November 4th, 2013

Arashi's Matsumoto Jun to star in Winter 2014 Gekku "Shitsuren Chocolatier"

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Arashi's Matsumoto Jun will be starring in the FujiTV Winter 2014 Gekku "Shitsuren Chocolatier" (The out-of-love chocolatier) which begins its run from January 2014 in the Mondays 9pm timeslot. The drama is based on the same-titled shoujo manga by Mizushiro Setona which has sold more than 1 million copies to date and won the 36th Kodansha Manga Sho (shoujo manga category).



Matsumoto plays the role of Koyurugi Souta who was attending a confectionery school during his senior high school days and had fallen in love at first sight with his senior Saeko. The two of them began dating near Christmas but Souta was suddenly dumped by Saeko one day before Valentine's Day even though he had been preparing some handmade chocolate for his girlfriend who loves chocolate. In order to win Saeko back, Souta decided to head to France to learn how to become a chocolatier and later becomes known as the Prince of Chocolate.



Matsumoto expressed excitement at learning the various techniques to making chocolate and hopes to have enough time to make full preparations for it. He also commented that since the theme of the drama was being out of love, he hopes to convey the joy of being in love and the sadness of being out of love at the same time through this drama.



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Which is Better at Rapping, Tanaka Koki or Sakurai Sho? Rap Expert Weighs In

The following is completely translated from a blog post on Johnny's Watcher and does not reflect my opinions.




Between Sakurai Shou and Tanaka Koki, which excels the most at rapping? An analysis by a Hip Hop expert brings expected results.

While the strife caused by the cancellating of Tanaka Koki's contract is calming down, currently on the net the topic of "Who is better at rap, Tanaka Koki or Sakura Sho" has been gaining fire again.

So ultimately, which one is better?

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Hiroyuki Sanada Talks of a Classic Japanese Samurai Story on the set of 47 ronin

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During a group interview on the set of 47 Ronin, Hiroyuki Sanada explained why he wanted to be in the film:



“This is almost the most famous story – Samurai story – in Japan. But we have a lot of original stuff in the script so we changed a lot, taking it in a fantasy way. It’s a very special movie for me. Not only a Samurai thing. Not only a Hollywood fantasy. It has a very special mixture between Japanese traditional culture and Western culture for the costume, set, story. Everything. I believe it will be a very special film that no one has ever seen.”


Question: What was the big draw about doing this movie?

HIROYUKI SANADA: This is almost the most famous story – Samurai story – in Japan. But we have a lot of original stuff in the script so we changed a lot, taking it in a fantasy way. It’s a very special movie for me. Not only a Samurai thing. Not only a Hollywood fantasy. It has a very special mixture between Japanese traditional culture and Western culture for the costume, set, story. Everything. I believe it will be a very special film that no one has ever seen.

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