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Maybe I am the only person in the world who saw actress Bérénice Marlohe on Skyfall and thought of Meisa Kuroki. Am I? Is it crazy? Not… maybe? A little? Come on, they do look alike, right?

berenice marlohe meisa kuroki

Both mixed-race — apparently Marlohe is part Chinese/Cambodian/French, while Kuroki is Japanese (possibly Okinawan???)/Brazilian — thought early web talk stated her dad was part Panamanian instead. So there you go, the internet. And they’re like 10 years apart from each other.

I don’t think neither of them are stellar actresses — but somehow, I’m still rooting for Meisa Kuroki to pull through after the 2012 that she’s gone through, LOL. Now that is crazier than thinking these two look alike. xD

salyu x salyu had a new song out? Titled Color Magic (カラーマジック, or the KATAKANA~ pronunciation KARA~ MAJIKKU — you know Katakana baffles me), it was included in NHK’s Design Ah (デザインあ), but you know it would be the perfect companion song to 6COLORS.

The song (if my Japanese is correct) will be included in the soundtrack of the show to be released on January 23rd.

design ah nhk a no uta

They also have an awesome (interactive) song titled Ah’s Song (「あ」のうた).

osaka radio 6 colors yu aoi

You know, I read that post about Japan — despite its technologically-advanced image — not being a tech nation at all [1][2], so when finding this about a radio drama took me back in time back to when my mom told me they used to watch radio telenovelas (back then known as radionovelas, of course). Having Yu working on one is so bizarre… not to mention troublesome as a fan xD

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So… back in April, Toyota released a series of animated short (commercials) called PES: Peace Eco Smile, which followed an alien who fell in love with an earthling, and at the same time showing you the wonderful things about their cars. The animation was in charge of Studio 4C and it looked pretty darn awesome [watch all the clips here].

Turns out Mercedes Benz also has a animated short commercial called Next A-Class, which follows a girl who is after the perfect bowl of ramen and gets two other guys to get on the mission…
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takeshi kaneshiro armani 2012

There’s a rare interview with Takeshi Kaneshiro featuring photos from his Armani photoshoot~ You can head over to the Men’s Folio website for it.

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