Friday, January 18, 2013

Horikita Maki Staff Diary

18th January 2013

Horikita was so happy when she knew that they were coming to Japan, receiving them as guests (^O^)/
They were extremely friendly and did not hesitate taking a group photo!! It was a rare moment for her to feel a little nervous...
These days, during make-up sessions or in commute, she's always listening to ONE DIRECTION.
You guys too, do the same ♪
Today, they'll be on Music Station!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mizushima Hiro returns to acting as the Black Butler Sebastian Michaelis

Mizushima Hiro (28) is making his comeback as an actor after a 3 year absence. He will play the demonic butler Sebastian Michaelis in the live-action movie adaptation of Toboso Yana's manga 'Kuroshitsuji' (Black Butler). The enigmatic Sebastian serves Ciel Phantomhive, the young head of a noble family, bound to him by a contract. The movie adaptation is an original story set about 130 years after the manga.

Mizushima's last acting role was in the movie 'Beck' which opened in September 2010. He commented,"I do feel a little surprised about my decision to go back to acting but I came across this great piece of work and up to this moment, it's the one that has moved me..."

Kuroshitsuji's producer Matsuhashi Shinzo (MW, Paradise Kiss) said,"No one but Mizushima Hiro can play this role." He approached Mizushima one and a half years ago, got him to read the original material and met him multiple times to persuade him into taking it up. Since then, Mizushima has also contributed to writing the script for the movie. "Unlike most actors, he has been included right from the preparation stage and has also given ideas for the script," commented Matsuhashi. He hopes to style the movie in the vein of the Sherlock Holmes series, full of mystery and suspense. He promises plenty of action too and Mizushima is currently undergoing training in preparation for the crank-in.

Filming will begin in April and the movie is slated to open within the year.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Oguri Shun and Yamada Yu hold their wedding reception under the blue skies of Lanai

Actor Oguri Shun (30) and model Yamada Yu (28) who registered their marriage last March held their wedding reception on the small Hawaiian island of Lanai on 5th January. The garden reception at the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay was presided by Shoufukutei Tsurube and Kinashi Noritake. About 100 guests attended, including many of Oguri's former co-stars and Yamada's model friends. Reporters were at Honolulu airport where the 4 times daily flights to Lanai were boarded mainly by actors and models. Yamada's brother, Yamada Shintarou, model Nishiyama Maki and actor Koide Keisuke were approached by reporters but all revealed little about the reception. Among the guests were also Tanaka Kei, Yamada Takayuki and Inoue Mao. 
Update: Other celebrities in the guest list according to entertainment news mobile site 'Inoue Kozo Geinou':-
Arashi's Matsumoto Jun (29), Ikuta Toma (28), Katsumata Kunikazu (47), Katsuji Ryo (26), Kasahara Hideyuki (29), Asari Yosuke (25), Yabe Kyousuke (39), Takahashi Tsutomu (34) and Haruna Ai (40).

In a joint statement to the media, Oguri and Yamada wrote,"We celebrated our wedding with our good friends and seniors at the beginning of the year. From now on, as we always have, we will treat our family with care and continue our work as actors."