January 28, 2007

Shounen Club 2007.01.14

[EDIT]: I've updated the videos section with several clips from this SC. =)

In the last months Shokura has become more and more the true show of all the Johnny’s Juniors and not just a few of them. Little by little everyone is getting their fair share of attention and recognition, in some cases a bit late, but as they say... better late than never. ;-) 2007.01.14 was produced by Question, the least known group among the Juniors. Until recently they were almost always just part of the background on stage, and I felt bad for them because they didn’t get to sing much, and not even to play their instruments live.
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Perhaps because of that, because they have never been in the limelight, they all are quite modest, unassuming guys, because they’ve learned not to expect much. A couple of them have nice voices and all five seem really nice and a little crazy XD , so here’s hoping we’ll get to see more of them and not just in the back of the stage.
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Anyway, the show opened with all the Juniors performing Summary, in which Shoon got to do some rapping ^^B and it was more than obvious that Yabu has become the leading Junior, because he stayed on stage until the end of the song, unlike Hikaru and other JE “favourites”.
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After that there was a medley of Question with the other groups by turns, and Ya-Ya-yah performed with them a very cool song called Boogie Woogie Cat. They clearly were having fun because it showed in that they looked more natural than ever. However they need to let their hair down a little more. Guys, take Hikaru as an example. ;-) Shoon, Taiyô, I want to see you dance like crazy next time. Shake off that shyness; you’re Johnnys! XD
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This is a Ya-Ya-yah blog and not a J.J.Express blog, but I think their performance Kanjiru mama ni You and I was quite nice. I like much better this 7 members JJE, without the younger kids. And probably they’ll remain like until their possible debut sometime in the future. I mean that they look like a group made for debut: 7 members, all more or less of the same age, some very good voices (like Arioka Daiki’s), a well-liked leader who was chosen for Kitty, plus all are quite good looking and some might be future heartthrobs (like Asaka, who is growing on me). So yes, unless they split them to make a whole new group as it happened with NEWS, they have good chances of debuting together in the future. =)
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This is not a Takki&Tsubasa blog either, but all the Juniors backdanced for them this time, Ya-Ya-yah included and... gosh, X Dame was the silliest, funniest performance ever. XD Now, Takki and Tsubasa are both very nice and handsome guys, but this time the choreography is just too damn ridiculous and the song is awful, with bad puns like “I’m sick tell you = Aishiteru”, and an chorus that sounds like a broken record. XD Sorry guys, I know neither of those two things is your fault, but if I were you I’d kill the songwriter and the coreographer.
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I’d many times pondered what is it that makes JE performances a bit awkward —even silly sometimes—, and watching X Dame I finally realized what’s the problem: they flail their arms all the time! XD Western dancers move their hands and arms, but not all the time, and they also refrain from doing absurd gestures. No wonder the Juniors were cracking up during the whole performance! XDDD If JE wants to get into the Western market they should change that.
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Anyway, then we had the Junior no mirakuru daisakusen segment, in which different juniors do “amazing” things. Hikaru seems to have become a regular in this segment, which is great because he’s always so funny! ^__^ This time first came Yabu, who demonstrated how to thread a needle without actually making the thread go through the eye of the needle. I’ve tried to do it and I can’t! Why? XD He said it was his mother who taught him that trick. So cute! ^^B
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Second was Hikaru, who played the part of a hilarious absent-minded professor. He had to guess the names of different precious stones from close-up photographs, and kept on giving the absurdest answers like “midori ishi” (green stone) for emmerald, and then, when Tsubasa gave him the hint “it starts with an e” replied “Emma Watson!” (WTH?!?). XDDDD
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And the last one was ABC’s Kawai, who made some really funny mimicry of different JE artists. The best, by far, was when he mimicked Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto. Even Takki and Tsubasa were cracking up. XDDD
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The show ended with a performance of Kiss kara hajimaru mystery, a Kinki Kids song, by all the juniors, and yet another performance of Good. =)
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PS: I'll update the videos section later with these clips.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

thx 4 sharing!!
Hikaru is so funny XD
cant stop laughin though don't understand a bit of Japanese!!

but Kawai is the best
that mimicry was superb ^o^

thx again!!

myri_chan@LJ said...

I hope JJ Express will stay 7 without the children too and that Taiga, Shintarou, Ryotarou, Ryosuke and Yuto form a unit together TT *prays*

Mai-chan said...

yep! i'm totally agree with u
putting Yamada and Yuto apart into 2 groups is something ridiculous~
i can say that these two group almost perform together in the same song!
so is this separation needed?


PS* i cant wait for Yamada-kung to grow up
he'll sure a handsome & sexy guy
(i juz promise to myself dat i'll keep my life up to those days XD)

Anonymous said...

i think X-Dame 'll be a good song if they cut all of repeated "Dame" out XD

alei said...

Thanks for sharing these clips from SC !!! <3
omg ! I haven't heard kiss kara hajimaru mystery for soooo long ! XD so, it was nice to hear it again and see Ya3 singing part of it <333
Thanks again !

fatalblue said...

Your blog in a short time has single-handedly turned me in to major ya3 fangirl. no longer a mild interest or amusment but my new gulity pluesure! XD

Love the clips! Hikaru's nuttiness is love and that motsumoto jun mimic was pure win! ( It looked like it had the whole studio in sitches)X-dame does'nt seem that bad a song to me but the dancing....looks like some half baked excused for parapara ( someone get richie and the parapara all stars...QUICK!)

Anonymous said...

why cant i find any of 07.01.21 SC to DL?
does this SC aired?
i wanna watch it so bad----#

ved said...

:( Where could I find the entire SC episode? Kichi_kawaii doesn't upload them anymore.