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  • Fuji TV's long-running program 'Waratte Iitomo!' to end in March

    October 22, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    It was announced that Fuji TV's popular variety show "Waratte Iitomo!" which is hosted by Tamori (a.k.a Morita Kazuyoshi), will be ending its over 30 years run next March. The announcement was made by Tamori himself during the show on October 22nd. "Waratte Iitomo!" is a long-running live broadcasting program that begun airing on October 4th 1982. Back in 2002, the show celebrated its 5000th broadcast, and it was certified by Guinness

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  • Cast of 'Waratte Iitomo!' to lend their voices for anime 'Sazae-san'

    July 12, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    On July 11th, it was revealed that the cast of 'Waratte Iitomo!' will be lending their voices for Fuji TV's anime series, 'Sazae-san'. This collaboration was put into effect as a special project for the station's annual summer program, 'FNS 27-Hour TV', which will be hosted by Tamori. 'Waratte Iitomo!' cast membersSashihara Rino (HKT48), Becky, Rola, Yanagihara Kanako, and Watanabe Naomi will be making an appearance in the anime as thems

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  • Gouriki Ayame reveals her past relationship with a member of Johnny's Jr.

    November 9, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    On November 7th, model and actress Gouriki Ayame, who recently was chosen as the 'face of the year' by the lifestyle magazine 'Nikkei Trendy', appeared as a guest on the daily variety show, "Waratte Iitomo!" (Fuji TV). The young actress appeared during the popular 'telephone shocking' corner of the show and was asked several interesting questions by the host, Tamori. Tamori started things off by bringing up the rumor about her surname and

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino joins "Watatte Iitomo!" as a regular

    October 2, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    It was revealed on October 1st that AKB48's Sashihara Rino (18), comedian Watanabe Naomi (23), and Yamazaki Hironari (35) would be joining Fuji TV's "Watatte Iitomo!" as its new regulars. The three were chosen as "fresh people who would cheer up Japan". Watanabe will appear on Mondays, Sashihara will be in charge of Wednesdays, and Yamazaki will take on Thursdays. Sashihara is known for her larger-than-life character, who quickly gives

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 on "Waratte Iitomo"!

    July 24, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    Just two days ago, we reported that Johnny's Entertainment group, Kis-My-Ft2, will be making an appearance on the July 22nd broadcast of popular variety show, "Watatte Iitomo". On this video clip, Kis-My-Ft2 visits the show to promote their debut single, "Everybody Go", where they talk about their reasons for joining the agency, and even perform a monomane skit. Also at the end, member Taisuke Fujigaya calls SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi for an

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka transforms into Lady Gaga?

    July 21, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    On July 20th, AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka posted a before and after photo of her transformation into Lady Gaga on her official blog. This transformation happened during Akimoto's appearance on the variety show, "Waratte Iitomo!". Before the show, she blogged, "I will transform into Abe Chiyo-san and Lady Gaga-sama. Everyone, please watch 'Iitomo!'" Akimoto was in great delight after putting on fierce make-up like Lady Gaga, which has alway

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to appear on "Waratte Iitomo!"

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Johnny's Entertainment group Kis-My-Ft2 will be making an appearance on the July 22nd episode of the Fuji TV variety show, "Waratte Iitomo!" Kis-My-Ft2 was introduced by actress Toda Keiko, who Fujigaya Taisuke became friends with after co-starring in the drama, "Misaki Number One!!" During the phone call with Tamori, Fujigaya stated, "All seven of us will visit!", so the show is expected to host lively conversations from the boys. T

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  • Ueto Aya to appear on "Waratte Iitomo!"

    July 7, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    Actress Ueto Aya will be making an appearance on the weekday variety show, "Waratte Iitomo!", on July 8th. Ueto will guest on the "Telephone Shocking" corner, introduced by former Fuji TV announcer, Chino Shio. Currently, Ueto is filming for the upcoming drama, "Zettai Reido", so we can expect to hear some stories about the drama. This will be Ueto's first time in a little over 2 years since she has last appeared on the show. Make su

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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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  • EXILE's AKIRA appears in 'Telephone Shocking' corner on "Waratte Iitomo"

    April 13, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    On April 13th,EXILE's AKIRA appeared on Fuji TV's "Waratte Iitomo" and participated in the popularTelephone Shocking corner. Ishii Tatsuya, the guest on April 12th, introduced AKIRA and EXILE, as per tradition, saying, "They look scary (laughter) but I was surprised they are extremely polite". "Waratte Iitomo" airs every Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Japan Time. Hopefully the video will come out soon after the show airs so that w

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