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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/25~03/31

    April 2, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    [caption id="attachment_293121" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Only two prime time dramas and a couple of late-night dramas were left from the winter season. Monday drama 'Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techo' (Fuji TV) recorded an underwhelming finale with a poor rating of 8.1%, which meant a drop of 3.0% compared to the previous week. The sharp drop was caused by multiple va

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  • Check out goo's 'Most Searched Female Celebrity Ranking Top 40' for 2012

    December 21, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    NTT Resonant's Internet portal goo has released their 'Most Searched Female Celebrity Ranking Top 40' for 2012. This ranking is based on the number of search hits for the given celebrity on goo's search bar. Which female celebrity was searched most in 2012? Check out the full results below! === 1. Maeda Atsuko 2. Sashihara Rino 3. Oshima Yuko 4. Kojima Haruna 5. Rola 6. Inoue Mao 7. Ishikawa Kasumi 8. Itano Tomomi 9. Shinoda

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  • Inoue Mao attends store opening event for 'PUMA'

    December 20, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    On December 19th, actress Inoue Mao attended an opening event for 'PUMA STORE OSAKA' in Midosuji, Osaka. Inoue, who is acting as the brand's campaign character for their 2013 spring/summer season, shared, "I still remember liking a boy in soccer club who wore an orange PUMA jersey when I was in junior high school." When asked about her Christmas plans, she responded, "I have filming on both the 24th and the 25th. I want to celebrate Chr

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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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  • Black dresses dominate the green carpet on opening day of the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival

    October 20, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    The 25th Tokyo International Film Festival opened on October 20th and rolled out the green carpet for around 440 prominent guests who were welcomed with a flurry of camera flashes and loud cheers. 'Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away' opened the festival right after the ceremony and their performers interpreted the green carpet as a green river as displaying a mini performance with a so-called 'boat of dreams'. Their performance was the highligh

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  • Tug-of-war comedy 'Tsuna Hiichatta!' starring Inoue Mao releases full trailer!

    August 20, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    On August 20th, a full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Tsuna Hiichatta!' starring Inoue Mao was released on its official website. 'Tsuna Hiichatta!' is an original comedy directed by Mizuta Nobuo ('Maiko Haaaan!!!', 'Nakumonka') that depicts the struggles of a female tug-of-war team. Inoue portrays 'Nishikawa Chiaki', a beautiful and diligent woman who works in the PR department at the public office of the city of Oita. The mayor of Oita p

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th

    July 6, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_251402" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th"][/caption] The summer season is here and eight new dramas already tried to brighten up the rainy season over the last six days. Last week on Friday and Saturday, the new season didn't yet arrive, but a couple of night dramas from the spring season had yet to air their final episodes. On Friday they were 'Clover' (TV Tokyo)

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE to provide theme song for Inoue Mao's movie 'Tsuna Hiichatta!'

    July 4, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    It's been revealed that DREAMS COME TRUE will be providing the theme song for Inoue Mao's starring movie, 'Tsuna Hiichatta!' (November 23rd release). 'Tsuna Hichatta' is an entertainment story that revolves around eight women who participate in a game of tug-and-war due to a certain event. It's directed by Mizuta Nobuo, whose works include "Maiko Haaaan!!!" and "Nakumonka", and the script is written by Habara Daisuke, who has also written

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  • 'Eien no Zero' reveals additional cast members

    July 1, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    On July 1st, the additional cast members for Yamazaki Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Hyakuta Naoki's best-selling novel 'Eien no Zero' have been revealed. 'Eien no Zero' will star V6's Okada Junichi and follows a young man as he tries to find out more about his grandfather who died during the Pacific War as a Kamikaze pilot. Just like its story, which spans from the actual events that happened during the war until the present

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 22nd~June 24th

    June 27, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    [caption id="attachment_248853" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 22nd~June 24th"][/caption] Four more dramas bid farewell to the spring season. Last week, 'Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose' (TBS) experienced a positive development on Friday, but it all went down in vain again with its final episode this week. It surprisingly lost 2.1% and dropped down to a new personal low of 8.1%. Not the best way to see

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