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KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi Threw “Hit By Pitch” On NPB; KAT-TUN to Release New Single!

KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi was selected to throw the ceremonial first pitch of Nippon Professional Baseball.
The opening match was between Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, and was held in Miyagi. Kamenashi, who showed his talented baseball skill in Johnny’s sports meeting, was about to throw a wonderful first pitch against the batter Takeshi Yamazaki. However, it turned out to be a hit by pitch. And Yamazaki who was leaning back suddenly flopped on his back. He lied on the ground with a smile, threw away his bat, and had lime stuck on his back. Later, he bended his arm on Kamenashi’s shoulder and laughed together. Maybe it was a little regret for Kamenashi as well.

Meanwhile, KAT-TUN is going to release a new single “Going!” on May 12. Title song “Going!” is also used as the theme song of “Going! Sports&News”, a TV program where Kamenashi working as a baseball special newscaster. All three editions, including limited edition1, limited edition2 and normal edition will be released. In the limited edition 1, a DVD with video clip & footage of “Going!” is attached. In the limited edition 2, two solo songs of Kouki Tanaka and Yuichi Nakamaru respectively, are included as the 2 A-side tracks. And in the normal edition, the 2-A-side track “FALL DOWN” can be found.


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KAT-TUN Kamenashi Talks About Backstage of Best Artist 2009

‘Best Artist 2009’, a gorgeous singing program summarizing the most active artists of the year, was aired a few days ago. KAT-TUN and ‘Shuji and Akira/修二と彰’ performed in the program and it seemed some secret episodes happened…


‘I attended Best Artist 2009 a few days ago! Shuji-kun (referring to himself as Shuji in drama series “Nobuta wo Produce”) sang a song! When Akira-kun (Yamapi in Nobuta…) and I mistaken the timing of the turn, and got ready to end the song, ♪music began again ♪the music started (tears). We are good amigo (friends) but sorry!!!’

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Akanishi Jin Is #1 “Artist You Want As Your Lover”

CDTV’s “Top 10 Artists You Want As Your Lover

1. KAT-TUN – Akanishi Jin
2. KAT-TUN – Kamenashi Kazuya
3. Tohoshinki – Kim Jaejoong
4. News – Yamashita Tomohisa
5. EXILE – Takahiro
6. Kinki-Kids – Domoto Koichi
7. Arashi – Jun Matsumoto
8. L’Arc-en-Ciel – Hyde
9. Yusuke
10. Arashi – Ninomiya Kazunari

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Kamenashi Kazuya Given Guest Role On “Mr. Brain”

It was made known on Tuesday that Kazuya Kamenashi (23) will appear in a guest role in the new TBS drama series “MR.BRAIN” that stars SMAP’s Takuya Kimura (36). It will be the first time the two act together in a project.

Kamenashi expressed his happiness about the opportunity. “I’m really happy to be called upon for my senpai’s drama. On the set, I’m quite nervous but having fun. I’m grateful towards Kimura-kun.” He also explained, “I couldn’t have imagined acting together with Kimura-kun. I have to work hard and do my best.”

Kimura was also positive. “I was really happy to hear that Kamenashi was coming in. I hope that he enjoys this view of the world.” He then added in a compliment, “And above all, Kamenashi looks good in whatever he wears.”

The series, which premieres on May 23, features Kimura as a neuroscientist who helps solve cases for the National Police Agency. Kamenashi will appear in the third episode (June 6), playing the role of a young elite doctor of a university hospital where a murder takes place.

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Some 2009 Jdramas to look for & watch

Kami no Shizuku (神の雫)
NTV, Tuesday 10:00pm, premieres January 13
The popular manga “Kami no Shizuku,” created by Tadashi Agi, comes to life in this live-action adaptation. KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi takes the lead as a young man whose father, a world-famous wine critic, suddenly dies. His father leaves behind a wine collection worth a fortune, but in order to obtain it, he must solve a challenge left by his father to find 13 wines. However, he has no real experience with wine, and his rival is his adopted brother, who happens to also be a prominent wine critic.

Other Cast: Seiichi Tanabe, Riisa Naka, Naho Toda, Nozomi Sasaki
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Q.E.D. (Q.E.D. 証明終了)
NHK, Thursday 8:00pm, premieres January 8
This show is based on Motohiro Kato’s detective manga “Q.E.D. ~Shomei Shuryo~.” Kana Mizuhara (played by Morning Musume’s Ai Takahashi) is a cheerful and energetic high schooler. One day, a boy named So Toma (Aoi Nakamura) transfers into her class, but it turns out that he’s a genius who graduated from a prestigious American university at the age of 15, leading Kana to wonder why he’s attending her school. One day, the pair come across a murder scene, and they end up becoming a crime-solving team, along with Kana’s policeman father (Ken Ishiguro).

Other Cast: Koichiro Tomioka
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Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 (必殺仕事人2009)
TV Asahi, Friday 9:00pm, premieres January 9
This show marks the return of the jidaigeki series “Hissatsu Shigotonin,” which has had several seasons between the 1970s and the 1990s. The franchise came back in 2007 with a one-shot special, but this is its first full season since 1992. Makoto Fujita returns as the protagonist Nakamura Mondo, one of the “shigotonin,” a team of hired assassins. He is joined by Johnny’s stars Noriyuki Higashiyama, Masahiro Matsuoka, and Tadayoshi Okura.

Other Cast: Emi Wakui, Mitsuki Tanimura, Noriko Nakagoshi, Takashi Ukaji, Seiji Fukushi
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Uta no Oniisan (歌のおにいさん)
TV Asahi, Friday 11:15pm, premieres January 16
After a dramatic performance in “Maou” last year, Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno turns to comedy in this series about a young man named Kenta, who loses his band and his girlfriend (played by vocalist Chisa of GIRL NEXT DOOR) but somehow winds up as a cast member on a children’s music show. The series also features Yoshino Kimura as the show’s producer and Kanjani8’s Ryuhei Maruyama.

Other Cast: Nana Katase, Masahiko Ono, Risa Sudo, Saori Takizawa
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RESCUE: Tokubetsu Koudo Kyuujotai (RESCUE~特別高度救助隊)
TBS, Saturday 8:00pm, premieres January 24
Similar to Fuji TV’s “Code Blue” last year, “RESCUE” is an action-filled series revolving around people saving lives. Yuichi Nakamaru of KAT-TUN plays the lead as Daichi Kitajima, a young man inspired to become a firefighter after a childhood incident in which he was saved by a rescue squad. Now he is aiming to become part of an elite rescue team, along with several other candidates, including characters played by Takahisa Masuda (NEWS) and Yusuke Yamamoto. To heighten the realism, the show is being produced in collaboration with a real-life rescue squad based in Yokohama.

Other Cast: Hideo Ishiguro, Shunsuke Daito, Yosuke Asari, Jun Kaname, Ryo Ishibashi, Ken Ishiguro, Yui Ichikawa, Yuko Fueki, Aki Nishihara
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