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  • Sawajiri Erika's "Helter Skelter" to be shown at the London Film Festival

    September 8, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Following record box-office earnings of 2 billion yen (around $25.3 million USD), Helter Skelter is making another breakthrough as it will be showing at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Director Ninagawa Mika will be in London for the October 12th showing. She will give her greetings before the movie, and will also appear for a teach-in after the showing. Spearheading the London Film Festival is film critic and programmer Tony Rayns. Ray

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  • Sawajiri Erika talks about her return and her sullen responses in 2007

    August 18, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    During an interview on Nihon TV’s “NEWS ZERO” broadcast on August 16th, actress Sawajiri Erika talked about the reason for her return to the movie industry and the truth behind her sullen responses at a press conference back in 2007. Sawajiri appeared wearing a white T-shirt and jeggings, and was accompanied by director Ninagawa Mika. When asked about her 5 year absence from the movie industry, Sawajiri replied “I wasn’t confident and I w

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  • Sawajiri Erika seen with guy in tow, is there a new man in Sawajiri's life?

    July 19, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    On July 14th, actress Sawajiri Erika (26) appeared at the stage greeting for her film "Helter Skelter" with her hair cut short and dyed blonde.  Tabloid magazine Josei Seven reported spotting Sawajiri leaving her apartment in the evening of the next day, wearing huge sunglasses that hid her face. A good-looking man who also had his hair dyed blonde was walking beside her in close proximity, but the two did not talk to each other. The two t

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  • What are the most popular face types for cosmetic surgeries?

    July 19, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    The director of the popular beauty clinic "Takasu Clinic", Takasu Mikiya recently revealed a ranking of the most popular female and male face types when it comes to facial surgery requested by their customers. AKB48's Itano Tomomi was able to top the female ranking with her face. Takasu probably wasn't all that surprised about this result, since he himself experienced an increasing number of women who want to look like the idol, especially

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 14th/15th

    July 18, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    [caption id="attachment_254134" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes' / (01) 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' / (03) 'The Amazing Spider-Man'"][/caption] 'Umizaru' is shining on the top, 'Pokémon' claims second place, and 'Helter Skelter' proudly takes fourth place. The fourth movie in the 'Umizaru' series, 'BRAVE HEARTS: UMIZARU' - starring Ito Hideaki - easily managed to take the top s

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  • Sawajiri Erika makes her first public appearance in 5 months

    July 15, 2012 @ 2:41 am

    On July 14th, actress Sawajiri Erika appeared at the stage greeting for her starring film, 'Helter Skelter'. Sawajiri, who had been recuperating from her poor health, appeared at the event with short, blonde hair. "I'm very nervous. Thank you for coming. As my first lead role in a film after 5 years, I'm happy to be able to stand here. Thank you very much," she expressed. This marked her first appearance in 5 months as she had canceled all

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  • Sawajiri Erika to resume her activities

    July 14, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    It's been reported that actress Sawajiri Erika, who has been resting due to poor health, will be officially resuming her activities. Sawajiri will return to work on July 14th, which is the opening day of her film, 'Helter Skelter'. She is scheduled to make an appearance at the stage greeting in Tokyo. Back in May, the actress announced that she would be putting a halt to all promotional activities. She was reportedly experiencing poor h

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  • Sawajiri Erika to be absent from Japan premiere of 'Helter Skelter'

    July 5, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    It's been revealed that actress Sawajiri Erika will be absent from the Japan premiere of her upcoming film, 'Helter Skelter', which will be held on July 5th. This was announced by Sawajiri's agency Avex Management Group on her official website. The post stated, "Sawajiri Erika, who has been on hiatus due to her poor health, will be absent from tomorrow's (July 5th) Japan premiere of 'Helter Skelter' because of her poor condition." 'Helt

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  • Sawajiri Erika to star in new CM for 'PARCO' as Ririko from 'Helter Skelter'

    June 27, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    There's just a little over 2 weeks left until Sawajiri Erika's upcoming movie, 'Helter Skelter', opens in theaters across Japan. With anticipation rising, the movie has collaborated with PARCO for its "Summer Grand Bazaar" CM. The CM features top model Ririko (Sawajiri Erika) and her junior Kozue (Mizuhara Kiko). It shows the relationship between the two ladies, and includes the actual CM shoot filmed for 'Helter Skelter'. In the CM, Ririk

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  • Sawajiri Erika goes on hiatus due to poor health

    May 15, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    On May 15th, it was reported that actress Sawajiri Erika has been on hiatus since early-May due to poor health. After taking a short break from the acting scene, Sawajiri landed the lead role in the upcoming movie, 'Helter Skelter'. She was expected to make her big comeback with this film, but was forced to cancel promotional events due to her poor health. A person from a movie magazine revealed, "Recently, the day before an interview,

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