ビーバップ!ハイヒール [Debut TV Appearance]

 

July 10, 2014:

I, ざっちー [Zatchy], made my first appearance on Japanese television. The show is called ビーバップ!ハイヒール [BE-BOP! HIGH HEEL] broadcasted on AsahiTV.

ZatchydeEenchaun

「ザッチーでええんちゃうん!」「うん」

It’s no secret, TV production moves fast. I had an interview on a Monday, got a call Tuesday night requesting my assistance for shooting the following Wednesday night. A three day swoop. I was gonna be participating in a 合コン [GouKon]-like mingle with three other foreign men and four Japanese women. They asked a few more favors of me: learn how to do magic, bring your juggling gear and guitar, and write an original love song (ロケット・ラブ). I had school and work on shooting day, so you can imagine my stress levels shot through the roof. Didn’t have much time for sleep that night. But I got it all done. (All of which got cut from the actual show… 笑)

As for the persona they wanted me to betray: the typical white foreigner. They asked me to wear a Kanji T-shirt, which, being one of the few regular foreign guys in this country, I did not have. Every other dude participating was in cool-guy get-up and I was T-shirt guy. I was provided with a shirt that read, “F**k Tokyo    I ❤ Osaka”. And they made sure the obscenity was visible. 

We shot for a solid three plus hours and I got a decent amount of airtime for the shaved down ten minute segment divided amongst eight people.

I ended up watching the show with all my housemates, including my Japanese lady-stories. It was a little bizarre watching myself with everyone, especially with lady-stories since it was a show about me flirting with other girls. haha. I got blown-up with texts as it aired from all sorts of people. Even ones I barely talk to, or have met once.

Overall, it turned out pretty cool. I hope to continue making my way into the Japanese Television world. Remember, ざっちーでええんちゃうん!

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About ざっちー

Just a boy trying to find his way to Japan.
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