A Hong Kong local disrupted filming for upcoming live action movie of 金田一少年の事件簿 (Kindaichi Shonen Jinkenbo), it was revealed on September 19, reports Nikkan Sports.
It has been reported on September 12, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Ryosuke Yamada and the cast and Nihon TV crew of upcoming movie 金田一少年の事件簿 香港九龍財宝殺人事件 (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Hong Kong Kowloon Zaihou Satsujin-jiken, The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Mystery) had been shooting on location in Hong Kong when a local man approached the set, and shouted at them.
“Don’t let the Japanese film here!”
Paparazzi also caused some disruption during the night shoots on the same day. It has been reported when one photographer got too close one actor, a Japanese crew member who tried to stop it got injured after his head and the photographer’s camera collided. A Nihon TV public relations representative had said it was only a minor injury.
V6’s Junichi Okada and the cast of his new movie 天地明察 (Tenchimeisatsu) visited a movie theatre in Tokyo to celebrate its premiere on September 15, reports Sankei Sports.
Johnny’s talents Okada and Kanjani8’s Yu Yokoyama took part in an event in the Marunouchi Picadilly 1, Tokyo, on Saturday.
One of the movie’s actors and Japanese kabuki performer Somegoro Ichikawa was absent from the event due to an injury during one of his own stage shows. The actor had left a letter apologising for his absence, to which Okada said he hoped Ichikawa would get better soon.
“I hope he can recover as soon as possible, and we can see him dancing gracefully on stage again,” he said.
The star watching apparatus used in the movie was also on special display on Saturday.
“Eightranger” started in cinemas in Japan over the weekend, and Kanjani8 appeared for the premiere in Tokyo dressed in yukata.
“To make it easier, each of our obi-belts are the same colour as our own image colour,” Subaru Shibutani said.
But then the group traveled to Osaka on the same day to take part in their hometown’s premiere of the movie in the evening, this time dressed in their Eightranger costumes. It has been reported it is the first time all seven members had been in Osaka to promote the movie. Ryuhei Maruyama was not scheduled to appear in the Osaka event, but managed to at the last minute.
It has been reported fans in Umeda, Osaka were screaming and crying.
The movie is based on a concert performance the group have been doing for a number of years.
“I feel so happy knowing that we’ve been able to make Eightranger into something that we could give to all of you,” Shingo Murakami said.
The group itself celebrates eight years together this year, after starting as a Johnny’s group filled with members from the Kansai region, who have now gained popularity both as a group and as soloists.
“I’m really happy to be here to celebrate the first day of our movie, a movie about Osaka’s Eightrangers, which will now be shown across the country,” Ryo Nishikido said.
The group’s co-star, 62-year-old Hiroshi Tachi, also wears an Eightranger suit in the movie, and Yu Yokoyama had said he looks very cool.
“I hope I can wear that outfit when I’m Tachi-san’s age,” he said.
The movie version of the hit detective drama series of the same name stars a perfectionist, sharp-tongued butler Kageyama (Sakurai) and socialite, police officer Reiko (played by Keiko Kitagawa).
“This time’s ‘nazotoki’ has been scaled up, I hope you enjoy it,” Sakurai said.
It has been reported the cast held a press conference on board the movie’s main setting, Asia’s biggest luxury cruise ship the SuperStar Virgo, which Sakurai had said was a sight to see. The ship is 268 metres, is about the equivalent of a 14-storey building, and has other features like nine restaurants, a casino, pool, movie theatre, and a gym.
“I looked up at it from the bottom and it’s size blew me away. It took me an hour to do a one round tour of it,” Sakurai said.
Sakurai also said the cruise ship reminded him of his debut press conference with Arashi in Hawaii onboard a cruiser, but, “this time the ship was so huge”.
The movie was shot as the cruise ship traveled 2615 kilometres through Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.
“People even recognised me over here (Singapore),” Sakurai said.
It has been reported Sakurai went backwards and forwards between Japan and the SuperStar Virgo twice because he had other jobs going on at the same time. This included shoots for this year’s 24Hr TV special, and his duty as the London Olympics reporter. One time, Sakurai had boarded off the SuperStar Virgo at Redang Island, Malaysia, before catching two boat rides, one car trip, and two plane rides to get back to Narita Airport in Tokyo. From there he caught a car ride to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, boarded a domestic flight to Osaka, and finally caught a car ride to Kobe for his other job. In total, the one way trip took about 18 hours.
“I started to loose track of where I was,” Sakurai said.
It has been reported by the time Sakurai got back to Malaysia to continue shooting the movie, the other cast members had enjoyed a good time. His co-star Kippei Shiina told Sakurai at the press conference he had spent the time playing on the beach. Actress Keiko Kitagawa had said she enjoyed her time trying out the different restaurants on board the ship.
“I ate fried rice nine times,” she said.
Despite being overly busy Sakurai did manage to have a good time himself as well.
“The first two days I was here [on board the ship], I took 500 photos, then this time I took 300 photos over three days,” he said.
Filming is still going on in Japan, and the movie will be released in 2013.
Sakurai’s comment about filming the movie on the cruise ship. Published on the “謎解きはディナーのあとで (Nazotoki wa dinner no atone)” movie website.
“Singapore is one of the countries I’ve always wanted to go to. I knew I would be coming here to shoot the movie so I tried very hard to restrain myself from coming here during my days off from work. I had a lot of fun here. When we had shoots scheduled in the afternoon I’d get up early in the morning and walk around the ship. I thought I had enjoyed it as much as humanly possible, but obviously Kippei-san had a better time (laughs).
This story has moved from a drama series to a special drama, and now a movie. I hope people will be able to enjoy how the story has been scaled up with an overseas setting and shoots on a luxury cruise ship. My co-stars make up an amazing cast as well so I don’t think you’ll find yourself bored at any time. I really hope you look forward to seeing it!”
Johnny’s talent Kazuya Kamenashi was in a Hokkaido seaside town from July 3 to 9 filming his upcoming movie “妖怪人間ベム (Yokai Ningen Bem)”, reports Muroran Minpo.
Kamenashi, his co-stars Anne, Fuku Suzuki, and the movie’s production team were in Muroran, Hokkaido, for on-location shooting around the town’s scenic spots. It has been reported the lighthouse on Daikokujima, just off the mainland will serve as the trio’s home in the film.
It has been reported the movie’s producer had chosen this town because of the right number of factories, mist, mountains, and sea. Everything needed for the movie’s setting.
“The night lights at the factories are very pretty. There’s a sense of magic about the place that you could really believe that monsters live here,” Kamenashi said.
“妖怪人間ベム (Yokai Ningen Bem)” is due out in cinemas on December 15.
Kazuya Kamenashi, Anne, and Fuku Suzuki will be coming to movie theatres powered up with more CG effects and action sequences, reports TheTV on June 14.
The three will be reprising their roles from the 2011 monster drama series “妖怪人間ベム (Yokai Ningen Bem)” in a story especially written for the big screen.
The drama series ended with Bem (Kamenashi), Bera (Anne), and Bero (Suzuki) choosing to protect the human race rather than become human, and then disappearing from their friend detective Natsume.
The movie will start with Bem, Bera, and Bero coming to a new town. The town, however, has been troubled with a string of mysterious, unsolved cases. Then, Bero falls in love with a girl he meets. As Bero’s desire to become human grows, Bem and Bera find a way to become human, but struggle to decide whether it would be best to let just Bero become human, or whether they should become human with him. The three also discover that the mysterious cases had been caused by another yokai. Not just any yokai either, one more powerful than Bem and his friends have ever encountered.
The battle scenes will be bigger than they were during the drama, and more special effects makeup and CGs will be used in the upcoming movie.
On the Yokai Bem website, all three cast members have released their comments.
“Oha-yokai! I’m so excited! I really wanted to know what they (Bem, Bero, and Bero) were doing now so I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited to be able to see Bera and Bero again, and to be able to play Bem. I want to be a yokai-ningen now!” (Kazuya Kamenashi)
“I’m so excited to hear it’ll become a movie! I hope to be able to play an even more action-packed Bera on the big screen. I want to be a yokai now!” (Anne)
“I’m so excited to hear my favourite Yokai Ningen Bem will become a movie. I’m looking forward to shooting with my favourite Kamenashi-san and Anne-san. I love action sequences so I hope I get my own fight scene. I’ll do my best to put myself in my acting! Shooting will be over the hot summer season, but as a yokai ningen I promise to do my best not to sweat too much or get bitten by insects, and make the best yokai ningen team ever.” (Fuku Suzuki)
The movie will be released on December 15, 2012, in more than 300 movie theatres.
To go to the official website, click here.