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Live drama adaptation of “anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day” to air on FujiTV in September

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If you loved the anime “Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai“, the anime series will receive a live drama adaptation courtesy of Fuji TV and will air on September 21st.

Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi is the main protagonist and as a kid, he was very close to Meiko “Menma” Honma

Together with their friends (which they are known as the “Super Peace Busters”) included Naruko “Anaru” Anjo (who had a crush on Jinta), Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki (who likes Menma and looked at Jinta as his rival for Menma’s feelings), Chiriko “Tsuruko” Tsurumi (has feelings towards Asumu) and Tetsudo “Poppo” Hisakawa (always looked at Jinta as “cool”).

On the day before “Menma” died, everyone wanted to know if Jinta loved Menma but being a child and embarrassed, he said he would never fall for someone like her.  Embarrassed, he ran away.  But when she tried to find him, by the time he went to look for her an apologize, it was too late.  She slipped and fell into a river and drowned.

Fast forward into the future and Jinta has become depressed and anti-social after the death of his mother and Menma.  But when Menma reappears as a ghost, at first he thinks it’s his stress manifesting, but when he starts to realize that she has returned, Jinta slowly reunites with his old friends to tell him about his visions of Menma.

Of course, not everyone believes him, as he is the only person that can see her.  But some fans give him the benefit of the doubt and Poppo believes that she may be stuck on Earth because she has a goal that she must reach or a wish that she must fulfill.  But as Menma hears this, she is not sure about her thoughts nor does she remember much.

But as these friends slowly reunite, we learn that not only does Jinta feel guilty about Menma’s death, each of them do for some sort of reason.

Unfortunately, the YouTube video for the drama is only available for residents in Japan. But you can relive this sad anime series by watching this anime promo:

“Tonari no Seki-kun” to receive live drama adaptation


“Tonari no Seki-kun” (My Neighbor Seki) will be receiving a live-drama adaptation.

The first drama will air on July 26th on MBS and on July 28th on TBS.

“My Neighbor Seki” is a manga series in which each chapter features an unrelated story about a girl named Rumi Yokoi who is often distracted by the antics of her classmate, Toshinari Seki.

No one in class is bothered by him except Rumi, and quite often, she tries to sabotage him and so, she is the one that gets in trouble by the teacher, not Toshinari.

But the more she pays attention to Seki, a few of her classmates think they are in love.

Maeda Atsuko to star in live version of “Dokonjo Gaeru”


Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the live action drama adaptation of “Dokonjo Gaeru” which will air on NTV, Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. starting in July.

“Dokonjo Gaeru” was first serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” back in 1970.

The official website is here.

Paruru’s reply back to Nakai on “UTAGE!”


Interesting now (because of the latest AKB48 single) that Shimazaki Haruka a.k.a. “Paruru” has to be the person having to answer questions from the host, Nakai Masahiro (also the leader of SMAP) on television…but a lot of people on Japanese forums who are not familiar with Paruru (she is not very talkative) were surprised of what she said to Nakai, and her reply to him to not talk so much.

Nakai laughed it off saying it’s not his job to not talk.

It’s funny and cute, so I think Paruru can get away with it.

LiSA cancels Music Japan appearance due to acute bronchitis


While LiSA and Aoi Eir made headlines for being the first Anison performers on Music Station, LiSA has been on cloud nine with her success.

But since last week, LiSA has been recovering from acute bronchitis and was treated as a hospital, so she had to cancel plans for a performance at NHK Hall for “MUSIC JAPAN”.

Earlier last week, LiSA’s staff announced the cancellation of her Nagoya performance due to bronchitis.

AKB48’s “AKBINGO!” goes viral


Many shared video from “AKBingo!” of AKB48 members blowing a cockroach and one would shoot into one’s mouth.  The video went viral that even the Daily Mail in the UK covered it.

The cockroach challenge has inspired the UK to give it a try!

Anison artists Aoi Eir and LiSA to appear on Music Station


For the very first time on TV Asahi’s “Music Station”, the music show will feature anison (anime songs) artists.

Aoi Eir and LiSA will be featured on the upcoming May 8th episode of Music Station.

Kis-My-Ft2’s Miyata Toshiya is a huge “Love Live” fan that he had to wotagei for Pile



In a recent episode of “UTAGE”, Kis-My-Ft2’s Miyata Toshiya showed off how much of a “Love Live” otaku he is.

And when the singer and voice actress for Nishikino Maki of “Love Live” performed on the series, he had to do his wotagei for her.