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  • Not yet talks about love in "Pera Pera Perao" DVD

    November 10, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Not yet is gearing up to release their third single, "Pera Pera Perao". As  reported earlier, the single will come in three different versions: Type A, Type B, and Type C. Each edition will come with a DVD containing the music video for "Pera Pera Perao" and a special video recording. The DVD for Type A will feature a 'girl's talk' between members Oshima Yuko (23), Sashihara Rino (18), Kitahara Rie (20), and Yokoyama Yui

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  • Anne & Kiritani Kenta receive the 'Whiskey Lovers Award 2011'

    November 10, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    On November 9th, model/actress Anne and actor Kiritani Kenta received the 'Whiskey Lovers Award' at a ceremony in Tokyo. The two of them were chosen as the two 'New Whiskey Lovers', representing young stars that are expected to 'mature' towards a great future, just like good whiskey. Anne commented while receiving the award, "With this I've finally joined the group of adults. From now on I'd like to deepen my knowledge about and love fo

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  • AKB48 stamps cause Japan Post Network homepage to crash

    November 10, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    We previously reported that Japan Post would begin selling stamp sheets bearing the faces of popular idol group, AKB48. It's being reported that once they were made available on November 8th, the influx of traffic caused the Japan Post homepage to crash. Fans rushed to the site all at once in order to grab a sheet, as it was the first time that AKB48 stamps were ever produced. Those who were unlucky won't have to mourn their loss for long,

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  • Neko Hiroshi lands Cambodian citizenship + aims for London Olympics

    November 10, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    It's been announced that talento Neko Hiroshi acquired Cambodian citizenship and that he'll be representing the country in the men's marathon for the Southeast Asian Games. The Southeast Asian Games will be held on November 16th at Palembang, Indonesia. If Neko places first amongst other Cambodian athletes, he will receive a ticket to the 2011 London Olympics. Neko ran his first full marathon back in 2008 and improved his time by 20 min

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  • Ishikawa Rika opens up her official Ameba Blog

    November 10, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    Dream Morning Musume member Ishikawa Rika has finally opened up an official Ameba Blog! For those of you who aren't familiar with Ameba, it is one of the biggest blogging platforms in Japan. In her first entry, Ishikawa wrote: “It’s Ishikawa Rika (o^^o) I’ve decided to start my own Blog on Ameba today! November 9th 11:09 My birthday is on 1.19, so I figured if I wanted to start before the year is up, maybe I should start today!

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  • Oricon's comic chart for November 14th revealed!

    November 10, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    tokyohive has the latest Oricon comic chart for the week of November 14th. Check it out below! == 1. “ONE PIECE“, the 64th volume – Oda Eiichiro : (2,018,366) 2. “NARUTO”, the 58th volume –Kishimoto Masashi : (704,610) 3. “Gintama”, the 42nd volume – Sorachi Hideaki : (202,976) 4. “TORIKO”, the 17th volume – Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (189,521) 5. “To LOVE-Ru Darkness”, the 3rd volume – Yabuki Kentaro & Has

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  • AKB48 reveals full PV for "Ue Kara Mariko"

    November 10, 2011 @ 5:10 am

    Only a day after releasing the extended PV preview for their 24th single “Ue Kara Mariko”, popular idol group AKB48 has now revealed the full video! In this 4-minute PV, fans got to see the 16 Senbatsu members dance energetically to the upbeat song, compete in their own janken (rock, paper, scissors) tournament,  and other various close-ups showing off their individuality. Check out this exciting PV below!

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  • Matsuura Aya to celebrate her 10th anniversary with a new release

    November 10, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    It's been a while since we've heard from singer Matsuura Aya, who was diagnosed with endometriosis back in August. The singer stirred up excitement in her fanbase recently by sharing details about a new release commemorating her 10th anniversary. Titled “aya matsuura 10th anniversary best”, Matsuura will be releasing this 'best-of' album on December 21st. It will include 16 of Matsuura's most popular tracks since her debut, and will also

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  • Oshima Yuko's costume designs to be included in 'Final Fantasy XIII-2'

    November 10, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    Recently, AKB48's Oshima Yuko became the leader of 'Judge XIII', a group of beta testers for the upcoming Square Enix game, "Final Fantasy XIII-2". The latest development in her career as a beta tester will be seen in a new CM, which will start airing on November 15th. In the CM, Oshima attends a business meeting to discuss the DLC (downloadable content) to be offered after the game's release. She suddenly raised her voice and asked, "Excu

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  • ZARD's complete box set to be released in commemoration of 20th anniversary

    November 9, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    It's been revealed that ZARD's complete box set will be released on January 1st in commemoration of the group's 20th anniversary. Titled "ZARD ALBUM COLLECTION ~20th ANNIVERSARY~", the box set will include a total of 12 discs, including 11 original albums and a premium disc of unreleased recordings. The jacket covers of all albums will be remade into LP size (30cm). The premium disc will feature TV on-air versions and other arrangements

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