Synonyms for shingo_katori or Related words with shingo_katori
Examples of "shingo_katori"
Toho released a new Zatoichi film, titled "" on May 29, 2010, starring
Actors include Koji Yamamoto, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Joe Odagiri, and
of the pop idol group SMAP. It was written by Japanese director and playwright, Kōki Mitani.
Nakayama was cast as Jotaro Matsui in a Fuji TV adaptation of the manga "Smoking Gun" together with his senior
In 2006, he appeared as a guest star in the Japanese historical drama series "Saiyūki", playing a village headman who is helped by Son Gokū (played by
Billy Blanks visited Japan on June 21, 2007 to promote Bootcamp. Upon arrival Blanks was greeted by 200 Japanese fans who affectionately call him "Taicho" (, chief) at Narita International Airport. Blanks appeared on many Japanese TV shows during his ten-day stay in Japan such as SMAP×SMAP where
, a member of popular Japanese boy band SMAP, impersonated Blanks.
"Nodo Jiman" celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015. Boy band SMAP became an integral part of the celebrations, making guest appearances throughout the year. Band member
served as a "special MC" alongside regular presenter Sen Odagiri on the 12 April broadcast.
In 2014, Yuichi Mafune (Kōichi Satō), a confidence man, is hired by "M" (
) to steal 10 trillion yen from the M Fund and use it for humanitarian assistance to the Third World. Harold Marcus (Vincent Gallo), an investment banker, sends Osamu Endo (Yoo Ji-tae), an assassin, to stop them.
Konishi produced a video game called "Beatmania – The Sound of Tokyo" for Konami's long running Bemani series. In 2009, he was responsible for the music and music direction of "Talk Like Singing," a musical starring
of SMAP that made its world premiere in New York City.
Cast members include: Koji Yakusho (Heikichi Shindo, the hotel accommodation manager), Takako Matsu (Hana Takemoto, the chamber-maid with a case of mistaken identity), Kōichi Satō (Katsutoshi Mutōda, the disgraced politician),
(Kenji Tadano, the bell boy with musical aspirations), Ryoko Shinohara (Yōko, the call girl), Keiko Toda (Tokiko Yabe, the deputy accommodation manager), Katsuhisa Namase (Takashi Seo), Kumiko Aso (Naomi Ohara), YOU (Cherry Sakura) and Toshiyuki Nishida (Zenbu Tokugawa, the aging enka star).
"Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki" was first announced on 7 December 2010. It is directed by Takashi Yamazaki, who previously directed the 2010 film "Space Battleship Yamato".
, Koichi Yamadera, You, Sadao Abe and Seishiro Kato were announced as the film's voice cast in the same announcement. This film is billed as a "3-D Computer Graphics (3DGC)" anime film. A 2-D version of the film will also be produced and release at the same time as the 3-D version.
SMAP was a Japanese boy band, composed of Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and
. The group was created in 1988 by music producer Johnny Kitagawa, founder of Johnny & Associates, originally as a six-piece with Katsuyuki Mori, until his departure from the band in 1996. After making their debut in 1991, the group took the Japanese entertainment industry by storm, becoming the most successful boy band in Japanese history and the best selling band in Asia, often referred to as a "national treasure" and a "fortune and property of the country" in Japan.
In February 2016, TV Asahi announced that it along with Production I.G and Atmovie would produce a television drama adaptation of the manga. Featuring an original story scripted by Katsuhide Suzuki and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro, "Stranger ~Bakemono ga Jiken wo Abaku~" ("Stranger: Disclosing the Monster Incident") shares the same worldview of Hagio's manga. It premiered on March 27, 2016 and follows Akira Misugi (
), a Taishō era doctor who is turned into a "vampanella" by Maria (Ayami Nakajō), a child descendant of a vampanella, when he attempts to commit suicide because of the death of his wife and child.
JAL is known for adopting special liveries. A Boeing 747 (JA8908) carries an Adidas soccer livery in 2002. Another Boeing 747 (JA8907) is the "Matsui Jet", featuring the famous Japanese baseball player Hideki Matsui in 2003. The airline's Boeing 767–300 (JA8253) is the "Expo 2005" aircraft. Various aircraft in the JAL fleet carry a "Yokoso Japan" logo supporting the Visit Japan campaign. During late 2005, Japan Airlines began using a Boeing 777 (JA8941), featuring Japanese actor
on one side, and television series "Saiyuki", along with its main character "Goku" on the other side.
Three people from this show have received a Guinness World Record. On April 5, 2002, Tamori attended Waratte Iitomo's 5000th show, giving him the record for the longest continued hosting of a live television program. His record was recorded in the 2003 Guinness Book of World Records. On December 26, 2007, it was revealed that
beat the previous record (9 s 50 ms) of consuming 500 ml of milkshake in 9 s 8 ms. However, on the show on that day, Toshi from the owarai duo Taka and Toshi beat his time by 0.02 ms.
Kasou Taishou (; Kinchan and Katori Shingo's All Japan Costume Grand Prix) is a semi-annual show on NTV in which various amateur groups (or solo artists) perform short skits, which are rated by a panel of judges. Especially in recent years, many of the skits have revolved around clever methods of "faking" cinematic special effects on a live stage. The show is hosted by Kinichi Hagimoto and
. Worldwide, the most famous of these skits, and among the most successful at "fake special effects" was a skit which is widely known as "Matrix ping pong".
In April 2007, JAL debuted a Boeing 777–300 (JA8941) with a special Oneworld livery to promote the airlines's entry to the global airline alliance. Previously this aircraft carried the
and the "Saiyuki" television livery. In 2008, JAL repainted a single Boeing 777–200 to have a green rather than red arc on its tail, along with a green origami airplane on the fuselage, and named it the "Eco Jet", to highlight the company's efforts to reduce the environmental impact of commercial aviation. In 2009, JAL repainted JA8941 again, as well as a JTA 737-400 (JA8933) to promote Kobukuro and their new album "Calling" as well as a live concert tour in Okinawa and around Japan. This livery was released officially on 30 July 2009. It has since then been replaced with a special Doraemon livery.
In 1986, Masahiro Nakai (age 14), auditioned to enter Johnny & Associates, a Japanese talent agency that recruits and trains young boys, preteens to teens, to become singers and members of boy bands. Later, in 1987, Takuya Kimura (age 15), Goro Inagaki (age 14), Katsuyuki Mori (age 13), Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (age 13), and
(age 10) auditioned individually and joined the agency. In Autumn 1987, twenty boys, from ages ten to seventeen, were put together into a group called The Skate Boys, which was initially created as backup dancers for a famous boy band, Hikaru Genji. In April 1988, producer Johnny Kitagawa chose six out of the twenty boys to create a new boy band and named them “SMAP”.
"Chameleon", an action film starring Tatsuya Fujiwara and Asami Mizukawa, screened at the Busan International Film Festival in 2008. "Children of the Dark", a thriller film shot in Thailand, was denied to screen at the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2008. "", a jidaigeki film starring
, and "Strangers in the City", a thriller film starring Toru Nakamura and Manami Konishi, were both released in 2010. "Someday", an ensemble comedy film starring Yoshio Harada, won the Best Picture prize at the Yokohama Film Festival in 2011. He also directed "A Chorus of Angels", a 2012 film starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Toei Company. His 2013 film, "Human Trust", starred Kōichi Satō, Yoo Ji-tae, and Vincent Gallo.
The Kamen Rider franchise has been parodied in and outside Japan. One parody is of the Kamen Rider "henshin" (transforming) pose. In video games, Skullomania (from "Street Fighter") and May Lee (from "King of Fighters") are examples of Kamen Rider parodies. In anime, examples include "Fair, then Partly Piggy", "My-HiME" (and its sequel, "My Otome"), "Dragon Ball Z", and "Franken Fran" as parody or homage. In the "Crayon Shin-chan" series, the title character interacts with Kamen Riders in crossover specials. "Detective Conan" has a recurring TV series the detective boys like to watch, "Kamen Yaiba". In live action, parodies include "Kamen Renaider" by SMAP's Takuya Kimura and
, a parody of "Ryuki"; "Kamen Zaiber", a parody of the original; "Kamen Norida" by the Tunnels, a parody of Kamen Rider 1 and the first series; "Kamen Rider HG", Hard Gay's parody of the original for a Japanese TV show, and "Ridermen" (a short skit with a man called Ridermen, a parody of the Riderman on the set of "Kamen Rider Kuuga".
was born on January 31, 1977 (age 40), and raised in Yokohama, Kanagawa. After auditioning to Johnny & Associates in 1987, he became a member of SMAP at age eleven. The lovable "little brother" of the group and the life of the party, has used his sense of humor and playful spirit to become a successful television personality, as he currently hosts three variety shows and two radio programs. He was the catalyst for incidentally bringing young children, from kindergartners to preteens, into the band's fan base after portraying an iconic character, Shingo Mama, in his variety program marketed to children and family, which created a social phenomenon in the year 2000. Often called the "nation’s little brother", he has also gained support from elders, both male and female, as the public have watched him grow up for over a quarter of a century. With his creative and artistic talent, he has taken the role as the director in concert production, responsible for the staging and structuring of all the band’s concert tours, and sometimes designing the cover art for the band’s records. He has also been in charge of the mural at the Nippon Foundation, to support the Paralympics. Since his first major role in a drama television series, "Tomei Ningen" (1996), he has also had a successful acting career, starring in many high-rated television series, such as "Hito ni Yasashiku" (2002), "Saiyuki" (2006), and "Bara no nai Hanaya" (2008).
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