Monthly Archives: August 2015

Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #25 (2015.05.19)


May brought the end of Morning Musume 15’s spring tour. For Kanon, many tours have ended with a member graduation. For example, Takahashi Ai and Michishige Sayumi both graduated at the end of a fall tour, and Niigaki Risa, Tanaka Reina, and Mitsui Aika all graduated in the spring. So, every time a tour end comes near, Kanon is reminded of those times. She looks back on the members last single and the work that they did together during that time; feeling a great sense of need to do her best to move on and push towards the future. Speaking of Mitsui Aika though, she recently returned from New Zealand, which Kanon is particularly excited about. She considers Aika to be one of her mentors and her return means Kanon can go out to eat with her again. She conclude the intro saying she’d like to show off a fresh new side of her for the end of the spring tour.

The first song is a request from a listener. They ask Kanon to play Kimagure Princess and ask who out of Morning Musume ‘15 is the most moody (kimagure). She quickly chooses Sato Masaki as the most moody.

Song: Morning Musume – Kimagure Princess

blog, Mitsui Aika, Suzuki Kanon-553349
The return of her precious senior!

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Week End Survivor: An Extermination Game Episode 4 (2015.03.22)

K: Greetings once again, our faithful listeners. “The Dearly Departeds’ Disclosure Power Hour” is about to begin. I, the maid of this vacation home for now three years, Kirimoto, will be your host.

K: Thank you for the applause. Now let us begin. First up we have the first sacrifice of the game, the owner of the vacation home, Miss Arisa.
A: Hello everyone.

K: There was only one vote cast for you, Miss Arisa. For that vote, the survivors were given water as their relief item. Would you mind disclosing who you think voted for you?
A: Gladly. It was none other than him!
K: Quite the confidence you have there!
A: I realized it after listening to the last episode. To think he was seeing someone else behind my back. And with Natsu no less.
K: Huh? H-h-hold on there for a second. If I understand correctly, you’re saying the one who killed you was Yuuto-san.
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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #24 (2015.05.12)


May 7th was Masaki’s birthday, Happy Birthday! Masaki joined just 9 months after Kanon; at the time she was only 12 years old. Kanon was 13, so suddenly, she was no longer the youngest after a small period of time, which left her initially with a strange feeling. Masaki quickly became the younger sister member of the group which led to Kanon thinking that Masaki was a pretty cute kid. Recently, on the spring tour, during the filming for it Kanon noticed that Masaki was much more mature and cool. Because Masaki is more known for her character as being energetic and cute, the grown up Masaki surprised her. Kanon praises Masaki, saying she a genius when it comes to understanding songs and the like; it really motivates Kanon to do her best alongside Masaki in Morning Musume.

Song: Morning Musume ‘15 – Seishun Kozo ga Naiteiru

They’re both growing up so fast!

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Week End Survivor: An Extermination Game Episode 3 (2015.03.15)

K: Kids, this way!

K: You’ll be safe here. Don’t move. I’ll be right back. I’m going to go check the surrounding area.

Right after I had shut the door…

That is how Miss Arisa and her friends got trapped in that room and were forced to take part in that horrendous game.

K: Greetings, our faithful listeners. It has been quite a while since last you heard of me, the maid of this vacation home, Kirimoto, has it not? I’d like to start this episode by having a little chat with the sacrifices of the game thus far. First up we have the owner of the vacation home, Miss Arisa!
A: To think that I of all people would be the first to die.
K: If we look at the vote data, we can see that only one vote was cast. The rest went unregistered. The survivors of that round were given water in exchange for your life.
A: Unbelievable really, the gall of the person to cast a vote for me. I mean, if it weren’t for me, they wouldn’t have even been able to step foot into such a gorgeous vacation home.
K: Quite true, but there are those who would inversely blame you. Had you not invited them, this whole ordeal would have never transpired, no?
A: Are you saying that’s why I was killed?
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Week End Survivor: An Extermination Game Episode 2 (2015.03.08)

M: Arisa…
C: Who would do this?

N: Chiaki, was that your stomach?
C: Drinking all that water kinda made me hungry.
N: It’s good to see you still have an appetite.
C: You say that as if a normal person wouldn’t. But the more you think about how you don’t have food, the hungrier you’ll just make yourself.
T: We’ll probably get some food the next time one of us gets killed off.
N: Takeshi! Now’s not the time for that.
T: I’m just joking around.
N: Those aren’t the types of jokes you should be making. Especially not when it’s your friends’ lives on the line.
T: Yeah but, if we keep starving ourselves, we’ll all just end up dying anyways.
N: Are you saying you’re fine sacrificing your friends?
T: Natsu, I understand what you’re trying to say, but Arisa’s death benefited us. Now we have water and don’t need to worry about dying of thirst. Hell, weren’t you over there just a minute ago guzzling down that water?
C: Speaking of which, who voted for Arisa? We’re kind of forgetting that one of us just killed her, you know. Doesn’t that make them like, the perpetrator?
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Week End Survivor: An Extermination Game Episode 1 (2015.03.01)


Reinlite: Slightly different from what you’ll find on this site, I am proud to bring you all a full translation of the four part radio version of Week End Survivor. I am not 100% on the differences as I have not watched the play, but I have read the story developments are different as well as the ending. Also, in this radio version, there are less characters and the members playing their roles have been switched around, so this version shouldn’t (completely) ruin you on the play. Without further ado, I hope you enjoy Week End Survivor Radio Drama ver.

This month’s program is “Week End Survivor”.

Published by Every Star, written by Shiono You, “Week End Survivor: An Extermination Game” is the winner of both the BS-TBS Award and Futabasha Award from 2014’s Smart Phone Short Story Awards.

The cast will comprise of six members from the newest Hello Project Kenshuusei group, Kobushi Factory, and Berryz Koubou’s Sudou Maasa.

In this first episode, we have Hirose Ayaka as the main character, Natsu, Hamaura Ayano as the leader of the group, Yuuto, Inoue Rei as the pompous Arisa, Taguchi Natsumi as the delinquent, Takeshi, Ogawa Rena as the popular Chiaki, Nomura Minami as the recently returned from living abroad Mina, Sudou Maasa as the maid, Kirimoto, and TBS-954 News Announcer Tanaka Hitomi as the cell phone voice.

Script written by Oota Yoshinari.

With that, enjoy the first episode of “Week End Survivor”.

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #47 (2010.02.22)


Fan mail #1: The listener is having trouble with dry skin due to it being the winter. They thus ask Gaki-Kame for their skincare advice.

Cream and more cream,” Gaki-san says. “And a humidifier,” Kame adds.

Song: Morning Musume – Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai

Fan mail #2: “Eririn! Let us hear your tiger impersonation!”

Gaki-san rightfully calls what she just heard a very weak-sounding tiger. Kame tries to explain that it’s an impersonation of a tiger yawning. She has another impersonation of “a tiger that is told to move out of the way,” but Gaki-san says Kame’s now just beginning to sound like Stitch:

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FIVE STARS Niigaki Risa & Kamei Eri #46 (2010.02.15)


Fan mail #1: The listener just realized something: they seem to close their eyes when brushing their teeth. “What about you two?” he asks.

Gaki-san doesn’t close her eyes when brushing her teeth, but she can’t stand still so she prefers to walk around the house. While Kame prefers to stay put with her eyes open, she does find herself tapping her feet and keeping a beat. Gaki-san praises her co-host for being so artist-like.

Song: Morning Musume – Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai

This week’s show is a Message Matsuri, meaning loads and loads of fan mail!


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