Matsuda will play the role of Lady Gion (Gion no Nyougo), an expert in song and dance entertainment, who watches over Kiyomori in his early childhood days. Afterwards, she changes her name and appears as the singing teacher who consults Kiyomori and Emperor Shirakawa.
“I want to do my best to play the wonderful role of Lady Gion,” commented Seiko. Meanwhile, producer Tomoaki Iso stated, “Arguing the influential characters on equal terms, the role is essential, as she is a mother-figure for Kiyomori. Matsuda-san is perfect, because she doesn’t lose her radiance.”
“Taira no Kiyomori” starts in January 2011.
Official Drama Site (in Japanese)
“MemorieS ~ Bitter Sweet Pineapple ~”, the third of the Chiaki-produced official cover album series, will be released on 2011/8/24.
It will feature 10 female artists/groups with Tomoyuki Tajiri (of “note native”), cargo, and DATASPEAKER as the sound producer. The selections are releated to the summer.
|2||Lemonade no Natsu||Konomi Fujimura|
|3||Madras Check no Koibito||momo|
|4||Nagisa no Balcony||marina|
|6||Tengoku no Kiss||Haruka Suwa|
|8||Aoi Sangoshō||Mayu Kudō|
|9||Natsu no Tobira||Reina Miyazaki, Rika Mayama, Mirei Hoshina, & Hinata Kashiwagi|
Seiko will be one of the guest performers for a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Quincy Jones.
Quincy Jones featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars and Friends
2011/09/07 (Wed) 8:00pm
2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA
The Brothers Johnson
Paulinho Da Costa
The Quincy Jones Big Band
Gloria Estefan (special guest)
Click here for more information.
Seiko, who celebrated her 30th anniversary as a singer last year, kicked off her summer concert tour “Cherish” on 2011/6/12 at Saitama Super Arena.
This tour mainly consists of the songs from the album “Cherish”, released on 6/1. The opening day had Sayaka Kanda joining her mother.
The tour will have 11 shows at 7 locations until 2011/8/7 at Marine Messe Fukuoka.
Seiko and Sayaka will be the guest hosts for the “All Night Nippon Gold” which will be aired on 6/2.
They have appeared on the television programs together since “The Best Ten 2003″, but this will be the first time on radio. “It’s kind of awkward to be with her in a studio like this”, says Seiko. On the other hand, Sayaka says, “we can talk face to face on the radio, and it’s more like our normal conversation”.