“Fukkatsu Love” (復活LOVE) is one of the best Arashi’s singles. It’s not merely about the song and its story, but also its PV. Released in February 2016, Fukkatsu Love PV and its making made us scream!
In Japan, a train station is not only for those who commuting everyday. It also serves as a meeting place, a shopping arcade, a food court, and a -common- shooting location. Go watch Japanese movies, doramas, anime, or variety shows. They often have scenes set in a train station, if not or in addition to the scene inside the train.
This time we go with a 2013 movie starring Ninomiya Kazunari: Pla-ti-na-Da-ta (of course you have to read it the way Nino said it in the movie). The set is when Ryuhei Kagura being chased by the police. He wandered around Shinagawa Station before he found the place to escape and hide.
I first heard about Tomonoura (鞆の浦) when I came across an article about places that become inspiration for Ghibli movies. Anyone who watched Ponyo might recognize the scenery. The place looks soooooo beautiful in picture, so it became my must-visit list in Japan. Last Autumn, I finally had a chance to witness the beauty of this port town.
Yay for another requested filming location post! This time is “Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu” which aired in NTV on Spring this year. Katayose Ryota from GENERATION became the lead actor here, and as LDH fans of course we just have to cover the filming location for this dorama! The locations are scattered around on several places such as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Saitama. If you have plan to visit these locations, we suggest to focus on the one in Yokohama.
We know…. We covers filming location for “Bambino~~!” way too extensive. We have our own reasons: 1) it’s the first JE’s drama that got us into the fandom, and 2) at that time we just got our chef/cooking uniform so we kinda tried to imitate Bambino, lol.
This time we direct you to the dump site that appear quite often on the drama. It’s the place where Jun got beaten up because he messed up the soup.
We finally made it to Fukuoka! And of course we went around Hakata as if we’re Bambino!. One thing we found about this city, or Fukuoka in general, is that you may lost in bridges. Seriously, this area has sooooo…. many bridges. No wonder, for Bambino itself, there are at least three bridges that was filmed in the dorama.
Most of JE idol’s PV were shot inside a studio, so when they finally shot something outside it means there’s something special about the place. For example this certain filming location we visited recently, where Hey!Say!JUMP shot their “Asu e no Yell” PV (they shot it inside the building though….).