Ultraman: Ultracool at 50

Jul 16, 2016

Ultraman: Ultracool at 50

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Ultraman has been defending humanity against monsters and aliens for half a century. We examine the superhero's enduring legacy.

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'Doctor X'; 'The Man With the Divine Tongue" Kagome

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Ryoko Yonekura returns as the genius freelance surgeon Dr. Michiko Daimon in a special two-hour installment of “Doctor X” (TV Asahi, Sun., 9 p.m.). Michiko happens to be in Kanazawa when national politician Aiko Ichinose (Kayako Kishimoto) collapses on the street after an intimate ...

Kasumi Arimura to star in NHK€'s 2017 drama

Jun 30, 2016

Kasumi Arimura to star in NHK€'s 2017 drama

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Actress Kasumi Arimura on Thursday was selected for the lead role in an NHK drama titled “Hiyokko” that will be aired from April 2017. Arimura was chosen without an audition, with producer Hiroshi Kashi describing her as “an actress with the ability to play ...

May 20, 2016

'Evening Smoke Bus Tour'; 'Gold Woman'; Suntory

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It seems any kind of professional can be a detective in Japan. The latest vocation is tour bus guide, as exemplified by Sayaka Sakuraniwa (Hisako Manda) in the two-hour mystery “Yukemuri Bus Tour” (“Evening Smoke Bus Tour”; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.). Sayaka and her ...