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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Blog Closure :(

Hi there everyone!

I'm still alive!! x_x After all this time!

But, I have some bad news. The hiatus for this blog has been turned into a closure. :( I really missed updating this blog, but the fact is, I don't have the time I used to have to dedicate to it. I still love V6 and watch Gakkou e ikou each week! So that hasn't changed. I'm just not able to keep a weekly blog anymore. Thanks to all of those who read and commented on my entries! I was glad to share the brilliance of Gakkou e ikou with other V6 fans :D

The good news is that I will soon be starting a new blog, mostly with Inonaki translations (I'll select ones that I particularly like and translate them). I'll let you know when it's up and running.

Thanks again for all the support!
Keep watching Gakkou e ikou!! ;)


posted by jan, 07:38 | link | 33 comments |

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.06.05

学校へ行こう!MAX 2007.06.05

It's finally here!
Johnny Depp meets Rei-chan!!
I could not WAIT to see this episode, and it lived up to all expectations!
Let's get to it~!

We start off with a flashback to the first interview Gakkou had with Johnny, which was
done by two Japanese schoolkids who did all their schooling in English and spoke it
very well. Johnny called it, and I quote, the "best interview experience I've ever had... ever!"
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Inocchi tells us that Johnny said that he doesn't have much time this time around,
but if it's for Gakkou e ikou, he'll
make time. :D

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They introduce Rei-chan's sensei, who is in top form today too XD

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Inocchi: Wait, I don't remember seeing this kind of Disney character...

We fast forward to the day of the performance - Sakamoto has replaced Inocchi.
And Sensei is very, very happy to see Leader again.

Sakamoto asks her about her clothes...
She tells them that she her clothes are a gift from a real pirate.
Riiiiiight XD

Here's Rei-chan and friends!
I love their outfits! TOO CUTE!
(According to Sensei, these were pirate gifts too.)
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They head to the studio, where they first have to do a trial run for the head people
at Buena Vista International. They are really impressed and give them the A-OK :D

Rei-chan and friends practice some more on their own,
and then.. before they know it...! It's SHOWTIME!
Leader is visibly nervous XDDD
To be honest, the first time I watched this, I was totally nervous too XD

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To begin, Sakamoto asks Johnny if he remembers the Gakkou e ikou interview last year.
"Yes, Baby Gorilla and Pupa!" he replies. He even remembered their names! :O

Sakamoto tells him they have something new for him this time (oh what am I saying,
you guys can all understand thanks to the interpreter, LOL)

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I LOVE JOhnny's "Oh!" here XDDD

They first do a cute rendition of It's A Small World.
Johnny loves it, but soon finds out that that's not all...

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Next it's Rei-chan's turn! SO. SO. CUTE.

They play the Pirates theme song (with some dancing and yelling on the side xD)
which is just amazing. I absolutely love the part where they take turns playing. Amazing!

Johnny loves it, and thanks each of the girls individually. He is SO sweet with them *_*
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They ask to play one more number - Rei-chan and Makoto launch into "Sabre Dance", the
really fast classical piece they've played on the show before. I was SO glad they did this one,
because it is so impressive. I get chills everytime I hear it!

As they end their performance, though, they hold their sign upside down XD OOPS!
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Johnny has nothing but awesome things to say about them - he's very impressed
and really honored that they did all of that for him.
Johnny tells them they should come to Hollywood :D
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The girls present him with a gift - a fan that they made themselves (although
Johnny says that their performances are gift enough!)
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They all take a picture together...
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...and share a group hug ♪
Sensei says she wishes she could be a part of it, LOL! I love this sensei! XD
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Next week we get to go all through it again with...

I can't wait! I mean, just look at the way he melts at their cuteness! XDD
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I don't have time to do the sumo part this time, but it didn't take up much of the
episode anyways. Let's just say poor Leader got kind of beat up D:

Seeee you next time!

posted by jan, 23:58 | link | 97 comments |

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! 2006.02.21 subbed clip!

Hey everyone!
I'm here to present a special project that I've finished!
An English-subbed Gakkou e ikou clip! YAY!!

Those who belong to the V6 Livejournal communities and stuff have probably
seen me post about it, but for those who havent, here you go!

Basically, in this clip Inocchi and Ken visit an award-winning high school
manga club - Inocchi gets his portrait drawn, Ken has to act out a love
scene, and then at the end they have the club members draw short manga
starring the members of V6. The results are hilarious - this is one of my
favorite Gakkou clips ever so I just had to sub it for everyone to enjoy! :DDD

Download links!


Mediafire: Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Comment greatly appreciated! Let me know what you think!♡


posted by jan, 19:01 | link | 38 comments |

Monday, June 04, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.05.29

学校へ行こう!MAX 2007.05.29

Hey everyone! Finally here with last week's episode...
and another one airs tomorrow already. Oops. XD

Today we have Inocchi and Ken-ken visiting the famous Narita High School!
And of course we all remember who goes there...

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Our favorite male cheerleader friend! Everyone remembers him, right?!

They find him with the cheerleading team,
and steal him so that he can show them around >D
They point out that the team won't seem to miss him much. LOL aww..

First up, the archery club!
Does this look familiar to anyone?! It should!!

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The amazing thing about this team is that they pretty much all started archery upon entering high school, and some of them are ranking top in the nation. They're STILL in high school now, people! :O

Ken and Inocchi don't do too bad themselves for beginners.
Take a look at Inocchi's miracle arrows!

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They both landed the same way, LOL

Next is a trip to the orchestra club. Same deal here - most of them had never touched an instrument until they got to high school. And here they are playing like pros~!

Inocchi asks if he can play conductor :D

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Next they do more active stuff which... cannot really be captured in photos. XD
But look how much farther this kid can jump than Cheerleader!
(note that they didn't actually jump at the same time)

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Next, Inocchi makes Ken try one of the exercises that the hammer-throwers in training have to do:

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That's right, one-legged jumping all the way across the field. x_x

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Inocchi: How was it?!
Ken: .....I wanna go home... XD

Aaaand that's it for Narita High School! Amazing as always :D

Next up is THIS GUY!
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Who, if you're an intense Gakkou fan, you may remember ^_~
Hiroaki Tsuchiya, a mental math champion!
They show old clips from when he and some others were on the show, battling it out seeing who could complete math problems the fastest. And these guys are FAST.

So basically, Gakkou recieved a letter from an elementary school girl who is also into mental math, and really idolizes Hiroaki and wants to meet him :]

First they talk to the girl, Aika-chan, and learn more about her.
...While her little sister runs around the house making noise ROFL

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Aika shows them what she can do:
her mom sets up the screen that flashes three-digit numbers
in sequence, which Aika adds together in her head, instantaneously.
It's freakin AMAZING. :O I can't even begin to wrap my head around it!!

Her mother explains that Aika has been interested in numbers from a young age.
Cue leader: Morita, what were you interested in when you were young?
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LOL way to go Morita XD

Anyways, V6 surprise Aika with Hiroaki, who's been waiting in another room this whole time.
First Hiroaki gets to show off his skill, which is adding up SIX digit numbers instantaneously.
Leader and Go are simply floored.

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Go wonders if he doesn't have some kind of mechanism in his glasses, hahah XD

After that, they fulfill Aika's wish by setting up a match between them!
Aika-chan does problems with 3 digit numbers, while Hiroaki does them with 5 digit numbers.
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Go, however, is determined to let Aika'chan win, and takes something out to distract Hiroaki:

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Gravure idol PHOTOBOOK XDD
(The text on screen indicates that Hiroaki is a big fan, LOL!)
Nice try, Go, but Hiroaki still manages to win!!! :D

Yay for making another kid's dream come true :D

Next week!!


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Comments are loved :D

posted by jan, 22:29 | link | 21 comments |

Sunday, June 03, 2007

coming soon... 2007.05.29

Hey everyone, I'm not dead! XD
But unfortunately the summaries are taking a bit longer than expected.
But I'll have last week's episode up tomorrow, so check back then! ♡
For now enjoy Composer!Inocchi :D

posted by jan, 23:48 | link | 17 comments |

Monday, May 28, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.05.22

学校へ行こう!MAX 2007.05.22

Finally here :D
Download your episode of Gakkou here or here!

We start off today's episode with an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Concerning Rei-chan!
It turns out that when Johnny Depp is back in Japan promoting PotC 3,
Rei-chan is going to play for him! OMG Can't WAIT! ♡
Johnny was SO great with the kids who interviewed him before on Gakkou... aww!
Can't wait to see what he thinks of the amazing Rei-chan :]

On to today's main segment: more trains!
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The three leads of Tokkyu Tanaka 3go join the show today!
From left to right: Katou Rosa, Kuriyama Chiaki, and Tanaka Koki!

Today they're going on a train ride with Miyake, Nagano, two members of T4 (see last episode's summary for more info), and the train otaku manager.
OH and this guy, who is also from the show but for some reason is selling train bentos XD
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"This bento here - they steam it using the steam from the SL train!"
LOL ok sure XD
Nagano sounds like he actually believes him!

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They buy their bentos and head out to the platform, where they see their train pulling up!
They reserved this train especially for the show♡

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Tanaka asks if he can do the "choo-choo", and they let him XD
Well, they let everyone, actually. Including Miyake, who does it loud and obnoxiously and
gets yelled at for it, LOL!

Soon they're off and riding down the tracks!
Everyone is stoked!
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At one point while everyone waves normally out the window at the cameramen, Miyake and Nagano have to WAVE THEIR ARMS WILDLY
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They soon learn something important: the train they're riding being a steam engine and all, when the train passes through tunnels you're supposed to close the windows so that the steam doesn't come in.

BUT, the first tunnel kind of sneaks up on them, leading to....

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LOL. Everyone laughs at him :D

Not long after, the train conductor tells them that they can see the Tanuki Forest to their left - they look out to see a bunch of Tanuki statues along with.... huh?!
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Neko Hiroshi?!
A neko in the tanuki forest?! XD
Poor Hiroshi. Called all the way out to Shizuoka just to go nya~ at them on the side of the road?!

They go on...
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...need I explain what happened this time? XD
However, a little box in the corner of the screen explained that one's face doesn't actually turn black from train smoke. Tanaka probably just rubbed it all over his face XD
His reaction upon looking into the mirror did seem genuine, though.

After about an hour they reach their destination, where they get off the train and break off into two groups: the Coal Group and the Foot Bath Group.
The Coal Group gets to shove coal into the train furnace, while the
foot bath group just gets to chill and relax:
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They try to have a conversation, but end up getting oh-so-rudely interrupted:
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They board the train again and get ready to head back home - and on the
way back they bust out the bentos! Look at this fancy one Tanaka chose:
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And that's the end of their train trip! Everyone agrees that it was buckets of fun.


Some more 60-second reports!
They had some cute ones this time around~
① "Yuzuyu" Live!
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The first clip introduces a singing-and-guitar-playing teacher duo
who call themselves Yuzuyu, after the famous duo Yuzu XD
They're awesome! GO SENSEIS!

② The odd basketball team
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Why is this basketball team so odd, you ask?
It's composed of a crazy number of twins and even a set of triplets! (pictured)

③ Private Report
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A student aiming to be a NHK announcer takes the opportunity to interview his father, who works at the school. Apparently the father doesn't know about the interview, since his reponses mostly consist of "wh-what the heck are you doing?!" and "what's gotten into you?!" LOL. XD

④Digging for bamboo shoots
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The last report is about a favorite pasttime of this particular school:
digging for bamboo shoots! I mean look at those things!
What's also crazy about this school is that there are a mere
seven - count 'em, seven - students.

That wraps up this edition of Gakkou e ikou!
Hopefully we'll be seeing some Johnny Depp love in the near future :]


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