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  • Inoue Mao takes the blame for low taiga ratings

    April 21, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    On April 20th, actress Inoue Mao appeared at a preview event for the taiga drama 'Hanamoyu' together with her on-screen husband Higashide Masahiro. The audience rating for the drama dropped to a new low of 9.8% with its 15th episode which aired on the 12th of this month. It recovered a bit on the 19th with a rating of 10.7%, but that is still far from a relieving improvement.Inoue made a comment about the ratings and said, "I am the starring actr

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  • 2PM achieves their 3rd No.1 album on Oricon Weekly Chart

    April 21, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

    6-member Korean group 2PM just released their 4th album '2PM OF 2PM' on April 15. During the first week, the album sold 43,000 copies, which was good enough to top Oricon's latest weekly ranking. This is the group's 3rd No.1 album after 'LEGEND OF 2PM' (released in February 2013) and 'GENESIS OF 2PM' (released in January 2014). '2PM OF 2PM' contains 13 tracks in total including their latest single "Guilty Love." With the release of this album, t

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  • ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi becomes the house model for 'Ray'

    April 21, 2015 @ 3:27 am

    Idol group ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi has become the house model for fashion magazine 'Ray'. Until now, Suzuki has appeared in the magazine's beauty sections, but starting from its June edition, she will be featured in the fashion sections. On April 21, Suzuki wrote on her official blog, "I never thought a day would come when I would be doing fashion modeling." She expressed her gratitude toward her fans, "I owe it all to everyone w

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  • Kanjani8 to release new single 'Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku' in June

    April 21, 2015 @ 3:26 am

    Kanjani8's new single "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku" will be released on June 3.The title track has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's drama 'DoS Keiji' starring member Okura Tadayoshi. It's described as a medium-tempo tune with an impressive band sound that will give people wanting to move forward a strong push. The limited edition DVD will include the PV and making-of footage for "Tsuyoku Tsuyoku Tsuyoku". Besides the coupling track, th

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  • 'Hana Yori Dango' to get a musical play adaptation

    April 21, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    On April 19, it was announced that Kamio Yoko's popular manga "Hana Yori Dango" would be adapted into a musical play. It will open at Hibiya Theatre Crea in January and tour around Japan starting in February.  "Hana Yori Dango" tells the story of Makino Tsukushi, a girl who grew up in an ordinary family and enters the prestigious school Eitoku Gakuen, and F4, a group of 4 handsome guys who are all from super wealthy and powerful families.Th

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko are expecting their first child

    April 21, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    It's been reported that actor Mukai Osamu (33) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (35) are expecting their 1st child. The couple registered their marriage last December and they will be welcoming their 1st child this fall. Kuninaka reported the good news through her official website on April 20, "It's a private matter, but I've been blessed with a new life." She expressed her joy, "I've just entered my stable period. It's our first big news since this ye

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  • Saito Takumi shows off his body in new photo book series

    April 21, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    Actor Saito Takumi will release his new photo book on May 1. The photo book was shot by Ninagawa Mika back in the month of January. The two collaborated for his last photo book 'Saito Takumi Ninagawa Mika' in 2013, which immediately sold out. This time, the photo book will come in 2 parts 'Kyoto Edition' and 'Tokyo Edition'.  The new photo book has the theme "escape". The photos were shot at luxury hotels in the Kyoto and Toky

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  • 'DEATH NOTE' to be released as a TV drama

    April 20, 2015 @ 5:07 pm

    It was announced that big hit manga "DEATH NOTE" (written by Ohba Tsugumi, illustrated by Obata Takeshi), serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003~2006, will be getting TV drama adaptation on NTV starting in July. "DEATH NOTE" depicts the battles of the minds between geniuses over reaper's notebook called "death note" which can kill people whose name is written in it.Though it has been adapted into live-action movies, anime, and a musical play

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  • Golden Bomber to hold a special live at Universal Studios Japan

    April 20, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Golden Bomber will hold a special live on May 16 at Universal Studios Japan.The special 1-day live will be held from 11:30 am. The ticket fees will be included in the '1-day Studio Pass', so visitors can enjoy the park after the live. Tickets will go on sale on April 26.  In related news, Golden Bomber will kick off their nationwide tour 'Golden Bomber 2015 Tour' in July. The tour will be held over a period of 4 months with a finale on November

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/8~4/14

    April 20, 2015 @ 12:01 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 8th to April 14th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Nandodemo Hana ga Saku You ni Watashi wo Ikiyou" - Fukuyama Masaharu 04 - "Ai Uta ~since 2007~" - whiteee

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