UPDATES - 24.04.2010
Thanks to Izumi for the tip.
News clip above translated by Izumisano and taken from MashaPlus Info Forum.
C: To have a multitude of fans is hard enough, but to have them follow your beck and call is downright incredible.
A CM that he was doing recently needed a huge no. of temporary actors. In the end, tens of thousands of fans volunteered. Let's have a look.
The talented and handsome FM now in his 13th year - this year has been another peak for him - his new single
has topped the charts for 5 weeks in a row. He's broken another record now - a CM with the most no. of participants.....10,000 fans in a beverage CM with him. This CM was as big as a real concert. FM revealed 4 new songs live there. Before the show, he prepared the audience volunteers with some warm-up steps:
F: Can you move your bodies? You'll hear your bones creaking as you move (he makes creaking sound). Are you ready in the stands? In the arena? OK Take 1...standby...rolling...action.
C: The weather that day in Chiba was terrible, sometimes rain sometimes hot. But not one of the 10,000 volunteers complained. That's because the considerate FM kept comforting his fans.
F: So many people showed up in this heavy rain, thank you so much. Is the typhoon still up? What to do? You can't go home now. How about my place?.........well, that's not possible.....Is it very hot? There's nothing we can do......because we're in the middle of a CM, please bear with it for a little longer. In this heat, we'll need to will ourselves to go on...
C: For a quota of 10,000 participants, over 400,000 fans came to volunteer. Besides Japan, even fans from China fllew over. And FM did an impromtu research there and then.
F: Tokyo?... Chiba?...wow so many... Hokkaido? ...quite a few, thank you.......Russia? C: The humorous FM also talked about himself. F: I was born in 1969, do you all know? 34 now