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Hiruko the Goblin () is a 1991 Japanese horror film directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and starring
. It is based on a manga by Daijiro Morohoshi.
After The Tempters, he formed the band PYG along with
, the first true Japanese supergroup, a unit which included members of The Tigers, The Tempters, and The Spiders.
The Tigers were a popular Japanese band during the Group Sounds era in the late 1960s. The group featured
as their lead singer, and were signed by Watanabe Productions.
Tanaka met singer and actor
when they were both in the 1982 film "Tora-san, the Expert" and they also appeared together in the 1985 movie "Capone Cries a Lot". Sawada at the time was married to singer Emi Īto but they separated in 1986 and were divorced in 1987. Tanaka and Sawada married in November 1989.
Kiyoshi Atsumi, the star of the "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" series won the Best Actor prize at the Blue Ribbon Awards for his role in "Tora-san, the Expert". Co-star Yuko Tanaka was nominated for Best Actress at the Japan Academy Prize. The casting of
, then one of Japan's most flamboyant rock stars, as the painfully shy Saburo, also drew attention.
"Smile for Me" was recorded in London with Barry Gibb's uncredited help and he is shown with the band on the picture sleeve. Gibb also make a cameo appearance in the movie "Hi London!". The song was sung by
. Since the band did not speak English, Biddu had to show them how to sing the English lyrics phonetically.
The pair retired from performance in 1975 after Emi married fellow Nabepro star
. The duo is remembered most for its versions of European songs and for a handful of Japanese pop songs, such as "Furimukanaide" ("Don't Turn Around"). Their performing style played heavily on their being monozygotic twins with voices only slightly apart in timbre (making a duet sound like a solo artist using reverb).
As a composer, Kato created the theme song "Ai Oboetei Imasu ka" for the movie "" released during the summer of 1984 in Japan. He later formed a songwriting team with his second wife, the late Kazumi Yasui. Most of the songs they wrote were recorded and produced by
. In 1990, Kato teamed up with graphic artists, Haruhiko Shono and Kuniyoshi Kaneko, to provide the music for the award-winning Japanese computer game, "".
In 2006, Kawamura released his first cover album, titled "Evergreen ~Anata no Wasuremono~". He covered songs by artists such as Yutaka Ozaki and Akiko Kobayashi, as well as Luna Sea's "I for You". A year later, he released a second cover album to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his solo career. The covered songs included his original solo works and songs by other classic Japanese artists, such as Dead End,
, Tetsurō Oda, and Dreams Come True.
), a high school science and chemistry teacher, has decided to build his own atomic bomb. Before stealing plutonium isotopes from Tōkai Nuclear Power Plant, he is involved in the botched hijack of one of his school's buses during a field trip. Along with a police detective, Yamashita (Bunta Sugawara), he is able to overcome the hijacker and is publicly hailed as a hero.
In 1969, while in the blues band Mystic Morning with Joe Yamanaka, the two of them were scouted by Yuya Uchida for Flower Travellin' Band. When they went on hiatus in 1973, Ishima recorded the solo album "One Day" and joined a group called Trans Am. After a few years off, he followed this with the Donjuan R&R Band with Kenichi Hagiwara. During the 1980s he was in Co-Colo alongside
and Nobuhiko Shinohara, before being fired.
The album comprises the newly arranged versions of the songs that Inoue himself had already recorded on his albums or singles, except "Just Fit" which was written for "Mis Cast" album by
in 1982. Inoue stated that over 20 songs were re-recorded during the sessions. Rest of them excluded from the album have not been released, except "No-ichigo" appeared on the flip side of a single "Musubikotoba".
Japanese pop singer
, widely popular across Asia at the time, was one of the very first artists to use the stadium as a concert venue (December 1980, just four months after its opening), followed by Taiwanese pop singer Teresa Teng in 1982. Many successful home-grown artists and pop stars also held concerts at the venue including George Lam, Michael Kwan, Danny Chan, Alan Tam, Samuel Hui and Beyond (band) (See 1970s and 1980s in Hong Kong). However, the stadium's status as the top concert venue in Hong Kong, or even Asia, was gradually eclipsed by the larger stadium Hong Kong Coliseum.
Formed in 1971, the unit was fronted by the two biggest stars of the era: lead singers
of The Tigers and Kenichi Hagiwara of The Tempters. The musical director of the band was guitarist Takayuki Inouye of The Spiders. The remaining members were Katsuo Ohno on keyboards, Hiroshi Oguchi on drums, and Ittoku "Sally" Kishibe on bass. Session man Yuji Harada, a non "Group Sounds" star, was also added to the line-up as a second drummer. The band were a seven piece ensemble on stage.
On June 25, 1978, their debut single "Katte ni Sindbad" was released from Victor Entertainment. Its title was named after two hit songs in Japan in 1977, "Katte ni Shiyagare" by
and "Nagisa no Sindbad" by Pink Lady In addition, the release date of their debut single was Sawada's 29th birthday. The song featured Kuwata's impressive coarse-grained vocals like a tongue twister. To promote their first single, they appeared on various TV programs. The weird costumes they dressed in and their eccentric performance made an unforgettable impact on listeners. Their single gradually climbed the charts, and peaked at number-three on the Japan's oricon singles chart in autumn of the same year.
His subsequent studio album called "9.5 Carats" is a blockbuster that features "Isso Serenade" and his own renditions of above mentioned hit singles. The album mainly consists of his compositions (some of them were co-written by other composers or lyricists such as Tamaki, Yumi Matsutoya, and Takashi Matsumoto) that he already contributed for other performers including
, Yutaka Mizutani and Inoue's spouse Seri Ishikawa. It topped the Oricon chart and became one of the most commercially successful LP in Japan during 1985. He carried out the concert with Anzen Chitai again, and also released a single "Natsu no Owari no Harmony" (written and sung by Inoue and Tamaki) together. Their concert held at Jingu Stadium was aired on TV, and later its live recordings were released as the album and the video.
As a songwriter and lyricist, Yumi Matsutoya wrote hundreds of songs for Hi-Fi Set, Asami Kobayashi,
, Hiromi Gō, Toshihiko Tahara, Reimy and many other artists. Some of them became big hits, such as "Ichigo Hakusho o Mou Ichido"(Performed by Banban, 1975) "Machibuse" (Performed by Seiko Miki, Hitomi Ishikawa, originally released in 1975). Most of their hit tunes were sung by an idol singer Seiko Matsuda. Several songs sung by Matsuda reached number one at Oricon singles chart; such as "Akai Sweet Pea", "Nagisa no Balcony"(1982) and "Hitomi wa Diamond"(1986). These singles are known as notable Matsuda's song. Matsutoya has collaborated with many songwriters and lyricists; Yosui Inoue, Takashi Matsumoto, Kōki Mitani, Kunihiko Kase, Shizuka Ijuin and many others. When Matsutoya wrote songs for other singers, she often used pseudonyms . It was parody on the name of Greta Garbo.
is Ryuko's enigmatic homeroom teacher. He secretly observes and aids Ryuko by leading her to Senketsu. Whilst generally having the appearance of a frail, shaggy teacher, he is actually a glamorous smooth-talker with a habit of slowly stripping his clothes and making moves on Ryuko whenever they are in private, much to Ryuko's embarrassment. Aikuro reveals to Ryuko the existence of Nudist Beach and his being one of its members (though she did not believe him due to the organization's ridiculous name). Whenever he strips, pink light radiates from his nipples and from his crotch, obscuring them. Mikisugi's character design is based on people such as TM Network's vocalist Takashi Utsunomiya and
, people who appear smart and good-looking.
The Katakuris are a four-generation family of failures: patriarch Masao Katakuri (
), his wife Terue (Keiko Matsuzaka), his father Jinpei (Tetsurō Tamba), his formerly criminal son Masayuki (Shinji Takeda), his divorced daughter Shizue (Naomi Nishida), her child Yurie (Tamaki Miyazaki, who narrates the film), and their dog, Pochi. The family uses the father's redundancy pay to purchase a large old home situated on a former garbage dump near Mount Fuji that they have named the ‘White Lover's Inn'. They have the intention of converting it into a bed & breakfast, since the road running nearby is supposed to be expanded up to the house, which would bring many guests and tourists. However, the road hasn't been expanded yet and the Katakuris subsequently have no guests. When one finally shows up, a TV personality, sans clothes, he subsequently commits suicide during the night, and the Katakuris make the decision to save their business by burying the body and concealing the death. The second guest, a Sumo wrestler, also dies of a heart attack during a tryst with his underage girlfriend, who also dies.
Tanaka was asked to center the video around shots of the band performing the song, something the band had not done since their 2010 single "Identity". Inspired by the song title's association with the 1926 short story "The Dancing Girl of Izu", Tanaka created the idea of the band members acting as traveling performers, dressed in kimono and decorated with striking make-up. Tanaka was inspired by the 1980s make-up styles of musicians such as
and Kiyoshiro Imawano, however with an exaggerated "crumbled" look, to emulate the look of an unbathed and well-traveled performer. Creative director Hisashi "Momo" Kitazawa showed the video's make-up artist Shinji Konishi a picture from artist Pater Sato's early 1980s works to inspire Konishi. Kitazawa felt that a lot of emphasis had to be put onto the band's visual look, as this would have formed the entire basis of the video if Mount Fuji had been particularly foggy on the day that the band shot the video.
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