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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – April 27th/28th

    May 1, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295676" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Iron Man 3' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Super Hero Taisen Z'"][/caption] The Golden Week means there's many new movies and a fierce competition at the box office. After all it's the time of the greatest profits for the movie industry in Japan. 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' remained as strong as during its first weekend and def

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  • V6's Okada Junichi and actress Eikura Nana appear at stage greeting for Toshokan Sensou

    April 28, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    On April 27, the opening day for“Toshokan Sensou,” V6’s Okada Junichi (32), who stars in the film, appeared at a stage greeting for the film at the TOHO Cinemas Scala-Za in Tokyo. The film is based on Arikawa Hiro’s (40) novel of the same name and the series has sold a total of 4,000,000 copies.  The novel is set in Japan in the near future where freedom to read all books is taken away. The film is a science fiction action film as it depic

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  • Yakusho Koji & Okada Junichi to star in the movie adaptation of 'Higurashi no Ki'

    March 11, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    On March 11, it was announced that Hamuro Rin's award-winning novel 'Higurashi no Ki' is going to be adapted into a film by director Koizumi Takashi ('After the Rain', 'Best Wishes for Tomorrow'). The period drama that depicts the love between a master and his pupil, the love between a husband and wife, and the love between the members of a family - is going to star Yakusho Koji as the protagonist. The supporting cast is lead by V6 member

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  • Check out goo's 'Most Searched Male Celebrity Ranking Top 40' for 2012

    December 21, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    NTT Docomo's Internet portal goo has revealed their 'Most Searched Male Celebrity Ranking Top 40' for the year of 2012. Check out the full ranking below! === 1. Darvish Yu 2. Ichiro 3. Matsumoto Jun 4. Kim Hyun Joong 5. Ohno Satoshi 6. Jang Geun Suk 7. Takahashi Daisuke 8. Fukuyama Masaharu 9. Okada Junichi 10. Lee Byung-Hun 11. Mukai Osamu 12. Hayami Mokomichi 13. Yamashita Tomohisa 14. Ozawa Ichiro 15. Nakai Masahir

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of ideal faces chosen by men

    November 30, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    We recently reported the results of Oricon's "ideal faces chosen by women ranking". Now, the ranking for the men has been revealed! Singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu was chosen again as this year's number 1, making this his 4th consecutive time to top the ranking. Check out the full results below! === 1. Fukuyama Masaharu 2. Mukai Osamu 3. Kimura Takuya 4. Tsumabuki Satoshi 5. Inaba Koshi 6. Okada Junichi 7. Abe Hiroshi 8. Iku

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  • V6's Okada Junichi to star in NHK Taiga drama for 2014

    October 11, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    On October 10, NHK announced that V6 member Okada Junichi will be starring in the new Taiga drama for 2014 titled "Gunshi Kanbei." The script was originally written by Maekawa Yoichi, and the drama will depict the life of Kuroda Kanbei (other names: Kuroda Yoshitaka or Kuroda Josui).  Okada, who's starring in a Taiga drama for the first time, commented, "I love history so much I wanted to be the history teacher. Moreover, it will be about

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  • Japan Box Office Report – September 15th/16th

    September 19, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_267326" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Resident Evil: Retribution' / (01) 'Odoru Daisousasen THE FINAL' / (03) 'Rurouni Kenshin'"][/caption] 'Bayside Shakedown' stays on top, 'Resident Evil' opens up in the second slot, and 'Tenchi Meisatsu' failed to make it into the top three. An extended weekend always means a very satisfying weekend for the movie industry and this weekend w

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  • V6's Okada Junichi and actress Eikura Nana to star in Toshokan Sensou

    August 1, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    On July 31, it was announced that V6’s Okada Junichi (31) will star in the science fiction film “Toshokan Sensou” (directed by Sato Shinsuke) that will open during Golden Week of next year. The film is based on Arikawa Hiro’s (40) novel of the same name; the 6-novel series has collectively sold 2,800,000 copies. The novel is set in 2019 Japan when all forms of media – novels, news, film, television, etc. – are controlled strictly and censo

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  • 'Eien no Zero' reveals additional cast members

    July 1, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    On July 1st, the additional cast members for Yamazaki Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Hyakuta Naoki's best-selling novel 'Eien no Zero' have been revealed. 'Eien no Zero' will star V6's Okada Junichi and follows a young man as he tries to find out more about his grandfather who died during the Pacific War as a Kamikaze pilot. Just like its story, which spans from the actual events that happened during the war until the present

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  • Full trailer released for Takita Yojiro's 'Tenchi Meisatsu'

    June 22, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    On June 22nd, the full trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the award-winning novel 'Tenchi Meisatsu' starring V6's Okada Junichi was revealed on its official website. The movie, directed by famed director Takita Yojiro ('Departures'), is set in the early Edo period and depicts the life of 'Yasui Santetsu' (Okada), who is a Go player. One day, chief of the Aizu Domain; Hoshina Masayuki (Matsumoto Koshiro) ordered Yasui to cre

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