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Juri Ueno to star in "Naoko" with Haruma Miura
Tue, July 24, 2007

In April, Nikkatsu Corporation announced that a film adaptation of the manga "Naoko" (written by Nobuhiro Sakata and illustrated by Yu Nakahara) was in the works. It was mentioned then that Juri Ueno would play the starring role, but a few more details have been revealed now that filming has begun.

The comic, which was serialized in Big Comic Spirits from 1993 to 2001, tells the story of a gifted young runner named Yusuke Iki. When he was a child, his father died trying to save a girl, Naoko Shinomiya. The two meet again unexpectedly, as Naoko has become a track and field club manager.

Although Haruma Miura will play the central role of Yusuke, Ueno is being billed as the film's lead, taking on the part of the title character. Interestingly, it has been noted that Ueno was herself a member of the track and field club until she entered show business in junior high; this film marks her "return" to the track after seven years.

Other cast members include Tsurube Shofukutei. Director Tomoyuki Furumaya ("Robocon") is helming the pic. The movie is scheduled to open next spring.

Source: Sports Hochi

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Porno Graffiti sings first movie theme for "Naoko"
Sat, October 27, 2007

Popular rock duo Porno Graffiti is handling its first theme song for a movie. Titled "Anata ga Koko ni Itara," it will appear in the Juri Ueno-starring "Naoko," directed by Tomoyuki Furumaya.

"Naoko" is based on the manga of the same name by Nobuhiro Sakata and Yu Nakahara. It tells the story of a talented young runner (Haruma Miura) whose father died trying to save a girl named Naoko Shinomiya (Ueno).

The "Anata ga Koko ni Itara" single is scheduled to go on sale February 14. The movie opens in theaters the same month.

Source: Sports Hochi

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Oricon: promising actors for '08
Wed, January 16, 2008

An Oricon survey asked 800 young people, "which actor do you have high expectations for in 2008?" At the top of the list was 19-year-old Yusuke Yamamoto, who gained popularity last year for his role as Kashiyama in the drama series "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e."

That drama series also helped boost Masaki Okada (#2 in the survey) and Hiro Mizushima (#5). Meanwhile, Haruma Miura and Takeru Sato ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Source: Sankei Sports

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"Gokusen 3" cast revealed
Fri, February 8, 2008

The main student cast for the NTV drama "Gokusen 3" has been revealed. Yuya Takaki (of Hey! Say! JUMP) will play the lead male role, and is joined by Haruma Miura, Hideo Ishiguro, Junta Nakama (B.A.D.), Akito Kiriyama (also of B.A.D.), and Shohei Miura.

Roughly 600 actors applied for the parts, and 300 were selected for an interview and audition.

As previously announced, Yukie Nakama is reprising her role as "Yankumi." The series begins this April.

Source: Sports Hochi

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"Tokyo Tower" dominates Japan Academy Awards
Fri, February 15, 2008

The 31st Japan Academy Awards were held in Tokyo on Friday. "Tokyo Tower," which was nominated in every category it was eligible for, came away with a total of 5 awards, including Best Picture.

The winners were:

* Best Picture: Tokyo Tower
* Best Animated Picture: Tekkon Kinkreet
* Best Director: Joji Matsuoka (Tokyo Tower)
* Best Screenplay: Suzuki Matsuo (Tokyo Tower)
* Best Actor: Hidetaka Yoshioka (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
* Best Actress: Kirin Kiki (Tokyo Tower)
* Best Supporting Actor: Kaoru Kobayashi (Tokyo Tower)
* Best Supporting Actress: Masako Motai (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
* Best Music: Michiru Oshima (Bizan)
* Best Cinematography: Takahiro Tsutai (Bizan)
* Best Lighting Direction: Yoshitake Hikita (Bizan)
* Best Art Direction: Kyoko Heya (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
* Best Sound Recording: Hitoshi Tsurumaki (Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi)
* Best Film Editing: Junichi Kikuchi (Soredemo Boku wa Yattenai)
* Best Foreign Language Film: Letters From Iwo Jima

Newcomer Awards were given to Eiji Wentz, Kento Hayashi, Haruma Miura, Yui Aragaki, Yayako Uchida, Kaho, and Kie Kitano.

The Popularity Awards went to "Kisaragi" and Yui Aragaki.

Source: Japan Academy Awards

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Haruma Miura in Yuzu PV
Tue, April 1, 2008

Young actor Haruma Miura has collaborated with folk duo Yuzu on the music video for "Umaku Ienai," a song from their "WONDERFUL WORLD" album that goes on sale April 16.

In February, Miura proclaimed that he was a big fan of Yuzu during a television appearance. When the duo found out, they made Miura an offer through director Natsuki Imai, who previously worked with the actor in last year's movie "Koizora." Imai also served as the director for this PV, assisted by other "Koizora" staff members.

The music video casts Miura as a musician who decides to leave his hometown in pursuit of his dreams, painfully separating himself from his girlfriend, played by Kaoru Hirata. One of the video's highlights is Miura performing a solo version of Yuzu's "Eikou no Kakehashi" in front of the duo.

Source: Sports Hochi

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Oricon: top 18-year-olds for 2008
Wed, April 23, 2008

Oricon recently conducted a survey asking which of the celebrities turning 20 seem likely to have a successful year. The research firm asked the same question about those turning 18 (between April 2, 2008 and April 1, 2009), and the #1 answer by a wide margin was figure skater Mao Asada.

The rest of the top ten choices consisted of actors, actresses, and two Hey! Say! JUMP members. In order, the list included Kie Kitano, Haruma Miura, Saki Fukuda, Yuya Yagira, Kanata Hongo, Hikaru Yaotome, Mitsuki Tanimura, Kei Inoo, and Kento Hayashi (tied with Inoo for #9).

Source: Oricon

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"Koizora" moves to the small screen
Wed, May 21, 2008

TBS has announced that it is producing a television drama based on "Koizora," the mobile phone novel that became a hit movie last year. The film starred Yui Aragaki and Haruma Miura, and both saw their popularity rise after the movie took in 3.9 billion yen from more than 3.1 million admissions.

The drama will feature an entirely new cast, with auditions being held for both Aragaki's and Miura's roles. Producers are said to be seeking unknown actors, particularly a girl who can be cultivated into becoming "the next Gakky (a nickname for Aragaki)." The cast is expected to be finalized by mid-June so that filming can begin for a summer broadcast. TBS will be airing the drama in its recently revamped Saturday 8:00pm time slot, which currently is the home of the baseball drama "ROOKIES."

Although the cast will be new, the production team is being carried over from the film, giving them another shot at the story. The team includes Natsuki Imai as director, Mutsuki Watanabe as screenwriter, and Shin Kono doing music.

Source: Sankei Sports

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Pretty Girl? Now SEGA's New Arcade Image Character Is A Pretty Boy
Wed, August 6, 2008

The new SEGA arcade "image character" has begun his SEGA arcade image character duties! Aren't you excited? I'm excited. (You should be excited.) To review, previous image characters include MEGUMI, Yuko Ogura (twice!) and Satomi Ishihara. The new SEGA arcade image character is Jpop boy band singer Haruma Miura (pictured), breaking the string of females before him. As SEGA's image character, his face will be plastered all over SEGA's domestic arcades, perhaps enticing more females to venture inside. Says Miura:

Being photographed while gaming is a first for me. Initially, I was nervous, but gradually I relaxed and forgot all about that and just enjoyed the game. This isn't just work, it's also play... I don't really know what's best for me to do, but personally, I want everyone to know how much I enjoy game centers so they can see the appeal — especially now [in this heat], game centers are refreshingly cool.

Seems like a nice enough kid, even if he's misguided in his choice of coats. Hit the jump for another shot of Miura.

That bullet is aimed right for your heart, ladies.

Source: Arcade

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Haruma Miura to star in "Bloody Monday"
Wed, August 20, 2008

Rising teen actor Haruma Miura will take on his first starring role in a television drama series. This fall, TBS is airing an action/suspense series called "Bloody Monday," loosely based on a manga by Ryo Ryumon.

Miura plays a genius hacker facing off against a terrorist organization. Michiko Kichise is the female lead as one of the terrorists. Takeru Sato and Hisashi Yoshizawa have also been cast in the series. The show will be getting tie-ins with tech companies Microsoft and Yahoo! Japan.

"Bloody Monday" has been lined up for the 7:56pm time slot on Saturday nights, starting on October 11.


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Haruma Miura joins "Crows Zero II" as Oguri's rival
Tue, August 26, 2008

Up-and-coming actor Haruma Miura has landed another major role: he has been cast in the upcoming "Crows ZERO" sequel (directed by Takashi Miike). He will play the part of protagonist Genji Takaya's (Shun Oguri) greatest opponent.

Officially confirmed in May, the movie is set months after the first "Crows ZERO." Miura plays Tatusya Mito, the leader of Housen Gakuen, the rival school of Genji's Suzuran. RIZE drummer Nobuaki Kaneko is also appearing in the film playing the third-year Housen student Narumi, an original character for the film.

"Crows ZERO 2" is scheduled for a 2009 release.

Source: Sankei Sports

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"Galileo" gets SP on same day as film's release
Fri, August 22, 2008

Fans of the drama series "Galileo" have one more thing to look forward to. Anticipation is already high for the "Yougisha x no Kenshin" movie, opening in theaters on October 4. Now, Fuji TV is turning it into a double dose: a one-shot special titled "Galileo: Episode Zero" will be aired on the same day as the film's release.

The special is set 3 years prior to the drama series, with the story being related to a murder case that was partly referenced in the original show. Detective Kusanagi (Kazuki Kitamura) is looking to solve a murder mystery, and he gets back in touch with his former badminton teammate, the brilliant professor Manabu Yukawa (Masaharu Fukuyama).

The special will also portray an incident from Yukawa's college days. Popular teen actor Haruma Miura plays the young Yukawa.

Other cast members include Masami Nagasawa as a student lab assistant and Karina as a mysterious woman tied to the murder case. Fuji TV will broadcast the drama at 9:00pm on October 4.

Source: Sankei Sports

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Narimiya to lead terrorists in "Bloody Monday"
Wed, September 10, 2008

Actor Hiroki Narimiya has been added to the cast of the TBS drama series "Bloody Monday," based on a suspense manga by Ryo Ryumon. The show stars Haruma Miura as a hacker fighting a terrorist organization, and Narimiya will be playing the head of the terrorists.

Narimiya has also been cast in the Fuji TV drama series "Innocent Love," which stars Maki Horikita. In contrast to his role in "Bloody Monday," he portrays a naive man who is unable to open up his heart to the one he loves.

"Bloody Monday" will air Sunday nights, starting on October 11. "Innocent Love" will be broadcast on Monday nights.

Source: Nikkan Sports

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New band flumpool does "Bloody Monday" music
Fri, September 19, 2008

TBS has chosen a fairly unknown band to provide the theme song for its upcoming Saturday night drama series, "Bloody Monday." The four-man Osaka-based group flumpool will be lending their 2nd digital single, titled "Over the rain ~Hikari no Hashi~."

flumpool made their major label debut with "Hana ni Nare," being used in a commercial for LISMO. That song is being released as a digital single on October 1. "Over the rain" will follow on November 5.

"Bloody Monday," which stars Haruma Miura as a hacker fighting terrorists, premieres on October 11.

Source: Sponichi Annex

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