Golden Bomber has been appearing on various talk shows hosted by Johnny’s members, and they have finally appeared on Arashi’s show! In addition to the usual chitchat, they also did a collaboration perf of Golden Bomber’s hit song “Memeshikute”. Enjoy it below!
– This was their first meeting with Arashi after Kouhaku last year.
– They made a grand entrance walking down a golden carpet, flanked by models in golden outfits.
– Darvish Kenji became close immediately with Arashi’s leader Ohno, as they are of the same age and birthdate is just 2 days apart.
Talk about their driving license photos
– Kiryuin Sho said he wanted to take a pretty pic of himself since artistes are often asked to reveal their driving licenses on TV, so he took the photo wearing alot of makeup. When asked if people around him were shocked, he said they probably thought he was an okama(cross-dresser).
– Yutaka Kyan said he was in a bad mood so his photo ended up looking like a character from Dragon Ball. He happened to be wearing torn and tattered clothes and the cameraman thought he was joking around. However, cameraman still took his photo, with just his face alone.
– Kiryuin Sho said he was envious of Kyan’s photo cos it was so interesting. He did a image change later and updated his photo as below.
– This became a battle of pride between Kiryuin and Kyan, and Kyan had no choice but to update his photo too. He shaved a portion of his forehead for the samurai look below.
-Kyan said the cameraman grew suspicious and went to consult his supervisor about Kyan. Kyan told him he was an actor and supervisor said “So you came here for a photoshoot?”. Eventually they played along and even said his expression was very cool.
-Looking at them, Sakurai Sho commented that they seemed very close, which Kyan dismissed cos he just hates losing to Kiryuin. When asked if they often go for meals after work, they said no.
Talk about presents from fans
-Utahiroba Jun said the fans often give them shocking presents due to their image. He once received 2 hamsters from a fan.
-Kyan was gifted a bicycle on his birthday.
-Kiryuin Sho often receives Mac vouchers??
-Darvish Kenji was given a scooter seat because someone destroyed his previous one.
Talk about baseball
-Darvish Kenji is a baseball freak and has been playing it since his teenage days. He seems quite good at it and was invited by Aiba to join his baseball team. Darvish Kenji got very excited and asked if he can quit Golden Bomber to join Aiba’s baseball team.
Talk about being a CEO
-Utahiroba Jun is worried about the band’s longevity so he started a fruits parlor in Akihabara (mentioned in my post here), which uses good-looking guys to attract female customers.
-Matsujun wants to become a CEO of a fashion shop.
-Ohno said he only wants a namecard with the title of CEO, but nothing further than that. Matsujun said he can just print a namecard with the title “CEO of Arashi”, but Ohno doesn’t like it.
Talk about their penniless days
– When they were poor many years ago, they lugged around a rice cooker while they were on tours, and had rice cooked from it to save money. The rice cooker was so important they treasured it more than their musical instruments.
– A sample of the rice they had many years ago…Arashi tried it and said it was better than expected.
(This is actually Saba rice. Saba is a kind of fish.)
-Kiryuin Sho mentioned they used a hotplate which happened to be around during a shoot, to cook noodles.
-Utahiroba Jun said they even made use of of the hot shower in hotel rooms to heat up curry?!!
-Their penniless days make it hard for them to spend money now.
Section where Golden Bomber creates visual kei names for Arashi
– Kyan gave Nino the name “Yo! Hollywood!” to reflect his acting career.
-Darvish Kenji gave Ohno the name “Badminton Satoshi” as he was a member of badminton club in middle school.
-Darvish Kenji gave Aiba the name”Anpontan Masaki” to reflect his innocent character.
-Utahiroba Jun gave Matsumoto Jun the name “Aikurushii Jun” to reflect his lovable character.
-Kiryuin Sho gave Sakurai Sho the name “Sakura fubiki Sho” to reflect sakura, snow in his name??(not too sure here)