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  • Who is your favorite morning drama heroine?

    March 10, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    goo/NTT DoCoMo recently released the results of their mobile poll that asked users about their favorite morning heroine. The morning dramas on NHK are a formidable part of the Japanese entertainment world, and many of today's famous actresses had their big breakthroughs (or at least experienced a huge boost in popularity) because they starred in these dramas. The stories always feature a strong woman of some sort as the heroine, which usua

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  • Which actress would look the best in a police uniform?

    February 27, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    A lot of Japanese dramas involve the police theme, but which actress looks the best dressed as a cop?  goo Ranking and NTT Docomo recently collected 39093 votes to the question, "Which actress would look good in a police officer uniform?", and actress Yonekura Ryoko came in first place! Yonekura played a police detective for the hit drama "Koshonin - THE NEGOTIATOR", which spawned two seasons, special programs, and a movie. Although she didn

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  • Which actress has the most beautiful white skin?

    February 26, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    We recently reported that actress Kitagawa Keiko got appointed as the new image character for the sunscreen brand "ALLIE". Sunscreen is important to protect your white skin, and everyone knows that having beautiful white skin is the ideal of beauty in Japan. There are countless other actresses besides her that follow this ideal, but as usual, there are still those who have more beautiful skin than others. The newest poll on the mobile por

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  • Which actress is most famous for also being a singer?

    February 26, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    Many popular Japanese actresses also juggle a singing career, but who among them is the most successful? NTT Docomo collected 43545 votes, asking  people which actress they thought was also memorable as a singer. Actress Shibasaki Kou came out on top with an overwhelming lead. In 2003, Shibasaki released the song "Tsuki no Shizuku" under the name RUI, her character from the movie, "Yomigaeri". The song became a huge hit, and she followed tha

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  • Ishino Mako and Asakura Aki attend event for NTT docomo

    February 25, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Actresses Ishino Mako (50) and Asakura Aki (19) participated in NTT docomo’s “New Model Presentation 2011 Spring”. In Docomo’s new CM, Ishino plays a mother who lives in the country. She laughed, “At 16 I went from Kobe to Tokyo, and the phones back then were rotary style phones”. Ishino isn’t really good with electronics, but she did a quick test of the smartphone at the presentation, “Even I could master it. I want the mother generati

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  • Which actress would turn into a handsome man by wearing a man's suit?

    February 25, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    [caption id="attachment_130126" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Wada Akiko dressed as a (handsome?) man for "Suntory"."][/caption] Japanese singer and TV host, Wada Akiko, the Empress of the Japanese entertainment industry, recently revealed her new commercial for Suntory in which she is wearing a man's suit. At the PR event related to the commercial, she appeared wearing the same suit and stated that she was positively s

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  • Who is your favorite member of "Dream Morning Musume"?

    February 24, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_130062" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Yaguchi Mari"][/caption] The other day Hello!Project introduced "Dream Morning Musume," a new group made up of ten former members of their flagship idol group Morning Musume. Many fans were delighted to see them back together in a group, but who of them actually has the most fans? As usual, you can count on goo/NTT DoCoMo to come up with a poll to find out the answer!

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  • What is your favorite commercially successful Japanese movie of 2010?

    February 23, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    [caption id="attachment_129271" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption=""THE LAST MESSAGE: Umizaru""][/caption] 2010 was quite a successful year for Japanese cinemas and distributors, as the total box office revenue of all Japanese and foreign movies opening in Japan increased by 7.1% and came out to over 2.6 billion USD. Unfortunately, Hollywood was able to completely occupy the top 3 with "Avatar", "Alice in Wonderland", and "T

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  • Who is Johnny Entertainment's best actor?

    February 23, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    First and foremost, Johnny's Entertainment is known for producing male idols, and while many have tried to make a name for themselves as an actor, only a few are actually competing in the same league as full-fledged actors. This year, Ikuta Toma, one of the very few talents within the agency who are solely focusing on acting, was the first Johnny's talent to win an acting award in the 54 year-long history of the "Blue Ribbon Awards". Is

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  • Who would you want to have a forbidden relationship with?

    February 18, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    Included in the plot of current drama, “Taisetsu na koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta”, is a forbidden relationship between a teacher and a student, and as a result, NTT Docomo surveyed 52,030 people to find out who they would most want to have a forbidden relationship with. The results can be found below! 10. Okada Masaki 9. Tsumabuki Satoshi 8. Oguri Shun 7. Miura Haruma 6. Kimura Takuya 5. Tamaki

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