Casting News + Scoop! [Oct 19-26] What’s up with Satoh Takeru, Yamazaki Kento, Suda Masaki, Yoshizawa Ryo and Kamiki Ryunosuke? + Spotlight on Taiga, Suga Kenta, and Yamada Ryosuke!

Give or take, we have 8 of the hottest young actors around in this edition of our casting news and scoop! – [in no particular order] Suda Masaki, Satoh Takeru, continue

Casting News + Scoop! [Oct 14-18] Updates on Coming of Age/Youth movies & drama: Poncho & Mob Psycho 100; Job hunting movie Shukatsu + Hyouka Making-Of photos!

We’re more than halfway through October, with plenty of casting buzz including live-action adaptation for Mob Psycho 100, Flower’s Bloom (BL) and Poncho, the job-hunting movie Shukatsu. Updates on Hyouka continue

Casting News + Scoop! [May 11-16] Spotlight on Taiga’s “Pumpkin and Mayonnaise”, Kentaro’s “Demekin” and Kubozuka Yosuke’s “Alley Cat” + “I Hear the Sunspot” BL movie updates!

This week’s casting news roundup features the up and coming Kentaro, the super-talented Taiga, and one of Japan’s best actors, Kubozuka Yosuke and their latest projects, plus updates on the continue

Casting News + Scoop! [Sept 20-22] Sakurada Reset pairs Shuhei Nomura with Yuina Kuroshima; School gang actors through the years: Nijiro Murakami + Takumi Kitamura + Mackenyu!

It seemed just yesterday when Satoshi Tsumabuki and Masanobu Ando taunted US servicemen in the coming of age Sang-il Lee movie 69 (2004). The same with Shun Oguri and Takayuki continue

PsychoDrama [Talkback]: Kinema Junpou No 1722. Issue features 50 actors under 30 to look out for + Did they get everyone right? [Part 2 of 4 Parts]

To discuss the merits (or demerits) of 50 Japanese actors requires more than a singular post, hence Part 2 continues our discussion previously from Part 1 of Kinema Junpou 50 continue