Legendary Japanese Singer and Actress Yamaguchi Momoe Still Makes News 40 Years After Her Retirement at 21 Years Old to Marry Costar Miura Tomokazu

It’s rare to be a Legend of such magnitude and I mean in both fronts: career success and personal success. Last month Japanese news reported, and subsequently also made the Chinese speaking media, that long retired Japanese actress and singer Yamaguchi Momoe can add mother-in-law to her long list of roles. Her oldest son the 36-year old rock star Miura Yutaro got married to his actress girlfriend recently and gets to join the enviable Miura family. Momoe was THE MOST FAMOUS JAPANESE FEMALE STAR in the 1970s like by far and she got her debut at 14 years old and retired at 21 years old in 1980 selling out Tokyo Budokan at her retirement concert, and that year she accounted for 25% of all albums sold in Japan. She also made many hit movies and doramas and her husband Miura Tomokazu was her frequent onscreen costar before they made their romance reel to real. What’s incredible and so heartwarming is that their marriage is 40 years strong with two sons both in entertainment, and she gave everything up to be a housewife and mom with no regrets. I also love how J-ent does not rag on her for aging as she’s now a lovely woman in her 60’s and looks so happy and content. Chalk one up for life goals.

Continue reading

J-dorama Adapting Popular K-movie Midnight Runners with Idol Actors Nakajima Kento and Hirano Sho

I’m surprised K-drama didn’t adapt this yet into a television format but J-ent is taking a first crack at moving popular Korean young cops movie Midnight Runners onto the small screen. The J-dorama adaptation called Miman Keisatsu: Midnight Runner will … Continue reading

J-dorama Unnatural with Ishihara Satomi Takes #1 in 2018 Top 10 Most Popular J-dorama Rankings

I only watched a few J-doramas this year in 2018 but most of the ones I did made the top 10 list of most highly rated J-doramas on China’s massive Douban platform. With hundreds of thousands of votes, forensic medical … Continue reading

Stepmom to Daughter Blues with Ayase Haruka is the Ratings Winner of the Summer 2018 J-dorama Season

The summer 2018 J-doramas are done or nearly done with airing and there were three big name cast ones caught my eye. Ueno Juri was back with the J-remake of Good Doctor and Ishihara Satomi was being her most fabulous … Continue reading

Oguri Shun and Matsumoto Jun Attend Hana Nochi Hare Drama Wrap Party After Success Airing

For those who want a throwback good time then check out recently completed J-dorama Hana Nochi Hare, the sequel to hit manga franchise Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers). I legit adore this story in both the manga (which I … Continue reading

Top J-actresses Ishihara Satomi, Ueno Juri and Ayase Haruka All Have Big Summer 2018 Doramas Coming

I’m triply stoked for the summer 2018 J-dorama season, and in general have enjoyed the last three dorama seasons with always one show I get hooked on to watch. Summer ’18 has three high profile top actresses with anticipated series … Continue reading