This is an extra-special episode of VS Arashi (VS 嵐) – the one time each year that the members of Arashi reflect on their successes and failures, and the most useless member of the past year has to pay the price. This is MMDA – Most Most Dame (Useless) Arashi:
Yes, it is simply a highlight (and lowlight) episode, but the Arashi members are present and ready to comment on the clips, so it’s not a total repeat. Even if you watched every single VS Arashi in the past year (as I think I have, though I can’t say I remember every detail), there’s enough stuff here that you won’t be bored.
In 2012, Arashi had 21 wins, 15 losses, and 1 tie:
Last year’s MMDA, Sakurai-san, was up first, presenting a VTR compilation of his best moments.
His specialty is, of course, Kicking Sniper . . .
. . . and he talks us through some perfect kicks.
In fact, he had 13 perfect kicks last year – more than any other Arashi member. You can see their individual tallies below. I could have sworn MatsuJun did even worse, but then again Aiba-kun did have a lot of spectacular misfires.
For Sakurai-san’s fails, the staff started the VTR with this Pinball Runner . . .
. . . where Sakurai-san was a Pinball Walker instead of a Pinball Runner.
They didn’t even bother to show detailed clips of all his failures in Cliff Climb – just outright dubbing him horrible at it and moving on.
What they really wanted to show was his bowling skills – or lack thereof:
These guys are smiling now, but what will their reels show?
Next up was Ninomiya-kun. He is, of course, the master of any game that looks vaguely like a video game. For instance, Korokoro Viking, where he’s been in the orange zone nine times and hit the 50 point slot eighteen times – the best record among the Arashi members by far:
And what about Bound Hockey? Nino-kun was a goal-scoring wizard there, too.
But when we think of Nino-kun’s role in VS Arashi last year, surely we have to mention his role as fashion leader.