Posts tagged aiba masaki

Posted 2 years ago

And the Johnny’s rumors keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’~ This one involves cross-dressing!


We’ve all heard rumors about Kamenashi Kazuya’s hobby in cross-dressing, but there are also other Johnny’s who share the same hobby as Kame.

It’s Kanjani8’s Yokoyama Yu. He dresses up as a woman a lot for the Kanjani8 show, Kanjani no Shiawake. And those experiences ignited something deep within him and he started experimenting. He tried to hide it at first but he met Kame at a press conference once and said right out that he wanted to try wearing a skirt. People have even said that he has dressed up as a woman in public before.” Said a production insider.

Yoko might like wearing women’s clothing, but like Kame, he isn’t doing it because he enjoys the male attention.

“He just thinks that it’s important to polish his womanly fashion sense, doing so will allow him to be more creative in creating his roles when he acts.” Said a television writer.

Rumor has it that Kame and Yoko have tried establishing a cross-dressing club together within Johnny’s. There were at least 20 Jrs. who showed interest in joining, which shocked the both of them. Additionally, between members of this club, they call it “J-Kai.”

“It’s the combination of Johnny’s J and cross-dressing’s (josou) J. The two of them even talked about doing a collaboration for the fashion show XX’s Girls Collection to walk the runway in women’s clothes.

Recently, there is also word that cross-dressing has piqued Aiba Masaki’s interest because of his co-star Matsuko Delux in Mikeneko no Holmes. Perhaps this signals the beginning of a cross-dressing trend within the entertainment industry?

Someone make a version of RuPaul’s Drag Race featuring Johnny’s?


Posted 2 years ago

"Let’s make Aiba eat wasabi rolls!" 2ch netizens vs Arashi fans


Were 2ch users trying to make Aiba have a lung collapse? That’s what many Japanese Arashi fans thought on March 14th, the day when Arashi’s Aiba Masaki made appearances on several Nippon Terebi shows, promoting his new drama “Mineko Holmes Suiri”. A TV special was also held, entitled “Only Tonight! Saturday’s Aiba-chan!? A Impossible Gag Live! National Voting SP”, in which TV viewers could vote on the internet or by phone for an impossible gag they wanted Aiba to do, which was to be carried out at the end of “Arashi ni Shiyagare!” 

The options for the impossible gag included: “A. Do 10 gags that popular entertainers do these days” “B. Eat an entire whole wasabi roll” “C. Have a love scene with an onee” “D. Get slapped by a martial artist but keep a straight face”. Voting started around 8 A.M. as “Zoom In!! Saturday”, the show Aiba first appeared on, ended. By the start of “Saturday’s Aiba-chan!?” at 2:00 P.M., option A was leading in 1st place with 847,537 votes, option C in 2nd with 843,978 votes, and option B in forth place with only 85,269 votes.

Around 2:36 P.M., a 2ch netizen who had eyed upon the show made a thread on 2ch’s “New Speed VIP” board stating

“For Saturday Aiba’s impossible gag I want to make him eat wasabi rolls!”

With the intention of “showing a magnificent sudden change” for the voting, 2ch users used a system where one person could vote as many times as they like. Many 2ch users began participating, calling out “It can’t be helped, lets do it!” “Let’s show them VIP’s power!” “I’ve already voted 500 times.”

Due to 2ch users, the B option began to experience an astounding growth, and some Twitter users pointed out the odd behavior of it.

However, Arashi fans exploded on Twitter:

“This is really annoying. Eating too much wasabi is dangerous! What are they trying to do to our Aiba-chan!”

“It’s terrible to know because of 2ch Aiba-chan will be made to do something impossible.”

“Arashi fans, let’s barrage the A option so it won’t be B!”

“Let’s request Nippon Terebi lower the amount of wasabi.” 

Arashi fans began to make fearful comments in their tweets referring to Aiba’s hospitalization last year in June due to a lung collapse, with one stating “A hole is going to open in his lung again.” These tweets quickly spurred tweets all across Twitter that 2ch netizens were attempting to make Aiba have another lung collapse.

Both Arashi fans and 2ch netizens bombarded the poll with their votes throughout the night, fighting in a battle of ~* epic proportions *~, but 2ch netizens rejoiced when the B option came out on top with 18,360,860 votes, “You did well guys!” “”A big victory for vip!” “The Arashic on Twitter are in tears lololol.”

In the end, however, at 11:10 P.M., Aiba was only made to eat two tuna rolls varnished in full helpings of wasabi. For a slap in the face, he was given a hug by the pro wrestler Akebono, and for the love scene was given a kiss by make-up artist IKKO. Aiba closed the show with a smile as he shouted, “Why was I kissed?!”


This is hilarious, the power of Anon is strong, and I dont think the SP producers would be stupid enough to put Aiba in danger anyway. 

Posted 2 years ago

Check out the preview of “Your Eyes” playing in the background after the 1:07 mark.

It has been revealed that the theme song for Aiba Masaki’s new drama ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri’(NTV) will be Arashi’s new song “Your Eyes“.

After Ohno Satoshi’s Fuji TV drama “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” announced that their theme song would be Arashi’s new single “Face Down, fans were left wondering what would be the theme song for Aiba Masaki’s new drama and were pleased to know it would Arashi’s new song. The release date or any other information of “Your Eyes” has not been decided yet.

This drama is adapted from the popular mystery novel series ‘Mikeneko Holmes’ by Akagawa Jiro.
The story features a detective, Katayama Yoshitaro(Aiba) with a lot of weak points, solve mysteries withMikeneko (a cat with fur of different colors).

As co-stars, Ohkura Tadayoshi from Kanjani8Fujiki NaohitoOmasa AyaMatsuko Deluxe andOmi Toshinori will appear in the drama.

The first episode will air on April 14th at 9:00 pm (JST).

Posted 2 years ago

Oricon ranks the most anticipated spring dramas

On April 6th, Oricon revealed the results of their survey and unveiled the most anticipated drama of the upcoming season.

It has become a regular custom for Oricon to ask 1,000 men and women before the start of every new season about their most anticipated upcoming drama. The end results aren’t that surprising considering the steady popularity of idol group Arashi. Two of their members are starring in a spring drama and both of them made it onto the top of the ranking.

Reaching first place by a large margin was ‘Kagi no Kakatta Heya‘ (Fuji TV), starring Ohno Satoshias a peculiar otaku obsessed with locks and keys who helps solving crimes that happened behind closed doors. Both men and women voted it as their most anticipated drama of the spring season. One woman commented that she’s anticipating the drama since she read the original, while one man is looking forward to a drama that breaks away from the typical formula of Fuji TV’s Monday dramas.

Second place went to ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri‘ (NTV), starring Aiba Masaki in the drama adaptation of Akagawa Jiro’s very popular mystery novel. For women it comes right after ‘Kagi no Kakatta Heya’, while men seem to be a bit more skeptical about the drama resolving around a useless detective and his ingenious partner, a speaking cat with three colors of fur (‘calico’ or ‘mi-ke’ cat). A woman in her thirties said that she’s looking forward for the drama to make her laugh while enjoying solving the mysteries together with the protagonist. Of course fans of the original novel are also anticipating the drama adaptation.

Kanjani8’s Nishikido Ryo ranked third with his upcoming drama ‘Papadol!‘ (TBS), in which he is going to play himself. It’s going to be an enjoyable home comedy about a popular idol who marries a single mother (Yuuka) and struggles to balance both of his lives. At the same time they are planning to show the other side of the idol business. Naturally, all the members of Kanjani8 are going to make an appearance in the drama. A teenage girl commented that she’s intrigued by the drama’s premise of mixing reality with fiction.

Which fall drama do you anticipate the most? (men+women)

01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” (Fuji TV) — Ohno Satoshi, Toda Erika
02 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” (NTV) — Aiba Masaki, Fujiki Naohito
03 – “Papadol!” (TBS) — Nishikido Ryo, Yuuka, Kawashima Umika
04 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku” (Fuji TV) — Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Mizukawa Asami, Tanabe Seiichi
05 – “Legal High” (Fuji TV) — Sakai Masato, Aragaki Yui
06 – “ATARU” (TBS) — Nakai Masahiro, Kitamura Kazuki, Kuriyama Chiaki
07 – “Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose” (TBS) — Takenouchi Yutaka, Wakui Emi
08 – “Toshi Densetsu no Onna” (TV Asahi) — Nagasawa Masami, Mizobata Junpei, Takenaka Naoto
09 – “Soup Curry” (TBS) — Morisaki Hiroyuki, Yasuda Ken, Oizumi Yo, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Otô Takuma
10 – “Kaeru no Oujo-sama” (Fuji TV) — Amami Yuki, Ishida Yuriko

Which fall drama do you anticipate the most? (just men)

01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”
02 – “Legal High”
03 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku”
04 – “Toshi Densetsu no Onna”
05 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”
06 – “Mirai Nikki-ANOTHER:WORLD-”
07 – “Kaeru no Oujo-sama”
08 – “Soup Curry”
09 – “Hancho 5″
10 – “Papadol!”

Which fall drama do you anticipate the most? (just women)

01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”
02 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”
03 – “Papadol!”
04 – “ATARU”
05 – “Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose”
06 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku”
07 – “Legal High”
08 – “Soup Curry”
09 – “Kaeru no Oujo-sama”
10 – “Toshi Densetsu no Onna


Posted 2 years ago

Five Johnny’s Talent Called-In for a Private Dinner

Julie Keiko Fujishima, President of J-Storm and niece of Johnny’s and Associates President-Johnny Kitagawa, hosted a private dinner for five of Johnny’s talents, Weekly Bunshun and Johnnys-Watcher reported.


The attendants are Kanjani8’s Ryo Nishikido and Ryuhei Maruyama,Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno and Masaki Aiba, and KAT-TUN's Junno Taguchi. Julie Fujishima also invited over 20 members of press from TV and women’s magazine in a dinner held at a Chinese restaurant in Azabu Juban district. According to the article, the center of the discussion was unclear but the invitees are five of Johnny’s talents who will be having a drama this April. Nishikido with “Papa wo Idol”, Ohno with “Locked Room”, Aiba with “Miki-neko Holmes no Suiri”, Junno with “Legal High”, and Maruyama just finished his starring role in “O-Parts" and was also casted in "Strawberry Nights”.

Press attendees said that the dinner has been very luxurious, Satoshi Ohno served wine while Nishikido Ryo was even asked to speak to one of magazine editor’s daughter on phone because the daughter is a huge fan. During the dinner, TOKIO's Nagase Tomoya and Yamaguchi Tatsuya also appeared, the two are rumored to be Julie’s allies in the so-called “Julie Faction”.

Entertainment insiders said that a similar dinner also happened November last year. Although this might looked like a simple dinner to promote activities of these Johnny’s talents but insiders are claiming that this is Julie Fujishima’s way of flaunting her power and influence that she’s ready to take-on Johnny’s Entertainment once Johnny Kitagawa leaves.


So, what do you think the dinner was all about?

Posted 2 years ago

Arashi’s Masaki Aiba and Satoshi Ohno in Spring Drama Face-Off

In the recent press conference held last Mar 19th for Masaki Aiba's latest drama “Miki-Neko Holmes No Suiri”, the Arashi member talks about his latest role and being compared to fellow Arashi’s leader Satoshi Ohno.


Masaki Aiba talks about his “good-for-nothing” character in Miki-Neko Holmes No Suiri where he plays a police detective who has a fear of blood, heights, women, and ghosts. Aiba is excited to play this live adaptation of a popular manga.


When asked about his “face-off” with fellow Arashi member- Satoshi Ohno- Aiba said that there is no reason for them to compete. He also added that even though both dramas are in mystery genre, the plot and characters are completely different. Aiba also hopes that both teams will work peacefully.

Aiba’s “Miki-Neko Holmes No Suiri" and Ohno’s "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" will have a face-off this April. Ohno’s drama will premiere two days after Aiba on the same time slot.


Posted 2 years ago

More cast members revealed for new drama ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri’

 Arashi member Aiba Masaki will be starring in NTV’s new drama ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri‘ as a detective named Katayama Yoshitaro.


This drama tells the story of Katayama who becomes a detective in order to comply with the dying wish of his father who was a famous detective himself. Katayama is currently with MPD’s First Investigation Division, although he’s not cut out to be a detective at all. He not only cannot stand the sight of blood, but is also terribly afraid of heights, women, and ghosts. One day, Katayama meets a cat with three colors of fur (‘mikeneko’) who goes by the name of Holmes (played by Matsuko Deluxe) that can understand humans and also possesses brilliant reasoning skills. The duo forms a team and manages to solve various difficult cases together.

Now, the other cast members for the drama have been revealed.  As older brother of Katayama, Katayama Hiroshi will be played by Fujiki Naohito, while Omasa Aya will be appearing as their younger sister, Katayama Harumi.  Katayama’s co-worker, Detective Ishizu will be played by Okura Tadayoshi (Kanjani 8), and Ishizaka Koji will be their boss, Chief Kurihara.

‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri’ will start airing in April on NTV every Saturday at 9PM.