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It has been ages people. Well it feels that way anyway.
I've finally got some subbing done for you, and this is one that I had been planning to do ever since I even began subbing videos. So, yeah it has been delayed a couple of years.
The main reason for this is because it's quite long (1 hr 30 mins), and the video quality is absolutely horrendous. It's an episode that aired about 15 years ago in 1997, when there was no HD or digital TV. On top of that, it is highly unlikely that this would ever be released on DVD due to image rights with the almight idol producing company, Johnny and Associates.
If you are unfamiliar with the Johnny and Associate company, they are basically the biggest entertainment management business in Japan, and are a conveyor belt of the biggest male idols of the country. Notable stars include SMAP, Arashi, KAT-TUN and Kinki Kids etc etc. The list goes on. The influence of this company is so huge, that people claim that they intentionally crush the careers of idols of other companys by pressuring directors and staff to not cast rival idols in shows. But that's another story, for another time, probably by another person and not me (heh).
This episode of Mecha Mecha Iketeru features the hosts, 99 (Okamura Takashi and Yabe Hiroyuki), interacting with Johnny's Juniors. The Johnny's Juniors are the young aspiring idols that are trained by the company until they are deemed fit to debut, and are usually kids up to the ages between 7~16.
Okamura, despite being in his late 20's, attempts to join the Johhny's Jrs and then appear in a SMAP concert as a backup dancer. By the way, SMAP is/or were, the undisputed idol kings (mainly thanks to Kimura Takuya, aka Kimutaku) during the 1990's and 2000's, until they grew a bit old and gradually replaced by Arashi as the top dogs.
Oh, and by the way I've only done half of the episode so far, since it's 1 hr 30 minutes.
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Will be coming later.
But it's interesting to note that the two boys, Takizawa and Imai that get mentioned in the video are now pretty popular stars, being in a duo group together called Takky and Tsubasa.
There was also meaningless of some Kanjani 8 members in there too such as Yokoyama You (formerly known as Yokoyama Kimitaka according to the video) and Murakami Shingo. There were probably other members there too, but I don't know their names.