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11:32 pm - 01/26/2013

[RUMOR] Aiba Masaki leaving Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen?

Watch Shimura doubutsuen 26/01/2013

Aiba Masaki, one of the co-hosts of the variety program 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen' since 2004, cried in the last episode. But it was broadcasted in cuts, so the reason he cried is unknown. (it will be shown next week probably)

He said:
19:10 - 誰もいないこのスタヂオで (dare mo inai kono sutadjo de) = In this empty studio(...)
40:30 - 好きなこと最後まで (Suki na koto saigo made) = (Doing) the things I like, till the end(...)

Source 1, 2

What do you think this is all about Arama?
& Sorry for my awful English..

EDIT1: Replaced LQ video with HQ video

EDIT2: According to Yamakaze-san's update audiences who attented the shooting said he didn't cry because he is gonna leave TSD. (Maybe he cried because of a sad clip or something) But it's weird because he says 'in this empty studio'. It seems that we won't be 100% sure till next week..
exdream1999 27th-Jan-2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Since this was filmed in an empty studio, any rumors would have had come from the staff, as there wouldn't be an audience, also, this would be the announcement to both public and the press, as I don't think that it would be his actual last episode, but instead him saying when he would be leaving.
cleotine 27th-Jan-2013 02:05 am (UTC)
I'm not that familiar with Japanese variety, so all I'm going to say is just a guess
When it was decided that Himitsu would be cancelled, they informed the press instead of letting the boys say,"Oh, by the by, we're ending this~" I just think that if he were to quit, the chances are higher of management (JE or television station, whoever is in charge there) informing the press than letting him announce it on TV.
Well, we'll see
exdream1999 27th-Jan-2013 02:13 am (UTC)
Well, there's a few things that are different, for one, with Himitsu, they were announcing the end of the show, it's a bit different if it's just one person leaving.

Also, Shimura Doubustsuen has gone through a lot of regular cast members, as of right now, Aiba, Shimura Ken, Mami-chan and Becky are the only people who have been there since the first episode. And they never really announce to the press that someone is leaving.

And, since Shimura Doubutsuen is on the same channel as Shiyagare (while Himitsu is TBS), when can look at them announcing Arashi hosing 24hr TV within the show before announcing to the press as something that maybe NTV does.
cleotine 27th-Jan-2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Since I don't live in Japan I cannot say how TBS is different from NTV *shrugs* Like I said above, this is just what I feel is more realistic but my guess is as good as yours. Let's just wait and see~
exdream1999 27th-Jan-2013 02:31 am (UTC)
As someone who has lived in Japan for a number of years, I can say announcing things on TV/in person is fairly common, mostly because of the emotional impact of seeing it with your own eyes, coming from the person themselves, as opposed to reading it in a paper.

Something like Acchan's graduation, if the press knew beforehand and had already published it, it would have lost a lot of it's emotional impact.

But, I guess we're going to have to just wait for whenever they air Aiba's announcement in full to know the truth.
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