NEWS reveals ending song for drama “Toki wo Kakeru Shouko”

2 Jul

 

NEWS will be releasing their 20th single on the 13th July, titled “Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e”.

The title track is ending theme for “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo” (Nihon TV drama”, and it is a sad love ballad.

Their MV was filmed with the concept of “Summer Sea” in mind, and in a creative twist, the sea was created using over 1400 pieces of clothing.


Preorder their single below:

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition B

Regular Edition

Bundle of all Editions

AKB48 45th single Senbatsu Sousenkyo ~Who shall we follow?

18 Jun

Event is now over~!

My Live Chat: https://tlk.io/allthingsjpop
R
esults here: http://sousenkyo.akb48.co.jp/result.php


My passion for 48Group is running dry, so i think i will leave it to other sites to do their translations.
If you’re interested in what happened in the Sousenkyo, can checkout some brief translation notes in my Live Chat.

I really appreciate those who follow my site every year during this time. (Although the number is decreasing drastically.) It’s still always nice when some pop by to say they were here last year. Thanks and maybe we’ll see each other again.


 

Yamapi takes on evil role in Chinese movie “Decoders”

18 Jun

Yamashita Tomohisa will be filming a Chinese movie for the first time, joining Chinese actor/singer Han Geng and Taiwanese/British actor Rhydian Vaughan in “Decoders”.

The storyline is about an otaku, a undercover police and his girlfriend teaming up to maintain safety in cyberspace. Yamapi will take on the evil role – the leader of a Singapore cybercrime squad. He will pit his wits against Han Geng, Rhydian etc.

They will be filming in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London in future for 70 days.

Stills from his movie:

(左起)山P、韓庚及鳳小岳合作,穿中山裝的山下智久眼神放空,的確有未瞓醒的感覺,非常可愛。(微博圖片)

人稱「不老男神」的山下智久梳起劉海,增加了成熟男人味,不過食指沒扣到板機,卻又添了幾分傻氣。(微博圖片)

Source


 

In other news, Yamapi mentioned in his solo live tour that he went for Yakiniku with Kame recently, and felt very motivated after the meeting. He also showed off a photo of them together to concert goers.

Source


Movie sounds boring but KamePi is sweet.

Kojima Haruna to finally announce graduation today(?)

18 Jun

Hitting headlines first thing in the morning..

AKB48 member Kojima Haruna(28) will be announcing her graduation from the group during AKB48 General Elections 2016, to be held at Hard Off Eco Stadium in Niigata today.

According to a related personnel, she has been eyeing this opportunity since months ago and preparing for it.

 

However, another person says that Kojima  has been practicing her graduation announcement and expecting results from it. Since the morning papers broke her news in advance, she might change her mind.

Source


I believe it’s time…high expectations for this!

AKB48 General Elections 2016: A look at China fans’ crowdfunding campaigns

18 Jun

Do not copy and paste/screencap/extract any part of this post in forums/blogs/SNS/other sites. Especially for those on Tumblr, Stage48, Onehallyu, Twitter. Thanks for cooperating.

このページの内容は、他 の Webサ イト(特にまとめサイト)や印刷媒体、その他の記録媒体等において、複製、改変、翻案など をする ことは 禁止 し ま す。ご協力ありがとうございます。


Just a teaser before results are announced later tonight.

I’ve only looked at votes for the Kami7 level members and have ranked them according to how much their fans have raised so far. Note that these funds is not all-inclusive since there may be campaigns which run independently elsewhere, and there will be fans who choose to vote/donate in private.

Please do not read if you think it’s going to be spoilers.


7.Nyan Nyan Kamen

Final Votes: 2362
Last year: None
Kojiharu c-fans are quite enthusiastic, however they have difficulty getting bulk amounts of cheap votes. Otherwise i believe she’d be getting much more support than this.

Source

6.Yamamoto Sayaka

Final Votes: 8386
Last year: 4647
Some increase from last year!

Source

5.Miyawaki Sakura

Final Votes: 12,602
Last year: 12,591
Despite the huge push she’s received the past year, her chinese votes hasn’t increased at all.

Source

4.Shimazaki Haruka


Final Votes: 14,303
Last year: 12,675
With Paruru’s absence in AKB activities the past year, her fans are eager to prove that they are still around and rooting her on. Their fundraising activities are the most transparent of all fanbases, with reporting done to the last $0.01. Not surprising that her votes increased as this is also apparently her “last” sousenkyo.

Source

3.Kashiwagi Yuki

Final Votes: 16,064
Last year: 38,000
The boost of enthusiasm from last year(when Yukirin announced her ambitions for No.1) is now gone, for reasons we can imagine. Yukirin will probably be fighting with Jurina for the No.3 spot.

Source

2.Sashihara Rino

Final Votes:18,100
Last year: 14,046
Her Japanese Fanclub admin actually predicted that there will be a huge gap in votes in China. However, he/she has also very confidently announced that at least 220,000 votes has been secured domestically.

Update: Only 800 people participated in China’s crowdfunding, but on average each person put in 22 votes. Like the rumors suggest, her fans are rich – and putting it in their own words, “aggressive” and “maniacs”.

Source

1.Watanabe Mayu

Final Votes:51,716
Last year: ~34,000
Above amount is contributed from 4,000 fans, and on average each person contributed 13 votes. There’s probably at least 1,600 votes from another independent seller and more from other fanclubs in Taiwan, Hong Kong, SE Asia. If we consider global popularity, Mayu is easily the Queen of Group48.

Source


 

0.Matsui Jurina
Final Votes: 27,000???
Last year: 15,200 (interim figure with no final report)
Somehow they did not put out an official report, and 27,000 is just a reported figure i saw somewhere. So pls do not take it seriously.


Figures from 2015 in a previous post here:

https://allthingsjpop.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/3-weeks-to-akb48-general-elections-2015-a-look-at-china-fans-campaigns/


 

Ishihara Satomi spotted attending Yamapi’s home party

14 Jun

Ishihara Satomi has been spotted visiting Yamashita Tomohisa’s apartment one night in early May.

The 2 were co-actors and lovers in last year’s Fuji TV drama “5-ji kara 9-ji made”.

Ishihara won a “Lead Actress” award and Yamashita won a “Supporting Actor” award in the 19th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix.

“Ishihara isn’t known for dating rumors with other talents usually, and the only one which was reported was a serious relationship with a cameraman. Her ideal type is the sincere kind. She likes dating indoors, so it’s hard to imagine that she’d go for popular types like Yamapi.” – acquaintance of Ishihara

Indeed Yamapi has always been spotted while on his night outs with friends. He was also reported to be in a relationship with Kitagawa Keiko and Abiru Yuu. But when did he get serious with Ishihara?

-Paragraph describes how Ishihara got attracted to Yamapi after filming the kiss scenes in last episode of 5-ji kara 9-ji made-

After the drama, Ishihara went for meals with the co-actors frequently.

“At first, 3 or 4 of them would meet, gradually it became the 2 of them. It was more of Ishihara who initiated the meetings.” -drama acquaintance

On the night when Ishihara was spotted visiting Yamapi’s house, it was also the occasion when the cast of “5-ji kara 9-ji made” were having a home party.

Source


Another article reports on how Yamapi is stressing over his “blank schedule” ahead, a result of his ex-manager Iljima leaving Johnny’s and leaving him now in an awkward position with the company. He grew closer to Ishihara, who has been supporting him all these while.

Compilation of AKB48 “Tsubasa wa Iranai” performances

14 Jun

AKBingo – Young Generation version
I love these Egyptian style costumes…

AKB48 Show
These flowery costumes are hideous..

CDTV
Bohemian style is nice too..

Buzz Rhythm

Momm!

NEWS to sing ending theme for “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo” drama

14 Jun

NEWS will be releasing a new single “Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e”, and the title track is the ending theme for Nihon TV summer drama “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo”(“The Girl who Leapt Through Time”).

The song is a sad love ballad. It wil be released on 13th July 2016.

The drama, a story about a high school girl who gains the ability to time travel, is headed by Yuina Kuroshima and Sexy Zone’s Kikuchi Fuma. NEWS member Kato Shigeaki will also be playing a Maths teacher in it.


Preorder their single below:

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition B

Regular Edition

Bundle of all Editions

 

AKB48 45th single is a double A-side, with CM and Drama tie-ins

14 Jun

AKB48 45th single will be a double A side, featuring the CM song of bridal magazine “Zexy” and the opening theme of Nihon TV’s summer drama “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo”.

They will be sang by the Top 16 members of AKB48 General Elections 2016, which will take place on 18th June 2016 at the HARD OFF ECO Stadium Shin Yokohama.

Also, the group which grabs the most spots amongst the 80 seats in AKB48 General Elections 2016 will get these benefits.

  1. New stage to be revealed 30th October
  2. Thanksgiving festival
  3. LINE stamps

During the preliminary results announced on 1st June 2016, flagship group AKB48 was the temporary winner with a total of 30 seats, followed by SKE48(19 seats).

Demo of AKB48’s new A-side track for Zexy Magazine

Source

[Ad]AKB48 Sousenkyo 2016: Cheap votes for Watanabe Mayu

4 Jun

Mayu
For those who are too late in getting votes, do checkout various helplines below.

advert
(Screencap from 20 May post on Hong Kong Facebook Fanpage)


Below are the links to these FB groups, you can drop them enquiries if any.

Hong Kong: https://www.facebook.com/akb48mayuyupage/ (Selling votes at HKD60)
Taiwan: https://www.facebook.com/watanabemayufanspage (Selling votes at NTD250)
Singapore & Malaysia: https://m.facebook.com/mayussk2016/ (Crowdfunding)


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to these groups,they have been linked because they were jointly promoted in the largest Chinese & Japanese fansites.