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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/15~04/18

    April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294825" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Galileo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] A total of 8 new dramas premiered from Monday to Thursday this week. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Galileo' (season 2) - starring heartthrob Fukuyama Masaharu and a new heroine played by Yoshitaka Yuriko - attracted the most viewers with a great rating of 22.6%. Many viewers also swooned over the male duo Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenj

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  • SPYAIR to provide the theme song for Matsuda Shota's new drama

    March 28, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    On March 27, it was revealed that 4-member rock band SPYAIR’s newest song “Niji” will be used as the theme song for the TBS drama “Sennyu Tantei Tokage”, which will begin airing every Thursday at 9PM starting on April 18. Actor Matsuda Shota stars as a detective in the drama.  The drama offers a different flavor of mystery and suspense as it follows a former elite police detective who possesses an overwhelming memory and his assistant as

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  • Matsuda Shota to star in new detective drama 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage'

    February 17, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    On February 18th, TBS announced that actor Matsuda Shota will be starring in their upcoming detective drama 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage'. This is Matsuda's second time to star as a detective after the 2009 drama Meitantei no Okite' (TV Asahi) and his first time to star in a TBS drama. This time, he will play a former elite police detective who possesses an overwhelming memory. 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' is a mystery and suspense drama that follow

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  • Tony Leung, Matsuda Shota, and Maeda Atsuko to star in Kurosawa Kiyoshi's new movie '1905'

    September 10, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    On September 10th, it was announced that worldwide renowned Chinese actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai is going to star in his first Japanese movie. The movie is titled '1905' and will be directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, who also already made a name for himself around the world, especially as a master of the J-Horror genre. This movie, however, will be a large-scale action production set in Yokohama in the year 1905, and the filming will occur both in

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  • Matsuda Shota is falling in love with Ashida Mana

    March 4, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    The movie "Liar Game -Saisei-" (-Reborn-), starring Matsuda Shota and Tabe Mikako, opened in theaters on March 3rd. The cast of the movie attended a stage greeting in Tokyo to celebrate its opening day. Matsuda has been playing the role of the protagonist 'Akiyama' since the drama adaptation in 2007. He commented, "So far the genius Akiyama always was able to keep this composed and triumphant look on his face, but this time he's reaching h

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  • Matsuda Shota attends Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's first solo concert

    February 27, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Popular model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu recently revealed a photo of herself with actor Matsuda Shota on her official blog. Kyary, who held her first solo concert "Moshi Moshi Quattro" on the 25th, posted a number of exciting live photos. She remarked happily, "It was my first one-man show, so my heart was racing, but it was really exciting and fun and a huge success!!!!" She added, "Nakata Yasutaka-san, and unbelievably, Matsuda Sho

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  • Matsuda Shota chosen as new image character for 'GATSBY'

    February 26, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Matsuda Shota has been chosen as the new image character for men's cosmetics brand, 'GATSBY'. "GATSBY" is widely known for their CMs featuring SMAP's Kimura Takuya, who has been the brand's image character since 2006. Previous image characters include Hagiwara Kenichi, Yoshida Eisaku, Motoki Masahiro, and Matsuda's father Matsuda Yusaku. In the new CM, Matsuda conveys strong emotions with his eyes as he sta

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  • Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attend stage greeting for "Afro Tanaka"

    February 19, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    On February 18th, actor Matsuda Shota and actress Sasaki Nozomi attended the first stage greeting for the upcoming movie, "Afro Tanaka", at Shinjuku Piccadilly. The afro Matsuda had to wear became a topic of great amusement at the stage greeting, especially after Sasaki revealed, "Matsuda-san would put on his afro and make strange movements, so I couldn't help but laugh every time. I also got to wear the afro myself, and Matsuda told me, '

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  • Cast members of new "Liar Game" movie attend its pre-screening event

    February 11, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    On February 9th, a pre-screening event was held for the upcoming movie, "Liar Game -Saisei-". "Liar Game" is based on Kaitani Shinobu's manga, and it was first adapted into a TV drama series in 2007 with Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika as its main leads. The series broadcasted "Season 2" in 2009, and in 2010, it also received a live-action movie adaptation called "Liar Game The Final Stage", making box-office profits of over 2,300,000,000 yen

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  • Matsuda Shota chosen as the new CM character for 'Nacchan'

    February 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Matsuda Shota has been chosen as the new CM character for the soft drink, 'Nacchan'. Since the product was launched back in 1998, popular actresses including Tanaka Rena, Horikita Maki, and Sakuraba Minami have served as its CM characters. Matsuda, who has been watching the CM since his junior high school days, commented, "Never in my dreams did I think that I would be starring in it as an adult." He added,

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