FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #58 (2010.05.10)

By | August 22, 2017


Next month, Morning Musume are releasing their new single entitled “Seishun Collection.” Gaki-san describes it as a very positive and spring-like number.

Song: Morning Musume – Seishun Collection

Fan mail #1: The first fan mail of tonight’s show presents the hosts with a simple question: in their respective households, who in the family gets to decide which channel the TV gets adjusted to?

In Kame’s family, while the matter is not quite set in stone, Kame thinks she’s often the one who gets to decide. “That’s kind of the rule,” she says. She explains though that this isn’t her fault — it’s the other members of her family who decided to make it so. “If we don’t watch what Eri wants to watch, she might get angry…” Likewise, in Gaki-san’s family it’s often the females who get to choose… leaving the only male of the household, Gaki-san’s father, to fend for himself. When he wants to watch soccer or such, he must do so in his own room.

It’s a women’s society,” Kame proclaims.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #57 (2010.05.03)

By | July 19, 2017


We’re right in the midst of Golden Week! To celebrate, this episode will be a fan mail special.

Song: Morning Musume – Namidacchi

Fan mail #1: The first message is from a listener who has only just recently become a fan of Morning Musume. Through viewing the group’s live videos on the internet, they’ve noticed something peculiar: Sayu seems to kiss a lot of the other members quite often. And yet, she never seems to do so to Gaki-san or Kame even though she is close with the both of them. Why?

What do you think about all this kissing business?,” Gaki-san asks her co-host. While Kame sees nothing wrong with some simple kisses, she recognizes that Sayu is especially proactive in trying to initiate these things. On their current tour (“Pikappika!”), Sayu’s been kissing Ai-chan constantly — she’s been going so far as to making premonitions like “one day, I’m going to make Ai-chan’s lips mine.” The hosts agree, though, that the kissing is still at an acceptable level at the moment — any more than this and it might be gross.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #56 (2010.04.26)

By | July 18, 2017


Gaki-san recently updated the show’s blog with a simple request to the listeners: “suggest me good retorts I can use against Kame when she’s acting stupid!

Gaki-san received a bunch of ideas from fans, and so she wants to take time out of the show today to decide the best retorts against Kame. Some of the suggestions sent in include the classic “nande yanen!” (“why the hell?!“) and “chau chau!” (“wrong!“), but also more inventive ones such as “Kamei ka yo!” (“are you Kamei!?“), “mayuge beam!” and “mou, hontou no kame ni natte” (“ugh, please turn into a real turtle already“).

Gaki-san’s personal preference of the ones listed so far is “Kamei ka yo!” She asks Kame to choose her favorite — “what’s the one you think would affect you the most if you were acting stupid?” Kame says she prefers the snappier ones such as “chau chau!“, but ultimately chooses “chigau ga na!” (“that’s wrong!“) Thus, that’s the one they will go with on today’s show.

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Morning Musume。 ’17 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ #257 (2017.03.11)

By | May 27, 2017

Oda-chan: What day is it today?
Iikubo: What day? Um, a normal day, heading into spring?
Oda-chan: Stop kidding around.
Fuku-chan: A day when spring makes an eager start?
Iikubo: Graduation season?

The bantering goes on for a while until Oda-chan reminds them that it’s her 18th birthday.

Iikubo: You’re still 18!?
Fuku-chan: You’re already 18!?
Iikubo: Don’t you have too much presence for an 18 year old? (laughs)
Oda-chan: You know, I’ve been called a thirty-six year old ever since I was fourteen.

Oda joined Morning when she was thirteen, so it’s been five years – quite some time.

Opening Question
A word to the 13ki, and if you want to push it, to Oda-chan.

Fuku-chan: You’re all unique, aren’t you?

Fuku-chan suspects that the fans are familiar with Oda-chan’s uniqueness. For Kaga-chan, Fuku-chan finds it difficult to respond to her words. And while Yokoyama-chan looks quiet, she’s actually pretty aggressive. And then there’s how the 13ki interact: things’ll start with Kaedy teasing Yokoyama-chan, and Yokoyama-chan will come back at Kaedy with just as much force.

Iikubo: It’s sometimes hard to get involved with you. Probably because of that uniqueness that Fuku-chan pointed out.

Iikubo doesn’t know how to respond to them sometimes as well. Iikubo recounted an incident with Kaga-chan where Kaga-chan asked for shounen manga and anime recommendations. However, whenever Iikubo suggested something, Kaga-chan would say that she was familiar with the recommendation. Unfortunately, Iikubo couldn’t figure out whether Kaga was familiar with them in that she had already gone watched or read the suggestions, or was just familiar with their names.

Oda-chan: 13ki really are like a married couple, aren’t they? As for myself, I should become more efficient, right?

Watching the relationship between Reina-chan and Kaedy from the very start, Oda-chan can only see them as a married couple. A slim girl with short hair paired with a short girl with medium-long hair – Oda-chan likes that. And when she looks back on their relationship, when Kaedy teases Reina-chan, Yokoyama will responds with something or the other. The way Kaedy follows up, it’s like she’s apologising for her wife. Oda-chan does like the Renady pair.

Fuku-chan: Renady… That sounds nice, Renady…
Iikubo: Renady, huh?
Oda-chan: Doesn’t it sound like some sort of legendary Pokemon? (laughs)
Fuku-chan: Like Celebi. (laughs)

♫ Morning Musume。´17 – Brand New Morning ♫

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #55 (2010.04.19)

By | April 29, 2017


Fan mail #1: “Gaki-san, Kame-chan, good evening!” The first fan mail points out how fun all of the listeners’ radio names can be. Thus, he asks for the hosts to think of their own radio names.

Kame comes up with her radio name in mere seconds: “Jeoneun” (Korean for “I“). It’s a word she really likes. Some other Korean suggestions they come up with include “Naengmyeon” and “Halmeoni” (“Grandma“). Ultimately, though, Gaki-san decides on “Short Gaki” which is a nickname she came up with in Hawaii. Kame nearly chooses “Chotto Eri” (“A Little Bit Eri“) before finally settling on “Mou Eri” (“Eri Already“).

Kame: Pencil sharpeners…
Kame: …really are amazing, aren’t they?
Gaki-san: While I have no idea what Kamei-san is going on about, let us blow away the awkward atmosphere in the room with this song.

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Nakajima Saki no °C-ute na Jikan #249 (2016.10.22) (guests: Kanazawa Tomoko & Miyamoto Karin)

By | April 24, 2017


Message from Iikubo from preceding MoJo: ‘Nakajima-san, we’ve always been talking about going to Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, but since I went there the other day for a show, let’s think about somewhere else we can go.’

Nacky: Well, if it was for work, it can’t be helped. I wonder if she gave the otters a high five?

Their actual goal was to go to Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and give the otters a high five, so it’s still an option if Iikubo didn’t get to try that out. As for an alternative, Nacky enjoys Enoshima Aquarium, though it’s a bit out of the way.

Introductions done, Nacky introduces her guests for this week: Kanazawa Tomoko and Miyamoto Karin. Nacky chose the two of them to come on her show because of the following reason: During the summer Hello! Cons, Nacky was attempting to overcome her discomfort with kouhai by taking photos with them. KanaTomo and Karin-chan were among the members she didn’t manage to take photos with. Morning Musume。´16’s Ikuta Erina was another kouhai she missed taking a photo with as well.

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Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Housouchuu!! #101 (2017.03.13)

By | March 26, 2017

Carrying over from the AS1422 that aired immediately prior to this show, Yanagawa Nanami answers Katsuta Rina’s question: Mention three good things about her Kenshuusei generation-mate, Kasahara Momona.

First: The huge contrast between Kasahara’s looks and when Yanamin talks with her. Despite looking more mature than Yanamin, Kassa’s actually two academic years lower. But when Yanamin speaks with her, she finds that Kasahara still has a kind of cute childishness to her.

Second: She’s strange. Her unique way of thinking impresses Yanamin sometimes.

Third: Her atmosphere. She brings out this warm, airy atmosphere that soothes those around her. Yanamin enjoys and treasures the times that she spends with Kassa.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #54 (2010.04.12)

By | March 3, 2017


Fan mail #1: “Eririiiiiiin!!! It is now springtime. Please do an impression of a nightingale.

Song: Morning Musume – Genki Pikappika!

Fan mail #2: Morning Musume held a fanclub tour in Hawaii last month, and the listener wishes to know all about it!

Hawaii sure was fun,” the hosts agree. Gaki-san explains: “the atmosphere in Hawaii… it’s like, the fans all go back to being young boys and girls.” Something Kame found memorable about the tour was how (physically) close the members were to the fans — at times during the quiz event, there wasn’t even a full meter between them! But, at the end of the day, the no. 1 most memorable thing for the hosts was the live show. “There’s something about that feeling of performing outdoors,” Gaki-san explains. “You get to watch the sunset as you perform!

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