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  • Supporting cast revealed for the Japanese remake of 'Unforgiven'

    September 10, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    On September 10th, it was revealed which actors are going to make up the supporting cast for the upcoming Japanese remake of the multi-Academy Award-winning movie 'Unforgiven' (Japanese title: 'Yurusarezaru Mono'). Previously it was already revealed that the story is going to be transported into the world of samurai. Watanabe Ken is going to take over the role of Clint Eastwood, while Sato Koichi is going to play the role of Gene Hackman a

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  • 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' releases full trailer revealing its great ensemble cast

    August 24, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    On August 23rd, a full trailer for the upcoming omnibus movie 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' (literally: 'Meager Desire') was released online. Similar to the 'BUNGO' drama series back in 2010, it features a live-action adaptation of short stories written by some of Japan's finest authors from the Showa era. They are brought to life by six well-known scriptwriters and directors. The movie is made up of a total of six stories written by the l

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  • 'Eien no Zero' reveals additional cast members

    July 1, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    On July 1st, the additional cast members for Yamazaki Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Hyakuta Naoki's best-selling novel 'Eien no Zero' have been revealed. 'Eien no Zero' will star V6's Okada Junichi and follows a young man as he tries to find out more about his grandfather who died during the Pacific War as a Kamikaze pilot. Just like its story, which spans from the actual events that happened during the war until the present

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  • Full trailer for Takakura Ken's 'Anata e' impresses with stellar cast

    June 8, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    The full trailer for the upcoming movie road movie 'Anata e', starring Takakura Ken in his 205th movie, has finally been released on the official website. 'Anata e' is directed by Furuhata Yasuo, who already worked with Takakura in 20 other films. It tells the story of a Japanese prison counselor called ‘Kurashima Eiji‘ (Takakura) who lost his beloved wife (Tanaka) at the relatively young age of 53. In her last ‘etegami’ (picture lette

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  • Kaku Kento to star in drama adaptation of "Clover"

    February 16, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    It's just been revealed that actor Kaku Kento will be starring in the upcoming drama series, "Clover". The drama is based on a popular manga by Hirakawa Tetsuhiro and is currently featured in the manga magazine, "Shonen Champion". Its story focuses on the close friendship of high school delinquents. Kaku expressed, "This is my first leading role, so I'm motivated in a different way. Since I'm in the spotlight, I'm trying my best not to

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  • Abe Hiroshi, Aragaki Yui & Co. attend preview screening for "Kirin no Tsubasa"

    January 15, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Today, a preview screening of the upcoming movie and continuation of 'Shinzanmono' (TBS drama), "Kirin no Tsubasa", was held in Tokyo. Just like the drama and the drama special, "Kirin no Tsubasa" is based on the popular 'Kaga Kyoichiro' novel series by famed author Higashino Keigo. The screening was attended by lead actor Abe Hiroshi, as well as some of his new castmates for the movie - Aragaki Yui, Tanaka Rena, Matsuzaka Tori, and Miura

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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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  • Kitano Takeshi and more to join Takakura Ken for new movie "Anata e"

    September 27, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    [caption id="attachment_192895" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Takakura Ken in his role as a prison counselor"][/caption] Actor Kitano Takeshi will team up with Takakura Ken once again for their upcoming movie, "Anata e" ("To You"). It's been 27 years since Kitano and Takakura last co-starred together in a film. "Yasha" (1985). For Takakura, it's going to be the first movie in six years, and the 205th movie overall in his impressi

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  • Anne to co-star with Miura Takahiro for NHK drama, "Quilt no Ie"

    September 11, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    On September 10th, actress Anne (25) attended a press conference at Kinuta Studio for her NHK Saturday drama, “Quilt no Ie”, which is scheduled to air in January of next year. "Quilt no Ie" is described to be a human drama about a married couple, and stars Anne, Miura Takahiro (25), and Yamazaki Tsutomu (74). Miura will play the second son to Miura Tomokazu (59) and former singer Yamaguchi Momoe (52) and Anne will play his childhood friend

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  • Kato Seishiro's dream was to become a ninja?

    July 3, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Kato Seishiro, star of the upcoming 'Nintama Rantaro' movie, made an appearance with his fellow cast members at a premiere event in Kanagawa Rasona Kawasaki Plaza. This movie is the live action adaptation of a manga and anime series of the same title and Kato plays the role of a ninja in training, called Nintama. He comments, "My future dream was to become a ninja so I was very happy. It was my first time playing the lead role so I was nervou

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