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  • Horikita Maki to star in a new movie "Mugiko-san to"

    February 22, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    It was announced that Horikita Maki will star in a new movie "Mugiko-san to" as an anime Otaku girl named "Mugiko". Horikita's co-stars include Matsuda Ryuhei as Horikita's older brother, Yo Kimiko as Horikita's mother, and other various cast members, such as Aso Yumi. "Mugiko-san to" is Yoshida Keisuke's new movie with the theme of "love between a parent and child", and it is said that Yoshida spent 7 years on its plot. - After thei

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  • Ueto Aya to star in a new movie with Kora Kengo

    January 24, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    On January 24, it was revealed that actress Ueto Aya (27), who married EXILE leader HIRO (43) last September, will star in the film “Bushi no Kondate.” The film will open in theaters this winter.  This is her first film since her marriage to HIRO and she will play the supportive wife named "Oharu" of on-screen husband Kora Kengo.  Ueto spoke with anticipation, “Although this film is a period film, I hear that the film will be both painful lo

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  • Full trailer for Takakura Ken's 'Anata e' impresses with stellar cast

    June 8, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    The full trailer for the upcoming movie road movie 'Anata e', starring Takakura Ken in his 205th movie, has finally been released on the official website. 'Anata e' is directed by Furuhata Yasuo, who already worked with Takakura in 20 other films. It tells the story of a Japanese prison counselor called ‘Kurashima Eiji‘ (Takakura) who lost his beloved wife (Tanaka) at the relatively young age of 53. In her last ‘etegami’ (picture lette

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  • Drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi' to end after just eight episodes

    May 24, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    On May 23rd, it was announced that the Wednesday NTV drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi' is going to end after just 8 episodes on June 6. Scriptwriter Oishi Shizuka herself revealed it on her blog. 'Cleopatra-' is centered around cosmetic surgery, and stars actor Sato Ryuta. Several actresses, including Inamori Izumi, Kitano Kii, and Yo Kimiko, are also appearing in the drama. However, it had some difficulties appealing towards the viewers, and

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  • Yonekura Ryoko to play an eerie housekeeper in the special drama "Atsui Kuuki"

    March 28, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    On March 28th, TV Asahi announced that they are going to bring back the original drama series "Kaseifu wa Mita!" with Yonekura Ryoko replacing the long-time starring actress Ichihara Etsuko. The special is called "Atsui Kuuki", which also is the name of Matsumoto Seicho's original mystery novel that served as the base for the drama. In 1983 it was adopted into a drama special with the same title and recorded a high rating of 27.7%. One yea

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  • Trailer released for upcoming movie "Black Dawn"

    March 26, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    On March 26th, the official site of the upcoming movie "Black Dawn" ("Gaiji Keisatsu"), starring Watabe Atsuro, was updated with a full-length trailer and the movie's poster. "Black Dawn" follows up on the NHK drama which aired in 2009 and was the first drama to focus on the Japanese special anti-terrorism division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. The story is about Sumimoto (Watabe) and his team, who have to track down the ter

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  • Takei Emi, Oshima Yuko and more receive "Jewellery Best Wearer Award"

    January 13, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    On January 11th, "The 23rd Jewellery Best Wearer Award" held its ceremony at the Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Japan. The "Jewellery Best Wearer Award" is presented every year to celebrities, both male and female, who suited jewellery the most. The nine winners for this year's awards were: Takei Emi (teen division), AKB48's Oshima Yuko (20's), Yonekura Ryoko (30's), Dan Rei (40's), Yo Kimiko (50's), Asaoka Ruriko (over 60), and Sato Koichi (m

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  • Kitano Takeshi and more to join Takakura Ken for new movie "Anata e"

    September 27, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    [caption id="attachment_192895" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Takakura Ken in his role as a prison counselor"][/caption] Actor Kitano Takeshi will team up with Takakura Ken once again for their upcoming movie, "Anata e" ("To You"). It's been 27 years since Kitano and Takakura last co-starred together in a film. "Yasha" (1985). For Takakura, it's going to be the first movie in six years, and the 205th movie overall in his impressi

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  • Miura Tomokazu to star in second "RAILWAYS" movie

    April 20, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    In 2010, the movie "RAILWAYS" opened in Japanese cinemas and turned into a decent hit at the box office. Now it has been announced that we are going to see a series of movies dealing with similar stories about trains, with the next one opening as early as December this year. The first movie was about a middle-aged man, played by Nakai Kiichi, who quit his job at his office in Tokyo in order to become a train driver for a small railway compa

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  • AKB48's new sub unit "Not yet" to sing for upcoming drama

    January 24, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    A press conference for the upcoming drama "Dr. Irabu Ichiro" starring Tokushige Satoshi, was held on January 24th in Tokyo. At the press conference, AKB48's new sub unit "Not yet" who will sing the theme song "Shuumatsu Not yet" (their debut song) for the drama, also made an appearance and performed the song.  The cast members showed great excitement to see "Not yet"s performance, especially, Tokushige stating, "I thought they were very cute

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