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  • Mitani Koki to film another single-cut drama starring Takeuchi Yuko

    April 19, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    On April 14th, WOWOW announced that famed director Mitani Koki is working on another drama that will be filmed in one scene without a single cut titled 'Daikuko 2013 (tentative)' (lit. 'Major Airport'). 'Daikuko 2013' is written by Mitani himself and is going to be a comedy about a family that gets stuck at an airport due to bad weather and the multiple problems they face there. WOWOW already aired a similar drama project of Mitani titled

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/01~03/03

    March 5, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_290954" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Cheap Flight' (NTV Drama Special)"][/caption] No weekend drama was able to improve its season-average this week, which was also due to the 2013 World Baseball Classics that shifted many viewers towards a single network. The biggest and almost only improvement compared to the previous week was recorded by 'Yakou Kanransha' (TBS) with a plus of 1.6%. It was also

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 01/25~01/27

    January 30, 2013 @ 4:56 am

    [caption id="attachment_287680" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 01/25~01/27"][/caption] The ratings for Friday and the weekend have been released. 'Yakou Kanransha' (TBS) and 'Karamazov no Kyodai' (Fuji TV) were among the winners of the last three days. They haven't only gained viewers compared to last week, but also improved their average ratings. 'dinner' (Fuji TV) was able to improve its season a

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – December 26th/27th

    January 29, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_287556" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Ted' / (01) 'Strawberry Night' / (03) 'Life of Pi'"][/caption] In a tough battle for the top spot on the box office chart, the new Japanese mystery thriller 'Strawberry Night' - starring Takeuchi Yuko - emerged victorious over American comedy 'Ted', which did extremely well even on its second weekend. In third place opened the visually stu

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  • 'Strawberry Night' movie releases full trailer

    November 22, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    The official website of the upcoming 'Strawberry Night' movie – starring Takeuchi Yuko – was recently updated with a full trailer that gives fans of the TV drama a better look at the new difficult case and the character development. 'Strawberry Night' is a movie sequel to the popular Fuji TV drama series of the same name that aired from January until March this year. The series is based on Honda Tetsuya's 'Himekawa Reiko' novel series, and

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  • 'Strawberry Night' releases an intense first teaser

    September 5, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    On September 5th, the official website of the upcoming 'Strawberry Night' movie - starring Takeuchi Yuko - was updated with a first short teaser, which features a surprising kiss scene between Takeuchi and Osawa Takao. 'Strawberry Night' is a movie sequel to the popular Fuji TV drama series of the same name that aired from January until March this year. The series is based on Honda Tetsuya's 'Himekawa Reiko' novel series, and the movie is

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  • Cast members for Takeuchi Yuko's movie 'Strawberry Night' revealed

    May 29, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    The cast members for Takeuchi Yuko's upcoming movie, 'Strawberry Night', has been revealed! 'Strawberry Night' is based on a best-selling mystery novel by Honda Tetsuya. It tells a story about Himekawa Reiko, a non-career female detective who sheds the light on various cases. In November of 2010, it was released as a special drama, then in January of 2012, it aired as a drama series with an average viewer rating of 15.9%. The movie vers

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  • Which female celebrities are getting paid the most per CM?

    May 7, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    TV commercials are one of the best 'popularity barometers' for celebrities in Japan. However, it's not just the amount of CM contracts nor the amount of exposure that differentiates a CM Queen (or king) from a 'normal' female celebrity, it's the fee they get paid per CM. Tabloid 'Shukan Post' once again managed to obtain the top secret list that showed how much celebrities are getting paid per CM contract. Naturally, you have to have a cer

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  • Results of the 2012 February 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    March 29, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Earlier this week, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celebrity Image Surve

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  • GReeeeN to sing for Takeuchi Yuko's new drama

    December 1, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    It's been revealed that vocal group GReeeeN will be singing the theme song for actress Takeuchi Yuko's upcoming drama, "Strawberry Night". Written exclusively for the drama, the title of the song is "Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka". It's described as a ballad with warmth, different from the group's usual energetic material. The members of GReeeeN commented, "There are times when your efforts go unanswered. However, there is always some

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