Friday, September 30, 2011

Get your free copy of Broken Sword!

This isn't J-related, it's just something that brings back a lot of fond memories. GOG.com is giving out free copies of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars to celebrate 6 million downloads. The offer only lasts till October 1 7:59 a.m. EDT (11:59 a.m. GMT), so get it quick.

Broken Sword is a point-and-click adventure, and I grew up playing many, many of them and the older text-input adventure games. King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Quest For Glory, Maniac Mansion, Leisure Suit Larry, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Gabriel Knight, Sam & Max. Games tinged with nostalgia. Brings a smile just thinking of them 'back-in-the-days' era but gives me a touch of the sads too :)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sawajiri Erika takes to the stage after long absence

On 28th September, Sawajiri Erika took to the stage for the new product launch of hair care brand syoss. It has been about 7 months since she last made a public appearance on stage. Asked about what work she has lined up next, she replied,"Right now, the details are... There has been some talks but I think it will be revealed in time. Please stay tuned."

syoss touts itself as a salon quality brand specializing in professional prescription shampoo, conditioner and treatment products. This autumn, it is launching three new category of products; leave-in treatment, styling products and hair colouring.

During a talk session with her CM co-star, hair salon asia representative Tokieda Hiroaki, Sawajiri said,"My hair became soft. The results are visible with everyday use, I was really surprised." About the CM shoot take took place in Prague, Tokieda said,"Erika really takes care of herself. She watches what she eats." Sawajiri replied,"The catering in Prague was always substantial food like meat. I was careful about it as it makes me sluggish but my manager put on quite a bit of weight."

Sawajiri also showed off her fluency in English when interacting with the foreign staff. In regards to the professional hair care she is touting now, she was asked about her professionalism as an actress. "Having an on off switch between work and personal life affects your next job. Refreshing my personal life is always important to me."

During the photo shoot, reporters asked her about her divorce with Takashiro Tsuyoshi but Sawajiri kept silent.

The 'styling series' CM will start airing on 21st October while the 'leave-in treatment series' CM will start airing on 11th November.



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Inoue Mao Staff Diary
22nd September 2011

22nd September 2011 10:48

Continuing from Shigeki Yoko, 'Kazu & Yoko' went on air!!
Yoko said,"Please make me look sexy...(*laugh*)" and the make-up artiste drew her a mole! (*laugh*)

Kazu-san was very shy at first but as the performance went on, he got into it. The two of them were so cute ♪

There are only a few episodes left of 'Ohisama' but make sure you catch it till the end!!
Why, because there will be some wonderful co-stars!
I'll let all of you know about it next week, so look forward to it ♪♪


Shigeki Yoko

Mao and Kengo look so good together :)


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Which celebrity is most suited to coffee?

To commemorate Coffee Day on 1st October, coffee chain Doutor Coffee Shop carried out an online survey to ask which celebrity is most suited to coffee. In the free response survey, Tamura Masakazu emerged tops with 5.9% of the total votes. He is followed by Karasawa Toshiaki (4.8%), Osawa Takao (3.4%), Fukuyama Masaharu (3.3%) and Abe Hiroshi (3.2%). Other questions in the survey are below.

Choice of drink in autumn as you are reading
1. Coffee 50.0%
2. Black tea 26.3%
3. Green tea 10.2%
4. Sake 4.3%
5. Soft drinks 3.8%

Choice of drink as you listen to music
1. Coffee 48.6%
2. Black tea 17.7%
3. Sake 13.1%
4. Soft drinks 7.4%
5. Carbonated drinks 5.7%

(Soft drinks in Japan refer to drinks without alcohol or contain very little alcohol)

Method : Internet survey
Respondents : 1000 (125 male and female for each age category 18~29, 30~39, 40~49 and 50~59)
Survey period : 9th September 2011 to 12th September 2011



I love coffee, but nothing can top a daily fix of teh tarik (。・ˇ_ˇ・。) For those of you who don't know about this magic elixir, it's like a more concentrated version of royal milk tea.


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Monday, September 26, 2011

Ikemen Spotlight
Tomimori Justin & Tomimori Andrew


Name : 冨森ジャスティン Tomimori Justin
Nickname : Jus
Birthdate : 27 June 1989
Height : 183cm
Weight : 68kg
Blood Type : O
Birthplace : Saitama
Hobby : Watching movies
Special Skill : Guitar
Talent Agency : CUBE. Inc.
Blog : Just in my life

Tomimori Justin is a Japanese Australian hafu. He models for POPEYE magazine, appeared in episodes 1 to 4 in Room of King and is currently (from 4th September 2011, every Sunday 8:00 to 8:30am) in Kamen Rider Fourze airing on TV Asahi as Daimonji Shun, the captain of the football team. He has a younger brother, Tomimori Andrew, who he has acted with as the 'twin ikemen half manzai' on Warau Shinsengumi on TV Asahi.

In 2006, while playing under Omiya Ardija club, Andrew represented Japan in the U-15 international soccer tournament held in Brazil. He was among the top 30 in the 21st JUNON Superboy Contest and was in the Gokusen movie.

Name : 冨森アンドリュー Tomimori Andrew
Birthdate : 3 April 1991
Height : 180cm
Weight : 69kg
Blood Type : A
Birthplace : Saitama
Hobby : Watching movies
Special Skill : Soccer
Talent Agency : CUBE. Inc.

Justin and Andrew representing the POPEYE boys in POPEYE x BEAMS 35th project

Looking good in suits


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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blind Items

Popular actress H is in a relationship with T from popular group E!

- From entertainment reporter Matsumoto on Kikimimi which aired on 22nd September.

Popular actor S and model turned talento N are dating!
The hint is that S is young but extremely popular and N was once rumoured to be dating an ikemen idol. According to Matsumoto, they make quite an unexpected couple.

- From entertainment reporter Matsumoto on Kikimimi which aired on 19th August.



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Actresses who would look good doing a dropkick

Actresses who would look good doing a dropkick

1. Kuroki Meisa
7513 votes

2. Inoue Mao
5311 votes

3. Maki Yoko
4425 votes

4. Amami Yuki
4401 votes

5. Esumi Makiko
3480 votes

6. Mizuki Alisa
3231 votes

7. Yonekura Ryoko
2204 votes

8. Shinohara Ryoko
1295 votes

9. Others
881 votes

10. Kichise Michiko
842 votes

11. Kitagawa Keiko
671 votes

12. Ueto Aya
501 votes

Survey via : NTT DoCoMo Minna no Koe
Total votes : 34755
Voting period : 31st July 2011 to 19th August 2011



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