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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/18~01/20

    January 23, 2013 @ 2:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_286852" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/18~01/20"][/caption] Two new winter dramas have found their way onto the TV screen during the weekend. On Friday, the mystery and suspense family/society drama 'Yakou Kanransha' (TBS) made its premiere during the 10:00 pm time slot. Suzuki Kyoka, Ishida Yuriko and the remaining cast were able to attract 11.7% of the viewers with a story ba

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  • Suzuki Kyoka to play an abused mother in the upcoming drama 'Yako Kanransha'

    November 2, 2012 @ 2:44 am

    On November 2nd, TBS announced that they will adapt the novel 'Yako Kanransha' (lit. 'Ferris Wheel at Night') of best-selling author Minato Kanae ('Kokuhaku', 'Shokuzai') into a drama series for the upcoming winter season. Actress Suzuki Kyoka will play the protagonist, a housewife, and mother,who is being driven towards a mental breakdown by her abusive daughter and other things. It's Minato's first suspense-packed novel that focuses on f

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/18~09/20

    September 23, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    [caption id="attachment_268232" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/18~09/20"][/caption] It's never good to come in last and the same can be said about the dramas that haven't yet aired their final episode, because it definitely won't become easier with all those mid-season variety specials touting for viewers. The Tuesday drama 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu' (Fuji TV) was able to gain some viewers compared to las

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  • Five more starring actors announced for 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'

    June 14, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    [caption id="attachment_245862" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The five additional starring actors and the story guide Nakai Kiichi (top-center)."][/caption] On June 14th, Fuji TV announced five more actors who will star on their upcoming omnibus drama experiment 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'. 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries' will consist of 11 episodes, and feature 11 of Higashino Keigo's best short stories as well as 11 different actor

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  • Suzuki Kyoka to guest star as Sakai Masato's ex-wife in Fuji TV drama 'Legal High'

    May 11, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    On May 10th, it was announced that actress Suzuki Kyoka (43) will make a guest appearance on the May 22nd broadcast (6th episode) of Fuji TV’s 'Legal High' (Tuesdays, at 9PM).  She will play the ex-wife of Sakai Masato (38). Suzuki will play Keiko, the ex-wife of the protagonist Komikado. Keiko is a lawyer who has never lost a case and previously worked at the same law firm with Komikado. She chose, after enduring months of the failed mar

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke talks about his mom at 'Risou no Musuko' event

    January 10, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    On January 9th, Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke attended an announcement event with co-star Suzuki Kyoka for their starring drama, “Risou no Musuko” (Nihon TV). As reported earlier, this drama focuses on the story between a mother named 'Suzuki Umi' and her son 'Daichi'. The son is completely devoted to his mother, and so reporters asked Yamada (who plays the son) if he connects with his character in that way. Yamada confessed, “I mig

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke & Suzuki Kyoka to star in a new drama series

    November 25, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    It's been announced that Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke and actress Suzuki Kyoka will star in the new NTV drama, "Risou no Musuko" (or "Ideal Son"). Scheduled to air in January, "Risou no Musuko" was written by Nojima Shinji, who's created many a social phenomenon with his dramas. The drama will center around a single mother, 'Suzuki Umi' (played by Suzuki Kyoka), who has hopes that her son would buy a house for her in the future to clea

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari, Ashida Mana, Suzuki Kyoka, and more attend the award ceremony for Tokyo Drama Awards 2011

    October 24, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    As reported earlier, an award ceremony for the "Tokyo Drama Awards 2011" which was the main event of International Drama Festival in TOKYO was recently held. Ninomiya Kazunari, Suzuki Kyoka, Ashida Mana, Uchino Masaaki, Mitsushima Hikari, Nakama Yukie, Oishi Shizuka, and more showed up at the ceremony. This is the 4th year for the "Tokyo Drama Awards", and it recognizes superior TV dramas that have the potential to be accepted overseas, w

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  • Suzuki Kyoka & Hasegawa Hiroki are dating?

    October 7, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    On October 7th, it was revealed that actress Suzuki Kyoka (43) and actor Hasegawa Hiroki (34) are dating. According to officials, the two started dating this year after co-starring in drama, "Second Virgin". In the drama, Suzuki and Hasegawa's characters were involved in an extramarital affair, and generated a lot of buzz over their bed scenes. The movie sequel is currently showing in theatres. Recently, Suzuki and Hasegawa have been se

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