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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – April 13th/14th

    April 18, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_294486" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Wreck-It Ralph' / (01) 'Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami' / (03) 'Fune wo Amu'"][/caption] 'Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami' remains on top in its third weekend. It's followed by 'Wreck-It Ralph' again in second place and the new entry 'Fune wo Amu' in third place. 'Fune wo Amu' is a live-action adaptation of an award-winning novel of the same name

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 2nd/3rd

    February 6, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    [caption id="attachment_288455" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Jack Reacher' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Strawberry Night'"][/caption] 'Ted' reclaimed the first place at the box office with another great result for the weekend. American thriller 'Jack Reacher' ('Outlaw' in Japan) attracted a lot of people on its opening weekend, especially men in their thirties and above, and earned itself a solid second pla

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  • Sakurai Sho to star in the sequel to "Kamisama no Karute"

    December 13, 2012 @ 3:57 am

    It was announced that there will be a sequel to the movie "Kamisama no Karute", which was released back in August of last year starring Arashi's Sakurai Sho. The sequel "Kamisama no Karute 2" is scheduled for release in 2014, and Sakurai and Miyazaki Aoi, who played as his wife, will continue participating in it. Sakurai said, "This is a very precious work to me. I am glad to be able to participate in this again." "Kamisama no Karute" is b

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/08~10/11

    October 13, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_271693" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/08~10/11"][/caption] The fall season is here and this week already brought us a couple of new dramas, though real surprises failed to appear. 'Perfect Blue' (TBS), starring Takimoto Miori, premiered on Monday and managed to record a better start than last season's 'Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan' with a rating of 9.0%. It faced some really strong

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  • Upcoming fall drama 'Going My Home' holds press conference

    September 28, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    On September 27th, Fuji TV's affiliated TV station KTV held a press conference for their upcoming fall drama 'Going My Home'. The press conference was attended by starring actor Abe Hiroshi, his co-stars Yamaguchi Tomoko, Miyazaki Aoi, Nishida Toshiyuki, and YOU as well as the director Koreeda Hirokazu. 'Going My Home' is a humorous tale that focuses on the clumsy 45-year-old CM coordinator 'Tsuboi Ryota' (Abe) who always seems to be stuck

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  • Supporting cast revealed for Miyazaki Aoi and Mukai Osamu's upcoming movie 'Kiiroi Zou'

    September 7, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    On September 7th, the supporting cast of Hiroki Ryuichi’s upcoming movie 'Kiiroi Zou', starring Miyazaki Aoi and Mukai Osamu as a married couple, was released. As tokyohive reported in May, the movie is based on a popular novel of the same name by Nishi Kanako. It tells the story of the great bond of love between a married couple who simply refer to each other as "Muko-san" and "Tsuma" in a very enchanting way. Miyazaki plays 'Tsumari Aik

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  • Toei reveals full trailer for 'Kita no Kanariatachi'

    August 19, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    On August 18th, distributor Toei revealed the full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Kita no Canariatachi' (English title: 'A Chorus of Angels') starring actress Yoshinaga Sayuri. 'Kita no Kanariatachi' commemorates the 60th anniversary of Toei and features a great ensemble actors additional to Yoshinaga, such as Shibata Kyohei, Nakamura Toru, Satomi Kotaro, Moriyama Mirai, Mitsushima Hikari, Katsuji Ryo, Miyazaki Aoi, Koike Eiko, and Matsud

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 21st/22nd

    July 24, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_255713" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki' / (01) 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' / (03) 'Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes'"][/caption] 'Umizaru' stays on top, while Hosoda Mamoru's anime 'Ookami Kodomo' emerges victorious against Disney Pixar's 3D CGI animation 'Brave'. As expected, it was impossible to snatch away the top spot from 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' just y

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  • Miyazaki Aoi sheds tears at a stage greeting for 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'

    July 16, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    On July 16th, actress Miyazaki Aoi attended a stage greeting for the animated film, 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'. During this event, singer-songwriter Ann Sally sang the movie's theme song, "Okaasan no Uta". Hearing the song, Miyazaki was moved to tears as she said, "I'm sorry. I cried so I had to blow my nose." She also expressed, "I got to hear a song that I really like, and it made me think of how many things are dear to me." Miyaz

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