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  • Cast of 'Kodomo Keisatsu' appear at screening and talk session

    February 19, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    On February 18, popular child actors Suzuki Fuku (8), Honda Miyu (8), and Sexy Zone’s Marius Yo (13) appeared at a pre-screening to celebrate the completion of their film “Kodomo Keisatsu” (opens March 20, directed by Fukuda Yuichi) at the Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo. The film is based off of the popular drama about police detectives who transform into children.  Fuku, who plays the main character known as “Deka-cho,” stated, “I promise that

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/21~01/24

    January 26, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    [caption id="attachment_287257" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/21~01/24"][/caption] Monday --- The ratings are dropping and not only for the prime time dramas. Only a few variety specials aired this Monday and not even those were able to maintain the level of the previous week. There were some surprisingly big drop in ratings, but not much of a surprise was the slight fall of 2.1% for 'Biblia Koshodo no

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  • Cast members of 'Yokai Ningen Bem' attend the pre-screening event

    November 21, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    On November 20th, pre-screening event for upcoming movie "Movie Yokai Ningen Bem" was held at Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, Tokyo, and main cast members including KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya, Anne, Suzuki Fuku, Kitamura Kazuki, Tsutsui Michitaka, Mizuki Alisa, and the director Kariyama Shunsuke, made appearances. This is a movie adaptation of the popular drama that was aired last year, and the movie will depict the completely orig

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  • Suzuki Fuku to make his solo debut

    October 24, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    It's been revealed that popular child actor Suzuki Fuku will be releasing his solo debut single, "Iya Iya YO~!!", on December 5th. Last year, Suzuki and child actress Ashida Mana formed the group Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook, and had a big hit with their song "Maru・Maru・Mori・Mori!". Ashida has already made her solo debut, and now, it's Suzuki's turn. "Iya Iya YO~!!" is described as a number that fuses tango and electro, and the lyrics

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th

    July 6, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_251402" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th"][/caption] The summer season is here and eight new dramas already tried to brighten up the rainy season over the last six days. Last week on Friday and Saturday, the new season didn't yet arrive, but a couple of night dramas from the spring season had yet to air their final episodes. On Friday they were 'Clover' (TV Tokyo)

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  • Ueto Aya to co-star with Ninomiya Kazunari in 24Hour Television drama special

    June 24, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    On June 22nd, it was announced that actress Ueto Aya(26) will make an appearance on NTV drama, 'Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu', which is a special drama for an annual charity telethon, “24-Hour Television“. She will play a heroine, and co-star with Ninomiya Kazunari for the first time in 12 years, after Eguchi Yosuke's drama 'Namida wo Fuite'(Fuji TV) back in 2000. Ueto stated about co-staring with Ninomiya, "It is exciting. I am really lo

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  • 'Yokai Ningen Bem' to be adapted into a movie

    June 15, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    On June 13th, it was announced that KAT-TUN Kamenashi Kazuya's drama 'Yokai Ningen Bem' (aired in October 2011) will be adapted into a film. The drama caused quite a stir since the popular animation that the drama was adapted from received an average viewer rating of 15.6% (highest viewer rating 18.9%). This popular animation had aired in 1968, and the drama adaption created an original modern version of the story, which became popular amo

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  • Suzuki Fuku to star in Fuji TV drama special, 'Ikkyu-san'

    May 19, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    Child actor Suzuki Fuku (7) will be starring in Fuji TV's drama special, 'Ikkyu-san', in June. He will also be singing the drama's theme song, "Minna no Ikkyu-san", a parody of the nursery rhyme, "Shojoji no Tanuki Bayashi". Suzuki has been widely active in music, dramas, CMs, and variety TV shows. This time, he will challenge himself to his first lead role in a prime time drama by playing a national character. After his costume fitting, S

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 20th~April 22nd

    April 24, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    [caption id="attachment_235081" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 20th~April 22nd"][/caption] It was a typical second week for most of the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dramas. The ratings dropped for every single prime time drama with some dropping as far as 3.8%. Some of the dramas had a decent enough first episode to absorb the shock, but one drama in particular really had an unfortunate 'disastrous' r

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 16th~April 19th

    April 22, 2012 @ 3:16 am

    [caption id="attachment_234515" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 16th~April 19th"][/caption] Seven new dramas aired their first episodes between Monday and Thursday, including the much-anticipated Monday drama of Fuji TV. The fifth season of the Monday drama 'Hancho' (TBS) seems to be off to a nice season with an improvement of 2.3% between the first and second episode. Fuji TV can say the same about

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