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  • Furuta Arata to star in a serial drama for the first time

    February 25, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    Actor Furuta Arata (47) will star in Fuji TV's new serial drama "Machigawarechatta Otoko"(lit. 'A man who was mistaken'). Furuta is the box-office star of theatrical troupe 'Gekidan☆Shinkansen'. He has appeared in many stage plays, movies, and dramas, however, this will mark his first starring serial drama 29 years after he debuted. Furuta will team up with KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi (29) for the drama. The drama is a humane comedy based on

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  • Naka Riisa cuts her hair for her new drama

    October 3, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Actress Naka Riisa revealed at the press conference for her upcoming drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' (TBS) that she decided to cut her hair instead of wearing a wig. She's one of many actresses who recently decided to go for a short hairstyle. The press conference was held at the TBS studio in Kanagawa on October 2. The drama focuses on the problems of five medical interns played by Naka, Hayashi Kento, Masuda Takahisa, Omasa Aya, and

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  • Naka Riisa to star in new medical drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui'

    August 16, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On August 17th, it was announced that actress Naka Risa will be starring in the new TBS drama called 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' for the upcoming fall season. Naka already starred in the late-night drama 'Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo' (2010, NTV) and is going to star in a 10:00 pm drama called 'Tsurukame Josanin' (NHK), which will start airing on August 28th, but 'Resident' is going to be her first starring role in a golden time (7~10 pm

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  • More cast members for live-action drama "Ranma 1/2" announced

    October 7, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Takahashi Rumiko's popular manga series, "Ranma 1/2", would be getting a special live-action drama adaptation starring actress Aragaki Yui. Now, it's been revealed that Nagayama Kento, Nishiyama Maki, Kanai Yuta, and Tayama Ryosei have been added to the cast! Nagayama will play the role of Ranma's rival 'Kuno Tatewaki', while Nishiyama will play Akane's elder sister 'Nabiki'. Kanai has been chosen for th

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  • Aragaki Yui to star in "Ranma 1/2" live-action drama

    September 27, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    It's just been revealed that popular manga series "Ranma 1/2" will get live-action drama adaptation starring actress Aragaki Yui! "Ranma 1/2" was created by Takahashi Rumiko and ran from 1987 to 1996 through 'Weekly Shonen Sunday'. It tells the story about a young boy named 'Saotome Ranma' who transforms into a girl when he gets splashed with cold water. Aragaki will play 'Tendo Akane', a strong-minded high school girl with fierce marti

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 12th~14th

    August 15, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_182510" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=":'-| ... "Kingyo Club" (NHK)"][/caption] The biggest winner of the weekend - "Don Quixote" (+2.2%/new season-high); the biggest loser - "Gou" (-4.5%/new season-low). You won't spot a lot of green (positive) icons in the listing below, because it was the weekend just before the August Bon Festival ('Hachigatsu Bon'). Many people also were attracted by a co

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  • Oguri Shun's biggest worry is the threat of Moriyama Mirai scolding him?

    June 23, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    The cast of Gekidan☆Shinkansen's "Dokurojo no Shichinin" came together on June 23rd for a press conference. "Dokurojo no Shichinin" was first performed in 1990, and has been performed every seven years ever since. This will be the fourth time that the play will be performed to a wide audience by Gekidan☆Shinkansen. The cast features veterans Furuta Arata (45) and Inoue Jun (47), as well as fresh faces Oguri Shun (28), Moriyama Mirai (26), a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 4th~10th

    April 13, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    We are right in the midst of the season, and therefore the drama prime time report is looking quite empty these days. At least we got to see a few movies that are part of a drama series and a couple of drama specials. Fans of Sato Ryuta and/or Matsushita Nao should definitely check out "Necchu Jidai" that aired on Saturday. However, one spring blossom was already kind enough to open up this week in form of a Thursday midnight drama called

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