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  • Higa Manami to be the heroine in upcoming 'GTO' drama

    May 20, 2014 @ 3:30 am

    It was revealed that Higa Manami has been chosen to play the heroine in the new "GTO" drama series (directed by Iizuka Ken), which stars EXILE's AKIRA. This is the new season of the "GTO" drama that is based on Fujisawa Tohru's popular manga. It revolves around high school teacher Onizuka Eikichi (AKIRA), who used to be a delinquent, tackling his students' problems with his unprecedented ways. The new series will be set in Onizuka's ho

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  • Sexy Zone's 6th single tops Oricon weekly chart

    May 20, 2014 @ 3:04 am

    Five-member group Sexy Zone's sixth single "King & Queen & Joker" (went on sale on May 14) sold 151,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. Since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released in November 2011), this is the sixth consecutive time that their single has topped the chart. The first week sales for this latest single exceeded the previous one's 145,000 copies.The title track is being used t

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  • TOKIO's Joshima Shigeru chosen as the marathon runner for 24-Hour TV

    May 20, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    It was announced that TOKIO's leader Joshima Shigeru has been chosen as the charity marathon runner for NTV's annual telethon '24-Hour Television' (to be aired on August 30th ~ 31st).This announcement was made on the night of 18th during the live broadcasting of NTV's variety show "Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudanjo".   Joshima will be the second TOKIO member to take on the charity marathon as fellow member Yamaguchi Tatsuya has don

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces her 1st arena tour + 3rd album

    May 18, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

    On May 18 at Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's live concert at Zepp Tokyo, sheannounced that she would release her 3rd album "Pika Pika Fantajin" on July 9, and hold her 1st arena tour in this fall. Kyary's 1st arena tour will be kicked off on October 18 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall, and according to her, the theme will be "death."During the concert, Kyary who is currently in the middle of her world tour "NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014", talked about the wo

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  • CHAGE releases comment in response to ASKA's arrest

    May 18, 2014 @ 5:56 am

    It's been announced that CHAGE and ASKA's ASKA was arrested on May 17.According to their official website, ASKA was arrested for the violation of Stimulants Control Law. Along with the announcement, their agency Rockdom Artists has released a letter of apology. More details will be announced later as the facts of the case are currently being confirmed.   CHAGE has also released a comment regarding this matter, "I have been waiting for ASKA's ret

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  • AKB48's Takajo Aki lands her first lead role in drama 'SAVEPOINT'

    May 16, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Takajo Aki has landed her first lead role in TV Tokyo's drama 'SAVEPOINT' (premieres June 5, every Thursday at 2:35 am). She will play the role of a special unit police officer, and will challenge herself to action scenes, as well as a scene where she chops off her long hair. Takajo's dream was to become an actress, even before she joined AKB48. "To work in a drama by myself as a lead role is like a dream so I

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  • My Little Lover's akko announces her marriage

    May 16, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    On May 15, My Little Lover's akko announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man.  Though her official blog, akko reported, "I, akko, got married last month." She revealed that she met her husband through work, "It's been years since I've met him. In the beginning, we both didn't really feel anything for each other, but as we talked about many things, it was surprising to see how we were similar. We realized that what we were aiming for were as s

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/7~5/13

    May 15, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 7th to May 13th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "GUTS!" - Arashi 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 06 - "Nijiiro" - Aya

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI go on a 'starlight drive'

    May 15, 2014 @ 3:34 am

    It's been revealed that SEKAI NO OWARI's popular song "Starlight Parade" (released in 2011) has been chosen as the new CM song for Toyota Motor's 'Ractis'. In addition, the band members will be making an appearance in the CM.The CM tells a story of the members on their way from the starry sky to a party while performing "Starlight Parade". Each member gave the appeal of the CM: Fukase - "In the scene where we walk toward Ractis, we walk spontaneo

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  • Osawa Shinichi and Saeko rumored to be in a relationship

    May 15, 2014 @ 2:57 am

    On the May 15th issue of 'Josei Seven', it was reported that music producer Osawa Shinichi (47) and talento Saeko (27) are dating with marriage in mind. Saeko, who claims to be a big fan of Mr.Children, met Osawa through Mr.Children's music producer Kobayashi Takeshi when she visited them backstage during their concert.   The magazine has published a photo of the two arm in arm on a date as well as a photo of them e

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