As reported, the total donation collected from the I'm With U 24hrs Radio Charity Musicthon is JPY103million (USD1.3 million). Donations were collected from the broadcast on 9 April upto 31 May.
On 09.04.2011 from 1AM Japan time to 10.04.2011 at 1PM Japan time, Masha and Sou-chan hosted live ANN broadcast for the full 24 hours, with many guests coming along. He basically stayed up the entire 24 hours, spoke a lot and sang little except for a Live Jam (with full concert band mates!) during the normal ANN broadcasting time, had a pyjamas party with guests singing Gang and him wearing a pink pyjamas specially made by his stylist with a pink cap included and ended the entire radiothon with a live request version of Sakurazaka. All in the name of charity for the recent earthquake and tsunami affecting Northern Japan on 11.03.2011. Amazingly there were tremors felt during the live broadcast. It was an amazing 24 hours and his fans gathered at ANN building to watch the live feed available there whilst official site was added with some great pictures and even greater pictures in BROS member site. Since in the name of charity, you will find all these pictures, nicely enlarged for clarity in my Facebook page in the folder with the same title. You will find some of the official pictures in this post. My only request is you don't reupload the missing ones found in Facebook anywhere else.
After the read more link, find old reminder notices, a kinda full recap thanks to his fans who stayed up for more of the night, download links and pictures.
- First part of broadcast (09.04.2011-1pm to 11.30pm) at Post 816 at Page 55
- Second and last part of the broadcast (09.04.2011-10.04.2011 1am-1pm) Post 862 page 68 (does not include the live jam which can be downloaded separately as included in my post) or alternative here at Post 934 page 63.
- Specific part at the end of broadcast, Sou chan sounded like he was crying at Post 817 page 55
- Sakurazaka (live request ver)(2.18MB/MP3) at Megaupload or Mediafire
- Gang karaoke session mentioned in the recap can be found in Post 848 page 57.
- Mini live clip can be found here at Post 875 page 59.
- Mezamashi report on 11.04.2011 (Youtube video removed by user!!)
On Sou chan
i just listened to the ending part again, sou-chan was reading a letter and suddenly stopped and can't finish reading, then dead air for a few seconds, and masha said something.
Masha changed some lyrics of Ultramarine and Kokoro Colour as follows:-
誕生と破壊と理想 >>> 生産と破壊と理想 (This one some said he wants to refer to nuclear power)
今年もまた終わろうとしてう やり残した気分と来年の期待と >>>
On the fans at ANN lobby
according to jp fans report, there were around 800-1000 fans in ann studio waiting for masha after the finish of 24hrs radio, he still looked fresh, and greeted and thanked the fans before he left
the next email is also very funny, the man said his wife insisted to go to the concert in 三重 (Mie) this time, and the reason is very simple: her name is also Mie. She knows masha will keep calling her names during the concert
On how the whole 24 hours broadcast idea started
24 hrs radio chief director updated his report. He said how the 24hrs radio get started is after the first ANN after 311, masha stopped him and told him he had a request, then he and amuse staff told him their request [Source - 11.04.2011]
masha said after ANN on 19 Mar, he had meeting with amuse staff and ann staff to initiate the project. After 311, he again realised the important role of radio, people can get news information and entertainment from it as long as they have battery, even though during the power cut . So he wanted to do something via radio to give support to the people.
Sou-chan did not join the meeting, and actually he was informed about the project only on the next day. Masha said they did not involve him in the meeting because they knew that he would agree to participate anyway
ニッポン放送 holds 24hrs radio every year in X'mas as charity donation event for blind people, but it always takes a year ahead to decide the host, rundown etc. This time it took 2-3 days to set the outline, and 3 weeks to complete everything. And having 71 no of guests is the largest in their history. [Source-28.03.2011]
scriptwriter of ANN said masha has raised two requests: he wanted to avoid using the terms "disaster" and "in the disaster" during the program, and when he knew the staff had plan to do relay in northeast (?), he asked to bring necessary items to the people there, and he would bear all the costs
Translated from mashamasha comment. During the 24 hours radio, Masha said, as he was touching Tomi-san's tummy, that it reminded him of the marsupials (animals with pouches) in a particular programme, for which he was recording the narration yesterday. So it seems they only finished the voice recording for the Hot Spots Australia episode the day before the charity radio show!
Even when announcing an aftershock, Fukuyama Masaharu managed uplifting words "Let's make our smiles blossom more and more"
3000 fans greeted Masha after the broadcast as you can see in the picture below. He still looks fresh after talking and singing for almost 24 hours! He thanked them for coming as well as appealed for more donation.
More on the above picture and what actually happened by Mashamasha, translated by Izumisano.
Mashamasha gone through some of the reports of the fans who were outside ANN studio that day. They didn't know whether Masha would be leaving by the front or back door, so there were a few hundred waiting at the back door. Some staff then told them to go to the front, that Masha will be leaving from the front and wants to talk to them. So everyone waited nicely on the opposite pavement.
While they were waiting, staff were keeping order and kept saying to them: "Fukuyama-san would like to say hello to you all. Because he trusts you, so he feels it's ok for him to leave by the front door. He really trusts you! Fukuyama-san will be out shortly, please stay where you are, and don't take pictures whatever you do, please co-operate and don't let Fukuyama-san down."
The Mercedes soon came for Masha, and he came out shortly after (around 1:30pm). He was wearing a T-shirt given to him by one of the guests (Sandwichman, comedy duo) which had "Soul with Touhoku" printed on it. He spoke to the fans with a loudspeaker, but it wasn't loud enough and there were too many people, quite a few fans couldn't hear what he was saying.
Before he got in the car, Masha showed off his "Soul with Touhoku" t-shirt, then took a deep bow at the fans, waved and left.
During the broadcast, the fans outside where listening to the radio as they waited. They cheered when they heard Masha sing Sakurazaka, and clapped when the show was over.
Hiraoka came out before Masha and he too waved goodbye before he got into his car. Then another car drove up and staff began loading baggage in, which included that white stick he always uses to massage his back (as in the what-is-he-doing pic in BROS?), thats when they knew this was the car for Masha.
After Masha left, both Hideo-san and Micchi came out to shake hands with the fans.
Guess where Masha went after 24 hours of non stop broadcast? Home to sleep? Nope. Fans said "He went to Iriomote-jima to film Hot Spots AFTER the 24hrs radiothon." WHAT?!