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  • Survey reveals the most satisfying dramas of the winter season

    February 17, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    On February 16th, Oricon BiZ published the results of their recent survey that asked 500 men and women about their drama viewing experience among the current winter season shows. NHK drama 'Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de' came out on top with a very high satisfaction rate of 67.5%, though it only ranked on 11th place in Oricon's survey about the most anticipated dramas prior to the start of the winter season. Those polled asked viewers to

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  • Prime Time Drama Preview – Winter 2013

    January 8, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    The upcoming winter season for dramas has already begun (the earliest prime time drama starts on January 8th) and all the important announcements have already been made. During the mid-season it was time for the networks to promote their upcoming dramas as much as they can in order to attract as many viewers as possible for their season premieres. What happens after that depends on how viewers experience the framework consisting of the sto

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  • Nakama Yukie to return as an enchantress in new drama 'Saki'

    November 30, 2012 @ 1:20 am

    On November 30th, Fuji TV announced that actress Nakama Yukie will reprise her role as the beautiful, yet scary and malicious 'Meyer Saki' from the 2011 winter drama 'Utsukushii Rinjin' ('Beautiful Neighbor'). In the upcoming winter season, 'Meyer Saki' will be the protagonist in the same-named drama 'Saki'. Her goal in 'Utsukushii Rinjin' was to deceive a married woman and to destroy her peaceful life. This time she will ruin the lives of

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  • Eita to star in new Fuji TV drama 'Saikou no Rikon'

    November 29, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    On November 30th, it was announced that Eita is going to star in the upcoming Fuji TV winter 2013 drama 'Saikou no Rikon'. Eita is playing a just-divorced salesman who is still living together with his ex-wife. One day he happens to run into his now-married former girlfriend from his student days and feels attracted to her again. His ex-wife will be played by actress Ono Machiko, his former girlfriend by Maki Yoko, and the latter's husband

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  • Ichihara Hayato to star in drama adaptation of Dostoyevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov'

    November 26, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    On November 27th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to produce a modern-day adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel 'The Brothers Karamazov' starring actor Ichihara Hayato for the upcoming 2013 winter season. Simply speaking, the drama is going to follow the lives of three brothers as they become the prime suspects in their father's murder case. One by one, they are being driven into a corner until the whole truth finally comes

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  • Eguchi Yosuke to play a gifted chef in new Fuji TV drama 'dinner'

    November 26, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    On November 26th, Fuji TV announced that their Sunday drama for the upcoming winter season is going to be titled 'dinner' and will feature actor Eguchi Yosuke in the starring role as a gifted chef. The story is set at a super famous Italian restaurant. It depicts all the worries, conflicts and dreams of the restaurant's chef, the owner and everyone else who is working there. Fuji TV already revealed that there is going to be a collaboratio

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  • Gouriki Ayame to star in next Fuji TV "Getsu 9" drama

    November 20, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    On November 21st, Fuji TV announced that they have selected young actress Gouriki Ayame for the leading role in their upcoming 'Getsu 9' (Monday 9:00pm) winter drama titled 'Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou'. Though Gouriki has been appearing in all kind of dramas for seven seasons in a row without rest, this is going to mark her first starring role in a prime time drama let alone a getsu-9 drama. She is really rising rapidly up the career

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  • Mizukawa Asami to star in her first prime time drama 'Share House no Koibito'

    November 20, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    On November 20, it was announced that actress Mizukawa Asami is going to star in the upcoming NTV drama 'Share House no Koibito'. 'Share House no Koibito' tells the story of 'Shio' (Mizukawa), a single female office employee around the age of thirty who decides to move into a shared house in order to escape her loneliness. In the shared house, she lives together with two other men, and soon, their cohabitation develops into a full-fledged

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  • Nagase Tomoya to star in a tailor-made drama again after two years

    November 19, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    On November 19th, it was announced that TOKIO's Nagase Tomoya is going to star in the upcoming NTV drama 'Nakuna, Hara-chan'. 'Nakuna, Hara-chan' is an original romantic comedy written by Okada Yoshikazu ('Churasan') and features Nagase as a sullen and grumbling manga character who suddenly leaps out to the real world and falls in love with the female mangaka that created him. The actress who is going to play the mangaka will be announced

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  • Ito Atsushi and Kiritani Mirei to star in upcoming drama 'Apoyan ~ Hashiru Kokusai Kuukou'

    November 18, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    TBS recently announced what drama they are going to air in their 'Thursday Drama 9' time slot in the upcoming 2013 winter season. The title of the new drama is 'Apoyan ~ Hashiru Kokusai Kuukou' and is starring actor Ito Atsushi and actress Kiritani Mirei. The drama is based Shinno Takeshi's two novels 'Apoyan' and 'Koisuru Kuukou Apoyan 2'. 'Ayopan' is a common term that describes travel agent experts who settle various problems that can o

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