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  • Mitsushima Hikari is torn between an older and a younger man in 1st trailer for 'Natsu no Owari'

    May 12, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    Recently a trailer for the upcoming movie 'Natsu no Owari', starring actress Mitsushima Hikari and directed by Kumakiri Kazuyoshi, has been released. The movie is based on a first-person novel that was published by writer Setouchi Jakucho, just before becoming a nun, under her former name Setouchi Harumi. It depicts her own experience as a woman who is torn between an older and a younger man. The novel received the Women's Literary Prize i

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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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  • Kora Kengo & Yoshitaka Yuriko attend the film premiere for 'Yokomichi Yonosuke'

    February 8, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    On February 7th, Kora Kengo, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and other cast members of upcoming movie "Yokomichi Yonosuke" attended the film premiere. "Yokomichi Yonosuke" is based on Yoshida Shuichi's award-winning youth novel serialized on Mainichi Shimbun during 2008 ~ 2009. Setting in the late 1980s, the protagonist Yokomichi Yonosuke (Kora), who was born in a port town in Nagasaki, goes up to Tokyo to enter a college. Yonosuke's agreeable and good-

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/04~01/10

    January 12, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285526" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/04~01/10"][/caption] The short period of the mid-season is finally over and the first of the winter dramas have premiered during the last seven days. On Sunday January 6th, NHK gave the starting signal for their 2013 taiga drama 'Yae no Sakura' starring Ayase Haruka along with the usual star-studded ensemble cast of a taiga. The story bega

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of 2012 breakthrough actors and actresses

    December 2, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    2012 is coming to an end before we know it. This year, there were various up-and-coming actors and actresses who gained popularity in the entertainment industry. Oricon recently held a poll asking 1,000 people which actors and actresses they thought had their biggest breakthrough. This year, Matsuzaka Tori and Gouriki Ayame were chosen as number 1 in the actor and actress categories respectively. Check out the full ranking below! ===

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  • Eita to star in new Fuji TV drama 'Saikou no Rikon'

    November 29, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    On November 30th, it was announced that Eita is going to star in the upcoming Fuji TV winter 2013 drama 'Saikou no Rikon'. Eita is playing a just-divorced salesman who is still living together with his ex-wife. One day he happens to run into his now-married former girlfriend from his student days and feels attracted to her again. His ex-wife will be played by actress Ono Machiko, his former girlfriend by Maki Yoko, and the latter's husband

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  • Cult anime series 'Gatchaman' to get a live-action adaptation

    October 12, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    On October 12, it was announced that movie studio Nikkatsu and distributor Toho are going to create a live-action movie of Tatsunoko's cult anime series 'Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman' (English title: 'Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'). Director Sato Toya ('Kaiji', 'Gokusen The Movie') will tackle the adaptation and the filming is scheduled to begin on the 15th of this month. Team leader and protagonist 'Owashi no Ken' will be portrayed by actor

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  • Poster revealed for upcoming movie 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' starring Kora Kengo

    August 30, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    On August 29th, the official teaser poster for the upcoming movie 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' was revealed. 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' is based on an award-winning novel by author Yoshida Shuichi ('Akunin', 'Parade') and is starring actor Kora Kengo as well as actress Yoshitaka Yuriko. It's directed by Okita Shuichi ('Kitsutsuki to Ame') and the script written by playwright and novelist Maeda Shiro. The score will be provided by folk singer Takada Wata

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  • Full trailer for Sakai Masato & Yamada Takayuki's 'Sono Yoru no Samurai' revealed

    July 27, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    On July 27th, the full trailer for the upcoming revenge drama 'Sono Yoru no Samurai' starring Sakai Masato and Yamada Takayuki was revealed on its official website. 'Sono Yoru no Samurai' is the movie adaptation of the stage play of the same name by the mega popular theater troupe 'THE SHAMPOO HAT'. The troupe member Akahori Masaaki wrote, directed, and played the starring role in this play. Akahori is also wrote the screenplay for the mov

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  • Toda Erika & Ayano Go's relationship still going strong? Her father spills past relationships!

    July 12, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    On July 12th, tabloids 'Josei Seven' and 'FRIDAY' both published articles about actress Toda Erika (23) and actor Ayano Go (30) heading to Kobe by train. It has been almost two years since tabloid 'Josei Seven' reported about an alleged relationship between Toda Erika and Ayano, but it looks like things have been going well since then. While 'FRIDAY' was able to obtain a picture of the two passengers inside the 1st class green car of the S

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