Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Top 32 Japanese movies in 2021 with box office takings above JPY 1 billion


Please take note of the following:
- titles with a * are still showing in cinemas so the box office takings figures quoted here are not final
- numbers in the brackets are the box office takings
- as the top 3 movies are all animation films, No.4's "ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×20 FILM “Record of Memories”" is the top real-life action film in 2021

1) Shin Evangelion Gekijouban (10.28 bn)
2) Meitantei Conan Hiiro no dangan (7.65 bn)
3) Ryu to sobakasu no hime (6.6 bn)
4) ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×20 FILM “Record of Memories” (4.55 bn) *
5) Tokyo Revengers (4.5 bn)
6) Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Final (4.35 bn)
7) Shin Kaishaku Sangokushi (4.03 bn)
8) Hanataba mitai na koi wo shita (3.81 bn)
9) Masquerade Night (3.81 bn)
10) Boku no Hero Academy THE MOVIE World Heroes Mission (3.39 bn) *

11) STAND BY ME Doraemon 2 (2.78 bn) 
12) Eiga Entotsu machi no Poupelle (2.7 bn)
13) Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Beginning (2.5 bn)
14) Kido Senshi Gundam Senkou no Hathaway (2.23 bn)
15) Takizawa Kabuki ZERO 2020 The Movie (2.14 bn)
16) Yakusoku no Neverland (2.03 bn)
17) Gekijouban Pocket Monster Koko (2.02 bn)
18) Gintama THE FINAL (1.9 bn)
19) Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Nazo meki! Hana no Tenkasu Gakuen (1.77 bn)
20) Soshite, baton wa watasareta (1.72 bn) *

21) Character (1.6 bn)
22) Gekijouban Sword Art Online Progressive Hoshinaki yoru no Aria (1.43 bn)
23) The Fable Korosanai koroshiya (1.42 bn)
24) Gekijouban Kinou nani tabeta (1.39 bn) *
25) Eiga Sumikkogurashi Aoi tsukiyo no hohou no ko (1.26 bn) *
26) Meitantei Conan Hiiro no fuzai shoumei (1.24 bn)
27) Rougo no shikin ga arimasen! (1.24 bn) *
28) Okusama wa, toriatsukai chuui (1.19 bn)
29) Moeyo Ken (1.18 bn)
30) Inochi no teishaba (1.12 bn)

31) Kaguyasama wa kokurasetai ~ Tensaitachi no renai zunousen ~ Final (1.06 bn)
32) Honey Lemon Soda (1 bn)

Source: Natalie

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Winners of the 76th Mainichi Film Awards (2021)


Grand Prix - Japanese Film: Drive My Car

Excellence Award: Subarashiki Sekai

Best Foreign Movie: Nomadland

Best Leading Actor: Sato Takeru - Mamorarenakatta monotachi e

Best Leading Actress: Ono Machiko - Akaneiro ni yakareru

Best Supporting Actor: Nakano Taiga - Subarashiki Sekai

Best Supporting Actress: Mamorarenakatta monotachi e

Sponichi Grand Prix - Male Newcomer: Wada Iori - Akaneiro ni yakareru

Sponichi Grand Prix - Female Newcomer: Katayama Yuki - Akaneiro ni yakareru

Best Director: Hamaguchi Ryusuke - Drive My Car

Best Scriptwriter: Yoshida Keisuke - Kuuhaku

Best Cinematography: Kasamatsu Norimichi - Subarashiki Sekai

Best Art: Harada Tetsuo - Moeyo Ken

Best Music: Hayashi Masaki - Subarashiki Sekai

Best Sound: Urata Tomoharu - Korou no Chi LEVEL 2

TSUTAYA Movie Fan Award - Japanese Film: Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Final

TSUTAYA Movie Fan Award - Foreign Film: 007 No Time To Die

Source: Natalie

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Preview of "Dakara korosenakatta" - Winter 2022


Title: Dakara korosenakatta だから殺せなかった (That's why I couldn't kill)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 January 2022
Timeslot: Sundays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 5
Original novel by: Ippongi Tooru
Cast: Tamaki Hiroshi, Matsuda Genta, Hagiwara Masato, Furuta Arata, Takaoka Saki, Watabe Atsuro, Komoto Masahiro, Hasegawa Tomoharu, Takahashi Tsutomu, Kanai Yuta, Yuki Moe, Yasoda Yuichi, Shiraishi Shunya, Ando Yuko, Matsumoto Wakana & Sakou Yoshi

Monday, January 17, 2022

Preview of "Shijuu kara" - Winter 2022


Title: Shijuu kara シジュウカラ (From 40 years old onwards)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 7 January 2022
Timeslot: Fridays at 12.12am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Sakai Eri
Cast: Yamaguchi Sayaka, Itagaki Rihito, Miyazaki Tomu, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Sakai Wakana, Iriyama Noriko & Wada Misa

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Preview of "Buchou to shachiku no koi wa modokashii" - Winter 2022


Title: Buchou to shachiku no koi wa modokashii / 部長と社畜の恋はもどかしい 
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 5 January 2022
Timeslot: Wednesdays 12.30am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Shimo
Opening theme song: "What's Your Favourite" by ONE N' ONLY
Theme song: "Filter" by mrsrz
Cast: Nakamura Yurika, Takezai Terunosuke, Ono Rina, Nagata Takato, Sano Gaku & Maruyama Tomomi

Friday, January 14, 2022

Preview of "Tonari no Chikara" - Winter 2022


Title: Tonari no Chikara となりのチカラ (Next Door's Chikara)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 20 January 2022
Timeslot: Thursdays at 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Cast: Matsumoto Jun, Ueto Aya, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Emi Kurara, Sonin, Shimizu Hiroya, Nagao Kento, Katsuji Ryo, Shukugawa Atomu, Asano Kazuyuki, Fubuki Jun & Matsushima Nanako

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Preview of "Moshimo, ikemen dake no koukou ga attara" - Winter 2022


Title: Moshimo, ikemen dake no koukou ga attara / もしも。イケメンだけの高校があったら (If there was a senior high school with only handsome guys)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official TikTok: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 15 January 2022
Timeslot: Saturdays at 11pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Theme Song: "Be yourself" by Kawasaki Takaya
Cast: Hosoda Kanata, Miyase Ryubi, Fujiwara Taiyu, Endo Sakura, Mizusawa Rintaro, Naito Shuichiro, Fujieda Yoshiki, Minagawa Sarutoki, Saito Nagisa, Hasegawa Momoka, Akiyama Natsuko & Hayami Mokomichi

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Preview of "Itoshii uso ~ Yasashii yami ~" - Winter 2022


Title: Itoshii uso ~ Yasashii yami ~ / 愛しい嘘~優しい闇~ (A lovely lie ~ A gentle darkness)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 14 January 2022
Timeslot: Fridays 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original manga by: Aimoto Mizuho
Theme Song: "Illegal Game" by Kami wa saikoro wo furanai
Insert Song: "Anata dake" by Kami wa saikoro wo furanai
Cast: Haru, Hayashi Kento, Mizobata Junpei, Motokariya Yuika, Shinkawa Yua, Kurokawa Tomoka, Tokushige Satoshi, Matsumura Sayuri & Nishio Mari

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Preview of "Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori" - Winter 2022


Title: Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori / 鹿楓堂よついろ日和
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official TikTok: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 15 January 2022
Timeslot: Saturdays 11.30pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original manga by: Shimizu Yu
Theme Song: "Reimei" by Johnny's WEST
Cast: Kotaki Nozomu, Hayama Shono, Ohnishi Ryuusei, Saeki Daichi & Shirasu Jin

Monday, January 10, 2022

Preview of "Touboui F" - Winter 2022


Title: Touboui F / 逃亡医F (Fugitive Doctor F)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official TikTok: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 15 January 2022
Timeslot: 10pm on Saturdays
Broadcast by: NTV
Original manga by: Izuki Keigo & Sato Makoto
Theme Song: "Taiyo ga miteiru" by Okuda Tamio
Cast: Narita Ryo, Mori Nana, Kiriyama Akito, Sakuraba Nanami, Sakai Koharu, Furuya Robin, Wada Soukou, Sakou Yoshi, Maeda Atsuko, Yasuda Ken & Matsuoka Masahiro

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Preview of "KEI x YAKU" - Winter 2022


Title: KEI x YAKU / ケイ x ヤク
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
Official YouTube: here
O.A. Start Date: 13 January 2022
Timeslot: Thursdays 11.59pm
Broadcast by: YTV
Original manga by: Kaoruhara Yoshie
Theme Songs: "IT’S A BOP" & "Be with you" by OCTPATH
Cast: Suzuki Nobuyuki, Inukai Atsuhiro, Tokui Yoshimi, Hagiwara Minori, Matsumoto Toshio, Yoshimura Kaito, Kuriyama Chiaki & Itao Itsuji

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Preview of "Koisenu Futari" - Winter 2022


Title: Koisenu Futari 恋せぬふたり (The two who are not falling in love)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 10 January 2022
Timeslot: Mondays 10.45pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Total number of episodes: 8
Theme Song: "Marugoto" by CHAI
Cast: Kishii Yukino, Takahashi Issei, Hama Shogo, Kojima Fujiko, Kikuchi Akiko, Kita Kana, Abera Hidenobu, Nishida Naomi & Koichi Mantaro

Friday, January 07, 2022

Preview of "Muchaburi! Watashi ga shachou ni naru nante" - Winter 2022


Title: Muchaburi! Watashi ga shachou ni naru nante / ムチャブリ! わたしが社長になるなんて
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official TikTok: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 12 January 2022
Timeslot: 10pm on Wednesdays
Broadcast by: NTV
Theme Song: "Always" by ENHYPEN
Cast: Takahata Mitsuki, Shison Jun, Kaho, Kasamatsu Sho, Yamada Maho, Oshinari Shugo, Katayama Yuki, Sakamoto Keisuke, Matsuoka Koudai, Yuka, Tsubokura Yoshiyuki, Jinbo Satoshi, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi & Matsuda Shota

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Preview of "Tsuma, shogakusei ni naru" - Winter 2022


Title: Tsuma, shogakusei ni naru 妻、小学生になる。 (My wife has become an elementary school student)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 21 January 2022
Timeslot: Fridays 10pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Murata Yayu
Cast: Tsutsumi Shinichi, Ishida Yuriko, Makita Aju, Morita Misato, Maida Nono, Yanagiya Kyotaro, Iizuka Satoshi, Baba Toru, Tanaka Shunsuke, Mizutani Kaho, Hagiwara Riku, Ogura Rio, Touma Ami & Yoshida Yo

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Preview of "DCU" - Winter 2022


Title: DCU (Deep Crime Unit)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 16 January 2022
Timeslot: Sundays 9pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Cast: Abe Hiroshi, Yokohama Ryuusei, Nakamura An, Yamazaki Ikusaburo, Shuri, Takahashi Mitsuomi, Okazaki Taiiku, Yuki, Tsukuda Norihiko, Shunputei Shota & Ichikawa Mikako

Monday, January 03, 2022

Preview of "Kamakura dono no 13 nin" - NHK 2022 Taiga


Title: Kamakura dono no 13 nin / 鎌倉殿の13人 (The 13 Lords of the Shogun)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 January 2022
Timeslot: Sundays 8pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Scriptwriter: Mitani Koki
Narrator: Nagasawa Masami
Cast: Oguri Shun, Aragaki Yui, Bando Yajuro, Miyazawa Rie, Kataoka Ainosuke, Koike Eiko, Miyazawa Ema, Ooizumi Yo, Kaneko Daichi, Minami Sara, Suda Masaki, Sakota Takaya, Niiro Shinya, Sugimoto Tetta, Eguchi Noriko, Aoki Munetaka, Akimoto Sayaka, Ichikawa Somegoro, Yashima Norito, Asano Kazuyuki, Kajihara Zen, Takezai Terunosuke, Sato Jiro, Horiuchi Keiko, Kusabue Mitsuko, Nakagawa Taishi, Nakamura Shido, Yamamoto Koji, Kunimura Jun, Sato Koichi, Nishida Toshiyuki, Suzuki Kyoka, Matsudaira Ken, Koizumi Kotaro, Tanaka Min, Ichikawa Ennosuke etc.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Preview of "Fight Song" - Winter 2022


Title: Fight Song ファイトソング
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official TikTok: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 Jan 2022
Timeslot: Tuesdays 10pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Cast: Kiyohara Kaya, Mamiya Shotaro, Kikuchi Fuuma, Higashi Keisuke, Fujiwara Sakura, Wakabayashi Jiei, Kubozuka Airu, Riko, Kuriyama Chiaki, Hashimoto Jun, Totsugi Shigeyuki & Inamori Izumi

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Preview of "Dr. White" - Winter 2022


Title: Dr. White ドクターホワイト
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
Official YouTube: here
O.A. Start Date: 17 Jan 2022
Timeslot: Mondays 10pm
Original novel by: Kibayashi Shin
Cast: Hamabe Minami, Emoto Tasuku, Takimoto Miori, Okazaki Sae, Katagiri Jin, Takahashi Tsutomu, Takahashi Fumiya, Katsuji Ryo, Miyata Toshiya, Maiguma Katsuya, Kote Shinya & Ishizaka Koji

Friday, December 31, 2021

Preview of "Mystery to iu nakare" - Winter 2022


Title: Mystery to iu nakare ミステリと言う勿れ (Don't call it mystery)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 10 Jan 2022
Timeslot: Mondays 9pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Original manga by: Tamura Yumi
Cast: Suda Masaki, Ito Sairi, Onoe Matsuya, Kadowaki Mugi, Shiraishi Mai, Suzuki Kosuke, Tsutsui Michitaka & Endo Kenichi

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Preview of "Oi Handsome!!" - Winter 2022


Title: Oi Handsome!! / おいハンサム!! (Hey Handsome!!)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Jan 2022
Timeslot: 11.40pm on Saturdays
Broadcast by: Tokai TV
Original manga by: Ito Risa
Cast: Yoshida Kotaro, Kinami Haruka, Sakuma Yui, Takeda Rena, Sudo Ren, Kubota Yuki, Okuno Sou, Ota Rina, Kiriyama Ren, Yamanaka So, Nonami Maho, Takasugi Mahiro, MEGUMI & Hamano Kenta

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Preview of "Gossip#Kanojo ga shiritai hontou no ○○" - Winter 2022


Title: Gossip#Kanojo ga shiritai hontou no ○○ / ゴシップ#彼女が知りたい本当の○○ (Gossip #What she really wants to know)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 6 Jan 2022
Timeslot: Thursdays 10pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Cast: Kuroki Haru, Mizobata Junpei, Nomura Shuhei, Nomaguchi Tooru, Ishii Anna, Kanichiro, Ichinose Hayate, Takahashi Nao, Ugaki Misato, Ohtsuru Gitan, Ryou, Ando Masanobu & Namase Katsuhisa

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Winners of the 46th Hochi Movie Awards (2021)


Best Japanese Movie: Mamorarenakatta monotachi e

Best Foreign Movie: 007 No Time To Die

Best Animation Movie: Gyokou no Nikuko-san

Best Leading Actor: Kimura Takuya (Masquerade Night)

Best Leading Actress: Nagano Mei (Jigoku no Hanazono / Soshite, baton wa watasareta)

Best Supporting Actor: Suzuki Ryohei (Korou no chi LEVEL 2)

Best Supporting Actress: Terajima Shinobu (Yakuza to kazoku The Family / Kinema no Kamisama / Kuuhaku)

Best Director: Maeda Tetsu (Soshite, baton wa watasareta / Rougo no shikin ga arimasen!)

Newcomer Award:
Katayama Yuki (Akaneiro ni yakareru)
Fukase (Character)
Hori Takahide (JUNK HEAD)

Source: Natalie

Monday, November 22, 2021

The 109th Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2021) - Best Drama


Overall Ranking Top 3
1) TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Kanojo wa kirei datta

Voters Ranking Top 5

1) Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Promise Cinderella
3) Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
4) # Kazoku boshu shimasu
5) TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Kanojo wa kirei datta
4) Tada rikon shitenai dake
5) Kodoku no Gurume Season 9

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
2) TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
3) Bushi Stand Aisaka-kun / Hyouchakusha / # Kazoku boshu shimasu

Source: The Television

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The 109th Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2021) - Best Leading Actor


Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Suzuki Ryohei - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Nakajima Kento - Kanojo wa kirei datta
3) Shigeoka Daiki - #Kazoku boshu shimasu

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Nakajima Kento - Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Suzuki Ryohei - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
3) Shigeoka Daiki - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
4) Inoo Kei - Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no suisatsu Season 1
5) Karasawa Toshiaki - Voice II 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Suzuki Ryohei - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Nakajima Kento - Kanojo wa kirei datta
3) Shigeoka Daiki - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
4) Matsushige Yutaka - Kodoku no Gurume Season 9
5) Kitayama Hiromitsu - Tada rikon shitenai dake

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Suzuki Ryohei - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Saito Takumi - Hyouchakusha
3) Shigeoka Daiki - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
4) Hamada Takahiro - Bushi stand Aisaka-kun! /
Inoo Kei - Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no suisatsu Season 1

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The 109th Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2021) - Best Leading Actress


Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Koshiba Fuuka - Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Nagano Mei - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Toda Erika - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Koshiba Fuuka - Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Toda Erika - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Nikaidou Fumi - Promise Cinderella
4) Nagano Mei - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
5) Haru - Night Doctor

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Koshiba Fuuka - Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Nagano Mei - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Toda Erika - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
4) Nikaidou Fumi - Promise Cinderella
5) Haru - Night Doctor

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Toda Erika - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~ /
Nagano Mei - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Nikaidou Fumi - Promise Cinderella
4) Amami Yuki - Kinkyuu Torishirabeshitsu Season 4 /
Hori Miona - Saretagawa no Blue /
Iitoyo Marie - Hinekure onna no bocchi meshi /
Sekimizu Nagisa - Hachigatsu wa yoru no batting centre de /
Haru - Night Doctor /
Koshiba Fuuka - Kanojo wa kirei datta

Friday, November 19, 2021

The 109th Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2021) - Best Supporting Actor


Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Kaku Kento - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Akaso Eiji - Kanojo wa kirei datta
3) Nakano Taiga - #Kazoku boshu shimasu

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Akaso Eiji - Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Maeda Goudon - Promise Cinderella
3) Kishi Yuuta - Night Doctor
4) Nakano Taiga - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
5) Kaku Kento - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Kaku Kento - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Yamada Yuuki - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Nakano Taiga - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
4) Maeda Goudon - Promise Cinderella
5) Akaso Eiji - Kanojo wa kirei datta

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Kaku Kento - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Nakano Taiga - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
3) Maeda Goudon - Promise Cinderella
4) Miura Shohei - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~ /
Muro Tsuyoshi - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The 109th Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2021) - Best Supporting Actress


Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Nanao - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Sakuma Yui - Kanojo wa kirei datta
3) Kishii Yukino - #Kazoku boshu shimasu

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Sakuma Yui - Kanojo wa kirei datta
2) Nishino Nanase - Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~
3) Okazaki Sae - Night Doctor
4) Matsui Rena - Promise Cinderella
5) Kimura Fumino - #Kazoku boshu shimasu

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Nanao - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Ishida Yuriko - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
3) Nakamura Yuri - Tada rikon shitenai dake
4) Kishii Yukino - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
5) LiLiCo - Kanojo wa kirei datta

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Nakajo Ayami - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~
2) Kimura Fumino - #Kazoku boshu shimasu / 
Kishii Yukino - #Kazoku boshu shimasu
4) Araki Yuuko - Boku no satsui ga koi wo shita /
Nanao - TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The 109th Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2021) - Best Theme Song


Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Natsu no Hydrangea by Sexy Zone (Kanojo wa kirei datta)
2) Akari by GReeeeN (TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~)
3) Dekkai Ai by Johnny's WEST (#Kazoku boshu shimasu)

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Natsu no Hydrangea by Sexy Zone (Kanojo wa kirei datta)
2) HADASHi NO STEP by LiSA (Promise Cinderella)
3) Dekkai Ai by Johnny's WEST (#Kazoku boshu shimasu)
4) Gunjou Runway by Hey! Say! JUMP (Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no suisatsu)
5) Akari by GReeeeN (TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~)

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Natsu no Hydrangea by Sexy Zone (Kanojo wa kirei datta)
2) Akari by GReeeeN (TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~)
3) Ordinary days by milet (Hakozume ~ Tatakau! Kouban Joshi ~)
4) Dekkai Ai by Johnny's WEST (#Kazoku boshu shimasu)
5) Love Song by Uru (Oshi no Oujisama)

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Aviva Nonnon by Tempalay (Sado 2021)
2) Akari by GReeeeN (TOKYO MER ~ Hashiru kinkyuu kyuumeishitsu ~) / 
Natsu no Hydrangea by Sexy Zone (Kanojo wa kirei datta)
4) Dekkai Ai by Johnny's WEST (#Kazoku boshu shimasu)
5) Gunjou Runway by Hey! Say! JUMP (Junkyouju Takatsuki Akira no suisatsu)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Preview of "Iribito" - Autumn 2021


Title: Iribito いりびと-異邦人-
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 28 Nov 2021
Timeslot: Sundays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Original novel by: Hamada Maha
Cast: Takahata Mitsuki, Kazama Shunsuke, Matsushige Yutaka, SUMIRE, Kaji Meiko, Moriguchi Yoko, Matsuo Takashi, Makita Sports, Sugawara Daikichi, Kiba Katsumi, So Kazuho, Miyata Keiko, Shirahane Yuri, Kan Suon & Nikaidou Satoshi

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Preview of "Zenkamono - Shinmai hogoshi Agawa Kayo -" - Autumn 2021


Title: Zenkamono - Shinmai hogoshi Agawa Kayo - 前科者 -新米保護司・阿川佳代- (Ex-Convict - Newbie probation officer Agawa Kayo -)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 20 Nov 2021
Timeslot: 10.30pm on Saturdays
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 6
Original manga by: Kagawa Masahito & Tsukishima Toji
Cast: Arimura Kasumi, Ishibashi Shizuka, Daito Shunsuke, Furukawa Kotone, Uno Shohei & Kitamura Yukiya

Monday, November 01, 2021

Preview of "Come Come Everybody" - NHK morning drama


Title: Come Come Everybody カムカムエヴリバディ
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 1 Nov 2021
Timeslot: Mondays to Saturdays 8am
Broadcast by: NHK
Narrator: Shirota Yu
Theme Song: "Arudebaran" by AI
Cast: Kamishiraishi Mone, Fukatsu Eri, Kawaei Rina, Hamada Gaku, Komoto Masahiro, Nishida Naomi, Owada Shinya, Washio Machiko, Matsumura Hokuto, Murakami Nijirou, Danta Yasunori, YOU, Nishikawa Kanoko, Okada Yui, Horibe Keisuke etc.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Winners of the Tokyo Drama Awards 2021


Grand Prix (Drama Series): Ore no ie no hanashi (TBS)

Excellence Awards
- Konto ga hajimaru (NTV)
- MIU404 (TBS)
- Hanzawa Naoki 2 (TBS)
- Tengoku to Jigoku ~ Saiko na Futari ~ (TBS)
- Omameda Towako to sannin no moto otto (Kansai TV)
- Karei naru ichizoku (WOWOW)



Grand Prix (Drama SP): Taiyo no Ko (NHK)

Excellence Awards
- Ryuukou Kanbou (NHK)
- Air Girl (TV Asahi)
- Jinsei saikou no okurimono (TV Tokyo)
- Kyoujou II (FujiTV)

Local Drama Award: Peperocino (NHK Sendai) / Miyako ga Kyoto ni yattekita! (ABC TV)

Encouragement Award: Higuma (NHK)


Best Leading Actor: Kubota Masataka (Yell - NHK)

Best Leading Actress: Ayase Haruka (Tengoku to Jigoku ~ Saiko na Futari ~ - TBS)

Best Supporting Actor: Nishida Toshiyuki (Ore no ie no hanashi - TBS)

Best Supporting Actress: Eguchi Noriko (Ore no ie no hanashi - TBS)


Best Theme Song: "Presence" by STUTS & Matsu Takako with 3exes (Omameda Towako to sannin no moto otto - Kansai TV)

Best Script: Sakamoto Yuji (Omameda Towako to sannin no moto otto - Kansai TV)

Best Directing: Nishimura Takegoro (Kirei no kuni - NHK)

Special Award: Hashida Sugako

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Preview of "Tsumari sukitte iitain dakedo" - Autumn 2021


Title: Tsumari sukitte iitain dakedo つまり好きって言いたいんだけど 
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 6 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Wednesdays 12.30am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Enjoji Maki
Theme song: "Poppin Love!" by Oohara Sakurako
Opening theme song: "Kimi wo mitsukete shimatta kara" by Fujifabric
Cast: Oohara Sakurako, Sakurai Kaito, Nishimura Masahiko, Sato Eriko, Miyao Shuntaro, Higashi Keisuke, Ishikawa Ruka, Matsui Airi & Morita Misato

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Preview of "Rasen no Meikyuu ~ DNA Kagaku Sousa ~" - Autumn 2021


Title: Rasen no Meikyuu ~ DNA Kagaku Sousa ~ らせんの迷宮 ~DNA科学捜査~
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 15 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Fridays 8pm
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Natsu Midori & Kikuta Hiroyuki
Theme Song: "Stay Gold" by BTS
Opening theme song: "Ito" by TOMORROW X TOGETHER
Cast: Tanaka Kei, Yasuda Ken, Kurashina Kana, Nakata Keisuke, Watanabe Ikkei & Matsuzaka Keiko

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Preview of "Wadake no otokotachi" - Autumn 2021


Title: Wadake no otokotachi 和田家の男たち (The men of the Wada family)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 22 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Fridays at 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Cast: Aiba Masaki, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Danta Yasunori, Koike Eiko, Masakado Yoshinori, Ishikawa Ren, Komakine Ryusuke, Okabe Takashi, Miyazawa Miho & Yunho

Monday, October 18, 2021

Preview of "Janai hou no kanojo" - Autumn 2021


Title: Janai hou no kanojo じゃない方の彼女
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Mondays at 11.06pm
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Theme Song: "Extra" by Thinking Dogs
Cast: Hamada Gaku, Yamashita Mizuki, Yamazaki Shigenori, Higashino Ayaka, Toyoda Yuudai, Takarabe Kahomi, YOU & Konishi Manami

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Preview of "Avalanche" - Autumn 2021


Title: Avalanche アバランチ
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 18 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Mondays at 10pm
Broadcast by: Kansai TV
Theme Song: Title to be revealed in Ep 1's broadcast / by UVERworld
Cast: Ayano Go, Fukushi Souta, Chiba Yuudai, Takahashi Maryjun, Tanaka Yoji, Rijuu Go, Hotta Akane, Watabe Atsuro & Kimura Yoshino

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Preview of "Nigatsu no Shousha - Zettai goukaku no kyoushitsu -" - Autumn 2021


Title: Nigatsu no Shousha - Zettai goukaku no kyoushitsu - 二月の勝者 ―絶対合格の教室―  (The winner of February - Classroom of absolute passes -)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 16 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Saturdays 10pm
Broadcast by: NTV
Original manga by: Takase Shiho
Theme Songs: "Chinchouge" by DISH// & "Mirai e" by NEWS
Cast: Yagira Yuuya, Inoue Mao, Kato Shigeaki, Ikeda Tetsuhiro, Takiuchi Kumi, Imai Takafumi, Kaji Masaki, Sumida Moeno & Kishibe Ittoku

Friday, October 15, 2021

Preview of "Aibou Season 20" - Autumn 2021


Title: Aibou Season 20 相棒シーズン20 
Official website: here
Official Facebook: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 13 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Wednesdays 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Cast: Mizutani Yutaka, Sorimachi Takashi, Asari Yosuke, Moriguchi Yoko, Kawahara Kazuhisa, Yamanaka Takashi, Shinohara Yukiko, Jinbo Satoshi, Sugimoto Tetta, Nakama Yukie & Ishizaka Koji etc.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Preview of "Doctor X 7 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~ " - Autumn 2021


Title: Doctor X 7 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~  ドクターX 7~外科医・大門未知子~
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 14 October 2021
Timeslot: Thursdays 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Theme Song: "Ashura-chan" by Ado
Cast: Yonekura Ryoko, Nomura Mansai, Uchida Yuki, Katsumura Masanobu, Imada Mio, Koyabu Kazutoyo, Sugita Kaoru, Ichinose Hayate, Miyamoto Mayu, Kamikawa Shusaku, Nagano Munemori, Yuki Moe, Kishibe Ittoku, Kaname Jun, Endo Kenichi & Nishida Toshiyuki

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Preview of "Gohoubi Gohan" - Autumn 2021


Title: Gohoubi Gohan ごほうびごはん
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 2 October 2021
Timeslot: Saturdays at 12am
Broadcast by: BS TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Komo Tomoko
Opening theme song: "More Fantastic" by B.O.L.T
Ending theme song: "Allee" by H△G 
Cast: Sakurai Hinako, Okazaki Sae & Furukawa Yuuki

Monday, October 11, 2021

Preview of "Samurai Kaasan" - Autumn 2021


Title: Samurai Kaasan サムライカアサン (Samurai Mother)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Mondays 12.59am
Broadcast by: NTV
Original manga by: Itaba Mina
Theme Song: "Kokoro ni hana" by Kanjani 8
Cast: Joshima Shigeru, Ohnishi Fuuga, Arino Shinya & Igashira Manami

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Preview of "Kono hatsukoi wa fiction desu" - Autumn 2021


Title: Kono hatsukoi wa fiction desu この初恋はフィクションです (This first love is fiction)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Tik Tok: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Mondays to Thursdays at 12.40am
Broadcast by: TBS 
Cast: Iinuma Ai, Bando Ryota, Kubozuka Airu, Takeyama Ruka, Miura Suzuna, Akou Hana, Iizuka Satoshi, Yada Akiko & Sakai Maki

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Preview of "Kieta Hatsukoi" - Autumn 2021


Title: Kieta Hatsukoi 消えた初恋 (The first love which disappeared)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Saturdays 11.30pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original manga by: Hinekureta Watari & Aruko
Theme songs: "Secret Touch" by Snow Man / "Uburabu" by Naniwa Danshi
Cast: Michieda Shunsuke, Meguro Ren, Fukumoto Riko, Suzuki Jin & Tanabe Seiichi

Friday, October 08, 2021

Preview of "Snack Kizutsuki" - Autumn 2021


Title: Snack Kizutsuki スナック キズツキ
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Fridays 12.12am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Masuda Miri
Opening theme song: "Concert Hall" by Kiyoshi Ryujin
Ending theme song: "Sore wa shirokute yawarakai" by Moriyama Naotaro
Cast: Harada Tomoyo, Narumi Riko, Hiraiwa Kami, Tsukaji Muga, Koseki Yuuta, Tokunaga Eri, Nishida Naomi, Oka Mitsuko, Horiuchi Keiko, Kiryu Sakura, Yashima Norito & Hamano Kenta

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Preview of "Oshaie Sommelier Oshako 2" - Autumn 2021


Title: Oshaie Sommelier Oshako 2 おしゃ家ソムリエおしゃ子!2
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Fridays 12.52am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Kappii
Opening theme song: "Ai ga aru you denai you de aru" by Nanao Akari
Ending theme song: "dabscription" by Buyer Client
Cast: Yahagi Honoka, Tomita Miu, MEGUMI, Sota Ryosuke, Iwasaki Uta, Ichihara Hayato & Imai Tsubasa
Guests: Ito Asahi, Kurihara Rui, Kokado Kentarou, Koseki Yuuta, SWAY, Fujimori Shingo, Honda Chikara, Matsuo Satoru, Miura Ryota & Morinaga Yuuki

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Preview of "Kotodamasou" - Autumn 2021


Title: Kotodamasou 言霊荘 (Villa of the language spirit)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 Oct 2021
Timeslot: Saturdays at 11pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Cast: Nishino Nanase, Nagayama Kento, Saito Yuki, Miyoshi Ayaka, Nakamura Yurika, Hotta Mayu, Morita Misato, Ishii Anna, Uchida Rio & Naito Risa