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  • Full cast revealed for upcoming drama 'W no Higeki' starring Takei Emi

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    On March 8th, TV Asahi finally revealed more details about the cast of the upcoming drama 'Wo no Higeki', which stars young actress Takei Emi in a double role. ‘W no Higeki‘ is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. The script is handled by Terada Toshio (“Koshonin”), who'll make sure to create an all-new exciting viewing experience. The drama along with the plot was already ann

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  • Takei Emi to star with a double role in the drama adaptation of 'W no Higeki'

    February 15, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    TV Asahi has just announced that they are going to adapt the mystery masterpiece 'W no Higeki' into a prime time drama series next season, starring the young and busy actress Takei Emi. 'W no Higeki' is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. It was already adapted into a movie starring Yakushimaru Hiroko in 1984 and a drama special starring Kanno Miho in 2010. For its first adaptat

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  • Nagasawa Masami to unravel urban legends and bust crime in new drama

    February 9, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    It's been announced that actress Nagasawa Masami will star in a new TV Asahi drama called 'Toshi Densetsu no Onna'! Nagasawa has taken up the the role of 'Otonashi Tsukiko', an unconventional female detective for the MPD's Criminal Investigations Division 1. Otonashi has a mania for urban legends, and only became a detective because she wanted to prove or bust the legends. Somehow, she always manages to find a connection between unresolved

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  • Tsuchiya Anna to tackle "Survival 0 Yen Seikatsu" for the first time

    December 21, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    Singer/model Tsuchiya Anna will be participating in the popular project, "Survival 0 Yen Seikatsu", for the first time on December 29th's broadcast of "Ikinari! Ougon Densetsu 6 Jikan SP", a variety show on TV Asahi. "Ougon Densetsu" is a special year-end program that features a group of four male celebrities and their partners who must compete in a rigorous survival situation. Tsuchiya, who was chosen by fellow celebrity Hamaguchi Masaru,

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  • Sawamura Ikki to star as surgeon in upcoming drama, "DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii"

    September 9, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    It was announced on September 7 that actor Sawamura Ikki will be starring in the upcoming TV Asahi drama "DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii" as a mysterious but talented surgeon. The story follows a prodigal surgeon who works at a corrupt hospital. A kind doctor to his patients, he also has a darker side, using sometimes questionable means to punish colleagues who have forgotten their duties due to greed. Sawamura commented, "It's a story that re

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  • Kanjani8's TV program gets moved to golden time slot

    August 18, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    On August 17th, it was revealed that Johnny’s Entertainment group Kanjani8 received a remarkable piece of news regarding their popularity on TV. Their TV Asahi program “Kanjani no Shiwake8” will be moved to a golden time slot (7 PM to 10 PM) starting on September 10th. Their original broadcast period was on Wednesdays at 1:21 AM. Now, they'll enjoy a new broadcast time of Saturday evenings at 7:54 PM. Their first episode in this new time

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  • TV Asahi officially announces the 10th season of "Aibou"

    August 13, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_181847" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Mizutani Yutaka (l.) and Oikawa Mitsuhiro are partners again for  "Aibou Season 10""][/caption] TV Asahi finally made an official announcement regarding the 10th season of the popular crime drama "Aibou" which stars Mizutani Yutaka (59) as Japan's most popular TV detective, 'Sugishita Ukyo'. With the announcement, TV Asahi also denied all the preceding rumors

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  • Momoiro Clover Z become shop managers for a day, begs to appear on 'Music Station'

    July 31, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    On July 29th, Momoiro Clover Z became shop managers for a day at TV Asahi’s store in Roppongi . As shop managers, the girls personally delivered signed goods to 100 lucky fans. Sadly, the fans didn’t know which autograph they would get, since the selection was random. Momota Kanako commented, “The probability of meeting your ‘favorite’ member was kind of low. I kept meeting people who weren’t my personal fans, but it was kind of a new and

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  • Miura Haruma crops his hair for his role in "Hi Wa Mata Noboru"

    July 13, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Today, TV Asahi held a press conference for their upcoming drama "Hi Wa mata Noboru", starring Sato Koichi and Miura Haruma. In the drama, Miura plays a trainee at a police academy, and so he had to crop his long hair for the part. The press were stunned by transformation, since Miura was rocking long hair for 7-8 years. Still, the star didn't mourn over the loss, as he said, "It's easy to wash and it dries very fast; it's just the right h

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  • "TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011" to feature diverse line-up of artists

    July 5, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    TV Asahi's major concert event of the year, 'TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011' will be held from September 23rd to the 25th at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan. Much like the station's popular music program 'Music Station', this year's event promises a fantastic line-up of artists. Performing on September 23rd will be L'Arc-en-Ciel, Ikimono Gakari, Kuraki Mai, TOKIO, and Unicorn. September 24th will feature Tokyo Jihen, Kato Miliyah, the third-generatio

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