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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – April 27th/28th

    May 1, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295676" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Iron Man 3' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Super Hero Taisen Z'"][/caption] The Golden Week means there's many new movies and a fierce competition at the box office. After all it's the time of the greatest profits for the movie industry in Japan. 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' remained as strong as during its first weekend and def

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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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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya to star in Shinagawa Hiroshi's 3rd movie

    February 4, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    It was announced that Fujiwara Tatsuya will be starring in Shinagawa Hiroshi's third movie "Sanbun no Ichi." His co-stars will include KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki, Kosugi Ryuichi of comedian duo "Black Mayonnaise", and Nakashima Mika. This is a movie adaptation of Kinoshita Hanta's novel of the same name, and this will mark the first movie by Shinagawa where he will be adapting someone else's work. Reportedly, Shinagawa fell in love with the ori

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  • Sakurai Sho to star in the sequel to "Kamisama no Karute"

    December 13, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    It was announced that there will be a sequel to the movie "Kamisama no Karute", which was released back in August of last year starring Arashi's Sakurai Sho. The sequel "Kamisama no Karute 2" is scheduled for release in 2014, and Sakurai and Miyazaki Aoi, who played as his wife, will continue participating in it. Sakurai said, "This is a very precious work to me. I am glad to be able to participate in this again." "Kamisama no Karute" is b

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  • 12 actors to be featured in a kimono magazine book

    November 27, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    A kimono magazine book titled 'Kimono Danshi', featuring 12 popular actors, will go on sale on November 30th. All photos were taken by women photographers, and it focuses on a man's sex appeal from a woman's point of view. The actors who will be featured are Oguri Shun, Fujiwara Tatsuya, Matsuzaka Tori, Ichikawa Ennosuke IV, Yamamoto Yusuke, Katsuji Ryo, Saito Takumi, Fukushi Sota, Chiba Yudai, Makita Tetsuya, Takeda Kohei, and Suda Masaki.

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  • Miike Takashi reveals supporting cast and movie poster for 'Wara no Tate'

    November 10, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    On November 9th, Miike Takashi revealed the supporting cast for his upcoming action suspense movie 'Wara no Tate' starring Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako. The announcement also came with the release of the movie poster that solely focuses on the atrocious murderer played by Fujiwara Tatsuya. 'Wara no Tate' is based on an early novel by mangaka Kiuchi Kazuhiro ('Be-Bop High School') and starts with the murder of the granddaughter of 'Nin

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  • Kiuchi Kazuhiro's debut novel "Wara no Tate" to get live-action adaptation starring Osawa Takao & Matsushima Nanako

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    It's been announced that Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new action suspense movie directed by Miike Takashi, "Wara no Tate" . "Wara no Tate" is based on the debut novel by Kiuchi Kazuhiro, who is well-known for his manga "Be-Bop High School", and the story starts when a murderer has a reward of 1,000,000,000 yen on his head. ---- A granddaughter of Ninagawa, the guy who dominates political and business fields

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 10th/11th

    March 13, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_225935" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" / "Doraemon" / "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)""][/caption] "Doraemon" is still on top with a cumulative revenue of 1 billion Yen ($12.1 million USD). "Sherlock Holmes" begins to investigate the second position, while "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)" lost a spot and is down to third place. It's the second consecu

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya makes surprise appearance at a junior high school

    February 29, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    On February 28th, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya made a surprise appearance at a junior high school for his upcoming film, "Okaeri, Hayabusa". Fujiwara gave advice to 132 students, who will soon be graduating from junior high school. He said, "Love a lot and meet many people. I will be delighted if everyone's powers will bring energy to Japan." He continued, "In life, you don't know where your chances may be. For me, what changed my life was en

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya draws 700 fans at "Kaiji 2" premiere in Singapore

    November 17, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Actor Fujiwara Tatsuya recently visited Singapore for the premiere of his latest movie, "Kaiji 2 Jisei Dakkai Game". Thanks to his popularity in his previous movie, "Death Note", Fujiwara attracted approximately 700 people to the PR event. The event was held at a shopping mall in the suburbs of Singapore, and Fujiwara was welcomed by the loud cheers of his fans. Smiling, the actor commented, "Singapore is filled with a warm atmosphere -- i

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