ah~ it's been so long since i've done a Shokura flail post xD i want to try to get back into it haha. not sure if i can actually keep up like i used to but i'll try starting again with this week's Shounen Club haha.
so this week, the theme is Colors, and they started the opening with Kimi Iro Omoi. this song is covered quite often by Jrs a lot and reminds me of Ya-ya-yah cuz they used to sing it a lot on the livestages for that show haha. but anyway, this month's Shokura, i heard that my Mizuki would be singing and well...i didn't expect it to be right in the opening! xD i was kinda just watching it through streaming on dailymotion at first haha and it was kinda LQ xD and then i see him behind Taiga and i'm like, oh he's back dancing in this song! but then i realize, the back is all younger Jrs, and then from a different angle i see him changing position with someone and he's wearing the same costume as the main performing Jrs so i go back and watch again and i'm like OMG!! MIZUKI IS SINGING!! HE'S HOLDING A MIC!! i'm soooo excited for him!! as a Jr, it means a lot to be able to hold a mic and sing, even if it wasn't a solo performance. i hope it stays this way!
and then they continue with the Jr. medley and OMG it was an awesome medley. Hirano Sho starts off with KisuMai's "Black&White" and it's still just as cool as the last time he performed it. but he had some more sempai Jrs with him last time, like Tera and etc but i think that group of Jrs are with KisuMai on tour right now. and then Nagase Ren performed Murasaki, and i really like that song too. but i found one Jr that i don't know! i don't know who the kid mirroring Manaya was! Hashimocchan though, he's grown up so much!! and then we got Kishi, Aran, and Miyachika leading NEWS's "Akaku Moyuru Taiyou" and they come out in those nostalgic Ya-ya-yah costumes!! i loved it!! i also liked that i could pick out each of their voices xD and then Genki, Jin-chan, Kauan and Takahashi Kaito lead KAT-TUN's "GOLD" and that was really awesome too. but JiguIwa totally is a thing everywhere haha. and the medley finishes with Sho, Ren, and TakaKai leading NYC's "Aoi Kisetsu." it's gotta be one of my favorite Jr. medleys :D
then it was a talk segment with Sexy Zone and the three of them had to answer Kawai-kun and Akito's questions without giving the same answer or else they would get hit xD the first question was what they want to eat in the fall and Shori and Kento both put down mackerel so they both got hit, except Kento wanted to do the hitting too so Shori got hit by two people xD and then the next question was their most memorable Sexy Zone songs and then Shori and Kento both put down "Sexy Zone" so they got hit again, and once again Kento wanted to be mean and hit Shori again so he got hit twice again lol. and then Kawai-kun was commenting on how thin Shori's arms were and i was like, yup, please don't break his arm when you hit him xD
and then they went off to sing Bad Boys and OtokoNever...it was alright...i still miss MariSou. but i hate that i actually start to like OtokoNever now, and i know the entire hand choreography to the song lol. but ugh i think they're really starting to try to make ShoRen and Takakai a thing. it's probably cuz they're in Dream Boys right now, but as much as i love the three of them, i'm getting a bit tired of it. i miss having Sho and Ren with the Kansai Jrs. they've kind of phased out Naniwa Ouji and Kin Kan and i'm not happy about that. i'm happy to see that Amu is back though! although they hardly zoomed up on him =.= feels like they're shoving him into a corner...
Shokura Blog this time was Jin-chan and he showed a photo of him with Kishi, Genki, Aran, and Miyachika and talked about how they were his precious friends that he can talk to anything about. i love you for that Jin-chan!
after that they showed the studio recorded performance of Marius singing Miyavi and Paraiso with Jinguji and Genki. Genki's pronounciation was actually not too bad xD Jin-chan can probably use some vocal training haha, but let's be real, there aren't very many Johnny's who can actually sing well anyway since they focus more on dancing haha. but Marius has such a pretty voice. i'm glad puberty didn't ruin his beautiful voice.
this week's Nekketsu Battle was hilarious xD because in Japan, schools often have their sports festivals in the fall, they did a mini one on Shokura and it was funny lol. but i noticed that they messed on on Sho's name when they put the naming credits on him haha. they were all so energetic and loud though lol. i was surprised that Kento's team lost on tug-o-war cuz they had Sho and Tsuka-chan lol but they were no match against Team Kikuchi at all haha. then had the ball toss, and it didn't matter which color gets into the basket, the one with more in the end wins, and Tsuka-chan did a good job catching them and blocking Aran off xD the last battle they had a relay race on tiny tricycles and i thought Kento team would win but Kishi kinda broke the front wheel of the tricycle when he fell over so Kento couldn't move forward and Fuma won lol.
JWEST performs Jipanku, Ookini Daisakusen for the first time on Shokura, and i just got reminded that i don't have this single lol, even though they released it ages ago haha. and as usual their song is kind stupid, but it's catchy and fun to listen to xD
Jr. ni Q! the theme this time was "At that time, my history began to move!" and the first one up was Genki. he talked about how 2 years ago in Johnny's World, he performed as center with Jin-chan for a song, and afterwards, the choreographer told him in front of a whole bunch of other Jrs that he didn't understand why Genki was put for center. the choreographer told him that Jin-chan was way more popular and would make a much better center than he did, and that made Genki feel frustrated, but it helped him work harder and he felt grateful for that comment. but man, that's a harsh comment though. and it wasn't just one on one either, it was said to him in front of everybody. i would feel so bad if someone did that to me.
next up was Shintaro, and he talked about how he actually met Johnny-san while at a restaurant with his mom and grandma, and Johnny-san, having a good nose for finding talent, his eyes stopped on Shintaro and tried to recruit him. unexpectedly, it wasn't really his mom, but his grandma that kept talking to Johnny-san lol, and she encouraged him to join the agency, even though he wasn't interested at all. but i think a part of this story is missing, because, correct me if i'm wrong, but i thought it was because he thought he looked like Ryutaro and wanted him to join. not sure if Ryutaro was also there, but i think i've heard about this story before with how Shintaro ended up in the jimusho. but either way, we gotta thank Morimoto obaa-chan for pushing Shintaro into joining Johnny's or else he wouldn't be where he is right now haha.
and then Tajima brought out his bear that he carried with him the entire time during Kinkyori Renai, Justice lol xD Justice has become quite popular lately haha~~. i've been starting to like Tajima a lot lately. he didn't really stand out to me when i first knew him, but he looks really pretty now. he's such a dork though xD he said Justice is like his mama, always telling him to do things haha~~. i think it's just the cutesy character that he wants to keep selling and continue that image from Kinkyori though. i don't know if he's really showing us the real Tajima, but meh, he's an idol xD
Haba-chan talked about during his first concert, a lot of the chibiko Jrs got paired up with an older Jr so that they would know what to do, and he was paired up with Yasui-kun, and Yasui-kun was super nice to him, so he started to look up to Yasui-kun ever since then. but then Haba-chan's ultimate admired sempai is still Sho-chan, haha, so when asked if he had to choose between Yasui-kun or Sakurai Sho, he chose Sho-chan haha.
last was Jesse, and he talked about how he almost died one he was in his 5th/6th grade when he went fishing on a cayak with his dad and his dad's friend. they went out too far and the waves got really strong and flipped them over, and he would've drowned if his dad's friend didn't save him. and they swam all the way back to shore too...sounds pretty scary.
after Jr. ni Q was A.B.C-Z performing "Happy Happy Day"! i didn't recognize Nozawa-kun at first cuz of his poodle hair xD but KishiTaka was really pretty~~!! but the best part of this performance, for me at least, was Mizuki being in it xD he was sooooo cute~~!! i love his smile so much, he makes me so happy. i was just smiling the entire time as i watched him xD and then there was Shintaro lol. i don't know why, but he was just super into the dance and it just looked really funny cuz he's so freaking bulky xD
next was a new segment called Oshiete Maru Maru Sempai, where Jrs ask their sempai to teach them things. so ShoRen and TakaKai wanted to ask Fuma to teach them how to make subtle and sexy eye contact with the camera lol, so they practiced how to find the camera and it was kind of funny xD and then in the end they had Kawai-kun and Akito do the same thing as they introduce the next song haha.
the next song was JiguIwa leading KAT-TUN's "Lips" and surprisingly their voices suited the song. even Jin-chan's weird nasally voice haha. i have a pretty bad voice fetish so i'm picky about voices, and both of their voices aren't quite in my strike zone, but if i had to choose, i would say i like Genki's voice a lot better xD and i love you Jin-chan but you don't know how to rap, i'm sorry lol. but these two are definitely one of the strongest and most charismatic pairs among the Jrs right now. i get really amazed every time i watch them, especially Genki because i've known him since way back when he was still just a really shy timid kid, still a bit traumatized from the bullying that he had experienced in school, but now he's like...camwhore kinda idol xD not that it's a bad thing though haha. i'm glad to see that his confidence has gone up and he's really worked hard to come this far.
next was Tsuka-chan's segment lol, and it looks like he's gonna be keeping Hama-chan as his partner in crime from now on xD but i swear lol, this segment, the first theme that comes out is always consulting Tsuka-chan with worries lol. isn't there anything else in that box, Tsuka-chan? xD cuz your advice is always useless unless it has to do with body building lol. and then Hama-chan and Kotaki had a competition seeing who can pick up more beans with chopsticks within 30 seconds xD man i would be so confident in this game haha, i'm confident in using chopsticks haha~~. but Kotaki ended up winning by one more bean lol.
the last song for this episode was Sexy Zone's "4 Seasons"! i love this song a lot. i have to say though, that all the chibiko Jrs from the past have grown up so much. like...i don't even know if i should be calling them chibiko anymore lol cuz they're not that tiny anymore xD
and then in Shori's Omake segment, Hokuto and Jesse played the bean game that Kotaki and Hama-chan did, and that was a much more worthy competition lol. Shori sucked though lol, but Hokuto and Jesse were pretty good. in the end, Hokuto won though. as expected since he said he won a competition in elementary school xD
this week's was a fun episode, and i can't wait for next week's! Mizuki is gonna be singing again next time~ :D