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  • Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu appear at press conference for their upcoming movie

    February 6, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    On February 5, actresses Shibasaki Kou (31), Maki Yoko (30), and Terajima Shinobu (40) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for the film “Suu-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san” (directed by Minorikawa Osamu, opens March 2.) The dramatic film focuses on the friendship and worries of three women who are different ages and come from different backgrounds.  When asked about her thoughts on fairytale “marriages,” Shibasaki revealed, “I do not believ

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  • Full trailer for 'Helter Skelter' is a feast for your senses

    May 14, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Last weekend, the full trailer for Ninagawa Mika's upcoming live-action adaptation of Okazaki Kyoko's popular manga 'Helter Skelter' started screening at movie theaters nationwide. It took a while but finally on May 14th, distributor Asmik Ace uploaded the trailer onto the web. 'Helter Skelter' marks the comeback of actress Sawajiri Erika after a five year-long abstinence from the silver screen. It tells the story of a woman named Ririko (

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  • Manga 'Su-chan' to be adapted into film starring Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu

    March 31, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Actresses Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu will be starring in the upcoming film, 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san'. The 3 ladies will co-star together for the first time, portraying the day-to-day lives of single 30-year-old women. 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san' is based on Masuda Miri's 'Su-chan' manga series. The series has sold over 270,000 copies, and is popular among women in their thirties and fourties. Shibasaki will pl

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  • Actress Terajima Shinobu is pregnant with her first child

    February 20, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    It's been announced that actress Terajima Shinobu (39) is pregnant with her first child! According to reports, Terajima is currently in her first trimester of pregnancy. The actress married French art director Laurent Ghnassia (44) back in February of 2007. On February 9th, Terajima appeared at a press conference for the upcoming movie, "Helter Skelter", starring Sawajiri Erika. Then on the 14th, she served as the host of the 'Blue Ribb

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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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  • Sawajiri Erika to star in live action adaptation of "Helter Skelter"

    January 11, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    [caption id="attachment_214566" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Left: Ninagawa Mika, Right: Sawajiri Erika"][/caption] It's been announced that Okazaki Kyoko's manga, "Helter Skelter", will get a live-action adaptation starring Sawajiri Erika. The manga received the 8th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize (Grand Prize) in 2004, and possesses a fairly intense story. "Helter Skelter" revolves around the protagonist, 'Ririko' (played by Sawaj

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  • 2011 Elan D'or Award Results

    February 3, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    The "2011 Elan D'or Award" is an award given to the most active and most promising new actors in the industry. As usual there have been 6 winners in the main category, "Rookie of the Year", including the actors Mukai Osamu, Kiritani Kenta and Sato Takeru as well as the actresses Matsushita Nao, Kichise Michiko and Mitsushima Hikari. Especially happy were Mukai and Matsushita to receive the award together, as they have been the ones that

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  • Winners of the 53rd "Blue Ribbon Awards" announced

    January 25, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Today the winners have been announced for the "53rd Blue Ribbon Awards" where reporters from the 7 major newspapers in Tokyo come together to elect their favorite movies and actors of the year. Both "Akunin" and "Kokuhaku" dominated the nominations this year. In the end Nakashima Tetsuya's "Kokuhaku" (Confession), that has just been announced as one of the 5 nominees for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the upcoming Oscars a few hours ago,

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  • "Akunin" wins the Grand Prize at the 65th Mainichi Film Awards

    January 18, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    The Mainichi Shinbun has announced their award winners for the 65th Mainichi Film Awards. Lee Sang-il's Japanese movie, "Akunin", which recently won Best Picture at the Kinema Junpo Awards, has got its second big national award with the Grand Prize at the Mainichi Film Awards.  The Best Film went to Kobayashi Masahiro's "Haru tono tabi". Tsutsumi Shinichi won Best Actor for his role in "Kokou no Mesu" (Lone Scalpel), and a special award h

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