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  • Fukuyama Masaharu's drama 'Galileo' is off to a great start

    April 17, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    The second season of Fuji TV's popular drama 'Galileo' starring Fukuyama Masaharu was anticipated by many fans and premiered on April 15th with very high expectations. Fortunately all the expectations have been met as the first episode of this season's "Getsu 9" (Monday 9 pm) drama recorded an average rating of 22.6%. Fukuyama himself commented about the ratings, "I'm relieved that it was seen by this many people and happy that they were l

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  • Prime Time Drama Preview – Spring 2013

    April 4, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    The upcoming spring season for dramas is just around the corner. During the break between the seasons it is time for the networks to promote their upcoming dramas as much as they can in order to attract as many viewers as possible for their season premieres. What happens after that depends on how viewers experience the framework consisting of the story, the acting, and the pacing. Is the story compelling enough to make you want to watch the

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  • Hasegawa Hiroki to play an unlicensed doctor in upcoming drama

    February 28, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    On February 27, it was announced that actor Hasegawa Hiroki will star in NTV’s serial drama “Kumo no Kaidan (tentative title)” which will begin airing in April.  The drama is based on the novel by Watanabe Junichi, who is known for his novel “Shitsurakuen”, and Hasegawa will star as the unlicensed doctor Aikawa Saburo. This is the first NTV drama that Hasegawa will star in since he last appeared in the big hit drama “Kaseifu no Mita”.

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  • Takei Emi & Okura Tadayoshi to co-star in TV Asahi's upcoming late-night drama

    February 27, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    It was announced that Takei Emi will star in TV Asahi's upcoming late-night mystery drama "Otenki Oneesan" that will begin airing in April. In the drama, Takei will play as a weather woman named "Abe Haruko." ----- Abe Haruko is somewhat of a weather prodigy as she acquires her qualification to become a certified weather forecaster at the young age of 11. She serves as a weather woman in a morning TV show and is nicknamed as 'bomb cy

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  • Shinohara Ryoko to star in a new drama with Fujiki Naohito & Miura Haruma

    February 27, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Shinohara Ryoko is starring in a new drama series (currently untitled) on Fuji TV that will start airing in April. It is said that 60% of unmarried women between the ages of 25 ~ 35 find themselves becoming more masculine. The drama will feature "Oyaji Joshi (lit. old-guy woman, a woman who acts like she is an old man )" who devotes herself to work. ----- "Sakura" (Shinohara) is a 39-year-old woman who has not had a boyfriend in 10 y

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  • Matsushita Nao to become a landlady in upcoming Fuji TV drama

    February 27, 2013 @ 4:28 am

    Actress Matsushita Nao will star in a new Fuji TV drama "Kamo, Kyoto e Iku" which will start airing in April. The drama will be a comedy setting at a Japanese-style hotel in Kyoto, and Matsushita will be playing a landlady at the long-established hotel. "Ueba Kamo" (Matsushita) is a career woman who works as a government official at the Ministry of Finance after graduating from Tokyo University. One day, her mother who is the landlady of a

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  • "Real Onigokko" to get TV drama adaptation starring Hongo Kanata

    February 27, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    It was announced that Yamada Yusuke's popular novel "Real Onigokko" will get a serial drama adaptation titled "Real Onigokko THE ORIGIN", and Hongo Kanata will be taking the lead role. "Real Onigokko" has been adapted into comic, game, and live-action movies previously, but according to Hongo, the TV drama adaptation will be the one that stays true to the original novel the most. "Real Onigokko" sets in a near future where people whose

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  • Takanashi Rin to play a 'yankee' dance teacher in new drama

    February 24, 2013 @ 2:34 am

    On February 24th, it was announced that actress Takanashi Rin is going to star in an upcoming TBS late-night drama titled 'Houkago Groove'. Takanashi is known for her good looks and her vibrant on screen performances. She already gained global recognition as the heroine in Abbas Kiarostami's Japanese-language film 'Like Someone in Love' which screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It's her first time to star in a TV drama. 'Arakawa

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  • Takahashi Katsumi & Eikura Nana to co-star in new detective drama

    February 23, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    On February 23rd, it was announced that actor Takahashi Katsumi and actress Eikura Nana are going to co-star in an upcoming TBS detective drama titled 'Kakusho ~ Keishicho Sousa 3 Ka'. 'Kakusho ~ Keishicho Sousa 3 Ka' is based on the police novel 'Kakusho' written by Konno Bin. The story focuses on the Third Investigation Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, which specializes on theft cases that make up 70% of all recorded

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  • Ito Hideaki & Sakaguchi Kenji to team up as detectives in new drama 'Doubles'

    February 22, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    On February 22, TV Asahi announced that the two actors Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenji will co-star in the upcoming detective drama titled 'Doubles'. 10 years has passed since Ito and Sakaguchi last starred together in a project and in 'Doubles' they are going to deal with heinous crimes as the strongest detective partners on TV. The drama is set at the central police station in Shinjuku, Tokyo and said to feature plenty of action, drama a

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