Sushi Ōji!(スシ王子!) is an original Japanese television drama series directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko (堤幸彦) with main lead played by Domoto Koichi of KinKi Kids. It aired on Friday nights for a total of 8 episodes, from July 27 - September 14, 2007.
KinKi Kids are a Japanese duo consisting of Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto under the talent agency Johnny & Associates. Although the members share the same surname, the only relation they have to each other is that they both hail from the Kinki region, hence the duo's name. KinKi Kids hold the Guinness World Records for having the most number of consecutive No.1 singles since debut.
Maizu Tsukasa was born to be the 3rd generation successor of his family's Sushi business. But his grandfather and father were killed during a fishing accident. Ten-year-old Tsukasa, who was also on the boat when the tragedy occurred, saw them speared by a giant swordfish. By chance, its eyes met Tsukasa's, leaving him with a phobia regarding fish eyes. Hence, Tsukasa was forced to give up sushi.
Sushi is a Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, usually with some sugar and salt, accompanying a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is "sushi rice", also referred to as shari (しゃり), or sumeshi (酢飯). The term sushi is no longer used in its original context; it literally means "sour-tasting".
Swordfish, also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and can typically be found from near the surface to a depth of 550 m (1,800 ft). They commonly reach 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, and the maximum reported is 4.55 m (14.9 ft) in length and 650 kg (1,430 lb) in weight.
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six months. The affected person goes to great lengths to avoid the situation or object, to a degree greater than the actual danger posed. If the feared object or situation cannot be avoided, the affected person experiences significant distress. With blood or injury phobia, fainting may occur. Agoraphobia is often associated with panic attacks. Usually a person has phobias to a number of objects or situations.
Fifteen years later, Tsukasa, who had taken up on Jinenryū (自然流), a form of martial arts modeled to mimic nature's life-forms, is once again thrown into the world of sushi when he learns that to perfect the Jirenryū is to be able to perfect sushi making (the kneading part) and vice versa. He is entrusted with a scroll on which are the directions to perfect the martial art.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, physical, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
On the way, Tsukasa learns that his mother, who had left him when he was young and whom he had thought was dead, is still alive and being held by a sushi organization which becomes his rival.
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States and thus also in the state of New York. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2014, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.
Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo. As of 1 August 2017, the city had a population of 1,086,012, and is one of Japan's 20 designated cities. The total area of the city is 786.30 square kilometres (303.59 sq mi).
Koichi Domoto is a Japanese idol, singer, singer-songwriter, composer, lyricist, television personality, voice actor and actor. Along with Tsuyoshi Domoto, he is a member of KinKi Kids, which is a Japanese duo under the management of Johnny & Associates.
Tsuyoshi Domoto is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. Along with Koichi Domoto, he is a member of KinKi Kids, which is a Japanese duo under the management of Johnny & Associates and the record holder of Guinness World Records for having the record of the most number of consecutive number-one singles since their debut single.
.hack//Sign is an anime television series directed by Kōichi Mashimo and produced by studio Bee Train and Bandai Visual, that makes up one of the four original storylines of the .hack franchise. Twenty-six original episodes aired in 2002 on TV and three additional bonus episodes were released on DVD as original video animations (OVAs). The series features character design by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, known for his work on Evangelion, and screenplay by Kazunori Itō, who penned the screenplay for the first Ghost in the Shell movie. The score was composed by Yuki Kajiura, marking her second collaboration with Kōichi Mashimo.
"SHOCK" (ショック) is a series of musical works starring Domoto Koichi, who is also in charge of the planning, music, story, and production under Johnny Kitagawa’s direction. SHOCK was originally based on the musical "PLAYZONE '91 SHOCK", and premiered at the Imperial Theater in November 2000 under the title "MILLENNIUM SHOCK". It has been performed at the same theater every year since, with different modifications in the title, cast, plot and programs each year. In 2005, it was revamped entirely as “Endless SHOCK”, which has been its title until now. SHOCK's annual performances are greatly anticipated, and it is dubbed “the stage of which tickets are the hardest to get in Japan” by the media.
Jun Matsumoto , often called by the portmanteau nickname MatsuJun (松潤), is a Japanese singer, actor, radio host, concertmaster, dancer and model. He is a member of the boy band Arashi, and produces Arashi's concerts. He invented the moving stage in 2005 which has been subsequently used by several Asian musical acts. He is best known to Japanese television drama audiences for his portrayal as Tsukasa Dōmyōji in the Hana Yori Dango series, in which he won GQ Japan's Man Of The Year Award under the singer/actor category for his work in the drama.
Summer Snow is a Japanese television drama that was broadcast from July 7 to September 15, 2000, on TBS. It is a love story between a young man who has been forced to grow up too quickly, and a young woman with an activity-restricting ailment. The title refers to marine snow, which the two promise to see together one day. The series comprises eleven episodes.
Wild Life is a Japanese manga series by Masato Fujisaki about a high school juvenile delinquent, Tesshō Iwashiro, working to become a veterinarian. The manga ran from April 18, 2003 to January 23, 2008 in the Shogakukan magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday. The individual chapters have been collected into a total of 27 tankōbon. In 2006, Wild Life received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen.
Tsubasa Imai is a Japanese retired singer, actor and dancer formerly in the Japanese agency Johnny & Associates. He joined Johnny & Associates in 1995 and officially debuted in 2002 in the duo Tackey & Tsubasa with Hideaki Takizawa. They are signed to the record label Avex Trax. Imai released his first solo single, "Backborn", on February 24, 2010.
Yūichi Nakamaru , is a Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, actor, television personality, radio host, and a member of KAT-TUN.
Subaru Shibutani is a retired Japanese idol, singer, actor and lyricist. He is also the main vocalist of Japanese male idol group Kanjani Eight, which debuted with modern enka. Shibutani was already a singer in his own right before the group's debut, immensely popular among Johnny's Jr. fans as the top Kansai Jr. of his time. His image color in the group is red.
Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear is the twelfth movie installment of the Detective Conan manga and anime franchise. The initial screening of the movie was scheduled on April 19, 2008. An OVA, which takes place three years earlier, was released specially for the movie. The OVA was released go Shogakukan on DVD as Magic File # 2.
Virtua Fighter is a 35-episode anime series based on the Virtua Fighter series of video games made by Sega-AM2. Targeted towards children aged 6 to 15 years old, it originally aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 2, 1995 to June 27, 1996. The episodes take place before the first game in the series, and accordingly portray the characters as slightly younger than they are in the games. A video game based on the series, Virtua Fighter Animation, was released in 1996.
Gō Wakabayashi is a Japanese film and television actor from Nagasaki.
Hana Yori Dango Returns is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast on TBS in 2007. It is the sequel to the 2005 Hana Yori Dango TV series, based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers , written by Yoko Kamio, and followed by movie adaptation Hana Yori Dango Final.
Phule's Company is a series of comic military science fiction novels by Robert Asprin, beginning with Phule's Company and ending with Phule's Errand.
Uwasa no Midori-kun!! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gō Ikeyamada. It premiered in Shōjo Comic in December 2006 where it ran until its conclusion in October 2008. The individual chapters were collected and published in ten tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan. Two of its chapters are used in Gō Ikeyamada's Shōnen x Cinderella. The manga is licensed in Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing, in Indonesia by Tiga Lancar Semesta and in France by Kurokawa.
Taichi Kokubun is a Japanese keyboardist and actor. He plays keyboard for Tokio, a Johnny & Associates musical group.
Hiro is a Japanese music producer, associated with production company Digz, inc.. He began producing songs in 2007, beginning with dance group PaniCrew's single "Growing & Leaning." His most successful song is currently Kumi Koda's "Taboo," which reached #1 on Oricon's single charts in 2008. Other high-profile songs of Hiros include Kumi Koda's "Amai Wana," "Universe" and "Your Love," Namie Amuro's "My Love," BoA's "Best Friend" and Koichi Domoto of KinKi Kids' "Lose Control".
"Mystery Virgin" (ミステリー ヴァージン) is the debut solo single of Japanese idol Ryosuke Yamada. It was the singer’s first solo single following his success as a member of the popular Japanese all-male band, Hey! Say! JUMP. The song was produced and written by Vandrythem, Erik Lidbom, and Daichi. It was first solicited to mainstream radio on November 30, 2012 and was available for digital download on December 26, 2012. The song was physically released on January 9, 2013. “Mystery Virgin” was written as the theme song for the fifth season of popular Japanese drama television series, Kindaichi Case Files Neo SP1: Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case which Yamada also played the main role, Hajime Kindaichi.