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  • Takahashi Katsunori to return to Friday nights with new drama 'Tokumei Tantei'

    September 6, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    On September 5th, it was announced that actor Takahashi Katsunori is going to portray a hard-boiled anonymous detective in TV Asahi's upcoming Friday night drama 'Tokumei Tantei' (lit. 'Anonymous Detective'). Takahashi is already very familiar with the Friday, 11:15 pm drama time slot. He has previously played the protagonist in the popular drama 'Tokumei Kakarichou - Tadano Hitoshi' ("tokumei" as in "mission", not "anonymous"), which rele

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  • EXILE AKIRA attends press conference for upcoming drama 'GTO'

    June 23, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    On June 22nd, EXILE's AKIRA attended a press conference for the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'GTO', which will be airing every Tuesday at 10:00pm starting from July 3rd. This drama is based on the popular manga series of the same name by Fujisawa Toru that was serialized from 1997 to 2002 in 'Weekly Shounen Magazine'. The drama adaptation in 1998 starring Sorimachi Takashi became one of the popular drama series. This new drama series will includ

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  • More cast members revealed for upcoming drama 'GTO'

    May 23, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    As reported previously, Fuji TV will be making a remake of popular drama "GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)" starring EXILE's performer AKIRA. Recently, more cast members for the upcoming drama have been revealed. Revealed cast members include Takimoto Miori as the heroine "Fuyutsuki Azusa", Shirota Yu as "Danma Ryuji" (Onizuka's friend and manager of a cafe), Yamamoto Yusuke as "Saejima Toshiyuki" (Onizuka's friend and police officer), Tayama R

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  • The cast and Sadako herself make a surprise appearance at the advanced screening of 'Sadako 3D'

    April 24, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    On April 23rd, a special advanced screening of the upcoming horror movie 'Sadako 3D' was held at a cinema in Tokyo. 'Sadako 3D' is the latest installment in the popular 'Ring' series, in which a teacher and her boyfriend investigate the mysterious deaths triggered by an alleged cursed online clip that is making the rounds. Soon, they find out that the feared "Sadako" is behind all this and try to find out her true identity. In the past,

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  • Drama special "Ranma 1/2" reveals its official poster

    November 17, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    As reported previously, popular manga "Ranma 1/2" is being adapted into a special live-action drama starring actress Aragaki Yui. The drama has unveiled two of its official posters, one being the live-action version while the other was drawn by the original mangaka, Takahashi Rumiko. Fans of the series will be particularly excited to see the poster drawn up by Takahashi, as it's reportedly been about 15 years since she last drew up a pictu

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  • More cast members for live-action drama "Ranma 1/2" announced

    October 7, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Takahashi Rumiko's popular manga series, "Ranma 1/2", would be getting a special live-action drama adaptation starring actress Aragaki Yui. Now, it's been revealed that Nagayama Kento, Nishiyama Maki, Kanai Yuta, and Tayama Ryosei have been added to the cast! Nagayama will play the role of Ranma's rival 'Kuno Tatewaki', while Nishiyama will play Akane's elder sister 'Nabiki'. Kanai has been chosen for th

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