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  • Ito Hideaki and other "BRAVE HEARTS Umizaru" cast members appear at private early screening

    June 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    On June 19th, a completion and screening ceremony of “BRAVE HEARTS Umizaru” (directed by Hasumi Eiichiro, release on July 13), the newest sequel to the popular “Umizaru” series, was held at the Tokyo International Forum. Eight cast members including Ito Hideaki (36), the star of the series, appeared at the screening. The film is the 4th sequel to the series; the 2nd sequel, released in 2006, and the 3rd sequel, released in 2010, were both

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  • TVXQ's "Android" PV making-of released

    June 20, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Making-of footage for TVXQ's "Android" PV has been released! "Android" is set for a July 11th release in Japan, and it’s already claimed the #1 spot for pre-orders on charts like Tower Records, Amazon, Tsutaya, and more. The single is the first dance song TVXQ will be releasing in Japan after “Superstar”. The ‘Android’ single will include two new tracks titled “Android” and “Blink“, and will be sold in three versions: a CD-only version,

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  • Rola gets a gift from SMAP's Nakai Masahiro

    June 20, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Popular model Rola recently blogged that she received a present from SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro. In an entry titled “Chuu Chuu (o^u^o)”, Rola wrote, “Look look~! I got this mouse present from SMAP’s Nakai-kun~! It’s so cute~ I'm giving this to my dog as his toy~.” The mouse that Rola received as a gift was in reference to Nakai’s drama “ATARU” in which the main character always carries around a mouse. Rola and Nakai are both regulars on Tues

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  • Former Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko announces her pregnancy

    June 19, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko(39) announced that she is currently 5-months pregnant at her 39th birthday's live. She also reported this news on her official blog: "Finally, I am 5-months pregnancy, and it is a stable period, so the day I could announce it to everyone is here. This is my first experience, and I am anxious and feeling uneasy everyday, but at same time, I'm feeling joyful to become a mother." She continued, "From

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  • TKO's Kimoto to make comeback on live broadcast

    June 19, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    On June 18, comedic duo TKO’s agency announced that member Kimoto Takehiro (41), who has been on hiatus since June 6 due to pneumonia, would make his comeback on live television. On June 15, Kimoto left a hospital in Tokyo and returned home to rest. He plans to make his return on the June 19th live broadcast of a Kansai TV program. Source & Image: Sanspo

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  • Which girl group's choreography is coolest?

    June 19, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Rekochoku reported on a list of girl groups ranked according to choreography. 1,277 voters were polled from May 22rd until June 13th. The girl group who topped the list is 9-member K-pop group Shoujo Jidai. A fan in her early twenties commented, "My eyes were always glued to their sexy and cute dance, as well as their beautiful legs," and another girl in her teens posted, "I am impressed that they dance in perfect harmony even though there

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  • Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo diagnosed with esophageal cancer

    June 18, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    On June 18th, Japanese film and theater company Shochiku sent a fax to several media outlets announcing that kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo (57) was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. According to the announcement, the cancer was detected in its early stages, and the actor is already undergoing treatment. Nakamura revealed, "With the warm support of everyone, I was able to finish the 7-month long performance at Heisei Nakamura-za. Since I

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  • Voice actor Yamadera Koichi and voice actress Tanaka Rie tie the knot

    June 18, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    On June 18th, voice actor Yamadera Koichi (51) announced his marriage to voice actress Tanaka Rie (33) through his official Twitter. Yamadera wrote, "I don't have an official blog, so I would like to report it through here," and announced, "I, Yamadera Koichi, officially registered my marriage with voice actress Tanaka Rie yesterday, June 17th." He continued by expressing, "I'm thankful to have met a wonderful partner that I can spend my

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  • Comedian Tsuchiya Nobuyuki announces the birth of his 2nd child

    June 18, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    [caption id="attachment_246700" align="aligncenter" width="375" caption="Hanawa Nobuyuki & Tsuchiya Nobuyuki of Knights"][/caption] On the June 17th broadcast of radio program, 'Sunday Shittoka Knights!', comedian Tsuchiya Nobuyuki of Knights announced the birth of his 2nd child. "Today, we have a special story," the staff stated. In response, Tsuchiya reported, "It gives me great pleasure to announce the birth of my daughter." He conti

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  • Suzuki Sachi gives birth to her 2nd baby

    June 17, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    On June 14th, fashion magazine ‘AneCan’ exclusive model Suzuki Sachi (32) announced through her blog that she gave birth to a healthy baby boy! In her recent blog entry, titled “☆Safely,” she revealed, “Everyone, thank you for all your messages! As of today at 6:15pm, I gave birth to a healthy, 7.8 pound, baby boy!” and attaching a photo of her second child with this entry. She continued, “I plan to give a detailed report of my deli

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