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  • NEWS member Kato Shigeaki's novel to be adapted into film

    January 14, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    On January 13, it was announced that NEWS member Kato Shigeaki's (27) first novel 'Pink and Grey' will be adopted into film, with Hey! Say! JUMP's Nakajima Yuto (21) starring as the lead.   'Pink and Grey' was published in 2012 with 160,000 copies issued; the novel is set in the entertainment world. The protagonist is an unknown actor, while his friend is a famous actor who dies in front of him. The film adaptation will be directed

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  • Hashimoto Kanna cast in Fuji TV Drama 'Suikyuu Yankees'

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:59 am

    Hashimoto Kanna (15) from Fukuoka-based idol group Rev.from DVL has been cast as herself in Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Suikyuu Yankees", which is set to begin on July 12. Although Hashimoto has made an appearance in Koreeda Hirokazu's movie "Kiseki" in 2011, this is her first time on a nationally broadcast drama. She commented, "I will do my best to play my part. I also want to learn a lot from being on set." The drama is a youth co

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  • Sakai Masato & Ueto Aya to co-star in new TBS drama 'Hanzawa Naoki'

    May 15, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    On May 15, TBS announced that for the upcoming season they will be adapting Ikeido Jun's much-discussed novels about the economic bubble into a TV drama titled 'Hanzawa Naoki' (tentative), starring actor Sakai Masato as the protagonist. The drama is based on Ikeido's novels 'Oretachi Bubble Nyuukou-gumi' and 'Oretachi Hana no Bubble-gumi'. Sakai plays an unconventional and charming banker named 'Hanzawa Naoki' who gets employed by a major

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  • Three Hey! Say! JUMP members graduate from high school

    February 18, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    On February 17th, Hey! Say! JUMP members Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri, and Nakajima Yuto officially graduated from high school through a ceremony at Horikoshi High School. The boys held a press conference after the ceremony, and reporters noticed that Yamada had tears in his eyes. Shaking his head, Yamada protested, "No no, it's eye drops." He also recalled a 'cold' memory from high school, "My teachers scolded me a lot. I had to sit in the

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke & Suzuki Kyoka to star in a new drama series

    November 25, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    It's been announced that Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke and actress Suzuki Kyoka will star in the new NTV drama, "Risou no Musuko" (or "Ideal Son"). Scheduled to air in January, "Risou no Musuko" was written by Nojima Shinji, who's created many a social phenomenon with his dramas. The drama will center around a single mother, 'Suzuki Umi' (played by Suzuki Kyoka), who has hopes that her son would buy a house for her in the future to clea

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