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NHK morning drama “Toto Neechan” off to a good start with 21.7% ratings

12 Apr

NHK morning drama “Toto Neechan” which stars actress Mitsuki Takahata(24) as female lead is off to a good start, averaging 21.7%(Kanto region) in ratings in its first week.

This is the drama taking over 156-episode “Asa ga Kita”, which ended with an average rating of 23.5%, the highest in this century. “Asa ga Kita” had slightly lower ratings of 20.3% in its first week.

“Toto neechan” is a story taking place in the showa era of high economic growth. Having lost her father, Kohashi Tsuneko(played by Mitsuki) takes on the role of leader in her family and starts a magazine with practical articles for females.

The drama theme song “Hanabata wo Kimi ni” is written by and sung by Utada Hikaru. This marks her return to music activites after 5.5 years.


Arashi, AKB48, A.B.C-Z and more on Music Station

16 May

A.B.C-Z – Shower Gate

AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai

Flumpool – Toaru Hajimari no Joukei ~ Bookstore on the hill

Nishiuchi Mariya – Arigatou Forever

Arashi – Aosora no shita, Kimi no Tonari

Also, checkout the Shirota Yu and Mitsuki Takahata duet for Cinderella movie here.

Mitsuki Takahata and Shirota Yu perform duet song from Cinderella movie on Music Station

16 May

This song is the Japanese version of “A Wish Is A Dream Your Heart Makes”, a soundtrack from Disney’s live action movie “Cinderella” released a few months back. Titled “Yume ha Hisoka Ni”, actress Mitsuki Takahata and stage actor Shirota Yu enchanted audiences with a musical style reenactment of scenes from the movie. AKB48 Takahashi Minami in particular was so touched that she declared “After I graduate I want to meet a prince!”

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Mitsuki:Under this star, the same dream
Shirota: is being shared by someone else. I’ll wait forever.
Mitsuki: Even if I cry, courage should lead the way.
Both: Someday we’ll meet, my Light. Believe in love.

Shirota: Even when I’m alone, i’ll look up at the sky.
Mitsuki: With the same eyes, I’ll look at you like my dream.
Shirota: When I stumble, courage should lead the way.
Both: Someday we’ll meet, My Light. Believe in love.

Shirota: Who are you?
Mitsuki: I’m Cinderella. I have no home, no parents, no inheritance. These beautiful shoes, i don’t know if they will fit me. If they fit, will you accept me for who I am? I love you.
Shirota: Of course, if you accept me for who I am. The me who’s just learning the ropes of my job. Please. (offers glass slippers)


My fangirl kokoro is reacting the same way as Takamina. CLAP CLAP X 100. *Tears*
I’ve never watched a musical in my life but if that’s going to be as magical as this then i need to watch it one day!