Koyama will be appearing on several shows to promote his upcoming drama:
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KEIICHIRO (4 Oct)
Koyama updated that he was filming a scene and the gym and included a picture of his water bottle.
Masuda Takahisa no Marumaru (4 Oct)
“Masuda Takahisa’s black hair”
Apparently this is top in the requests sent in. He asked if him with black hair is strange, and how there have been lots of comments, like he looks younger, fresh, or mature. It’s as varied as how people can ask if he gained or lost weight just a day apart. He himself thinks this is the most mature looking hair he’s ever had, though he might return to a childish hairstyle soon.
NEWS Ring (4 Oct)
It was Shige’s turn to update this week.
He wrote about the start of his play, and how at the 5th day he was starting to get used to it. He also share a picture of flowers that Koyama sent for the play.
He said that he was glad that people seemed to be liking the play and asked those planning to come to look forward to it.
KEIICHIRO (5 Oct)
Koyama updated about filming again and how Nakayama Yuma is going to be a guest in the 2nd episode. He posted a picture of his dressing room door.
KEIICHIRO (6 Oct)
Koyama wrote about how was working with Shige that day and how they’re both working hard on their play and drama.
Koyama said that he’s updating jweb to countdown to the drama, asking everyone to keep coming to check out the filming site from his POV. He included a picture of his and Shige’s dressing room from from NEWS na Futari.
KEIICHIRO (7 Oct)
Koyama updated about how he’s been filming since morning, for a scene on Itsuki’s deduction. He also shared a photo of the bento box he had for lunch, saying how he was torn between whether or not to choose salmon or mackerel, but decided on salmon in the end.
KEIICHIRO (8 Oct)
Koyama updated about filming outside for his drama, including a picture of his chair with a script for the 3rd episode and his character’s glasses placed on the seat.
The Japan Jeans Association released, on 2nd October, the Best Jeanist list for 2017. Massu ranked in 6th for the Male Celebrity category. (Source)
Clips of “Green Mile”, and a short interview done with Shige for the play was shown on the 2nd October episode of Bibitto. Hayashi announcer, who used to cover the food delivery segment with Shige, was going on maternity leave the following day and the interview was apparently her last assignment before going on leave. Shige shared that he bulked up so he could look more convincing as his part of a prison officer, but people have been telling him he grew fat. He intends to work hard for the following mile with this physique though. By the way, the announcer gained 20 kilos over 6 months. He also spoke of how Taichi-kun surprised him by sending energy drinks for everyone over to the rehearsals without saying anything to Shige before that. They joked that there probably won’t be any supply left in the Akasaka area (where TBS is) for a short while (Source 1 2).
According to a report from a fan who went to the filming for The Shonen Club Premium, Koyama apparently said to the fans that various things are in motion, and asked them to be patient and wait. (Source)
7 Oct also marked 6 years since NEWS became 4. Here’s looking forward to more great years ahead!