My introduction to KANJANI 8 ^-^

I've been trying to soak in some AAA as I'm watching their 2008 concert tour from a disc that Zdorama shared with me recently and I'm also finding KANJANI8's first and second appearance on Utaban to be sooo funny!! And I totally agree with Zdorama when he says that Utaban is by far one of the most engaging shows to watch as hosts Taka-san (t.v.'s funniest Ishibashi Takaaki) and Nakaikun (Smap's Nakai Masahiro) bring out the most in their guests. Even when thinking back to when Momusu used to frequent Utaban both they and Utaban itself really grew together in those early days feeding off of each other and flushing out so much personality which is what really endears fans to them. This was the very first time that I'm even seeing KANJANI8 so I was really happy that Zdorama also took the time to prepare me with some much needed background on the group…first there's only seven members left….lol maybe they should be called KANJANI7 now. 😛 The talk segment was priceless…….here's some things that I learned about them:

They're really a talkative group and often shout out things in unison….so funny that they…………

…even had the usually unflappable Taka-san declaring them the noisiest in Utaban's history :o….and those are a lot of guest to choose from! 

LOL! and feel for the show's audio producer as well! :O Okay so we have……….

Nishikidokun aka "Foot-sole."

Ohkurakun aka "Johnny Ohkura."

Maruyamakun aka "B'z guy."

Murakamikun aka "Hori."

Yokoyamakun aka "Yokoyama Yoko."

Shibutanikun aka "Weird clown guy" lol! and………

….my early favorite Yasudakun aka "Socchipoi"…..lol "that way"….because anyone who can take that much abuse from the hosts of Utaban and still return for a second visit truly has a great sense of humor or………hmmm….why did he go back a second time really? 😛

So making fun of one's clothing is really just the beginning of any endearing and long lasting friendship on Utaban….hmm so men shouldn't wear purple anymore unless this is the look you're going for. 😛

But how did all of this come to be?

Well on Utaban a long time tradition has been creating nicknames for some guest…sometimes lucky, other times um unlucky but most times just so that the hosts can remember what's special about each individual guest ♥. Hmmm…think Momusu's Kaorin aka "Johnson." ^-^ 

LOL! so they were warned shortly beforehand!

Okay so there really is a resemblance to that guy in the B'z…not a bad thing right?…

…as they are J-music's all time reigning champs statistically in so many mind blowing sales categories!

But you gottta love how Nakaikun makes his nickname "Footsole" sound so appealing….lol embrace it embrace it! :O

Oh but on the contrary Nishikidokun…..okay so Nishikidokun has a rather "long" face?…that resembling a "foot?" :O Plus he's in two groups at the same time. So strange indeed but Zdorama did take the time to explain to me why that is…..still really strange but I guess he's really popular ne?

Um….this is so appropriate in the funniest way…what is he wearing????! O__o

Now this is probably a good thing right?……………

…Having your nickname drawn from the inspirational words of your very own boss! Or is it?……………

….it gets Takasan's um…."approval!" (^o^)/!!………

…..now that just doesn't sound right! 😮

But it's laughs all around so I guess this nickname will stick! 🙂

OMG! Nakaikun is soooo mean here!!!……….

……but still it's quite funny! ♥

Yeah that's what he thinks……………….Utaban can fix that! 😛

So we go from Tadayoshi to "Johnny Ohkura!" I'm not even sure who that is but…eh??

And sometimes even nicknames have "side-effects." 😛

So one minute you're on top of the world being compared to Kimutaku and even your groupmates agree heavily but this is Utaban so…………………..

…no more Kimutaku compliments, it's now "Hori" the comedian? LOL Hey from this angle he actually does have sort of Kimutaku thing going on! 😉

And how quickly even your own groupmates can "turn" on you! 😮 They say that laughter can add years to ones life, therefore the hosts of Utaban will live forever!…some of their regular guests may too! ^ ^

LOL but here's the "highlight" of the episode! :O Just how does one's declaration for their love of e-mail go to being "that way"….

…well with a little erm "help" from your friends of course! Ah the penguin idea's cute but…………..

…really a guy shouldn't be placing a penguin after a greeting to a buddy right? XD

LOL it's like he's on Utaban trial now with Nakaikun leading the prosecution's case! OMG is he gay? :O

Well of course not!..but denial is really a first sign of guilt isn't it? XD

And having a ring that you're wearing on your pinky pointed out by everyone else can't be a good thing for his defense can it? XD

Hmmmm….every "guy" wears one on their pinky??! :O Not sure about that and I'm guessing that no one else on the Utaban set is wearing one…or in the building in which the set is located for that matter or perhaps even in that entire city! XD Well maybe he's setting a trend! Nah! don't think so! XD

Wait we have a winner! Nakaikun has seen these pinky rings before! LOL! OMG! :O

Now Nakaikun does this a little bit too well if you know what I mean…. 😛

…………………………hmmmmmmm…………………………….

……too late for that!

……………………………..LOL!……………….

……………………………………XD……………………..

Okay let's move on! 🙂

So Maruyama's parents are bodybuilders! Now surely this should go over well right?………….

…Taka-san just cracks me up so much!!! He has some of the best facial expressions ever and when he explains or describes something it's very very………….

…..vivid and detailed! XD………………….now they've set him off!! (^o^)/!………………..

……………………………………….XD…………………………………….

…………………………………….LOL! Now we all know what "totally ripped" truly means!! =D………..

……………I mean really really understand its meaning now!!! XD………………………….

……..and just when Yasudakun thought it was safe!……………………another accusation occurs! :O……….

……and it trickles down to his voice……lol! that's feminine too?! :O……………..I think he should leave before it's too late! :P………………….

…………………………I think we've officially found the "Kei" of KANJANI8!……hmmm….they even share the same last name! XD……………………..

……and one last plead fall upon deaf ears……………………..Utaban has spoken lol~! :P………………….

Now onto more important matters. Just who is the leader of KANJANI8? Even Nakaikun doesn't know!

Hmmm……..no leader? 😮 So whom is best suited to be the leader of KANJANI8?

……so they have an Utaban plan to figure it out!………

…Aw but the episode clip ends here! Hmmmm…not sure who'd be most suited but I must find out!
Oyasumi! ^-^

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Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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4 Responses to My introduction to KANJANI 8 ^-^

  1. Junshin says:

    this is my first time reading About Kanjani8 , seems to be an interesting group . I remember one of my friends mentioned them to me and she said that they are really funny group . Depending on your article , it seems that they're
    can i ask you something?? you mention Zdorama quiet often , can i know what's that?
    thank you ^^

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  2. Sorry I made so many screencaps here! 😛 I was just laughing so much the whole time as I couldn't believe how funny they are!! Utaban surely had their hands full this time!! It's sort of strange though that I still haven't heard them sing! :P…as the performances were cut off but the talk portions were the best even without them! Oh Zdormama is a friend here on VOX and his blog is here. ^-^

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  3. deedee says:

    this episode looks really interesting. where can you watch/download the utaban episodes?

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  4. Hi Deedee, zdorama was really kind to get me some Utaban episodes and you can PM him here at his VOX site. ^-^ He'll be able to direct you in the right direction. I hope this helps. 🙂

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