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2014.05.31 Run Forrest, run~ fan repo  
2014.05.31 Forrest Gump - Tokyo Globe - 1
It's like you know it's Junno, but while watching him role play, he was Forrest Gump.

That's how great he was!

The Tokyo Globe: 2014.05.31 @6pm - A very short fan report.

Some spoilers are contained.

Well let's start by saying, Junno knows how to hula-woop around his neck and his waist~ and he got applauded for that ^^ he was really good. Maybe that's why he's grinding so much in his recent dances ><

So Forrest Gump~ the butai:
Live music; piano, drums, violin other pieces, singing and Forrest!Junno on his harmonica. The fact that they used live music instead of recordings for the entire stage-play really created a jazzy? and at times hippy? atmosphere. I was happy that Junno played the harmonica a number of times throughout the whole thing and then it occurred to me just how hard he must have practiced to have pulled it off. Most of the cast members played an instrument as well, so I was just all gleeful and grinning like a proud relative screaming in my mind, "that's my Junno" *grins some more*.

The play definitely kept to script with the original movie/novel so even if you can't understand what they're saying, the scenes are pretty spot on and very well done. Good stage effects and good transition from scene to scene, and again the lovely music.

Scenes included (from what I can remember): young!Forrest as a boy (yes he was in a school boy's uniform lol), his rugby years, the protests, the Vietnamese war, his shrimp fishing, his bed scene (spoken of in more details below *smirk smirk*), when he was pounced on by 'the prostitute' and was defended by his war Lieutenant, when he became an astronaut and went to space, when he met the US president and kept wanting to pee at the most important/inappropriate moments (lots of laughs from the audience here), when he found out he would be a daddy, when his mother died, and of course, his numerous running scenes... running while delivering his monologues! The boy has got stamina (must be those 600 sit-ups) ^^

And OMG! that bed scene that had everyone crazy lol, well it really wasn't anything 'sexual', but like it was so 'comical'. They had themselves covered under the sheet moving around like two kids playing, and at times Junno would show his face and say something which would lead to his 'lover' asking him, 'what he's talking about at a time like this?' and I kept laughing to myself thinking, 'that's so Junno... always out of timing and on about his own topic ^^ it's really like how he mentioned something like, he's like Forrest himself. Well yeah, some gestures and craziness were identifiable.

Oh yeah, seeing Junno this close really made me realise how tall this guy is... Junno is a big sturdy and sexy guy. Flawlessly handsome as we see him on TV.  Oh right, he looked really sexy in the rugby uniform. Honestly, I kept watching his ass and everytime he would bend over for something, I found myself watching his ass *naughty girl* lol

Then at the closing greeting he was all smiles and still full of energy. You can't imagine how happy and proud I was seeing him at centre-stage, the focus of attention getting his applause for a job well done. The audience kept laughing, maybe not so much at what he was saying but more like his body language... it was like ta daaaa~ Junno is back ^^

Which reminded me of just how serious Ueda was at the end of his play and I had to LOL. KAT-TUN's personalities really are different... almost so far apart, yet it gives me this warmth because regardless of what happens, it's still one of their many charm points and just knowing that I'm a part of their fandom makes me all giddy with happiness XD

So the entire thing lasted for a bit over 2 hours nonstop so Junno was right to warn in his 'Hanashi' to use the bathroom before getting seated.

Not much more to go into details about but I had planned to keep an eye on the audience's reaction but I'm was so caught up watching the butai that my attention didn't shift much to the audience but when it did, they seemed really into the butai too... they laughed at jokes and they seemed responsive to the 'sad' scenes. A great thing about the theatre is that it's fairly small (don't ask me how many people it holds), but small enough for everyone to see everything, which made it intimate and cozy.

OH yeah, there were some men in the audience. Some were even in the goods line~ the butai goods were: a pamplet and a message stickers package. cute stickers, and I chuckled to myself wondering if these men also bought Junno's stickers hehe

And so do forgive my typos but I wanted to write this now because #1 I only have time now (though I'm dead tired from a full weekend) and #2~ I know my crazy mind will forget most things in a few days when RL kicks in ~ well most things except Junno's acting. It was natural and I thought to myself, that of course it would be! After all, he did play Ranmaru on Legal High ^^

Great job, Junno!
Current Mood: tired but happy
Current Music: my secret by kat-tun
serial_translatserial_translat on June 1st, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yeahhh ! A long report ! Yeah Lyan-san, I consider your report as "long" because this : https://www.facebook.com/KATTUNLOVERS/photos/a.104139896295883.3506.104137729629433/738840632825803/?type=1

This one is short, right ? *smile*

Well, it was more or less how I think it was going to be (the poster helps :D), a heart-warming story with these sad moments because it couldn't be only happiness everytime.

I have completely faith in Junno's abilities to train with harmonica, of course he definitely can't be already (somehow) perfect, but as long as he Gumparimasu, it's enough for me and everyone else. *W* *think again about the preview of the play he saw in a tv show this morning*

Gaah, it would be cool if there was a dvd but normally, it seldom happens for butai... sadly

For the "bed scene", I would have been disturbed if it was as hot as some fans expected it to be since in the movie, it wasn't the case AT ALL.

PS : Of course Junno was flawless. Didn't expect anything else. *naughty smile*

Btw, I've just re-watched the movie a few days ago so... 'became an astronaut and went to space" O.o What are you talking about ? I don't remember anything about space in the movie.

Ah, and I remember something the other report I read said : There's a scene where it looks like Junno's smile could save the world. Do you agree ?

Thanks for the report. Love it. *the report and Junno ^^*
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 1st, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
well that can be considered a tidbit so hardly a 'report' So enjoy the extra I wrote XD

I've just re-watched the movie a few days ago so... 'became an astronaut and went to space" O.o What are you talking about ? I don't remember anything about space in the movie.

There are differences between the book and the movie. I haven't read the book but here are some: http://thatwasnotinthebook.com/diff/forrest_gump_book_1986_vs_forrest_gump_movie_1994/1

and too, I think they changed their ending a somewhat too. I don't how the the book ended, but in the play, Jenny was still alive and when he found out he would be a daddy, instead of a 5 year old boy, it was a baby. So I guess they wanted to spice up their own thing a bit.

Flawless Junno indeed and lol at his Gumparimasu leave it to him to make that up ^^

and I guess being a musician himself helps but I can't imagine myself learning to play the harmonica like that in such a short time ><

the boy is talented XD

There's a scene where it looks like Junno's smile could save the world. Do you agree ?

This can be one of two scenes... really sad if you'll remember from the movie... when Bubba died and when his mother died *cries* Even i was moved *tears* so yeah! his smile could save the day then XD
serial_translatserial_translat on June 1st, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh, there was a book, yeah. *had lost this information in a side of his mind* I had just seend the movie so Ok, everything's clear now. Nope, in the movie, nothing at all in relation with space.

Thanks for that site, I'll look at it later.

About the ending, I guess you're right, in the movie, it was the ending of the beginning somehow, so change it can't be wrong if it's done in a good or better way. ;D
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 2nd, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
I think i want to read the book, though. It seems crazier than the movie esp the space part. well the play made it look funny XD

crism79: KAT-TUN Kame & Taguchicrism79 on June 1st, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing your experience :D

I loved reading it and now I also feel like a proud mama ;)))
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 1st, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
We'll both be proud mamas ^^ lol
Glad this report made a good read for you :-)
Let's continue to cheer Junno on !
crism79: KAT-TUN Kame & Taguchicrism79 on June 3rd, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
I wish I could see him in the play, since I can't your account made me go all "aaaawwwww" and "go Junno"!

Let's continue to cheer Junno on, yes!! :D

Edited at 2014-06-03 10:11 pm (UTC)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 4th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
Awww I'm glad to hear ^^
I'm glad I made the effort to write this report :-)
serial_translatserial_translat on June 1st, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
Moreover I read he does also push ups !!!

"Meanwhile, Takashima gave an anecdote about Taguchi during practices: “This was true today as well, but before practice he’s been doing about 600 sit-ups and 600 push-ups.” Taguchi responded, “I do a routine that I learned from Higashiyama-san last year when we did a stage show together to an 8-minute song .” "

*somehow relieved* I thought yesterday he was a monster !!! Because 600 sit ups in 8 minutes seemed... impossible but I just saw a video of a pro teacher showing how to do it properly, there's no way that 600 sit ups can be done one after another in just 8 minutes. *^^*
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 1st, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
I suppose so. I wasn't even concerned or thinking about the time limit >< But as someone who used to do these things regularly for volleyball and track, I know that there are different techniques and styles to do these things.

.... and now I want to see Junno's abs!

He had changed on stage but he was blocked by a sheet so couldn't see a thing!!!! ;/
Forever-Late Girldori_liv on June 1st, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
reading this is kinda making me wish i could see it xD A friend had spare tickets so if i was in japan i maybe could have lol

I don't even remember a sex scene in the movie, but the logistics of that on stage must be hard lol Surprised they didn't skip it and leave it as implied
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 2nd, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
hehe yeah, the sex scene was more like a bed scene. In the movie it wasn't explicit or anything, but you know HYPHENS.... we are pervy XD

the scene scene in Ueda's last butai was quite sensual though. They still had some clothes on but 'wow' they really moved around on the bed in a sensual way ><
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on June 1st, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
i wish i can watch it...
thanks a lot for the repo :)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 2nd, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
You're welcome ^^
It was really a fun watch XD
fanoftafanofta on June 2nd, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaah!!! That sounds like so much fun!!! Taguchi's been making me feel so warm and fuzzy lately! He's just an adorable ball of sunshine (with some moves that I can appreciate >.>). That's so cool you got to go though! I wish I could have gone Q.Q Thank you so much for the awesome report :) I giggled and could just see it myself XD So proud of Junno~
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 2nd, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
You're welcome ^^
and yeah, the butai was great! I was laughing a whole lot even though I couldn't understand much of the dialogue, so you must know how good it was that I still got the point of what they were doing ^^

Taguchi's been making me feel so warm and fuzzy lately!

*___________* he's just awesome!
♪KAT-TUN♥FOREVER♪: [KAT-TUN] Taguchi: Smile!nishya on June 2nd, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
I'm so proud of Junno :)

I knew this role would suit him perfectly, since he has that bright, gentle aura of doing his best.

Many thanks for the report, I hope that besides KAT-TUN you're having a nice time in Japan, even if very busy!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 2nd, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
*__* you're welcome.
and Thank you! Still finding the fun times in the busyness XD

Hope all's well with you too ^^
Isa-chan: coolperfilmamushi_takki on June 2nd, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
omg Lyan! it sound soo exciting >w< !
feeling/watching Junno that close... I just shiver imagining~
what a beautiful experience! I don't know but, from now on, every time I hear about Forrest Gump, I'll think in Junno lol

"I kept watching his ass and everytime he would bend over for something, I found myself watching his ass *naughty girl* lol"
sdaf THIS!! if I were you, I'd be doing the same XD

I'm so glad that you had this opportunity :')
thank you a lot for the report!<3
and cheer up with RL (^^)b
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 2nd, 2014 06:01 am (UTC)
still in excitement high mode ^^
it was a great watch seeing Junno on stage XD

and of course, who can resist Junno's tight ass >< lol

I'm glad you found his report a good read even though is more flailing than a report of details ><

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kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 4th, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ^^
glad it was a good read for you ;-)

Tempting, my dear, so tempting XDDDD

very tempting~ and I happily fell to the temptation!
marynasukemarynasuke on June 2nd, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you went! That is so awesome to read it in details now~ I can only sigh in awe. How far has Junno come *wipe mama proud tears*

Thank you for sharing your experience!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 4th, 2014 01:48 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
Glad I could paint some sort of visual for you :-)

Junno is making us all proud mamas lol
mendibubamendibuba on June 2nd, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so proud of Junno and the response from the audience is just overwelming. I keep reading short reports from fans and non fans who went to watch the show the past days, all of them said he was the perfect forrest and the time just flew by watching and listening to him. I guess many became now fans of Junno if they weren't before. I so wished i could go too. *sobs* If he doesen't get a lead role in a drama after forrest i seriously lose hope in this world >.<

Thanks Lyan for this wonderfull report, it was a fun read. :)
And yes no one blames you for starring at Junno's sexy ass, we all would've done it ^^ i for sure XD
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on June 4th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
oh yeah Time really did fly by. Everything about it was captivating ^^
I'm glad for Junno's sure rise in popularity. It's good that people and just not KT/JE fans are realising his talent ;-)

and you're welcome! glad you had a good read ^^

I plan on seeing the play again so I plan to stare at that ass some more >