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May 05 Hiroyuki Sanada Interview for “The Promise”
His fun and struggle in this Chinese and pan-Asian spectacle film, as well as his new frontier in foreign films.

April 8 Ryoichi Kimizuka talks about “Suspect” and “Bayside Shakedown Series
Special interview of the creator of “Suspect Muroi Shinji”, about the distinct style of “Suspect” from other “Bayside Shakedown” series and the amazing inside story of “Muroi” makings.

Feb. 06 Hoga for Beginners (3) – Hiroyuki Sanada
DVD recommendations by experts for Hiroyuki Sanada’s and Hoga’s new fans.

Jan. 26 Hoga for Beginners (2) – Koji Yakusho
DVD recommendations by experts for Koji Yakusho’s and Hoga’s new fans.

Jan. 06 Hoga for Beginners (1) – Ken Watanabe
DVD recommendations by experts for Ken Watanabe’s and Hoga’s new fans.

Dec. 05 Tales of Two Kabuki Actors
Why are Kabuki actors hot in Japanese movie scene now? – Contrasting backgrounds of Somegoro Ichikawa in “Semishigure” and Shido Nakamura in “YAMATO” tell you something about it.

Dec. 05 Japan Academy Awards 2006 Nominees
“Always – Sunset in the Third Street” nominated in all 13 categories, while “Semishigure” and “AEGIS” also get many nominations.

Nov. 05 Hoga Fall Report Card
“NANA” dominates the box office in fall, “Always – Sunset in the Third Street” a big hit among wide age groups. Literature filmizations “Semishigure” and “Snowy Love Fallin’ in Spring” doing surprisingly well.

Nov. 05 Hiroyuki Sanada Interview for “The White Countess”
His “risky” role as a spy in China pre-WWII was his “destiny”. Sanada’s inside story about the filming of “The White Countess”.

Aug. 05 “The Face of Jizo”
We introduce the moving film about the after-life of A-bomb in Hiroshima, starring Rie Miyazawa at this 60th anniversary of WWII.

Jul. 05 “Aegis”
With the full cooperation of Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Forces, “Aegis” is an unprecedented film in many ways in Japan.