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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 16th~19th

    September 20, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    [caption id="attachment_191354" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="What happened at the wedding?! ("Zenkai Girl" - Fuji TV)"][/caption] A couple more dramas have come to an end since Friday, leaving fans craving for more as usual. The Monday ratings are also included in this report, because it was a public holiday in Japan and therefore part of the long weekend. Nothing big happened on Friday. "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS) improved

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 2nd~4th

    September 5, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    [caption id="attachment_187866" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jang Geun Suk made Takimoto Miori beam in "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS)"][/caption] It was a sporty weekend with the continuation of the "Daegu Athletics World Championships 2011" and the two football (soccer) matches of both the national men and women teams. Fortunately, "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS), the first drama on Friday, aired at it's regular time of 9pm and theref

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 26th~28th

    August 29, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_186192" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kawakubo Takuji as 'Ponji' in "Yuusha Yoshihiko" (TV Tokyo)"][/caption] Most of the ratings are back to normal after NTV's "24 Hour Television" last weekend, and there was only one drama that really lost a lot of viewers between Friday and Sunday. As usual, let's start with Friday and the seemingly popular drama "Ikemen desu ne" on TBS. Last week it l

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko gets guitar lessons from Tokuyama Hidenori!

    August 16, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko recently blogged a picture of herself and Tokuyama Hidenori from the set of Hana Kimi. Maeda explains that the two of them are like siblings on location, which she is grateful for. “By the way, I’m holding Tokuyama Oniisan’s guitar in the picture!! Honestly, I’d like to be able to play the guitar…someday,” Maeda wrote, expressing her desire to become a true musician. She was in luck, since Tokuyama is both an actor an

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 29th~31th

    August 2, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_178612" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A stand-off with the ratings. ("Jiu")"][/caption] The weekend-report includes one new drama, weak ratings for one 'danso' drama, improved ratings for another 'danso' drama, terrible ratings for yet another 'danso' drama, and a recovered "Don Quixote". If you know the air-date of the three 'danso' dramas, you should already know the tendency of their ratings f

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  • "Hana Kimi" cast members celebrate Maeda Atsuko's 20th birthday

    July 10, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    On July 9th, Maeda Atsuko (who'll turn 20 years old on the 10th) was surprised by the cast and staff members of “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e~ Ikemen Paradise~ 2011” with an impromptu party! As the 10th is also the date for drama’s first broadcast, she expressed, “This is truly a wonderful 20th birthday. I am happy that we were able to have a good start!” In this new drama, Maeda will play 'Ashiya Mizuki' who, of her own volition, decides to

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  • "Hana Kimi 2011" trailer revealed!

    June 30, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    The highly anticipated drama of this summer, "Hanazakari no Kimi Tachi e ~Ikemen Paradise~ 2011," also known as "Hana Kimi 2011," has revealed its trailer to the public. As mentioned before, this drama will feature AKB48's Maeda Atsuko, actor Nakamura Aoi, and Miura Shohei as the story's three main characters. Hana Kimi will begin airing on July 10th, every Sunday at 9 p.m. on Fuji TV. Check out the 60 second trailer below! http://www.

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko snaps a photo with Suzuki Fuku, Ashida Mana + Mook for "Hana Kimi"!

    June 30, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko updated her official blog, teasing fans with a collaboration between "Hana Kimi" and the popular spring drama, "Marumo no Okite"! "It's Mana-chan, Fuku-kun and Mook~ The July 3rd broadcast of 'Marumo no Okite' will be its last!!" the idol wrote on her official blog. "Three of the members of 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e' get to appear for a moment! And!! In the first episode of 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e'! Three people f

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  • Members of AKB48's Team 4 added to cast of "Hana Kimi"

    June 25, 2011 @ 4:48 am

    [caption id="attachment_165743" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="L to R: Ichikawa Miori, Ooba Mina, Nagao Mariya"][/caption] Three members of AKB48's newly-formed Team 4 have been added to the growing cast of "Hana Kimi"! As we previously reported, AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko will star as the drama's main character - who dresses up as a boy to get into an all-boy's high school - and stunned fans with her transformation into an i

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