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  • What are your favorite dramas with Okada Masaki?

    December 17, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    Recently, Okada Masaki has been rising as one of Japan's more popular young actors, thanks to his many projects. In fact, he will star in a NHK Taiga drama for  2012, which will mark his first time participating in this popular drama genre. With his previous starring dramas in mind, goo decided to ask its users, “What is your favorite dramas starring Okada Masaki?” Check out the ranking below! === 1. Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~Ike

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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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  • Maeda Atsuko's T-shirt on "Hana Kimi" causes controversy?

    August 12, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Fuji TV's “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” has been receiving many complaints after it aired a certain scene on August 7th. Actress Maeda Atsuko (20) was seen sporting a T-shirt printed with the words “LITTLE BOY”, which is the codename of the atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima back in World War II. Since the episode was aired the day after Hiroshima day (August 6th), many criticisms surfaced on the internet. Hiroshima prefecture also receiv

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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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  • The cast of "Hana Kimi" celebrates Kashiwagi Yuki's 20th birthday

    July 18, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    The cast of "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e~ Ikemen Paradise~ 2011" recently held a birthday party for AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki, who turned 20-years-old on July 15th! Maeda Atsuko, who also turned 20 on the 10th, congratulated her fellow member and said, "Happy Birthday Yukirin! Let's go drink beer together!" Kashiwagi showed her thoughtful determination, by expressing,  "I am now 20, so I want to do my best as an adult." - The cast an

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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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  • Oricon's most anticipated summer dramas

    July 6, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    In a recent article, we already covered the summer drama survey of Oricon's print magazine "Only Star", where they surveyed 1,000 females about their most anticipated summer dramas. Now, Oricon has also published their general ranking that considered the opinions from both men and women in their teens, twenties, thirties, and forties. Obviously the results are different with "Team Batista 3" topping the ranking thanks to a great amount of

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