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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

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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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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!
seiichirouaya on February 7th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
you're soooo lucky~!!
i'm happy to hear that sho shooked you and your friend's hand, and also talked arashi with you~!
Asouasoukasa on February 7th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing ne...as i was reading, somehow i feel so freaking out haha...this was really good experience you have ne
(Kat) SilverDragon: sho kisszsilverdragon on February 7th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
lol, i can't help but post. your entry was just too exciting to read! you were so lucky to be able to meet him up close like that! i can so imagine him beaming as you gave him your presents!

uwaaaa~~! so lucky!!!!!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
He was shocked that we took the time out of our lives to put together a present but he was happy about it!
musezemuseze on February 7th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
OMG!you talked, you shook hands and even sang with him! kyaa! how i wish i was you at that moment! LOL

...and you're GETIING PAID to do that! XD
musezemuseze on February 7th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
btw, i'm just curious.. what language were you conversing in? english or japanese? =)
(no subject) - yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
「DUNADAN」: 「ROCK THE WORLD」 櫻井翔xanderave on February 7th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, Shochi DOES glow! That much I remembered from my time at Taiwan concert - this guy REALLY glowed! If I could use a Japanese word to describe it, it would definitely be "kirakira"!

Thanks for taking your time to write this up. This sounded so amazing and congrats on meeting him in person. Hearing about Arashi from any fan who gets to meet them upclose is just so wonderful.
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Yes he does so much too Shiny Shiny Sho-chan
shee_ah: as the days began to blurshee_ah on February 7th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
omg you lucky lucky girl! :D

i smiled while reading your report btw. thanks for sharing! :D
lois: sho2loissama on February 7th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
oh, my god!!! i'm really envy you!!!!!
you're gonna be on newszero then????
can't wait till monday!!!!!
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
yes I am unless they use it for something else
Oh God the shot so much footage the crew came back to my job today just to get background footage
Tsubomi from Vox xDarashisamon on February 7th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
O_O..... Girl you are so lucky!!!!!!!!!
I would give everything to be on your place!!!!! aaaaaaa
why I live in Europe??!! WHY!!!!xD
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
I kept saying the same thing when MatsuJun was in LA
Kaisakaisa_of_laurel on February 7th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
You are the most luckiest person on the face of the planet!!!!!!! I wish I could've met him!!!! But alas, I was stuck four hours away in MA...
shar826shar826 on February 7th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
I am so..so..so..jealous! lol I went to the comic convention, saw him in the glass room. and then didn't see him at all. I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS GOING TO WALK AROUND. AHH! sigh. just my luck. BUT YAY FOR YOU! THAT MUST HAVE BEEN AWESOME! I hope he takes the news of american arashi fans back and maybe something...SOMETHING..will happen! *crosses fingers*
☆~♥My Sweet Angel♥~☆yuniesan on February 8th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
I was there just as the line was forming around the Yatterman booth and All I kept thinking was that I wanted the tickets to see the movie but I had to go to do the interview so I left.