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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 12th/13th

    January 16, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285955" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'Hunter x Hunter' / (03) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'"][/caption] Heavy snow affected the Kanto region on the last day of the extended weekend, but people still flocked to the movie theaters and made 'Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge' the highest grossing movie of the weekend. 'Les Miserables' continued to stick to its second po

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  • Japan Box Office Report – January 5th/6th

    January 9, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_285070" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Skyfall'"][/caption] This highest grossing movie of the weekend for the fourth consecutive week is 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'. 'Les Miserables' defended its second position for the third week in a row as well. Meanwhile, 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' had to give up its third spot and allowed the three m

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 29th/30th

    January 1, 2013 @ 2:03 am

    [caption id="attachment_283389" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] This highest grossing movie of this weekend once again is 'ONE PIECE FILM Z'. The following movies from second to fourth place were all able to defend their positions as well. 'Yokai Ningen Bem' moved up two positions and ranked fifth. The sixth slot feat

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 22nd/23rd

    December 26, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_283389" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Les Miserables' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has unsurprisingly stayed on the top of the chart during its second weekend. Over the weekend, the British musical drama 'Les Misérables' opened with a good result and managed to secure second place in the box office chart. Its populari

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 15th/16th

    December 18, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_282223" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Yokai Ningen Bem' / (01) 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' / (03) 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu'"][/caption] As mentioned in an earlier article, the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has become the movie of the weekend, the year and even the decade. 'Yokai Ningen Bem', starring Kamenashi Kazuya among others, helped keep the top three and even the top four in the hand o

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  • Cast members of 'Yokai Ningen Bem' attend the pre-screening event

    November 21, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    On November 20th, pre-screening event for upcoming movie "Movie Yokai Ningen Bem" was held at Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, Tokyo, and main cast members including KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya, Anne, Suzuki Fuku, Kitamura Kazuki, Tsutsui Michitaka, Mizuki Alisa, and the director Kariyama Shunsuke, made appearances. This is a movie adaptation of the popular drama that was aired last year, and the movie will depict the completely orig

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  • 'Yokai Ningen Bem' to be adapted into a movie

    June 15, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    On June 13th, it was announced that KAT-TUN Kamenashi Kazuya's drama 'Yokai Ningen Bem' (aired in October 2011) will be adapted into a film. The drama caused quite a stir since the popular animation that the drama was adapted from received an average viewer rating of 15.6% (highest viewer rating 18.9%). This popular animation had aired in 1968, and the drama adaption created an original modern version of the story, which became popular amo

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 22nd~25th

    December 27, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_212610" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ishihara Satomi in 'Saka no Ue no Kumo' (NHK)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the Drama Prime Time Report, in which every drama but one came to an end. No big surprises were found with the ratings, however, 'Boku to Star no 99 Nichi' managed to reach a new personal season-high. The two Thursday prime time dramas finished this season with a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 16th~18th

    December 20, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    [caption id="attachment_211264" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – December 16th~18th"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by various concluding dramas, including the grand finale for TBS's 60th anniversary work, 'Nankyoku Tairiku'. Two dramas aired their final episode on Friday, 'Sengyou Shufu Tantei' (TBS) and '11 Nin mo Iru!' (TV Asahi). Somehow, b

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 9th~11th

    December 13, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_209810" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Fighting against the other networks... Abe Hiroshi in 'Saka no Ue no Kumo' (NHK)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by the drama specials, 'Ranma 1/2' and 'Akujotachi no Mes', a new season-low for 'Yokai Ningen Bem', and a gradually improving 'Nankyoku Tairiku'. Friday's prime time began with two s

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