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  • Goto Maki to personally sell her album at 'Don Quijote'

    October 6, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    Singer Goto Maki announced that she is going to stand behind the register of five different 'Don Quijote', often shortened to 'Donki', discount stores to sell her upcoming album. Goto's new album "Aikotoba (VOICE)" will go on-sale on November 2nd, followed by a mini-live and handshake event at the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza in Kanagawa on the 3rd. She also announced that her promotional efforts are going to continue for a couple more days, w

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  • Check out the full audio for Kuraki Mai's "Your Best Friend"!

    October 5, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    Back in September, Kuraki Mai revealed a short PV preview for her 37th single, "Your Best Friend". Now, she's unveiled the full audio glory of her upcoming single, which will be released on October 19th! This new single features a mid-tempo song that highlights her beautiful vocals amidst a charming melody. "Your Best Friend" is also the current ending theme song for anime "Detective Conan" as well. Check it out below!   by yukimusi

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  • Oricon comic chart for the week of October 10th revealed!

    October 5, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    Oricon has now revealed their comic charts for the week of October 10th! This week features some of the top charters from last week and some new additions as well. Check out which mangas managed to keep their places for this week! === 1. Ookiku Furikabutte, Volume 17 - Higuchi Asa : 141,600 2. WORKING!!, Volume 10 - Takatsu Karino : 111,969 3. Kinou Nani Tabeta?, Volume 5 - Yoshinaga Fumi : 98,173 4. Kimi ni T

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  • "Liar Game" to return to the big screen with Matsuda Shota & Tabe Mikako

    October 5, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    Good news for fans of the "Liar Game" series and Matsuda Shota, as it was announced today that a second movie will be released next spring. However, with the good news there's some bad news for fans of Toda Erika and 'Kanzaki Nao', as it was also revealed that young actress Tabe Mikako will be taking over the role of the heroine with a completely new character. "Liar Game" is based on a popular manga by Kaitani Shinobu and already spawned

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  • AKB48's B-side preview for their 23rd single revealed!

    October 5, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    On the October 5th broadcast of AKB48's TV program "AKBINGO!", AKB48's B-side preview for their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" was revealed! This 85-second preview featured the Undergirls of this popular idol group titled, "Kimi no Senaka" and it is a cheerful and positive song about unrequited love. Check it out below! (Preview begins around the 6:48 mark) Tip: maki

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  • Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa chosen as "Best Jeanist 2011"

    October 5, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    On October 5th, an awards ceremony was held to recognize the winners of the "28th Annual Best Jeanist 2011 Awards". The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most. This year, Arashi's Aiba Masaki and actress Kuroki Meisa were chosen as "Best Jeanist" for the very first time. Aiba expressed, "I can't believe it. We [Arashi] have a segment on our show where our outfits are e

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  • 2PM's Chansung to become a macho thief for the drama "Kaito Royale"

    October 5, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Today it was announced that 2PM's Chansung has been cast in the upcoming midnight drama "Kaito Royale" (TBS), his first regular role in a Japanese drama. "Kaito Royale" is a live-action adaption of a popular social game on Mobage, where players are able to become different types of phantom thieves and collect treasures. With the announcement of the drama one month ago, we've already learned that actor Matsuzaka Tori is going to disguise hi

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  • Takahashi Minami visits Jakarta to meet future JKT48 members

    October 5, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    On October 4th, Takahashi Minami visited Jakarta, Indonesia to encourage the cadets of "JKT48", the first overseas sister group of AKB48. While watching the girls train, Takahashi expressed, "They work so hard, I thought it was wonderful, and it was a reminder of us [AKB48] back in the day. I'm looking forward to the day we perform on stage together." After stopping in Singapore on the 3rd, Takahashi landed in Jakarta as the first AKB48

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  • flumpool, KARA, JUJU, Koda Kumi and more to come together for a unforgettable Christmas

    October 5, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    An all star Christmas live event called "LAWSON present MUSIC FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE supported by Sukapaa" will be held during a three day span between December 23rd and 25th at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Some top names such as flumpool, Hilcrhyme, and Kimaguren have already been chosen to perform at this live event. During the three day event, 15 groups will participate in making it a memorable Christmas for everyone. Now, it has been reve

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi diagnosed with peritonitis

    October 5, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi revealed on her official blog that she has been diagnosed with peritonitis, an inflammation of the pelvic region. According to her agency, this is not a serious matter, and Kasai also explained, "Right now, I've gotten a lot better after receiving medical treatment. I want to work within my limits, and recover completely as soon as possible." Last month, Kasai had to leave a handshake event prematurely due to p

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