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hhmmm.. This is really bugging me but does anyone here knows about piratebay.org? where you can share, upload and download files such as videos, musics, movies, installers, games, etc. Well, piratebay is really a strong community site and nobody was able to stop them from infringement violations.. even the big companies and agencies like Warner Bros., Disney, EA games, Microsoft, etc. I was just thinking if the Arashi fandom would just upload all the files there in piratebay.. i think the fear of being taken down will be over. since they are so strong and i think its much safer there lol :)

Sakurai Sho's upcoming Drama

家族ゲーム/KAZUKO GAME (The Family Game)


Director: Yuichi Sato
Writer: Yohei Honma (novel), Shogo Muto
Network: Fuji TV
Episodes:
Release Date: April 17, 2013 --
Runtime: Wednesdays 22:00

Cast

Sho Sakurai - Yoshimoto
Ryunosuke Kamiki - Shinichi Numata
Shiori Kutsuna - Maika Asami
Seishuu Uragami - Shigeyuki Numata
Itsuji Itao - Kazushige Numata
Honami Suzuki - Kayoko Numata

Plot

Kazushige Numata and his wife Kayoko have two sons. The first son Shinichi studies well, but the second son Shigeyuki does not. Kazushige and Kayoko are worried about Shigeyuki, who might even fail to enter high school. Making things worse, Shigeyuki stays at home and don't go to school.

Kazushige and his wife Kayoko finds an ad for a private tutor on the internet. They contact and then meet Yoshimoto (Sho Sakurai), who is the private tutor. During their meeting, both parties lays out one condition to work with each other. The father stipulates that Shigeyuki must go back to school within a week or Yoshimoto will be fired. Meanwhile, Yoshimoto stipulates that the parents must not interfere with his work. Yoshimoto's extraordinary teaching methods then influences not only Shigeyuki, but also his entire family.
Notes

Based on the novel "Kazoku Gemu" by Yohei Honma (published in 1982 by Shueisha Inc.).



kyaaa!!!! im really excited to watch this dorama!
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Well.. Its been a long time since i posted something here in my Lj.. I'm not that really active in posting stuff.. the most important reason that i joined Lj is because i want to DL arashi stuff :) since all of my arashi files was unfortunately deleted on my external hard drive and I'm so BAKA that i didnt have any backups for it and its so painful because some of the files took 2 to 3 days to finish the download(yeah, here in my country the internet speed sucks big time) and also some of the files was already deleted in MF links like the whole ARAFES concert.. T____T.. as im saying.. i need to Download again the stuff that i lost and also some new arashi stuff..

some of the Lj communities that offers subbed videos are in either on hiatus or not accepting new members.. and its so hard to join other communities because they're not really updating about reopening the membership.. im so desperate now and i really want to regain my arashi files..

Ohno's article in MISS (Aug 2009) translation

This is the 5th installment of the popular “Arashi” column. Finally the leader Ohno Satoshi appears! Compared to the other members, he has the image of holding back a little, and always spacing out. On the other hand, he is unrivaled in dancing and singing, and his artistic sense out-surpasses everyone by far. Not thinking about fans or love, we caught a rare glimpse of that “masculine” Ohno-kun.

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Saying “Please lend me your help”, he appears in the studio, immediately blending into the atmosphere of the set unobtrusively, Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi-kun. Although affable and pleasant, he doesn't assert himself either. Just as he is. That sense of distance of not being neither close or far from him, mysteriously softens the place and atmosphere he is in. It feels like he has a mysterious power of making other people feel comfortable around him.


“During my Junior days and around the time of my debut, I thought about many things, and worried about a lot of things. For everything, I would ask, “Is this going to be alright?” but right now, it’s more like, “Well, it’ll work itself out.” Something inside me has changed a lot, huh.”

This year is the 10th year since Arashi was formed. For him, adding into account his Junior days before his debut, it has been 15 years working as an idol. The process of growing up from a teenager to a young man, and then into an adult, what does he, who used to worry a lot, feel? What has changed?

“I spent 5 years as a Junior, huh … It feels like I just somehow made it here. But I guess I have also experienced many things normal people wouldn’t have a chance to experience in these 15 years. Because it has been very enriching, the 10 years since Arashi was formed are special. My Junior days were kinda half-hearted. On days I didn’t want to work, I wouldn’t work. The feeling of “I want to debut”? I absolutely had none. It’s because I was interested in dancing, so I would like to pursue dancing myself, so I thought of quitting the agency.”

The one who applied for his Johnny’s audition was his mother. He himself says he was “not interested”.

“I hate going to auditions, so I kept saying “I don’t want, I don’t want, I don’t want”. But, at the audition, the president said, “You, pretty good.” So since then I started thinking, “Dancing is not that bad.”

And then in his 3rd year as a Junior, he chose to leave home to do stage plays in Kyoto.

“I didn’t have any anxiety at all. Because I thought at the play in Kyoto I could dance all I want, and I would be able to improve my dancing skills. And, it just happened that I quit senior high school, and then the President also asked me, “Do you want to go?” so I said, “OK, I’ll go”. My parents, too.. it felt like they were telling me, “Go ahead, go ahead!” (laughter)”

But, he himself couldn’t find anything good in the stage play he was doing, and went through a really tough time.

“I told the president many times that I wanted to quit the agency, you see, but … Around that time I was thinking I wanted to find a job that involves painting or drawing, so I went as far as looking for one. Although I loved dancing, I didn’t feel like I care anymore. That’s why when I was told Arashi was going to debut, my reaction was “What?” From the beginning, I had doubts about being in Arashi. I wanted to do something else, like drawing and such.

After we debuted, there were conflicts, but our schedule was hard, and there wasn’t time to think, the only thing I could think of was catching up to the other members. Inside, I had the image of myself lagging behind the others. While I was living in Kyoto for 2 years, almost never appearing on TV, the other 4 were in Tokyo appearing on TV and doing dramas, so they were already well known. Suddenly I appeared among them, and I thought no one knew who I was. I did it at my own pace, so I guess it was a gradual thing. I had a chance to do a stage play that year, and when I was doing the play, I felt there was a part of me that became more confident, it was really a gradual change. How that happened, I don’t really know (laughter).

See, since a few years ago, books about blood type are really popular, right? Although I’m a type A, when I read a book about type O, I feel almost everything in it was applicable to me. And, when I read a book about type A, nothing in there sounds like me. But they sounded like the “me” from a long time ago. So I thought, “Oh, I’ve changed to type O” – for me, to be able to think that means I’ve really changed, huh?”

There is no hesitation in each word he said. Is it because the person he is now is able to be mindful of his audience? Whether he’s talking about something that worries him, or a painful memory, his tone is always the same. How did he manage to overcome those feelings?

“There have been many times where the other members helped me. Also, during my Junior days, I talked to my parents whenever there was something that bothered me. Even when I was living in Kyoto, sometimes I would have a long phone call with my mother. When I wanted to quit too, I discussed it with her first but she said, “It’s your life, you decide for yourself.” So, no intervention. She comes to my plays or concerts, and she would say, “That was good” or “It was the best” – it was over with one sentence (laughter).

For me, when I have something I’m worried about, I don’t talk about it to other people. I want to solve it myself. I think, I would be able to do something about it myself. Although I think it would probably be easier if I talked to someone else about it, huh? (laughter)”


How about to the other members? When we asked, the swift reply is “No”.

“When I’m really troubled or worried, I become uncharacteristically obstinate. I absolutely want to solve it myself. That’s why I enjoy self-study the most - with painting or making things, there were a lot of failures, but when you keep failing, slowly the cause of those failures become fewer and fewer, right? When that happens, that’s definitely a success…. In other words, when you decide to “do it until you succeed”, you will definitely succeed.

Of course when I fail really badly, I really hate it. But instead of getting more and more depressed by myself, on the contrary, it sparks something in me. In my mind, it’s something like “It’s tough right now, but I’m going to keep on going until that point!” When I do that, even if I’m feeling down, I would be “Okay!” and continue to work hard.”

A flexible kind of strength. It is obvious that, hidden inside him, there is a strong will that, although it might waver, will never be broken.

“Inside me, I feel there’s a different ‘me’” I’m probably an M, right? But, the other ‘me’ is an S. It feels like he’s the one who would tell me, “You! Are you alright with that?”

Wouldn't that make him an S & an M in one?

“Yes, yes. That’s it! (laughter) I’m a pervert! A big pervert! (big laughter)”

Leaving aside whether Ohno-kun is an M or otherwise, seeing him like this makes it hard to judge him severely. It makes us think that he has been blessed with a special ability which allows him to change something painful into something fun.

“It’s just a delusion that everything will turn out well (embarrassed). But, for me, imagination is very important. When I first started dancing, there was a professional dancer whose dancing I liked, so I kept watching his video. Although I was only watching the video, somehow when I was dancing myself, the image appeared in my head, and gradually I became better. When that happened, I thought, “I can do it too, huh”. So that’s what I do since then.

Right now, what I’m absorbed with is clay figure-making. At first, I really couldn’t do it at all, but because I really wanted to be able to do it, I continued doing it until I understood. But the process of failing is fun too. But I get so angry, and when I’m like that, I would go and do something else. While doing that, I try to figure out why it didn’t work and such, and I’m already thinking about what I should do next time."

When he is like that, does he do alone or with a friend?

“Both. It would say to a friend, “It didn't go well today, do you want to go out and eat?” and my friend would say, “I see. It didn’t go well, huh?” or something like that. If I’m alone, I would go to my favorite restaurant. The people at that place feel almost like my parents. Like a family. They would usually ask, “Eh? Where are your friends today?” You don’t get this kind of conversation with people from the show business world, right……. It’s usually just going to be conversations about work.”

But, Ohno-kun, you are a celebrity yourself!

“Keeping my ‘on’ and ‘off’ life separate is really not something I consciously do. It’s just something natural for me to like fishing and such or go out on a meal with people I could talk to. I want to be friends with someone who is an Akiba-kei. Seems interesting, right? Someone who can be really into something.”

Ohno-kun himself has a lot of interests himself, from dancing, drawing, clay figures, to fishing. Moreover, his obsessions last a long time.

“That’s true (laughter). When it comes to people, I’m like that too. If I think “this person is interesting!” I would always like that person. People often tell me my feelings run deep, though I don’t think so myself.”

And so now, he started to talk about his number one obsession, fishing, with a slight smile.

“As soon as I started fishing, I was already convinced, “I will never get tired of this my whole life.” Right now, I like being on a boat too. I like the sea and fishing, and basically I can eat the fish, I love everything about it.”

It’s true, it feels good to be spacing out when you’re on a boat.

“I’m not spacing out. Usually I have a lot of thoughts (laughter). But, while fishing, it’s true that there’s only “blankness” in my head. There had been many times where I didn’t catch anything after 6-7 hours, but even then, it was “blank”. At most, I think, “Not catching anything, huh..” Actually I tried golf too, but I didn't take to it. People who play golf say that it feels great to play outdoors among nature, and it’s good for health and such. But, with fishing, you’re also among nature. In the end, I guess I decide myself what I like and what I don’t like.”

He continues to live a carefree life, but along with Arashi’s continuous increasing popularity, his circumstances would have changed too. Would he have felt uneasy?

“Yes, I have. I can’t think, "Whatever, it can’t be helped." So I get nervous when I’m going to a restaurant I’ve never been to before (laughter). I worry about being found out when I walk around the city on my own and being observed by people. That’s why, I don’t wear flashy clothes. I think, my nose and my mouth will make people realize it’s me, so I try to be careful not to show them.”


Then, does he think of himself as a top artiste?

“I don’t think about it at all. About this topic, the agency has also scolded me before, telling me, “Please be more self-conscious.”

That was his indifferent answer. This is also sincere. About this, as Arashi’s 10th year anniversary approaches, does he have any new feelings?

“I don’t have any goal for Arashi as a whole. But I do have one for myself.”

So, about himself, for example, what does he think about marriage?

“Me, get married? I don’t have a desire to get married. But I want to see my own child. I wonder what his/her face would look like. Would it be a boy or a girl? I think I would prefer a boy. We could go fishing together - for a girl, it would be quite worrying, right?”

He keeps surprising us with his honest words. He is someone who could say whatever he thinks and feels in his own words. His mild-mannered appearance and his words hid a strong faith in himself – it makes us realize that the path he has walked on up until now has not been an easy one. More than before, this coverage has made us feel strongly the “manliness” that is the complete opposite of the relaxed and easygoing image of what we see on TV. This is probably the core of Ohno-kun.

As women in our 30s, we have already walked our own path in life, and so we understand how hard you have to work in your 20s. Without showing it, Arashi has experienced their own pain and hardship too, maybe that is why we can’t helped but be attracted to them.

Ohno-kun, we eagerly await what Arashi will do on their 10th year anniversary!

“Please let us rest a bit more. I haven’t gone fishing enough yet. Because I want to go every day (laughter)”

What an amazing honesty. There is no doubt, we are crazy about Arashi!

*

We asked Ohno-kun: “What is the image color of each Arashi member?”

Masaki-chan (Aiba Masaki)
Color? Well, green.
"Aiba-chan is a pretty emotional person. But somehow… when he starts his engine, he could immediately zoom somewhere."

Matsujun (Matsumoto Jun)
Purple. It suits him perfectly.
“Why is that… He’s a really serious person. Serious, neurotic, perfectionist... Feels like a type A”

Sho-kun (Sakurai Sho)
Sho-kun is red.
“Sho-chan is an older brother. He’s level-headed and mature. When I’m with Sho-kun, I feel like I would naturally be like that too.”

Nino (Ninomiya Kazunari)
Yellow color.
“Isn’t he yellow-y? He’s someone who thinks fast. What kind of existence is he to me? … Sort of like a brother.”

By the way, how about Ohno-kun himself?
"I'm blue. Because I like it."

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Ohno-kun’s monologues

1. “This is the first time I meet a smart dog like this one!” says the admiring Ohno-kun. “Ah, but I used to keep one when I was living in Kyoto, a dog. It was a male shih tzu named Don. But because my work got busier, I only kept him for 3 months … After that, I gave it to my friend and he told me he’s happy living there. I wonder whether he’s still well…”

2. It’s clear that his black skin was because of sun-burn while fishing. What would be his next fishing goal? “(Opening his arms widely) I want to catch a kanpachi! It’s a big fish. I want to be panicked! You can’t imagine it, can you? Me being panicked (laughter). When I caught a tuna, my excitement level was so high too. It’s like “Uwoooo~!” and I laughed so much (laughter)

3. Actually for this page, we asked Ohno-kun to jump on a trampoline for the photoshoot… “I haven’t done the trampoline in a long time. It was fun, but tiring. Right now, I’m not doing any concert, so actually I don’t have any strength (laughter).” Besides that, we heard that the amount of energy you need for 3 minute of jumping is like running for 1 km. For this shoot, he jumped for more than 6 minutes, that’s more than 2 km! Thank you so much for giving us many different poses!

4. During concerts, do you see the uchiwas (with the members’ faces on them) among the audience? “I do. I can’t ignore people who carry my uchiwa or give me the peace sign, right? If the uchiwa says “Give us a peace sign” I will do it while making eye contact. When I do that, the fan will go, “Eh? Me?” in panic, so I’ll point at her and say, “You!” If I do that, that girl would fall over (laughter). Then I will mimic her falling over too. I want to make sure she knows that “the one I’m looking at is you”. I will continue looking at her until she realizes that. I just feel like doing something. That’s because the only time I could do that to fans is only during concerts, right?"

Message for the fans: Thank you.
"For supporting us. If it weren't for the fans, even if we were given this dream job, we wouldn't be able to do it. It's sad that we are not able to wave at each one and every fan during several hours of concert.... Saying this is the only thing all of us members can do."







i have fun reading this article hank you!!!!



"I don’t have a desire to get married. But I want to see my own child. I wonder what his/her face would look like. Would it be a boy or a girl? I think I would prefer a boy. We could go fishing together - for a girl, it would be quite worrying, right?”

->in this quote, i felt sadness.. he really doesnt want to marry.. he is not that interested in women... but he likes to kno what would his chiold look like.. how can he have a child if will not marry?? :( i want him to marry.. he is getting old.. :(




4. During concerts, do you see the uchiwas (with the members’ faces on them) among the audience? “I do. I can’t ignore people who carry my uchiwa or give me the peace sign, right? If the uchiwa says “Give us a peace sign” I will do it while making eye contact. When I do that, the fan will go, “Eh? Me?” in panic, so I’ll point at her and say, “You!” If I do that, that girl would fall over (laughter). Then I will mimic her falling over too. I want to make sure she knows that “the one I’m looking at is you”. I will continue looking at her until she realizes that. I just feel like doing something. That’s because the only time I could do that to fans is only during concerts, right?"


--> OMG! this is my favorite part! my heart skipped while i was reading this... making an eye contact... kyaaaaaa!!! if he do that to me.. i dont know what to do.. i might get heart attack... <3 my weakness to a guy is making eye contact... but if ohno will make an eye contact with me... OMG...!!!!!!! i was imagining the whole thing while i was reading this quote and i cant explain.. im so happy... hahahahah!!!!! he is such a good guy!!! he is so good at fan service...!






We asked Ohno-kun: “What is the image color of each Arashi member?”

Masaki-chan (Aiba Masaki)
Color? Well, green.
"Aiba-chan is a pretty emotional person. But somehow… when he starts his engine, he could immediately zoom somewhere."

Matsujun (Matsumoto Jun)
Purple. It suits him perfectly.
“Why is that… He’s a really serious person. Serious, neurotic, perfectionist... Feels like a type A”

Sho-kun (Sakurai Sho)
Sho-kun is red.
“Sho-chan is an older brother. He’s level-headed and mature. When I’m with Sho-kun, I feel like I would naturally be like that too.”

Nino (Ninomiya Kazunari)
Yellow color.
“Isn’t he yellow-y? He’s someone who thinks fast. What kind of existence is he to me? … Sort of like a brother.”

By the way, how about Ohno-kun himself?
"I'm blue. Because I like it."


--> ok this i funny... he wants blue for the reason.. of liking that color.. hahaha oh-chan so funny!




clearly reading thisn article makes me think that he is such a very unique and special person... who likes to fish.. LOL! XD



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STORMY translator @ aibakaland..