November 24th, 2011

Ryuu-bb salute♥

“Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” movie to star Takei Emi, Matsuzaka Tori


A few days ago, it was revealed that Minami Kanan’s shoujo manga series “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu” is getting a live-action movie. Today, it was announced that the movie will star actress Takei Emi (17) and actor Matsuzaka Tori (23).
Takei will play the role of the protagonist Hibino Tsubaki, while Matsuzaka will play the male lead and love interest Tsubaki Kyota. Both of them have previously worked on-screen together in the television dramas “Asukou March!” and”GOLD,” but this is their first time together in a movie.
The movie is said to include original scenes that were not in the manga. Filming will begin in early January but is expected to take longer than usual in order to capture things such as the changing seasons. Theatrical release is scheduled for sometime in 2012.
Furusawa Takeshi (“Another,” “Ghost Train”) will direct.

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I remember reading that someone called this casting! XD
edit: props to itskimbitches. :D
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Hey!Say!JUMP's Chinen Yuri joins cast of Yamapi's new drama in TBS

Hey guys! great news! Two of Johnny's talent will co-star in a human drama in TBS on 2012.

Chinen Yuri (Hey!Say!JUMP) is added to the cast of Yamapi's new TBS drama, Saiko no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner.
Chinen will play as Yamapi's younger sibling (fourth sibling) ,along with Maeda Atsuko (AKB48) (third sibling), Sorimachi Takashi (eldest sibling), and Ono Ito (fifth sibling).



Sorimachi Takashi (eldest), Yamashita Tomohisa (2nd sibling. lead role), Maeda Atsuko (3rd sibling),
Chinen Yuri (4th sibling), Ohno Ito (youngest)


Source ORICON.
and Generasia


Great news! Dai-chan got his newest role for 2012 not long ago, and now it's Chi's news for 2012! and it is together with a fellow Johnny's. :) excited!!! :)
Ryuu-bb salute♥

Live-Action Ranma 1/2 TV Special's Ad Aired


The 30-second version of the first television commercial for the live-action Ranma ½ television special began airing in Japan. 
The special will air during NTV's 7:00 p.m. Friday Super Prime timeslot on December 9. The original manga ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1987 to 1996, and Shogakukan printed 53 million copies of the compiled book volumes.

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I found a 15-sec vid HERE with additional scenes... looks like the staff involved in the casting really were influenced by THIS cm. XD
cute @!

Koda Kumi live from Best Hits Music Festival 2011 + preview of LMB b-sides

  Poppin Love Cocktail


the b-side to Koda Kumi's LMB is called Say Her Name and a remix, listen to the preview below (if the sound cloud clips don't work than go to her official site)

Koda Kumi - Say Her Name (Preview) by KaledKalil

Koda Kumi - Love Me Back (Andy Price Remix) (Preview) by KaledKalil

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was gonna post others Best Hit lives I found but by the time I added the source they were taken down or muted so LMAO...why bother since Japanese companies are hell bent on making Jpop irrelevant, so only posted Kuu maybe there will be a mega post later when our favorite Chinese up-loaders post it on youku and tudou

and can Kuu plz stop singing this song,praying it ain't at the MAMA
Ryuu-bb salute♥

Nakama Yukie to lead romantic comedy series “Renai Neet”


Nakama Yukie (32) will star in a new romantic comedy on television this winter, titled “Renai Neet ~Wasureta Koi no Hajimekata~.” This will be her first modern romance story since “Arifureta Kiseki” in 2009.
The title uses the commonly used term “neet,” an abbreviation that refers to people who are currently “not in education, employment, or training.” In the series, Nakama plays the beautiful 32-year-old Kinoshita Rin, who is a “neet” with regard to love, as she has not had a boyfriend in 8 years.
Rin works in the sales promotion department at a publisher, though she is treated as unreliable by both her superiors and her subordinates. One day, she and her friend Nanako go their friend Miho’s “divorce ceremony,” where they meet three men: a dentist named Naoya, a flavorist at a major food company named Kota, and a handsome young man named Shunpei. The story focuses on the relationships between these 6 characters.
Nakama’s supporting cast has not yet been named. The series will be broadcast by TBS on Fridays at 10:00pm, starting this January.

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Finally, a drama to really look forward to this winter~ Hopefully the supporting cast wouldn't disappoint. *crosses fingers*
cute @!

Preview of Namie's Love Song pv and single tracklist changes




the old track-list posted had no b-sides but a pv for Sit!Stay!Wait!Down!, the new one has no pv for SSWD but two b-sides one was featured in this KOSE cm.

<CD>
1.Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!
2.Love Story
3.Higher
4.arigatou <thank the world for LOVE... gift song for 2011>
5.Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!(Instrumental)
6.Love Story (Instrumental)
7.Higher (Instrumental)

★CD+DVD
Love Story(MV)

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yay for new songs

[underrated j-electro post] A-bee best mix CD "Sound Terrarium" to release on 11/30



Musician, DJ and producer A-bee (whose remix and production credits include Aira Mitsuki, Sweet Vacation and Genki Rockets) has announced the release of a brand new mix album Sound Terrarium on November 30th. Containing tracks from his past three albums FLYING-GO-ROUND, POLYPHONIC CITY and CURRENTRIA, his latest single "Cloud Nine / Ring" and even previously unreleased material, the album can be taken as something of a best-of collection.

Full previews below:



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Source: YouTube (1, 2) + official site.
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Mainichi: Gintama Episode Re-airing Pulled Due to Defamation

The Mainichi Shimbun paper reported on Thursday that a Gintama' anime episode was not re-aired after TV Tokyo was contacted by a representative due to alleged defamation. Before the Mainichi article, there were conflicting reports about whether a complaint was made.

The anime channel AT-X announced on November 11 that its showings of Gintama' episode 232 were cancelled at the request of its parent company, TV Tokyo. The episode had already aired on TV Tokyo on October 31, and the episode is still streaming overseas on the Crunchyroll service.

According to Mainichi, the episode had a defamatory depiction of a character associated with a specific individual or individuals, and TV Tokyo was contacted after the initial broadcast by a representative of the affected party. After confirming the content in the episode, TV Tokyo decided to cancel its re-airing on AT-X. Mainichi quoted TV Tokyo, "We have no problem with parodying a specific person, but we decided to cancel [the re-airing] since it defamed a person's character."

Gintama' supervisor Shinji Takamatsu emphasized last Friday that Advertising Council Japan, outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, and singer Tokiko Kato (Porco Rosso) did not complain or protest to TV Tokyo. He also noted that a representative of Renhō Murata, the current Minister for Government Revitalisation, said, "It is not true that we objected." He added that the decision on whether to release the episode on DVD has yet to be made.

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junichi

Ken takes his dates out in style



FRIDAY has reported that V6's Miyake Ken was caught on a "bus date" on the 25th.

According to the magazine, the woman he was on a date with was in her 20s. Miyake and his 'date' were seen taking the bus together in Shinjuku, then headed to various places before heading home seperately. Miyake's agency has stated that "they're just friends."

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jingmiemie @ weibo



saucy stuff.

Suzuki Kyoka, Yamada Ryosuke co-star as mother and son in "Risou no Musuko"

Actress Suzuki Kyoka (43) and Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke (18) will co-star in a new NTV comedy series titled "Risou no Musuko." As the title suggests, Suzuki and Yamada will be playing the roles of a mother and son.

The story revolves around a beautiful single mother named Umi (Suzuki) who has worked hard to raise her son Daichi (Yamada) by herself. Daichi has been raised as the perfect obedient son who loves his mother, though his character is described as having a "neo mother complex." He is always aiming to achieve top results in school to please his mother, and whenever a man tries to approach her, Daichi quickly rejects them.

When Umi starts a new job at a cafeteria of a all-boys high school that is notorious for troublemakers, Daichi decides to leave his prestigious prep school and enter the all-boys school in order to be able to protect Umi.

The show's cast includes Kis-My-Ft2 member Fujigaya Taisuke (24) as an upperclassman and Hey! Say! JUMP member Nakajima Yuto as one of Daichi's classmates.

"Risou no Musuko" will air on Saturdays at 9:00pm, beginning this January.

Source: Tokyograph.

Someone submitted this without a translation and I told them I'd do it, but then I realized I didn't care and looked for an already translated article to post instead.