SCANDAL; “Special” blogpost by RINA☆

The rehearsal period that’s packed with lots of things to do is over✌ All the lives that we’ve got, each and every one of them feels different. I think it’ll be su~per fun!

Today, °C-ute’s Suzuki Airi-chan came over to the studio☺

︎Airi-chan, cute♡ It seems that she listens to our songs often. I’m super touched. Happy. Since she also came to have fun at our tour before, this is our reunification since then~ I like Airi-chan’s vocals. To be able to have a live together at NTV’s HALLOWEEN LIVE 2016, I’m really happy✌ It’ll definitely be fun✌


Oguri Shun in new trailer for Daishō XDDD
The drama will start 18 november on Hulu channel, so for those who don’t have subscription to that channel (like fans who don’t live in Japan or United States) they will have to wait at least next spring when the drama should be transmitted in the clear on NTV (if I remember correctly).

SCANDAL, w/ Suzuki Airi; “【Latest Info about NTV’s HALLOWEEN LIVE】The best girls band x the best idol, in the realisation of the best collaboration! A dream collaboration performance between SCANDAL-san and ℃-ute’s Suzuki Airi-san has been confirmed! We definitely want you to hear this!! It’s so good, it’ll leave you shaking!!” - NTVlive


Show your support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and all our water protectors! Each of these items are for sale by various Native-owned businesses, and the proceeds will be donated towards supporting the SRST and the Sacred Stone Camp. See individual websites for details. 

You may also shop for beadwork and other items (as well as post your own) on this Facebook group, dedicated to raising funds to support the cause. 

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Arashi in Miyagi ♥ - NTV Documentary 2015.10.11

Live action Zenigata TV series coming to NTV in 2017!

Well, this is certainly awesome and surprising news!

Please note that the below information is mostly taken from a recent news article by Anime News Network:

A live action TV series starring Lupin III’s Inspector Zenigata will be coming to NTV in 2017. NTV, WOWOW, and Hulu Japan are collaborating on the project, with NTV showing the main story, and WOWOW and Hulu Japan showing different stories after the NTV airing.

Tarō Ōtani (NTV) and Hitoshi Iwamoto (AXON) are directing the series, while Masahiro Yamaura, Tetsuya Oishi, Naoya Takayama, Junpei Yamaoka, and others pen the scripts.

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The series will star Ryohei Suzuki as Kōichi Zenigata, a serious and obstinate detective who is usually dedicated to tracking down international thief Lupin III. He is part of the Metropolitan Police Department CID, as well as Interpol.

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Joining Suzuki will be former AKB48 idol Atsuko Maeda as Natsuki Sakuraba, a young detective at the Metropolitan Police Department CID Division 1 who values order and organization. Her father was a policeman who died in the line of duty, and she followed his path to become a policeman as well.

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Also, Takahiro Miura will star as Shintarō Kunikida, a detective at the Metropolitan Police Department CID Division 1 who has not yet managed to find success in his career. He can’t hold his liquor and easily cries, often thinking that he is not cut out to be a detective. When he and Zenigata move to solve the case of a mysterious explosion, he begins to learn many things from the stubborn detective.

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Hopefully this latest live action attempt is better than the recent 2014 Ryuhei Kitamura film. The concept of a series with Inspector Zenigata in the lead role has already gotten us excited. Fingers crossed for the show as it launches next year!

[Source: A huge thank you to Anime News Network for all of the great translation work and information, and Comic Natalie for the press images!]