Ohno Satoshi-san and Ninomiya Kazunari-kun host this episode of Himitsu no Arashi-chan (ひみつの嵐ちゃん), and they come onto the share house set playing with the cup-and-ball toys. When Nino-kun makes a slick move with his (as he often does – he seems quite experienced with these toys), Ohno-san looks at him like this:

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He then whispers “Omedetou” (congratulations) to Nino-kun and makes an even funnier face.

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You’ll have to watch to see which in his repertoire of interesting faces he chooses, but it’s enough to point out that Nino-kun gets a kick out of it and the little green blurb at the bottom asks “what’s with this opening?”

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The guest for this segment is Shibasaki Kou-san (柴咲コウ), and Ohno-san even greets her in a whimsically deep voice. He’s in a good (in other words, humorous) mood today, it seems.

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Shibasaki-san as in the movie “Ooku” with Ninomiya-kun in 2010, and also appeared on Himitsu no Arashi in 2010 in the VIP Room segment. They begin the episode by recalling these Arashi-Shibasaki encounters.

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Nino-kun is already in full comfort mode, as you can see:

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He asks Shibasaki-san how her impressions of Arashi have changed in the three years since she appeared in VIP Room, and assuming I understood it correctly, she answered that Nino-kun is the type who ignores/disregards communications. Nino-kun tries to squirm away from this one.

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For a while after that, nothing struck me as interesting enough to translate or even mention. Shibasaki-san isn’t very animated.

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I mean, it was stuff like what time she sleeps and gets up – I’m totally uninterested.

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Perhaps you were eager to find out that she plays with her cat on her days off?

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Ohno-san tries to make the boring more interesting when the discussion finally hits rock bottom – discussing chores like washing – by bringing up the drying of underwear (at least, I think that’s what it was).

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Then, and I know you were waiting for this, Ohno-san and Nino-kun had a shirt folding competition (still on the household chores topic). They actually took valuable airtime to discuss whether they were the type to fold clothes sitting down or standing up (I stand, in case you were curious).

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I think they finally ran out of things to talk to Shibasaki-san when Nino-kun asked her whether she was an A-type:

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After that, they started interviewing Ohno-san instead, asking him about his artistic lifestyle.

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It turned out that Ohno-san and Shibasaki-san had some sort of meeting-of-the-minds here.

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And that was all they had – it was time to turn to food.

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It was self-rolled sushi, so there wasn’t any intense preparation.

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Time for the director to send in some help . . .

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. . . in the form of weird devices:

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I have no idea what all those dots on it were for – all they did with it was touch their toes, which I can do without a $30-40 platform. Apparently using it for 90 seconds helps your flexibility, but I think the fact that Nino-kun was pushing on Ohno-san’s back was what really did it.