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  • Yamada Takayuki becomes the father of a baby boy!

    March 16, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    It was reported that the wife of actor Yamada Takayuki gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital in Tokyo in the beginning of March. Both mother and the baby are in good condition, and Yamada left a comment through his agency, which read, "I am happy that he was born safely. I will continue devote myself to acting just like up until now." Yamada announced his marriage with a non-celebrity woman who is 7 years older than him back on New Year's

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  • Yamada Takayuki to star in musical "The Full Monty"

    March 6, 2013 @ 4:51 am

    It was announced that actor Yamada Takayuki will be starring in musical "The Full Monty" that will open January of next year. This will mark Yamada's first appearance on the stage. Yamada commented, "I'm chuckling to myself that no one expected I would chose a musical for my first stage, and that it would be this work." The musical is a Japanese adaptation of the popular Broadway musical that was based on the 1997 British film of the sa

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 17th/18th

    November 20, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] 'Evangelion' establishes itself in first place and even beat the opening weekend of 'Umizaru'. If there is one anime movie everyone has been waiting for, it has to be 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' The movie opened on 224 screens on Satur

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  • Yamada Takayuki and his wife are expecting their first child

    October 20, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    On October 19th, it was revealed that the wife of actor Yamada Takayuki is pregnant with their first child. Yamada and his non-celebrity wife married on New Year's Day this year. He updated his official website late at night on the 19th and wrote, "I'm sorry to trouble you with personal affairs, but our family has been awarded with a new life. My wife has entered her second trimester (stable period)." One tabloid once reported that Yama

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/12~10/14

    October 16, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    [caption id="attachment_272076" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/12~10/14"][/caption] The weekend brought forth a total of six new fall dramas, including three actual prime time dramas and one very strong 11:00 pm drama. TBS started off Friday with the premiere of 'Ooku ~Tanjou~ (Arikoto – Iemitsu Hen)' starring Sakai Masato and Tabe Mikako. The 'Ooku' series usually earns ratings around 15%, but the lat

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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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  • 'The Lesson of Evil' - 'Aku no Kyoten' releases full trailer

    September 18, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    The full trailer for Miike Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke’s mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten' ('The Lesson of Evil') - starring Ito Hideaki - was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname ‘Hasumin’. It’s not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 25th/26th

    August 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_262927" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Anata e' / (01) 'Rurouni Kenshin' / (03) 'Marvel's The Avengers'"][/caption] It was a great opening weekend for 'Rurouni Kenshin' and 'Anata e', while 'Prometheus' made it into the top five. The much-anticipated live-action adaptation of 'Rurouni Kenshin' - starring Sato Takeru - finally opened in theaters nationwide and successfully s

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  • 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' releases full trailer revealing its great ensemble cast

    August 24, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    On August 23rd, a full trailer for the upcoming omnibus movie 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' (literally: 'Meager Desire') was released online. Similar to the 'BUNGO' drama series back in 2010, it features a live-action adaptation of short stories written by some of Japan's finest authors from the Showa era. They are brought to life by six well-known scriptwriters and directors. The movie is made up of a total of six stories written by the l

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  • 'Aku no Kyoten' releases first teaser with a murderous Ito Hideaki

    August 20, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    The first teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Kishi Yusuke's mystery novel 'Aku no Kyoten', starring Ito Hideaki, was recently released on its official website. 'Aku no Kyoten' is about an extremely popular high school teacher named 'Hasumi Seiji' (Ito), whose students often call him by his nickname 'Hasumin'. It's not just the students that adore him, all their parents and all the other teachers see him as an ideal teacher.

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