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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 13th~April 15th

    April 17, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_233704" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 13th~April 15th"][/caption] This Drama Prime Time Report features varying results for the Friday - Sunday Spring Premieres. One was very impressive, two were quite successful, but unfortunately one premiere met with disastrous results. Friday is still patiently waiting for its only prime time drama to start airing at 10:00 pm, but fans

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 14th/15th

    April 17, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_233540" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Battleship" / "Meitantei Conan" / "SPEC~Ten~""][/caption] "Detective Conan" once again solved the secret on attaining first place of the box office chart, but he is being pursued by a "Battleship", a group of people with "SPEC", a kindergarten-aged boy called "Shin-chan", and even "John Carter". The yearly 'Golden Week' will bless the ent

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  • TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro taken to hospital for dehydration

    April 17, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    On April 17th, Johnny's Entertainment announced that TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro was taken to the hospital after falling ill at a sauna. According to the agency, Matsuoka visited the sauna on the 17th at around 9:00 am. About 2 hours later, he started to feel sick and was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with dehydration. He returned home at about 3:00 pm after receiving treatment from the doctor. Consequently, Matsuoka was abse

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  • BIGBANG to appear on TV Asahi's 'Onegai! Ranking'

    April 17, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    It's been revealed that Korean group BIGBANG will be making an appearance on TV Asahi's popular variety program, 'Onegai! Ranking'. BIGBANG will be introduced by comedian Watanabe Naomi in the "Ima Hamatteiru Artist" (Artist I'm Into Right Now) segment of the program, and they will perform their new song, "FANTASTIC BABY". Aside from Watanabe's segment, the episode will star actress Nagasawa Masami and talento Oshima Mai, who were all b

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  • Uemura Kana sets out on a journey to the U.S.

    April 17, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    On April 14th, singer-songwriter Uemura Kana revealed on her official blog that she has set out on a journey to the United States. In a blog entry titled, "I'm going on a solitary journey to America!!!", Uemura wrote, "It's sudden, but starting now, I will be going to America by myself for training!!!" Last year, Uemura visited Nashville, Tenessee, where she had the opportunity to interact with local musicians. This event made such an i

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  • Morning Musume breaks the record for having the most consecutive top 10 singles

    April 17, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Morning Musume's 49th single, "Renai Hunter", has sold 41,000 copies in its first week, ranking 3rd on the Oricon Weekly Single Rankings for the week of April 23rd. This marks the group's 49th consecutive single to rank in the top 10 since their debut in January of 1998. They now hold the record for the most consecutive top 10 singles, surpassing Hamasaki Ayumi (48 singles), B'z (47), and SMAP/THE ALFEE (46). "Renai Hunter" is leader Ni

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  • L'Arc-en-Ciel to release live best DVD and tribute album in June

    April 17, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    L'Arc-en-Ciel will release a best live DVD 'LIVE TWENITY' and tribute album 'L'Arc-en-Ciel TRIBUTE' on June 13th. In 'LIVE TWENITY', there will be 20 songs, which have been hand-picked from their live performances. Also as a bonus track, never-before-seen shots will be included. Other details will be revealed at a later time. The tribute album 'L'Arc-en-Ciel TRIBUTE' hits stores on the same date as the DVD. This will be their first trib

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  • Che'Nelle to sing theme song for movie 'Brave Hearts: Umizaru'

    April 17, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    It's been revealed that Che'Nelle will be singing the theme song for the upcoming summer movie, 'Brave Hearts: Umizaru'. Che'Nelle, who currently resides in Los Angeles, made her world debut in 2007 with "I Fell in Love with the DJ". Last year, she released an English version of TEE's "Baby I Love You", which became a huge hit in Japan with over 1.6 million downloads. She also released a cover album titled "Luv Songs", selling over 350,000

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  • Takaoka Sosuke speaks his mind about Miyazaki Aoi and her alleged affair

    April 17, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    After the news of his divorce from actress Miyazaki Aoi, actor Takaoka Sosuke continuously let his true feelings be known through his Twitter account, which caused some controversy. According to the tabloids, he didn't just talk about their divorce and the problems between them, he also openly criticized her agency, and for the first time, confirmed to his curious followers that Miyazaki may have been committing adultery with V6's Okada Ju

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  • BOOM BOOM SATELLITES to release new single, "BROKEN MIRROR"

    April 17, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    Rock band BOOM BOOM SATELLITES has revealed that they will be releasing a new single titled "BROKEN MIRROR" on June 6th. "BROKEN MIRROR" was written as the theme song for the anime series 'Mobile Suit Gundam UC'. This will be the band's first single release since "BACK ON MY FEET" three years ago. The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will include a different version of the title track ca

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