Monday, February 28

Juui Dolittle: (My) Drama Review

Juui DoLittle
Synopsis: (d-addicts)
Tottori Kenichi is a foul-mouthed but gifted veterinarian nicknamed Dolittle. His catch phrase is 'pet care means business'. He is the director of his animal clinic and rescues not only 'voiceless' pets but also helps their owners, who lack understanding and caution, with their problems and worries. Working with him is animal nurse Tajima Asuka. Hanabishi Masaru is Dolittle's friend, a charismatic vet and host of a popular TV animal show who is good at making diagnosis but has a secret as he could not overcome his phobia of operating on animals. The drama focuses on the friendship between those 3 and tries to teach viewers about human-pet relationships.

Friday, February 25

Yamapi wants to collaborate with JYJ’s Jaejoong

Yamashita Tomohisa (a.k.a. Yamapi) revealed through a recent interview that he’d like to work with JYJ’s Jaejoong in the future. “Jaejoong and I promised to work together someday. I really want to do it if there is any chance,” he said. The two became close while TVXQ was promoting in Japan, even attending a Lady Gaga benefit concert together. Additionally, Yamapi’s sister, Yamashita Rina, and his mother are huge TVXQ fans.

Woman attempts the Yamashita Tomohisa & Iseya Yusuke diet

On the official website for the movie “Ashita no Joe”, a regular woman working for the film’s distribution company, “Mika”, chronicles her attempt at following the diet plan used by the film’s stars, Yamashita Tomohisa and Iseya Yusuke.

In the film, Yamashita and Iseya play boxers, so they had to undergo a rigorous diet in order to get a boxer-like physique. Yamapi went from 62 kg to 53.5 kg with a 5% drop in body fat, while Iseya went from 67 kg to 57 kg with a 3-4% drop in body fat.

Arashi performs "LOTUS" on Music Station

Yamashita Tomohisa's stage performance at M! Countdown - Party Don't Stop

Is Yamashita Tomohisa having a fling with a French woman?

I wonder is that supposed to be a kiss or sweet whisper.... (^0^)

NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa seems to be involved in quite a bit of dating rumors recently; previous reports indicated that he had gone on a date with a foreign woman, and now ‘FRIDAY’ has caught him on another date with a beautiful blonde French woman.

Tuesday, February 22

Yamashita Tomohisa to perform on Korea’s M Countdown!

Japanese idol star Yamashita Tomohisa will be appearing on Februsry 24th episode of Mnet’s M Countdown!

Korea’s popular music program, Mnet’s ”M! Countdown“, will host a very special guest this week, as idol Tomohisa Yamashita will rock their stage for his hit song, “Party Don’t Stop“. Additional details were revealed today, as Mnet’s Park Chan Wook PD promised to deliver an electrifying stage.

Nishikido Ryo to be the lead star for upcoming drama series

Nishikido Ryo
Mizukawa Asami

Kanjani8/NEWS member Nishikido Ryo will be the lead star for upcoming drama series, “Inu wo Kau to iukoto ~Sky to Wagaya no 180 nichi~“, which will start in April on TV Asahi (Every Friday at 11:15 PM).
In the drama, Nishikido will play as a father of two kids, while Mizukawa Asami plays his wife.

Saturday, February 19

Arashi unleashes PV for their upcoming single, “LOTUS” and Radio rip of Arashi’s “Boom Boom”

Arashi's "LOTUS"
Arashi has been teasing fans with small updates on their upcoming single LOTUS,” but now the full PV has been released! The song is an upbeat track with a cool choreography, and the PV features shots of the members in dark rooms rather than having a story.

Friday, February 18


I wonder if i got some of my father's cooking skills?!?! hmm... i hope so!! One thing that i'm sure of is that i definitely love to cook... i've been cooking a lot of new dishes that i've never tried before and so far they've been succesful... <3 <3 <3

Minnesota Hot Dish - Tater Tots


"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself" - Galileo**
**picture and quote taken from

Lately, I've been busy with a lot of stuff.. WORK, cooking, WORK, Japanese lessons, WORK, jdoramas, WORK, and WORK!!!!!! oh yes!!! it's all about WORK...the only good thing about it is MORE MONEY.. >=)) and with it comes MORE EXPENSES T_T

Yui Ichikawa stars in drama "Muscle Girl!" with FTIsland vocalist Lee Hong Ki

Yui Ichikawa
Lee Hong Ki

Actress Yui Ichikawa (25) has been chosen to star in the TBS drama series "Muscle Girl!" this spring. Her co-star will be FTIsland vocalist Lee Hong Ki (20), making his first appearance in a Japanese drama.

Kitagawa Keiko attends presentation for “ALLIE” sunscreen

Actress, Kitagawa Keiko, attended a presentation on the 17th for Kanebo Cosmetics’ sunscreen brand “ALLIE”.

Monday, February 14


Today is SAD!


<3 <3 <3

Sunday, February 13

Horikita Maki at the premiere of “Byakuyakou” in Berlin

Horikita Maki was in Berlin to attend the premier screening of her new movie, “Byakuyakou” (International title: “Into the White Night“), at the “61st Berlin International Film Festival“.

Tegomass’ performances on Music Fair

Tegomass made a guest appearance on Fuji TV’s music program Music Fair on February 12th.
The group performed three songs, “Koi no Wana Shikakemasho” which was originally sung by FUNK THE PEANUTS in 1995, Perfume’s “Chocolate Disco“, and their upcoming single “Aoi Bench” (cover of Sasuke’s song).  

Saturday, February 12

Horikita Maki is in Berlin

The staff blog of actress Horikita Maki has been updated with a picture of her strolling around Berlin, Germany.

Yamashita Tomohisa receives a 15kg chocolate belt at the premiere of “Ashita no Joe”

15 kg Chocolate Champion Belt
On the 11th, Yamashita Tomohisa (25), Iseya Yusuke (34), Kagawa Teruyuki (45) and Karina (26) participated in the theater greeting for their new movie “Ashita no Joe” at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

Scriptwriter of “Lupin the Third” passes away at 63

According to reports, Ookubo Shouichirou, one of the screenwriters for the beloved anime “Lupin the Third” unfortunately passed away on February 11th.

Code Blue Season 2: (My) Drama Review

Code Blue Season 2

Unlike Season 1, this season is filled with more operations (that means more scalpels, cutting, blood and confusing medical terminologies) and hardships for the 4 flight doctors in training:

Friday, February 11

Sakurai Sho & Ninomiya Kazunari play with “dogs” in NINTENDO 3DS CM

New CMs for NINTENDO 3DS upcoming game software, “nintendogs + cats“, in which Arashi members Sakurai Sho and Ninomiya Kazunari star, were revealed on its official site.  ”nintendogs + cats” is a real-time pet simulation video game which will be released on February 26th.

Sakurai Sho talks about his new “Oronamin C” commercial series

Arashi member Sakurai Sho introduced his new commercial series for the “Oronamin C Drink” (Otsuka Pharmaceutical) at a PR-Event in Tokyo last February 10th.
The popular drink is already celebrating its 46th anniversary this year. Sakurai will be featured in its newest series of commercials titled “Genki no Genbo” (scene of vigor) in which he is going to visit various places and people that the Japanese can be proud of.

Final Fantasy “Distant Worlds” lands in NYC!

FF Distant Worlds
If you’re a fan of the fantasy RPG “Final Fantasy” and you live in the surrounding New York City area, then you’ll be happy to know that “Distant Worlds music from Final Fantasy” is coming to the city in April.

Inoue Mao eats crickets in Thailand

New movie “Taiheiyou no Kiseki ~Fox to Yobareta Otoko~ (Miracle in Pacific ~The man who was called Fox~)” starring Takenouchi Yutaka, was released today on February 11th. The cast members for the movie appeared at a special opening event and greeted everyone on stage at TOHO cinemas Yurakuza.

Yamashita Tomohisa and Jaycee Chan party it up in Hong Kong

looks like Yamapi's having a good time ^_^
Last month on January 29th, NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa finished one of his tour stops in Hong Kong, and during the show, he introduced Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan, as his good friend.

Thursday, February 10

Don’t Buy And Sell Pokemon Data In Japan, You’ll Make People Angry

Japan is going a bit copyright crazy of late. It’s not cool to sell customised figures online, it’s not cool to rent video games in love hotels, and now, it’s apparently not cool to sell Pokémon save data.

Wednesday, February 9

Yamashita Tomohisa shows his sparring skill in front of boxing champions

Ashita No Joe is scheduled to be released soon on February 11.

A private showing of upcoming movie “Ashita no Joe” was held at Korakuen Hall on February 7th, and cast members Yamashita Tomohisa, Iseya Yusuke, Karina, and Kagawa Teruyuki showed up.  The event was titled, “Champion Carnival“, and 12 old and new boxing champions (Uchiyama Takashi, Guts Ishimatsu, Wajima Koichi, and so on) visited the event.

Koike Teppei to participate in upcoming 3D anime film, “Tofu Kozo”

Koike Teppei will be playing one of the Yokai named, “Sodehiki Kozo.”  

Fukada Kyoko would be voicing a character for the upcoming 3D anime film, “Tofu Kozo“, which is scheduled to be released on April 29th.  Recently, more cast members for the voice acting role have been revealed, and Koike Teppei was one of the cast members announced today.

Saturday, February 5

A Little Thing Called Love (Thai movie)

A Little Thing Called Love (aka First Love)
  (Details taken from asianmediawiki)
  • Movie: A Little Thing Called Love / First Love
  • Thai: สิ่งเล็กเล็ก ที่เรียกว่า..รัก
  • Director: Puttipong Pormsaka Na-Sakonnakorn and Wasin Pokpong
  • Writer: Puttipong Pormsaka Na-Sakonnakorn and Wasin Pokpong
  • Producer: Somsak Tejcharattanaprasert and Panya Nirankol
  • Cinematographer: Reungwit Ramasudh
  • Release Date: August 12, 2010 (Thailand)
  • Runtime: 118 min.
  • Distributor: Sahamongkol International and Work Point
  • Language: Thai
  • Country: Thailand

Friday, February 4

Ikuta Toma emulates Aoi Yu for his first female role

Ninagawa Yukio’s stage performance, “Mishima Double Mishima (三島) ×MISHIMA vs Ninagawa ‘Madame de Sade’ ’My Friend Hitler’“, was opened at Shibuya Bunkamura Theater Cocoon on February 2nd.
Higashiyama Noriyuki (Shonentai) is the lead actor for the stage performance, and Ikuta Toma is co-starring with him.  This stage performance is consists of two different stories written by Mishima Yukio, “Madame de Sade” and “My Friend Hitler“, and both stories are played by the same cast members alternately.  All roles in the “Madame de Sade” are female, therefore, the cast members (all male), including Higashiyama and Ikuta, challenge playing females.  For Ikuta, this will be his first experience trying to play a female role.

Is Yamashita Tomohisa dating a foreigner?

A big shock for fans of the Yamashita Tomohisa x Kitagawa Keiko couple.  According to tabloid “Josei Seven“, they aren’t in a relationship anymore. In fact, the tabloid has even got a snapshot of Yamapi hanging out with a Caucasian girl in what seems to be a full-fledged date.

Arashi stars in their own manga!

Arashi appeared in the February 3rd issue of Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, presenting an interesting new “image” of themselves.

Ninomiya Kazunari joins Ohno, Aiba, and Matsumoto’s beer CM

Three Arashi members, Ohno Satoshi, Aiba Masaki, and Matsumoto Jun, have been starring in KIRIN’s low-malt beer CM for “Tanrei GREEN LABEL“, and starting today, on February 4th (in Japan), the new CM for the product has started airing.

"Paradise Kiss" movie: Official Twitter Account

Paradise Kiss a live-action adaption of Yazawa Ai’s popular shoujo manga, which sold over 6,000,000 copies in total. Kitagawa Keiko as‘Hayasaka Yukari’ and Mukai Osamu as ‘Koizumi George’ .
The “Paradise Kiss” team prepared a special treat for their subscribers, by unveiling a photo of the gorgeous atelier from the set. The account will continue to update with behind-the-scenes tweets of the set and staff.

Playful Kiss/Mischievous Kiss: (My) Drama Review

Mischievous Kiss
While watching, it somehow reminds me of "It Started with a Kiss" (starring Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng). With a little research, i finally proved my theory that both dramas are related. Both were based on the Japanese shoujo manga "Itazura na Kiss" by Tada Kaoru. Come to think of it there are 3 versions of the same story plot with their own twist of story.. ;p

credits to TAGA-DON