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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 23rd/24th

    February 27, 2013 @ 3:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_290454" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'A Good Day to Die Hard' / (03) 'Toaru Majutsu no Index'"][/caption] 'A Good Day to Die Hard' earned its second weekend box office victory and 'Ted' continues to impress with its popularity in Japan. In third place opened the anime 'Gekijouban Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki'. It's the latest work from this popular f

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  • Full trailer released for the upcoming epic film 'Nobou no Shiro'

    July 17, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    The full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Nobou no Shiro' (English title: 'The Floating Castle') was recently revealed online and impressed with superb performances, a gigantic set, and a great theme song by Elephant Kashimashi. 'Nobou no Shiro' is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryo and is based on true events that happened during the Sengoku period. It's a co-production of the two major movie distributors

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  • Sato Koichi to star in 'Sougen no Isu' filmed in northern Pakistan

    July 9, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    On July 9th, it was announced that actor Sato Koichi is going to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Miyamoto Teru's novel 'Sougen no Isu'. The filming for the movie, directed by Narushima Izuru ('Youkame no Semi', 'Kokou no Mesu'), already began on June 30th and is scheduled to last until mid-September. Sato's supporting cast includes Nishimura Masahiko and Kichise Michiko. The biggest highlight, however, will be the setting of

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  • Fukuda Saki chops off 20cm of her hair for new drama, "IS ~Otoko demo Onna demo nai Sei"

    July 15, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    On July 14th, Fukuda Saki and Gouriki Ayame attended a press conference for their upcoming drama 'IS ~Otoko demo Onna demo nai Sei~'. Fukuda showed off her new hair-do to the press during the event, explaining, "This is the first time in my life I've gone short. I was extremely nervous the day I cut it. We cut about 20cm off. By cutting my hair I think I was able to naturally become my character, Haru, and I really like it." Fukuda plays t

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  • Aibu Saki, Tanihara Shosuke, and Nishimura Masahiko stars in new Asahi CM

    July 5, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    Actress Aibu Saki and actors Tanihara Shosuke and Nishimura Masahiko attended a product launch event for the beer product, "Asahi Blue Label", on July 4th. The CM comes in three episodes, and it started airing on the 4th. They each shout, "I want to be a refreshing person!", while doing a refreshing dance. The three appeared at the event in blue clothing to represent the 'refreshing taste'. Tanihara promoted the product saying, "I want

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  • TV Asahi announces MCs for new variety show, "Oh! Doya-gao Summit"

    March 9, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Starting in April, TV Asahi will introduce a new talk variety program called "Oh! Doya-gao Summit" to their weekly lineup. The show will be aired every Friday at 9 PM, and will be the first variety program to air in this time slot in nearly five years. The three MCs for the new show have also been announced - Hamada Masatoshi of the famed comedy duo "Downtown," actor Nishimura Masahiko, and model, actress, and former singer Katase Nana.

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