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  • D-BOYS appear at Tokyo event for their DVD 'Kyokuchu Ongaku-kan LIVE ~Bakumatsu Festival~'

    January 6, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    On January 5, 12 members of D-BOYS, including member Yamada Yuki (23) appeared at a commemorative sales event in Tokyo for the group's DVD "Kyokuchu Ongaku-kan LIVE ~Bakumatsu Festival~" (King Records, normal edition ¥4200, limited edition ¥5775). Yamada in particular, talked about his ambitions for the new year.He wore a haori hakama and smiled for the 5000 fans who cheered the 12 members. He stated, "The year is already off to a good start

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  • 'Itazura na Kiss' to get a live-action drama adaptation once again

    March 8, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    It was announced that big hit manga "Itazura na Kiss", which was serialized on "Bessatsu Margaret" (Shueisha) during 1990 ~ 1999, will get a live-action drama adaptation with the title "Itazura na Kiss ~Love in TOKYO." Previously, it was adapted into a live-action drama back in 1996, but it was not just in Japan as there were also live-action drama adaptations in Taiwan (in 2005, 2007), as well as in Korea (in 2010). Though the manga was u

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  • Yamada Yu complains of joint pain and fever

    February 18, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    On February 18, model and actress Yamada Yu revealed that she has been down with poor physical health for a while now. Yamada explained on her official blog that she has a fever and that her body is aching everywhere. The day before she only wrote "It's hurting here and there, so painful... especially my head", which made her fans worry and fill up the comments with messages of concern. Today, Yamada went into further detail to make things

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  • Oguri Shun & Yamada Yu hold a wedding ceremony in Hawaii

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Actor Oguri Shun and actress Yamada Yu, who registered their marriage back in March of last year, held their wedding ceremony and reception party in Hawaii's Lanai island. The ceremony was held at Four Seasons Resort Hawaii, Lana'i at Manele Bay in a garden-wedding style. Though the couple has already held a wedding in Yamada's hometown of Okinawa last October, they always wanted to hold another wedding in Hawaii. Hawaii is a memorable pla

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  • Black dresses dominate the green carpet on opening day of the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival

    October 20, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    The 25th Tokyo International Film Festival opened on October 20th and rolled out the green carpet for around 440 prominent guests who were welcomed with a flurry of camera flashes and loud cheers. 'Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away' opened the festival right after the ceremony and their performers interpreted the green carpet as a green river as displaying a mini performance with a so-called 'boat of dreams'. Their performance was the highligh

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  • Oguri Shun and Yamada Yu have wedding reception in Okinawa

    October 4, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    On October 4, the weekly tabloid 'Josei Seven' reported that actor Oguri Shun (29) and actress Yamada Yu (28) - who married on March 14 this year - have finally found the time to hold their wedding reception at a resort hotel in Yamada's hometown in Okinawa on October 2. According to the magazine, the wedding reception was attended in great numbers by their mutual relatives, including Yamada's mother, model Yamada Mikako (53), as well as h

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  • Yamada Yu holds release event for her photobook

    July 11, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    On July 9th, model and actress Yamada Yu (28) appeared at a commemorative sales event for her photobook, “SOSEXY Yamada Yu” (¥2100). At the event, she took on the challenge of posing in both male and female clothing in Tokyo at the Shinjuku Sunplaza Fukuya Bookstore. In her photobook, she creates a photodrama in which a male detective chases a beautiful female thief, and it seems like Yamada enjoyed her first ever experience disguising herse

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th

    July 6, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_251402" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 29th~July 5th"][/caption] The summer season is here and eight new dramas already tried to brighten up the rainy season over the last six days. Last week on Friday and Saturday, the new season didn't yet arrive, but a couple of night dramas from the spring season had yet to air their final episodes. On Friday they were 'Clover' (TV Tokyo)

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  • Yamada Yu goes semi-nude for the cover of 'GINGER'

    June 22, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    It was revealed today that actress and model Yamada Yu will be gracing the cover of fashion magazine 'GINGER' (August Edition) with a semi-nude picture. The shot was taken as part of a special spread called 'New - Body of a Fine Woman to Fall in Love With' which is going to feature a few more semi-nude shots and an extra long interview with the actress. In the interview she talked a lot about her relationship with fellow actor Oguri Shun.

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  • Yamada Yu to play a model with a special vision in new mystery drama

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On May 30, it was announced that model and actress Yamada Yu is going to star in the upcoming NTV mystery drama 'VISION Koroshi ga Mieru Onna'. It will be Yamada's first drama role since her marriage with actor Oguri Shun on March 14. In the drama, Yamada portrays an unpopular fashion model who suddenly develops the ability to see murder scenes before the murders occur. Together with a temporarily suspended detective, played by Kaneko Nobu

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