Nikaido: It’s been a while, huh?
Kawai: Okay okay, once again let’s say our group names. We just had separate Kisumai and A.B.C-Z corners, but let’s start from Kis-My-Ft2.
Kitayama: (looking around) So Miyata-san, you can start.
Miyata: Uh.. you’re saying my name and looking in the completely opposite direction. (laughs)
Kitayama: I totally lost sight of Miyata just now.
Miyata: I’m over here!
Kitayama: There you are! You need to bring out more of an aura.
Miyata: I’m being outshined by A.B.C-Z. Anyways, we are Kis-My-Ft2!!
Kisumai: Yayy~~ Look after us~~
Kawai: Well.. seeing as Miyata said it then Tsuka-chan should be the one to say it for us. (because they’re best friends)
Tsukada: Okay!! We are A.B.C-Z!!
Kawai: ...he just did it by himself. (laughs)
Kitayama: Aren’t you supposed to say that together? Like always.
Kawai: I mean, Tsuka-chan’s always so fast. He’ll always rush things.
Tsukada: You’re right... because i’m happy.
Kawai: After all, it’s been like... over 10 years? Since we’ve performed in Yokohama Arena together.
Miyata: When i looked back at old footage of us together, it had “2008” written on it.
Kawai: Right. It was around the time Hasshi just entered A.B.C-Z.
Others: 12 years ago...?
Kitayama: You’ve really grown up from the child you were 12 years ago.
Nikaido: You were in middle school.
Kawai: Yeah, you had literally just graduated from elementary school. So we performed “Daybreaker” with Kis-My-Ft2 after such a long time.
Nikaido: That’s amazing. In the rehearsal, when i asked Goseki-kun “what was this dance move again?” he’d say “just do what you want ☺️“
Senga: He was enlightened.
Kawai: Like a buddha.
Nikaido: He’s amazing.
Senga: In the past he would teach us the moves precisely.
Goseki: I feel like i’ve become an adult. (laughs) My attitude towards everyone.
Kawai: Speaking of becoming an adult... Hasshi and Taisuke sang part of the verse together right? Your new adult sexiness was showing way too much there.
Hashimoto: Oh really?
Fujigaya: Because we were singing together, i could hear the difference in his voice. He used to be so young.
Kawai: Then the one who hasn’t changed AT ALL since then is... Wataru.
Fujigaya: Actually, today he’s a little different. He grew his hair a little then swept it all back.
Tsukada: He’s wild, wild!
Yokoo: ‘Cause i grew my hair. But seriously all that’s changed about me is my eyesight getting worse.
Kitayama: That’s your charmpoint, the glasses.
Kawai: Are you always wearing them? Even in concerts?
Yokoo: I am.
Kitayama: He’s been regularly wearing them for about 1.5-2 years.
Fujigaya: It’s become his character now. “The member with glasses in Kisumai”.
Hashimoto: Even in normal concerts?
Yokoo: Yeah. They don’t fall off.
Kawai: Wait... we weren’t even dancing to an intense song just now, why do you look so tired?
Yokoo: ‘Cause i got hyped up. I’m tired.
Kawai: Your blood pressure was raised, huh.
Tsukada: Yokoo has this image of being an intellect, right? Like he’s skilful with small fiddly jobs. Through these 12 years, we’ve all grown so much huh? In a good way.
Tsukada: I mean, the choreographer always used to get so mad at Yokoo.
Kitayama: Tsukachan.... you sound like a tattletale kid from school.
Tamamori: You’re ratting out on him.
Yokoo: The truth is, i’ve been really scared today. (that he’s gonna get ratted out)
Kawai: Today you were able to see some unexpected member pairings, right? Like, you’ll never see Tamamori and Tottsu singing together anywhere else!
Tamamori: You’re right~ Back then, Tottsu’s hair was long. So today i was thinking “It’s so short!” in my head throughout the whole time we were singing.
Kawai: That’s all you were thinking about?
Tamamori: “It’s so short!” :O
Kitayama: You’re not focusing on the song at all! (laughs)
Totsuka: My hair’s short now~
Kitayama: It really suits you.
Kawai: How about you, Nika? When we did EbiKisu con together, you were ridiculously sulky...
Tsukada: It was his rebellious phase!
Kitayama: Why were you always trying to act so tough?
Totsuka: You were still a minor, right?
Nikaido: I was! Around 18 or 17 years old.
Kawai: Weren’t more than half of us minors at that time?
Fujigaya: Hasshi was a minor..
Nikaido: Yeah. Why was i so sulky back then? I’m having so much fun right now.
Kawai: It’s because you had such a phase that you’re able to enjoy it now.
Nikaido: Exactly. (laughs)
Kitayama: But Senga-san’s around the same age as Nikaido-san right?
Senga: You’re right. I’m the same age as Nika.
Kitayama: Senga-san.. i don’t think he was sulky at all?
Senga: I wasn’t sulky, right?
Kawai: It was around the same time as “EXIT” (senga’s old solo)
Senga: I’m the “silly” character after all. (laughs) I’ve always been the silly type of person, right?
Kawai: I don’t think so...
Nikaido: Since it’s been a while since we’ve all talked, Senga-san’s being shy.
Kawai: CUTE. (laughs)
Senga: It’s true. When the seven of us did our radio together, it had been a while since we’d talked face to face. I couldn’t look anyone in the eyes.
Kawai: I get you. When it’s been a while you somehow feel that way.
Senga: Right! Do you not get that, A.B.C-Z?
Tsukada: I mean, we’ve still been keeping in contact.
Kawai: We have, but... we did a group call once, right? The five of us.
Tsukada: We did, in our private time.
Kawai: At that time, we saw the other four members in front of us for the first time in a while, right? I was completely restless from nerves.
Others: Oh really~?
Nikaido: But if you talk about that it makes Kisumai look bad because we haven’t video called so let’s change subject.
Kawai: But... that’s exactly the image i have of your group. 😳
Miyata: Oi, what image do you have of us?
Hashimoto: That’s not good.
Kitayama: But, we’ve been messaging each other quite a lot. Talking about what we can do during this isolation period. Things about this project too.
Kawai: (points at Miyata) Oh, didn’t you and Tsukachan often drink together through video call?
Tsukada: Oh we did! Many times. But Kitayama refuses to join us. I’ve done it many times with Miyacchi though.
Kawai: Drinking alcohol?
Miyata: Yeah and... Tsukachan always falls asleep. When we do remote drinking parties, he’ll sleep so..
Tsukada: I feel relaxed.
Miyata: ...until the morning you can just see Tsukachan’s ceiling on the screen.
Hashimoto: It’s sweet of Miyacchi to not end the call.
Miyata: It just says “number of participants: 1”, and i’ll think “what’s he up to?” and all i can see is his ceiling. Even in the morning.
Tsukada: It’s just really comforting! Like i’ll see his face and relax.
Miyata: Then KitaMitsu hasn’t joined us at all.
Kitayama: No, the timing’s always bad for me. It’s around 10 o’clock most of the time, right? In the evening. Around 9-10pm. At that time i still have things to do at home.
Kitayama: But at that time Tsukachan’s already finished. By the time i get there, all i can see is his ceiling (laughs). He’s already asleep.
Tsukada: Ah.. Well, thats something we can only do because of this current situation, right? 😁
Miyata: Well, it was fun.
Tsukada: (looking at the other Kisumai members) Have you been doing any video calls?
Kawai: Taisuke doesn’t really have that image, does he?
Fujigaya: Not at all. A remote drinking party, right?
Kawai: Drinking parties or just general remote conversations. Don’t you do it with Shimekake (Travis Japan) or something?
Fujigaya: I dont. We stay in contact, though. We contacted, right? (gestures to Yokoo) I contacted Wataru.
Kawai: Wataru..... he doesn’t join us at all. In the group of Kamenashi(KAT-TUN)-kun, me, Miyadate(Snow Man) and him.
Senga: Oh... that rumoured “work out group” or something.
Fujigaya: So his stress builds from things like that, and from remote work locations, and i’m the one that listens to it all.
Kawai: Hey!! It’s not something that makes you stressed, right?
Yokoo: Nah, it’s not. He does listen to me sometimes though.
Kawai: Like “oh no, it’s coming”?
Yokoo: Uh... it’s always so early right? When you start.
Kawai: Wataru-san, around what time do you wake up normally?
Others: That’s early!
Nikaido: What time do you sleep?
Yokoo: Around 10pm. So when you’re doing drinking parties i’m already asleep.
Kawai: Ah, I see. So when we’re working out you’re already doing other things.
Yokoo: Yeah. Like the laundry.
Kawai: Or playing with your dogs.
Nikaido: And where do you leave your phone again?
Yokoo: In the washroom.
Kawai: Why the hell??
Yokoo: I’m often in the washroom. Like when i use the laundry, etc.
Kawai: You can’t be in the washroom THAT much? What’s with that?
Fujigaya: (To Kawai) Why are you so good at retorting?
Yokoo: It could be for laundry, cleaning the bath, etc. I always do it really thoroughly.
Kawai: So the parts of the house where water is circulated.
Fujigaya: The amount of cleaning we do has increased, right. I also did lots of cleaning. Like rearranging things around the house.
Kawai: But various members have got specific hobbies, like our Tottsu does a lot of drawing.
Fujigaya: Oh, our Senchan! You draw too, right?
Kawai: You too, Senga?
Senga: That’s right. Because of this time period i’ve been drawing quite a lot.
Kawai: What kind of “touch” do you draw with?
(*my guess is that he wants senga to show with gestures what he looks like when he draws)
Senga: “What kind of touch”?? What do you mean?
Kitayama: The other day he draw a person with an octopus coming out of their mouth.
Kawai: That’s like what Cookie-san draws!! (a comedian)
Senga: I probably like drawing similar things to him. Drawing things in 3D with oil paints. I’ve probably spent a lot of time doing things like this as a hobby.
Kawai: Totsuka-san, do you also use oil paints?
Totsuka: Yes! Oh, we’re the same!
Kawai: What’s oil paint? Is it not just normal paint?
Senga & Totsuka: Oil paint is..
Kawai: You draw with oil?
Senga: Draw with oil.. well (laughs) it’s not like you physically draw with oil, it’s not like you just paint with salad oil or anything. There’s a type of paint called “oil paint”.
Tsukada: O-Olive oil? (laughs)
Kawai: That’s a weird part you chose to clarify.
Totsuka: For normal paints, you water it down with water. For oil paints you do that but with oil, and draw with the oil. You do everything with oil instead.
Nikaido: Why did you decide to take up drawing, Tottsu?
Totsuka: Ever since i was a child... i would doodle in class and get told off.
Tsukada: Ah, when we have free time.. you know how we usually have a whiteboard in the room? Tottsu will draw on that quite ofte-
Nikaido: Uh! Sorry, Tsukachan, i didn’t ask you.
Tsukada: I wanted to be the one to say “Tottsu is really good at drawing!”, though.
Totsuka: Thank you :)
Kitayama: Please listen to what Tamamori-san has to say as well!
Kawai: Tamachan, what have you been doing?
Tamamori: I uh... nothing, really.
Kawai: I heard from Kimura(Takuya)-san’s radio that you cooked brown rice.
Tamamori: Oh, you’re right. I’ve been cooking food that is especially good for my health.
Kawai: After all.. i mean.. you appeared in Grand Maison Tokyo. (chef drama)
Tamamori: Nah, those meals take a lot of time to make, you know.
Kawai: You can make amazing dishes right? Oh yeah, for Shounen Club Premium, you went somewhere as a group right? Ishigaki Island?
Kisumai: Ahh, we did.
Kawai: When i was watching it and saw Tama with meat in his hand, i thought “Wow, he’s gonna do it. He’s gonna make a French dish.“ I was so excited.
Tamamori: (Points to Kawai) He was watching it (The Shounen Club Premium) for a completely different reason.
Kitayama: Right. You’ve definitely watched that episode more than once, right?
Kawai: I watched it many times. It’s so funny! When Taisuke made those retorts about Senga drooling, it really felt like the usual Taisuke.
Senga: That episode was pretty much showing our usual selves.
Kawai: It was so funny. Anyways, It’s been a while since Kisumai and A.B.C-Z have been together. Well, we met briefly in the countdown concerts, but it’s never been just our groups together.
Others: That’s right~
Kawai: Shall we sing one other song?
Miyata: Sounds good!
Others: Let’s do it~
Kitayama: If we didn’t, this would end as a talk show. (laughs)
Kawai: That’s right (laughs). We’ve done more talking than performing. What shall we sing? Shall we get a cane and sing Lion Heart?
Nikaido: Hey, that’s a song from my dark phase. (starts to mimic his old dancing)
Kitayama: I wonder if they have that footage somewhere~
Kawai: We want to see it, right?
Kitayama: I wanna see~
Kawai: Then in the centre Senga will be like (weird dance movements).
Senga: Oi, that’s from my old solo song.
Senga: We don’t talk about that. It won’t be shown to the world anymore.
Kawai: It’s already been “exited” to the world.
Kawai: Alright then, shall we start- huh, am i in the right place? Okay! One more song. Well “Daybreaker” is A.B.C-Z and Kisumai’s song, but this is another very special song to us. Our two groups would like to sing together. And with that.. here we go!