STAND UP! JAPAN – Nico Nico Douga, GyaO to be home for T.M.Revolution’s 9-hour live charity program

A couple weeks ago, musician Nishikawa Takanori (T.M.Revolution) began planning for a charity event at Zepp Tokyo on March 30, but due to circumstances such as the earthquake damage and the scheduled blackouts in the Kanto region, he decided not to hold the event. Instead, he is organizing a live program on the video websites Nico Nico Douga and GyaO!, scheduled to air on April 2.

Titled “Hisaichi ni Yell wo Okurou! Imakoso Tachiagare Nippon! STAND UP! JAPAN,” the program will feature Nishikawa as the main host. Many other artists and celebrities are planning to participate, including SHOGO (175R), Tsuchiya Reo (RAG FAIR), Micro (HOME MADE Kazoku), Ono Mayumi, Tahara Soichiro, Shibata Hidetsugu (Untouchable), Tokito Ami, Muto Keiji, Urahama Alisa, KABA-chan, Shiraishi Miho, Matsuda Miyuki, Yamazaki Yuta, and more.

The program will be broadcast live for a total of 9 hours, lasting from 3:00pm until midnight. Events will include a charity auction and acoustic performances. The money raised will be donated to the earthquake relief efforts through a newly established charity project called STAND UP! JAPAN Chuo Kyodo Bokinkai.

Takanori Nishikawa to be lead in “Okusama wa 18-sai” live-action remake

The shoujo manga series "Okusama wa 18-sai" is getting another television drama adaptation, this time starring 40-year-old musician and actor Takanori Nishikawa also known as T.M.Revolution. His co-star will be young actress Natsuna Watanabe 21. The original manga was written by Miyoko Motomura in 1969-1970, and it was turned into a successful drama series from September 1970 to September 1971 with Tetsuo Ishidate and Yuko Okazaki as the leads. The comedic story tells of a Japanese language teacher who is secretly married to one of his high school students. The new remake is Nishikawas first time starring in a television series. His co-star Watanabe, who shortened her stage name to just Natsuna a couple years ago, recently gained some attention for her nude role in the first live-action "GANTZ" movie. A total of four episodes are planned. The first half-hour episode will air on satellite channel Fuji TV TWO on March 27 at 10:00pm. The remaining episodes have not yet been scheduled for broadcast.