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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...Risa Watanabe... Kyoko Saito... Yui Kobayashi....Miyuki Watanabe.... Nene Shida.... 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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Friday, July 15, 2011

Erika Toda DOG X POLICE news and pictures

 Erika has a new movie coming out this year on October 1st, DOG X POLICE. No full trailer for it yet, will post it when it becomes available, short synopsis from Asianmediawiki:
Yusaku Hayakawa (Hayato Ichihara) dreamed of one day becoming a detective. Instead, he now works as a trainer for police dogs. One day, Yusaku gets an Albino Shepherd named Shiro who others say can never become a police dog. Yusaku and Shiro become attached and trains hard. When a terrorist act occurs, they are now called in track down the perpetrators ...

Various pics of Erika and some of the cast, some pics are from some promos they're starting to do plus a few behind the scenes pics.

Erika Toda new Sega CMs

 Two new Sega commercials with Erika are now airing over in Japan, Erika's been one of their spokespersons for quite a few years now, few shots here from a recent promo event for Sega along with 2 others who appear in her second CM which is below.

 Here are the two new Erika Sega commercials.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yui Ichikawa Forbidden Siren screenshots & synopsis

In 1976, on the southern island of Yamijima, the sea turns red, a siren begins wailing -- and all but one of the inhabitants disappear. The sole survivor (Hiroshi Abe) is discovered with his mind gone and his eyes bulging with terror.

Twenty-nine years later, Shinichi (Reo Morimoto), a mild-mannered freelance writer, comes to live on the island with his grown daughter, Yuki (Yui Ichikawa), and his young son, Hideo (Jun Nishiyama). Shinichi hopes that the change of scenery will do his sickly son good, but it is the ever-anxious Yuki who takes care of him.
They are greeted on their arrival by the kindly Dr. Mi-namida (Naoki Tanaka), but the other inhabitants stare at them blankly, sullenly. Their Japanese-style house, deep in the forest, has not been inhabited in years -- and looks it. A neighbor lady (Naomi Nishida) comes calling and offers Yuki advice with a frazzled urgency: Don't walk alone at night, don't go to the steel tower on the hill -- and if the siren on the tower sounds, don't go outside.
What, Yuki wonders, does she mean? As the day passes, Yuki learns that her new home has other . . . peculiarities, including a sinister folk religion, strange graffiti (the words "dog" and "live" in Roman letters feature prominently), an eerie folk song (with lyrics about dogs turning into gods and the living turning evil).
Meanwhile, Hideo keeps wandering off -- it's enough to drive anyone mad. Then one day the siren starts wailing . . . and Yuki finds out what all the warnings really mean.   Asianmediawiki

 For Yui fans this one comes with a solid recommendation, seems in horror films she does a really good job in them, know this was at least her 4th one. A low budget B-movie but turned out to be quite interesting, an ending which through you for a loop, not a classic by J-Horror standards but still an enjoyable watch and a solid effort by Yui in it, some screenshots from it here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Erika Toda's Ministop Ice Cream Promo #2

 Erika attended another promo event last week for Mini Stop ice cream, some pics from the event, doesn't appear to do too well at amking cones, better stick with her day job!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Erika Toda's season 2 of Boss episode 11

Season 2 of Boss has come to an end, final episode was last Thursday. Erika's character Kimoto was once again in the episode but was only in 4 of the 11 episodes, really could have used her in all of them. Not gonna do a review of it yet as I really only watched the episodes Erika was in though am planning on watching the whole series. Final 2 episodes were okay, bit suspenseful but had a bit of a lame ending after it build up to a potential exciting climax. Main reason for this post is of course to share Erika's screenshots from the final episode, coming up in the next few days will be a lot more of Erika, some Mini Stop promo pics and some shots from her upcoming movie: DOG X POLICE.