[Old translation] Arashi no Shukudai-kun Staff Diary
“No tears allowed today~” in the words of Director Hino, “guess you’d better say that to the staff? (laugh)” “We have crybabies around~” our last meeting was rounded up in such an atmosphere.
It’s not Shukudai-kun’s style to have people teary-eyed! But the memories I want to talk about, and the interesting projects which I would like to see again, there are a lot of them! So finally, we entrusted everything to Arashi and Ogura-san for the things to be aired. And because of that, in the end there were Tutankhamun (a.k.a golden face) and nipple showing, those things popped up, and they’re all are done by Arashi’s will (laugh).
The staff just kept their feelings which are treated as memory goods (like, concert goods). There was this “let’s have a informational filming (additional information like going out to film in the town that particular food came from etc. but I think in this case they’re referring to Jun before becoming Golden Face) after shooting this…”, someone said bluntly “wouldn’t it be better if we filmed that first?” … Indeed. Everyone likes that~ (laugh)
While saying “stop it~”, with the T-shirt prepared beneath the pyjamas, we caught a glimpse of the master’s skill doing it (Aiba cutting Sho’s shirt). Don’t learn it~ (laugh)
And thanks to that, in the dark studio which is starting to feel rather wet (from tears about to fall), people started laughing by the sight of that shiny Tutankhamun.
Shukudai-kun went on for 3.5 years. If you count from “C no Arashi!”, you’ll get 7 years and 8 months altogether. The fun memories flashed through my mind non-stop. I think it’s good to share the same various scenes left in our memories with these people.
Though we end with a heart of gratitude for those who expressed regret regarding the ending of this program, now with the same members of nearly 8 years, we’re thankful that we are still able to do other programs together in an unchanged stance. For those who’ve always been watching our program all these while and those who’ve just started recently, from the bottom of our hearts thank you very much.
Of course, there are feelings of loneliness, when Arashi members finally say “I’m going off!”, I think the staff are all charging their own batteries preparing for the day we can say “welcome back!”. Till the day when we all meet together again, please rest well…