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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 06/17~06/20

    June 21, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas.   The spring season is coming to an end, but not without a couple of much-anticipated final episodes of your favorite dramas. Six dramas reached their conclusion within the first half of this week. The most popular finale episode was delivered by 'Last Cinderella' with an amazing rating of 17.8%, which

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/13~05/16

    May 18, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296923" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' (TBS)"][/caption] The two most popular dramas of this season have already made headlines this week. 'Galileo' (Fuji TV) finally showed it's true strength stripped off all of the bonuses with its fifth episode, which recorded a plummet of 3.0%. There wasn't any other program that was particularly strong that day, so you can't put the blame

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/06~05/09

    May 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296441" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Not many noteworthy changes were recorded in the ratings department for the first half of this week. Among the positive developments were 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.7% and 'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.1%. The former also improved its season-average a bit, just like 'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV),

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/29~05/01

    May 4, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    [caption id="attachment_296000" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kasuka na Kanojo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] The Golden Week is difficult for dramas since they often have to compete against all kinds of special shows that serve as viewer magnets for the respective networks. Let's take a look at the positive trends first. The winners in terms of weekly improvement are 'Iryu Sousa 3' (TV Asahi), 'Kasuka na Kanojo' (Fuji TV), and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/22~04/25

    April 27, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295465" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] One more prime time drama and a couple of late-night dramas have premiered this week. The new Thursday drama 'Keiji 110 Kilo' (TV Asahi) starring Ishizuka Hidehiko recorded a very nice start with a rating of 14.1%. The new late-night dramas include 'Hokago Groove' (TBS) starring Takanashi Rin, 'Monsieur!' (TBS) starring E

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/15~04/18

    April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294825" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Galileo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] A total of 8 new dramas premiered from Monday to Thursday this week. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Galileo' (season 2) - starring heartthrob Fukuyama Masaharu and a new heroine played by Yoshitaka Yuriko - attracted the most viewers with a great rating of 22.6%. Many viewers also swooned over the male duo Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenj

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  • Prime Time Drama Preview – Spring 2013

    April 4, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    The upcoming spring season for dramas is just around the corner. During the break between the seasons it is time for the networks to promote their upcoming dramas as much as they can in order to attract as many viewers as possible for their season premieres. What happens after that depends on how viewers experience the framework consisting of the story, the acting, and the pacing. Is the story compelling enough to make you want to watch the

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  • SMAP to provide the theme song for Katori Shingo's new drama

    April 2, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    SMAP's new song, "Joy!!", has been chosen as the theme song for Katori Shingo's new drama, 'Kasuka na Kanojo'. This song was written and composed by Akai Kouen's Tsuno Maisa. 'Kasuka na Kanojo' is a love comedy that is set at a junior high school. Katori plays a junior high school teacher, who regains his passion for teaching after meeting a ghost that used to be a teacher (played by Anne). Maeda Atsuko and Kis-My-Ft2's Kitayama Hiromitsu

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  • Maeda Atsuko to appear in Katori Shingo's new drama 'Kasuka na Kanojo'

    February 15, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    On February 16th, Fuji TV announced that the former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko will be appearing in their upcoming spring drama 'Kasuka na Kanojo' starring SMAP's Katori Shingo. This drama is going to mark Maeda's first participation in a drama since her graduation from AKB48 and her first role as a teacher. It's also her first time to appear in a Fuji TV 'Tuesday-10' drama. 'Kasuka na Kanojo' is a romantic comedy set at a junior high sc

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  • Katori Shingo & Anne to co-star in a new drama 'Kasuka na Kanojo'

    January 22, 2013 @ 6:00 am

    It was announced that SMAP's Katori Shingo will be starring in a new drama "Kasuka na Kanojo" (tentative title) that will start airing in April. In the drama, Katori will play a junior high school teacher "Koyama Akira" who has an ability to sense ghosts, and Anne will co-star with him as a ghost named "Akane" who used to be a teacher. It's a love comedy in which Akira faces several problems happening at the school together with Akane. -

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