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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 'Legal High' to return with a 2nd season

    April 14, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    As announced earlier this year, a special episode of Fuji TV's lawyer comedy drama 'Legal High' - starring Sakai Masato - aired this past weekend. At the end of the special, the producers revealed that the drama would return for a full second season this fall. In the drama, Sakai portrays an eccentric lawyer named 'Komikado Kensuke' who has never lost a lawsuit in his career and boasts that justice can be bought by money. However, during t

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  • Amuro Namie to provide the theme song for Aragaki Yui's new drama

    March 13, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    It was announced that singer Amuro Namie will provide the theme song for TBS's upcoming drama "Sora Tobu Kouhoushitsu" which stars Aragaki Yui. The theme song titled "Contrail" was exclusively written for the drama, and it's said to be a medium-tempo number with a very positive worldview. The song also contains the sound effects of the airplane associated with the title. This is the first time in a year and a half for Amuro to sing a th

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  • Which female celebrity would you choose as your girlfriend?

    March 10, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    Previously, ORICON STYLE revealed the ranking of male celebrities who the public wanted as a boyfriend, and now it is time for the female celebrity ranking. 500 men who are in their teens, twenties, thirties and forties, were asked which female celebrity they would want as a girlfriend. For the past two years, actress Ayase Haruka topped this ranking, but this year, actress Aragaki Yui who was No.2 last year, took the No.1 position.

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  • Hirosue Ryoko & Eikura Nana to make guest appearance on upcoming 'Legal High' special drama

    March 1, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    On February 28, it was revealed that actresses Eikura Nana (25) and Hirosue Ryoko (32) will make a guest appearance on Fuji TV’s special episode of “Legal High,” which will be broadcast on April 13. Broadcast as a serial drama last April, this special episode of the comedic law drama will reunite actor Sakai Masato, who plays the role of a genius lawyer protagonist, and Aragaki Yui (24), who plays the hot-blooded and stubborn rookie lawye

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  • Aragaki Yui to star in a drama adaptation of "Sora Tobu Kouhoushitsu"

    February 13, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    It was announced that Aragaki Yui will star in a new TBS drama "Sora Tobu Kouhoushitsu", which is a drama adaptation of Arikawa Hiro's novel of the same name. The drama will be directed by Doi Nobuhiro, who has previously worked with Aragaki with the movies "Hanamizuki" and "Kirin no Tsubasa ~Gekijoban Shinzanmono~". In the drama, Aragaki will play a beautiful TV director named "Inaba Rika". Rika became a news reporter, which was her dr

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  • Fuji TV announces 'Legal High' special drama to air in April

    January 30, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    On January 31, Fuji TV announced that the lawyer comedy drama 'Legal High' - starring Sakai Masato - will be returning with a special episode on April 13. In 'Legal High', Sakai plays an eccentric, lavish and moody lawyer with a wicked tongue who partners up with a hot blooded rookie lawyer played by actress Aragaki Yui. Both will reprise their roles for the special, while actor Kitaouji Kinya has been added as the opposing lawyer in the n

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  • Aragaki Yui appears at press conference for upcoming 'Japan Record Awards'

    December 19, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    On December 18th, actress Aragaki Yui and announcer Azumi Shinichiro appeared at a press conference for 'The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards', which will be broadcast by TBS on December 30th. Azumi, who has hosted the show since 2001, greeted, "Working beside Sakai-san these past 11 years, I believe that I learned various things. I want to fully show all the things I've learned this year on stage."  Meanwhile, Aragaki will be hostin

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  • Aragaki Yui chosen as the celebrity host for 'Japan Record Awards'

    December 9, 2012 @ 3:49 am

    On December 8th, it was announced that actress Aragaki Yui has been chosen as the host for TBS' annual music awards show, 'The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards' that will be aired on the 30th. Aragaki commented, "This will be my first time participating in this show. I'm little anxious honestly, but I would like to prepare physically and mentally, and want to fulfill my duty sufficiently so that everybody can enjoy it as the completion o

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of ideal faces chosen by women

    November 23, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their forties "which female celebrity has the ideal face?" First place for Oricon's "6th ideal faces chosen by women ranking" went to none other than actress Ayase Haruka. As this is her 2nd consecutive year to top the ranking, she expressed, "I don't have confidence, but it gives me a positive feeling! Thank you. I will do my best to impress everybody through products."

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