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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/01~03/03

    March 5, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_290954" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Cheap Flight' (NTV Drama Special)"][/caption] No weekend drama was able to improve its season-average this week, which was also due to the 2013 World Baseball Classics that shifted many viewers towards a single network. The biggest and almost only improvement compared to the previous week was recorded by 'Yakou Kanransha' (TBS) with a plus of 1.6%. It was also

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 23rd/24th

    February 27, 2013 @ 3:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_290454" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'A Good Day to Die Hard' / (03) 'Toaru Majutsu no Index'"][/caption] 'A Good Day to Die Hard' earned its second weekend box office victory and 'Ted' continues to impress with its popularity in Japan. In third place opened the anime 'Gekijouban Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki'. It's the latest work from this popular f

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  • Kichise Michiko is pregnant with her first child

    February 21, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    On February 21, actress Kichise Michiko (38) announced through her agency's homepage that she is pregnant with her first child. Kichise, who is currently 4-months pregnant, expressed, "It's been 3 years since getting married and we've been blessed with our first child. I'm filled with joy, excitement, and thanks. Since this is my first pregnancy, I'm very uneasy, but I would like to spend each and every day with care." Kichise is expect

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  • Karina's movie "GIRL" to be released as Blu-ray and DVD

    August 18, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    It’s been announced that the Blu-ray and DVD versions of Karina’s movie “GIRL” will be released on November 21st. “Girl” struck a chord with women across a wide age range and became a great sensation in Japan. It is a movie about girl power and an alarming 99.2% of female viewers stated that they identified with the movie. The female cast of Karina, Aso Kumiko, Kichise Michiko and Itaya Yuka gathered to answer questions posed by the male c

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  • Sato Koichi to star in 'Sougen no Isu' filmed in northern Pakistan

    July 9, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    On July 9th, it was announced that actor Sato Koichi is going to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Miyamoto Teru's novel 'Sougen no Isu'. The filming for the movie, directed by Narushima Izuru ('Youkame no Semi', 'Kokou no Mesu'), already began on June 30th and is scheduled to last until mid-September. Sato's supporting cast includes Nishimura Masahiko and Kichise Michiko. The biggest highlight, however, will be the setting of

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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 26th/27th

    May 29, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_242651" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Dark Shadows' / 'Men in Black III' / 'Thermae Romae'"][/caption] 'Men in Black III' wows the Japanese people and easily claims first place on the weekend box office chart. It definitely was a large-scale opening weekend for 'Men in Black III'. It opened on a whooping 979 screens, which gave a lot of opportunity for people to watch it on its ope

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  • Which actresses & actors possess healthy sex appeal?

    March 1, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Actress and model Yamada Yu recently graced the cover of the beauty and fashion magazine 'anan' (2012.2.29 Edition). The magazine is known for featuring various popular female and male celebrities in sexy or semi-nude covers and pictorials. Therefore it's no surprise that Yamada's pictures were well received, as she bared her beautiful upper body for the magazine's cover-shot. The 'perfect ageless body', as the magazine described it, with

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  • Check out the first teaser for upcoming movie "GIRL"

    January 29, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    On January 28th, the official site of the upcoming movie "GIRL" (starring Karina) updated with its first teaser. "GIRL" is directed by Fukagawa Yoshihiro ("Byakuyako", "Kamisama no Karute") and follows the lives of four beautiful women. It depicts their problems balancing love and work.  The film features a great ensemble of actors, led by Karina who plays the main character. Her three female friends are played by Aso Kumiko, Kichise Mi

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  • Kichise Michiko & Higashiyama Noriyuki receive "The 40th Best Dresser Award"

    December 1, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    On November 30th, the winners of "The 40th Best Dresser Award" was announced at the official ceremony. Actress Kichise Michiko (36) and Shounentai's Higashiyama Noriyuki (40) were chosen as this year's winners for the 'entertainment category'. Kichise commented, "I'm almost 40-years old. I want to become a woman who suits simple and high-quality clothing." Meanwhile, Higashiyama shared that he does 1,000 sit-ups a day in order to keep his

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  • Oricon releases their ranking of "ideal face chosen by women"

    November 13, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their 40's, "Which female celebrity possesses the ideal face?" First place for the 5th "Ideal Face Chosen by Women Ranking" went to none other than actress Ayase Haruka. Hearing the news, Ayase commented, "I'm surprised. I was chosen? Eh?! Thank you." She also revealed her secrets for beautiful skin saying, "Moisturizer. Also, sleeping well and eating well." Check out

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