April 7th, 2012

Masi Oka to remake ‘SPEC’ into a US drama

On April 7th, the cast of the movie ‘SPEC~Ten‘, including the two lead actors Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, attended the opening day stage greeting for the film at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

The very high popularity of the ‘SPEC’ series was evident by the large number of fans who tried to get into the overcrowded venue. After a nationwide PR campaign, the opening day of the long-awaited movie that is going to end the series, which already branched into a drama serial and a drama special, finally came.

During the event, the audience was surprised by a very exciting announcement. It was revealed that Masi Oka (‘HEROES’) has began working on a remake of the popular Japanese series into a US TV drama. It’s said that Masi Oka thinks that ‘SPEC’ has high potential of becoming a global hit and already sent his offer to the Japanese team / production crew after the final episode of the drama aired on TV. Apart from the tokusatsu series, there has never been a US remake of a Japanese drama before.

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Sources: Oricon, Cinema Today, eiga.com and tokyohive

Oguri Shun comments on his wife Yamada Yu for the first time

On April 6th, actor Oguri Shun made a guest appearance on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting’s music chart program, ‘Supacan!‘, where he made his first comment about his wife, actress Yamada Yu.

Oguri was invited by radio personality Muro Tsuyoshi to the ”This Week’s Friend” segment on the program. When Muro asked, “Shun-chan, do you have someone you love?“, Oguri responded, “Me? I love my wife. Of course!

He also revealed his desire to become a father saying, “People in my generation are getting married and becoming fathers. When I meet with them after a long time, I feel they’ve become manly, and I become envious of them.

Oguri also expressed that he is rather fed up with reporters always chasing after him. “We have professional jobs. We have to deal with various things. However, [the reporters] are unreasonable, just throwing straight balls at us. In that situation, I feel, why should we talk about it?

He continued, “I’ll talk if I’m asked at a place like this. Here, there is nobody that can hurt me.

Source & Image: Sponichi and tokyohive

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Emi Maria is getting married!!!!!! also pregnant !!! \o/


Emi Maria (24) has announced her marriage to fellow musician rapper SEEDA (32) . If you don't know SEEDA, he is a popular underground rapper who had some mainstream success, he also known for his rap beef with Verbal and the Teriyaki Boyz. Anyway expressing her joy over her engagement he also revealed she is pregnant with their first child. She waited to announce the pregnancy and marriage until she was stable. She is also working on new material for a new album and will continue with her music activities.

now enjoy their voices together on this track they did back in 2010


I don't think this a shot gun wedding what so ever, they make an odd yet really adorable couple
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Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou welcomes moar Johnny's and AKB.

NTV's late night drama already starring HEY! SAY! JUMP's Takaki Yuya, several Johnny's Jrs and AKB48's Team 4 members added new names on its website.

Kis-My-Ft2's Miyata Toshiya (as a teacher) and Johnny's Jr Uchi Hiroki as well as AKB48's Kitahara Rie (Team B) and Mitsumune Kaoru (research student) will be joining the drama.
Cast now includes Kubota Masataka, Abe Ryohei, Watanabe Dai and Kamikawa Takaya too.

The information about the theme songs has also been updated, the opening will be Shake It Up by Kis-My-Ft2 and the ending will be 右肩 (Migikata) by Maeda Atsuko.


awwwww Miyacchi bb's first drama role.
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It’s been a little over a month since the disbandment of Tokyo Jihen, and now, Shiina Ringo has officially resumed her solo career! She will be providing her new song, “Jiyuu e Michizure“, for the upcoming drama, ‘ATARU’.

Starring SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro, ‘ATARU’ tells the story of a man with autism and savant syndrome, who solves various cases using his extraordinary memory and deductive skills. The drama also stars Kuriyama Chiaki, Kitamura Kazuki, Tamamori Yuta (Kis-My-Ft2), Chihara Seiji, and Mitsumune Kaoru (AKB48 Research Student).

Shiina wrote this new song to match the drama’s content after receiving multiple requests from the production staff. It’s described as an uptempo rock song that can be described with the phrase, “strong fire”.

“Jiyuu e Michizure” will be released in Chaku-Uta form on April 15th, which is also the opening night of the drama.


cant wait!!!!!! hope she goes back to rock tbh


GLAY's new sngle + a promo video of their upcoming live

Rock band GLAY has announced a new single for May 23rd titled “Bible”.

The single’s title track will be the theme song to their upcoming two-day ‘GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM’ to be held on July 28th and 29th.

“Bible” will come with two coupling tracks. The first is a new song called “Ano Hi no Shounen”, and the second will be a previously release digital single titled “Thank you for your love”.

The limited edition will include a DVD featuring the music video and making-of “Bible”, plus footage of their April 1st “GLAY HIGH COMMUNICATIONS TOUR 2011-2012 ‘RED MOON & SILVER SUN‘”.

Source: jpopasia, GLAYyoutube
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Cherry Blossom of Japan Part 1: The basics

In Japan, it is currently spring and what better represents spring than the cherry blossom. Cherry blossom or sakura (桜) is a flower that is widely praised in its home country, Japan. Because cherry blossoms have short blooming times and are fragile, they have been used to symbolize the transience of life; this symbolism meshed well with the teachings of Buddhism [1]. The cherry blossom is actually considered the de facto floral emblem of Japan. In reality, Japan does not have a floral emblem, but the cherry blossom is such a part of their culture than many considered it so. Edit: The Chrysanthemum is used to represent the Japanese royal family, but it is also considered the floral emblem of Japan.

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video, video 2, 1, 2, 3, good quality sakura pictures