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  • Winners attend the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award'

    May 3, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    On May 2nd, the ceremony for the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award' was held in Tokyo and was attended by all the winners who were already announced early April. Check out the winners and the pictures from the ceremony below! == Best New Actress (Komori Kazuko Award) Takei Emi - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Best New Actor (Minami Toshiko Award) Aoyagi Sho - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Changmin - 'Ogon wo Daite Tobe' Best Supporti

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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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  • 'Strawberry Night' movie releases full trailer

    November 22, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    The official website of the upcoming 'Strawberry Night' movie – starring Takeuchi Yuko – was recently updated with a full trailer that gives fans of the TV drama a better look at the new difficult case and the character development. 'Strawberry Night' is a movie sequel to the popular Fuji TV drama series of the same name that aired from January until March this year. The series is based on Honda Tetsuya's 'Himekawa Reiko' novel series, and

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  • Miike Takashi reveals supporting cast and movie poster for 'Wara no Tate'

    November 10, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    On November 9th, Miike Takashi revealed the supporting cast for his upcoming action suspense movie 'Wara no Tate' starring Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako. The announcement also came with the release of the movie poster that solely focuses on the atrocious murderer played by Fujiwara Tatsuya. 'Wara no Tate' is based on an early novel by mangaka Kiuchi Kazuhiro ('Be-Bop High School') and starts with the murder of the granddaughter of 'Nin

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  • 'Strawberry Night' releases an intense first teaser

    September 5, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    On September 5th, the official website of the upcoming 'Strawberry Night' movie - starring Takeuchi Yuko - was updated with a first short teaser, which features a surprising kiss scene between Takeuchi and Osawa Takao. 'Strawberry Night' is a movie sequel to the popular Fuji TV drama series of the same name that aired from January until March this year. The series is based on Honda Tetsuya's 'Himekawa Reiko' novel series, and the movie is

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  • 'Tsui no Shintaku' starring Kusakari Tamiyo and Yakusho Koji reveals full trailer

    August 23, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    On August 22nd, the official website of the upcoming movie 'Tsui no Shintaku' ('The Terminal Trust') was updated with a full trailer. 'Tsui no Shintaku' is an emotional drama about terminal care and stars actress Kusakari Tamiyo and actor Yakusho Koji together for the first time since the Japanese original of 'Shall We Dance?' in 1996. Kusakari will be playing a doctor who falls into despair after being cast aside by her colleague (Asan

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  • Kiuchi Kazuhiro's debut novel "Wara no Tate" to get live-action adaptation starring Osawa Takao & Matsushima Nanako

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    It's been announced that Osawa Takao and Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new action suspense movie directed by Miike Takashi, "Wara no Tate" . "Wara no Tate" is based on the debut novel by Kiuchi Kazuhiro, who is well-known for his manga "Be-Bop High School", and the story starts when a murderer has a reward of 1,000,000,000 yen on his head. ---- A granddaughter of Ninagawa, the guy who dominates political and business fields

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  • Animated movie 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki' to be released in 34 countries

    June 19, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    On June 18th, actress Miyazaki Aoi and actor Osawa Takao attended the Japan premiere event for the upcoming animated film, 'Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki'. Miyazaki, who is in charge of the the protagonist Hana's voice, commented on Osawa, who voices her husband 'wolf man', saying, "He is a kind person. Even on days we didn't have dubbing, he would show his face on set. He would bring delicious gifts, and would play with the child actors."

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  • Cast members for Takeuchi Yuko's movie 'Strawberry Night' revealed

    May 29, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    The cast members for Takeuchi Yuko's upcoming movie, 'Strawberry Night', has been revealed! 'Strawberry Night' is based on a best-selling mystery novel by Honda Tetsuya. It tells a story about Himekawa Reiko, a non-career female detective who sheds the light on various cases. In November of 2010, it was released as a special drama, then in January of 2012, it aired as a drama series with an average viewer rating of 15.9%. The movie vers

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 24th~26th

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_167216" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It's the end for Horikita Maki and "Umareru."!"][/caption] Three more dramas ended last week. The first one was Horikita Maki's "Umareru." on Friday, which ended with an acceptable final rating of 10.8%. A few percentage points more and it would have become its best episode this season. The ratings always rotated around 10%, so the overall average came ou

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