I have been rather slow on Masha's latest projects and news lately. I did post about the GREE cms and also the end of the We're BROS tour 2011. Thanks to Mashamasha and Izumisano for the news, in that concert he announced he will be writing a themesong for the new doraemon movie, Animal Adventure - Island - Doraemon: Nobita and miracles 『ドラえもん のび太と奇跡の島 ～アニマルアドベンチャー～, out on 03.03.2012. I wonder will his Masaaki make an appearance? And Daikanshasai 2011 will also be on WOWOW except it will be on delayed telecast on 01.01.2012 at 8pm Japan time on PRIME channel. Hopefully I shall be able to watch it since it is a no single live thing. And that's about it. I am sure there are more TV appearances coming up though so do check the COMING SOON panel from time to time.
Thanks to River for the translation from this original news here and the pictures from here.
Ishibashi Ryo (he was the Nagasaki magistrate in Ryoma-Den), Fukuyama Masaharu will collaborate on Ishibashi Ryo's first solo album since ARB. The album will be released on the 7th Dec, and Fukuyama contributes the guitar melody and participates in the chorus. The song is a bonus track, titled 'AFTER 45'.
Fukuyama himself is a big fan of ARB. He said he listens to their songs when he was in high school. And he used one of their song to audition for his current agency- Amuse. According to Ishibashi, he was thankful Fukuyama agreed to participate in this project. 'I can never forget the first time we met. He brought the much-needed edge into the studio'.
Video report from ZIP;
Great news! I hope it is true. Fans are saying he hinted in I believe the latest issue of Nikkei Entertainment that he may be acting in a TV drama next year. Will it be Galileo sequel? Shouldn't that be a movie version? Or is it another TV series? What then of the Asia Stopover? Very excited!
More from Nikkei Entertainment interview thanks to Mashamasha;
He said he doesn't appear in tv except for tv commercials this year (so he hasn't counted those music show performance), the public may be asking "has fukuyama disappeared?" "Is he burnt-out as a result of ryomaden?" Therefore he wants to appear in tv next year
btw, he was asked to name some recent tv programs/movies he likes, and he mentioned The Hangover II and Kick-ass,
he said both Hangover I and Kiss-ass are recommended items in dvd rental shop so he rented (or bought?) the dvds. As he found Hangover I interesting, he went to cinema to watch part II
he said he has stock of songs to be released because he keeps writing songs whenever he has time. There are already over 10 songs which are almost finished, and many more which are WIP. He will feel anxious if he does not have stock on hand
He said he does not have time to rest, while the public often think he is rather idle (because he does not appear in tv very often). Then he explains his work schedule (song recording, attending meetings about CD cover, CD promotion, concert rundown, concert goods, DVD releease, PV, radio, tv commercials etc). That's why he enjoys having concert tour the most as when he is having tour, he will not be disturbed for tiny things.
Back to square one. Fans are speculating, hoping against hope for the much speculated then died out then alive again Asia Tour 2011. My feelings have always been the same; he will spend winter Daikanshasai out of Japan. Question is where, which stop? Again I speculate December, from looks of it I will say Taiwan is a definite stop, HK hopefully too and that's about it. Why Taiwan? Because he mentioned Taiwan and HK several times, maybe Korea too. Moreover a specific announcement was made unofficially as to the impending release of 27th single in Taiwan, if I am not mistaken the Mini Live DVD version on 09.09.2011. Fans ask why specially announce? Don't read too much into that announcement, maybe they just want people to know hey! got album selling. Because if they want statistics, I am sure online sites can help compile a full list of purchasers and he will easily know foreign fans buy his albums as well. Let's not torture ourselves but I always believe the intended press conference in Taiwan for The Best Bang Asia edition before the whole tsunami/earthquake disaster was meant to announce something. Maybe he will do so for this Taiwan release. So far no news if he is going to Taiwan thought but I wouldn't be surprised if he does. But he doesn't need to break into international market, it is a novelty rather than a necessity, like thanking fans. I just hope I can be wherever he chose as his first, middle and last stop out of Japan!
Masha will be making an appearance and performing in Live Fukushima, a huge fund raising event spanning several days with some big names. You can see the full list at the official site. Masha's appearance is on 17.09.2011. This is exciting. Maybe Masha will play the guitar in I Love You & I Need You Fukushima and play a few songs as well. Very very exciting.
Anyway news can be seen here at Tudou (starting at 28 seconds)
Video report here. Am I mistaken or is it they allow 1000 fans to walk through the glass panel to just wave or look at Masha like some aquarium?!
The article from Oricon, loosely translated by Izumisano - So 1000 people came but only 500 go to see him through the glass window. Poor thing for the other 500. And the concert will be 15000 per show?
Singer-actor Fukuyama Masaharu guest starred live in FM Okinawa's Golden Hour on the 25th. Fukuyama last held an open house live radio broadcast about 10 years ago, and this is the first time he's performed live in Okinawa media.
1,000 fans came from all over Okinawa to catch a glimpse of Fukuyama, who will be holding his first Okinawa live for 2 days in a row in the 27th and 28th. Fukuyama was all smiles when he waved back in response to the support he saw.
"It'll be great to be able to sing together with my Okinawa fans in my first Okinawa live." He said in his first ever promotion (event) in Okinawa. It was only announced 2 days ago that he would be appearing in the radio show. The station's 70 hotlines were jammed as people phoned in to join the viewing, and all places were taken up within 30 mins.
The 500 lucky viewers who were received their numbered tickets out of 10,000 applicants parked themselves in front of the radio booth, as they listened to Fukuyama talk about the making of his new double side A single "Kazoku ni Narouyo/Fighting Pose" and such casual banter as "You have beautiful smiles here in Okinawa."
Towards the end of the programme, he said "Thank you for waiting all this time. 20 years after my debut, I am finally able to hold a concert in Okinawa (not sure). Although we have a typhoon approaching, I hope we won't have any problems. Of course (the concerts) are always for the fans, but I'm really looking forward to this one myself as well. We're ready for the rain. Come, let's have a dream of a midsummer's night!"
Before the radio show, he held a press conference for the Okinawa mass media, where he talked about set-up of an exhibition booth for Tohoku products at the concert venue; and how they would continue to collect donations for the East Japan disaster. This first Okinawa live is expected to bring in an audience of 30,000 people in total for the 2 days
because masha has been discussing hot pants, jp fans are discussing whether he will wear hot pants himself in okinawa. masha said he wears short jeans doing physical exercise at backstage, inspired by B'z's 稲葉浩志 (Koshi Inaba), and some posted young masha wearing short pants look, slim and straight legs
So Masha wear hotpants during his super hot Okinawa concert on 27th and 28th August 2011? You can see some sample of his super skinny, super long and not sure about now but then super hairy legs here at Post #209 Page 14 or you can find them in my Facebook page in the Vintage Masha folder.
Ryoma-Den is finishing soon so these scans at Page 957 Post #64 may be some of the last pictures of Ryomasha you may see. Until the promotion starts again when the series is broadcast in Taiwan and everywhere else. My question is will Masha go to their talk shows and accept an interview?
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