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  • S/mileage to announce which sub-member will become official on October 16th

    September 19, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Idol group S/mileage kicked off their concert tour, "S/mileage Concert Tour 2011 Fall ~Gyakushuu no Cho Mini Skirt~", at the Shibuya C.C.Lemon Hall on September 16th! This was the first concert for the group's new sub-members, and their excitement shone charmingly on their faces as they revealed their fresh, fun stage. The excitement in the hall got kicked up another notch after an letter from producer Tsunku was read during the concert. I

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  • Tohoshinki grace the covers of "JJ" and "Ray" magazine

    September 19, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Pop duo Tohoshinki will be gracing the November covers of fashion magazines "JJ" and "Ray"! Tohoshinki will be releasing their new album "TONE" on September 28th, and since JJ will be releasing its November issue on September 23rd, the pictorials will be extra coveted by fans. JJ's cover shows the boys donning outfits in black, giving them a "hard" and "cool" image. The boys' assertive charm was snapped just-so by photographer Ninagawa Mi

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  • SCANDAL wraps up their successful 'Asia Tour' in Singapore

    September 19, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Pop-rock band SCANDAL successfully completed their first Asia tour, "SCANDAL ASIA TOUR 2011 'BABY ACTION'", in Singapore on September 17th! The tour had kicked off in Taiwan on the 11th, marking SCANDAL's very first live in that country. The venue was crammed full with 550 fans, whose excitement was so vocal that that member HARUNA's voice had disappeared amongst the crowd. Since September 11th was the six-month mark after the Tohoku Earth

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  • "Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland" gets a remake after a decade

    September 19, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    Game company Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) this past weekend that they'll be re-releasing the popular game, "Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland" on the Nintendo 3DS. Originally released on the Nintendo Game Boy in 1998, this remake will see some variance with its monsters. Players will encounter monsters from previous series like "Dragon Quest Joker 2 Professional" (DQM-J2P), in addition to new ones. Accordin

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  • Tokyo Game Show 2011 pulls in a record of 222,668 people!

    September 19, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    September 18 marked the end of the this year's Tokyo Game Show 2011 at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba, Japan. The show was held over four days, with the first two days only for industry people and the last two days open for the public. Over this past weekend TGS pulled in a record breaking 87,251 people on Saturday and 83,744 people on Sunday; combined with the industry days, the show has a combined turnout of 222,668 people. In 2009, the show

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna to star in miwa's "FRiDAY-MA-MAGiC" PV

    September 19, 2011 @ 2:52 am

    It's been revealed that actress Kawaguchi Haruna will be starring in the PV for miwa's "FRiDAY-MA-MAGiC". The song serves as the theme song to Kawaguchi's drama, "Ouran High School Host Club". In the video, Kawaguchi wears her drama costume, and plays the tambourine while singing along with miwa. This is Kawaguchi's first time singing and dancing in an artist's music video. She commented, "At first I was really nervous, and I was very sti

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  • Model Tominaga Ai's wallet stolen during a fashion show

    September 19, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    On September 18th, Takanawa Police reported that model Tominaga Ai's (29) wallet was stolen during a fashion show. The wallet was kept inside a tote bag in a dressing room, and the wallet was reportedly stolen some time between  4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. There were many other talento's that appeared in the show, and officials are currently investigating if anybody else was affected. They are seeing this as a property crime. Tominaga appeared on t

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  • Opening & ending theme songs for upcoming drama "QP" announced

    September 19, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    [caption id="attachment_190928" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Maximum the Hormone"][/caption] The opening and ending theme songs for the upcoming drama "QP" have been announced! Metal band Maximum the Hormone will be providing the opening theme song with "Black ¥ Power G Men Spy". This song was included in their album, "Bu-ikikaesu", which was released back in 2007. Meanwhile, Lenny Kravitz's song, "Looking Back on Love", off

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  • D=OUT's vocalist Kouki hospitalized due to throat surgery

    September 18, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    It's been reported that visual kei band D=OUT's vocalist Kouki has been hospitalized due to throat surgery.  As a result of detailed examination, he was required to have surgery because of throat fatigue. Fortunately, it was a minor surgery.  The band will hold a live shortly after Kouki is released from the hospital on September 25th. D=OUT made their major debut on July 27th with the single, "ROMAN REVOLUTION", and is already prepared to

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  • Koda Kumi releases full PV for "Ai wo Tomenaide"!

    September 18, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Pop singer Koda Kumi is releasing her new single, "Ai wo Tomenaide" on September 21st. So far, she performed a short version of the track on Music Station, released an behind-the-scenes clip, and a PV teaser. With all that teasing, fans have been anticipating this PV of this love song for a while.  Now, they can check out the wonderful ballad in its full glory.

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