Sunday, December 13, 2009

Miura Haruma and Sato Takeru will release a DVD

The very busy and extremely popular actors Miura Haruma and Sato Takeru will release a DVD titled 'HT ~N.Y.の中心で、鍋をつつく~ / HT ~N.Y. no Chushin-de Nabe o Tsutsuku~ [lit. 'Eating Japanese Hot Pot (Stew) in the Middle of New York']'. It shows a trip they took to New York which doubled as their summer holiday. Miura Haruma became popular for appearing in the drama/movie 'ごくせん / Gokusen', while Sato Takeru gained fame for his role in the drama/movie 'ROOKIES'. The two became good friends after costarring in the 2008 drama 'ブラッディ・マンデイ / Bloody Monday'. They often enjoy eating 'nabe (鍋; Japanese hot pot or stew)' together, and also compete with each other as rival actors.

In the DVD, the two enjoy their first trip to New York by visiting such places as Central Park and Times Square. The DVD is packed with rare footage of their genuine reactions; fans will get to see them being astonished and excited at every stop. People who watch the DVD will also get to hear their honest thoughts on a variety of subjects as they walk around the streets of New York. Because of their heightened popularity it would have been extremely difficult if they had tried to do the same in Japan.

After enjoying watching a musical in Broadway, they took dance lessons at the Broadway Dance Center with other students. They also seriously attempted to act spontaneously in an unscripted play.

On Brooklyn Bridge the two showed a more mischievous side as they tried to find out if a time-honored Japanese joke actually works. They say to passersby 'Hotta imo ijikuruna', which roughly means 'Don't play with the potatoes you dug up.' But when it's pronounced faster, it sounds more like 'What time is it now?' They became really excited when the New Yorkers actually understood what they were saying.

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