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  • Japan Box Office Report – 9/6~9/7

    September 8, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – September 6th/7th 01 (01) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Lupin the Third (Weeks: 02) 03 (05) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 06) 04 (04) Hot Road (Weeks: 04) 05 (00) Non-Stop (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Lucy (Weeks: 02) 07 (06) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 05) 08 (00) In T

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  • Zombie manga 'I Am a Hero' to get live-action film adaptation

    June 3, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    It was announced that Hanazawa Kengo's best-selling Zombie manga "I Am a Hero" will be getting a live-action film adaptation starring popular actor Oizumi Yo. The film will be directed by Sato Shinsuke, and Arimura Kasumi and Nagasawa Masami are cast as Oizumi's co-stars. "I Am a Hero" is an ongoing manga on Big Comic Spirits that won the Shogakukan Manga Award (general category) in 2012. It is set in present Japan where people are infected with

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  • Fairies' Ito Momoka to make her solo debut + M Three' 2nd single to be released

    May 25, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    It was announced on Fairies' official site that member Ito Momoka would make her solo debut this summer, and the group's sub-unit M Three's second single entitled "Your Love" is also set to be released. The details on both announcements will be revealed at a later date.Additionally, Fairies is scheduled to release their new single "Super Hero / Love Me, Love You More." soon on May 28.One of the title tracks "Super Hero" is the ending theme song

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  • Kimura Takuya's 'HERO' to return as next Getsu9 drama

    April 26, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    Fuji TV's drama "HERO" starring SMAP member Kimura Takuya will be returning to the 'Getsu9' time slot after 13 years. This marks Kimura's 10th starring Getsu9 drama since he last starred in "PRICELESS ~Aruwakeneedaro, nnamon!~" in 2012. "HERO" revolves around an unconventional prosecutor named "Kuryu Kohei" (Kimura) and other unique members of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, Jousai branch. The drama was adapted

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 02/22~02/23

    February 26, 2014 @ 12:53 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 22/23 01 (01) The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Eien no Zero (Weeks: 10) 03 (00) Gekijouban Kamen Teacher (Weeks: 01) 04 (04) Dakishimetai (Weeks: 04) 05 (00) Kick-Ass 2 (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Weeks: 02) 07 (10) Chiisai Ouchi - The Little

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  • Young singer-songwriter kaho to become the 2nd Utada Hikaru?

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    The 14 year-old singer-songwriter kaho has gained everyone's attention after Fuji TV appointed her debut song "every hero" as the theme song for their new drama 'Miss Pilot' (starring Horikita Maki). kaho is the daughter of eighties idol Kawai Naoko and hair stylist Kanehara Takayasu. The young talent is produced by Miyake Akira who also worked together with Utada Hikaru, which is one of the reasons why she is being called the second Utada Hikaru

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  • Super Junior release preview for 1st full-length Japanese album 'Hero' + PV teaser

    July 12, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    Super Junior is here to give all you anxious fans a peek at their upcoming album, 'Hero'!Super Junior's 'Hero' is their first full-length Japanese album, which will feature a total of 11 songs including their Japanese debut song "Bonamana" as well as their third single "Opera".'Hero' will be released on July 24, but in the meantime, check out the 'album digest' preview below and the PV teaser above if you missed it!

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  • JASMINE to release new single "HERO" in July

    June 24, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    JASMINE will be releasing her new single "HERO" on July 31.  This will mark the singer's first single release since "High Flying" (released May 29th). The upcoming single will be produced by ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo), and it's described as a cutting-edge dance track that holds a strong message for a friend who is going through hard times. For the coupling track, JASMINE will cover Kubota Toshinobu's 1986 track, "Missing". It will also i

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/13~05/16

    May 18, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296923" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' (TBS)"][/caption] The two most popular dramas of this season have already made headlines this week. 'Galileo' (Fuji TV) finally showed it's true strength stripped off all of the bonuses with its fifth episode, which recorded a plummet of 3.0%. There wasn't any other program that was particularly strong that day, so you can't put the blame

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/06~05/09

    May 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296441" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Not many noteworthy changes were recorded in the ratings department for the first half of this week. Among the positive developments were 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.7% and 'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.1%. The former also improved its season-average a bit, just like 'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV),

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