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  • Tsukamoto Takashi to star in a serial drama for the first time in about 5 years

    March 2, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    It was announced that actor Tsukamoto Takashi will star in a new WOWOW drama "Haitatsu Saretai Watashitachi." The drama is written by scenario writer Isshiki Nobuyuki ("Watashi wo Ski ni Tsuretette"), based on his personal experience in overcoming depression. It will be a human comedy that depicts meeting, parting, and revival with love and humor. Tsukamoto will play the protagonist, a 32-year-old man  "Sawano", who loses his job while

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  • Sato Ryuta to star in a new late-night drama as a hopeless man who becomes an unlikely hero

    February 21, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    It was announced that Sato Ryuta will star in a late night drama "Detarame Hero (tentative title)" that will start airing in April. In the drama, Sato will play a hopeless man who is unemployed, hates to do anything troublesome, and asks girls for money. He is clearly not someone to be thanked by others. Though he is just a scum usually, he becomes a hero "Goggle Z" for 10 minutes. - One day, a hopeless man named "Kuzumi Kenta" (Sato

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  • "Kyukyoku!! Hentai Kamen" to get a live-action movie adaptation starring Suzuki Ryohei

    February 14, 2013 @ 3:25 am

    It was announced that Ando Keishuu's manga "Kyukyoku!! Hentai Kamen", which was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump in 1992 ~ 1993, will get a live-action movie adaptation starring Suzuki Ryohei, with the title "HK/Hentai Kamen". It will be directed by Fukuda Yuichi ("Yuusha Yoshihiko", "Kodomo Keisatsu"), and actor Oguri Shun, who is a fan of the original work and was the first to propose this project, will be participating in its script. It

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  • Kanjiya Shihori to play a 'love refugee' in a three-nighter drama on NTV

    November 17, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    On November 16th, it was announced that actress Kanjiya Shihori will star in a mini drama titled 'Pin Onna no Merry Christmas ~Koi Shitai, Koi Shiyou to Shinai, Koi Dekinai.~" on NTV. The drama will be made up of three episodes that will air on three consecutive nights on December 17th, 18th, and 19th. Kanjiya, who has never never starred in a drama on NTV before, will play a 28-year-old female company employee named 'Matsubara Kaede', who

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  • Takei Emi to star in new drama on NTV "Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo"

    September 5, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    It's been announced that actress Takei Emi (18) will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama "Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo", which will start airing in October. This will be the third consecutive starring drama series for Takei after "W no Higeki" (TV Asahi, aired during April ~ June 2012), and "Iki mo Dekinai Natsu" (Fuji TV, currently airing). Reportedly, it will be a heartwarming comedy between father and daughter. Takei commented, "Though I had p

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – May 18th~May 20th

    May 23, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    [caption id="attachment_241156" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – May 18th~May 20th"][/caption] The ratings for the weekend dramas have mainly been positive over the past weekend. Friday drama 'Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose' (TBS) finally broke out of the 8.3% rhythm and fortunately it wasn't for the worse. It gained 0.7% eventually reaching 9.0%, which is a new personal best after all those 8% ratings. 'T

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  • 'Hungry' cast reveals Mukai Osamu possesses amazing cooking skills

    January 6, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On January 5th, a press conference for upcoming drama "Hungry!" was held, which was attended by cast members Mukai Osamu, Takimoto Miori, Kuninaka Ryoko, Inagaki Goro (SMAP), and more. 'Hungry!' follows the story of 'Yamate Eisuke' (Mukai), a sadistic French chef with a poisonous tongue who used to be a bassist, but began his culinary career in accordance with his late mother's will. 'Yamate' will face trials and tribulations as he chases

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  • Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama gets a title + more cast details

    November 23, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    Last month, Fuji TV announced that actor Mukai Osamu would star in his first prime time drama next season. Today they finally announced its title, "Hungry!", and who is going to costar with him. As stated in the previous announcement, "Hungry!" is a human drama with a comedic touch that is set at a French restaurant. Mukai plays 'Yamate Eisuke', a somewhat sadistic yet lovable musician-turned-chef who wants to take over his parents' restau

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  • KAT-TUN's Ueda Tatsuya shaves his head for new drama, "Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no tame ni"

    September 18, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    KAT-TUN member, Ueda Tatsuya (27) has shaved his head for the upcoming TBS drama, "Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no tame ni", which will start airing on October 27th. On September 17th, Ueda filmed a scene where he gets his hair gets shaved off at a prison. Ueda said, "It's the first time for me to have a shaved head since junior high school. It feels strange, like I broke new ground." As reported earlier, this drama will be about four young guys wh

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  • Movie starring Aibu Saki, Maki Daisuke(EXILE), and Tsukamoto Takashi to be featured at AnimeExpo

    June 18, 2010 @ 2:33 am

    "Koisuru Napolitan", the movie starring Aibu Saki, Maki Daisuke(EXILE), and Tsukamoto Takashi will be featured at the AnimeExpo in Los Angeles, CA, next month. This movie was chosen to introduce Japanese food and culture. The three stars stated... Saki: "It will be a good opportunity to let  people know that napolitan is a Japanese food. I hope many people will enjoy this movie." Daisuke: "I will be happy if foreigners watch this

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