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01 April 2012 @ 05:55 pm
Originally posted by cie_chan at Umika + Saaya Staff Blog Pics
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27 March 2012 @ 11:34 pm

So, I just made a new LJ community for 9nine. The purpose of this community is to have an international site/forum/whatever that will gather 9nine fans. There's nothing much in the community yet but I suggest you join because I'll be posting all the updates to MEMBERS ONLY. I hope 9nine fans out there can help me out in the updates too since it's hard to be a one-man team orz

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    It’s been revealed that actress Kawashima Umika will be starring in the upcoming NHK drama special, “Akko to Bokura ga Ikita Natsu“.

    The drama is based on a non-fiction novel that was released in 2011. It’s story focuses on the bond between a high school baseball team and their manager.

    The team manager Akko (played by Kawashima) loves baseball and has always been the backbone the team. In her second year of high school, in June of 2007, she was diagnosed with cancer. That summer, the team makes their first appearance in the Koshien baseball tournament, and advances into the top 8. With the team’s support, Akko endures the painful cancer treatment, believing that someday she will return to her grounds. However, Akko passes away before her 18th birthday.

    This will be Kawashima’s second time to take a lead role in a drama. As her last year of high school, Kawashima will portray the value and nobility of life, along with the importance of family and friends.

    “Akko to Bokura ga Ikita Natsu” will broadcast on April 14th and the 21st.

    Classmate Irie Saaya is also in the cast list.

    SOURCES: 001, 002
    02 February 2012 @ 09:25 pm
    A tumblog dedicated to Kawashima Umika <3
    04 December 2011 @ 12:28 pm
    In the midst of attempting to bring more Kamiki info to the fandom, I saw this article. Translated from Chinese though.

    2011.05.28 TV Pia Kamiki Ryunosuke & Kawashima Umika (Just their talk portion)

    Umi-tan compliments Kamikkii's tempura
    16 April 2011 @ 08:00 pm

    [click the photo for the link]

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    05 July 2010 @ 11:38 am

    Kawashima Umika's (16) light summer love story "Watashi no Yasashikunai Senpai" will finally open in theaters this month and today some lucky people were already able to see the movie at a premium preview screening.

    Kawashima, comedian Kanada Satoshi (24), actress Kodama Kinuyo (19) and director Yamamoto Hiroshi all attended the special event, wearing beautiful yutakas since it's the Tanabata Festival this week, to greet the audience and to talk about the movie.

    Yamamoto actually is an anime director and it was his first movie with real actors. "You can make an anime on the desk, but for a real movie you have to actually go to the set and use your whole body. Obvious I know, but for me it was a really difficult change. However, I was happy to be blessed with a wonderful staff," he said.

    Kawashima had some difficulties as well. "It's my first romantic comedy. In the beginning I was really stiff and wasn't able to make a funny face at all, but as we continued to film Kanada taught me some really nice face techniques," she laughed and added, "My friends at school even started to tell me that I have plenty of facial expressions now."

    Kanada on the other hand had his problems with the more serious scenes: "There are serious scenes and they were quite difficult for me. The director often got angry with me and had to teach me how to do it right. I got really desperate. Also, we filmed this movie back in October, but it's supposed to be set during midsummer. All we had to wear were jerseys with short sleeves and we even had to apply moisture to look like we are sweating. It was extremely cold for all of us. Kawashima and Kodama really started to hate the fake sweat."

    Kodama had fun filming the movie, but unfortunately her role had some side effects. "There really was a lot of fun at the set, but unfortunately I had to play a gloomier role. Everyone else was in really high spirits when they finished yet another funny scene while I felt lonely and more like an outsider," she looked back.


    And since it's the Tanabata Festival, everyone wrote down their wishes on the tanzaku, long stripes of paper for wishes and poems.

    Yamamoto: "I wish for everyone in this world to live in piece. For the past 2, 3 years I never took the festival seriously and always only wrote down negative things, but today I decided take it more seriously."

    Kodama: "This summer I want to watch the fireworks with someone at my side."

    Kanada made a big deal out of her wish: "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?"

    Kawashima: "I want to go and watch the fireworks wearing a yukata."

    Kanada after hearing Kawashima's wish: "That wish already came true, didn't it!? As for me, I want to be able to go on a date with Umi-tan."
    (laughters among the audience)
    Kawashima countered with a smile: "No way~! That wish will never come true!"


    Finally Kawashima and Kanada talked about the kiss scene they had during the movie.

    Kanada: "We really kissed!!"
    (everyone is laughing)
    Kawashima: "I was strangely nervous in front of that scene. It was my first kiss scene after all, so I continuously thought about how to do it right, even while filming that very scene. However, after having watched the final movie, I'm glad that it turned out into a beautiful scene."

    Yamamoto: "You really didn't stop being tense."

    Kanada: "I was nervous too! It's Kawashima Umika after all. I thought that it might be her first kiss for real, so I started to practice with a pillow a countless of times the day before! I brushed my teeth many times prior to the actual scene and continued to practice wit air kisses at the set. Then it was time for the kiss. We got the OK after one try and I felt like I could finally release all that tension, when suddenly Umika-chan came to me and said, thank you very much. I was so moved and started to cry."

    Kawashima: "It was the first time I saw him crying like that."

    Kanada: "Anyway, just as expected her lips were very soft and fresh. It didn't seem like she had a kiss before."

    Kawashima, however, decided not to reveal whether that was her first kiss or not.
    "That will stay my secret forever! If I talked about that in public, I wouldn't be able to go to school tomorrow," she replied and laughed.

    The movie will open in Japan on July 17th and should be a perfect little movie for the summer holidays, unless you are absolutely jealous of Kanada now.

    Written by: KawaiiJoyuu
    Sources: Cinema Topics, Sanspo
    Please link back when posting those news anywhere else.

    lol hi Andezz. XD
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    06 April 2010 @ 03:36 pm
    Kawashima Umika's 30sec Calpis commercial for 2010. 8DDD
    with her UNKIND SENPAI hohohoh


    click the link and play the video. 8D

    moderators, please help me with the tag/s. thanks!
    29 March 2010 @ 06:24 pm
    For those who haven't seen this YET. 8D