Mika Nakashima (and Sony Music Japan) surprise with the full version of Hanataba (花束), a ballad that serves as the theme song of the Fuji TV drama Otona Joshi (オトナ女子), directed by Takashi Tadokoro (田所貴司).
In honor of the 55th anniversary of Fuji TV’s Wakamonotachi (若者たち) series, they’ve decided to do a 2014 version with an impressive cast list that includes Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Yu Aoi, Ai Hashimoto, and Masami Nagasawa.
Taiyou Matsumoto’s Ping Pong manga series is taken off the pages by none other than the soaring mind of animator Masaaki Yuasa in this dynamic hard-hitting 11-episode series of two high school friends and their love for table tennis.
Raise your hand if you missed Kou Shibasaki on this year’s Galileo series? It certainly doesn’t seem like I was the only person to do so, because according to rumors- Fuji TV got fan letters requesting Shibasaki be back… so they did.
Galileo 2 is the second series following the 2007 drama that gave way to Dr. Yukawa with Masaharu Fukuyama back for his role as the handsome eccentric physicist who helps the police solve crimes linked to strange phenomena.