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  • Japan Box Office Report – 01/04~01/05

    January 8, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – December 28/29 01 (01) Eien no Zero (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Lupin Sansei vs. Meitantei Conan The Movie (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) HUNTER×HUNTER The LAST MISSION (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Gravity (Weeks: 03) 05 (06) Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Weeks: 03) 06 (04) Planes (Weeks: 02) 07 (05) Kamen Rider × Kamen

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  • Yuzu to sing theme song for new 'HUNTER×HUNTER' movie

    September 24, 2013 @ 2:33 am

    It's been revealed that Yuzu will be singing the theme song for the anime movie 'HUNTER×HUNTER THE MOVIE -The LAST MISSION-' which will open in theaters this December.Yuzu has provided their song "REASON" for 'HUNTER×HUNTER THE MOVIE Phantom Rouge' in January and they are also currently in charge of the tv anime's theme song. For the new song, they will once again collaborate with Maeyamada Kenichi. It's titled "Hyouriittai" and it's an uptempo n

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 31/September 1

    September 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    It was the 7th victory for 'Kaze Tachinu', while 'Man of Steel' and 'Anohana' enter the top 3. The news of Miyazaki Hayao retiring was only released on Monday, but last weekend his final masterpiece 'Kaze Tachinu' already managed to increase its viewers and weekend revenue compared to the previous week. That was caused by cheaper tickets on Sunday that marked the end of the summer holidays. However, the sudden retirement news might ensure this

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/26~04/28

    May 1, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_295692" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'TAKE FIVE' (TBS)"][/caption] It was the beginning of the Golden Week with the first holiday on April 29th, which meant a busy weekend - although not particularly in front of the TV. Fortunately the peak of the holiday traffic is only expected on the next weekend with a holiday on Friday and Monday. The TV ratings haven't been affected that much, at least so fa

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/19~04/21

    April 23, 2013 @ 3:50 am

    [caption id="attachment_295063" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sora Tobu Kouhoushitsu' (TBS)"][/caption] The first episode of the Friday drama 'TAKE FIVE' (TBS) was the only spring premiere over the weekend. The thief drama starring Karasawa Toshiaki recorded an unspectacular rating of 12.3%, although it's not exactly a bad rating for this drama time slot at 10:00 pm. The rest of the weekend dramas experienced a disillusi

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  • Mizuki Alisa appears at press conference for upcoming drama "Goen Hunter"

    April 3, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    On April 1, actress Mizuki Alisa (36) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for her starring NHK drama “Goen Hunter” (Saturdays, 9 PM), which begins airing on April 13. Through film, she experienced “marriage-hunting parties”, and she spoke about the experience commenting, “I thought it was very difficult, like you had to speak to 15 men as if it's an interview.” When asked about her personal view on marriage she stated, “I place gre

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 19th/20th

    January 22, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286703" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Tokyo Kazoku' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Les Miserables'"][/caption] American comedy 'Ted' successfully charmed the Japanese moviegoers and took the lead in the weekend box office race with some impressive numbers. Second place was also occupied by a new release in the form of the Japanese family drama 'Tokyo Kazoku' starring a great ensemble of

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 12th/13th

    January 16, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285955" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'Hunter x Hunter' / (03) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'"][/caption] Heavy snow affected the Kanto region on the last day of the extended weekend, but people still flocked to the movie theaters and made 'Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge' the highest grossing movie of the weekend. 'Les Miserables' continued to stick to its second po

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  • Fujiki Naohito tries voice acting for the first time

    November 30, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Actor Fujiki Naohito will be the guest voice in the upcoming anime film, 'Gekijouban HUNTER×HUNTER: Hiiro no Genei', which will open in theaters on January 12th. Fujiki will voice the mysterious character 'Omokage' who was a former member of Phantom Troupe. He will play one of the key villain roles in the film. This marked Fujiki's first time voice acting since debuting 17 years ago. "There are many lines that I will never say in a dram

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  • YUZU to provide theme song & Kawashima Umika to voice act for 'HUNTER×HUNTER' movie

    November 1, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    It's been revealed that YUZU will be providing the theme song for the upcoming animated film, 'Gekijouban HUNTER×HUNTER Hiiro no Genei'. In addition, it has also been announced that Kawashima Umika (9nine) will be joining the film's voice cast. The movie will be based on an original story that 'HUNTER×HUNTER' manga artist Togashi Yoshihiro wrote 10 years ago. Its story will portray the past of main character Kurapika. YUZU teamed up wit

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