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Challenges


Shonen Club Cuts of episode 2012/01/06 .

All videos are 1024 x 576 res, Avi, all on Mediafire. Thanks for FS to Kamichan. Since my neck and my back are feeling like as if several Juniors had practised their dance steps on it, I'll keep some of the descriptions short.

Intro

Intro is a medley of "Ultra Music Power" (fronted by Arioka Daiki, Takaki Yuya and Nakajima Yuto) and "Yuuki 100%" (fronted by NYC) with TOY, Sexy Zone, Hip Hop Jump, Noon Boyz and other Juniors backing up. Nothing extraordinary, but you could not do anything wrong opening a show with these two songs. Good starter.
Download : MF

Intro Talk

Intro Talk and announcement of the episodes theme (Challenges for the new year) with the classic Shonen Jumpers Daiki/Yuya/Yuto, special guests NYC and..Marius Yo.
Download: MF

Challenge Medley

The "Challenge Medley" and the definite highlight of this episode for several reasons. It starts with "With you" performed by Sato Shori, Matsushima Sou and Marius Yo with members of JaPAnese Hi! (featuring Jinguji Yuta constantly trying to wink at the camera), then Tanaka Juri performed a bit petty sounding rap part that linked to the "Belive" performance of Shori with Hip Hop Jump. Yes, Hip Hop Jump! So they are still there (with Morohoshi Shoki and Kadoi Kento) That's a kind of relief, to me at least.

The next part is "Marui Chikara" wich is one of my all-time favourite Johnnys songs, performed by some of my present-day favourite Johnnys boys (Matsushima Sou,Marius Yo, Kuramoto Kaoru ,Jinguji Yuta ,Nakamura Reia and to shorten it up a few others you can see in here). Yuta wasn't done winking at every camera during "With you" yet , so he continues his works here. TOY (without Taiga but with Yasui Kentaro back on the mic!) performed "Garasu no jidai" (also featuring the dancing skills of Morita Myuto) and Kis-my-Ft2 are closing the medley with "Everybody go!". Great medley!
Download : MF

Talk

Talk part with Daiki,Yuya and Yuto with Kis-my-Ft2 about the episodes theme.
Download: MF

Kis-my-Venus

Awful song-title, but the song itself is kind of nice, not a smash hit but yeah..well..nice. The performance was also quite good. If you loved "Everybody go!" and "We never give up" you will like this song as well, I guess.
Download : MF

Medley

Medley by A.B.C-Z and Question?. A very good one, altough the vocals at the beginning of the first song ("T2") are sounding somewhat..bumpy. After "T2" a instrumental/dance part follows before Totsuka Shota picks up his guitar for a (bit too short) version of the beautiful "Hajimari no Oto". "Naked" closes the medley. As said, very good one!
Download: MF

Next up was the A.B.C-Z wo Abake. No cut. I'm a fan of A.B.C-Zs performances, but I'm not fan enough to find it very exciting to watch them sitting in line with masks on and hear them talking in high-pitched voices about wich member they would date if they were a girl (or something like that). You can find this in other places for sure (even subbed).

Talk

Talk with Daiki,Yuya and Yuto with special guests NYC. Yamada explains that the concept of "Wonderful cupid" is "Inu". I was sure I missed the point of this remark, but just because I wasn't able to listen to the lyrics of the song closeley before. Because I instantly start yawning when I hear it. That's not a joke, I really do. So obviousley "Wonderful cupid" works as a lullaby, but I'm not sure if this was the intention of the song. Guess not. During the talk Chinen shows how to form a dog with both hands, wich looked at first (especially in connection with the look on his face) as if he was giving a demonstration of how to form occult handsigns to first time attenders of a Black Metal concert. This impression evaporated as soon as he started to "walk" the dog, that is.
Download : MF

Wonderful cupid

I already wrote about the song above (it's almost scary..just thinking of it makes me yawn right now), so this is only about the performance, not the song itself: It reminded me a lot of "Maru Maru Mori Mori" by Kaoru to Tomiki, Tamani Mook. The big problem about this is: When six year olds performing such a choreo, it is cute. If thirteen year olds are performing that way it's already kind of embarrassing, especially for themselves. But if eighteen year olds are doing this it is just bizarre and from their point of view kind of humiliating, I guess. Especially (and that's the decisive point) when there  even the most subtle hint of irony is missing. Make yourself ready for a big bag of vicarious embarrassemt if you're going to watch that. You have been warned. Grotesque.
Download (if you dare) : MF

Jr. ni Q

The Jr. ni Q is back again (The last one was from the first episode in October last year). In the meantime presenters Yuto and Yuya were hard working in the "How to form a Q"-training camp.....not! On the board: Kyomoto Taiga, Kishi Yuta, Iwahashi Genki (never heard of him before, I have to admit), Jinguji Yuta (Yay!!), Casey Anderson and Jesse Lewis. Nice!
Download : MF

Sexy Zone

During the announcement of the song Yuya was trying to do Shoris "Sexy Rose"...judge yourself (it is included in this file). What follows is the most unfulfilling performance of "Sexy Zone" up to date. Wich isn't to blame on Sou, Shori, Marius or Kento. Because of the absence of Kikuchi Fuma ( who was suspended because of consuming rose petals openly on stage)* there was a gap in the choreo that made the performance look incomplete and a bit of inharmonic. I really expect something better from the choreographers of Shonen Club, at least I expect them to come up with something other than to just leave a choreo completley unchanged when there is one of the key-players missing.
Download : MF

Ending  (Talk + Performance)

Ending talk with Daiki, Yuya and Yuto and with Morita Myuto standing decoratively in the back. It's rare enough to see him standing still for a moment so here is the chance. By the way if someone missed Matsumura Hokuto during this episode youn catch him here too, chatting with Tanaka Juri. In fact he was in the opening, too, but barely visible. Ending song is "Bouken rider" performed by all of the people mentioned above and various other Juniors like Taiga, Yasui, Kento and others. A.B.C-Z, NYC and Kis-my-Ft2 are joining in. Nice ending (to me mostly because of Myutos dancing I have to admit. But that should not trouble you).
Download : MF

So, nice starter for the Shonen Club episodes this year. Nice to see Hip Hop Jump are still there and nice to see Yasui is still allowed to sing. Personally I just missed Watanabe Haruki and (of course) Kouchi Yugo.



*In fact he was just busy with some exam stuff, I don't know the details. By the way, the absence of Kouchi Yugo had similar reasons, he was busy with entrance exams for university. As far as I know, he passed. Congratulations!!  But now come back on stage, please!
 
Tags: a.b.c-z, arioka daiki, chinen yuri, download: video, haniuda amu, hip hop jump, japanese hi!, jinguji yuta, kikuchi fuma, kis-my-ft2, kishi yuta, kouchi yugo, kuramoto kaoru, kyomoto taiga, marius yo, matsumura hokuto, matsushima sou, morimoto shintaro, morita myuto, nakajima kento, nakajima yuto, nakamura reia, nakayama yuma, nyc boys, question?, sato shori, sexy zone, takahashi fu, takaki yuya, tanaka juri, yamada ryosuke, yasui kentaro
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