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  • Members of Dream become bridesmaids for 'Zexy' CM

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    E-girls sub-unit Dream star in the new CM for bridal magazine 'Zexy'. The song that is being used in the CM is the group's song "Darling" (November 5 release), which reflects the feelings of a girl who waits for her boyfriend to propose to her. In the CM, members Shizuka, Aya, Ami, and Erie play cheerful, cute bridesmaids in baby blue dresses. After the CM shoot, the girls were asked what kind of dress would they want the members to wear if they

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  • Isono Kiriko gets hospitalized after suffering a stroke

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:58 am

    On October 28, it was reported that talento Isono Kiriko (50) was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke. The incident occurred on the evening of October 23. Her husband Takahashi Togo noticed that she wasn't feeling well and escorted her to a Tokyo hospital via an ambulance. The results of the medical exam showed that she had a type of stroke called a cerebral infarction. She is currently under hospital treatment and will

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/20 ~ 10/26

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for October 20-26. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Sky's The Limit" - V6 : 10/22 (95,467)2. "INCUBUS" - Acid Black Cherry : 10/22 (65,002)3. "AROUND THE WORLD" - GOT7 : 10/22 (36,489)4. "NoNoNo (Japanese ver.) - Apink : 10/22 (32,720)5. "The One" - EXILE SHOKICHI : 10/22 (29,073)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "THE DIGITALIAN" - Arashi : 10/22 (660,2

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  • Matsuzaka Tori to play blind lawyer in TBS' special drama

    October 29, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    Actor Matsuzaka Tori will star in TBS' Monday golden special drama 'Zenmo no Boku ga Bengoshi ni Natta Riyuu ~Jitsuwa ni Motozuku Kandou Suspense!~' scheduled to air on December 1.The drama is based on an autobiographical novel titled "Zenmo no Boku ga Bengoshi ni Natta Riyuu" by Ogoda Makoto. It's a human mystery that tells the story of a blind lawyer named 'Okochi Kensuke' (Matsuzaka) who searches for the truth of cases by using his other

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  • ν[NEU] to disband at year's end

    October 28, 2014 @ 2:22 am

    Visual kei band ν[NEU] have announced that they will disband at the end of the year.ν[NEU] are currently in the middle of their 5th anniversary tour '★5th Anniversary★ONEMAN TOUR 2014', which started in July. They will put an end to their 5-year career after the finale on December 29 at Shibuya Kokaido.  A message from the members and their agency LOOP ASH has been posted on the band's official website. "Although there is not

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  • Mizuki Alisa to sing theme song for special drama 'Nurse no Oshigoto'

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    It's been revealed that Mizuki Alisa will sing the theme song for the special drama 'Nurse no Oshigoto' which will air on Fuji TV for two nights on October 31 and November 1.The theme song will be different across the two nights; "Watashi" on the first and "Heroines!" on the second. Both songs will be a rearrangement of tracks that were included in her album "SpeciAlisa" released back in 2011. "Watashi" was written and composed by Kishitani Kaori

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  • Members of 'Baito AKB' to make their CM debut

    October 28, 2014 @ 1:33 am

    The 53 members of 'Baito AKB' will be making their CM debut. They will co-star with AKB48's Watanabe Mayu, HKT48's Sashihara Rino, and other AKB members in the new CM for part-time job information website 'Baitoru'. 'Baito AKB' is a collaboration project between AKB48 and 'Baitoru'. Out of 13,246 applicants, 53 of them were chosen to work part time for 1,000 yen an hour. Besides Watanabe and Sashihara, AKB48's Kojima Haruna, Oshima

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  • miwa to be in charge of theme song for drama 'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.'

    October 27, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    miwa's new song "Gesshoku ~winter moon~" will be used as the theme song for TBS' upcoming drama 'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.' premiering on November 20.'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.' is a drama adaptation of the nonfiction novel 'Watashi, Nyugan. Otto, Haigan. 39-sai, Fuufu de Yomei Senkoku.' that tells the story of a cancer-stricken couple with two young children. The protagonist 'Yoshioka Toko', who suffers from breast cancer, will be played b

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  • AKB48's Tano Yuka & NMB48's Umeda Ayaka cast as Dorothy in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' musical

    October 25, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    On October 21, it was revealed that AKB48's Tano Yuka (17) and NMB48's Umeda Ayaka (25) have both been cast in the lead role for the musical "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." This decision came after a final round of auditions amongst the AKB48 group members.  Former AKB48 member Masuda Yuka (23) previously won the lead for 2 consecutive years starting in 2012. Stage director Miyamoto Amon (56) spoke about the unprecedented casting of double l

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  • Matsuda Seiko & Matsu Takako sing 'Akai Sweet Pea' together for a CM

    October 25, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    Singer Matsuda Seiko and actress Matsu Takako sing along to Matsuda's song "Akai Sweet Pea" together in a new CM for Total Aging Care Brand's 'Astalift'.  After shooting the CM, Matsuda expressed her joy of collaborating with Matsu, "I am so happy to sing 'Akai Sweet Pea' together with Matsu-san. I was able to sing it with a 'happy feeling'." Meanwhile, Matsu revealed, "I feel honored that my singing with Seiko-san will be used [in the CM], but

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