Better than JUJU's rendition tbh
The hype is definitely building up for Jin Akanishi’s new single, “Sun Burns Down“! The singer has just revealed his making-of video from his PV set, promising an exciting storyline that’s reminiscent of “‘Mission Impossible’ and ‘Entrapment’.”
“Jin is after these jewels in this abandoned warehouse,” explains director Luga Podesta. “While he’s breaking in, he realizes that there’s another thief [in] there with him, a female thief who’s working independently.”
Jin continues, “We have a competition [on] who could steal the treasure first.”
Check out the sneak peek below!
Recent news on the possibility of Korean group TVXQ’s reunion is sending shockwaves throughout the industry.
On January 22nd, a Japanese article titled, “Will Avex act as the savior? TVXQ’s reunion project” surfaced. It reported of rumors of a reunion concert at Tokyo Dome orchestrated by Avex, who was previously accused of hindering JYJ’s Japanese activities. In light of Avex’s recent under-performing releases, it is said that they are willing to go head with this project and stop hindering JYJ’s Japanese activities. Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki is rumored to be negotiating on behalf of both sides.
While the news of a possible reunion is being met with enthusiasm by fans all over the world, many are skeptical of the chances of such a reunion actually occurring. The fact that this reunion is being orchestrated by Avex instead of SM Entertainment is also a cause of skepticism.
The article goes on to state, “While the reunion of TVXQ is something that many fans are waiting, the small possibility of this actually happening is an indicator of Avex’s desperation,” hinting that Avex’s recent lack of success may be reason for pursuing such a unlikely project.
TVXQ fans responded to the news with, “While it would be great if reunion happens, it seems unlikely“, “They say Avex will lead the project but I can’t trust them“, and “I hope they stop writing these pointless reunion articles“.
As no official statements have been released from any parties, it’s important to wait for these rumors and speculations to be confirmed. Stay tuned to allkpop as we await developments on this matter.
Singer Hamasaki Ayumi (33) has returned to Japan via Haneda International Airport from Dubai, where she had a music video shoot. It was the first time she made a public appearance after announcing her decision to file a divorce from husband Manuel Schwarz (31).
Hamasaki was surrounded by agency staff while wearing sunglasses and a white mask to hide her identity. As expected, a lot of press came to ask her questions, but she refused to respond to any inquiry and made her departure with a little bow to the reporters.
Prior to her arrival in Japan on the night of the 23rd, Hamasaki left a meaningful message on her Twitter about her divorce. She wrote in English, “Never regret anything coz at one time it was exactly what u wanted……;))”, thereby expressing that she had no regrets about this short-lived marriage.
Source & Image: Sponichi Annexand tokyohive
“I just love <people>. My decision to write a book stemmed from my curiosity of wanting to learn about people, and learn more about myself through people. I am extremely happy that my work has taken shape in this way. Another thing, as the newborn NEWS, we will have a new beginning. Changing my name was my way of starting fresh again, and at the same time I hope it’ll be a plus for NEWS. I have confronted this project with everything I have and I hope that as many people as possible will read this book.” (translation)
I’m slow again, but it wasn’t until this morning that I noticed that Shige had changed the Japanese spelling of his name. His name ‘Shigeaki’ has been changed from the kanji ‘成亮’ to the katakana ‘シゲアキ’.
Shige’s message to fans, dated January 20, is as below:
“Having written a book, it has given me the chance to go to interviews that only a writer would experience.
“I get nervous during interviews, like a jolt of electricity runs down my back, just by reading the names of all the writers in the contents of literature magazines. I’ve enjoyed it a lot, like when one word that pops out of my mouth leads to a surprising story, and I’ve been able to hear stories about other writers. My brain’s been working as hard as it can, and it’s required a lot of concentration so I make sure I get a good sleep to charge up my batteries when I get home. But each and every interview is really fun.
“Another thing is that when I get my photo taken, the cameraman doesn’t ask me to smile. It’s like they want to capture my natural self, it’s a new experience. I think it’ll show people a side of me that isn’t so ‘boys band Shigeaki Kato’.
“The novel is something different too. I wrote it with the intention of excluding things inside me that shout ‘boy band’, so I think the book shows a different side of me people usually don’t see.” (translation)
One of the new songs is called "HOT CHOCOLATE" and its PV will be featured on the DVD. (She didn't say if it's heavenly6 version or february6 version)
The album will be released February 29th.
Source: + Gothic Pink +
Johnny’s Entertainment will release KinKi Kids‘ Domoto Tsuyoshi’s solo live concert “Heianyuki“, which held last September at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, as a Movie. The live concert was directed by movie director, Tsutsumi Yukihiko, who created a roughly 70 minute long film from the concert footage.
It’s been about 14 years since Domoto last to teamed up with Tsutsumi in the movie “Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Shanghai Mermaid” (released in 1997). Domoto offered to have Tsutsumi film the live concert, and at first it was not planned to be released. However, after the live, they decided to release it as a movie.
“Domoto Tsuyoshi Heian Jingu Koen 2011 Gentei Tokubetsu Jouei ‘Heianyuki’” will be released for a limited time from February 24th to March 11th at over 60 movie theaters all over Japan, including TOHO Cinemas.
Sources: TokyoHive , TV Asahi News , Tumblr (Image)
^^ Watching Tsuyoshi Live Concert on Cinema is also nice ne ♥ and being directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko-san I wonder will Hajime-chan makes appearance LOL, I really want to watch it~
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The covers and tracklist for FLOWER's second single, titled "SAKURAリグレット" (SAKURA Regret) have been revealed.
"SAKURAリグレット" is due to be released on the 29th February.
The single will come in two versions: CD+DVD and CD ONLY. The CD+DVD version also includes a photobook.
The tracklist for the single is as follows: