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Shun Oguri Update: Movie Started, Radio Ended

I wondered Shun was upto and found him climbing mountains… (o_o)

Shun Oguri and Masami Nagasawa to star in live-action “Gaku” adaptation

Posted by Kevin Ouellette at 11:20am on Friday, March 19, 2010 EST

No official release date has been decided yet, but Toho has it listed for 2011.

Back in January, the magazine Big Comic Original revealed that Shinichi Ishizuka’s mountain-climbing manga “Gaku: Minna no Yama” would be turned into a live-action film to be released sometime in 2011. No further details had been available until earlier today, when Toho officially announced the project to the media.

Filming is currently underway under the direction of Osamu Katayama (Heat Island) and is expected to wrap in July. Actor Shun Oguri (Crows Zero) will play a mountain rescue team volunteer named Sanpo and Masami Nagasawa (Magare! Spoon) will co-star as a new team member named Kumi. The film’s budget is said to be around 1 billion yen (~$10 million USD).

Although shooting began only a few days ago, Oguri began training under a professional mountain guide way back in December — in part, to overcome his fear of heights. Nagasawa, who had to sacrifice 12 inches of length from her hair for the role, also participated in mountain training.

Supporting cast members were also announced. Kuranosuke Sasaki (42) will play the chief of the rescue team, Takuya Ishida (23) will play a team member, Atsuro Watabe (41) will play a rescue pilot, and Yoshie Ichige (59) will play the manager of a mountain cottage.

Source: Nippon Cinema

Shun Oguri and Masami Nagasawa to Co-star in Mountain after 7 years’ absence


It is announced that Shun Oguri (小栗旬) and Masami Nagasawa (長澤まさみ) will be co-starring in the movie “Gaku (岳-ガク-, lit. Mountain)” for the first time in 7 years. The movie is scheduled to premiere in 2011.

It is adapted from a hit comic describing the cruelties of nature and warmth of people’s bond. Oguri will play the role of Sanpo Shimazaki (島崎三歩), a rescue volunteer who loves mountain deeply. Though happy with the offer, Oguri has to overcome the acrophobia first, and challenge 3-month training in the mountain during the winter. “I want to run around in the mountain and try to accomplish the shooting.” said Oguri. On the other hand, Nagasawa will play the role of another volunteer Kumi Shiina (椎名久美), for which she has cut the long hair. “I want to be as close to Kumi as possible.” said Nagasawa.

Source: MuJap

Gambatte kudasai, Shun! Am I invited to your wedding? XD

cute story

Because it’s possible to keep it real even in showbiz… but only in private.

Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto Guested on Shun Oguri’s Radio Program!


At the end of March, Shun Oguri (小栗旬) will graduate from the radio program “All Night Nippon (オールナイトニッポン)” on which he has been working from 2007. On this, Arashi member’s Jun Matsumoto (松本潤) announced suddenly: “If it is going to end, I’ll go.” and joined the live broadcast as a surprise guest. The two, who are good friends in private, had deep talk at night and showed an unspoken consensus with each other.

Their first encounter was at the shooting of “Gokusen (ごくせん)”. They talked about the first impression on each other and became good friends. Later, they costarred “Hana yori Dango (花より男子)” and spent the whole night in the hotel at Narita airport because of the tight schedule. “I went to Jun’s room. Really? In the hotel at Narita airport? Jun Matsumoto brought the whole volume of the comic of ‘Hana yori Dango’. And, he said ‘Shun, I think this scene is here. I want to read the whole comic, how do you think?’ So we talked about like ‘this man is doing this at this time…’ (laugh)” It seems they talked about the performance at the sleepless night and evidently hit it off with each other.

After the live broadcast, Oguri indicated that he wanted to do something in return for his guesting. And it is said that Oguri’s appearance on the drama “Smile (スマイル)” last year was a response to Matsumoto’s request as well. Actually, they are not only good friends, but also good working partner as well. Let’s look forward to their future collaboration.

Source: MuJap

How I missed these two… Collab! Collab! Collab! Collab! Collab!

In the meanwhile, it was fun to watch the Japanese F4 on Tokyo Park friends 2…

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