Tag Archives: Fukuyama Masaharu

Reactions to Fukuyama Masaharu’s marriage announcement

30 Sep

Fukuyama Masaharu and actress Kazue Fukiishi’s marriage announcement has caused Amuse Entertainment’s share prices to drop. By the end of 29th September, stock values had fallen 8.3% from previous day, roughly a 4 billion yen loss.

Amuse, taking into consideration the market reactions to Fukuyama’s marriage, made the announcement after 3pm on 28th September. They also reported the news to Fukuyama’s fan club “BROS.” 10mins prior.


Amuse actors Sato Takeru and Ryunosuke Kamiki offer their joint blessings

“Congratulations on your marriage. You’ve always doted on us. We’re happy to hear about your news.”
The 2 have worked with Fukuyama in Rurouni Kenshin movies and look up to him as a brother. They are currently promoting a new movie “Bakuman”.


Arashi Sakurai Sho offers his congratulations to Kazue Fukiishi

“Fukiishi san is someone whom i’ve worked with in various dramas. She smiles warmly when she talks about her family. I’m sure she’ll build a warm family herself too.”


Shibasaki Kou congratulates Fukuyama

“Finally you’re married. Congratulations! Somehow i’ve various feelings. You’re like family(laughs). Please write a happy song for me next!”


Takamina: “I thought he’s the prince who would never get married”

AKB48 Takahashi Minami:”I’m so envious of so many getting married. I’d be able to date once i graduate…”

Takahashi Juri:”Please don’t go gaga over weird people.”

Takamina: “I’m told i’d be attracted to weird people! Afterall it’s been 10 years since i was allowed to date so i might be bad at it. I’ll consult the graduated ones first before dating.”


Gackt: “Please introduce someone to me”

Gackt also offered his congratulations to newly married Masaharu. Responding to media about his relationship status, he confessed to being lonely and asked to be introduced to someone.

His ideal type is someone who can spend important time together, and someone who doesn’t play with her cellphone during meals.


Fukuyama Masaharu’s marriage sparks cries of dismay

29 Sep

Fukuyama Masaharu’s marriage on the 28th September has shocked fans all over Japan. On the Internet, cries of dismay can be seen.

“Received a LINE message from a friend who’s a fan of Fukuyama. It seems like she can’t find the will to work.”
“I want to congratulate him, but i just want to go home.”
“Eh? Fukuyama is now married? But i haven’t even received a proposal!”
“What? My Fukuyama?!”
“This is the end of Japan!”

These are the same reactions which occurred when Hidetoshi Nishijima(44) and Mukai Osamu(33) got married last year.

Remaining bachelors of Japan below.

Kuranosuke Sasaki(47)

Yutaka Takenouchi(44)

Kase Ryo(40)

Yusuke Iseya(39)

Hasegawa Hiroki(38)

Tamaki Hiroshi(35)


I have no idea who half of these “eligible bachelors” are but i’d be sad if either Takenouchi or Tamaki Hiroshi married someday.

[Breaking]Most Eligible Bachelor of Japan Fukuyama Masaharu gets married today!

29 Sep

His partner is actress Kazue Fukiishi(33),  who happens to be celebrating her birthday today. The 2 were papp-ed by magazines in 2012. They met 14 years ago while Fukuyama was serving as cameraman for the 18 year old Kazue, who was getting her pictures taken by magazine “Anan” for a high school graduation album. According to related personnel, the 2 reunited 10 years ago through mutual friends and started dating.

Commenting on his marriage, Fukuyama said “We started as friends, and dated for years. I realised that she’s become a supportive presence in my life.”


[Updated]Performances from Music Station Ultra Fes 2015

24 Sep

Update: Most 48 videos gone but i’ve found alternative sources. Check them out quickly if you haven’t..

This is a special episode to celebrate Music Station’s 30th anniversary. Show was 10hours long and featured many major acts including X Japan, Ayumi Hamasaki, EXILE, 48Group, Johnny’s Family etc.

48/46 Group

Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
Ikuta Erika wows with her piano solo and opera voice. What a talent wasted as an idol!

HKT48 – Melon Juice
SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald
NMB48 – Nagiichi

AKB48 – Ponytail to Shushu/ Everyday, Kachuusha / Koisuru Fortune Cookie (Kimutaku center)
The biggest winner from this performance is SMAP’s Kimutaku, who was forced into the KFC performance by Sashihara. Despite the annoyance on his face, he performed the full choreography perfectly, impressing netizens with his professionalism.In the end Kimutaku said “Music Station does things like this?”

Other members who attracted most attention tonight…

Many comments from GirlsChannel on Mayuyu’s growing beauty and how she’s shaken off the idol look.

Within 48 fandom, many gushed over cute Paruru’s healthy return to senbatsu. I have to say Paruru’s signature twintails are really cute! Many are calling Payuyu the strongest combi in AKB48.

Johnny’s Family

Johnny’s performances are quite fun this time around as we have live video footage of Arashi from their Miyagi concert, and medleys where the idols are grouped according to their generation. It is quite interesting to see for example, Nishikido Ryo standing next to NEWS, and KAT-TUN performing Real Face with just 4 members. *Heart pinch*

Which Johnny’s generation do you belong to? Mine is Ikemen Generation.

Masahiko Kondo – Gin Gira Gin ni Sarigenaku

Arashi – Hadashi no Mirai/Carnival Night part2/GUTS!

SMAP – Yozora no Mukou /Dear WOMAN / Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana

Boys Generation
Johnny’s WEST – Eejyanaika
A.B.C-Z – Za ABC~5stars~
Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
Hey!Say!JUMP – Come on a my house

Ikemen Generation
KAT-TUN – Real Face
Kanjank8 –  Zukkoke Otokomichi
NEWS – Chankapana
Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus

Ojisan Generation
Kinki Kids –  Glass no Shounen
V6 – WA ni Natte Odorou
TOKIO – Love you only

LDH Inc.

GENERATIONS – Brave it out
E-girls – Follow me

EXILE – Choo Choo Train/Rising Sun

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I.

Other acts

Fukuyama Masaharu – HELLO / Sakurazaka

Nishino Kana – Darling

Morning Musume ’15 – Love Machine

X Japan – Kurenai / Forever Love
Beautiful performance though i’m not a fan..

L’Arc~en~Ciel – HONEY

Ayumi Hamasaki – A song is born

Countdown to graduation: Matsui Rena’s last Music Station and Fukuyama Masaharu’s godly treatment

23 Aug

This week was Matsui Rena’s last Music Station appearance. Despite her being ranked amongst the top AKB48 girls over the past few years, Music Station did not grant her a solo stage(atrocity!!). Anyways, below is the translation of their talk with the MC.

Jurina: I received a mail from Rena at 4am in the morning, saying she’s announcing her graduation the next day. I was shocked and called her. 
Rena:I was informed that my announcement would be reported in the sports papers the next day, so i scrambled to contact her.
Tamori: What did you talk about?
Jurina: I was crying so much i can’t remember..
Rena: I was quite cool but Jurina was crying for 1 hour..anyways i told her we could always meet in private after graduation, or go for meals together.
Jurina: I can only remember this part.
Tamori: It’s tough to talk to a crying person for 1 hour?
Rena: If i had talked to her earlier, this wouldn’t have happened so i felt guilty and obliged to listen to her.

Towards the end of the show, Fukuyama Masaharu was asked for a comment but he showed some care for Rena, saying “Today’s Matsui san’s last appearance so please talk instead.”

Taken aback, Rena said “Thank you, sorry. I’ve received alot of opportunities to appear on Music Station and i’m thankful for the wonderful memories.”

His gentlemenly response has gotten a wave of good reviews on GirlsChannel.

[+1760] Both his face and heart is ikemen
[+1239] That’s kind. He doesn’t even know AKB that well..
[+1435] With this Matsui san will fall for him
[+1233] But this will embarrass the female announcer. According to the order, Matsui should be the last to talk.
[+610] Anyways, Matsui is graduating?

Well it’s hard not to fall for him after this. He just showed respect to an idol! And he’s a top level singer as well!

Checkout other posts from the “Countdown to Graduation” corner:

Matsui Rena holds thanksgiving festival for fans

Matsui Rena and the people she wants to apologise to

Matsui Rena and member talk