- It MUST be drama/movie-related, and the people have to be on MDL (or meet the requirements to be on MDL).
- If someone has already written a large article on a bit of news, do not include it (but you may link their article).
- You must write objectively and keep comments to yourself or friends feeds in order to just present the facts they are shown to you.
- Cite your sources so people can research if they want to or get more information on a topic.
- Not a rule but try and keep the food cart theme but specialize for your country if you wish.
With only one month to do here on after I think I should be able to make it feel less list like and include more graphics and poster reveals, but this was too big as it was. NOTE: Not all people and dramas are in the database at the time of submission, but I will endeavour to add them as soon as the submission is complete. I would like to have it sent to the editors a few days before the end of each month to be published within the first week of the following month. I don't want to have to wait for my slow typing to enter everything : ) and then wait for the approval.
- Emoto Tokio and Iriki Mari ~ Tokyo Hive
- Fuji Fabrics Yamauchi Soichiro and Hiraiwa Kami ~ Tokyo Hive
- Takeda Shinji (47) and Manami Shizuka (25). ~ ハズキ
- Narazaki Makoto (30) and Yamamoto Sayaka (32) ~ ハズキ
- Hamasaki Ayumi announces she had a baby boy late last year NeoTokyo ~ Tokyo Hive
- hitomi announces pregnancy of 4th child on her 44th birthday. Arama!Japan ~ TokyoHive ~ NeoTokyo
- Fujimoto Miki gives birth to baby girl ~ NeoTokyo
- Takeuchi Yuko gives birth to second child ~ Tokyo Hive ~ Neo Tokyo
- Aibu Saki is pregnant with her second child ~ Tokyo Hive
- Takahashi Yu and kickboxer Urabe Hirotaka Welcome a baby boy ~ Neo Tokyo
- Kiritani Mirei announces through her Instagram on 4 Feb (JP time) that she is currently expecting her first child; posted a photo of herself with her husband Miura Shohei & their dog; the couple got married in July 2018. ~ Tokyo Hive
Celebrity Sightings and Mentions
- Museum President, @michaelsticka, had the pleasure of showing Japanese singer and actor, Tomohisa Yamashita, around the #GRAMMYMuseum. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Twitter post
- Hangs out with Jaejoong and Hangeng, ~ Allkpop ~ Twitter post
- Attends Paris Fashion Week Men’s with Yoshizawa Ryo, Matsuda Ryuhei, Katayose Ryota, Miura Haruma Arama! Japan ~ L'amore Twitter ~ tomopi0409 Twitter
- Ninomiya Kazunari of Arashi: Yamapi is a really good kid. He really made me reflect on my behaviour. I've never brought in anything when I went to my senpais' concerts. I'd greet them backstage and tell them I'll be learning from them, but Yamapi greeted us and gave each of us a bottle of alcohol! (Source requested not to be revealed for fear of Johnny's lawyers.)
- Horikita Maki rumoured to appear in Nobuta wa Produce's sequel with Kamenashi Kazuya & Tomohisa Yamashita ~ Arama!Japan
- A one-month-old #porcupine is drawing big crowds at a zoo in #Kochi City, western #Japan. The critter is named Jun, after a member of the popular boy band Arashi (porcupine in Japanese is ヤマアラシ Yamārashi) ~ NHKWorldnews
- Sakurai Sho spotted in Vietnam on vacation in January.
- Arashi releases all 16 albums for worldwide streaming on Spotify and Youtube as well as other services. ~ Arama!Japan ~ TokyoHive
- Nakai Masahiro to leave Johnny's. He planned to leave in June 2019, but out of respect for Kitagawa who was in the hospital, he postponed his departure. ~ Bunshun ~ Natalie He held a press conference on Feb. 21st ~ ハズキ Where we find out carries a vial of Johnny's ashes with him upon exiting the company.
Mary is also leaving the company as chairman. I don't have my source handy at the time of this article writing. She is in her 80s and is having health issues.
- Mizushima Hiro appointed as "Shimajiro the Movie: Shimajiro to Soratobu Fune" animated movie ambassador ~Tokyo Hive ~ and is also doing well with his youtube cooking channel.
- Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (formally of SMAP)'s YouTube Channel surpasses 1 million subscribers ~ NeoTokyo
- Actress Sugisaki Hana mourns the death of her dog Azuki on Instagram ~ NeoTokyo
- GACKT accidentally banged his face on his guitar and fainted on stage. ~ NeoTokyo
Gackt also doesn't approve of fans tattooing his name in comics sans. ~ Asian Junkie
Gackt also came out with an interview in January on his tax evasion and marriage rumours ~ Natalie (in Japanese)
- “Spring” releases a Goriki Ayame hairstyling video ~ NeoTokyo
- Mizuki Arisa’s “Guinness Book of World Records” record has been extended ~ NeoTokyo
- Kimura Takuya will be a guest voice in the upcoming Doraemon movie (NeoTokyo) and made a surprise appearance at Shinjuku PePe Square to promote his solo album. ~ Neo Tokyo
- Nanao took part in a purification ritual. ~ NeoTokyo
- Ishihara Satomi said she likes otaku men; otaku men show glee on SNS. ~ NeoTokyo
- Suda Masaki's "Machigai Sagashi" music video reached 100M views on YouTube. ~ Bellie
- Kamenashi Kazuya has Twitter fans in anticipation for a big announcement on the Sports show Going! on February 23rd, his 34 birthday, and 1000th episode of the show. And what his announcement? He wants to hit a home run in all the home stadiums of 12 baseball teams.
- [NR] "Death Come True" released a 2nd teaser for its project just a few days ago. Be sure to give it a look! Hongo Kanata stars alongside Kuriyama Chiaki, Morisaki Win, Kaji Yuki, and more. Release of the VN type game is for later in 2020. - K
- TOKIO, Kubota Masataka & Nankai Candies' Shizu-chan will be part of the PR runners for Fukushima Prefecture during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch relay starting from March 2020. ~ Chiaki
- [CN] JE Jr. Nasu Yuto (Bi Shounen) joins Pareto no Gosan ~Caseworker Satsujin Jiken~ starring Hashimoto Ai and NEWS' Masuda Takahisa. The drama based on a novel by Yuzuki Yuko will start airing in March. - K ~ Psycho Drama
- Supporting cast announcement of WOWOW Spring 2020 drama Taiyo wa Ugokanai - THE ECLIPSE - - Ando Masanobu, Tabe Mikako, Kakizawa Hayato, Sakou Yoshi, Ishibashi Renji, Yoshida Kotaro, etc. ~ Chiaki
- Trailer for Mika Ninagawa’s New Netflix Series FOLLOWERS Debuts. ~ Arama!Japan
- Oshima Yuko & Nakayama Miho to star in drama series Karera wo Mireba Wakaru Koto ~ Arama!Japan
- Oguri Shun cast in 2022 Taiga Drama Kamakura Dono no 13-ri. JapanTimes posts that the Timeslot has been losing ratings, and this is an effort to bolster them in the future. ~ TokyoHive
- Mizuhara Kiko has a travel Show on Hulu called Kiko’s Infinite Journey and Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey gets a third season on Netflix. ~ Japan Times
- Actress Tsubasa Honda and NEWS Masuda Takahisa to join the cast of Guru Guru Ninety Nine, a Japanese game show. ~ NeoTokyo
- Nogizaka46's 4th gen will appear in 2 dramas on Dtv About Sam (サムのこと ) and Meet the Monkey (猿に会う ) ~ Natalie (In Japanese)
- Yamamoto Mizuki and Maeda Gordon to be the leads in Fuji TV SP drama Ato 3-kai, Kimi ni Aeru. The story centers on a woman who doesn't believe in love and a mysterious young man. Broadcast on March 31 at 9.30 pm. ~ ハズキ
- Nakamura Tomoya to lead live-action drama of Higashimura Akiko's manga Bishoku Tantei airs in April 2020. ~ ハズキ
- Kaku Kento to be lead in MBS/TBS drama Shinitai Yoru ni Kagitte. Based on the essay by Tsumagiri Otoko about a boy who tells by his friend that his laughing face looks like the back of an insect, and after that, he can't laugh anymore. Started on February 23rd. ~ ハズキ
- 2007 NTV drama Haken no Hinkaku starring Shinohara Ryoko to gets season 2 starts in April 2020 every Wednesday at 10 pm. ~ ハズキ
- [CN] JE's Kansai Jrs Naniwa Danshi, Ae! group and Lil Kansai will be joining forces for the Toshishita Kareshi drama. Each episode is set to have two 15min short stories depicting various "younger boyfriend" scenarios. It'll start airing in April. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
- [CN] Kaneko Daichi and Kanichiro Sato to star in drama adaptation of Shonan Junai Gumi!, a prequel of GTO. The original manga by Fujisawa Tohru ran from '90 till '96. It'll start airing February 28th. Uchida Eiji is directing. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
- [CN] Nigatsu no Shousha -Zettai Goukaku no Kyoushitsu manga gets drama adaptation starring Yagira Yuya. It'll start airing in July. Naruse Katsuo is writing the script, with Suzuki Yuma as one of the directors. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
- [NR] ONE PIECE will be getting its own Netflix LA drama adaptation. Mangaka Oda Eiichiro is involved in its production as an executive producer. The adaptation will span 10 episodes and has its script written by Matt Owens. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
- [CN] Voice actor Kaji Yuki continues to branch out as he'll be taking the lead role in upcoming WOWOW drama Pipuru ~AI to Kekkon Seikatsu ga Hajimemashita~. The drama is set to start its broadcast in May. It is based on a manga by Harada Mariru. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
- [CN] Stardust's subdivision EBiDAN is set to release its first-ever drama series starring its members. The drama will start airing in April and features members of DISH//, MILK, CTQ (超特急), SUPDRA, PRIZMAX, DANJYO, BATTLEBOYS, SAKURASHIMEJI (さくらしめじ) and more! ~ Psycho Drama
- [CN] Tamashiro Tina leads Soshite, Yuriko wa Hitori ni Natta. Okamoto Natsumi, Ogoe Yuuki, Konno Ayaka, Shibata Kyoka, Morisako Ei, Amano Hana, Ohara Azusa, and Nakao Yuuka also join the cast. The novel based drama starts airing March 5th. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
- Yoshizawa Hisashi and Ichihara Hayato to be double leads in BS-TBS drama SP Bansousha showing at 7pm on 15th March 2020; filming begins from end January; co-stars include Mimura Rie, Kitano Kii, Arai Atsushi, Suzuki Kosuke and Takahashi Mitsuomi. ~ Chiaki
- Hada Michiko to star in Tokai TV/FujiTV Spring 2020 drama Inseki Kazoku starting from 11th April 2020 in the Saturday 11.40pm timeslot; 8 eps; co-stars include Amano Hiroyuki, Izumi Rika, Kita Kana and Matsubara Chieko. ~ Chiaki
- Otani Ryohei and Takeda Rena star in new WOWOW Spring 2020 drama Isekai Izakaya Nobu starting in May; 10 eps; based on the manga by Semikawa Natsuya; directed and written by Shinagawa Hiroshi; filmed between November to December 2019.
- Tokyo Love Story remake to star Ito Kentaro and Ishibashi Shizuka. ~ NeoTokyo
- Matsukaze Risaki, Takeuchi Aisa and Nagami Rea star in the new drama Triple Mission!!! Joyuutachi no Yume, Dorama ni Shimashita which is produced by the trio; to be streamed from 11pm on 20 March via Hikari TV and dtv Channel. ~ 60-sec trailer ~ Chiaki
- Masuda Takahisa to star in TV Tokyo Spring 2020 drama Rental Nanmo Shinai Hito showing at 12.12am on Wednesday from April 2020; based on Morimoto Shoji's books; plays a guy who appeared on Twitter from June 2018 offering his services of doing nothing. ~ Chiaki
- Keyakizaka46's Kobayashi Yui to join the cast of TV Asahi Winter 2020 drama Joshi Kousei no Mudazukai from ep 3; plays a transfer student Sometani Lily with an Australian father and a Japanese mother; sneezes whenever she is touched by a guy. ~ Chiaki
- Fukushi Souta to star in NHK Spring 2020 drama Meiji Kaika Shinjuurou Tanteichou showing from 15 May at 8pm on Fridays; based on Sakaguchi Ango's novel; co-stars include Uchida Rio, Yamoto Yuuma, Nakamura Yasuhi, Inamori Izumi & Takahashi Katsunori, etc. ~ Psycho Drama + more
- Oda Yuji and Nakajima Yuuto to return in FujiTV Spring 2020 drama SUITS 2 which will be shown from April to July at 9pm on Mondays; set to become the longest Getsuku drama in history (>13 eps); filming begins in early February 2020. ~ Chiaki
- Kuriyama Chiaki to return in TV Tokyo Spring 2020 drama Silent Voice Koudou Shinri Sousakan Tateoka Ema Season 2; an SP will be shown first at 9pm on 7th March; based on Sato Seinan's novel. ~ Chiaki
- Takiuchi Kumi and Kamio Fuju star in Ura Aka, a film project that won the second prize at TSUTAYA CREATORS’ PROGRAM FILM 2015, depicting conflicts and desires of men & women who meet through “backside accounts of SNS”. Release on June 12th. ~ LALAINE
- Trailer is out for The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese. ~ Arama!Japan
- Yaoi manga Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru to get a live-action film, starring Okada Masaki & Shison Jun. ~ Arama!Japan
- Kitamura Takumi, Komatsu Nana, and Yoshizawa Ryo are siblings for the new movie Sakura, release in the fall of 2020. ~ ハズキ
- Teaser of live-action movie Rurouni Kenshin Sai Shusho: The Final/The Beginning starring Sato Takeru. Release on July 3 and August 7. ~ ハズキ
- Nakagawa Taishi and Ishii Anna to be lead in the movie Kudake Chiru Tokoro Wo Miseteageru (The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy). Based on the novel by Takemiya Yuyuko about a third-year high school boy with a strong sense of justice and a first-year high school girl who bullied. Release on May 8. ~ ハズキ
- Trailer of the movie Shosetsu no Kamisama starring Sato Taiki and Hashimoto Kanna. Release on May 22nd. ~ ハズキ
- Trailer of the movie Ito starring Suda Masaki and Komatsu Nana. Release on April 24th. ~ ハズキ
- 60-seconds trailer of movie Gekijou starring Yamazaki Kento and Matsuoka Mayu. Release on April 17th. ~ ハズキ
- Inoue Mao to be lead in movie Tojikometa Toiki directed by Sugita Masakazu. The story about complexities of emotions that can only be conveyed by being a "daughter" and a "mother". Filming starts in March. ~ ハズキ
- [NR] "Touken Ranbu" will be receiving a sequel LA movie in 2021. The first film was released in January 2019 and was the first big-screen project of the now five-year-old franchise. It has multiple anime and stage plays, among a variety of other media. ~ K ~ Psycho Drama
And there you have all the information I had for the months of January - February 25th, 2020.
Try not to hate me too much for adding to your PTWs. :P
Edited by: Yuanwei (1st editor)