Code Blue Poised to Break 10 Billion Yen Mark at Box Office Becoming 2nd Most Successful J-dorama Adapted into Movie

Dang, looks like the Japanese appetite for the helicopter docs are way higher than expected so a big congrats to the cast and crew of Code Blue. The three season running medical dorama set in a countryside hospital about a crew of ER docs doing helicopter medical assistance duty got a movie treatment this summer and it’s a runaway hit. The Code Blue movie premiered in late July and has been number 1 at the box office 3 weeks running, poised to break 5 billion yen in receipts. The production company anticipates it will break 10 billion yen eventually to become the second highest grossing J-dorama turned into movie after Bayside Shakedown. The success of the movie goes to the strong chemistry of the five leads Yamashita Tomohisa, Aragaki Yui, Toda Erika, Asari Yosuke, and Higa Minami. Continue reading

J-ent Reports that Hoshino Gen Moves Close to We Married as a Job Costar Aragaki Yui

This is cute news that’s harmless yet potentially filled enough to get shippers excited. J-ent is reporting that Hoshino Gen has moved right down the street from his most famous leading lady costar Aragaki Yui. The two starred in the … Continue reading

Japanese Netizens Vote for Most Beautiful J-actress of All Time with Kitagawa Keiko Topping the List

The votes are in and this is a huge polling size and spans decades to get a good sense of what Japanese find most beautiful among their actresses. With over 50,000 votes, J-actress Kitagawa Keiko tops the list of most … Continue reading

Hit Romance Dorama We Married as a Job with Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen Spawns Viral Dance Hit Across Japan

This is one hit where I get why the underlying work is popular but not sure why the ancillary element is making waves. J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job), adapted from the same … Continue reading