October 4th, 2011


More Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Castmembers Announced

Three new castmembers for the 2012 live-action adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin Samurai manga were announced on Tuesday. Keishi Ōtomo is directing the samurai film starring 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the titular character.
The new cast members are:
Kouji Kikkawa as Jine Udō
Yosuke Eguchi (pictured) as Hajime Saitō
Teruyuki Kagawa as Kanryū Takeda
In August, the The October issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine announced Yuu Aoi as Megumi Takani, Munetaka Aoki as Sanosuke Sagara, and Taketo Tanaka as Yahiko Myōjin.
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Image © Nobuhiro Watsuki / Shueisha
Please make this good~ I'm getting more and more excited~
EDITED to add the pictures.

IchigOhchan 1

More update about AKB-Takamina in Indonesia

So, apparently aside from having a handshake + meet & greet event today, Takamina also appeared in a local music program, "Dahsyat" (translation: "Spectacular"), broadcasted by RCTI (one of the largest TV station in Indonesia). She appeared in the middle of the show, about 8.30 a.m. 

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Official JKT48 Twitter

Media coverage! YAY!
btw, if you guys wanna give a constructive criticism for the hosts, you can do it over Dahsyat facebook page

remants of my youth ♥ anjou

Digimon Singer Kouji Wada Puts Career on Hold Due to Cancer

Digimon Singer Kouji Wada Puts Career on Hold Due to Cancer
Tumor that was treated 8 years ago has metastasized, but Wada resolves to return

Kouji Wada, the 37-year-old singer of theme songs for almost every Digimon anime project, announced on Tuesday that he is putting his singing career on hold so he can focus on treatment for a sudden illness. Wada had gone on hiatus eight years ago due to an earlier bout with illness; that time, he revealed few details about his condition, but he resolved this time to tell everything about his current illness.
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i hope he makes a speedy and safe recovery! :(
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Takki wants to bring his stage show overseas

On October 3rd, Tackey & Tsubasa’s Takizawa Hideaki held a press conference for his upcoming stage performance “Shinshun Takizawa Kakumei” which will open at the Imperial Garden Theater on the new year’s day in 2012 (Runs from 1/1 ~ 1/29).  

With this, it will be the fourth consecutive year for Takizawa to hold this stage performance, and he commented with a smile, “Every year, I look forward to spending new year’s day with the audience.”

As reported previously, Johnny Kitagawa, the president of Takizawa’ talent agency, has been presented with two Guinness World Records. Regarding this feat, Takizawa stated, “Such an amazing record.  It is an honor to be able to work under Johnny-san.  I want to thank him for opening the door to the world.” Takizawa also said, I would like to spread Japanese entertainment and bring more awareness overseas.  In the future, I want to bring this stage performance to outside of Japan.

For this upcoming stage performance, Takizawa will be composing a dance song for the first time.  Nakayama Yuma and Nishikiori Kazukiyo will also make appearance.

Sanspo & tokyohive

IchigOhchan 1

[UPDATED] Takamina Meet and Greet + handshake event in Indonesia

Takamina Meet and Greet + handshake events has been held successfully today, at 4 pm to 6 pm, at the Plaza Senayan Atrium, Jakarta. Since the offical JKT48 hasn't released any news,  I'm just gonna share some pictures taken by a fan, who's also my friend, from Twitter.

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Official JKT48 Twitter
Rosi Silalahi Twitter
asahi nmb48 twipple jp

1. If you don't want to see the pictures, don't bother clicking here.
2. Different countries, different management, different event, different rules. Again, use your logic. AKB is promoting overseas. Some kind of exposure is allowed, to some extent, and still respect the artist.


Extended preview for Nankyoku Tairiku

Mini-making and background for the drama. The preview shows some of the harsh conditions that the cast and staff endured while filming for six months in Hokkaido.

Synopsis: In a national project to rebuild the country’s self-confidence, Japan’s first Antarctic winter party set off from Japan on an antacrtic exploration aboard the observation ship ‘Soya’ in 1956. Kuramochi Takeshi (Kimura Takuya), an assistant professor of geophysics at Tokyo University, was the second in command in the party and in charge of geological observation and the dog sled of 19 Sakhalin Huskies. Shouldering the dreams of their fellow countrymen, the party and their dogs braved temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celcius and blizzards with speeds of 100 metres per second in the place they were told to be inaccessible, and built the Showa base. While this took a toll on the dogs, they made it through the winter. However, the party was forced to leave 15 of the Sakhalin Huskies behind in Antarctica. A year later, Kuramochi returned to the South Pole and was reunited with the dog siblings ‘Taro’ and ‘Jiro’ that had miraculously survived the harsh climate.

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