Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hana Kimi SP
Random Ikemen's Blog

Dorm 1 Takahashi Mitsuomi/Daikokucho Mitsuomi

30th August 2008
Information release (^O^)/

At last, the broadcast !!

[Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen♂Paradise Graduation Ceremony & 7 and 1/2 (Seven and a half) Episode Special]

12th October (Sunday)

We did pretty baka things this time too !! Think I'll talk about the filming's secret stories later on. Look forward to it ♪

Well then, oyasumi bye bye (^O^)/

2008-08-30 00:12:29


「花ざかりの君たちへ~イケメン♂パラダイス 卒業式&7と1/2(ななとにぶんのいち)話スペシャル」





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Hana Kimi SP
Maki's Staff Diary

29th August 2008
[Staff Diary] It's back〜!!!
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e〜 Ikemen Paradise
Graduation Ceremony & 7 and 1/2 (Seven and a half) Episode SP

Thank you for waiting〜
Finally, the broadcast date has been announced !

It's on 12th October (Sunday) 2100〜2315.
Hanazakari will be right after Atsu-hime.

Filming ended quite a while back but...
It brings back the memories ne. Look forward to it !
Don't miss it !





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Ai Ai Gasa

Okada Junichi and Aoi Yu. These two are dating and had history? Pretty odd pair.

Grumpy keeps telling me,"Gimme some dirt on Massu!" This is reportedly him but I don't see it.

A paparazzi shot... of a married couple ヽ(。_゜)ノ When I heard Sousuke Takaoka got married, I actually had no idea who Miyazaki Aoi was. I only thought, there goes that cute fella from Battle Royale.


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Friday, August 29, 2008

Hana Kimi SP
12th October 2008


This has just been officially released in Yusuke's and Junpei's schedule on the Ever Green Entertainment site.


☆12th October 2008 (Sunday) 21:00~23:15
Fuji TV [Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen♂Paradise Graduation Ceremony & 7 and 1/2 (Seven and a half) Episode Special]


Yusuke's schedule

Junpei's schedule



フジテレビ バラエティ番組『~ジョ-デキ! POP COMPANY~POP屋』

☆2008年8月30日(土) 19:57~20:54




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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Inoue Mao Staff Diary
22nd August 2008

Ebisu Garden Place
22nd August 2008 09:05

Ebisu Garden Place. For Hana Yori Dango, it is a memorable spot.
To commemorate the Final being a big hit, the last event is held here.

During the filming of the movie, it was cold being on location at night...
This day, we're blessed with fine weather. The gentle breeze blowing eased the heat.

2008年08月22日 09:05



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Shun wins MTV Student Voice Award

Sponichi 27th August 2008

"Teacher by negative example" Oguri Shun's reserved 'yell' to students

The award ceremony for celebrities chosen by students, the "MTV Student Voice Awards" was held in Tokyo on the 26th. Actor Oguri Shun (26) attended the event. He won in the Actor category for the 2nd consecutive year. When requested for a 'yell' by the students, Shun who left high school without finishing, humbly send out his message,"It's better not to quit being a student halfway through like me. There are times when I think it would have been better had I studied more. I think everyone, too, should go on and study properly."




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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Innocent Love
Kitagawa Yuujin Message

26th August 2008
Kitagawa Yuujin to appear in drama !!

Kitagawa Yuujin to act in Fuji TV Drama [Innocent Love (tentative)] decided !!
October start Every Monday 21:00

To all the fans,

Were you surprised !?
Truthfully, I'm the one who was the most surprised !
At first I wondered why me ? But the drama's production staff approached me with such enthusiasm and said "It definitely has to be Kitagawa-kun this time..."
I discussed it with Iwasawa-kun and Yuzu's staff too and we thought since this would also certainly be a plus for Yuzu, I decided to take up the challenge.
Of course we will still go on with Yuzu's work and live performances while doing the drama. Please wait and look forward to it.

Everyone ! Please give me your support from now on too.

Yuzu's leader Kitagawa Yuujin




10月スタート 毎週月曜日21:00





ゆずリーダー 北川悠仁

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Innocent Love
Kitagawa Yuujin male lead

Sponichi entertainment news supplement

Shucks so the YK as the male lead rumours were true. He was referred to YK-kun so I was still hoping it was some other guy. This one's more like a -san isn't he ?! He doesn't look half-bad here actually. But can't imagine him with Maki when I see him here

The rest of the cast includes Kashii Yu, Fukushi Seiji, Narimiya Hiroki and Uchida Yuki.

Excerpts from Sanspo 26th August 2008

Yuzu's Kitagawa, Male lead role out of the blue in drama debut

The theme is of modern-day solitude. The heroine, estranged from society, Kanon (Horikita Maki) finds love and this is painted as a modern version of the Cinderella story. The companion that she loves wholeheartedly will be played by Yuzu's leader, Kitagawa.

Acting after all this while, furthermore a first drama appearance which corresponds to about the same level as a main lead, Kitagawa said,"I was very surprised but as a whole new challenge for myself, I will do the very best I can."

He plays a cheerful and innocent pianist who carries a profound sadness inside him, a difficult role.

Yuzu celebrated their 10th year anniversary last year.

During his live performances, he grabs the microphone and moves freely around the stage with his invigorating and cheerful smiling face. Those who know him during his acting years will find it nostalgic and those who don't will find him projecting something fresh. It will no doubt be a big topic of discussion.

Update : According to this Sponichi article, he plays a pianist who leads a children's choir in church.

A few things from Japanese Wiki

Name : 北川悠仁 (きたがわ ゆうじん)
Birthdate : 14 January 1977
Height : 175 cm
Weight : 57 kg
Foot size : 27 cm
Leader of the duo, Yuzu
In charge of : Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Piano and Harmonica
Nicknames : Yuujin, Jin-kun, Jin-chan, Yu-chan
He was chubby during his primary school to high school days.
Fan of SLAM DUNK movie.
In basketball team during his high school days in Yokohama.
Was in the 5th episode of a Monday drama Meitantei Hokenshitsu no Obasan.

They must have wanted someone who can play the piano. I still don't know what to make of it. This is one of the latest pic of him from the diary on Yuzu's official site. Not bad ? He seems to be one of those who can look really different from photo to photo ! A few more pics in full post.

Yuzu's Official Website

Toy's Factory

Yuzu Net

Yuzu Special Site

School of Lock! (Yuzu Locks!)


2008.8.26 05:20







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Hana Yori Dango Final
Final Event

Sponichi 22nd August 2008

Inoue Mao In a wedding dress for Hanadan's last event

An event for the movie Hana Yori Dango Final took place on the 21st in Tokyo, Ebisu Garden Place. Arashi's Matsumoto Jun (24) and Inoue Mao (21) made an appearance in front of 700 fans in the same wedding outfit they had on in the movie. Today marks the last of the movie's campaign. The spot was also used during the movie's filming and Matsumoto said,"It makes me happy to return to a place filled with memories." A smiling Inoue said,"There were many difficult moments but I'm glad we persevered." As of the 20th, the box-office proceeds has exceeded 7,100,000,000 yen and it is the top live-action film of 2008. The theme song sung by Arashi, One Love, has also sold more than 500,000 units, putting it in 1st place of the best-selling singles of 2008.

井上真央 結婚ドレスで花男ラストイベント

映画「花より男子ファイナル」のイベントが21日、東京・恵比寿ガーデンプレイスで行われ、「嵐」の松本潤(24)と井上真央(21)が劇中と同じウエディング姿をファン700人の前で披露した。同映画のキャンペーンはこの日が最後。会場は撮影でも使われており、松本は「思い出の場所に帰ってこられてうれしい」。井上は「大変なことはたくさんあったけど、頑張って良かったなあ」と笑顔。20日までの興行収入は71億円を突破し、08年の実写映画ではトップ。嵐が歌う主題歌「One Love」も50万枚を売り上げ、08年のシングル売り上げ1位となっている。


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Hana Yori Dango Final
Final Event

I'll do a few more articles on the final event, although it's a few days old already. This is the final one, after all.... (ρ_;)

Sanspo 22nd August 2008

Matsujun & Mao, in their wedding outfit once more

Lead actress Inoue Mao (21) and her co-star Arashi's Matsumoto Jun (24) who star in Hana Yori Dango Final, the movie version of a popular drama series, made an appearance in Tokyo in the wedding outfit they wore during the movie.

They walked along the 70 metres of red carpet to the loud cheers of about 700 fans. David Ito (42) who plays the secretary of the son of a distinguished family (Matsumoto's character) said, "My birthday is on the 12th and I have received flowers from Mao-chan, we've spent a lot of time together so..." but Matsumoto gave him the cold shoulder and said to the crowd's laughter," I have a birthday coming up too, on the 30th, but we don't have the custom of celebrating a birthday during just any day of the birthday month."

According to its distributor Toho, it has made 7,100,000,000 yen and been watched by 5,900,000 people, making it the top live Japanese film of the year.

2008.8.22 05:10

人気ドラマシリーズの映画版「花より男子 ファイナル」に主演する女優の井上真央(21)、共演の嵐の松本潤(24)が21日、都内で行われたファイナルイベントで、劇中のウエディング衣装を披露した。




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A piece of Maki

Do you wanna piece of Maki ? ;) Her talent agency, Sweet Power, is taking applications for talent managers. I think some people would apply for it, minimum wages (^u^)

Sweet Power recruiting Talent Managers


You feel like you're growing together with the talent.
(Lady who has worked 2 years in the company)

Hajimemashite, I'm Koshima Mieko, a manager. This time, I'm going to introduce my job based on my experience here.

Most importantly, you must find out about each talent's individual personalities and reach out to them. For me personally, I can feel for each of the girls who has a 'cannot lose to anyone' attitude. Therefore, I am here to give support to them and when the time calls for it, to be able to be strict too. The girls are close to us though so even if we speak frankly, things won't turn to a sour note later ne (*laugh*)

When the talent that you discover scores a leading part, or gets to be a heroine, is the time when you're the happiest. When you see them in movies or dramas, you think to yourself "I'm glad I'm doing this job..." You feel like you're growing together with the talent.

Together with the talent, you fulfill the dream of 'raising a top-notch actress'. On their part too, you want them to feel that this is all worth doing.

Talent Managers

Recruiting circumstances
The number of our talents getting their big break are increasing.
This company currently has many talents under us who are geting their big break in dramas, movies and commercials. At the same time, our scouts are putting in more effort in training and scouting new talents ! Accordingly, we are increasing the number of managers in our personnel.

Junior College graduate and above, 20~29 years old (inexperienced people welcome!) Important : Standard driving license.
Those with a vision of being in the world of show business !
Loves movies and dramas !
Follows the women's monthly magazines !

Employment terms

Regular (full-time) employee. Trial period 3 months.

Working hours

10:00~19:00 (Actual work hours 8 hours)
Please take note that to accommodate for the talent's activities, you may sometimes be required to work from early morning or until late at night.

Fixed salary 180 000 yen ~ 250 000 yen (depending on age, experience etc)


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Monday, August 25, 2008

Hana Kimi SP
Vol.10 to 15 up

Vol.1 Danpatsu Shiki (Hair-cutting Ceremony)
Vol.2 Hibari Dance
Vol.3 Crank in
Vol.4 Dorm 3 Students
Vol.5 Soccer
Vol.6 Pool
Vol.7 Horikita Maki-san (SP Message)
Vol.8 Oguri Shun-san (SP Message)
Vol.9 Mizushima Hiro-san (SP Message)
Vol.10 Yamamoto Yusuke-san (SP Message)
Vol.11 Okada Masaki-san (SP Message)
Vol.12 Kimura Ryo-san (SP Message)
Vol.13 Ishigaki Yuma-san (SP Message)
Vol.14 Kyo Nobuo-san (SP Message)
Vol.15 Shirota Yuu-san (SP Message)

Hana Kimi Official Website







Kayashima ! How I've missed that pose. Sekime lives up to his incompetent reputation in front of the camera. And Oscar, as always, is the most entertaining !

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Hana Yori Dango Final
Channel Rock

Clip from Channel Rock. Similar to Evening 5 but you can hear the crowd going 'Kawaii~' at the end. Mao's so cute.

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