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  • Kanjiya Shihori to star in Tsutsumi Yukihiko's new movie 'Kuchizuke'

    September 1, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    On September 1st, it was revealed that director Tsutsumi Yukihiko ('TRICK', '20th Century Boys', 'SPEC') is going to adapt Tokyo Seleccion Deluxe's most popular play, 'Kuchizuke' ('Kiss') into a movie starring actress Kanjiya Shihori. The original play by Tokyo Seleccion Deluxe, who announced their breakup in 2012, was performed in four major cities in 2010 and was sold out for every day. The writer of the play, actor Takuma Takayuki, was

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  • Mizobata Junpei to star in "Detective Conan" special drama once again

    March 1, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    It was announced that the live action adaptation of "Detective Conan" will come back after 7 months as a special drama titled, "Kudo Shinichi Kyoto Shinsengumi Satsujin Jiken", starring Mizobata Junpei. "Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan)" is Aoyama Gosho's popular manga that is being serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday, and its TV anime series had started airing in 1996, and since in 1997, the anime film version was released every year.   I

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  • Yamamoto Yusuke shows off his AKB48-style cosplay

    December 4, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    On December 2nd, Yamamoto Yusuke, Mizobata Junpei, and Okamoto Rei held an interview before appearing in Ever Green Entertainment's event, "Ever Green Entertainment Show 2011 vol.2" at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. In the stage play segment of the event, Yamamoto plays a 'homosexual character' who wears an AKB48 costume. When reporters asked, "Is that your true self?", Yamamoto responded, "I'm really not like that, and I don't have any feminine

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 4th~6th

    November 7, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_202098" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Will he find 'that woman'? ("Kasha" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a Saturday full of mysteries and monsters. Friday was a fairly normal day in terms of ratings. As expected, "Sengyou Shufu Tantei" (TBS) was able to recover from last week's blow and at least gained 0.8%

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 5th~8th

    September 10, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_189036" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Zenkai Girl" (Fuji TV)"][/caption] We are slowly reaching the end of the summer season and getting closer to the climax for most of the dramas as there are only a few episodes left before the final episodes. The ratings won't see much of a difference until the finale or second to last episode, depending on the scale of the grand finale, unless of course, the

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 29th~September 1st

    September 3, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_187334" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="You better not mess with 'Ran' (r.) and 'Kazuha'! ("Meitantei Conan" - NTV)"][/caption] The "Daegu Athletics World Championships 2011" in Korea begins to take over prime time, but unfortunately it's not easy to obtain official numbers from TBS. At least for Monday we have the ratings, and with a mark of 16.0%, the world championships are doing gr

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  • Matsuzaka Tori and Okamoto Rei to star in "Detective Conan" drama!

    August 14, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    On August 14th, the additional cast for the current on-air drama, “Meitantei Conan Kudou Shinichi e no Chousenjou”, has just been named! It was revealed that Matsuzaka Tori will play 'Hattori Heiji', the rival to main lead Mizobata Junpei; meanwhile, Okamoto Rei will play 'Toyama Kazuha', Hattori’s love interest. Matsuzaka, who is originally from Kanagawa, expressed his anxiety over the role: “I need to do something about my Kansai dialect

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  • Not yet + Momoiro Clover Z take over the August issue of "smart"!

    July 10, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Idol groups Not yet and Momoiro Clover Z took over the August edition of  men's magazine "smart", stunning many with their flawless pictorials! Not yet member Oshima Yuko takes the front seat for this week's issue, as she starred in her own set of photos in addition to snagging the cover shot; she also did a spread with her members from Not yet. Meanwhile, the girls of Momoiro Clover Z re-enacted anime illustrations. AKB48's Kojima Haruna,

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  • Okamoto Rei, Tsuchiya Anna + more attend UGG's "summer celebration"

    June 23, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    American footwear brand, UGG ® Australia, held an opening party, titled “A Celebration of Summer”, in Ginza, Tokyo. At the luxurious venue, various models wore summer-like outfits, all paired with UGG’s signature sheepskin boots. Actress Okamoto Rei charmed the crowd with her cute blue boots, simple white outfit, and heart-shaped red purse. "Anecan" model Takagi Reiko also made an appearance at the event, sporting pink boots and a casual ou

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  • Okamoto Rei celebrates her 20th birthday at DVD release event

    June 19, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    Actress Okamoto Rei (20) appeared in Tokyo on the 18th at a commemorative sales event for her Image DVD "Doki☆Doki Vacation" (¥1980 on Liverpool website).  Although she was filmed in Bali dressed in native islander outfits as well as in swimsuits, she showed a bit of shyness as she said “I looked like an entirely different person.  When I think about how the DVD will be sold in convenience stores, I am somewhat embarrassed.” As it also ha

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