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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gakkou e ikou! MAX 2007.04.03


Heeeey everyone!

Like I said before, I'm back!! XD ただいま~!
And I'm just now getting around to a review of last week's Gakkou!
A 2-hour special on....
What School Was Like In The Past SPESHARU! yay~
(apparently Mino Monta's idea)

Yup, no real ロケ's to speak of (aside from
visiting where these old schools used to be, I guess),
just a lot of talking, but it was pretty interesting!
But - if you don't understand it - it'd probably just bore you to tears XD
So to those people out there, here's a talk summary!

So what they've done is chosen some famous people to interview about what their schooldays were like, and recreated some of it using actors to get the real effect XD

First up is former-talent-turned-governer, Hideo Higashikokubaru.
Damn, now I know why Leader asked if he could jut call him Higashi-san, LOL.

★He describes how they would be punished at school - there was the usual holding buckets of water out in the hallway (you've all seen this in some drama or anime right?!), and then there was THIS:
I could not stop laughing at that for some reason, ahahaha XD
★When his teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied, "a French person!" Teacher's response? "If you try hard enough, you can do it!" LOL.
★He ran away from home with his friend to train under the current king of comedy at the time. Aaaand got busted for it. Life lesson learned, and all that jazz.

One thing he brings up, though, is that while seen as scary,
the teachers were respected.
Which prompts a Gakkou Survey to see what it's like today in comparison. Results?
*Are teachers respected less now compared to the past?
77% say YES, 18% say NO, and 5% say NEITHER.
77%? That's quite a big chunk! :|

Next up is the Gakkou MC, Mino Monta!
★Parents respected the teachers as well and never complained about what they did. (oh how times have changed..) As figures of authority they trusted them completely.
★Teachers/parents were open about things like wealth and social status. They didn't try and hide them, and put emphasis on helping those who had less.
★Teachers would openly announce everyone's grades in front of the whole class. Well, at least this one teacher that Mino Monta had. Wow XD
What school was to Mino Monta: A place you could fully blossom

Here, they bring up another Gakkou Survey question:
*Do you think student's parents intervene too much in the classroom?
(err, not literally, more like in education as a whole XD)
57% say YES, 33% say NO, and 10% did not respond.

It's hard to say exactly what they mean by 'intervene' here -
I think parents should definitely be involved, but I don't know what is considered "too much"....

Next up is talent/comedian Macchami! I love her, she's awesome! XD
If any of you watch Ainori, she's one of the MCs!
....Of course, if you DO watch Ainori, you'd already know that! LOL

★In her hometown, the neighborhood was like family. Everyone watched over each other. Unfortunately, though, this also meant that everyone was into everyone else's business, which is not so cool when, like in her case, she was a teenager with a crush XD Of course, these kinds of things spread like wildfire...!
★There were those kinds of students known as delinquents (不良), but they didn't really bully other people around like they are known to do now. Plus they went to school every day and actually participated in school things! In her case, some of them even tried running for class president just for the heck of it and actually won, LOL.
What school was to Machami: A place where she spent treasured times

Next! Is the best part of the episode! XD
They start talking about those delinquent students and how they dress, and announce that they have a mini Fashion Show! Delinquents Through The Ages!
dun dun dun dun~!
First up is 1950s juvenile delinquent style! Long, tattered coat and hat, and crazy-high platform shoes that you can't see well in the picture, but wow they're high XD

Next is.... あれ?!
In 1970s delinquent style (or... Kishidan style)! Omg flashbacks of that one show withDowntown where all 6 of them dressed like this XD
Leader shows off the extremely high waist on his pants. Sexay~

Nagano loves it and can't stop laughing heeeeeee ♡♡

Next up with 1980s style is Moritaaaa! ...Who looks bored and just kinda stands there and doesn't put any character into it like Leader XD Oh and some chick.
Last but definitely not least, current-day delinquent style!
....Except, I dunno about you but they don't necessarily
look like delinquents to me. LOL they look normal.
And OMG why didn't they have Ken do this one?! Would have been perfeeeeect dammit

Some more talking about school this time by comedian Youhichi Shimada.
★He had a nice little story about an episode with his baseball club: there was a member who couldn't go on the school field trip because his mother was in the hospital and they didn't have any money for him to go. The other members meet and come up with a plan to work part-time to raise some money for their friend to go. The only problem was that it was against school rules to hold a job, but they went through with it anyways - in secret. Once they had saved up enough, they gave the money to their friend, who accepted it. But, in the end, he didn't end up going. When the others confronted him about it, and he said that he didn't feel like going from the beginning. Then give back the money, they said. He said he couldn't - so obviously he had spent it. The members got furious and demanded to know on what - and that's when the kid pulled up all new baseball gear. He thought that the money should have gone towards the club, he said. Awww! Happy ending. The teachers even admitted they knew about the jobs, but were touched by their motive and excused them for breaking the rules.
What school was to Youhichi Shimada: A fun place to play that I wanted to go to
If only that were true for everyone XD

Next, the staff brings out a little display of food lunches throughout the ages!
Wow, they've really got all bases covered here XD
For example, here's an example of a 1940s school lunch!
On the plate is a little dish of powdered nonfat milk, which apparently tastes gross.

Sooooo OF COURSE Ken pushes Okada forward to try it, ROFL GO KEN xD

Okada's reaction: *sip* ...oh, gross!

Next is actress Kuroki Hitomi's school tales of love letters and diaries, but nothing too interesting here so it's time to wrap this up because I don't want it to get too long. heh.

They all say BYE BYE~!

I love how they all wave bye at the end. Especially Ken, he always waves like he means it. Ken ♡

Next week (as in yes, a week from now, I don't think there was any Gakkou THIS week!)
brings us Takarazuka theater hopefuls! And Okada in glasses :O~

See you next week!!

posted by jan, 22:52


Oh right, now I can understand it xDDDD You're right, if I could understand more Japanese this ep wouldn't be that boring to me at first xDDD

LOLLLL I was laughing at leader like the way Nagano did xDDD With that hairstyle on he does look like some manga character xDD And he doesn't look 36 either LOL I love leader xDDD

The 70s fashion kinda scare me a bit, I dunno why o_O But I totally agree with you that they should have had Ken do the today's fashion. The model looks older than Ken (or maybe Ken's face doesn't look deliquent?) xD

Oh and how can I forget to say thank you for writing this, like always <333
commented by Anonymous Linh, 4/11/2007 02:17:00 PM  
>_< I was totally making my own interpretation to what everyone was saying. It clearly didn't work.

I LOVED SAKAMOTO'S HAIR. =( I want hair like that. And the milk. They made the best faces when they drank it.
commented by Anonymous Will, 4/11/2007 06:57:00 PM  
lol @ leader badass face expression. yeah the hair is very Kishidan-ish XD

Ok, what's exactly Morita wearing? Face mask? >_< I saw that kinda sytle in the anime but real life? I'm totally lost >_< Interesting though~

The screencap during Higashi-san was so what the heck :P What kinda punishment is that lol that just plain weird but funny nevertheless.

Thank you as always!!
commented by Anonymous scat88, 4/13/2007 04:35:00 AM  
Welcome back!!! Loved the translation, as always. I love Leader to bits, but I am so not keen on his get-up in this episode...I want my normal, dishy Masa back, please!!! Hahaha
commented by Anonymous Cheryl, 4/13/2007 10:53:00 PM  
★Linh: Glad it helped! XD LOL Leader was so great in that outfit. Could hardly tell it was him!
LOL at Ken's face not looking deliquent enough - so true, so true xD He couldn't convince anybody!

★will: LOL at self-interpretation XD
The hair WAS awesome! They were on a Mechaike special one time whete they ALL had that kind of hair, haha!

★scat88: Haha yeah the mask is weird - they didn't really comment on it but it looks like one of those sick masks.
That punishment made me laugh so hard XD

★cherly: Thank you!! ^^ Yeah, his get-up was quite different this time from what we're used to seeing. xD But a little change is always good!
commented by Blogger girasol, 4/14/2007 06:17:00 PM  
hey dear! I added u on lj ^_^ I'm late but thanks for this episode :D
commented by Anonymous moony, 4/19/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Finally watched the episode yesterday. ^^

LOVED Sakamoto's act on the runway, but yeah, I would have liked to have seen all V6 dress-up and on the runway. XD Miyake most of all (weeeell, maybe Sakamoto most of all, 'cause as you said, he really gets into it. ;)

Thank you and big <3s for you hard work. ^^
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