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  • Japan Box Office Report February 18th/19th

    February 22, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_222275" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" / "In Time" / "Always: Sunset on Third Street 3""][/caption] "In Time" opened on top of the box office, while the only new Japanese movie "Afro Tanaka" opened in at number ten. The action thriller "In Time" experienced a very successful opening weekend in Japan and attracted 203,049 people (427 screens) ov

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  • Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attend stage greeting for "Afro Tanaka"

    February 19, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    On February 18th, actor Matsuda Shota and actress Sasaki Nozomi attended the first stage greeting for the upcoming movie, "Afro Tanaka", at Shinjuku Piccadilly. The afro Matsuda had to wear became a topic of great amusement at the stage greeting, especially after Sasaki revealed, "Matsuda-san would put on his afro and make strange movements, so I couldn't help but laugh every time. I also got to wear the afro myself, and Matsuda told me, '

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  • Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attends pre-screening for "Afro Tanaka"

    December 17, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    On December 15th,Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attended the pre-screening for their upcoming film, "Afro Tanaka". Matsuda plays the role of 'Tanaka Hiroshi', a 24-year old with a big afro, who has no experience with women. He commented, "The director and I became Afro Tanaka, and we thought about girls." Director Matsui also stated, "We made this film while facing Tanaka Hiroshi's thoughts." Written by Noritsuke Masaharu, "Afro Tana

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  • First trailer of Matsuda Shota as "Afro Tanaka" revealed

    November 6, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    The live-action adaption of the popular manga 'Afro Tanaka', starring Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi, finally has its first trailer. ?The "Afro Tanaka" storyrevolves around Tanaka Hiroshi (Matsuda), a twenty-four year old high school drop-out who works as a tunnel digger in Tokyo. His trademark is a big fluffyafro. One day, a beautiful woman named Kato (Sasaki) moves into the apartment next door and he falls madlyin love with her.

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  • Tsuru to sing the theme song for "Afro Tanaka" movie

    October 29, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    Tsuru's "Yoru wo Koete" has become the theme song for the upcoming movie "Afro Tanaka", which is scheduled to be released in February 2012. "Afro Tanaka" is a live-actionadaptationof Noritsuke Masaharu's ongoing manga of the same name, which is currently being serialized on Weekly Big Comic Spirits. As reportedearlier, the movie will star Matsuda Shota, and the heroine will be played by Sasaki Nozomi. Moreover, Tsutsumishita Atsushi (o

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  • Matsuda Shota shows off his afro for "Afro Tanaka"!

    June 24, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Actor Matsuda Shota has revealed his "afro hair" look for the upcoming movie, "Afro Tanaka"! The story of "Afro Tanaka" revolves around Tanaka Hiroshi, a twenty-four year old high school drop-out who works as a tunnel digger in Tokyo. One day, a perfect and beautiful woman (played by Sasaki Nozomi) moves in next door, but he gives up on her until he suddenly receives news that a friend from his hometown is getting married. "I like it qu

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  • "Afro Tanaka" to get live-action adaptation starring Matsuda Shota & Sasaki Nozomi

    April 25, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    It's been reported that the ongoing manga in Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan), "Afro Tanaka", will get live-action adaptation in 2012. Matsuda Shota will play the main character while Sasaki Nozomi will appear as the heroine. "Afro Tanaka" series is a gag manga written by Noritsuke Masaharu, and it's a story about daily life of Tanaka Hiroshi, who has afro hair. The first series started in 2002 as "Koukou Afro Tanaka ", and there have been

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