Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Goseiger epic 31-32 Making Of

This week of Goseiger Making Of, taken from Toei's Goseiger official site.

For some reason, it took me longer to load the Goseiger's site. I wondered if it's just me. :x But translating this make me smile all the time. :3 Show should have more Making Of stuffs. >:D

1. The Yuumajuu was defeated! Yay~!
2. We went through a lot ne
3. We also did our best even when injured ne!
4. With that, from tomorrow onward we can play~
5. "Idiot! Are you making light of the situation"
6. "Wait a minute, Stop fighting!"
7. Isn't it alright~, with just this much
8. Because the Yuumajuu was defeated!

1. "I said stop~, Hyde"
2. Or not, eh!? Could it be?
3. "Are you making light of the situation~"
4. "Big brother~!"
5. Zugo---n!!
"But Alata is also making light of it"
6. Starting next time with all of the Goseiger,
We'll continue to do our best.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

「Q10」 and 「SPEC」: Character Information

「Q10」 Character Info

The official site for "Q10" is finally updated, of course Fukuda Mayuko's name in on the list. :)

In the recent issue of "TV LIFE" and "The Television", more information about "Q10" casts are known.

Warning: Most of the names are guessed from their Kanji, so may not be correct. Most of the names mentioned are from the main casts. There are others that's not main, so... :x I apologize for not adding them (since I don't know anything about them).

From "The Television"?

From "TV LIFE"

School: Shikahamabashi High School
- A co-ed school

Fukai Heita (Satou Takeru)
- Third year high school student with no dream and doesn't care for love
- When he was younger, he's managed to over come an illness that supposed to take his life
- 4 people family, include his parents, an older sister, and him.
- Accidentally activated Q10 in the science room. From then on, Q10 begins to call him "Mama" and clings on to him.
- Ended up having to take care of Q10

Q10/Kyuto Karen (Maeda Atsuko)
- A study robot model that the principal picked up.
- Can be recharged using home electric hole.
- After started up by Heita, begins to follow him around.
- Live in her homeroom teacher's, the Ogawa's, household.
- Unfashionable appearance (skirt to the knee).
- Whenever she encounter an inconsistency, she'll short circuit.

Kubo Takehito (Ikematsu Sousuke)
- Second year high school student
- Because he's hospitalized due to illness, that's why he stayed after a year.
- Heita's childhood best friend
- In order to overcome his illness (different from Heita), he'll be going back to surgery

Fujioka Makoto (Emoto Tokio)
- A boy with gloomy eyes
- Because he's unable to pay his tuition, he'll currently being expelled.

Nakao Jun (Hosoda Yoshihiko)
- An otaku student that's live in the 2D (e.g. animation/manga/etc...)
- Unable to fit in with school
- Is obsessed with Q10

Kageyama Satoshi (Kaku Kento)
- Popular boy
- Truthfully, he's interest in Kawai Emiko, but he's unable to tell anyone.

Fujino Tsukiko (Fukuda Mayuko)
- A hikikomori (shut-in) who's a beautiful girl
- Mysterious, but is actually hiding a secret
- Will appear from episode 2 onward

Yamamoto Tamiko (Renbutsu Misako)
- A girl who dye her hair in bright color
- Outside of school, she's part of a band.
- Outside of school, her personality is totally different

Kawai Emiko (Takahata Mitsuki)
- Prodigy
- Though she has confident with her studies, however she has complex with herself.
- Interest with Q10 memory

Yanagi Kuriko (Yakushimaru Hiroko)
- A poor robot doctorate who live in the science preparation room
- Noticed that Q10 is a robot from the beginning
- A junior of the principal
- Interest in Q10

Kishimoto Michirou (Ono Takehiko)
- Principal
- While drunk, picked up Q10
- In order to hide his drinking habits, he enrolled Q10 as a transfer student
- He appoint Heita and Ogawa to look after Q10

Ogawa Otozure (Tanaka Yuuji)
- Heita and Q10's homeroom teacher
- Living together with his mother, with the principal's command, he's looking after Q10

Ogawa Shige, Ogawa's mother (Shiraishi Kayoko)
- Living together with Q10 and her son
- Encouraging her son to get married.

- Interesting to note that Mayuko is the youngest from all of the main classmates. She's 16 years old while everyone else are 19-20, with Takeru the oldest as 21 years old.
- Heita's life, for some reason reminded me of Kamiki's life. He's also overcome illness that the doctors thought he won't be able to survive. XD;;
- Ikematsu Sousuke as Heita's best friend. :D That probably means he's going to have decent screen time.
- I didn't realized it, but Renbutsu Misako is also in "DIVE!!" along with Ikematsu Sousuke as Mizobata Junpei character's girlfriend. :3 She's really pretty in there even though she only have a small role. DIVE!! Reunion! >:D
- Speaking of "DIVE!!", did you know that Ikematsu Sousuke and Hayashi Kento become best friend after the movie? The interesting thing about that is that, Q10 is the drama right after Mioka, where Hayashi Kento played a main part in. I love random friendship coincidences. XD
- When speaking about reunion, how about Satou Takeru and Fukuda Mayuko GOEMON reunion? :D Takeru played the young Kirigakure Saizou, Goemon's best friend, while Mayuko played Princess Chacha, Goemon's love interest. :D
- Also a Little DJ reunion with, of course, Mayuko as Tamaki, and Kaku Kento as the older brother with the sunglasses. Also, Nishida Naomi is going to be in Q10 as well, where she played Tarou's mother in the movie. :3
- Though I never seen Renbutsu Misako before (aside from DIVE!!), she's known to did a really good job as the main character for the 2008 drama, Nanase Futatabi. I can't wait to watch her. :)
- Hosoda Yoshihiko is also in a lot of drama, apparently, but the he left the deepest impression to me as the psycho bondage loving rapist in the drama LIFE with Fukuda Saki. ^^;; Ever since then, I only remember him as the rapist, instead of his name. I apologize to his fans. ^^;; He did a great job in creeping me out!
- Though you already know that screenwriters Kizara Izumi and producer Kawano Hidehiro worked together in "Nobuta wo Produce", they also worked together in "Suika" and "Sexy Voice and Robo". Suika won a few awards, but Sexy Voice and Robo is actually Mayuko's favorite drama. I'll bet she's very happy to be working with them. :)

The 15s CM is also out and graciously posted on youtube. For some reason, NTV doesn't let people with IP address outside of Japan watch it. >_>;;


「SPEC」 Character Info

"SPEC" also known as "Keizoku 2" also updated their official site.

Unknown magazines also published the character information. If you know which magazine these scans came from, please inform me.

Not much to say about this drama, except, this drama has a lot of good casts! Ryu Raita, Kamiki, Kase Ryo, Fukuda Saki, Shiina Kippei, their names only guarantee great acting! *drools*

Toma Saya (Toda Erika)
- Part of Unidentified Crime Unit
- Sebumi Takeru's partner
- Genius with an IQ of 201 with the ability of photographic memory
- Unable to read the atmosphere
- Her left hand is in sling
- If she don't have an interest in it, she won't remember it
- A huge glutton
- 24 years old

Sebumi Takeru (Kase Ryo)
- Unidentified Crime Unit
- Toma Saya's partner
- best fighting skills at the National Police Agency and is viewed as the top prospect in his division
- stubborn with a methodical character
- A military mania
- Don't like to rely on Toma
- Used to be a part of the Special Military Force (SIT), but since he accidentally shoot a subordinate cause him to be demoted to the Unidentified Crime Unit.
- 36 years old

Shimura Mirei (Fukuda Saki)
- A sister of Sebumi's subordinate when he was still a part of SIT.
- She's watching over her brother, who's in a vegetative state.
- Detest Sebumi when she learned that he was responsible for causing her brother to be like this.
- 19 years old

Chii Satoshi (Shirota Yu)
- A pretty boy that went out with Toma during her college days.
- Still wanting her back, even now doesn't have a girlfriend.
- 24 years old

Ninomae Jyuichi (Kamiki Ryunosuke)
- With a beautiful appearance, a mysterious boy
- His special ability created a deep connection with Toma

Tsuda Tsukehiro (Shiina Kippei)
- Head chief of Public Department Special Service
- Use special ability people to investigate the crime
- Has an interest in Sebumi's past scandal

Nonomura Koutaro (Ryu Raita)
- A lazy but master as soothing the clients and members of Unidentified Crime Unit.
- Love Kaki peanuts
- Has a close relationship with Metropolitan Police Department police woman.
- 70 years old

Also a minute CM of "Spec"! Can't wait for this drama as well. :D

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy News ☆

A lot of things seems to happened this past week.

First is, on September 14, Morning Musume's leader, Takahashi Ai-chan's birthday. On that day, she turned 24 years old. Even so, she's still retains her youthful looks as well as her unique and humble personality.

But that's not all, since turning 24, Aichan opened up an Ameblo called "I am Ai". Of course, she blog about her days in few short sentences, but the best things about her blog are the artistic pictures, as you can see for yourself.

S-N-I-P-E-R-san graciously translated her blog to English for every fan to read. Do visit!

This is great news. Since after H!P television shows got cancel, I slowly loosen myself from the H!P world. Though I do visit H!O once a while to skim through Aichan's forum thread, I really didn't bother much about Morning Musume as a whole. But now that Aichan got her own blog, I think it's a smart move for MM to reach out to the fans again in a different form. The only problem is that... her blog entries doesn't allow replies. :<

On another big happy news...

On September 10, my favorite Hong Kong actress, Leila Tong, announced on her weibo (Chinese equivalent of Twitter) that she's getting married in November with stage director Desmond Tang Wai Kit.

If you know Leila, you know that she's almost as clean as a board and there are not much romantic rumors going on around her. That's why, when the news of her 3 years dating with her current fiance and living together is finally out, everyone (including me) was shocked. But I'm really happy for her. She's experiencing a new stage in her life, and if she's happy, I'm happy. I never want her to stop acting, so as long as her works are continuously coming out, I will definitely watch them!

On the other hand, I guess I'm a bit disappoint that with Raymond Lam's current status in TVB, Leila and Raymond probably won't get a chance to collaborate together again. I love "The Last Breakthrough", and I think that really created a strong foundation for the Raymond/Leila couple for me... They had the best chemistry in all of Leila/someone else mix up. ;___; Curse TVB and their continuous promotion of Miss/Mr HK. =__=;;

Oh well, hopefully, in the future.... I'll be able to see them again. :<

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

H: Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介) x Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) - Let's Have a Party After School!

I happened to come across the Chinese version a few months ago at mymayuko.com forum (which is imho, the most difficult forum to use EVER!). It's interesting that it's easier to get Mayuko information from Japanese fans than Chinese fans. On the other hand, it's easier to get Kamiki's information from Chinese fans than Japanese fans. What's with the discrepancies? ^^;;

Cool Magazine, Issue November 2007

Today, I came across the Japanese scans and Chinese translation from Kamiki's Baidu. And the pictures... I blame the pictures for making me want to translate it. >:3 The pictures are adorable! ♥

H Magazine, not sure which issue (Please inform me if you know)

Anyways, onto the translation! Enjoy

Excuse my l33t photoshop skillz! >:3Kamiki Ryunosuke x Fukuda Mayuko
Let's Have a Party After School!

Setting at Hakodate 1977, after admitted to a seaside hospital, Tarou, a 12 years old boy, became the DJ for the hospital broadcast system to convey meaningful messages to the patients. There, he developed a pure first love with a young girl, Tamaki, together they created a meaningful and gentle movie, "Little DJ ~ Chiisana Koi no Monogatari". For this work, the two people who performed as Tarou and Tamaki both began their activities at a young age, Kamiki Ryunosuke an Fukuda Mayuko. Even though love story is a first for these two, but with solid acting and fresh perception, they're able to perfectly play a charming couple. This time, the key for this work has a connection with "music", thus we'll have a karaoke party on the magazine. Right now, already becoming good friends, these two are having a nonstop after school party + a conversation between people in the same generation, START!

-- Today for "Little DJ ~Chiisana Koi no Monogatari~", music as the key, thus, we're invite you to come karaoke. Normally, do you listen to music?
Kamiki: I listen to it a lot. It's like I'm addicted to it.

-- What kind of music do you listen to?
Kamiki: Mr. Children, ORANGE RANGE, SMAP, also listen a lot to Kuwata (Keisuke)-san, Oda Kazumasa-san, Kobukuro, FLOW.... Pretty much a wide variety.

-- That's really a lot of names. What about Fukuda-san?
Fukuda: I also listen to it all day long. I pretty much spent most of my money on CDs. I love Porno Graffitti, I have all of their songs on my ipod. I also love Shiina Ringo-san, then YUKI-san, Yaida Hitomi-san, Utada Hikaru-san. I became interested in music when I was in fifth grades. To put it bluntly, when I'm holding my iPod, I thought that it'll be a waste if I didn't use it, so I used it and become hook.

-- The theme for this movie is "convey your feelings", during the drama, do you have a moment where you're conscious of it?
Kamiki: I received a fan letter that wrote "I'm able to received your courage" and also, "I'll try to be an useful human", that leave a deep impression on me.

-- That's a bit like Tarou's situation.
Kamiki: That's right. Tarou become a DJ for the hospital broadcast because he like it, not that he's thinking of giving others courage or happiness. But in reality, because of listening to Tarou's broadcast, people were able to become energetic, and courageous, that's why to Tarou, they say "Thank you". When Tarou listened to those words, Tarou also become more lively as he returned "Thank you". It feels like a catch game with the heart. For me, I think the drama and my feelings are very similar.

-- What about Fukuda-san?
Fukuda: I also think the drama is about conveying things, but also the viewer, having receive the performer's thoughts and sincerity, can respond more to such feelings.

-- This time, as you're cooperate with Kamiki-san for this drama, was it like this?
Fukuda: That's right. Able to convey your feelings to your partner, that's really wonderful, when I see that I can feel his thoughts. When I watch the movie, seeing the someone expressing his feelings, I can also feel it. As a result, although we're conveying the story to the viewers, but when we're performing, working together with the people in the movie, it's perhaps also important to convey your feelings.

-- Even though it's your first time working together, before your meeting, what are your impressions of each others?
Kamiki: I thought she's very mature, when we finally met, as expected, she's like this.
Fukuda: Really? Thanks (laughs)
Kamiki: It's true, you're really level headed. I'm somewhat muddle head, so it feels like her responsibilities are to correct me (laughs).
Fukuda: (laughs) As for me, I thought he's a cheerful person, but when we first met, when our conversations become "Isn't that right?" for example, "Ah, that's right" and the conversation quickly ended (laughs). After around one week of not shooting for the film, even though after so much hardship, we finally become friends, once again, he become really distant.

-- What's your feelings back then?
Kamiki: It's because I don't usually talk to girls. At first, I was really nervous, that's why I was behaving suspiciously (laughs). Don't you usually really apologetic when you interrupt a conversation? That's why, it became like "That's right... Ah, what were we talking about, this is bad, what should I do? Ah, the conversation stopped~" (laughs). It became irritating.
Fukuda: Eh~? Is that so.

-- In the film, Tamaki is a year older than Tarou, but in reality, Kamiki-san is the older one right?
Kamiki: Yes.

-- Of course, normally, does Kamiki-san seems like the older bother?
Both: No (laughs)
Kamiki: It's the opposite, it's actually like a level head older sister and the airhead little brother (laughs).

-- When co-acting together, what are your thoughts of each other as an actor/actress?
Kamiki: About this, whatever performance it is, she'll be able to response. For me, it made me really feel relaxed.
Fukuda: As for me, after watching him on TV and movies, I thought he is a wonderful actor, however, for the real shooting of the scene where Tarou confess, my heart quickens, I became moved. With that said, there wasn't that much of a differences between the test and the real shoot, even if I didn't become Tamaki, but with those words, it feels like I changed into Tamaki.
Kamiki: I'm touched, just now (laughs). Thank you very much.

-- This time, it's a cute love story, but compare to the drama, up until now, is there something that's you feel is different (not the same as the character)?
Kamiki: Because it's my first time acting out first love, at first I thought a lot about how I should act, but in reality, the scene where Tarou feels shy, I really became shy. For such place, I thought it becomes a real performance (laughs). Even before I enter the scene, and when I enter, I also became nervous.
Fukuda: (laughs) When we first met, you were really quiet.
Kamiki: Is that so?
Fukuda: Un. When during the introduction, at first because I thought it was an important time "Good morning~!" when I said that, "(with a small voice) Good morning" was the reply. I thought "Is this going to be alright?", and became a bit worried that we're unable to become friends.
Kamiki: But we gradually become accustomed to each other, I thought it was great.

-- What about Fukuda-san?
Fukuda: For me, because I haven't experience love, I wondered what should I do, with my class, or rather, with the people in the same grade, I asked "What is love like?" and did research on it. The replies are "When sensei got angry at you, your heart begins beating, and also, when you meet someone famous and your heart races" for example (laughs), and also, "a guy you thought you hate, but suddenly like him", for example, and other complicated things. That's why, even though it was a bit hard, but for Tamaki and Tarou situation, even though love is love, but I think it's also an important existence.

-- You mentioned earlier about the confession scene, when your heart beats, which kind of heart beat is it?
Fukuda: Uh~n. The guy have to carry such a heavy burden, for example, or when you bump into each other and saying "Are you alright?", doesn't your heart beat a bit? Perhaps it's that kind of feeling?

-- If Fukuda-san were to ask you "What is love like?", how will Kamiki-san answer?
Kamiki: .... It's like, loneliness?
Fukuda: Loneliness?
Kamiki: Like, how should I say it, you're feeling lonely? For example, when you like someone, and in a split second, you suddenly thought of her.
Fukuda: Un un. Some one said that, someone said that. Around 2-3 people said exactly like that.
Kamiki: It's perhaps that... For example, when you see something you think is beautiful and amazing, you want to show it to them. It's a bit difficult to say... that's right, like "I want my partner to feel the same as me".
Fukuda: Love is complicated. Everyone say really different things, I don't understand them (laughs).

-- Even though from now on and from before, there are even more wide range of roles, but from now on, what kind of role would you like to try?
Kamiki: A villain role. I want to progress into the road of evil.
Fukuda: That's right. Me too!
Kamiki: In reality, you can't easily become bad, it's the opposite for me, that's why if I have such role, I'll really study it. I got a chance to do a bullied role, but in any case I want to try a suspicious and evil role.
Fukuda: Me too, because I think if I try to do more roles that's different from my self then I can become a better actress, that's why I want to try such roles.

-- After you've co-act together, what kind of evil role do you think will suit each other?
Kamiki: The behind the scene leader of the school. What do you think of a behind the scene person who's manipulating and dividing the school?
Fukuda: That's good, I want to try it. As for Kamiki-kun, he seems like he suited a playboy type. Cheating on various girls. It really suit him, I think.
Kamiki: Somehow, that make me happy (laughs).
Fukuda: Because you seems like the popular type, you can have your feet on 8 boats. Even though it's cool, but on the other hand...... kind of like that.
Kamiki: I really can't be cool, in reality.
Fukuda: I would laugh if it's Kamiki-kun become, definitely (laughs).
Kamiki: I don't have the confident to be cool. I'm a type that want people to remember that I do whatever I think is interesting.

-- But is an interesting boy not popular?
Fukuda: Ah~, an interesting boy can be popular for a short time, but gradually everyone will get tired of him (laughs).

-- Then what type of boy are popular?
Fukuda: A temporary popular boy is like a boy who do mischievous pranks. But for it to be stable (laughs), a boy who do sport is good.

-- With that data, doesn't Kamiki seems like the popular type?
Fukuda: That's right. Don't you think his hair today is cool? Today is good! Very cool!
Kamiki: Really? That's great that's great (laughs).

- As always, my translation is not 100% correct. Please feel free to correct me if you see anything wrong.
- Interesting that for once Kamiki didn't say Fukuyama Masaharu-san in his favorite musician names. :o
- I didn't know Mayuko likes Utada Hikaru! :)
- Once again the shy Kamiki and level head Mayuko. It's hilarious how the interviewer asked if Kamiki is like an older brother, but both of them instantly said no. XD;; Why is he only shy in front of Mayuko? But with everyone else, he's natural. lol
- Funny that the interviewer pretty much gave Mayuko a chance to explain the "heart beat" toward the confession scene but she really didn't get it. Hahaha.
- Kamiki explaining what love feels like, while Mayuko don't get it = Hilarious!
- I would love to see them in such villainous roles, especially Mayuko as the one pulling the string in the background. But I can't imagine Kamiki as a playboy. If we're talking about his love experiences, then I guess you can say he's experienced. XD;;
- The ending! Hahaha, Mayuko thinks a cool Kamiki will be funny. ^^;; And she assured that his hair today is cool (yes, I agree with her! Love his image during Little DJ promotions). :3 These two, too amusing and adorable! ♥
- I'm starting to think Little DJ should get its own tag! >:3

Some screen captures from the behind the scene of Little DJ. I guess it's when the movie finished. :) Taken from Baidu. You can also find the Making clip on Kamiki's baidu.

Awkward Kamiki! ♥