Chinese commercial for Xperia X, featuring Taiwanese model Milla An. The ad highlights the camera phone’s fast autofocus ability. The video is presumably for internet purpose instead of TV media.
Hong Kong based British singer Jill Vidal is making her comeback, six years after her drug scandal in 2009. She was found guilty for drugs possession in Japan but escaped prison time. Her rising showbiz career was badly affected though.
Vidal was only semi-active since the scandal until signing with Warner Music HK in 2015. She released a new single, titled Being Told (被滿足的愛), in May 2016. She went to Seoul to record the song which featured popular Korean rapper San E.
It’s actually a decent song. There’s clear K-pop elements and it sounds different from standard Cantopop, which may be a good thing since Cantopop is going nowhere these days. This could just be the song she needs for a reboot.
Teaser for Japanese movie Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ), in theatres in Japan this summer. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. It’s the 31st instalment in the Godzilla franchise and the third reboot by Toho Pictures.
The Shin is a play of words which can mean a few things. Officially it’s RESURGENCE in English title, some Asian teasers go with TRUE, social media seems to like it as GOD, while I prefer the simpler NEW instead. It all seems to fit though.
Trailer for Japanese film Mohican Comes Home (モヒカン故郷に帰る, Mohican Kokyô ni Kaeru ). Directed and written by Shuichi Okita, it tells the story of rocker reconciling with his father who’s terminally ill.
The movie is made in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of Tokyo Theatres Company. It stars Ryuhei Matsuda, Akira Emoto, Atsuko Maeda, Masako Motai and Yudai Chiba. Premiering in March 2016.
Osamu, Keichi’s father, appears angry but is secretly happy that he’s going to be a grandpa.
The joy doesn’t last long though, as Osamu is soon diagnosed with last-stage cancer. Keichi decides to prolong his stay to look after his old man, and the two learn more about each other in process.
Seems like a typical family drama film; Japanese are very good in this genre though. From the tone in the teaser the movie is probably on the light-comedic side instead of a sad melodrama.
Meet Yuka Kinoshita, a Japanese female competitive eater and online celebrity, whose total video views has just surpassed 100 million on Youtube. This video, in which she tried to eat 100 burgers in November 2014, is her most popular one.