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  • Arai Hirofumi partially confirms dating rumors

    June 30, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    On June 29th, actor Arai Hirofumi attended the press conference of TV Tokyo's upcoming drama 'Taberu Dake'.At the event, Arai was confronted with the recently published article which claimed that he and the 16 years younger actress, Nikaido Fumi went on a date and spent the night together. He was asked, "Do you have any woman to have yakiniku with?", and he immediately replied, "Yes, yes! Of course I do have one!"However, he laughed and

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  • Manga 'LIMIT' to get drama adaptation starring Sakuraba Nanami

    May 14, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    On May 13th, TV Tokyo announced that they will be adapting the manga 'LIMIT' by Suenobu Keiko ('LIFE') into a drama starring actress Sakuraba Nanami (20) for the upcoming summer season. 'LIMIT' has been serialized in the manga magazine 'Bessatsu Friend' from 2009 until 2011 and spawned a total of six volumes. The protagonist is a girl named 'Konno Mizuki' (Sakuraba), a typical senior high school girl who is good at studying, knows much abo

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  • Mano Erina added to the cast of Sono Shion's upcoming drama 'Minna! Esper dayo!'

    February 19, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    On February 19th, it was announced that singer and actress Mano Erina is going to appear in TV Tokyo's upcoming drama 'Minna! Esper dayo!' starring Sometani Shota. 'Minna! Esper dayo!' will be directed by famed movie director Sono Shion ('Cold Fish'). The story follows an ordinary high school student named Kamogawa Yoshiro (Sometani), who suddenly realizes that he has the ability to read minds and decides to use his power to help others.

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  • TV Tokyo releases teaser for 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Akuryo no Kagi'

    September 29, 2012 @ 2:27 am

    On September 28th, TV Tokyo finally released the first teaser for the upcoming second adventure of everyone's favorite midnight drama hero 'Yuusha Yoshihiko', written and directed by Fukuda Yuichi. After the very successful first season of the low-budget adventure drama 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro' last summer, which also ranked first in the 'Amazon Best DVD of 2011' drama DVD category, the homage to the popular 'Dragon Quest' franc

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  • PURETTY promotes their debut song "Cheki☆Love" at the Tokyo Toy Show

    June 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Known as KARA’s protégées, Korean girl group PURETTY performed their debut song “Cheki☆Love” at the ‘Tokyo Toy Show 2012’ on June 15th. Wearing mini-skirts, the girls greeted their fans in Japanese with a “Hello!”. PURETTY’s new song has also been chosen as the theme song for the TV Tokyo anime “Pretty Rhythm”. The girls cutely sang and danced to their song and commented, “It’s an enjoyable song, so please love it a lot.” PURETTY will ha

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  • Yuusha Yoshihiko to take on a new quest in October

    May 16, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    On May 16th, it was announced by TV Tokyo that the iconic low-budget adventure drama 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro' is going to return with a second season in October. The original series of 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro', starring actor Yamada Takayuki, aired last summer and was able to charm many viewers with its homage to the popular 'Dragon Quest' franchise and the love for detail despite the extremely low budget. However, it

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  • Hulu Japan announces content partnership with TV Tokyo

    April 1, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    On March 29th, Hulu Japan announced a new content partnership with TV Tokyo. The online TV service will start distributing TV Tokyo's dramas and animes starting April 1st. Hulu launched its service in Japan back in September of last year. For 1,480 yen (approximately $17.80 USD) a month, subscribers can watch an unlimited amount of movies and foreign dramas. With this new partnership, subscribers will be able to view Japanese dramas and anim

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu to star in her own drama

    December 11, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Starting from January 13th, AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu will be starring in a new late-night drama on TV Tokyo. This will be Watanabe’s first drama where she will be starring alone. At this time, details like the title, content, and Watanabe's co-stars are being kept under wraps; however, the setting is said to take place at a school. Watanabe commented, “This is my first time starring in a drama, so I hope I can show people a new side to my

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  • Konno Asami showered in beer as the new sportscaster for "neo sports"

    October 3, 2011 @ 2:33 am

    On October 1st, former Morning Musume member and TV Tokyo announcer Konno Asami (24) went to cover an event as the new sportscaster for sports program “neo sports”. On this day, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks seized its victory for Pacific League and Konno attended their celebration party for her coverage at a hotel in Tachikawa, Tokyo. As she asked questions with the manager of this winning team and former professional baseball player, Akiyama Koji

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  • Konno Asami becomes a sportscaster for "neo sports"

    September 28, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    Today it was announced that former Morning Musume member and current announcer for TV Tokyo, Konno Asami, is going to tackle another new duty for the network. As of October 1st, Konno is going to become a new sportscaster for the daily sports news show "neo sports". During her time as a member of Morning Musume, Konno already showed her interest for sports by being the goal keeper for Hello! Project's own futsal team, the Gatas Brilhantes

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