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.
Fan mail #2: Listening to the radio show as of late, this fan has found that Kame is often so excited hosting it, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the conversation. This off-topic note aside, the listener says he’s been having lots of trouble memorizing English vocabulary for school. He wishes to know if the hosts ever forget the lyrics to their songs when they’re singing them, and how they go about memorizing them.
The hosts both do occasionally forget the lyrics. Making matters worse for Gaki-san is that she has a hard time forgiving herself when she does. If she forgets a lyric during the opening song of the concert, she’ll spend the entire rest of the concert sulking about it. On their previous concert tour, Gaki-san actually forgot the lyrics to her self-introductory lines in “Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari.” She had to turn around and look at the lyrics as they came up on the monitor — in effect making it feel like karaoke for her. Kame, unsurprisingly, is much more lax in her attitude towards forgetting lyrics — she doesn’t think anything of it.
But as for the actual memorization process?
Kame: You just need to try and corner yourself — or get someone else to corner you — into memorizing them.
Gaki-san: Right. That’s what studying is all about.
Kame: Let’s help him out.
Gaki-san: Okay. Do you know what’s going to happen if you don’t memorize them…?
Kame: No dinner for you if you don’t learn them, mister…
Gaki-san: You know what’s going to happen to you if you don’t memorize them…?
Kame: I’m going to put a hole in your eraser! I’ll break your pencil in half!
Gaki-san: (laughs) Now you’re just bullying him.
Fan mail #3: “If you got to eat either a bowl of ramen with a single, three-meter long noodle, or a bowl of ramen with three hundred one-centimeter noodles, which would you eat?”
The hosts both choose the three-meter noodle — after all, ramen is supposed to be a meal you can slurp up.
Song: Morning Musume – 3, 2, 1 BREAKIN’ OUT!
Song: Mano Erina – Onegai Dakara
Fan mail #4: This question is from a 13-year-old boy who recently got confessed to for the first time in his life. However, he has no idea what he should do about it. He asks the hosts for their advice.
The hosts get excited just trying to imagine how it must’ve been for the listener to get confessed to, which they assume would’ve had to happen at school. Reading through his mail a second time, they realize that he doesn’t even mention if he likes the girl in question or not — he probably hasn’t even figured that part out yet.
“You should just start to like her then!,” Kame exclaims. She thinks that, if the listener tries to be more aware of the girl, he’ll start to like her back automatically. Gaki-san is in agreement with her co-host: “why not just try dating her — it’d be an experience at least!“
Kame’s music recommendation: Superfly – Last Love Song
Gaki-san: We’re waiting for your messages! Go ahead and ask us anything, such as “is it true that Kame actually knows quite well what capybaras usually think about?” Anything goes!
Personally I’d rather 300 1-cm noodles. Then I could eat ramen with a spoon.