J-actor Tamaki Hiroshi Confirmed to Marry Actress Kinami Haruka After Two Years Dating

Wedding bells are confirmed to be ringing soon in J-ent as a very eligible top Japanese actor bachelor is now off the available list. Tamaki Hiroshi will be marrying Japanese actress Kinami Haruka this year and both agencies have confirmed the news when it first broke as tabloid gossip. The two more recently worked together in April 2017 on the J-dorama Onna no Kunsho but worked together eight years ago and have stayed good friends since, with the relationship turning romantic later on. Congrats to the happy couple, I’m sure in the height of Nodame Cantabile fandom days fans would cry tears he isn’t marrying Ueno Juri in real life but now it’s just well wishes for the hardworking actor to finally settle down in real life with a partner who makes each other happy. Continue reading

Japanese Female Viewers Love Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu by a Landslide for the Fall TV Season

Looks like I unexpectedly hitched myself to the breakout J-dorama hit of the fall season with Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. It really is a surprise because renzouku doramas have not done well with ratings in Japan in over a decade, … Continue reading

First Look at the Taiga for 2012 Taira no Kiyomori Starring Matsuyama Kenichi and Tamaki Hiroshi

Just two months out from it’s premiere date of January 8, the upcoming NHK Taiga for 2012 started filming last month and the first stills have started to trickle out. Starring Matsuyama Kenichi, Tamaki Hiroshi, Fujiki Naohito, Matsuda Shota, Daito … Continue reading

A Look at the Leading Actors of Japanese Entertainment

A couple of months ago I did a write up on TW-actors and TW-actresses, which was relatively easy to do since there just aren’t that many of them occupying the perch as certifiable leads. The same isn’t true elsewhere, which … Continue reading

Cast for Upcoming C-movie Tong Que Tai Confirmed with Chow Yun-fat, Yoon Eun Hye, Tamaki Hiroshi and Alec Su

Alrighty. After a month of whispering corridors and fan buzz, the Chinese newspapers have officially announced that the cast has been set for upcoming mega-budget period film Tong Que Tai (铜雀台) starring Chow Yun-fat as the elder Cao Cao, J-actor … Continue reading

A Star Studded Cast Gears Up for the 2012 Taiga Taira no Kiyomori

Who has watched a Taiga in your lifetime? Any Taiga will do. My last one was 2010’s Ryomaden due to my Fukuyama Masaharu bias, but I mostly skip all the ones in in the last decade or so. This year’s … Continue reading