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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 24/25

    August 29, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    The reign of 'Kaze Tachinu' continues, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' opens in 3rd, and 'Gatchaman' in 6th place. Studio Ghibli's 'Kaze Tachinu' achieved its 6th victory, even though a distinct decline in viewers compared to the previous weekend could definitely be seen this time. One more victory and it will exceed the winning streak of Ghibli's own 'Ponyo' from 2008. As for the box office, 'Kaze Tachinu' has already surpassed the 8 billion Ye

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 17/18

    August 22, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    'Kaze Tachinu' claims its 5th consecutive victory; 'White House Down' debuts in 5th place. The anime 'Kaze Tachinu' received some criticism for its smoking scene, but that definitely didn't hurt its popularity as it once again ranked 1st place this weekend. Moreover it's set to screen at the upcoming Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Meanwhile 'Monsters University' moved back up to the 2nd place and continues to

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  • Watanabe Mayu to voice act for Japanese dubbed version of 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians'

    August 6, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu will be voice acting for the Japanese dubbed version of the American film, 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters' (directed by Thor Freudenthal), which will open in theaters in Japan on November 1st.  The film is the sequel to 2010's fantasy adventure film, 'Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief'. The protagonist Percy (Logan Lerman) will be voiced by voice actor/singer Miyano

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 27/28

    July 31, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    The weather is pretty unstable all over Japan these days, but that doesn't seem to affect the current anime/animation top 3 at the Japanese box office. Studio Ghibli's 'Kaze Tachinu' experienced a pretty stable second weekend and easily maintained its 1st place. 'Monsters University' might not be a threat to the first place movie anymore, but it's a very steadfast number 2 with an only very slowly decreasing popularity. The same can be said a

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 13/14

    July 17, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    The film industry is in the middle of the most profitable season of the year. 'Monsters University' continues to dominate and forces the new 'Pokémon' film to stand in 2nd place on its opening weekend. It should cross the 2 billion Yen mark soon and eventually reach a cumulative revenue of 6 to 7 billion Yen. As it was already mentioned, the new 'Pokémon' film 'Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens' open

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 12/07~12/09

    December 12, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_281306" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 12/07~12/09"][/caption] Things aren't exactly getting easier for the dramas towards the end of this season, but at least some of the final episodes are standing out a bit. The Friday dramas 'Ooku ~Tanjou~' (TBS) and 'Tokumei Tantei' (TV Asahi) performed similarly to last week. The latter aired its ninth and final episode this week, but the ra

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/28~12/04

    December 5, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 28th to December 4th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Kami Hikouki" - Kobukuro 02/(00) "Eien Pressure" - AKB48 03/(00) "Setsugekka" - Shonan no Kaze 04/(01) "Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo" - Momoiro Clover Z 05/(00) "

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/26~12/2

    December 5, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for November 26th to December 2nd. Check out the results below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "MONSTERS" - The MONSTERS : 11/28 (160,139) 2. "Kami Hikouki" - Kobukuro : 11/28 (40,068) 3. "Kimi to DANCE DANCE DANCE / MY LADY ~Fuyu no Koibito~" - BOYFRIEND : 11/28 (37,800) 4. "Polar Star" - FTISLAND : 11/28 (35,260) 5. "Shiranai" - Hoshino Gen : 11/28 (26,856) (Check

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  • Katori Shingo & Yamashita Tomohisa's unit The MONSTERS tops Oricon weekly chart

    December 4, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Katori Shingo (SMAP) and Yamashita Tomohisa's unit The MONSTERS' song "MONSTERS" (released on November 28th) sold 160,000 copies in its first week and grabbed the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly chart for the week of December 10th. "MONSTERS" is being used as the theme song for the ongoing TBS drama "MONSTERS" that Katori and Yamashita star in. It's been over 6 years for a drama-related unit to top the weekly chart since "Kisarazu Cat's Eye

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/30~12/02

    December 3, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    [caption id="attachment_279998" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 11/30~12/02"][/caption] Most of the weekend dramas didn't suffer additional losses this week and some were even able to regain a couple of viewers. The Friday drama timeslot was opened by the two-hour drama 'Akuto' on Fuji TV, starring Takizawa Hideaki among many others. It recorded a decent rating of 13.1% and was only beaten by the holiday

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