Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Preview of "Kirei no kuni" - Spring 2021


Title: Kirei no kuni きれいのくに (The country of beauty)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 12 April 2021
Timeslot: Mondays at 10.45pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Total number of episodes: 8
Cast: Yoshida Yo, Renbutsu Misako, Hirahara Tetsu, Ono Karin, Hashimoto Atsushi, Kato Rosa, Aoki Yuzu, Mikami Ai, Okamoto Natsumi, Yamawaki Tatsuya, Akimoto Ryutaro & Inagaki Goro

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Preview of "Ima koko ni aru kiki to boku no koukando ni tsuite" - Spring 2021


Title: Ima koko ni aru kiki to boku no koukando ni tsuite 今ここにある危機とぼくの好感度について (Regarding the crisis here and my likability)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 24 April 2021
Timeslot: Saturdays 9pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Total number of episodes: 5
Cast: Matsuzaka Toori, Suzuki An, Watanabe Ikkei, Takahashi Kazuya, Ikeda Narushi, Nukumizu Yoichi, Saiki Shigeru, Ando Tamae, Iwai Yuuki, Bando Ryuta, Yoshikawa Ai, Wakabayashi Takuya, Sakanishi Ryota, Kunimura Jun, Furutachi Kanji, Iwamatsu Ryo & Matsushige Yutaka

Friday, May 14, 2021

Preview of "Samayou Yaiba" - Spring 2021


Title: Samayou Yaiba さまよう刃 (The Hovering Blade)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 15 May 2021
Timeslot: Saturdays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Original novel by: Higashino Keigo
Cast: Takenouchi Yutaka, Ishida Yuriko, Miura Takahiro, Furutachi Kanji, Takiuchi Kumi, Inoue Mizuki, Ichikawa Riku, Namura Shin, Kawai Yumi, Kizaki Yuria, MEGUMI, Katsuya, Wada Misa, Takeuchi Miyako, Matsuura Yuya, Kirishima Reika, Tokunaga Eri, Horibe Keisuke, Honda Hirotaro & Kunimura Jun

The No.1 actresses representing the 47 prefectures in Japan as chosen by locals (Smart FLASH)

Smart FLASH conducted a survey on more than 3,600 men nationwide where they chose the No.1 actress representing their hometown prefectures. The infographics provide the top 2 for most prefectures but for those with more candidates / a larger population, they would go down all the way to the top 5 and beyond. Note that the sample size is relatively small and there are some prefectures where No.1 and No.2 are only separated by a single vote so don't be disappointed if your favourites are not named here. Besides, the poll is meant to choose the actress who the respondents felt best represents their hometowns so it's not so much to do with acting abilities or popularity.

Here are the No.1s chosen in the 47 prefectures as grouped according to regions: 


Hokkaido: Abe Natsumi
Aomori: Ou Rin (Ringo Musume)
Akita: Sasaki Nozomi
Iwate: Fukuda Moe
Miyagi: Suzuki Kyoka
Yamagata: Hashimoto Manami
Niigata: Higuchi Kanako / Baba Fumika
Fukushima: Ito Misaki
Tochigi: Ooshima Yuko
Gunma: Shinohara Ryoko
Ibaraki: Hada Michiko
Chiba: Maeda Atsuko / Maki Youko / Kiritani Mirei
Saitama: Kanno Miho
Kanagawa: Yonekura Ryoko / Shida Mirai
Tokyo: Ishihara Satomi


Toyama: Muroi Shigeru
Ishikawa: Hamabe Minami
Nagano: Takizawa Saori
Gifu: Okada Nana
Yamanashi: Komatsu Nana
Shizuoka: Nagasawa Masami
Aichi: Takei Emi
Fukui: Takahashi Ai
Shiga: Takahashi Hikaru
Mie: Abe Shizue
Nara: Ono Machiko
Wakayama: Okamoto Rei
Kyoto: Yoshioka Riho
Osaka: Sawaguchi Yasuko
Hyogo: Kitagawa Keiko


Tottori: Takimoto Miori
Shimane: Tanaka Misako
Yamaguchi: Nishimura Tomomi
Fukuoka: Kuroki Hitomi
Saga: Nakagoshi Noriko
Oita: Sashihara Rino
Nagasaki: Kawaguchi Haruna
Kumamoto: Kurashina Kana
Kagoshima: Kamishiraishi Mone
Okayama: Sakurai Hinako
Kagawa: Mizuno Miki
Hiroshima: Ayase Haruka
Tokushima: Yamashita Rio
Kochi: Hirosue Ryoko
Ehime: Tomochika
Okinawa: Aragaki Yui

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Preview of "Hitori de nomerumon!" - Spring 2021


Title: Hitori de nomerumon! ひとりで飲めるもん!(I can drink on my own!)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 4 June 2021
Timeslot: Fridays 11.30pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 8
Original manga by: Konari Misato
Cast: Oomasa Aya, Kiriyama Ren, Ootomo Karen, Tanimura Mitsuki, Tobinaga Tsubasa, Murasugi Seminosuke & Shibuki Jun

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Preview of "Okaeri Mone" (NHK morning drama)


Title: Okaeri Mone おかえりモネ (Welcome back, Mone)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 17 May 2021
Timeslot: Mondays to Saturdays 8am
Broadcast by: NHK
Theme Song: "Nanairo" by BUMP OF CHICKEN
Narrator: Takeshita Keiko
Cast: Kiyohara Kaya, Uchino Seiyo, Suzuki Kyoka, Makita Aju, Fuji Tatsuya, Takeshita Keiko, Nagase Ren, Tsunematsu Yuri, Maeda Kouki, Takada Hyouga, Asano Tadanobu, Natsuki Mari, Hamano Kenta, Denden, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Hirayama Yusuke, Tsukamoto Shinya, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Imada Mio, Shimizu Hiroya, Morita Misato, Inoue Jun, Takaoka Saki, Tamaoki Reo, Maiko & Sugawara Koharu etc.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Romaji lyrics of "Presence I (feat. KID FRESINO)" by STUTS & Matsu Takako with 3exes (Theme song of "Omameda Towako to sannin no moto otto")


Title: Presence I (feat. KID FRESINO)
Artist: STUTS & Matsu Takako with 3exes
Lyrics by: KID FRESINO / butaji
Melody by: STUTS / butaji

i step in it
i'm in it
it's a mistake for definite
girls ain't look back and boys never learn that
switching side then you cry in a kitchen
you're stuck in my love
can't reach it
unzari shitari kitai shitari isogashii kokoro
anata niwa shiraretemo iin dakedo demo
kyou wo oeru eien ni chansu wa nakunaru?
nureta omoi sentakumono no you ni yureru
dejavu all i want is nothing
my radar is buzzing
gotta go if you're coming
yosomi shiteru aida ni
fushigi shitakute mata amaeteru no
kono kata to te to mimi, kimi ni kasu tame no mono
all night long sugite higashi no mado iki wo haite egaku kasa e dare wo ireyou
natsu no mukae wa kuru no ka ga fuan na haru
kono kakikake no drama niwa tsuzuki ga aru

nagareru toki ni tachidomatta toshitemo
jibun no kitamichi wa furikaeranai
kakushita kimochi wa
atarashii asa ni tateta
koohii no nigasa

kokoro no naka ni nokoru koukai ga
asai nemuri no naka de yomigaeru
ano hi no anata wa
totemo kagayaitemita
yume wa mou sameta

y'all talking way too much!
hitori ni sasete
imma roll down
you tryna say something kind
I feel stress about it
rokata ni nobiru kage
still cry about it
akiru made ikiru made
mada shiranai koto no hou ga ooi no ni doushite
zenbu shittafuri shite aruiteiru weekday
mataseteru kamo issho mono no anata wo
maa omachinasai
put a spot light on me like a moonlight
who is my starlight?
hitorimi no one night
escape to the paradise tokeru aisu
on and on feel like talking on phone not enough
you know I fall into thoughts just a moment
ahh station niwa kaketei sura mo mou tomaranai
afureta omoi wo dare mo glass niwa modosenai ga omoikaesu
uta wa sonzai no karusa wo wasureteita watashi ni mune wo kasu

machi mo hito mo omoide datte
subete ga utsurotteiku
dare ka ni deatte
soshite wakarete
mou ichido aruiteiku

ashiato wa dokomademo nobiteiku
monogatari no saki wa mienai kedo
aimai de junsui de
watashi ga jibun de kimeta
shiawase no sugata

kokoro no naka ni nokoru koukai e
taisetsu ni nando demo yobikakeru
koko kara hajimaru
atarashii asa ni mukete
yume wa mou sameta

mienai kedo oboeteiru
ienai kedo tsutaeteiru
nami ga michite shio ga hiku
tanoshii kanashii
sono saki e