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  • Japan Box Office Report May 11th/12th

    May 14, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296645" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Tantei wa BAR ni Iru 2' / (01) 'Meitantei Conan' / (03) 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka'"][/caption] The Golden Week is over, but 'Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye' still attracted most of the viewers on the weekend and ranked first for the fourth consecutive weekend. In the second slot was the opening of 'Tantei wa BAR ni Iru 2: Susukino Dai

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  • Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo finds out the hard way that he lacks hosting skills

    May 12, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    On May 11, actor and singer Nishikido Ryo (of Kanjani8) was supposed to lead the opening day stage greeting of his new film 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka', but he and the audience soon discovered that he's not fit to be a host. Nishikido fumbled with his words right from the beginning and picked at himself for doing that. He even suggested redoing the greeting, which amused the audience and his co-stars. He apologized, "Please excuse my poor host

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  • Kitagawa Keiko & Nishikido Ryo to star in a movie based on a true love story

    February 1, 2013 @ 12:58 am

    It was announced that actress Kitagawa Keiko and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo will be starring in movie "Dakishimetai", which will be directed by Shiota Akihiko. It will be a love story between a girl on a wheelchair, who is unable to properly use the left side of her body due to a traffic accident and also suffers from a memory disorder, and an ordinary taxi driver. This is a true story that happened in Abashiri, Hokkaido, and it was

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  • Kanjani8 holds their first open-air live concert + more tour dates announced

    September 17, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    On September 16th, popular idol group, Kanjani8, held their tour 8EST ~Minna no Omoi wa Dou Nandai? Bokura no Omoi wa Mugendai!!~ at Tokyos Ajinomoto Stadium. The group is holding this nationwide tour in commemoration of the 8th anniversary of their CD debut. The group started the tour at the same venue on the 15th and will continue touring through 10 different cities until the end of December. Member, Murakami Shingo (30), said, Thank

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  • Nishikido Ryo and Horikita Maki to co-star in new movie 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka'

    August 29, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    On August 30th, it was announced that Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo will star in a new movie called 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka'. Moreover, Horikita Maki was appointed as the heroine right after finishing the filming for her morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' (NHK). The movie focuses on people who are working inside the 'Hospitality' section of Kochi prefectural office's department for tourism. This section really exists in Kochi and their work was turn

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  • Jacket covers for Kanjani8's upcoming single "Ai Deshita." revealed

    May 19, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    Kanjani8 just revealed jacket covers for their new single "Ai Deshita", which will be released on June 13th. "Ai Deshita" will also be the theme song for Nishikido Ryo's TBS drama 'Papadol!'. The single will be available in two versions. The limited edition has the title track, a coupling song "Midare Sake Romance", and a DVD. The regular edition includes two songs on top of the title track and "Midare Sake Romance". Check out the jack

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  • Kanjani 8 reveals track list for upcoming single "Ai Deshita."

    May 12, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    Kanjani 8 has released the track list for their upcoming single "Ai Deshita", which will drop on June 13th. Asreported previously the single is the theme song for Nishikido Ryo's TBS drama "Papadol!". The song's lyrics talks about the love for people who give light to our lonely and anxious daily lives. There will be a limited and a regular edition for this single. The limited edition will be packaged very beautifully as it's the firs

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  • Drama Prime Time Report April 16th~April 19th

    April 22, 2012 @ 3:16 am

    [caption id="attachment_234515" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Drama Prime Time Report April 16th~April 19th"][/caption] Seven new dramas aired their first episodes between Monday and Thursday, including the much-anticipated Monday drama of Fuji TV. The fifth season of the Monday drama 'Hancho' (TBS) seems to be off to a nice season with an improvement of 2.3% between the first and second episode. Fuji TV can say the same about

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  • Nishikido Ryo & Yuka attend the press conference for upcoming drama "Papadol!"

    April 18, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    On April 16th, Kanjani8 member,Nishikido Ryo, made an appearance at the press conference for his upcoming drama "Papadol!", which will start airing on the 19th. As reported previously, the new drama is a remake of TBS drama Mama wa Idol!, which was aired in 1987 starring Nakayama Miho. Nishikido will be playing the role of himself, an idol who belongs to Johnnys Jimusho. It will be a comedy drama that tells the story of Nishikido sec

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  • Countdown Timer hits Zero, NEWS to come back?

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    As we reported, Johnny's Entertainment had had a countdown on their official website, and themysteriouscount down officially stopped on April 15th at 12:00AM. When the timer hit 00:00, the huge clock turned into a silhouette of 4 people with some background music. Many people could not see this as the website servers were swamped by people trying to access the site. Matching up with many fans assumptions, there's some good news for N

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