Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) "Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako" Movie Premiere and Stage Greeting

Since the news site didn't report anything about Mayuko's comment, summary of the report taken from mamayu-land BBS and Inagaki Goro's fan on twitter.


On March 24, 2013, the movie premiere for "Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako" was held in Shinjuku Piccadilly. The event included greeting, questions, photo session, and movie viewing. The theater was decorated in pink while keeping with the "sakura" theme of the movie. The casts and staffs presented for the premiere are Hirosue Ryoko, Inagaki Goro, Fukuda Mayuko, Enami Kyoko, Takada Sho, and director Kurimura Minoru. As the casts entered the theater, the aisle guests greeted them with showers of sakura petals.


Inagaki Goro greeted “Thank you for coming instead of going to the cherry blossom viewing. Since it's cherry blossom viewing, we also have it in the movie.”

Mayuko greeted calmly in her usual polite, 2 hands-mike manner, “This movie is packed with a parent's feelings toward their child. I hope you'll enjoy yourself.”


As the director said about the movie, “There are heavy and gloomy scenes at the beginning. As Hirosue-san and Inagaki-san walked together through this painful and harsh road, no matter what, I’m sure they will be able to see that small light.” Hirosue Ryoko's and Mayuko's eyes met and they exchanged smiles.

When she was asked about her role in this movie, Mayuko revealed that because she was 17 when the movie was filmed, she read the book in order to understand more about the feelings of a parent to their child. However she still didn't understand it. It's not until she got a chance to meet the children that she was able to understand a bit of it. She said it was a strange personal experience for her.


When talking about the location shoot at Ashikaga, Mayuko said “For the children, rather than being heal...”, making the host asked “Rather?” After pondering for a bit, “It's more like we are doing our best to create the movie together.”

Hirosue Ryoko revealed how they were able to make the girl cry. By placing a shortcake in front of her, and tell her she can't eat it. This caused Mayuko laugh.


Enami Kyoko also revealed that she actually thought the plan was for her character to be Yoko's (Hirosue's character) mother and Kanako's grandmother. However, in actuality, she is Yoko's grandmother, and Kanako's great-grandmother. This caused many to be surprised, Mayuko included.


Last is the photo session, where the casts and fans stand in front of a man-made sakura tree. The host yelled "Sakura", everyone responded with "Mankai!" (full blossom), while the sakura petals are scattered, and the photo are shot.

The movie will be in theaters on April 6.

Source: NTV News 24, eiga, Oricon, Cinema Café, Mantan-Web,



There are several reviews posted already.

From Mamayu-land BBS:

- Even though it's based on the book, Mayuko has a lot of scenes in the movie, to the point that she's almost like the main. She did a well in amplifying her character, who has a sad past. There may be a shocking scene for fans.


As for the movie itself:

- The movie continues to be gloomy up until the first half. The climax will make you feel deeply moved.

- The movie is filled with foreshadows, which will be tied together in the end. And showed pains, sadness, and a bit scary, but after it's over, you can feel the warmth and happiness.

- It's a bit like a suspense/mystery genre.

- Yoko's role is perfect for Hirosue Ryoko. And everyone else did well.

- It may also make you cry.




- My mind is jumbled up. I didn't really include things about the other casts, since you can get it at news site. ψ(`∇´)ψ

- I wondered if the shocking scene for Mayuko may be her kiss scene? I think it was hinted in the Special... (・_・ヾ

- I'm not surprised that Mayuko has a lot of scenes, because it seems like Mayuko and Takada Sho (pretty much every main characters) appeared before Kanako died. Wouldn't that mean the scenes from the beginning? Well, unless they have flashbacks and stuffs.

- Somehow, after reading the "foreshadow" part, I felt as if one of the character may be responsible fore Kanako's death.

- I really need the movie to be out in DVD soon. I can’t wait to watch it.  O(≧▽≦)O

- Lastly, “Sakura Mankai!” (*≧艸≦)


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) Top 3 Favorite Japanese Films

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From "CINEMA GIRLS 9th issue" 2012 January 23

Fukuda Mayuko was chosen to select her top 3 favorite films.

1. "All About Lily Chou-chou"
: Ichihara Hayato, Oshinari Shugo, Aoi Yu
Directed by: Iwai Shunji
Fukuda: The world's outlook is wonderful. I can't simply say that I love it. There are various pain that we experienced in this world, but as it is shown from this movie, I can't help but think that it's really amazing.


2. "Onna no Ko Monogatari"
: Fukatsu Eri, Ohgo Suzuka
Directed by: Morioka Toshiyuki
Fukuda: It evokes both a girl's various pain and sorrow. You'll definitely cry. But because it’s shown in a sparkling way that after you finish watching, the movie will point you to the right direction. I can't forget the last fight scene between them.


3. "Pandora no Hako"
: Sometani Shouta, Kawakami Mieko, Naka Riisa
Directed by: Tominaga Masanori
Fukuda: Even though I love the original work, I was surprised after seeing the movie. The casts are perfect. The characters are full of energy that really move my heart. Also, it's interesting.



- I am disappointed to say, but I didn’t have a chance to watch any of these movies. Though I did try “All About Lily Chou-chou” a long time ago, but I ended up stopping in the middle (I don’t remember why though). Maybe I should try watching them one of these days.

- “All About Lily Chou-chou” also has Ito Ayumi in it. Perhaps she became Mayuko’s idol through this movie. You can read a review of the movie here.

- “Onna no Ko Monogatari” also has another of Mayuko’s idol, Ohgo Suzuka. It also has Mayuko’s younger sister from Chibi Maruko-chan, Ei Morisako.

- “Pandora no Hako” has one of Mayuko’s favorite writer, Kawakami Mieko.

- Mayuko’s bias-ness is very apparent. (。 >艸<)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) NONFIX “Shoujo to Tetsudou” Filming Report

Thanks Mamayu-land BBS for the heads-up.

The filming report taken from JR Nishi Nippon.


Travel (Nonfiction) “NONFIX Searching For a Dream After This ~Shoujo to Tetsudou 2013 Spring”

Actress: Fukuda Mayuko

Broadcast date: Heisei 25, February 27 (Tuesday)

Filming date: Heisei 25, February 6 (Tuesday) ~ 11 (Monday)

Filming locations: Kuresen, Sanyohonsen, Hakubisen, Inbisen, Saninhonsen, Yamaguchisen, Kaku eki, Tsuyama untenku, Old Tsuyama Fan shaped Train Garage.



In 2004 and 2005, Horikita Maki-san went on a trip through West Japan and Kyushu with “Seeing Japan beyond that point ~Shoujo to Tetsudou – Summer” and “Looking at myself beyond that point ~ Shoujo to Tetsudou – 2005 Spring”.

This time, 18 years old, actress Fukuda Mayuko will be going on a trip from Hiroshima station. While looking forward, she come face to face with people and scenery on her trip.


Filming Location Contents

Kuresen (Filming date: Heisei 25, February 6)

After using the lCOCA card at Hiroshima station, we started our one stroke trip. We waited at number 3 boarding area and entered the train. Inside the train, Fukuda-san chose a seat with a spread of windows that showed the Inland Sea. At a stop on the way, she waved to a child on the next train, which left a great impression.



Kuresen and Sanyo honsen (Filming date: Heisei 25, February 7)

On the second day, we headed east from Takehara station to Mihara station. Through out the morning, the morning sun shining over the Inland sea, giving us a comfortable scenery. We had great weather that day, and Fukuda-san’s smile shines.

As the snow started falling on Kuresen, we arrived at the famous “Movie town”, Onomichi. The north entrance’s ticket gate near the station building is cutely made. Even with the sudden requests for a signature from fans and guests, she still responded with a smiling face.


After getting off at Fukuyama station, we were able to see the castle from the platform. There are around 500 sakura trees grown in Fukuyama Castle Park, so during the flower viewing period, the place will be packed with visitors. Once the sakura are in full blossom, the color of Fukuyama castle become deeper, and the weather become warmer, I think we should go back once.



Hakubisen and Kishinsen (Filming date: Heisei 25, February 8)

We traveled on Hakubisen and Kishinsen on the third day.

Yesterday’s good weather suddenly changed to snowing. You can feel the strong force at Niimi station as the cold penetrated deeply into us.

It will definitely be harsh for those who have not experienced snow.

As we are warming up inside the Kishinsen’s train, we arrived at Tsuyama. We visited the fan shaped garage, a garage that spread out like  a fan and each track leads to a hanger. Fukuda-san enthusiastically listened to the explanation about each vehicles.



Kishinsen, Inbisen, and Sanin honsen (Filming date: Heisei 25, February 9)

Sanin honsen (Filming date: Heisei 25, February 10)

Sanin honsen, Yamaguchisen, and Sanyo honsen (Filming date: Heisei 25, February 11)

During the national holidays, we had a lot of students boarding the Yamaguchisen. There are a lot of people recognized Fukuda-san, but she was relaxed and calm.

We transferred to Sanyo honsen, and got off at Iwakuni station. Fukuda-san visited Kintai Bridge, one of Japan top 3 famous bridge. With Kintai Bridge as the final destination, she looked back a the 5 days travel starting from Hiroshima station. As she traced her route on the map with a marker, she recalled the time she passed on her trip from Hiroshima station and ended at Hiroshima station, showing us a half happy and half lonely expression.

The sky darken as the train arrived at Hiroshima station around 7:00pm. And then watching the train leaves, our one stroke trip came to an end.

As our filming came to an end, with no apparent fatigue from the 6 days travel, Fukuda-san courteously thanks us with her cute smile.




- I didn’t include everything, like which stations the line connected and such, since I’m lazy. Translation may not be correct. Correct me!

- I’m still waiting for the announcement about the DVD version.  (*´・v・)

- I still don’t know which project Mayuko is working with Hirose Alice. (」゚ペ)」

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Audition October 2011: Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) Interview

Text taken from

Images taken from baidu.


Audition October 2011

Fall's Special Audition

I'm playing Akari, who's part of the assailant's family. Since she was borne after the crime happened, and even though she knows what's going on, compared to the people around her, she's on a different position from everyone’s conflicts. Even so, I'll carefully act out the ordinary Akari. Though I already received the script for the 10th episode, I really can't guess what's going to happen at the end. For episode 9, the members of the Toyama will gather and everyone's feelings will be shown. From that point on, it will feel like everything are gaining speed, so I will be happy if you can watch it until the end.

I entered a children group when I was young, but around the time I was 10, a producer that I worked with at that time introduced me to FLaMme, so I moved agency. Since both the talents and managers are great and have a lot of freedom, I like that each of them have a goal and a feeling of independence. People that are not being cautious, conversely, I will feel anxious. But when I think about it, whenever I have any troubles, they would help me think them through together, perhaps that is also what enables us to grow together. The 2011 news from my agency is that there's an increase in actresses joining our agency! Even if we don't talk they are sparking, "So there are someone like this too" I thought while being deeply moved.

Recently, I'm starting to think that making a film is great. It's a given that I'm the happiest when acting, but I can also feel the happiness when I'm able to film that at the filming site.

For me, rather than memorizing the script, I keep in mind the flow of the scene and the feelings associated to it. If I just thought "Let's memorize!" and then say the memorized lines from the script, I will feel bad as I'm working on the drama. The same can be said with my studies, it's not enough to just do my best. But there are people who can do well on their test even though they don't have time to study right? (laughs) Since I have both work and school now, I need to be able to balance both. When thinking about how I'm going to face my work after I'm no longer a student, I'm a bit scared.


Fukuda Mayuko's Supporting Message
Since I started this work before I'm old enough to understand what's going on, seeing the people in my generation entering a new world, I thought they are really cool. Because I'm also putting my utmost efforts in order to not lose, please do your best and reach your dream!



FLaMme Data
Established date
: October 1998
Number of Actresses: 17
Number of Staffs: 15 (8 males, 7 females)
Lessons: Yes (free of charge)


FLaMme are looking for:
Females from 12 to 20 years old.
Looking for girls who has twinkles in their eyes, and are bright and fresh. A desired actress is a person that has a strong inner core, her own opinion, and able to convey it.



ミ☆ ミ★ ミ☆ ミ★

FLaMme Relay

At the beginning of March, Hirosue Ryoko asked a question to Mayuko for FLaMme Relay section of their blog.

“The first time we met, you were 5 years old, and now you’re already quick to become a college student. Which circle (group/club) will you enter?”

A few days ago (March 14-15), Mayuko finally wrote her reply.

“I still haven’t feel that I’m really a college student yet, so I’m worried about which circle will I enter. I think I’ll have to look over all of them before I can make a decision.”

And Mayuko’s relay question toward Yamaguchi Sayaka:

“What do you need to be careful of and what is interesting about stage play?”



- This is during her “Soredemo, Ikiteyuku” period.

- The time when Mayuko was 10 was around the “Last Present” ~ “Joou no Kyoushitsu” eras. Funny how both the beginning and the end of her 10 years old life, she worked with Amami Yuki. Both of them have been exclusively working for Fuji station recently, I really hope they will get another chance to work together again. (人・_・)♡

- Generally, I am happy with what FLaMme did for Mayuko, she did too… However, the only thing I didn’t like about them is their decision to have a mobile website. Compared to before and after the mobile website, it’s better since they are actually giving the fans something to look forward to. At the same time, why pick and choose their fans? (ノ_・。)クスン Other than that, I can’t really complain much about them. Good for Mayuko. She’s able to choose a good agency.

- Mayuko used to be the youngest in her agency, but after the addition of Fujiwara Reiko, she’s now the second youngest. ヽ(´~`;) And Reiko is only 12 days younger than Mayuko… She’s the sempai, but she’s still so young. (^_^;;)

- By the way, with the exception of some actresses including Mayuko, most of newer FLaMme’s actresses have their own staff twitter account. Check their individual profile on FLaMme’s website for the link to follow. Hopefully Mayuko will be getting her own soon as well.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

January 2009: Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) “PLAYBOY” Interview

Text from the ever reliable I always wonder who the owner is, because I really want to thank that person… However, the site say no need for comments or thanks. :x

Pictures from the ever reliable baidu.


"PLAYBOY Japanese Edition" January 2009

Published November 25, 2008, from pages 208-209 (9th issue) for "Unpolished Gem of Beautiful Girls".

"Inside of her, she's being possessed by her role." There's a director that had said about Fukuda Mayuko.

According to her, "My body is a container where my own self doesn't exists, but there's another heart. In some case, after the filming ended, there are times where I don't remember anything about the events during my performance."

Since she joined the entertainment world from the time she started to become aware of her surroundings, filming locations and school are both occupied the same common space. Before she knew it, she was called "prodigy child actress", so no matter what epic performance she did, she was never anxious. Until this summer...

"Since I entered 2nd year of junior high and nowadays, it's obvious that people changed." The chance is because of "Kiri no Hi" that has broadcasted this summer. Because it's an unexpected drama, she didn't have any confident. Up until now, just acts as how one feels is no good. Looking at the work as a whole, she realized that unless she acts objectively, she won't be able to mature.

With such a difficult balance, she fell into a difficult dilemma. "Up until now, I've never experience such a stain to my normal state of mind. I've become really scared of drama." The slump continues every day. At school, even just talking in front of people make her anxious. Each time her work piled up, the world praised her. When she receives recognitions it gives her confidence, and even with criticisms, she knows there are truths to them. But when she is loosing herself, the praises she received become painful. Even now, "I have a phobia for praises".  The cause of the slump is because she discovered that rather than herself, there are nothing but higher mountains ahead. She's still 14 years old. As I thought she may be different than a prodigy child actress, so I try to throw her a question.

-- Do you want to be a normal student?

She countered in a flash, "I am a normal student". And with a smile, "I'm not a prodigy", she proclaimed clearly.

Throwing away the title of "prodigy child actress", her eyes reflected the scenery of the great mountains that she's facing.



- I don't really think Mayuko's fear of being praise is that serious, but it's called Doxophobia and it's a pretty serious condition. If you want, click on the link to read more.

- I remember she mentioned being scare of praises and liking criticism before.

- Being in the limelight since she was so young, and receiving a lot of praises despite being young, I could see how they all can add up. Not only that, the title of a "prodigy" is a lot of pressure to put on a person (not even to a kid). Most child actors/actresses must have felt the same, but the degree of seriousness is different for all of them. I remembered reading somewhere that Kamiki Ryunosuke didn't like the "prodigy" title people call him, and it makes him embarrassed to be call as such. I hope that they all went through that phase.


- With that being said, the performance dates for Mayuko’s new play is out. Noon performance is at 2:00pm, and night performance is at 7:00pm.

May 16 (Thurs): Noon

May 17 (Fri): Noon, Night

May 18 (Sat): Noon, Night

May 19 (Sun): Noon

May 20 (Mon): No performance

May 21 (Tues): Noon, Night

May 22 (Wed): Night

May 23 (Thurs): Noon, Night

May 24 (Fri): Night

May 25 (Sat): Noon, Night

May 26 (Sun): Noon


- On March 25 (Mon), TOKYO FM (radio show) will have a special preview for “Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako”. I think it’s going to be live, though I don’t think Mayuko will be in it. I think the guests will be Hirosue Ryoko and/or Inagaki Goro. It will start at 6:00pm-6:30pm.


- Lastly, make sure you join the MayuNata Facebook page!!! (。・`ω´・。)


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) "Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako" Special to be rebroadcast on BSFuji

Thanks to Mamayu Land BBS for the update.

For those that wasn't able to watch Mayuko's narration for "Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako" Special because of the channel, FujiTV will re-broadcast it on their channel.


Date: March 17, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 15:25~15:55 (3:25pm to 3:55pm)

It will also be rebroadcast it again on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Since the movie will be out in theaters on April 6, FujiTV is showing it again. This means we will get another two chances to watch it.



Great news and all, but ever since Keyhole updated their program, I never was able to get a stream of the main channels... So I'm not even sure if I'll be able to watch it this time as well. Hopefully, those that are able to will post it to the internet (preferably youtube since I really dislike the Chinese ones despite having almost every shows on there).

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) “G The Television” Interview eng/viet sub

Text taken from

Pictures taken from Mayuko’s Baidu (a long time ago, before all those watermarks).

This interview is taken from “G the Television” 7th issue in 2007 (released on June 27th). Mayuko pictures and interviews are from pages 24-29. G stands for ‘gravure’.



- When you think about after the thunderstorm, peeking from the cloud is the sunshine. While it's a day with mysterious weather, Mayuko-chan was able to expressed various different expressions for this photo shoot.

Mayuko: Not at all, I'm still bad at smiling and standing in front of the camera... But as the weather become better, I feel like I'm becoming more accustomed to the camera.

- The cameraman teased that the time you showed your best smile is when you're eating sashimi squid.

Mayuko: That's right (laughs). It's because I love squid. Even when my stomach is full, if there's sashimi squid, I'll eat it. I have a separate stomach for it!

- Your favorite thing is manly! But this year, you're entering junior high school. How is school?

Mayuko: Because I made a lot of friends, it's extremely fun. Which reminded me, now, there's a "love boom" for my school year! There's a lot of couples now. It's totally different comparing to elementary school. ... Eh, as for me? I'm part of the discussing group (laughs). When listen to my classmates, I'll say "So you like this boy!"

- Since it's almost summer vacation, what do you want to do with your friends?

Mayuko: Going to take purikura, or going karaoke. It's okay if the place is close by, I want to go hang out. For karaoke, because I like Shiina Ringo so I want to sing her songs, but the people around me doesn't know her. If you sing a song that other people doesn't know, nobody can get excited right? (laughs) That's why I'll choose songs like Porno Graffitti's "Ageha Chou".


- You're so thoughtful. If it's Mayuko-chan, then I'm sure everyone will get excited.

Mayuko: But, I'm not really good...

- Huh, really!? Well, leaving talks about music aside... What about being an actress, you have a lot of movies coming soon.

Mayuko: Yes. A movie with a theme of first love, and a heartwarming movie about dog. I'm happy to be in a variety of films. After this, I want to try to be a villain. I want to try roles where I can't be "myself".



An old translation that I didn’t get a chance to post until now. You’ll know why in a minute.

This photo shoot is my absolute absolute absolute favorite photo shoot of Mayuko. I guess you can say that I am officially in the fandom because of this photo shoot. Before that, I’m just barely  half-way in the closet. ^^;; That’s why everything about this photo shoot is really special to me, and so I want to bring you all the experiences of this photo shoot. This means pretty much the whole package! Interviews, pictures, videos, the whole package!

Once again, much much much thanks to Alyza for helping me out subbing this during these past few weeks. It’s not as troublesome as “Saigo no Tsubasa”, but still a lot of works. So thank you. m(_ _)m

It’s both English and Vietnamese sub. Please enjoy!

English sub

Viet sub



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) “Saigo no Tsubasa” eng/viet sub

Drama "Sono 5 fun Mae" Location Report
... 2006/11/25

This time is the report for "Saigo no Tsubasa". The weather today is the best, and it continues like that for the weather at the filming location as well. This time, we need to have a sunny day. And the reason for that is...

The retiring junior high art teacher actually have a dream since he is young that he chased with passion, to the point that he become a teacher. But now, the passion has fade and the dream was unachievable. With such disappointment, "this time", will he be able to see it again? But at that moment, a "miracle" appears.

This "miracle" is actually a common theme for "Aru Yoru no Dekigoto", "Last Fight", "Nigero Melos", and "Ashita e no Funade".

I'm sorry to say, but you will only know by watching the broadcast. But for those who take a look at the website, we will disclose to you an important hint. The weather is an important connection to this "miracle"... Maybe I'm saying too much... Well, in order for you to enjoy the drama, I think it's best that I don't say anything. Please be sure to watch the broadcast.

For this 5 minutes, playing the retiring art teacher, Tooyama, is the amazing Natsuyagi Isao-san.

Doesn't the students usually hang out after school in the art classroom? Though many students who are taking their exams doesn't really have a direct connection with art as a subject, but when looking at the students, the art teacher will want to work on his own art (in order to not lose to the students). The other teacher doesn't really have a similar mindset (since they can't really work on anything...).

Natsuyagi-san and Erika (student), played by Fukuda Mayuko-san, will be working together for this drama. Not looking down on her, and regards her as a friend but still maintaining the teacher-student relationships, you can see Natsuyagi-san's realistic portrayal.

5 minutes before he has to retire, Tooyama is throwing away everything that he did, from teaching materials, oil paintings, sketches, to carvings, as if abandoning himself. When Erika discovers the pictures that we wasn't able to throw away, Tooyama has an expression of embarrassment and confusion. After he tells her his secret, a miracle occurs at last... I think it's great just watching Natsuyagi-san's facial expressions these 5 minutes.

On the other hand, Fukuda Mayuko-san, who's playing Erika, is just 12 years old. Appeared in "Joou no Kyoushitsu", "Byakuyakou", "Chibi Maruko-chan SP", the most recent "Saikai: Yokota Megumi-san no Negai", etc... as well as "Gimmy Heaven" and "Kamikaze Girls", etc... Rather than a super child actress, she's already on her way to be a splendid actress.

Though I wrote that it's "like a friend" earlier, this is how Erika is established in the script. In the drama, there's a part where Erika imitates Tooyama. This is also required in the script. Just to make it clear, the real Fukuda-san is like a normal, polite ojou-san. As she stretches her back, you can feel both the maturity and the purity of a young lady. Her perfect portrayal of Erika is worth seeing. There's an old expression "Koakuma-like" ("小悪魔 (Koakuma)" originally means "goblin" but it often refers to a very cute and alluring girl who knocks down every guy) , it's similar to this feeling.

"Saigo no Tsubasa" is a work that I want to talk about a lot after watching it, but I'll leave it at that for now. The mini dramas "Sono 5 fun Ato" is a series of works that are loaded with messages, so if it's possible, please be sure to watch it. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

(Producer Mutsuyama Kouichi)



So after a few weeks of discussion, Facebook messaging, downloading, watching, and me being demanding/perfectionist, the English and Vietnamese subbed version of “Saigo no Tsubasa” is finally finished. キタ━━━(゜∀゜)━━━!!!!!

Much thanks to my partner in crime, Alyza, for always spoiled me and doing all the hard work (including obtaining the file/timing/correcting all my mistakes/putting up with me/pretty much everything I don’t do). m(_ _)m Thank you so much.

This is a work from Mayuko that I quite enjoyed. It’s also a few works of hers that she’s playing a normal, cheerful, and mischievous girl. Even though it’s short, it’s meaningful, not to mention the casts are great! (。 >艸<)

Please enjoy!

English sub

Viet sub

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) Narration: “Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako” Special (Making and Crank Up clip)

Thanks to Cie-chan and Kantsuki-san for the head up.

Pictures from baidu. I just noticed they started watermark their pictures recently. :x Anyways, please check Mayukoaday for more screen caps.

Thanks to MamayuLand BBS for the text.

Thanks to ashes1982 for uploading the clip. Even though it’s only 9 minutes, it’s better than nothing. After all, beggars can’t be chooser. Since I don’t know how to embed from Sina video…

Link to part of the Special


Fukuda Mayuko did the narration for this special. As usual, she displayed her unique voice. I think most of her voice works really showed her smooth voice well.

The show is around 20 minutes long. The 3 essences of the movie that were emphasized are motherhood, classical music, and sakura.

When introducing herself:
"As for me, Fukuda Mayuko, I'm playing Masami, who has a destined encounter with Youko. As it shows the feelings of a mother, and in order to steadily understand Youko’s and Masami's pains, it is heartrending but a warm story."

Crank up:

"The feelings of parents to their child is such a precious, warm, sometimes painful, but always contain energy that I can strongly felt it while filming. Such power and those feelings of love toward their child are tightly packed that this movie becomes powerful. Please look forward to the movie."


I noticed that they said Masami has a daughter instead of a son. So I apologize for my messed up. Let’s the ‘son’ part disappear from your mind and be replaced by ‘daughter’. m(._.)m ゴメン


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) Stage Play “Iya Mushiro Wasurete Gusa”

FLaMme’s website recently updated about Fukuda Mayuko’s new project.

After 7 years since Mayuko’s stage play, “Ame to Yume no Ato ni”, she will work on another play named “Iya Mushiro Wasurete Gusa” (roughly translated “No I rather forget that grass”?).


Description (from website)

There are times where I don’t want to forget that grass, but there are times where I think it’s better to forget, and there are also times where I think that it’s less stressful to be a person who rather forget.

As for me, I think it’s less stressful to for people to forget about me.

A story about the people who can’t shed tears, mundane unhappiness, and the mundane happiness.

Performance period: May 16 (Thursday) to May 26 (Sunday), 2013

Theater name: Children’s castle Aoyama Amphitheatre

Playwright/Producer: Maeda Shirou

Casts: Mitsushima Hikari, Ito Ayumi, Fukuda Mayuko, Kikuchi Akiko, etc…

Design: Gotanndadan Age Global Networks

Sponsor: Children’s castle Aoyama Amphitheatre/ Nelke Planning


General Story (taken from site)

The story is about a greengrocer’s 4 sisters, Takagi Kazumi (oldest), Futaba (2nd oldest), Miki (3rd oldest), Haruna (youngest). The relationships between the 4 sisters and their guy friend and piano.

Miki has an illness. She has been visiting the hospital since she was a child, and spent most of her time near her bed. Currently, she is hospitalize. Their mother, who love piano, disappeared from a long time ago. Their obstinate father and Kazumi, who was a junior high student at the time, managed the grocery store together. Soon after, their father become in debt, and the store have to close.

After that, Kazumi is discouraged from recovering the store and live together with their father. Though unable to find her dream job and facing many hardships, she doesn’t grumble to her sisters. She was proposed by her boyfriend. However, because of her father and Miki, who will be discharge soon, she can’t leave her family.

The youngest, Haruna, who’s a crybaby, like to hang out and be away from home. She has a very realistic personality. Sometimes, after visiting the hospital, she would show her concerns with her wicked tongue.

The 2nd sister, Futaba, left home to study in Tokyo while live by herself. She is unaware of her insensitive flaw. She suddenly return home. Though her family doesn’t know why, it seems as if it has something to do with a guy.

A guy, who is childhood friend with the 4 sisters, often visit Miki in the hospital. He can’t give up his dream of being a pianist. For Miki, who could feel the presence of their mother from the piano she left downstairs, he is a special existence.

The main character seems to be the 3rd sister, Miki.



My guess is:

Ito Ayumi – Takagi Kazumi (oldest sister)

Mitsushima Hikari – Takagi Miki (3rd sister)

Kikuchi Akiko – Takagi Futaba (2nd sister)

Fukuda Mayuko – Takagi Haruna (youngest)


- Mayuko got another chance to play sister with Mitsushima Hikari (from Soredemo, Ikiteyuku). She also has another chance to act with her idol, Ito Ayumi (from Mirai Nikki). However, I think it’s the first time for her to act with Kakuchi Akiko. I don’t really know that much about her… I don’t think I’ve seen her works.

- This time, Mayuko is playing a wicked tongue character who’s a crybaby. (*≧艸≦) I so wish this to be a drama instead of a stage play. It would be so awesome. Maybe they’ll make a drama version… (人 *) お願い♪

- I tend to really like stories about 4 sisters, and the story sound interesting. Though it’s a stage play, I hope it will release in DVD format after…. And then someone post it to the internet. lol

- Mayuko mentioned numerous time how she wanted to do another stage play again. Since she graduated from high school, she finally got free time to do them. I’ll bet she must be really happy. I can’t to hear more about it. We’ll get to see how much she’d grown since “Ame to Yume”.