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18 March 2017 @ 07:49 pm
The website of the new KamePi drama "Boku, Unmei no Hito desu" has been updated and here's the translation of the Story section.

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I actually translated the chart section too but I gave up editing the text to the picture--it takes a lot of time, sorry! Also, I don't know the kanji readings yet either for the characters names of the rest of the cast. For those who are curious, the text is here. It's not really visually appealing to read though ^^''

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krissy ~ クリスピー
Code Blue finally gets its new season this July after 7 years. The story follows this lapse as well. Articles and other news coverage can be found in the comm but here's a translation of the new content in FujiTV's official site.

All you need to know about Code Blue and what to watch out for in this new installment.

(For the cast portion, I only had time to translate Yamapi's. I'll try to add the others if I have extra time. Amateur trans, feel free to correct me if something's off)

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Current Music: HANABI
krissy ~ クリスピー
03 December 2016 @ 12:24 am
Translated from Jweb, the usual drill, amateur trans, no reposting online. Super rushed translation, the earliest I could have done it... I've actually seen some photos on twitter already but I couldn't reupload photos right now and well, in a few hours the pics will be all over the net anyway! Must read though in the report is Yamapi's participation ;)

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krissy ~ クリスピー
03 September 2016 @ 09:11 pm
20th Anniversary✧

It has passed a bit but,

The other day September 1 was the 20th anniversary おねがいラブラブ

Congratulatory feelings are loaded in this cooked sekihan*!

It's customary you know. (laughs)

[picture of the sekihan with a note on a flag that says: 2016.09.01 Congratulations on your 20th anniversary!! Oniichan!! From mama & rina pi hime po]

20th anniversary! How amazing~

It's practically your life doing it I think,

absolutely admirable.

Also, more than anything, I have many thanks to everyone who keeps on supporting.

Since I think it's a job you cannot do if the people surrounding you, the people who you influence come to dislike you.

Blessed with people✧

That's good.

Truly. May you continue working for a long time in the future.

I'll support you in the shadows (^-^)

I wonder if I too will be able to find something to be proud of (; ;) (laughs)


*sekihan - red rice (beans and mochi) for auspicious occasions

Rina's original blog entry (ameba locked)
krissy ~ クリスピー
15 August 2016 @ 11:56 pm
Kobe 8/8 and Shizuoka 8/11 Report

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krissy ~ クリスピー
26 June 2016 @ 04:56 am
Wonderful report from Oricon that is a must-read. The usual warning: amateur translation.

Yamashita Tomohisa live report: choosing the "thorny road" for 10 years, aim the solo noble idol

Yamashita Tomohisa is currently on tour, his first in 2 and a half years called "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA THE BEST LIVE TOUR 2016 FUTURE FANTASY". This is a report on the June 16 performance at Tokyo Kokusai Forum. Nostalgic Johnny's Jr era videos and a number of hit songs, futhermore, Yamashita attempted to challenge new things. It's been 20 years since he got admitted in Johnny's Jimusho, 10 years since his solo debut. Withrawing from the group, choosing the solo artist route, now, what kind of condition will be seen of Yamashita on stage?

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krissy ~ クリスピー
08 June 2016 @ 02:14 pm
Quick translation from Jweb. That being said, no reposting online. And since this is quick, please excuse my mistakes, I'm just excited lol (and still have a lot of work to do)

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Tour starts tomorrow and the selling of goods will start at noon so pictures of the goods will be out around that time :)

Edit: Also starting tomorrow (6/9) Johnny's shop will have Yamapi's photos - off shots of the tour goods and pamphlet
krissy ~ クリスピー
02 November 2015 @ 07:15 am
Filmed last Friday (so many sighting reports lol), Oricon article today on this Friday's Kiss Movie part 2 on Pkiss.

SMAP Katori, directs Yamapi starring "Kiss Movie" in an unexpectedly strict manner

In the November 6 broadcast of Fuji TV's "Yamapi no Kiss Eigo" (Every Friday at late night 0:55) where singer actor Yamashita Tomohisa is the host, "dai senpai" Katori Shingo of SMAP appears. He tried to be a director of the 30 sec "Kiss Movie" starring Yamashita and a beautiful foreigner. After working with Yamashita in a drama, a song, in varieties, also managing his concert, what kind of production will Katori make now?

This is the 2nd kiss movie plan. The direction of the 2 people is within a time limit of 30 minutes for filming, followed immediately by editing to complete the "kiss movie" showdown. Judgment is done by the lead Yamashita. This time, Katori's showdown is against model and talent IVAN.

Theme is "I like you." Director Katori rushes to Odaiba in Tokyo, chooses a cafe's corner for the drama setting. Yamashita and his female foreigner partner faces each other at the corner of the cafe, made to sit and made to say lines for a couple of times. Katori's direction gradually gets tinged with passion as he repeatedly corrects Yamashita, "become kids!", "ah! after all that's cool, I wonder if that should be kept down a little.." Katori's theme for this seems to be filming Yamashita's crumbling state. "Once more!" Katori's strict voice in directing resonates in the location.

On the other hand, IVAN starts filming with the setting by the shore. Having a hidden conclusion, upon reaching it, a surprising production comes out. The location is in Odaiba where tourists come and go, so when popular people suddenly appear, students on a field trip shout with delight "yabai! yabai!", "kawaii!"

"In directing, the atmosphere is different, isn't it." Yamashita said. In the editing style too, they each have their individuality. Katori talks about how even after filiming, he's still so into the editing, "I can't stop myself." IVAN meanwhile admits that his work was "Like my own experience." Which camp will get through?

In this "30 sec Kiss Movie championship", viewers may also apply their own 30 sec "kiss movie". The theme is "love." The best work will be bestowed a "Yamapi award."

Apply for the "30 sec Kiss Movie championship" at http://www.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/yamapkiss/index.html

krissy ~ クリスピー
01 September 2015 @ 09:23 pm

Today is anniversary day✧

Since mama wanted to cook sekihan (red rice*) she prepared the day before.





19th anniversary is amazing.
When you started you were just a child that's why, for me it's very shocking, something fresh and dazzling.
At that time, I thought such endeavor is impossible, but looking over,
There is only one person I'll always respect.

Also, more than anything, for everyone supporting him, this is a day of gratitude. 😍

A special day✧


*sekihan - red rice (beans and mochi) for auspicious occasions

Rina's original blog entry
krissy ~ クリスピー
22 June 2015 @ 06:49 am
Partially translated the Yamapi article from the Josei Seven June 25 issue. I skipped the first part which was about Algernon and his role. The usual disclaimer, amateur translation.

Yamashita Tomohisa, SNS is intriguing, "I don't have such confidence"

When asked what he wants to do for the second half of the year...

"I also want to put my strength in music activities. There were various things last year that I was not able to do a concert. But this year, I want to do it. I want to recover everything." He said with a stern face.

"The fans fill me with love at no cost and I'm truly grateful for that. I go through the fan letters, I also check SNS. Because I'm really curious, I check every now and then. (lol)"

But Yamashita-san is seen as someone who is confident with himself...

"Because I'm not a rockstar, I don't have such confidence. The one who shows that confidence to me are my fans. That's why I think I don't want to end my self-satisfaction. I want to constantly match the level of satisfaction between me and my fans."

Yamashita reached 30 years old last April. "No matter how old I become I'm an idol! Me, I always bother the fans so for them to stick with that kind of me, I really am grateful. And for the sake of those fans, I need to continue as an idol." is what like he says to himself in assent.
krissy ~ クリスピー
10 weeks quickly flew past. It's always sad to say goodbye to something so good. But even with all the painful feeling and tears this drama caused us, it leaves us with a light feeling and lessons to live by.

Episode 10 (Final)

As Sakuto inspects Rio, the talk is how she hasn't woken up for entirely 2 days. Kokubo wonders if she completely shut off already but Sakuto tells him it's not yet too late and leaves Rio to the doctor as he exits the room somehow not feeling well.

Haruka storms into Hachisuka's office demanding why the researchers are all out on a break, they should be doing today the experiment of ALG alpha on a rat. Algernon 2? Hachisuka asks her. Just one Algernon in this world is enough. That's what Sakuto told me. Even if we try ALG beta, in the end, it will go back to before that's why it isn't significant.

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My Friday nights will never be the same but now, I will be able to take a breather during the weekend from watching over and over each episode trying to understand it :P I'll have more time now to concentrate on my Japanese class. And right on time, I have a lot of assignments to do this week lol but see you in 2 weeks for the Gyoten drama special!!!

Aikyodesho!!! (^-^)v
krissy ~ クリスピー
It's coming to an end :( everything just gets deeper and heavier... Each and every character in this drama is significant. They have distinct personalities, why they act that way. Basically just boils down to how well this is written. I don't know how will this end...so that makes me anxious and scared too. But for sure, even if this drama ends, it will leave us great memories and lessons to live by.

Episode 9

Hiyama and Shikauchi fights, more like killing each other. The other boys just watch while Yanagawa continues to monitor the stock market. Once Shikauchi was pushed to glass causing it to shatter, he picks up a fragment, ready to kill Hiyama when Takebe finally arrives. Instead of reprimanding them, he instigates them instead, why don't you do it?? The two boys finally calm down. Takebe furious at them on the other hand.

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Episode 10 story

From the official site:

In order to save Rio (Tanimura Mizuki), Sakuto (Yamashita Tomohisa) who said "If this intelligence will not be used for the sake of saving someone then my and Algernon's existence will be meaningless" forms a team with Sugino (Kaai Gamon), Kokubo (Kikuchi Fuma) and others. Knowing this, Yanagawa (Kubota Masataka) and Hiyama (Kudo Asuka) hopes. However, Haruka (Kuriyama Chiaki) whose heart wants to save Sakuto, raises a petition to Hachisuka (Ishimaru Kanji) to instantly find a coping method. But without Sakuto in the research team, Hachisuka couldn't hide his feeling of difficulty and being in a binge. At that time, Sakuto's mother Madoka (Kusakari Tamiyo) visits Sakuto. Madoka who has been asked by Haruka to persuade Sakuto, what will she tell him?

In another day, Rio's father Kawaguchi (Nakahara Takeo) arrives at Hachisuka's research center with documents and reports criminal complaint against Hachisuka. Under the pretext of developing a specific medicine for Rio's illness but with the failure in the desired outcome, the crime of misappropriation of the enormous fund from Kawaguchi's company for the research is established. However, if Sakuto is able to save Rio, the ALG developed by the research team will be considered that it saved Rio and the complaint will be withdrawn. Kawaguchi announces this to Hachisuka. At that time also, Sakuto visits Takebe...
krissy ~ クリスピー
04 June 2015 @ 09:01 pm
Yamapi battles a psychopath! "the climax is when he challenges to face him"

Lifted from the Sanspo article.

The drama special starring Yamashita Tomohisa (30) "Scientist of the Heart, Narumi Saku's Challenge II" (temporary title) will air within the July 1 broadcast of the NTV show "The! Sekai Gyoten News" (Wednesday 9pm) 4 Hr Special.

Similar to the program which introduces shocking videos from all over the world, the motif of this original drama is to show various bizarre cases.

Yamashita is the cool genius psychologist Narumi Saku. Because of his mind-control skill, he freely operates a person's heart. He will confront a "puzzling male"

Yamashita who already played Narumi Saku in last year's October SP gave highlights. "Last time, Narumi Saku had kindness but this time, he directly confronts a psychopath. The climax is when he faces the challenge not just by words."

Also starring are Yamamoto Mizuki (23), Natsuna (26), Tanaka Kei (30), and others. Yamashita's Junior, Kis-My-Ft2's Nikaido Takashi (24) will first co-star with him as well.

*as tweeted by his official account, Asari Yousuke is also included in the 2nd Gyoten drama SP.
krissy ~ クリスピー
It was quite a revelation to me how much Haruka loves Sakuto. Well, she was the one who said it the last episode but I didn't know until this one it's that deep. Like in the sense of being selfish and not caring about others anymore. Well, that is actually typical Haruka attitude isn't it? How in the start she did everything for Hachisuka. Now, it's all for Sakuto.

Anyway, one of my favorite moments in this episode is actually the Sakuto/Yanagawa scene T__T

Episode 8

Sakuto and Haruka wakes up happily next to each other.

Rio's in the hospital. Kawaguchi wonders if this is retribution for him. He relates to Mai that there are lots of incurable diseases but they provide funding to the researches who has a lot of patients inflicted with that disease like cancer or cerebral infarction. He didn't expect this would happen to his daughter. That the researcher that he raised would not pull through in the end. Now he's confused. A knock on the door interrupts him.

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2 more episodes left. At this point, they call this the last chapter already.


Episode 9 story

From the official site:

One morning, worried over Rio's (Tanimura Mizuki) sickness, Hiyama (Kudo Asuka) ends up fighting with Shikauchi (Katsuya). Knowing that Hiyama is ill-tempered, Yanagawa (Kubota Masataka) covers for Hiyama but exasperated Shikauchi whose agitation couldn't calm down yells "I'll beat you to death!" Takebe (Hagiwara Masato) comes to talk to them, "This is worthless... If you're doing it then do it!" Seeing Takebe's attitude, the two calms down.
That night, Takebe arrives at the dining room where his employees are taking a break. He quietly opens up his past...

After hearing from Hachisuka (Ishimaru Kanji) about the now recognized side-effect of ALG on Algernon, Sakuto (Yamashita Tomohisa) returned to the laboratory. In a room, Sakuto sees the video of him pre-operation that was shown in the academic assembly. That's where Haruka (Kuriyama Chiaki) sees Sakuto looking for him.
Facing his research team, Hachisuka explains their countermeasure from here on. That is, Sakuto and Hachisuka will pile up the disputes. From the result, they will put up a hypothesis and that will be the basis on how they will defend against the regression, strengthening and improving ALG. Hearing the hypothesis, Kokubo (Kikuchi Fuma) and Haruka get worried about Sakuto. Hachisuka who was told by Sakuto "I don't know how much time I have left," immediately starts to work on instructions. That hypothesis is...
krissy ~ クリスピー
23 May 2015 @ 11:32 pm
Beautiful episode! From Yamapi who Nojima-san refers to as fairy like to the lines being said to the execution of the scenes. Just beautiful.

Episode 7

Sakuto takes the stage at the academic assembly. He talks about intelligence and how Hachisuka manufactured a medicine called ALG for this. Hachisuka watches him proudly. Sakuto now is included in Hachisuka's team continuing the research to be able to apply ALG to everyone. Once possible then it could change the world's future. For example, no one will be left out anymore in school, there will be no more offensive or uncivilized people. There will be no more discrimination and war but a peaceful society, in the future it will be a reality. Sakuto also adds in English that he will accept questions from those who don't speak Japanese later.

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krissy ~ クリスピー
I already said my comments at the comm but yeah, a really painful episode T__T painful but such a wonderful story and awesome portrayal. It's hard to initially understand now what Sakuto is saying, being a genius and all. Me being a student lol It took me time to finish this XD prepare your hearts!!

Episode 6

Sakuto is seen sleeping with Rio. He removes his hand from Rio's and leans on his back.

Haruka meanwhile recalls Sakuto seeing what happened between her and Hachisuka as she studies Sakuto's data. She was then summoned to Hachisuka's office.

In Hachisuka's office, Sakuto was there as well. Hachisuka tells her that Sakuto wants to meet his mother and inform her that his operation was successful. Haruka starts to object but Sakuto just says he doesn't know his mother's address and when he asks Takebe, he tells Sakuto it's better to forget about his mother. Sakuto is sure that when his mother sees the Sakuto now she will be pleased.

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Episode 7 story

From the official site:

Hachisuka (Ishimaru Kanji) presented Sakuto (Yamashita Tomohisa) at the academic assembly for his advance intelligence through the medicine "ALG". If this is administered to common people, it addresses that there will be no more things such as discrimination or war but a peaceful society. In the midst of the applause, Sakuto discovers among the audience the figure of his dead father Hisato (Ishida Issei) and becomes dumbfounded. Why was Hisato there?
Before long, going back to the waiting room, with Kokubo's (Kikuchi Fuma) guidance, his younger sister Karen (Iitoyo Marie) who he haven't met for years is there. Karen who's overwhelmed in meeting again was just told bluntly and coldly by Sakuto to leave. Personally seeing that attitude, Haruka (Kuriyama Chiaki) reflexively slaps Sakuto. After that, Haruka just doesn't show up anymore at the research center, disappearing from Sakuto's sight.

On the other hand, knowing that if Rio (Tanimura Mizuki) uses ALG her illness could be cured, Yanagawa (Kubota Masataka) and Hiyama (Kudo Asuka) are delighted. And with that, Mai (Omasa Aya) and everyone thought that Rio and Sakuto's meeting is destiny.
That day too, Hachisuka and Sugino (Kaai Gamon) visited Kawaguchi (Nakahara Takeo) and reported about Rio's medical treatment. About that...?
krissy ~ クリスピー
And it just keeps getting better and better!!! Just like Sakuto's head. But like what Yamapi said in his jweb mail, his heart couldn't keep up with his intellectual growth. Thus, still causing pain to Sakuto.

Episode 5

The tests on Sakuto continue. This time, he runs the maze instead of just walking. He finishes it with no error even exceeding Algernon's record by 5 seconds.

At Dream Flower Service, everyone is busy when the phone rang. Sakuto volunteers to answer it and take the order. The customer is wondering if they have a Suzuran in which Sakuto says they have and also reads its flower language which is "arrival of good fortune". The customer is delighted. Upon the completion of the order, everyone at the delivery center is delighted at Sakuto.

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Episode 6 story

From the official site:

Sakuto (Yamashita Tomohisa) who witnessed the kiss between Haruka (Kuriyama Chiaki) and Hachisuka (Ishimaru Kanji) called Rio (Tanimura Mizuki) and spent the night together.
The next day, Haruka who was called by Hachisuka in his office, matches the awkward face of Sakuto. Hachisuka wants Haruka to tell Sakuto the address of Sakuto's mother Madoka (Kusakari Tamiyo). Thinking "The operation was successful. When she sees myself now, mother will be delighted." Sakuto wants to meet Madoka so he requested Hachisuka. In that case, Haruka said why don't they go together so she can show him around but Sakuto said he's fine alone.

On the other hand, hearing about Sakuto and Rio spending the night together, Yanagawa (Kubota Masataka) and Hiyama (Kudo Asuka) are surprised. Mai (Omasa Aya) who heard about Rio's sickness from her father (Nakahara Takeo), talks to Rio frankly about this. That time, Haruka visits Takebe (Hagiwara Masato) at Dream Flower Service. She came to install a studying device to be used while sleeping at Sakuto's dormitory. Hearing from Haruka that today Sakuto went to see his mother alone, Takebe's expression completely changed. What in the world is Takebe worried about? At that moment, Sakuto rings the intercom at Madoka's house...
krissy ~ クリスピー
Best episode to date!! The script was well-written with superb acting. *sobs* sasuga Nojima-san. Took me some time to understand though the medical parts. Felt like I needed ALG too haha. I wouldn't go into much detail on those parts (^-^)v Hachisuka's way of speaking is annoying as his attitude :P but any story wouldn't be complete without an antagonist right? I love that Sakuto x Haruka scene in her apartment. It's just painful but so beautiful at the same time. Enough of my blab, sorry. Enjoy reading ^^

Episode 4

A young Sakuto is seen lost going through a field. At present, Haruka calls Sakuto back to consciousness after the operation. As the wound from the operation behind his ear is inspected, Sugino checks if the expected transition is normal. Haruka tells Sakuto his operation was successful and asks how is he feeling, Sakuto asks in return if he became smart.

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Episode 5 story

From the official site:

After successfully hitting a homerun, the tests on Sakuto (Yamashita Tomohisa) by Hachisuka (Ishimaru Kanji) continued and the results have steadily made progress. That being said, finally the effects of the operation have appeared. Sakuto who started to recognize becoming smart, felt that the world he has seen is different from what he can see now. Even though he remembers to have special feelings towards Haruka (Kuriyama Chiaki), Sakuto personally still wonders how will he comprehend these feelings, he doesn't understand.
However, at work he doesn't make mistakes, his desire for higher knowledge got stronger. Whenever he has time, Sakuto reads various genres of books like he's rummaging through.

One day, Hachisuka who heard of Sakuto's dream of acquiring a driver's license, presents Sakuto a red sports car. Sakuto wants to go on a drive with Haruka once he gets his driver's license. Haruka smiles at him in consent. With that, Sakuto started to go to a training institute.
Yanagawa (Kubota Masataka) and Hiyama (Kudo Asuka) who are protecting Sakuto couldn't hide anymore their surprise on Sakuto's changes lately. On the other hand, when Rio (Tanimura Mizuki) and Mai (Omasa Aya) asks Sakuto "why do you want to get a license?" Sakuto answers he promised to go on a drive with Haruka. Hearing that, Rio and company....
krissy ~ クリスピー
30 April 2015 @ 10:19 pm
Yamapi / Flowers for Algernon had crank up today. Scriptwriter / supervisor Nojima Shinji was also present. Soooo many online articles that I couldn't keep up and read everything let alone translate XD but I picked up bits & pieces and important quotes. Sharing these. As always, amateur translation. Feel free to point out any mistake. No reposting please.

Nojima Shinji high evaluation for "Algernon" lead star Yamashita Tomohisa, "his representation was one and only"

Actor Yamashita Tomohisa who plays the lead part in the serial drama "Flowers for Algernon" (TBS) reached its all-up (all filming coming to a close) this April 30, supervising director and scriptwriter Nojima Shinji came running to the location. Before the all-up, Nojima accepted interviews. "His representation felt one and only, having that pure effect, I acknowledge that you won't easily see such type of actor." he affixes his seal of approval to Yamashita's acting ability.

"In what we call dependent constitution, I say that I am a 'Type B' kind of actor like the types of Ishida Issei, Kubota Masataka, and more. But Yamashita's the type of actor who is truly different from someone who's limited to exerting great effort feeling the struggles. His approach includes a technical part and he delivers his role with no limit on his facial expression, the way he laughs, the tone of his voice, his stance and techniques." Nojima appraised. Furthermore, "In not wanting to cause unpleasant thoughts to the people watching, at the last line while groping, without intentionally overacting, the result is, you see pureness. Such purity and healing effect is shown in the drama." He said satisfied of the quality.

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Flowers for Yamashita Tomohisa. Nojima Shinji comes running to the "Algernon" crank-up

"In the dramas that I've done until now, this had the longest filming period, more than anything, the role also included great hardships. I've poured everything I have learned in my 30 years of living experience. Through this work, I was able to learn a lot of things." Yamashita shows a replenished facial expression.

As Yamashita's favorite line in the drama - "People always approach a choice whether to move forward or to remain as is" he says, "Just like Sakuto who chooses to go forward, I'd like to steadily move forward that if there are 2 choices, I'll do the more difficult choice to be able to live a life with a strong spirit." He pledged with such growth.


The drama is just at its 4th episode tomorrow yet I can't help but feel various emotions because of crank up. Sad that filming is over but so proud of this drama, Yamapi and everyone who's part of it. I know I've said it a lot of times already how everything about this project is like a dream come true for me but Yamapi x Nojima Shinji is truly the best of the best in my heart. Thanks for this great opportunity, a wonderful project. It couldn't have been any better to end this way.

Anyway, crank-up will be featured in various shows on TBS tomorrow, Algernon day!

PS. Yamapi... From "Mankind's Miracle" (2013) to being "Fairy-like" (2015) XD LOL
krissy ~ クリスピー
Scans courtesy of watchful21 and kyara :) thank you as always!

Episode Highlights from TV Pia (right-click for a bigger image)
No reposting please.

Decided not to post highlights from other TV mags I've seen through twitter because it already spoils the plot too much, especially for Episode 6 (ノ∀\*) Wish I hadn't read it actually. Episode 4 story from the official site has also been added to the previous post or here.

As for filming update meanwhile, the drama is now on its final episode (episode 10). The boys of Dream Flower Service (not the main cast) had their all up last Sunday, April 26. Monday meanwhile, April 27 was the all up of Hachisuka (Ishimaru Kanji). Yesterday, Yamapi was seen filming at Kokugakuin.