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  • Karasawa Toshiaki to star as a legendary thief in new TBS drama 'TAKE FIVE'

    February 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    On February 8th, it was announced that actor Karasawa Toshiaki will be starring in the upcoming TBS spring drama 'TAKE FIVE', which the Japanese media has already dubbed as the Japanese version of 'Ocean's Eleven'. 'TAKE FIVE' follows a group of five individuals from different backgrounds, age groups, and occupation who work together as thieves in order to steal money from all types of rich scoundrels. The drama is said to feature an enter

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Hirosue Ryoko & Inagaki Goro to star in new movie as married couple

    October 11, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    It's been announced that Hirosue Ryoko and SMAP's Inagaki Goro will star in the upcoming movie "Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako" as married couple. The movie is based on Niitsu Kiyomi's novel "Futatabi no Kanako", and it will be directed by Kurimura Minoru who previously received the NETPAC award at the Moscow International Film Festival with his debut film "Meshi to Otome." They are also planning to show the film at various film festivals arou

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  • SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi completes 100km (62 mile) marathon for "FNS 27-hour TV"

    July 22, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    On July 22nd, SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi successfully completed a 100km (62 mile) marathon for this year’s Fuji TV annual summer program, "FNS 27-hour TV". About 1km away from the goal, fellow SMAP members Kimura Takuya and Inagaki Goro showed up to cheer for Kusanagi and ran alongside him in drizzling rain. Kusanagi reached the TV station in Odaiba, Tokyo after 8pm and exchanged warm embraces with program host Tamori. Kusanagi commented, “I almo

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  • 'Hungry' cast reveals Mukai Osamu possesses amazing cooking skills

    January 6, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On January 5th, a press conference for upcoming drama "Hungry!" was held, which was attended by cast members Mukai Osamu, Takimoto Miori, Kuninaka Ryoko, Inagaki Goro (SMAP), and more. 'Hungry!' follows the story of 'Yamate Eisuke' (Mukai), a sadistic French chef with a poisonous tongue who used to be a bassist, but began his culinary career in accordance with his late mother's will. 'Yamate' will face trials and tribulations as he chases

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  • Sexy Zone's Sato Shori to make his acting debut in Mukai Osamu's new drama

    November 27, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    New 5-member group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., Sexy Zone's member, Sato Shori will make his acting debut in Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama "Hungry!" scheduled to begin on January 10th, 2012. As reported previously, the drama is set at a French restaurant, and will show human relationships, such as dream, frustration, love, friendship, and confrontation between men, with a comical touch.  Sato's role will be an obedient younger brothe

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  • Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama gets a title + more cast details

    November 23, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    Last month, Fuji TV announced that actor Mukai Osamu would star in his first prime time drama next season. Today they finally announced its title, "Hungry!", and who is going to costar with him. As stated in the previous announcement, "Hungry!" is a human drama with a comedic touch that is set at a French restaurant. Mukai plays 'Yamate Eisuke', a somewhat sadistic yet lovable musician-turned-chef who wants to take over his parents' restau

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  • First teaser for the drama "Bull Doctor" revealed

    July 1, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Recently, the first teaser for the drama "Bull Doctor", starring Esumi Makiko, Ishihara Satomi, and SMAP's Inagaki Goro, was released after the conclusion of their press conference. Now, the video has been revealed online. "Bull Doctor" is a medical and mystery drama about a skilled forensic scientist called Odate Tamami (Esumi) trying to find out the truth behind the deaths of various people and a female detective called Kamatsuda Chika

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  • Lee Seung Gi makes an appearance on Fuji TV's "SMAPxSMAP"

    June 16, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Via allkpop: Recently, Lee Seung Gi made an appearance on Japan's Fuji TV's "SMAPXSMAP". On June 13th, the 'Korean Prince' made a guest appearance on the popular Japanese TV program alongside the Japanese singer Inagaki Goro of SMAP. On the show, the two acted as opposing rivals and Lee Seung Gi even showed off his comedic side through a comedy sketch. In the sketch, Lee Seung Gi played a character named 'Hwan' who operates a Korean re

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  • Esumi Makiko and Ishihara Satomi to star in new drama, "Bull Doctor"

    May 20, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Earlier today it was announced that Esumi Makiko and Ishihara Satomi are going to star in a new drama called "Bull Doctor" next season. "Bull Doctor" is a mystery/crime drama and will be Esumi's first drama starring role in four years. She will play a skilled forensic scientist who uses any means necessary in order to find out the truth behind the deaths of the people, and as a result, she often clashes with the people around her. The person

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