Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Osamu Mukai Blog

12 March 2009

Just like that, it's all done!

Today, only Yuu-san and I completed filming, but Takeru joined in the photo to make it 3 ☆

Takeru is young but always cheerful, somewhat the mood-maker at filming locations. It's easy to get along with him. My character wasn't prominent in the plot, but it has been fun ~♪

This is the second time I'm in a drama with Yuu-san. Previously we played the roles of husband and wife, this time mistress and butler. With the both of us in unique characters, we had various things to talk about during filming ★

Most of us are around the same age, the staff as well as the cast are young and powerful! Everyone, we're working hard with all our might! Even as I'm saying this, filming is continuing...

And, the next drama is on the move already!
I can't go into details of the work yet, but it's a drama serial ★

Have fun watching the final episode ☆

So he's the third ikemen right?

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Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Takeru Satoh Blog

13 March 2009
"Don't address me as Lucia-sama"

"Call me Shiori."

I think those were her critical lines.

Both have cranked-up.

Shinobu-san, Lucia-san, thanks for the hard work. It's gonna be lonely.

Both of them were scary.

But, filming has been really pleasant and interesting with them.
Thanks for keeping me company.

Some other time, definitely, we'll go skydiving.

Mei-chan, it's really ending soon isn't it?

Skydiving?! He'll probably be blown away to another continent!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Atashinchi no Danshi
Second Son

Teacher, brother, now son. I think the 1st son trumps this one in ikemen points. Btw, this is not him in biker gear. It's from DMC :)

Character Introduction
Okura Takeru (27)

An active member of a motorcyle gang, he works part-time as a motorbike messenger on his own prided motorbike in the day.
His hobby is gambling.
He's an old-fashioned Yankee (delinquent) and KY (kuuki yomenai - cannot read the mood in the air, no social tact), he is shunned even by his juniors.
Quick to to pick a fight but is weak. On top of that, he is a show-off. To get into the swing of things quickly, he will often lie to make himself look better.
Has a weakness for scams, a troublemaker always embroiled in one incident or another.
When he drinks, his personality completely changes. He turns humble.
Because of a certain incident, he became unable to show his real emotions to those around him.
Because he's afraid to be alone, he is always out with friends. His room is merely a castle which he hardly returns to.
To hide his weakness, he is always cheerful and behaves trivially. In fact, more than anyone else, he wants to believe in people.
So he is the way he is because of his painful experience. At the core, he is kind.
A self-styled 'man who invokes miracles'.
Actually, he has not had much luck, could it be that this is going to be the real miracle?!

Message from Okada Yoshinori-san
I'll do my best and have fun being mischievous!

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Atashinchi no Danshi
Eldest Son

Alright, this is no doubt an ikemen. Just look at all the glitter he's radiating.

Character Introduction
Okura Fuu (30)

Occupation = To couch it nicely, a free spirit. To put him down, jobless.
At a glance, he seems irresponsible but is actually level-headed.
He mans a stall selling shockingly gaudy paintings and inspirational messages.
But he is popular with the ladies, and leads a worry-free life (he is provided for by the women).
He is rumoured to have women in every train stop of the city.
He has wanderlust and appears in places like a phantom.
His grades has always been top-class since he was a child, and currently he holds no less than 50 qualifications.
He is usually tight-lipped but occasionally he might utter a single word that might perplex you!
The change came along when he was 15 years old.
As the successor, he received special education for gifted children. He has an easy-going character though and has no intention of taking over the company.
It is precisely because of this that he is frequently harsh with Chisato (Maki), somehow or another, it is to help her out.

Message from Kaname Jun-san
I feel like once again I have received a role that will be a turning point. I'll make the time I have playing this role a source of pride.

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Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Jutta Yuki Blog

12 March 2009

I'm the first to arrive for Gokusen filming!

But now, it's a bit too lonesome (>_<)/ [laugh]

Yesterday I was filming for Mei-chan no Shitsuji and Gokusen!

Filming stretched well into the night, I kept myself alert with my enthusiasm
(=high tension) [laugh]


Today too, I'll do my best (o^-')b

Busy Kiba!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ikuta Toma
Starring in Japan's first Lay Judge System Drama

It was revealed on the 10th that Ikuta Toma (24) will play the lead role in Fuji TV's Majo Saiban (Witch Trial) which starts on 25th April (Saturdays at 11:10). This is his first lead role in a drama. The drama's theme centers around the lay judge system which will take effect in May. Ikuta said enthusiastically,"This production will get people interested in the system."

With the introduction of a new justice system where ordinary citizens participate in trials as lay judges in May, ikemen actor Ikuta Toma who has been showing remarkable progress, is playing the role of a lay judge.

Ikuta has been a part of the Johnny's agency for more than 10 years. In 2007, he had his break in Fuji TV's Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Ikemen Paradise. Last summer, he played one of the two lead roles in TBS's Maou with Arashi's Ohno Satoshi.

Currently, he is a regular in Fuji TV's Voice. Commenting on his first lead role in a drama, he said,"Honestly I'm surprised, while at the same time I feel a sense of responsibility. I feel many emotions jumbled together."

He plays the role of a job-hopping part-timer who has little interest in social matters, just an ordinary young man. The setting of the drama revolves around him being chosen by chance to be a lay judge.

For his role, he attended trials. "I felt, time and again, the austerity of the place. From May onwards, this isn't just going to be somebody else's problem, you feel its complexity. There is going to be a big social response to the drama and I feel the pressure," he said, looking to filming, shouldering the responsibility.

The trial involves a murder and inheritance of a large sum of money in the prosecution of a woman referred to as a 'witch'. But the lay judges who are going to judge her innocent or guilty are being secretly bribed and maneuvered by a mysterious group. Baffling incidents starts to surround the young man in this suspense drama. This drama anticipates of the problems that might arise once the new legal system is enforced.

Producer Seki Takuya said,"When the lay judge system becomes a part of life, how would our lives and our way of thinking change? Look forward to the drama, and I hope it makes people think." The new system will be enforced from 21st May and in the summer, lay judges will start participating in courts. Naturally then, this is the drama that cannot be said to be of other people's problems!

Similarly chosen, Kato Ai (26) plays a housewife who has her happy family life threatened by the mysterious group. This is her first time playing a housewife role. Higa Manami (22), who is currently in NHK's Tenchijin, plays the role of Ikuta's newspaper reporter girlfriend. The defendant, who is being called the 'witch' is played by Ishida Yuriko (39). It will be noted how Ishida, who leaves a strong impression of being neat tackles the role of the 'witch'.


Read more about the new lay judge system in Japan here and here.












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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Akai Ito
Episode Seven Softsubs

MF here

Akai Ito Softsubs
Episode One
Episode Two
Episode Three
Episode Four
Episode Five
Episode Six
Episode Seven

Subbed PV
HY - 366 Days

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Inoue Mao
Boku no Hatsukoi calling for extras

My love has a time-limit....

Main character Mayu's first love Takuma is expected to die before he turns 20 because of an illness. Mayu is devoted in providing support for Takuya. Takuya's love is awakened and he starts to distance himself from her. Hearts brushing against each other... feelings not conveyed... the chagrin of youth... the frustration of youth, weariness...
Takuma, burdened with a time limit, and his childhood friend Mayu, yearning for each other, growing up through the pain, a heartrending yet beautiful love story.

Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu (I dedicate my first love to you)
Release : Autumn 2009

Extras Recruitment
Filming Period : Mid-March to end of April
Filming Locations : Tokyo, Kanagawa, Gunma, Nagano.
Extras needed : Role of high school students, junior high school students, parents, teachers, passers-by.
The roles most required are of high school students and parents but they will only take part during spring vacation and weekends. High school students and younger are not allowed to participate in weekday filming.
Minors are welcome, with the consent of guardians.

So Mao is going to play a high school role mostly? I think Mao's look has matured a little but maybe it's just her styling team. Is there an official English title to the manga? Toho is recruiting extras here.


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Atashinchi no Danshi
Ikemen Rumours

Countdown to the six ikemen has started and rumours abound to who they might be. This list is from a 2ch thread discussing the drama.

President : Nishijima Hidetoshi
Eldest Son : Miyagawa Daisuke
Second Son : Nokubo Naoki
Third Son : Mukai Osamu
Fourth Son : Someone from JE
Fifth Son : Yamamoto Yusuke
Sixth Son : Hongo Kanata

Not all ikemen...? (((‥ )

Mukai Osamu is currently doing Mei-chan but he did mention in this blog entry that he has been busy filming for 2 productions. He also wrote that he still cannot say what the name of this new work is at the moment.

Needless to say, if it's anyone from JE, I'd want it to be Yamapi heh.

I'm biased for Son No.5 obviously, but he was mentioned a few times elsewhere. He also mentioned going for a fitting for a new work in his blog on the 5th of March.

Didn't see his name anywhere on the thread but I thought Seto Koji might be a candidate too. In his blog, he also mentioned filming for something that he cannot give more details to yet.

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Jutta Yuki Blog

7 March 2009
Clear Weather~ [15:44]

Because of the fine weather, my shadow can be seen clearly. Feels good ~♪

My own shadow

Long legs Σ(゜ロ゜ノ)ノ [laugh]

In-between Work [18:37]

Eating pasta. Manager-san and me ♪

I like it very much! [21:45]

Today has been a warm day~

The wind was a bit strong, but the weather was fine~

I really like this type of weather!

~ What's your favourite season?
◎ Summer!
I really love it!!
There's something special about every season, but summer is number 1 for me ♪

End of replies ~♪

Which season do you like (゜▽゜)/?





A popular season that people look forward to ~♪

For today too, much appreciated & thank you ☆

I don't like warm weather... it makes me grumpy.
So I'm grumpy most of the time, lol.

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