Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Vol. 08 Interview

Omasa Aya (Nakahara Sunako)

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Q: Your thoughts when you landed this role?
A: When I first heard about it, I was happy. My elder sister has the manga. But when I read them over many times, I started to worry. "This role, it's difficult! How will I portray her?", those thoughts came to me. There's also the pressure of whether fans of the original work will like it.

Q: Regarding your anxiety, you consulted the director about it?
A: I talked to both the director and producer about my worries and doubts on playing the role of Sunako before filming began.
As Sunako's face is covered by her fringe and the fact that she also has very few lines, the director advised, "The changes in Sunako's mental state, they cannot depend on her facial expressions or the few words she utters. So use the whole body. It seems that Omasa is doing okay." His encouragement makes me do my best.

Q: How do you use your whole body?
A: The pose for my hands, the way I walk and speak. "This movement, it's Sunako-like!" I think about each and every action I make. I practise to show the nature of Sunako. Now even after filming is over, I act like Sunako! [laugh]

Q: Aya-chan, what are your thoughts on Sunako's character?
A: I think she's awkward, but considerate towards others. She's like a pure and cute child.

Q: What is unique about Sunako's room?
A: At first I was shocked seeing many scary ornaments in the room, now I go "Kawaii!" I've grown to like them [laugh].
I don't like being in small spaces, but I've been able to relax in the coffin bed. I've dozed off in there during filming intervals [laugh]. I've gotten used to it.

Q: How's the atmosphere at filming locations?
A: Both the cast and staff are really cheerful! During filming I'm always in the black cloak, and hardly have any make-up on, but they still treat me like a girl [laugh].

Q: Message for the audience.
A: I think more or less, everyone has complexes. Each of us will view the positive and negative traits in different ways. Myself included, I have many complexes. To the viewers, while watching Kyohei and Sunako deal with their complexes, I hope that you too will face your complexes and be able to have the power to change for the better. Please watch 'Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge'.

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Takeru Satoh Blog
Early Rising

22nd January 2010 09:55

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'Bloody Monday'
It will start airing tomorrow.

Actually Haruma-kun and I watched the first episode yesterday.
It's awesome.

The moment it ended the 2 of us made a winning pose.
It's a great production.

Definitely. Definitely too you'll be moved and excited by it.
I'm so glad to be part of Bloody Monday.

From this morning onwards we'll be doing a denpa jack (continuous on-air promos).
I'll be on TBS with Haruma-kun. Watch ne.

The first episode of 'Bloody Monday' is a 2 hour special

Tomorrow, 23 January, 7pm.

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Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Story 3

On-air 29 January 2010

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Mari's (Hoshino Aki) plan to befriend Kyohei by involving Sunako has failed disastrously. What's worse is that Kyohei now knows that she is his stalker. Even so, Mari refuses to give up. In fact, she is even more determined to become closer. She kidnaps Sunako's best friend, Hiroshi.

Sunako leaves the house to look for Hiroshi. She does not return. Worried, Kyohei, Yukinojo, Takenaga, Ranmaru and Takeru go on a search. Kyohei knows that Hiroshi is in Mari's hands. He enters her room by himself...

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Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Story 2

On-air 22 January 2010

There's no sign of Sunako turning into a lady, even though she has started living with Kyohei, Yukinojo, Takenaga and Ranmaru. Kyohei doesn't want to give up on living rent-free. Then Mine announces that she is returning to Japan! Kyohei and the guys become frantic as there haven't been any changes to Sunako. However, the one who turns up at their house is Mine's butler, Sebastian (Hiraizumi Sei).

Sebastian is there to ascertain whether Sunako is turning into a lady, and to report back to Mine. Kyohei, Yukinojo and Ranmaru want to keep Sunako away from Sebastian in any way they can. But when Sebastian sees Sunako, she has morphed into a well-mannered graceful princess. Takeru tells Kyohei that Sunako changed after she ate mushroom which she had received as a present...

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Hiroki Narimiya Blog
Cute Adult

19th January 2010 20:10

I attended
The new product launch for Triumph

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My eyes wandered to where the lingerie were
They got my heart beating a little faster

'Cute adult' is the concept
for this "be sweet" new series

If it's 'cute adult',
what's the atmosphere gonna be like?
Discussing with staff

Then we decided on my clothes

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Me too
I'm capturing the 'cute adult' feeling

Ladies who work hard
I like that type
But they also know their limits

It can't be seen on the exterior
But you should put on something
That you really like

There's a wide range of variation in the designs
Because of this
It might be difficult to make a choice

This series
Is of good quality
And at an affordable price too!

It takes effort
But it's enjoyable
Isn't it good to fuss over lingerie?

That's why
I went to take a look


★PC here
★Mobile phone here

Well then

This has been Narimiya.

23rd January 2010 00:02
Back from Fishing

After gym
I had healthy seafood

In an interesting shop

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Fishing pond bar 'Zauo'

I ate fish which I caught myself
While sitting in a ship
They let you do that
It's that type of system

Before making orders
Go fishing o(^-^)o

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Then a big one came along

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Or rather, this...
Isn't it a shark!?

I was pumped up
Wanted to catch it

"That's our pet..."
the shop assistant said


There were many other fishes
Noisily with others
I had fun fishing

The fish which I caught
You be the judge

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The catch
Sea bream
Horse mackerel

Somehow there's a turban shell [laugh]

Fishing was really fun
I was full of sashimi

Next time
I'll eat other stuff

This bar
Isn't it great?

It's been a while
Since a meal was entertaining

Now I'm at home

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I'm watching 'Bloody Monday' earlier
It'll be aired tomorrow

It will be a 2 hour special tomorrow!

It's a must-watch ne


But before that
I'll be on 'Ousama no Brunch'

For that, yoroshiku as well ne

This has been Narimiya.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Abandoning the "Good Guy"?
Mizobata Junpei tackles his first Delinquent Role in a Mobilephone Drama

20th January 2010

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The Bee TV mobile drama by AVEX and NTT Docomo 'Hidamari no Basho ~Hatsukoi~' stars Mizobata Junpei, who takes on his first delinquent role. Falling in love with Mizobata in the heroine role is young actress Renbutsu Misako. Broadcasts begin from 20th January onwards.

So far, Mizobata has been cast in the 'good guy' roles. It started from 'Akai Ito', then last year he was in 'BOSS' and 'Buzzer Beat ~Gakeppuchi no Hero~'. This year, he will be in the movies 'Kimi ga Odoru, Natsu' and 'NECK'. He opens up about the challenges of being cast in a new 'bad boy' role.

Regarding his character, "He's different from the usual delinquent who likes to show-off. He doesn't feel like he belongs, but he's a young man with adult toughness with his group of friends. He's overflowing with vitality. Because there's nowhere to channel this energy, he ends up getting into fights and mischief. While playing this role, I thought that his awkwardness about not really fitting in, a trait that many youths face, should be portrayed."

Filming was completed last year in Kofu, Yamanashi. Commenting on the filming atmosphere, "There were many guys, everyday it was like being in a boys' school. They were reserved at first, there seemed to be a hierarchy-type of relationship, but once we got back to the hotel, all the guys got into the large public bath. Since then we've all loosened up. Chatting about mundane topics, and also about the drama, we had a good time," he recalls.

Youths with hearts engulfed in darkness, what will their response be? How will the fateful love end?

'Hidamari no Basho ~Hatsukoi~', begins airing on 20th January on BeeTV (5 mins x 24 episodes, new episode every Sunday).



Is that the coin of love? And what's with this pairing? Misako-chan was also his girlfriend in DIVE!!


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