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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #70 (2010.08.02)

By | October 21, 2017

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FAVORITE
This week’s opening topic

Gaki-san’s recent favorite snack is the edamame flavor of Pretz. Meanwhile, Kame lists her favorite things at the moment: squid somen, herring roe, and doing scribblings. Gaki-san says she is not a fan of her co-host’s scribblings. Kame admits that they do, indeed, make her feel sorry for the wasted ink.

Song: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection

Fan mail #1: “Who is the member with the stiffest shoulders?”

While it’s debatable if she is the one who actually has the stiffest shoulders, Gaki-san is certain that Kame is at least the member who most often gets her juniors to give her shoulder rubs. Some time ago when the group were doing their Fashionable stageplay, Sayu was sleeping backstage on the sofa and Gaki-Kame were simply waiting for her to wake up. When she did, Gaki-san thought Sayu’s shoulders looked a little stiff so she gave her a bit of an impromptu shoulder rub. When Kame saw this, she complained how “you never do that kind of thing for me, yet you have no problem doing so for Sayu…

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #69 (2010.07.26)

By | October 20, 2017

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CHALLENGE
This week’s opening topic

I don’t have much of a challenger’s spirit,” Kame says. “I prefer stability.” Kame explains that she doesn’t really enjoy trying out new things, including something like new menu items at her favorite restaurants. The problem with new menu items in particular, as Kame sees it, is that even though they usually seem pretty good initially, the restaurants always seem to ruin them by adding in some strange, unnecessary ingredient at the end — something like orange peels or wasabi soy sauce.

That’s just an issue of you being too much of a child,” Gaki-san explains. Gaki-san herself is someone who is always eager to challenge new menu items. Kame thinks that her own need for stability stems from her love of home. Just yesterday, she came home feeling super exhausted after a full 13 hours of rehearsals with Morning Musume. When she did, her mother immediately welcomed her back home and this alone made her feel so glad. “That’s why I don’t want to challenge new things,” Kame says, meaning that she prefers to feel like she’s always at home.

Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame: “Eri, which do you want to have first? A bath?”
Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame: “… Or your mother?”
Gaki-san: Ewww! (laughs)
Kame: I so don’t want to be asked that. (laughs)

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #68 (2010.07.19)

By | October 15, 2017

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HOT
This week’s opening topic

Do you have anything hot to talk about?,” Gaki-san asks her co-host. Kame points out the obvious: it’s very hot outside at the moment, and Kame thinks it’s not very eco-friendly because now everyone has to be constantly using air conditioners.

Another current hot topic for our hosts is natto — they both just had some for breakfast today. When discussing their favorite types of natto, Kame says she has a strong preference for the “normal” kind. In fact, this extends beyond just natto for her:

Kame: Like, I can’t stand the kind of soy sauce that comes in jelly form.
Gaki-san: Why not?
Kame: Because! Think about how soy sauce looks in its normal state. Now think about how the soy sauce must feel, being changed into that jelly form!
Gaki-san: Soy sauce doesn’t have any feelings.
Kame: You have to put yourself in their shoes!!!
Gaki-san: Soy sauce isn’t a person!!!
Kame: Oh.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #67 (2010.07.12)

By | October 12, 2017

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RAIN
This week’s opening topic

Kame feels like it always rains when she has a day off. Furthermore, she says that when it does rain, her head always starts to hurt and she gets sleepy. The hosts reminisce how they would always wear rain boots and raincoats when they were little, but now that they’re adults they’ve obviously switched to umbrellas — which they both hate. Gaki-san sums up their feelings on rain: “rain is important for life, but… I still wish it didn’t rain so much.

Song: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection

Fan mail #1: From pen name Tuna-kun. “Eririn, Gaki-san: allow me to say something to you: I love you! Also, the no. 1 thing that I most love in this world is… bread crust. So with that, my best regards!

Kame: I think this person is like Linlin in that he also loves canned tuna. I bet he puts it on his bread crust.

The hosts think they’d like to do their best to somehow make the listener feel that they actually love Gaki-Kame better than bread crust.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #66 (2010.07.05)

By | October 12, 2017

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This episode marks the grand renewal of Gaki-Kame’s radio show!

STAR
This week’s opening topic

Our hosts kick off the show by talking about stars. Gaki-san explains that this could mean stars as in “personal” stars… or just actual stars, if that’s what they want to do — anything goes!

In the Niigaki household, whenever they’re aware of a meteor swarm or something of the sort being visible in the night sky, they always make it a point of driving out to the beach or such and admiring the stars together. The way it often works out though is that even after they drive out there, it will take quite a while for anything special to actually happen in the sky. So in the meanwhile, the Niigaki family will admire the stars as usual, not even playing any background music, just enjoying the view together.

Kame remembers a day several years ago when she woke up in the middle of the night and witnessed not just a mere shooting star, but something more resembling an actual meteorite.

Gaki-san has a hard time believing her co-host’s story.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #65 (2010.06.28)

By | September 12, 2017

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Fan mail #1: “Is there anything you two want to get your hands on right now?”

Kame is quick to suggest: “…money?!” Gaki-san says that money is actually the first thing she thought of as well. She explains that this is not really because she loves money, but because the group previously had a shoot where they were holding a bunch of money, and they had to let go so it could be blown upwards towards the ceiling. At the time, she thought it might be nice to be able to have that sort of money in real life.

Gaki-san had a quick change of heart, though, when at the end of the shoot someone from the staff loudly yelled out “be sure to find every last yen!!!” It seems they were having a bit of trouble recovering all of the money. Luckily, our hosts themselves weren’t suspected of stealing — in fact, the only person the staff thought might’ve taken some was none other than Tanaka Reina.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #64 (2010.06.21)

By | September 10, 2017

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Fan mail #1: “Ai-chan has mostly a Western bodily constitution. How about you two?”

Gaki-san doesn’t understand what the listener means by a “Western” constitution, until Kame realizes: it could be in relation to Ai-chan’s great English pronunciation. Meanwhile, Kame thinks Gaki-san has a “Yokohama constitution” — just because she’s so stylish. As for herself, Kame thinks she has an “Edokko constitution.”

Song: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection

Fan mail #2: This message is from a 17-year-old high school girl who simply wishes to say that she loves Morning Musume and she hopes they will come to perform live in Hokkaido.

The hosts are happy to receive messages like this. They’re also quite sure that they haven’t performed as Morning Musume in Hokkaido for several years now, but they hope to be able to do so soon.

Fan mail #3: The listener wishes to know what the hosts’ favorite or most used mobile phone emoji are.

As of late, Kame has been a fan of the black, running stick figure emoji, as well as the penguin emoji. Meanwhile, Junjun uses loads and loads of heart emoji in her emails. Gaki-san on the other hand likes the yellow, “sleepy eyes” emoji.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #63 (2010.06.14)

By | September 2, 2017

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Fan mail #1: The listener received an email from their boyfriend the other day, asking which they like better: tuna mayo or cold tofu. Thus, the listener simply passes the question on to our hosts. Which?

The hosts have trouble understanding why one would even compare these two seemingly unrelated things. Gaki-san chooses cold tofu and Kame, who hates cold tofu, has no trouble choosing tuna mayo. The relative light mood of the show’s beginning soon turns into irritation for Gaki-san, however, when Kame disrupts her reading of the show’s email address — this time especially tirelessly.

Kame describes the above as her attempt at being a DJ.

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