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  • TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attends premiere for his new drama

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attended the premiere viewing of his new TBS drama "Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi wo suru ~" based on the manga of the same title by Saimon Fumi. It is a pure love story in which four middle school classmates, now in their forties, meets again after 25 years apart. It is Matsuoka's first romantic drama and he commented, "I am a little embarrassed, but it is the kind of love story I had enjoyed watching myself so I

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  • Ishihara Satomi to star in the special drama 'Koi'

    May 15, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    On May 13th, it was announced that actress Ishihara Satomi is going to star in the TBS special drama 'Koi' this fall. 'Koi' is based on a novel of the same name by writer Koike Mariko, and is being appraised has Koike's best work and was awarded with the Naoki Prize in 1995. The story is set in the early 1970s at the quiet summer resort in Karuizawa, while the atmosphere in Tokyo is heating up due to the rapid economic growth and the US-Ja

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  • Furuta Arata to star in a serial drama for the first time

    February 25, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    Actor Furuta Arata (47) will star in Fuji TV's new serial drama "Machigawarechatta Otoko"(lit. 'A man who was mistaken'). Furuta is the box-office star of theatrical troupe 'Gekidan☆Shinkansen'. He has appeared in many stage plays, movies, and dramas, however, this will mark his first starring serial drama 29 years after he debuted. Furuta will team up with KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi (29) for the drama. The drama is a humane comedy based on

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  • "55th Blue Ribbon Awards" holds its ceremony

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    On February 14th, an award ceremony for "The 55th Blue Ribbon Awards" was held at Iino Hall. Customarily, the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress from the last year, participated as the emcees for the event, and therefore, Takenouchi Yutaka and Nagasaku Hiromi took the roles of emcees this year. For both Takenouchi and Nagasaku, it was their very first time to serve as an emcee. Takenouchi, who made a mistake in timing while saying t

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  • D☆DATE appears at the release event for their live DVD

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    On January 6th, D☆DATE held an event to commemorate the release of their live DVD "D☆DATE TOUR 2012~DATE A LIVE~." The members appeared at the event in Hakama, and participated in the "Kagami-biraki" (= breaking of a sake cask). When asked about their ambitions for this year, member Igarashi Shunji strongly stated that they would like to top the Oricon chart. Igarashi also talked about his first shrine visit of New Year at Meiji Jingu

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  • 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' to return with a special episode

    December 25, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    On December 25th, it was announced that the popular Fuji TV drama 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' - starring Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi - is going to return with a special episode this coming spring. The drama portrayed the relationship between 'Hyuga Toru' (Oguri), a young billionaire and manager of an innovative IT company, and the unemployed female college student 'Natsui Makoto' (Ishihara). Despite Toru's unsocial behavior, Makoto is able t

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  • Ishihara Satomi and Iura Arata receive 'Best Formalist' award

    November 17, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi and actor Iura Arata have been elected for the 'Best Formalist 2012' award by the Japan Formal Association (JAFA) and received the awards at a ceremonial event in Tokyo on November 14th. Of course both actors followed a formal dress code for the event. Ishihara was wearing a beautiful pink dress that she helped design and commented, "I was really particular about certain details such as the position of the stones an

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  • Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa receive 'Best Jeanist' award

    October 5, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    On October 4th, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki (29) appeared at the 29th annual "Best Jeanist 2012" award ceremony in Tokyo where it was announced that he had won the award for the second year in a row based on a general vote.  The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most. Aiba, who was met with loud cheers at the conference, smiled as he said, “I felt the same thing when I stood here

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  • Naka Riisa cuts her hair for her new drama

    October 3, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Actress Naka Riisa revealed at the press conference for her upcoming drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' (TBS) that she decided to cut her hair instead of wearing a wig. She's one of many actresses who recently decided to go for a short hairstyle. The press conference was held at the TBS studio in Kanagawa on October 2. The drama focuses on the problems of five medical interns played by Naka, Hayashi Kento, Masuda Takahisa, Omasa Aya, and

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  • Naka Riisa to star in new medical drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui'

    August 16, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On August 17th, it was announced that actress Naka Risa will be starring in the new TBS drama called 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' for the upcoming fall season. Naka already starred in the late-night drama 'Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo' (2010, NTV) and is going to star in a 10:00 pm drama called 'Tsurukame Josanin' (NHK), which will start airing on August 28th, but 'Resident' is going to be her first starring role in a golden time (7~10 pm

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