Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fukuda Mayuko "Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou" Promotion Video

 Chinese people are lucky.

The people from the Chinese community uploaded preview meeting of "Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou" with Fukuda Mayuko. Embedding doesn't seem to work so click on the link. -__-;;

Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou Premium Preview Meeting

Rough translation (not right!!)
The things to look forward to from this work...
Fukuda: Playing the role of Aoki Shinko, I'm Fukuda Mayuko. Thank you for coming today. The setting for this movie is Showa year 30, in Yamaguchi prefecture. I don't really know anything about this era, not only the language and dialect are different, also the way people play are totally different, but having friends there can enable you to do anything, and how much you like them, comparing the past and present, they are the same. When I was watching it, I was touched. It's really a warm and nice film. Please enjoy it. Thank you very much.

Lastly, a message.
Fukuda: Today, there are a lot of generations present (in the audience), it made me really happy. I think the people who are Shinko's generation, a mother's generation, or a grandfather's generation will have different impression while watching this, I think it's great. This movie will be open to the public on November 21th (2009). I would be happy if more people are able to watch this wonderful movie. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Thank you for coming today. Please enjoy yourself.

And then Hatoyama Miyuki (Japan's current prime minister's wife!!) present Mayuko with a bouquet of flower. I'd seen her in the SMAPxSMAP New Year Special, and she was really amazing. :3 I'm happy Mayuko got a chance to meet her, and also the other way around. lol

Also a clip when Shinko became the special ambassador for Yamaguchi Prefecture.
- News clip
- Message clip

Basically I already translated this before... *lazy* lol

Saturday, March 20, 2010

20th Century Boys: Our Flags

Finally got time to watch the third installment of the 20th Century Boys Trilogy, Our Flag.

Rather than talking about how the story changed/shortened/dismissed/added, or how the cg effects are, or how different it was from the manga (I'm a fan of the manga by the way, everyone should read it!)...

Well, I just want to say, there are surprisingly a lot of guest stars. Lol, but most importantly...

Look, what did I tell you, Kamiki Ryunosuke is indeed in the show~! I like his acting here. Hard to act when they don't show your face, but he did well. I particularly like the scene where Kenji thought nothing changed when he played rock, but something indeed changed.

Also teenage princess Chacha and young Goemon (from Goemon 2009). LOL. Or rather Sanae (Fukuda Mayuko) and her little brother (Hirota Ryohei).

Funny how every actor/actress is inter-related with each other through other works. Like Sanae and Shogun are young Akari and her dad in the movie 10 Promises to my Dog. Or Yukiji and Shogun as lovers in Aishiteiru to Ittekure (my, they really changed). Etc... The world is really small. Or rather, Japanese entertainment is really small. ^___^;;

Lastly, hmm, he looks familiar, though I can't seem to pinpoint where I'd seen him from, or who he is.. orz

SEDA: Culture no ma - Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介) x Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子)

Scan taken from Baidu. Text from

On page 105 of SEDA's January 2008 issue, there's an interview for the movie "Little DJ ~Chiisana Koi no Monogatari~" with actor and actress Kamiki Ryunosuke and Fukuda Mayuko. After, they also answered 4 questions.

Kamiki Ryunosuke, played 12 years old boy, with Fukuda Mayuko, played a 13 years old girl, created a fresh love story for the movie "Little DJ ~Chiisana Koi no Monogatari~". Talking about each of their favorite radio programs, music, movie, and etc... their distances shortened as their innocent emerged.

Kamiki Ryunosuke: This work was full of first challenges like DJ, illness, love story. The most difficult was performing illness. From my perspective, I never experience getting really sick before. I consulted my family about what kind of feelings you get when you contract a disease.
Fukuda Mayuko: Because I have not yet experience love, before acting I thought, I need to do something! I asked the people around me "What is love?". I asked everyone this, but the moment where they talk about love stories, everyone had a happy expression, it was cute! I tried using and consulting those facial expressions.

It's your first time appearing together right? What are your impression of each other?
Kamiki: Even though she's a year younger, I thought she was like an adult, doing things with a level-headed. When talking, I tend to change subjects, frequently a natural air-head, but Fukuda-san would bring the subject back to its origin. She was helpful.
Fukuda: Because I want to try acting with him, I would be very happy when we talk. When we met, he's my pace, a very interesting person. When I talk to him, he'll be "Ah.." or "Un...", and the conversation would quickly end. I tried my best to talk a lot, and when I thought we'd become friends, after one week of filming, we would revert back to the beginning. I was sad... (laugh).
Kamiki: That time, because normally at school, I don't usually talk to the girls, I became nervous and the conversation was unable to continue. I would brood that it's difficult to continue, but because of the unnecessary nervourness that I wasn't able to talk.
Fukuda: And then, Kamiki-kun will quickly chew on candy (toffee). I didn't like this (laugh). At the filming site, this kind of thing happened a lot.
Kamiki: When I'm hungry, I would chew on it (candy) as soon as possible...

Your movie role is very similar to your personality, even now, it felt like Fukuda-san is a step leading over Kamiki-kun (as in pulling him along)! Lastly, what's the highlight of the movie?
Fukuda: The characters all have someone they love. It's not only pertaining to lovers, but also family, and friends. It's a work that after you watch, you will think, having a family is nice, having friends are nice, and having someone to love is nice.
Kamiki: It's a movie that you can earnestly experience the importance of conveying your feelings. Please watch it!

Question 1: A song you recommend?
Kamiki: Mr. Children's "Kimi ga suki". It's a slow tempo song that's pleasant, you'll calm down when you listen to it. Lately, I'd always been listen to this before I go to bed.
Fukuda: Shiina Ringo's "Yokushitsu" and Porno Graffitti's "Club Underworld". Shiina-san, even thought high, her voice is not thin, which I like. As for Porno Graffitti-san, of course I love their song, but I'm a fan of Akihito-san, I collected every CD and magazine appearances.

Question 2: A performer that you aspired to be?
Kamiki: My target is an actor that their acting can give people something. Along with personality, my ideal is Tsumabuki Satoshi-san. When I watch "Namida Sou Sou" and "Dororo", when I get familiar with his characters, I thought he was really cool.
Fukuda: Ohgo Suzuka-san who'd appeared in "Sexy Voice and Robo". We appeared together before when we was young, and it seems like our mothers are on good terms, but I have no recollection of it... I was to try to meet her.

Question 3: What's your type for the opposite sex?
Kamiki: A person who's happy, bright, and able to say things honestly. Because I have bad points, I want her to be able to point it out. The type that can talk plainly to one's family, a kind of person that's easy to socialized.
Fukuda: Black hair, slightly long with a feeling of floating, not too tall or too short... Porno Graffitti's Akihito-san is my ideal (laugh). As for character, a fun person that can get excited over things is my type. A person that's obedient is not good.

Question 4: What's a moment that you feel blessed?
Kamiki: A message "I became full of spirit." from fan letter from a person who saw my acting made me really happy. I really like this work that I can be helpful to people, I thought that I need to work harder.
Fukuda: The time where I'm watching "Sexy Boy and Robo". I really got into watching it repeatedly. The content is very profound! I thought that it was great that I happen to encounter this drama.

Random Notes:
- It's funny how Kamiki keeps having to explain himself from Mayuko's words. lol. The interviewer is right, Mayuko really does seems to lead over Kamiki at times.
- Kamiki's taste of song is similar to mine, slow tempo songs. While Mayuko's taste in musics are mostly rock/indies. You can tell she got her taste from her father.
- I have to laugh at Mayuko and her continuous fan girl of Porno Graffitti's Okano Akihito-san, and then her fan girl for Ohgo Suzuka. Though I'm surprised their mothers are on good terms (during that time they worked together). I want to see Ohgo Suzuka and Mayuko in a drama together again! (wishful thinking). ^^;;

Some images from Little DJ ~Chiisana Koi no Monogatari~ Official Photobook

Lastly, one of my favorite music video for Little DJ. You should also read the translation for the song in order to absorb mv more. Everything went really well with each other. Created by the talented RXFmokyunl.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kamiki Ryunosuke Bible: A beginner compilation

Credits to King-kun for taking her(?) time scanning and uploading. This is from JUNON October 2009 issue.

Decided to translate this instead of others. Lol... For a few questions, the text was blurry so I omitted them. Sorry... =__=;; Some of the kanji are hard to read, so I pretty much play 'guess the kanji' game. I still have much to learn. =__=;; There are lots of translation mistakes.... like always. >_<;; Anyways, hope you enjoy. :3

Ryu-kun tackling 100 questions with a super honest side.

Kamiki Ryunosuke played the cool "Yaegashi-kun" in the drama "Akahana no Sensei". Even though he begins his activity from a young age, he will answer everyone's questions "How is he like normally?", by tackling his first challenge with 100 questions! He answered everything with care while enjoying himself. After it was done, Ryu-kun only uttered one thing. "The questions about love was really fun!"

1. Height? 167cm
2. Weight? 48kg
3. Foot size? 26.5cm
4. Eyesight? Right is 1.5, left is 1.2
5. How fast when running 100m? 13.73 sec. I can run away fast (laugh).
6. Special skill? Tennis, table tennis/ping-pong, darts
7. What song do you always sing at karaoke? Fukuyama Masaharu's "Hello". Fukuyama-san's song fit with my singing range.
8. Favorite music? Always Fukuyama-san, sometimes, Mr. Children and RADWIMPS. Because of my mother's influence, I also listen to Chopin.
9. Favorite book? For novel, "The Manzai" by Asano Atsuko-san. For manga, "Bakuman." (Yay! Bakuman! :D)
10. Favorite season? Summer

11. Favorite color? From when I was young, it was orange. In school, the pen I used are mostly orange.
12. Favorite TV show? Comedy programs, or 24 Hour Police (警察24時) (laugh).
13. Favorite comedian? Takatoshi-san. The timing of tsukkomi is perfect, and the boke (responses) are surreal.
14. Favorite scenery? The night view on the mountain at Hakodate. (Little DJ anyone? >:3)
15. Most dislike thing in this world? Long and big legs spiders. In order to remove it from my room, I'll vacuum it with a vacuum cleaner (laugh).
16. Hated food? Green peas
17. Favorite food? Nattou. Up until now, I don't mix it, but recently, I began to mix it and it also taste good. As for sweets, An-dango (strained bean paste).
18. Favorite kind of pasta? Mushroom and bacon together.
19. Favorite food that your mother make? When I had a fever, my mom made me stew with suiton and pig.
20. Rice or bread? I can't survive with 1 serving a day with rice. Usually 2 large servings.

21. Udon or soba? I love zaru soba (a cold soba dish with shredded nori seaweed).
22. Habit? Always saying "It's alright!"
23. Collection? Guitar picks. The cute and interesting ones. I also received one from Fukuyama-san.
24. What did you got into (hobby)? This year, approximately 2 months, is guitar.
25. Treasure item? JUNON September issue, with Take-chan (Satou Takeru) and (Miura) Haruma-kun, the photo of the 3 of us together. For some reason, I always bring it in my bag (laugh).
26. One word/phrase that describe your personality? The value of time. I eat fast, I also finished my summer break homework during July. Even for work, I'll beat my manager to the filming location.
27. Family members? Grandfather, grandmother, older sister, mother, father, and me. And also a kitten that my father picked up. Our family is very lively.
28. Something your parents get mad at you every day? Not turning off the light in the toilet, and also not take the hair drier out of the socket.
29. How many people in your cellphone? Around 350, I have a lot of friends.
30. Ring tone? "Ame Otoko" by RADWIMPS

31. A mail you still keep? During my junior high graduation, a sempai that always took care of me gave me a letter with a lengthy congratulations mail.
32. Outfit you wear when sleep? The bottom is pajama pant, the top is a tank top. I like that feeling where my skin touch the futon.
33. What kind of underpants? Boxer pants, mainly black.
34. The time in your life where you cried the most? During junior high graduation ceremony, I cried when I was singing the school's song. "No way, I'm already like this?" After that, I cried while watching "ROOKIES~ Graduation" movie.
35. Favorite thing about your face and a complex? I'm please with my double eyelids. When I have lack of sleep or in the evening, my double eyelids are very distinct, that's why at night, when I'm with my family, I may have the best face (laugh). Complex is for year round, my lips (not sure what つさがさ means).
36. Right now, the thing you want the most? White work boots.
37. Favorite fashion? I like the clothes from the brand Kingly Mask. The colors are basically white, black, and pink. Recently, I like Converse's white and black things, I want to try on different colors.
38. Your favorite thing that you recently bought? Electric guitar called SG.
39. Do you believe in fortune telling? I believe. But I only use the bad ones as a reference.
40. Something you think you shouldn't do? When I fumble with my words when chatting normally

41. Favorite shampoo? MACHERIE. The smell is nice, and the treatment make your hair silky.
42. Favorite toothpaste? Clear Clean
43. Shower or bath? Bath. With the music on, while sinking yourself in the bathtub and singing along.
44. Thing you can't throw away? I can't throw notebooks away. The notebooks that I used and the notebooks that I'm going to use are accumulating so much that the drawer of my desk broke.
45. A wish to god? I want to quickly be an adult. I want to drive a car, and and the echo of an adult is cool. And also I want my quality of speaking to be better.
46. When you receive a mail, do you reply at once? If it's my friend. Otherwise, I'll reply when I can.
47. One thing you can't stop when you start doing? When I start cleaning, I won't stop until everything is clean.
48. Something that's always must be in your bag? iPod, "No music, no life"!
49. How much money did you bring today in your wallet? Just before, my grandmother gave me 7000 yen to spend.
50. What's the first thing you spend money on? I'll go to the convenient store and became broke to buy juice, and food (laugh).

51. How many best friends? 5 people.
52. What do they call you? Ryu
53. Who are your close friends in entertainment? Take-chan, Haruma-kun, and Hongo Kanata-kun.
54. A recent memory with your friends? With Sakamoto Shogo-kun, who's in the same company, we had a guitar session for 3 hours. He's skill at fragments (don't get this part). He's my guitar teacher.
55. How are you like at school? I stood out as a pleasant and also a bad existence (?).
56. What you need to do after waking up early? Stretch. And after that, listening to Fukuyama-san's "Sore ga Subete sa".
57. Method to reduce stress? Be in extreme high spirits when you karaoke alone (laugh).
58. If the world is destroy tomorrow, what will you do? I'll do whatever I usually do.

Love and Girl
59. What's your type of girl? A friendly person, and also a person with strong determination and strengths in her eyes.
60. When's your first love? During kindergarten, I started liking her when she simply told me she likes me. But the next day, she was holding hand with another boy, I was shocked (laugh).

61. A girl's action that make your heart beat? The profile when she's seriously doing something.
62. What a girl can say that make you happy? When she says "Your voice is good", it makes me the most happy.
63. First thing you look at a girl when meeting for the first time? Perhaps her eyes.
64. How should an ideal confession be like? Meeting directly and saying it straight.
65. Ideal date? Because I like the stars, we'll go to the planetarium to watch the stars. Before the date, I will study diligently about stars.
66. Girlfriend and friends, which is more prioritize?  Both girlfriend and friends, which one I make the promise first to will be prioritize.
67. What would you like your girlfriend to call you? Ryu
68. What flower would you give her? 1 sunflower (sunflowers, my favorite >:3)
69. What happen if you fall in serious love? I think I'll look at nothing but her. I may be in so much happiness that I'll constantly be in high tension (laugh).
70. To love or to be love? To love! And then, I'll give more effort in order to be loved.

71. Is it OK if your girlfriend gives you restrictions? Only to a certain extend. "Today, I'm going karaoke with my friends." "With who?", to this degree, sometimes is acceptable.
72. If you're a girl, will you talk with Kamiki Ryunosuke? No, I think I'm noisy and annoying.
73. What do you do when your love is rejected? I won't talk to anyone. I'll just do things alone. I won't care about whatever clothes I put on.
74. For this Christmas, if you have a girlfriend, what will your plans be? I want to give her present. But, even if meeting just a tiny bit is enough. I won't know what to talk about, so we'll be just meeting until 9 o'clock in the evening (laughs).
75. What would you want her to do? Nothing, just as long as she only have me. I'll love all of her completely.
76. Something a girl said that shocked you? During junior high, they said, "About Kamiki, I won't go after someone famous like him." (not sure)
77. A memory about Valentine? During junior high, "A return gift of candy is good", so my return gifts are usually based on that memory. I'll definitely make good memories in high school.
78. What kind of fragrance on a girl do you like? The scent of soap.
79. Do you understand the feelings of girls who want to look at your keitai? If they are distrust of me, I would rather they say it. Because doing that is too fast.
80. If your girlfriend allows, do you want to make out/flirt? Occasionally (laugh).

81. What are your views about love? Mostly, I tends to fall in love. Perhaps, it's because the person I like is there that I'm able to do my best, I'm the type that grow with love.

82. A habit in "Akahana no Sensei"? Yaegashi's behavior. For example, the way he holds his bag, his posture when walking, and the ruthlessness toward his teacher. His image is very cool.
83. From now on, what should we notice about Yaegashi-kun? Will there be a smile from Yaegashi or not? Also, please watch his cool character and how he speak his lines in comedy scenes.
84. What is popular among the casts? Play around with Ozumi Yo-san.
85. A line that gave you an impression? When Yaegashi said "Thank you for (helping?) Wada." The first time he said something so manly, I really like it.
86. At what age did you felt that you're an actor? Around the time of "Tantei Gakuen Q". But after meeting with Kuramoto Sou-sensei in "Kaze no Garden", I'm even more conscious on my acting. All at once, the way I think, the way I look at things totally changed.
87. What is your thought with so many people you don't know watching over you as you grow? I'm thankful. They are like my relatives so I can be in a peace of mind.
88. A happy memory of the child acting period? For example, "Aikurushii", the actors from my generation are having fun filming this work for 3 straight months.
89. Beside from being an actor, what other occupation do you want to do? A photographer.
90. Where do you memorize your lines? In my room by myself. I can memorize my lines in just one time after reading it when I was younger, but recently, I have to re-read it many times.

91. A thing you always bring to the filming site? Just my wallet and keitai.
92. A time you think you're famous? When I watch a movie or drama I'm in, I thought "Ah, it's me".
93. The tastiest location bento? My favorites are the one where I got lucky and get hamburger and spaghetti that the lunch vendor made.
94. Are you worried about others criticisms? I'll use it as a reference.
95. What's the most important thing about being an actor? You're not acting the role, you have to forget yourself and become the other person.
96. Most respected actor? Nakai Kiichi-san. During "Kaze no Garden", when he got in the role, I see only him as my father.
97. A person you want to try appearing together? Fukuyama Masaharu-san. I want to be an adult like him.
98. From now on, a role you want to try? A delinquent like in "Gokusen".
99. A moment where you felt happiness while working? (When people told him) "I was cheered up.", with the aide of words I was able to help people.
100. How is Kamiki Ryunosuke 10 years from now? I want to become popular and cool. As for being an actor, "When acting, I can't see Kamiki (but only see the character)" I want to be told this. Then, my quality of speaking will raise, I want to be a person that make people smile!

- It's not really 100 questions with all those omitting, just pretend, I guess... =__=;; Thank you for the Chinese translators!! (So glad I took Chinese during school, though, I still have to look up every other words. >_<;;) And also kanahe-san from livejournal for the better scan. :D Now it's really is 100 questions. :3 (Sorry it took me so long to finish).
- lol at Kamiki and his fan boy of Fukuyama Masaharu (though a good choice).
- Some of the questions are really... wow. Like the one about his underpants.... o__O;; I mean, really? lol

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子), double wins in Europe for her staring roles as voice actress.

From zakzak.

Actress, Fukuda Mayuko (15), acting as voice actress for last year's screening of the anime movie "Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou" (Maimai Miracles) received the Audience award in France's "20th Cine-Junior Film Festival" and in Belgium's "29th Brussels Animation Film Festival".

- The article pointed Mayuko out, but I'm not entirely sure if it's just her or the movie itself. Though either would still be fabulous news. :D
- I like it! Short but sweet. XP
- All the waiting was not for nothing. Congrats to the staffs and Mayuko for their job in Maimai Shinko. :)

edit: Sniped from AnimeNewsNetwork.

"February 3-16's Festival Ciné Junior focused on unreleased animation, documentaries, and shorts for children from 3 to 15 years of age. A fifth-grade class from Vitry-sur-Seine gave Mai Mai Miracle a Young Juries Prize in the Feature Competition category.
Mai Mai Miracle won the Audience Award for the Best Animated Feature for adults at Anima, which ran from February 12 to 20. It also won the BETV Award for Best Animated Feature at the same festival.

Mai Mai Miracle will run at the New York International Children's Film Festival on March 6 and at the Taiwan International Children's Film Festival next month as the opening film."

On another news, though I didn't save the source, there was news that due to the popularity of the Korean's movie version Japan is going to make its own Byakuyako movie. Byakuyako is based on a popular book. In 2006, there was a drama with Yamada Takayuki, Ayase Haruka as the main cast. Fukuda Mayuko was the younger version of Ayase's character (Yukiho). The cast haven't been decided yet.

I'll look forward to it.