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  • Kis-My-Ft2' Tamamori Yuta to star in a live-action drama adaptation of "Pintokona"

    May 17, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    On May 16th, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 member Tamamori Yuta will star in TBS' upcoming drama "Pintokona" as the son of a noble Kabuki family. This will mark the first serial drama to feature the world of Kabuki, a Japanese traditional performing art. "Pintokona" is a live-action drama adaptation of Shimaki Ako's ongoing manga, which is being serialized on monthly Shoujo manga magazine "Cheese!" (Shogakukan). Tamamori will play th

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  • 9nine kicks off their nationwide tour

    May 8, 2013 @ 2:00 am

    On May 6, 5 member girl unit 9nine, whose members include actress Kawashima Umika (19), kicked-off their nationwide tour at the Zepp Tokyo in Aomi, Tokyo. The group performed 19 songs mainly from their latest album “CUE”, member Yoshii Kanae’s (20) first solo “Sparkling Days”, and their newest song “Evolution No.9”, which will be released for sale on June 12. About 3000 people attended their 2 performances (during the day and at night)

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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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  • Kawashima Umika to appear in Ono Erena's upcoming drama

    March 5, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Kawashima Umika will make an appearance on Ono Erena's starring drama "Tank Top Fighter." As announced previously, "Tank Top Fighter" is a suspense action drama that follows college students sisters named “Kai” and “Riku” who become bounty hunters in order to repay 100 million yen (~$1 million USD) supposedly stolen by their father who gets arrested on suspicion of burglary and murder. In the drama, Ono will play "Kai" and Kawashima will be

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  • YUZU to provide theme song & Kawashima Umika to voice act for 'HUNTER×HUNTER' movie

    November 1, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    It's been revealed that YUZU will be providing the theme song for the upcoming animated film, 'Gekijouban HUNTER×HUNTER Hiiro no Genei'. In addition, it has also been announced that Kawashima Umika (9nine) will be joining the film's voice cast. The movie will be based on an original story that 'HUNTER×HUNTER' manga artist Togashi Yoshihiro wrote 10 years ago. Its story will portray the past of main character Kurapika. YUZU teamed up wit

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/12~10/14

    October 16, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    [caption id="attachment_272076" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/12~10/14"][/caption] The weekend brought forth a total of six new fall dramas, including three actual prime time dramas and one very strong 11:00 pm drama. TBS started off Friday with the premiere of 'Ooku ~Tanjou~ (Arikoto – Iemitsu Hen)' starring Sakai Masato and Tabe Mikako. The 'Ooku' series usually earns ratings around 15%, but the lat

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  • Kawashima Umika holds release event for her photo book, 'Umi Kore.'

    October 7, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    On October 6th, actress and 9nine member Kawashima Umika held a release event for her latest photo book, 'Umi Kore. ~Kawashima Umika actress collection~', at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. Kawashima entered Meiji University in April and has been enjoying her college life while working. She shared that she has been receiving invites to group dates from her friends, "I want to go at least once as social studies. But I know they (her a

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  • Kawashima Umika attends her first kimono show

    August 25, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    On August 25th, actress Kawashima Umika (18) appeared as a special guest at Suzunoya's 'Seireien Kimono Show'. As this marked her first time attending a kimono show, Kawashima expressed, "I'm nervous." She also expressed her feelings about adulthood saying, "In 2 years, I'll be 20-years-old, so I feel I have to pick out a kimono for myself." Kawashima, who serves as Suzunoya's image character, commented, "To me, kimonos are familiar ite

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  • 9nine attends press conference for 'Evangelion' photo exhibition

    August 1, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    On July 31st, the girls of 9nine attended a press conference for the Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed photo exhibition at Seibu Ikebukuro. For this exhibition, Kawashima Umika cosplayed as Ayanami Rei. "She's a popular character, so I was very nervous that I couldn't eat lunch," she reflected, and continued, "After seeing the picture today, I felt I was able to draw close to her so I was happy." When asked which member is the most like Re

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  • Kawashima Umika cosplays as Ayanami Rei from anime Neon Genesis Evangelion for photo exhibition

    July 30, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Popular actress, idol and singer, Kawashima Umika from girls group 9nine cosplayed as Ayanami Rei from the famous anime series, “Neon Genesis Evangelion”. The cosplay was for a photo exhibition project titled “J:COM presents Evangelion X Bishojo Shashinten  - Girls Collection of EVANGELION-”. About 30 models and idols participated in this joint project between “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Collaboration Concept Photo Exhibition”. Fellow 9n

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