Saturday, August 17, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 10th & 11th Aug 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Gekijouban ONE PIECE STAMPEDE (352)

2) The Lion King (372)

3) Tenki no Ko (358)

4) Toy Story 4 (369)

5) Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (346)

6) The Secret Life of Pets 2 (364)

7) Dragon Quest Your Story (312)

8) Archimedes no Taisen (343)

9) Mew Two Strikes Back EVOLUTION (367)

10) Gekijouban Kamen Rider Zi-O Over Quartzer (324)

Source: Eiga.com

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 3rd & 4th Aug 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Tenki no Ko (358)

2) Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (346)

3) Toy Story 4 (369)

4) Dragon Quest Your Story (312)

5) Archimedes no Taisen (343)

6) The Secret Life of Pets 2 (364)

7) Gekijouban Kamen Rider Zi-O Over Quartzer (324)

8) Mew Two Strikes Back EVOLUTION (367)

9) Aladdin (370)

10) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

Source: Eiga.com

Friday, August 02, 2019

Winners of the 16th Confidence Award Drama Prize (Spring 2019)

Best Drama: Kinou nani tabeta? (TV Tokyo)

Best Leading Actor: Nishijima Hidetoshi & Uchino Seiyo - Kinou nani tabeta? (TV Tokyo)

Best Leading Actress: Yoshitaka Yuriko - Watashi, teiji de kaerimasu (TBS)

Best Supporting Actor: Mukai Osamu - Watashi, teiji de kaerimasu (TBS)

Best Supporting Actress: Fujino Ryoko - Fujoshi, ukkari gay ni kokuru (NHK)

Best Newcomer: Kaneko  Daichi - Fujoshi, ukkari gay ni kokuru (NHK)

Best Script: Miura Naoyuki - Fujoshi, ukkari gay ni kokuru (NHK)

Source: Oricon

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 27th & 28th Jul 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Tenki no Ko (358)

2) Toy Story 4 (369)

3) Archimedes no Taisen (343)

4) Gekijouban Kamen Rider Zi-O Over Quartzer (324)

5) The Secret Life of Pets 2 (364)

6) Aladdin (370)

7) Mew Two Strikes Back EVOLUTION (367)

8) Spider-Man: Far From Home (352)

9) Child's Play (188)

10) Diner (336)

Source: Eiga.com

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 20th & 21st Jul 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Tenki no Ko (358)

2) Toy Story 4 (369)

3) Mew Two Strikes Back EVOLUTION (367)

4) Aladdin (370)

5) Spider-Man: Far From Home (352)

6) Child's Play (188)

7) Tokyo Ghoul S (292)

8) Diner (336)

9) The Fable (327)

10) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

Source: Eiga.com

Romaji song lyrics of "Machigaisagashi" by Suda Masaki (Theme song of FujiTV Spring 2019 drama "Perfect World")

Title: Machigaisagashi まちがいさがし
Artist: Suda Masaki
Written by: Yonezu Kenshi
Theme song of FujiTV Spring 2019 drama "Perfect World"

machigaisagashi no machigai no hou ni
umaretekita you na ki de ita kedo
machigaisagashi no seikai no hou ja
kitto deaenakatta to omou

fusawashiku waraiaeru koto
naze darou ka namida ga deru koto

kimi no me ga tsuranuita boku no mune wo massugu
sono hi kara nanimokamo kawarihateta ki ga shita
kaze ni tobasare souna fukai haru no sumi de
taikutsu na kurai ni nanige naku soba ni ite

machigai darake no sasai na sukima de
kudaranai hanashi wo kutabaru made
tadashiku aritai arenai samishisa ga
nani wo hagukunda deshou

hitotsuzutsu sagashiatete ikou
okigake no kodomo mitai ni

kimi no te ga fureteita yubi wo kasaneawase
machigai ka seikai ka danante dou demo yokatta
mabatakuma ni okkochita awai moya no naka de
kimi janakya ikenai to tada tsuyoku omou dake

kimi no me ga tsuranuita boku no mune wo massugu
sono hi kara nanimokamo kawarihateta ki ga shita
kaze ni tobasare souna fukai haru no sumi de
dare ni mo misenai kao wo misete

kimi no te ga fureteita yubi wo kasaneawase
machigai ka seikai ka danante dou demo yokatta
mabatakuma ni okkochita awai moya no naka de
kimi janakya ikenai to tada tsuyoku omou dake

Winners of Nikkansports Dorama Grand Prix (Spring 2019)

There were 2,477 valid votes for this round of voting between 18 June and 25 June where the top 5 for each category in each season would then be eligible as nominees for the annual awards.The numbers in brackets indicate the number of votes received for the drama and/or actor/actress.

Best Drama
1) Inhand (812)
2) Anata no ban desu (297)
3) Strawberry Night Saga (266)
4) Perfect World (213)
5) Natsuzora (134)

Best Leading Actor
1) Yamashita Tomohisa - Inhand (876)
2) Tanaka Kei - Anata no ban desu (310)
3) Kamenashi Kazuya - Strawberry Night Saga (265)
4) Matsuzaka Toori - Perfect World (160)
5) Kubota Masataka - Radiation House (113)

Best Leading Actress
1) Yoshitaka Yuriko - Watashi, teiji de kaerimasu (483)
2) Nikaidou Fumi - Strawberry Night Saga (482)
3) Hirose Suzu - Natsuzora (364)
4) Harada Tomoyo - Anata no ban desu (356)
5) Amami Yuki - Kinkyuu Torishirabetsu 3 (314)

Best Supporting Actor
1) Hamada Gaku - Inhand (808)
2) Matsumura Hokuto - Perfect World (229)
3) Kusakari Masao - Natsuzora (183)
4) Eguchi Yosuke - Strawberry Night Saga (108)
5) Hakamada Yoshihiko - Anata no ban desu (89)

Best Supporting Actress
1) Nanao - Inhand (838)
2) Kimura Tae - Anata no ban desu (290)
3) Matsushima Nanako - Natsuzora (135)
4) Yamamoto Mizuki - Perfect World (117)
5) Sugisaki Hana - Idaten ~ Tokyo Olympic Hanashi ~ (106)

Source: Nikkansports

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 13th & 14th Jul 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Toy Story 4 (369)

2) Mew Two Strikes Back EVOLUTION (367)

3) Aladdin (370)

4) Spider-Man: Far From Home (352)

5) Diner (336)

6) The Fable (327)

7) Soreike! Anpanman Kirameke! Aisu no kuni no vanilla hime (233)

8) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

9) Shinbun Kisha (143)

10) Gekijouban Free! Road to the World Yume (73)

Source: Eiga.com

Friday, July 19, 2019

Preview of "Semi Otoko" - Summer 2019

Title: Semi Otoko セミオトコ Cicada Man
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 26 July 2019
Timeslot: Fridays 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Theme Song: "Fanfare" by Hey!Say! JUMP
Cast: Yamada Ryosuke, Kinami Haruka, Imada Mio, Yamasaki Shizuyo, Yatsui Ichirou, Kitamura Yukiya, Agawa Sawako, Dan Fumi, Takasugi Kou, Tanaka Minako, Miyake Ken, Sato Hitomi, Minamoto Maho, Yamano Umi, Watanabe Keisuke, Ikeda Ryo & Tsubakihara Ai

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Preview of "Soshite, Ikiru" - Summer 2019

Title: Soshite, Ikiru そして、生きる
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 4 August 2019
Timeslot: Sundays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 6
Cast: Arimura Kasumi, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Jiyoung, Okayama Amane, Hagiwara Masato, Mitsuishi Ken & Minami Kaho

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Preview of "Afro Tanaka" - Summer 2019

Title: Afro Tanaka アフロ田中
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 5 July 2019
Timeslot: Fridays 12am
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 10
Original manga by: Noritsuke Masaharu
Cast: Kaku Kento, Kaho, Matsuo Satoru, Shiraishi Shunya, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Murakawa Eri, Shimizu Hazuki, Konno Anna & Watanabe Eri

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Preview of "Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!" - Summer 2019

Title: Kore wa keihi de ochimasen! これは経費で落ちません!
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 26 Jul 2019
Timeslot: Fridays 10pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Total number of episodes: 10
Cast: Tabe Mikako, Shigeoka Daiki, Ito Sairi, Kiriyama Ren, Matsui Airi, Kan Hanae, Kakuta Akihiro, Katase Nana, Moro Morooka, Hirayama Hiroyuki & Fukikoshi Mitsuru

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Preview of "Beshari Gurashi" - Summer 2019

Title: Beshari Gurashi べしゃり暮らし
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
Official YouTube channel: here
O.A. Start Date: 27 July 2019
Timeslot: Saturdays 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original manga by: Morita Masanori
Cast: Mamiya Shotaro, Watanabe Daichi, Yamoto Yuuma, Koshiba Fuuka, Hotta Mayu, Suruga Taro, Onoue Hiroyuki, Asaka Koudai, Tokunaga Eri & Terajima Susumu

Friday, July 12, 2019

Preview of "Two Weeks" - Summer 2019

Title: Two Weeks
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 16 July 2019
Timeslot: Tuesdays 9pm
Broadcast by: Kansai TV / FujiTV
Original drama: Two Weeks (Korean)
Theme Song: "Fight for your heart" by Miura Haruma
Cast: Miura Haruma, Yoshine Kyoko, Higa Manami, Miura Takahiro, Kondo Koen, Suzuki Jin, Buffalo Goro A, Kamio Yu, Isomura Hayato, Hara Sachie, Ikeda Tetsuhiro, Takashima Masanobu & Kuroki Hitomi

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 6th & 7th Jul 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Aladdin (370)

2) Spider-Man: Far From Home (352)

3) Diner (336)

4) The Fable (327)

5) Soreike! Anpanman Kirameke! Aisu no kuni no vanilla hime (233)

6) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

7) Itsu no manika, koko ni iru Documentary of Nogizaka46 (66)

8) Shinbun Kisha (143)

9) Gekijouban Free! Road to the World Yume (73)

10) Godzilla King of Monsters (362)

Source: Eiga.com

Preview of "Nagi no Oitoma" - Summer 2019

Title: Nagi no Oitoma 凪のお暇 (Nagi's Vacation)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 19 July 2019
Timeslot: Fridays 10pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Konari Misato
Theme Song: "Reboot" by miwa
Cast: Kuroki Haru, Takahashi Issei, Nakamura Tomoya, Ichikawa Mikako, Takiuchi Kumi, Ootsuka Chihiro, Fujimoto Izumi, Mizutani Kaho, Karata Erika, Shiratori Tamaki, Nakata Kurumi, Tani Kyosuke, Tamoto Soran, Mokutaaru, Matsunaga Takuya, Katahira Nagisa, Yoshida Yo & Mita Yoshiko

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Preview of "I Turn" - Summer 2019

Title: I Turn アイターン
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 12 July 2019
Timeslot: Fridays 12.12am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Fukuzawa Tetsuzo
Opening Theme Song: "Kanjigai Shinpakusuu" by Nyanzonu Deshi
Ending Theme Song: "ON THE ROAD" by Takehara Pistol
Cast: Muro Tsuyoshi, Furuta Arata, Watanabe Daichi, Suzuki Airi, Maiguma Katsuya, Watanabe Makiko, Tezuka Tooru, Kawahara Masahiko, Tsukahara Daisuke, Kikuchi Kinya, Hannya, Tamoto Sora, Morita Misato, Aijima Kazuyuki, Sasano Takashi, Kuroki Hitomi & Tanaka Kei

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Preview of "Sign - Houigakusha Yuzuki Takashi no Jiken -" - Summer 2019

Title: Sign - Houigakusha Yuzuki Takashi no Jiken - サイン - 法医学者柚木貴志の事件 - (Sign - Cases of Forensic Pathologist Yuzuki Takashi -)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 July 2019
Timeslot: Thursdays 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Theme Song: "Mirrors" by Tohoshinki
Original drama: "Sign" (Korean)
Cast: Oomori Nao, Matsuyuki Yasuko, Iitoyo Marie, Takasugi Mahiro, Satsukawa Aimi, Fuchikami Yasushi, Yoshida Oolongta, Kokubo Toshihito, Yokoyama Ryo, Yanagi Miki, Ino Manabu, Morikawa Aoi, Kinoshita Houka, Riju Go, Nishida Toshiyuki & Nakamura Tooru

Monday, July 08, 2019

Preview of "Keiji Shichinin 5" - Summer 2019

Title: Keiji Shichinin 5 刑事7人 5 (7 Detectives 5)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 10 July 2019
Timeslot: Wednesdays 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Cast: Higashiyama Noriyuki, Tanabe Seiichi, Kurashina Kana, Shirasu Jin, Tsukamoto Takashi, Yoshida Kotaro & Kitaoji Kinya

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Oricon's most anticipated Summer 2019 dramas ranking

Oricon conducted a survey on 1,364 people from their teens to 50s between 13 Jun and 19 Jun where they chose which Summer 2019 drama they are looking forward to watch. Dramas which were not announced by the TV stations before 10 Jun were not included in this survey and only dramas from the private networks and NHK were considered as candidates in this list.

Numbers in brackets indicate the overall weighted score in terms of anticipated ratings, leading actor/actress, supporting cast and content which account for 20 marks each. As such, the maximum score a drama can get is 80:

1) Kansatsui Asago / Heaven ~ Gokuraku Resutoran ~ (60)

3) No Side Game (58)

4) Gisou Furin (55)

5) Voice 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu (54)

6) Lupin no Musume (53)

7) Nagi no Oitoma (52)

8) Keishicho Zerogakari  ~ Seikatsu anzenka nandemo soudanshitsu ~ SEASON 4 / I Turn (49)

10) TWO WEEKS / Sign - Houigakusha Yuzuki Takashi no Jiken - (44)

Source: Oricon

Preview of "Lupin no Musume" - Summer 2019

Title: Lupin no Musume ルパンの娘 (Lupin's Daughter)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 July 2019
Timeslot: Thursdays 10pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Original novel by: Yokozeki Dai
Theme Song: "Moss" by Sakanaction
Cast: Fukada Kyoko, Seto Koji, Ozawa Maju, Kurihara Rui, Donguri, Fujioka Hiroshi, Kato Ryo, Oonuki Yuusuke, Shida Masayuki, Marcia, Akaji Maro & Watabe Atsuro

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Top 20 male and female celebrities with the highest CM exposure in the first half of 2019

Here is the top 20 male and female celebrities with the highest CM exposure (number of times their CMs were shown on TV in the Tokyo area) in the first half of 2019 (1 January to 30 June):

Note that the first number behind the name refers to the number of times the CMs were shown on TV while the second number in brackets represents the number of seconds the CMs lasted:

Top 20 male celebrities
1) Suda Masaki - 6,217 times (103,845 secs)
2) Kiritani Kenta - 5,889 times (96,540 secs)
3) Hamada Gaku - 5,791 times (95,550 secs)
4) Sakurai Sho - 5,334 times (109,020 secs)
5) Kamiki Ryuunosuke - 5,287 times (104,055 secs)
6) Saito Takumi - 4,784 times (73,635 secs)
7) Okada Junichi - 4,742 times (84,285 secs)
8) Matsuda Shota - 4,620 times (77,505 secs)
9) Kitamura Takumi - 3,913 times (74,805 secs)
10) Takeuchi Ryoma - 3,901 times (62,865 secs)
11) Aiba Masaki - 3,713 times (61,875 secs)
12) Yagira Yuuya - 3,648 times (59,385 secs)
13) Daigo (Chidori) - 3,552 times (54,315 secs)
14) Tanaka Kei - 3,492 times (81,225 secs)
15) Suzuki Ryohei - 3,433 times (59,850 secs)
16) Nishijima Hidetoshi - 3,422 times (79,305 secs)
17) Nobu (Chidori) - 3,263 times (51,150 secs)
18) Kagawa Teruyuki - 3,154 times (66,405 secs)
19) Katori Shingo - 3,002 times (48,930 secs)
20) Hoshino Gen - 2,988 times (46,980 secs)

Top 20 female celebrities
1) Tsuchiya Tao - 7,748 times (129,900 secs)
2) Watanabe Naomi - 6,373 times (146,760 secs)
3) Shiraishi Mai - 6,261 times (103,455 secs)
4) Ayase Haruka - 5,772 times (100,455 secs)
5) Yoshioka Riho - 5,753 times (94,095 secs)
6) Arimura Kasumi - 5,635 times (93,825 secs)
7) Nakajo Ayami - 5,159 times (78,270 secs)
8) Yonekura Ryoko - 5,109 times (77,475 secs)
9) Fukada Kyoko - 5,100 times (84,945 secs)
10) Yoshida Yo - 4,447 times (75,885 secs)
11) Hirose Suzu - 4,423 times (83,415 secs)
12) Kawaei Rina - 4,111 times (66,615 secs)
13) Ashida Mana - 3,895 times (68,670 secs)
14) Nagano Mei - 3,795 times (63,465 secs)
15) Takahata Mitsuki - 3,764 times (60,510 secs)
16) Hamabe Minami - 3,591 times (56,730 secs)
17) Saito Asuka - 3,414 times (51,300 secs)
18) Hirose Arisu - 3,380 times (68,950 secs)
19) Seino Nana - 3,289 times (51,930 secs)
20) Tabe Mikako - 3,250 times (51,345 secs)

Source: Oricon

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 29th & 30th Jun 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Aladdin (370)

2) Spider-Man: Far From Home (352)

3) The Fable (327)

4) Soreike! Anpanman Kirameke! Aisu no kuni no vanilla hime (233)

5) Godzilla King of Monsters (362)

6) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

7) Men in Black International (349)

8) Kyou mo iyagarase bento (244)

9) Confidence Man JP (323)

10) Shinbun Kisha (143)

Source: Eiga.com

Preview of "Voice 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu" - Summer 2019

Title: Voice 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu ボイス110緊急指令室 (Voice 110 Emergency Command Room)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 13 July 2019
Timeslot: Saturdays 10pm
Broadcast by: NTV
Original drama: "Voice" (Korean)
Theme Song: "Bad Paradox" by BLUE ENCOUNT
Cast: Karasawa Toshiaki, Maki Youko, Masuda Takahisa, Kimura Yuichi, Ishibashi Natsumi, Tamura Kentaro, Yasui Junpei, Koichi Mantaro, YOU & Kikuchi Momoko

Friday, July 05, 2019

Preview of "Gisou Furin" - Summer 2019

Title: Gisou Furin 偽装不倫 (Fake Extramarital Affair)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 10 July 2019
Timeslot: Wednesdays 10pm
Broadcast by: NTV
Original manga by: Higashimura Akiko
Theme Song: "us" by milet
Cast: An, Miyazawa Hio, Seto Toshiki, Isawa Hiroshi, Asaka Mayumi, Tanaka Michiko, Natsuko, MEGUMI, Tanihara Shosuke & Nakama Yukie

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Preview of "Heaven? ~ Gokuraku Resutoran ~" - Summer 2019

Title: Heaven? ~ Gokuraku Resutoran ~ ヘブン ~ ご苦楽レストラン~ (Heaven? ~ Paradise Restaurant ~)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 July 2019
Timeslot: Tuesdays 10pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Sasaki Noriko
Theme Song: "Manatsu no yori no nioi ga suru" by Aimyon
Cast: Ishihara Satomi, Fukushi Souta, Shison Jun, Taguchi Hiromasa, Uchida Chika, Ohshige Wataru, Matsumoto Shishimaru, Katsumura Masanobu, Yashiba Toshihiro, Ueda Haruka, Danta Yasunori & Kishibe Ittoku

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Preview of "No Side Game" - Summer 2019

Title: No Side Game ノーサイド・ゲーム
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 7 July 2019
Timeslot: Sundays 9pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original novel by: Ikeido Jun
Cast: Ooizumi Yo, Matsu Takako, Takahashi Mitsuomi, Maeda Goudon, Sasamoto Reina, Irie Jingi, Matsuo Satoru, Ishikawa Zen, Murata Takehiro, Fujiwara Mitsuhiro, Saeki Daichi, Abe Junko, Yamazaki Hirona, Minamibata Maina, Amano Yoshihisa, Hirose Toshiaki, Saito Yuuya, Hayashiya Tamahei, Kouji, Yoshihisa Sou, Murata Rin, Kasahara Go Forward, Kawata Hiromi, Hamatsu Takayuki, Ouki Kaname, Saigo Teruhiko, Ootani Ryohei, Watanabe Hiroyuki, Nakamura Shikan and Kamikawa Takaya

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Preview of "Bishonure Tantei Mizuno Hagoromo" - Summer 2019

Title: Bishonure Tantei Mizuno Hagoromo びしょ濡れ探偵 水野羽衣 (Drenched Detective Mizuno Hagoromo)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 3 July 2019
Timeslot: Wednesdays 1.35am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Total number of episodes: 12
Theme Song: "I am I" by Oohara Sakurako
Opening Theme: "Supernova" by Macaron Enpitsu
Cast: Oohara Sakurako, Yamoto Yuuma, Oohori Koichi & Yao Aining

Monday, July 01, 2019

Preview of "Kansatsui Asagao" - Summer 2019

Title: Kansatsui Asagao 監察医朝顔 (Medical Coroner Asagao)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 July 2019
Timeslot: Mondays 9pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Original manga by: Kagawa Masahito & Kimura Naomi
Cast: Ueno Juri, Tokito Saburo, Kazama Shunsuke, Shida Mirai, Nakao Akiyoshi, Morimoto Shintaro, Sakanoue Akane, Kita Noa, Miyamoto Mayu, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Hiraiwa Kami, Ishida Hikari, Miyake Hiroki, Itao Itsuji, Yamaguchi Tomoko & Emoto Akira

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Romaji song lyrics of "Oretachi no ashita" by Elephant Kashimashi (Theme song of TBS Spring 2019 drama "Shuudan Sasen!!")

Title: Oretachi no ashita
Artiste: Elephant Kashimashi
Lyrics & Melody by: Miyamoto Hiroji
Theme song of TBS Spring 2019 drama "Shuudan Sasen!!"

saa ganbarouze!
omae wa kyou mo doko ka de bukiyou ni
kono hibi to kitto tatakatteru koto darou

doudai? chikagoro shigoto wa isogashii no kai?
doudai? kamisan wa genki ka? kodomo wa ookikunatta kai?
jitsu wa kinou omae to tsurunde aruku yume wo mitanda
mukashi mitai ni omae to aruku yume wo

sou iya ano koro wa oretachi no jidai wo kizukou
nante hanashi wo nan jikan demo katariatte akinakatta na
soshite sonna jikan koso hontou wa oretachi no
aa jinsei sono mono datta na

toki wa nagarete mou rippa na otona sa ima wa sorezore no michi wo yuku

saa ganbarouze!
makerunayo sousa omae no kagayaki wa itsu datte ore no takaramono
dekkaku ikiyou ze!
omae wa kyou mo doko ka de bukiyou ni
kono hibi to kitto tatakatteru koto darou

juudai nikushimi to ai irimajitta me de seken wo nonoshiri
nijuudai kanashimi wo shitte me wo somuketakutte machi wo samayoi aruki
sanjuudai aisuru hito no tame no kono inochi datte koto ni aa kizuita na

kisetsu wa sugite sorezore no sora omae konogoro nani omou

saa ganbarouze!
makerunayo sousa omae no kagayaki wa itsu datte ore no takaramono
dekkaku ikiyou ze!
omae wa kyou mo doko ka de bukiyou ni
kono hibi to kitto tatakatteru koto darou

saa ganbarouze!
kagayaki omote kurashitekita sonna omoi ga itsu datte oretachi no takaramono
saa dekakeyou ze!
itsumo no keshiki  kono sora no shita
itsuka dodekai dodekai niji wo kakeyou yo

saa ganbarouze!
makeruna yo sou sa omae ga itsuka kureta yasashisa ga ima demo takaramono
dekkaku ikiyouze! chikatta tooi ano sora
wasurenaize sousa ima mo onaji hoshi wo miteiru

Preview of "Watashi danna wo share shiteta" - Summer 2019

Title: Watashi danna wo share shiteta わたし旦那をシェアしてた (I shared my husband)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 4 July 2019
Timeslot: Thursdays 11.59pm
Broadcast by: YTV/NTV
Theme Song: "Jijitsuai feat. Nakasone Izumi (HY)" by Hilcrhyme
Cast: Koike Eiko, Ryou, Okamoto Rei, Akaso Eiji, Hirasawa Kokoro, Maki Junya, Mori Yurito,  Iketani Mion, Kuroki Keiji, Watanabe Makiko, Hirayama Hiroyuki & Natsuki Mari

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 22nd & 23rd Jun 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Aladdin (370)

2) The Fable (327)

3) X-MEN: Dark Phoenix (332)

4) Men in Black International (349)

5) Godzilla King of Monsters (362)

6) Confidence Man JP (323)

7) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

8) Girls und Panzer Saishusho Dai 2 Wa (60)

9) Kimi to, nami ni noretara (299)

10) Seishun Butayaro wa yumemiru shoujo no yume wo minai (31)

Source: Eiga.com

Monday, June 24, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 15th & 16th Jun 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Aladdin (370)

2) Men in Black International (349)

3) Godzilla King of Monsters (362)

4) Girls und Panzer Saishusho Dai 2 Wa (60)

5) Confidence Man JP (323)

6) Gekijouban Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Kingdom (126)

7) Seishun Butayaro wa yumemiru shoujo no yume wo minai (31)

8) Kaijuu no Kodomo (164)

9) Kingdom (341)

10) Kuubo Ibuki (331)

Source: Eiga.com

Top 10 best couples from the Spring 2019 drama season (Crank-In)

Crank-in conducted a survey on 10,429 respondents from their teens to 60s where they chose the best couples from the Spring 2019 drama season. Here are the top 10 couples with the names of the actors/actresses in brackets:

1) Kakei Shirou & Yabuki Kenji - "Kinou nani tabeta" (Nishijima Hidetoshi & Uchino Seiyo)

2) Higashiyama Yui & Taneda Kotaro - "Watashi, teiji de kaerimasu." (Yoshitaka Yuriko & Mukai Osamu)

3) Ayukawa Itsuki & Kawana Tsugumi - "Perfect World" (Matsuzaka Toori & Yamamoto Mizuki)

4) Igarashi Iori & Amakasu An - "Radiation House" (Kubota Masataka & Honda Tsubasa)

5) Kataoka Hiroshi & Kataoka Kaori - "Shuudan Sasen!!" (Fukuyama Masaharu & Yagi Akiko)

6) Mihara Natsumi & Honjo Akiyuki - "Hakui no Senshi" (Mizukawa Asami & Sawamura Ikki)

7) Himekawa Reiko & Kikuta Kazuo - "Strawberry Night Saga" (Nikaidou Fumi & Kamenashi Kazuya)

8) Tachibana Haruka & Saitou Hikaru - "Hakui no Senshi" (Nakajo Ayami & Kotaki Nozomu)

9) Higashiyama Yui & Suwa Takumi - "Watashi, teiji de kaerimasu." (Yoshitaka Yuriko & Nakamaru Yuichi)

10) Tezuka Nana & Tezuka Shota - "Anata no ban desu" (Harada Tomoyo & Tanaka Kei)

Source: Crank-In

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Preview of "Eien no Nishipa" (Drama SP)

Title: Eien no Nishipa 永遠のニシパ (The Forever Nishipa)
Official website: here
O.A. Date: 7 June 2019 at 7.30pm (Exclusive preview in Hokkaido) / 15 July 2019 at 7.30pm (Nationwide)
Broadcast by: NHK
Narrator: Nakajima Miyuki
Cast: Matsumoto Jun, Fukada Kyoko, Ukaji Takashi, Kohinata Fumiyo & Eguchi Yosuke

Monday, June 10, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 8th & 9th Jun 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Aladdin (370)

2) Godzilla King of Monsters (362)

3) Confidence Man JP (323)

4) Kuubo Ibuki (331)

5) Kaijuu no Kodomo (164)

6) Kingdom (341)

7) Meitantei Pikachu (349)

8) Parallel World Love Story (316)

9) Sadako (341)

10) Meitantei Conan Konjou no Fist (363)

Source: Eiga.com

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Preview of "Kamen Dousoukai" - Spring 2019

Title: Kamen Dousoukai 仮面同窓会 (Mask Class Reunion)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 1 Jun 2019
Timeslot: Saturdays 11.40pm
Broadcast by: Tokai TV
Theme Song: "ANOTHER MOMENT" by HYDE
Cast: Mizobata Junpei, Takimoto Miori, Sano Gaku, Kimura Ryo, Hirose Tomoki, Hinagata Akiko, Nagai Masaru & Watanabe Hiroyuki by

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Preview of "Poison Daughter Holy Mother" - Summer 2019

Title: Poison Daughter Holy Mother ポイズンドーター・ホーリーマザー
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 6 July 2019
Timeslot: Saturdays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Original novel by: Minato Kanae
Cast: Terajima Shinobu, Adachi Rika, Kiyohara Kaya, Nakamura Yuri, Kurashina Kana & Ito Ayumi

Friday, June 07, 2019

EXILE's AKIRA & Lin Chiling announce their marriage on 6 Jun 2019

As posted earlier today, EXILE's AKIRA and Lin Chiling announced that they had gotten married on 6 Jun 2019. It's rare to have two surprise announcements two days in a row especially following a similar, if not bigger bombshell dropped by newlyweds Yamasato Ryota and Aoi Yu the day before. Here are more details about this couple and translations of excerpts from their respective statements:

- They met while working on the stage play "Red Cliff  ~ Ai ~"  8 years ago and only started dating six months ago at the end of 2018.

- They filed their marriage registration in both Taiwan and Japan on 6 Jun 2019.

- They usually communicate in Japanese with a mix of English and Mandarin.

- Lin is currently not pregnant.

- The couple haven't decided which country they will be staying in. No plans yet for a wedding and there will be no press conference held.

- AKIRA's statement talked about how the couple were friends for a long time before they became an item last year. He praised his wife for treasuring her family members, friends and fans more than herself even though she is so busy and that he became attracted to her as he saw this and how she has a strong sense of responsibility and is full of love. Most of all, she is very accommodating, full of smiles and accepts him for who he is. He pledged to continue working hard for her and his family and asked everyone to continue supporting them.

- On the other hand, Lin's statement on her Instagram began by describing how she has always believed in a true love who belongs to her but had endured various knocks along the way in her relationships. After going around in circles, she found the right person after they met again at a different point in time and they gradually became so important to each other which led to their decision to get married. Although people say that love is a momentary gift, she feels that to turn this moment into eternity, courage, being accommodating, selfless, compromising and innocence are all essential elements. She pledged to face the unknown together with her husband as they make the future a reality and let the past become the past. Last but not least, she declared that she has gotten married and hoped that everyone who believes in love will find their own happiness one day.

Sources: Natalie / Lin Chiling's Instagram

Yamasato Ryota reveals more information about his marriage with Aoi Yu during his radio show

Following the press conference where Yamasato Ryota and Aoi Yu announced their marriage, the bridegroom appeared on his radio show "JUNK Yamasato Ryota no Fumou na Giron" at 1am on 6 Jun along with the couple's cupid-cum his comedic duo partner Yamasaki Shizuyo and the host of the press conference i.e. GAG's Miyato Hiroyuki. He revealed more behind-the-scenes about their marriage and the press conference which I've summarised below:

- Yamasato said that the reason why they decided to hold a press conference was to make a proper announcement to the media without holding back any information.

- During the press conference, one of the reporters asked about whether they had concerns of infidelity which was clearly directed at Aoi's past dating history and hinted at her being an enchantress which obviously and naturally made her upset. In his wife's defence, Yamasato had defended her by saying that the Aoi Yu he knows is very innocent and straightforward who laughs when she's happy and eats delicious food. He explained that this was why he responded as he did and that there was no such thing of her being a scheming enchantress as suggested.

- The couple had only informed a few of their managers about their plans to register their marriage so even their parents were kept in the dark. However, they didn't want the media to get wind of this before their intended announcement time of 2pm on 5 June. As such, they resorted to heading to a government office located in a prefecture next to Tokyo (didn't specify which one) instead of registering their marriage in Tokyo and headed there around 11pm on 2 June with the aim of letting Aoi become the first June bride of the Reiwa era (since 3 June was a working day). As the couple waited in the car, three of their managers headed to the government office to file the marriage application on their behalf. Unexpectedly, the trio were turned away because the officers in charge had concerns over the authenticity of the application and why three people showed up in the middle of the night to do this and felt that they were fraudsters. As such, the officers said that they needed to verify the information and held onto the application until it was finally accepted and processed during office hours on 3 June.

Source: Oricon

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Aoi Yu & Yamasato Ryota announce their marriage on 5 Jun 2019 after dating for 2 months

I'm sure that everyone who has heard or read about this news earlier on Wednesday would have been surprised or even shocked. For one, Aoi Yu and Yamasato have never been romantically linked before to date which is hardly surprising since they work in different fields and don't seem to have much in common. Then again, since they dated for just 2 months, it was probably too short for the tabloids to get wind of it.

As you can see from the photos and videos of the press conference, these two look so much in love that you probably need a pair of sunglasses to block out the rabu-rabu aura from them. ^__^

For those who want to watch videos of their press conference, you can check these out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0eoBpSTE_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b0msgBH0_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy4asV_E5nM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7jgt-4RxPE&t=5s

Here is a summary of the key information they revealed at the press conference:

- The couple announced their marriage through their agencies on 5 Jun 2019. Aoi is currently not pregnant. According to insiders, they registered their marriage on 3 Jun 2019 after dating for 2 months i.e. from early April 2019.

- Their announcement press conference was held at Hilton Tokyo which lasted more than an hour. This is considered way longer than the norm.

- The couple met through Yamasato's partner in the comedic duo Nankai Candies i.e. Yamasaki Shizuyo aka Shizu-chan who became Aoi's buddy after they worked in the movie "Hula Girls". Initially, they met as a group to go for meals and outings but gradually started going out on their own.

- Shizu-chan who appeared during the press conference with boxing gloves, "punched" Yamasato and "scolded" him for stealing her buddy which made Aoi laugh uncontrollably. Yamasato expressed his thanks to Shizu-chan for her help in matchmaking them because she would speak favourably of him in front of Aoi and vice versa. Shizu-chan revealed that she didn't know that they were dating with marriage in mind at first and only came to know about their marriage plans one week ago.

- When asked about what led to them deciding to get married, Aoi spoke first and revealed that there were various reasons such as how he is able to make her laugh so much, them having similar values on matters such as the things which make them touched, angry and financial matters. She also said that him being the type to close the fridge door as soon as possible, being gentle and Yamasato's parents being very welcoming towards her were also key factors. However, the biggest reason was that he is a man who loves her.

- As for her wedding ring, Aoi said that she didn't want this when Yamasato brought it up because she is the type to misplace things especially those which are important to her. Since she feels that she might lose her ring as soon as within this year if she is to wear it, she would rather use the money on a trip for the two of them.

- Yamasato became fond of Aoi as soon as they first met and asked her if she would like to try dating him. He also told her about his intention to get married as soon as they started dating.

- Aoi revealed that when Yamasato went to meet her parents at her house, they were very happy to know about their marriage. She reflected that she had caused them a lot of worry to date and was glad that they felt happy about her decision. Yamasato then said that he promised her parents that he will try his best to make Aoi happy for the rest of their lives and asked for their permission to marry her. It appeared that Aoi's father had thought of how he would answer this question from his prospective son-in-law since a long time ago and rattled off all his answers in various settings to Yamasato. Aoi said that as she is an only child, she was glad that her father managed to realise his "dream" during that meeting.

- When asked about how they call each other, they said that they both go on a first name basis i.e. Yu and Ryota which led to gasps from the media who were at the press conference.

- At the end of the press conference, Aoi said that she forgot to mention how much she respects Yamasato for his serious attitude towards work especially since she's pretty lazy and would only prepare for things when work projects come in. However, when looking at her husband, she felt that she needed to change her attitude and pledged to support him as much as she can. Yamasato also said that he will do his best in work so that his wife can continue seeing him doing what he enjoys.

Sources: Oricon 1 / Natalie / Oricon 2

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Winners of the 28th Japan Movie Critics Award

Best Movie: Yakiniku Dragon

Best Director: Shiraishi Kazuya (Korou no Chi)

Best Leading Actor: Emoto Tasuku (Suteki na dynamite scandal)

Best Leading Actress: Ishibashi Shizuka (Kimi no tori wa utaeru)

Best Supporting Actor: Kanichiro (Kiku to Guillotine)

Best Supporting Actress: Tomochika (Uso Happyaku)

Best Male Newcomer: Sano Hayato (Chihayafuru - Musubi -) / Hamatsu Takayuki (Camera wo tomeruna!)

Best Female Newcomer: Minami Sara (Shino-chan wa jibun no namae ga ienai) / Hirate Yurina (HIBIKI)

Source: Natalie

Preview of "Nodoka no Niwa" - Spring 2019

Title: Nodoka no Niwa 長閑の庭 (The Garden of Tranquility)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 2 Jun 2019
Timeslot: Sundays 10pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Original novel by: Akiyama Kaori
Cast: Hashimoto Ai, Kudo Asuka, Nakamura Yurika, Nishida Naomi, Hiraizumi Sei, Saito Yuki & Tanaka Min

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 1st & 2nd Jun 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Godzilla King of Monsters (362)

2) Confidence Man JP (323)

3) Kuubo Ibuki (331)

4) Parallel World Love Story (316)

5) Meitantei Pikachu (349)

6) Kingdom (341)

7) Sadako (341)

8) Meitantei Conan Konjou no Fist (363)

9) Avengers: Endgame (365)

10) Promare (200)

Source: Eiga.com

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Preview of "Shiroi Kyoto" (Drama SP)

Title: Shiroi Kyotou 白い巨塔 (The White Tower)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Dates: 22 May to 26 May 2019 at 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original novel by: Yamasaki Toyoko
Cast: Okada Junichi, Matsuyama Kenichi, Sawajiri Erika, Terao Akira, Matsushige Yutaka, Kishibe Ittoku, Mitsushima Shinnosuke, Yashima Norito, Mimura Rie, Ichikawa Mikako, Kobayashi Kaoru, Kaho, Ichige Yoshie, Takashima Reiko, Iitoyo Marie, Shiina Kippei, Yanagiba Toshiro, Kishibe Kayoko, Mukai Koji, Saito Takumi & Yamazaki Ikusaburo

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The 100th Drama Academy Awards (Winter 2019) - Best Drama

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
2) Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
3) Manpuku

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
2) Trace ~ Kasouken no Otoko ~
3) Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
4) Manpuku
5) Good Wife

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
2) Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
3) Tokusatsu Gagaga
4) Manpuku
5) Good Wife

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Manpuku
2) Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
3) Tokusatsu Gagaga / Good Wife / Fruits Takuhaibin / Yotsuba Ginkou Harashima Hiromi ga mono mousu! ~ Kono onna ni kakero ~ / Zettai Seigi

Source: The Television

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 25th & 26th May 2019

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Confidence Man JP (323)

2) Kuubo Ibuki (331)

3) Meitantei Pikachu (349)

4) Sadako (341)

5) Kingdom (341)

6) Meitantei Conan Konjou no Fist (363)

7) Avengers: Endgame (365)

8) Promare (200)

9) Eiga Crayon Shinchan Shinkon Ryokou Hurricane Ushinawareta Hiroshi (355)

10) Uchi no shitsuji ga iu koto niwa (194)

Source: Eiga.com

The 100th Drama Academy Awards (Winter 2019) - Best Leading Actor

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Suda Masaki - Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
2) Nishikido Ryo - Trace ~ Kasouken no Otoko ~
3) Takahashi Issei - Mikazuki

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Suda Masaki - Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
2) Nishikido Ryo - Trace ~ Kasouken no Otoko ~
3) Takahashi Issei - Mikazuki
4) Sakaguchi Kentaro - Innocence Enzai Bengoshi
5) Ueda Tatsuya - Setsuyaku Rock

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Suda Masaki - Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
2) Takahashi Issei - Mikazuki
3) Sakaguchi Kentaro - Innocence Enzai Bengoshi
4) Nishikido Ryo - Trace ~ Kasouken no Otoko ~
5) Hamada Gaku - Fruits Takuhaibin

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Suda Masaki - Sannen A gumi - Ima kara minnasan wa, hitojichi desu -
2) Takahashi Issei - Mikazuki
3) Hamada Gaku - Fruits Takuhaibin
4) Nishikido Ryo - Trace ~ Kasouken no Otoko ~
5) Sakaguchi Kentaro - Innocence Enzai Bengoshi

Source: The Televison

Monday, May 27, 2019

The 100th Drama Academy Awards (Winter 2019) - Best Leading Actress

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Fukada Kyoko - Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
2) Ando Sakura - Manpuku
3) Kitagawa Keiko - Ie uru onna no gyakushu

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Fukada Kyoko - Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
2) Ando Sakura - Manpuku
3) Kitagawa Keiko - Ie uru onna no gyakushu
4) Tokiwa Takako - Good Wife
5) Koshiba Fuuka - Tokusatsu Gagaga

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Fukada Kyoko - Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
2) Ando Sakura - Manpuku
3) Koshiba Fuuka - Tokusatsu Gagaga
4) Kitagawa Keiko - Ie uru onna no gyakushu
5) Tokiwa Takako - Good Wife

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Ando Sakura - Manpuku
2) Fukada Kyoko - Hajimete koi wo shita hi ni yomu hanashi
3) Tokiwa Takako - Good Wife
4) Kitagawa Keiko - Ie uru onna no gyakushu
5) Yamaguchi Sayaka - Zettai Seigi

Source: The Television

Sunday, May 26, 2019

The 100th Drama Academy Awards (Winter 2019) - Best Supporting Actor

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Yokohama Ryuusei - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
2) Hasegawa Hiroki - Manpuku
3) Nakamura Tomoya - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Yokohama Ryuusei - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
2) Nakamura Tomoya - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
3) Funakoshi Eiichiro - Trace ~ Kasouken no Otoko ~
4) Suda Masaki - Manpuku
5) Hasegawa Hiroki - Manpuku

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Yokohama Ryuusei - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
2) Hasegawa Hiroki - Manpuku
3) Nagayama Kento - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
Nakamura Tomoya - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
5) Chiba Yuudai - Ie uru onna no gyakushu

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Hasegawa Hiroki - Manpuku
2) Yokohama Ryuusei - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
3) Kaname Jun - Manpuku
4) Suda Masaki - Manpuku
Nagayama Kento - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi
Nakamura Tomoya - Hajimete koi wo shita hi no yomu hanashi

Source: The Televison