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  • More cast members for NHK's upcoming morning drama "Gochisousan" announced

    February 19, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    On February 18, a press conference to announce the main cast members for NHK's upcoming fall morning drama "Gochisousan" starring Anne, was held at the NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station. As reported earlier, the theme of the drama will be "food", and it will follow a life of the heroine "Uno Meiko" (played by Anne), a gluttonous girl who was born as the daughter of a family that runs a Western-style restaurant in Tokyo. Meiko later marries a

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  • Anne to play heroine in 89th NHK morning drama 'Gochisou-san'

    November 13, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    On November 12, it was announced that actress Anne is going to play the heroine in NHK's 89th asadora (morning drama) 'Gochisou-san'. The script for 'Gochisou-san' will be written by Morishita Yoshiko, whose most famous work is the hit drama series 'JIN' (TBS). The drama will span from the Taisho era (1912~1926) to the Showa era (1926~1989), and its main theme will be 'food'. Anne is going to play a woman named 'Uno Meiko', who was born

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  • Filming for morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' comes to an end

    August 24, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    On August 24th, NHK wrapped up the last scene for their popular morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' starring actress Horikita Maki. She and her husband in the drama Matsuzaka Tori were both present and used the moment of celebration to look back at what they've gained throughout this long period of filming. Horikita expressed, "It feels like it has been a long time, yet it also feels like it has ended too soon... It was a telenovela loved by ev

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  • Nounen Rena cast as heroine for next year's morning drama 'Amachan'

    July 27, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    On July 26th, it was revealed that young actress Nounen Rena was chosen to play the heroine in the next year's morning drama 'Amachan', which will start airing right after the next morning drama 'Jun to Ai' in April 2013. She hardly had one day to fathom the good news before having to attend the press conference at the NHK office in Shibuya, Tokyo that day. She stated as she looked back at the moment she received the news, "Yesterday I was

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  • Horikita Maki sends off a train wrapped with 'Umechan Sensei' posters

    April 9, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    On April 9th, actress Horikita Maki attended the official departure ceremony of a train wrapped with advertisements for her NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' at the Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. She commented on the train, "There are so many posters that it makes me both embarrassed and happy." Showing off a bright smile she added, "I hope it will travel to many towns and that everyone will come to Kamata by riding this train." In 'Umech

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  • Natsuna to star in the next NHK morning drama 'Jun to Ai'

    March 21, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    On March 21st, NHK revealed that actress Natsuna will be starring as the heroine in their next morning drama 'Jun to Ai', which was already announced earlier this year. Natsuna recently gained popularity with her roles in the movie "GANTZ" and the drama special "Ranma 1/2". The announcement that she's going to portray the role of 'Kano Jun' in the morning drama 'Jun to Ai' was made at the NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo. The actress didn'

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  • Horikita Maki attends preview screening of her morning drama 'Umechan Sensei'

    March 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    On March 14th, the first week worth of episodes of the upcoming NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei', starring Horikita Maki, was screened in advance for the press. 'Umechan Sensei' features an original story about a clumsy woman who strives to become a town doctor in an era of postwar reconstruction and rapid economic growth. In the beginning of the drama the heroine is still 16 years old, but by the end of the story she is already supposed

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  • Horikita Maki kicks off filming for her morning drama

    November 14, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    On November 14th, actress Horikita Maki kicked off filming for her NHK morning drama "Umechan Sensei" in Takahagi, Ibaraki. "Umechan Sensei" is set in Kamata, Tokyo during the time of reconstruction after the Second World War. Horikita plays the protagonist, Shimomura 'Umechan' Umeko, a cheerful and bright young doctor. They've created a large-scale open set that perfectly resembles the burned up area of Kamata after the war. Horikit

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  • Press conference for Horikita Maki's morning drama, "Umechan Sensei"

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    After the not-so-official announcement earlier this month, NHK held a press conference with actress Horikita Maki to make it official that she will star in next year's morning drama. The drama also has a title, "Umechan Sensei", and Horikita is already trembling with excitement. She said, "I've never been so nervous and felt this much pressure before." As expected by various insiders, the drama will be set in the past as well, the time

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  • Horikita Maki to become NHK's next morning heroine

    June 15, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Today it was decided that actress Horikita Maki will star in NHK's next morning drama that will begin airing in the spring of 2012. Similar to the currently airing morning drama "Ohisama", starring Inoue Mao, NHK decided to make the offer to a popular actress again instead of going through the standard practice of holding an audition. This announcement has already gained quite a bit of attention, even though the details about the story hav

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