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  • Nikaido Fumi reveals that she fainted on the set of 'Nou Otoko', traumatizing co-star Ikuta Toma

    February 10, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    On February 9th, Takimoto Tomoyuki's latest film 'Nou Otoko' celebrated its premiere. Both the director as well as the cast attended the opening day stage greeting in Tokyo. The cast of 'Nou Otoko' is led by actor Ikuta Toma who plays a mysterious man who commits countless murders in the name of justice. He is being called 'brain man' (nou otoko) by other people, because he is very intelligent and has an outstanding memory. This man also d

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/18~01/20

    January 23, 2013 @ 2:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_286852" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/18~01/20"][/caption] Two new winter dramas have found their way onto the TV screen during the weekend. On Friday, the mystery and suspense family/society drama 'Yakou Kanransha' (TBS) made its premiere during the 10:00 pm time slot. Suzuki Kyoka, Ishida Yuriko and the remaining cast were able to attract 11.7% of the viewers with a story ba

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 12/07~12/09

    December 12, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_281306" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 12/07~12/09"][/caption] Things aren't exactly getting easier for the dramas towards the end of this season, but at least some of the final episodes are standing out a bit. The Friday dramas 'Ooku ~Tanjou~' (TBS) and 'Tokumei Tantei' (TV Asahi) performed similarly to last week. The latter aired its ninth and final episode this week, but the ra

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  • Eguchi Yosuke to play a gifted chef in new Fuji TV drama 'dinner'

    November 26, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    On November 26th, Fuji TV announced that their Sunday drama for the upcoming winter season is going to be titled 'dinner' and will feature actor Eguchi Yosuke in the starring role as a gifted chef. The story is set at a super famous Italian restaurant. It depicts all the worries, conflicts and dreams of the restaurant's chef, the owner and everyone else who is working there. Fuji TV already revealed that there is going to be a collaboratio

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  • Cast members of "Rurouni Kenshin" greet the audience on the film's release day

    August 26, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    On August 25th, Sato Takeru, other cast members (Takei Emi, Eguchi Yosuke, Aoi Yu, Aoki Munetaka, Tanaka Taketo, Kagawa Teruyuki), and the director Otomo Keishi, appeared at the stage greeting for live-action movie "Rurouni Kenshin" on its release day. Sato, who plays the protagonist "Himura Kenshin", said to the audience, "I am truly happy and filled with deep emotion that we have reached the release day." He continued, "It's such an hono

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 9th~July 12th

    July 14, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_253206" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – July 9th~July 12th"][/caption] Four new dramas aired during the past four days, while the other dramas were hoping that the drama premieres from the previous week were good enough to maintain a decent rating for the second episode. Unfortunately it really was nothing but hopes for the latter, since none of the dramas were able to keep the level

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  • Adele's songs to be used in upcoming Fuji TV drama "Iki mo Dekinai Natsu"

    July 2, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    On July 1st, it was announced that the Fuji TV serial drama “Iki mo Dekinai Natsu” (begins airing July 10, Tuesdays 9 PM) starring actress Takei Emi (18), will use British singer-songwriter Adele’s (24) songs in the series.  This is the first time ever that Adele, who won 6 Grammys this year, has collaborated with a serial drama.  Furthermore, she recently announced that she is pregnant with her first child, a continuation of her auspiciousnes

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  • The cast of "Rurouni Kenshin" attend Red Carpet event

    June 28, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    On June 27th, Sato Takeru who stars in the live-action film, "Rurouni Kenshin" appeared on the red carpet for the pre-screening event. Walking down the red carpet, Sato stated that he was very happy and that all the cast members did their best working on the film. Joining him on the red carpet was Takei Emi, Aoi Yu, Eguchi Yosuke, Kikkawa Koji, Aoki Munetaka, and Tanaka Taketo. The movie is an adaptation from Watsuki Nobuhiro's manga, "Rur

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  • Ikuta Toma to play a serial killer in 'Nou Otoko'

    June 12, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    On June 12th, it was announced that actor Ikuta Toma will be starring in Takimoto Tomoyuki's new movie 'Nou Otoko'. Based on an award-winning novel by Shudo Urio, Ikuta will play a mysterious man who commits countless murders in the name of justice. People call him 'Nou Otoko' ('Brain Man') and an 'expressionless murder machine' for he possesses intelligence and outstanding memory, yet never seems to show any emotions. Throughout this viol

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