Thursday, January 16, 2020

Preview of "Toudori Nozaki Shuuhei" - Winter 2020

Title: Toudori Nozaki Shuuhei 頭取野崎修平 (Bank President Nozaki Shuuhei)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 19 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Sundays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 5
Original manga by: Noda Shigeru & Shuu Ryouka
Cast: Oda Yuji, Matsushima Nanako, Kazama Shunsuke, Ozawa Yukiyoshi, Kishitani Goro, Takimoto Miori, Suruga Taro, Izumi Rika, Kobayashi Katsuya, Watanabe Shota, Miura Masaki, Koichi Mantaro, Nomaguchi Tooru, Nishida Naomi, Aijima Kazuyuki, Miyakawa Ichirota, Ukaji Takashi & Furuya Ikko

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Preview of "Karera wo mireba wakaru koto" - Winter 2020

Title: Karera wo mireba wakaru koto 彼らを見ればわかること (Things you would know by looking at them)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Saturdays 10pm
Broadcast by: WOWOW
Total number of episodes: 8
Cast: Nakayama Miho, Kimura Tae, Oshima Yuko, Takahashi Yuto, Sakuma Yui, Nanase Kou, Nakagawa Tsubasa, Kasahara Hideyuki, Komakine Ryusuke, Horiuchi Keiko, Katsura Sando, Katase Nana, Takahashi Keiko, Kataoka Tsurutaro, Kamiji Yuusuke, Nagano Hiroshi & Namase Katsuhisa

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 11th & 12th Jan 2020

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

1) Frozen 2 (382)

2) Kaiji Final Game (332)

3) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (377)

4) Ford v. Ferrari (363)

5) Parasite (2)

6) Otoko wa tsurai yo Okaeri Tora-san (353)

7) Boku no hero academy THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising (312)

8) Kamen Rider Reiwa The First Generation (328)

9) Gozen 0 ji, kiss shi ni kite yo (255)

10) Eiga Youkai Gakuen Y Neko wa HERO ni nareruka (346)

Source: Eiga.com

Monday, January 13, 2020

Preview of "Nibiiro no hako no naka de" - Winter 2020

Title: Nibiiro no hako no naka de 鈍色の箱の中で (Inside the dark grey box)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Feb 2020
Timeslot: Saturdays 3am
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original manga by: Shinohara Tomohiro
Cast: Kubota Sayu, Hagiwara Riku, Kamio Fuuju, Okamoto Natsumi & Mochizuki Ayumu

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Preview of "Yameru tokimo, sukoyakanaru tokimo" - Winter 2020

Title: Yameru tokimo, sukoyakanaru tokimo やめるときも、すこやかなるときも (In sickness and in health)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 20 January 2020
Timeslot: Mondays 12.59am
Broadcast by: NTV
Original novel by: Kubo Misumi
Theme Song: "memento" by Kis-My-Ft2
Cast: Fujigaya Taisuke, Nao, Goseki Koichi, Kanazawa Miho, Asami Himeka, Nakai Tomo, Tooyama Toshiya, Tezuka Satomi & Hino Shohei

Preview of "Alibi kuzushi uketawarimasu" - Winter 2020

Title: Alibi kuzushi uketawarimasu アリバイ崩し承ります (We accept your request of breaking the alibi)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 1 Feb 2020
Timeslot: Saturdays 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original novel by: Oyama Seiichiro
Cast: Hamabe Minami, Yasuda Ken, Narita Ryo

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Preview of "Keiji to Kenji" - Winter 2020

Title: Keiji to Kenji ケイジとケンジ (Police detective & Public prosecutor)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 16 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Thursdays 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Theme Song: "Hallelujah" by Miyamoto Hiroji
Cast: Kiritani Kenta, Higashide Masahiro, Higa Manami, Isomura Hayato, Imada Mio, Shibuya Kento, Okuyama Kazusa, Giiko, Yashiba Toshihiro, Sugawara Daikichi, Minemura Rie, Nishimura Motoki, Yanagiba Toshiro & Kazama Morio

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 4th & 5th Jan 2020

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

1) Frozen 2 (382)

2) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (377)

3) Otoko wa tsurai yo Okaeri Tora-san (353)

4) Boku no hero academy THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising (312)

5) Kamen Rider Reiwa The First Generation (328)

6) Eiga Youkai Gakuen Y Neko wa HERO ni nareruka (346)

7) Shijinsou no Satsujin (310)

8) Gozen 0 ji, kiss shi ni kite yo (255)

9) Jumanji : The Next Level (342)

10) Lupin Sanse THE FIRST (348)

Source: Eiga.com

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Preview of "Kotaki Kyoudai to shikuhakku" - Winter 2020

Title: Kotaki Kyoudai to shikuhakku コタキ兄弟と四苦八苦 (Struggling with the Kotaki brothers)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 10 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Fridays 12.12am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Opening theme song: "Otona" by Creepy Nuts
Ending theme song: "Choudo ii shiawase" by Stardust Revue
Cast: Furutachi Kanji, Takito Kenichi, Yoshine Kyoko & Kudo Kankuro

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Preview of "Boku wa doko kara" - Winter 2020

Title: Boku wa doko kara 僕はどこから (Where am I from)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Wednesdays 12.12am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Ichikawa Masa
Cast: Nakajima Yuuto, Mamiya Shotaro, Kamishiraishi Moka, Otoo Takuma, Takahashi Tsutomu, Wakabayashi Go, Kasamatsu Sho, Sudo Risa &  Sendo Atsuko

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 28th & 29th Dec 2019

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

1) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (377)

2) Frozen 2 (382)

3) Boku no hero academy THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising (312)

4) Otoko wa tsurai yo Okaeri Tora-san (353)

5) Kamen Rider Reiwa The First Generation (328)

6) Eiga Youkai Gakuen Y Neko wa HERO ni nareruka (346)

7) Gozen 0 ji, kiss shi ni kite yo (255)

8) Gekijouban Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion Mirai kara kita jinsoku no ALFA-X (189)

9) Shijinsou no Satsujin (310)

10) Jumanji : The Next Level (342)

Source: Eiga.com

Preview of "Yurukyan" - Winter 2020

Title: Yurukyan ゆるキャン△ (Yuru Camp)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Thursdays 1am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Afro
Theme Song: "Replay" by LONGMAN
Opening Theme Song: "Mabataki mo sezu ni" by H△G
Cast: Fukuhara Haruka, Oohara Yuno, Tanabe Momoko, Yanai Yumena, Shida Sara, Yanagi Yurina & Tsuchimura Kaho

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Preview of "Raise dewa chanto shimasu" - Winter 2020

Title: Raise dewa chanto shimasu 来世ではちゃんとします (I will live properly in my next life)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Wednesdays 1.35am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Itsuma-chan
Theme Song: "Tonight" by SCANDAL
Opening theme song: "Re: Re: Love Oomori Seiko feat. Mineta Kazunobu" by Oomori Seiko feat. Mineta Kazunobu
Cast: Uchida Rio, Oota Rina, Koseki Yuta, Goto Takenori, Tobinaga Tsubasa, Kojima Fujiko, Yuutarou, Nakagawa Chika & Shiono Akihisa

Top 10 bestselling music DVD & Blu-Ray releases of 2019 (Oricon)

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of units sold:

1) 5x20 All the BEST!! CLIPS 1999-2019 - Arashi (789,628)

2) King & Prince First Concert Tour 2018 - King & Prince (351,052)

3) Kanjani's Eightainment GR8EST - Kanjani 8 (257,915)

4) Juugosai - Kanjani 8 (241,480)

5) Ai dake ga subete -What do you want?- -Hey!Say!JUMP (201,960)

6) Hey! Say! JUMP LIVE TOUR SENSE or LOVE - Hey!Say!JUMP (180,236)

7) B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2018 -HINOTORI- - B'z (147,991)

8) GENERATIONS LIVE TOUR 2018 UNITED JOURNEY - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE (113,267)

9) BTS WORLD TOUR 'LOVE YOURSELF' ~ JAPAN EDITION ~ - BTS (111,529)

10) DOME TOUR "POP VIRUS" at TOKYO DOME - Hoshino Gen (107,148)

Source: Oricon

Winners of Nikkansports Dorama Grand Prix (Autumn 2019)

There were 463 valid votes for this round of voting between 12 Dec and 19 Dec 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) Ossans Love - in the sky - (260)
2) Douki no Sakura (20)
3) Ore no hanashi wa nagai (19)
4) Grand Maison Tokyo / Sherlock (18)

Best Leading Actor
1) Tanaka Kei - Ossans Love - in the sky - (271)
2) Kimura Takuya - Grand Maison Tokyo (31)
3) Dean Fujioka - Sherlock (27)
4) Abe Hiroshi - Mada kekkon dekinai otoko (25)
5) Ikuta Toma - Ore no hanashi wa nagai (22)

Best Leading Actress
1) Toda Erika - Scarlet (113)
2) Takahata Mitsuki - Douki no Sakura (85)
3) Haru - G Senjou no Anata to Watashi (41)
4) Inoue Mao - Shounen Torajiro / Takaoka Saki - Rika  (15)

Best Supporting Actor
1) Chiba Yuudai - Ossans Love - in the sky - (116)
2) Totsugi Shigeyuki - Ossans Love - in the sky - (67)
3) Yoshida Kotaro - Ossans Love - in the sky - (44)
4) Hayashi Kento - Scarlet (33)
5) Iwata Takanori - Sherlock (20)

Best Supporting Actress
1) MEGUMI - Ossans Love - in the sky - (93)
2) Satsukawa Aimi - Ossans Love - in the sky - (85)
3) Koike Eiko - Ore no hanashi wa nagai (38)
4) Suzuki Kyoka - Grand Maison Tokyo (23)
5) Matsushita Yuki - G Senjoy no Anata to Watashi (21)

Source: Nikkansports

Preview of "Konya wa konoji de" - Winter 2020

Title: Konya wa konoji de 今夜はコの字で (Tonight at the ko-character-shaped drinking place)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 6 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Mondays 12 midnight
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original manga by: Kato Jump & Tsuchiyama Shigeru
Cast: Nakamura Yuri, Asaka Koudai, Kozono Ryo, Fujii Takemi, Kita Kana, Takezai Terunosuke, Horibe Keisuke & Shimojo Atomu

Friday, January 03, 2020

Top 10 most downloaded digital albums of 2019 (Oricon)

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of downloads between 10 Dec 2018 and 8 Dec 2019:

1) POP VIRUS - Hoshino Gen (73,502)

2) Eye of the Storm - ONE OK ROCK (67,211)

3) Shunkanteki Six Sense - Aimyon (56,952)

4) Bohemian Rhapsody The Original Soundtrack - QUEEN (55,129)

5) Tenki no ko - RADWIMPS (51,265)

6) BOOTLEG - Yonezu Kenshi (50,034)

7) MAGIC - back number (48,029)

8) Traveler - Official HIGE Dandism (41,818)

9) Same Thing - Hoshino Gen (38,085)

10) ANTI ANTI GENERATION - RADWIMPS (35,219)

Source: Oricon

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Preview of "Shiro demo kuro demonai sekai de Panda wa warau" - Winter 2020

Title: Shiro demo kuro demonai sekai de panda wa warau シロでもクロでもない世界でパンダは笑う (The panda laughs in a world which is neither white nor black)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 12 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Sundays 10.30pm
Broadcast by: YTV
Theme Song: "bad guy" by Billie Eilish
Cast: Seino Nana, Yokohama Ryuusei, Kaname Jun, Shiraishi Sei, Yamazaki Shigenori, Tsubaki Oniyakko, Yoshida Mizuki, Bando Ryota, Nagayama Takashi, Mizusawa Shingo, Matsuura Yuya, Steel Teppei, Asami Koshiro, Nakata Keisuke, Inori Kirara, Masu Takeshi, Fukuda Tenkyu, Yamaguchi Sayaka & Sato Jiro

Top 10 most downloaded digital singles of 2019 (Oricon)

Note that the figures within the brackets indicate the number of downloads between 10 Dec 2018 and 8 Dec 2019:

1) Lemon - Yonezu Kenshi (1,074,530)

2) Uma to Shika - Yonezu Kenshi (776,265)

3) Marigold - Aimyon (588,005)

4) HAPPY BIRTHDAY - back number (575,035)

5) Machigaisagashi - Suda Masaki (527,837)

6) Pretender - Official HIGE Dandism (490,843)

7) Paprika - Foorin (477,738)

8) Hakujitsu - King Gnu (411,084)

9) Gurenge - LiSA (389,665)

10) Ai ni dekiru koto wa mada aru kai - RADWIMPS (370,910)

Source: Oricon

Preview of "Shiranakute ii koto" - Winter 2020

Title: Shiranakute ii koto 知らなくていいコト (Things which you would be better off not knowing)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Wednesdays 10pm
Broadcast by: NTV
Theme Song: "Subarashiki Uso" by flumpool
Cast: Yoshitaka Yuriko, Emoto Tasuku, Shigeoka Daiki, Akiyoshi Kumiko, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Kobayashi Kaoru etc.

Preview of "Top Knife - Tensai Nougekai no Jouken - " - Winter 2020

Title: Top Knife - Tensai Nougekkai no Jouken -  トップナイフ - 天才脳外科医の条件 - (Top Knife - The conditions of a genius neurosurgeon -)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 11 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Saturdays 10pm
Broadcast by: NTV
Original novel by: Hayashi Koji
Theme Song: "STAYIN' ALIVE" by JUJU
Cast: Amami Yuki, Shiina Kippei, Hirose Arisu, Nagayama Kento, Furukawa Yuuta, Fukushi Seiji, Morita Misato, Fujimoto Izumi, Miyamoto Mayu & Miura Tomokazu

Top 10 karaoke hits of 2019 (Oricon)

Here is the list of top 10 karaoke hits in 2019 as sourced from DAM Sougo and JOYSOUND:

1) Lemon - Yonezu Kenshi

2) Marigold - Aimyon

3) Sayonara Elegy - Suda Masaki

4) Pretender - Official HIGE DANdism

5) Paprika - Foorin

6) Sharuru - Balloon

7) Ito - Nakajima Miyuki

8) Zankoku na tenshi no These - Takahashi Yoko

9) Chiisana koi no uta - MONGOL800

10) Hanamizuki - Hitoto Yo

Source: Oricon

Preview of "Theseus no Fune" - Winter 2020

Title: Theseus no Fune テセウスの船 (The boat of Theseus)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 19 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Sundays 9pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Higashimoto Toshiya
Cast: Takeuchi Ryoma, Eikura Nana, Ando Masanobu, Kanjiya Shihori, Ashina Sei, Ryuusei Ryo, Seiya, Konno Hiroki, Shiratori Yuki, Banka Tenta, Ueno Juri, Yusuke Santa Maria, Sasano Takashi, Musaka Naomasa, Asou Yumi & Suzuki Ryohei

Preview of "Hanzawa Naoki II Episode Zero Nerawareta Hanzawa Naoki no Password" (Drama SP)

Title: Hanzawa Naoki II Episode Zero Nerawareta Hanzawa Naoki no Password 半沢直樹II エピソードゼロ 狙われた半沢直樹のパスワード (Hanzawa Naoki II Episode Zero The targeted Hanzawa Naoki's password)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Facebook: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Date: 3 Jan 2020 at 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original novel by: Ikeido Jun
Cast: Yoshizawa Ryo, Imada Mio, Yoshizawa Hisashi, Inoue Yoshio, Kurihara Hideo, Tamaoki Reo, Fukikoshi Tomomi, Isozaki Yoshitomo, Kitamura Takumi, Onoe Matsuya & Ogata Naoto

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Preview of "Byoushitsu de nenbutsu wo tonaenaide kudasai" - Winter 2020

Title: Byoushitsu de nenbutsu wo tonaenaide kudasai 病室で念仏を唱えないでください (Please do not chant your prayer to Buddha in the ward)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 17 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Fridays 10pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Koyasu Tamayo
Theme Song: "I'm Here" by Miura Daichi
Cast: Ito Hideaki, Muro Tsuyoshi, Matsumoto Honoka, Katayose Ryota, Karata Erika, Tani Kyosuke, Uraji Uno, Torobu Yuri, Yoshida Hyuga, Yokota Mayu, Tsuchimura Kaho,Yasui Junpei, Dan Jiro, Horiuchi Ken, Miyazaki Yoshiko, Yo Kimiko, Izumiya Shigeru, Hagiwara Masato & Nakatani Miki

Preview of "Koi wa tsuzuku yo dokomade mo" - Winter 2020

Title: Koi wa tsuzuku yo dokomade mo 恋はつづくよどこまでも (The love will continue no matter where)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 14 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Tuesdays 10pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Enjoji Maki
Theme Song: "I LOVE..." by Official HIGE DANdism
Cast: Kamishiraishi Mone, Sato Takeru, Maiguma Tatsuya, Kosei (Miki), Watanabe Keisuke, Takiuchi Kumi, Yoshikawa Ai, Hotta Mayu, Elen, Hara Fukiko, Ando Sei, Horimoto Yukie, Mikami Ai, Karina, Hiraiwa Kami, Katase Nana, Renbutsu Misako & Yamamoto Koji

Top 10 Billboard JAPAN Hot Albums of the Year 2019

1) 5 X 20 All the BEST!! 1999 - 2019 - Arashi

2) POP VIRUS - Hoshino Gen

3) Eye of the Storm - ONE OK ROCK

4) MAGIC - back number

5) King & Prince - King & Prince

6) Ima ga omoide ni naru made - Nogizaka46

7) Shunkanteki Six Sense - Aimyon

8) Bohemian Rhapsody Original Soundtrack - QUEEN

9) BOOTLEG - Yonezu Kenshi

10) aurora arc - BUMP OF CHICKEN

Source: Yahoo! Japan

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 21st & 22nd Dec 2019

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

1) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (377)

2) Frozen 2 (382)

3) Boku no hero academy THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising (312)

4) Kamen Rider Reiwa The First Generation (328)

5) Shijinsou no Satsujin (310)

6) Gozen 0 ji, kiss shi ni kite yo (255)

7) Eiga Youkai Gakuen Y Neko wa HERO ni nareruka (346)

8) Jumanji : The Next Level (342)

9) Lupin Sansei THE FIRST (348)

10) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (300)

Source: Eiga.com

Preview of "Ashita no Kazoku" (Drama SP)

Title: Ashita no Kazoku あしたの家族 (The family of tomorrow)
Official website: here
O.A. Date: 5 Jan 2020 at 9pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Cast: Miyazaki Aoi, Nagayama Eita, Ichiro Maki, Musaka Naomasa, Shibuya Asuka, Kondo Yoshimasa, Tamura Kentaro, Matsuzaka Keiko & Matsushige Yutaka

Monday, December 30, 2019

Preview of "10 no Himitsu" - Winter 2020

Title: 10 no Himitsu 10の秘密 (The secret of 10)
Official website: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 14 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Tuesdays 9pm
Broadcast by: Kansai TV / FujiTV
Theme Song: "Monologue" by Akiyama Kiiro
Cast: Mukai Osamu, Nakama Yukie, Naka Riisa, Matsumura Hokuto, Yamada Anna, Takashima Tsuyoshi, Hotta Akane, Kawamura Hana, Endo Yuuya, Fujiwara Mitsuhiro, Yamano Umi, Natori Yuko & Watabe Atsuro

Top 10 bestselling albums of 2019 (Oricon)

Here are the top 10 bestselling albums of 2019 as tabulated by Oricon. For the rest of the ranking, please refer to the source link. Note that numbers within the brackets indicate the number of copies sold:

1) 5×20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019 - Arashi (2,100,438)

2) King & Prince - King & Prince (556,153)

3) Ima ga omoide ni naru made - Nogizaka46 (518,444)

4) POP VIRUS - Hoshino Gen (442,325)

5) Map of the Soul:Persona - BTS (338,540)

6) #TWICE2 - TWICE (308,699)

7) MAGIC - back number (304,227)

8) Eye of the Storm - ONE OK ROCK (288,815)

9) NEW LOVE - B'z (270,370)

10) Bohemian Rhapsody OST - QUEEN (255,303)

Source: Oricon

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 14th & 15th Dec 2019

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

1) Frozen 2 (382)

2) Jumanji : The Next Level (342)

3) Shijinsou no Satsujin (310)

4) Eiga Youkai Gakuen Y Neko wa HERO ni nareruka (346)

5) Lupin Sansei THE FIRST (348)

6) Gozen 0 ji, kiss shi ni kite yo (255)

7) Eiga Sumikkogurashi Tobidasu ehon to himitsu no ko (114)

8) Katsuben! (300)

9) Kessan! Chuushingura (338)

10) Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (168)

Source: Eiga.com

Preview of "Gibo to Musume no Blues Happy New Year 2020 SP" (Drama SP)

Title: Gibo to Musume no Blues Happy New Year 2020 SP 義母と娘のブルース2020年謹賀新年スペシャル (Stepmother and daughter's blues Happy New Year 2020 SP)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Date: 2 Jan 2020 at 9pm
Broadcast by: TBS
Original manga by: Sakurazawa Rin
Theme Song: "Ai no katachi feat. HIDE (GReeeeN)" by MISIA
Cast: Ayase Haruka, Takenouchi Yutaka, Sato Takeru, Kamishiraishi Moka, Inowaki Kai, Yokomizo Naho, Takeda Tetsuya, Hashimoto Satoshi, Yoshikawa Ai, Okunuki Kaoru, Taniguchi Shota, Ukaji Takashi, Asari Yosuke, Asano Kazuyuki & Asou Yumi

Preview of "Alive Gan Senmoni no Karte" - Winter 2020

Title: Alive Gan Senmoni no Karte アライブがん専門医のカルテ (Alive The medical records of the cancer specialist)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 9 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Thursdays 10pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Theme Song: "Harudonari" by Suda Keina
Cast: Matsushita Nao, Kimura Yoshino, Kiyohara Sho, Okazaki Sae, Ogawa Sara, Nakamura Shunsuke, Miura Shohei, Tanabe Seiichi, Fujii Takashi, Kinoshita Houka, Takahata Atsuko & Kitaoji Kinya

Preview of "Zettai Reido ~ Mizen Hanzai Sennyuu Sousa 2 ~" - Winter 2020

Title: Zettai Reido ~ Mizen Hanzai Sennyuu Sousa 2 ~ 絶対零度 ~ 未然犯罪潜入捜査 2 ~
(Absolute Zero ~ Crime Prevention Infiltration Investigation 2 ~)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 6 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Mondays 9pm
Broadcast by: FujiTV
Theme song: "Mikansei" by Ieiri Leo
Cast: Sawamura Ikki, Yokoyama Yu, Honda Tsubasa, Morinaga Yuki, Takasugi Mahiro, Uesugi Shuhei, Maggy, Soshina, Mizuno Miki & Emoto Akira

Top 10 bestselling singles of 2019 (Oricon)

Here are the top 10 bestselling singles of 2019 as tabulated by Oricon. For the rest of the ranking, please refer to the source link. Note that numbers within the brackets indicate the number of copies sold:

1) Sustainable - AKB48 (1,410,206)

2) Jiwaru DAYS - AKB48 (1,309,063)

3) Sing Out! - Nogizaka46 (1,200,182)

4) Yoake made tsuyogaranakute mo ii - Nogizaka46 (1,142,807)

5) Kuroi hitsuji - Keyakizaka46 (920,842)

6) Lights / Boy With Luv - BTS (765,997)

7) BRAVE - Arashi (709,813)

8) Kyun - Hinatazaka46 (621,565)

9) Konna ni suki ni nacchatte ii no? - Hinatazaka46 (551,397)

10) Doremisolatido - Hinatazaka46 (535,090)

Source: Oricon

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 7th & 8th Dec 2019

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

1) Frozen 2 (382)

2) Lupin Sansei THE FIRST (348)

3) Gozen 0 ji, kiss shi ni kite yo (255)

4) Eiga Sumikkogurashi Tobidasu ehon to himitsu no ko (114)

5) Kessan! Chuushingura (338)

6) Terminator: Dark Fate (376)

7) Doctor Sleep (330)

8) IT: Chapter Two (350)

9) Saenai heroine no sodatekata Fine (121)

10) City Hunter THE MOVIE Shijou Saiko no Mission (102)

Source: Eiga.com

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Preview of "Kirin ga kuru" - NHK 2020 Taiga

Title: Kirin ga kuru 麒麟がくる
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 19 Jan 2020
Timeslot: Sundays 8pm
Broadcast by: NHK
Narrator: Ichikawa Ebizo
Cast: Hasegawa Hiroki, Kimura Fumino, Ishikawa Sayuri, Nishimura Masahiko, Tokushige Satoshi, Sometani Shota, Takahashi Katsunori, Dan Rei, Kawaguchi Haruna, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Yoshida Kotaro, Uesugi Shozo, Motoki Masahiro, Ito Hideaki, Minami Kaho, Murata Takehiro, Mashima Hidekazu, Tanihara Shosuke, Kataoka Ainosuke, Ibuki Goro, Kazama Shunsuke, Omi Toshinori, Takito Kenichi, Mukai Osamu, Okamura Takashi, Sakai Masaaki, Kadowaki Mugi, Ono Machiko etc.

Top 5 bestselling music artists in 2019 (Oricon)

Note that the figures within brackets indicate the amount of sales in yen achieved between 10 Dec 2018 and 8 Dec 2019:

1) Arashi (20,332,000,000 yen)

2) Nogizaka46 (8,214,000,000 yen)

3) King & Prince (5,874,000,000 yen)

4) TWICE (5,196,000,000 yen)

5) BTS (5,185,000,000 yen)

Source: Oricon

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 30th Nov & 1st Dec 2019

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

1) Frozen 2 (382)

2) Eiga Sumikkogurashi Tobidasu ehon to himitsu no ko (114)

3) Kessan! Chuushingura (338)

4) Terminator: Dark Fate (376)

5) Doctor Sleep (330)

6) IT: Chapter Two (350)

7) Joker (323)

8) City Hunter THE MOVIE Shijou Saiko no Mission (102)

9) Saenai heroine no sodatekata Fine (121)

10) Machine no owari ni (322)

Source: Eiga.com

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The 102nd Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2019) - Best Drama

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Nagi no Oitoma
2) Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
3) Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
2) Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
3) Semi Otoko
4) Kantan na oshigoto desu. ni ouboshitemita
5) Nagi no Oitoma

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
2) Nagi no Oitoma
3) Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
4) Natsuzora
5) Dakara watashi wa sashimashita

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Nagi no Oitoma
2) Natsuzora
3) No Side Game
4) Kore wa keihi de ochimasen! / Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen - / Kansatsui Asagao

Source: The Television

Winners of the 44th Hochi Movie Awards (2019)

Best Japanese Movie: Mitsubachi to Enrai

Best Foreign Movie: Joker

Best Animation Movie: Tenki no Ko

Best Leading Actor: Nakai Kiichi (Kioku ni gozaimasen!)

Best Leading Actress: Nagasawa Masami (Masquerade Hotel / Confidence Man JP)

Best Supporting Actor: Narita Ryo (Chiwawa-chan / Ai ga nanda / Sayonara Kuchibiru)

Best Supporting Actress: Komatsu Nana (Kuru / Heisa Byoutou - Sorezore no Asa -"

Best Director: Sato Shinsuke (Kingdom)

Best Newcomer: Suzuka Oji (Mitsubachi to Enrai) / Tamashiro Tina (Diner / Aku no Hana)

Special Award: Tonde Saitama

Source: Natalie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The 102nd Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2019) - Best Leading Actor

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Tanaka Kei - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
2) Ooizumi Yo - No Side Game
3) Yamada Ryosuke - Semi Otoko

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Tanaka Kei - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
2) Yamada Ryosuke - Semi Otoko
3) Ooizumi Yo - No Side Game
4) Karasawa Toshiaki - Voice 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu
5) Miura Haruma - Two Weeks

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Tanaka Kei - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
2) Ooizumi Yo - No Side Game
3) Yamada Ryosuke - Semi Otoko
4) Miura Haruma - Two Weeks
5) Harada Taizo - Sado

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Ooizumi Yo - No Side Game
2) Yamada Ryosuke - Semi Otoko
3) Tanaka Kei - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
4) Oomori Nao - Sign - Houigakusha Yuzuki Takashi no Jiken
5) Muro Tsuyoshi - I Turn

Source: The Televison

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 23rd & 24th Nov 2019

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

1) Frozen 2 (382)

2) Kessan! Chuushingura (338)

3) Terminator: Dark Fate (376)

4) Eiga Sumikkogurashi Tobidasu ehon to himitsu no ko (114)

5) IT: Chapter Two (350)

6) Joker (323)

7) Saenai heroine no sodatekata Fine (121)

8) Machine no owari ni (322)

9) Zombieland: Double Tap

10) Eiga Star Twinkle Puri Kyua Hoshi no uta ni omoi wo komete (231)

Source: Eiga.com

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The 102nd Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2019) - Best Leading Actress

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Kuroki Haru - Nagi no Oitoma
2) Tabe Mikako - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
3) Hirose Suzu - Natsuzora

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Tabe Mikako - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
2) Kuroki Haru - Nagi no Oitoma
3) Harada Tomoyo - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -
4) Fukada Kyoko - Lupin no Musume
5) Ueno Juri - Kansatsui Asagao

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Kuroki Haru - Nagi no Oitoma
2) Hirose Suzu - Natsuzora
3) Tabe Mikako - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
4) Ueno Juri - Kansatsui Asagao
5) Harada Tomoyo - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Kuroki Haru - Nagi no Oitoma
2) Ueno Juri - Kansatsui Asagao
3) Hirose Suzu - Natsuzora
4) Tabe Mikako - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
5) Sakurai Yuki - Dakara watashi wa sashimashita
Kimura Fumino - Sagideka
Fukada Kyoko - Lupin no Musume

Source: The Television

Monday, November 25, 2019

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 16th & 17th Nov 2019

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

1) Terminator: Dark Fate (376)

2) Eiga Sumikkogurashi Tobidasu ehon to himitsu no ko (114)

3) IT: Chapter Two (350)

4) Joker (323)

5) Machine no owari ni (322)

6) Saenai heroine no sodatekata Fine (121)

7) Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil (367)

8) Angel Has Fallen (182)

9) Hitoyo (266)

10) Re: Zero kara hajimeru isekai seikatsu Hyouketsu no kizuna (79)

Source: Eiga.com

The 102nd Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2019) - Best Supporting Actor

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Takahashi Issei - Nagi no Oitoma
2) Shigeoka Daiki - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
3) Kusakari Masao - Natsuzora

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Shigeoka Daiki - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
2) Yokohama Ryuusei - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu-Hangekihen-
3) Masuda Takahisa - Voice 110 Kinkyuu Shireishitsu
4) Miyake Ken - Semi Otoko
5) Takahashi Issei - Nagi no Oitoma

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Takahashi Issei - Nagi no Oitoma
2) Shigeoka Daiki - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
3) Kusakari Masao - Natsuzora
4) Nakamura Tomoya - Nagi no Oitoma
5) Yokohama Ryuusei - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu-Hangekihen-

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Takahashi Issei - Nagi no Oitoma
2) Kusakari Masao - Natsuzora
Nakamura Tomoya - Nagi no Oitoma
4) Takasugi Mahiro - Sagideka
Miyazawa Hio - Gisou Furin

Source: The Televison

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The 102nd Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2019) - Best Supporting Actress

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Nao - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu -Hangekihen-
2) Nishino Nanase - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu-Hangekihen-
3) Yamaguchi Tomoko - Natsuzora

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Nao - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu -Hangekihen-
2) Ito Sairi - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!
3) Nishino Nanase - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu-Hangekihen-
4) Kinami Haruka - Semi Otoko
5) Eguchi Noriko - Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Nao - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu -Hangekihen-
2) Nishino Nanase - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu-Hangekihen-
3) Matsushima Nanako - Natsuzora
4) Shiraishi Sei - Dakara watashi wa sashimashita
5) Kimura Tae - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu-Hangekihen-

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Nao - Anata no ban desu / Anata no ban desu -Hangekihen-
Yamaguchi Tomoko - Natsuzora
3) Mita Yoshiko - Nagi no Oitoma
4) Koshiba Fuuka - Beshari Gurashi
5) Kinami Haruka - Semi Otoko

Source: The Television

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The 102nd Drama Academy Awards (Summer 2019) - Best Theme Song

Overall Ranking Top 3
1) Uma to Shika - Yonezu Kenshi (No Side Game)
2) Yasashii ano ko - Spitz (Natsuzora)
3) Aitaiyo - Tezuka Shota (Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -)

Voters Ranking Top 5
1) Doushimasuka, anata nara - Abe Mao (Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!)
2) Fanfare! - Hey! Say! JUMP (Semi Otoko)
3) Make It Hot - Snow Man (Kantan na oshigoto desu. ni oubou shitemita)
4) Aitaiyo - Tezuka Shota (Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -)
5) Uma to Shika - Yonezu Kenshi (No Side Game)

TV Reporters Ranking Top 5
1) Yasashii ano ko - Spitz (Natsuzora)
2) Uma to Shika - Yonezu Kenshi (No Side Game)
3) STAND-ALONE - Aimer (Anata no ban desu & Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -)
4) Doushimasuka, anata nara - Abe Mao (Kore wa keihi de ochimasen!)
Aitaiyo - Tezuka Shota (Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -)
Asagao - Orisaka Yuta (Kansatsui Asagao)

Judges Ranking Top 5
1) Uma to Shika - Yonezu Kenshi (No Side Game)
2) Yasashii ano ko - Spitz (Natsuzora)
3) us - millet (Gisou Furin)
4) Aitaiyo - Tezuka Shota (Anata no ban desu - Hangekihen -)
5) Fanfare! - Hey! Say! JUMP (Semi Otoko)
Reboot - miwa (Nagi no Oitoma)
Sonachine - Tempalay (Zadou)

Source: The Televison

Monday, November 18, 2019

Winners of the 11th TAMA Film Awards (2019)

Best Movie: Randen / Nagai Owakare

Special Award: Tenki no Ko / Shinbun Kisha

Best Actor:
Yamazaki Tsutomu (Nagai Owakare)
Iura Arata (Randen / Kohaku / Akai Yuki / Tomerareruka, oretachi wo / Miyamoto kara kimi e / Dragon Quest Your Story)

Best Actress:
Aoi Yu (Nagai Owakare / Miyamoto kara kimi e / Zan / Aru sendou no hanashi / Kaiju no Kodomo)
Maeda Atsuko (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari / Soushiki no Meijin / Machida-kun no sekai / Masquerade Hotel / Confidence Man JP)

Best New Actor:
Narita Ryo
Shimizu Hiroya

Best New Actress:
Kishii Yukino
Shim Eun-kyung

Source: Tama Film Awards