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  • Ohno Satoshi to unlock mysterious cases in Fuji TV's next Monday drama

    February 21, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Two networks have just announced a new drama for the upcoming season and they both will be starring a member from the popular group Arashi. One of the networks is Fuji TV, who finally lifted the secret about their next Monday drama. It's title is going to be 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' and will star Ohno Satoshi as the protagonist. 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' is based on a mystery novel by Kishi Yuusuke. It tells the story of an employee of a major

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  • aiko reveals cover jacket + track list for new video clip collection

    February 21, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    Singer-songwriter aiko has unveiled the cover jacket and track list for her upcoming video clip collection, "Utau Inu 4"! This will be aiko's first video collection in about 5 and a half years, with her last being "Utau Inu 3" back in September of 2006. "Utau Inu 4" will contain all 10 PVs from her singles "Kumo wa Shiro Ringo wa Aka" to "Mukai Awase". It will also include the PV for "beat", which is the lead track off of her latest album,

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  • Tsuru announces new album, "Wagamama"

    February 21, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Rock trio Tsuru has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "Wagamama", on April 18th! Tsuru's third original album will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing off-shots from the recording studio and a documentary footage. To coincide with this album release, Tsuru will be holding a nationwide tour, called "Wagamama ~Ware wa Iku, Saraba Afro yo~", from May to

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  • Check out KAT-TUN's full PV for "LOCK ON"

    February 21, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    The full PV for KAT-TUN's new song "LOCK ON" has finally been revealed! As we reported previously, "LOCK ON" is the lead track for their upcoming new album "CHAIN" which is scheduled to be released on February 22nd. Check out the full PV below! (Also, don't forget to check the details on the album on our previous post here!) Thanks to jojolala for the tip!

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  • 90 members of AKB48 to star in new 'Wonda Coffee' CM

    February 21, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    AKB48's new CM for Asahi's 'Wonda Coffee Morning Shot' will broadcast nationwide starting February 28th. The CM will feature a total of 90 members from Team A, Team K, Team B, and Team 4, along with the group's research members. This will be the first time for all members of AKB48 to star in a TV commercial for the same product. During the commercial, the members will deliver a message that will encourage the people of Japan. Below are

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  • Nishino Kana to sing for Karina's upcoming movie

    February 21, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    It's been announced that singer Nishino Kana will be providing the theme song for Karina's upcoming movie, 'GIRL'. The movie is based on Okuda Hideo's novel of the same title, which has sold over 30,000 copies. Actresses Aso Kumiko, Kichise Michiko, and Itaya Yuka will also star in the movie. Producer Kubota Osamu explained that he chose Nishino to sing the theme song because of her immense popularity. "The concept of this movie is 'Dedicat

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  • BRIGHT to release new self-titled album

    February 21, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Pop group BRIGHT has announced that they'll be releasing a new album on March 21st. The self-titled album will feature 12 songs including the group's latest singles, "Kimi ga Iru Kara ~Kokoro no Tonari de~", "BAD GIRL!!feat. SKY HI (AAA)", and "LOVE ~Aru Ai no Katachi~". It will be available in two different versions: AL+DVD and AL, with the DVD containing music videos and a 20-minute documentary clip. Check out the jacket covers and tr

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  • m-flo releases teaser for new album, "SQUARE ONE"

    February 21, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Previously, we reported that hip-hop group m-flo would be releasing their first new album in five years. Now, the group has revealed a teaser along with new details on their upcoming release! "SQUARE ONE" is said to incorporate the various sounds and styles that members VERBAL and ☆Taku Takahashi picked up through their individual projects. The album will also feature special guest vocalists -- unfortunately, the members are keeping their

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko to play the heroine in "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" movie

    February 21, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    AKB48's Oshima Yuko has been cast as the heroine for upcoming movie, "Yamikin Ushijima-kun"! Oshima will play the role of 'Suzuki Miko', a freeter (permanent part-timer) who works at a 'dating cafe' in order to pay off her mother's debt. "I felt uneasy about the character, but I was able to pull through by being surrounded by such wonderful actors," she said. The movie is based on Manabe Shouhei's manga of the same title, which has been

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  • Sawamura Ikki to debut as a picture book author

    February 21, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    It's been revealed that actor Sawamura Ikki will be making his debut as a picture book author and illustrator! Sawamura's first picture book, "Tane Pokkuru ~Papa to Mama ni wa Naisho no Ohanashi~", will be released on March 16th.  He expressed, "I'm not done yet, but these next few days, I want to shave time off my sleep schedule and life, and devote myself to drawing." The book is an adventure fantasy that tells a story of three fairy br

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