Also on the random, (and this is largely only of interest to geeks who follow actors who have done Ultraman series), I present the Earth No Mat, an electronic liquid mosquito catcher. (The picture has a high Inscrutability Quotient.) This came to my attention only because both Tsuruno Takeshi (Asuka/Dyna) and Nishina Masaki (Ryuu) did a commercial for it. Nishina apparently was in it with both his parents. To which I scratch my head and say, "electronic liquid mosquito catcher?"
Happy Ultraman Day, and happy birthday Sho-man. I intend to have at least one appropriate post in honor of the occasion, if I can stop getting distracted by sweet potatoes and mosquitoes.
Edit: Sidetracked again. More on the "what have they been up to", Uchino Kenta (Teppei) was in the movie Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru along with Igarashi Shunji. Also in the movie was fellow D-Boy Nakamura Yuuichi. Both Nakamura and Uchino were on Kamen Rider Den'ou, though Uchino did a guest part before Nakamura's character started appearing on the show. Now I stop clicking links and go back to writing thoughts.
Oh yeah, and Sahashi Toshihiko (the composer for Mebius, among others) did the music for the D-Boys stage show "Out of Order", which both Igarashi and Nakamura appeared in, as well as the D-Boys Stage 1. Small world syndrome.
Oh my word, 'scuse me while I spaz: There's a Wangan Midnight movie!!! I must see this!! *spaz*