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  • Stars of "BRAVE HEARTS Umizaru" appear at early screening of film and joke with audience

    July 5, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    On July 3, stars Ito Hideaki (36), Sato Ryuta (32), and Kato Ai (29) of the movie “BRAVE HEARTS Umizaru” (directed by Hasumi Eiichiro, opens July 13) greeted fans on stage at an early screening of the film in Osaka. At the screening, Ito and Sato put together a combination based on the 2005 Umizaru drama series and battled it out as they imitated the death of Ikezawa (played by Nakamura Toru) in the series. Kato chided them saying, “Tor

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  • Ito Hideaki to take on the challenge of becoming radio personality for the first time

    June 30, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    On June 28, it was revealed that actor Ito Hideaki (36) will take on the challenge of becoming a radio personality. He'll begin by hosting the July 3rd show of Nippon Broadcast’s popular All Night Nippon program. His show, titled “Ito Hideaki no All Night Nippon GOLD”, begins airing at 10PM. The program is usually broadcast from the Yurakucho studio in Tokyo, but on Ito’s particular broadcast date, the program will be broadcast from ABC

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  • Ito Hideaki and other "BRAVE HEARTS Umizaru" cast members appear at private early screening

    June 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    On June 19th, a completion and screening ceremony of “BRAVE HEARTS Umizaru” (directed by Hasumi Eiichiro, release on July 13), the newest sequel to the popular “Umizaru” series, was held at the Tokyo International Forum. Eight cast members including Ito Hideaki (36), the star of the series, appeared at the screening. The film is the 4th sequel to the series; the 2nd sequel, released in 2006, and the 3rd sequel, released in 2010, were both

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  • More cast members announced for upcoming movie "Aku no Kyoten"

    May 11, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    As previously reported, Kishi Yusuke's novel "Aku no Kyoten" will be getting a live-action movie adaptation starring Ito Hideaki. Since the announcement, more cast members have been revealed. "Aku no Kyoten" is a suspenseful novel that depicts cruel murder cases that happen at a school, committed by a high school teacher, “Hasumi Seiji” (played by Ito). It will be directed by Miike Takashi, and other added cast members include Yamada Takay

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  • Full trailer for summer blockbuster 'Brave Hearts: Umizaru' revealed

    May 1, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    After the first teaser in February, distributor Toho has now released the full trailer for their upcoming summer blockbuster 'Brave Hearts: Umizaru'. Brave Hearts' is the fourth movie in the 'Umizaru' live-action series about rescue diver Senzaki Daisuke (Ito Hideaki) and his comrades of the Japanese Coast Guard. This time, they have adapted the greatest maritime accident from the original manga – a jumbo-jet forced to do an emergency lan

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  • Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel "Aku no Kyoten" to get movie adaptation starring Ito Hideaki

    March 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    On March 6th, it was revealed that Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel "Aku no Kyoten" will get a live-action movie adaptation, starring actor Ito Hideaki.  The novel "Aku no Kyoten" is a hit novel which sold a total of over 300,000 copies. The novel was released in July 2010, and as soon as it was released, it grabbed a huge amount of attention. "Aku no Kyoten" is a psycho suspense that shows cruel murder cases that happen at a school, committed

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  • First teaser of "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" lands in the sea

    February 26, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    The first teaser for the upcoming Summer blockbuster "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" was released on its official website after it already aired once on Fuji TV in January. It's the fourth movie in the "Umizaru" series about 'Senzaki Daisuke', a rescue diver of the Japanese Coast Guard and his comrades. This time they are going to adapt the greatest maritime accident from the original manga - a jumbo-jet forced to do an emergency landing in the se

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 17th~20th

    October 22, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_198516" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Getting ready for an evening full of dramas! ("Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu" - Fuji TV)"][/caption] For this week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports, we get to look at six new fall dramas, four of them reaching ratings of 17.0% and beyond, and a very stable "Kaseifu no Mita". On Monday, Fuji TV aired the first episode of their new Monday drama, "Watash

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 12th~15th

    September 17, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    [caption id="attachment_190646" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Shaky... ("Arakawa Under the Bridge" - TBS)"][/caption] The drama prime time report for Monday~Thursday is here and we got ourselves a handful of dramas that aired their final episodes over those days. No dramatic changes regarding the ratings on Monday. "Zenkai Girl" (Fuji TV) is slowly climbing towards the 13% mark, while the midnight drama "Piece Vote" (NT

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  • "Umizaru" to return with a fourth movie next summer!

    September 8, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Today it was announced that the popular series, "Umizaru" will be getting a fourth movie called "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" next summer. "Umizaru 4" will once again star actor Ito Hideaki as 'Senzaki Daisuke', one of the rescue divers of the Japan Coast Guard. This time they are going to adapt the greatest accident that happened in the original manga - a jumbo jet crash-landing on the sea. It will be the most difficult rescue operation for Sen

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