Misaruka to appear in the movie “Hibi Rock”

Misaruka to appear in the movie “Hibi Rock”

Filming is finally completed for the live-action movie adaptation of “Hibi Rock,” the rock ‘n’ roll comic by Enokiya Katsumasa that has found immense popularity since it began serialization in Young Jump in 2010. Directed by Irie Yu of “SR: Saitama no Rapper” fame, the film’s all-star cast is led by Nomura Shuhei and Nikaido Fumi. Upon completion of filming, it was revealed that a unique cast was brought together to appear as the band…

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Lupin III

Lupin III

Official Site Original title: ルパン三世 English title: Lupin III Country: Japan Release date: 30 August 2014 Genre: crime, drama Director: Kitamura Ryuhei Writer: Yamamoto Mataichiro Based on: manga  Lupin III by Monkey Punch Lupin and friends penetrate in a highly secured fortress-like safe named “Ark of Navarone” to claim the “Crimson Heart of Cleopatra”. Cast: Oguri Shun – Arsène Lupin III Tamayama Tetsuji – Daisuke Jigen Ayano Gō – Goemon Ishikawa XIII Kuroki Meisa – Fujiko…

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Shinigami-kun

Shinigami-kun

Official Site Title: 死神くん Format: Renzoku Genre: drama Airtime: Friday 23:15 Broadcast network: TV Asahi Release date: 18.04.2014 Theme song: ARASHI – Dare mo Shiranai Shinigami-kun (Ohno Satoshi), alias grim reaper #413, is a rookie, who pronounces the death of those scheduled to die and brings souls to the nether world. He would appear with the signature phrase “Congratulations! I’m here to call on you”, although it is hard to say how this can be…

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Pazuru

Pazuru

Official Site Original title: パズル English title: Puzzle Country: Japan Release date: 8 March 2014 Genre: horror, mystery Director: Naito Eisuke Writer: Yamada Yuskuke /novel/ High school student Azusa jumps off from the rooftop of a school building, but she survives. One month later, the school is taken over by group of people wearing bizarre masks. A pregnant teacher is imprisoned, while the head director of the school and male students disappear. Azusa then finds…

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Aidoru Izu Deddo – Nonchan no Puropaganda Daisenso

Aidoru Izu Deddo – Nonchan no Puropaganda Daisenso

Original title: アイドル・イズ・デッド-ノンちゃんのプロパガンダ大戦争- English title: Idol Is Dead: Non-chan’s Propaganda Major War Country: Japan Relese date: 11 January 2014 Genre: music, drama Direktor: Kato Yukihiro Writer: Kato Yukihiro New idol group Electric★Kiss appears in front of idol group BiS. The girls in BiS go up against a conspiracy planned by Electric★Kiss. Cast: Lui Pour (BiS) Hirano Nozomi (BiS) Terashima Yufu (BiS) Michibayashi Rio (BiS) Miura Toko Yanagi Elisa Kaneko Saori Kunitake Aya Oshima Hako

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Watashi no Hawaii no Arukikata

Watashi no Hawaii no Arukikata

Official Site Original title: わたしのハワイの歩きかた Country: Japan Release date: 14 June 2014 Genre: comedy, drama, romance Director: Maeda Koji Writer: Takeda Ryo Minori is a 26-year-old magazine editor. Her work and love life are going well. Minori’s friend is about to have a wedding in Hawaii and she asks Minori to help prepare her wedding reception. She agrees, but must first fib to her company that she is going there for an assignment. In Hawaii,…

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Watashi to Iu Unmei ni Tsuite

Watashi to Iu Unmei ni Tsuite

Official site Original title: 私という運命について English title: All About My Destiny Episodes: 5 Broadcasting network: WOWOW Airtime: Sundays 22:00 Release date: March 23 – April 20, 2014 Director: Takimoto Tomoyuki Fuyuki Aki works at a sales division for a large company. One day, she receives a wedding invitation from her ex-boyfriend Satou Yasushi. She becomes conflicted over attending the wedding. At that time, Aki remembers a letter she received from Yasushi’s mother. She received the…

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Specialist 2

Official site Original title: スペシャリスト2 Episodes: 1 Broadcasting network: TV Asahi Airtime: Saturday 21:00 Release date: March 8, 2014 Director: Shichitaka Go A mysterious code written with letters and numbers is found on a street in Kyoto. Takuma Yoshito and Anekoji Chinami begin to investigate. They discover that something happened at the place where the code was found on stickers and they also discover a dead body. A man known as “Writer” is suspected of…

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SHARK

Official Site Title: SHARK Release date: 11.01.2014 Airtime: Saturday 24:50-25:20 Episodes: ongoing Genre: music Network: NTV Director: Kubota Takashi, Nishimura Ryo Writer: Kuwamura Sayaka The five-member band SHARK wants to change the world with their music, and dreams of making their major debut. They struggle, but take small steps forward on what, is certainly not an easy path. Their sights are set even if it might feel hopeless sometimes, but because of their fellow members,…

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Kaisefu wa Mita!

Official site Original title: 家政婦は見た! Broadcasting network: TV Asahi Release date: March 2, 2014 Sawaguchi Nobuko is sent to work for the Uehara family as a housekeeper.  Uehara Hidemitsu runs a plastic surgery clinic. For working as housekeeper at the Uehara family, Nobuko gets paid 2 billion yen ($20,000 USD) a month. Besides Uehara Hidemitsu, there’s his two sons and their wives, plus Nakamura Akemi. Nakamura Akemi was born out of wedlock. It was actually…

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