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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/08~04/14

    April 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294325" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'35 Sai no Koukousei' (NTV)"][/caption] More than a handful of spring dramas have premiered last week. Fuji TV unveiled both of their Tuesday prime time dramas on the same date and both of them began with a mediocre start. Neither 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' - starring Matsushita Nao - nor 'Kasuka na Kanojo' - starring Katori Shingo, were able to impress with great ra

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  • Mano Erina added to the cast of Sono Shion's upcoming drama 'Minna! Esper dayo!'

    February 19, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    On February 19th, it was announced that singer and actress Mano Erina is going to appear in TV Tokyo's upcoming drama 'Minna! Esper dayo!' starring Sometani Shota. 'Minna! Esper dayo!' will be directed by famed movie director Sono Shion ('Cold Fish'). The story follows an ordinary high school student named Kamogawa Yoshiro (Sometani), who suddenly realizes that he has the ability to read minds and decides to use his power to help others.

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  • Kaho to appear in Sometani Shota's upcoming drama "Minna! Esper dayo!"

    February 13, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    It was announced that Kaho would appear in the upcoming drama "Minna! Esper dayo!" which will star Sometani Shota. “Minna! Esper dayo!” is originally a popular ongoing manga from Young Magazine written by Wakasugi Kiminori, who is also known as the author of “Detroit Metal City.” It depicts the protagonist, an ordinary high school student named Kamogawa Yoshiro (Sometani) who suddenly receives the ability to read other people’s minds, and

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  • Ono Machiko, Matsuzaka Tori and more receive the "Elan d'or Awards"

    February 7, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    On February 7th, an awarding ceremony for the '2013 Elan d'or Awards' was held at a hotel in Tokyo. "The Elan d'or Awards" are presented by the All Nippon Producers Association (ANPA) to recognize the producers and promising actors/actresses who achieved outstanding works in domestic movies and TV dramas through the year. The subjects works for this year were the domestic movies shown in Tokyo, as well as one-shot dramas and drama serie

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  • Sometani Shota & Sono Shion team up once again for upcoming drama

    December 3, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    It was announced that actor Sometani Shota and filmmaker Sono Shion will team up once again for TV Tokyo's upcoming drama "Minna! Esper dayo!" Sometani starred in Sono's movie 'Himizu' that allowed Sometani to receive the "MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD" at the 68th Venice International Festival, back in September 2011. Sometani commented, "I was wondering what kind of work it would be, and it was actually a live-action adaptation of manga tha

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  • Mitani Koki casts an ensemble of 26 actors for his new movie 'Kiyosu Kaigi'

    October 22, 2012 @ 2:48 am

    Nobody in his right mind would dare to reject a casting offer by famed director Mitani Koki ('A Ghost of a Chance') and so it's no surprise that he is able to announce an ensemble cast of 26 starring actors for 26 leading roles in his new movie 'Kiyosu Kaigi' ('Kiyosu Conference'), which is a live-action adaptation of his own historic novel of the same name. The story revolves around a conference at Kiyosu Castle between Shibata Katsuie, H

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  • 'The Lesson of Evil' - 'Aku no Kyoten' releases full trailer

    September 18, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    The full trailer for Miike Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke’s mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten' ('The Lesson of Evil') - starring Ito Hideaki - was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname ‘Hasumin’. It’s not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other t

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  • 'Aku no Kyoten' releases first teaser with a murderous Ito Hideaki

    August 20, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    The first teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten', starring Ito Hideaki, was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname 'Hasumin'. It's not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other teachers see him as an ideal teacher.

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  • Sato Takeru & Ayase Haruka to star in a new movie as lovers

    July 19, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    It's been announced that Sato Takeru and Ayase Haruka will be starring in the new movie "Real Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi" which will be directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi.  Though Sato and Ayase have co-stared with each other in CM, this will be their first time co-starring in a movie. The movie is based on Inui Rokuro's award winning novel "Kanzen naru Kubinagaryu no Hi", and it's a love story between 'Koichi' (Sato) and 'Atsumi' (Ayase) who

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  • 'Eien no Zero' reveals additional cast members

    July 1, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    On July 1st, the additional cast members for Yamazaki Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Hyakuta Naoki's best-selling novel 'Eien no Zero' have been revealed. 'Eien no Zero' will star V6's Okada Junichi and follows a young man as he tries to find out more about his grandfather who died during the Pacific War as a Kamikaze pilot. Just like its story, which spans from the actual events that happened during the war until the present

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