Bits & Pieces 35

April is coming soon, and I have been mentioning about how excited I am for “Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi” and “99.9”, and I’ll say it again, I just cannot wait to watch those two dramas. I’ve been rather busy around the end of these months, especially with finals for the Japanese course I’ve taken, so I’m really looking forward to April in a whole anyway.

Involved Parties in this edition are: the Junior Boys, Kanjani8’s Maruyama Ryuhei, V6’s Okada Junichi, and Sexy Zone’s Sato Shori.


The Junior Boys will be singing “3byo Waratte” for the ending song for the 24th installation of the series, which will be starting to air on April 4th, 2016. The opening song will be “Yuuki 100%”, and will also be sung by the Junior Boys.

via jnews1


  • Johnny’s Junior’s Muraji Shounosuke gets into Tokyo University of Arts.

Known for playing the shamisen, Muraji passed the exams for Tokyo University of Arts Department of Music. The Tokyo University of Arts is well known for their difficult exams. He states that he want to properly study during those 4 years. Congratulations to him!



  • Kanjani8’s Maruyama Ryuhei in Macbeth‘s stage play.

Maruyama Ryuhei will be playing the lead role of the play. Macbeth is about an army General who gets consumed by ambition. He assassinates the King, takes the throne for himself, and becomes a tyrant. Maruyama’s last appearance in a stage play was back in 2012’s “Bob”.

Macbeth will run in Tokyo from June 26th to July 25th.

Via jnews1


  • Okada Junichi in the live action for “Tsuioku” with Oguri Shun

Tsuioku” is a an posthumous original work by the actor Takakura Ken with director Takimoto Tomoyuki (Brain Man, Grasshopper), and screenwriter Aoshima Takeshi (Grasshopper, Tokyo Refugees, Dearest).

Atsushi Shikata (Junichi Okada), Keita Tadokoro (Shun Oguri) and Satoshi Kawabata (Tasuku Emoto) spent their childhood days as friends. As adults, they met again due to a murder case. Atsushi Shikata works as a detective, Keita Tadokoro is a suspect and Satoshi Kawabata is a victim. They come face to face with the truth of the murder case and also their detested past sealed within their minds. (via Asianwiki

Additionnal cast are Nagasawa Masami, Kimura Fumino, Ando Sakura and Yoshioka Hidetaka. The movie will be in theaters in 2017.

From the names in the cast, I can tell this will be a great movie. Fun fact, Emoto Tasuku and Ando Sakura are married! 

via jnews1


  • Sexy Zone’s Sato Shori and Hashimoto Kanna in Haruchika Live Action

Sexy Zone’s Sato Shori and Hashimoto Kanna will be playing the lead for the 2017 live action movie for “Haruchika“.

The story is about two childhood friends, Chika (Hashimoto Kanna) and Haruta (Sato Shori) who reunites in high school. They both join the brass band, and both starts to crush on the band instructor. Mysteries starts to appear around the school, and the band members will have to solve them, as well as competing in music competitions.

We’ll be seeing Shori playing the horn, and his co-star Kanna will be playing the flute. Another movie to wait for, at least for me.

via jnews1 (again)




That’s it for this edition of Bits & Pieces!


4 thoughts on “Bits & Pieces 35

  1. Just wondering…how do both Haruta and Chika crush on the band instructor tgt? Is it a dude or a gal hahahaha just curious 😛

    Shori playing the horn…what a challenge o_o unless he’ll just be acting that too hahahaha (that’s more likely right)

    And gosh, NEWS to host 24hrTv. Congrats to them!

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    • In the anime the band instructor is a guy. I’m also an anime fan and Haruchika is in my watch list. Now I have to hurry and watch it xD
      And I hope we’ll see him play the horn, even just a little bit, cause that would be really cool. But I agree with you, there’s a bit chance he will just act it out.

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  2. Just wanted to know if Michi has left Johnny’s. I know that SMAP still is with Johnny’s. If she has resigned,then there will be no more factions.


    • I’m looking for sources about this too. If I remember well, I think back in January I read something about Iijima leaving around the end of February. But again, I’m not sure :/


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