August 04, 2008

yesterday's SC

山下翔央, Yamashita Shoon, Ya-Ya-yah
First of all... thanks to those of you who congratulated me on my birthday yesterday. =) When I was younger I always looked forward to my birthday and always wanted to celebrate it in a big way; now I prefer just a small celebration with my family. I don't like aging. Have you noticed how you're "growing up" until you get to your twenties and then you start "aging" past your twenties. That's so unfair. Sounds like it's all downhill past your twenties. =( In the Middle Ages, when life expectancy was 20-30 years old, anybody past their thirties was considered an old person, but now life expectancy is well past sixty years old, so being thirty-three is not being too old, is it? ^^

Anyway. Yesterday's Shounen Club was not as great as I had expected it to be. I really should stop reading Shounen Club recording reports, because it's disappointing when the cameras do not show certain bits mentioned in the reports and when you realize the camera time your favourite johnny gets is not half as much as you had thought it would be. The opening medley had too much Koyama and Shige. Also, Sanada and Nozawa were wearing some new outfits that were very cool, while Shoon had to wear his old blue and white outfit which is... well, not so cool. =/ And he didn't get much screen time in that part. Nor did he get much at the ending song either, which not only had to have Koyama and Shige in it (???) but also HSM (Hey Say "Mix" - no, that's not a new group, it's just that there were some random members: Daiki, Yuto, Yamada, and Chinen). =(

And I was disappointed by Tsubasa's photos of my country as well. What the...? =__= He visits Spain and they just show a typical street in a Southern town and a bridge at night? Gah. ^^

Oh well, at least Shoon appeared in the Junior League segment, in which he had his fair share of screen time, and he was really funny. That goes to show how well suited he is for comedy. He really is amazing, the way he seems to become a different person when he acts, leaving behind his shyness. =) And he has such a wide range of expressions. I just wish my understanding of Japanese was better. =_= [edit]Forget about that. Our wonderful NEWShFAN has subbed the whole SC!!! O____O Is that amazing or what? So here's Shoon and Akun's part; subs thanks to NEWShFAN. You can download the whole thing here. ^______^ Man, Shoon is the best. XD


I couldn't help myself and took lots of screencaps. It's not everyday you get to see Shoon looking like Hermione Granger in the first two Harry Potter movies. XD The huge cell charms and the glittery phone itself were so ridiculous. LOL
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So this SC was not as good as I had expected, and there's one other thing that hasn't made me too happy: HS7 singing 勇気100% (Yuuki 100%) at Summary. =( I know it's not an original Ya-Ya-yah song, but Ya-Ya-yah recorded a single of that song in 2002, and it's one of the songs Ya-Ya-yah is best known for. For those who don't know, it was originally sung by Hikaru Genji and it was the opening theme song of the anime series 忍たま乱太郎一 (Nintama Rantarou - Ninja Rantorou), while Sekai ga hitotsu ni naru made was the ending theme song. Below you can watch the original opening with Hikaru Genji's version, and on the right the one with Ya-Ya-yah's version.

In any case for me the true Yuuki 100% will always be Ya-Ya-yah's version, either the 5 member Ya-Ya-yah version (with Yabu, Akama, Taiyô, Shoon and Hoshino), or the "adult voice" version Yabu, Hikaru, Taiyô and Shoon sang in the 2005.10.16 SC first, and then in the 2006.03.05 SC. The first one has grumpy Shoon -he didn't smile very often in that period- and Taiyô and him didn't do much except backdancing and singing the chorus part, but I love the part in which each of them dances surrounded by small groups of chibikos. =) And the second one... well, the second one has them wearing their "Power Rangers" outfits. XD When you find Shoon sexy even in that outfit, like I do, you know you have it bad. ^^;;; But what I really love about that second performance is the little bit in which they sing a line with the word "taiyô" (sun) and Hikaru gestures towards Taiyô. ^3^


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Mabel, who is in Tokyo, sent me an e-mail now, telling me about the dangerous acrobatics Shoon is doing with A.B.C. [Yes, he's taking part in Summary after all, performing with A.B.C. =) Good for him; otherwise he would have felt left out.] Shoon, be careful, please. m(_ _)m Oh, and congratulations to the Kisumai and A.B.C. fans as there's going to be a Kisumai-A.B.C. concert in October!! =D About time too! Both groups deserved it. =) Wonder if Shoon will appear with A.B.C. ^^

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