Thursday, December 13, 2012

A short Q&A with Narimiya Hiroki

A short Q&A with Narimiya Hiroki with questions from a reader in Kumamoto.

Q. What do you do on your off days?
A. I often went out in the past but contrary to what I expected, I didn't have many good encounters so the time I spent at home has increased. I like black tea and I drink that. I buy it from specialist stores.

Q. What does the drama 'Aibou' mean to you?
A. A new step. It was my good fortune that it became a work I chanced upon as I turned 30. If this was fate, it headed in a lucky direction for me.

Friday, December 7, 2012

HEAVEN PV Short Version

Chubachi Akiko Official Blog
Behind the scenes of 'Tsuna Hiichatta!'

5th December 2012 14:21:53
Theme: Blog

Our leader Captain Chiaki (Mao-chan) and Saori (me)

Time: After everyone has taken their baths
Place: The usual dressing room
Dress code: What you wear to sleep
※ Girls only

One dressing room was cleared and we lined up cardboard boxes, laid on a tablecloth and started our hand-rolled sushi party.

On that day, the staff gave us a project. We wrote the name of our 'favourite male staff member' on paper and the voting produced a No.1 among raucous enthusiasm. Hahaha.

The movie 'Tsuna Hiichatta!' was on location for 40 days and even when filming had ended, everyone was together making a ruckus.

On our days off, we went a little further out to the sand baths of Beppu and to the onsen in Yufuin♪

The girls being together for an extended period of time, even when the director has given his OK, we would just stay put and continued chatting (*laugh*)

I was thinking that we managed to get along great in real life too (*^▽^*)

'Tsuna Hiichatta!' is doing well so we have the privilege of continuing with more promotional work ♥ Saori


Inoue Mao Official Blog
Shazai no Ousama

5th December 2012 13:40:18
Theme: Diary

To everyone who watched 'Tsuna Hiichatta!'!
Thank you very much.
I felt happy reading your warm responses and comments.

I think the power of the tug rope girls can still deliver smiles, spirit and courage to the whole of Japan.

I have an announcement to everyone who has always supported me.

I will be in the movie 'Shazai no Ousama'.
Kudou Kankurou x  Mizuta Nobuo x Abe Sadao-san
I'm so happy to be part of this strong team.
A comedy beyond your imagination! An intense world view.

There's still some time before it opens
but I can't wait for everyone to see it.

By the way, we're in the middle of filming now.
Some of you who watched the media blitz on Nippon TV the other day might have noticed it, my hair is black again and my fringe is even.

I'm sure Manager K-chan has taken a really nice photo so please wait a while.


Ranking of actresses with highest income 2012

Shukan Asahi Geinou had compiled the annual income of actresses a few years back. 4 years ago, Nakama Yukie topped the list with an estimated income of 150 million yen (US$1.82 million). Second was Shibasaki Kou with 140 million yen (US$1.7 million), along with Choi Ji Woo, Matsushima Nanako and Yonekura Ryoko. Kanno Miho and Nagasawa Masami were also in the 100 million list at 120 million yen (US$1.45 million).

Here is the current ranking of actresses with the highest annual income this year.

1. Ayase Haruka 
410 million yen (US$4.97 million)

2. Kuroki Meisa 
320 million yen (US$3.88 million)

3. Sasaki Nozomi 
310 million yen (US$3.76 million)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Earning power of actresses in dramas

Nikkan Gendai has released an updated ranking of the top-earning actresses in Japan. The list covers the estimated earning power of an actress for one episode of a one-hour drama and the potential viewer ratings she could garner.

Top-earning actresses
Name (Age)/Estimated fee per episode(円)/Potential viewership ratings(%)

1. Ayase Haruka (27) / 2.5 million (US$30,330) / 12.2

2. Yonekura Ryoko (37) / 2 million (US$ 24,262) / 11.5

3. Amami Yuki (45) / 2 million / 9.1

 4. Fukatsu Eri (39) / 2 million / 8.2

5. Koizumi Kyoko (46) / 2 million / 9.7

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Out 26th December 2012 

1. mister Coherent
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by Ta_2
Arranged by Shimohata Rio Ryousuke

2. Catalrhythm
(TV anime 'Kuroko no Basuke' 2nd Ending Theme)
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by R・O・N
Arranged by  R・O・N

3. Know orange
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by Sugimoto Yoshinori
Arranged by Yamamoto Yohske

(TV Asahi 'Break Out' December 2012 Opening Track)
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by INORAN
Arranged by INORAN

5. Achromatic habit
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by Gz
Arranged by Gz

6. reject
(TV anime 'Mirai Nikki' Image song)
Lyrics by R・O・N
Composed by  R・O・N
Arranged by  R・O・N

7. Anocent
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by 刃流
Arranged by Takahashi Kouichiro

8. Elephant Over
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by Ono Hiroaki

9. Cold hands
Lyrics by  R・O・N
Composed by R・O・N
Arranged by R・O・N

10. garden gate
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by Kato Hajime
Arranged by Kato Hajime

11.  sleepy seaside hamlet
Lyrics by YORKE
Composed by Yamamoto Yohske
Arranged by Yamamoto Yohske

DVD (First-press only)
1. HEAVEN (Music video)
2. Making of "HEAVEN" Music Video