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Gal Sone dyes hair black

GalSoneBlackHair Natsuko “Gal” Sone’s October 12 blog entry describes a trip to a salon where her hair was changed from its characteristic blonde color to a more natural hue. The dye job was reported by Ameba news.

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Bald Gal Sone video


Youtube has a video of Natsuko “Gal” Sone being made up to appear bald. (There have not been many recent eating-related Gal Sone videos on youtube.)

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Videos about Natsuko "Gal" Sone's trip to The Netherlands: Part 1 | Part 2
Gal Sone's subtitled appearance on the Cartoon KAT-TUN talk show has been reuploaded: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
JapanToday reports (in English) that Natsuko "Gal" Sone appeared at an event to promote the Japanese release of the DVD of Wall-E

Gluttonous Queen 2009 next weekend

A web page for this year’s Gluttonous Queen contest has been set up on TV Tokyo’s web site. The program will be televised on March 29. Natsuko “Gal” Sone will attempt to regain her title from Hatsuyo “The Witch” Sugawara.


Gal Sone appears in a list of attractive women who could kick you at something manly.

Subtitled Gal Sone / Shirota movie available on Netflix

Hacking Netflix reports that a movie called Gluttonous will be available tomorrow. The Netflix website has the following description for the movie:

Based on a popular Japanese manga, this pair of sidesplitting live action comedies follows the screwball exploits of a host of unconventional participants in the ferociously intense world of competitive eating. While most people try to temper their food intake, these competitors pride themselves on swallowing as much food as they can in the shortest possible time — and keeping it down long enough to win!

Gluttonous is known in Japan as Gourmet Fighter Both Natsuko “Gal” Sone and Nobuyuki “the Giant” Shirota appeared as competitive eaters in Gourmet Fighter. Volume 1 and Volume 2 are included in the Netflix rental.


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Gal Sone stomach expansion quiz show

Video from a quiz show in which the audience guesses how much Gal Sone’s waistline expands after eating a big meal has been uploaded to youtube.

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Competitive eating movies release dates

The Mainichi Shimbun reports that a media event was held to promote the August 9 release of the movie, Kamen Rider Kiva: The King of Hell Castle Natsuko “Gal” Sone, who will play a Medusa character in the movie, appeared with two other actors. Variety of Japan also has an article.

The blog for Dirt Productions reports that principal photography for Nacho Mountain has been completed, although the final contest scene has yet to be filmed. A myspace comment says the final scene will be filmed on August 23. A article about the movie says that the filmmakers hope to release the movie on the internet in January and also play at independent film festivals.


Gal Sone goes to Macau

Takeru Kobayashi is not the only Japanese competitive eater visiting Southeast Asia this week. has a blog entry about Gal Sone’s event at the MGM Grand Macau where she ate 11 Shark Fin Soups, 6 French courses and 10 desserts. Gal Sone will next travel to Thailand. A show about her trip will air on Japanese television on September 16.


“Battle Eating Sushi Gal” video game reports that a game called “Battle Eating Sushi Gal” will debut. Natsuko “Gal” Sone’s name is not mentioned in the article, so she probably does not endorse the game. The game will be free, but might be for cell phones only. No link is provided for online play.


Gal Sone dines with half of “Pink Lady”

Gal Sone’s most recent blog entry reports that her guest for today’s Wednesday morning contest was Keiko Masuda, one of the members of the duo Pink Lady. While Pink Lady had 9 consecutive #1 singles on the Japanese charts from 1976 to 1978, they are best known in the United States for their variety show on NBC in 1980, which is considered one of the least successful series in American television history.

Series DVD
, youtube video of “UFO”


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