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  • FRIDAY reports that Tamaki Hiroshi is in a romantic relationship with a non-celebrity woman

    October 12, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    On October 11th, it was revealed that actor Tamaki Hiroshi (32) currently has a new non-celebrity lover.  This was reported and photographs of the couple were revealed in the October 12th issue of the weekly tabloid magazine “FRIDAY.” According to the magazine, the woman resembles actress Higa Manami (26) with her impressive beauty and large eyes.  Tamaki lives with his mother and younger sister in a luxurious house that has an estimated w

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  • Takei Emi to star in new drama on NTV "Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo"

    September 5, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    It's been announced that actress Takei Emi (18) will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama "Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo", which will start airing in October. This will be the third consecutive starring drama series for Takei after "W no Higeki" (TV Asahi, aired during April ~ June 2012), and "Iki mo Dekinai Natsu" (Fuji TV, currently airing). Reportedly, it will be a heartwarming comedy between father and daughter. Takei commented, "Though I had p

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 7th~10th

    November 11, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_202997" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Nobody can resist her spell. ("Kaseifu no Mita" - NTV)"][/caption] This week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports offers two big winners, "Kasouken no Onna 11" and "Kaseifu no Mita", which both improved their ratings by 3.0% or more. Monday already started with some surprisingly high ratings for various shows. TV Asahi was able to shine with "Qsama!!" and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 31st~November 3rd

    November 5, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_201644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Will she understand the feeling of love? ("Kare, Otto, Otoko Tomodachi" - NHK)"][/caption] This week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports offers some unsurprising ratings, one new drama, a weak Wednesday due to a public holiday and, as usual, an unwavering "Kaseifu no Mita" that claimed the top spot. The Monday Fuji TV drama, "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyu

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 24th~27th

    October 30, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_199979" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Amazed about the ratings? ("Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de" - Fuji TV)"][/caption] In this week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports, we saw the typical drops in ratings for the second episodes of various dramas. "Kaseifu no Mita" is very close to reaching 20%, and two new dramas premiered on Thursday. Fuji TV must've been the most nervous when it came to th

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 3rd~9th

    October 11, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    [caption id="attachment_195947" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The "Marumo no Okite" special brightened the Sunday evening."][/caption] It was an interesting and fun week full of variety specials, the "Freeter" and "Marumo no Okite" drama specials, and several new fall dramas have already gave us a nice taste of the upcoming season. Monday was still a relatively slow day for us drama fans, but at least the quiz show "Nep

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 01st~03rd

    July 4, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    [caption id="attachment_169521" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku say good bye, at least for this season."][/caption] This past weekend the last three of four spring dramas came to an end, but only one of them said farewell - or rather 'see you again' - with a bang. The high school restaurateurs of "Kokosei Restaurant" on Saturday evenings ended with a weak rating below 10%, but at least they were able to

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 10th~12th

    June 13, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_160597" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=" Suzuki Fuku (l.) and Ashida Mana from "Marumo no Okite" hot on the trail of "JIN""][/caption] On Friday, the drama "Umareru" dropped down to a new season low while competing against a strong live-action adaption of Higashino Keigo's novel "11 Moji no Satsujin" and a very strong "Hodo Station". Meanwhile "Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto" reached its final episod

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 3rd~5th

    June 7, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_158609" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto" (TV Asahi)"][/caption] Horikita Maki's drama "Umareru" loses ground a bit again after it's season-high last week, but the remaining Friday dramas continued where they left off. There is nothing new to report about the ratings of the Saturday only drama, "Kokosei Restauran". It's still reaching numbers near the 11% mark. Sunday was t

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – May 13th~May 15th

    May 16, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_151849" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Tanimura Mitsuki as a cat in "Yonimo Kimyo na Monogatari: PETS""][/caption] Friday was a nice start into the weekend for the drama viewers. Both, "Umareru." and "Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto" were able to improve the ratings, with the former even reaching higher ground above the 10% again. It doesn't look like the competitors had much to do with the increased ratio of

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