Sabu tempts fate in new film

Film Jul 2, 2015

Sabu tempts fate in new film

Sitting across from me with his sunglasses, dark leather jacket and mohawk, Hiroyuki Tanaka — better known simply as Sabu — doesn't look like the kind of guy who lets his emotions get the better of him, yet even he was almost brought to ...

Miyavi explores his 'Others' side on new album

Music Apr 17, 2015

Miyavi explores his 'Others' side on new album

Playing a sadistic real-life villain in the Angelina Jolie film "Unbroken" clearly took its toll on Takamasa Ishihara, who admits he wept and threw up as he prepared for his final scene. Now back in a more familiar role as the enigmatic musician Miyavi, ...

K-pop idol's new role as a teacher of assassination

Film Mar 19, 2015

K-pop idol's new role as a teacher of assassination

Jiyoung, a former member of Korean girl group Kara, will make her movie debut in Eiichiro Hasumi's "Ansatsu Kyoshitsu" ("Assassination Classroom"), which opens in local theaters March 21. Based on Yusei Matsui's popular manga series of the same name, the film is a bizarre, humorous ...