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1:55 am - 12/09/2011

Yamapi's new show [Route 66 ~ lone man's America]

Yamashita Tomohisa (26) will be travelling alone on America's famous route 66 as part of the NTV program [Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66~ Lone man's America] (Monday night 1:29 am, starts on January 2nd, 1:59 am). It is his first regular program outside of dramas. He will be driving an American car made in the same year as he was born, 1985, travelling from Chicago to Santa Monica, a total of 3755 km.

Yamashita will be embarking on a trip of 'self discovery' in America. The show will last 3 months, and document his travels very closely. The stage for this roadtrip is America's first cross country road, a symbolism of American culture, US Route 66, or colloquially known as just Route 66. Yamashita will be driving an '85 Chevy C20, going from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California.

Shooting took place from November 3rd to 18th. Getting to experience the highly anticipated cowboy lifestyle, communicating with Native Americans, and meeting with 'Uncle Angel' who is vying for the revival of Route 66, he encountered many things. 'Seeing the magnificient landscape and experiencing nature, discussing life's philosophies with many people, in all it was a great opportunity to find myself again' said Yamashita. Route 66 which opened in 1926 and abandoned since 1985, gives Yamashita a sense of fate, being born in that same year.

Yamashita withdrew from NEWS in October. As he restarts his career as a solo artist, with this sense of reset, he planned his aspired American travels despite being in the country many times before. Without a manager or makeup artist, he has had to do everything by himself, from driving to washing to cooking.

NTV's Suzue: 'He had looked worried initially when he left. But he gradually grew into it and became stronger. When he came back, he seemed like a different person'

Look forward as Yamashita displaying his mature side in America, starts afresh in 2012.

ntv official site

*holy crap!!!! I'm so excited for this!!!!*
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egi_tran 9th-Dec-2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Is waiting for his Engrish :))
smulz 9th-Dec-2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
*insert* I LIKE button


but yes, I'm curious too!!!
fizia 9th-Dec-2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
blahblah 10th-Dec-2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Your icon is perfect!!! LOL
benihime99 9th-Dec-2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Would have beeen interesting if it lasted longer (I guess with his drama and upcoming album he didn't really have the liberty to stay longer).
Could have been nice to see him experiencing more though and I'm curious to hear him speaking english^^.

Wait... I'm imagining a road trip Jin/Pi
lelouch7 9th-Dec-2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
You're not the only one.. Pi/Jin road trip will be hilarious
sanoot 9th-Dec-2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
i waiting for file HD

so i will thank you so much
luvmile 9th-Dec-2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Sounds cool!

and for some reason it reminded me of Supernatural xDDDDD
annhh 9th-Dec-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
you're right it does :D
kane_0306 9th-Dec-2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Pi goes to America, i hope ppl will understand his engrish <3
naoki_aizawa 9th-Dec-2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
OMG really can't wait for his ENGRISH!! XD
kyaaaaaaa.... SUPER EXCITED!! <3 <3
kimiko1387 9th-Dec-2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
slants_of_light 9th-Dec-2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
cool!! pi goes to america!! can't wait for this show:)

and i can't wait for his engrish as well.. ENGLISH i mean LOL ahahaha
litost 9th-Dec-2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
sounds boring but i'm curious.
the_lilone 9th-Dec-2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
doujoushin 9th-Dec-2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
2012 brings many good things, it seems. ♥
momopii 9th-Dec-2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
cant wait >
atelierlune 9th-Dec-2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
The format is intriguing. Will he run into Akanishi Jin on his travels? What will Americans make of this pretty Japanese guy with his sensible car?

All that I ask is that he try not to be weird or reductive when "communicating with Native Americans" or any other group.
deerlike 9th-Dec-2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
What will Americans make of this pretty Japanese guy with his sensible car?

This sentence is so beautiful to me. :')
grapewhine 9th-Dec-2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
I hope it's interesting and not try-hard Yamapi scaring everyone off with his hip-haap styre.
dori_liv 9th-Dec-2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
sounds like it could be good.
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