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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #78 (2010.09.27)

By | November 15, 2017

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FOOD
This week’s opening topic

Autumn foods: Kame names salmon as one of her favorites, although adding that she enjoys eating it pretty much throughout the entire year anyway. Gaki-san too is very much aware of how much Kame loves salmon — Kame mentions she actually just had some for breakfast earlier today.

Meanwhile, Gaki-san’s favorite autumn food is shiitake, or just mushrooms in general. But more than any food out there, what Gaki-san is most excited about in regards to this time of the year is Halloween and the special Halloween events that one can experience at Disneyland. Kame tiredly asks Gaki-san to “graduate” from her Disneyland obsession already; Gaki-san says she absolutely will not.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #77 (2010.09.20)

By | November 9, 2017

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MOON
This week’s opening topic

Gaki-san was out on a walk the other night and as she was doing so, she noticed how the the moon appeared completely orange as it shone on her. More importantly, though, Kame is curious about her co-host and why she would choose to go on walks to begin with:

Kame: Like, I have a question. When you go out on a walk, do you have a goal?
Gaki-san: Of course. I have a set route.
Kame: But… ultimately, you just go back home, right?
Gaki-san: Well, yeah. Where else would I go? (laughs)
Kame: But it’s like… what exactly istaking a walk“?
Gaki-san: Taking a walk is… you get home from work, and once it gets dark and it’s nice and cool outside, you just go out.
Kame: And what do you do once you’re out there?
Gaki-san: Nothing. You just walk.
Kame: It’s fun to just walk?
Gaki-san: It is.
Kame: I could never do that!
Gaki-san: You just walk. And you think, “ah, the wind feels so nice.” Or you’ll notice, “oh, the moon’s so beautiful!
Kame: Wow. I love your life.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #76 (2010.09.13)

By | November 5, 2017

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GRANDMOTHER or GRANDFATHER
This week’s opening topic

Kame begins by noting that she feels that her English has gotten better simply through doing this radio show and having to pronounce the English words they use. Meanwhile, Gaki-san was listening to Ai-chan’s FIVE STARS the other day and she felt that her English pronunciation had gotten even more incredible than before. “She’s been saying all this crazy difficult English even at our fall concert tour rehearsals,” Kame reveals.

But as for today’s opening topic: September 20th is the annual Respect-for-the-Aged Day in Japan. Kame says she actually struggles with this holiday: while she’s still close enough in age to her parents for her to get them something on Mother’s/Father’s Day, that’s not the case with her grandparents.

Gaki-san: You say that, but let me ask you then: did you get anything for your mother on Mother’s Day?
Kame: Well, see, the timing was a bit off with Mother’s Day.
Gaki-san: What do you mean by “timing”? (laughs)
Kame: The timing was bad.
Gaki-san: What about Father’s Day then?
Kame: Father’s Day? … Father’s Day doesn’t really leave an impression on me.
Gaki-san: That’s awful! (laughs)

Ultimately, what Kame thinks she’s going to do for Respect-for-the-Aged Day is to get a bunch of Kamei Eri goods from their office and give them to her grandparents as presents.

Kame: If it comes down to it, I’ll even buy the goods myself.
Gaki-san: Well, grandparents do love stuff like that! You should do that and maybe put your pictures in an album and write “To Grandma” or something.
Kame: Right. I’ll get our manager to do that.
Gaki-san: That’s horrible. Do it yourself! (laughs)
Kame: Manager? Are you listening?

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #75 (2010.09.06)

By | October 31, 2017

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JOURNEY
This week’s opening topic

Journey is apparently another word for travel,” Kame helpfully explains. But since Kame doesn’t have a blog unlike some of her fellow members, fans may be wondering what she has been doing as of late as far as traveling goes. “What exactly did you get up to for those five days of summer vacation we got?,” Gaki-san asks. During those five days, Kame went to have a massage (thrice), she bought new clothes, and she went to karaoke with her family. “That’s pretty much it,” Kame says. In other words, the word “journey” didn’t have much at all to do with her summer vacation: she simply slept and ate as much as she wanted.

Meanwhile, Gaki-san went to Hokkaido with her family for four days and three nights. They rented a car and drove to places like Asahikawa and Furano. Her family avoided the city for the most part and just enjoyed the mountains and such — they even did some mountain climbing. Gaki-san feels like she got to spend her entire summer vacation surrounded by nature. She names the Asahiyama Zoo especially as one of the highlights of her trip.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #74 (2010.08.30)

By | October 30, 2017

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SEPTEMBER
This week’s opening topic

September reminds me of barbecues,” Kame says. While it’s a month that pretty much falls outside the scope of summer, Kame says she counts it as a part of the season anyway. On the recent Hello! Project tour, Kame was talking about how she wanted to do an all-girls barbecue this summer, so Gaki-san asks her if she managed to do so. Kame did not: she explains this as having been due to her personality that’s quick to get excited about the prospect of doing something… but also just as quick to lose said excitement.

Gaki-san recommends that if listeners have been wanting to get a bit of barbecuing done, they should simply do so instead of following Kame’s example and letting the opportunity go to waste.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #73 (2010.08.23)

By | October 26, 2017

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MUSIC
This week’s opening topic

For Gaki-san, the first thing that the word “music” brings to mind is the recently-ended Hello! Project concert tour. “They’re all so young…,” Kame thinks of the other groups. Gaki-san says she’s most hooked on S/mileage at the moment: she finds songs like “Ganbaranakutemo ee nende!!” irresistibly cute. “When I see them performing that song, I just think to myself… ‘those are some true idols.'”

As for other music, Kame is currently hooked on the High School Musical soundtrack. Meanwhile, Gaki-san’s little sister has recently introduced her to the Japanese group Aqua Timez. Gaki-san talks about how they themselves have often listened to music and felt emotions like heartache or courage, but now they have fans who tell them about how they’ve felt those things when listening to the songs of Morning Musume. “Music really is something great,” the hosts agree.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #72 (2010.08.16)

By | October 24, 2017

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COOL
This week’s opening topic

The word “COOL” reminds Gaki-san of a recent Disneyland date she had with her little sister. While they did have lots of fun, they were at one point hit by something almost resembling a typhoon. That rain and the wind made for a very “cool” experience, in one sense of the word.

Kame is curious to know how it was going to Disneyland with one’s littler sister. The hosts share something in common in that they both have little sisters who are four years younger than them, which makes them both third year high schoolers. But curiously, Kame only recently learned that her little sister is, indeed, in her third year of high school. “While we might live together, there are still lots of things we have yet to know about one another!,” Kame says.

Gaki-san: What about you? What’s your “COOL” episode?
Kame: Me.
Gaki-san: What?
Kame: I was just thinking about how cool I am.

Afterwards, while Gaki-san is reading out loud the show’s email address, Kame intentionally breathes nasally directly into her microphone and claims she was doing it as fan service for the show’s listeners.

Gaki-san calls her co-host disgusting.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #71 (2010.08.09) *KAMEI ERI GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT*

By | October 22, 2017

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Kame had an announcement to make at yesterday’s Hello! Project concert performance: she, along with Junjun and Linlin, will be graduating from Morning Musume at the end of their upcoming autumn tour. Kame takes this opportunity to talk about her feelings in regards to this announcement.

Kame starts to audibly hold back the tears almost before she even gets started. She says that she wishes to improve her health: being as busy as she is has made her health — namely the condition of her skin — worsen over time. While she has endured her illness for these past eight years, she now feels that it’s come time to give her skin a rest. She reached her decision with such forward-looking thoughts about her future and so while she does feel lonely, it’s something she decided on her own. She wants to believe in herself and have fun while working hard until the very end.

Kame: I want to treasure every single remaining episode of this show.
Gaki-san: Yes!
Kame: (starts wailing loudly, if somewhat playfully)
Gaki-san: (laughs while crying) Don’t cry! You fool! What is it?!
Kame: Even turtles sometimes cry.

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