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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 11th/12th

    May 14, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296645" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Tantei wa BAR ni Iru 2' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka'"][/caption] The Golden Week is over, but 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' still attracted most of the viewers on the weekend and ranked first for the fourth consecutive weekend. In the second slot was the opening of 'Tantei wa BAR ni Iru 2: Susukino Dai

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – April 13th/14th

    April 18, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_294486" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Wreck-It Ralph' / (01) 'Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami' / (03) 'Fune wo Amu'"][/caption] 'Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami' remains on top in its third weekend. It's followed by 'Wreck-It Ralph' again in second place and the new entry 'Fune wo Amu' in third place. 'Fune wo Amu' is a live-action adaptation of an award-winning novel of the same name

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  • Horikita Maki to star in a new movie "Mugiko-san to"

    February 22, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    It was announced that Horikita Maki will star in a new movie "Mugiko-san to" as an anime Otaku girl named "Mugiko". Horikita's co-stars include Matsuda Ryuhei as Horikita's older brother, Yo Kimiko as Horikita's mother, and other various cast members, such as Aso Yumi. "Mugiko-san to" is Yoshida Keisuke's new movie with the theme of "love between a parent and child", and it is said that Yoshida spent 7 years on its plot. - After thei

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Toei reveals full trailer for 'Kita no Kanariatachi'

    August 19, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    On August 18th, distributor Toei revealed the full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Kita no Canariatachi' (English title: 'A Chorus of Angels') starring actress Yoshinaga Sayuri. 'Kita no Kanariatachi' commemorates the 60th anniversary of Toei and features a great ensemble actors additional to Yoshinaga, such as Shibata Kyohei, Nakamura Toru, Satomi Kotaro, Moriyama Mirai, Mitsushima Hikari, Katsuji Ryo, Miyazaki Aoi, Koike Eiko, and Matsud

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  • Eita & Matsuda Ryuhei to return for drama version of "Mahoro ekimae Tada Benriken"

    March 16, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    It has been announced that Eita and Matsuda Ryuhei's movie "Mahoro ekimae Tada benriken" will have an after story through the form a TV Tokyo drama series titled, "Mahoro ekimae bangaichi". "Mohoro ekimae Tada benriken" is based on the novel by Miura Shion. In the story, Tada (Eita) runs a general handy store in the fictitious "Mahoro city" in Tokyo. The story begins when Tada bumps into old classmate and freeloader Gyoten (Matsuda). Di

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  • Japan Box Office Report – September 10th/11th

    September 13, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    [caption id="attachment_189907" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""One Life" / "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" / "Kamisama no Karute""][/caption] Japan reclaimed first place on the box office chart with the much-anticipated "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru". "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" is a thrilling crime and mystery movie based on Azuma Naomi's award-winning novel and stars a very unique duo played by Oizumi Yo and Matsuda Ryu

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  • Koyuki in a custom wedding dress for "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" film!

    June 9, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    Teaser pictures of actress Koyuki wearing a wedding dress for her role in the upcoming movie "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" were released today. Back in April, the actress got married to actor Matsuyama Kenichi, but unfortunately they announced that they aren't planning to hold a ceremony. However, with the new teaser images, we at least get to see Koyuki in a beautiful white dress. --- "Tantei wa BAR ni Iru" is based on the second novel, "Bar

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  • Kuroki Meisa stars in UNIQLO CM with Orlando Bloom, Charlize Theron, and Honda Keisuke

    May 23, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Triple threat Kuroki Meisa stars in a new CM for UNIQLO's chino and cargo pants, but she's not without famous company. Along with Kuroki Meisa are Hollywood stars Orlando Bloom and Charlize Theron, along with soccer star Honda Keisuke (other guy is Matsuda Ryuhei). Check out the star studded CM below!

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 23rd/24th

    April 25, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    "GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER", starring Ninomiya Kazunari and Matsuyama Kenichi, managed to conquer the throne this weekend. It opened at 375 screens and mobilized a total of 423,675 people, thus the box office revenue came out to 551,610,800 Yen (6.72 million USD), which means that it had an even better start than the first "GANTZ" movie. While the success of "GANTZ" might not be that surprising, there was a movie that surprised everyone by m

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