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  • More details on upcoming "SPEC" movie revealed

    March 19, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    It was announced that upcoming movie "SPEC ~Close~", which is the concluding episode of the "SPEC" series, will be a 2 part movie titled "Gekijouban SPEC ~Close~ Zen no Hen" and "Gekijouban SPEC ~Close~ Kou no Hen." Both parts will be  released successively this fall. "SPEC" series started as a serial drama (on TBS) that aired back in October of 2010, and it follows the odd duo of "Toma Saya" (played by Toda Erika) and "Sebumi Takeru" (pla

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya & other cast members of upcoming movie "Ore Ore" appear at a promotional event

    February 22, 2013 @ 2:41 am

    On February 21st, KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya appeared at a promotional event for his starring movie "Ore Ore (It's me, It's me)." "Ore Ore" is based on Hoshino Tomoyuki's award-winning novel, and it's directed by Miki Satoshi ("Jikou Keisatsu", "Instant Numa"). The story revolves around an electronics retail store worker named "Nagano Hitoshi " (Kamenashi), who becomes involved in a scam called “ore ore sagi” (* "ore ore sagi" is a kind

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  • 'SPEC' to spawn another movie and drama special next fall

    December 26, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On December 27th, it was finally made official that the popular 'SPEC' series - starring Kase Ryo and Toda Erika will be spawning another movie named 'SPEC~Close~' in the fall of 2013. Moreover they announced that there is going to be another TV drama special titled 'SPEC~Zero~' around the same time. 'SPEC' is about the two special detectives Toma Saya (Toda) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase), who deal with various minor and large-scale cases that

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  • 'FRIDAY' reports Kase Ryo & Ichikawa Mikako living together

    December 22, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On the December 21st issue of weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY', it was reported that actor Kase Ryo (38) and actress Ichikawa Mikako (34) are living together. According to the magazine, Kase and Ichikawa met back in 2007 after co-starring in a TV commercial. After co-starring in movies since then, the two started dating and have been living together for over 4 years. Though there aren't any two-shots of the couple, the magazine has capture

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  • Kitano Takeshi & cast of "Outrage Beyond" make appearance at Japan premiere

    September 21, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On September 18, the Japanese premiere of director Kitano Takeshi’s “Outrage Beyond” (opens October 6) took place in Tokyo. Kitano appeared on stage at the premiere along with twelve of the film’s cast members, including Nishida Toshiyuki, Miura Tomokazu, and Takahashi Katsunori. Director Kitano discussed having such a large number of A-list actors appear in the film, joking, “The honorariums for the actors bulk up to a large amount, so my c

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 7th/8th

    April 9, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_232056" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Doraemon" / "SPEC~Ten~" / "Bokura ga Ita""][/caption] As expected last week, "SPEC~Ten~", "Titanic 3D" and "The Artist" rearranged the top 10 of the weekend box office chart, with SPEC~Ten~ even pushing "Doraemon" from the top. "SPEC~Ten~", starring Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, opened on 279 screens and made it onto the top position for the w

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  • Masi Oka to remake 'SPEC' into a US drama

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    On April 7th, the cast of the movie 'SPEC~Ten', including the two lead actors Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, attended the opening day stage greeting for the film at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The very high popularity of the 'SPEC' series was evident by the large number of fans who tried to get into the overcrowded venue. After a nationwide PR campaign, the opening day of the long-awaited movie that is going to end the series, which al

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  • Toda Erika and Kase Ryo appear in front of 1,000 'SPEC' fans

    April 4, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    On April 3rd, actress Toda Erika (23) and actor Kase Ryo (37) made an appearance at the ‘Haru ni ShoTen! SPEC Festival’. This event was held to promote their starring drama DVD 'SPEC ~Sho~' (to release on the 4th) and their upcoming movie 'SPEC ~Ten~ (to hit theaters on the 7th) and approximately 1,000 fans of the drama turned up for this promotional festival. Toda stated to the audience, “Stupid people, I see only masochists turned up t

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  • Kase Ryo gets caught off guard by Toda Erika's chic get-up

    March 22, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    On March 21st, Kase Ryo and Toda Erika, the starring actors of the upcoming movie "SPEC~Ten~", attended a press conference in Tokyo to commemorate the completion of the movie. In the movie Toda portrays the role of 'Toma Saya', a peculiar and gyoza-loving detective who couldn't care less about her fashion. However, at the event she pleasantly surprised the media and her co-star with a chic black dress and hairdo. Kase was in awe and praise

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  • Check out the full trailer and new teaser for "SPEC~Ten"

    January 25, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    The official website for the upcoming movie, "SPEC~Ten", has finally been updated with a second teaser and a full-length trailer. 'SPEC~Ten' brings back its two protagonists, Toma Saya (Toda Erika) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase Ryo), who’ve already solved various cases related to people with SPEC (special abilities) in last year’s TBS drama. In the movie they will have to case about some mysterious mummified bodies that have been found on a crui

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