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SOLIDEMO release their MV for “Girlfriend”

20 May

The music video for SOLIDEMO’s new song “Girlfriend”, an insert song for drama “Tatakau!Shoten Girl”, has been released.

In the music video, members challenge filming scenes with a females acting as their girlfriends for the first time.It is said that there are lots of heart pounding scenes involving hugs, kabe-dons and driving dates.

This time round, the members also tried to show a change in themselves with different hairstyles and individual fashion.

The song will be released on 17 June 2015, one week after Watanabe Mayu.




Details for Watanabe Mayu’s new solo single “Deai no Tsuzuki”

20 May

Watanabe Mayu has revealed the jacket covers for her new single “Deai no Tsuzuki” that’s scheduled to hit stores on June 10.

The theme of the jacket covers is “an encounter that happens among passing people”. In the jacket covers, Watanabe encounters just one person among the crowd at an intersection in Shibuya and stares back at him.

The single will be released in 4 different types: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Regular Edition (CD-Only), and Complete Production Edition (CD+DVD+Fashion Book). The jacket cover for the Complete Production Edition gives you a sneak peek of the fashion book.


For the music video, it was revealed that it’s going to be filled with Mayu’s running scenes. While it took 12 hours to film the entire music video in Yokohama, 7hours of it was spent entirely on running scenes. The storyline is about her being chased by some evil gang.

Pre-order her solo single here:

Limited Type A

Limited Type B

Limited Type C

Limited Type D

SOLIDEMO members pledge their support for Mayuyu in upcoming Sousenkyo

24 Apr

8-member male group SOLIDEMO promised to support AKB48 Watanabe Mayu in her bid for the 2nd win in AKB48 7th General Elections, during their anniversary live on the 18th April.

On this day, the group sang “Girlfriend“, the song used in Watanabe Mayu’s first leading drama “Tatakau!Shoten Girl”. The members revealed they have all watched the drama, and Sasaki Kazuya(24) shared “To me her image is AKB’s Watanabe san, but as an actress her skills are so good that i was surprised.” Shunei Watanabe(28) added “Watanabe san’s acting energizes me. It seems like she goes to stage plays often. She must be studying acting too.”

When Shunei heard that Watanabe would be bidding for the 2nd win in the upcoming AKB48 General Elections, he said “We will line up and vote for her!”


I don’t know SOLIDEMO at all but hey your song and your pledge has just earned some points from me!

Watanabe Mayu and SOLIDEMO sing for drama “Tatakau!Shoten Girl”

24 Apr

Now if you have watched “Tatakau!Shoten Girl”, you would have heard the clear crisp voice of Watanabe Mayu singing the theme song for this drama. Titled “Deai no Tsuzuki” (Continuation of our Meeting), it is a mature love song that differs from the idol pop Watanabe used to sing.

As the release date for this song is unknown, fans will just have to listen to the rip for now.

Also, checkout the insert song by SOLIDEMO, titled “Girlfriend”. The song was first aired in Episode 1 of “Tatakau!Shoten Girl” and has been receiving good responses since.

The song will be released as the group’s 4th single on 17th June.

Order SOLIDEMO’s 4th single here:




Daito Shunsuke on Watanabe Mayu: “It doesn’t take acting to fall for her”

24 Apr


Fuji TV’s Tuesday drama “Tatakau! Shoten Girl” held its press conference on 6th April and main casts Watanabe Mayu, Daito Shunsuke, Izumi Iamori, Seiichi Tanabe etc turned up to promote the drama.

Daito Shunsuke talked about his first scene with Watanabe Mayu, which was a “fall in love at first sight” setting. “It didn’t take acting, i fell for her straightaway” he said with a smile while Watanabe got embarrassed beside. Daito continued “I entered the studio at 2am on the first day, by the time i left it was already morning. If not for the ‘love at first sight’ scene i might have complained!”

Daito, who professes to be the type of guy who draws sunshine, revealed another episode with Watanabe who is known as the type who draws rain. “I was outside filming with Watanabe san.  In the midst of a battle between sun and rain, suddenly the wind came and blew everything away. At first the equipment was knocked down, then my pocket handkerchief flew off…the filming was stopped that day and somehow without doing anything I went home drenched in the wind,” he laughed. He looks forward to future episodes with ‘rain girl’ Watanabe.


Daito seems like such a perfect guy for Mayuyu….
In another related news, it was revealed that Daito was the one who invented that dokidoki “deko-don” move between Chiba Yudai and Inamori Izumi in Episode 2. This is the move where Chiba Yudai touches his forehead against Inamori Izumi in a bid to check her temperature. A spin-off from the hugely popular “kabe-don” move from last year which saw actors in almost every drama pinning their love interests against walls.

Watanabe Mayu lands lead role in upcoming Fuji drama “Tatakau! Shoten Girl”

13 Mar

Watanabe Mayu will be starring in her very first drama(that’s not linked to Akimoto Yasushi in any way) titled “Tatakau! Shoten Girl” or “Fight! Bookshop Girl” as one of the leads alongside Riko Nishioka. She will be acting as a strong willed and free-spirited girl who is not afraid of speaking her mind. Riko Nishioka will be acting as the vice manager of the bookshop. As a 40-year old single woman, she takes so much pride in her work that marriage has taken a backseat in her priorities. The drama will follow these 2 contrasting characters as they overcome problems in love and work in life.

The drama will also feature young ikemen actors Shunsuke Daito, Chiba Yudai and Hey! Say! JUMP’s Inoo Kei.


I think it’s incredibly lucky that Mayuyu gets to work with Shunsuke Daito and Chiba Yudai(esp him cos he’s practically a breakout star in Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu last year).  I know they aeroplaned Mayuyu into this spot cos the airtime is during sousenkyo period and that’s when she gets all the attention and media coverage! I hope she does well so we can continue to see her on the small screen.