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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/05~11/08

    November 10, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    [caption id="attachment_276239" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 11/05~11/08"][/caption] The first four days of this week made it pretty obvious that the dramas were in for a depressing week. Monday lost a lot of viewers in general compared to last week and it's strongest show, the drama 'PRICELESS' (Fuji TV) wasn't able to buck this trend as well. The drama starring Kimura Takuya lost 3.3% with its third

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  • Higashino Keigo's online drama 'Warai' releases special PV

    September 11, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    On September 10th, Asmik Ace released a special PV for the online drama 'Higashino Keigo Series – Warai' (available on Drama JoKer). The drama features three short stories from Higashino Keigo’s ‘Warai’ (laugh) collections, in which the famed author explored his comedic side by writing stories full of black humor. The three stories are 'Motemote Spray' (starring Hamada Gaku, Kurashina Kana, and Tsugawa Masahiko), 'Aru Ji-san ni Senkou wo'

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  • Mimura and Kakei Toshio to star in new NHK drama 'Koisuru Hae Onna'

    September 1, 2012 @ 5:56 am

    On September 1st, it was announced that actress Mimura will star in the new NHK drama 'Koisuru Hae Onna'. Mimura will play an unappealing woman who is getting 'trained' into a magnificent woman by a mysterious man, who will be played by actor Kakei Toshio. Throughout the story, she gradually becomes attracted towards this man. It's described to be a romantic comedy and like a modern version of 'My Fair Lady'. This is the first time that

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  • Higashino Keigo's black humor series to be adapted into an online live-action series

    May 19, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    On May 19th, it was announced that three stories of Higashino Keigo's 'Warai' ('Laugh') novel series will be distributed as a new drama series through the online service "Drama JoKer" provided by KDDI and J:COM. The three stories are starring Mikami Hiroshi, Sasano Takashi, and Hamada Gaku, and will have Tortoise Matsumoto provide the theme song called "Warattemi". Higashino is a renowned writer of many great mystery novels such as 'Yogish

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  • Cast and director of "Quartet!" attend stage greeting

    January 7, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    "Quartet!" opened in theaters today, and was celebrated by a stage greeting in Tokyo. "Quartet!" is a heartwarming movie about music and a family that has to rediscover its bonds. The greeting event was attended by the main cast, Tagasugi Mahiro, Gouriki Ayame, Tsuruta Mayu, and Yuki Saori, as well as the director, Mimura Junichi. Like many other movies that were filmed last year, "Quartet!" was about to face a long delay in schedule du

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  • Unrevealed cast members for "Waga Haha no Ki" finally announced

    November 16, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Up until November 15th, the upcoming movie "Waga Haha no Ki" had kept viewers guessing about the supporting cast members. The two lead actors were already known and although it already earned a special award at the '35th Montreal World Film Festival' back in August, viewers were kept in the dark for the other cast members. It was already revealed that Yakushi Koji portrays the protagonist, a novelist called Igami Kosaku. Furthermore, it wa

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 2nd~4th

    September 5, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    [caption id="attachment_187866" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jang Geun Suk made Takimoto Miori beam in "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS)"][/caption] It was a sporty weekend with the continuation of the "Daegu Athletics World Championships 2011" and the two football (soccer) matches of both the national men and women teams. Fortunately, "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS), the first drama on Friday, aired at it's regular time of 9pm and theref

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  • Stereopony releases music video for "Arigatou"

    September 4, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    A few days ago, it was announced that actor Abe Hiroshi was going to be on one of the covers of Stereopony's new song "Arigatou", which was also being used as the theme song for his new movie,"Tengoku kara no Yell". The band have finally released their music video for the song, which features footage from the movie. Next to Abe, we also get to see the rest of the cast, including the actresses Mimura and Sakuraba Nanami, and actor Yano Masa

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  • Abe Hiroshi attends advanced screening for "Tengoku kara no Yell"

    July 8, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    On July 6th, actor Abe Hiroshi made an appearance at an advanced screening for the film “Tengoku Kara no Yell” at Tokyo's Yurakucho Asahi Hall. The movie is based on a true story about a man named Nakasone Hikaru (played by Abe Hiroshi), who hosted a free music studio below his bento shop for high school students who wanted to play music. Nakasone’s act of kindness allowed many high school students to make their debuts as professional arti

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