Category Archive: J-Drama News

Mar 20 2014

Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno (trailer)


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


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


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:

Jan 07 2014

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


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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Sep 15 2013

Ryoko Yonekura at Diana film premiere


Japanese actress Ryoko Yonekura (who is providing the voice-over for Diana in the Japanese-language version of the film) attends the world premiere of Diana in central London on September 5, 2013. The film is a biopic of the late princess of Wales who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, and follows Diana’s romance …

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Feb 04 2013

Ryoko Yonekura in CHICAGO Musical


Promo pics and videos from Ryoko Yonekura’s appearance as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO on Broadway in 2012.

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Jan 19 2013

Doctor X street promotion ads


Ryoko Yonekura’s medical drama Doctor X got lots of love on Tokyo streets and train station during its premiere week on October 2012.

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