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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 9th/10th

    February 13, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_289264" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Nou Otoko' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Strawberry Night'"][/caption] 'Ted' still lures the Japanese into the movie theaters and managed to establish itself at the top of the weekend box office chart. It was the second extended weekend of the year and 'Ted' was even given a boost in exposure with an additional 100 screens due to its popularity. Se

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  • Nikaido Fumi reveals that she fainted on the set of 'Nou Otoko', traumatizing co-star Ikuta Toma

    February 10, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    On February 9th, Takimoto Tomoyuki's latest film 'Nou Otoko' celebrated its premiere. Both the director as well as the cast attended the opening day stage greeting in Tokyo. The cast of 'Nou Otoko' is led by actor Ikuta Toma who plays a mysterious man who commits countless murders in the name of justice. He is being called 'brain man' (nou otoko) by other people, because he is very intelligent and has an outstanding memory. This man also d

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  • 'Mogura no Uta' to get live-action adaptation starring Ikuta Toma

    January 21, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    It was announced that Takahashi Noboru's popular manga "Mogura no Uta" would be getting a live-action adaptation starring Ikuta Toma. The original manga is currently being serialized on "Weekly Big Comic Spirits", and there has been 33 volumes published. Apparently, many musicians, comedians, and even other manga-ka have stated that they were a fan of this manga. 'Mogura no Uta' revolves around protagonist Kikukawa Reiji, a police offic

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/22~10/25

    October 28, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    [caption id="attachment_274054" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/22~10/25"][/caption] The first four days of the 43th week of the year offered some mixed results for our prime time dramas, from nosedives to disappointing starts, with a few slight improvements. On Monday, everyone was looking at how well Fuji TV's latest Getsu 9 drama 'PRICELESS' would do with the (former) drama/ratings king Kimura Takuy

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  • Ikuta Toma's younger brother Ikuta Ryusei to make a guest appearance in his drama 'Osozaki no Himawari'

    October 8, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    On October 8th, it was announced that Ikuta Toma's younger brother and Fuji TV announcer Ikuta Ryusei will be making a guest appearance on the first episode of Toma's upcoming drama 'Osozaki no Himawari'. Ryusei is going to play the protagonist "Kodaira Joutarou's" (Toma) younger brother and makes a short appearance in the beginning of the first episode. He just began working as an announcer for Fuji TV last year, so it's the first time th

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  • First teaser for Ikuta Toma's upcoming movie "Nou Otoko" revealed

    October 6, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    First teaser for upcoming movie "Nou Otoko" starring Ikuta Toma has been revealed on its official site. As we reported previously, this movie is based on an award-winning novel by Shudo Urio, and is directed by Takimoto Tomoyuki ("Ikigami", "Hoshi Mamoru Inu").  Ikuta will be playing a mysterious man with gifted intelligence and physical ability named Suzuki Ichiro, who commits countless murders in the name of justice. He is a killing mach

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  • Mr.Children to provide the theme song for Ikuta Toma's drama 'Osozaki no Himawari'

    September 27, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    On September 28th, it was announced that Mr.Children's new song "Joutouku" will be used as the theme song for the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~'. 'Osozaki no Himawari' is about a group of seven individuals who are living in the city of Shimanto in the Shimanto River area in prefecture of Kochi (Shikoku). Those seven people are portrayed by Ikuta Toma, Maki Yoko, Kiritani Kenta, Kashii Yuu, Emoto Tasu

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  • Ikuta Toma to star in new drama 'Osozaki no Himawari'

    August 29, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    On August 29th, Fuji TV has announced that actor Ikuta Toma will star in their upcoming fall drama 'Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~' (lit. 'Late Blooming Sunflower ~My Life, Renewal~'). It will be his first starring role in a drama series in three and a half years. The drama is set at the beautiful Shimanto River in the Kochi prefecture and revolves around a group of seven men and women and the unfolding of their lives. Ik

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  • Ikuta Toma to play a serial killer in 'Nou Otoko'

    June 12, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    On June 12th, it was announced that actor Ikuta Toma will be starring in Takimoto Tomoyuki's new movie 'Nou Otoko'. Based on an award-winning novel by Shudo Urio, Ikuta will play a mysterious man who commits countless murders in the name of justice. People call him 'Nou Otoko' ('Brain Man') and an 'expressionless murder machine' for he possesses intelligence and outstanding memory, yet never seems to show any emotions. Throughout this viol

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