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Matsuyama Kenichi

Post by a_petite_azn » Nov 25th, '07, 21:38

I was looking around here and I realized that there is no thread for the extremely adorable and talented Matsuyama Kenichi :O so I've started one!

Here is his profile from Wikipedia:

* Real Name: 松山 研一/松山 ケンイチ (Matsuyama Ken'ichi, 松山 研一/松山 ケンイチ?)
* Birthdate: March 5, 1985
* Birthplace: Aomori Prefecture, Japan
* Bloodtype: B
* Star Sign: Pisces
* Height: 6'0.83" (185cm)
* Weight: 60 kg
* Chest: 86 cm
* Waist: 73 cm
* Shoe size: 28 cm
* Favorite sports: Pole vault, Wheelchair basketball
* Talent Agency: Horipro

Movies

* Bright Future (2003)
* Guuzen nimo saiaku na shounen (2003)
* The Locker 2 (2004)
* Kamachi (2004)
* The Taste of Tea (2004)
* Linda Linda Linda (2005) as Makihara
* Nana (2005) as Shin (Shinichi Okazaki)
* Furyo shonen no yume (2005)
* Kasutamu-meido 10.30 (2005)
* Otoko-tachi no Yamato (2005) as Katsumi Kamio (15 years old)
* Oyayubi sagashi (2006)
* Death Note (2006) as L
* Death Note: The Last Name (2006) as L
* The Blue Wolf: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007) as Juchi
* Ten Nights of Dream (2007)
* Shindo (2007)
* Dolphin Blue: Fuji, mou ichido sora e (2007)
* L: Change the World (2008) pre-production

TV Series

* Gokusen (2002)
* Kids War 5 (2003)
* 1 Litre of Tears (2005)
* Tsubasa No Oreta Tenshitachi (2006)
* Sexy Voice and Robo (2007)

Voice Roles

* Death Note (Anime) (2006) as Jealous


He also has a LJ community that you can go to here: http://community.livejournal.com/matsuyama_love/

Spread the love :wub: I started loving him after his brief role in 1 Litre of Tears and NANA, but my fandom has increased rapidly since his role in Death Note!

A picture of him:
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Post by mariachan » Dec 11th, '07, 14:25

can you tell me about shindo dorama ?
and do you know official web matsuyama kenichi ?
thanks before

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Post by NakajimaYuto » Aug 2nd, '08, 23:16

oh my ... i can't believe nobody's posting here ... :cry:

here is his official site ne ...
http://www.horipro.co.jp/hm/matuyama/index.php

i loved him sou much as L and i he looked sou cute in gokusen ... *nodnod*

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jul 18th, '09, 10:46

AW
I adore Ken'ichi Matsuyama!!!
I'm totally in love for him!!!
In this time I'm searching some of his movie and dorama

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Post by NakajimaYuto » Jul 19th, '09, 20:18

yeah, he's sou awesome ^__^// ...
did anyone see detroit metal city ?!
it's the best movie i've ever seen, matsuken is sou awesome in it, i had to laugh my ass of all the time xDD ... he's sou totally crazy in this movie, you have to watch it, minna~~~ !!!

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jul 19th, '09, 20:24

NakajimaYuto wrote:yeah, he's sou awesome ^__^// ...
did anyone see detroit metal city ?!
it's the best movie i've ever seen, matsuken is sou awesome in it, i had to laugh my ass of all the time xDD ... he's sou totally crazy in this movie, you have to watch it, minna~~~ !!!
yeah!!!
i've seen it!!
That's amazing XD
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Post by «minah» » Jul 19th, '09, 20:27

I want him... ;___; When I first saw Nana, he looked so coool... I was like "Who is THIS guy playing Shin?! With the cute pudgy lips!" I would like to be his friend................ .__. He is an amazing actor. He can play a nerdy otaku tp like.... some demented poor dude... And hes very different in them all! A very accomplished actor *nods*

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jul 19th, '09, 20:32

«minah» wrote:I want him... ;___; When I first saw Nana, he looked so coool... I was like "Who is THIS guy playing Shin?! With the cute pudgy lips!" I would like to be his friend................ .__. He is an amazing actor. He can play a nerdy otaku tp like.... some demented poor dude... And hes very different in them all! A very accomplished actor *nods*
He's awesome!!
You are right= he can play a lot of different roles in a perfect way!!!
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Post by Karate-ka » Jul 19th, '09, 21:05

Yami-Chan wrote:
«minah» wrote:I want him... ;___; When I first saw Nana, he looked so coool... I was like "Who is THIS guy playing Shin?! With the cute pudgy lips!" I would like to be his friend................ .__. He is an amazing actor. He can play a nerdy otaku tp like.... some demented poor dude... And hes very different in them all! A very accomplished actor *nods*
i LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!
He's awesome!!
You are right= he can play a lot of different roles in a perfect way!!!

NANA THE MOVIE
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the first one isnt him its kanata hongo, kanata replaced him in the sequal...

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jul 19th, '09, 21:07

Karate-ka wrote:
Yami-Chan wrote:
«minah» wrote:I want him... ;___; When I first saw Nana, he looked so coool... I was like "Who is THIS guy playing Shin?! With the cute pudgy lips!" I would like to be his friend................ .__. He is an amazing actor. He can play a nerdy otaku tp like.... some demented poor dude... And hes very different in them all! A very accomplished actor *nods*
i LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!
He's awesome!!
You are right= he can play a lot of different roles in a perfect way!!!

NANA THE MOVIE
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the first one isnt him its kanata hongo, kanata replaced him in the sequal...
( ?__? ) are you sure? maybe you are right! In fact I don't remember that clotes on Ken'ichi...
But it's strange= I always found this pic in a lot of Ken'ichi's websites...
how weird...
Anyway this guys really looks like him in that pic

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Post by piii » Jul 20th, '09, 19:28

thanks, yami-chan, for the screenshots, they're awesome~ ... krauser looked sou great xD ... mah, i sou love the way matsuken (i forgot his name in the movie, negishi was it ?! oO" ) was running, it looked sou gay, i really laughed my ass of xD ...
i think one of my favourite scenes was when he was hiding in the men's room and after that he was singing and dancing with the other guy xDDD ... (another name i forgot -.-")
oh, i'm sou sure that the first shin pic is hongo kanata ... but i like them both as shin, though i have to admit that i personally think the role better fits hongo kanata than matsuken ... *~*" ... doesn't matter, i love them both sou it's great to see the two of them as shin xD ...

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jul 20th, '09, 19:46

The neme of the character is Negishi ;)
and his other personality is named Johannes Krauser II

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jul 23rd, '09, 22:04

I've searched * Furyo shonen no yume (2005) in this site and it results me as "Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru SP (2005.03.27 704x396 DivX511).avi".
So i've downloaded it but Ken'ichi is not in this movie, WTF ?__?
It is or not the same movie?

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Post by mhille_24 » Aug 6th, '09, 08:41

after my sister force me to watch Death Note, now im going crazy about Kenichi Matsuyama...gosh he is so HOT!!! Where can i download some of his movies? :wub:

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Post by Karate-ka » Aug 6th, '09, 10:49

Hopefully promotion starts soon for Nakushita Kioku the movie where he plays in, which is directed by a Director of Hollywood Hans Canosa.

Not the most famous one but he did a movie called Conversation with the other women.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversati ... ther_Women
Yami-Chan wrote:
Karate-ka wrote:
Yami-Chan wrote: i LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!
He's awesome!!
You are right= he can play a lot of different roles in a perfect way!!!

NANA THE MOVIE
Image Image Image
the first one isnt him its kanata hongo, kanata replaced him in the sequal...
( ?__? ) are you sure? maybe you are right! In fact I don't remember that clotes on Ken'ichi...
But it's strange= I always found this pic in a lot of Ken'ichi's websites...
how weird...
Anyway this guys really looks like him in that pic
Im serious, the form of his head is diffrent, then from kenichi...
http://media.photobucket.com/image/Kana ... go/p23.jpg

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 6th, '09, 11:07

Someone knows when Ultra Miracle Love Story will be released online?
I'm waiting for that movie...

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Post by murakami_michiyo » Aug 13th, '09, 13:00

..wow!..
..first of all..
..watashi wa Michiyo desu..
..a new member..


..i really lyk L..
..KENICHI MATSUYAMA..
..kawai desu yo ne..

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 13th, '09, 13:26

hai!
super kawai!

Look at these pictures:
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He is so cute!!!

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Post by Pnoy11 » Aug 16th, '09, 07:31

Attention all Kenichi Matsuyama fans, the NY Premiere of Detroit Metal City will be on Aug. 20 at the ImaginAsian. Hope you can make it! More info below:

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ANA
PRESENTS
NIPPON EIGA SERIES PART 19

NY PREMIERE of
DETROIT METAL CITY

DIRECTED BY TOSHIO LEE
STARRING KENICHI MATSUYAMA, GENE SIMMONS, and others

Japan | 2008 | 103 min. | 35mm film | Japanese with English Subtitles

Thurs., Aug. 20 - Doors open 6:15pm - Film starts 7:00pm
The ImaginAsian, 239 East 59th Street (Bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.), NYC
For RSVP, www.newyork-tokyo.com/wp/dmc

“Detroit Metal City” (DMC) is a cartoon series started in 2005 on Young Animal magazine. It soon earned a cult following for its eccentric setting, distinctive characters, radical story and the funniest jokes. As soon as it was released as a comic book, it quickly sold out at every
bookstore, and those who couldn’t get the comic were called “DMC refugee”.

The rumor was spread by word of mouth as well as the blog/message board on the Internet, and DMC gained popularity not only among the subculture mania, but also among the writers, actors, musicians, artist, etc, who
then competed to introduce this comic at their shows/columns. With all these phenomenon, the comic sold over 3 million copies to date.

DMC became the front cover of an authoritative culture magazine, Studio Voice, on its issue in September 2006. It also topped the Japanese comic chart in 2006 surpassing “Death Note”, which already had been made into
the award-winning movie.

DMC is the first Death Metal comic book to be released on screen and in animation at the same time. Both were released in August, 2008 in Japan. The animation is produced by STUDIO4°C, known for its recent works such as
“Tekkonkinkreet”, “Animatrix” and “Mindgame”.

In the movie, Gene Simmons of KISS plays the “legendary and world-renowned” Death Metal artist, “Jack IL Dark” who competes with DMC on stage. The final live performance scene is not only the craziest spectacle and the climax of the story, but a collaboration any Death Metal music fan would crave to witness!

Story

Souichi Negishi is a conservative and pure-minded boy, who came to Tokyo from the country in Japan with a dream of becoming a fancy pop-song musician. He writes a song “Raspberry Kiss“ to send to a music label, however, by a mere accident, he is forced to make a debut as the member of the satanic Death metal band “Detroit Metal City” (DMC), whose trademark is an eccentric make-up and destructive performance.

Despite of Souichi’s hope of becoming a lovely pop musician, DMC’s debut single “SATSUGAI - genocide” (which used to be “Raspberry Kiss” before arranged by the madly strange music label’s owner) achieves explosive sales, and Johannes Krauser II bounces up to the position of charisma in the Japanese Death Metal music scene.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend Ms. Aikawa, who loves cute outfit and French pop songs, does not know the fact that Souichi becomes Johannes Krauser II. Therefore, Souichi has to live with the extreme caution to keep this
biggest secret not to disappoint her.

After its sensational debut, DMC continues to build up “legends” as a Death Metal band – defeating a rival band on stage and messed up the live show of the No. 1 Japanese HIP-HOP artist, to name a few. Souichi always,
in all of the cases, first tries to act nicely but presses all the wrong buttons to end up in creating the image of furious Johannes Krauser II. One day, when DMC is totally recognized as an up-and-coming Death Metal
band throughout the country, Souichi has received unexpected news. The legendary Metal artist, Jack IL Dark, starts his world tour and DMC is named to perform on his stage in Japan. The members of DMC and the fans
are thrilled to hear the news, but it gives Souichi (chicken-hearted) a shudder•••

Director: Toshio Lee

Born in 1964 in Osaka. After graduating with a literature major from College of Art, Nihon University, Lee worked on many TV drama productions. He made his feature directorial debut with “Backdrop of My Papa” (2004) and “Detroit Metal City” is his second feature film.

Casts:

Kenichi Matsuyama (L: Change the World), Rosa Ogawa, Yasuko Matsuyuki,
Gene Simmons

© 2008 TOHO CO., LTD. /HORIPRO INC. / HAKUSENSHA, INC. / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. / DENTSU INC. / d-rings Inc. / PARCO CO., LTD. / SDP, INC. / TOKYO FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Yahoo Japan Corporation / NIPPON SHUPPAN HANBAI INC. / TSUTAYA Group All Rights Reserved.
Official Site: http://www.newyork-tokyo.com/wp/dmc

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 16th, '09, 08:22

Pnoy11 wrote:Attention all Kenichi Matsuyama fans, the NY Premiere of Detroit Metal City will be on Aug. 20 at the ImaginAsian. Hope you can make it! More info below:
this news is from the last year =__=

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Post by Pnoy11 » Aug 16th, '09, 10:05

Yami-Chan wrote:
Pnoy11 wrote:Attention all Kenichi Matsuyama fans, the NY Premiere of Detroit Metal City will be on Aug. 20 at the ImaginAsian. Hope you can make it! More info below:
this news is from the last year =__=
I know the movie is about a year old, but this will be the first time Detroit Metal City will be shown in NY this upcoming Thursday.

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 16th, '09, 10:20

Pnoy11 wrote:
Yami-Chan wrote:
Pnoy11 wrote:Attention all Kenichi Matsuyama fans, the NY Premiere of Detroit Metal City will be on Aug. 20 at the ImaginAsian. Hope you can make it! More info below:
this news is from the last year =__=
I know the movie is about a year old, but this will be the first time Detroit Metal City will be shown in NY this upcoming Thursday.
Are you sure?
I know that this movie was shown in the cinema of Canada 1 years ago, so it's strange that it will be show in NY this year... are you sure that this news isn't from 2008?
I know that Ultre Miracle Story and Kamui Gaiden will be showns soon in Japan and Canada...

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Post by piii » Aug 16th, '09, 12:53

i agree with Yami-Chan, i think this is still from last year ... ._."

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Post by Pnoy11 » Aug 16th, '09, 14:03

Yami-Chan wrote:
Pnoy11 wrote:
Yami-Chan wrote: this news is from the last year =__=
I know the movie is about a year old, but this will be the first time Detroit Metal City will be shown in NY this upcoming Thursday.
Are you sure?
I know that this movie was shown in the cinema of Canada 1 years ago, so it's strange that it will be show in NY this year... are you sure that this news isn't from 2008?
I know that Ultre Miracle Story and Kamui Gaiden will be showns soon in Japan and Canada...
This isn't old news. Unfortunately, Detroit Metal City was never shown in NY. It took awhile for it to be shown in NY but it's finally going to happen! So the lucky people around the NY area can now have the chance to see DMC on August 20th.

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 16th, '09, 14:11

Pnoy11 wrote:
Yami-Chan wrote:
Pnoy11 wrote:
then ok ^^
thank you

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Post by Pnoy11 » Aug 16th, '09, 15:25

You're welcome! :)

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Post by rhivz » Dec 26th, '09, 02:52

i love him in deathnote
so kawaii

read about a blog concerning L's food guide pyramid..ehe

http://rhivz-happydreamer.blogspot.com/ ... -note.html

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Post by Karate-ka » Dec 26th, '09, 08:38



Dare ga watashi ni kissu wo shita

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Post by Yami-Chan » Jan 31st, '10, 21:05

his biography must be updated ...

TV Dramas
April 2002 Gokusen (NTV)
July 2002 Tokyo Niwatsuki Ikkodate episode 1 (NTV)
March 2003 Message episode 7 (NTV)
June 2003 Jeune fille no namida (tanpen gekijo S! / CS Eisei Gekijo)
November 2003 Kids War Final! Zaken nayo (TBS)
June 2004 BE BOP HIGHSCHOOL (as Jun Kawabata / TBS)
December 2004 Return Match -consolation match- (Tokai TV group)
July/August 2005 Division 1 -Kareshi Sensei!!- (CX)
October - December 2005 1 Litre of Tears (CX)
February 2006 Tsubasano oreta tenshitachi/Live chat (CX)
April 2006 Machiben episode 1 (NHK)
December 2006 Sono 5 fun mae Night 1 -Aru yoruno dekigoto- (NHK)
April - June 2007 Sexy Voice and Robot (NTV)
January - March 2009 Zeni Geba (NTV)

Film
2003 Akarui Mirai (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
2003 Guzen nimo saiakuna shonen (Su-yeon Gu)
2003 Kanzennaru Shiiku Himitsuno Chikashitsu (Toshiyuki Mizutani)
2004 KAMACHI (Rokuro Mochizuki)
2004 Choano Aji (Katsuhito Ishii)
2004 Shibuya Kaidan 2 (Kei Horie)
2004 Winning Pass (Shinichi Nakata) first starring role!
2005 Linda Linda Linda (Nobuhiro Yamashita)
2005 NANA (Kentaro Oya) as Shin, Bass player
2005 Yankii no yume (Junji Hanado)
2005 Custom Made 10.30 (ANIKI)
2005 YAMATO (Junya Sato)
2006 Oyayubi Sagashi (Naoto Kumazawa)
2006 Death Note I&II (Shusuke Kaneko)
2007 Yume jyuya -Night 10- (Yudai Yamaguchi)
2007 Aoki ookami (Shinichiro Sawai)
2007 Shindo (Koji Hagiuda)
2007 Dolphin Blue (Tetsu Maeda)
2007 South Bound (Yoshimitsu Morita)
2007 Tsubaki Sanjyuro (Yoshimitsu Morita)
2008 Don't Laugh at my Romance (Naomi Iguchi)
2008 L change the WorLd (Hideo Nakata)
2008 Detroit Metal City (Toshio Lee)
2009 Bare Essence Of Life (Satoko Yokohama)
2009 Kamui the Ninja (Yoichi Sai)
2009 KAIJI (Touya Sato)
2009 The Laughing Policeman (Haruki Kadokawa)
2010 Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
2010 Norwegian wood
2011 Gantz: Part 1
2011 Gantz: Part 2

Dubbing
* 2006 - Death Note (anime) nel ruolo di Jealous

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Post by VioletSakura » May 16th, '10, 20:25

I just love this guy. He has a special aura around him...Like he's not really from this world...
Firs saw him in 1 Rittoru no Namida (1 Litre of Tears), honeslty didn't catch my eye...
Then I saw him in Death Note, and I've fell for him since then. I've recently downloaded his "Don't Laugh at My Romance", though I haven't had the chnace to watch it yet. ALso I can't wait to see Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. Because of him, maybe I liked the character of the book (whom he playes in the movie) more than I should have, can't be objective :D

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Post by arakira » Aug 5th, '10, 13:12

Kenichi Matsuyama to star in "Usagi Drop"

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The live-action movie adaptation of Yumi Unita's manga series "Usagi Drop" now has a cast. Kenichi Matsuyama (25) will play the lead role, supported by child actress Mana Ashida (6). SABU will direct. Other cast members include Karina (26) and Chizuru Ikewaki (28). Filming has already begun and is scheduled to finish during the middle of this month. Summer 2011 is being targeted for theatrical release.

The movie, first announced in June, tells the story of a young and awkward bachelor (Matsuyama) who begins raising a girl (Ashida) after he learns that she is the illegitimate child of his grandfather.

Source: Tokyograph, Sanspo

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 5th, '10, 14:47

wooooooooooow thank you ;)

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Post by arakira » Aug 5th, '10, 16:28

Now there's already 4 movies with him, that i'm anticipating!!

Really we should revive his thread, cause he deserves more than a meager 3 pages =)

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Post by arakira » Aug 6th, '10, 12:06

More news today, GANTZ has finished filming.

Here's links to the press conference: Press Conference, DDL English translation by momoedgewood

Press Con Pics:
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and some Yamada Takayuki for his special outfit:
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GANTZ Picspam
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Found some nice Japanese blogs with news about Matsuken:
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Post by Orion1986 » Aug 10th, '10, 22:34

A bit late to join this thread since I've been a fan for about 3 years now, but here I am. He's got lots of promising works coming out and I can't wait.

Kamui was a major disappointment, although his work was great, so I'm looking forward to some good stuff. And I haven't seen Kaiji yet cause I can't stand Fujiwara.
I mean, I did love the anime and all and Kenichi-san is a pretty good reason to watch, but just remembering Fujiwara's usual over-acting makes me shiver. :P

Gotta watch DMC again soon. Missed watching his stuff. Zeni Geba would be nice to watch again as well. For the 3rd time. Ahahaha. It's an amazing series indeed.

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Post by saayan » Aug 10th, '10, 23:02

Orion1986 wrote: Kamui was a major disappointment, although his work was great, so I'm looking forward to some good stuff. And I haven't seen Kaiji yet cause I can't stand Fujiwara.
I mean, I did love the anime and all and Kenichi-san is a pretty good reason to watch, but just remembering Fujiwara's usual over-acting makes me shiver. :P

Gotta watch DMC again soon. Missed watching his stuff. Zeni Geba would be nice to watch again as well. For the 3rd time. Ahahaha. It's an amazing series indeed.
I don't like Fujiwara Tatsuya either lol. I watched the Death Note movies but didn't find them all that memorable.

Zeni Geba, on the other hand, blew me away. I totally became a fan of MatsuKen after watching it. I'm in the middle of Sexy Voice and Robo at the moment. It's amazing how versatile he is. I look forward to his future works too! :lol

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Post by Yami-Chan » Aug 11th, '10, 07:12

Norwegian Wood
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Gantz
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Post by Orion1986 » Aug 11th, '10, 08:49

Hello here too, Yami-chan. :D

Kenichi-san has got so much stuff coming out in the next and this year that he'll keep us worlds of busy. His career is skyrocketing right now. I'm very glad. He's worth it. Amazing actor.

If anyone gets a wiff of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac on DVD, do tell. I mean, it's out on Sep 10th, but when you see it online somewhere, do tell. I might have bought it, had an english subbed version come out. :glare:

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Post by arakira » Aug 11th, '10, 10:12

Orion!! XD
I've been a fan for years, too. First time I really noticed him must have been as a blonde in Nana. Kamui and Kaji were disappointing, yes but now he's on the up and up again. Told you how excited I am about Norwegian Wood and Gantz.

Can't wait to see Memoirs, too. I'll be stalking all the sites I know as soon as the DVD's out. Guess it should be up pretty soon as Matsuken and Maki do have loads of dedicated fans.

His recent news about Usagi Drop and My Back Page and are also great. It's the first time for him to act with Tsumabuki Satoshi, who I also think is a fine actor. It's set in the late 60ies and based on a true story. Kenichi plays a leftist activist and member of the student movement, Tsumabuki a journalist who secretly meets him and starts to sympatisize with him. He even helps to get rid of some evidences for murder and gets arrested for that. (News from Eiga.com My Japanese isn't great, so I might have gotten something wrong)

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Post by ParisianSkies » Aug 18th, '10, 15:48

I only just heard about the norwegian Wood movie adaption...and that matsuyama kenichi would be the male lead. Im so excited to see this now! Brilliant choice of male lead, so im hoping that the movie does the book justice :)

p.s Orion if you hate Tatsuya Fujiwara then dear god do not watch kaiji. I'm a big Tatsuya fan and even i got sick of his acting in that movie. His overacting assaulted my eyes and his excessive shouting assaulted my eardrums. :blink The movie overall isn't bad but it isn't Tatsuya's finest moment :lol

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Post by arakira » Aug 19th, '10, 00:08

Skies!! So Matsuken, too? XD

Me too, really hope they'll manage to capture the spirit of the story. At least they can use original beatles songs and the (male) cast is good (Kora Kengo and Tamayama Tetsuji) I found some nice stills and wrote a bit about it here

I'm in the Orion camp when it comes to Fujiwara...but I really hope he'll do fine in Parade cause the story sounds nice.

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Post by ParisianSkies » Aug 19th, '10, 08:23

arakira haha yep! Our tastes seem to be pretty similar :P

Enjoyed your post dear :) Any idea when this is getting cinematic release? (and when us poor non fluent japanese speakers can get english subtitles? :-) )

Mm, i want to see parade as well. The trailer intrigued me, seems pretty different to other stuff i've seen recently - just not sure when/if it's released.

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Post by arakira » Aug 19th, '10, 08:58

Oh, I forgot to mention the release date :O, It's December 11 in Japan which means about another half a year until the DVD release. But since this is a movie that'll be shown on international film festivals (so far, both Toronto and Venice in September) and probably have releases in other countries, I have my hopes up for a subtitled version. Anyway, I guess it'll get subbed very soon after its DVD release.

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Post by ParisianSkies » Aug 19th, '10, 09:11

Aw thats good then :) Nice to know i wont have to wait for what feels like aaaages for subtitles :-) I'm excited to see it!

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Post by arakira » Aug 19th, '10, 12:17

More News:
Matsuken will be in "99 Nen no Ai ~JAPANESE AMERICANS~" a TBS special that will air on November 3. Kusanagi Tsuyoshi will star, playing the second-generation immigrant Hiramatsu Ichiro, who serves as a U.S. soldier during the war. Kenichi plays his younger brother Jiro.

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Post by Issy » Aug 19th, '10, 13:21

another Matsuken fan here :mrgreen:
ara, those pictures of him are really great. i have become his fan when i saw the movie eath Note on one our british channels and then i had to see more and more of him ( :P well, this is typical of me anyway).
went thought his movis and dramas specially after watching Zeni Geba
i am really looking forward for above SP in Nov. i also see my anther favourite guy of mine in the picture kiichi Nakai :cheers:

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Post by arakira » Aug 19th, '10, 13:49

Issy, nice to see you here. Hope you're all better?! I gotta give Zeni Genba a second chance. Somehow I just dropped it somewhere in the middle but I can't even remember why...Matsuken's really busy nowadays, a handful of movies plus this drama special to look forward to.

Ah Nakai-san, thanks for telling me his name, I knew I'd seen him in some movies or dramas before. He's the lawyer in 'smile', right?

Never thought about Kusanagi as an actor until Ninkyo Helper. Excited to see how he'll play a bad-ass soldier!!

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Post by Orion1986 » Oct 22nd, '10, 15:50

Some very...very... VEEEERY good news!

From Kenichi Matsuyama Online

Eita and Matsuyama Kenichi Star in Train Otaku Movie!

Eita (27) and Kenichi Matsuyama (25) will co-star as a pair of railroad otaku in a new movie titled “Bokutachi Kyuukou ~A Ressha de Ikou~,” directed by Yoshimitsu Morita (“Kazoku Game,” “Shitsurakuen”).
Morita, who has liked trains since he was a child, has apparently been brewing the script for decades. The story depicts the bond between two railroad enthusiasts who meet while riding the same train.
True to his passion, Morita plans for more than 80 varieties of trains to appear in the film, likely setting a record for a Japanese film. In addition, the characters in the movie have all been given names such as Komachi and Azusa, which are names of existing trains.
The supporting cast includes Keiko Matsuzaka (58 ) and Shihori Kanjiya (24). Filming wrapped up earlier this week, and the finished work is expected to be released in fall 2011.

And an oh-so-lovely and oh-so-geeky picture. I swear, these guys are perfect for the role. Great actors (among the best young actors I've seen in Japan and there aren't a lot) and they are also just so adorable.
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Post by arakira » Oct 22nd, '10, 19:29

NICE!! Looking forward to this movie, too. Nice to have Matsuken with great co-stars. First tsumabuki and now EITA...

BTW, there's also a rumer about him staring in the next getsu9 in january...

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Post by Yami-Chan » Oct 22nd, '10, 19:37

wow
Ken'ichi is so busy and is requested so much!
I hope he will take a very good rest ...
japanese people kill themselves with too hard work

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Post by untmdsprt » Dec 29th, '10, 08:38

NakajimaYuto wrote:yeah, he's sou awesome ^__^// ...
did anyone see detroit metal city ?!
it's the best movie i've ever seen, matsuken is sou awesome in it, i had to laugh my ass of all the time xDD ... he's sou totally crazy in this movie, you have to watch it, minna~~~ !!!
Can anyone tell me if he did all the singing on the live action movie CDs? I found where it says it on Wikipedia but no reference was given as to where they got that information. A few of the songs do sound like Matsuyama is singing but I'm not for sure about it.

Thanks!

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Post by Yami-Chan » Dec 29th, '10, 09:43

untmdsprt wrote:
NakajimaYuto wrote:yeah, he's sou awesome ^__^// ...
did anyone see detroit metal city ?!
it's the best movie i've ever seen, matsuken is sou awesome in it, i had to laugh my ass of all the time xDD ... he's sou totally crazy in this movie, you have to watch it, minna~~~ !!!
Can anyone tell me if he did all the singing on the live action movie CDs? I found where it says it on Wikipedia but no reference was given as to where they got that information. A few of the songs do sound like Matsuyama is singing but I'm not for sure about it.

Thanks!
In Detroit Metal City Ken'ichi sings only the pop-music parts (raspberry kiss or amai koibito). All the metal-music is singed in playback. He does the playback over the Maximum the hormones songs. You can only hear him screaming sometimes during those songs (his screams blend with those of the singer, you must be careful to distinguish his voice in those moments)

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Post by untmdsprt » Dec 30th, '10, 01:23

Yami-Chan wrote: In Detroit Metal City Ken'ichi sings only the pop-music parts (raspberry kiss or amai koibito). All the metal-music is singed in playback. He does the playback over the Maximum the hormones songs. You can only hear him screaming sometimes during those songs (his screams blend with those of the singer, you must be careful to distinguish his voice in those moments)

I'm sorry, but your English is a bit difficult to understand. Sung in playback? Are you talking about the movie? And what is the "Maximum the hormones songs"? Is this the actual group doing the singing?

I was referring to the actual CD and NOT the movie. Here are links to what I was referring to:
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id287569336
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/satsug ... d286239155
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id287006122

I'm assuming Kaji Hideki is singing the Amai Koibito single on one of the links.

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Post by keeeerols » Dec 30th, '10, 01:56

Ah Matsuken is such an awesome actor!

I first fell for him on the death note movies ahhhhh his L was so adorable (I know that's not the best word to fit this character but for some reason I every time I saw him I felt like hugging him xD) and this year I had the honor and luck to watch Memoirs on the theaters ;) japanese films never go to the theaters where I live so being able to watch it was just d ( > w < ) b

NOW I'M CRAZY WAITING FOR GANTZ!!! I'll have to wait until the dvd comes out but when it does...it will be amazing *o*

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Post by Yami-Chan » Dec 30th, '10, 11:01

untmdsprt wrote: I'm sorry, but your English is a bit difficult to understand. Sung in playback? Are you talking about the movie? And what is the "Maximum the hormones songs"? Is this the actual group doing the singing?

I was referring to the actual CD and NOT the movie. Here are links to what I was referring to:
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id287569336
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/satsug ... d286239155
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id287006122

I'm assuming Kaji Hideki is singing the Amai Koibito single on one of the links.
What is difficult in my english?
Oh, you are japanese ... wakarimasu!
Well things don't change. The CDs contain the songs from the movie, so the artists who sing in the cd are the same of the movie.
In the cd Amai Koibito and Raspberry Kiss are singed by Kiji Hideki.
All the other song are performed by the japanese metal group called Maximum the Hormones.
For example in the first link ( http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id287569336 ) the track #1 is 'Satsugai' and is performed by Maximum the Hormones.

I hope it's all clear now
Achemasite omedetoo ^^

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Post by Orion1986 » Dec 30th, '10, 11:23

I thought it was this guy doing the singing for Krauser. Kanmuri Tetsuya. It does say so on his website. Is it the same guy doing vocals for Maximum the Hormone?

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Post by Yami-Chan » Dec 30th, '10, 12:30

Orion1986 wrote:I thought it was this guy doing the singing for Krauser. Kanmuri Tetsuya. It does say so on his website. Is it the same guy doing vocals for Maximum the Hormone?
I've read that MTH have composed the songs but i'm not sure if they used their official singer
In some site it is written that they made all
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I've seen the making of too and there is a singer that looks like the leader of the MTH ...
I've to find that video again to watch it together =)

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Post by Orion1986 » Dec 30th, '10, 12:42

I think that video might also be found at kenichionline. I think Sally posted it. Unless I remember seeing it on some other site but that's my main source of all things Kenichi. :P

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Post by untmdsprt » Dec 31st, '10, 00:51

Yami-Chan wrote: What is difficult in my english?
Oh, you are japanese ... wakarimasu!
Well things don't change. The CDs contain the songs from the movie, so the artists who sing in the cd are the same of the movie.
In the cd Amai Koibito and Raspberry Kiss are singed by Kiji Hideki.
All the other song are performed by the japanese metal group called Maximum the Hormones.
For example in the first link ( http://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id287569336 ) the track #1 is 'Satsugai' and is performed by Maximum the Hormones.

I hope it's all clear now
Achemasite omedetoo ^^

I'm not Japanese at all but just living in Japan, but I assumed you were since you were very vague in your answer, and I get the impression that English is not your native language.

Now that you stated that Kiji Hideki sings the pop songs, and Maximum the Hormones sings the metal songs, that has finally answered my question. Most actors don't sing themselves but rather lip sync the parts and the real voice is added in post production. I didn't know if Japanese movies did the same.

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Post by Orion1986 » Dec 31st, '10, 06:57

untmdsprt, I think it's just a matter of "lost in translation". I understood what Yami-chan said. Did not find it vague in any way. It's just that you personally did not get it.
English is rarely anyone's first language here and we all have our own quirks and way of speaking/writing it and also understanding it. Most of us adapt to others.

It can be difficult sometimes, especially if the english is generally poor, but then most people don't "get" that person and we gently let them know, without offending, that it needs work.
To evaluate the language skills of someone most people seem to understand as poor and tell them in such a manner when they tried to help you in the first place is not very nice.

I guess we all have things we need to work on. Yami-chan must work on enriching her answers and you on understanding different types of speech and being more diplomatic in your critique.
So let's play nice and acknowledge our diversity in cultures, personalities, language skills etc without demanding that people know and use what works best for us, right? That way it's all fair.

And yes, Hideki Kaji sings the songs in the ost, but it is actually Kenichi that sings them in the movie. In the bar for Hidetaka Asato and in the end and all.
The purpose of the movie is to show how talentless and bad he is as a pop singer with all those cutesy-wootsy songs, so having him sing bad is key.
Hence, they allowed Kenichi to sing those. He is not a singer so that made them seem even more amateurish. Makes the impact of Kura-chan bigger.

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Post by untmdsprt » Dec 31st, '10, 09:10

I think part of the problem was I had no idea who this Maximum the Hormone was and for someone to throw out a name with no reference makes the entire sentence hard to understand. The other problem is that I don't post enough messages here so I have no idea who anyone is or how they write.

As for anyone's comments, I will point out to them if they are unclear and they need to add more detail. Since you probably know them better than I do, you understand their way of writing. I don't.

Now that you and Yami-chan have both said that Matsuyama isn't the actual singer on the DMC CDs, my question has been answered. Thank you.

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Post by Orion1986 » Dec 31st, '10, 09:52

You're welcome. Maximum the Hormone are pretty well known so we assumed you'd know, I guess. Google them. Funny bunch. XD

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Post by «minah» » Apr 20th, '11, 21:32

He's married guys ;_; To Koyukiiiii~

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It.... kinda made a slight crack in my heart... though I only had a .00000000000000000000000001% chance anyway ^^;;

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Post by Tran » Jan 8th, '12, 03:35

What? He and Koyuki? Isn't she a bit tall and way older than him? Let's see how long will their marriage last? Older woman younger guy, is this just for fun?

All real! I hope their marriage last! How cute and honest of him at the press conference about his marriage with Koyuki ...

http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/04/matsuy ... th-koyuki/

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Post by untmdsprt » Feb 10th, '13, 17:23

Well they've had a baby together so maybe it'll last.

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Post by iloveloaf » Mar 15th, '13, 02:38

From my opinion
he gave me a bad boy experience
he should take that more in his drama...

I really like him in Death Note, but his other works doesn't impress me...

if you have any best work of him please let me know...
because all those drama he acts that I watch, not very good one...

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Post by tin00 » Apr 18th, '13, 22:44

untmdsprt wrote:Well they've had a baby together so maybe it'll last.
Actually, they already have two babies, a son and a daughter. :-)

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