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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Cast members of "The Brothers Karamazov" make an appearance at the press conference

    January 5, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    On January 4th, a press conference for upcoming drama "The Brothers Karamazov" was held at TMC studio, and cast members Ichihara Hayato, Saito Takumi, Hayashi Kento and Yoshida Kotaro made their appearances. As reported previously, this is a drama adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel with the setting in Japan. It tells a story about three brothers who become the prime suspects in their father’s murder case. In the drama, Ichihara wi

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  • Ichihara Hayato to star in drama adaptation of Dostoyevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov'

    November 26, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    On November 27th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to produce a modern-day adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel 'The Brothers Karamazov' starring actor Ichihara Hayato for the upcoming 2013 winter season. Simply speaking, the drama is going to follow the lives of three brothers as they become the prime suspects in their father's murder case. One by one, they are being driven into a corner until the whole truth finally comes

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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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  • 'The Lesson of Evil' - 'Aku no Kyoten' releases full trailer

    September 18, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    The full trailer for Miike Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke’s mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten' ('The Lesson of Evil') - starring Ito Hideaki - was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname ‘Hasumin’. It’s not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other t

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  • 'Aku no Kyoten' releases first teaser with a murderous Ito Hideaki

    August 20, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    The first teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten', starring Ito Hideaki, was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname 'Hasumin'. It's not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other teachers see him as an ideal teacher.

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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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  • Yamada Takayuki and Oshima Yuko attend press conference for 'Yamikin Ushijima-kun'

    July 13, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    On July 11th, a press conference for the upcoming movie 'Yamikin Ushijima-kun' was held at the Iino Hall in Uchisaiwaichou, Tokyo. The movie revolves around 'Ushijima Kaoru', the head of the black market lending company called 'Cow Cow Finance', and the unfortunate lives of people in debt. Ushijima is played by Yamada Takayuki and the heroine is played by AKB48's Oshima Yuko and both stars attended the conference. At the event the actor

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  • "Sengoku BASARA" to get live-action drama adaptation

    June 17, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Action game "Sengoku BASARA" which has been adapted to TV anime and stage play, will be now getting a live action drama adaptation. The live action drama is titled "Sengoku BASARA -MOONLIGHT PARTY-", and both Hayashi Kento and Takeda Kohei will be taking the lead roles as Date Masamune (Hayashi) and Sanada Yukimura (Takeda).  It was also revealed that GACKT will appear as Oda Nobunaga. Hayashi commented, "Since the original work is an enthu

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  • More cast members announced for upcoming movie "Aku no Kyoten"

    May 11, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    As previously reported, Kishi Yusuke's novel "Aku no Kyoten" will be getting a live-action movie adaptation starring Ito Hideaki. Since the announcement, more cast members have been revealed. "Aku no Kyoten" is a suspenseful novel that depicts cruel murder cases that happen at a school, committed by a high school teacher, “Hasumi Seiji” (played by Ito). It will be directed by Miike Takashi, and other added cast members include Yamada Takay

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