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  • More cast members for NHK's upcoming morning drama "Gochisousan" announced

    February 19, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

    On February 18, a press conference to announce the main cast members for NHK's upcoming fall morning drama "Gochisousan" starring Anne, was held at the NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station. As reported earlier, the theme of the drama will be "food", and it will follow a life of the heroine "Uno Meiko" (played by Anne), a gluttonous girl who was born as the daughter of a family that runs a Western-style restaurant in Tokyo. Meiko later marries a

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  • Kiritani Mirei practices hard for her first stage play, 'Shin Bakumatsu Junjo-den'

    June 22, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Young actress Kiritani Mirei is currently practicing for her upcoming stage debut in the play 'Shin Bakumatsu Junjo-den', and on June 21st, the press was able to witness a practice session at the play's training room in Tokyo. In the play, Kiritani portrays a female version of Okita Soji, the captain of the first Shinsengumi. It's a special performance to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of playwright Tsuka Kohei's death. In the past, sever

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  • D-Boys to perform Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice"

    February 23, 2011 @ 2:10 am

    [caption id="attachment_129216" align="aligncenter" width="498" caption="From left to right: Usui, Kaji, Wada, Suzuki, and Yanagi"][/caption] Starting in late April, acting group D-Boys will be performing Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" on stage. A promotional event was held on February 21st, where the cast spoke to the press about the upcoming production. Member Masato Wada (31) expressed that while they "feel almost crushed by the

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