April 7, 2004:
Check out the Kou Shibasaki = Yuki Yubari thread on the new Fandom Forum for information on how Kou Shibasaki almost became Yuki Yubari. Please be patient with me. I'll add more as time goes on. If you have any questions or comments on this subject, please post them to the forum. You don't even need to register to post messages so don't be shy.
April 3, 2004:
Yesterday, I set up the Fandom Forum, a visual message board based on EZBoard technology. You don't need to register or sign in to post and reply to messages. If you have any questions about Kou Shibasaki or simply want to make a comment, you can now do so without any hassels. Check it out.
March 29, 2004:
The Internet is abuzz with speculation on the sighting of an Asian woman who fights with the Bride in the Kill Bill Vol. 2 TV spot. That character is NOT Go Go or Yuki Yubari but Karen Wong of the Wong Sisters. In the final chapter of the draft script, Lisa and Karen Wong are introduced in a flashback. Four years ago, on a trip to assassinate Lisa on order from Bill, the Bride encountered Karen instead in a hotel room. The ensuing fight has the Bride throwing her knife at Karen with the Wong sister catching it on her shotgun. This sequence is shown in the TV spot. Also in both the TV spot and the draft script is this quote from the Bride, "I'm the deadliest woman in the world." Read more about the Bride - Karen Wong fight.
March 3, 2004:
Kou's next TV show is Orange Days. It will air on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) from April to June. More information is available on the Official Orange Days Website.
|January 2004 is a big month for Kou Shibasaki. Her fifth maxi-single came out on January 14 to tie in with the release of Takashi Miike's Japanese horror film, Chakushin Ari, which premiered on January 17. Considering that Takashi Miike is the director of Audition and Ichi the Killer, films with cult followings even in the West, many fans have extremely high expectations. The English title is "You've Got a Call" and the premise is that people receive mysterious calls from three days in the future. These calls from the future are sent by their future selves (complete with their own voices) warning them of imminent death. The joke's over when the phone messages come true. Miike has said this will be his "last horror film."|