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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – April 27th/28th

    May 1, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295676" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Iron Man 3' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Super Hero Taisen Z'"][/caption] The Golden Week means there's many new movies and a fierce competition at the box office. After all it's the time of the greatest profits for the movie industry in Japan. 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' remained as strong as during its first weekend and def

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  • 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' to return with a 5th season this summer

    April 28, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    Fans of the widely popular medical drama series 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' will be delighted to hear that Fuji TV has just announced that there is going to be a new season this summer. 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' is set at an emergency ward and follows a team of doctors as they try to save as many lives as possible. This time the main cast will be slightly different due to the sudden withdrawal of actor Eguchi Yosuke, who had been portraying 'Shindo Ka

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  • Matsumoto Jun reveals his plan for Christmas at "Lucky Seven" pre-screening event

    December 20, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    On December 19, Arashi's Matsumoto Jun made an appearance on the pre-screening event for Fuji TV's upcoming special drama "Lucky Seven Special." This is a special drama of "Lucky Seven" that aired from January to March of this year on the 'Getsu 9' time slot. It received an average audience rating of 15.6% (in Kanto region according to Video Research). Reportedly, there will be some furious action scenes just like the drama series, and Mat

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  • NTV to rerun legendary drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' for the first time

    November 24, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    On November 23rd, it was announced that NTV (Kanto Local) is going to rerun its legendary drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' starring actress Matsushima Nanako for the first time since its initial broadcast. The first episode of the rerun is scheduled to air on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 pm, but the following episodes will be broadcast in the usual 'Dora-Bara' rerun time slot at 4:00 pm during weekdays. Before each episode, there is also going to

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of ideal faces chosen by women

    November 23, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their forties "which female celebrity has the ideal face?" First place for Oricon's "6th ideal faces chosen by women ranking" went to none other than actress Ayase Haruka. As this is her 2nd consecutive year to top the ranking, she expressed, "I don't have confidence, but it gives me a positive feeling! Thank you. I will do my best to impress everybody through products."

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  • Miike Takashi reveals supporting cast and movie poster for 'Wara no Tate'

    November 10, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    On November 9th, Miike Takashi revealed the supporting cast for his upcoming action suspense movie 'Wara no Tate' starring Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako. The announcement also came with the release of the movie poster that solely focuses on the atrocious murderer played by Fujiwara Tatsuya. 'Wara no Tate' is based on an early novel by mangaka Kiuchi Kazuhiro ('Be-Bop High School') and starts with the murder of the granddaughter of 'Nin

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  • Fuji TV drama 'Lucky Seven' to air a drama special in spring

    October 15, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    On October 16th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to air a special episode of their 2012 winter drama 'Lucky Seven' starring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun in spring 2013. The drama followed a team of seven private detectives that struggled with various difficult cases. Matsumoto was supported by an ensemble of great actors such as Eita, Matsushima Nanako, Oizumi Yo, and Naka Riisa. One highlight of 'Lucky Seven' were the actions scenes featu

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  • Results of the 2012 August 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    September 25, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    On September 24th, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their highly influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is always conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celeb

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  • Kiuchi Kazuhiro's debut novel "Wara no Tate" to get live-action adaptation starring Osawa Takao & Matsushima Nanako

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    It's been announced that Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new action suspense movie directed by Miike Takashi, "Wara no Tate" . "Wara no Tate" is based on the debut novel by Kiuchi Kazuhiro, who is well-known for his manga "Be-Bop High School", and the story starts when a murderer has a reward of 1,000,000,000 yen on his head. ---- A granddaughter of Ninagawa, the guy who dominates political and business fields

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  • Which female celebrities are getting paid the most per CM?

    May 7, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    TV commercials are one of the best 'popularity barometers' for celebrities in Japan. However, it's not just the amount of CM contracts nor the amount of exposure that differentiates a CM Queen (or king) from a 'normal' female celebrity, it's the fee they get paid per CM. Tabloid 'Shukan Post' once again managed to obtain the top secret list that showed how much celebrities are getting paid per CM contract. Naturally, you have to have a cer

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