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07 February 2009 @ 08:19 am
So Remember I had A Secret Well......  
While everyone waited at the Convention Center for Sho to appear I had to head back to my job were I had to get ready for what could possibly the most nerve wreaking waiting game of my life.
Well the big secret was that my friend and I were going to meet Mr. Sakurai himself.
As most people noticed from the Convention he had a camera crew with him and was dress in a suit well he was filming something for NEWSZERO. (Which I now have to find in the 704x396 because my computer is old and can't handle the bigger size)

I did go to the convention, Asked some of my Guy friends to get us tickets but they called and said that the fans rushed the booth and they didn't hand out many tickets for the movie. That's when I knew he was going to be coming alot earlier than expected and so my freaking out happened just as the two of us were trying to finish Sho's and Arashi's presents. My hands were shaking and Gomen ne Riida yours didn't come out as good GOMEN!!!!!!!! Anyway we did finish but forgot to take a picture of them but they were a bunch of bears with NYC hoodies with their names on the back my friend Misa sewed the names I got the shirts and the Disney pins but since we only had a weeks noticed to get everything together. Okay just as we finished and I went to get the ribbon to tie the bears and the shirts together. My manager gets a call that they're here and I begin to hyperventalete so freaking bad. Originally the interview was supposed to both me and my friend but they decieded not to do it that way because of time. So after my manager told us that he took me to see the director and the translator/producer. First was the introductions with them because they were filming things outside of my store. So he asked me the one line I can remember the most clearly "Do you know ARASHI?" that was the director and I know he was trying really hard to say it right and of course I say Yes and that I'm a big BIG HUGE FAN. He told me to tell him that too. The interview was suppose to be about manga because of course the Convention. So after that they told me to stay on the Second Floor because it was were the manga is of course and they went and joined Sho and crew outside for the filming. Of course my breathing got faster and I went and got a cup of water. Misa ran down and said look out the window and there he was Sho Sakurai being inner freakout (I didn't do it loudly because I couldn't freak out the customers that were in the store.) I drank the water so fast that I got brain freeze. Okay Girlies here it comes They finished outside in walked in and went up to the 2nd floor.

Sho and crew (which was about 15 people including the Big Bodyguard) started walking around the manga section picking out titles he knew notting the fact that in big letters the sign said MANGA ( and yes ladies he spelled it out cho kawaiii!!!!!!!!!!!) That was the first real glimpse I got of him too in his black suit and blue tie and all his beautiful glory. My manger made me stand at the information desk to field quick questions from the customers (btw I wasn't even supposed to be on the clock but they made me have my name tag on anyway althought they did decided to pay me for it ) Sho walked around and talked to the random manga fans on the floor who didn't know who he was and were probably wondering afterward about it. He talked about the american comic books too and went over to the Comic spindle and the Giant Naruto display we have in the store (BTW I sooo taking that display because he touched it) He talked over there and then he went back into the manga section and I was ushered in to talk with him one on one (insert freak out here) although on camera I looked calm I was freaking out. We talked about the mangas in the store (i.e, sales, popularity, and why it is that it's so popular in America yes I am an Otaku and I do run the manga book club that runs through the store so I know what's what, I tried my best not to freak) After a while Director-san told me with hand gestures that I should tell him that I knew who he was and I did. His eyes bugged out he asked me in English do you know who I am and I said yes your Sho Sakurai and he just nodded his head. This is were Sho's interrigation began he asked me what my favorite songs were (Truth & A.Ra.Shi) he asked me how I found out about Arashi (Through V6 actually singing the song Change the World for Inuyasha now that I think about it was it that song can't remember) then he asked me who my #1 favorite is and not to lie about it so of course I said Aiba and he repeated Aiba's name after I said it and smiled and asked for #2 and I said Jun and he said MastsuJun and then he asked for #3 and I said him and he was happy that he wasn't #4 or 5. Although he didn't ask were Nino and Riida landed in the list. Then he asked me to sing one of the songs of course my brain took this as forget the song completely so I asked which song and he said A.Ra.Shi and I sang the chorus well what my brain could remember before my embarrasement settled in. And then asked me to sing truth (BTW he couldn't remember the lyrics either) I sang the beginning and he joined in and after he was so happy that I knew the music. We talked about how popular Arashi is in the US and how big the Asian music industry is getting over here. Then he shook my hand (yes I touched him) and they filmed some other things in the magazine section. Were my friend Misa was standing reading a manga trying to just be near him without freaking out and after they finished there as they were leaving we gave him the present and said Happy Birthday shook his hand again he said thank you (he was so happy about the presents and shocked that we took the time to make them) he shook Misa's hand and left.

My firend Misa told me he was glowing when it was all done and trust me he was. OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE I MEET SHO SAKURAI

We tried to get to go see the movie but I guess after the freak out at the convention that they didn't let everyone in so of course I went home.
Pictures weren't allowed but I think after watching NEWSZERO you'll know it's true.

*Edited 2009.03.02

More Info under the Cut Mostly about the Questions I get over and overCollapse )

I tried my best to answer everyone's comments and questions and I'm really happy to share this expirence with everyone

* Updated NEWS ZERO Information (Updated 2009.03.02)

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☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
I work at that store yes it was my day off and I came in just for the whole thing.
I'm going to put up more details. I was strapped for time when I was writing it!
Rei: nino life is hard ne? :Dprincess_rei09 on February 7th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)

omg. you'll get no coherency from me. *_______*

☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
none from me either


ashchroniclesashchronicles on February 7th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
aaaaahhh~~~~XXXXD *spazz mode*
i soooo wanna see that NEWSZERO episode when it's up for download and subbed~~! ^__^
wow! i would probably end up as a big pile of jelly all mushed up on the floor infront of sho~~!
do tell me which episode okey yunie-san?
aww..im so jealous..*puff cheeks*
did he smell good?ahaha..what a freaky question..:p
lucky lucky lucky you...!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Oh God I hope someone subbed it. I don't even know when it's going to air hopefully on Monday!

freak question yes but the answer is infact yes OMG he's so OMG
your carefully coreographed charm.: sakurai being awesome (as always)maiisaki on February 7th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
OMG That was a talk 0.0 A normal CONVERSATION--if it was not, it was a close one :)

And Arashi member seems quite curious about who's the most popular among them all, they seem to like the question of 'Who's your favorite member in Arashi?' xD

Oh myyyy that's so lucky of you!!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
it started out as a business talk then it went into a talk about my fandom for Arashi!

~irini~ladysakurai on February 7th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
you're face to face with him.
you had a chat with him.
you shook hand with him.
AND ITS ALL ON RECORD [and japan's tv]

i think i need to sit down.
...oh i'm already sitting down.
okay, i think i'm gonna pass out... LOL


as an arashi fans, i think you've just received the most precious gift ne.. XDDD

will be eyeing the Zero for this clip ^^
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Breathe Breathe

I had to sit down once it was over I thought I was going to pass out!
huihuilhui2 on February 7th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
the Director is good ne!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
yes he was that Director yes he was. And extremely funny considering he pushed my friend at Sho
(no subject) - lhui2 on February 8th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
arum: pic#83859764arum14 on February 7th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Izzati: Sakurai Shoizzatiheidfeld on February 7th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I am so jealous of you right now my dear... @_@
I wish I can meet him...
A L E X I E L Aalexiela on February 7th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~!!!!! So lucky! Please please post pictures! And videos and whatever else it is you have!!! I'm so happy you got to tell him how big Arashi is in the US...I hope this starts something bigger for them :D
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
I will once I get them!!!!! trust me I'll post them everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yuuchoyuucho on February 7th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
OMG! u r the luckiest fan!
i'm so envious!
Kipper Foot: Aiba-Arashielleipsis on February 7th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Endlessly jealous^^ I am glad that you had a good time, he sounds lovely.
Thanks for posting!
Delta150delta150 on February 7th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Uwa.Lucky. I'm suprised you could write this without more capspamming or passing out.
I'm glad you got to tell him these things like how much America loves them. Thanks.
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
trust me I really wanted to but I also wanted people to be able to read it!

Yes they need to know we love Arashi alot and they need to do a concert here.
tudorqueenytudorqueeny on February 7th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)


you're one lucky girl! I wanna shake your hands! OMG! Im totally hyperventilating like crazy right now! OMG! OMG! OMG! Wahaahahaha ok i think i'll just stare at him if this happens to me! OMG! I cant believe this!!! Im glad that he seems to be so nice and all! Waaaaahhhh....
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
DON'T DIE!!!!!!!!!
(no subject) - tudorqueeny on February 8th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nattoranattora on February 7th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm too impressible. I drank water after reading a half of it. And in the end, my hands were shaky and I was hyper ventilating. You are great. I'm so happy for you!
That's awesome!

☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
I drank water after meeting him I chugged it so fast
lia701lia701 on February 7th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
you are sooooooo lucky...
♪aman♪kapukaijja on February 7th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Omg you are so lucky! I'd die if I was you... XDD I was all fangirly while reading this, because I can imagine how happy Sho would be when hearing that he has fans in the US. 8D

I wish they'd come to Finland too... XDD
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
I wish they can do a world wide tour. It would be awesome.
abtomatabtomat on February 7th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
luck you!! wow, that's great, thanks for sharing your experience!
ailamarieailamarie on February 7th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
OMFG!!!!! you are so lucky...i know you will say he is glowing..cause he truly is in person...i think you're the luckiest overseas fan out there!!!! if i were in your place, i might collapse in front of him

he talked to you in english?

kyaaaaaaa!!!! SHO!!!!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Nah I'm not lucky.......................
Okay maybe just a bit lucky, I guess since I had a horrible year last year this makes up for it.

He talked very little in English but it was so cute!!!!!!
Csilla: Sho layingyorii_chan on February 7th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
I don't even know you, but I'm still happy for you. Congratulations! It's amazing how you managed to stay calm.
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Not alot of people know me on LJ but I hope they all know I do love Arashi!
animefreak02020: Tegoshi OMGanimefreak02020 on February 7th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)

hehe I would have started crying or something, and when he shook my hand I would hold it out in front of me and be like "KYAAAA" haha...

well, I don't know hehe if I did that he would probably get scared away and I would be like "i'm sorry!!! come back!!!" haha

were you speaking to him in English or Japanese???? hmmmmm If it was English; what did you think of it!?!?!? I think I've heard him speak it a few times...not that much though.

GRRRR If only I lived in NY!!!!! Stupid Texas!!!! DX hehe :P
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
In English I can't speak Japanese yet one day I will though one day.
He spoke in Japanese with the help of a translator.

I didn't want to freak him out so I didn't freak out.
Machan: MasakiJunmarszz on February 7th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
uwaaa~~~ So lucky!!! Sho's so nice.

and oohhh...Aiba's my ichiban too. ^__^
matsujen: sho sexydoramaholic on February 7th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
OMFG you're so lucky you got to talk to him. heck just the fact that you met him and saw him face to face is amazing.^^
matsubunnymatsubunny on February 7th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD. You're one of the luckiest (or...maybe the luckiest!!xD) girl in the world O.O

haha damn love ur report! m(_ _)m
Pattaya the forever fangirl ♥: crinkle Shopatziepiva on February 7th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
lucky you!
So what does he like? he must be very pretty. I'd probably faint if I were you - seeing him THAT CLOSE!

Now I'll look forward to see you this Monday then *teehee*
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
He's so freaking OMG he's just a bit taller than me too so it wasn't weird that I could look right at his eyes OMG I'm remembering too much now!
gwendy_astgwendy_ast on February 7th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Wow~ that's amazing. Was this at Kinokuniya? I was totally gonna go there after the convention but my friends decided to go somewhere else instead xD Bummer!

Oh, well! Reading this makes me so happy! I'm glad he had more wonderful experiences with fans that can outweigh the bad behavior of those 1 or 2 other girls!

I'm on such a high right now hearing about how happy he was~
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
No it wasn't Kino, I think I left out the location because the only people who know where I work are my friends list and I forgot that everyone was going to read this.
I work for Borders I'll post more info when LJ lets me!