Category Archives: Television

Attack On Titan: No Regrets – Birth of Levi

The new OVA series takes Levi fans on a journey to his pastbefore joining the Survey Corps. The OVA reveals that Levi was actually a street thug from an underground city and tells us just how he ended up becoming humanity’s strongest soldier.image Before joining the Survey Corps a fateful encounter between Levi and Commander Erwin puts our Captain Levi on his path. Intriguing sparring footage between the two humanity soldiers shows a promising story arc before the original story takes place.
Releasing at the same time with volumes 15 and 16 of the original manga, the new OVA series will be divided into two parts. The first part debuts on 9th December 2014, while the second part is to be released on 9th April 2015.

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Yamapi in English

Tomohisa Yamashita (YamaPi), or Tomo as he requests people call him when speaking in English is starring in a new late night variety program. Not your traditional, just for laughs or competition type of variety program. This program aims to teach as well as entertain. In Fuji TV’s late-night program, English is not taught in in a normal way. Otona no Kiss Eigo intends to teach English as a universal language, by showing how its used to do various activities.

"We are not going to ‘study’ English, but this is an “English conversation variety show” where we get exposed to English through many kinds of variety projects week by week!!"
“We are not going to ‘study’ English, but this is an “English conversation variety show” where we get exposed to English through many kinds of variety projects week by week!!”

In the first episode, we see that Tomo is not totally clear about his role and the objective of his new program or that he will be using English. When the doorbell rings he opens it to find a pretty young woman standing on the other side. Tomo’s face registers the shock of seeing a non-Japanese person standing there and speaking English. imageHe quickly recovers and beings to speak. As for myself, up until this point I had no idea if Yamapi could speak English. The answer, he can and he does so well. He even does something that makes an English teacher most happy, Yamapi asks for clarification if he doesn’t understand what has been said. Otona no Kiss Eigo showcases the full charm of Tomohisa Yamashita from kissing a strangeryamapi_kiss and playing games like CUPS

to going on a location shoot in L.A. to babysit three children!

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I look forward to more adventures in English for Yamapi. This show I supposed to be his prequel to overseas activities. I wish him success in that endeavor as well.

 

 

 

Source: Fuji TV

 

 

 

 

 

Matsumoto Jun in Winter Drama

The new action drama will be called “Lucky Seven“,  and will star Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun, Eita, and Oizumi Yo as the members of a detective agency.

I have to admit when I heard this news I was super excited. I am beyond hopelessly in love with MatsuJun, but this drama even has Eita which makes me doubly excited. I haven’t seen them together in anything and since they are both great actors I hope the drama will showcase their abilities. I did also enjoy the last three dramas I watched with Oizumi Yo as the lead actor.

The story focuses on the seven members, three men and four women, that operate a small detective agency in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo. Teamwork is definitely going to be a strong theme of the drama, but it will be the original and thrilling cases that are going to keep the viewers at the edge of their seats.

For Matsumoto, it has been a year and a half since his last Monday starring role in the drama, “Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku“. He stated with confidence, “I think it’s going to become an intense drama, featuring seven completely different individuals. It will keep you excited and also make you laugh. I’m already all excited to have some great time with this team.”


Matsumoto is going to portray the newest addition to the team, a real novice detective, who is completely absorbed in everything the job has to offer. Meanwhile, Eita is going to slip into the role of a really cool and calm guy, who regularly ends up in a confrontation with the new member due to their opposite personalities. Oizumi, as the senior of the two, will act as the self-proclaimed “middle man” and try to get them back on the same page whenever it’s necessary. Aside from that, he actually turns out to be quite a puzzling guy himself.

Eita commented, “It looks like there are going to be a lot of action scenes together with Matsumoto. I want to sync with him to the best of my abilities.” It’s said that it’s going to be the most thrilling drama Fuji TV has ever aired in their Monday time slot. Fuji TV was able to have “GANTZ” director Sato Shinsuke on board for the production. Aside from other activities, he will be in charge of all the action scenes.

via Sanspo

Ok. One more because I can’t help myself.

I know I haven’t been able to recap dramas because other other things but I promise, I will be recapping this drama. Stay tuned.