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Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Erika Toda!... Yuko Oshima... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Masami Nagasawa!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nogizaka46: (again, a lot of) A little of this and that for 2016 #25....

 Wow, looks like the group is about to take a trip, wonder where?


 Hmmm even a graduated member is joining them so better hurry with.... wait, once again has someone hacked into my computer!?


 Like the way Nanami thinks, now I know this post has do get done in record time!

 Bet a lot of Nogi fans are wondering how the new single 'Hadashi de Summer" did on it's first day. It kind of surprises me but at least in a good way as the sales for day one were 600,100 copies sold. That's a new group record as the previous single sold 590,600 copies in it's first day, total for week #1 for the 14th single was close to 750,000 copies sold. Most first day sales are pre-orders, the next few days and weeks will really tell the story but do admit that high total kind of shocked me. Seeing as how there's a Nogi post almost every day will keep you updated on how the sales go.
 Lot of these 'a little of this and that posts' recently, there never seems to enough of one thing to title it a different way such as new mag spreads, etc. Heard a few days ago that there will be a DVD coming out for Mai F.'s graduation concerts which took place on June 15th and 16th in her hometown of Shizuoka. Don't when the DVD will be coming out but will let everyone know when it's going to happen. Speaking of those concerts here's Mai and Nanase cards for those shows.










 More Nanase who lately really has been looking beyond super duper, this fabulous spread is from the July 28th issue of Young Jump.










 Erika is a member who we haven't seen enough of recently, guess when there's so many members they need to take turns in the spotlight. These pics are from a new interview for Tokyo Pop Line, here's the address if you want to check it out: https://tokyopopline.com/archives/65785









 Asuka is the center for the new single so must make her feel really good hearing those sales figures. She also did an interview for the new single with Real Sound, same uniform as the above pics so wonder if the group will be wearing them in their upcoming Summer concerts. If you want to read the interview here's the site address: realsound.jp/2016/07/post-8511.html









 Lot of Nogi items once again today and do have a few other things than these. Which means if you're a Nogi fan you'll be quite happy over the next few days as there's going to be plenty of posts. Last set of pics for today is a group spread from the August 3rd issue of Anan.







Yui Aragaki: New drama news....



 This is the 209th day of the year yet only the third post for new happenings. That's one post about every seventy days which is such a sad ratio but there is news on a....


 Don't know how it's happening but lately my faves all seem to be able to hack into my posts as I'm doing them. May have to check for hidden cameras in this room, thought the two I found in the shower were the only ones.
 Kyoko(?) is correct as there will be a new drama starring Gakky after an absence of a year. Title of the series is "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu", bet not even Japanese can say that fast five times. The drama will be starting up in October, no date on when it'll officially begin but it will be airing on Tuesday nights.
 Plot is a bit thin but it's based upon a award winning manga so perhaps the mini description I found doesn't do it justice. Story is about Mikuri who is an unemployed 25 year old woman, she's that way even though she has a graduate degree. Mikuri finds a job as a housekeeper(with a graduate degree??) and somehow ends up getting married to the man of the household who is a decade older than she is.
 Sounds like one of those lighthearted romantic dramas, the kind that's hit or miss. Seems as though there's no middle ground for those kinds of series, they're either quite good or quite bad though most tend to the latter. However seeing as it stars Gakky will end watching it, the dramas she has the lead in are always okay but none has been a real winner or must watch, personally would like to see her do more serious roles.
 The drama will be airing on TBS, she's had many shows for that network but it's her first one with them in over three years. News of this has just come out in the last 24 hours so naturally there's very little to post now but here are a few early promo pics for the drama.





 There was also a mini segment on yesterday's Hayadoki show for the series.








 That drama news is really it for new things, what a quiet year for her so far. There is one new CM though which came out last week for Nissin, video has the 15 and 30 second versions.