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  • Higa Manami to be the heroine in upcoming 'GTO' drama

    May 20, 2014 @ 3:30 am

    It was revealed that Higa Manami has been chosen to play the heroine in the new "GTO" drama series (directed by Iizuka Ken), which stars EXILE's AKIRA. This is the new season of the "GTO" drama that is based on Fujisawa Tohru's popular manga. It revolves around high school teacher Onizuka Eikichi (AKIRA), who used to be a delinquent, tackling his students' problems with his unprecedented ways. The new series will be set in Onizuka's ho

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  • 'GTO' to get new serialization & drama series

    March 18, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    Fujisawa Tooru's new serialization 'GTO Paradise Lost' will begin in the April 14th edition of Young Magazine Volume 20. 'GTO' was serialized in Gekkan Shounen Magazine from 1997 to 2002. Since then, 'GTO SHONAN 14 DAYS' was serialized from 2009 to 2011 then 'GT-R' in 2011. Additionally, Kansai TV/Fuji TV will air a new 'GTO' drama series starting in July. The setting will shift from Kichijoji to Onizuka's hometown Shonan, where he

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  • Drama Prime Time Report 04/01~04/07

    April 9, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    [caption id="attachment_293725" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Most of the spring dramas will finally premiere this or next week. As for the previous week, there were already a couple of premieres of midnight and late-night dramas. 'Detarame Hero' (NTV) - starring Sato Ryuta - aired its first episode on Thursday and recorded a rating of 3.6%, which is somewhat of an

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  • Drama Prime Time Report 12/24~01/03

    January 5, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    [caption id="attachment_284684" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report 12/24~01/03"][/caption] It's a longer report over a span of 11 days this time in order to cover the whole Christmas and New Year's prime time ratings. On Christmas Eve, Fuji TV aired the final episode of their Monday fall drama 'PRICELESS', which did really well with a rating of 18.7% on such a competitive evening. Unfortunately it's not a ne

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report 10/01~10/07

    October 11, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    [caption id="attachment_271293" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report 10/01~10/07"][/caption] The mid-season is slowly making way for the fall season, even though it's only a faint indication at the moment, much like the leaves of trees slowly changing colors to welcome the new season. A couple of midnight and late-night dramas were the first to come out of their hiding in the dark of the night. All of the earl

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report 09/10~09/13

    September 16, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_266905" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report 09/10~09/13"][/caption] There is almost only one week left for most of the summer dramas and some dramas are able to pick up pace on their the final sprint. The Monday drama 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' (Fuji TV) truly seems to be on a roll right now with. Over the last four weeks it continuously gained viewers and this week endowed itself with the

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report 09/03~09/06

    September 9, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    [caption id="attachment_265282" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report 09/03~09/06"][/caption] The summer season is gradually coming to an end and the first three dramas have already aired their last episodes earlier this week. On Monday, 'Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan' (TBS) is still doing doing pretty bad and reached a new personal low of 5.4% (minus 0.3%). You can't say the same about 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' (Fuji T

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