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  • Otake Kazuki & Nakamura Hitomi are expecting their first child

    November 7, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Otake Kazuki of comedian duo Summers and announcer Nakamura Hitomi are expecting their first child! The couple broke the news at their wedding ceremony, which was held on November 6th at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi. Commenting through his agency, Otake revealed, "Between the two of us, a new life (currently of 5 months) has sprouted. The baby is expected to be born next April, but right now, I'm hoping the baby will be born in good healt

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  • PASSPO☆ to release new album + DVD single in December

    November 7, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    Idol group PASSPO☆ has announced that they'll be releasing a new album and DVD single on December 7th! Titled "CHECK-IN", the album will be PASSPO☆'s major debut work. It'll contain a total of 15 songs including their hit singles, "Shoujo Hikou" and "ViVi Natsu". "CHECK-IN" will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will come with a photo booklet, while Limited Editi

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  • GACKT's band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz wrap up their world tour at Makuhari Messe

    November 7, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    On November 6th, GACKT's band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz wrapped up their world tour at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Chiba. "My siblings, I've made you wait!! You guys came to start a rampage right?!" GACKT shouted, drawing wild yells from 8,500 fans. The band performed 13 songs including their latest single, "ALL MY LOVE", which will be released on December 28th. For this world tour, YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz traveled to 10 countries and staged

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  • Oricon reveals the monthly chart for October

    November 7, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    Oricon has just revealed their monthly chart for October.  Check it out below! ----- <Single> 1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : 10/26 (1,300,482) 2. "Oh My God!" - NMB48 : 10/26 (282,074) 3. "Zero" - BUMP OF CHICKEN : 10/19 (198,400) 4. "X X X" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 10/12 (105,019) 5. "Winter Magic" - KARA : 10/19 (93,563) 6. "In My Head" - CNBLUE : 10/19 (76,362) 7. "Bo Peep Bo Peep" - T-ARA : 9/28 (73,556) 8.

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  • NMB48's Kadowaki Kanako takes her role as a president for a day!

    November 7, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    On November 5th, NMB48 member Kadowaki Kanako (15) became the president for Glico’s Pocky at Tsutenkaku Tower located in Naniwa, Osaka for a day. This was the first campaign for an upcoming event on November 11th, or the ever-popular Pocky/Pepero Day, and Kadowaki expressed her happiness with, “I could not even dream of becoming a president at 15 years old,” and was bewildered at this opportunity. She then presented a Glico logo shirt to “B

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  • Naka Riisa attends the stage greeting for "Hara ga Kore Nande"

    November 7, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    On November 5th, actress Naka Riisa attended a stage greeting for her movie, "Hara ga Kore Nande". With a smile, Naka expressed, "I'm happy to finally be able to graduate from and give birth to 'Hara Kore (Hara ga Kore Nande)'." Regarding her character, she stated, "Even though she's at the bottom, she doesn't show it. If I become a pregnant woman someday, I want to be like her." In the movie, Naka plays the role of a nine-month pregnant

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  • Amuro Namie cancels concert at Yokohama Arena due to acute upper respiratory inflammation

    November 7, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    It's been revealed that Amuro Namie's live concert at Yokohama Arena which was set to be held on November 6th was halted due to the bad condition of the singer's throat. After an examination, Amuro was diagnosed with acute upper respiratory inflammation. The live concert was a part of Amuro's nationwide tour "namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2011".  Though it was first started as scheduled, her throat condition was out of form.  As the result of discu

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  • Fairies to release second single in December

    November 7, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    VISION FACTORY's idol group Fairies who made their debut with a single "More Kiss/Song for You" back in September, has announced that their 2nd single "HERO/Sweet Jewel" is scheduled to be released on December 21st.  According to the official site, if you pre-order the single via VISION FACTORY OFFICIAL SHOP or mu-mo shop, "Fairies original X'mas card" will be included as a privilege (number limited). At this moment, no details on the sing

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  • Acid Black Cherry reveals the full PV for "Chou"

    November 6, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    As announced earlier, Acid Black Cherry's new single, "Chou" is the 3rd from his five-month consecutive release project.  "Chou" was released on November 6th. Recently, the full PV for the upcoming single was revealed, so check it out!  (For more details about "Chou", check our previous post here.) It's also been announced that his next single will be "CRISIS", scheduled for released on December 21st. Thanks to Hyde for the tip!

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko worries about Fujiwara Tatsuya's future?

    November 6, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    On November 5th, actress Yoshitaka Yuriko (23) attended the first-day opening for her starring movie, “Kaiji 2 ~ Jinsei Dakkai Game” at TOHO Cinemas in Tokyo.  During the event, she showed concern for starring actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (29)’s future. On this stage, co-actors Namase Katsuhisa (51) and Kagawa Teruyuki (45) gave hilarious, but immature greetings.  Since men around 20 to 30 years (including actor Iseya Yusuke (35)) attended this

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