Category Archive: J-Drama News

Aug 28 2016

University of Miami to screen Enoshima Prism and Wonderful World End

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The University of Miami will present free screenings of 2 Japanese films on September 16th and 23rd, 2016. September 16 – The time-travel friendship drama Enoshima Prism, directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida, stars Sota Fukushi (Kamen Rider film series, Bleach), Shuhei Nomura (Litchi Hikari Club, Flying Colors), and Tsubasa Honda (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, Full Metal …

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Jul 23 2016

FUNimation reveals trailer for Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy

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FUNimation has revealed the trailer for the U.S. release of the popular Rurouni Kenshin film trilogy starring Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, Munetaka Aoki, and Yu Aoi. The films will screen in select theaters nationwide with a home video release to follow. Rurouni Kenshin: Origins – August 8, 9 & 10 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno – …

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Apr 22 2016

Sadako vs. Kayako (Trailer)

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Kadokawa Films has revealed the trailer for the upcoming ghost-on-ghost-battle, Sadako vs. Kayako. Japanese horror buffs are bound to lose their minds just hearing the concept alone: the ghost of The Ring (Ringu) vs. the ghost of The Grudge (Ju-on). The modern geek equivalent of Godzilla vs King Kong…? Maybe. The film’s producers are encouraging …

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Mar 20 2014

Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno (trailer)

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Takeru Sato stars in this year’s sequel to the 2012 live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin.

Mar 17 2014

UTB Los Angeles premieres record-setting Japanese drama Hanzawa Naoki

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Los Angeles television station UTB 18.2 has announced the start of two new drama series in Spring 2014. Hanzawa Naoki stars Masato Sakai (who previously starred in UTB’s crime drama Joker) as a loan officer forced to take the blame for a bad loan approved by his superiors. Hanzawa decides to recover the money himself …

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Feb 17 2014

UTB Los Angeles premieres new dramas Strategist Kanbe and My Little Nightmare

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NHK historical Taiga drama Gunshi Kanbe (English broadcast title: Strategist Kanbe) stars Junichi Okada as a gifted strategist from Himeji who supported the famous leader Hideyoshi Toyotomi with his eloquence and brilliant military strategies during Japan’s Age of Civil Wars. Okada, a member of the Japanese pop group V6, has won acting awards in Japan …

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Jan 07 2014

Japanese Drama Winter 2014 preview

Tokyohive previews the new winter 2014 Japanese drama season. I’m looking forward to Shitsuren Chocolatier and Team Batista 4. Read the full breakdown here: http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/01/prime-time-drama-preview-winter-2014

Jan 07 2014

UTB Los Angeles premieres Arashi drama Freeter, Ie wo Kau and mystery-thriller Iryu Sosa

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Los Angeles television station UTB 18.2 will premiere two new drama series this week, including Freeter, Ie wo Kau (English broadcast title: Job-Hopper Buys a House) starring Kazunari Ninomiya as young man who restarts his life with a part-time construction job. Ninomiya, a member of the Japanese pop group Arashi, won Best Actor awards for …

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