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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 12/07~12/09

    December 12, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_281306" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 12/07~12/09"][/caption] Things aren't exactly getting easier for the dramas towards the end of this season, but at least some of the final episodes are standing out a bit. The Friday dramas 'Ooku ~Tanjou~' (TBS) and 'Tokumei Tantei' (TV Asahi) performed similarly to last week. The latter aired its ninth and final episode this week, but the ra

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/19~11/21

    November 24, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_278290" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 11/19~11/21"][/caption] It was another bad start into the new week for all of the prime time dramas. Various specials caused a viewer shift on Monday and both dramas suffered from heavy losses. 'Perfect Blue' (TBS) lost 2.4% (rating: 6.2%) and 'PRICELESS' (Fuji TV) lost 2.7% (rating: 15.7%), but fortunately the latter just gained a bigger pie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/05~11/08

    November 10, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    [caption id="attachment_276239" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 11/05~11/08"][/caption] The first four days of this week made it pretty obvious that the dramas were in for a depressing week. Monday lost a lot of viewers in general compared to last week and it's strongest show, the drama 'PRICELESS' (Fuji TV) wasn't able to buck this trend as well. The drama starring Kimura Takuya lost 3.3% with its third

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/26~10/28

    October 30, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    [caption id="attachment_274422" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/26~10/28"][/caption] It's that season of the year when the important baseball matches get people glued to their TVs, and although it may take away some views, it can also bring about positive affects on the ratings of the fall dramas. The latest big baseball match began on Saturday, so the Friday prime time drama 'Ooku ~Tanjou~' (TBS) didn

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/19~10/21

    October 22, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_273253" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/19~10/21"][/caption] The second-episode itch has hit all weekend dramas of the new fall season again and 'MONSTERS' has proved itself against baseball. You better not expect any good news about the ratings when it comes to dramas and their second episodes. It's the time for many nosedives and only some occasional surprising surges. This we

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/01~10/07

    October 11, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    [caption id="attachment_271293" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/01~10/07"][/caption] The mid-season is slowly making way for the fall season, even though it's only a faint indication at the moment, much like the leaves of trees slowly changing colors to welcome the new season. A couple of midnight and late-night dramas were the first to come out of their hiding in the dark of the night. All of the earl

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  • HY to sing theme song for NHK morning drama, 'Jun to Ai'

    July 5, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    It's been announced that HY will be singing the theme song for NHK's upcoming morning drama, 'Jun to Ai'. This was decided when the drama's chief producer Yamamoto Toshihiko saw HY's concert and felt they had something in common with the heroine's way of life. "When I imagined the twin vocals of Hideyuki-san and Izumi-san playing in the world of Jun and Itoshi (characters of the drama), my heart pounded with excitement," he commented. M

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  • Natsuna to star in the next NHK morning drama 'Jun to Ai'

    March 21, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    On March 21st, NHK revealed that actress Natsuna will be starring as the heroine in their next morning drama 'Jun to Ai', which was already announced earlier this year. Natsuna recently gained popularity with her roles in the movie "GANTZ" and the drama special "Ranma 1/2". The announcement that she's going to portray the role of 'Kano Jun' in the morning drama 'Jun to Ai' was made at the NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo. The actress didn'

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