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  • Fuji TV announces 'Legal High' special drama to air in April

    January 30, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    On January 31, Fuji TV announced that the lawyer comedy drama 'Legal High' - starring Sakai Masato - will be returning with a special episode on April 13. In 'Legal High', Sakai plays an eccentric, lavish and moody lawyer with a wicked tongue who partners up with a hot blooded rookie lawyer played by actress Aragaki Yui. Both will reprise their roles for the special, while actor Kitaouji Kinya has been added as the opposing lawyer in the n

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  • 'SPEC' to spawn another movie and drama special next fall

    December 26, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On December 27th, it was finally made official that the popular 'SPEC' series - starring Kase Ryo and Toda Erika will be spawning another movie named 'SPEC~Close~' in the fall of 2013. Moreover they announced that there is going to be another TV drama special titled 'SPEC~Zero~' around the same time. 'SPEC' is about the two special detectives Toma Saya (Toda) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase), who deal with various minor and large-scale cases that

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  • 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' to return with a special episode

    December 25, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    On December 25th, it was announced that the popular Fuji TV drama 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' - starring Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi - is going to return with a special episode this coming spring. The drama portrayed the relationship between 'Hyuga Toru' (Oguri), a young billionaire and manager of an innovative IT company, and the unemployed female college student 'Natsui Makoto' (Ishihara). Despite Toru's unsocial behavior, Makoto is able t

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  • Horikita Maki, Okada Masaki and Shimazaki Haruka to appear in 'ATARU' special + more details

    November 29, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    On November 30th, TBS finally announced the exact broadcast date and more details for the upcoming special episode of the popular drama 'ATARU', which aired during the spring season of 2012. Aside from the fact that it won't be just one special episode but two with a total run time of four hours, they also revealed that three new key roles will be played by actress Horikita Maki, actor Okada Masaki, and AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka. 'A

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  • Fuji TV to air another 'GTO' special after New Year's Day

    November 15, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    On November 16th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to air another special episode of the popular drama remake 'GTO' starring EXILE's AKIRA (31). The new special is titled 'GTO Oshogatsu Special (tentative)' (lit. 'GTO New Year's Day Special') and is going to air on January 2nd, 2013. 'GTO Oshogatsu Special' is already the second special after 'GTO Aki mo Oni Abare Special' which aired this fall. This time teacher 'Onizuka Eikichi' (AK

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  • 'ATARU' to return with a special drama on New Year's Day

    October 25, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    On October 25th, it was announced that the TBS drama 'ATARU', which aired in the spring will be returning with a special drama on New Year's Day. 'ATARU' is starring SMAP's Nakai Masahiro as the lovable 'Chokozai' aka 'Ataru' who is suffering from the savant syndrome. He commented, "I'm glad that I can act as Chokozai again, but this feeling of joy is also mixed with a certain anxiety. I hope we all will have a lot of fun at the set again.

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  • Fuji TV drama 'Lucky Seven' to air a drama special in spring

    October 15, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    On October 16th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to air a special episode of their 2012 winter drama 'Lucky Seven' starring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun in spring 2013. The drama followed a team of seven private detectives that struggled with various difficult cases. Matsumoto was supported by an ensemble of great actors such as Eita, Matsushima Nanako, Oizumi Yo, and Naka Riisa. One highlight of 'Lucky Seven' were the actions scenes featu

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  • Kiritani Mirei and others join the cast of the upcoming 'GTO' special

    September 18, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    On September 18th, it was announced that actress Kiritani Mirei will be appearring in the upcoming two-hour drama special of 'GTO' (Fuji TV). Kiritani is going to portray a young woman named 'Fujisaki Shinomi', who is a caretaker at the 'Smile Duck' orphanage and a possible former girlfriend of 'Onizuka Eikichi'. She commented, "I'm happy to be able to participate in the hottest drama of this hot summer!!" 'GTO' is based on a popular ma

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  • 'GTO' to air two-hour special episode in October

    September 12, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    On September 11th, it was announced that the remake of 'GTO' (Fuji TV) is going to return with a two-hour special episode in October. The 'GTO' remake starsEXILE's AKIRA as 'Onizuka Eikichi' and just aired its final episode on the 11th. In the upcoming special, he will have to face corrupt politicians and use all of his energy in order to protect the children of an orphanage that's on the verge of getting closed. AKIRA expressed, "I k

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  • Watabe Atsuro to play a man without scruples in the drama special 'Kiken na Shamen'

    September 7, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    On September 7th, it was announced that actor Watabe Atsuro will star in the upcoming Fuji TV drama special 'Kiken na Shamen'. 'Kiken na Shamen' is the second drama special by Fuji TVto commemorate the 20th anniversary after writer Matsumoto Seicho's passing, this year. The story is about a man without scruples who even kills his lover in order to climb up the corporate ladder. The original novel was first published in 1959 and has since

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