It was announced that AKB48’s Itano Tomomi will hold a dance contest “Itano Tomomi ‘1%’ Dance Trial 2013” for her 4th solo single “1%“ that is set for release on June 12th.
Participants post their dance video on YouTube, using the 90 seconds sample video, “1% (Dance Trial Edit)”, as reference. It can be the exact copy of the sample, or you can add your own arrangement. Anyone can participate in the dance contest regardless of age, sex, or dancing experience, and it can also be both solo or a group effort.
Whoever passes the primary selection, will go on to the final selection which will be held in Tokyo, and they will choose winners for “A prize” (opportunity to appear on the MV for Itano’s next solo work + prize money 500,000 yen), “B prize” (appearances on the media, such as dance magazines), and “C prize” (autographed goods). The winner of each prize will also be able to co-star with Itano in “CLUV Tomo. ~DANCE TRIAL 2013 Edition~“, an event to be held for people who purchase the single.
Itano commented, “Since it’s a cool tune, there will be many ways to arrange it. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s dance. Please apply for it.”
More details on the “Itano Tomomi ‘1%’ Dance Trial 2013″ can be checked on a special site (here).
5/8 - shounen club
5/9 - yamada birthday
5/10 - takaki gekkan diver
5/11 - jump tokyo dome
5/12 - jump tokyo dome
5/19 - jump hiroshima green arena
5/20 - frugela campaign
5/25 - jump kyocera dome
5/26 - jump kyocera dome
6/8 - takachine event
6/23 - jump kagoshima arena
6/30 - jump mie sun arena, curry deadline triple performance
7/14 - jump nagano big hut
7/15 - jump nagano big hut
7/21 - jump hokkaido kitayell
8/11 - jump fukuoka marine messe arena
8/23 - jump miyagi sekisui super arena
flumpool has announced that guitarist Sakai Kazuki will be taking a break from appearing on visuals for the time being in order to devote himself to his diet.
Sakai has been dieting since the band’s debut, but has failed and rebounded repeatedly. As a result, he’s decided to take his diet seriously and made this decision. He declared that he will be successful with his diet by late-June and return to the band. Since he will only go on hiatus from appearing on visuals, he will still continue to produce music, write blogs, and appear on radio programs.
To accompany Sakai’s hiatus, flumpool is currently looking for a help member. Application conditions include “someone that looks like Sakai Kazuki“, “someone who looks good in a jacket“, and “someone who is used to going on stage“.
Wish him the best of luck~
Sakai, please follow the words of Yamapi and you shall succeed.
We just received word that the new vocalist from avex trax Ayumi Hamasaki has released the PV for her debut single "poker face." Remember, the single drops April 8th, 1998!
OMG I LOVE IT. I can't wait for this single to drop! Also can't wait for her to perform this on music shows!
A new teaser for Tsutomu Hanabusa’s Sadako 3D 2 has been uploaded to the Cinema Cinema Today channel on YouTube.
In addition, more details have emerged about how the plot of the sequel connects to the original Sadako 3D, which earned 1.5 billion yen at the box office last year, and to the rest of the Ring series.
The teaser begins with lead actress Miori Takimoto on the floor looking terrified. During a sequence of mysterious shots involving a little girl, Koji Seto appears on-screen, confirming his character Takanori Ando’s return for the sequel.
After a series of mysterious shots, the phrase “A child is born” appear and Takimoto’s character says “Sadako…”
The film is set 5 years after the events of Sadako 3D, when a series of sudden unexplained deaths revealed the existence of a “video curse”. Akane Ayukawa (Satomi Ishihara) gave birth to a daughter named Nagi (Kokoro Hirasawa) four years ago, but died soon after. Takanori subsequently quit his job and began living a life of retirement, but kept his past a secret from his younger sister, Fuuko (Takimoto).
The character of Takanori actually first appeared in the 1998 film Rasen, having been resurrected as a clone by Sadako with the help of his father Mitsuo Ando. It’s a seemingly important fact that wasn’t really referenced at all in Sadako 3D, aside from Seto mentioning it himself at one of the promotional events. However, the continued use of the words “gene”, “virus”, and “loop” in the promotional materials for this sequel suggests a return to the pseudo-scientific themes introduced in Rasen. It stands to reason that Takanori’s origin will loom large this time around.
Fans can find out just what the heck is going on when “Sadako 3D 2” is released in Japan on August 30, 2013.
It was revealed that Itano Tomomi will be releasing her 4th solo single titled “1%” on June 12. This will mark her first single in a year and two months since her previous single “10-nen go no Kimi e.”
Her new song is said to be a dance number just like her solo debut single “Dear J” (released in January 2011), and it depicts a feeling of love that you go for with only having 1% of success.
The dance scene for the music video was filmed against the night backdrop of the skyscrapers in New York, with male dancers. Itano left a comment, “I was able to film in New York where I always adored. I had meetings for the costume and PV one after another, so I’m sure it became a great one. Please look forward to it!”
During her stay in New York, she also attended the shooting for a new “Samantha Vega” CM which she co-starred with Taylor Momsen. The new CM will begin airing in the end of May.
On Wednesday, Japanese movie company Showgate announced that Yasunobu Yamauchi’s popular gag manga Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys) will get a live-action film adaptation directed by Daigo Matsui (Afro Tanaka).
Following up on his starring role in last year’s The Boy Inside and Shinji Aoyama’s upcoming film Tomogui (out in September), Masaki Suda will star as protagonist Tadakuni. Shuhei Nomura and Ryo Yoshizawa will play Tadakuni’s high school classmates Yoshitake and Hidenori. Louis Kurihara will play an original character named Saino.
The film’s story revolves around a school festival being organized in a collaboration between Tadakuni’s all-boys school and a nearby all-girls school. Like in the original manga, the boys are clueless about how to deal with girls and wind up putting their stupidity on display in various humorous ways.
The main female students will be played by Anri Okamoto, Mizuki Yamamoto, and Mio Uema. Additional co-stars include Kumiko Shiratori, Sara Takatsuki, Yui Koike, and Eita Okuno.
The manga reached a total circulation of 2.2 million copies and was adapted into an animated series in 2012.
Filming began in Mitaka, Tokyo on January 4 and later moved to Numazu, Shizuoka and Kanazawa-Hakkei, Kanagawa before it wrapped.
“Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou” will be released in Japan in fall 2013.