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  • Naka Riisa speaks about her first role as a mother in upcoming drama

    August 3, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    On August 1, actress Naka Riisa (22) appeared at a press conference at the NHK building in Shibuya, Tokyo for her new drama “Tsurukame Josanin ~ Minami no Shima kara ~” (begins airing August 28, Tuesdays 10 PM). The drama tells the story of a Tokyoite beautician who grows as a person after giving birth in the southern islands. Regarding her role as a mother, Naka commented, “I thought that young children would be annoying when they cried,

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  • Full trailer for summer blockbuster 'Brave Hearts: Umizaru' revealed

    May 1, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    After the first teaser in February, distributor Toho has now released the full trailer for their upcoming summer blockbuster 'Brave Hearts: Umizaru'. Brave Hearts' is the fourth movie in the 'Umizaru' live-action series about rescue diver Senzaki Daisuke (Ito Hideaki) and his comrades of the Japanese Coast Guard. This time, they have adapted the greatest maritime accident from the original manga – a jumbo-jet forced to do an emergency lan

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  • First teaser of "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" lands in the sea

    February 26, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    The first teaser for the upcoming Summer blockbuster "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" was released on its official website after it already aired once on Fuji TV in January. It's the fourth movie in the "Umizaru" series about 'Senzaki Daisuke', a rescue diver of the Japanese Coast Guard and his comrades. This time they are going to adapt the greatest maritime accident from the original manga - a jumbo-jet forced to do an emergency landing in the se

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  • More photos of Asano Tadanobu & Naka Riisa's date in Osaka

    February 3, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    On February 2nd, we reported about this week's scoop of Asano Tadanobu (38) and actress Naka Riisa (22) openly dating in Osaka by the weekly pictorial magazine 'FRIDAY'. Now some better pictures from the magazine made it's way onto the web. The snapshots show the couple walking hand in hand, hugging on various occasions, relaxing at a café, and kissing while waiting for the traffic light. Neither of the two have yet commented on the pictur

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  • Asano Tadanobu & Naka Riisa spotted dating and sharing a kiss?

    February 2, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    This week's major scoop of the infamous weekly pictorial magazine 'FRIDAY' eventually made it into the newspapers again, unlike last week's controversial story. This week they are claiming that actor Asano Tadanobu (38) and actress Naka Riisa (22) have been spotted dating quite openly in Osaka. The tabloid backed up their story with pictures of the two embracing each other tightly in a taxi and enjoying a date in broad daylight. They even

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  • Naka Riisa's foster baby wallaby has passed away

    January 30, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    On January 29th, actress Naka Riisa posted some surprising news post on her personal blog. The baby wallaby that she had been fostering for seven months suddenly died after being integrated back into the group with his older brothers. Naka became the foster mother of the baby wallaby 'Ganba' through the popular animal variety show 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen' (NTV) back in June of 2011. Ganba was two months old and didn't have a mother to

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  • Cast members appear for "Lucky Seven" press conference

    January 13, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    On January 12th, stars of the new Fuji TV getsuku or primetime drama, “Lucky Seven” including (Mondays, 9PM) – Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (28), Eita (29), Ōizumi Yō (38), Matsushima Nanako (38), and  Naka Riisa (22) –  appeared at a press conference for the drama held in Tokyo.  The drama is set to begin airing on January 16th. With the theme of "the bonds of friendship" and the “Kitashinagawa Lucky Detective Agency” as the setting of the dr

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  • Matsushima Nanako, Naka Riisa & more join Fuji TV's 'Lucky Seven'

    December 12, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    It has just been announced that actress Matsushima Nanako is going to appear in Fuji TV's upcoming Monday drama ('getsu9'), 'Lucky Seven'. This will be her first role in a Monday drama since 'Yamato Nadeshiko' in 2000. Matsushima, who is currently starring in the much-talked about drama "Kaseifu no Mita", is going to disguise herself as the female boss of a small team of investigators, four men and three women. As recently revealed with th

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 5th/6th

    November 8, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_202215" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kaiji 2" / "Suteki na Kanashibari" / "The Three Musketeers""][/caption] New entries from Japan, America, and China/Hong Kong made it into the top 10 this week. The second weekend of "Suteki na Kanashibari" was a very successful one. 313,215 people went to see this film over the two days, grossing another 413,724,750 Yen (5.3 million USD).

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  • Naka Riisa attends the stage greeting for "Hara ga Kore Nande"

    November 7, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    On November 5th, actress Naka Riisa attended a stage greeting for her movie, "Hara ga Kore Nande". With a smile, Naka expressed, "I'm happy to finally be able to graduate from and give birth to 'Hara Kore (Hara ga Kore Nande)'." Regarding her character, she stated, "Even though she's at the bottom, she doesn't show it. If I become a pregnant woman someday, I want to be like her." In the movie, Naka plays the role of a nine-month pregnant

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