Drama Series ‘Do Not Say Mystery’ Starring Masaki Suda Comes to Blu-ray and DVD, Trailer Released
14.June.2022 | MOVIE
The Pony Canyon YouTube channel has revealed a new trailer for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the drama series Do Not Say Mystery, scheduled for August 3, 2022.
Viewership for the series, which aired in January 2022, broke the all-time record for a commercially broadcast TV drama series and became a hot topic for months after. The DVD and Blu-ray releases will include plenty of extras, including Masaki Suda’s birthday event, round table discussions, and more.
The drama was based on Yumi Tamura’s manga series of the same name, serialized in Monthly Flowers magazine since 2017. In the story, Kunou Totonou, a perceptive college student who is often forced to think his way out of dangerous situations, is questioned by police after he is suspected of killing his classmate.
Do Not Say Mystery Blu-ray Box
Release Date: August 3, 2022
Price: ¥31,020 (Tax Included)
Do Not Say Mystery DVD Box
Release Date: August 3, 2022
Price: ¥29,260 (Tax Included)
Drama Official Site: https://www.fujitv.co.jp/mystery/
New Mister Donut Collaboration with Gion Tsujiri Inspires TV Ad Starring Masaki Suda
29.March.2022 | FOOD
Mister Donut is teaming up with Gion Tsujiri, a traditional green tea maker in Uji, Kyoto, for some tasty new treats starting March 25 for a limited time. Four new items will be available until the end of April. To celebrate the new collaboration, a new TV commercial starring actor Masaki Suda has started airing nationwide.
Fresh Pon de Uji Green Tea
Fresh Pon de Uji Green Tea with Brown Sugar Syrup
Uji Hojicha Warabimochi
Uji Hojicha Mochi with Whipped Cream
In the new ad, Suga is seen in a manly kimono with one of the new products in hand. Remaking on the soft and chewy texture of the new items–which are kneaded with Gion Tsujiri’s Uji Green Tea–Suda slowly falls in love with Mister Donut and commands viewers to do the same. How could you not?
Which of these new items look the best?
――How do you feel about the Fresh Pon de Uji Green Tea and the Fresh Pon de Uji Green Tea with Brown Sugar Syrup?
“They’re so crazy delicious. Each of them are so moist and smell so yummy, and the topping…I mean, that’s everyone’s favorite, right?”
――Speaking of toppings, what are some of your favorites?
“I love garlic and green onion on just about everything. Cheese is also my go-to. Condiments are everything.”
――How about the Warabimochi and the Whipped Cream Mochi?
“I can’t get enough of them. I’d definitely buy them myself. They aren’t too bitter, and I could really enjoy the rich aroma of the hojicha. It’s honestly amazing that Mister Donut can come out with these creative new items so often. This isn’t like memorizing lines in a play or following a formula. It must take so much work.”
――Do you prefer matcha or hojicha?
“That’s really tough. (laugh) I like both. I love the flavor of matcha but I think hojicha has flavors that aren’t as common. I find myself eating a lot of chocolate, drinking lattes, or grabbing hojicha more often.”
――How did it feel to shoot the Mister Donut commercial in a kimono?
“It was so lightweight, it felt great. The stylist told me that it was entirely made of silk. I typically only wear kimono during rehearsals or things like that, but I’d love to wear something like this during a festival. Someday.”
――The new commercial will begin airing during graduation season. Is there anything you’d like to ‘graduate’ this year since it’s the last year in your 20s?
“That’s true, I am almost 30. I hadn’t thought about it! In my job, everyone is so polite to me, and I have the habit of leaving things up to other people. I need to be more personally responsible. For example, if I have to be somewhere for a meeting in the morning, I always get up at the last minute. Why don’t I get up 10 minutes earlier, you know? I need to be better.”
――What would you like to tell those who are coming of age this year? Do you have anything to say to students and working adults who will start new grades and jobs in the spring?
“As you grow older, you have less and less to do outside of work. I’m really impressed by people who do something consistently during their free time. I thought I should have done something like that back when I was a teenager, so I tried saving ¥500 coins last year. It was hard to do, even though it was something so small. After a year, I had saved up about ¥40,000 and I felt satisfied, so I stopped. But doing something each day outside of work is important.”
misdo meets Gion Tsujiri Vol.1
Available: March 25 – End of April
Where to Buy: Participating Mister Donut Stores Nationwide
Official Site: http://www.duskin.co.jp
Masaki Suda Appears in MIKIMOTO’s Global Campaign, New Visual and Short Film Released
16.December.2021 | FASHION
MIKIMOTO has released new imagery and a new short film of actor Masaki Suda wearing the brand’s new jewelry collection ‘PASSIONOIR.’ A making-of video has also been uploaded to YouTube, and it’s hard not to want all of these incredible pieces.
The Making of ‘PASSIONOIR’
The new styling visuals and short movie capture the passion put into the project by Masaki Suda, who is constantly accepting new challenges as an actor. Bringing his unique energy to the collection, new items were released sequentially on December 9, 10, 13, and 14. Over the past six consecutive weeks, a new video has been uploaded by MIKIMOTO highlighting the luxury brand’s new items.
‘PASSIONOIR’ is a combination of the words ‘passion’ and ‘black,’ and black pearls are the centerpiece of the new release. Mixing the innocent beauty of pearls with jet-black power, these pieces are sure to add style to any ensemble.
Utakata-Uta by RADWIMPS feat.Suda Masaki Music Video to Premier on Youtube
12.August.2021 | MUSIC
The music video for Utakata-Uta (RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki),theme song for the blockbuster movie It’s a Flickering Life, will be released on YouTube at 22:00 on August 13, 2021.
The video was directed by Suda Masaki and produced by Yamada Kento, who has worked with RADWIMPS multiple times in the past.
You can set a reminder to watch the video as it premiers on the RADWIMPS official YouTube channel.
Utakata-Uta / Official Music Video on YouTube Premier
The Utakata-Uta is the first RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki tag-team production, garnering widespread attention from fans and media. The video features Suda Masaki and Noda Yojiro, who play Gou and Terashin in It’s A Flickering Life. Their characters work in the same movie studio and discuss their dreams for the future.
The project started upon the completion of filming, when Noda Yojiro gave the demo to film producer Yamada Yōji as a heartfelt gift.
While it wasn’t written as a theme song, the producer was so impressed by the demo that he designated the song as the movie’s official theme song, saying “The song connects the past and present, reality and fiction, even reaching heaven. I was convinced that having Suda and Noda, who played Gou and Terashin, singing it would complete the film.”
Noda was full of love and respect for the movie, commenting that “When Mr. Shimura died, I wanted to leave something like a lingering scent and weave things such as the emotions that we had felt throughout the lyrics. Even if the world we build is purely a sound, that sound is something that will last forever.”
The song is full of nostalgic melodies and impressive singing from both Noda Yojiro and Suda Masaki, while the lyrics overlap with the feelings and situations of their characters, Gou and Terashin.
New RADWIMPS feat. Suda Masaki Track ‘Utakata Uta’ Coming to Streaming Services
06.August.2021 | MUSIC
‘Utakata Uta,’ the theme song for the new movie God of Cinema, will be available on various streaming services at midnight on August 6, 2021, including iTunes and RecoChoku! Performed by rock band RADWIMPS and featuring Suda Masaki of Kamen Rider fame, it’s a mellow track which is sure to stir up plenty of emotion.
The evocative CD jacket was shot by Miko Okada, an award-winning photographer from Iwate Prefecture. Art Director Ryosuke Miyashita was inspired to collaborate with her after seeing a series of her photographs titled ‘CELL,’ inspired by the lights she saw coming from apartments and homes from a train window. In the same vein, the cover art was based on the abstract concept of how people spend their evenings in different ways, giving a nostalgic and warm feel. The song does the same, making the listener ponder how many different lives intersect and come together.
As announced by RADWIMPS front man Yojiro Noda on August 2, Suda Masaki will also be performing with RADWIMPS at the upcoming FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ‘21 on August 20, 2021. This will mark the first time ‘Utakata Uta’ will be performed in front of a live audience, so look forward to it!
Streaming Release Date: August 6, 2021
Streaming Link: https://lnk.to/RadMSUU
RADWIMPS Official Site: http://radwimps.jp/
FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL
August 20, 2021, Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture
God of Cinema
Release Date: August 6, 2021
Official Site: https://movies.shochiku.co.jp/kinema-kamisama
Masaki Suda Appears in New Mister Donut Japan Commercial
31.March.2021 | FOOD
Japanese actor and singer Masaki Suda appeared in a new commercial for Mister Donut which hit Japan last week. The name of the commercial translates to “there’s always something good inside the box.”
On January 27, 2020, Mister Donut celebrated its 50th anniversary. The doughnut chain boasts around 960 stores in Japan. In their latest commercial, they promote the joy of opening a box of their doughnuts when ordering takeout.
Mister Donuts Commercial
Initial Broadcast: March 25, 2021 (Japan)
Stand by Me Doraemon 2’s Main Theme Artists Masaki Suda and Huwie Ishizaki Feature in Oggi Magazine
Shogakukan released the January 2021 issue of the women’s fashion magazine Oggi on November 27, 2020.
Vocals: Masaki Suda / Lyrics & Composition: Huwie Ishizaki
The 3D CG anime film Stand by Me Doraemon 2 was released in Japan on November 20, 2020. Japanese actor and singer Masaki Suda who sings the film’s main theme features in the January 2021 issue of the women’s fashion magazine Oggi in a talk with Huwie Ishizaki who wrote and composed the song.
Ishizaki has worked with Suda on numerous occasions, including writing songs for him, which is what led to him calling Suda on board once more.
“Once again, Nobita shows in this film just how hopeless he really is,” Suda explains. “But seeing him try his hardest like that, desperate and trying to protect someone really just gives you courage. Of course, Huwie was the first person I thought of when going to sing about something like that.”
About a year has passed since Suda made the request to Ishizaki who had been sending him lyrics and melodies during that time. This is a film centred on the marriage between Nobita and Shizuka, and so the main theme was written as a wedding song with frank and honest lyrics.
Their facial expressions and poses are a must-see
“I worked on a song with Suda on his album ‘LOVE,’ and he also let me cover his song ‘Ito’ before. With this song, I wanted to create something that expresses bonds. A story of two people. A word that made sense to me was ‘rainbow,’ something that suspends these feelings between people. Rainbow was the only choice.”
The full talk goes into detail about how Suda and Ishizaki met, their mutual respect for each other, and more. There’s also a series of photos the two of them took together while having fun with an instant camera.
Stand by Me Doraemon 2 is being shown at Toho theatres across Japan.
To see more of Suda and Ishizaki, you’ll need to pick up a copy of Oggi’s January 2021 edition, now on sale in Japan.
Oggi – January 2021 Issue
Released: November 27, 2020
Oggi Official Website: https://oggi.jp/
Masaki Suda Releases Video Teaser of Exclusive Tour Performance and More
04.December.2019 | MUSIC
Following the release of his album LOVE on July 10, 2019, Masaki Suda toured from city to city with the final stop being Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on September 6, 2019, for a premium live performance for a limited audience.
If you’re a fan who missed out on tickets then you’re in luck: On Christmas Day this year, Masaki Suda will release a DVD and blu-ray of his premium live performance and more exclusive footage. Suda recently unveiled a teaser of the DVD and blu-ray on YouTube:
Masaki Suda LIVE TOUR 2019 “LOVE” @Zepp DiverCity TOKYO 2019.09.06 Teaser
The DVD is packed with all 19 songs performed that day including Suda’s top hits Machigai Sagashi and Sayonara Elegy and even the jaw-dropping moment where Kento Yamazaki, the actor for L from the Death Note live-action series, stepped on stage to commemorate 10 years of Masaki Suda’s acting career. The Zepp live performance was the last of five concerts that were held in four cities in Japan. Out of the approximate 200,000 fans who scrabbled for tickets for the premium live performance which marked the end of the tour, a mere 10,000 fans were chosen.
The Limited Pressing Edition includes not only a DVD and blu-ray of of the performances, but even comes with a large photo book packed with photos that have never been seen before. The Limited Pressing Edition is currently available to purchase from numerous websites but be quick if you want one because they are in limited supply.
There is also a number of bonus goods you can get your hands on and some special designs that you don’t want to miss out on.
Masaki Suda LIVE TOUR 2019 “LOVE”＠Zepp DiverCity TOKYO 2019.09.06 DVD and Blu-Ray
Release: December 25, 2019
◆ Limited Pressing Edition (DVD＋BD)
Contains: Large Photo Book ＋ DVD ＋ BD
Price: ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
Catalog No.: ESBL-2585~7
≪Photo Book Contents≫
A luxurious collection of unreleased photos taken from rehearsals and main performances
◆DVD Regular Edition
Contains: Tall Case, 3-Sided Case and DVD
*The three-sided case comes in First-Press finish only.
Price: ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Catalog No.: ESBL-2588
Contains:3-Sided Case and Blu-Ray Disc
*The three-sided case comes in First-Press finish only.
Price: ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
Catalog No.: ESXL-169
Here is a list of free bonus merchandise that is included if you purchase LIVE TOUR 2019 “LOVE”＠Zepp DiverCity TOKYO 2019.09.06. from certain websites and shops:
■ Sony Music Shop: Original Sticker
■ HMV (Includes HMV & BOOKS Online, some branches not included): Original Poster Calendar (B2)
■TSUTAYA RECORDS* and TSUTAYA Online Shop**: Original A5 Clear File
*Some branches not included
** Clear file only available when reserved on the online shop in advance.
■WonderGOO/ Shinseido* and Shinseido WonderGOO Online: Original Postcard
*Some branches not included
■Amazon.co.jp: Original Tote Bag (Bag Size Excluding Strap: Approximately 260mm X 330mm, Strap Size: Approximately 25mm × 280mm)
■ Rakuten Books: Original Pouch
■ List of shops and online stores which offer an Original B2 Poster: https://sudamasaki-music.com/shoplist/191225/
Masaki Suda Music Official Website: Fhttps://sudamasaki-music.com/
Visuals Release For Tatsushi Ōmori-Directed Film ‘Tarō no Baka no Baka’
27.June.2019 | MOVIE
Tarō no Baka (“Taro the Fool”) is an upcoming film directed by Tatsushi Ōmori (Everyday A Good Day; Setoutsumi; The Ravine of Goodbye) set for release in Japan on September 6, 2019. The film stars YOSHI, Masaki Suda and Taiga who play Taro, Eji and Sugio respectively. New scenes from the film have just been released to the public.
Taro (YOSHI) is a nameless individual who is at the height of youth and puberty. He claims that people with no name go by the name Taro. He isn’t in the family register and hasn’t been to school even once.
Taro meets high school students Eji (Masaki Suda) and Sugio (Taiga), two more nobodies, with whom he lives out his days wild and uninhibited. But after the three of them get their hands on a single pistol, they are forced to the reality of their individual lives which they have until then averted their eyes from.
Six shots of six different scenes were released, including one with Taro messing around with the gun with Eji, another where the three characters get revenge on their enemy Yoshioka (Eita Okuno) with violence, and another where we see Yoko (Sasha Ueda) playing the piano after school, someone who Sugio has a secret affection for.
Taro does not care for societal rules or morals – he lives and moves on impulse and instinct. While he may have his troubles and worries, when he is together with Eji and Sugio, his heart is freed from those things.
Tarō no Baka is told like an allegory and is laced with a realism and thrill that will make viewers forget they are watching something fictional. Tatsushi Ōmori has been writing original scripts for 20 years, so excitement continues to grow for his latest release.
©️2019 “Tarō no Baka” Production Committee
Tarō no Baka
Release Date: September 6, 2019
Director/Writer/Editor: Tatsushi Ōmori
Cast: YOSHI, Masaki Suda, Taiga, Eita Okuno, Sasha Ueda, Ellie Toyota, Jun Kunimura
Official Website: http://www.taro-baka.jp/
Japanese musician Masaki Suda announced on his “All Night Nippon” radio show that he will premiere and host a talk on Clover, the first ever short film he has directed, on July 10. The film is to be included on First Press Limited Edition copies of his new album LOVE which will be released on the same day.
The film uses the album track Clover as its main theme which was written and composed by Huwie Ishizaki. It stars Japanese actor Taiga and is littered with messages covered in Suda’s album laced into a 47-minute original story which took half a year to film from its conception.
Masaki Suda “LOVE” Special Screening & Talk
Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 17:45 (Scheduled to finish at 19:00)
Venue: TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
Tickets: Available only via TOP COAT LAND
Ticket Window: June 20, 2019 at 12:00 – June 25, 2019 at 23:59
Ticket Winners: TBA via Masaki Suda’s official website on June 28, 2019 at 15:00
“Clover” Short Film
Cast: Taiga, Shugo Nagashima, Huwie Ishizaki, Masaki Suda
Director/Producer: Masaki Suda
Co-Director: Kento Yamada
Costume Design: Daisuke Iga
Theme Song: Clover by Masaki Suda (Written/Composed by Huwie Ishizaki)
Release Date: July 10, 2019
Limited Pressing Edition (CD+Photo Book): ¥5,000 (Before Tax) [ESCL-5248-9]
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥3,611 (Before Tax) [ESCL-5250-1]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥2,963 (Before Tax) [ESCL-5252]
Masaki Suda Official Website: https://sudamasaki-music.com/
Masaki Suda Releases New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ Written & Produced by Kenshi Yonezu
14.May.2019 | MUSIC
Masaki Suda just released his new song Machigai Sagashi digitally on May 14, 2019.
The CD cover for the digital single has also been released.
Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced the track. The song is used as the main theme song for the Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji TV drama series Perfect World.
The song and the drama series have enjoyed huge popularity on Japanese social media with related words having trended on Twitter.
Masaki Suda’s New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ to be Released Digitally on May 14
24.April.2019 | MUSIC
It was announced on Masaki Suda’s All Night Nippon on April 22 that Masaki Suda’s long-awaited new song Machigai Sagashi will be released digitally on May 14.
Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced the track. He appeared as a guest alongside Suda on the television program where both artists spoke about the track. The song was also played in full for the first time.
The song is being used as the main theme for the ongoing Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji TV drama series Perfect World which began airing on April 16.
Both the series and song have received huge attention in Japan where they have been trending on Twitter.
Masaki Suda’s New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ to Feature as TV Drama ‘Perfect World’ Theme Song
04.April.2019 | MUSIC
It has been announced that Masaki Suda’s new song Machigai Sagashi will be used as the theme song for the upcoming Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji TV drama series Perfect World.
Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced the track. Suda received a director offer from the drama’s produced who expressed his desire to be used as the theme song.
Perfect World is a romance drama that follows the story of Itsuki Ayukawa (Tori Matsuzaka), an architect who injured his spinal cord playing basketball when he was 20-years-old. He meets Tsugumi Kawana (Mizuki Yamamoto) once again who graduated from the same high school as him. Their lives change as they begin to develop feelings for each other.
The theme song will debut on the first episode of the series which is set to air on April 16, 2019.
Masaki Suda released the following statement: “Firstly, Tori Matsuzaka is in the same profession as me. He’s always been close by. If I stop to think about it it must be close to 10 years? When I meet with him now I greet him like family. If we’re apart we only come into contact with each other when working on something as junior and senior. I’m singing a song for a drama series starring somebody like that. What’s more is Kenshi Yonezu is making the song. Honestly, I didn’t know how to begin preparing for something like that. I felt a little sick. I was wrong to think that something as wonderful as this could never happen. I hope that Perfect World leaves an impression on people and can give them strength, even if just a little. This is obvious, but I will of course sing the song with everything I have. I ask for your kind support.”
Tori Matsuzaka also commented: “The first time I heard [the song], Suda’s feelings for the series really got through in his voice. The lyrics that Yonexu wrote have a lot of references to the emotions felt by trees. I thought the song was perfect that you can easily picture what the drama is about by just letting the song roll. Me and Suda debuted during the same period, so it feels like mysterious chance and fate that we are working on the same series. It’s something I could have never imagined 10 years ago. I want to shoot each scene with care while listening to this song.”