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  • Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo finds out the hard way that he lacks hosting skills

    May 12, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    On May 11, actor and singer Nishikido Ryo (of Kanjani8) was supposed to lead the opening day stage greeting of his new film 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka', but he and the audience soon discovered that he's not fit to be a host. Nishikido fumbled with his words right from the beginning and picked at himself for doing that. He even suggested redoing the greeting, which amused the audience and his co-stars. He apologized, "Please excuse my poor host

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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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  • Kora Kengo & Yoshitaka Yuriko attend the film premiere for 'Yokomichi Yonosuke'

    February 8, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    On February 7th, Kora Kengo, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and other cast members of upcoming movie "Yokomichi Yonosuke" attended the film premiere. "Yokomichi Yonosuke" is based on Yoshida Shuichi's award-winning youth novel serialized on Mainichi Shimbun during 2008 ~ 2009. Setting in the late 1980s, the protagonist Yokomichi Yonosuke (Kora), who was born in a port town in Nagasaki, goes up to Tokyo to enter a college. Yonosuke's agreeable and good-

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  • Ueto Aya to star in a new movie with Kora Kengo

    January 24, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    On January 24, it was revealed that actress Ueto Aya (27), who married EXILE leader HIRO (43) last September, will star in the film “Bushi no Kondate.” The film will open in theaters this winter.  This is her first film since her marriage to HIRO and she will play the supportive wife named "Oharu" of on-screen husband Kora Kengo.  Ueto spoke with anticipation, “Although this film is a period film, I hear that the film will be both painful lo

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to provide the theme song for Kora Kengo's new movie

    October 3, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    It's been revealed that ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be providing the theme song for the upcoming film, 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' (February 2013 release). The film is a story about youth that's based on an award winning novel by author Yoshida Shuichi. Kora Kengo plays a college student named 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' who moves to Tokyo from Nagasaki. Meanwhile, Yoshitaka Yuriko will play Yokomichi's girlfriend 'Yosano Shoko'. The cast also include

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  • Kora Kengo dances samba in first teaser for 'Yokomichi Yonosuke'

    September 28, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    After the release of a very vibrant movie poster in August, the upcoming movie 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' has now released the first short teaser where we can see the protagonist's samba moves in action. 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' is based on an award-winning novel by author Yoshida Shuichi ('Akunin', 'Parade') and is starring actor Kora Kengo as well as actress Yoshitaka Yuriko. It’s directed by Okita Shuichi ('Kitsutsuki to Ame') and the script wri

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  • Supporting cast revealed for Miyazaki Aoi and Mukai Osamu's upcoming movie 'Kiiroi Zou'

    September 7, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    On September 7th, the supporting cast of Hiroki Ryuichi’s upcoming movie 'Kiiroi Zou', starring Miyazaki Aoi and Mukai Osamu as a married couple, was released. As tokyohive reported in May, the movie is based on a popular novel of the same name by Nishi Kanako. It tells the story of the great bond of love between a married couple who simply refer to each other as "Muko-san" and "Tsuma" in a very enchanting way. Miyazaki plays 'Tsumari Aik

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  • Toda Erika to star in new NHK drama 'Shotenin Michiru no Minoue Banashi'

    September 6, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    It was recently announced that actress Toda Erika is going to star in her first NHK drama titled 'Shotenin Michiru no Minoue Banashi' (lit. 'The life story of bookstore clerk Michiru'). This drama is scheduled to begin airing in January 2013. The story of 'Shotenin Michiru no Minoue Banashi' is based on a novel by Sato Shogo called 'Minoue Banashi', which was published in 2009. It revolves around a woman named 'Michiru' (Toda) whose ordina

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  • Poster revealed for upcoming movie 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' starring Kora Kengo

    August 30, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    On August 29th, the official teaser poster for the upcoming movie 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' was revealed. 'Yokomichi Yonosuke' is based on an award-winning novel by author Yoshida Shuichi ('Akunin', 'Parade') and is starring actor Kora Kengo as well as actress Yoshitaka Yuriko. It's directed by Okita Shuichi ('Kitsutsuki to Ame') and the script written by playwright and novelist Maeda Shiro. The score will be provided by folk singer Takada Wata

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  • Nishikido Ryo and Horikita Maki to co-star in new movie 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka'

    August 29, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    On August 30th, it was announced that Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo will star in a new movie called 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka'. Moreover, Horikita Maki was appointed as the heroine right after finishing the filming for her morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' (NHK). The movie focuses on people who are working inside the 'Hospitality' section of Kochi prefectural office's department for tourism. This section really exists in Kochi and their work was turn

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