The lineup for “CDTV Special! Halloween Ongakusai 2017” was announced on 18 Oct, and NEWS will be appearing. The programme will air from 7pm onwards on 25 Oct. (Source)
According to a fan report of the filming for Shonen Club Premium, after the performance the members talked in front of the audience for a bit: (Source 1 2 3 4 5 6)
M: With this, ‘I’m coming’ will rest in peace. You’re not going to perform it again.
T: Why. You never know. (laughing)
K: This is probably the first time someone’s sang while lying on their back on a NHK stage.
M: That’s why it’ll rest in peace after this.
* Koyama Shige and Massu put their hands together as if in prayer where Tegoshi lay on the stage during I’m coming*
S: I also was able to send off ‘Ayame’ with NHK. I’m really grateful.
K: (To the audience) Do you sing I’m coming in karaoke?! Are there any guys that have sung it!?
*A few people raise their hands*
K: Seriously?! What about people who have gone to karaoke with their girlfriends and sung it?
*2, 3 people raise their hands*
K: What kind of expression does your girlfriend have when listening? (laughing)
Male Audience member: She watches with a serious expression.
*Tegoshi bursts out laughing*
S: I have Green Mile after this. I was shaking after seeing Tegoshi’s song selection. (laughing)
K: Is there anyone who’s going to go see Green Mile after this?
*Some people say they are*
S: So, they have the same schedule as me.
K: Amazing. Having the same schedule as Shige!
K: I want to hear Massu’s ‘Ike!’
M: Yeah well, I hit my pinky toe on the corner and was like ‘Ite!! (ouch)’
M: I hit my other pinky toe, too and was like ‘nandomo ite!! (parodying Tegoshi’s solo, substituting ‘come’ with ‘ouch’)
K: Massu, you really like that joke. You’ve been doing it for months. Since it got laughs. (laughing)
K: NEWS takes things slowly, but we’re properly preparing various things, so please be patient! We’re preparing something that’ll surprise all of you!
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KEIICHIRO (16 Oct)
Koyama updated to say that he filmed for his drama and that that day is the only day he was able to go see Shige’s play. He did promo for his upcoming appearances on ‘Miracle 9’ and ‘Tetsuko no Heya’. He shared a picture of Shige’s dressing room door for ‘Green Mile’.
MADE ni Omakase (17 Oct)
NEWS and Massu were mentioned in Inaba’s birthday entry when he mentioned getting the chance to back dance for NEWS, and that Massu was the first to wish him happy birthday
NEWSRING (18 Oct)
It was Koyama’s turn to update this week.
He wrote about his role in the drama, and how it lets him look at a different world. The drama would be starting that week, and he got to watch the first episode beforehand. He hopes everyone would look forward to it, and to become the first person to discover this drama. Because then, he’ll bring you back as a material witness.
KEIICHIRO (19 Oct)
Koyama talked about eating a lot of steak after every and how he’s avoiding carbohydrates. He said that it seems like a lot of people watched ‘Tetsuko no Heya’ and all the feedback he’s gotten has made him realize all over again what a big show it is. He also shared a picture of his dinner.
Masuda Takahisa no Marumaru (19 Oct)
Masuda Takahisa no Nagara Marumaru
He wrote a really cute entry on how he was watching the Blu-ray of their 10th anniversary concert, and it’s been almost 5 years. He talked about how he was really particular about the opening “compass” and was touched when he heard it. Everyone’s voices were also amazing, and that the video doesn’t convey that at all. He also shared an episode of how he went shopping with some of the juniors who went on that tour with them, before the anniversary show. He saw friendship bracelets at a select shop and recalled how people say that friendship bracelets make dreams come true, so he thought, since they got to perform at the Tokyo Dome, if he wore lots of them, everyone’s dream would come true. That’s why he wore so many of them. He then made lots of comments according to the order of the concert, and said it was nice to watch it again after a long while. As for Disk 2… he’ll watch it another time.
Juyo Sankonin Tantei First Broadcast Message (20 Oct)
Koyama and Tama wrote special messages to mark the first episode of the drama airing. Koyama wrote about something Tama had said in a magazine before, about how he quickly gets tired of things, for example if he invites friends to go out to dinner he’ll end up thinking that he’s ready to go home and wondering why he invited people out in the first place. Koyama said that he and Tama went out to eat recently, and every time Tama tried to head home Koyama extended it for an hour longer. He said it was difficult to ask, but asked if Tama had gotten tired of him that time.
Tama first commented on the drama starting, and looking forward to it, but then replied to Koyama. He said that to be honest, he had started to a little bit, but reassured him that he had had fun and would invite him out again.
KEIICHIRO (20 Oct)
Koyama wrote about the drama starting that day, and how he, Tama, and Furupon were doing promotions. He wrote about how when they get their makeup done they use a steamer and he recently ordered one for himself at home.
He said that he’s looking forward to the first episode and would be watching it real-time at home. He shared a picture his and his and Tama’s hands doing peace signs.
KEIICHIRO (22 Oct)
He said that he was filming since morning, and while they ended late the previous night, he went for ramen together with Tama at a service area. Tonight was “ZERO Senkyo”, so he shared how he’d already made his vote in an earlier round and would be reporting from the studio at night. He ended with a photo of his glasses from the drama.
Koyama went to see Green Mile on October 16th. (Source)
On October 17th, Massu went to see V6’s concert. (Source)
JUON tweeted about NEWS’ performance on Shonen Club Premium, giving them high praise for their performance. He mentioned Tegoshi’s solo and Koyama’s shouting in ‘Black Fire’ in particular and that he can see a part 3 happening in the future. (Source)
Utahiroba Jun from Golden Bomber tweeted about watching Juyo Sankonin Tantei, calling Koyama and Tama handsome and Furukawa cute. He commented on how Koyama’s character alway looks very proud of himself despite all his guesses being completely wrong and how Tama’s character ended up solving the case pretty much on his own. (Source)
Tegomass went to see Green Mile on October 22nd for the final run of the Tokyo shows. (Source)
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