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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 4/18~4/20

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:00 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. NHK is doing well again with their new morning drama 'Hanako to Anne' (starring Yoshitaka Yuriko), which so far exceeds the ratings of the previous asadora 'Gochisousan'. As for the prime time dramas, TV Tokyo maintains being on the same level as the bigger networks with their new Friday drama 'Ma

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  • Sexy Zone to appear on their first TV CM

    February 26, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    Popular group Sexy Zone will make their TV CM debut by appearing in the CM for the smartphone broadcasting station 'NOTTV'.The CM will promote the group's first regular program 'Sexy Zone CHANNEL'. It's first CM, titled 'Scroll-hen' will air starting March 1.  In the program, the boys will challenge themselves to unfamiliar things such as sports and comedy. The CM features a unique side to them with action scenes, as well as scenes of them

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  • Ayaka to provide theme song for Yoshitaka Yuriko's morning drama

    February 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    It's been revealed that Ayaka's new song "Nijiiro" has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming NHK morning drama 'Hanako to Anne' starring Yoshitaka Yuriko.  Ayaka, who says she was overwhelmed by the staff's passion for the drama explained, "I wanted to write a song that would fit closely with the drama. So I worked on it in order to express the worldview that this drama holds." She continued to express, "It would make me happy if people

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  • Additional cast members for Yoshitaka Yuriko's starring NHK morning drama revealed

    September 19, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    On September 18th, Yoshitaka Yuriko and other cast members of NHK's morning drama for 2014 "Hanako to Anne" made appearances at the press conference. "Hanako to Anne" features half of Muraoka Hanako's life who is known as the translator of Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gable". It tells the story of the protagonist Hanako (Yoshitaka), who was born in a poor family in Yamanashi, trying to pursue her dream to be a transl

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko to star in NHK's morning drama next year

    June 26, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    On June 25th, a press conference to announce the production of NHK's morning drama for the first half of 2014, titled "Hanako to Anne", was held, and it was revealed that actress Yoshitaka Yuriko would be the heroine of the drama. This will mark the first NHK morning drama for Yoshitaka to star in.She enthusiastically commented, "At first I wondered if I would be good enough, like if I would be suitable for the face of morning...but I would

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/08~04/14

    April 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294325" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'35 Sai no Koukousei' (NTV)"][/caption] More than a handful of spring dramas have premiered last week. Fuji TV unveiled both of their Tuesday prime time dramas on the same date and both of them began with a mediocre start. Neither 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' - starring Matsushita Nao - nor 'Kasuka na Kanojo' - starring Katori Shingo, were able to impress with great ra

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/01~04/07

    April 9, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    [caption id="attachment_293725" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Most of the spring dramas will finally premiere this or next week. As for the previous week, there were already a couple of premieres of midnight and late-night dramas. 'Detarame Hero' (NTV) - starring Sato Ryuta - aired its first episode on Thursday and recorded a rating of 3.6%, which is somewhat of an

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  • More cast members for NHK's upcoming morning drama "Gochisousan" announced

    February 19, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    On February 18, a press conference to announce the main cast members for NHK's upcoming fall morning drama "Gochisousan" starring Anne, was held at the NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station. As reported earlier, the theme of the drama will be "food", and it will follow a life of the heroine "Uno Meiko" (played by Anne), a gluttonous girl who was born as the daughter of a family that runs a Western-style restaurant in Tokyo. Meiko later marries a

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  • Maeda Atsuko to appear in Katori Shingo's new drama 'Kasuka na Kanojo'

    February 15, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    On February 16th, Fuji TV announced that the former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko will be appearing in their upcoming spring drama 'Kasuka na Kanojo' starring SMAP's Katori Shingo. This drama is going to mark Maeda's first participation in a drama since her graduation from AKB48 and her first role as a teacher. It's also her first time to appear in a Fuji TV 'Tuesday-10' drama. 'Kasuka na Kanojo' is a romantic comedy set at a junior high sc

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/16~01/22

    January 24, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 16th to January 22nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Live While We're Young" - One Direction 02 - "Sousouka" - Hilcrhyme 03 - "REASON" - Yuzu 04 - "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 05 - "Whistle ~Kimi to Sugoshita Hibi~" - miwa

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