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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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  • Shinohara Ryoko to star in a new drama with Fujiki Naohito & Miura Haruma

    February 27, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Shinohara Ryoko is starring in a new drama series (currently untitled) on Fuji TV that will start airing in April. It is said that 60% of unmarried women between the ages of 25 ~ 35 find themselves becoming more masculine. The drama will feature "Oyaji Joshi (lit. old-guy woman, a woman who acts like she is an old man )" who devotes herself to work. ----- "Sakura" (Shinohara) is a 39-year-old woman who has not had a boyfriend in 10 y

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  • Fujiki Naohito tries voice acting for the first time

    November 30, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Actor Fujiki Naohito will be the guest voice in the upcoming anime film, 'Gekijouban HUNTER×HUNTER: Hiiro no Genei', which will open in theaters on January 12th. Fujiki will voice the mysterious character 'Omokage' who was a former member of Phantom Troupe. He will play one of the key villain roles in the film. This marked Fujiki's first time voice acting since debuting 17 years ago. "There are many lines that I will never say in a dram

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  • Cast members of "PRICELESS" attend press conference

    October 12, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    On October 11th press conference for upcoming drama "PRICELESS ~Aru Wake Needaro, Nnamon!~" which stars SMAP's Kimura Takuya, was held at Tokyo Station Hotel, and cast members (Kimura, Karina, Nakai Kiichi, Fujiki Naohito, Kis-My-Ft2' Fujigaya Taisuke) made appearances. This drama will mark the 9th 'Getsu 9' drama for Kimura, and it revolves around the protagonist named ‘Kindaichi Fumio’ (Kimura) who is living a satisfying life as a bachel

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  • Additional cast members for Kimura Takuya's upcoming drama revealed

    September 26, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    Additional cast members for the upcoming "Getsu 9" drama "PRICELESS ~Aru Wake Needaro, Nnamon~" starring SMAP's Kimura Takuya , have been revealed. As previously reported, it revolves around the protagonist named 'Kindaichi Fumio' (Kimura) who is living a satisfying life as a bachelor and working in middle management at a major company. He’s also on good terms with his co-workers, but one day he gets wrapped up in an intrigue and ends up

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  • Amami Yuki to portray Oda Nobunaga in an upcoming drama two-parter

    July 17, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    On July 18th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to air a two-part drama titled 'Onna Nobunaga', revealing that actress Amami Yuki will be starring as a female version of Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period. Amami might have already became familiar of portraying a boss in the drama 'BOSS', but now she's going to stem the difficult role of playing the 'boss' of the Sengoku period. In this altered edition of Japan's history, Oda Nobuhi

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  • Japan Box Office Report – June 9th/10th

    June 12, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_245442" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(2) 'Men in Black III' / (1) 'Hotaru no Hikari' / (3) 'Thermae Romae'"][/caption] Women can't resist the charm of 'Hotaru no Hikari' and pushed it to the top of the box office chart. The movie adaption of the popular drama and manga 'Hotaru no Hikari' - starring Ayase Haruka and Fujiki Naohito - experienced a great opening weekend. It attracted

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  • Ayase Haruka attends stage greeting for "Hotaru no Hikari" movie in a wedding dress

    June 10, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    On June 9th, actress Ayase Haruka attended the stage greeting which was held at Cinecitta Kawasaki in Kanagawa prefecture, for her movie "Hotaru no Hikari" on its release day.  Ayase who showed up to the event in a wedding dress with her co-star Fujiki Naohito, as if it was their wedding ceremony, excitingly said, "Now that the movie is finally released, my heart is full of excitement and nervousness."  When asked when her real wedding would

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  • Cast of 'Hotaru no Hikari' movie attends completion ceremony

    May 15, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    On May 14th, the cast of 'Hotaru no Hikari' attended an event to announce the completion of filming for their upcoming movie. Actress Ayase Haruka claimed that she's a 'himono onna' herself as she said, "I'm a himono onna. I tend to find things very bothersome. When I go home, I take off my pants and socks together." Announcer Hayama Hélène responded, "How efficient." 'Hotaru no Hikari' is based on Hiura Satoru’s popular manga that was

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  • Fujiki Naohito to release his first album in 3 years

    May 15, 2012 @ 2:03 am

    Actor Fujiki Naohito (39) has revealed that he will be releasing his first album in 3 years! Fujiki will release his mini-album, "††††", ("forty") on July 4th, just before he turns 40-years-old. It will be produced by Shiraishi Satori and will feature a total of 6 tracks. After the album's release, Fujiki is scheduled to hold a nationwide tour titled 'Naohito Fujiki Live Tour ver10.0~Fuwaku IN ROCK’N’ROLL!!~'. The tour will kick off on

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