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  • Iwasa Misaki sings about her 'first drink' and covers 'Let It Go' for 4th single

    April 7, 2015 @ 3:38 am

    Iwasa Misaki will release her 4th single "Hatsuzake" ("First Drink") on April 29. This comes about a year and 3 months after she released "Tomonoura Bojou" in January of last year. Like her previous singles, the title track was written by Akimoto Yasushi, and it has the theme of "first drink" as Iwasa celebrated her 20th birthday in January. Regarding the song, Iwasa commented, "This will be my first song after turning 20-years-old, so

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  • Matsuzaki Shigeru to be the temporary vocalist for SuG

    March 6, 2015 @ 2:54 am

    It was previously reported that an unknown vocalist named SHIGERU will temporarily join the band while Takeru is on hiatus. That unknown vocalist has been revealed to be singer Matsuzaki Shigeru, and he's participating in the TV spot CM for the band's new album "BLACK", which was released on March 4. In the band, Matsuzaki wears a blonde wig as well as clothes that will remind you of Takeru. "Because I have experience in

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  • Oshima Yuko to become a detective in new TBS drama

    February 18, 2015 @ 1:55 am

    Former AKB48 member Oshima Yuko (26) will be starring in upcoming TBS drama "Yamegoku ~Yakuza Yamete Itadakimasu~." This is her first time taking on a lead role for serial drama. The protagonist is Nagamitsu Bakushu (Oshima), a detective in charge of "helpline for people trying to depart from Yakuza organization (commonly called 'Ashinuke Call')" which belongs to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Organized Crime Division, Section 3

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  • Ayase Haruka denies being in a relationship with Matsuzaka Tori

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

    On January 15, actresses Ayase Haruka and Momoi Kaori attended a promotional event for skin care brand 'SK-II' at Omotesando Hills, Tokyo.This marked Ayase's first time appearing in front of reporters since rumors of the actress being romantically involved with actor Matsuzaka Tori surfaced earlier this month. With a smile, she denied the rumors saying, "We're friends." Momoi supported her fellow actress saying, "Yes, they're friends," to which A

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 11/30~12/1

    December 5, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – November 30/December 01 01 (00) SPEC ~Close~ Kou no Hen (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (Weeks: 02) 03 (02) Kiyosu Kaigi (Weeks: 04) 04 (00) Red 2 (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Captain Phillips (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) SPEC ~Close~ Zen no Hen (Weeks: 05) 07 (04) Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 3 (Week

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  • Winners of 'the 21st Hashida Awards' attend awards ceremony

    May 11, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    On May 10th, the awardsceremony for 'the 21st Hashida Awards' was held, which the winners attended. The Hashida awards was established by the Hashida Cultural Foundation, for which scriptwriter Hashida Sugako serves as the chief director, and was established to recognize the television programs and people that contribute to the broadcast culture. One of the winners was TBS' special drama "Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari -Minna Chigatte Minna I

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  • Winners attend the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award'

    May 3, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    On May 2nd, the ceremony for the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award' was held in Tokyo and was attended by all the winners who were already announced early April. Check out the winners and the pictures from the ceremony below! == Best New Actress (Komori Kazuko Award) Takei Emi - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Best New Actor (Minami Toshiko Award) Aoyagi Sho - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Changmin - 'Ogon wo Daite Tobe' Best Supporti

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/01~04/07

    April 9, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    [caption id="attachment_293725" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Most of the spring dramas will finally premiere this or next week. As for the previous week, there were already a couple of premieres of midnight and late-night dramas. 'Detarame Hero' (NTV) - starring Sato Ryuta - aired its first episode on Thursday and recorded a rating of 3.6%, which is somewhat of an

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  • Karasawa Toshiaki to star as a legendary thief in new TBS drama 'TAKE FIVE'

    February 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    On February 8th, it was announced that actor Karasawa Toshiaki will be starring in the upcoming TBS spring drama 'TAKE FIVE', which the Japanese media has already dubbed as the Japanese version of 'Ocean's Eleven'. 'TAKE FIVE' follows a group of five individuals from different backgrounds, age groups, and occupation who work together as thieves in order to steal money from all types of rich scoundrels. The drama is said to feature an enter

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  • Ono Machiko, Matsuzaka Tori and more receive the "Elan d'or Awards"

    February 7, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    On February 7th, an awarding ceremony for the '2013 Elan d'or Awards' was held at a hotel in Tokyo. "The Elan d'or Awards" are presented by the All Nippon Producers Association (ANPA) to recognize the producers and promising actors/actresses who achieved outstanding works in domestic movies and TV dramas through the year. The subjects works for this year were the domestic movies shown in Tokyo, as well as one-shot dramas and drama serie

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