OTAYORI NO CORNER
The first mail came from Tegomasuhirano in Hokkaido. She wants to meet Thomas Alva Edison and ask him about how he invented the electricity.What about Tegomass? If they could meet a historical figure, who would they choose?
Massu: Edison? That would be me.
Tegoshi: Oh yes, then please talk more about that, I'm listening now! Hai, Dozo, dozo!
Massu: So the electricity, ne.. Ufufufufufufu..
Massu: (laughs) I didn't mean it that way, I thought you were going to cut me there.
Tegoshi: No no we won't cut your words! (laughs)
Massu said that he wants to meet Miyamoto Musashi (read more about him here)
Massu: I had a role as (young) Musashi on a Taiga dorama before, and I also read Vagabond (manga), so..
Tegoshi: What will you ask then?
Massu: (using a formal/polite form) Are you Musashi-san? Fufufufu..
Tegoshi: You are so honest asking him like that!
Tegoshi said he wants to meet Oda Nobunaga.
Aracchi: Why do you want to meet him?
Tegoshi: Because I think we have the same personality (laughs)
Aracchi & Massu: Heeeee..
Tegoshi: I read a lot of history books, and in that era (Sengoku Jidai, 15th-17th century), and from those three: Oda Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, I think my character is very similar with Nobunaga.* So what I want to ask is: "Aren't we similar?" (talking in informal form)
Massu: Maybe he'll like, "I never heard about Tegoshi!" "No we are not, sorry!"
(*note: Those three great daimyo has their own approaches and styles. According to a popular description, if a bird won't sing, Oda will say: "Kill it", Tokugawa will say : "Wait for it to sing", and Toyotomi will say: "Teach the bird to sing." I kinda love Hideyoshi character the most, and recommend you to read one of my fave historical novel, Taiko by Yoshikawa Eiji to know more about them, especially Nobunaga, he's an interesting character.)
Aracchi said she wants to meet Himiko (read here), and after hearing that, Tegoshi mentioned that he also wants to meet the 三大美女 (sandaibijou, or three most beautiful women in the world)* Tegoshi said he loves history and loves to be in the library when he was a student.
*Apparently for Japanese (since I don't know whether this applies in other countries as well), sandaibijou refers to: Cleopatra (Egypt), Ono no Komachi (Japan), and Yang Guifei (China).
Massu then continued reading the next mail..
Massu: It's from Ayayan-chan, 17 years old..
Tegoshi: Ayayan! Whoooo meccha holidaaay!! (suddenly singing Matsuura Aya/Ayaya's Yeah Meccha Holiday) Hahahahahaha!
Massu: (ignoring Tegoshi and kept reading the letter lol).
Apparently Ayayan asked the boys, do they always order the same menu from a restaurant, or do they like to try on some other menu? And after finished reading the mail, Tegoshi complained..
Tegoshi: You know, whatever I do, you never seem to give any reaction!
(everybody laughs, Massu laughs so loud too lol)
Tegoshi: I'm shocked, but I properly listened to her question now!
(pats pats Tegoshi xD)
Tegoshi said that he always orders different dish, while Massu often orders the same menu.
Massu: Like for example if order 10 kind of dishes, 6-7 of them will be the same dish.
Tegoshi: Even if I eat motsunabe, I will try different taste next time, motsunabe with shoyu or miso.
While Aracchi is the same with Massu, she loves to go to the familiar restaurant and order the same menu.
Tegoshi: It's surprising how a simple question really show our different characters!
(Tegomass then suddenly sang a line: "okitzukai arigatou", means "thank you for your concern", which I don't really understand. Maybe it's from a commercial. Anyone?)
The next mail from Yuri-san. She's going to get a a complete medical check up. How about Tegomass? Have they ever done it before? Apparently, both Tegomass never had any check up and only had vaccination for influenza provided by their jimusho.
Tegoshi: But I always think that I should go..
Massu: Yeah, we've been told a lot.. Our friends work in a company, and they've done it for several times a year.
Aracchi: Two times actually, on spring and autumn.
Tegoshi: Let's do it, let's do it, seriously!
A fan named Fuuka-san, a 11 years old fan from Hyogo sent a mail, she wants to ask something related with soccer to Tegoshi. Once she watched the soccer players held hands with children when they came out to the field before a match. Are they the real children of the players? She can't sleep thinking about it, and Tegomass said, "that's not good, we have to answer this." xD
Massu: Naru hodo! You see, right. That moment when they are with children..
Tegoshi: The question is for me okay!
Tegoshi then explained that they're not parents and children, and those children are chosen by lottery held in fan/supporter clubs or the winner team of a young soccer club in the city, and there are many other way to choose the children.
The last mail is from Nenren-san in Yamaguchi, he's a 14 years old boy. His girlfriend is a fan of NEWS and they've watched the concert DVD together on a date. Apparently, his girlfriend told him that she really loves Massu's fashion, so he wants to have some advises from Massu on how to coordinate his clothes.
Massu said he's happy receiving that mail, and apparently today Massu is wearing a sarouel pants and a big sized t-shirt and proudly showing his fashion to Tegoshi and Aracchi.
Aracchi: That's kakkoi!
Tegoshi: What kind of clothes coordination do you like?
Massu: Basically I love to wear sweatshirt and sweatpants, but I try not to make it looks sloppy. For example, I will coordinate it with a shirt, cool shoes, or cute socks.. In general, I love big-sized clothes..
Tegoshi: You do. You always wear dabo-dabo (shapeless, baggy) clothes right? But even though they're oversized, they don't look like B-kei* fashion. It's more like a pretty dabo-dabo fashion.
Massu: That's because, even though I listen to some noisy hip hop, but I sing gentle songs. Fufufu..
Tegoshi: I agree (laughs)
Tegoshi said he doesn't really think about his own style and even though he loves skulls, he's always following his feeling when shopping.
*B-kei refers to fashion styles related to hip-hop & R&B
And Tegoshi is actually need to say some things..
Tegoshi: 14 years old and already have a girlfriend.. That's guttooo.. (good)
Massu: That's the thing you particularly curious about since the very beginning huh..?
Tegoshi: They did date at home, right? .... *sigh* Yosh yosh. I'm jealous.
Massu promoted the schedule for his upcoming stageplay Strange Fruit, and announced that the DVD and Blue Ray for Resident will be on sale on April 26th. This time Aracchi tried her best to read the fanmail address, while the boys made some weird slurping sounds (not sure though) xD It's shorter than the usual ending though.