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  • Ishihara Satomi to star in the special drama 'Koi'

    May 15, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    On May 13th, it was announced that actress Ishihara Satomi is going to star in the TBS special drama 'Koi' this fall. 'Koi' is based on a novel of the same name by writer Koike Mariko, and is being appraised has Koike's best work and was awarded with the Naoki Prize in 1995. The story is set in the early 1970s at the quiet summer resort in Karuizawa, while the atmosphere in Tokyo is heating up due to the rapid economic growth and the US-Ja

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Cast members of "The Brothers Karamazov" make an appearance at the press conference

    January 5, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    On January 4th, a press conference for upcoming drama "The Brothers Karamazov" was held at TMC studio, and cast members Ichihara Hayato, Saito Takumi, Hayashi Kento and Yoshida Kotaro made their appearances. As reported previously, this is a drama adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel with the setting in Japan. It tells a story about three brothers who become the prime suspects in their father’s murder case. In the drama, Ichihara wi

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  • 12 actors to be featured in a kimono magazine book

    November 27, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    A kimono magazine book titled 'Kimono Danshi', featuring 12 popular actors, will go on sale on November 30th. All photos were taken by women photographers, and it focuses on a man's sex appeal from a woman's point of view. The actors who will be featured are Oguri Shun, Fujiwara Tatsuya, Matsuzaka Tori, Ichikawa Ennosuke IV, Yamamoto Yusuke, Katsuji Ryo, Saito Takumi, Fukushi Sota, Chiba Yudai, Makita Tetsuya, Takeda Kohei, and Suda Masaki.

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  • Ichihara Hayato to star in drama adaptation of Dostoyevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov'

    November 26, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    On November 27th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to produce a modern-day adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel 'The Brothers Karamazov' starring actor Ichihara Hayato for the upcoming 2013 winter season. Simply speaking, the drama is going to follow the lives of three brothers as they become the prime suspects in their father's murder case. One by one, they are being driven into a corner until the whole truth finally comes

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  • Saito Takumi makes cover of 'an・an' for the first time

    November 20, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    Actor Saito Takumi (31) will be featured on the cover of women's magazine 'an・an' for the first time in its November 21st issue. The photos were shot with the theme "uncontrollable feelings of a man", and its story line follows Saito, who wears a handsome suit and invites a beautiful woman to a hotel. He expressed, "My mom has been a big fan of 'an・an' from way back, so my dream has come true." During his bed scenes, Saito showed off a

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  • Ueto Aya to star in new NHK drama as a criminal

    June 12, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    It was announced that actress Ueto Aya will be starring in the new NHK drama "Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de", and will play a role of a criminal for the first time. "Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de" is based on Nonami Asa's novel.  Ueto will be playing a college student 'Komoriya Hako' who falls in love with a male host (male who pours drinks & flirt with women in host clubs).  In order to make the man the number 1 host at the host club, Hako ke

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  • Kanjani 8's Maruyama Ryuhei to play lead role in TV Asahi drama, 'Boys on the Run'

    May 28, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Kanjani 8's Maruyama Ryuhei will be playing his first lead role in TV Asahi's upcoming drama series, 'Boys on the Run'. Maruyama will play the role of Tanishi Toshiyuki, a 27-year-old man who has never had a girlfriend. He revealed, "I feel that I can relate to the protagonist Tanishi Toshiyuki. My face also turns red when I become nervous." He also expressed, "I've been given this chance, so I will give it everything I have! I want to run w

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi tries to describe his upcoming movie 'Ai to Makoto' again

    April 19, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    On April 18th, director Miike Takashi and actors Tsumabuki Satoshi and Saito Takumi attended an event called 'Miike Takashi presents Otono Dake no Koukan' in Tokyo. Tsumabuki and Saito are both appearing in Miike's upcoming movie 'Ai to Makoto'. The reporters were very interested whether Tsumabuki would be able to describe 'Ai to Makoto' in a better way than he previously did at a recent PR event for the movie. The movie is the fourth live

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  • Glaceau Vitamin Water gets colorful with Ninagawa Mika for their new flavor

    March 27, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Beverage brand Glaceau Vitamin Water has released their new flavor “stur-d” on March 26th and to help with advertisements, they brought on photographer Ninagawa Mika to help with the new graphics. This will be the second year in a row that Ninagawa has worked with the international brand. This time around, the theme is “Nature is colorful. Glaceau is colorful too.” Ninagawa cast those who she felt would match the flavor. She chose Saito Ta

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