27 January 2008

27th January 2008 (Sunday) Clear weather

Today, the lead actress of this production, Inoue Mao as Makino Tsukushi, has her grand crank-in !
Actually, 2 weeks before this, we had stealthily entered this location to take still photos but this is the first day of actual filming for the movie. There's a feeling of we're finally getting to it.
"Good mor~ning!" Mao-chan and Matsumoto-kun cheerfully called out as they entered one after another.
The revival of the 'TsukuTsuka combi' after one year !!
Naturally, their tone were the same, and it went by without any problems (well not exactly, there was that one thing but we'll talk about that later...) The first scene in the filming done, we moved on to the next location.

Next was Tsukasa's office, that is to say the scene in the President's office.
This is where that one incident took place !!
Somehow, David-san was kneeling in front of us as he greeted us.
Actually, Nishida was supposed to be involved in scenes throughout the morning too but... we don't have to say more than that (*laugh*) That was why David-san greeted us by kneeling before us all.
Matsumoto-kun happily called out, "Oi, Nishida~~" as he playfully approached him.
David-san was the one given advice today, even if only it was just a little. "How could you?!" the staff too joined in.
In his complete obedience mode, he said," It is inexcusable. Today, I cannot say anything more. I truly regret it."
Nishida, who is supposed to follow behind Tsukushi & Tsukasa anywhere once they leave the room, was calmly called by the director and told..
"David-san, since throughout the scenes we took in the morning, you were not accompanying them at all, you have nothing to do with this anymore."
Hearing that, everyone burst into laughter, leaving only David-san all miserable.

24 January 2008

24th January 2008 (Thursday) Clear weather

Today, beginning in the afternoon, Nishikado Soujiroh played by Matsuda Shota-kun and Matsuoka Yuki played by Nishihara Aki-chan, had their crank-in in the well-known Tea Ceremony Hall from Part 1.
Seeing Nishikado clad in a kimono after all this while, looking all gallant and dignified, the staff told him,"It really suits you ne."
"Is that so?" even as he replied, he was already looking delighted.
But then came the moment of filming and he had a go at the tea initiation ceremony.
"Yabee (Damn!) I've forgotten everything...,"he said with an embarrassed grin.
But the teacher who was guiding him said,"His hand movements are crisp, it's perfect you know." And so it's certified !
Nishidako transformed well into his 'dignified' self this time too, so look forward to it~.

In the evening, Mimasaka Akira played by Abe Tsuyoshi-kun had his crank-in.
Abe-kun made his appearance filming a scene with his family. As always, they look like something out of a fairytale, with outfits a little hard to put on.
Even 4 years later, Emi and Meimi goes, "Onechama~" clinging on their brother.
The staff who saw this scene laughed and said,"Hanadan has returned na." That feeling has came back anew.

At night, Sengoku Sachiyo, the Okami-san played by Kato Takako-san had her crank-in in the studio.
The staff was also infected by Okami-san's gushing super high-tension (*laugh*)
The familiar atmosphere was comfortable.
And then later on that day, the newscaster of the program on Tsukushi's and Tsukasa's marriage report played by Mikumo Takae-san, made her appearance !
From the start to the end, Mikumo-san said,"The report is different from what I'm used to, I feel shy." Matsumoto-kun who was being interviewed nearby came back and saw her.
"Ee~?! Uso~! I'm glad you came !!" he said, his whole face beaming (*laugh*)

14 January 2008

14th January 2008 (Monday) Clear weather



Finally it's the Hana Yori Dango Final crank-in !!
Because today is the coming-of-age celebrations, dressed-up girls are seen everywhere around town.
At around this time last year, everyone was standing around a kimono-clad Mao-chan congratulating her.
It's been a year since then. How time flies...

Setting aside the reminiscing, filming begins at 1300 but 30 minutes ahead of time, many of the extras have already assembled in full force !!
When they heard of it, volunteer extras, reporters from the various TBS channels, magazine reporters etc they're here, did everyone assemble for us ?
It brings back memories of the Budoukan location, this program will not have been possible without everyone's assistance.
Thank you very much for everyone's co-operation every single time !

The crank-in today involves Doumyouji Tsukasa, played by Matsumoto Jun-kun and the perpetually in the shadows popular character Nishida played by David Ito-san.
Since this is a drama to movie production, the staff that has gathered are roughly still the same people.
It looks like there's not much nerves with everyone being familiar with each other... but with so many people in front of them, this is somewhat a little different from the usual filming.
"Don't fumble the lines ne," said the 2 of them, laughing.
After a year's absence, the long-missed Doumyouji's sayings, Doumyouji's hair, Nishida's pointed gaze (but in actual fact he's the one who affectionately watches over Doumyouji), they're all here, it's nostalgic !
Seated much higher than the extras, the as-always self important Doumyouji, played again by Matsumoto-kun after a long break said, "Just as I expected, this feels good ne (*laugh*)."
David-san too has consulted carefully with Director Ishii beforehand to make things more interesting.
It's been about 5 months since the film was announced !!
For a moment, it was felt. Finally the moment to "get us going".

After the news release, there was a little 'happening' with Matsumoto-kun...
That has already been put up in the Press Release report !