Friday, April 20, 2012

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): Mirai Nikki ~ANOTHER:WORLD~

For the spring season of drama, Fukuda Mayuko will appear in the live action of “Mirai Nikki -Another:World-”.

This live action is based on the manga, Mirai Nikki by Esuno Sakae. The manga is about a boy, out of loneliness, started writing a diary about what happened to him through out the day. One day, his “imaginary friend” turned that diary into a Future diary, which show what happen 10 minutes from the present. Of course, not only him, but 11 others has the power of the future diary, and they ended up fighting each other to find who will survive this “Diary game”.

Similar to the manga, the story will involve future diary and be able to survive through to the end. However, as the name suggested, the story will take place in an entirely different setting from the manga. While the manga features middle school students, the live actions will portray the protagonists as university students and entirely different characters altogether.


Synopsis from Jdrama Weblog:

Mirai Nikki ~ Another World
Date: From 11.10 p.m., Saturdays, 21 April 2012
Station: Fuji TV
Cast: Okada Masaki, Goriki Ayame, Hongo Kanata, Fukuda Mayuko, Kikuchi Fuma, Nakamura Yuri, Tominaga Saori, Hiraga Masaomi, Hiraoka Yuta, Nikaido Fumi, Okada Yoshinori, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Mitsuishi Ken, Sano Shiro
Synopsis: Hoshino Arata (Okada Masaki) is a apathetic university student who feels that hard work alone is useless and that the future cannot be changed. But one day, he obtains a mobile phone journal in which the future is written. In order to change his own terrible future which is found inside, he gets caught up in a game of survival with people who have this same journal of the future including Furusaki Yuno (Goriki Ayame) who has a crush on Arata and always turns up wherever he goes. At first, he simply runs away, but grows up through encounters and separations from friends. He realises the “true identity” of the journal and tries to win to stay in the game. He decides to live according to his own will, and gets the message that there is hope and there is a tomorrow.


Characters and Relationship Chart


Okada Masaki – Hoshino Arata (21)

Third year university student who feels that hard work alone is useless and that the future cannot be changed.

But one day, he obtains a mirai nikki in which the future is written, and was dragged into a survival game.




Gouriki Ayame – Furusaki Yuno (19)

The mysterious heroine. A mirai nikki owner.

She is blindly in love with Arata that she always appear wherever Arata go, to the point of being a stalker.




Hongo Kanata – Moriguchi Rui (21)

Third year university student and Arata’s best friend.

He’s currently job hunting.

He’s unusually very worried about Arata’s life.




Fukuda Mayuko – Okie Haruna (19)

Rui’s little sister.

A first year university student.

She became missing due to an incident, which dragged Arata and Yuno into a cruel fate.



Kikuchi Fuma – Kousaka Ouji (19)

A first year university student.

A junior of Arata and Rui.

He respected Arata so much that he entered the same university.

Though easily carried away, he is very cheerful.




With the news of Mayuko being in Mirai Nikki, I decided to check the manga out, to see what the story is about. But after around 25 chapters, I decided that the manga was not for me. At the same time, I realized that I’m not really into yandere character like Asai Yuno. All of the characters are not recurring characters. As in, if they are killed off, they died. That’s why I don’t really know how they are going to make this into a drama without killing off each character each episode. The same reason, I didn’t know how Mayuko going to last the entire drama if she’s going to be a diary owner. That’s why I was skeptical about this role.

At the same time, I’m super excited that she’s going to be acting together with Hongo Kanata. This is probably the second reason why I’m excited about the drama. Truthfully, I’m not a die hard fan of Hongo Kanata, perhaps just a casual like, but I do like his atmosphere. He and Mayuko are somewhat similar character type. That’s why I’m interested in seeing them acting together. They will be an interesting combination.

While I was wondering what type of interaction will they have in the show, or if they are going to be like Ikematsu Sosuke and Mayuko in Q10, where they have absolutely no scene together at all, the news that Kanata and Mayuko are brother and sister came. That just increased my interests in this show by a thousand times. I don’t know why, but I like siblings (my own sibling is a different story). So, not only are they in the same show, they are going to be siblings, which mean they will have (hopefully) lots of scenes together. O(≧▽≦)O I can’t wait!!



Start: Saturday, April 21

And every Saturday, from 11:10 to 11:50pm

Don’t miss it!!


Also, April 23 is the second episode of “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”, with Mayuko as guest. Be sure to check it out as well!


Lastly, I’m going to leave you with the trailer for Mirai Nikki’s first episode.

60 minutes PR

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fukuda Mayuko will guest on “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” Episode 2

Ohno Satoshi’s and Toda Erika’s newest drama, “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” just started this week with the first episode. The rating for the drama seems to be very good with an 18% rating. Though I haven’t have a chance to watch it, since it just air Monday morning (my time), it is on my must watch list for this season.

A few weeks ago, FLaMme finally did something right on time for once, and posted the news that Mayuko will guest on the second episode of this drama. This marked the first time she appears on a Getsu9 drama time slot for FujiTV.

Today, a screen cap of the preview was posted on one of her Japanese BBS, showing her in a winter sailor fuku, along with her fellow FLaMme member, Toda Erika, and ARASHI’s Ohno Satoshi (as well as other casts).

Though Fukuda Mayuko has several chances to be in the same works as Toda Erika, such as Liar Game/Spin Off (Mayuko starred as a young Kanzaki Nao, Erika’s character), and Death Note/L Spin Off,  this will marked their first time ever to be on the same screen/small screen together.

I have absolutely no doubt, that this chance of her guesting is due to their management. However, with her recent works (Pandora 3, Soredemo Ikiteyuku, Zettai Reido, and Mirai Nikki) all appeared on Fuji networks, the exposure may also helped her gain this chance. I tends to like FujiTV stuffs, since they tends to have very flashy stories. They seems like they spent more on their productions than the rest of the networks. Though some most of the time, their stories are lackluster, I do enjoyed the good shows that they have.

Anyways, in episode 2, Mayuko played Miki (美樹). Her older brother died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Because it is a death behind closed door, the authorities believed it to be suicide. However, Miki may know something about his death that can change everything around. Or from my quick glance at the synopsis. ('~`;)

So if you are even more interested, make sure to tune in to the second episode of “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” for more information. The second episode will be shown next week, on April 23.



FLaMme’s princesses collaborating! 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)(〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜


Monday, April 16, 2012

Announcement Again…

Dear readers,

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. It is now already the middle of April, and in just 2 weeks, it’s going to be May.

For the past months, I have been MIA. The year started off horrible for me, and since the cause is rather personal, I won’t be disclosing it here.

I’ve also got a few messages wondering where I am, and why am I not posting. I’m really grateful for that, because I didn’t really think anyone really read my random/horrible translations. lol So thank you for your kind words. It really made me feel your kindness. ♥

As you have probably seen, this past week, I’ve been uploading the translations for Gokaiger’s Making Of. Thank goodness, I’ve managed to finished. Gokaiger is rather fun, but I think my excitements for it died down later on in the series. Not because it’s bad or anything like that…. I just ended up side-track to other things.

Anyways, I’m not very good at saying things eloquently, so I’ll just cut to the chase and tell you the bad news.


Tokumei Sentai GoBuster

Gobuster is the 2012 sentai series. It has been 8 episodes so far, and I really enjoyed it. For some reason, I always feel some sort of impending danger when I watch this compared to the rest of the sentai series I have watched as of far. I think that’s an improvement. I love all the characters and their weaknesses. Of course, I also really enjoy reading the short doujinshis on pixiv.

However, after much contemplating, I’ve decided not to do the making of for Gobuster.

The reason is:

Personal life and commitments prevented me to take on too much things at the moment.

The reason I created this blog is to subtly push introduce those underrated people/shows that I love to the world. Super Sentai is definitely one of those show. Most people (my brother included) believed it to be a show for kids, and readily dismissed it without trying. That’s why I wanted to exposed it and give it some interests. These days, I noticed that Super Sentai, and Tokusatsu (in general), are getting more and more new fans. That made me really happy. Though my brother still think it’s a kid show, but many others around the world already tuned in to it, enjoying the casts, eye candies, chemistry, and stories. I definitely don’t think it was because of me that started this, the causes are due to all those guys that helped sub and put them out to the world (tv-nihon top my list). So now, my responsibilities for Super Sentai are done. ^^;;

So yeah, keep going guys. No matter what the reason that make you start watching the show, I’m sure you won’t regret it. Because I didn’t.

Hmm, maybe I’ll use the extra time and draw some Gobuster fanarts. ( ̄-  ̄ ) ンー



Kamiki Ryunosuke

This is perhaps my most dreaded announcement. Dreaded, not because I know most of my readers only came for Kamiki’s translation (lol), but dreaded because I’ve actually been thinking of this since his last birthday, and this decision has been eating my insides for nearly a year. I have wanted to wait until his next birthday (in less than 1 month away) to announced this decision, but I think now would be a good time.

With the guys at mplusmismm doing such an amazing amazing AMAZING job at translating Kamiki’s interviews, with his increasing fan base, with his increasing and increasing and increasing works, and with my own increasing workloads, I’ve decided to stop translating Kamiki interviews. Technically, I haven’t been doing his stuffs frequently in the first place, so there’s really not much changes.

Like I’ve mentioned, my reason for starting Kamiki translation is because not a lot of people know a lot about him. Even if they do, they don’t have enough things to discuss about him. That’s why I wanted others, as well as myself, to get to know more about him as a person. I think that worked for the most part because now, he has several communities just for him, and many of the fans are very active in getting words out about him. Of course none of it was due to my translations, but more because of his fans, and his own talents.

That make me really happy, and at the same time, it makes me a bit sad. It’s the sadness of a mother, watching her son grew up and finally going to a college away from home. Though I am not old enough to be his mother, but it’s the same type of feeling. I think the way things are now, he’s going to do just fine, if not better than my expectations. I don’t think I’ll doubt you guys, but Kamiki’s fans, continues to thrive and multiply in the exponents.




Okay, while I’m bracing for all my followers to unsubscribed me (jk), I’ll continue to do Fukuda Mayuko translations and news. Obviously, because she still doesn’t really have a good International fanbase as of yet. So yeah, will announce her new stuffs soon, though it’s not really any different from what it has already been said on facebook and tumblr. But please watch out for it.


Thank you very much for all those time that you guys spent on my blog, ignoring all my poor choice of words, and grammar mistakes. I hope I will somehow managed to bring your attention back with other things and translations.


~~~ヾ(○゚▽゚○) マッタネーン♪





Let’s end this note with some Gokaiger/Super Sentai.



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gokaiger Last Episode Making Of

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


1. Amachi-hakase, welcome back!

2. Together with Yamazaki-san for a commemorative photo!

3. We also have Goushi! A face filled with smile!

4. Though everything is crumbling... They are still smiling.

5. And it's here! Free Joker! (I think this is the name of Basco's ship, not sure)

6. Even though it's already the end,

7. Having 6 people together is already enough,

8. You can really feel

9. The members' great bond.



1. The great captain
Captain Marvelous

2. The lonely swordsman
Joe Gibken

3. The rare female thief
Luka Milfy

4. The blond hair trickster
Don Doggoier

5. The magnificently gallant princess
Ahim De Famille

6. Lastly, the annoying earthling
Ikari Gai



1. Kaizoku Sentai Goka
.... Hey Hakase!

2. Once again, Kaizoku Sentai Go
... Again?

3. On the third time, we somehow... still unable to manage (laughs)

4. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

5. Thank you for this past year!!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger VS Space Sheriff Gavan: THE MOVIE Making Of Part 2

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


1. Request from director Nakazawa

2. A sudden explosion scene!

3. Serious expressions, just the way the director wanted.

4. The playful 3

5. They always bully Hakase

6. But this time, it's Gai!

7. Infiltration scene.
It was a good location.

8. Slowly, slowly.
Daruma-san ga...

9. Before they fall, now is the chance!!



1. A great expression of really hating it.

2. Yatsudenwani is flirting with these two.

3. Ahim quickly forgets her character (laughs)

4. This is...
Like from when Basco captured them.

5. It's my first time

6. Jeloushito...
Where's your wife!?

7. A quarrel between 1, 2 pollution ministers
They are an interesting trio of idiots.

8. Hakase is popular,
So jealous!!

9. Kaze no Shizuka and Kegaresha
A dream-like match!



1. Sano-san also greatly helped make this work exciting.

2. Ashurada's attack...

3. This guy's arms need to extend a pretty long way...

4. It takes 10 people to seriously work with him during the shooting

5. So that they can become arms

6. Also like a starfish. A really troublesome guy.



1. Multiple henshin is also a special mode!
All white

2. All pink!

3. And also all red!!

4. After watching the last episode, let's meet in theaters!!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger VS Space Sheriff Gavan: THE MOVIE Making Of Part 1

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


1. After 30 years

2. Gavan is resurrected

3. Soo~ cool!

4. His old enemy, Bootleg (?)

5. An intense torture scene

6. Watch your step!

7. Blazing in the darkness
Laser blade

8. There's so many things that's for those that reminded of Star Wars (laughs)

9. Aah, these two who are deceased...
Are still alive here (laugh)



1. Battling with the Gokai sabre

2. Attacking at his back! How ridiculously funny!

3. Grasping his back~!!

4. Panda stuffing his mouth with bamboo leaves.

5. Panda is basking in the sun while eating bread (pan, pun).

6. While a serious drama going on before him, Panda is cooling off.

7. It's a transforming suit.
Does it look good!?

8. Oh!?

9. Ooh~!?



1. Acting as a young Marvelous is

2. Popular child actor, Hamada Tatsuomi-kun

3. A magnificent drama.

4. As time passed

5. He grew up and came back!

6. But as a pirate now!!

7. We also have those nostalgic two

8. Returned once again.

9. Everyone's idol, Kaze no Shizuka.



1. Suddenly, giving the suited staffs a hand, Koike Yui.

2. Ei~!!

3. Yo~!!

4. Phew.
It was really fun (laughs)

5. The tension keep increasing.

6. Well then, for those that haven't yet come to the theater
Let's meet together with courage!!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gokaiger Episode 48 Making Of

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


1. Gokaiger in a dangerous situation!

2. The cause is this person!

3. Always composed

4. But in fact, really strong

5. So much that such spitefulness doesn't exist

6. On the other hand, Marvelous, who's on the verge of death

7. His epic infiltration tactic to Galleon

8. By the way, this cliff is very dangerous~

9. Joe-san is flying!



1. Hanging on midair

2. It's scary at first

3. But now, they all

4. Have great experiences.

5. And finally arrived at Gokai Galleon

6. For some reason, we were able to film on the Hikawa Maru.

7. And now, the last battle!

8. Of course it's a one-on-one fight!

9. Because it's against a formal friend



1. There's excitement

2. There's also sadness

3. Both their prides are on the line

4. The most important is

5. To knockdown each other.

6. Marvelous!



1. Stand up!

2. You must stand!

3. The winner is...

4. This side~!!

5. Waa~

6. With his precious friends by his side,
It's a win for Gokaiger
Be sure to watch next week!


Gokaiger Episode 47 Making Of

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


1. Basco is so devious...

2. Though there's an abundance of cheerfulness

3. But it's actually really scary!

4. He tramples on Navi...

5. Using Marvelous' weak point to battle...

6. Also turning a gun on Sally

7. By the way, Hosogai-kun who played him is a very nice and great person.

8. Because Basco is so different from the real person,

9. He really had fun acting as him (laughs)



1. Aah, Sally...

2. Everyone's adorable Sally.

3. But, poor Sally.

4. Even at the filming spot, she's very popular,

5. A wonderful monkey.

6. Sally, thank you very much!!

7. Well then, speaking of Gokaiger

8. Though it's not peaceful yet...

9. While making funny face...



1. While imitating the monkey...

2. While acting as a monkey...

3. But they suddenly became like this (laughs)

4. Sure enough, Marvelous is

5. Safe right!?

6. As it is, will Basco snatch

7. The Universe's greatest treasure away!?

8. Everything will be out to light next week...

9. Do your best, Gokaiger!!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gokaiger Episode 46 Making Of

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


1. This week is also Ninjaman!

2. There's action

3. There's a lot of action.

4. On the other hand, Hakase and Gai became delinquents

5. Good kids shouldn't imitate them (laughs)

6. Aah!
What were we about to do to princess Ahim!!

7. Mou, unforgivable!

8. Gai "Ku, kurae~i!" (?)

9. Gai "Na, nanu!!" (?)



1. Karano~ (?)

2. Toooooryaaaa~!!

3. Good heavens~

4. Similarly, Hakase-san...

5. Instant kill (laughs)

6. Ahim... became strong
Uncle is very happy! ←Who? (laughs)

7. But, they really are good friends

8. It's nearing the climax next week

9. Let's be showy!!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Gokaiger Episode 45 Making Of

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


1. Everyone, Happy New Year!

2. The Galleon is also in a New Year mood

3. Marve-chan is turning Navi

4. Is topknot in fashion!?

5. Hey hey!
Let's spin in a flashy way!

6. But perhaps captain is better like this... (laughs)

7. The figure of Luka in a kimono!
We're able to see something good as soon as the new year begins (laughs)

8. Ninjaman also participates

9. Somehow, it's increasingly bustling.



1. Gokaiger New Year food!
Joe's sweet looks tasty...

2. Let's quickly eat, ahh~~~!!

3. Joe-san, we understand your feelings.

4. He became timid.

5. He really give it his all making it.
It's rare seeing him like this (laughs)

6. On the other hand, this, this person is!!

7. Tsuruhime!!
Even though it's the year of the dragon, Tsuruhime!! (Tsuru = crane)

8. Watanabe, Takemoto
Surrounded by the masters

9. Let's also make it flashy this year~~!!