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  • Kiki Kirin saves Hashimoto Ai from reporter questions at the 4th Nippon Theater Staff Film Festival

    May 11, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    On May 10, young actress Hashimoto Ai was among the attendees of the '4th Nippon Theater Staff Film Festival in Seijo' and was showered with questions related to the recent reports of her alleged relationship with actor Ochiai Motoki. Hashimoto attended the festival to receive the "Best Supporting Actress" award for her performance in the movie 'Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo' (International title: 'The Kirishima Thing'). Ochiai also appea

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  • Matsuda Shota to star in new detective drama 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage'

    February 17, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    On February 18th, TBS announced that actor Matsuda Shota will be starring in their upcoming detective drama 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage'. This is Matsuda's second time to star as a detective after the 2009 drama Meitantei no Okite' (TV Asahi) and his first time to star in a TBS drama. This time, he will play a former elite police detective who possesses an overwhelming memory. 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' is a mystery and suspense drama that follow

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  • "55th Blue Ribbon Awards" holds its ceremony

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    On February 14th, an award ceremony for "The 55th Blue Ribbon Awards" was held at Iino Hall. Customarily, the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress from the last year, participated as the emcees for the event, and therefore, Takenouchi Yutaka and Nagasaku Hiromi took the roles of emcees this year. For both Takenouchi and Nagasaku, it was their very first time to serve as an emcee. Takenouchi, who made a mistake in timing while saying t

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya to star in Shinagawa Hiroshi's 3rd movie

    February 4, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    It was announced that Fujiwara Tatsuya will be starring in Shinagawa Hiroshi's third movie "Sanbun no Ichi." His co-stars will include KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki, Kosugi Ryuichi of comedian duo "Black Mayonnaise", and Nakashima Mika. This is a movie adaptation of Kinoshita Hanta's novel of the same name, and this will mark the first movie by Shinagawa where he will be adapting someone else's work. Reportedly, Shinagawa fell in love with the ori

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – December 26th/27th

    January 29, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_287556" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'Strawberry Night' / (03) 'Life of Pi'"][/caption] In a tough battle for the top spot on the box office chart, the new Japanese mystery thriller 'Strawberry Night' - starring Takeuchi Yuko - emerged victorious over American comedy 'Ted', which did extremely well even on its second weekend. In third place opened the visually stu

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  • 'Thermae Romae II' announced for Golden Week 2014

    January 29, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    On January 30 (JST), it was announced that one of the most successful movies of 2012 - 'Thermae Romae' will be receiving a sequel in 2014! All the main actors from 'Thermae Romae', lead by Abe Hiroshi as the protagonist will be reprising their roles in 'Thermae Romae II', which is slated for release during the Golden Week of 2014 (early May) and will be directed by Takeuchi Hideki again. The filming will take place in Bulgaria, a first for

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  • Abe Hiroshi visits Waseda University to promote his upcoming movie

    December 23, 2012 @ 2:33 am

    On December 22nd, Abe Hiroshi appeared at the Okuma Memorial Hall of Waseda University for an event with about 600 students, for his upcoming movie 'Tsuya no Yoru Aru Ai ni Kakawatta, Onna-tachi no Monogatari'. This movie is based on Naoki Prize winning novelist Inoue Areno's novel of the same name, and is directed by Yukisada Isao. The protagonist "Matsuo" (Abe) has been struggling with his wife's ("Tsuya") infidelity. One day, Tsuya

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  • CASCADE cancels their live concert due to HIROSHI's traffic accident

    December 19, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    It has been reported that CASCADE member HIROSHI (Dr) was involved in a traffic accident during the night of December 17th, and broke several bones on his body. Due to his injury, they have canceled their live at Shibuya O-WEST which was scheduled to be held on December 21st. Reportedly HIROSHI's condition is not life-threatening, however, it is difficult for him to show his best performance for the fans. After the consultation with the do

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of ideal faces chosen by men

    November 30, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    We recently reported the results of Oricon's "ideal faces chosen by women ranking". Now, the ranking for the men has been revealed! Singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu was chosen again as this year's number 1, making this his 4th consecutive time to top the ranking. Check out the full results below! === 1. Fukuyama Masaharu 2. Mukai Osamu 3. Kimura Takuya 4. Tsumabuki Satoshi 5. Inaba Koshi 6. Okada Junichi 7. Abe Hiroshi 8. Iku

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 24th/25th

    November 29, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] The number one movie this week remained the same with the anime 'Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance' on top. It is followed by the same second and third place movies as last week with 'Aku no Kyoten' and 'Nobou no Shiro' respectively. Among t

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