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  • Katori Shingo and Hirosue Ryoko attend promotional event for 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!'

    May 24, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    On May 22nd, a promotional event for SMAP member Katori Shingo's starring film, 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!', was held at Osaka-jo Park. Actress Hirosue Ryoko and Love, the dog who plays Masao-kun in the film, also attended the event. Over 60 owners and their dogs wore red bandannas while waiting for the cast at the park. When Masao-kun barked, the rest of the dogs howled in unison to welcome the stars. At the event, Katori commented, "This

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  • Short version for Arashi's PV "Your Eyes" unveiled!

    May 24, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    A short version of Arashi’s PV  for “Your Eyes” has now been unveiled! This one-minute preview features a simple, black and white theme to match with the song’s motif – light and dark. As reported earlier, this will be the group's 39th single, and is scheduled to be released on June 6th. Check out the short PV below! === ===

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  • ViViD holds release event for 6,000 ecstatic fans

    May 24, 2012 @ 3:50 am

    To commemorate the release of their fifth single "REAL", which made its way to stores on May 16th, ViViD held release events titled "Shuumatsu no Cinderella ~Futarikiri no LOVE Chair Daisakusen~" at La Foret Museum Harajuku on May 19th and 20th. During this event, some fans had the heart-stopping opportunity to sit with one of the members of ViViD in a special 'LOVE Chair". The group is known for holding unusual events made specifically to

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu reveals new CM for Mameshipamyupamyu

    May 24, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    Popular singer and model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu recently opened her own official YouTube channel, where she revealed a brand new commercial starring the cute Mameshiba collaboration 'Mameshipamyupamyu' characters! The CM is a 30-second clip of each character, Pamyu Pamyu, Skeleton, Unicorn, and Tsugihagi, as they roller skate to her song "Minna no Uta", a new track from her album "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution". Check out the CM below! Sourc

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of May 28th revealed

    May 24, 2012 @ 2:44 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of May 28th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “Kimi ni Todoke”, Volume 16 –  Shiina Karuho : (315,709) 2. “Mahou Sensei Negima”, Volume 38 –  Akamatsu Ken : (149,907) 3. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 66 – Oda Eiichiro : (131,725) 4. “Otoyome Gatari”, Volume 4 – Mori Kaoru : (120,558) 5. “Ace of Diamond”, Vol

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  • Fukuhara Miho to collaborate with AI again for upcoming album

    May 24, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    Previously, we reported that singer Fukuhara Miho would be releasing her new album, "The Best of Soul Extreme", on June 13th. It's been revealed that the album will feature a collaboration song with AI called "You Are My Reason feat. AI"! Fukuhara and AI first worked together in "O2 feat. AI", a track off of Fukuhara mini-album, "The Soul Extreme EP", released back in May of 2011. Their second collaboration song is a graceful soul ballad t

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  • SCANDAL kicks off their nationwide tour in Kagoshima

    May 23, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    SCANDAL, who held a successful one-man live at Nippon Budokan for the very first time on March 28th, kicked off their nationwide tour "SCANDAL 'LIVE IDO LIVE' TOUR 2012" at Kagoshima's CAPARVO HALL on May 19th. The seventeen performances of the tour are spread out over the span of approximately a month, with stops in Hiroshima, Nagoya, Kyoto, and more. The tickets for all seventeen events sold out almost simultaneously when they went on sa

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  • BiS releases second teaser for major debut single "PPCC"

    May 23, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Last month it was announced that the unique and unorthodox idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society) would be making their major debut under avex trax this summer. Today, a second teaser for their major debut single "PPCC" appeared on the official YouTube channel of avex and it's already much more intriguing - if not as hypnotic - as the first teaser, which was released on May 9th. At first you might be perplexed about what you are seeing

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  • Japan Box Office Report – May 19th/20th

    May 23, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_241377" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Thermae Romae' / 'Dark Shadows' / 'Sadako 3D'"][/caption] Johnny Depp and Tim Burton beat out Abe Hiroshi and Japanese bathing customs. 'Dark Shadows' - directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp - opened on a grand scale of 571 screens, attracting 311,162 viewers and grossed 404,526,450 Yen (5.10 million USD). It's the first Western movie

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  • AKB48 wins triple awards at '2012 JASRAC Awards'

    May 23, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    On May 23rd, JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers) announced the results of the '2012 JASRAC Awards'! The annual award is presented to owners of the works that received the largest amount of royalty distribution throughout the year. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are given in order to the top 3 domestic works. This year, idol group AKB48 claimed all 3 awards: Gold, Silver, and Bronze! They acqui

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