Nakazawa Yuko Will Be In A Movie Titled “TWILIGHT FILE 8: Fighting Okan”

2 09 2011

Nakazawa Yuko will play the role of a mom turned boxer in a film titled TWILIGHT File 8: Fighting Okan.

Form what I can tell the movie will be about a 40 year old mom who lives a peaceful life with her husband and son, and after a divorce she decides to start attending a boxing gym, and while I’m not sure about the rest of the synopsis I can say for sure that this is a very interesting movie since it seems to fit Yuko well.

The images above are the only previews we have so far, but they speak for themselves and gives us a good sign about what the movie will be like, and for Yuko fans and for anyone interested it seems like it will be an impressive release.

I will update with more details once they are released but for now I’m glad to see that Yuko will be the star of a movie.

The movie will open 11/5.

Eiga Article





Ishikawa Rika and Nakazawa Yuko To Appear In A Movie Produced By Tsunku

21 06 2011

Ishikawa Rika will be starring in a movie titled Atsushi Hime Number 1 (Eng: Number 1 Kind Princess).

The movie will be produced by Tsunku, this being his first time producing a movie. Nakazawa Yuko will also appear in the movie as supporting actress.

Tsunku has done practically everything: he voiced an anime character, he’s part of a popular band Sharan Q, he’s the producer for most of H!P and writes most of their singles among many, many other things, but it seems like he can finally add another item to the list: a movie producer, and while it’s not clear whether it will be a DVD release or a theater release (most likely theater) I am looking forward to it.

The outfit that Rika was wearing at the announcement event was very interesting since she appeared wearing a cute traditional red kimono along with an interesting hairstyle which made me look forward to seeing the movie even more since it looks like her character will be pretty interesting to see.

Like his music we don’t really have any idea about what to expect, but we will probably see a very interesting movie since it has a more traditional Japanese theme (as we can tell from Rika’s outfit) and along with Rika’s appearance as the main actress and Yuko as supporting actress it should be a great movie to check out once it’s released.

The movie is expect to be released next Spring.

Mantan Site





Yaguchi Mari, Yasuda Kei And Nakazawa Yuko To Hold Casual Dinner Shows

11 04 2011

Dream Morning Musume members Yaguchi Mari, Yasuda Kei and Nakazawa Yuko will be holding casual dinner shows on both Osaka and Tokyo.

Mari and Yasuda will have their shows held together so fans who will attend will get a chance to hear them sing and seeing them while enjoying a nice meal, while Nakazawa’s event is held a few days later.

The scheduled events are of 4 casual dinner shows for Mari and Yasuda at La Donna (Tokyo) and Flamingo the Arusha (Osaka), which seems interesting since they will have 2 full nights with  consecutive events and dinners to attend in the same area to please fans. On the other hand, Yuko only has 2 casual diners to attend on one night which will take place in Flamingo the Arusha.

Since the events will take place in June, this gives time for all of the fans to prepare their trips if they want to meet their idols, and to note that the price is a little high (15 000 Yen), probably for their presence and the dinner that will be served.

Overall, I’m really happy to see that the members are getting more and more chances to be with their fans on casual shows where they are probably in a more calm atmosphere, and hopefully other members will get this chance too.

The event for Yaguchi Mari and Yasuda Kei are scheduled for 6/4 (Tokyo) and 6/12 (Osaka).

The event for Nakazawa Yuko is scheduled for 6/18 (Osaka).

FC official announcement about Yaguchi and Yasuda event

FC official announcement about Nakazawa event





Dream Morning Musume Announces Fall Concert Currently “Untitled”

28 01 2011

Dream Morning Musume announced that they will be holding a Fall concert currently “Untitled

The news is on their official site and the concerts will start somewhere in September 2011.

Other than that announcement nothing else is known. I’m really surprised to hear that they’ve announced another concert before the 1st one even began! Hearing about another concert I’m also excited because the Fall concert could be used to promote the album, so if there are any new songs we’ll be able to hear it performed live, which I find more better than the studio version.

Pre-sale tickets for the concert is currently available and the concert is planned for 9/2011.

Dream Morning Musume’s Official Site





Dream Morning Musume Announces Album Titled “Dream 1”

28 01 2011

Dream Morning Musume announced at a press conference that they will be releasing their 1st album titled “Dream 1“.

There will be two versions, the limited and regular edition. The limited edition comes with a DVD while the regular comes with a postcard.

Hearing that they announced an album I’m really excited to hear what kind of songs they have on it, I’m hoping they’ll release some new songs but it’s also possible that they will be doing covers so we’ll see how that turns out.

Also originally Tsuji Nozomi had been listed as a member but after giving birth and all of course she wouldn’t have been included in the concerts but I’m wondering if she will be participating in the album. As for the recent graduates, they most likely won’t be participating in this album since Junjun and Linlin have returned to China and Kamei will probably still be recovering. But on their official site it says that the line up may change at the concert so it’s possible that they may change who participates on the album.

Overall I’m looking forward to seeing Dream Morning Musume continue their activity and I hope that their concert as well as their album is a success!

The album will be released on 4/20.

Up-Front Link (Blog)

Dream Morning Musume Official Page





Morning Musume OG Concert Tour 2011 Announced

24 12 2010

A concert tour for Morning Musume OG titled Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai ~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~ has been announced.

Acording to the announcement Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi, Ogawa Makoto, Fujimoto Miki, and Kusumi Koharu will be participating in the concert tour (basically everyone except Konno Asami).

I’m glad to see that they decided to do a Morning Musume OG tour since it has been a while since we last saw them perform together, and while Konno won’t be able to perform (most likely because she is busy at training for her TV Tokyo announcer job) it will most likely be a great tour for all OG fans since we will be able to see most of OG performing H!P classics.

We don’t know what the setlist may contain but it will most likely have many solo songs from each one of the solo artists (Nakazawa, Iida, Abe, Yaguchi, and Fujimoto) as well as some group performances, which should be very interesting to see since we will get a chance to hear many great songs being performed by OG members.

For now we don’t know what to expect from the tour, but hopefully OG fans buy their tickets to enjoy this unique and impressing concert tour when it starts in April.

The concert will feature the following dates:

Date Venue Concert starts
04/23 Chuukyou Daigaku Bunka Shimin Kaikan Aurora Hall 15:00 / 18:30
05/01 Amagasaki Shi Sougou Bunka Sentaru Kaikkunoru 14:30 / 18:00
05/04 Nakano Sun Plaza 15:00 / 18:30
05/05 Nakano Sun Plaza 14:00 / 18:00
05/07 NHK Osaka Hall 15:00 / 18:30
05/15 Yokosu ka Geijutsu Gekijou 15:00 / 18:30
05/21 Hiroshima ALSOK Hall 13:30 / 17:00
05/29 Beishia Bunka Hall (Gunba Kenmin Kaikan) Dai Hall 15:00 / 18:30

Official UFA Page For Momusu OG Concert Tour





New Promotional Unit “Afternoon Musume” Announced

7 09 2010

A new promotional unit for Georgia coffee drinks titled Afternoon Musume δ has been announced.

They will sing an original song titled Gouhoubi no Afternoon Coffee. The unit consists of:

  • Nakazawa Yuko
  • Iida Kaori
  • Abe Natsumi
  • Yasuda Kei
  • Yaguchi Mari
  • Fujimoto Miki
  • Ogawa Makoto

I’m glad to see that there are more promotional units being made within UFA for various popular products and since this one consists of OG members it is a bit more special since we haven’t seen them work together as a group in quite some time.

Since the promotion is for one of the most popular drinks in Japan (according to Wikipedia) it is without a doubt a great chance for them to promote themselves and their personalities to the public as a group.

The CM features Afternoon Musume members in a slightly old fashioned building where they provide Georgia Coffee drinks to some actors who are resting, and I have to admit that I liked it since it was calm and made me want to try some (which is the point of the CM).

As for the song it is basically just Morning Coffee in a slower Enka style (which might be the reason why the unit is called Afternoon Musume), and even though that may be the case I like how it sounds since it matches the theme of the CM.

Hopefully the promotional group releases the song in some way (either digitally or single) and even if they don’t I still love how the CM looks since all of the members fit right in with the theme.

Official Georgia Coffee Drink Site

Georgia Coffee CM

Georgia Coffee Special Video With Comments From OG Members