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Monday, March 03, 2008

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1st March 2008

14th Jan 『Hana Yori Dango Final』 Crank in !!
1st March 2008

● Hana Yori Dango Final Crank in Press Conference
14th January (Monday) Tokyo ・ Shiodome Conrad Tokyo


14th January 2008 (Monday) Hana Yori Dango Final crank in !!
On this day, a large-scale HanaDan like location shoot takes place. Each of TBS subsidiary reporters & cameramen, reporters & cameramen from television guide magazines, volunteer extras from the internet, gathered for a large assembly at the hotel in Shiodome, Conrad Tokyo ! After filming, a report on the press release !

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David Ito:
Everyone, here we are after a long wait. Thank you very much for assembling here for the marriage announcement of Japan's very own Doumyouji Holdings representative, Doumyouji Tsukasa. For gracing us with your attendance, the representative himself would like to express his thanks as we continue with the rest of the proceedings. So, please welcome our representative with a big applause, Doumyouji Tsukasa !

Matsumoto Jun :
Japan must be busy, I receive with thanks the many country bumpkins from the countryside who are in attendance today (*laugh*)
Commoners, good evening. Doumyouji Tsukasa here.

David Ito:
Representative, is it not too much to say such a thing...

Matsumoto Jun :
Well, it's that kind of set na ! Jaa, pardon my rudeness...
(while exuding an important air, sitting down and crossing his legs)

David Ito :
Well then, please pardon my rudeness. Allow me to make an introduction again, the representative's fiancee, Makino-sama. Our very own Doumyouji Holdings representative, Doumyouji Tsukasa, will officially be married next spring. The representative's heart has been captured and thereafter never let go, it's the woman of his destiny, here is the person, Makino Tsukushi-sama !

(From the screen used to project the one of the earlier scenes, Tsukushi's face starts to appear but...)

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Inoue Mao :
Hello~ !!! (*laugh*)
(Mao-chan appears from one of the entrances)

Matsumoto Jun :
Ano, excuse me...

Inoue Mao :
Somehow it seems that only one chair is prepared, but this is the leading part Makino Tsukushi here !!

Matsumoto Jun :
Ahahaha (*laugh*)
Go ahead, please take a seat ! Go ahead !!

Inoue Mao :
How come you're monopolising such a large audience, a bit sneaky isn't it ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Ano, excuse me. Are you jealous ?
The people are assembled here today because Doumyouji Tsukasa is here isn't it ?

Inoue Mao :
Um, who knows ne (*laugh*)

Matsumoto Jun :
First, can you confirm something ? Tsukushi's image appeared just now, after that both Doumyouji Tsukasa and Nishida are supposed to say something but...

David Ito :
How many times have we gone over this in the waiting room ne ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Confirm it ! What is it ?

David Ito :
The scene that you brought up was a completely different scene ! (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
No~!! (*laugh*)

Matsumoto Jun :
Ano, isn't it the first day ?! Are we going to have such a thing from the first day ?

David Ito :
It's a surprise from Inoue Mao-sama !

Inoue Mao :
Yes, were you surprised ?

Matsumoto Jun :
You, go cram for your exams !!

Inoue Mao :
Ahahahaha (*laugh*)

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David Ito :
I'll do the introductions again. Playing the role of Makino Tsukushi, Inoue Mao-san. And assuming the post of chairman, Doumyouji Tsukasa's private secretary, David Ito as Nishida, yoroshiku onegai shimasu. Without further delay, their thoughts on the crank in, one at a time please.

Matsumoto Jun :
Speaking all high and mighty before, pardon my rudeness ! I was one step ahead of the crank in. I feel like finally, it is starting ne. Including those who are here today, we have co-operation from many other people, it's really wonderful. It's really enjoyable. Just by taking in this scene, I get the feeling that I've returned to the HanaDan world.

Inoue Mao :
We did the still shots (photographs) a little earlier than the crank in. There's still some way to go before the movie opens but starting from now, I think we will start to warm up and go on hereafter. Everyone, yoroshiku onegai shimasu.

David Ito :
Well then, acting as a representive, I will ask some questions. By the way, Mao-san, what time did you get in today ?

Inoue Mao :
About 2pm was it ?
(It was about 5pm at that time...)

Matsumoto Jun :
Early ne (*laugh*)
Gomen ne, pressure !

David Ito :
Let's review, today is really the start of crank-in, and for the sake of everyone, the staff has returned. After meeting them, how did it go ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Before coming here today, I went to a shop and got my nails painted, yesterday we had scenario reading, the day before yesterday, Doumyouji's hair was made up. I spent about 3 days with the feel of HanaDan and finally filming starts today. I get the feeling that we are really actually starting ne. When I went up this stage, I feel like Doumyouji has returned, a switch has been flipped. Just as I thought, it feels great ne. The usual big-shot attitude still has not appeared readily though (*laugh*). Being surrounded by so many people right from the very first scene was a lot of pressure ne... I thought of snapping my fingers but no sound came out at all (*laugh*).

David Ito :
So it was. Inoue Mao-san who was here from 2pm, before the still shots, it was the crank in ?

Inoue Mao :
Yes. Hmm, somehow it turned out a lot different that what I thought (*laugh*)
The crank-in was done quietly at a ramen shop...

David Ito:
Eh ? Where was the ramen shop ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Wasn't it 'David' ? (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
Totally wrong ! (*laugh*)
It was a ramen shop at Shinjuku.

David Ito :
Why wasn't it at my place ?
(I think a lot of people know of it already but David-san runs a ramen shop called 'David'.)

Inoue Mao :
The subject didn't come up at all, I didn't know (*laugh*)

David Ito :
From now on, you've been informed (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
For me, the feeling didn't really set in, but now seeing Doumyouji Tsukasa for the first time in a year, "Aaa~, it's Doumyouji Tsukasa. It's the real thing, " I felt like that.

David Ito :
Before this, you met each other during 'introductions'. Meeting F4 after all this time, how was it ?

Matsumoto Jun :
We took advantage of appearing in a program together. Now everyone has their own activities, all the members were scattered busy with their own stuff, so I think the timing of the program proved valuable to us. The other day when we first met after all this time, more and more the feeling of it has begun came. I think if we work together, the good vibes will just reverberate and it will continue to be reciprocated ne.

David Ito :
That's right ne. I think the viewers at home will surely want to watch life-sized F4.

Matsumoto Jun :
Yes, we will be showing that !

David Ito :
Well then, Inoue-san. When you met F4, you met the Makino family also right. How was it ?

Inoue Mao :
Regarding the Makino family, there isn't a feeling of it being a year ne. Regarding F4, I see them on television too...

Matsumoto Jun :
The television audience ? (*laugh*)

David Ito :
Ever since we came here, we're under the gaze of television audience ne ? (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
More and more everyone in F4 are getting into it, polishing themselves up for the role. For me too, even now I'm polishing up my 'poor' self and putting it on.

David Ito :
This question comes from Hokuriku Broadcasting, the rumours that the honeymoon will be in Saturn, is it true ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Thank you for coming all the way here from the countryside (*laugh*)
Saturn was it ?

David Ito :
Do you know why it's Saturn ? Do you know why such a question was asked ?

Matsumoto Jun :
.. Eeh ?

David Ito :
I think that maybe Mao-san knows, that being the case, let's ask Matsumoto Jun-san ! Why is it Saturn ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Why is it ?

David Ito :
You, what was the present you gave ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Present given. Saturn pendant !
... Aaa~ !!

David Ito :
That's right !

Matsumoto Jun :
The honeymoon in Saturn was about that ne.

(at that moment, Mao-chan said "Thanks" while looking at the Saturn pendant...)

Matsumoto Jun :
Eh ? You're wearing it ? Those aren't your normal clothes ? It's from the movie wardrobe ?? (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
Wait a minute ! (*laugh*)
I was at a loss too, this scene was wholly decided by David-san and Doumyouji Tsukasa. I didn't know if I was supposed to dress up or not...

David Ito :
Those, are pyjamas aren't they ? (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
Noo~ ! It's supposed to be like Tsukushi !!

David Ito :
Let's go back to question at hand ne. The rumours that the honeymoon will be in Saturn, is it true ?

Matsumoto Jun :
Well I think if Hokuriku Broadcasting is going to make such a program, I'd want to go to Saturn !
Please prepare the money.

David Ito :
When the time comes, yoroshiku onegai shimasu. Well then, questions from everyone please.

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Q. This time it's really the Final, Inoue Mao-san, Matsumoto Jun-san and while we're at it, David Ito-san, please tell us about the enthusiasm for this movie.

David Ito :
Wait a minute, wait ! .... Ah well, a question for me while you're at it, I'm okay with that (*laugh*)

Inoue Mao :
I think we have come to this because many people loved it, to the people who have to go to the trouble of paying to watch in a theater, I hope to make a production that meets or even exceeds your expectations. There are also new cast members, 'A new HanaDan' and being 'the last HanaDan', we're going to make something appropriate for the occasion.

Matsumoto Jun :
For me, same as already mentioned there. Yes.

Inoue Mao :
Unacceptable ! Do it properly, please.

Matsumoto Jun :
Opening in the summer, I think it contains something for everyone in the family to enjoy. I want everyone to look forward to it and I will do my best ! David-san also seems enthusiastic right ?

David Ito :
I'm always thinking about it. HYD 2 more than HYD 1, Final more than HYD 2, that's the kind of feeling that will answer to everyone's question. Next question ?

Q. Your impressions of the scenario when you got it ?

Inoue Mao :
It's an original this time. What kind of feeling is it going to be this time ? As I read it, I was a little anxious but it's related to Part 1 and 2, it met everyone's expectations. Within that, the original work start to slowly unfurl. It's really interesting, what everyone will like depend from person to person.

Matsumoto Jun :
I think it's going to be rigorous. Going to Las Vegas, going to Hong Kong, before that, other stage work. Since it's the Final, I'll do whatever it takes, but when I received a bulky book, and thought of the rigorous days waiting ahead, I wondered if I was going to be alright. But this is the team that managed to tide over that even in part 1 and 2, so in order not to lose, no matter how harsh things are, I'll face it with a smile and weather it right to the very end. The book itself was a very interesting book. It manages to tie up part 1 and part 2 together, I think in the end it's going to be an appropriate ending for it. Please look forward to it. The expectations will be met I think. Probably ! (*laugh*)

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On Tuesday, March 04, 2008 2:20:00 AM, Anonymous grumpy wrote...

yahho! hahah. k i can't think of anything to say.

no wait... where's lui?

 

On Tuesday, March 04, 2008 2:52:00 AM, Blogger unleashthegeek wrote...

Rui would be the lamp-post if he were there. A third unwanted party ~sniff and literally one, with that flame on his head.

 

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