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17 July 2008 @ 02:28 pm
Omedetou~! Shige was given a standing ovation after his 2nd show! Photobucket

#1 Familliar?


Motoko Ohbayashi. She is one of the vollyeball players. A very famous & talented one.
She went to watch Shige's stageplay and blogged about it.

A rough report on what she mentioned HERE

She apologised for not being able to put up the pictures.
The show was about 75 minutes.
Shige's genius part she didn't know he had before..She found out about it through this show.
It was a really enjoyable show, though it became a little bit emotional at the end.
They then met at the backstage and talked for a bit.

It seemed very "taihen"(intense) for Shige during the first day as he was very nervous. But she thought that it was all worth it. If Shige can go through this entertainment show, Shige will be able to face anything in the future. Shige had really worked hard for this.

Having known him from his debut time since 4 years ago, she felt like a mother who was touched at seeing his show that she couldn't give a very good comment at that time (when they met at the backstage I think)

She said, "Banzai!" and wished him luck for his Osaka performance as well!

Comment: She must have had a good relationship with NEWS back then that she still keep in touch with the boys. And her 'motherly' comment makes me think that Shige is really a nice guy.

Now Im really regretting of not going for the butai. That damn $$$$...shouldn't have used it (>_<)
Today really sucks. Woke up with no voice at all & feeling very cold. Got news that I will not be getting my part-time job pay this month due to some stupid excuses from the higher ups!
And a friend is leaving the fandom for a good reason. Totally understand her position and wish her all the best <3 It's sad though.

#3 New Translator
I need a new translator for Shigesuki. A really good one. Since Shige's essays are too advance for just anyone to take up. Any takers?

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heppysnowy_yuki on July 17th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)

w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I dont have anyting sparkly to reply you with XDD
klchlgalklchlgal on July 17th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
UN.... you SHOULD have gone.... *flee~~~~~*
Butai are... interesting! especially Globe's shows... the bloody place is so darn small!!!!

Ahhhh~~ Standing Ovation~ this reminds me... we did a standing ovation for 818 last show too~~ I dun quite recall if we did that for the past few shows also.. XDDD But that last show standing ovation lasted for quite a long time that Shota had to come out twice? i tink.. dun recall.. LOL!!!
heppysnowy_yuki on July 17th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
UN.... you SHOULD have gone.... *flee~~~~~*
Butai are... interesting! especially Globe's shows... the bloody place is so darn small!!!!


*squints at wid*
klchlgalklchlgal on July 17th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
LOL!!! You still squint at her ah~~~ XDDDD

Wait she come chasing after us wz a parang ah~ LOL!!!
heppysnowy_yuki on July 17th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
go run faster!!!!!
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
ACK... My yahoomail went bonkers so I didnt know there are THESE kinda comments *glares at both of you*
Count yourselves lucky xPPP
klchlgalklchlgal on July 17th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Oh Yah.. forgot to mention... come to tink of it, in order to enjoy a good show at Globe or for any butai.. would not really suggest sitting on the 1st few rows... you can't see the whole picture.. XDDD But if you wanna SEE the main performer, then YES!! Get the 1st few row seats.. LOL!!!
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yappari na~ Actually even in the movies, I dont like first few rows seats! But maa~ see & stare at Shige first should be my priority!!!! Later got chance than see the whole thing! LOL.
luckypurple: Eriluckypurple on July 17th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
she's a very nice woman. she also have very good relation with HSJ, she likes Chiinen the most lol
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
^ Chinene can be her daughter! XDDDDDDD
Pink Ranger: ryo_busfayevalentine3 on July 17th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
It's really sad when someone leaves the fandom. Makes me think when if one day I'll have to do it too. D: *doesn't want to*

About Motoko Ohbayashi, how nice of her to go and blog about it. :)

Get better soon! ;D
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
It is always sad eventhough I have had a few friends who have left the fandom already. Ah~ I have actually tried to last year due to some reasons. But I couldnt. The force/attraction is too strong!
Maybe it is not the time yet (^^;) Im glad Im still here =D

Im hoping more non-johnnys will watch it & blog about it!
yumenostalgicyumenostalgic on July 17th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
it's nice to know that after 4 years of knowing shige(and news), she still gives her support. :D

and it's sad to know that someone is leaving the fandom.but it's a personal choice. i also can't think when would i'll leave the fandom...
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
4 years is a long time isnt it? Im glad too <3

It is always sad eventhough I have had a few friends who have left the fandom already. Me neither. I actually tried to. But I couldnt. Maybe it is not the time yet (^^;)
quin_tessen_ce: Love Togetherquin_tessen_ce on July 17th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Obayashi-san has been on the Ya3 show as well, so she must know Shige (plus the others 4 on Ya3 show) especially well. Wasn't she also in Ace wo Nerae! ? I like her personality. ^^ I'm glad she's in good terms with Shige!
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
She has~ She is like a sportsperson who is famous even on TV shows LOL. She does seem like a nice person...I am glad she went for it that she discovered the brainiac side of Shige <3

Oh the Ya3 shows~ The ONE & ONLY show I followed religiously! I will do anything to get it back! If only~ (>_<)
Reiracurrynana on July 17th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
No. 1
Wasnt she on Heyx3 the last time with NEWS...where they invited ppl to complain about them. I dont know but even then it seems she said they get along well with her then too. And something about being like a mother to Uchi...or something like that.

Anyhows, I think it's great she went for it! :)
And discovered Shige's mighty talent. I'm so proud of SHige! XD

Awww, it's okay! There'll be an even better one, whatever it will be, so save up for it so that u can go for tht one! :)
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yes she was! I think she gets along best with NEWS with compared to the rest of the volleyball supporters since she knew them since 4 years ago. That Heyx3 episode was classic~ Loved every bit of it!

*nods* I hope to hear more report on non-johnnys who goes for the show!

Hehhe..I know. Will aim for end of the year eventhough it will seem a bit difficult at this moment...Ganbarou!
stereocodestereocode on July 17th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
wad a nice comment from her.
hey i hope u get well soon..
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
by the way how are you doing? How's the other two doing? ^^
stereocodestereocode on July 18th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
nw studying for N level. haha. my prelim in two weeks.
hidayat studying for O level nw.
fat's also busy in sch...
we're all sihat. how about you?
you seems to be sick. make sure you take care of yourself. :D

Beccybeccy_chan on July 17th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for writing that there's no spoiler =D
so cool that she's blogging about it ^0^

hmm stupid about the money~
and get well soon ne!

I'd love to translate but my japanese isn't good yet ;___; and i'll just start university in october... maybe i need 1-2 years ToT
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
I was actually thinking of you when I posted that XDD

Im happy to read others, besides Johnnys, blogged about them. Its more fun to see how they view Johnny boys =D

yeah it is always either money, or TIME D:

^ Same here! I can understand the gist of it when I read but, Shige's language is too good that I do not want to spoil it with my bad Japanese. I will usually just report on it and leave the full translation to others who are more capable (^^)v
Beccybeccy_chan on July 17th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
aww thinking of me? thanks <333
yes i know...it was about kanjani8 and the eco week and there was this guy who said that he was so impressed by them ^^
emilycalasander on July 17th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
I know it's big shoes to fill but:
I read on Shigesuki that riccichan has stopped translating, and was wondering if I could try a hand at his essays? As of right now, because I take summer classes and have two jobs, not to mention that fall semester starts in September, I wanted to test to see how long it would take to translate an essay or the jweb. I already translate photoshigenic in the community, & I'm going into my 4th year of Japanese.

Let me know if that's ok with you, and I'll start with the essays rightaway.
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I have sent you a private message. Don't forget to check it ;)

Thanks for volunteering! <3
emilycalasander on July 18th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Checking it now!
But I also forgot to ask: where did you get your icon (the B&W one)? That's Shige in it, right? And better yet, do you have the original image? Because if it's Shige, I'm SUPER JEALOUS that he has a Rolleiflex and I don't. D:
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 18th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
It is from the cover of the photoalbum of his play!
here it is, not HQ though :http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=672d30f2aacf765bcb34814wl7.jpg
Credits to my friend, Sylvi.

Haha~ You are a photographer too? I am a freelance! Using digital SLR tthough. It has been a while since I use film. I should get back to it coz film is ancient and is totally loved!
Ksaturnial on July 17th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
How did you get hold of the ticket, and when was it for? I'm still in Japan, and I'm absolutely kicking myself for not asking you earlier about it - I would pay a whole fuckatron of $$$$ for a chance to see his performance. I had to make do with buying all the shop photos forlornly. D:

:D, though, about the ovation. DDDDDD: about the translator though. woeface.
On the Bridge Underneath the Moonlight.....delhinerd on July 17th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
First of all, wanted to say that its very sad the Riccichan is leaving JE fandom, but a HUGE thank you to her for all the time she spent translating and for you for keeping it alive! I really want to thank you guys (because i dont know whether i will remember later to) for all the hard work you put in.
Second of all, i am glad Makoto san came and watched Shige's play! She finally saw in Shige what we have known for ages through his writing! Perhaps she can convince some of her friends to watch it and then then famous people will watch it and that will spark an interest in a DVD (Ok, i am getting ahead of myself, but hey it doesnt hurt to dream lol).
I am so glad he got a standing ovation! He deserves it with the hard work Shige puts in! He really deserves the name 'prodigy'. I have another dream that in the future Shige will become a famous scriptwriter or novelist. Wouldn't that be great?
Anyway, sorry for such a long reply! Thanks!
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for supporting the community too! Im sad too but the JE doors are always open for her =D

Agreed! I hope more non-johnnys will come and watch & then give super good comments on it and yes DVD please! No harm dreaming indeed! ;) Besides DVD, I was actually hoping for more non-johnny work for him like Sho Arashi did. Sho is known as the main brainiac in Johnnys, and I hope people will notice Shige the same way too!

famous scriptwriter or novelist.
*nods nods* But the first thing that I see happening is his own book! He had mention a few times before that he wants to publish his own book. I would love it if he publish his own photobook too since I love photography as well XD

I do not mind the long comment at all yo~ You are welcome!
On the Bridge Underneath the Moonlight.....delhinerd on July 17th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
I hope that his book gets translated, so that i can read it! He is such an amazing writer that its cruel if it didnt get translated you know?
Time and time again i am amazed at Shige. Its mainly because even though he is a Johnny's, he doesnt act like one you know? I feel that Sho is still more 'idoly' but thats because Sho is so popular! Shige is not that popular, but he is super smart. Unfortunately, 'smarts' is not something that the proffession needs you know? *cough Akanishi cough* (JK, i love Jin lol, but you get my point).
The good thing about Shige is that with other idols, i wonder how long they are going to last, and what they are going to do afterwards. They are probably going to be actors, or maybe they will be like SMAP. The thing about Shige is he really CAN be anything - lawyer, idol, author. I really get amazed by him and i hope his other group mates watch it too.
Shige said in one of his interviews that the members will find the butai so so. I hope they find it brilliant. Especially Ryo, because that boy NEEDS TO KNOW THAT OUR SHIGE IS AMAZING (although i am very happy that Shige talks back to Ryo. As much as i love Ryo, someone needs to put him in his place when he goes too far lol)
I hope you feel better! If it helps, i am slightly ill as well! Strength in numbers and our love for Shige!!
::Fairy:: I want to be your sound~ ♥fairy_illusions on July 17th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Haha I wonder if Shige's practiced his kansai-ben with Ryo before heading out to Osaka *gets shot*

I remember watching Heyx3 with Motoko Ohbayashi and NEWS. She did get along very well with them. I'm surprised that after so long, she's still supporting them. I bet Shige's really happy to have such support (and the standing ovation! I'm clapping for him over here...if he can hear...)

Take care of yourself. Cold and scratchy voices are symptoms of colds and other mean germs. :]
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 17th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe Ryo was the one who volunteered to practice with him?? If they ever did have any practice, I would love if that is included in a DVD or something!! XDDD

Same here. 4 years IS a long time, especially for busy idols & sportsmen! I hope SHige gets more support from non-johnnys coz really, does he reminds you of a Johnny? XD

My immune system is really bad. So you'll prolly 'see' me sick all the time LOL. Yay for antibiotics!
epikstory on July 17th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
how nice of her to blog about that.
A motherly feel sounds like he's a little boy. (:

Aww, it's really sad to see a friend leave a fandom after you rant so much with them but I can understand why. sometimes, it's best if you're not obsessed.
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 18th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Little boy? haha~
Shige seems loved by the elders. Its no wonder he is said to be an uncle coz he tend to get along with the uncles/aunties XDD
His good relationship with his parents says a lot ;)

Obessed or not, it is still sad when you can't flail with them anymore. Been there done that (>_<)
••°¤*(¯`°☆• kRiS •☆°´¯)*¤°••: Shige smilekris_kt on July 18th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
that was really cute from her~~ ^O^
I remember those videos when NEWS were singing NEWS Nippon and then they meet the players and I think one of them was excited to see YamaPi (?) LOL

I'm glad that Shige is able to show what he can do~! after this I know there will be more opportunities to shige, it makes me remember about Shige's essay where someone from the stuff make some comment about Shige in sugata senshirou.

Yep, is sad when someone leaves; when the time comes for me, I know that I'll have a happy memory on been in this fandom (but I hope that will not happen anytime soon).
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 18th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
They were excited to see Yamapi XDD But its great for them to be able to mingle around with the rest of the members now. I hope she had mentioned more though LOL.
4 years is a long time, Im still surprised haha~

True! Shige is considered pretty lucky despite himself thinking otherwise (oh-so-negative-boy) I hope he will get more chance like Sho Arashi, whom the whole of Japan know as THE BRAIN in Johnnys ;)

It will definitely be a happy memory for me too! However I cannot imagine me leaving anytime soon (^^;)
nueruleznuerulez on July 18th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
that was very nice of her, t0 come and watch shige's butai..and later blogged about it..i remember i read in shige's jweb, he mentioned about motoko..they really get along, didn't they?
i'm sad our friends had to leave the fandom..by the way, it's for a good reason and wish her good luck,ne?
hope you'll recover soon..(*.^)
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 18th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
I dont think I remember that entry of Shige's jweb. Need to look it up! Thanks for reminding ^^

It is for a very good reason, no matter how sad it is.
oh well~ fangirl life has to go on! (^^)v
nueruleznuerulez on July 20th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
i think it's somewhere around 2006..i think?
he's still doing the 'busu no koishiteru' drama by that time..did i get it right?huhu
Jisatsu: aoi yuu smilepinkujisatsu on July 19th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
I had this post open in a firefox tab since you linked to it and i just realized now that i didn't comment at all -.-;;;

I also remember her from KT programs (the volley ones).
I'm so glad that people outside the JE came to see him and realize the little genius he is ^^

Well, thankfully I don't see news or shige going anywhere soon so think that you have more options in the future. money is a bitch, I hate it:/

It's always so sad to see a fan leaving the fandom, even if it is for good reasons.
I'm 25 and i don't see myself leaving the fandom any time soon. I don't know, fandom and fangirling it's a break from real life stress.

Getting info on shige in japanese is such a pain in the ass. It's incredible the difference between his international fanbase and his japanese fanbase.
i'm having a poll in my lj for my flist and i was expecting to yamapi have more fans than other je member and yet Shige has more LOL xDDDDD
what i mean, i hope that people reading her blog pay morre attention to shige xDDDDD
w_ryokuw_ryoku on July 24th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Dont mind the late reply ^^;
^ I totally understand the tabs part XD

Its been a while since I search for reports on his play. RL priorities (>_<) But as soon as there's anything interesting, I will sure to post it here ^^

Thankfully, yes they will stay. Eventhough they have not been given the chance to promote their work as much as other Johnnys but Im not complaining because something else comes to my mind whenever I mention this LOL

True~ Sadly, I have seen quite a number of fans leaving, though I have to say 80% of them are just switching fandoms =.=
Knowing myself, I dont think I will be leaving the fandom anytime soon either. It is indeed a form of escapism for me from the real-life. I don't know how I will cope without it, not at the moment O.o

Shige is well-loved by the international fans indeed! Being his fan from the start of this fandom, Im amazed at the number of fans he has now. Though in Japan he is still the least favourite, the only way for Shige to get more fans is, like you said, through other idols, which is not a bad thing at all =D