October 27th, 2012


Junichi Okada getting cosy with co-star? *again!?*

Eikura Nana and Okada Junichi

Rumour has it Junichi Okada is getting close to his upcoming movie co-star Nana Eikura, reports Nikkan Saizo on October 24.

The two are playing the lead characters in the live action movie adaptation of popular book series 図書館戦争 (Toshokan Senso), which is due to be released during Golden Week in Japan next year.

It has been reported Eikura has been training hard to be able to pull off her own stunts, but according to one source, she’s been getting some extra advice from V6 member Okada.

“They started filming this month, but there are so many scenes where they’re doing stunts. Okada-san’s been teaching Eikura-san a lot of the moves. Okada-san has already learned a lot of stunts and martial arts from doing the SP movies, and he’s passing those skills onto her. And for her, she’s been constantly asking him for advice about how to move properly. They are getting along so well, maybe they’ll even start dating before filming has finished.”

Who knows? It might or might not turn out to be.


V6 is recording 'something' btw.

"Umizaru" manga artist declares end of working relationship with FujiTV


Sato Shuuhou, the manga artist behind famous works such as "Umizaru" and "Black Jack ni Yoroshiku", declared via Twitter that he would not work with FujiTV again. According to Sato's tweets, FujiTV had gone to his office without an appointment for a surprise interview and it offended him so much that a chief producer from the news reporting unit came to apologise and promised not to do it again. However, another incident proved to be the last straw which made Sato decide not to work with the TV station again.

Apparently, FujiTV had sold books related to Umizaru's movie version without signing a contract with him. Sato said that there is no way he can work with FujiTV anymore and compared their actions to a thief who stole money but tried to deny the intention of stealing by saying that he only intended to borrow the money. Sato even declared that there is no likelihood of any Umizaru movie sequel being made in future.

cute @!

Mika Nakashima's stunning covers for new single "Hatsukoi"

It’s been revealed that Nakashima Mika will be releasing her new single, “Hatsukoi“, on December 5th!

In September, Nakashima released her single, “Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara“, which served as the theme song for the Japanese version of ‘Resident Evil: Retribution‘. Her upcoming single has already been picked up as one of the theme songs for Takei Emi and Matsuzaka Tori’s starring film, ‘Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu‘, which will open in theaters this winter. This song can also be found in the movie’s soundtrack when it drops in stores on December 5th.

Nakashima has also launched an app called ‘Nakashima Mika ORIGINAL CAPTURE‘ through her official Facebook page. This unique app allows users to take a screen shot of Nakashima’s music videos, and use it as their cover photo.

The covers and track list for “Hatsukoi” can be seen below.

[beautiful *____*]




01. Hatsukoi

02. Kioku

03. Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara -World’s End Ver.-

04. Hatsukoi (Instrumental)

also you can listen to a preview of the song in the trailer of this new film.


she is just so gorgeous and so is the song 

New animated music video 'Transfer' wins fans over the world

You know something’s a hit when people all over the world are taking to their keyboards to express their amazement and tweeting the links like

Created by music group Ongaku Unit and featuring the vocal talents of hugely-popular voice actor and singer Megumi Nakajima, the video, titled "Transfer" has already found much love abroad, with many claiming that the video is nothing short of “a revolution” and “the future of music videos.”

In terms of plot, the video features little more than a young girl leaving her house and running through her town. But it’s the mix of animation and synchronization of the music that is winning the video so many fans around the globe.

The girl, whom it must be said is wearing some rather fancy underpants, steps out of her home and sprints down the street. Dodging an old lady sprinkling water on the ground (she’s not just being mean - this is a common practice in summer in Japan to cool the air), our heroine bounds forward before launching herself up into the air in a style not reminiscent of animation classic “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.”

Let’s take a quick look at some of the reactions to the video from around the world so far:

  “What on earth is this!? It’s awesome!” (U.S.)
  “I can’t believe how good this is.” (Estonia)
  “Wow. This is going to be big. No - huge.” (Canada)
  “Beautiful.” (UK)
  “I absolutely adore this.” (Norway)
  “One of the best videos ever made.” (Indonesia)
  “Haha, this is how every kid in Japan runs to school!” (U.S.)

As well as featuring an enormous variety of artistic styles, the video also contains glimpses of iconic scenes from Japan, including Kaminari-mon (Thunder Gate) in Asakusa, the newly built Skytree tower, and glimpses of Tokyo from different time periods including samurai battles and streets from the much more recent Showa period.

We don’t know how much time went into the production of this video, but the makers deserve all the praise they get.

So Arama, what are your thoughts about this video?


NINKI ratings for the week of 29/10~4/11/2012

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Well, it's definitely going to be a big week next week for both albums and singles charts. Also rooting for Galileo Galilei, Yuma, THE BAWDIES and Superfly. And lol really, there are many bests and cover albums this year.

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Shibuya Impakt: Bloody Diva PV

first single already on itunes
will perform @Japan Lyon in france on Nov. 10

basically their label Shindehai Records aims to promote Japanese music by producing and doing performances in Japanese style in Lyon in France.

i'd luv/appreciate more info on them since i understand nothing(can't read their language)
shibuya impakt fb
shindehai records fb
& this one website


i don't know how bad/good her japanese is, but i Love this!!