Takayuki Yamada, Takeru Satoh cast as leads in the live-action film “Hard Core”

Takayuki Yamada and Takeru Satoh star the live-action film “Hard Core” with YosiYosi Arakawa as a supporting role.

Takayuki Yamada and Takeru Satoh will play brothers in the film. Takayuki Yamada’s character works as a gold miner with his only friend played by YosiYosi Arakawa, while Takeru Satoh’s character works for a trading a company. They discover an old robot.

“Hard Core” is based on manga series “Hado Koa Heisei Jigoku Burazazu” by Takashi Imashiro and directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita.  “Hard Core” will begin its production in August to September, 2017 in the suburbs of Tokyo.

(Source: Asianwiki)

Dean Fujioka Releases Full MV of “Unchained Melody“

The multi-talented actor Dean Fujioka recently released the full music video of “Unchained Melody“.

The song is a mid-tempo track with a poetic lyrics that includes a rap that mainly questions conflict and suffering as part of the human condition.

Dean’s first EP “Permanent Vacation / Unchained Melody” was released July 5. The short version of the music video for “Permanent Vacation“ was released last month.

Source: Arama Japan

YouTube Sensation PikoTaro marries model girlfriend Hitomi Yasueda

The popular YouTube sensation Piko-Taro, known for his viral song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” announced Friday that he has tied the knot with model girlfriend Hitomi Yasueda.

The 44-year-old comedian, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, and the 29-year-old Yasueda filed for marriage on Thursday, he said on his blog. The two became acquainted through work and had been seeing each other since 2013.

I will work even harder at home and at work,” said Kosaka in a statement under the alias Kosaka Daimao, who is said to be Piko-Taro’s producer.

Piko-Taro gained international fame with his 45-second viral hit “PPAP” in 2016. The song was recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in July, he performed at the U.N. to promote the organization’s Sustainable Development Goals toward eradicating poverty and inequality.

(via Arama Japan)