Tokyograph: Morning Musume’s Niigaki Risa cast in ninth “Twilight File” omnibus

An audition announcement has revealed that Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa (22) is set to appear in a movie tentatively titled ‘Bad Days Reason,’ part of the omnibus ‘Twilight File IX.’ Specific details about the film are not yet known, but shooting is scheduled to start in fall 2011, presumably for a 2012 release. […] …

Tokyograph: Kuroki Meisa cast as heroine in “Andalucia: Megami no Houfuku”

Actress Kuroki Meisa (22) has picked up another heroine role in a major motion picture. After co-starring with Kimura Takuya (38) in last year’s hit movie “Space Battleship Yamato,” she will now be joining Oda Yuji (43) in “Andalucia: Megami no Houfuku,” the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster “Amalfi: Megami no Hoshu.” […] (Via Tokyograph.) …

Takaka Uehara returns to the big screen

SPEED member Takako Uehara (28) has been given her first starring role in a movie. She will headline the cast of “Koitanibashi: La Vallee de l’amour,” directed by Koichi Goto, set for release this summer. As an actress, Uehara won a Japan Academy Prize Rookie of the Year award for her role in the 1999 …

Wallpaper: Yui Aragaki for Tokyo Metro (New Year 2011)

The latest wallpaper for Tokyo Heart featuring Yui Aragaki is to celebrate the new year 2011. (And here we thought with the end of 2010 we were seeing the last of Gakky’s wallpapers for Tokyo Metro’s Tokyo Heart campaign. Oh, it’s good to be wrong.) Download the wallpaper here. (Via 壁紙fan!)