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  • "55th Blue Ribbon Awards" holds its ceremony

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    On February 14th, an award ceremony for "The 55th Blue Ribbon Awards" was held at Iino Hall. Customarily, the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress from the last year, participated as the emcees for the event, and therefore, Takenouchi Yutaka and Nagasaku Hiromi took the roles of emcees this year. For both Takenouchi and Nagasaku, it was their very first time to serve as an emcee. Takenouchi, who made a mistake in timing while saying t

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  • Nagasaku Hiromi announces her pregnancy with 2nd child

    December 6, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    On December 6th, actress Nagasaku Hiromi (42) announced that she was pregnant with her second child. The announcement was made via a fax from her agency. According to Nagasaku, "I've been blessed with a second child. I'm currently four months pregnant, and not quite in the stable period. I would like to continue try my own best as a working mother." She also expressed her will to make a comeback after giving birth. Nagasaku married filmmake

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  • Nagasaku Hiromi and Oshima Yuko chosen as CM characters for Kao's 'Essential Damage Care' shampoo line

    August 9, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    Actress Nagasaku Hiromi and AKB48's Oshima Yuko have been chosen as the CM characters for Kao's hair treatment shampoo, 'Essential Damage Care'. They will be starring in the new CMs starting August 9th. This marks Nagasaku's first time in 13 years to star in a CM for the brand as she has previously served as their CM character from 1998 to 1999. The CM will come in 2 different versions: "Tabaneta Kami" and "Nobashi Kake". In the CMs, the l

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 22nd~June 24th

    June 27, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    [caption id="attachment_248853" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 22nd~June 24th"][/caption] Four more dramas bid farewell to the spring season. Last week, 'Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose' (TBS) experienced a positive development on Friday, but it all went down in vain again with its final episode this week. It surprisingly lost 2.1% and dropped down to a new personal low of 8.1%. Not the best way to see

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  • "Youkame no Semi" dominates the 35th Japan Academy Awards

    March 2, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    On March 2nd, the creme de la creme of the Japanese movie industry once again gathered at the New Takanawa Princess Hotel in Shinagawa, Tokyo for 'The 35th Annual Japan Academy Awards'. The award ceremony was opened by the Academy's new president, Okada Yusuke, with the words, "I hope that we'll be able to turn this ceremony into a festive event with all its glory as well as into an enjoyable, cheerful and frank gathering." He then handed

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' attend award ceremony

    February 15, 2012 @ 1:37 am

    On January 14th, the winners of the ‘54th Blue Ribbon Awards‘, which were announced in January, gathered at the Iino Hall in Uchisaiwaicho, Tokyo in order to receive their respective awards. The award ceremony was hosted by last year's winners of the Best Starring Actor and Best Starring Actress awards, Tsumabuki Satoshi and Terajima Shinobu. Moreover the awards are very special this year, because the record for the youngest and oldest awa

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' announced

    January 25, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    Today the winners have been announced for the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards', a prestigious movie award that is awarded by the movie critics and writers of all seven major newspapers in Tokyo. The big prize 'Best Film' went to Sono Sion's surreal masterpiece "Cold Fish" ("Tsumetai Nettaigyo"), starring Fukikoshi Mitsuru. Sono, who is already collecting awards for his latest film "Himizu", received the news with a somewhat satisfied smile. He sa

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  • BONNIE PINK to provide theme song for upcoming drama, "Dirty Mama!"

    December 29, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    It has just been revealed that singer-songwriter BONNIE PINK will provide the theme song to the upcoming NTV drama, "Dirty Mama"! The drama begins airing in January and will broadcast a new episode every Wednesday at 10 PM through Nippon TV. "Dirty Mama" also marks the first time actress Nagasaku Hiromi will act in a drama as the lead since she gave birth to her first son In May of 2010, fitting as the plot will revolve around a single mothe

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 16th~18th

    December 20, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    [caption id="attachment_211264" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – December 16th~18th"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by various concluding dramas, including the grand finale for TBS's 60th anniversary work, 'Nankyoku Tairiku'. Two dramas aired their final episode on Friday, 'Sengyou Shufu Tantei' (TBS) and '11 Nin mo Iru!' (TV Asahi). Somehow, b

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  • Nagasaku Hiromi to star in new drama with Karina

    November 30, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    It's been revealed that actress Nagasaku Hiromi will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama, "Dirty Mama!", starting January 2012. This will be the first time Nagasaku will play a lead role in a drama series after becoming a mother last year. Her last lead role was in the drama, "Yottsu no Uso", back in July 2008. Nagasaku previously played the character of a devilish woman; however this time, Nagasaku will challenge herself to a tough female d

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