The full MV for Morning Musume's 47th single (a double a-side) has been uploaded to their official channel!
The video includes Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun dayo followed by Kare to Issho ni Omise
ga Shitai! This will also be the last single for Morning Musume's current leader, Takahashi Ai.
I know that the mv for kono chikyuu has already been posted but this one has both mvs, I hope that's ok. That said, Sayumi is lovely<3
It’s just been revealed that Matsuyama Kenichi and Koyuki, who recently got married in April, are expecting their first child!
The couple made their announcement to the media through a fax sent by their agency.
Koyuki, who is five months pregnant, wrote, “I am starting to feel the joy and responsibility of taking care of this new, tiny life within me. I hope to take care of myself and prepare myself for that day with the help of my husband, Matsuyama Kenichi“.
Matsuyama also wrote, “Today, I’d like to inform you that my wife is pregnant. We will be the first people that our new baby will see. I don’t know how we will appear to our child, but as a father, a man, an actor, and a person, I’d like to continue growing and live a fun life with my wife and child.”
Another sad week for albums, giving opportunities for older albums to stay in the top 10 without much competition. Rooting for Dots to take the no.1 single! Also hoping for the best for 3daime JSB, flumpool and Galileo Galilei. :)
Notably missing from the NINKI is Kamiki Aya's album, as well as GIRL NEXT DOOR, Shirota Yu, Ryu Shi Won, Do As Infinity, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, 4Minute, Hilcrhyme, and YU-A.
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A bar hostess stabbed a host in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment district following a dispute early yesterday morning, reports Zakzak (Sep. 2).
At around 3:35 a.m. on Sep. 1, a 25-year-old host — that is, a male club entertainer — was stabbed in the chest and back with a stationery knife by a hostess employed at a sex-related club, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Police.
The 27-year-old, a resident of Kawasaki City, was arrested for attempted murder. “I could see on his phone that he was communicating with other women, so I panicked, and then stabbed him,” she is quoted as saying by police.
The suspect was taken into custody after a separate woman called the hotel’s front desk and the police were alerted.
source, host club directory
Korean TV drama turned Japanese drama “美男ですね (Ikemen desune)” will be turned into a stage show starring three Johnny’s talents, it was revealed on September 1, reports Sankei Sports.
Kis-My-Ft2′s Hiromitsu Kitayama, Toshiya Miyata, and Johnny’s Jr.’s Hiroki Uchi have been cast in the stage show as members of A.N.JELL. Kitayama will play the band’s leader, Uchi as the group’s cool guy, and Miyata as the group’s mood maker. The three will be joined by actress Mitsuki Takahata as the fourth member of the band.
The show will be performed in Tokyo from October 8 – 20, before moving onto shows in Yokohama, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
On August 30th, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke (18) and Chinen Yuri (17) attended a preview screening event for movie “The Smurfs”, which the two participated in with voice acting.
At this event held at TOHO Cinemas, the two walked on a ‘blue carpet’ to match the theme of the blue smurfs from the movie and Yamada gave a high-five to the fans as a service and said, “I was successfully able to walk like a Hollywood star.” On the other hand, Chinen commented after hearing the screams of his female fans, “Oh god! I am nervous,” and expressed his feelings to the reporters.
As this was Yamada’s first time to voice act, he said, “When I watched the film, I thought to myself, ‘Is that really my voice?’” and gave his honest opinion regarding his voice acting.
cute Chinen's having fun with the high-five with fans. Lol.
Johnny’s Jr. talent Taiga Kyomoto has made his TV commercial debut for a major watchmaker label, it was revealed on August 31, reports Asahi Shimbun and Sponichi Annex.
Kyomoto stars in a commercial for SEIKO’s “beautiful person” commercial, which is celebrating the company’s 130th anniversary. In it, Kyomoto plays a teenager in school uniform who is studying in a library. The boy notices a woman sitting opposite him, and for a brief second, is mesmerized by her. The woman in turn, also notices, and moves from her seat to fix the boy’s neck tie before walking away.
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2NE1 are further breaking out into Japan, with the Japanese version of "UGLY" now chosen as the CM song for fashion magazine "sweet"!
"sweet" magazine has a starry list of models, with its' features regularly plastered with the likes of Hamasaki Ayumi and Amuro Namie. 2NE1 themselves are known for their fashion and designs, but with "UGLY" show a message of self-doubt that resonates with girls around the world. The CM starts airing in October.
Meanwhile, "UGLY" is taken from 2NE1's debut Japanese album "NOLZA", which is released on the 21st of September. Oricon reports that having performed successfully on "Music Station", 2NE1 now take their performances Japan-wide, with their tour kicking off in Kanagawa on the 19th of this month!source
There's lots of things wrong about having a song about being ugly being the theme song for a fashion magazine, especially one like sweet.
On September 3rd, Arashi held a concert at the National Stadium in Tokyo amidst violent rain and strong winds.
For the opening performance, the members had planned to fly on wires approximately 50 meters high. However, this was inevitably cancelled out of consideration for the members’ safety. Consequently, the boys appeared from underneath the stage in front of 70,000 fans, who were waiting in raincoats.
This was their fourth year in a row performing at the National Stadium. This year, due to typhoon number 12, their concert on September 2nd was postponed to the 4th. Sakurai Sho showed concern for their fans saying, “Not everyone could come to the postponed performance. It is very unfortunate.”
On the 3rd, a typhoon landed in the Shikoku and Chugoku regions, and strong winds even reached Tokyo. As a result of a delay in stage preparations, Arashi wasn’t able to hold a proper rehearsal, and so they hit the stage without a solid practice. There were possibilities for cancellation due to the weather, but the boys decided to fight the storm since there are only two performances in Tokyo, and this will be their last concerts of the year. Aiba Masaki even made a ‘teru teru bozu‘ (paper doll to pray for good weather), and prayed for a recovery in the weather.
The three-and-a-half hour performance concluded successfully amidst the pouring rain, with Arashi singing and dancing to a total of 39 songs (their main focus being on their latest album, “Beautiful World“). Although there were concerns, they used balloons and fireworks as planned for their performance.
During the finale, Aiba said, “I am very thankful that we were able to do the concert,” while Ohno Satoshi expressed, “I’m happy we were able to enjoy this big end-of-summer festival together.”
This concert was a part of Arashi’s nationwide tour, “ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World“, which brought together a total of 525,000 people. Keeping in mind the power shortage effect from March’s Tohoku Earthquake, they conserved energy by reducing last year’s special feature of the stage fountain. They were able to reduce power consumption by about 70% from last year. It’s said that 99% of their power consumption came from 20 car-powered generators.
>>>I see a fanboy in a Winnie The Pooh hoodie ROFL XD
P.S: Lj-cut is not working with me, sry.
Singer-songwriter Nakajima Miyuki (59) has been decided to write the theme song to TBS 60th Anniversary drama series "Nankyoku Tairiku" (October 16th Start, Sundays @ 21:00), starring Kimura Takuya (38).
"Kouya yori" (From the Wilderness), which is to be released on October 26th, will be her first single in 2 years. Nakajima has penned many TV theme song hits, like "Chijou no Hoshi" and "Sora to Kimi no aida ni" and her synergy with Kimura, The Ratings Man, is going to be a major topic.
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lame-ass translation by me, but the video is the main thing anyway.
Everything about this project looks and sounds epic, oh lawd.
Is it October yet??
Btw, yes, she's the lady who penned "Sorafune".
Hope the formatting doesn't suck too much. .__.