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  • Mukai Osamu gives a speech in English at a press conference for his new movie

    September 15, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu held a press conference on September 13th for members of the foreign press at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. This event centered around Mukai's upcoming movie, 'Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Kaerukotoga Dekinai But We Wann Build a School in Cambodia'. 70 press members from around the world were present to listen to Mukai Osamu deliver a very fluent speech in English. Mukai began, "This movie is based on a true story a

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  • Ashida Mana to make her debut as a solo singer

    September 14, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    It's been revealed that popular child actress Ashida Mana will be making her solo singing debut through Universal Music! Under the name 'Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook', Ashida recently teamed up with Suzuku Fuku for the song, "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!", which was used as the theme song for their drama, "Marumo ni Okite". Her first single under her solo name is scheduled to be released in October, and there are plans for an album release within t

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  • More cast members announced for 2012 NHK morning drama

    September 14, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    On September 13th, actress Horikita Maki attended the cast announcement press conference for the upcoming NHK morning drama, "Umechan Sensei". At the press conference, it was announced that Matsuzaka Tori has landed the role of Umeko's (played by Horikita) childhood friend 'Yasuoka Nobuo'. Meanwhile, Umeko's family members will be Takahashi Katsumi as her father 'Kenzou', Minami Kaho as her mother 'Yoshiko', Mimula as her older sister 'Mat

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  • C-ute talks about their latest single for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    September 14, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Kawaii Girl Japan has just uploaded a brand new interview with C-ute on their new single, "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko"! In their video interview, the girls talk about the music video for "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko", the happiest girl in C-ute, and more. Check out their interview (with English subtitles) below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for the week of September 19th

    September 14, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly single, album, and music DVD charts for the week of September 19th! Check out the rankings below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "FIGHTERS" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 9/7 (83,048) 2. "Niji no Uta" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 9/7 (76,124) 3. "Flying Get" - AKB48 : 8/24 (44,845) 4. "Akashi" - flumpool : 9/7 (34,167) 5. "Kazoku ni Narou yo / fighting pose" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 8/31 (33,3

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  • Nakagawa Shoko releases PV for "Koigokoro"

    September 14, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Back in August, it was announced that Nakagawa Shoko would continue her anime cover album series 'Shocotan☆Cover'. Now, she already released the music video for her much-anticipated cover of Aikawa Nanase's rock song "Koigokoro". On October 12th, the fourth cover album will be released in two editions , the idol song edition 'Shocotan☆Cover 4-1 ~Shoko☆Dol Version~' and the rock song edition 'Shocotan☆Cover 4-2 ~Shoko☆Rock Version~'.The ab

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/07~09/13

    September 14, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 7th to September 13th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! --- < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Itsuka Kitto..." -- EXILE ATSUSHI 02/(00) "Rising Sun" -- Ketsumeishi x FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 03/(00) "progress" -- Hamasaki Ayumi 04/(01) "Flying Get" -- AKB48 05/(0

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  • Taira Airi to star in LOOP CHILD's PV

    September 14, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    On September 13th, it was revealed that actress Taira Airi (26) will be starring in the PV for rock band LOOP CHILD's first single, "Mou Ichido, Tadaimatte Kikitakute". LOOP CHILD is a four-person band that made their major debut last year. Since then, they have released two albums, but no singles. "Mou Ichido, Tadaimatte Kikitakute" will be their first official single, and is scheduled to be released on October 5th. Taira was asked to

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  • Morning Musume reveals track list for "12, Smart"!

    September 14, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Morning Musume has just revealed the track list for their upcoming album, "12, Smart"! As we previously reported, Morning Musume's twelfth full album will be released on October 12th and is the last album to feature leader Takahashi Ai, who is graduating later on this month. Check out the full track list for the album below! - < CD Track List > 01. Give me Ai 02. Only you 03. Silver no Udedokei 04. Suki da na Kimi ga 05.

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  • FLOWER reveals jacket covers for debut single, "STILL"!

    September 14, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    EXILE's sister group FLOWER has just revealed the covers for their upcoming debut single, "STILL"! Despite their young age, the covers give off a sophisticated and mature feel with the blue color scheme, as well as the girls' long legs. Check out the covers below! - CD+DVD Version CD-Only Version Source: FLOWER's Official Website Tip: -deepriver-

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