FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #86 (2010.11.22)

By | December 20, 2017

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JOB
This week’s opening topic

Work, huh?,” Gaki-san asks. For the time being, our hosts would describe themselves as idols, singers, or — as they jokingly put it — artists.

But had Gaki-Kame not become members of Morning Musume? “No doubt about it: I would’ve become a dolphin trainer,” Kame says. Gaki-san expresses serious doubt as to the truthfulness of this statement, but Kame clarifies that it’s simply that she likes herself when she claims she’s “someone who wants to become a dolphin trainer.”

Gaki-san, on the other hand, says she would’ve ended up working either at Disneyland or as a kindergarten teacher. She says kids start to become gradually more impertinent by the age they get into elementary school, so kindergarten would’ve been just right for her.

Kame: But instead we are now the special vocalists of Morning Musume!
Gaki-san: (laughs) Just how pretentious do you want to sound?!

Song: Morning Musume – Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game (AL ver.)

Artist.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #85 (2010.11.15)

By | December 18, 2017

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THANKS
This week’s opening topic

As November 23 is Labor Thanksgiving Day in Japan, today’s opening topic “THANKS.”

You must be eternally grateful to your mom, right?,” Gaki-san asks her co-host. It actually goes even further than that: Kame says she thinks every single human being apart from herself is amazing. She couldn’t imagine being anyone else, such as Gaki-san or their manager, and having their responsibilities. She’s very grateful she gets to be in contact with people like that.

People, animals, birds, nature, decorative plants… I think it’s all amazing,” Kame says. “I mean, if someone told you to become the ocean… it’s not like you actually could. Right?

Gaki-san notes that whenever Kame talks, she has a tendency of making the listener think she’s saying something meaningful… but by the time she’s done talking, one will often feel somehow cheated.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #84 (2010.11.08)

By | December 16, 2017

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HOT SPRING
This week’s opening topic

Kame announces that her hands smell very fishy today — turns out she was out eating sushi just prior to the recording of this episode. But as for today’s opening topic…

I don’t think anyone could hate hot springs,” Kame theorizes. Gaki-san loves the calming atmosphere of hot springs and eating inside the accompanying Japanese-style rooms. The hosts both really want to visit one soon, especially one with an open-air bath — that cold air mixed with the hot water of the bath is heavenly.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #83 (2010.11.01)

By | December 14, 2017

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BOOK
This week’s opening topic

Books,” Gaki-san introduces today’s opening topic. “Something that bears no relation whatsoever to Kamei Eri.” Indeed: Kame encourages her co-host to speak on this topic alone. Gaki-san has been hooked on the works of Yamada Yusuke — she was introduced to him by Sayu who has read all his books.

Gaki-san speaks highly of the iPhone’s book reading functionality. “You can get books on it the same way as apps or games,” she explains. She suggests that Kame try this out, considering how unlikely it is that she would ever have the energy to visit an actual bookstore.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #82 (2010.10.25)

By | December 12, 2017

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HALLOWEEN
This week’s opening topic

As has been the case for the past couple of weeks, the topic of Halloween brings to Kame’s mind Disneyland and Gaki-san’s fandom of it. She wants to know if everyone visiting Disneyland this time of the year is wearing Halloween-themed costumes. The answer is yes: Gaki-san remembers visiting there once on October 31st, and on that day it was to the point where you would’ve stood out had you not been wearing a costume.

Kame thinks about what she would dress up as if she was to go. Kame’s first thought is Mickey Mouse, but Gaki-san would rather have Kame dress up as Genie. Kame seems very excited about the idea.

Kame: Okay! I’m going to dress up as Genie and go to Disneyland!
Gaki-san: How exactly do you plan on becoming Genie though? You realize he’s half-naked, right? (laughs)
Kame: I’ll just hide those parts with my magic lamp.
Gaki-san: That’s funny. (laughs) You should do that.
Kame: Yeah. So look for Genie at Disneyland on the 31st!

Gaki-san’s advice to the listeners is that they probably shouldn’t take Kame’s statement too seriously.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #81 (2010.10.18)

By | December 11, 2017

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MOVIE
This week’s opening topic… or is it?

Before they can even begin to talk about today’s opening topic, the hosts (or one of them at least) are surprised when the lights in the studio suddenly go out.

Kame starts singing “Happy Birthday” as a surprise to Gaki-san who is turning 22 years old in two days. Kame laughs happily about how they managed to surprise her co-host so well. A cake is brought into the studio and Kame proudly declares that it was actually her who went out and bought it earlier that morning. Luckily, their manager is there to immediately explain that Kame is lying.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #80 (2010.10.11)

By | December 9, 2017

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FISH
This week’s opening topic

Speaking about today’s opening topic, Gaki-san reminds listeners of Kame’s love of fish, and especially of salmon. Gaki-san says she is more of a mackerel fan herself and thinks that people who are able to eat their fish “tidily” are admirable — by which she means people who are able to take out the fish bones and not make a mess in the process. Kame says that her dad can do so while her mom can not, and thus the two often get into fish-related arguments. Kame thinks it’s because she grew up in this sort of an environment that she became the person she is today.

Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame: The definition of a beautiful woman is…
Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame: … Kamei Eri.
Gaki-san: What? Why?

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #79 (2010.10.04)

By | December 1, 2017

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SPORTS
This week’s opening topic

The hosts have received a message regarding the opening topic of tonight’s show!

Fan mail #1: “I’ve heard that in her elementary school days Kame was such a fast runner she was elected as their “eternal sportswoman.” (Kame confirms this as being true.) Thus, the listener wishes to know if Kame has any advice as to how one can run really, really fast.

It’s true,” Gaki-san says. “Despite her looks, Kame actually has very good reflexes.” Kame demands an explanation as to what her co-host means by “despite her looks,” and Gaki-san explains that it’s simply that Kame has the image of someone who dances very sluggishly and just generally moves around in a very “relaxed” manner. “And yet,” Gaki-san adds, “Kame’s dancing is so sharp. She’s very sporty.

Answering the listener’s question, Kame says that it’s all about having a sense of competition: she thinks it’s very important to always run with someone who is faster than you so they’ll motivate you to run faster, too.

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