Miyake Ken in the Takizawa Kabuki

Tackey & Tsubasa‘s Takizawa Hideaki personally went to talk to V6‘s Miyake Ken to cast him in the “Takizawa Kabuki” and for their KFC CM.

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“Takizawa Kabuki” First Day Performance for 10th Anniversary

Omedatou! I can’t wait for the Singapore performance!

Last Apr 8th, Tackey&Tsubasa‘s Takizawa Hideaki celebrated the first day run of “Takizawa Kabuki 10th Anniversary” at Shinbashi Enbujo, Tokyo. A press conference was made before the curtain call where Takki commented that the show is packed with all the things that they (audience) want and they will do it with the best of their ability to show gratitude. Takki remains confident with the show’s repertoire, which are singing and dancing.

Celebrating its 10th year, Takizawa have chaired the said play since 2006 and for the 10th year, he is joined by Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Kota Yabu and Kis-My-Ft2‘s Kitayama Hiromitsu. The two have previously starred Takizawa Kabuki and they said that they huge respect for Takizawa. Also, Takizawa showed-off his roller-skating skills, which is Kis-My-Ft2’s specialty, and says that he knows to skate since 1st grade then added that slipping (falling) is his best.

In addition, it was reported earlier that Takizawa Kabuki will be heading to Singapore this August and it has been announced that instead of Kota Yabu, A.B.C.-Z‘s Fumito Kawai will be joining the cast.

“Takizawa Kabuki 10th Anniversary” will run until May 17th at Shochiku and the Singapore show will run from Aug 18th to 23rd.

vis Sanspo and Daily Sports

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Judging from the news, it seems like this cast will also be the one who will do the Singapore show. XD

Takizawa Kabuki Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary and Goes to Singapore

Big news to those craving for a JE butai overseas, this is OUR chance!

A production announcement was held at Tokyo for Tackey&Tsubasa‘s Takizawa Hideaki starrer, “Takizawa Kabuki 10th Anniversary“. It was also announced that the said play will have it’s first overseas show in Singapore. The show will happen for 6 days from Aug 18th to 23rd at The Grand Theater of the luxury hotel, Marina Bay Sands. Since this will be the first time that Johnny Kitagawa will bring this play overseas, expect comprehensive planning, configuration, and production.

“Takizawa Kabuki” premiered in 2006 and for the 10th anniversary, Takizawa desired to do it overseas. As the director in charge, Takizawa have done preliminary inspection of the venue where he wanted to do a “Japanese four seasons” theme that will include use of artificial snow where a snow machine will be transported by a ship. Aside from that, Johnny’s specialty, flying and costumes, will also be included. As for Takizawa’s co-stars for the Singapore show, it’s yet to be announced.

There is also a plan to produce a new song, which will be entirely in English. Tackey bitterly admits that he’s not good with studying [English] but with Tokyo 2020 Olympics in vision, he wants to start with this stage to appeal the Japanese tradition of Johnny’s Entertainment.

Ahead of “Takizawa Kabuki’s” Singapore show, they will be having a performance in Shinbashi Theater in Tokyo from April 8th to May 17th in celebration of Shochiku’s 120th anniversary. Tackey will be joined by Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yabu Kota and Kis-My-Ft2‘s Kitayama Hiromitsu.

via Nikkan Sports and Sanspo

From Rice Faction to Bread Faction on Takki’s New Drama

(c)drama wiki
(c)drama wiki

On Apr 19th, Takizawa Hideaki attended the press conference of his upcoming drama, “Mayonaka no Panya-san” (Midnight Bakery) at Shibuya, Tokyo. During the presscon, Takizawa said that he has changed from rice faction to bread faction.

The drama tells about a mysterious bakery that opens only at midnight and Takizawa plays the bakery’s owner. “My feelings for bread changed when I ate the first chocolate cornet I made for practice. Though I’m 100% into rice, my views changed significantly.”

Takizawa’s co-star, Kiriyama Akito said that watching the drama would make you want to eat bread. While Tsuchiya Tao revealed that her face got rounder since she was always eating bread.

“Mayonaka no Panya-san” will start airing on Apr 28th, 10PM (JST) on NHK.

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