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  • Winners of 'the 21st Hashida Awards' attend awards ceremony

    May 11, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    On May 10th, the awardsceremony for 'the 21st Hashida Awards' was held, which the winners attended. The Hashida awards was established by the Hashida Cultural Foundation, for which scriptwriter Hashida Sugako serves as the chief director, and was established to recognize the television programs and people that contribute to the broadcast culture. One of the winners was TBS' special drama "Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari -Minna Chigatte Minna I

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  • Winners attend the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award'

    May 3, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    On May 2nd, the ceremony for the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award' was held in Tokyo and was attended by all the winners who were already announced early April. Check out the winners and the pictures from the ceremony below! == Best New Actress (Komori Kazuko Award) Takei Emi - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Best New Actor (Minami Toshiko Award) Aoyagi Sho - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Changmin - 'Ogon wo Daite Tobe' Best Supporti

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/01~04/07

    April 9, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    [caption id="attachment_293725" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Most of the spring dramas will finally premiere this or next week. As for the previous week, there were already a couple of premieres of midnight and late-night dramas. 'Detarame Hero' (NTV) - starring Sato Ryuta - aired its first episode on Thursday and recorded a rating of 3.6%, which is somewhat of an

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  • Karasawa Toshiaki to star as a legendary thief in new TBS drama 'TAKE FIVE'

    February 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    On February 8th, it was announced that actor Karasawa Toshiaki will be starring in the upcoming TBS spring drama 'TAKE FIVE', which the Japanese media has already dubbed as the Japanese version of 'Ocean's Eleven'. 'TAKE FIVE' follows a group of five individuals from different backgrounds, age groups, and occupation who work together as thieves in order to steal money from all types of rich scoundrels. The drama is said to feature an enter

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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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  • Takei Emi & Matsuzaka Tori exchange Christmas presents at stage greeting for 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'

    December 20, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    On December 19, actress Takei Emi appeared at the commemorative stage greeting event held at TOHO Cinemas Shibuya (in Shibuya, Tokyo) for the film “Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu” (directed by Furusawa Ken.)  At the same time, actor Matsuzaka Tori appeared at the Osaka stage greeting event for the film at TOHO Cinemas Umeda (in Kita, Osaka).  The events were relayed through a large screen on site at each event and as Christmas time is near, the pair

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  • Takei Emi & Matsuzaka Tori attend the stage greeting for their new movie

    December 9, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    On December 8, actress Takei Emi (18) and actor Matsuzaka Tori (24) appeared a stage greeting event at the TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo for their co-starring film “Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu” (directed by Furusawa Ken.) The romantic film is based off of the popular comic of the same name.  At the event, [Takei and Matsuzaka] along with other cast members participated in a “heart to heart” talk.  When asked “Which type of guy would you n

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of 2012 breakthrough actors and actresses

    December 2, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    2012 is coming to an end before we know it. This year, there were various up-and-coming actors and actresses who gained popularity in the entertainment industry. Oricon recently held a poll asking 1,000 people which actors and actresses they thought had their biggest breakthrough. This year, Matsuzaka Tori and Gouriki Ayame were chosen as number 1 in the actor and actress categories respectively. Check out the full ranking below! ===

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  • 12 actors to be featured in a kimono magazine book

    November 27, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    A kimono magazine book titled 'Kimono Danshi', featuring 12 popular actors, will go on sale on November 30th. All photos were taken by women photographers, and it focuses on a man's sex appeal from a woman's point of view. The actors who will be featured are Oguri Shun, Fujiwara Tatsuya, Matsuzaka Tori, Ichikawa Ennosuke IV, Yamamoto Yusuke, Katsuji Ryo, Saito Takumi, Fukushi Sota, Chiba Yudai, Makita Tetsuya, Takeda Kohei, and Suda Masaki.

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  • Cult anime series 'Gatchaman' to get a live-action adaptation

    October 12, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    On October 12, it was announced that movie studio Nikkatsu and distributor Toho are going to create a live-action movie of Tatsunoko's cult anime series 'Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman' (English title: 'Science Ninja Team Gatchaman'). Director Sato Toya ('Kaiji', 'Gokusen The Movie') will tackle the adaptation and the filming is scheduled to begin on the 15th of this month. Team leader and protagonist 'Owashi no Ken' will be portrayed by actor

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