Tag

  • Mitani Koki to film another single-cut drama starring Takeuchi Yuko

    April 19, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    On April 14th, WOWOW announced that famed director Mitani Koki is working on another drama that will be filmed in one scene without a single cut titled 'Daikuko 2013 (tentative)' (lit. 'Major Airport'). 'Daikuko 2013' is written by Mitani himself and is going to be a comedy about a family that gets stuck at an airport due to bad weather and the multiple problems they face there. WOWOW already aired a similar drama project of Mitani titled

    Read More

    • 0
    • 3674
    • 0
  • Honda Tsubasa to star in a drama adaptation of 'Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai'

    January 29, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Model Honda Tsubasa will be taking on her first lead role in BeeTV's new mobile drama, 'Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai'. The drama will be based on Nemu Yoko's popular manga of the same title. Honda will play the protagonist 'Nanase Momoko', who works at a design company with dreams of becoming an illustrator. She will be joined by actor Odagiri Joe as 'Tagaya', and Yamashita Nobuhiro will direct. As it's her first lead role in a drama, Hond

    Read More

    • 0
    • 4924
    • 0
  • Sato Takeru & Ayase Haruka to star in a new movie as lovers

    July 19, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    It's been announced that Sato Takeru and Ayase Haruka will be starring in the new movie "Real Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi" which will be directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi.  Though Sato and Ayase have co-stared with each other in CM, this will be their first time co-starring in a movie. The movie is based on Inui Rokuro's award winning novel "Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi", and it's a love story between 'Koichi' (Sato) and 'Atsumi' (Ayase) who

    Read More

    • 0
    • 20276
    • 0
  • "Dream High" musical CM released

    May 27, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    A couple of months ago it was announced that Japan will remake a popular Korean drama "Dream High" in the form of a musical. The musical will star singer Matsushita Yuya, NANAKA, Mizuta Kouki, Joey, Kawakami Juria, and Anna Santos. Ticket sales for the "Dream High" will start in 2-days on May 27th and range from ¥5,500 – ¥6,500 ($69-$81 USD). "Dream High" will run during the month of July starting on the 3rd through the 20th in Shibuy

    Read More

    • 0
    • 11506
    • 0
  • Odagiri Joe's drama 'Kazoku no Uta' to be discontinued due to low rate

    May 13, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    It has been reported the Fuji TV will bring Odagiri Joe's drama 'Kazoku no Uta' to an end on June 3rd with the 8th episode. The drama began airing on April 15th, and the first episode marked an average viewer rating of 6.1% in the Kanto area. It has continued to receive low viewer ratings -- the second episode garnered 3.6% and third 3.4%. Last month, the CEO of Fuji TV, Toyoda Kou held a press conference and stated "We would like to do

    Read More

    • 0
    • 8143
    • 0
  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 13th~April 15th

    April 17, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_233704" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 13th~April 15th"][/caption] This Drama Prime Time Report features varying results for the Friday - Sunday Spring Premieres. One was very impressive, two were quite successful, but unfortunately one premiere met with disastrous results. Friday is still patiently waiting for its only prime time drama to start airing at 10:00 pm, but fans

    Read More

    • 0
    • 128
    • 0
  • Popular Korean drama "Dream High" gets Japanese Musical remake

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    It's been two years since singer Matsushita Yuya has appeared in a musical theater. But today his staff posted some exciting news for his fans. They revealed on Yuya's official blog that he will appear in the musical "Dream High", set to start on July 3rd to July 20th. It will be playing at the New National Theater in Tokyo. The musical is based off the popular Korean drama and a first to hit the theatrical stage. "Dream High" is direct

    Read More

    • 0
    • 24457
    • 1
  • Saito Kazuyoshi to provide theme song for Odagiri Joe's new drama

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    It's been revealed that Saito Kazuyoshi's new song, "Gekkou", has been chosen as the theme song for Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama, "Kazoku no Uta"! "Kazoku no Uta" is Fuji TV's newest drama that will air in the 'dramatic Sunday' time slot (every Sundays at 9:00 pm) starting April 15th. It's a human drama that tells a story of a former rock star named Hayakawa (Odagiri), who has been completely forgotten from society since the break up of

    Read More

    • 0
    • 3218
    • 0
  • Fuji TV to change parts of Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama 'Kazoku no Uta'

    February 25, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    On February 24th, Fuji TV's president Toyoda Ko mentioned at a regular press conference that they would be making some changes to the upcoming drama 'Kazoku no Uta', in which Odagiri Joe will be starring in. The network was forced to make arrangements to the plot after they were hit with plagiarism accusations. It seems that there are too many similarities between the upcoming project and the 1987 TBS drama 'Papa wa Newscaster', which was

    Read More

    • 0
    • 5064
    • 0
  • Odagiri Joe to become a father of three in new drama, 'Kazoku no Uta'

    February 11, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    Fuji TV has announced that actor Odagiri Joe will be starring in a new drama called 'Kazoku no Uta' next season. It will be the seventh drama in Fuji TV's relatively new drama time slot of Sundays at 9:00 p.m.; 'Kazoku no Uta' will also mark  Odagiri's drama premiere on the network. He will play the role of the once-popular rock musician 'Hayakawa', who's been gradually fading into obscurity after the breakup of his rock group, 'out of

    Read More

    • 0
    • 6332
    • 0