Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): Otona ni Naru Mae ni… 13

Fukuda Mayuko’s blog from FLaMme mobile.

 

We introduce you to Fukuda Mayuko’s strange thoughts and the things she’s interested in at the moment! Everyone, please enjoy!

June 28, 2011

13th Entry

“Did I changed? Or did you?”

 

Our understanding of feelings and things around us, as well as the way our feelings about things that push us forward can change day by day, how mysterious.

 

Printed words, even if there are moments of passion, there’s also times that you just look at them as symbols, just like that.

Your favorite yogurt that you eat everyday, then one day, you suddenly don’t care about its taste.

Although normally the classroom is a comfortable and fun place, occasionally, for no reason, you feel uncomfortable and want to run away.

When those cliché love songs isn’t your favorite, but those days when you discovered your heart throbbing, strangely you found yourself able to listen to it.

When thinking “I want to hurry and film!”, but suddenly hoping the next day with work will never come.

When looking at your favorite clothes a year before, and then, heavy with thoughts of “How lame” and “My past self is so embarrassing.”

 

The things we like and hate day by day are changing again and again.

Would that be because I changed?

Or would it be because it changed?

 

But for things that jump over like, and passing even higher, I will never be able to part it from my heart.

People.

And also memories.

One day, before I realized it, pyon (sound of jumping) and soars, it’ll become something that I won’t be able to escape from.

 

From now on, it’ll be great if such important things continue to multiply.

 

Lying down when I’m alone, trying to take a peek at myself, they (things/people/memories she likes) are always smiling.

 

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- Lots of difficult to translate parts. If you read the original, her sentences are actually really nice and sophisticate, but it’s hard to transfer it to another language without missing a lot of its meaning. I feel like I’m just making up excuses for my bad translation, but I wish my Japanese skill is better so I can literally give you the exact meaning of Mayuko’s words.

- The title is actually “Change, was it me? Or was it you?”, which sounds a lot better for me, but I think it’s a bit harder to understand. lol What do you think?

- Is it just me or does she sound like she’s in love? And it make me feel paranoid when I think that what she wrote might be directed at a certain someone (whom I will not name). Well, it’s either that or Mayuko’s emotions budded from reading the script of “Soredemo, Ikiteyuku”. My fangirl side is hoping for the first reason, while my logic side is pulling me toward the second reason. ^^;;

 

- Speaking of “Soredemo, Ikiteyuku”, the main site is updated with the picture. It also has a blog for the drama as well. Eita’s interview is also up. I hope that Mayuko will have her own interview as well (but that’s probably later in to the drama before that happen). Also, look at the HUGE promotion wall. lol I just think it’s really neat. > w <;;

 

- If you didn’t know, FLaMme (along with a bunch of other agency) begins a series of charity auction for the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. It’s currently being held in Yahoo! auction. Various artists have put up an item of theirs to be auction off, and this time it’s Mayuko’s turn. She’s donating her outfit from “3 Maime Bodyguard”. Other than her, Toda Erika is also donating her stuffs as well. Toda Erika stuffs are like already 50000yen (~$500USD) showing how popular she is. I think it was slightly below 50000yen this morning when I checked it. Mayuko is in the ~20000yen range (~$200USD). Due look if you are curious. We still have 4 days until the auction is over.

“3 Maime Bodyguard” Blouse

  

“3 Maime Bodyguard” Short

  

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介): Install Interview

Old interview from Excite, for the movie Install.

 

 

Being called a prodigy and being in many dramas and movie is this Kamiki Ryunosuke-kun.

Entering show business since 2 years old, this year is his 10th year as an actor! For such Ryunosuke-kun, this time he took on another challenge as a young elementary student who introduced a strange part time job to a dropped out high school girl, Ueto Aya.

“When the first time I heard about this role, ‘Eh~! Ryu is?’ and was really surprised, but when I was given the role, I’m really happy. I didn’t think the lewd lines are embarrassing at all. I just said the line normally. Even the scene where I touch (Ueto) Aya-chan’s chest, because Aya-chan and I are good friend, that’s why I think I was able to do it. If it’s another person, then perhaps it’ll be a bit awkward. Because Aya-chan was there that the filming was fun, and I was able to relax. During the filming, I’m always together with Aya-chan, and during the free time, I draw pictures or play with the stuffed animals.”

Since starring in a drama together with Ueto Aya 5 years ago, you have been good friends since. Including the director, because the atmosphere at the filming is peaceful and fun that the shooting can take place.

“The director is a very kind and interesting person. But he may be a bit of a pervert (laughs). One time when we’re not supposed to make any noise, everyone is being quiet, but the director suddenly dropped his pant, exposing his ass! Everyone ended up laughing really hard, and the scene was NG.”

Even from before, you have an image of doing growing up roles, but what is the true 11 years old Ryunosuke like?

“The parts that I’m similar to this film’s ‘Kazuyoshi’ is always quickly say anything I think, and always want an explanation for anything. In this movie, there are difficult lines, and there are parts that I wasn’t able to get an explanation on, other than that, there’s nothing else difficult do to. Up until now, the movies and dramas I’ve been in are not difficult to act in. As for asking about my personality, I think I’m energetic and cheerful, funny and a my pace person.”

So you’ve never been troubled about creating your character! It can’t be help since working as an actor is also fun. While able to easily becoming a lot of different roles, what kind of roles or challenges are you interest in from now on?

“The actor I really respect is Ikariya Chousuke-san, Nakai Masahiro-san, and also Koto-sensei (Yoshioka Hidetaka-san)!  I want to continue working as an actor forever. But other than that, I also have an interest in working for East Japan Railway Company, or as a cameraman.”

Just like that, Ryunosuke-kun exposed his love for train and pictures at once. Even while he’s busy with work, he still always holding on to a digital camera as he walk, taking picture of his favorite scenery or an interesting object. It’s not only for his roles, but he also use a computer normally, spreading the width of his interests. Next year, he will also be starring in the movie “The Great Yokai War” (in theater on May 2008), seemingly to be even more difficult. But even so, we’ll be able to continue to watch Kamiki Ryunosuke-kun’s growth every year.

 

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Gokaiger Episode 18 & Gokaiger Goseiger Making Of

This week Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Making Of, taken from Toei’s Gokaiger Official site.

I feel sorry for Hakase. ^__^;; Still no respect from the new member.

 

1. Everyone, did you see me in action~?

2. There's also a lot of bustling in the Galleon

3. 3 people who already seem like good friends~

4. Welcoming the new member as a younger brother are these two

5. Playing with the props, Ahim

6. Sitting down Ahim

7. The camera man Matsumura-san steals the captain seat from Marvelous

8. The action scene before Gai's transformation, his body is in pieces

9. Even during his free time, he's proactively train

 

 

1. Even Nakadai-sensei was impressed

2. Abare Killer resting peacefully

3. The temperature is increasing, it's slowly become hotter

4. Even when wearing a hat, let's be careful of heatstroke

5. All the Mobirates together
Luka is in great delight

6. Gokaiger becoming a 6 people team,
From now on...

7. Let's go out with a bang!!

 

 

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Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

1. Thank you for making the movie a big hit ♡

2. Amazing... It has a very nice vigor to it

3. Just like that, it'll continues to go forward in full speed!

4. There's also lots of things happening for Gokaiger

5. The highlight is the all Red

6. Somehow, there are a lot of Gokaigers and Goseigers!

7. Director, putting all his heart to transform!?

8. It's not an act, it's real

9. Alata "Let me sit here~"
Marv "Heh, you're 100 years too early~"

 

 

1. Heartwarming...

2. Haa~i, we're town girls ♡

3. Naturally, let's begin taking a commemorative picture

4. Aguri then Joe, and then even the director

5. We're might actually be... really popular!?

6. Saying the same lines at the same time, it's unexpectedly difficult

 

 

1. Kicking the weapon down
Even just this scene

2. There's many takes for different angles

3. Fuu. As I thought, this is the result

4. The movie is still being shown! Everyone, we're waiting for you at the theater!

 

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ohgo Suzuka Diary: Do Your Best White Rabbit

No, I’m not thinking of translating Ohgo Suzuka’s diary from now on. I don’t think I’ll have time. But this entry is so cute. Another day in Horikoshi Gakuen.

I wonder who drew that? XD

And before you guys all get excited on the possibilities of ships, I must remind you that that desk doesn’t necessarily belong to her. It may be a desk she borrowed to eat lunch with her friends.

 

 

2011.06.19 Do Your Best White Rabbit

 

It’s only one more month until summer break.

Half a year already passed (^O^)/

Even though there’s a lot of dreadful things going on this half year, I’m looking forward to the brilliant sun of the season!

 

The other day, when I was in the classroom eating lunch…

Huh? There’s some writing on the desk!

 

When I look closer…

 

There’s a drawing of a cute bunny ☆

And there’s also a phrase…

“Do your best~”

was written o(^-^)o

 

A drawing that someone I don’t know drew nonchalantly somehow make my heart relax ♪

 

Was it a cheer for me?

Or perhaps it’s a cheer for everyone!?

 

Let’s do our best ☆

 

♫♪♫♪♫♪

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Miura Haruma (三浦春馬): I Want to be a Voice Actor!!

A funny and surprising plead, from msn entertainment news.

Short and quick translation, because Miura Haruma made me laugh.

 

Miura Haruma’s unexpected number 1 wish.

“I’m so jealous of Kamiki Ryunosuke-kun. Why is it not me?”

On May 13, in an interview for his starring movie, “Tokyo Koen”, when asked what’s his number one thing he want to do, Miura get excited about “anime voice actor”.

“Kamiki Ryunosuke (18), who’s in the same company as me, did ‘Summer Wars’ (2009), ‘Karigurashi no Arrietty’ (2010)  and other animated movie, but why isn’t there any request for me?” while laughing, he talks about his strong wish to be an anime voice actor.

 

Trailer for “Tokyo Koen”

 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): “Soredemo, Ikiteyuku” Press Conference

On June 16, there’s a press conference for the drama “Soredemo, Ikiteyuku”. Many of the drama’s main actors and actresses attended, including Eita, Mitsushima Hikari, Kazama Shunsuke, Tanaka Kei, Fubuki Jun, Tokito Saburo, Otake Shinobu, and of course Fukuda Mayuko.

 

 

Victim’s family:

Emoto Akira - Father

Otake Shinobu – Mother

Eita – Hiroki (oldest son)

Tanaka Kei – Kouhei (middle child, Hiroki’s younger brother)

 

 

Assailant’s family:

Tokito Saburo – Father

Fubuki Jun – Mother

Kazama Shunsuke – Fumiya/Kenji (oldest son, Hiroki’s sister’s murderer)

Mitsushima Hikari – Futaba (middle child)

Fukuda Mayuko – Akari (youngest child)

 

On the main website, comments of the actors and actresses at the press conference was noted. Of course, I’m only translating Mayuko’s comment.

Fukuda-san

When the incident happened, my character, Akari, wasn’t born yet. Since she did not know the details of the crime, out of everyone in her family, she’s a girl that seems the most normal. I want to portray her to be as normal as I can. Even though there are a lot of heavy scenes in the drama, at the shooting place, the atmosphere is always warm, that’s also another thing I want to convey to everyone.

 

The drama will be starting on July 7th, and every Thursday at 10pm. The first episode 15 minutes longer than usual.

 

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- I think I can see a lot of possibilities of Akari being the only normal person that’s not plague with the past incident.

- Being ignorant means perhaps she’ll be the one to pull everyone, including the victim’s family, through the bad times (which I doubt). The victim’s family may even see her as their dead daughter/little sister at the end of the show. On the other hand, being ignorant also mean irrational and bratty, especially when she learns of the truth. She’ll may ended up blaming her family and I don’t know, run away from home. ^^;; Like I said, lots of possibilities.

- Akari (灯里) means a place that has light. Personal impression is that it means hope and a bright future. Her parents probably want her to grow up as normal and cheerfully as she can. Not telling her of the incident may be one of such reason.

- On the other hand, I see Eita’s character as the brother who want to forget but couldn’t (since he keeps blaming himself), while Kei’s character is the one that doesn’t forgive. Which means, Kei will probably the one to oppose Hiroki and Futaba seeing each other.

- But depending on the script, I think this drama could be really good. I’m very confident with the casts, but I’m crossing my fingers for the script.

- Random, but it’s kind of cute how Hikari and Mayuko coordinate their outfit similar. Sisters ♥

- Since the drama is on FujiTV, I really hope Mayuko, with the casts, will go on those drama special variety shows!!! *___* Like VS Arashi, or Summer Special Drama with Nakai and Tamori-san, etc… I’m looking forward to that.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): Otona ni Naru Mae ni… 12

Fukuda Mayuko’s blog from FLaMme mobile.

It appears that the FLaMme mobile site’s security is getting a bit tighter. I’m not sure how long it will be until they stop allowing other (non paying) people to access it all together. Until then, we’ll just brace for it and hope it’ll never become reclusive. *cross fingers*

 

We introduce you to Fukuda Mayuko’s strange thoughts and the things she’s interested in at the moment! Everyone, please enjoy!

June 7, 2011

12th Entry

“The Faraway Spring”

 

Recently, there are a lot of rain.

With the rainy season coming so fast… “Somehow, I don’t like it” I thought, but when I think about it, it’s already June.

It’s just the usual rainy season that happen during this time.

Since becoming a high school student, I have longed to have fine and soft hair compare to my own thick wig. But when the rain pour, everyday, I have to once again reminded of my own resignation.

 

As for a memory about the rainy season, somehow I don’t have any.

Last year, and the year before… I tried to think back, but I don’t have any memory of June.

“I wondered why” and try to think about it, for this year, it’s a bit shocking but, I did things hazily for around 1 week. No matter how hard I tried, I can’t think of anything at all.

Perhaps, with the exception of reading the scripts, my eyes didn’t see anything else.

Isn’t it because of the rain’s power.

Thus, during this period that my vision become blurred, I wondered where did Spring disappear to.

 

Sluggishly not thinking about things.

Time passed really fast.

Somehow, I don’t want to become an adult.

Everyday, continue to come into contact with another person, I wonder how long it will last.

 

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- Translation might not be correct (like always).

- June is the rain season in Japan. And when girls think of rain, of course, we thought of puffy and frizzy hair from all the moisture in the air. I think that’s what Mayuko is trying to imply in the first part. Of course I might be wrong.

- When talking about rain, some people (like me) don’t like doing anything else, except lazing around and sleep. This is what she probably mean in the second paragraph.

- Funny that she said she doesn’t want to become an adult, and yet her blog title is about the road to become an adult. ( ´∀`)

- Last sentence, I’m not sure what she means. Does she means meeting new people? Or meeting her friends every day at school?

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gokaiger Episode 17 & Gokaiger Goseiger Making Of

This week Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Making Of, taken from Toei’s Gokaiger Official site.

Hilarious episode really. Actually, the first part I was kind of stone death, but the bit with Marvelous, Joe, and Luka being OOC, while Ahim being normal cracked me up. On the other hand, poor Hakase. I think Gai’s personality is a bit like Genta (Shinkenger).

Next week, there’s going to be a break in Gokaiger due to golf. Next next week is the appearance of Abare Killer from Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger, played by Tanaka Koutaro. Sentai fans may know him as Abare Killer, but for me, he is Tachibana Hideo from one of my favorite drama, H2. I haven’t seen him much these days though, what have he been up to?On the other hand, did you know that Kamiki Ryunosuke is a guest voice in Abaranger (episode 36)? ^^;; I think I only watched up to episode 15 before I became busy with other things, so… XD;; Maybe I should go back and finish it. lol

 

1. Finally, the debut of the 6th ranger!!

2. I'm Ikari Gai! Yoroshiku ne!!

3. Yoroshiku~

4. It's started in the early morning, so it's going to be hard~

5. Henshin pose, how should it be?

6. Like this?
No no, perhaps like this?

7. Trial run with the action director, Ishigaki-san

8. Like Gai's character, the pose is exaggerate and cool

9. Those two construct the character while creating the concept

 

 

1. "In any case, Gai is exaggerated" the director also said

2. Using himself to demonstrate the exaggerated movement

3. Even during the break, he plays with Gokai Spear
Ikeda-kun is an aggressive type

4. Meanwhile, the captain's character is crumbling (laughs)

5. His normal gallant face is...

6. Yes, it's crumbling. He become a slacker

7. This person's result is... (laughs)

8. Because he's always he cool character...
But once in a while...

9. Like this! And suddenly becoming opposite of himself

 

 

1. What, what about me...!!

2. Chalala~n, chalala~n!
Appears to be struggling with his duty

3. Toryaaaaa!!

4. Hehe~! I won't loose to Gai!

5. That's right, that's right!
We must also transform in a cool manner too!

6. See you the week after!

 

 

☆☆☆

Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

On the other hand, the movie is out on June 11th.

 

1. Finally, everyone can see it!

2. Director, good job!

3. Ohh, it's finally in theater!
Let's get excited~

4. We are the sempai~
And the heart-to-heart talk between Genta and Chiaki (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger)

5. Yes, just looking at this picture, somehow you feel more cheerful (laughs)

6. Boss (Doggie Kruger from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger) and Ohba-san (Denji Blue from Denshi Sentai Denjiman) . They seems strong

7. He's also popular with the kids.
The anpan are really tasty (laughs)

8. Nozomu in a gakuran!
Time passed so fast...

9. Umeko and the cheerful salary man appear!

 

 

1. Oh oh oh, a precious chance for a picture!

2. Oh oh oh! This is also rare!

3. Oh! Oh oh oh!

Is this also a meaningful treasure…?

4. Someone's name and then... Tensou change! (laughs)

5. Murphy ♡ I'm happy we meet again~

6. The movie is still just begin to be in theater!

7. The heroes will make Japan cheerful!!

8. The heroes will make Japan cheerful!!

 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Barks: Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) 3 Maime Bodyguard Interview

Interview taken from Barks.

 

- How are you feeling?

Fukuda: The drama has a comedy touch, something I haven’t done before. Because it feels like it’s going so fast that I’m a bit uneasy.

 

- What kind of character are you playing? And compare to yourself, is there any similarities?

Fukuda: She is strong willed and a bit of amanojaku*. I’m also an amanojaku.

 

- While acting, is there something that you take notice of?

Fukuda: Even though she’s cold to Nobu, but in truth, she’s actually slowly warm up and like him.

- It’s your first time acting with MATSU, what’s your first impression?

Fukuda: He seems like a really kind person.

 

- Compare to your image of him, is there a gap in his personality?

Fukuda: There are times that he’s a kind person, exactly like his image. But surprisingly, he’s also mischievous.

 

- How’s the atmosphere between you two while filming? Please tell us a story.

Fukuda: The atmosphere during filming is very good, the staffs would sometimes joins our conversations. When someone brought Toronama Donuts, I thought it was cute when MATSU-san happily asked “Which should I take”.

 

- Please give a message to the fans as well as the users who will be watching.

Fukuda: Nobu and Natsumi are both straight forward and interesting characters. I’m happy if you’ll enjoy the banters between these two. They and the people around them are all made up of charming individuals.

 

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Partial MATSU interview, talking a bit about Fukuda Mayuko.

- Were you able to successfully communicate with all the actors?

MATSU: At first, because Fukuda-san is a lot younger that I didn’t know what approach to get to know her. But, as the filming took place one by one, I was able to open myself. As a matter of fact, I’m shy to stranger…

 

- Really?

MATSU: The people around me said that I don’t seems like the type to be shy of strangers. But because I’m actually the type to be shy of strangers, that’s why whenever I meet people for the first time, my way of talking is very bad. When we talk, I would think too much about “What should I say” and end up not talking at all (laughs).

 

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- I want to try out some of those Toronama donuts. They looks so tasty.

 

*A little lesson of the day about the word amanojaku

(because I think it’s super interesting and amusing! Also, it directly ties into my ship, so take careful notes)

- When I look it up in wiki, it said a small oni/demon that provokes a person’s darkest desire. But what she meant here isn’t that she’s like a little demon that boss others around, instead she meant her personality as amanojaku.

- When someone describe another as being an amanojaku, it means that that person is felt to argue just to argue. They are always contradicting another, sometimes to what they actually feel.

- The easier explanation to understand is that amanojaku is similar to being tsuntsun of a tsundere. I’m sure you guys all know what this one means so I’m not going explain.

- S/mileage actually has a song about amanojaku, titled “aMa no jaku”. You can read the lyrics here to get a better understanding of the song as well as the meaning behind amanojaku.

 

Absolutely, absolutely not interested
You're moving away soon, aren't you?

Don't be this kind to me,
Or I'll pretend to cry for you.

- Yes, TOTALLY tsundere!

- So, you must be wondering what’s my whole point with this? In conclusion, Mayuko is a self proclaims amanojaku/tsundere! And the reason why this make me happy, beside that I like tsundere, and also why this is important and must be ingrain into your mind is….. Well, it’s a secret.

 

 

On the other hand, the first 30 seconds trailer for “Soredemo, Ikiteyuku” is up.

- Seems like Mayuko will be playing Mitsushima Hikari’s little sister. I’m not sure how much screen time she’s going to be getting, but I’m glad it’s not Eita’s little sister (since Eita’s sister going to die). ^^;;

- Since Tanaka Kei might be playing Eita’s brother, so that’s leave Kazama Shunsuke. I’m thinking he may be playing Hikari and Mayuko’s older brother, the killer.

- The script is written by the person who wrote Mother, which could be good and also could be bad (Remember the ending?). But hopefully the story is going to be interesting.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gokaiger Episode 16 Making Of

This week Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Making Of, taken from Toei’s Gokaiger Official site.

I quite like this week episode of Gokaiger. It somehow made me like Basco more as a villain. ^^;; And of course, I also like Marvelous a bit more, not that I hate him before that of course. I really like his plan at the end.

It’s funny, there’s so many slashes in this week episode. Like the obvious Green/Blue at that one part. I was thinking, omg, wait until the fangirls see this. XD And also, seems like this will be the closest we get to a Girl Power episode. Usually, girl power episodes are earlier in the show (around episode 8-15), unless of course, the team only has 1 girl.

Next week will be the official Gokai Silver debut. I wonder if they are going to give him his own color jacket uniform.

 

1. Joe "Basco, he's really wicked"
Luka "That's right, an easy to understand villain!"

2. Ahim "Basco-san, he's a mean person"
Luka "About that, it was harsh for the people who got tied up!"

3. Let's me see your Mobirate a bit~

4. Do you want to get it back~?
Well I won't give it back~!!

5. Marvelous VS Basco The Fateful Battle

6. The rehearsal before the real shoot, they are serious

7. From now on, it looks like they'll have fun

8. Around this time, Marvelous has his hair behind his ear. Did you notice?

9. Hakase works his body today as well

 

 

1. In order to make people laugh...

2. You need to throw away your shyness!

3. You did it... Hakase... Next time, I'll also...

4. Today, Luka crawls through an air duct

5. And thus become a bit tired. It was so narrow...

6. Please also tune in next week! Ukii~!

 

 

☆☆☆

Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

 

☆☆☆

Gokaiger casts

A story from the set that I thought was interesting.

April 24th is Shimizu Kazuki’s (Hakase) birthday. That day, they were filming the part where the four Gokaigers was taken hostage by Basco, so Marvelous wasn’t there. Having been through 3 other casts’ birthdays before (Luka, Ahim, and Marvelous), he was excited for his surprise. But instead, Basco and Sari (the space monkey) gave him bananas as gift. Though he tries to smile, but he was probably thinking “that’s it?!” and was disappointed.

But when Hakase was feeling down, Marvelous suddenly showed up with 2 cakes for his birthday. The staffs had planned this prank and it worked perfectly. Hakase was able to enjoyed his surprise that day.

 

☆☆☆

Thursday, June 2, 2011

3 Maime Bodyguard ~Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Mamorinuku~ Episode 1

I really thought the drama is going to be available via DoCoMo cellphones, so I was surprised when BeeTV begins streaming the first episode on youtube. So weird.

On the other hand, it appears that the 2nd episode can already be watched via cellphone, but not stream as of yet. I hope all of it is going to be available and not just the first episode as a teaser. D:

For those that are interested/curious, here’s the first episode.

Episode 1: A High Paid Part-time Job and the Fateful Encounter

 

- It’s really funny. And I’m amazed to be able to watch so many scenes with Mayuko not being the usual characters she played

- My favorite part is when she did the judo throws at the two men and Nobu, and also the bitch slap scene. X3 Never seen her being so violent. ( ゚Д゚)

- Natsumi came to Yokohama from Hokkaido. At the beginning, it seems like she’s looking for someone/some place. Perhaps this is her “secret”, and we’ll find out the reason in Episode 2: Their Circumstances.

- Hmm, I can’t understand her English the first few times at all. lllorz

- On the other hand, it’s a bit depressing that they always use black men as the purse snatchers. So stereotyped. >__>;;

- Other than that, I enjoyed Matsu’s performance. He’s pretty funny so far.

  

 

 

☆☆☆

 

On other news, Matsu and Mayuko will be appearing in The ROOTLESS’s music video for the song “Elephant”, also the theme song of the drama.

 

From TokyoHive:

It was confirmed on May 31st that EXILE’s MATSU (Matsumoto Toshio) and actress Fukuda Mayuko will appear in a new music video by The ROOTLESS.

The two stars are part of the Bee TV drama, “3-mai-me no bodyguard ~Boku wa kimi dake o mamorinuku~“, and The ROOTLESS song “Elephant” is the show’s theme song.

The show revolves around the character ‘Mishio Nobuo‘, or ‘Nobu‘ (played by MATSU), a man who is irresponsible with money, and who through a sudden turn of events must become the bodyguard of Natsumi (played by Fukuda), the selfish daughter of a rich businessman. The two don’t get along very well, but they begin to open up to each other as they are forced to work together to escape dangerous situations. MATSU is able to prove his skills playing an action hero, and also gets to show off the dance skills he is famous for.

As for the band, The ROOTLESS is made up of members Nobata Shin (vocals), Naitou Duran Haruhisa (guitar), Ihara Takuya (base), and Otsubo Yusuke (drums). The rock band made their major debut on October 20, 2010 with the release of the single, “One day“. The single gained media attention and reached #3 on the Oricon weekly single charts.

The upcoming music video features both action and dance scenes from the drama, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the actors. You will also be able to see some behind-the-scenes footage of MATSU and fellow EXILE member AKIRA, who also appears in the drama.

The music video for “Elephant” will be released on June 1, but the single release date is yet to be determined.

Source + Photos: Oricon

 

The music video is released on June 1, which is today (or yesterday in Japan), so I’m trying to find the music video for it. When someone upload it, I’ll post. I, obviously, like behind the scenes stuffs. You can see a little of it in the drama, though not a lot.

 

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On other news, there’s now a fuckyeahfukudamayuko page on tumblr. If you have tumblr, be sure to follow. (゚∀゚)

It’s not run by me, so thanks eien-no-tsuki for starting it.

Which reminded me, how did the whole fuckyeah thing started in the first place? And why fuckyeah and not something else?

… Just wondering…  (`ヘ´)

 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): Otona ni Naru Mae ni… 11

Fukuda Mayuko’s blog from FLaMme mobile.

 

We introduce you to Fukuda Mayuko’s strange thoughts and the things she’s interested in at the moment! Everyone, please enjoy!

May 31, 2011

11th Entry

“Black Swan”

 

A few days ago, I went with my friend to watch the movie “Black Swan”.

It was astounding.

All the actors are wonderful, while watching their acting, I genuinely thought from my heart “What have I been doing?”.

In the movie, the ladies come alive. Though I can’t find a perfect word for it, I strongly felt that they are “living”. As for me, I have not yet feel like I’m giving my all, but some day, I hope to try and live as my role (aka to become the role). In this movie, you can feel the force of existence from the protagonist, Nina, that’s what I thought.

For those that haven’t got a chance to watch it, please do.

If I have another chance, I’ll watch it again.

 

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- Change of plan. Erm, been feeling pretty crappy with my shoulder pain so translation of 3maime interview will be at a later date, this week or next week. Actually I haven’t really been online much either due to the pain. :/

- …..… I haven’t really seen the movie so, I can’t say anything. But reading the wiki entry, it seems like a pretty dark psychological theme movie. You should watch it and tell me about it. lol

- I really hope that she’ll have a role where she completely become the person she’s portraying. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see that in the drama “Soredemo, Ikite Yuku” that’s coming out in July.