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  • Ikimonogakari releases PV for "Haru Uta"

    April 7, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    The PV for Ikimonogakari's upcoming single, "Haru Uta", has been revealed! "Haru Uta" will be released on April 25th, and it's the theme song for the upcoming animated film, "Meitantei Conan 11-ninme no Striker". Check out the PV below!

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  • Oricon ranks the most anticipated spring dramas

    April 6, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    On April 6th, Oricon revealed the results of their survey and unveiled the most anticipated drama of the upcoming season. It has become a regular custom for Oricon to ask 1,000 men and women before the start of every new season about their most anticipated upcoming drama. The end results aren't that surprising considering the steady popularity of idol group Arashi. Two of their members are starring in a spring drama and both of them made i

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  • AFTERSCHOOL to star in new CM for deodorant brand, 'Rexena'

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Popular K-pop group AFTERSCHOOL will be starring in the new CM (Advertisement) for the woman's deodorant brand, 'Rexena'. In the CM, the girls dance to their new song, "Dilly Dally", while wearing shorts and fishnet tights. Member Uee confidently commented, "I want people to see the dance that was made for this CM. It was difficult, but I think we were able to do it wonderfully." A highlight of this CM is when member Nana shows off her

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  • Which female idol group will have their big break this year?

    April 6, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Starting from AKB48, various entertainment agencies have given birth to numerous idol groups from Momoiro Clover Z to Fairies. With this idol group phenomenon in mind, goo decided to ask its users, “Which female idol group will have their big break this year?” Also for this ranking, all of the idol groups listed below shared their recommended tracks for first time listeners. In addition, the idol group who topped this ranking provided a

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  • Happiness reveal PV to upcoming single "We Can Fly"

    April 6, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Idol dance unit Happiness announced they will release their 4th single "We Can Fly" on May 16th and now, the PV has been released! The is a strong track for Happiness, and girls display powerful dance choreography in the PV. Check out the PV below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • Second promotional video to AKB48's anime "AKB0048" revealed

    April 6, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    After revealing the first promotional video, the second promotional video for AKB48's anime 'AKB0048' has been revealed. The plot of the story is that the girls of AKB0048 are labeled as “terrorists” and attacked, but they fight back in order to protect their stage, fans, and citizens. The story takes place in Star Calendar 0048, where the 77th generation research students are about to come forth. The nine research students from the 77t

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  • MUSIC STATION airs 3-hour special featuring Mr. Children, Rihanna, Kis-My-Ft2, KARA, and more!

    April 6, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    On April 6th, TV Asahi's music program, MUSIC STATION aired a 3-hour special episode "MUSIC STATION 3-hour Special" featuring a heavyweight lineup of guests. On the special episode, Mr. Children made their first appearance in 3 years and 3 months since they last appeared on the show back in December 2008. Additionally, Rihanna, Fukuyama Masaharu, KARA, Kis-My-Ft2, Porno Graffitti, and Superfly all performed on the show! Show Opening

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  • Model Suzuki Nana reveals her boyfriend in fashion magazine, 'Edge Style'

    April 6, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    Model Suzuki Nana (23) revealed her boyfriend Saio in the May issue of fashion magazine, 'Edge Style'. Along with photos of the couple kissing and embracing each other, the magazine features a "marriage proposal" from Suzuki herself. Suzuki's relationship with her boyfriend has been known for some time now, but this is the first time she is exposing his face to the public. The two were classmates back in junior high school, and they sta

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  • Movie 'Uchuu Kyodai' collaborates with 'Ajinomoto' for new CM

    April 6, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Actor Oguri Shun will be starring in the new CM for Ajinomoto as 'Mutta' from his upcoming film, 'Uchuu Kyodai'. The CM starts with two brothers, who dream of going to space one day, eating tamago kake gohan (rice with raw egg usually seasoned with soy sauce). Although they promise to become astronauts, the CM shows the brothers 20 years later as the comedy duo Total Tenboss. Out of nowhere, Mutta (Oguri) appears on screen shouting, "Nooo!

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  • Oshima Yuko to voice protagonist for Japanese version of Disney Pixar's 'Brave'

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    AKB48's Oshima Yuko will be the voice behind animated protagonist 'Merida' in the upcoming Disney Pixar film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave')! This will be Oshima's first time voice acting for a Hollywood film. She commented, "[I'm wondering] how I'm going to play this role. I'm already excited yet nervous at the same time." Set in Scotland, the movie follows the story of a princess named Merida, who is determined to live her lif

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