Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Television August 8, 2008, 29th Ed.: Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) Interview

Text taken from mayukofukuda.seesaa.net.

For the request of hopeful_colour.


Currently, we're in the midst of summer break!!

Fukuda: When I don't have work, since it's summer break, I lay on my bed while listening to music or reading, and just idle around. In one day, I spend 22 hours on my bed (laughs).

Though she looked embarrassed, with that splurging voice, she glorified her precious break. Made her debut when she was 4 years old, Fukuda Mayuko-chan became 14 this August.

Fukuda: With a sense of accomplishment, my mother asked "would you like to try?" and I said "Un" without any thoughts, and it was enjoyable from the start. Because of that, I continued on until this very day. Let's take the game "Dragon Quest" as an example, though my level is low, using an item I picked up and even then my level is still low, I'm the type that progress the game based on that luck. I still required people around me for help, so I'm still unable to grow up. That's why as I become 14 years old, I'm planning to have another debut and persist on various dramas to gain experience points.

For the SP drama "Kiri no Hi" (NTV), she's also earnestly facing her work.

Fukuda: For around this half past year, I've been thinking about what I want to do. But the only time I can taste a sense of accomplishment best is for a drama can depict ‘the world’. The heroine in "Kiri no Hi" exists during the era of war. Able to erase myself completely, even on the set, I can see the characters together at that place. Though it's a strange feeling, it's a really great feeling. In order to reach a point where each cuts are done, that is my goal. (as in cut, after filming a scene)

She's transforming from a child actress to an actress. For "Kiri no Hi", she's acting as a girl who wholeheartedly love people, and as her 'Koi Gokoro' (literally: love heart, as in someone in love) roles after this increase, her thoughts are...

Fukuda: With the name 'koi' (love) attached to it, a special feeling come to mind. If you think about one part of a person's feelings, since it's a scene with love, perhaps it's not something to be worked up about, that's my current conclusion. Even so, for the past 2 years, I have been "Love is~!!" and talked about it a lot (laughs)



She enjoyed reading Yamazaki Nao-cola-san!

Fukuda: Yamazaki Nao-cola-san's books are wonderful, and I love them! Even though it's a love story, comparing one from the other, they are not necessarily different. Within the connections between people from day to day, there are no pauses. That give it a real depiction. I recommend "Ronri to Kansei wa Souhan Shinai" (lit translation: There are no conflicts between logic and sense), and a book I recently finished "Nagai Owari ga Hajimeru" (lit translation: The long end is just begin). My BGM (background music) for reading is mostly by BUMP OF CHICKEN-san.

(Data & Written by = Miyoshi Miho)



- So hard. Sorry if it doesn't make sense.

- Though the picture looks like it’s in a different magazine, the interview is the same. I have a feeling I’ve seen a much bigger scan before, but I’m not sure where.

- Ah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!

- Because I’m moving out for a month, I will try, but I don’t think I’ll be able to update her news as regularly (if Mayuko does have news).


- Perfect for the season, a Christmas song medley by one of my favorite group, Goosehouse.

- By the way, what ever happened to d-ize? I missed him so much!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子) “Betsuni Futsu no Koi” Random Updates 3

From atca.jp.

HTB Special Drama “Betsuni Futsu no Koi” 12/14~ is broadcasted ☆


One of the location from the soon to be broadcasted HTB Special Drama “Betsuni Futsu no Koi”, located in Biei, was at Ashikawa Airport. For the Ashikawa airport scene, we had a cooperation performance from the staffs at the film commission and the extras. Please don’t miss it!


【Broadcasting date】


Hokkaido: December 14, 2013 (Sat) 1:55 P.M.


National wide broadcasting schedule is here http://www.htb.co.jp/betsukoi/schedule.html


HTB Special Drama “Betsuni Futsu no Koi” HP http://www.htb.co.jp/betsukoi/index.html

On September 21, 2013, the state of the location filming at Ashikawa airport.


After the shoot on that day, the sky of Ashikawa airport was dyed in the beautiful colors of the sunset.




From Maruyama Kotose’s tweets after the broadcast.

Betsuni Futsu no Koi. Playing my bestfriend is Fukuda-san, who is a kind person that it was fun performing together. The memories of us entering the onsen together came back w Able to talk with Ando-san, Kitaro-san, Kobayashi-san, Kojima-san, Fujita-san, Kaneko-san, and others respected actors made me very happy. I hope one day, we’ll work together again.”


Came home! Actually,

Right now, is the first time I’m watching the recording on TV. laughs

The wind was so strong at the location for this scene, it was really hard~ (・_・;

I have to received many helps from hair-makeup-san for my hair and face…

And of course, Biei’s nature is beautiful~.

It became apparent in my heart~. laughs”


And a compilation of pictures from her friend (of course, with Mayuko).




Also, from Lyuuta Ligeirinho Suda’s facebook, who is Mayuko’s martial arts master!!! He talked specifically about Mayuko’s jump kick scene.

On the day of the broadcast:

“From 1 minutes and 12 seconds (about the trailer), you can see my disciple who people who know will recognize, Fukuda Mayuko-san displaying “that” jump kick!!! Even though people from Tokyo won’t be able to see this broadcast!!!



The day after broadcast date:

“I taught the actress, Fukuda Mayuko-san, about the important points about jump kick at the filming location, she was able to steadily cleared them. I’m happy~.

With the pivot leg properly bend and using the capoeira style to kick while using the hand to guard, the kicking leg should stretched out from a bent position in order to input damage. Also, in order for the other person to not be able to fight back, the landing from the jump should be directly bellow… She’s really amazing~ I guess it’s true that actor/actress are very serious.

Furthermore, for just one scene, feeling that guidance is necessary, she directly contacted me. Even though it was short, she was a good disciple. I’ll support her!

Lending a helping hand, doesn’t it give inspiration to your skipjack’s spirit(?).

Once I get permission from her, I’ll upload the photos on my blog~




- I think the most impressive part is that she actually directly contacted him for helping with the jump kick scene. Wondered where she knew him from… 3 Maime?

- Mayuko is on her way to become a martial arts master! She got the slapping and judo throw from “3 Maime no Bodyguard”, and now she learned the jump kick from “Betsuni Futsu no Koi”. ♥ I hope she’ll do more roles like this!



- I hope they’ll agree to let him post up the pictures!!



- By the way, I’m not from Hong Kong… Make sure your address is from a blogspot.com instead of blogspot.hk. I feel like this is going to be my catchphrase from not on…

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): Special Drama Set in Biei, 12/14 (Sat) ON AIR

News taken from Walkerplus.


With the pace of one drama a year, this year's HTB Hokkaido Television is set in the famous sight-seeing locations of Biei. A small love story about a pure heart, young farmer, Haruo (Kaneko Takatoshi), and the Ritsuko (Ando Sei) who came back to Biei from Tokyo.

The patchwork of fields spread through the hills as the setting, those that already came to Biei can experienced it again, and those that that haven't yet can view the highlighted beauty of Biei's scenery!?

With Biei as the stage, Maeda Shiro, the script writer, depicted a love story about the modern youth with an unfulfilled desire. "Using the subject of the subtle human relations that can be seen and can't be seen, the pleasant landscape of Biei and the bright and refreshing character of Kaneko-san together made this exquisite atmosphere" director Sugiyama said. Once again, there are many comical scenes, while the drama continue to play out, occasionally, it'll make you laugh, and in a blink of time, 85 minutes passed.

As for Haruo, who played by Kaneko-san, "While acting in this, there are changes of nuances in many of the scenes. And though there are hardships, in the scenes together with Ritsuko, I really feel as if I'm falling in love".

HTB Special Drama "Betsuni Futsu no Koi" will be broadcast on December 14 (Sat) at 1:55 PM. With the exception of Hokkaido, the airtime will be different, so please check the homepage.




Betsuni Futsu no Koi Trailer



- It’s kind of late, since the drama was already broadcasted… But, Mayuko’s news is Mayuko’s news.

- Added the trailer as well, since I haven’t post it until now.

- Grammar, sorry.

- No news yet about when it’s going to be broadcast nationwide yet. If worst come to worst, we can always wait for the DVD. Hopefully, someone from Hokkaido can post it.

- With the inactivity and disappearance of Mayukodaisuki from tumblr, another tumblr site is up and running for Mayuko by the name of FukudaMayuko. Check it out if you haven’t.

- Hmm… By the way, due to personal reasons, I just want to keep this straight. I’m not a fan from Hong Kong. If you’re reading this blog using the blogspot.hk instead of the blogspot.com. All I can say is that it’s the wrong address. ಥ_ಥ


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fukuda Mayuko (福田麻由子): “Betsuni Futsu no Koi” Website

HTB uploaded the official website for the special drama “Betsuni Futsu no Koi” today. Check it out if you haven’t.


Opening sequences:

For 10 years, are you still continuing your unrequited love?

“Ritsuko came back to Biei~~~~”

A pure heart, shy young farmer who continued his one side love for 1 person for 10 years, and the trouble of a woman who left her hometown for the city.

“Oji-chan, do you believe in God?”

Family, friends, the town’s celebrity are in an uproar about “a tiny affair”.

Cloudy but sometimes sunny… Even though useless, those guys are living positively.

The quiet patchwork on the hill as the setting, will unfold a painful, and sweet…

A man and woman’s small love story.



Ritsuko (Ando Sei) came back to Biei. During this period, she started selling ice cream in front of the station.

In a flash, everyone in town learned of her returning home. After graduating from high school, with an aim of being an actress, she moved to Tokyo.

Though she was on T.V. for a short time, she remained unnoticed. After breaking up with a man, she returned home with a heartbreak.

After hearing about it, the farmer Haruo (Kaneko Takatoshi) is unable to calm down.

He had always been given the cold shoulder by Ritsuko since before, even now there’s still lingering affection.

Ritsuko’s best friend, Nobuyo (Kobayashi Kinako), is another person that’s worried about the wounded Ritsuko. And with Haruo’s story weigh on her mind, she made up her mind to bring the two together.

With Nobuyo’s suggestion, Haruo’s niece, Sachi (Fukuda Mayuko) comes in on the plan, and even Haruo’s mother (Fujita Yumiko) is added to the strategic operation. Everyone from Haruo’s surrounding help fulfill Haruo’s love.

In the midst of this operation, there’s a man with unknown occupation (Kitaro) whom the young people in town called “God of Love”.



Haruo (35) / Kaneko Takatoshi

A 4th generation farmer, and the only son.

Serious, but a late bloomer in love. Single.

Ritsuko’s high school sempai. To say it simply, not popular.


Ritsuko (31) / Ando Sei

Haruo’s high school kouhai. Moved to Tokyo with an aim of an actress after graduated from high school.

Recently she returned home after 12 years.

She sells ice cream at a shop in front of the station. Single.


Nobuyo (31) / Kobayashi Kinako

Ritsuko’s best friend since high school.

Her parents managed a boarding house, so she helped out.

Single. Somehow worried about the unpopular Haruo.


Sachi (17) / Fukuda Mayuko

Haruo’s niece. 2nd year high school student. Cheerful and spirited.

Her father works in Sapporo, away from home.

She’s thinking of moving out of town after graduation, but is worried about Haruo’s future.


Satoko (65) / Fujita Yumiko

Haruo’s mother, Sachi’s grandmother. Her husband passed away a few years back.

Actively engaging in agriculture. Spirited.

Has a connection with god nth years ago.


God of Love (Age Unknown) / Kitaro

Though he looks like a homeless, the young people deemed him as the god of love.

There’s also a rumor that he’d been wandering throughout Japan.


The drama will be broadcast on December 14, 2013 on HTB, starting at 1:55pm.

It will also be broadcast in various dates after.



- A lot of added and subtracted words. Please tell me if I got the translation incorrect.

- If done right, I think this could be a pretty funny story.

- Cheerful and spirited. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I hope she doesn’t disappoint.

- “Oji-chan, do you believe in God?” This reminded me of Heaven’s Door. Why do Mayuko always say such lines. (*≧▽≦)

- I’m guessing on Nobuyo’s and Satoko’s names. It may be something else. Actually, I guessed on Haruo’s and Ritsuko’s names as well.

- Why do I have a feeling that there’s going to be a plot twist and Nobuyo and Haruo ended up together.