Posts Tagged ‘Masaki Aiba’

Arashi look back on 24Hr TV special

17:18 JST August 27, 2012 1 comment

Arashi, this year’s main personality for Nihon TV’s “24時間テレビ35『愛は地球を救う』(24Hr Television / Love Saves the Earth’)”, look back on their third time hosting the show, reports Mainichi Shimbun on August 27.


Kazunari Ninomiya:

“It’s possible there’s only a set number of dreams one person has.  But being here with everyone, and thanks to all of those people on location, in these 24 hours I’ve been able to see so many more dreams about the future.”


Masaki Aiba:

“This year was another great time for me, I had to fight back the tears so many times…  I could feel how much people wanted a bright future.”


Sho Sakurai:

“It was truly an honour.  I was touched by everything.”


Satoshi Ohno:

“My feelings for the future have become stronger from this, our third show.  I want to make a fresh start for the future.”


Jun Matsumoto:

“I feel like the show was over in an instant this year.  If people were able to get our message about moving forward, I think it was a good 24 hours spent for the future.”

Masaki Aiba will support amputee athlete in his 24Hr TV special

13:16 JST July 17, 2012 2 comments

Details about Arashi’s Masaki Aiba’s “24時間テレビ35『愛は地球を救う』(24Hr Television / Love Saves the Earth’)” special program were announced on July 16, reports Mainichi Shimbun.


The Johnny’s talent will cheer on 17-year-old Miho Fujii as she climbs to the peak of Yukushima.  The island in southern Japan is where one of the oldest trees in the world (the Jomon Sugi) is located.  It has been reported Aiba will be supporting Miho from the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo, while a TV crew will try and feed live footage of the teenager on her climb to the tree.  It will not be easy either.  The whole climb is 20 kilometres there and back, goes up 1300 metres, and is expected to take 10 hours.


The challenger, Miho, is an amputee runner who is currently in her high school’s track team and is hoping to take part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“I hope that I can support Miho-san with everyone in the country to watch over her, see how far she can go, and see that moment where she achieves her goal,” Aiba said.


The TV crew will also make history as it will be the first time live footage is sent out from the area.  Until now the dense forest has disrupted signals, and so as Miho climbs to the top, the TV crew will be looking for areas with good reception.


“24時間テレビ35『愛は地球を救う』(24Hr Television / Love Saves the Earth’)” starts on August 25 – 26.

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Masaki Aiba talks about playing a good-for-nothing police detective

12:49 JST March 21, 2012 2 comments

Arashi’s Masaki Aiba talked about his upcoming drama role at the “三毛猫ホームズの推理 (Mike-neko Holmes no Suiri)” press conference in Tokyo on March 19, reports Nikkan Sports and Sponichi Annex.


In this drama series Aiba plays a police detective who faints when he sees blood, is scared of heights, women, and ghosts.

“He’s got so many faults.  He believes everything people say to him and the bad guys take advantage of him.  But those can work in his favour too.  He’s not a new kind of hero, but I hope people will enjoy watching the ups and downs of this good-for-nothing police detective,” Aiba said.


It has been reported Aiba had said his drama and Arashi leader Satoshi Ohno’s drama “鍵のかかった部屋 (Kagi no Kakatta Heya)”, which both start their seasons around the same time, are totally different.

“They might be in the same mystery genre, but the characters and stories are on completely different lines.  I hope both teams can work harmoniously.”


The drama is based on the best-selling novel series “三毛猫ホームズ (Mike-neko Holmes)” by Jiro Akagawa.  Mr Akagawa was also at the press conference and said he had visited the drama set while they were filming.

“It helped a lot that the cat was very calm.  Maybe the cat’s an Arashi fan,” he said.

“The cat comes when you call it, if you ask the cat to wait, it’ll wait.  It’s like there’s a person inside there,” Aiba said.


Speaking of people inside cats, in the drama series Matsuko Deluxe will play the cat’s “human form”.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the transformed Matsuko,” Aiba said.


“三毛猫ホームズの推理 (Mike-neko Holmes no Suiri)” goes on air in Japan on April 14.

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