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  • Tanaka Miho in 'Big Comic Spirits', her first pictorial outside fashion magazines

    September 8, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    This week's pictorial of the weekly seinen manga magazine "Big Comic Spirits" featured popular model and image character Tanaka Miho. It was the first time for the short-haired beauty to take pictures for a magazine that is aimed towards a male readership. Instead of trying to appeal the beauty of the newest fashion trends towards young women, she now had to appeal with her beauty alone. She is looking great in the pictures and definitely

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  • "Umizaru" to return with a fourth movie next summer!

    September 8, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Today it was announced that the popular series, "Umizaru" will be getting a fourth movie called "Brave Hearts: Umizaru" next summer. "Umizaru 4" will once again star actor Ito Hideaki as 'Senzaki Daisuke', one of the rescue divers of the Japan Coast Guard. This time they are going to adapt the greatest accident that happened in the original manga - a jumbo jet crash-landing on the sea. It will be the most difficult rescue operation for Sen

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  • Gekidan Hitori and Suzuki Fuku to become father and son for Japanese dubbed version of "Happy Feet 2"

    September 8, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    Popular child actor Suzuki Fuku will be providing the voice acting for 'Erik' in the Japanese dubbed version of the animated movie, "Happy Feet 2". Fuku commented, "I wanted to try a dubbing for a movie with animals, so I was happy. I also love songs, so I want to sing cheerfully! I will do my best!" Meanwhile, comedian Gekidan Hitori will provide the voice for Erik's father, 'Mumble'. Back on September 8th of 2010, Hitori became a father

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  • This year's Kohaku Uta Gassen will be the longest in history

    September 8, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    In order to cheer up victims of the Tohoku earthquake with the power of music, NHK announced on September 8th that this year's "62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen" will air 15 minutes earlier than the usual, at 7:15 pm. With this earlier airing, this year's Kohaku will be the longest broadcast in history (tied with the 2009 broadcast, which was the 60th anniversary of the show). The year end song battle started out as a radio program called "Kohaku On

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  • Miyazaki Aoi visits Nagasaki to film her upcoming special drama "Chouchou-san"

    September 8, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    From September 5th to the 7th, actress Miyazaki Aoi visited Nagasaki to film the upcoming NHK special drama, "Chouchou-san". The drama portrays a tragic romance between Miyazaki's character, 'Ito Chou', and a second lieutenant in the United States Navy. Miyazaki commented, "After meeting Franklin, she has a baby with him but raises the baby alone. I thought that her feeling towards him, and the act of waiting for him were important." Regar

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  • MIYAVI opens a Sina Weibo account, the Chinese version of Twitter!

    September 8, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    Following after the direction of Hamasaki Ayumi joining Sina Weibo, on September 8th, rock star MIYAVI announced through his official Twitter that he has opened a Sina Weibo account, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter! Since he only created his account only a short while ago, there are no explicit details about his account; however, it is possible that he will be updating his account in Chinese in the near future. Click to here to vi

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  • Arashi's Matsumoto Jun attends a press conference for his play, "Aa, Koya"

    September 8, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    On September 7th, Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (28) attended a press conference for his starring stage play, “Aa, Koya”. This is his first play in five years and he will once again be starring in Ninagawa Yukio's play. Speaking of this fact, Matsumoto commented, “After the completion of our previous play, Ninagawa told me, ‘If we don’t collaborate anytime soon, I’m going to die’. I am looking forward to it,” speaking of his anticipation with co

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  • AAA begins their sixth anniversary tour at Zepp Tokyo!

    September 8, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    On September 7th, AAA started their sixth anniversary tour at Zepp Tokyo in Aomi, Tokyo. In front to 2,700 fans, leader Urata Naoya (28) stated to the fans, “This is a celebration for AAA’s sixth year! Everyone, let’s have fun.” Then fellow member Mitsuhiro Hidaka (24) revealed, “In our early days of our debut, the seats in the back were empty. As time passed, more and more people gathered here for our live. Thank you very much,” and spoke

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  • Kanjani8 to release new album in November

    September 8, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    Kanjani8 announced that they will release their new album (currently untitled) in November. It has been about 1 year since the release of their last album "8UPPERS" and for their upcoming album, Kanjani8 has recruited some talent in the production of the album. The recorded songs for the upcoming album were composed and written by Yuzu’s Kitagawa Yujin including “T.W.L.,” “Ieropanji Street,” “My Home,” “365 Hi Kazoku,” “Tsupusanikoi.” Mo

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  • Takei Emi pulls over in a custom sports car at movie event for Wild Speed MEGA MAX

    September 8, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Model and actress Takei Emi (17) attended a special event for the release of the upcoming Hollywood movie 'Wild Speed MEGA MAX' (the movie was released as 'FAST FIVE' in the United States) . This is Takei's first time doing the voice over for a Hollywood movie, and to commemorate the occasion, a sports car with an illustration of her face was unveiled. Takei, who turns 18 this December mentioned that she wants to obtain her driver's license c

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