26 December 2009 @ 08:06 pm
why the magician is number one  
I JUST LOST MY POST. AAAAAAAAAAH.

So I'll try and remember as much as I had before the stupid thing died on me. Here goes.

I've never done a full-blown fandom post and I was busy with the scanner so Aegisub was being slowed down, so I started this instead! And it's about none other than my number one. I'm too lazy to go hunt down magazines so no scans, but there will be a couple screencaps. And I'm just bored, really, so not everything will come to my head, so let's consider this a work in progress. Because for sure I'll find more reasons I like this brat that I'll have to add. (And maybe if I'm not lazy, more screencaps.)

Like who, you ask? None other than Ninomiya Kazunari! :D

Why him out of the five dorks in the rainbow sparkles we call Arashi - well, you'll see.

ONE: He's a musician. Niji in action! By the way, I really want that grand. Like aaaaaaaaaaaaah.


Maybe it's the inner band geek in me speaking, but I like guys who can play instruments. And I mean, we all know the undisputed vocal king - if I can call it that - in Arashi is Leader (and that Ohno is also one of the best in JE altogether!) but Nino plays piano as well, which is a big plus in my book, and guitar, and bass, and drums AND he writes his own stuff, which I wish we saw more of. Here's to hoping for the next album. XD But seriously, he wrote this (translated by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] taijiproject) and it really struck me, which isn't that often.

For me, Nino can command the stage. When he sings, he can wear his emotions on his face - happiness, anguish, whatever it is, it works and he conveys it extremely well. Of course, Arashi is best when all five are on stage together, but Nino is perfectly capable of filling the entire stage with his presence when he sings his solos. You can also hear his personality come out in his voice, which is what makes him unique - not in the fact that he can put himself in his voice, but that you can hear it and distinctly feel the Nino-ness coming from it. He knows his music and he connects with it, which lets you connect with it too.

TWO: He's a trickster. Ni no Arashi, anybody? :D


It's not just that, of course - he's got a great variety personality. He's quick to snap at someone's faults, and it's usually the other members, which makes it all the more adorable (though I think of the Utaban talk where they take turns insulting Nakai and think that Nino would fit perfectly XD). I loved it when Higendanshaku went on AnS and he kept telling Higuchi to do his Higuchi cutter AND HE LAUGHED IN THE CORNER AFTER :D All in all, watching Nino generally makes for quality entertainment.

THREE: I like what he acts in and what he acts as. Ariake 3 FTW!


Granted, Nino's appearance sets him in certain roles, it's true. He doesn't look necessarily royal or high-class. But I like dramas where the focus isn't on something so flashy, so Haikei, Chichiue-sama and Ryusei no Kizuna were great for me. And Nino as an older brother in Ryusei was like one of the most entertaining things to watch. Older brother to Ryo and Toda Erika :D Him and Yoko in Haikei was great to watch too, partly because half the time he's yelling at Yoko XD Nino doesn't have to overdo it in order to convey the feeling, too, which is what I like about his acting. It's not in-your-face.
 
 
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[identity profile] sidevocalist.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
Actually, the piano kinda bothers me D: Like the side. It looks very scratched? And put together u____u

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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
It's been on tour. It wouldn't be like that if it was in my house >_<

I actually wanted to cap the white one he used in AAA 08, but Rachel currently has my DVD so... XD
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[identity profile] sidevocalist.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Yes, I know, Nessa, I trust you - but still XD The style of it...

I'd much prefer a white grand, yeah. Gorgeous, gorgeous things *___________* 'Cept I don't have room in my house for a grand /cries
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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
BUT IT'S CLEAR That's all that attracts me about it, but... think about it, it's CLEAR XD

Yeah. AAAAAAAAAAAH IT WAS SO PRETTY and I can't cap it to show you right now but I will when I get the DVD back. :D
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[identity profile] sundayze.livejournal.com on January 5th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
XD Sorry 'Nessa, I'll be returning them tomorrow! Ahhhhh... Nino makes me smile =D Especially with his sexual harassment? 0_o
And yes, I did enjoy the 'goods' XD which sounds a LOT sketchier than it actually is! =) Oh Arashi, why are you such crack?
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[identity profile] jonskulainen.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was also fangirling over the transparent piano almost as much as over Nino. *high five*

Nino's role in Stand Up!! was the best thing ever. XD It may be because I love the fact that they put like three Japan's wanted men (Nino, Yamapi and Oguri) acting as immature horny teenagers. 8D
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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
YEEEEEEEEEEEAH :D Yay for geeks!

I know, right? I also loved how Nino still fit right in. Forever young! Pepsi's new spokesperson XD
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[identity profile] jonskulainen.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
*party all night long*

XD This situation calls for my one and only Stand Up gif!
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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
... that is like one of the most creepy things I've ever seen, but it's still making me lol. He does such a good job of looking like the stereotypical middle-aged pervy man with that expression. XD
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[identity profile] jonskulainen.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
XD Now that gif will haunt here till the end of the wooorld!

Making pure innocent Johnnys act guys like Shouhei is almost as bad (and awesomely good) as making them act pop idols who can't get married because of their fans. (HEY THERE CONTROVERSIES AND DOUBLE-STANDARDS.) Nagase Tomoya's character Mukodono was like that. I should totally finish that drama, I watched it only for two episodes. :D
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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
I don't mind, I quite enjoy watching it, actually XD

Dunno about pure and innocent, but fandom drives the world. :D Oh my gosh, don't talk about dramas, I have so much to watch still. -_-
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[identity profile] jonskulainen.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
XD You weirdo.

Ah, I need to articulate myself more clearly to fully express my sarcasm. 8D;
Soon the new season starts...
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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
It came across, I just didn't really respond properly XD I guess everything gets a little lost in translation ^^"

DON'T REMIND ME D: Man, I have exams at the end of January and I'm going to end up spending all my study time on dramas...
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[identity profile] jonskulainen.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
That's what I do during my test weeks. The exams start at 8:30AM, we do them about two or three hours and go home. Then - DRAMAS. XD
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[identity profile] fluidcomplexity.livejournal.com on December 29th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I know right? You have all this free time and it's not like the teachers give you any homework during that time, so YAY DRAMAS XD
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