Saturday, July 03, 2010

Sexy First Photobook for Kaku Kento

Amuse talent Kaku Kento, who has appeared in the drama Tumbling and movie Softboy, will release his first photobook Yorimichi on 3rd July. He turns 21 on the day the book is released. "I've shown my true self in these photos." One of his loves is soccer and he commented on the recent World Cup defeat for Japan. "Watching the Paraguay match left me partly feeling crushed but also moved time and again by the strong bond holding the team together." Kento will hold a handshake event on the 4th at Fukuya Bookstore Shinkuju.

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Kaku Kento First Photo Book - Yorimichi



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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Joan of Arc Press Conference

Horikita Maki, Ito Hideaki and the rest of the cast for the stage play Joan of Arc attended a press event on 30th June. Horikita plays the title role of the saint who died at the young age of 19. This being her first stage work, Horikita said,"I don't have the confidence yet and feel anxious but I will work hard so that I can stand on stage with full confidence." She also revealed that she has recently started weight training to build up her strength.

While Joan was embroiled in crusades, what was Hideaki doing when he was 17? "Listening to Ozaki Yutaka with the thought of 'I don't wanna go to school!', but still going obediently anyway,"he replied laughing. Asked about his red eyes, he replied that he had stayed up watching the Japan-Paraguay World Cup game. With a lady? "Unfortunately no, it was with guy friends. I can't say this too loudly but I'm in the process of looking (for a girlfriend)!" he replied, a little extra appeal to ladies interested in watching the play.

Joan of Arc runs at Akasaka ACT Theatre in Tokyo from 30 November to 19 December and at Umeda Arts Theatre in Osaka from 24 to 28 December. Tickets go on sale from 3 July.


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Hammer Session Poster Shoot

Location Report
Vol 03 Poster Shoot Part 1

This is the studio where the shoot for Hammer Session posters took place!

The posters are designed around a beach theme where Mokomichi, Higa, Mirai and the students are buried in the sand from the waist down, frolic on the sands...
The wind blowing on their faces made for some really cool shots♪

Setting up the sand

For the first report, I will write on how the poster shoot went for Hayami Mocomichi, Shida Mirai and Higa Manami!!

First, Hayami Mokomichi who plays the role of Hachisuka Gorou makes his appearance!
When he enters the studio, he is a little taken aback by the number of staff members and photographers around!!.. Then he makes sure to look in the direction of all the cameras☆

So many cameras around~

Mokomichi, worried about his outfit asked,"It's alright to get on the sand right?" With his tall stature, he looks imposing just by standing but now it's time for him to show some real intensity!!

Checking with the cameraman!

As you might expect from Hammer Session, the shoot takes place with him holding a hammer♪
"Wonder which hammer looks good..."
Filming continues as he consults with staff.

Big hammer?

Small hammer?

Change in pose... "How about if I grab some sand?" he asks the cameraman. "Sounds good! That's so cool!!" He is impressed with Mokomichi's idea☆

Don't forget the monitor check!

I think you can already see how cool Mokomichi looks in the photos from this report but the posters turned out exceptional!! Look forward to the day when you can see them!

Next is Shida Mirai!
Mirai-chan takes great interest in the sand around the studio. She chats with the staff as they spread the sand out. Midway, she grabs some sand and takes a whiff.. Somehow the sand smells like the ocean and she seems a little surprised~♪

What does it smell like?

Mirai-chan also confirms with the staff the image for the shoot.
"How should I pose? What about if I hold up my chin with my hands?" she volunteers and the set-up is decided.

What's the image?

With the wind blowing directly in her face, her dry eyes start tearing but she still gives it her best shot...

Cool Mirai-chan♪

In the poster, you can see how cool Mirai-chan looks with the sea breeze blowing at her!

The last one for today is Higa Manami!
Dressed in a smart blouse, her shoot is different from Mokomichi and Mirai. She is half-buried in the sand.

Higa does an image check too

What kind of expression should I show?

Start of filming!

Then the poster shoot involves only the adults, Higa and Mokomichi.
Furthermore, she looks sexy~♪

Let's wet the hair a little more...

Higa smiles as she she checks the monitor after filming ended.
The meaning behind that smile... you'll get it when you see the poster (*laugh*).

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Inoue Mao Staff Diary
29th June 2010

Taiheiyou no Kiseki - Fox to Yobareta Otoko -
29th June 2010 08:46

It had been announced in the newspapers, television etc today,
she will play the role of a nurse in
'Taiheiyou no Kiseki - Fox to Yobareta Otoko -' (Director: Hirayama Hideyuki Starring: Takenouchi Yutaka)!

Actually we are on location in Thailand now!!
We have many early morning shoots and the sunrise we see at those times are really beautiful.
As Mao-san was rubbing her still drowsy eyes, she went off to take her digital camera and took a photo!

'Taiheiyou no Kiseki - Fox to Yobareta Otoko -' opens February 2011!
Look forward to more filming reports from Thailand!!


Her character in the movie is 青野千恵子, I think it's read Aoki Chieko. And Yamada Takayuki is in this too!


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