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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku reveal title of their new single + sub-titles for nationwide tour

    September 8, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku has revealed that their new single, scheduled for release on November 20th, will be titled "Mikakunin Chuugakusei X". They have also announced the sub-titles for their upcoming nationwide tour 'Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku Autumn Defstar COMECOME Tour 2013 ~Deluxe・Jam・Jamboree・Neo~'.  The tour will kick off on September 22nd at Zepp Namba and will wrap up on November 17th at Zepp Fukuoka for a total of 10 shows

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  • "Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi" to get animated this summer

    March 21, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    It's been revealed that Sugita Kei's manga "Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi" will be turned into a TV anime series, and will start airing this summer. It is said that this manga is his interpretation of classic Japanese poetry. Director Kasai Kenichi will serve as the series director, and is known for other series such as "Aoi Hana" and "BAKUMAN". Writing the script composition is Konparu Tomoko ("Glass no Kamen", "Kimi ni Todoke", and "NANA

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 4th~6th

    November 7, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_202098" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Will he find 'that woman'? ("Kasha" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a Saturday full of mysteries and monsters. Friday was a fairly normal day in terms of ratings. As expected, "Sengyou Shufu Tantei" (TBS) was able to recover from last week's blow and at least gained 0.8%

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  • Former Momoiro Clover member Hayami Akari to appear on new comedy show

    September 15, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    It has just been revealed that former Momoiro Clover member Hayami Akari will appear as a regular on the upcoming TV Tokyo comedy program "Urero☆Mikakunin Shoujo"! "Urero☆Mikakunin Shoujo" is a situational comedy, starring Gekidan Hitori, BAKARHYTHM, and TOKYO03. Hayami will play a clerk named Akari, who works part time at an office for Kawashima (Gekidan Hitori). Since retiring from the idol group Momoiro Clover (now Momoiro Clover Z), Hayam

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  • Eikura Nana and Okada Masaki appear at Montreal World Film Festival for 'Antoki no Inochi'

    August 22, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    tokyohive previously reported that Eikura Nana and Okada Masaki's newest movie, 'Antoki no Inochi', would be exhibited at the 35th Montreal World Film Festival. On August 19th, they made an appearance at the prestigious film festival where they held a stage greeting. Eikura and Okada both greeted everyone in French by saying, "We are very pleased to be at the historic Montreal World Film Festival", which drew  applause from the 1,400 peopl

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi is confused about his popularity in Shanghai

    June 12, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_160285" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Center: Tsumabuki Satoshi"][/caption] Starting on the 12th, the “2011 Shanghai – Japan Movie Week” took place in Shanghai, China to introduce 11 of Japan’s hit movies to the nation. The following 11 movies will be shown throughout the week: Byakuyako (Into the White Night), Akunin, Kaabee (KABEI – Our Mother), Saigo no Chushingura (THE LAST RONIN), Runway Beat, Okan no Y

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  • "Kokuhaku" and "Akunin" dominate the 34th Japan Academy Awards

    February 19, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    Today it was the time to hand out Japan's biggest movie awards at the "34th Japan Academy Awards" (aka "Japan Academy Prize"), and two well-known movies continued to dominate their competition. Nakashima Tetsuya's "Kokuhaku" (Confession) and Lee Sang-il's "Akunin" (Villain) have both won a lot of awards already and their streak continued at the Academy Awards. "Kokuhaku" took a total of four awards home, including "Picture of the Year" and "

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  • 2011 Elan D'or Award Results

    February 3, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    The "2011 Elan D'or Award" is an award given to the most active and most promising new actors in the industry. As usual there have been 6 winners in the main category, "Rookie of the Year", including the actors Mukai Osamu, Kiritani Kenta and Sato Takeru as well as the actresses Matsushita Nao, Kichise Michiko and Mitsushima Hikari. Especially happy were Mukai and Matsushita to receive the award together, as they have been the ones that

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  • MPPAJ announces 2010 box office rankings

    January 28, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    The Motion Pictures Production Association of Japan (MPPAJ) has announced the list of the highest grossing films of 2010. Every year in January, the list is announced, and this year, the announcement took place on January 27th at the Courtyard Marriott Ginza Toushiki Hotel. The list separates domestic releases and foreign films into different categories. Check out the figures below: <Japanese Films> Karigurashi no Arietty -

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  • Winners of the 53rd "Blue Ribbon Awards" announced

    January 25, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Today the winners have been announced for the "53rd Blue Ribbon Awards" where reporters from the 7 major newspapers in Tokyo come together to elect their favorite movies and actors of the year. Both "Akunin" and "Kokuhaku" dominated the nominations this year. In the end Nakashima Tetsuya's "Kokuhaku" (Confession), that has just been announced as one of the 5 nominees for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the upcoming Oscars a few hours ago,

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