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  • Nakajima Miyuki to sing theme song for Kimura Takuya's "Nankyoku Tairiku"

    September 7, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Recently, it was revealed that singer-songwriter Nakajima Miyuki will be singing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Nankyoku Tairiku", which stars SMAP's Kimura Takuya. The drama will be the most expensive drama in the history of TBS. It will portray the harsh day-to-day life and interactions between the members of the Antarctic research expedition team and their Sakhalin Huskies. Nakajima commented, "By imagining the dogs' feelings,

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  • Mizobata Junpei gets cast in upcoming drama, "Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste Of Honey~"

    September 7, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Actor Mizobata Junpei has landed a role in the upcoming drama, "Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste of Honey~", which will premiere in October. The drama will star Eikura Nana, Kanno Miho, and ARATA, who are involved in a complicated love triangle. Mizobata, meanwhile, will play a medical student who's a classmate of Eikura's. Since it's his first time playing the role of a medical student, Mizobata commented, "The feeling you get when you wear a whi

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  • Minegishi Minami takes over AKB48 for 'Kaspersky Internet Security'

    September 7, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    On September 6th, AKB48's Minegishi Minami attended a press conference for Kaspersky’s 2012 security software, "Kaspersky Internet Security", as their CM character. The conference began with an official apology from Minegishi herself, who felt sorry for the confusion caused by her "takeover" of AKB48's photos and videos. Minegishi had replaced every member's faces with her own, and they were leaked onto the internet because she wasn't using

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  • Kegawa no Maries announce their disbandment after nationwide tour

    September 7, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    Rock band Kegawa no Maries has announced that they will be disbanding after their nationwide tour. The band formed nearly 9 years ago, and are slated to release their last album, "THE END", on September 7th. The news was officially announced by vocalist Shima Ryouhei through a nationwide radio broadcast on the night of September 6th. He reported, "Good evening everyone, this is Kegawa no Maries. Right now, it is September 7th, 12:00 am. Fr

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu becomes the best-selling male soloist for his latest CD!

    September 7, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    On September 5th, singer Fukuyama Masaharu (42)’s latest song “Kazoku ni Narou yo/fighting pose” topped the Oricon Weekly Single Rankings for September 12th. As a result, he also became the best-selling male solo artist by selling a total of 21,271,000 copies in total including his singles and albums. This is the thirteenthtime that Fukuyama has topped the Oricon single charts and as a singer-songwriter, this is the best record yet. Curre

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  • Mori Izumi brings her dogs to a "Renault" event!

    September 7, 2011 @ 3:09 am

    On September 6th, model Mori Izumi (28) appeared at an event for car maker “Renault” in Yokohama city. Mori, who brought six of her dogs to this event, was happily surprised when she realized that this new model of car has space for a couple dog cages. Although she was caught in an affair scandal with an adviser of the Professional Surfing Association back in February, she said, “Driving along with a man? I don’t have one right now. Although

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  • VAMPS announces further details and artist for 'HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011'

    September 7, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    On September 6th, further details and additional participating artists for VAMP’s annual event ‘HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011’ have been announced! This event, which is now titled ‘From “KARAOKE” to the “STAGE”’, will feature fans singing the starring musicians’ songs in the karaoke booth. If the fans sing well, they will have a chance to stand on the ‘Main Central Venue Special Stage’ and will receive a opportunity to sing in front of a large audien

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  • Momoiro Clover Z, Hatsune Miku & more to perform for 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011'

    September 7, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    On September 6th, representatives of ‘Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011’ announced that they will be airing their pre-opening event live through Nico Nico Douga on September 9th. As this event has been acknowledged as a part of 150 years of history between the cultural exchange between the Germans and the Japanese, they have decided to jointly make this event as a purpose to communicate with one another without the barriers of language

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  • Nogizaka46's special movie airs through their official website!

    September 7, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    On September 6th, AKB48’s "official rival" group Nogizaka46 aired through their official website, a special video for 36 of the starting members of this newly formed group. This special video features footage from August 21st - immediately following the last stage of auditions, with the members appealing themselves to the 38,934 people who voted. The video also includes the expression of surprise and happiness after passing and those who

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  • Chara to celebrate her 20th anniversary since debut with a "Very Special" tour!

    September 6, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Pop artist Chara will be holding a nationwide tour, "Chara Live Tour 2011 'Very Special'" beginning at the end of November. As the popular singer's 20th anniversary year draws to a close, this tour is sure to heat things up, with a focus on live house performances. The tour will begin with a performance at Yokohama BLITZ on November 24th, and end December 26th at Shibuya Koukaidou, for a total of 14 performances. Chara will also be releas

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