8:32 pm - 09/15/2013
Arashi ni Shiyagare Renewal, Female Guests to Appear
Arashi's variety program Arashi ni Shiyagare broadcasted every Saturday 10pm on NTV has been renewed after the show began 3 and a half years ago. The first airing after the renewal on September 14 was broadcasted live and the guest is comedy duo Cream Stew, the same guest that appeared in the pilot episode on April 24 2010. So far the concept of the show was to guess who the guest were and to learn from veteran male guests the steps of formula in life to be taught.
After the renewal from now on the members would be informed of who the guests are beforehand, the guest would bring up a 「topic」 in advance which the members would brainstorm and research together which would be presented during the show. For the first renewal airing the members researched the agenda that Arita of Cream Stew brought up, which is 「Why is Ueda Shinya able to conquer the world?」 Arashi members then investigated numerous past historic episodes of Ueda from Cream Stew and dissolve the mystery of how he is able to take over the industry.
Also on this day viewers participated in the live voting via twitter during the airing, out of two projects suggested by Cream Stew. Between Ueda's 「Arashi members' location shooting in Kumamoto」 and Arita's 「Arashi members popularity general election」. Ueda's proposal was ultimately decided upon the winning of votes.
In the interview carried out immediately after the live broadcast, Ohno commented that 「It was refreshing to be able to know who the guests are beforehand and to create the show together」. Aiba remarked that 「It has been quite a while that we have live broadcast for our regular variety programs, it was over in a flash and i look forward to widen the width of the show with the appearance of female guests」. Matsumoto mentioned that 「I was happy that we are able to include the live performance (for regular broadcasting) and hopefully there would be future opportunities where we can sing and perform in the show」. In addition, when asked regarding female guests whom they want to come on the show, Ninomiya who is known to be a big fan of Takeuchi Yuko said enthusiastically 「When it was decided that she would take on the drama lead role on NTV, i thought "Hooray!". Probably she will come」.
Ueno Juri would appear in the next airing and in the future female guests are also planned to guest.
Ohno's one and only epic comment throughout the show "We are like comedians".