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  • Winners attend the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award'

    May 3, 2013 @ 4:18 am

    On May 2nd, the ceremony for the '22nd Japan Movie Critics Award' was held in Tokyo and was attended by all the winners who were already announced early April. Check out the winners and the pictures from the ceremony below! == Best New Actress (Komori Kazuko Award) Takei Emi - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Best New Actor (Minami Toshiko Award) Aoyagi Sho - 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu' Changmin - 'Ogon wo Daite Tobe' Best Supporti

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  • Japan Box Office Report October 6th/7th

    October 11, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_271416" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Odoru Daisousasen THE FINAL' / (01) 'Outrage Beyond' / (03) 'Tsunagu'"][/caption] 'Outrage Beyond' claims the top spot and 'Tsunagu' makes its way into the top three. In total, five new Japanese movies made it into the top ten this weekend. It's finally getting colder in Japan and more people decided to watch a movie instead of participati

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  • Results of the 2012 August 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    September 25, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    On September 24th, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their highly influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is always conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celeb

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  • Kitano Takeshi & cast of "Outrage Beyond" make appearance at Japan premiere

    September 21, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On September 18, the Japanese premiere of director Kitano Takeshis Outrage Beyond (opens October 6) took place in Tokyo. Kitano appeared on stage at the premiere along with twelve of the films cast members, including Nishida Toshiyuki, Miura Tomokazu, and Takahashi Katsunori. Director Kitano discussed having such a large number of A-list actors appear in the film, joking, The honorariums for the actors bulk up to a large amount, so my c

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  • Gouriki Ayame to become new female host of 'Kiseki Taiken! Unbelievable'

    September 4, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    On September 4th, it was announced that young actress Gouriki Ayame is going to become the female host ofBeat Takeshi's (Kitano Takeshi) variety show 'Kiseki Taiken! Unbelievable' (Fuji TV), which airs every Thursday night at 8:00 pm. By taking on this position as co-host, she is going to follow the footsteps of Sato Aiko, Kobayashi Mao, and Omasa Aya, becoming the 4th female host. In October, the program will enter its 16th year on TV.

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  • Kitano Takeshi's 'Outrage Beyond' to be shown at the Venice Film Festival

    July 27, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    On July 25th, it was revealed that Kitano Takeshi's latest film, 'Outrage Beyond', will be shown at the '69th Venice International Film Festival' starting August 29th.The first of this series, 'Outrage', was also shown at the '63rd Cannes International Film Festival' back in 2010. Kitano has been deeply involved with the Venice Film Festival during his career, as this marks his 8th film to be shown in the festival. Previously, he's won t

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  • Full trailer for Takakura Ken's 'Anata e' impresses with stellar cast

    June 8, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    The full trailer for the upcoming movie road movie 'Anata e', starring Takakura Ken in his 205th movie, has finally been released on the official website. 'Anata e' is directed by Furuhata Yasuo, who already worked with Takakura in 20 other films. It tells the story of a Japanese prison counselor called Kurashima Eiji (Takakura) who lost his beloved wife (Tanaka) at the relatively young age of 53. In her last etegami (picture lette

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  • Cast members for Kitano Takeshi's 'Outrage Beyond' revealed

    April 18, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    A press conference for director Kitano Takeshi's latest film, 'Outrage Beyond', was held on April 17th at a lodging facility in Chiba Prefecture calledSeimei no Mori Resort. During this event, Kitano announced the new cast members for his upcoming movie. Kitano has continued to produce movies since 1989's 'Sono Otoko, Kyoubou ni Tsuku', but this will be his first movie series. He commented, "The first film turned out exceptionally well (

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  • Results of the 2012 February 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    March 29, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Earlier this week, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celebrity Image Surve

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  • Get your 1st look at Takakura Ken's 205th film, "Anata e"

    January 29, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    Recently, the official poster and a first teaser for Takakura Ken's 205th film, "Anata e", was released online. In the poster, Takakura is wearing a cap lowered over his eyes. Aside from the title of the film, it also features its tagline, 'Can your important thoughts reach your beloved one...' At the bottom of the poster you can also see the list of actors that make appearances throughout the movie. The all-star cast includes Kitano Ta

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