Saturday, November 07, 2009

Inoue Mao
Mayu Blog

5th November 2009


Travelling to several places for the publicity campaign,
I thought that we would be able to eat
delicious food from these places.

But there was no time for relaxing
However, because of the busy days, definitely I would reward myself
Speaking of my reward!!

Favourite ice-cream
Ice-cream is just great
I seem childish

Of course, there's also an adult reward
At the end of a work day,
definitely, this!!

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After work, I go drinking with everyone
Beer is the best
Is this adult-like or rather like an old man!?

But, rewards are important ne
After all, everyone did their best
We should all praise ourselves
Then, we can think about "Yosh, we'll work hard again!"

... Something like that
Maybe I'm too simple?

I'll reward myself with lunch for this entry~

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Tokyo Dogs Merchandise
Pre Order

We are taking pre-orders for Tokyo Dogs Merchandise.
From now till Friday, 6 November 2009 (11pm local time).
Payment to be made when we mail your items out.

[Pre-order Closed]

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Clear Folder (Sou) [SGD $10]

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Clear Folder (Maruo) [SGD $10]
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Memo Pad Set [SGD $19]
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B6 Notebook [SGD $13]
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Mini Towel (Red) [SGD $16]
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Mini Towel (Black) [SGD $16]
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Mobile Phone Strap [SGD $29]
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Dog Tag Keychain [SGD $21]
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All items will be bubble-wrapped except for clear folders which will be enclosed in a hardcover file.

Shipping cost for 2nd item onwards will be at half of the original shipping cost.

Example 1
You live in Singapore, and you're buying 1 Folder and 1 Memo Pad:
1 Folder + Shipping + 1 Memo Pad + Shipping (half of original) =
10 + 2 + 19 + 1

Example 2
You live in New York, and you're buying 1 Folder, 1 Notebook and 1 Keychain:
1 Folder + Shipping + 1 Notebook + Shipping (half of the original) + 1 Keychain + Shipping (half of original) =
10 + 6 + 13 + 3 + 21 + 1.50

A reminder, all prices in Singapore Dollars.
For exchange rates, please go to XE.

Deliveries are through standard regular air mail.

Payment to be made when we mail the items out to you.
(Not when you make your pre-order!)

Please note that the purchasing process from Japan takes time, and it depends on the availability of stock.

If you make a pre-order and change your mind later about buying the merchandise, a dog with rabies will bite you.

In Singapore

Payment: ATM Transfer / Internet Banking (POSB or UOB)

ETA: 3 days.


Payment: PayPal / Visa / MasterCard Debit or Credit Cards

ETA: 2 weeks.

Please email thegrumpygeek[at]gmail.com with your pre-order and residential address, or if you have any queries.

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Nodame Snow Dome Calendar

Lawson is selling a limited edition snow dome calendar with the cute mongoose mascot inside. There's a slot at the bottom where you can replace the January card for the rest of 2010 or just slot in a photo to use it as a photo frame. It measures 90mm (diameter) x 85mm (height). The order period is from 1st November to 13th December (at Lawson, not from us!). It costs 1680 yen.

They also have a promotion which includes advance tickets. A junior ticket with the snow dome costs 2350 yen while an adult ticket with the snow dome costs 2850 yen. For those, the reservation date is from 1st November to 8th December as they'll start sending the goods out on 17th December. Nodame Cantabile Saishu Gakusho Zenpen opens 19th December.


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CM Updates

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Ueno Juri: Mister Donut

Aragaki Yui: Sony WalkMan

Suzanne: Kao Essential

Fukuyama Masaharu: Dunlop Tyres

Kaname Jun: Ebara Foods

Nodame, Chiaki and Donuts :)


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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Inoue Mao
Various Magazines Part 2 (November 2009)

Shonen Magazine No. 48

Please do not hotlink to images.

Shonen Magazine No. 46

Gyao November 2009

Famima Plus November 2009

[November Magazines Part 1]

Scans thanks to maomao!

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Inoue Mao
Mayu Blog

2nd November 2009

A Message from Horiuchi Keiko-san

[Entry by Mao's Manager]

Inoue Mao-sama

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I did not have many scenes

But in one very important scene, I felt quite nervous.

The staff were in tears as they watched Mao-san performing during rehearsal, I thought that she was a really great actress.

In another scene during filming, I overheard Okada-san and Hosoda-san talking, "That princess (hime), I wonder if she has a boyfriend... We don't really hear much about it..." The way the boys spoke about her was adorable.

Maybe we'll meet again for future work.

I look forward to reading your blog.

Horiuchi Keiko

3rd November 2009

The Mother of Kou-kun

Horiuchi Keiko-san

Thank you for the message!

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That kneeling scene

Feeling empathy for Mayu, I heard that many people shed their tears as well.

Horiuchi-san's role too, her feelings were clearly and skillfully portrayed.

It was such a heart-rending scene

Because it was about the fragility of life

I thought deeply about that scene.


Not only during filming, but at rehearsals too

Always, large drops of tears would continue flowing.

Having played various roles in many dramas, Horiuchi-san was able to portray the role well.

In fact, I wanted the speech to be slower

So that the scene becomes more intense

My youth? Because I'm quite nervous around strangers,
I wasn't able to share my thoughts about it

I'm sorry

I would be glad to work with you again

Horiuchi-san, thank you very much!!

4th November 2009


HUG was watching herself on 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsu En'

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HUG began to watch as soon as she made her appearance

Was it a face of satisfaction!?

Or... a disappointed face because of the parts edited out?

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Once her appearance was over

She fell asleep beside me

I thought that she did well

Maybe she's lying down because she's satisfied

You've done well ne! I patted her head gently.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Mizobata Junpei is 'Face of the Year'

Mizobata Junpei chosen as 'Face of the Year' by Nikkei Trendy
2nd November 2009

Popular ikemen actor Mizobata Junpei has been chosen as information magazine Nikkei Trendy's 'Face of the Year.' He attended an event held by the magazine in Tokyo on 2nd November.

With appearances in dramas, movies and various TV programs this year, Mizobata was chosen as the 'Face' that will appear in even more works in future. "I am extremely grateful. To fulfill the expectations from this, I will re-tighten the fundoshi (brace myself) and do my utmost best," Mizobata said, using words rarely heard from young men these days.

He was asked,"What has changed since you became famous?" "The grandmothers from my hometown put me up on a pedestal and tell me, "We're glad we could meet someone we see on television before we die." That gives me mixed feelings though," Mizobata replied with a wry smile.



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Horikita Maki wins Best Leathernist

Horikita Maki "I want to be a cool lady"
2nd November 2009

On 2nd November, Horikita Maki (21) and Panzetta Girolamo (47) attended an award ceremony in Tokyo to receive the 'Best Leathernist 2009' award. The award is given to celebrities who look best in leather products. Horikita who appeared on stage in a black leather jacket said,"I feel like women can be cool in this. I want to be a woman who looks good in leather fashion from now on too."

The award is given out yearly by Japan Leather and Leather Goods Industries Association (JLIA) to promote leather products. Previous winners include Tsuchiya Anna, Sato Erika and Kuriyama Chiaki. Tanihara Shosuke and Karina won the awards last year.

When asked,"Which man do you want to give leather to?", Horikita dodged the question by answering,"Let's see~". Girolamo, wearing a deep purple leather jacket, commented,"Winning the the award already made me happy but winning it together with such a beautiful woman makes me even more so. It's been 20 years since I came to Japan and I often see leather goods in places like Asakusabashi. I think the leather products in Japan are excellent. Purple is a difficult colour but it's great with leather."


Edit: Added an 'n' to the Leatherist. While squinting at the award Maki was holding, I realized it was Leathernist... although that still doesn't make much sense.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Inoue Mao
Mayu Blog

1st November 2009

In a CD Shop

Well, what am I listening to!?

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This, of course!

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Good song

31st October 2009


Finally she makes her debut today!!

As it was reported in this blog before,

my pet dog Hug came along for a Boku Kimi PR

on 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsu En'

It airs tonight

While I was worried, Hug was relaxing in the dressing room.

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Surprisingly, she too was an actress.

What will I do if offers start pouring in?

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I'll probably not like it

As always, I'm like a doting parent

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