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  • Drama Prime Time Report 04/15~04/18

    April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294825" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Galileo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] A total of 8 new dramas premiered from Monday to Thursday this week. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Galileo' (season 2) - starring heartthrob Fukuyama Masaharu and a new heroine played by Yoshitaka Yuriko - attracted the most viewers with a great rating of 22.6%. Many viewers also swooned over the male duo Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenj

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  • Hasegawa Hiroki to play an unlicensed doctor in upcoming drama

    February 28, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    On February 27, it was announced that actor Hasegawa Hiroki will star in NTVs serial drama Kumo no Kaidan (tentative title) which will begin airing in April. The drama is based on the novel by Watanabe Junichi, who is known for his novel Shitsurakuen, and Hasegawa will star as the unlicensed doctor Aikawa Saburo. This is the first NTV drama that Hasegawa will star in since he last appeared in the big hit drama Kaseifu no Mita.

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  • NTV to rerun legendary drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' for the first time

    November 24, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    On November 23rd, it was announced that NTV (Kanto Local) is going to rerun its legendary drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' starring actress Matsushima Nanako for the first time since its initial broadcast. The first episode of the rerun is scheduled to air on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 pm, but the following episodes will be broadcast in the usual 'Dora-Bara' rerun time slot at 4:00 pm during weekdays. Before each episode, there is also going to

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  • Sono Sion announces his new movie 'Jigoku de Naze Warui'

    September 21, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    On September 21, it was revealed that world-renowned director Sono Sion is going to tackle his first pure entertainment blockbuster. The movie will be called 'Jigoku de Naze Warui - Why Don't You Play in Hell?' and feature six starring roles portrayed by Kunimura Jun, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Nikaido Fumi, Tomochika, Hasegawa Hiroki, and Hoshino Gen. Sono dug up an old scenario he had written 15 years and fine-tuned various parts. He himself ann

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  • "Youkame no Semi" dominates the 35th Japan Academy Awards

    March 2, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    On March 2nd, the creme de la creme of the Japanese movie industry once again gathered at the New Takanawa Princess Hotel in Shinagawa, Tokyo for 'The 35th Annual Japan Academy Awards'. The award ceremony was opened by the Academy's new president, Okada Yusuke, with the words, "I hope that we'll be able to turn this ceremony into a festive event with all its glory as well as into an enjoyable, cheerful and frank gathering." He then handed

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  • Five promising actors receive the '2012 Elan d'or Award'

    February 10, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    On February 9th, five Japanese actors with a promising future were honored at the '2012 Elan d'or Awards'. The five recipients were Hasegawa Hiroki, Anne, Inoue Mao, Kora Kengo, and Yoshitaka Yuriko. Hasegawa Hiroki experienced a sudden popularity boost thanks to his performance in the 2011 hit drama, 'Kaseifu no Mita'. The starring actress of that drama, Matsushima Nanako, also made a surprise appearance at the awards ceremony to congratu

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  • Suzuki Kyoka & Hasegawa Hiroki are dating?

    October 7, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    On October 7th, it was revealed that actress Suzuki Kyoka (43) and actor Hasegawa Hiroki (34) are dating. According to officials, the two started dating this year after co-starring in drama, "Second Virgin". In the drama, Suzuki and Hasegawa's characters were involved in an extramarital affair, and generated a lot of buzz over their bed scenes. The movie sequel is currently showing in theatres. Recently, Suzuki and Hasegawa have been se

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  • Cast of "Second Virgin" movie attends opening day greeting at Marunouchi Piccadilly 2

    September 24, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    On September 23rd at Marunouchi Piccadilly 2, the cast members of movie Second Virgin attended an opening-day greeting featuring Suzuki Kyoka (43), Hasegawa Hiroki (34), and Fukada Kyoko (28). Suzuki plays the role of Rui, a woman who falls in love with a man 17 years younger than her. For her role, she stated, By playing the role of Rui, I was able to think about and experience many things as a woman. If you can see that in the charac

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  • Matsushima Nanako reveals her housekeeper image concept for upcoming drama + more cast members announced

    September 9, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Actress Matsushima Nanako has revealed her housekeeper image concept for the upcoming drama, "Kaseifu no Mita". She plays the role of a quiet and expressionless 'super housekeeper', with perfect housekeeping skills. Additionally, more cast members for the drama have been announced. Other actors will includeHasegawa Hiroki, Aibu Saki, Kutsuna Shiori, and Shirakawa Yumi. This will be Matsushima's first time starring alongside Hasegawa.

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  • NHK drama "Second Virgin" to get a movie sequel

    June 2, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    Today it was revealed that "Second Virgin", the bold NHK drama about adultery that aired last fall, starring Suzuki Kyoka, Fukada Kyoko, and Hasegawa Hiroki, is going to get a movie sequel with the same cast. In the drama, the story ended with Suzuki Kou (Hasegawa) dying from a fatal gunshot wound, after he got shot in front of the eyes of Nakamura Rui (Suzuki) by the Chinese mafia in Singapore. In the movie, the viewers will get to see un

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