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Sunday, October 22, 2017

First-day-screening event of new movie "Perfect Revolution"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Perfect Revolution" was held at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku on 29 September which was attended by the director Matsumoto Junpei, activist Kumashino Yoshihiko and cast members Lily Franky and Seino Nana. The movie which is based on the true story of Kumashino who suffers from cerebral palsy and is an activist on the understanding of sexual issues involving the handicapped.

KinKi Kids to make their return together at "TV Asahi Dream Festival 2017" in October 2017

KinKi Kids will be performing together again at the upcoming "TV Asahi Dream Festival 2017" taking place at Saitama Super Arena on 29 October. This will be the duo's first performance together ever since Domoto Tsuyoshi suspended his music activities from June onwards due to sudden hearing loss.

Press conference of new NHK drama SP "Attamaru Utopia"

The press conference of new NHK drama SP "Attamaru Utopia" was held at Kinosaki Onsen in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, on 29 September which was attended by cast members Kurashina Kana, Hori Haruna, Ayaka Wilson, Watabe Gota, scriptwriter Watabe Ryohei and dance instructor Kojiri Kenta. The drama SP will be shown on 24 January 2018 at 10pm.

Completion screening event of new movie "Saiki Kusuo no Sainan"

The completion screening event of new movie "Saiki Kusuo no Sainan" was held on 28 September which was attended by the director Fukuda Yuichi and cast members Yamazaki Kento, Hashimoto Kanna, Arai Hirofumi, Yoshizawa Ryo, Kasahara Hideyuki, Kaku Kento, Muro Tsuyoshi, Sato Jiro and Uchida Yuki. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 21 October.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hayashi Kento, Yanagi Shuntaro & Maeno Tomoya to star in new real-life adaptation movie "Cherry Boys"

Hayashi Kento will be starring in the new movie "Cherry Boys" based on the same-titled manga by Koizumi Tomohiro which was published in 2000. The story features him as the lead character Kunimori Shinichi, a 25-year-old virgin and a self-centred and pretentious man. Along with two other virgins of the same age i.e. Yoshimura Tatsuya (Yanagi Shuntaro) and Takasugi Makoto (Maeno Tomoya) who also live in the same suburban city, the three of them who can't stop thinking about women and age despite their lack of progress in their work and love lives, hatch an outrageous plan to change their destinies.

Japan premiere event of new movie "Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi"

The Japan premiere event of new movie "Kanojo ga sono na wo shiranai toritachi" was held at Shinjuku Wald 9 on 28 September which was attended by the director Shiraishi Kazuya and cast members Aoi Yu, Abe Sadao, Matsuzaka Toori and Takenouchi Yutaka. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 28 October.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kimura Takuya & Nagasawa Masami to star in new real-life adaptation movie of "Masquerade Hotel"

Kimura Takuya and Nagasawa Masami will be starring in the new real-life adaptation movie of "Masquerade Hotel", the first novel of a 3-part series by Higashino Keigo which has sold 2.75 million copies to date. Although talks to make the adaptation started soon after the release of the novel, it took 6 years before the plans were confirmed and the movie version will be directed by Suzuki Masayuki who has works such as "HERO" under his belt and the script will be written by Okada Michitaka who was responsible for the "Liar Game" series.

Mineta Kazunobu, Matsushige Yutaka & Murakami Jun to appear in new movie "Suteki na Dynamite Scandal"

Mineta Kazunobu, Matsushige Yutaka and Murakami Jun will be appearing in the new movie "Suteki na Dynamite Scandal" starring Emoto Tasuku which will be shown in cinemas from March 2018. The movie is directed by Tominaga Masanori and based on the same-titled essay compilation by Suei Akira, who is a writer and had been the chief editor of publishing house Byakuya Shobou. It will describe the turbulent and eventful life of Suei to date such as how his birth mother (Ono Machiko) committed suicide when he was a child after an extramarital affair with the son from their neighbours' family, his resignation from the factory he worked at after senior high school and moving to Tokyo as well as how he set up the legendary erotic magazines "Weekend Super" and "Shashin Jidai" with photographer Araki Nobuyoshi in the 1980s.

Completion screening event of new movie "Hyouka"

The completion screening event of new movie "Hyouka" was held at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku on 11 October which was attended by the director Asato Mari and cast members Yamazaki Kento, Hirose Arisu and Okayama Amane. The movie will be released in cinemas from 3 November.

Production press conference & fan meeting of FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Minshuu no Teki"

The production press conference and fan meeting of FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Minshuu no Teki ~ Yo no naka, okashikunai desuka!?" was held on 13 October which was attended by cast members Shinohara Ryoko, Takahashi Issei, Ishida Yuriko, Maeda Atsuko and Saito Tsukasa. The drama will begin its run from 23 October in the Mondays 9pm timeslot after its start date was postponed from 16 October due to the upcoming general elections on 22 October.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Completion screening event of new movie "THE LIMIT OF SLEEPING BEAUTY"

The completion screening event of new movie "THE LIMIT OF SLEEPING BEAUTY" was held at Shinjuku Musashinokan on 28 September which was attended by the director Ninomiya Ken and cast members Sakurai Yuki, Takahashi Issei, Sasaki Ippei, Abe Junko and Mitsushima Shinnosuke. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 21 October.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New dramas showing on Waku Waku Japan from October 2017

Sorry for posting this rather late but here are the new dramas showing on Waku Waku Japan from this month including some in-season offerings. Note that all dates and times are based on Singapore's timezone so please check the Waku Waku Japan website for the other regions where the TV channel is also shown in:

Tohoshinki to sing the theme song for FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Ashita no Yakusoku"

Tohoshinki will be singing the theme song for FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Ashita no Yakusoku" starring Inoue Mao which will begin its run from 17 October in the Tuesdays 9pm timeslot. The song titled "Reboot" will be the duo's first single in two-and-a-half years since they entered military service and were discharged in April (Yunho) and August (Changmin) this year. The dance number is also meant to be a sign of Tohoshinki's return. The release date of the song is yet to be decided.

Supporting cast line-up of new movie "River's Edge" announced

The supporting cast line-up of new movie "River's Edge" starring Nikaidou Fumi and Yoshizawa Ryo had been announced. The movie is based on the same-titled manga by Okazaki Kyoko and directed by Yukisada Isao. Nikaidou plays the lead character Wakagusa Haruna, a senior high school student while Yoshizawa plays Yamada Ichiro who attends the same school as Haruna and is bullied by her ex-boyfriend Kannonzaki for being a gay. After saving Ichiro from the bullying, he reveals to Haruna that he and Yoshikawa Kozue, Haruna's junior, a student model suffering from eating disorders, had discovered a dead body on the river bed. At the same time, Haruna's friend Rumi is pregnant but doesn't know who the father is while Yamada's friend Tajima Kanna is in love with him even though he doesn't feel the same way. Just then, another dead body appears.

Supporting cast line-up of new movie "Konya Romance Gekijou de" announced

The supporting cast line-up of new movie "Konya Romance Gekijou de" starring Ayase Haruka and Sakaguchi Kentaro had been announced. The fantasy love story features Sakaguchi as a young man named Kenji who dreams of becoming a movie director and Ayase as Miyuki, a "princess" who appears in monochrome movies and is the woman of Kenji's dreams. Although the two has no likelihood of meeting, Miyuki suddenly comes out from her monochrome world into the colourful current era i.e. the 1960s and appears in front of Kenji which leads to them falling in love with each other.

Suda Masaki & Kiritani Kenta to sing the theme song of new movie "Hibana"

Suda Masaki and Kiritani Kenta will be singing the theme song for their movie "Hibana" which will be shown in cinemas from 23 November. The song "Asakusa Kid" was originally written and sung by Beat Takeshi in 1986 so the duo will be doing a cover version which will be featured at the end of the movie.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Toda Erika & Narita Ryo reportedly dating after collaboration in FujiTV Summer 2017 drama "Code Blue THE THIRD SEASON"

Toda Erika and Narita Ryo are said to be dating as reported on 11 October. According to media reports, the couple got to know each other while working on the FujiTV Summer 2017 drama "Code Blue THE THIRD SEASON" and started dating soon after the filming began in June. Toda was also said to have been in Narita's car when he got into an accident on 8 October thus leading to the revelation of their relationship.

Ogata Naoto's son Ogata Atsushi to make his debut in TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Rikuou"

Ogata Atsushi who is the grandson of the late Ogata Ken and son of Ogata Naoto and Sendo Nobuko, will be making his debut in the TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Rikuou" starring Yakusho Koji. He will be playing the role of Hiroki who is the classmate of Daichi (Yamazaki Kento) and understands the latter's struggles with finding a job and resisting his destiny as the heir of a longtime socks manufacturer. Despite having difficulties with his job search as well, Hiroki lends a listening ear to Daichi.

Production press conference of TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Juuyou Sankounin Tantei"

The production press conference of TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Juuyou Sankounin Tantei" was held at the TV station's HQ in Tokyo on 15 October which was attended by cast members Tamamori Yuta, Koyama Keiichiro, Furukawa Yuuki, Takito Kenichi, Toyohara Kosuke, Araki Yuuko and Nishioka Tokuma. The drama begins its run from 20 October in the Fridays 11.15pm timeslot.

Top 10 movies box office ranking for the weekend of 14th & 15th Oct 2017

Numbers in brackets indicate the number of cinemas showing the movie:

1) Gekijouban Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel I. presage flower (128)

2) War for the Planet of the Apes (374)

3) Outrage Saishusho (286)

Completion screening event of new movie "Sensei!"


The completion screening event of new movie "Sensei!" was held at Tokyo International Forum on 26 September which was attended by the director Miki Takahiro and cast members Ikuta Toma, Hirose Suzu, Ryuusei Ryo, Morikawa Aoi, Kentaro, Nakamura Tomoya and Higa Manami. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 28 October.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Maeda Atsuko to star in spin-off drama from FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Minshuu no Teki ~ Yo no naka okashikunai desuka!? ~"

Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the spin-off drama from FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Minshuu no Teki ~ Yo no naka okashikunai desuka!? ~" which will begin its run from 23 October in the Mondays 9pm timeslot. The spin-off drama "Kataomoi no Teki" (The enemy of one-sided love) consists of 5 episodes and will be shown according to the following schedule and be made available for streaming via FOD after all episodes have been shown on TV:

Kase Ryo & Uno Shohei to star in Emoto Tasuku's directorial debut film "Moonlight Shimoochiai"

Emoto Tasuku's directorial debut film "Moonlight Shimoochiai" will be shown for a limited period of 1 week from 11 November at Shibuya Euro Space. The short film which is based on the play by Gekidan Tokyo Kandenchi's Kato Kazuhiro, features Kase Ryo and Uno Shohei as the leads.

Yamasaki Hako & Motai Masako to sing the ending theme song for new WOWOW & Hulu drama "Cote d'Azur No. 10"

Yamasaki Hako and Motai Masako will be forming the unit Hako & Mako to sing the theme song for new WOWOW & Hulu drama "Cote d'Azur No.10" starring Kobayashi Satomi and Oshima Yuko which will begin its run from 19 November and 28 November respectively on the two platforms. The song titled "Kibun wo kaete" (Change your feeling) is Yamasaki's song which was written by herself and released in 1975 and the new version was re-arranged by Kaneko Takahiro. Motai will be appearing in the 4th episode in the Hulu version of this drama.

Production press conference of TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Kangoku no Ohimesama"

The production press conference of TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Kangoku no Ohimesama" was held on 11 October which was attended by cast members Koizumi Kyoko, Kanno Miho, Mitsushima Hikari, Kaho, Sakai Maki, Morishita Aiko and Iseya Yuusuke. The drama will begin its run from 17 October in the Tuesdays 10pm timeslot.

Japan premiere event of new movie "Outrage Saishusho"

The Japan premiere event of new movie "Outrage Saishusho" was held at Iino Hall on 25 September which was attended by the director cum lead Kitano Takeshi and co-stars Nishida Toshiyuki, Oomori Nao, Pierre Taki, Matsushige Yutaka, Oosugi Ren, Shiomi Sansei, Hakuryu, Nadaka Tatsuo, Mitsuishi Ken, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Kaneda Tokio and Kishibe Ittoku. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 7 October.

Production press conference of Kansai TV / FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Ashita no Yakusoku"

The production press conference of Kansai TV / FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Ashita no Yakusoku" was held on 11 October which was attended by cast members Inoue Mao, Nakama Yukie, Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Kudo Asuka, Shirasu Jin, Shinkawa Yua, Sakuma Yui, Aoyagi Sho, Haba Yuichi and Tezuka Satomi. The drama begins its run from 17 October in the Tuesdays 9pm timeslot.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Katori Shingo takes part in the Nippon Zaidan DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS Project Exhibition as an artist

Katori Shingo appeared at the presentation event for the Nippon Zaidan DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS Project Exhibition as an artist at Spiral on 13 October which marked his first public appearance since he left Johnny's Jimusho on 8 September. Two of his works will be displayed at this exhibition which is meant to support the arts and cultural works by those with disabilities. Katori had helped the foundation draw a wall painting as part of SMAP's activities to support the 2020 Paralympic Games so he was invited to take part in this exhibition.

Filming wraps up for NHK Taiga drama "Onna Joshu Naotora"

The filming for NHK Taiga drama "Onna Joshu Naotora" was wrapped up at Kurumeki Tanada in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on 11 October where cast members such as Shibasaki Kou, Ichihara Hayato, Komatsu Kazushige, Kinoshita Takayuki, Kimoto Takehiro, Yamanaka Takashi, Maehara Kou and Morishita Yoshiyuki gathered for a scene in the last episode i.e. Ep 50 due to be shown on 17 December. Tanaka Mio who was not filming that day, came to celebrate the wrap-up with his co-stars at this place which was already featured before in the earlier part of this drama.

Special screening event & press conference of TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Rikuou"

The special screening event of TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Rikuou" was held on 8 October which was attended by cast members Yakusho Koji, Yamazaki Kento, Takeuchi Ryoma, Kamishiraishi Mone, Kazama Shunsuke, Koyabu Kazutoyo and Pierre Taki. The drama begins its run from 15 October in the Sundays 9pm timeslot.

TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Rikuou" & Mizuno in collaboration to develop the Rikuou running shoes

TBS Autumn 2017 drama "Rikuou" & sports wear maker Mizuno have worked together to develop the Rikuou running shoes featured in the drama which begins its run from 15 October. In the story based on Ikeido Jun's novel, Yakusho Koji plays the lead character Miyazawa Koichi who is the 4th generation president of Japanese socks manufacturer Kobaseya based in Gyoda City, Saitama Prefecture, which has been in business for more than 100 years. With the decline in demand for its products, the small company which has only 20 employees, strives to rejuvenate its business by entering the field of producing running shoes which feel as if you are barefooted. However, as the industry is very competitive and the company does not have sufficient funds, Kobaseya is faced with various challenges along its journey but Miyazawa strives on with the help of the people around him as they take on the bigwigs.

Preview of "Universal Koukokusha ~ Anata no jinsei, urikomimasu! ~" - Autumn 2017

Title: Universal Koukokusha ~ Anata no jinsei, urikomimasu! ~ / ユニバーサル広告社 ~ あなたの人生、売り込みます! (Universal Ad Agency I will sell your life!)
Official website: here
O.A. Start Date: 20 October 2017
Timeslot: Fridays 8pm
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo
Original novel by: Ogiwara Hiroshi
Theme song: "Anata to ikiteyuku" by GLAY
Cast: Sawamura Ikki, Wakui Emi, Katase Nana, Kaname Jun, Yatsui Ichirou, Irie Jingi, Denden, Miyake Yuji

MISIA to sing the theme song for new movie "Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi"

MISIA will be singing the theme song for new movie "Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi" starring Yamada Ryosuke which will be shown in cinemas from 1 December. The song titled "Kimi no soba ni iru yo" (I am by your side) was written by MISIA for this movie and will be her 40th single to be released on 29 November before her 20th anniversary since her debut.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Preview of "Juuyou Sankounin Tantei" - Autumn 2017

Title: Juuyou Sankounin Tantei 重要参考人探偵 (Important witness detective)
Official website: here
Official Instagram: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 20 October 2017
Timeslot: Fridays 11.15pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Original manga by: Kinuta Murako
Theme Song: "Akai Kajitsu" by Kis-My-Ft2
Cast: Tamamori Yuta, Koyama Keiichiro, Araki Yuuko, Furukawa Yuuki, Hotta Akane, Ichii Naoki, Takito Kenichi, Toyohara Kousuke, Nishioka Tokuma, Matsudaira Ken

TBS to do a rerun of "Watashi wo hanasanaide" to commemorate Kazuo Ishiguro's Nobel Prize win

TBS will be doing a rerun of Winter 2016 drama "Watashi wo hanasanaide" starring Ayase Haruka, Miura Haruma and Mizukawa Asami in order to commemorate the winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature by Kazuo Ishiguro who wrote the novel "Never Let Me Go" which the drama was based on. This also happened to be first drama adaptation of Ishiguro's novels.

Preview of "Aibou season 16" - Autumn 2017

Title: Aibou season 16 相棒16 (Partners)
Official website: here
Official Facebook: here
Official LINE: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 18 October 2017
Timeslot: Wednesdays 9pm
Broadcast by: TV Asahi
Cast: Mizutani Yutaka, Sorimachi Takashi, Suzuki Anju, Kawahara Kazuhisa, Yamanaka Takashi, Yamanishi Atsushi, Asari Yousuke, Tanaka Ryuzo, Jinbo Satoshi, Ono Ryo, Katagiri Ryuji, Enoki Takaaki, Oosugi Ren, Nakama Yukie, Ishizaka Koji

Preview screening event of NTV Autumn 2017 drama "Saki ni umaretadake no boku"

The preview screening event of NTV Autumn 2017 drama "Saki ni umaretadake no boku" was held on 4 October which was attended by cast members Sakurai Sho, Aoi Yu, Igawa Haruka, Takashima Masanobu, Kazama Morio and the scriptwriter Fukuda Yasushi. This drama will begins its run from 14 October in the Saturdays 10pm timeslot.

Preview of "Koisuru Hong Kong" - Autumn 2017

Title: Koisuru Hong Kong 恋する香港 (Hong Kong in love)
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 8 October 2017 (MBS) / 10 October 2017 (TBS)
Timeslot: Sundays 12.50am (MBS) / Tuesdays 1.28am (TBS)
Broadcast by: MBS & TBS
Cast: Koike Eiko, Yoshizawa Ryo, Baba Fumika, Mogami Moga, Yanagishita Tomo, Nagata Kaoru & Iwamatsu Ryo

Koike Eiko & Yoshizawa Ryo to star in new MBS / TBS drama "Koisuru Hong Kong"

Koike Eiko and Yoshizawa Ryo will be starring in the new MBS / TBS drama "Koisuru Hong Kong" (Hong Kong in love" which consists of 4 episodes and will begin its run from 8th (Sundays 12.50am) and 10th Oct (Tuesdays 1.28am). The story set in the autumn of 2017 describes how 5 men and women with their own problems gather in the bustling city of Hong Kong where they get embroiled into a unexpected incident. Filming was done entirely in Hong Kong during the end of September.

Production press conference of TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Otona Koukou"

The production press conference of TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Otona Koukou" was held on 4 October which was attended by cast members Miura Haruma, Kuroki Meisa, Takahashi Katsumi, Ryuusei Ryo, Matsui Airi and Yuuki Jutta. The drama begins its run from 14 October in the Saturdays 11.05pm timeslot.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Takahashi Yu sings the theme song for TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Otona Koukou"

Takahashi Yu will be singing the theme song for TV Asahi Autumn 2017 drama "Otona Koukou" which will be released as his new single on 22 November. The song is titled "Reportage" which means on-site report by journalists in French. Takahashi commented that the rock number is a real-time reflection of what he sees through his eyes.

Preview of "Re:Mind" - Autumn 2017

Title: Re:Mind
Official website: here
Official Twitter: here
O.A. Start Date: 19 October 2017
Timeslot: Thursdays 1am
Broadcast by: TV Tokyo & Netflix
Original concept by: Akimoto Yasushi
Theme Song: "Soredemo aruiteru" by Hiragana Keyakizaka46
Cast: Iguchi Mao, Ushio Sarina, Kakizaki Memi, Kageyama Yuuka, Kato Shiho, Saito Kyoko, Sasaki Kumi, Sasaki Mirei, Takase Mana, Takamoto Ayaka and Higashimura Mei

Production press conference of TV Tokyo Autumn 2017 drama "Re:Mind"

The production press conference of TV Tokyo Autumn 2017 drama "Re:Mind" was held on 8 October which was attended by the leads i.e. the 11 members from Hiragana Keyakizaka46 namely Iguchi Mao, Ushio Sarina, Kakizaki Memi, Kageyama Yuuka, Kato Shiho, Saito Kyoko, Sasaki Kumi, Sasaki Mirei, Takase Mana, Takamoto Ayaka and Higashimura Mei.

Supporting cast line-up for TV Tokyo Autumn 2017 drama "Universal Koukokusha ~ Anata no jinsei urikomimasu ~" announced

The supporting cast line-up for TV Tokyo Autumn 2017 drama "Universal Koukokusha ~ Anata no jinsei urikomimasu ~" had been announced. The drama which is based on the popular novel "Hana no sakuradoori" in the "Universal Koukokusha" series by Naoki Award winner Ogiwara Hiroshi, will have its script written by Okada Yoshikazu. The drama begins its run from 20 October in the Fridays 8pm timeslot.

Completion screening event & press conference of TV Tokyo Autumn 2017 drama "Shinjuku Seven"

The completion screening event and press conference of TV Tokyo Autumn 2017 drama "Shinjuku Seven" was held at its HQ in Tokyo on 10 October which was attended by cast members Ueda Tatsuya, Nakamura Tomoya, Ohno Ito, Nonami Maho, Ieiri Leo and Natsuki Mari. The drama begins its run from 13 October at 12.12am on Fridays.

First-day-screening event of new movie "Yurigokoro"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Yurigokoro" was held at Shinjuku Wald 9 on 23 September which was attended by the director Kumazawa Naoto, cast members Yoshitaka Yuriko, Matsuzaka Toori, Satsukawa Aimi, Seino Nana, Kiyohara Kaya and Rihwa who sings the theme song "Michishirube" for the movie.

Completion screening event & press conference of FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Keiji Yugami"

The completion screening event and press conference of FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Keiji Yugami" was held on 10 October which was attended by cast members Asano Tadanobu, Kamiki Ryuunosuke, Inamori Izumi, Yamamoto Mizuki, Hashimoto Atsushi, Nishina Takashi and WANIMA who is singing the theme song for the drama. The drama begins its run from 12 October in the Thursdays 10pm timeslot.

First-day-screening event of new movie "Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki"

The first-day-screening event of new movie "Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki" was held at Marunouchi Picadilly on 23 September which was attended by the director Hiroki Ryuichi and cast members Yamada Ryosuke, Nishida Toshiyuki, Murakami Nijirou, Kanichiro, Narumi Riko and Kadowaki Mugi.


Completion screening event of new movie "Dorobo Yakusha"

The completion screening event of new movie "Dorobo Yakusha" was held at Toyosu PIT on 21 September which was attended by the director Nishida Masafumi, Maruyama Ryuhei, Ichimura Masachika, Yusuke Santa Maria, Ishibashi Anna, Miyagawa Daisuke, Katagiri Jin and Minemura Rie. The movie will be shown in cinemas from 18 November.


Dealing with the content thieves

It's been extremely frustrating and time-consuming to deal with the content thieves. Even after raising the alarm or contacting the offending parties, they are still doing it. In particular, that Kawata Hina blog is stealing my content so blatantly that I find my posts reproduced in full there within 5 minutes of my post here. And it looks like other sites are also victims of that blog. It infuriates me especially I may have spent more than 10 minutes on that single post.

I am trying various ways to deal with this. For the time being, you may notice some differences in the format of how my posts appear on the blog. That is because I notice that some of these content thieves are using the RSS feeds to reproduce my stuff automatically so this probably explains why the copy and paste block I implemented did not stop the theft. As such, I have to introduce other measures to stop this so I need to assess the effectiveness before deciding on the approach going forward.

I hate having to do this because it increases my work and stops me from enjoying what I'm doing here. It also frustrates me to do with these shameless content thieves who don't want to stop even when exposed. Not to mention that there's no apology coming from them. Seriously, if you can't write anything of your own, you don't deserve to have a blog in your name which contains information stolen from other people. Totally no respect for the hard work that people put in! However, these people have no sense of shame, they continue doing it as if they are justified in stealing from others. As such, there is no point being cordial towards them anymore.

In the meantime, as I try to deal with this situation, I seek your kind understanding. In addition, I welcome any reports of offending websites or blogs or forums which are stealing my stuff so please feel free to contact me via the blog's comments section or the Facebook or Twitter pages.