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Golden Bomber and Arashi perform “Memeshikute” on Arashi ni Shiyagare!

29 Apr

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!


Talk Part


– 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)

Golden Bomber performs Spring version of “Dance My Generation”

12 Apr

It’s been awhile since we last saw them on TV, and they finally appeared on Ichiban Song Show. Watch them get pelted by a tornado of cherry blossom petals as they welcome the spring season with “Dance My Generation”!

Summary of the talk part:

– The previous drummer quit in spring 4 years ago, saying he needed to study for national exams and become a civil servant.

– Utahiroba Jun revealed that Kiryuin Sho secretly composed a song and performed it at their last live with the ex-drummer.

– Darvish Kenji was the junior to the ex-drummer, and he was asked to takeover. Darvish Kenji was free so he attended the interview.

– In order to hire someone who could stay for a long time, Kiryuin Sho decided to lookout for someone who was more stupid. They had 5 interviewees, and he asked them if they were willing to strip naked if the performance requires it. Most of them said they would, but Darvish Kenji said he was more than confident to do it.

– MC asked about their income, and Darvish Kenji replied “I’m not joking…”, indicating his income’s really good.

Golden Bomber Special on 金スマ

27 Jan

This episode is like a documentary featuring Golden Bomber’s road to stardom.

I believe AKB48 was featured on this program after they won the Japan Record Awards with “Flying Get”. But Golden Bomber takes it to a higher level since all they’ve done so far was to top the Oricon weekly charts with “Dance My Generation”. With their exploding popularity, will we see them take one of the top spots in Oricon’s best selling singles of the year?

The documentary basically lists some fun facts about Golden Bomber.
1. Darvish Kenji was actually recruited into the group because he was not just comfortable with getting naked infront of an audience – he was actually confident! Hearing this, the other members had no other choice but him!

2. Their song “Memeshikute” was picked to be the bgm of a CM. From then it became a big hit, but when the song was first revealed, Yutaka Kyan thought it was lousy and wouldn’t sell. (But he confessed later he didn’t have any talent in music.) =)

3. They made their debut on TV by appearing on Hanamaru Market in Jan 2011 to perform Memeshikute. They were a fresh group because of their air band concept, and their ability to invoke laughter on variety shows (despite being a visual kei band) made them even more popular.

4. They have done 100+ different performances with their songs, and this was the key to their popularity. One performance in particular required Kyan to get a welding license so he could weld metal on stage. It was a meaningless stunt, but funny all the same.

5. Kiryuin Sho’s inspiration for combining music with performance came from his ex-girlfriend, who was actually deaf. Even though she couldn’t hear music, she had enjoyed it by looking at the performances instead. Kiryuin Sho also mentioned that his greatest joy comes from seeing the audience enjoy his songs and stunts that he and his bandmates have thought up, so this style would be their band’s style moving forward.

Golden Bomber again with “Dance My Generation” 火曜曲!

23 Jan

Golden Bomber seems to be earning their regular place on 火曜曲, as they are back once again with “Dance My Generation”!

Not that i’m getting sick of them, because they always bring on a fresh stage to entertain everyone! Makes me feel like attending one of their concerts, but i guess they’d never come to Singapore!

Check out their hilarious simulation of singing to Dance My Generation in a karaoke box!

[Must Watch]Golden Bomber performs ballad “Hirogaru Sekai” on 魁!

23 Jan

On a rare occasion, Kiryuin Sho sings one of his self-composed ballads for an audience of youngsters turning 20 on the Jan 19th episode of 魁!

As i read the lyrics to 広がる世界, my appreciation for Kiryuin Sho’s talent really hit the rooftop. This is not one of those love songs that all artistes typically sing about, but rather a song about life and whether you have LIVED. Really resonated with me…

One of my favourite verses(starts from 3:08):

Are there alot of things you haven’t done yet?
Are you gonna leave it till tomorrow because there’s tomorrow?
The time left to breathe, there’s no guarantee that there’s a tomorrow for it.
Have you confessed to the guy you like?
Have you said thanks to the friends you appreciate?
Everyone lives forgetting about these, but what if tomorrow is the last day(on earth)?
Have you said thanks to your family?
Have you gone to the places you wanted to go?
Overshadowed by the expanding world, this is one page of our life.

Let’s live tomorrow too.

Check out the full translation and lyrics to this song here.

Dance My Generation on Ichiban Song Show

17 Jan

Golden Bomber performs their latest single on Ichiban Song Show!

At the start, the MCs joked around by saying they couldn’t believe Golden Bomber still exists. Golden Bomber raise their hands and tried to remind everyone of their existence LOL. The MCs then asked about their hopes for this year, and Kyan replies that they’ll think about it during their performance.

*Spoiler Below*
Their hopes, as written on the paper during Kyan’s “Guitar Solo”, was to remain active in the music industry in 2013. Don’t give up guys!