Monthly Archives: March 2015

Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #15 (2015.03.10)


At the time of this recording, White’s Day is just around the corner! Although usually Kanon doesn’t receive that much for this holiday. Even though it would be nice, Kanon assures her fans not to worry about it. Besides, Valentine’s Day is “Sweets Paradise” for her and if she ate everything she received quickly Kanon would wake up in the morning, look in her mirror and think “Who is this?!”. “Does anyone else understand this?” Kanon laughs. She explains that she receives so many sweets on Valentines Day that she has enough to cover her until April. The same thing happened last year, Kanon remembers, where she had so many sweets it is easy to stretch out savoring each one well past February. Even if she does want to eat everything quickly. She will do her best not to pig out on sweets!

Song: Morning Musume – Funwari Koibito Ichinensei

I, Suzuki Kanon Will Open Up To My True Feelings Message Corner!
Watashi, Suzuki Kanon no Honto no Kimochi ga OPEN ni Nacchau Meseeji Corner!

Message 1: Kanon talks about eating curry often, so the listener writes that they wonder what kind of curry Kanon would make if she were to make it herself and with who.

Making curry isn’t really her specialty, she is better at making sweets. Thinking about it, Kanon has tried making gratin with chicken and cream cheese and she also recalls making consomme successfully, but overall cooking isn’t really her thing. Curry is something Kanon thinks she would like to become good at making, however. Most likely, she would try to make it with Ayumi as she has seen that Ayumi has made it before on her blog. Kanon has tried Ayumi’s tamagoyaki before and thought it was amazingly delicious; it had a nice mother-made taste. So she would entrust Ayumi to help her make curry. Aside from Ayumi, maybe Sakura, as they go on Curry Dates often. Sakura seems to like Indian Curry often, however and isn’t a recipe she has ever thought of making. The recipe seems kind of complicated, but Sakura is good at cutting vegetables nicely…so….Kanon decides to leave it to Sakura to make the Indian Curry. In the end, Kanon ultimately decides that the delicious curry making should be left to Ayumi and Sakura, since they’ll do a better job anyhow.

I mean, Kanon and Ayumi could make a good pair in the kitchen…

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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #14 (2015.03.03)


Its about time for Girl’s Day Festivals! As it is with most holidays, there are rehearsals going on, so there is little Kanon can do for them. If she could, Kanon would go to a party back home in Aichi, even though it takes about two hours via bullet train. The party is a meat party at her favorite Brazilian restaurant where she can eat delicious meat, bread and cheeses and enjoy herself. She may not have time to go this year, but going to this restaurant is her fondest memory of Girls Day.

Song: Morning Musume – Itsumo to Onnaji Seifuku de

I, Suzuki Kanon Will Open Up To My True Feelings Message Corner!
Watashi, Suzuki Kanon no Honto no Kimochi ga OPEN ni Nacchau Meseeji Corner!

Message 1: This listener notes that Kanon has mentioned that she likes The Drifters before and asks Kanon what she likes most about them, particularly Takagi Boo.

She got into them originally because her Dad was really into them and owns many of their DVD’s. Her mother is really into Takagi Boo, so Kanon explains that her mother would greet her when she came home similarly to Takagi Boo, so she feels like she just grew up around them. She then rambles on about the way each character acts. (The most notable thing about these as far as most readers are concerned is probably that The Drifter’s member Shimura Ken was that guy in the Mini Moni Ai~n music video)

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Trattoria Buono! #100 (2015.02.28) *FINAL EPISODE*


♪ Buono! – We Are Buono! ~Buono! no Theme ♪

Momoko announces that today’s broadcast is the 100th! Amazing, isn’t it? Although it’s something to be happy about… today is the show’s last broadcast as well. It may be sad to part, but they’d like to make this broadcast an entertaining one for the listeners.

As per usual, Momoko continues by announcing that today that is ‘Bakayarou no Hi‘ – ‘Bakayarou‘ meaning something like ‘(You) Dumb Fool’. It commemorates the day in 1953 when Prime Minister Yoshida Shigeru replied to another legislator with a ‘bakayarou’, which eventually led to dissolution of the Diet in mid-March. For a commemoration, the girls find it a sad one in all sorts of ways.

Momoko asks if there’s anything that made them so mad that they’d utter ‘bakayarou‘, even if it doesn’t feel like an appropriate discussion for the final broadcast. She starts bringing up her absence from last week, which immediately has the others calling her a bakayarou. This means that the only member with perfect attendance for the show is Airi, since there was a point when Miyabi was absent.

Momoko: Airi-chan, give a comment as the winner of the perfect attendance prize.

Airi: Bakayarou!

Momoko & Miyabi: Eh?

Momoko and Miyabi again apologise for their absences, but thankfully they’re all together for the final broadcast.

Given that today is Bakayarou no Hi, as well as the final episode of this programme, they’re going back to their starting point with Buono!’s debut single, Honto no Jibun.



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LoVendoЯ no LV-Я #67–#70 (2015.01)

LoVendoЯ no LV-Я #67 (2015.01.06)


How do the members of LoVendoЯ spend their New Year’s? Nee-san doesn’t do anything: she simply stays indoors, doesn’t watch Kouhaku and doesn’t even eat the traditional New Year’s soba which the others say is a waste — the soba is the funnest part of New Year’s.

For Reina, her way of spending the New Year’s is very different now that she doesn’t appear on Kouhaku every year. She remembers being really happy the first year she got to spend the holiday at home with her family and not have to perform. One year she even got together with Mitsui Aika and Umeda Erika at her house and visited a shrine together with them. Nowadays, though, she’s once again busy performing at the Countdown Live every year.

Meikyoku Shiritori
Theme of the week: songs whose titles start with “ru
Nee-san and Marin introduce two great songs; Reina and Okamari decide which is better

Nee-san’s pick: Terao Akira – Ruby no Yubiwa

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Trattoria Buono! #99 (2015.02.21)


♪ Buono! – Bravo☆Bravo ♪

Momoko‘s down with the flu, so we only have Airi and Miyabi in the studio today, which is a first. The girls wish her a speedy recovery and hope that the listeners take care as well.

Back to the usual, Miyabi announces that the day after the broadcast, 22nd of February, would be ‘Neko no Hi‘ – ‘Cat Day’. It’s Japanese wordplay again – the twos can be read as ‘nyan’, which is the Japanese equivalent of ‘meow’. Similarly to Inu no Hi, when you put it together, the 22nd day of February gets you ‘Nyan nyan nyan‘.

Airi: The Yurushite-nyan person isn’t around for this broadcast though.

Miyabi loves cats, while Airi is allergic to them. Miyabi adds that while she’s allergic to cats too, she still likes them (Airi: ‘That’s heartbreaking‘). Allergies don’t stop Miyabi from looking at them though, albeit against glass displays. Airi mentions that ℃-ute leader Yajima Maimi also likes cats, and has amassed a collection of cat photos. However, she’s got dogs at home, which aren’t getting replaced any time soon. Miyabi finds cats soothing, and would probably have cats if it wasn’t for her allergies. Airi herself wouldn’t, but notes that Momoko, even if she does go ‘Yurushite-nyan’, doesn’t like cats.


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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #9 (2015.03.01)


Nonaka Miki and Haga Akane are here for our enjoyment today. As they get ready to start, we get an echo from the Maria/Ogata pairing where they admit that, other than small talk, they don’t really talk at all.

Song: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection

In honor of the fact that they’re finally going to be talking together, Nonaka, who is in charge today, would like to examine their relationship and how they seem to each other.

Nonaka: For me…. Haga-chan is..
Akane: Eh! ‘Haga’-chan?
Nonaka: (laughs)
Akane: I think this is the first time I’ve heard you call me that.
Nonaka: Ah.. yeah… usually it’s Akane-chan.. but anyway..

What Nonaka wants to highlight, is that she loves the way Akane reacts to things. She always reacts loud and dramatically. For example, when she’ll accidently hurt herself, she won’t just say ‘ouch’ normally, she has to call out loudly “OUUUUUCH!!!” So at first, when they had all just met, whenever that had happened the rest of 12th Generation got really worried, asking if she was all right. But now… they don’t react at all to it.

Akane: It’s like I’m talking to myself…
Akane: Well… actually, I do talk to myself a lot, so sometimes when I’m really trying to talk to people, they won’t answer me.

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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #13 (2015.02.24)


February’s almost over huh, which means the Hello! Concert’s recently ended as well. This time Kanon couldn’t do a whole lot and wasn’t sure if they would let her attend the concerts at all. Fortunately, she was, although Kanon thought it was annoying that she had to sit the whole time. She had sit out of rehearsals as well. Kanon received videos of the dances/poses instead of sitting through the entirety of a rehearsal. Because she could only pose, Kanon would try to do the choreography perfectly. Kanon knows that her problems were unavoidable with her foot injury and the flu getting in the way, though.

While she was sick,she took up using coconut oil more often. Kanon explains that she will use coconut oil to fry a salad with apples and meat fat. Well, at least, she would use the meat fat but for a while she couldn’t eat it as it would make her sick.  While Kanon had the flu and even a time after she couldn’t eat anything but coconut oil and apples as other things would make her sick. Kanon proclaims to like the coconut oil, but prefers to eat more of a variety of things, generally speaking. Now that that the Hello! Concert’s are over she has gotten better and can eat normally.

Song: Morning Musume – Say Yeah! -Motto Miracle Night-

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BZS1422 #137 (2015.03.01) (guest: Berryz Koubou) *FINAL EPISODE*


This is the very final episode of BZS1422, and to celebrate, it’s a one-hour special! Chii laughs, though, as she explains that the only reason they managed to squeeze in the extra time is because they stole the 30-minute slot from AS1422 that usually follows BZS1422. Tough luck, ANGERME fans.

That’s not the only thing that’s special about this last episode: like last week, our hosts are once again joined by the rest of Berryz Koubou! The guests take turns in introducing themselves and listing one thing they like about the hosts:

  • Something Shimizu Saki likes about Chii: the way she eats so much
  • Something Tsugunaga Momoko likes about Chii: the mole on her left ring finger
  • Something Sudo Maasa likes about Chii: the way she fawns on Maasa
  • Something Natsuyaki Miyabi likes about Kumai-san: the way she gets embarrassed
  • Something Sugaya Risako likes about Kumai-san: her cute smile

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