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Welcome to Watanabe Daisuke, Hamao Kyousuke and Dai x Mao Heaven

Welcome Minna-san!!!

This Livejournal is dedicated to two of my favorite Japanese actors Hamao Kyousuke (on the left) and Watanabe Daisuke (on the right) and their works, especially the 'Takumi-Kun Series'.

What can you expect from this Livejournal?

- Facts and Trivia about these two wonderful actors
- News and Updates about latest projects, TV-Shows etc.
- Media: Sharing of Music, Videos and Links
- Pictures
- Dai x Mao Fanfiction and Takumi-Kun Fanfiction
- A lot of fangirling :-)

If you like Mao-kun and Dai-chan as much as I do, feel free to follow my journal and/or to add me as a friend.

 
 
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red_celtic_rose

Sunday, May 15th, curtain call at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo

On Sunday, May 15th the performance period of 1789 - Les Amants de la Bastille, Japanese version finally came to its end and...wow...what an amazing musical it was!!!!
The cast...
The costumes...
The dances...
The translated dialogs and songs of the original French version...
It was all perfect!!! Kudos to Toho's director Koike-sensei who saw to it that the Japanese version of 1789 is more than up to par with its French, original, counterpart.

And Dai-chan...oh my God...Dai-chan....
He has become an amazing Camille Desmoulins, a Desmoulins who is a bit different from the one in the original version.
I really liked the fact the the Japanese version shows Desmoulins not only as a revolutionary with a strong sense of justice, but a gentle and passionate person too and Dai-chan did an absolutely brilliant job at bringing out these facets of Desmoulin's character...and his rich baritone singing voice...it was strong, clear, vivid and incredibly beautiful.
32 days, including the two preview days and 48 performances...Dai-chan, hontouni otsukaresama deshita!!!!!

Yes..I openly admit it...
I'm totally in love with Dai-chan's Camille Desmoulins and it seems that I'm not the only one.
Several people who watched the musical and who aren't Dai-chan fans wrotte on their twitters that they would marry Camille Desmoulins if they could.

But it isn't over yet!!!!!
The Tokyo performances have ended but the Osaka performances are only about to begin.
From May 21st until June 5th the cast of 1789 will entrance the audience in Osaka and for Dai-chan that means he will be Desmoulins for another 20 performances in 15 days.
Ganbatte minna-san!!!!
Ganbatte Dai-chan!!!!

I will see you again in Osaka and I'm already incredibly excited about watching the "daisenshuuraku", the very last performance of this magnificent musical production!

Here's a little 1789 - Les Amants de la Bastille digest:


For more 1789 videos, head over to the official YouTube channel of Toho Musical:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TohoChannel/featured


 
 
red_celtic_rose
17 May 2016 @ 10:24 pm

HI MINNA!

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN....

Our dearest Mao might have retired from the showbiz for now, but he still has many fans and even in New York he has access to YouTube....
Therefore the tradition of the B-Day video project will carry on!

If you'd like to participate here are the details:

1. you can create ONE of the following:
- a photo message (panorama layout)
- fan art (panorama layout)
- a video message (30 sec. max in English or Japanese. Remember after two years in New York Mao's English should be quite good now, so English video greetings shouldn't be a problem)

Fan clubs can submit ONE fan club greeting in addition to the individual greetings of the members.
Example: a fan club of 10 people = 10 individual greetings + 1 fan club greeting

2. Any good wishes for Mao's future and birthday greetings are accepted, but please refrain from asking Mao to come back to the entertainment industry or from telling him how much you miss him.
Remember, we want to make him happy and put a smile on his beautiful face.

3. Send your B-Day message attached to a short email to the following address: celtic.rose27@gmail.com
- please put "Mao B-Day Project 2016" into the subject line.

4. Deadline: June 15th

5. For any questions please contact me via PM here on FB or on LJ or by sending your question to the email provided above.

This year's video will be edited by Eszter Andrea Yang-Kiss, the wonderful editor who already edited the "10th anniversary fan award" video for Dai-chan and myself and we hope that many of you will join this project again and make it once more a successful one.

Like in previous years the final video will be published on YouTube and we'll ask Mao's dad to inform Mao about this video and to give him the link, so that Mao gets see it like he has done in the past.

YOROSHIKU ONEGAI SHIMASU!!!!!


 
 
red_celtic_rose

Hi Minna!

Here is Part 2 of the "1789 - Les Armants de la Bastille" stage report.
Enjoy!
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On Tuesday, April 12th I unexpectedly got the afternoon off work and therefore I decided to go to the theater in order to get one of the “day tickets” that are sold at the box office in very limited quantities two hours prior to the start of the performance and I was lucky in getting one, even S-seat which I attribute to the fact that it was a weekday and that I already was at the box office one hour prior to the beginning of the ticket sale. So, at 17:00pm I watched 1789 for the second time, this time with the “B”-cast consisting of Kazuki Kato as Ronan, Nene Yumesaki as Olympe and Kaname Ouki as Marie Antoinette.

Dai-chan’s performance was brilliant that day and I felt that his Desmoulins had already become much deeper compared to the opening performance the previous Saturday. His voice was strong, powerful and crystal clear and any hints of nervousness or tension had disappeared from his performance.

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red_celtic_rose

Hello Minna!

Dai-chan's latest musical had its premier on April 9th, 2016 and so far I've seen it three times.
It is a really amazing production and I have recorded my thoughts, impressions and experiences in a very personal stage report.
If you're interested, please have a look....

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1789 – Preview Performance and Premier Report

On Saturday, April 9th 2016, the curtain went finally up for a musical I have been anticipating ever since it was announced back in 2015…

The name of the musical…“1789 – Bastille no Koibitotachi“, a Toho musical production based on the French original version “1789 – Les armants de la Bastille” that tells a story set at the eve of the beginning of the French revolution and features Dai-chan as Camille Desmoulins, one of the architects of that revolution along with Robespierre and Danton.

The performances are held until May15th in the famous Imperial Theater a.k.a. Teigeki, here in Tokyo and then in Osaka from May 21st – June 5th.

Toho Stage is the biggest musical production company in Japan and for actors who get to perform with Toho in Teigeki and deliver it means the beginning of a long, prosperous and successful career in the musical world.

For that reason I have been super excited about this musical ever since the announcement was made that Dai-chan would play a part in it and, to top it off, in the year of the 10th anniversary of his acting debut!

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red_celtic_rose

Another musical!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daichan's agency has announced that Dai-chan will appear in the musical production of Biohazard a.k.a. Resident Evil this autumn and that he will play alongside the retired top takarazuka actress Reon Yuzuki!!!

I'm incredibly excited!!!


Title:


ミュージカル バイオハザード 〜ヴォイス・オブ・ガイア〜
Musical BIOHAZARD (a.k.a RESIDENT EVIL) ~Voice of Gaia~

Cast:

Reon Yuzuki (retired top star
otokoyaku Takarazuka actress)

Watanabe Daisuke

Hirama Soichi

Yoshino Keigo

Schedules:

30 Sept - 12 Oct 2016 (Akasaka ACT Theater, TOKYO)

11 Nov - 16 Nov, 2016 (Umeda Arts Theater, OSAKA)

Tickets:

S - Seat: 11,500 円
A - Seat: 8000


Composer: Wada Shunsuke
Original Work: CAPCOM - Game BIOHAZARD (JPN) / RESIDENT EVIL (ENG)

For more information, please go here:
Official Website:
http://musical-biohazard.com/


 
 
red_celtic_rose

Hi Minna!

Recently Dai-chan's agency has announced that Dai-chan will appear in another big Toho musicial in January 2017!!!!
He has been casted for the role of Tybalt in Japanese version of the French musical "Romeo et Juliette".
Dai-chan really has become a rising star in the musical world.



Title:
ミュージカル 『ロミオ&ジュリエット』"Musical Romeo & Juliette"

by Toho Stage

Schedules:

Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 14, 2017
Venue : Akasaka ACT Theater (TOKYO)

Feb 22, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017
Venue : Umeda Arts Theater (OSAKA)

Cast:

Romeo : Furukawa Yuuta, Takuro Ono (W cast)

Juliet : Ikuta Erika (Nogizaka46), Kinoshita Harunatsu (W cast)

Benvolio : Baba Tooru, Hiroshi Yazaki (W cast)

Mercutio : Soichi HiramaKensho Ono (W cast)

Tybalt : WATANABE DAISUKE, Hirose Yusuke (W cast)

Tickets:

S-Seat 13,000
A-Seat 9,000
B-Seat 5,000

For detailed information about the production please go here:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://romeo-juliette.com/

If you wish to read a bit more about Dai-chan's character TYBALT, please go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tybalt



 
 
red_celtic_rose

Hello Minna,

I went to see the opening performance of 1789 today and I'm glad to say that Dai-chan has safely received his fan award and the DVD.
I was lucky enough to get permission from Dai-chan's staff to hand this special present to Dai-chan directly instead of giving it to the theater staff as it is the usual procedure.
Dai-chan was really surprised about this special gift and very touched.

Almost thirty countries are represented in the award video and I would like to thank all those of you who participated in this project.
I also want to say a big, big "thank you" to Eszter Andrea Yang-Kiss, the editor in charge.

Thank you so much my dear. Without you the video would never have turned out as beautiful as it did!
My gratitude also goes to Miza Cross who created a really beautiful cover for the DVD. Thank you so much Miza and bless you for your wonderful artwork!

The award video is available on Youtube here:

In some countries the video might not be available due to copyright restrictions.
In case you can't watch the video on Youtube, you can download it here:


https://mega.nz/#!GM9w3Bab!54-q8qzgiNcT4slwCOetUUHE5RkVq9OyNUaITKZuvGM

And last, but not least, here are a few pictures of the award/message DVD set:

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red_celtic_rose
31 March 2016 @ 01:41 am


Hi Minna!

As some of you might already know, Mao's dad, Masanori, posted a brief update regarding Mao on his instagram.
He didn't go into much detail - for privacy reasons I suppose - but what he said should be enough to make all of Mao's fans, including myself, who are concerned about their darling Mao's wellbeing feel at ease.

This is what Masanori-san wrote:

もうかれこれ1年くらい会っていない
I haven't seen this guy for almost a year...


二男から~久々の連絡あり(´▽`)ノ
After quite a while my second son finally contacted me.

元気で頑張っている様子で何より!!
Most importantly, he is healthy and doing his best!!

いまだに応援頂いてる皆様……
To everyone who is still supporting him....

有り難う御座います(^_-)-☆
Thank you!

本人、遠い地で~自身のやりたい
That guy is determined to make it on his own in the far-away country

ことを元気で頑張っているようです(^_-)-☆
He seems to be high-spirited and woking hard. 


source & credit: Masanori Hamao's instagram

Thank you so much Masanori-san for keeping us fans up-to-date and for letting us know that Mao is well and doing his best in New York.
You are a very kind man to ocasionally give us news about Mao, even though it's been two years since his retirement from the entertainment world.
Please continue to give us news until the day Mao returns to Tokyo for good.
Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu...

If you want to have a look at the original post, please follow this link:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BC7aUQcj2nz/

Masanori-san's instagram (public): https://www.instagram.com/masanorihamao/

 
 
red_celtic_rose
23 February 2016 @ 09:45 pm

HELLO MINNA!

TIME FOR ALL OF YOU DAI-CHAN LOVERS TO GET ACTIVE!!!
WHY???
BECAUSE 2016 IS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAI-CHAN'S ACTING DEBUT!
TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR KING AND TO SHOW HIM OUR SUPPORT!!!!

HOW DO WE CELEBRATE DAI-CHAN?
Since last year I have been thinking about making a celebration DVD with messages and wishes from his fans from all over the world.

He will also receive a customized Oscar statue with the DVD, the plate saying "Best Actor Watanabe Daisuke". Since Dai-chan loves movies so much what could be better than awarding him with the "International Fan Oscar", to make him feel special and to show him our love and support?

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
Simple, you can do one of the following:
1. Record a video message in English or Japanese (max. length: 1 minute, video format: .avi)
Group messages are also possible (max. length: 3 minutes, video format: .avi)
If your video message is in English, Japanese subs will be provided!

2. A pic of yourself or some fanart, in case you don’t want to show your face and a nice message to go with it. (Picture orientation: horizontal/landscape because that’s the best orientation for a video)

MESSAGE CONTENT GUIDELINES:
1. Include your name and the name of your country in your message.

2. Any kind of greeting or congratulatory message is fine as long as it is cheerful, encouraging, supporting and shows your love and admiration for Dai-chan.
Tell Dai-chan which of his works you like best.
Tell him which of all the characters he played over the last ten years was your favorite.
Let him know how long you have been his fans and how you first discovered him etc.
Send Dai-chan your wishes for his continued success in his career.

3. Please refrain from asking him about how Mao is doing or about his and Mao’s relationship because it would be inappropriate on this occasion and intrude on Dai-chan’s privacy and it could make him feel uncomfortable and that is the last thing we want, right?
After all, the purpose of this DVD is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dai-chan's acting debut, to make Dai-chan smile and to give him energy.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK EVERY PARTICIPANT TO SUBMIT A "THE WINNER IS..." BANNER ON TOP OF THEIR VIDEO OR PICTURE GREETING.

IT SHOULD CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:
- your country's flag as background
- the following words "World fan award 2016, The Winner is....Watanabe Daisuke, your name (country)"
- the banner should be in horizontal (landscape/panorama) layout

Please find a sample of the "the winner is..." banner below and feel free to enhance your banner with any decorations you like in addition to the required features mentioned above

These banners will appear in the final video together the video messages and picture greetings.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR GREETINGS AND BANNERS:
March 31st 2016, midnight, PST

SEND YOUR MESSAGES AND ANY QUESTIONS TO:
celtic.rose27@gmail.com

I hope that many fans will participate in this DVD project.
Let's show Dai-chan how much we love and support him, even though the majority of us fans is living far away from him!

THANKS MINNA!


credit: copyright belongs to BMI, picture scanned by me



A very plain example of a "the winner is..." banner: