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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Special news from newscaster OKADA JUNICHI! ♡
If you're coming here to look for this week's Gakkou e ikou! episode, well...
I really appreciate it! :D THANKS!

But alas, there is NO episode being aired this week.
PLUS I will be on vacation next week, so...

no Gakkou updates for awhile! =(

But once I get back, I'll put up a summary for
the one I missed, so be sure to check back!

Have a great week! :D
Go download VVV6 for your weekly V6 fix! ☆
mmmm... food....

posted by jan, 17:54 | link | 301 comments |

Friday, March 23, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.03.20

学校へ行こう!MAX 2007.03.20

Hey everyooooone!
It's time for a 2 HOUR SPECIAL! :D Download it here!
I've jammed a bunch of pictures in here, but I'll be relying
a lot on text to explain everything that goes on!

Today's theme is high school students on the stage of the world!
First up we have the winner of the model audition, Naoko-chan, a regular high school girl☆
When the audition ended, they had only SEVEN days
until the Paris Collection audition. Which means.... CRUNCH TIME.
Naoko gets model lessons from a famous Japanese model (Hideka) who has over
10 years experience appearing in the Paris Collection.

The first day of training, she practiced walking for three. hours. straight.
Hideka-san told her to put all strength on the inside of her legs. Until they HURT!
*crowd gasps*
At one point Hideka-san tells her to try and scream as loud as she can, from her stomach. Naoko tries, but can't let out more than a weak yell. Hideka-san thinks about this for a bit, and tells her flat out that:
"At this rate you'll never be in the Paris Collections!"
She basically makes Naoko cry with all of her harsh words, but also really wakes her up to the harsh reality that is the world of modeling.

The seven-day training comes to an end, and Okada introduces
them to the special something that every model needs to have.
Every model has what's called a BOOK, he says. Basically it's a portfolio
of their modeling pictures and brands they've modeled for.
"You don't have any professional pictures like this, right?" Nagano asks.
"Not even one" answers Naoko.
"I expected as such," says Okada.
"So I've set up a meeting with a super famous photographer!"

They head off to meet him - it turns out that
he's actually taken pictures of Okada before!
Photographer-man proudly shows off his Okada pictures
....while poor Okada sinks into the couch in embarrassment LOL XD

Photo-man: "Can't you just feel my love for Okada-kun through these pictures?"

Okada gets put in charge of the wind machine, ROFL XD

Fast forward a day or two, and they're in PARIS, FRANCE!
Now, this is where I realized something - the Paris Collection is a
series of little shows put on by famous brands showing off
their latest fashions (I thought it was one big show!)
SO! The trio head off to view various Paris Collections to see what they're like!

At the Paris Collection show for the brand Chloe, they get a chance to go backstage and meet the company president! :O Stoked at this chance, Okada explains to him Naoko's situation and asks for any advice for her. He then stammers out his next request: "Please... give her... something!"
LOL Real smooth XD
Soooo the prez offers her this big-ass bag!

But now its down to business!
Long story short, the Gakkou staff has a hard time trying to
find a brand that would let Naoko audition for the chance to
appear in their Parikore. As in, they couldn't find ANYONE.
However, a call came to them one time from a Japanese designer
named Yuki Torii, who offered to let Naoko audition!
So she went, auditioned (showed her Book, did the walk),
and waited for that special phone call.
When it came, however...

She didn't make it :(
And that was the end of the Parikore project.

...or so they thought!

It turns out that Yuki Torii graciously offered to let Naoko appear in the finale of the Parikore (where all of the models walk the runway one last time). She wouldn't be appearing all by herself, but she -would- be appearing! In an actual Paris Collection!
Naoko in the finale!
Which means, this segment has a happy ending :]
When you think about it, it's pretty amazing that a normal high schooler from Japan with NO modeling experience whatsoever had a chance to stand on the Paris Collection stage.
Such is the power of GAKKOU E IKOU! :D

Next up!
The segment that wraps up ballet student
Risa-chan's quest for the Lausanne scholarship!
She's off to participate in the Lausanne International Ballet Competition!
The Lausanne competetion is one that is limited to amateur dancers aged 15~18. This year there were only 66 chosen to compete - with Risa being one of them! woo!

And this time we have not a pair, but a trio there to cheer Risa-chan on! :DDDUnfortunately, they're only here to see her off, they're
not actually going to the competition with her :(
As Leader puts it: Even if we did go to Lausanne, we wouldn't be of any help.
Ken: When we go overseas, we just feel like eating good food and stuff... XD

They meet up with her and tell her they have a special surprise for her!
"Could you please put this on?" Nagano asks, handing her an INOCCHI mask LOL
And not just any Inocchi, but Inocchi all made up as a maiko from that one episode, ROFL!
And off they go! XD

She takes off the mask, and realize they've taken her to the high school she used to attend (she dropped out of high school to focus on ballet)
They tell her her present is waiting for her inside the gym. What could it be?!?!
Awww! It's all of her old friends and classmates there to cheer her on!
They sing her a song they've been practicing, and the
poor girl gets so choked up she can hardly speak :(Nagano: Why of course.... I watch cheerleading!
Sakamoto: But of course!
Nagano: What else!
Sakamoto: I know~!
Nagano: Why are you asking me such an obvious question?
Ken: .... *raises hand*
Ken: I have NO idea what you guys are talking about. So... wait why do you watch cheerleading?
Sakamoto & Nagano: .....I'm sorry, I don't understand your question.

With that, the bring out Gakkou e ikou's good friends, the Narita High School Cheerleeading squad! The one with the guy! XDD
If anyone remembers, they had this guy on a past episode, trying to get more
guys to join the cheerleading squad, since he was the only one XD
How awesome of him to make a cameo appearance!
They do their thing and cheer Risa on ^o^*/

And then Risa's off to Switzerland!

The Lausanne competition has three components:
Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, and Improv.
Risa-chan does great at the classical and contemporary ballet (we don't get to see the improv because they didn't allow cameras inside). For the classical, she dances gracefully with a huge smile on her face the whole time :D

Not long after, the results are announced....
But alas, there was no circle around Risa-chan's number :(

But Risa stays strong, and doesn't cry, and says that most of all,
she's just happy that she made it this far. That's the spirit!
In the end, she DID end up getting scouted by two schools, which is awesome! :O
So perhaps we can consider this somewhat of a happy ending, too?!

And that wraps up our 2 hour special! Wow that was a long entry XD
No episode next week, so see you in TWO!


posted by jan, 17:19 | link | 8 comments |

Friday, March 16, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.03.13

学校へ行こう!MAX 2007.03.13

What's up everyone! ^~^*
Get your GeI on here! (That doesn't sound right..)

Today we have another amazing school with amazingly talented students!
Inocchi and Sakamoto go on a little trip around the school visiting the various clubs.
By the way, this is the school that famous ping-pong champ Fukuhara Ai is from! :O

The first thing they see upon entering the school is the
ridiculously long line of 1st place ribbons!
Caption: Too much winning! (LOL)
Inocchi: Is this some kind of joke or something?!

First club they visit is badminton, where Inocchi decides he's going
to use a speed gun to calculate how fast they can hit the birdie!

screams Inocchi XDDD
Followed by a smack upside the head courtesy of Leader XD

Next they head outside, where Inocchi spots something very peculiar.
A speedwalker!

Omg, you have to see this guy walk. His feet are like... jello?!

Inocchi and Leader decide they just have to try.
....So here we have Inocchi attacking Sakamoto for looking stupid while trying XD

LOL at Inocchi's hip-swaying power walk XDDDD

Next up is the rhythmic gymnastics club, like the one we saw
a couple weeks ago, only this time its guys!

These guys are AWESOME.

After their performance, they talk about the importance of having every single one of them in sync, and demonstrates what happens when someone messes up:
Every time they mess up, they have to bang their head on the wooden floor as punishment @_@

Commence shock!
Leader: What the hell are you doing?!
Apparently it's a long-time tradition in the club :O

Next the club decides that they're going to have Inocchi and Sakamoto learn a move
and try and do it in sync with the rest of the team.
It's something like a handstand turned backflip - but it has to be in sync with everyone else.

Leader cries because he has failed!
(Is that not the cutest thing ever?!)

...And then he runs over to the nearest wooden floor for punishment ROFL
caption: Keeping the tradition alive! (LOL oh gakkou staff you kill me)

Amazingly enough, Inocchi does it PERFECTLY. GO INOCCHI! YEAH!

Last but not least is the ping pong club!
There's a bunch of chit chat here but I'll just get down to the best part of the whole thing.

...Inocchi's WAVE SERVE.
Damn. This is where I need a video of it XD
I swear, someone needs to make a GIF of that or something XD

Inocchi and Sakamoto win against one of the girls (although all they
had to do was score one point to win, heh)

That concludes our Aoyama school adventures!

The next segment is the Paris Collection model segment, where they hold an
audition for girls aspiring to be models saying they *might* have a chance
to participate in the famour Paris Collection (パリコレ).

I'll be honest and say it's not that interesting. (Like someone pointed out, Okada
looks like he's about to fall asleep the whole time, and with good reason XD
Poor Okada, his first segment in months and its boring. LOL)
But I will show you the girl who made it!

1st-year high schooler Matsumoto Naoko.

Will she make it? The outcome - next week!

Inocchi says: see you next week for the 2 HOUR SPECIAL!
(I just had to add in this cute picture of him somehow XD)


posted by jan, 00:01 | link | 11 comments |

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.03.06


It's time for Gakkou e ikouuuuu! Download it here! (Thanks, Nermal!)

It's time for more laughing at our favorite V6 members falling all over the place :D

This time the lovely V6 mama-papa couple are visiting a school for SPEED SKATING!

This makes Nagano happy ♡

They are in 20 degree weather, and the cameraman is wearing a t-shirt.
The note informs us that this man does NOT feel cold. LOL.

They meet the coach, who tells them that they should
go get ready so that they can start skating.

Go get ready? We ARE ready! *strip*

So, after watching the skating students demonstrate their LIGHTNING SPEED
in a time trial, it's time for Sakamoto and Nagano.

Not like you can tell, but as you can probably guess, they are super slow XD
The students think its cute, though, LOL. かわいいー

Seeing this, the coach suggests they try some training first. Sounds good, right?

They just about DIE. LOL at Leader all sprawled out on the floor XD

One of the exercises they try is this neat little sliding board thingy,
which simulates actual skating. Here Nagano demonstrates how to do it right!

...Here Sakamoto demonstrates how to do it wrong.

Now they've done some training, its time to go out on the ice again!
They're doing better than before, but at one point Sakamoto crashes into Nagano, which results in the CUTEST HAND HOLDING MOMENT ♡

And then Nagano nearly runs Sakamoto over.
At the end of the day, they're timed again on the same time trial that
they did in the beginning, and they actually each shaved off a
good 10 seconds off both of their times! wow!
Look at Nagano all happy on the ground! XDDD

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

Next up is Nagano-Morita, who are off to visit a special school for....

V6 interacting with kids = love♡♡

It's actually a special school for elementary school entrance exams (!?)
Did I hear that right?=/ Anyways! Let's just say... these kids are smart!

Morita decides to become a student for the day! And he's ALL BUSINESS.
"I don't want to lose to these kids!" XD

First off, they start by chatting to the kids, and Nagano asks them what they want to be when they grow up. "Designer"... "teacher".... and then...
"I wanna be MIYAKE KEN!"
Yes, this little kid absolutely loves Ken and brings him up whenever possible XD

Then it's class time. First activity? "Remember the story"!
They listen to a long story and then answer questions about it to test their memory.

Go takes his sweet precious time on the first question,
only to discover that there is a time limit. Of 5 seconds.
*beeeep* Time up!

So what does he do? He resorts to CHEATING ROFL
"Hey, don't look~!"

Go completely misses ALL of the questions. Every single one.
He can't even tell what the choices on the answer sheet are!
Go: "This flower is a hibiscus, no?!"
Kid: "It's a CAMELLIA!"

Afterwards, it's creative time yay~! They get to draw pictures using their imagination! Behold Go's masterpiece:

He explains: "It's a person with a sunburned butt". LOL
Kids' reaction? "I don't like it~"

Behold Nagano's equally inspiring piece:
Go: "What IS that?!"
Apparently, it's a never-ending infinity sign.
.....Riiiiight XD

Then, they edit out all of these other fun-looking activities that they do, booooo =( I really wanted to find out what they were doing THIS for:

See you next week! ;D

posted by jan, 23:15 | link | 7 comments |