Kamiki Ryunosuke: Catching up with Detective Yugami, Tokyo National Museum’s Shinkai Makoto Exhibit + the Nikkei Actor Index!
It’s been a while since we’ve launched a singular article about Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介). I practically grew up with my Japanese movie viewing experience filled with Kamiki’s ‘prodigal’ acting – read more
Casting News + Scoop! [Oct 27-Nov 11] Updates on ‘River’s Edge’ and ‘Kids on the Slope’ + Mackenyu, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Kitamura Takumi + State of ‘Fandom’ now!
It’s been a while since my last casting news post. I’m enjoying the Fall 2017 drama season so much that I hardly had time to catch up with the news read more
Superb casting for ‘Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techo’ LA with Kuroki Haru and Nomura Shuhei!
The live-action adaptation of Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia’s Case Files – Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techou is in the works! With a 2018 release date, the movie is directed by Mishima Yukiko and read more
Romcom Japanese Style: Hey, Japan give me some lovin! (2017 Edition) [Hitlist]
Japanese romantic comedies. Ah, those light, bubbly, fun movies where a boy and a girl usually end up together. Yet through the years, we have come to appreciate certain ‘innovation’ read more
Rikuoh – 陸王: First Impressions + Episode 1-2 Review [Japanese Drama]
Rikuoh – 陸王, based on Ikeido Jun’s novel of the same title, is at the forefront of a nationwide effort to promote sports. The 2020 Olympics also known as Tokyo 2020 is read more
Yamazaki Kento’s 5th film for 2017 awaiting for critical and box office results! Hyouka – 氷菓 [Live Action Coverage]
Kadokawa Pictures spearheads the live-action adaptation of Yonezawa Honobu’s novel Hyouka – 氷菓 – about four freshmen who discovered a certain ‘anthology’ published 33 years ago by the Classics Lit club, where they read more
Tremble All You Want – ‘Katte ni Furuetero’
In Tremble All You Want, Matsuoka Mayu plays Yoshika, an imprudent, quirky character who at 24 is still stuck up in the past. Based on the novel “Katte ni Furuetero” read more
Nakajo Ayami takes the spotlight in Anonymous Noise [Live Action Coverage]
Anonymous Noise(Fukumenkei Noizu) is a teen romance with a musical twist. A girl struggles to realize her dream to sing and reconnect with her two young friends. Under Shochiku, this young read more