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  • Tsukamoto Takashi to star in a serial drama for the first time in about 5 years

    March 2, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    It was announced that actor Tsukamoto Takashi will star in a new WOWOW drama "Haitatsu Saretai Watashitachi." The drama is written by scenario writer Isshiki Nobuyuki ("Watashi wo Ski ni Tsuretette"), based on his personal experience in overcoming depression. It will be a human comedy that depicts meeting, parting, and revival with love and humor. Tsukamoto will play the protagonist, a 32-year-old man  "Sawano", who loses his job while

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/24~09/30

    October 4, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_270149" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/24~09/30"][/caption] The remaining late-night summer dramas have finally aired their last episodes as well. Tuesday drama 'Dragon Seinendan' (TBS) ended with a season-average of 1.27%. 'VISION~Koroshi ga Mieru Onna' (NTV) ended on a bad note on Thursday and recorded a season-average of 3.02%. The Saturday teenage romance 'Sprout' (NTV) als

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  • Watabe Atsuro to play a man without scruples in the drama special 'Kiken na Shamen'

    September 7, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    On September 7th, it was announced that actor Watabe Atsuro will star in the upcoming Fuji TV drama special 'Kiken na Shamen'. 'Kiken na Shamen' is the second drama special by Fuji TV to commemorate the 20th anniversary after writer Matsumoto Seicho's passing, this year. The story is about a man without scruples who even kills his lover in order to climb up the corporate ladder. The original novel was first published in 1959 and has since

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  • Hasegawa Kyoko gives birth to her second child

    January 31, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Actress Hasegawa Kyoko has announced that she has given birth to her second baby! According to the announcement, Hasegawa gave birth to a healthy baby girl on January 25th. She wrote on her official site, "While being thankful for this new life, and clenching onto this happiness, I want to do my best as a mother and as Hasegawa Kyoko. Please continue to watch over us warmly." Hasegawa married Porno Graffitti guitarist Shindo Haruichi ba

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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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  • Hasegawa Kyoko is pregnant with second baby!

    October 4, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    On October 4th, actress Hasegawa Kyoko (32) announced through her agency's official website that she is pregnant with her second baby! The announcement reports that Hasegawa is currently 6 months pregnant. Both Hasegawa and her baby are in healthy condition. The actress plans to continue her work while focusing on her health. Hasegawa married Porno Graffitti's guitarist Shindo Haruichi (37) back in June 2008. The couple welcomed their fir

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  • Yoshikawa Hinano attends finale event for "Hapichari Bokinbu"

    October 2, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    On October 2nd, talento Yoshikawa Hinano attended the finale event for Les Pros Entertainment's 'Hapichari Bokinbu' in front of JR Tokyu Meguro Building in Tokyo. This marked Yoshikawa's first public appearance since she announced her re-marriage and pregnancy last month. She avoided questions from the press such as "Did you register your marriage yet?", and "Are you happy?" 'Hapichari Bokinbu' aims to generate reconstruction support fo

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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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  • Dream Morning Musume Kusumi Koharu becomes a model under exclusive contract with "CanCam"

    September 22, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    Kusumi Koharu who graduated from Morning Musume and Hello!Project back in December of 2009 will be a model for popular fashion magazine "CanCam".  Kusumi showed a strong interest to become a model ever since she graduated from Morning Musume. CanCam has produced top models such as Yonekura Ryoko, Ito Misaki and Hasegawa Kyoko, and Kusumi commented on becoming an official CanCam model, "I still can't believe this" and added, "I will do my best

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  • Hasegawa Kyoko and Aragaki Yui collaborates with Uniqlo

    May 19, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    [caption id="attachment_152745" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Hasegawa Kyoko (left) and Aragaki Yui (right) dressed in their Uniqlo creations."][/caption] Actresses Hasegawa Kyoko and Aragaki Yui have teamed up with fashion giant Uniqlo to design clothes as part of their agency's "Les Pro Happy Charity Project".  All profit from clothes the ladies helped to create will be donated to  children in earthquake afflicted areas and all ov

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