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horikita maki’s new dorama

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Japanese rising star Horikita Maki will take on a very different role from her usuals for her next upcoming dorama (: This Fuji TV series is yet untitled but it is mentioned in Tokyograph that she will be acting as a homeless person.

As quoted by Tokyograph, “In the drama, Horikita’s character is burdened with 100 million yen worth of debt after her gambling father disappears. Chased out of her home by collectors, she is forced to sleep in places like internet cafes. However, she meets the president of a major company who offers to pay off the debt if she marries him, and she soon finds herself moving in with a rather eccentric family.”

This show will start its run in Japan in April this year.

Is it gonna be the typical poor-girl-meets-rich-guy type of show? But since the male lead is said to come from a rich and eccentric family, perhaps things might be a tad more interesting. 😉

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February 22, 2009 at 12:15 am

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Absolute Boyfriend back again (:

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Fuji TV’s live-action “Zettai Kareshi” or otherwise known as Absolute Boyfriend series is coming back with a special (: The original series which was based on the manga by Yuu Watase was aired last year from April to June, and was widely received.

This special episode is titled “Zettai Kareshi – Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot” is set to continue after the series. Mokomichi Hayami will continue his role as Naito (Night) the lover robot, along with co-stars Saki Aibu and Hiro Mizushima.

This special is expected to be broadcasted this spring, so stay tuned for some robotic love! can’t wait. 😀 i hope Naito and Riko get together in the end…

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February 17, 2009 at 12:35 am

Big Bang’s book a bang

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Korean celebrity group Big Bang is not only a sensation in the music industry, but seemingly also in the publishing industry. Their book titled “Cry Out Loud To The World About You” might even surpass their own album count! (which is 200,000 btw from their second volume “Remember“)

Released on the 28th January this year, the initial 100,000 copies had been snapped up and an additional 60,000 copies have been printed and out in the bookstores. The response from buyers has been phenomenal, having placed as best seller in many online bookstore websites. This is already happening without the upcoming promotional period for the book, guess Big Bang’s book stint is really gonna be a big bang.

“Cry Out Loud To The World About You” is a book that reveals some unseen characters of the members of Big Bang, something that fans would die to know about. And accordingly to a spokesperson from YG Entertainment, the book is getting positive reviews from people of all ages.

By the way, for the uninformed, the above English title is merely an English translation of the book that the group has written in Korean.

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February 7, 2009 at 11:37 pm

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Gary Chaw down with chicken pox

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Taiwan’s crooning celebrity Gary Chaw is down with chicken pox. ):

According to news reports, Gary had returned to his hometown in Sabah, Malaysia during the Chinese New Year period when his son had chicken pox soon after. But well, unfortunately Gary had an misunderstanding that he had acquired chicken pox, thus the immunity, so in the end, he had the pox as well. Poor dad!

But never mind let’s hope it will be a good time of rest for Gary to spend more time with his family members during this CNY period, welcoming the Year of Ox amidst family warmth. (:

More mindblowing songs please 😀

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February 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm

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Ayumi Hamasaki, illustrated.

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Pop star Ayumi Hamasaki will be teaming up with famous mangaka Akira Toriyama for her upcoming single “Rule/ Sparkle”. Toriyama is best known for his creation of Dragon Ball in 1984. This time round, Toriyama has drawn a likeness of Ayumi Hamasaki that will be printed on the first press CDs and DVDs of this new single. This is his first time drawing an illustration for a music artiste, as well as drawing a real person for a commercial product.

But of course, this collaboration is a result of Hamasaki’s “Rule” being used as the theme song of the worldwide release of the live-action “Dragonball” movie, based on Toriyama’s creation.

The single will go on sale in late February, way ahead of the movie’s release in mid March.

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February 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

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Oguri Shun and Tatsuya Fujiwara in Musashi!

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both Japanese celebrities Oguri Shun and Tatsuya Fujiwara will come together once again to act in a play titled “Musashi”, after collaborating together in year 2003. This play will be staged from 4th March to 19th April, with a total of 54 shows. The tickets for the plays were snapped up in merely 80 minutes after the tickets were on sale on 31st January 10am.

The previous play in which both actors had worked together ended its run years ago with positive comments and feedback, thus I guess everyone is looking forward to them working together for an astoundingly successful performance.

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February 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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