Tag

  • 'Thermae Romae II' announced for Golden Week 2014

    January 29, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    On January 30 (JST), it was announced that one of the most successful movies of 2012 - 'Thermae Romae' will be receiving a sequel in 2014! All the main actors from 'Thermae Romae', lead by Abe Hiroshi as the protagonist will be reprising their roles in 'Thermae Romae II', which is slated for release during the Golden Week of 2014 (early May) and will be directed by Takeuchi Hideki again. The filming will take place in Bulgaria, a first for

    Read More

    • 0
    • 6977
    • 0
  • Sato Eriko and Kitamura Kazuki talk about their kiss scene at event for 'Night People'

    January 27, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    On January 26, actress Sato Eriko (31) and co-star Kitamura Kazuki (43) appeared at an opening day event for their film “Night People” (directed by Kadoi Hajime) at Cinemart Shinjuku in Tokyo. The film revolves around a beautiful, yet mysterious woman (Sato) who extorts 200 million Yen from a big-name politician.  The film builds in suspense as a bar owner (Kitamura) falls in love with her.  When asked about her kiss scene with Kitamura, S

    Read More

    • 0
    • 3641
    • 0
  • Fukuyama Masaharu to star in "Galileo" sequel drama

    January 24, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu is starring in a new 'Getsu 9' drama (currently untitled). The drama will be a sequel to the hit series from 2007, "Galileo",  in which Fukuyama played the genius physicist "Yukawa Manabu." Fukuyama commented, "It would have been great if it happened earlier, but I had a schedule for another drama for a whole year (referring to NHK Taiga drama "Ryomaden"), so it's little late. I'm sorry to have kept you waiti

    Read More

    • 0
    • 11297
    • 0
  • Popular drama 'ATARU' to be continued with a movie

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    On January 6th, TBS offered a pleasant surprise for the fans of the popular drama 'ATARU' at the end of its four-hour long special episode. The drama - starring SMAP's Nakai Masahiro - is going to be continued even further with an upcoming movie titled 'ATARU THE FIRST LOVE & THE LAST KILL' (tentative). Not much information is known about the movie adaptation other than TOHO is going to distribute it nationwide and that its official

    Read More

    • 0
    • 7286
    • 0
  • Horikita Maki, Okada Masaki and Shimazaki Haruka to appear in 'ATARU' special + more details

    November 29, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    On November 30th, TBS finally announced the exact broadcast date and more details for the upcoming special episode of the popular drama 'ATARU', which aired during the spring season of 2012. Aside from the fact that it won't be just one special episode but two with a total run time of four hours, they also revealed that three new key roles will be played by actress Horikita Maki, actor Okada Masaki, and AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka. 'A

    Read More

    • 0
    • 16445
    • 0
  • 'Night People' full trailer released

    November 24, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    A full trailer for the upcoming hard-boiled thriller 'Night People' was recently released on its official website. As reported with the announcement of the movie on November 8th, 'Night People' is based on a short story titled 'Tokai no Yajuu' from one of award-winning author Osaka Go’s early collections of short stories ‘Joujou Kanteinin‘. It’s a thrilling story that revolves around a stolen sum of money of 200,000,000 Yen (2.5 million US

    Read More

    • 0
    • 21697
    • 0
  • Cast members of 'Yokai Ningen Bem' attend the pre-screening event

    November 21, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    On November 20th, pre-screening event for upcoming movie "Movie Yokai Ningen Bem" was held at Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, Tokyo, and main cast members including KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya, Anne, Suzuki Fuku, Kitamura Kazuki, Tsutsui Michitaka, Mizuki Alisa, and the director Kariyama Shunsuke, made appearances. This is a movie adaptation of the popular drama that was aired last year, and the movie will depict the completely orig

    Read More

    • 0
    • 4304
    • 0
  • Kitamura Kazuki divorces his wife after 19 years

    November 14, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    On November 12th, it was revealed that actor Kitamura Kazuki (43) has divorced his wife of 19 years. This was also reported on the November 13th issue of 'Gekkan Josei'. According to the magazine, Kitamura started living by himself in an apartment in Tokyo early this year. It was also reported that he had already told his friends about the divorce. His ex-wife has claimed parental authority over their son, actor Kitamura Shousei (17). I

    Read More

    • 0
    • 9114
    • 0
  • Sato Eriko and Kitamura Kazuki to star in the hard-boiled thriller 'Night People'

    November 9, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    On November 8, it was announced that actress Sato Eriko will be playing a bewitching and mysterious woman who toys with men in the upcoming movie 'Night People'. Sato made herself a name as an actress with her award-wining performance as an overly ambitious and narcissistic woman in the 2007 hit movie 'Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!' 'Night People' is based on a short story titled 'Tokai no Yajuu' from one of award-winning author Os

    Read More

    • 0
    • 3989
    • 0
  • 'ATARU' to return with a special drama on New Year's Day

    October 25, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    On October 25th, it was announced that the TBS drama 'ATARU', which aired in the spring will be returning with a special drama on New Year's Day. 'ATARU' is starring SMAP's Nakai Masahiro as the lovable 'Chokozai' aka 'Ataru' who is suffering from the savant syndrome. He commented, "I'm glad that I can act as Chokozai again, but this feeling of joy is also mixed with a certain anxiety. I hope we all will have a lot of fun at the set again.

    Read More

    • 0
    • 5657
    • 0