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  • 'Thermae Romae II' announced for Golden Week 2014

    January 29, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    On January 30 (JST), it was announced that one of the most successful movies of 2012 - 'Thermae Romae' will be receiving a sequel in 2014! All the main actors from 'Thermae Romae', lead by Abe Hiroshi as the protagonist will be reprising their roles in 'Thermae Romae II', which is slated for release during the Golden Week of 2014 (early May) and will be directed by Takeuchi Hideki again. The filming will take place in Bulgaria, a first for

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  • Higashino Keigo's online drama 'Warai' releases special PV

    September 11, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    On September 10th, Asmik Ace released a special PV for the online drama 'Higashino Keigo Series Warai' (available on Drama JoKer). The drama features three short stories from Higashino Keigos Warai (laugh) collections, in which the famed author explored his comedic side by writing stories full of black humor. The three stories are 'Motemote Spray' (starring Hamada Gaku, Kurashina Kana, and Tsugawa Masahiko), 'Aru Ji-san ni Senkou wo'

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  • Full cast for Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama 'Summer Rescue' revealed

    May 24, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    On May 24th, TBS revealed the full cast for the upcoming medical drama 'Summer Rescue ~Tenkuu no Shinryojo~' starring Mukai Osamu. The drama will be set in a small mountain clinic 2,000 meters above sea level. Mukai plays the role of 'Hayami Keigo', a handsome, young cardiac surgeon who has a bright future ahead of him working at a university hospital. However, his superior commands him to examine patients at a small clinic in the moun

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  • Higashino Keigo's black humor series to be adapted into an online live-action series

    May 19, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    On May 19th, it was announced that three stories of Higashino Keigo's 'Warai' ('Laugh') novel series will be distributed as a new drama series through the online service "Drama JoKer" provided by KDDI and J:COM. The three stories are starring Mikami Hiroshi, Sasano Takashi, and Hamada Gaku, and will have Tortoise Matsumoto provide the theme song called "Warattemi". Higashino is a renowned writer of many great mystery novels such as 'Yogish

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  • 'FLY! Heibon na Kiseki' to bring laughs with intergalatic friendship between two dullards

    February 15, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    On February 14th, the first full-length trailer for upcoming movie "FLY! Heibon na Kiseki" made its entrance on Earth. "FLY!" stars Koyabu Kazutoyo (comedian and chairman of the 'Yoshimoto Shinkigeki' comedy theater), who plays a dull factory worker in love with a single mother (played by Aibu Saki). Unfortunately, his feelings remain one-sided. One day, he meets an alien (played by the hilarious Nukumizu Yoichi) who had to do an emerge

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  • Inoue Mao to play tug-of-war in new movie, "Tsuna Hiichatta!"

    November 4, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    It's been announced that actress Inoue Mao will star in Mizuta Nobuo's newest film, "Tsuna Hiichatta!" This film will mark Inoue's first major project since she became the morning face of NHK through the morning drama, "Ohisama". "Tsuna Hiichatta!" is an original comedy that depicts the struggles of a female tug-of-war team. Inoue will play 'Nishikawa Chiaki', a beautiful woman who works in the PR department of a the public office in th

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  • Abe Hiroshi reveals his "ancient Roman" look for upcoming movie Thermae Romae

    October 19, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    As reported earlier, Yamazaki Mari's popular manga "Thermae Romae" will be getting a live-action movie adaptation starringAbe Hiroshi and Ueto Aya. Abe's "ancient Roman" look was recently revealed for the upcoming movie. Thermae Romae means Romes Bath and the comedic movie will depict the story of Lucius, a bath design engineer who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. The manga itself comically portrays Lucius

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  • Superfly announces 2011 activities consisting of three major events

    January 21, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Singer Superfly has announced that she will commence her 2011 activities and that there will be threemajor events. First, she will be doing a special live broadcasted nationwide on FM52. Second, she will release a double A-side single with a movie tie-in. Finally, she will embark on a nationwide tour, where she will do 35 shows in 32 cities. The nationwide broadcast is called,"National Broadcast FM and KDDI present MEET THE MUSIC LIVE w

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