Ninomiya talks about the surprising connection between Aiba Masaki and yakiniku.
When it was unofficially decided that Ninomiya will be a member of Arashi, the company’s boss (Johnny) took him out to yakiniku. At that point, there were no plans for Aiba, who is good friends with Ninomiya,…
Nino: For about 3 years, Johnny-san would call me “Aiba” “Aiba”. I didn’t answer because I’m not Aiba. And then, he got angry and said “Aiba, don’t ignore me!”
Question: Out of the works Nino has appeared in up until now, which is your favourite?
Aiba: Amagi Goe, from when we were still Juniors. Because at that time he was still a middle schooler, and he had to shave his head for the drama, so he wrapped a Doraemon towel around his head. His head was so round and cute!
-from 2008 November Issue H magazine, trans via weibo