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  • 2014 version of 'Maru Maru Mori Mori!' revealed

    September 3, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    The 2014 version ofKaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook's song "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" has been revealed.Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook, comprised ofAshida ManaandSuzuki Fuku,was formed for the drama 'Marumo no Okite' which aired back in 2011.Both the drama and its theme song "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" became a big hit.The 2014 version of the song was made for 'Marumo no Okite Special 2014' that will broadcast on Fuji TV on September 28.Kaoru to Tomoki,

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  • Hit drama 'Marumo no Okite' to return as a special drama this fall

    June 5, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On June 4, it was revealed that hit Fuji TV drama "Marumo no Okite" will return as a special drama after 3 years. The drama tells a story of a single office worker (played by Abe Sadawo) who raises the twin children (played by Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku) left behind by his best friend's death. The drama series aired back in 2011, and there was also a special drama that aired in the same year. Not only the drama itself, but its theme song, sung

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  • Fuji TV to air 2-hour "Marumo no Okite" special in October

    September 3, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    "Marumo no Okite" enjoyed stellar success during the spring drama season, and it looks like it'll be making its return for the fall! Fuji TV recently announced that they will be airing a two-hour special for "Marumo no Okite" on October 9th! The story will take place during the children's summer vacation, when Marumo (Abe Sadawo) takes Kaoru (Ashida Mana) and Tomoki (Suzuki Fuku) to visit a vineyard managed by a college friend. Once there, the

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  • Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku dances to "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori" at 'Odaiba Gasshuukoku'!

    July 19, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    On July 18th, Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku attended the summer event, 'Odaiba Gasshuukoku', where they delivered a brilliant on-stage dance to "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!", the theme song to their recent drama, "Marumo no Okite". Ashida, who proudly stated, "Mydance is perfect!" before the performance, forgot the choreography a few times during the song. When she shyly expressed, "I made a few mistakes," the crowd of 2,000 people called out, "C

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  • Drama Prime Time Report July 01st~03rd

    July 4, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    [caption id="attachment_169521" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku say good bye, at least for this season."][/caption] This past weekend the last three of four spring dramas came to an end, but only one of them said farewell - or rather 'see you again' - with a bang. The high school restaurateurs of "Kokosei Restaurant" on Saturday evenings ended with a weak rating below 10%, but at least they were able to

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  • "Marumo no Okite" reaches rating of 23.9 % + announces special drama

    July 4, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    The final episode of "Marumo no Okite" starring child actress Ashida Mana, child actor, Suzuki Fuku, and actor Abe Sadawo aired on July 3rd. After the final episode aired, it was revealed that the average rating reached was 23.9 % (Kanto area: by VideoResearchLtd.). During the broadcast, the highest rating moment reached as high as 27.5%. This drama was about a single man Takagi Mamoru (Abe) who is around 40 years old and decides to ta

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko snaps a photo with Suzuki Fuku, Ashida Mana + Mook for "Hana Kimi"!

    June 30, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko updated her official blog, teasing fans with a collaboration between "Hana Kimi" and the popular spring drama, "Marumo no Okite"! "It's Mana-chan, Fuku-kun and Mook~ The July 3rd broadcast of 'Marumo no Okite' will be its last!!" the idol wrote on her official blog. "Three of the members of 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e' get to appear for a moment! And!! In the first episode of 'Hanazakari no Kimitachi e'! Three people f

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  • Drama Prime Time Report June 24th~26th

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_167216" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It's the end for Horikita Maki and "Umareru."!"][/caption] Three more dramas ended last week. The first one was Horikita Maki's "Umareru." on Friday, which ended with an acceptable final rating of 10.8%. A few percentage points more and it would have become its best episode this season. The ratings always rotated around 10%, so the overall average came ou

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  • Drama Prime Time Report June 17th~19th

    June 21, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    [caption id="attachment_163959" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Matsuzaka Tori's radiating smile on "Asuko March!" (TV Asahi)"][/caption] Friday started with the second of three Higashino Keigo live-action adaptions. "Brutus no Shinzo" starring Fujiwara Tatsuya proved to be just as popular as last week's 2h-drama. Fortunately "Umareru." jumped back above the 10% mark again, despite the strong competition. "Kokosei Res

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  • Ashida Mana + Suzuki Fuku celebrate their 7th birthdays together

    June 18, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    The cast of "Marumo no Okite" surprised child actors Suzuki Fuku and Ashida Mana with a birthday party on the 18th! The small celebration was held on set the day after Suzuki's seventh birthday, but since Ashida will turn seven on June 23nd, both of them were presented with their own individual birthday cakes. Suzuki's features an onigiri motif, while Ashida Mana's is a pink heart. The staff and cast also sang "happy birthday" together whe

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