Calling the Shots: Our WANTED list for 2018 [Hitlist]
At the beginning of 2018, our team listed actors that impressed us in 2017 and that we look forward to seeing more of in 2018. Now halfway into the year, 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
Casting News + Scoop! [Sept 1-11] Hongo Kanata on spotlight! + Yamazaki Kento’s Hyouka LA new trailer! + Yokohama Ryusei and Yamada Yuki new projects + More ‘Hibana’ analysis + Overprotected Kahoko buzz with Takahata Mitsuki!
September is an exciting month for Japanese drama and live-action adaptations! The current drama season is filled with gems – aside from Eita’s Hello Harinezumi, Takahata Mitsuki’s Overprotected Kahoko deserves read more
A Primer on Generation NEXT series: Who are Japan’s rising stars and why you need to know them!
We’re coming up with the 2017 edition of the hottest Japanese actors and actresses list, but how about those who are yet to be celebrated by fans and the public?
Yell For The Blue Sky (Aozora Yell) – 青空エール [Movie Review]
A timid, yet aspiring brass band member (Tsuchiya Tao) and an ambitious baseball player (Takeuchi Ryoma) take center stage in Aozora Yell (青空エール), a tale of young romance, ambition, and read more
The Year in Review: Breakout Actors of 2016
Breakout, as differentiated from a breakthrough, sounds more appropriate to describe talents on the verge: suddenly and extremely popular or successful; an instance of surpassing any previous achievement Last year, we feature a lot of ‘new’ faces read more