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  • More cast members announced for Kanjani8 Shibutani Subaru's starring movie

    July 19, 2014 @ 1:44 am

    Idol group Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru will play his first lead role in the movie "Misono Universe" with actress Nikaido Fumi as the heroine. It was recently announced that the band Akainu, talent Suzuki Sarina, and comedian Kawahara Katsumi from the duo Tenjiku Nezumi are joining as additional cast members for the movie. The movie is set in Osaka. Shibutani will play "Pochio", a young man who has lost all of his memories exce

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  • SNH48's Suzuki Mariya becomes 'The Queen of Horror' with casting in her third horror movie

    January 18, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    SNH48 and AKB48 member Suzuki Mariya (22) has been cast as the protagonist for the movie "Kokkuri-san Movie - Shin Toshi Densetsu - " to be released on February 8. This is the third time that Suzuki has been cast as the lead in a movie, and all of them have been horror movies, giving her the nickname of "The Queen of Horror" among the 48 groups. Alongside actresses Kaechi Momoko (21), Kanjo Mao (21) and more, Suzuki will play a high school girl w

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  • Mizuki, Ano Natsu, and Suzuki Hirono to withdraw from Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku

    December 30, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku has announced that members Mizuki, Ano Natsu, and Suzuki Hirono will be withdrawing from the group. They will 'transfer schools' after their Nippon Budokan concert (currently untitled) on April 15th.The girls decided to withdraw from the group after having many talks with their parents and staff. They will continue their education at an university, as well as aim for their long-time goal of becoming actresses. Among t

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  • One of the drafted girls for SKE48's team KII refuses nomination

    December 12, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    On December 10, it was revealed that Suzuki Nene, one of the girls drafted into SKE48's Team KII, has refused her nomination. This is the first time ever a drafted candidate has refused.  On AKB48 and SKE48's official blogs, they explained, "There was a notice of refusal from Suzuki herself." Including Suzuki, there were a total of 5 candidates drafted into Team KII. The 20 girls who were drafted into the 10 teams of AKB48, SKE48,

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  • Winners attend the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award'

    May 3, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    On May 2nd, the ceremony for the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award' was held in Tokyo and was attended by all the winners who were already announced early April. Check out the winners and the pictures from the ceremony below! == Best New Actress (Komori Kazuko Award) Takei Emi - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Best New Actor (Minami Toshiko Award) Aoyagi Sho - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Changmin - 'Ogon wo Daite Tobe' Best Supporti

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  • Takimoto Miori to star in 'Sadako 3D 2'

    April 14, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    On April 16th, it was revealed that young actress Takimoto Miori is going to star in the upcoming sequel to the popular horror movie 'Sadako 3D', announced last October. Suzuki Koji, the author of the original 'Ring' novels, and director Hanabusa Tsutomu have once again teamed up. Their goal is to once again create "the most terrifying 3D attraction horror movie". Filming of the movie already began in early March and is being realized with

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  • ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi hold a release event for her photo book

    April 1, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    On March 31st, °C-ute member Suzuki Airi held a release event for her photo book, 'Sotsugyou', at Bunkyodo Book Store in Shibuya. Airi, who will become a college student on April 1st, appeared at the event wearing a school girl uniform for the very last time. Looking through the photo book that includes the 3 years of her high school career, she commented, "When I compare pictures from my first year with my third year, I've become quite an

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – March 23rd/24th

    March 28, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    [caption id="attachment_292641" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Doraemon' / (01) 'Wreck-It Ralph' / (03) 'Platina Data'"][/caption] The most popular movie of the weekend was 'Wreck-It Ralph'. It pushed 'Doraemon' and 'Platina Data' down to the second and third place. In fourth place opened 'Aibou Series: X DAY' starring Kawahara Kazuhisa and Tanaka Kei. It did quite well at the box office and recorded

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  • More cast members announced for "Kazoku Game"

    March 14, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    On March 12, it was announced that actress Suzuki Honami (46) will appear in the Fuji TV drama “Kazoku Game,” (Wednesdays at 10 PM) which will start airing on April 17.  This is her first commercial serial drama in 15 years.  She will play the role of the mother in the Numata family. Arashi’s Sakurai Sho (31) will star as the unconventional tutor character that is hired by the family. Other well-known cast members will star as members of

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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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