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Posted 2 years ago

Goriki Ayame to play heroine in “Mirai Nikki” drama series

In February, Fuji TV announced a live-action drama adaptation of the manga “Mirai Nikki” (“Future Diary”), starring actor Okada Masaki (22). It has now been revealed that the heroine of the story will be played by up-and-coming actress Goriki Ayame (19).


Goriki has been appearing in a drama series every season since the start of 2011, including two starring roles in the shows “IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~” (last summer) and “Teen Court ~10-dai Saiban~” (currently airing).

As previously explained, the “Mirai Nikki -ANOTHER:WORLD-” drama series is based on Esuno Sakae’s shonen manga of the same name, though several changes have been made. The story revolves around 12 people who obtain a “Future Diary,” which contains things written about the future. They are forced into playing a game of survival, in which they must use the diaries to kill each other and be the last one remaining.

Yuno, the heroine of the manga, has been reimagined as a new character with the same name. However, the character is still one of the owners of a Future Diary, and she has a stalker-like crush on Okada’s character Hoshino Arata.

“Mirai Nikki” premieres in April in Fuji TV’s Saturday 11:10pm-11:55pm time slot.


Posted 2 years ago

The first teaser for the upcoming movie, “Uchuu Kyoudai” (“Space Brothers”), starring Oguri Shun and Okada Masaki was recently released on its official website.featuring Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” as the theme song

“Uchuu Kyoudai” is a live-action adaption of Koyama Chuya’s popular and award-winning manga of the same name.

The story follows two brothers, Mutta (Oguri) and Hibito (Okada), who promised as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito is about to make his dream come true, while Mutta lost it out of his sight. However, one day Mutta gets reminded about their promise, which completely changes his life again.


Posted 2 years ago

Which celebrity would you want as your lover?

For many, winter is a special time of year where loved ones come together for holidays like Christmas and the first shrine visit of the new year. Lovers especially grow closer than ever during the holiday season.

Keeping this in mind, Oricon Style asked its readers for the 5th consecutive year on which famous celebrities of the opposite sex they would like to have as their lover. Though the survey was conducted back in October, Oricon published the results in December, just in time for the holidays


For the males, actor Mukai Osamu came out on top with his “manly” image and debonair demeanor (as seen on variety shows). Mukai jumped from 5th place in 2010 to 1st place in 2011, proving his rising popularity in the entertainment world.

When asked why they chose Mukai Osamu, female voters said they were charmed by the deadly combination of his height (182 centimeters) and his good looks. “His face and smile and voice are all nice! I would be so proud if we could walk together,” said one voter in her 20s, echoing the sentiments of her fellow voters.

Others were reminded of his “reliable boy” image in the NHK taiga drama “Kou ~Himetachi no Sengoku” and the movie “Paradise Kiss“, or were charmed by his cooking skills. “He looks as if he could protect me,” said one woman in her 30s. Another voter in her 20s added, “I want him to make me delicious meals!”

-Which Male Celebrity Would You Like as Your Lover? 

01. Mukai Osamu
02. Fukuyama Masaharu
03. Sakurai Sho
04. Aiba Masaki
05. Ohno Satoshi
06. Kimura Takuya
07. Matsumoto Jun
08. Okada Masaki
09. Matsuzaka Toori
10. Mizushima Hiro


Meanwhile, Ayasa Haruka claimed 1st place in the female ranking for the 2nd year in a row with her natural character and gentle air, which proved to be quite popular with male readers.

“She’s so cute! Her smiles are extremely nice,” commented one voter from Tokyo. Ayase was in the top three for the teen, 20s, 30s, and 40s categories, thereby proving her popularity. Many voters also cited her bubbly personality and calming aura. “She has a funny side too, and I feel like if we were together she would calm me down.”

Which Female Celebrity Would You Like as Your Lover? >

01. Ayase Haruka
02. Aragaki Yui
03. Kitagawa Keiko
04. Miyazaki Aoi
05. Ueto Aya
06. Horikita Maki
07. Sasaki Nozomi
08. Nagasawa Masami
09. Kashiwagi Yuki
10. YUI


Posted 2 years ago

Okada Masaki to play surgeon in drama series “Seinaru Kaibutsutachi”

Okada Masaki (22) will star in a new drama series next season titled “Seinaru Kaibutsutachi,” playing the role of a rookie surgeon. Nakatani Miki (35) will play the female lead as a head nurse at his hospital.


“Seinaru Kaibutsutachi” was originally a suspense novel by author Kawahara Len. The drama has Okada playing the part of Shiba Kengo, a pure-hearted young surgeon who is dedicated to his work. He gets transferred from a prestigious university hospital to a financially troubled hospital, but there he meets a capable and cool-headed chief nurse named Kasugai Yuka (Nakatani), who teaches him the reality of the medical world. The pure Kengo must face various obstacles and challenges as he tears off the “masks” of respected professionals – doctors, nurses, and educators – and uncovers their true natures.

Actor Hasegawa Hiroki plays the manager of a major group that operates schools, while Kato Ai plays his wife and the sister of Yuka. Other cast members include Suzuki AnneOmasa AyaKatsumura MasanobuHirata MitsuruKohinata Fumiyo, and Watanabe Ikkei.

TV Asahi will broadcast “Seinaru Kaibutsutachi” on Thursday nights at 9:00pm, starting in January.


Posted 3 years ago

Most versatile young actors.


1. Ninomiya Kazunari
2. Matsumaya Kenichi
3. Oguri Shun
4. Yamada Takayuki
5. Koide Keisuke
6. Mukai Osamu
7. Fujiwara Tatsuya
8. Ikuta Toma
9. Narimiya Hiroki
10. Tsumabuki Satoshi
11. Eita
12. Miura Haruma
13. Kiritani Kenta
14. Okada Masaki
15. Kamiki Ryunosuke
16. Matsuda Shota
17. Moriyama Mirai

Votes were taken from the 8th to the 22nd of May via NTT Docomo’s mobile voting service “Minna no Koe” (“Everyone’s Voice”). 

Posted 3 years ago

Ayase Haruka cutely fumbles over her words at “Princess Toyotomi” preview screening

The open air preview screening of the film “Princess Toyotomi,” starring Tsutsumi Shinichi, Ayase Haruka, Okada Masaki, and Nakai Kiichi, in front of the illuminated Osaka Castle, was a unique experience for the cast and the 800 people in the audience.

“Princess Toyotomi” plays in modern-day Japan and follows three elite investigators from the Board of Audit in Japan who stumble across a 400 year-old secret that reaches back to a clash between the Toyotomi clan and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Due to this secret, Osaka could actually be considered an independent country within Japan.

The castle also was one of the locations used during the filming last summer, but it was Ayase who received most of the attention during the stage greeting. Famous for being a natural airhead, the actress started to fumble her words right away. “It’s such a beautiful temple,” she said and quickly tried to correct herself, “Oh wait, it’s a shrine. My bad.”

More than 2,000 tried to get one of the 800 tickets for the open air screening, and despite being quite a chilly night, everyone enjoyed the stage greeting and the movie. Ayase still worried about them and said, “Be careful not to get a night cold.” Tsutsumi was confused and asked, “Did you just say a night cold? Does such a word exist?” This time she successfully found the right saying, “Ah, it is actually ‘getting a cold while asleep,’ right?”

Lightning up the event with her airy character, Okada eventually missed to talk about an interesting incident. Before going off the stage, he said, “Crap! Now I forgot to speak about how Nakai touched my butt two times just before going on stage today.”



Posted 3 years ago

“Uchuu Kyoudai” movie to shoot scenes at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center

The Florida Today newspaper reports that the movie “Uchuu Kyoudai” (“Space Brothers”) will have some scenes filmed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida next month. As noted by Anime News Network, the article does not specifically say whether lead actors Oguri Shun and Okada Masaki will be there, but it mentions that the film crew will be shooting “with the stars of ‘Space Brother’ and a group of local acting extras.”


Based on an award-winning manga by Koyama Chuya, “Uchuu Kyoudai” tells the story of two brothers who make a promise as kids to become astronauts when they grow up. While the younger brother Hibito (Okada) achieves that goal, the older brother Mutta (Oguri) takes a different route as an engineer, until one day when he loses his job.

The casting of Oguri and Okada was announced in March. The rest of the cast has not been officially revealed.

According to the Florida Today article, the movie “will include 15 to 20 minutes of scenes shot in Brevard County,” where the Kennedy Space Center is located. The crew will be shooting for six days in June, though they will also be there for another week to do “preparation and follow-up work.”

“Uchuu Kyoudai” is planned for release in spring 2012.