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  • D☆DATE appears at the release event for their live DVD

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    On January 6th, D☆DATE held an event to commemorate the release of their live DVD "D☆DATE TOUR 2012~DATE A LIVE~." The members appeared at the event in Hakama, and participated in the "Kagami-biraki" (= breaking of a sake cask). When asked about their ambitions for this year, member Igarashi Shunji strongly stated that they would like to top the Oricon chart. Igarashi also talked about his first shrine visit of New Year at Meiji Jingu

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  • Actor Nakamura Yuichi to retire from entertainment industry

    September 26, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    On September 25, it was announced that actor Nakamura Yuichi (24), who was previously said to be in recovery , will terminate his contract with Watanabe Entertainment at the end of September.  A public post on the company’s website revealed, “Currently, he has recovered and would be able to make a comeback, but he has decided to pursue a path outside of entertainment, and we respect his wishes, so we will end on these terms.  We will support

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  • Motokariya Yuika to play a hostess turned lawyer in new drama 'Soko wo Nantoka'

    July 15, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On July 14th, it was announced that actress Motokariya Yuika is going to star star as a hostess turned lawyer in the upcoming NHK BS Premium fall drama, 'Soko wo Nantoka'. It will be Motokariya's first NHK drama since 'Fight' in 2005. Motokariya's character 'Kaise Rakuko' is coming from a poor household and always wanted to become a lawyer in order to escape from poverty. In order to pay for her school expenses, she works as a hostess. She

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  • D-BOYS' stage play will surpass Harry Potter?

    October 16, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    On October 15th, D-BOYS held a public greeting for the opening day of their stage play 'Kensatsu Gawa no Shounin ~ Asa Hiroochou Satsujin Jiken~' at Aoyama Theatre in Tokyo. This is a play adapted from the original work of British writer Agatha Christie titled 'Witness for the Prosecution'. For D-BOYS, this is their first mystery play and member Seto Koji will play a role of the British-born lawyer. Regarding the potential of the play, he

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  • Igarashi Shunji holds a talk show at the private showing of "Paradise Kiss"

    April 30, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    On April 29th, Igarashi Shunji made an appearance at a "girls only" private showing of the upcoming movie "Paradise Kiss", which stars Mukai Osamu and Kitagawa Keiko, and held a talk show. [caption id="attachment_148081" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption=""Isabella" in the middle."][/caption] Igarashi plays "Isabella", who is disguised in women's clothing and is more lady-like than regular girls.  When he was asked if it

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  • "Paradise Kiss" unveils new poster with all main cast members

    March 25, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    As many of you already know, Yazawa Ai's popular manga "Paradise Kiss" will be released as live-action movie on June 4th. Recently, a new poster with all its main cast members has been revealed, and fans were jubilant over the gorgeous art. In the new poster, Kitagawa Keiko, Mukai Osamu, Yamamoto Yusuke, Igarashi Shunji, Ohmasa Aya, Kaku Kento, and Kato Natsuki pose at their "atelier", which was designed with various ideas in order to catc

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  • D☆DATE's upcoming single, "CHANGE my LIFE" + member thoughts

    March 8, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    It's been announced that D☆DATE will be releasing their new single, entitled "CHANGE my LIFE", on April 6th! As we've already reported, the cellphone melody of the track will be available in advance on March 14th and 15th, along with a raffle for a "1-Day Date" with the group. This second single for the D-Boys sub-unit, who made their debut with "Ato 1cm no Mirai" last December, was written by the musical group cell no9, of which Dragon Ash

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  • "Isabella" role casted, sneak peeks for "Paradise Kiss" revealed!

    September 22, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    Previously, we reported that popular manga/anime Paradise Kiss will be released as a live-action movie starring Kitagawa Keiko and Mukai Osamu. The film's release date has been set for May 2011, but to indulge the hungry fans, some scene stills as well as a more-detailed cast list has just been revealed! Igarashi Shunji (D-BOYS) will play the role of Isabella (actual birth name, 'Yamamoto Daisuke'). 'Isabella' is a transgendered character

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  • Special unit from D-BOYS: the dawn of "D☆DATE"

    September 19, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    [caption id="attachment_94034" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Left to right: Igarashi Shunji, Seto Koji, Horii Arata, and Araki Hirofumi"][/caption] Previously, we reported that there will be a new 5-member special unit from D-BOYS (a group of actors from Watanabe Entertainment) called "D☆DATE". Having already recruited four members from D-BOYS, D☆DATE was to choose their fifth member by audition. On the 19th, the final audition was

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