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  • 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' to return with a 5th season this summer

    April 28, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    Fans of the widely popular medical drama series 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' will be delighted to hear that Fuji TV has just announced that there is going to be a new season this summer. 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' is set at an emergency ward and follows a team of doctors as they try to save as many lives as possible. This time the main cast will be slightly different due to the sudden withdrawal of actor Eguchi Yosuke, who had been portraying 'Shindo Ka

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  • Takei Emi & Okura Tadayoshi to co-star in TV Asahi's upcoming late-night drama

    February 27, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    It was announced that Takei Emi will star in TV Asahi's upcoming late-night mystery drama "Otenki Oneesan" that will begin airing in April. In the drama, Takei will play as a weather woman named "Abe Haruko." ----- Abe Haruko is somewhat of a weather prodigy as she acquires herqualification to become a certified weather forecaster at the young age of 11. She serves as a weather woman in a morning TV show and is nicknamed as 'bomb c

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  • Drama Prime Time Report 01/11~01/17

    January 19, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_286500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report 01/11~01/17"][/caption] The winter season is settling in nicely with many new dramas that premiered over the past seven days. 'Nobunaga no Chef' (TV Asahi) - starring Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta - premiered on Friday and achieved a good double-digit rating (11.6%) during its 11:00 pm time slot. Many dramas have started with such high ratings i

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  • Nagasawa Masami and more added to the cast of 'Bokutachi no Koukan Nikki'

    October 29, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    On October 29th, it was announced that actress Nagasawa Masami is going to appear in a supporting role in Uchimura Teruyoshi's second movie 'Bokutachi no Koukan Nikki'. 'Bokutachi no Koukan Nikki' is an adaptation of Suzuki Osamu's novel 'Geinin Koukan Nikki ~Yellow Hearts no Monogatari~' and depicts the struggles of a comedic duo in the Japanese world of entertainment. Suzuki himself is the writer for many very popular variety and comedy

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  • Sasaki Kuranosuke becomes a Japanese Indiana Jones for new drama series

    May 18, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    On May 17th, Fuji TV held a press conference for the upcoming two-hour drama 'Touma Kyouju no Tensai Suiri (1) Okinoshima no Ogon Densetsu Satsujin Jiken' starring Sasaki Kuranosuke. Sasaki, who is starring in his first two-hour drama, is playing a Japanese professor researching ukiyo-e (color prints from the Edo period) who helps to solve cases with his sharp perception. At the press conference, he was dressed as the character. "I look li

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  • Drama Prime Time Report April 9th~April 12th

    April 15, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    [caption id="attachment_233183" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report April 9th~April 12th"][/caption] Five new prime time dramas began airing between Monday and Thursday, but how did they started off as the ratings winner this spring season? On Monday, it was the fifth season of 'Hancho' (TBS), which bravely aired its first episode among variety and music specials. Unlike the previous four seasons, the story i

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  • Ryo announces her pregnancy + to appear in Nakama Yukie's new drama

    December 8, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    On December 6th, actress Ryo announced that she's pregnant with her second baby! Accordingto her agency, she is currently 5 months pregnant, and will be giving birth next spring. It was also announced that Ryo will make an appearance in the upcoming drama, 'Renai NEET ~Wasureta Koi no Hajimekata', as a character who is pregnant. The actress commented, "I will appear in the drama with my real pregnant figure, which could only be done now.

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  • Drama Prime Time Report November 11th~13th

    November 14, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_203667" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It's magic! ("Ore no Sora" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by very disappointing ratings for "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday began the third round of the "FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2011 Japan" featuring the national women teams of all the great volleyball nations. After three wins a

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  • Oguri Shun & Nagasawa Masami attend the stage greeting for "Gaku"

    May 8, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    May 7th was the release day for the movie "Gaku", which starsOguri Shun and Nagasawa Masami, and the cast members all attended the stage greeting for the film. "Gaku" is a story taking place in the Hida Mountains about a warm community between mountainrescue volunteer members and climbers, as well as the drama of lives at the rescue scenes. At the greeting, Oguri talked about a scene in which Nagasawa yells at Oguri. He said, "T

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  • Drama Prime Time Report April 11th~14th

    April 16, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    [caption id="attachment_144579" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="No time for hangovers, the first spring dramas are here!"][/caption] Even if it just lasted for 1-2 weeks due to various circumstances, the void of dramas is finally over. On Monday, the fourth season of "Hancho" - which starsSasaki Kuraonsuke and a great ensemble of co-actors - gave the starting signal with a 2-hour long pilot episode that raked in a very satisfying

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