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Moarrrr Yu Aoi Short takes

September 2, 2011 — 1 Comment

Seriously, it’s like Yu conspires to release info day by day for a whole week, and then she decides to close the news running for a whole year.

Starting September 5, Calbee Potato Chips [1] will be running new Yu Aoi CMs with non-scripted Yu!

The CM shows off her natural charms, as she laughs loudly, takes pictures, and strikes up fun conversations — all of which makes one feel as if they were on a vacation with her as well.

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Furthermore, the producers did not provide a script for the actress, so she just went with the flow to deliver as much of her natural behavior as possible. Apparently, her acting was so good in this CM that the filming went smoother than expected.

via Tokyohive

In other news, I just found out what High School Yu-chan attended with Koike Teppei [1]. LOL, you know… I never thought of finding out, I just ran into the information while looking for something. It listed Teppei as a student there, and I thought… wait a minute! Didn’t Yu… and yes – yes, she was.

Horikoshi High School is a pretty unusual high school in Tokyo, in that… it’s common for idols to attend this school for its flexible schedules for hard-working idols. And it seems to be pretty expensive too~ Other notable students of this school are Ayumi Hamasaki, Aya Ueto, Matsumoto Jun, Kyoko Fukada, Masami Nagasawa, Asami Mizukawa, Anne Suzuki, and Ikuta Toma. [1][2][3]

Yup, that’s it.

Stuff for the next Wiki update? xD

Yu-chan, why do you do these? I mean, release stuff on the same day. It makes me do multiple posts, and makes this blog look hugely disproportionate. xD

Having said that, what are these? Because they’re hilariously cute.

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Is any of you Yu-chan fans a fan of Rurouni Kenshin?

I gotta admit that I’ve never read the manga — but I hardly read any manga or comic, so… — and I seldom watched the anime series they just to show regularly on Cartoon Network. But I did watch (and own) that OVA movie… Samuari X: Truth and Betrayal. I kinda loved it.

But I don’t know much about the Rurouni Kenshin universe, so I can’t tell you much.

Yu Aoi has been confirmed as Takani Megumi, which according to Wikipedia:

Megumi is the youngest daughter of Takani Ryūsei, a well-known doctor in Aizu which was an important province supporting the Tokugawa Shogunate. During the Boshin Wars, Megumi’s father died and the rest of her family went missing, leaving her as the sole survivor.

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Watsuki’s describes his standalone Megumi as bearing a “lighter quality” as she had a small role in that story. In the final series Watsuki decided to give her an “earthy quality” so she could make an impression on the reader.

The description on Wikipedia makes it sound like an interesting role involving Megumi knowing Western and Eastern medicine… and the tragic disappearance of her family, as well as an opium storyline. But alas, I doubt they will deal with that in the film, considering she’s not a main character xD

Yu-chan is joined by Munetaka Aoki, who was on Nihonjin Shiranai no Nihongo and also shared credits with Yu-chan on NHK’s Taiga drama last year. Both actors will be back together with their Ryomaden director, Keishi Otomo.

Yu Aoi for Tamatama Movie

August 25, 2011 — 5 Comments

I don’t… even know how she does it.

Or in general. How does Japan do it to not let anyone outside the production know that they’re making any type of movie? Because when they want you to, they make sure you know.

How is it possible that we find out Yu Aoi was shooting a movie in location in Ireland a little over a month before the movie is set to open? Yes, Yu Aoi’s new movie is called Tamatama (translated to “by chance”) and is set to open on October 15th.

Little details are known from this Tokyograph report:

The film’s main concept is “tamatama,” which means “by chance.” Aoi plays a young woman who travels to Ireland, and the fantasy story depicts her life there as she encounters different people and places, resulting in occasional “miracles.”

Except for the miracle part, it sounds a lot like One Million Yen Girl… sans the Bitter-bug. xD

The film marks the debut for CM and MV director Komatsu Mayumi (小松真弓).

My gosh! Look what I found on Weibo~

At the time, Yu was only 1.50m xD

By the way, she’s turning 26 in two days. Yu is now closer to her 30s than her 20s. O_O