puts mayonnaise on all his food and eats it.
Hina : I see…let’s move on. << HAHAHA
Koyama : Yes, let’s. << HAHAHAHA, he sound like he wants to go home.
Writer = please tell me your best pick-up line
Drawn = Koyama
All : HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH for a long time
Koyama : sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Shige : Haha, Koyama looks all teary.
Hina : So, a pick-up line that always works.
Koyama : A pick-up line that always works…I don’t have one…uhhhh…uhhh
Yoko : 3 seconds…3…2…1…
Koyama : …“I like you”
Yoko : That…was pretty good, simple is good.
Koyama : Uhnn…please, let’s move on. Yes. << sounding completely defeated.
Yoko : Heh, we’re totally killing NEWS on this radio show eh?
Hina : Hahahahaahhah.
Shige : (This is) scary.
Koyama : You sure you’re not messing with me (with this drawing thing)?
Hina : Our job here is to always make our guests look good, you know?
Writer = please tell me about your first date
Drawn = Koyama
All : Hahahahaahahaahhaah
Koyama : You (Yoko) didn’t even put your hand in the box! You didn’t even put your hand in! <<getting a bit screamy
Hina : You should thank Yoko (for always picking you) eh?
Shige : Hahahahahaha
Koyama : You were just holding it (the ball) in your right hand!
He sputters on a bit more.
Koyama : First love…gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…okay.
All : Hahahah
Koyama (in a small voice) : I…it.was my kindergarten teacher, she was wore a trainer=sweatshirt…
All : giggling
Koyama : First date was…with ______-chan.
Yoko : Tokyo TV’s?! (someone from there has the same name)
All : Hahahahahahah
Hina : What kind of date was it?
Koyama : Ahh…I didn’t date her. (Back then) I would always see her on the street on my way home and I would yell out “I like you!” and go home.
Hina : You did this?
Koyama : Yep, everyday. I would wait for her to come, say it, and go home.
Hina : And her?
Koyama : Ah, she’d look blankly at me like “What are you doing?”
Koyama : Let’s go on to the next question…that was scary.
Shige : It is scary.
Writer : do you have friends who are celebrities outside of Johnnys? (Koyama : This one, this one’s easy, this one I can do! Not a problem!)
Drawn : Shige
Shige’s quite good friends with Hiraoka Yuuta (the guy from Swing Girls and Tatta Hitostu no Koi…and he’s going to be in that new show with NEWS’ Yamashita in April). They become friends when Shige filmed that mystery drama special Kakure Karakuri back in September, which Yoko bullshits that he totally watched. Apparently, Hiraoka Yuuta is very good at playing the guitar.
Yoko : Is he or Yasu better? << I SWEAR YOKO LOVES YASU OH SO VERY MUCH CONSIDERING HOW OFTEN HE THROWS HIS NAME OUT ON THE SHOW, BUT MAYBE I JUST NOTICE IT MORE CAUSE I LOVE YASU
Hina : Hahahaha, what kind of judging criteria is that?
Yoko then asks Koyama the same question : He’s friends with Oguri Shun. They met at a celebrity party for a name brand watch. Yoko says “party?” in the most hilarious way “par-tiiiiiiiiii” with the tiiii part really high and stretched out, actually he sounds a bit amazed at this whole meeting-OguriShun-at-a-watch-party thing, especially the watch-party part which he calls “very famous celebrity-like.”
Writer = please praise each other’s good qualities
Drawn = Koyama+Shige (Koyama did the drawing cause he didn’t trust Yoko)
Shige : Why did you draw yourself? <<bit whiny
Koyama : Shige’s good points…uh…he’s very kind….uh….
Hina : We’re running out of time yo.
Koyama : He’ll buy me anything…
Yoko : That’s a lackey you got there.
Shige : Koyama…can read the atmosphere really well.
Hina : That’s it?
Shige : That’s it, hahahahaha.
1) Kanjani’s Dome Concert
Yoko+Hina talk about how big the place is.
2) NEWS Concert has started
Shige says that Massu started crying immediately and how just cried and cried and couldn’t see anything. It seems that Yoko is going to their concert in Osaka on 3.10, and he asks Koyama if he could sing with them if he goes and then talks/sings the beginning of “Boom Boom Power.”
3) NEWS new single
Yoko messes with them and asks them to sing a bit from their new song. He lets them off the hook and starts talking about how when “Irohabushi” come out, he and Hina went to Karaoke with the Recommen staff and it got awkward/embarrassing when they sang that song because Subaru pretty much sings the whole thing. Shige says that because they have a lot of people in NEWS he can’t sing their songs at Karaoke by himself. Hina points out that it’s not that bad, cause Kanjani’s songs have talking parts in the middle and that’s a lot harder to do by one person. << HEH.
YesNo Dictionary = do you have a boyfriend who’s very strict/mean to his juniors? (Yoko adds Kansai juniors say that Hina is very strict with him but he’s very nice to the Tokyo ones. Hina : I’ve never heard that before! They’ve never said that!).
One caller says that she went to the NEWS concert and the best part was that Koyama and Shige’s duet. Yoko laments that when he asks people what the best part of their (Kanjani’s) concert is, they all say the MC. Koyama+Shige laugh their heads off. << So not true! Right at the beginning of their second concert, all the callers thought Yoko’s solo was great and kept wanting to talk about it but Yoko had to shut them up to not ruin it for the people who haven’t seen them yet. So they just talked about the MC, heh.
During TEPPEN Quiz :
Another caller thought the highlight of the NEWS concert was the talk about Shige looking the word “hostess (not the word hostess but the Japanese word for it that was used a long time ago and not that often now)” in his electronic dictionary during the MC. Apparently, Ryo was looking at Shige’s electronic dictionary’s history and saw that he looked up the word and then told everyone during the NEWS concert. << Haahahahahahahah, oh Ryo.
Yoko : Wha? What is it?
Shige : Ah, it was used in the Edo period to mean a woman who worked in the sex industry.
Yoko : What the hell were you looking up that word for?
Shige : I was reading a comic! << sounding a bit desperate
Koyama : What kind of comic was it? A dirty book?
Shige : Sakuran! Sakuran! << more desperate
Yoko : What is that? A dirty book?
Shige : You don’t know? Anna Tsuchiya… (he doesn’t finish but she’s in the movie adaptation of it).
Yoko : It’s a dirty book isn’t it?
Shige : No!
Yoko : But you read them right?
Shige : Yes.
All : Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahah.
Yoko : I don’t.
Shige : But you must had a time when you did no?
Yoko : Yes, a bit when I was in elementary school but I didn’t really like it.
Shige : I also don’t read them now.
Yoko : Aren’t you distressed when you read you them?
Koyama : It is distressing. << MY ASS, THEY’RE ALL PROBABLY LYING, HAHAHAAA
Hina : Ah! (Caller’s name), I’m so sorry. << They totally all forgot about her.
All : Hahahahahhah (she laughs too)
Hina : We just kept talking about dirty books.
Yoko : I feel some good will towards Shige now, knowing that he reads dirty books.
All : Hahahahah
Koyama : When we go overseas, Shige definitely always buys some at the airport. << Haha, he sounds quite happy outing him like this, in fact, he just keeps laughing for rest of this talk.
Shige : It’s not just me, you too!
Hina : Japan’s better eh?
Shige : Isn’t it?
Yoko : Who’s is good? What do you recommend? << OF COURSE YOKO WOULD ASK THIS
Shige : Actress?
Yoko+Koyama : Actress? Haaahahahahahah.
Hina : Actress? Dude, that’s film stuff! (Caller’s name), I am so sorry. So sorry.
YES, ALL LIARS. ALL JOHNNYS WATCH PORN, HOW CAN THEY NOT, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE RYO OR/AND SUBARU IN THEIR GROUP?! =)
From Taichi = Fill in the blank. When people ask you on TV “how are you doing?” you’d answer “I may not look like it but _______________.”
Hina : I may not look like it but I cook.
Yoko : Ehhh…Koyama?
Koyama : I may not look like it but I’m a big eater.
Yoko : Ohhhhhohhhh! You know any good places?
Koyama : I don’t know much about taste…anything is fine. <<Doesn't his family own a Ramen place?!
Hina : That’s good…Shige?
Shige : I may not look like it but I’m a gamer.
Yoko and him talk about what games they’re playing.
Yoko : I may not look like it but I’m currently addicted to “24”! The first hour I didn’t think it was going to be that good but gahhhhh it was so good.
Hina : Dude, they showed it throughout Japan a couple years ago…
Yoko : I just finished watching season one, Jack Bauer is so awesome, that’s why I was late today. <<HEH, SIGHHHHHH
Hina : I haven’t watched it yet, I’ve asked Okura to lend it to me, but he still hasn’t… << IT SEEMS LIKE THE “24” BUG IS SPREADING AROUND IN KANJANI.
8 Letter Idiom = I knew I left something out during the introduction post. There’s another segment where listeners write in an eight-syllable phrase based on a theme they give the week before, and then they pick their favourite and that listener wins a prize.
Tonight’s theme was “wise/clever/smart” and a listener writes in “can do mental arithmetic”
Yoko : Try watching “24”! That’s doing mental arithmetic! <<I don’t understand, I think he’s still riding on that “24” high from before, he really got into it.
Anyway, they read a couple more and Yoko ties it all back to “24” and they all laugh at him some more.
Another one was about pets and it reminded Yoko of…apparently an offer came for him to appear on a TV show related to animals (like Aiba’s maybe?!) because some producer has heard about Yoko and his dog. He doesn’t say when or if he accepted or not…
Hina : Why didn’t you say this earlier (during TEPPEN Quiz when the question was about animals)?
Yoko : I was thinking more about Jack Bauer << Again, don’t understand.
GAH! Another thing I forgot, the first two hours of Recommen are only listenable from certain parts of the country, while the last hour can be heard everywhere. So in the last hour (technically half an hour because Tsubasa’s show’s at 12:00-12:30), repeat some of the opening talk, catch new listeners up on the main project, do some more of that, make fun of Ktaro if they have time, and end the show.
They introduced Koyama and Shige again, talk about their upcoming tour…
Hina : You guys are going to Hokkaido yes?
Koyama : Yes
Yoko : Hokkaido is….?
Shige : In April.
Yoko+Hina : Wrong!
Shige : What?!
Yoko+Hina : As Maru would say “Hokkaido is dekkaido!” <<I think this is one of Maru’s puns, dekkai=big/huge so basically it’s like saying “Texas is biggas!” I’m sorry, that was awful.
All : Hahahahahhahhahaha.
Hina : Ahh, but we can’t expect Shige to answer that…only we would get that.
Back to the Main Project ! = Dragon Ball thing…
Writer = want to hear something shocking that happened lately
Drawn = Yoko
It’s not something recent, but Yoko talked about his near-death experience. When he was around 7, during a game of hide-and-seek with his friends, Yoko was chased up to the top of this factory and fell off the roof as he was running. Luckily he fell on top of a bunch of cardboard boxes. But it was nearneardeath cause there was an iron pipe sticking out 10cm away from the boxes.
All : Wowww…
Yoko : I have tons more stories of stupid stuff I did in school… << he sounds proud
Hina : Ahhh, one is enough.
All : Hahahahahaah
Writer = say one useless thing about the person sitting next to you
Drawn = Hina (with Koyama sitting next to him)
Basically, Hina says that Koyama’s bad thing is that he’s all talk. Because Koyama has talked to Hina once about wanting to invite him to dinner and talk about work stuff but then never actually invited him. Koyama admits to this but says his excuse is that he doesn’t know Hina’s phone number.
Yoko : Man, you should have asked someone! Want me to tell you? It’s 090…
Hina : What the hell are you doing (this on air)?!
Yoko : Dude, this will totally boost our ratings, giving out your cell phone number…
Hina : What the hell, Yoko?
Yoko : This show is all about giving out the latest information right? << I don’t see how Hina’s phone number is lastest news but alright…
Hina : Then I’ll have to change my cell phone number every week!
Yoko : I think it’ll be fun, it’s 090…
Hina : NO! NO!
Yoko : How bout just your email address?
Hina : Hahahaaha…no!
Drawn = Yoko+Hina+Koyama+Shige << AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH
Because Yoko+Hina are very experienced with Ktaro's mask, only Koyama and Shige have to try it on. <<HAHAHA
They play “Hoshi o mezaishite” anddd it’s over!
IN CONCLUSION = NO GUESTS LEAVE RECOMMEN UNSCATHED, ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM NEWS…AND MAYBE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TOMA. SPEAKING OF ALMOST EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE JOHNNY JUNIOR, HE WAS THE GUEST LAST WEEK AND THEY DEVOTED THE WHOLE SHOW TO HIM! THEY TALKED LOTS ABOUT THEIR JUNIOR DAYS AND GOOD TIMES WERE HAD BY ALL.