First off, sorry for being a bit MIA over the past couple of months. I ended up getting really bogged down by class work, especially since it was my final quarter. I've graduated now so I'll be trying to get everything back on track again now that I have the free time. So expect some catch up posts for recent news and I will be getting back to the recent comments in the next couple of days.
Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri will be voice actors for the Japanese language version of the upcoming Smurfs movie that will run in Japanese theaters starting from September 9th. This will be Yamada's first time voice acting while Chinen has done voice acting for an anime movie before.
Nikkan Sports article. (Japanese)
You can put me down for one of the people who think there is a good chance we may get a new NYC single from this. Seeing as their tie-in so far has been an anime series for young children a family friendly movie like this would be a good fit with the young image NYC has. But if that's so the single will be released about the same time as the movie in Japan which should be early September so it'll be a while before we'll get an announcement if it will be the case.
I kinda hope it will be the case if just because it will increase the likelihood of being able to get another Hey! Say! JUMP single before the end of the year, which I'm really hoping for.