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  • PASSPO☆'s Okunaka Makoto announces her graduation from the group

    September 28, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    PASSPO☆'s Okunaka Makoto has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on September 28 during the Tokyo concert for PASSPO☆'s nationwide tour at Shinjuku BLAZE. Okunaka took the microphone after the encore and explained in tears, "While my activities in PASSPO☆ were fun, I started to become impatient about my future. I want to be more active as an actress someday. I became increasingly impatient toward my

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  • aiko's new song chosen as theme song for drama 'Suteki na Sen TAXI'

    September 28, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    aiko's new song "Atashi no Mukou" has been chosen as the theme song for Kansai TV / Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Suteki na Sen TAXI' (premieres October 14). It's been about 3 years since aiko last provided her song "Zutto" for Fuji TV's drama 'Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste Of Honey~'. "Suteki na Sen TAXI" has been receiving attention as comedian Bakarhythm will make his scriptwriting debut with the drama. It stars actor Takenouchi Yutaka as a taxi driver na

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/17~9/23

    September 27, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of Septemebr 17th to September 23rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Dakishimetai" - EXILE TAKAHIRO 02 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Highschool love" - E-girls 05 - "Tokyo Victory" - Southern All Stars 06 - "Hontou no Koi" - May J. 07 -

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  • Makihara Noriyuki to be in charge of theme song for 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.'

    September 27, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    Makihara Noriyuki will be in charge of the theme song for NTV's upcoming drama 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.'. Based on a manga series by Fujimura Mari, 'Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu' is a love story about 'Aoishi Hanae', a woman in her 30s who's never had a boyfriend in her life until she begins dating 21-year-old college student 'Tanokura Yuto'. Aoishi Hanae will be played by Ayase Haruka and Tanokura Yuto by Fukushi Sota. In addition, Tam

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  • Kato Miliyah's new song used in CM for 'Seiko Lukia'

    September 27, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    Kato Miliyah's new song is being used in the CM for Seiko Lukia's solar battery watch 'LUCKY PASSPORT' starring Ayase Haruka.Kato wrote the lyrics for her new song "Higher" while looking at the production storyboard of the CM which had the theme "journey". After seeing the song paired with the CM, Kato commented on her uptempo number, "It goes perfectly with the image!" Take a look at the CM below! Source & Image: natalie

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  • ET-KING's TENN passes away, alleged to be suicide

    September 26, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

    It's been reported that ET-KING member TENN passed away due to alleged suicide. On the morning of September 25, his body was found in a private use vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment in Osaka. He was 35-years-old. TENN's death was announced through both ET-KING and Hilowmonz's official websites. Consequently, all scheduled event appearances by both groups have been canceled.  Both websites revealed a note left behind by T

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  • NHK to broadcast Arashi's documentary in November

    September 26, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    Arashi's documentary program 'Arashi LIVE & DOCUMENT ~15-nenme no Kokuhaku~' will broadcast via NHK Sougou on November 7 at 10:00 pm.To commemorate their 15th anniversary, Arashi returned to the place of their debut in Hawaii and held a two-day concert titled 'ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii' on September 19 and 20. The documentary will feature footage from the live itself as well as behind-the-scenes footage. Fans will be able to see rehearsals not g

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  • THE BAWDIES to lend opening theme for drama 'Tamagawa Kuyakusho OF THE DEAD'

    September 25, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    THE BAWDIES will lend their song "NO WAY" as the opening theme for TV Tokyo's late-night drama 'Tamagawa Kuyakusho OF THE DEAD'. The drama premieres on October 3 and it stars actor Hayashi Kento. It's a horror-comedy that follows the struggles of 'Akabane Shinsuke', a ward office worker who's in charge of capturing zombies.  THE BAWDIES has already performed "NO WAY" during their appearances in summer festivals. It'

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  • Oda Yuji to become a father

    September 25, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

    It's been reported that actor Oda Yuji (46) will become a father this year. According to his agency, his wife (35) is currently 8-months pregnant and is scheduled to give birth in November. The couple has been blessed with their first child after 4 years of marriage.   Oda played his first father role in the drama 'Oh, My Dad!!' which aired on Fuji TV in June of last year. During a press conference, his co-star Suzuki Anju, who played

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  • S/mileage to add new members + change group name

    September 25, 2014 @ 12:05 am

    S/mileage has announced that they will add new members and change their group name.This was announced through 'Hello! Sta' which was broadcast via YouTube on September 24. Both the addition of new members and name change was suggested by Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon. It was decided after negotiation with Tsunku♂ and the staff. The new members will be chosen out of Hello! Project Kenshusei, while the group's new name will be chosen from submission

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