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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 05th ~ 07th

    August 8, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_180390" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Singing about the ratings? ("Ikemen desu ne")"][/caption] The second half of the week didn't bring forth any new surprises. The prime time for Friday started with a nice drama special called "Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni", starring Kitagawa Keiko and Koide Keisuke, performing decently during NTV's movie time slot. Fuji TV also aired a variety special, making it

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 22nd~24th

    July 25, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    [caption id="attachment_176301" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="You better not make NANA (Kojima Haruna) your enemy. ("Ikemen desu ne")"][/caption] The 'Drama Prime Time Report' for the Weekend is here and let's look at the couple of question marks that have been raised after the previous ratings, especially at the problematic danso dramas. On Friday the second episode of "Ikemen desu ne" aired, one of three 'danso' drama

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 15th~18th

    July 19, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_174148" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lots of naked ikemen in "Ikemen desu ne", desu ne?!"][/caption] It was a long weekend in Japan thanks to 'Marine Day' on Monday and people had other distractions to keep them away from the small tube, except for sport events like the World Cup or certain music and variety specials. When looking at the dramas, there were two big losers with "Zenkai Girl" that alm

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 08th~10th

    July 11, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_171701" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Way to make a first impression, Kawashima Umika! ("Hanawake no Yon Shimai")"][/caption] A couple more summer dramas found their way on Japanese television since last Friday, but Ueto Aya was the first one who tried to deliver entertainment with her drama special of "Zettai Reido". The special achieved a decent viewer rating of 13.9% that nicely fits into the ave

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  • "Akunin" wins the Grand Prize at the 65th Mainichi Film Awards

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    The Mainichi Shinbun has announced their award winners for the 65th Mainichi Film Awards. Lee Sang-il's Japanese movie, "Akunin", which recently won Best Picture at the Kinema Junpo Awards, has got its second big national award with the Grand Prize at the Mainichi Film Awards.  The Best Film went to Kobayashi Masahiro's "Haru tono tabi". Tsutsumi Shinichi won Best Actor for his role in "Kokou no Mesu" (Lone Scalpel), and a special award h

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  • "FRIDAY" reports Tanaka Rena & Sato Yuki are dating

    October 29, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    Gossip magazine "FRIDAY" reported in its latest issue, published on October 29th, that Tanaka Rena and Sato Yuki are dating. "FRIDAY" added some photos of them riding a motorcycle together, holding each other's hand, and coming out from an apartment together. It seems like they met each other through the drama "Haken no Oscar", which was broadcasted in August 2009. Both of their agencies stated that they leave their private life alone,

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