Yamapi takes on evil role in Chinese movie “Decoders”

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)

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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.

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Movie sounds boring but KamePi is sweet.

Ishihara Satomi spotted attending Yamapi’s home party

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.

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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.

Yamapi to release Best Of Album titled “YAMA-P”

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Yamashita Tomohisa will be releasing his first best of album on 27th Jan 2016.

This album is a collection of his singles from 2012 till now. It also features “Dreamer”, a favorite amongst fans.

“Dreamer” is a song written by Yamapi himself 5 years ago. In order to express the concept of “moving towards the future”, he flew specially to the Arizona, United States, to film the MV. The MV and extra clips will be included in this album.

The album comes in 2 limited and 1 regular editions.


Purchase his album here:


Limited Edition A


Limited Edition B


Regular Edition

Johnny’s Countdown 2015~2016: Shuji & Akira comeback, dream units and more!

 

This year’s Johnny’s Countdown was held in Tokyo Dome and the hosts were the adorkable Arashi. Hey!Say!JUMP and V6 had a concert and Kouhaku commitments respectively so they were filmed separately. Nevertheless, this year was really interesting as fans could choose what they want to see and hear.

Segments and notable moments from the show are summarized below:

  • Songs you want to hear from each group(Fan Request)
    Kanjani8 had a very nice song chosen for them, “Osaka Romanesque”.
  • Collaboration special
    Noriyuki Higashiyama sings Kondo Masahiko’s “Andalucia Ni Akogarete” with the Johnny’s Dancing Kings.
    Ex-NEWS & Kanjani8 member Uchi Hiroki also makes a brief appearance back-dancing.
  • Song exchange medley
    Kanjani8 sings Sexy Zone’s “Cha Cha Cha Champion” in hilarious cosplay.
    Kis-my-ft2 Yokoo breaks a note while singing Chinen Yuri’s solo in Hey!Say!JUMP’s “Ultra Music Power”.
    Arashi performs NEWS debut song “NEWS Nippon”. Unlike Yokoo, Ohno sings Tegoshi’s high note flawlessly.
  • KAT-TUN 10th year anniversary
    In celebration of their 10th anniversary, they started off with “Bokura no Machi de” from 2006. This was the only song i like out of their 3 songs. They also sang “In Fact” and “Kiss Kiss Kiss” from these years. This is also the last countdown for 4-member KAT-TUN.
  • Kinki Kids 20th year anniversary
    This pair stopped dancing many years ago but this time they danced to “Yamedaide, Pure” from 1999. This is a rare song in Kinki’s playlist so it’s a must-watch!
  • Dream units you want to see, Top 5 (Fan Request)

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No.5: Sakurai Sho & Kikuchi Fuma
Song: Arashi
Sakurai Sho is Fuma’s senior from Keio University and apparently Fuma’s father wrote the lyrics to Arashi’s debut song. Fuma looks so enthusiastic next to Sho but i heard he’s actually a Akanishi shipper?

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No.4: Noriyuki Higashiyama & Ohno Satoshi
Song: Nihon Yoitoko Makafushigi
Higashiyama took great care of Ohno before his debut. The song they performed is covered in Arashi’s latest album “Japonism”. Ohno shows some fear before attempting a dangerous backflip which 50-year old Higashiyama did without hesitating.

[Surprise: Yamashita Tomohisa & Kamenashi Kazuya]
[Song: Seishun Amigo]
According to a GirlsChannel report, Yamapi was originally not scheduled for Johnny’s Countdown as he had MV filming overseas. Fans had no option to nominate the duo but they still insisted on sending in requests. The overwhelming response must have resulted in Yamapi’s appearance. Aside from it being the biggest surprise of the night, it was also Kame and Yamapi’s reunion after 6 years so the fans in Tokyo Dome exploded in joy. Kame thanked the fans in the end by giving us a flashback of the Shuji-Akira bromance 10 years ago – a backhug for Yamapi.

Shuji to Akira
Those smiles…I think it would not be exaggerating to say that this scene is worth watching 100 times over!

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No.3:Matsumoto Jun & Kawai Fumito
Song: Wish
Kawai is well-known for his dance impersonations of Matsujun and despite Matsujun’s resistance, his impersonations delight everyone.

Kitayama Okura

No.2: Kitayama Hiromitsu & Okura Tadayoshi
Song: (Each other’s songs)
They are apparently good friends!

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No.1: Shibutani Subaru & Takizawa Hideaki
Song: Ashita ni Mukatte
These 2 were known as “Takizawa of the East” and “Subaru of the West” during Johnny’s Junior’s Golden Age. I do not know much about this era as it was 17 years ago, but judging from the fan votes here, this pair was huge and still is! “Ashita ni Mukatte” is actually an Arashi song which they often performed in their junior days.

If you want to watch the whole show:
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To conclude, this year’s Johnny’s Countdown is a memory worth keeping! Wishing all a Happy New Year!

Yamashita Tomohisa admits to being self-centered when he left NEWS

Yamashita Tomohisa talked about NEWS during a radio show “Sound Tripper!” (InterFM) on 18th December 2015.

The theme for this week was “Year 2011”.

For Yamashita, it was the year he left NEWS to go solo.

Reflecting on that year, he confessed “At that time i had to do what i was thinking. I didn’t want to continue, I was self-centered. Indeed i was still childish then. When i turned solo, i started to realise the importance of having a group and comrades.”

He revealed that he continues to be connected with NEWS members in some ways.

“Recently i met Masuda Takahisa at a TV station and talked about going for drinks. Koyama Keiichiro also told me that he changed numbers.”

Seeing them working hard, he feels like he has to do the same.

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Bittersweet feelings

Back Number sings OST theme for drama “5-ji kara 9-ji made”


The song titled “Christmas Song” is a medium ballad and will be released as Back Number’s 14th single on 18th November.

The song was aired in the 12th October pilot episode of Fuji TV drama “5-ji kara 9-ji made”, which stars Ishihara Satomi and Yamashita Tomohisa.

Had high expectations for this drama given the star studded cast and it being adapted from a manga i liked, but after watching the first episode, nah. 

Watch their live performances here.


Purchase their single below:

Limited Edition

Regular Edition


From 5 to 9 Drama Original Soundtrack

Bunshun talks about celebrities and the apartments they live in, Kojiharu lives most luxuriously

In the 10th September issue of Bunshun, an article was published talking about the type of houses various 48Group members lived in. This topic was brought up because of the recent articles about AKS being investigated by tax authorities for undeclared expenses.

According to various media reports, members who live with their families receive a subsidy on their housing rents, in amounts from 1~2 million yen per month. Kojima Haruna in particular, seems to live most luxuriously as her monthly rent is 1.5~3million yen. Her apartment is a 3LDK spanning at least 200sq metres. It comes with 2 baths, a veranda fitted with a jacuzzi and a view of the forest. The place is close to supermarkets and taxis.

Graduated member Kasai Tomomi lives in a 1million yen high rise apartment in Roppongi. She has been spotted going to a Sushi place with a middle aged guy in the neighbourhood and no doubt continues to live a “bubbly” life. (*they’re trying to hint at her relationship with someone we all know about)

Graduated ace Maeda Atsuko used to live in a luxury apartment in Shibuya worth 500,000yen a month, but because of the famous incident where she was papp-ed drunk and crying all over Sato Takeru, male fans started hanging outside her house.She now lives in a low-level mansion in Meguro, about 1million yen a month.

A reporter comments “Celebrities love low-level luxury apartments which allows them to enter/exit easily without revealing their faces. There are lots of cases where idols,or actors in their teens or 20s will rent tower apartments which are properly managed so their agencies can fetch them easily to/from work. However, those with a lower level of income like comedians stay in normal houses.”

There are also “celebrity towers” where you can see various stars living under one roof.

“In Shibuya, there’s a luxury apartment with concierge service, rent starts from 1 million yen. KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya, Yamashita Tomohisa, Ayaka and husband Mizushima Hiro, Koda Kumi etc all live there. In Meguro area there is a tower apartment where the average rent is 500,000 yen and EXILE members amongst others live there.”

 

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Kojiharu has so many CMs she definitely has what it takes to live luxuriously. I am more excited about the fact that Kame and Yamapi live in the same building!