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  • KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi graduates from Waseda University

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    On March 26th, KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi (29) graduated the correspondence course in the Department of Human Behavior and Environment Sciences at Waseda University. He attended the graduation ceremony held at the Waseda Campus and also held a press conference after the ceremony. Nakamaru appeared in Haori and Hakama (Japanese male formal attire), and said with diploma in hand, "I can clearly feel the graduation after receiving this (diplom

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  • Furuta Arata to star in a serial drama for the first time

    February 25, 2013 @ 2:59 am

    Actor Furuta Arata (47) will star in Fuji TV's new serial drama "Machigawarechatta Otoko"(lit. 'A man who was mistaken'). Furuta is the box-office star of theatrical troupe 'Gekidan☆Shinkansen'. He has appeared in many stage plays, movies, and dramas, however, this will mark his first starring serial drama 29 years after he debuted. Furuta will team up with KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi (29) for the drama. The drama is a humane comedy based on

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 6th~July 8th

    July 10, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_252051" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – July 6th~July 8th"][/caption] The second half of the week full of summer season premieres has come to an end and with it brought along six new dramas. Friday will still have to wait until July 20th for its prime time drama, but at least at 11:00 pm 'Boys on the Run' (TV Asahi) tried to successfully inherit the time slot of 'Toshi Densetsu no

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  • Model Nanao to make acting debut in new Fuji TV drama series, 'Omoni Naitemasu'

    May 31, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    On May 29, it was revealed that model Nanao will be making her acting debut in Fuji TV's upcoming drama series, 'Omoni Naitemasu'. Nanao will play the role of Konno Izumi, a beautiful woman who captivates every man with her beauty and style but is unable to live a decent life. She commented, "This is an opportunity to challenge myself to a new possibility of acting." 'Omoni Naitemasu' is based on the manga of the same name by Higashimur

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  • 'Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi' special episodes to replace 'Kazoku no Uta'

    May 19, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Fuji TV seems to have pinned their hopes on Matsushita Nao to revive their Sunday drama time slot just in time for the upcoming summer season. On May 18th, they announced that they are going to bring back the drama 'Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi' starring Matsushita with two special episodes after cutting the disappointing 'Kazoku no Uta' down to just eight episodes. 'Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi' had just aired during the winter season with a de

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  • KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya admits he was scared while performing for "Dream Boys"

    September 5, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    On September 4th, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya’s starring play, “Dream Boys”, held their first press event at Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo. Although Kamenashi has been starring in this production since 2007, he took on a bold flight stunt for the first time this year. Regarding this, he admitted, “Honestly, this is the scariest thing that has happened to me until now. I’m going to try not to think about it.” This year, fellow members T

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  • Ito Hideaki to star in NHK's upcoming drama, "Last Money ~Ai no Nedan~"

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:43 am

    It's been announced that actor Ito Hideaki will be starring in the upcoming NHK drama, “Last Money ~Ai no Nedan~” (“Last Money ~Price of Love~”)! Scheduled to start broadcasting on September 13th, the story is based on actual deaths that were related to insurance money. This psychological thriller series will tell the story of avarice and love. Ito will play Mukoujima Sakutarou, an assessor at a life insurance company, who will question th

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  • KAT-TUN to change their name temporarily?

    June 14, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Members Kamenashi Kazuya, Tanaka Koki, and Nakamaru Yuichi of the popular group KAT-TUN announced that they will change their group name from KAT-TUN to "勝運" (pronounced as "Katsu-un") on a limited basis for the duration of their performance of “Dream Boys” in Tokyo from September 3rd to September 25th. It was surprisingly announced at a recent press conference for the musical. Nakamaru stated, “I heard this when I came (to the theater) t

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  • KAT-TUN announces a big live event + first 5 Dome tour + new album!

    January 5, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    It's been announced that KAT-TUN will be holding a live event at "Higashiougijima Higashi Park," located inside of "Higashiougijima (artificial island)" in Kawasaki port in July. The park is directly across from the "Kombinat" (a big industrial complex) in Kawasaki City, so the atmosphere is sure to be unique. According to Johnny's Entertainment, they plan to have a parade during the event, and you are allowed to bring your dogs with you.

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  • KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya performs new song "Plastic Tears" on "The Shonen Club"

    December 11, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

    KAT-TUN member, Kamenashi Kazuya made an appearance on the December 10th edition of "The Shonen Club." During the show, he was asked by the hosts, Koyama Keiichiro (NEWS), and Nakamaru Yuichi (KAT-TUN), about his ideal Christmas.  Kamenashi stated that he wanted to go somewhere with a lot of snow, and eat 100 pieces of chickens while looking at a snowman outside. Moreover, he performed a new song "Plastic Tears" which was prepared for this

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