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  • "55th Blue Ribbon Awards" holds its ceremony

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    On February 14th, an award ceremony for "The 55th Blue Ribbon Awards" was held at Iino Hall. Customarily, the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress from the last year, participated as the emcees for the event, and therefore, Takenouchi Yutaka and Nagasaku Hiromi took the roles of emcees this year. For both Takenouchi and Nagasaku, it was their very first time to serve as an emcee. Takenouchi, who made a mistake in timing while saying t

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  • Takenouchi Yutaka to release his first calendar in 9 years

    October 23, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    It's been revealed that actor Takenouchi Yutaka (41) will be releasing his first calendar in 9 years. The calendar, titled '2013 ONE DAY TOKYO', was shot by photographer Amita Mari. It will be released on November 30th for 5,800 yen (approximately $73 USD). This calendar was materialized after Takenouchi produced many good takes during a photo shoot for magazine 'MULTIPLY'. Although he originally hadn't planned on releasing a calendar, he

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 03rd~August 05th

    August 7, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_259137" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – August 03rd~August 05th"][/caption] Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana didn't just outrun the other competitors at the women's marathon on Sunday, she also crushed the start of the third arc of NHK's taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori'. While she managed to set a new Olympic Record, 'Taira no Kiyomori' finally set a new record as the worst single-episode rating

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  • Takenouchi Yutaka to become navigator for NHK's special documentary program

    August 4, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    It's been revealed that actor Takenouchi Yutaka will serve as the navigator for NHK's special documentary program, 'Shusen Ketsudan ~Naze Motto Hayaku Dekinakattanoka~' (tentative title). As this will be his first time navigating a war documentary, Takenouchi expressed, "I will do my best, so people will come to know the 'truth'." He further stated, "After starring in 'Taiheiyou no Kiseki -Fox to Yobereta Otoko-' (war film released in 2

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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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  • Who should become Mizutani's next partner in 'Aibou'?

    February 17, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    It recently was announced that actor Oikawa Mitsuhiro would graduate from his role as Kanbe Takeru in TV Asahi's popular crime series, 'Aibou'. Oikawa has been playing the role of Sugishita Ukyo's (Mizutani Yutaka)'s partner since season 8, which began in October 2009. He will graduate from that position after the end of the currently airing season 10. Of course, this doesn't mean the end of the series, and therefore everyone is curious to

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' attend award ceremony

    February 15, 2012 @ 1:37 am

    On January 14th, the winners of the ‘54th Blue Ribbon Awards‘, which were announced in January, gathered at the Iino Hall in Uchisaiwaicho, Tokyo in order to receive their respective awards. The award ceremony was hosted by last year's winners of the Best Starring Actor and Best Starring Actress awards, Tsumabuki Satoshi and Terajima Shinobu. Moreover the awards are very special this year, because the record for the youngest and oldest awa

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' announced

    January 25, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    Today the winners have been announced for the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards', a prestigious movie award that is awarded by the movie critics and writers of all seven major newspapers in Tokyo. The big prize 'Best Film' went to Sono Sion's surreal masterpiece "Cold Fish" ("Tsumetai Nettaigyo"), starring Fukikoshi Mitsuru. Sono, who is already collecting awards for his latest film "Himizu", received the news with a somewhat satisfied smile. He sa

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  • Which celebrity would you want to exchange New Year's cards with?

    December 17, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    AKB48 will be releasing official New Year greeting cards of their members in a first press limited edition set that will cost 30,000 yen (~385 USD). This got the folks over at goo curious, so they decided to ask their users which celebrity they would want to exchange New Year’s greeting cards with. Check out the results below and let us know who you would want to exchange cards with! == [Which Female Celebrity Would You Want A New Y

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  • Which actor would you like to go shopping with?

    November 27, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    Back in October, singer Hamasaki Ayumi and JUNO had a shopping session at 'LANDS of Eden'.  They managed to spend 429,800 yen (approximately S5,594.88 USD) in total while they joyfully dressing up in various outfits of the brand's edgy styles and casual shirts. While keeping this event in mind, goo decided to open a poll asking, "Which actors would you like to go shopping with?".  Their users selected the actors according to who was the mo

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