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Monday, July 31, 2017

Kie Kitano: Few July happenings....



 Don't think Kii has ever had a lot of fans here but in Japan have the feeling she still has a solid fan base even though she's been so silent the last few years. Never had a 'Faves List' from 2012-14 but if I did Kii would have been in the top three every year and wouldn't doubt if one of the years she took the top spot.
 When she started as a co-host for the 'ZIP!' show back in 2014 though that was a career killer and it was. But since last September she's no longer on the show and believe most of her fans are happy about that. After an extended break looks like Kii is ready to resume her acting career, to me she's one of the top actresses around and I've seen just about every drama and film she's been in.


 Last month the film "Tap: The Last Story" was released and Kii had the female lead in the movie. On July 14th the film "Gintama" was released and it's been a huge success in the two weeks since it came out. Kii wasn't in the movie though she's in the web drama which kind of continues on from where the film left off.
 The drama was also called "Gintama" and it began airing on July 15th the day after the film was released. The series only lasted for three episodes, have seen the first show and it's really one oddball show and it's kind of hard to explain. It's a period drama/film/manga yet it's also set in the present day and there's aliens and what not in it.
 Hoping the drama will be subbed, there is a version on YT but they're Indonesian subs but the raws should still be there and an episode is just 25 minutes long. Not many pics here but these are from an event Kii attended on July 13th for the show.






 Kii has only returned to work in the last few months but she's picked up where she left off as besides having the lead female role in her film she also has it in the drama. Her character's name is Mitsuba Okita and the reason she wasn't in the film was that her character Mitsuba hadn't been introduced yet. The story is based on some mangas and her character appeared later on, here's a few pics from the show which airs on the cable channel dTV.






 Kii also did quite a few interviews for the drama and she wore the same outfit for almost all of them. Here's a few pics from some of them and she still looks A-OK!











 On July 30th Kii was at a press conference for the drama and film where a question and answer session was held. As mentioned her character wasn't in the film but the man with her Ryo was in both of them and he played the role of Sogo. Plenty of extraordinary Kii pics here for you to enjoy, she may not look as sexy or exotic as others I post about but to me she beats 98% of them. After the pics check out a video of the event.















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