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  • Kis-My-Ft2' Tamamori Yuta to star in a live-action drama adaptation of "Pintokona"

    May 17, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    On May 16th, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 member Tamamori Yuta will star in TBS' upcoming drama "Pintokona" as the son of a noble Kabuki family. This will mark the first serial drama to feature the world of Kabuki, a Japanese traditional performing art. "Pintokona" is a live-action drama adaptation of Shimaki Ako's ongoing manga, which is being serialized on monthly Shoujo manga magazine "Cheese!" (Shogakukan). Tamamori will play th

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  • Hirosue Ryoko & Inagaki Goro to star in new movie as married couple

    October 11, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    It's been announced that Hirosue Ryoko and SMAP's Inagaki Goro will star in the upcoming movie "Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako" as married couple. The movie is based on Niitsu Kiyomi's novel "Futatabi no Kanako", and it will be directed by Kurimura Minoru who previously received the NETPAC award at the Moscow International Film Festival with his debut film "Meshi to Otome." They are also planning to show the film at various film festivals arou

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  • "101 Kaime no Propose" gets a stage play adaptation starring Takeda Tetsuya and Asano Atsuko

    August 18, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    It's been reported that the popular drama, "101 Kaime no Propose", will be getting a 'Jidaigeki' stage play adaptation! It will star the drama's original actors Takeda Tetsuya and Asano Atsuko in a historical setting. "101 Kaime no Propose" aired in 1991 as a "Getsu9" drama, leaving a record high rating of 36.7% in its final episode. Takeda played the role of a sub-manager of a construction company, and Asano played the role of a cellist w

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  • "Akunin" wins the Grand Prize at the 65th Mainichi Film Awards

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    The Mainichi Shinbun has announced their award winners for the 65th Mainichi Film Awards. Lee Sang-il's Japanese movie, "Akunin", which recently won Best Picture at the Kinema Junpo Awards, has got its second big national award with the Grand Prize at the Mainichi Film Awards.  The Best Film went to Kobayashi Masahiro's "Haru tono tabi". Tsutsumi Shinichi won Best Actor for his role in "Kokou no Mesu" (Lone Scalpel), and a special award h

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