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  • SKE48's colorful triple feature in 'Young Animal'

    August 13, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    The most-recent edition of the seinen manga magazine 'Young Animal' is a must-have for any SKE48 fan. The magazine didn't just feature one but three pictorials with a total of five beautiful girls from ABK48's sister unit based in Nagoya, Aichi. In the first pictorial, we get to see Takayanagi Akane and Matsui Rena enjoying a happy summer vacation. The two girls are sporting summer school uniforms, happi coats, yukatas, maid outfits and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 08th ~ 11th

    August 13, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    [caption id="attachment_181743" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""IS" (TV Tokyo)"][/caption] Some people were looking forward to the Monday ratings, because a few Japanese netizens stated that would boycott Fuji TV for their overexposure of South Korean artists. However, that didn't seem to have taken any effect as most of the viewers tuned in to their favorite shows as usual. Fuji TV's "Zenkai Girl" on Monday was able to

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  • 'Music Station' performances from August 12th

    August 13, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    August 12th's episode of 'Music Station' hosted an all-star lineup this week, with appearances by Kis-My-Ft2, Kato Miliyah, and American rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also performing that night were Kuwata Keisuke, LOVE PSYCHEDELICO, and Ryo-san. Check out their stages below! ------ < Kis-My-Ft2 - "Everybody Go" > --- < Kato Miliyah - "Aitai" > --- < Kuwata Keisuke - "Let's Try Again" >

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  • Matsushima Nanako to star in new drama, "Kaseifu no Mita"

    August 13, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    It's been reported that actress Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new drama called "Kaseifu no Mita". It's her first drama series in two years, and she'll be playing a role different from her usual parts. Matsushima, who's known for her 'nadeshiko' characters in the past, will play the role of 'Mita Akari', a quiet, impassive, and cold-blooded housekeeper. She expressed, "I'm excited to see how everyone will view my character." In

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  • Takahashi Ai reveals details about her final photobook

    August 13, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai has revealed the details for her final photobook! Titled "Ai Ai Ai", the photobook follows a theme of Takahashi reminiscing over her ten years in the group, and finding new aspirations. The photoshoot took place in Los Angeles, and will feature the idol in everything from swimsuits to sophisticated dresses. "Ai Ai Ai" is scheduled to be released on Takahashi's 25th birthday, September 14th. Source:

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  • Matsuda Seiko to star in a Taiga drama for the first time!

    August 13, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    It's been reported that singer Matsuda Seiko will be starring in the 2012 NHK Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori"! Matsuda will play the role of 'Gion no Nyougo', an expert in song and dance entertainment, who watches over 'Kiyomori' (Matsuyama Kenichi) in his early childhood days. Afterwards, she changes her name and appears as the singing teacher who consults 'Kiyomori' and 'Emperor Shirakawa'. "I want to do my best to play the wonderful

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  • Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina announces fanclub tour

    August 13, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    On August 12th, Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina announced that she will be holding a solo fanclub tour titled "Morning Days Happy Holiday Tanaka Reina Fanclub Tour in Fukuoka", from November 11th to the 13th. She wrote to her fans, "You might have school or work, but please come since this is the first and it may be the last." Applications will be available on the fanclub homepage, and will be due on September 26th. Source: Tanaka

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  • Arashi's Sakurai Sho is a heavy smoker?

    August 13, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    On August 6th, Arashi's Sakurai Sho stayed at a hotel for work in Iwanaicho, Hokkaido. After he checked out, a woman said to be a hotel worker uploaded a photo of two can 'chuhais' and cigarettes that was left on the room's desk, causing an uproar on the internet. The controversy started when the woman tweeted, "Oh my gosh. Sakurai Sho-kun stayed at my hotel, and I am now going to the room he stayed in." Her friend asked, "I want an empty

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  • Hikaru GENJI members appear on stage together for the first time in 17 years

    August 13, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    On August 12th, singer Morohoshi Kazumi of former idol group Hikaru GENJI celebrated his 41st birthday and kicked off his nation-wide tour at the Yokohama BLITZ.  During his encore performance, his former group mates Hiroyuki Sato (40) and Yamamoto Junichi (39) made a surprise appearance. Before performing, Morohoshi spoke about his desire to make a comeback with his former group mates, saying, “I am in regular contact with my group mates

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi to release new solo DVD

    August 13, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    C-ute's leader Yajima Maimi has announced that she will be releasing a new solo DVD titled, "a rainy day", in September! This will be Yajima's second DVD from her three back-to-back release project. The first DVD, "a foggy doll", has closed its pre-orders and will be released later this month. "a rainy day" is now available for pre-order for a limited time until August 29th on e-LineUP. The DVD will feature Yajima showing off her dignif

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