Well here's the episode of show "Koi no Karasawagi ~Much Ado About Love~" that featured Gackt as requested by Koakuma-san. It's hosted by Akashiya Sanma, who is probably the most famous comedian in Japan. He might seem quite mean with the comments he makes, but just keep in mind that he's just joking around as well....that's his job. There's a section that would be pretty hard to understand without reading the translation notes......unless if you watch a lot of Japanese comedy.
There's a lot more than I expected....
Marguerite De Navarre
Kimono + Tasuki
Are traditional Japanese clothing. 'Kimono' actually just means "things you wear" so it can be a wide variety of styles, but is typically seen as being these：
A Tasuki a long ribbon type of thing that you use to tie up the wide sleeves of traditional Japanese clothes.
Yamashita Tatsurou was one of the biggest music stars during the 70' and 80's and is one of the most successful singers in Japan.
They talked a lot about Japanese trend words which would be impossible to understand unless if you often watch Japanese variety shows and comedy. The ones that were brought up were popular about 2~3 years ago, but as these people are all one hit wonders, most would have disappeared from TV by now or are about to....
HIGE DANSHAKU: Means "Beard Baron" and received a lot of TV time for their act....which is pretty boring to be honest. They just shout out "Renaissance!" for some reason, and "_____ yanaika~i!" which means "_____ isn't it?" If you're interested for some reason check out this page
Hige Danshaku (Owarai Hive)
KOJIMA YOSHIO: Was famous for dancing around in his tiny speedos and punching the air yelling out "But it doesn't matter!!" after rhythmically describing some sort of situation. Surprisingly, there was a video on youtube with English subtitles.
Welcome home- WISH!!: This was started up by musician/personality Daigo, a person also famous for being in the rock group 'Breakerz'. He would basically say "WISH!" on the end of the sentence and do some hand signs with his arms crossed. The last time I went to Japan (or the time before....?) this was really popular, and it was common to see mannequins at shops set up with that pose.
HIBIKI "My Apowogies!": I can't really be bothered explaining his one but....It's just famous for an ugly fat guy in a school girl outfit saying "I'm sorry" in a rude and insincere way. I couldn't really think of anything closer than what I translated it as but it sounds too cute for what it actually is... I couldn't find a video of that particular bit so I'll just post one of them talking. They might do it at the end, I don't know I couldn't be bothered watching it.
KODAMA HIBIKI: Is just a veteran comedian with the same name as the previous groups.
MONSTER ENGINE "IT IS I......": This is from a series of famous sketch by the comedy group Monster Engine called the "Playings of the Gods". The plot (well it's not much of a plot but...) usually starts of with someone in trouble, or doing something bad. The long haired guy comes and introduces himself as "I am God....." and starts starts saying he will help or punish that person (depending on what he's doing). That person will then take off the cloak he's wearing and say
- "It is I....", which is answered with
- "It was you....?",
- "You were tricked again....", "
- "I didn't notice at all....."
and ends with "This was the playing of the Gods that cannot be fathomed today"
....or something along those lines. It's basically using awkwardness as humour.
You might know about these already, but as they're sort of exclusive (I think?) to Japan I'll explain it. It's basically a hotel you go to to have sex. Since Japan is a small country with people living very close to each other in the cities, people might be able to hear you going at it with your partner.....or someone less important to you. And so the love hotel was born, a place where you can go have sex without letting your neighbours or family members know. These places often have very elaborate rooms (spinning beds, jacuzzi etc) and are equipped with all the sex toys and products you may want, and have collections of erotic videos you can view.....There are no receptionists and you pay through a machine that feeds you a key, or to people behind some sort of wall so that they can't see you.
In Japan people celebrate the new years by visiting a temple or shrine, where they sell 'Omikuji', which are slips of paper foretelling your luck for the coming year. It tells about various things such as your health, income, relationships and success at work or school. There are different ranks of luck you can get, with the best being Daikichi ("Big Luck" or "Great Blessing") and it is considered good to keep it in your wallet if you get one. Go to this wikipedia page for the other ranks : Omikuji Wikipedia
The Line of Fate
Is a line on your hand that is used to measure success at work when palm reading.
Dreams Come True will be mad!
Sanma says something like "Dreams Come True will be angry at you!". Dreams Come True is a music group and one of their most famous songs are called "Miraiyosouzu" which means something like 'Plans for the future'. So he was implying that they'd be angry at the girl for complaining about her boyfriend talking about the future too much