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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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  • Miike Takashi reveals supporting cast and movie poster for 'Wara no Tate'

    November 10, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    On November 9th, Miike Takashi revealed the supporting cast for his upcoming action suspense movie 'Wara no Tate' starring Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako. The announcement also came with the release of the movie poster that solely focuses on the atrocious murderer played by Fujiwara Tatsuya. 'Wara no Tate' is based on an early novel by mangaka Kiuchi Kazuhiro ('Be-Bop High School') and starts with the murder of the granddaughter of 'Nin

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  • Japan Box Office Report – October 8th/9th

    October 12, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_196414" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Moteki" / "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" / "Fast Five""][/caption] The apes of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" rose to the top of the Japanese box office chart this past weekend and kicked "Fast Five" down to third place, while "Moteki" continued to hang on in second place. It was another opening weekend of a Hollywood blockbuster with

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  • Fukada Kyoko distrusts marriage after playing the role of someone having an affair

    August 12, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Actress, Fakada Kyoko attended the press conference for her upcoming movie "Yoake no machide". The movie is slated for release on October 8th and is about a love affair. About playing a promiscuous role, while having a serious look on her face, she commented, "I kind of feel as though real marriage is somewhat like that in the story of the movie, and I've become a bit distrustful of marriage." This movie is based on the best seller novel

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  • Stage play "Red Cliff -Ai-" starring EXILE's AKIRA opens at Le Theatre GINZA

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    The stage play “Red Cliff –Ai–” starring AKIRA (29) from popular music group EXILE opened on August 8th at the Le Theatre in Ginza.  The play is a work inspired by the film “Red Cliff,” which was directed by John Woo and based on the “Battle of the Red Cliffs” recorded in China’s “Annals of the Three Kingdoms.”  AKIRA, who stars as the State of Wu General Zhou Yu, was enthusiastic about the opening day and stated, “We can deliver the bes

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  • Takei Emi to challenge voice acting for new Nintendo 3DS game

    May 17, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    Young actress and model Takei Emi will be attempting her first voice acting job for a new Nintendo 3DS game, titled "Doctor Lautrec to Bokyaku no Kishidan." She will be working alongside Kishitani Goro, who plays the lead role of Doctor Lautrec, an archaeology professor. Takei herself will be lending her voice for the role of Sophie, a college student with special powers. Producers of this game also brought you "METAL GEAR SOLID Ops" and

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  • Kishitani Goro and Fukada Kyoko to star in "Yoake no Machi de" this fall

    February 11, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Earlier today it was announced that Kishitani Goro and Fukada Kyoko are going to star in a new movie called "Yoake no Machi de" this fall. The movie is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Higashino Keigo and will be directed by Wakamatsu Setsuro ("Whiteout", "The Unbroken"). The story is set in Yokohama and according to Higashino, he was heavily influenced by the Southern All Stars' hit song "LOVE AFFAIR ~Himitsu no Date

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  • Japanese artists hold Act Against AIDS (AAA) concert

    October 22, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    On December 1st, 2010, many Japanese artists will be performing in a live concert called “Act Against AIDS” (AAA) in observance of AIDS Day. The concert will be held at three locations simultaneously, Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Zepp Nagoya in Aichi, and Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka. < Live Information > Act Against AIDS 2010 “THE VARIETY 18” 2010.12.1 Tokyo, Nippon Budokan OPEN / START: 17:30 / 18:30 Guests: Kishitani Goro, Terawaki Yas

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