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  • Maki Yoko's short PV for "Saisakizaka" revealed

    May 17, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    The short PV for Maki Yoko's "Saisakizaka" has been revealed through Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel. As reported earlier, "Saisakizaka" was written and composed by Shiina Ringo, and it's the theme song for Maki's starring film, 'Sayonara Keikoku'. The song will be released as a Tower Records limited edition single on May 27. It will also come with a DVD enclosing the PV for "Saisakizaka". 'Sayonara Keikoku' will open i

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  • Actress Maki Yoko to make her CD debut

    April 12, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    Actress Maki Yoko will be making her CD debut with the ending theme song for her upcoming movie, 'Sayonara Keikoku' (directed by Omori Tatsushi, June 22nd release). The song, slated for release on May 27th, is titled "Saisakizaka", and it's a number that was written by singer-songwriter Shiina Ringo. While Maki has covered TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET's hit song for their 20th anniversary album in 2011, this will be the first time she will be wo

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  • Ono Machiko, Matsuzaka Tori and more receive the "Elan d'or Awards"

    February 7, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    On February 7th, an awarding ceremony for the '2013 Elan d'or Awards' was held at a hotel in Tokyo. "The Elan d'or Awards" are presented by the All Nippon Producers Association (ANPA) to recognize the producers and promising actors/actresses who achieved outstanding works in domestic movies and TV dramas through the year. The subjects works for this year were the domestic movies shown in Tokyo, as well as one-shot dramas and drama serie

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  • Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu appear at press conference for their upcoming movie

    February 6, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    On February 5, actresses Shibasaki Kou (31), Maki Yoko (30), and Terajima Shinobu (40) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for the film “Suu-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san” (directed by Minorikawa Osamu, opens March 2.) The dramatic film focuses on the friendship and worries of three women who are different ages and come from different backgrounds.  When asked about her thoughts on fairytale “marriages,” Shibasaki revealed, “I do not believ

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/04~01/10

    January 12, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285526" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/04~01/10"][/caption] The short period of the mid-season is finally over and the first of the winter dramas have premiered during the last seven days. On Sunday January 6th, NHK gave the starting signal for their 2013 taiga drama 'Yae no Sakura' starring Ayase Haruka along with the usual star-studded ensemble cast of a taiga. The story bega

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to play his first role as a father in upcoming movie

    December 27, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Actor/singer-songwriter Fukuyama Masaharu will be teaming up with director Koreeda Hirokazu for a new movie called 'Soshite Chichi ni Naru'. In the film, Fukuyama will play his first father role and his wife will be played by actress Ono Machiko. The second couple will be played by Maki Yoko, who has co-starred with Fukuyama in 'Ryomaden', and Lily Franky. The story of 'Soshite Chichi ni Naru' will revolve around the growth and hardship

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  • Eita to star in new Fuji TV drama 'Saikou no Rikon'

    November 29, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    On November 30th, it was announced that Eita is going to star in the upcoming Fuji TV winter 2013 drama 'Saikou no Rikon'. Eita is playing a just-divorced salesman who is still living together with his ex-wife. One day he happens to run into his now-married former girlfriend from his student days and feels attracted to her again. His ex-wife will be played by actress Ono Machiko, his former girlfriend by Maki Yoko, and the latter's husband

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  • Ikuta Toma to star in new drama 'Osozaki no Himawari'

    August 29, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    On August 29th, Fuji TV has announced that actor Ikuta Toma will star in their upcoming fall drama 'Osozaki no Himawari ~Boku no Jinsei, Renewal~' (lit. 'Late Blooming Sunflower ~My Life, Renewal~'). It will be his first starring role in a drama series in three and a half years. The drama is set at the beautiful Shimanto River in the Kochi prefecture and revolves around a group of seven men and women and the unfolding of their lives. Ik

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  • Watabe Atsuro reveals that he's a fan of KARA

    April 19, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    On April 19th, an advanced screening for the upcoming "Black Dawn" ("Gaiji Keisatsu") was held together with the cast and the director. "Black Dawn" follows up on the NHK drama which aired in 2009 and was the first drama to focus on the Japanese special anti-terrorism division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Actor Watabe Atsuro is going to reprise the leading role of the Japanese spy 'Sumimoto'. In the movie, he has to tr

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  • Manga 'Su-chan' to be adapted into film starring Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu

    March 31, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Actresses Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu will be starring in the upcoming film, 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san'. The 3 ladies will co-star together for the first time, portraying the day-to-day lives of single 30-year-old women. 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san' is based on Masuda Miri's 'Su-chan' manga series. The series has sold over 270,000 copies, and is popular among women in their thirties and fourties. Shibasaki will pl

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