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  • Watanabe Ken and Kikuchi Rinko talk about their movie, "Shanghai", with Yahoo! Japan

    August 30, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Yahoo! Japan recently conducted an interview with Watanabe Ken and Kikuchi Rinko about their movie, "Shanghai". Check out their interview below! - Interviewer: What did you most expect when you decided to be a part of this project? Kikuchi Rinko: When I read the script, I thought it was a rich story that cannot be dealt by ordinary means. The cast was already chosen, and I was attracted to work with people I usually don't have the

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  • Mukai Osamu's Red Hot Chili Peppers CM revealed!

    August 30, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    A few days ago, tokyohive reported that popular actor Mukai Osamu will be featured in a CM for Red Hot Chili Pepper's new album. Now, the CM has been revealed for your viewing pleasure! This 15-second CM features Mukai dancing along to Red Hot Chili Pepper's "The Adventure of Rain Dance Maggie". Check it out below!

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  • Fairies unveils PV for "More Kiss"!

    August 30, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Vision Factory's new group Fairies has uploaded the full PV for "More Kiss" onto avex's official YouTube channel! "More Kiss" is a track off of Fairies' debut single, "More Kiss/Song for You", which is set for release on September 21st. Take a look at the PV below!

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu releases PV for "Kazoku ni Narou Yo" & "fighting pose"

    August 30, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Fukuyama Masaharu's single "Kazoku ni Narou Yo/fighting pose" went on sale today, and in conjunction with his release, the music videos for both of the songs were revealed. "Kazoku ni Naryou Yo" (or "Let's become a Family") contains Fukuyama's feelings about family bonds and was picked up by Japanese wedding magazine 'Zexy' to be their image song. In the video, he is singing the song next to a campfire and plays together with a young boy,

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  • Matsushima Nanako is the new face of "Pabron"

    August 30, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Actress Matsushima Nanako (37) has been chosen as the new face for the all around cold remedy, 'Pabron'. The announcement was made at a press conference in Tokyo on August 29th. For the past 15 years Takeshita Keiko has been the face of 'Pabron', which makes this the first time in 15 years that a new face has been chosen for the product. Matsushima commented, "I'm very honored because someone I truly respect advertised this for many years

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  • the GazettE reveals PV for "Remember the Urge"

    August 30, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    Visual kei band the GazettE has revealed the PV for their upcoming single, "Remember the Urge"! The single has been prepared for fans in two versions: 'Optical Impression' and 'Auditory Impression'. 'Optimal Impression' will come with a DVD containing the music video and making of "Remember the Urge". Meanwhile, 'Auditory Impression' will be a CD-only edition containing three songs. It is scheduled for release on August 31st. Check out

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 27th/28th

    August 30, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    [caption id="attachment_186324" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Harry Potter 8" / "Kamisama no Karute" / "Kung Fu Panda 2""][/caption] The powerhouse that is "Harry Potter" was dethroned from the top spot, and this time by a Japanese production. The movie that dethroned the king was, "Kamisama no Karute", starring Arashi's Sakurai Sho and actress Miyazaki Aoi in a touching human drama, that put Japan

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  • Base Ball Bear to release new single + full PV revealed for "Short Hair"

    August 30, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Base Ball Bear has revealed that they will be releasing a new single on October 5th. It will be the band's first double-A side release and will include the two tracks, "Tabibito in the Dark" and "Slow Motion wo Moichido part 2". The single will also come with a documentary CD-EXTRA that was shot and edited by vocalist and guitarist Koide Yuusuke. The documentary will be titled, 'Boku no Me (Kari) -Kouhen-"; it is the third such film follow

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  • Matsuura Aya reveals she has endometriosis

    August 30, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Singer Matsuura Aya has revealed through her official website and blog that she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Over the past four years, Matsuura has been experiencing abdominal pain, and so she consulted a doctor, who diagnosed her with the gynecological condition. It's because of this reason that Matsuura has been refraining from tours and extensive music activities. Since this year will celebrate the 10th year of her debut, the si

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  • Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, & AKB48's Oshima Yuko team up for new Getsu9 drama

    August 30, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Model/actress Karina (27) will be starring in a new 'Getsu9' drama titled, "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu". Slated to start in October,  Karina will co-star with Yoshitaka Yuriko (23) and AKB48's Oshima Yuko (22). This drama will revolve around three girls: 'Fujii Emi' (Karina), 'Ogura Saki' (Yoshitaka), and 'Hanzawa Mako' (Oshima). To start, 'Fujii Emi' is a girl who can't forget her ex-boyfriend. She thinks that being treated as a "g

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