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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, January 27, 2012

Erika Toda- Behind the scenes of both Death Note movies

 Didn't realize there was one but found a DVD of just Death Note special features which has both movies and a fairly extensive behind the scenes exclusives. However what really matters is Erika in the movies, took some screenshots of her on the set of both films and here they are, starting off with the first film, not as many pics of her playing Misa as her role wasn't as big in Death Note 1.

 And here's some shots from the second film, few more here as her role was much bigger in this one, quite an important part she had and of course aced her performance!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Erika Toda Homemate 2012 calendar #1

 The first of two Erika 2012 Homemate calendars, the other one is in the post just below this one, click on them for a bigger size though they're really not all that huge but big enough.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Yuki Uchida's 1995 film Hana Yori Dango: synopsis and trailer

 Sure most of you know all about the Hana Yori Dango/Boys Over Flower mangas and dramas, a quick recap of it:
 Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese shojo manga series written and illustrated by Yoko Kamio. The story is set in Eitoku Academy, an elite school for children from rich families. It follows lead protagonist Makino Tsukushi, a student from a working-class family, and the members of Eitoku Academy's elite Flower Four, commonly known as the "F4". The manga series was 37 volumes long selling over 55 million copies and was adapted into two live action dramas that ran in 2005 and 2007.

 What most may not know is that before the dramas it was made into a TV movie that came out in 1995 starring Yuki Uchida as the heroine plus a few other stars before they hit it big. Not going to go into depth about this movie as it followed the mangas closely for the most part though at only 80 minutes it was a real rushed effort at that.

 Have been a fan of the mangas though not so much the TV dramas, this effort fell into the same lines, an okay watch but if you haven't seen it you haven't missed too much. Then again if you're a Yuki fan you have missed something, she does a good job in this as the spunky, can never be beaten down heroine Makino, she really carried the film and was in just about every seen, this was really her first big starring role, she pulled it off well but the film itself was just so-so. Would recommend it for Yuki fans and perhaps if you're a fan of the series so you can say you've seen everything about Hana Yori Dango but besides that don't go out of your way to view it, except for Yuki it was the only reason I watched it and I would think that's why most others have seen it.

 Here's the cast list for the film plus the trailer for it, check out the next post for many pics of Yuki from the movie.

Year: 1995    Length: 78 minutes    Theme Song: "Baby's Growing Up" by Yuki Uchida


Yuki Uchida as Makino Tsukushi
Shosuke Tanihara as Doumyouji Tsukasa
Naohito Fujiko as Hanazawa Rui
Koichi Hashizume as Mimasaka Akira
Marie Eguro as Toudou Shizuka

Yuki Uchida- screenshots of her 1995 Hana Yori Dango film