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  • "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2011" announces third line-up of artists

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2011 Eco & Smile" has announced its third line-up of participating idols for its idol event, which will take place at Odaiba on August 27th and 28th. The third line-up announced the participation of seven artists: KNU23, Chu!☆Lips, Techpri, Panda Neko-zu (kari), Feam, Mano Erina, and Lovely★DOLL. The event will now feature 54 groups, with 377 idols. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Source: natalie

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  • Maeda Atsuko's T-shirt on "Hana Kimi" causes controversy?

    August 12, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Fuji TV's “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e” has been receiving many complaints after it aired a certain scene on August 7th. Actress Maeda Atsuko (20) was seen sporting a T-shirt printed with the words “LITTLE BOY”, which is the codename of the atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima back in World War II. Since the episode was aired the day after Hiroshima day (August 6th), many criticisms surfaced on the internet. Hiroshima prefecture also receiv

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  • Sakanaction to hold listening party for their upcoming new album

    August 12, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Rock band Sakanaction has announced that they will be holding a listening party on September 23rd at LIQUIDROOM ebisu. This event will be held for fans to enjoy the new album ahead of its release, which is scheduled for September 28th. It will also feature performances by DJs Katahira Minoru and Shikano Atsushi, as well as a special talk session with the members. Tickets will go on sale from September 11th through Play Guide. Pre-order ap

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  • Ohashi Nozomi reveals dance video for "Panda no Yume"

    August 12, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    Child talento Ohashi Nozomi has uploaded a dance video for her latest song, "Panda no Yume", onto Pony Canyon's official YouTube account! Released on July 27th, the song is Ohashi's second single and is the first official song for Ueno Zoo. On August 14th, Ohashi will perform "Panda no Yume" on NHK's "MUSIC JAPAN Natsuyasumi Kodomo Special". She will also sing "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori" and "Sanbyaku Rokuju Goho no March" with Ashida Mana, S

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  • Dream Morning Musume's Kusumi Koharu to make her runway debut in September

    August 12, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    Dream Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu is set to make her runway debut this September! Kusumi will be a guest model at KOBE COLLECTION 2011 AUTUMN/WINTER, which will take place on September 4th in Kobe and September 17th in Tokyo. Unfortunately, Kusumi will only be showing her charms at the event in Kobe. The 'KOBE COLLECTION 2011 AUTUMN/WINTER' event is one of the biggest fashion shows in Japan, and will feature a variety of domestic

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  • Check out Fairies' "Road to Debut" Episode 1!

    August 12, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    They're hardly two weeks old, and yet this new girl group has garnered a substantial amount of buzz thanks to the members' cute looks and charming appeal. The girls of new dance vocal group Fairies wants you to experience their road to stardom with them through a special series of videos! Fairies appeared as cover girls for mobile app "HARAJUKU Girls vol.4", and now they're releasing a series of videos for people to watch. In this first e

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  • Ichihara Hayato walks around Los Angeles in a space suit

    August 12, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Actor Ichihara Hayato will be releasing his first photobook in two years on September 29th. Titled "VOLTAGE", Ichihara will show off his comical side by appearing in a space suit. In mid-June, Ichihara went to Los Angeles to shoot the photobook and suggested, "I want to express the feeling of traveling to grasp something by wearing a space suit, and act like I'm going to space." Ichihara bought a space suit for about 2,400,000 yen (approxi

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  • The ROOTLESS release PV for "Kawaritai to, Tsuyoku Nozome. Sore Igai wa, Iranai."

    August 12, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    Rock band The ROOTLESS are gearing up to release their second single on August 24th titled "Kawaritai to, Tsuyoku Nozome. Sore Igai wa, Iranai." THE ROOTLESS gained a lot of attention in the past for their debut single, "One day", which was used as a theme song for popular anime series, "ONE PIECE". The lead song for their second single has also been picked up to become a theme song, this time for vocational school 'HAL' in Tokyo, Osaka, a

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN announces new single + nationwide tour

    August 11, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN will be releasing their new single, "Zero", on October 5th. Additionally, the band will be starting their nationwide tour, "BUMP OF CHICKEN 2011-12 TOUR 'GOOD GLIDER TOUR'", in December. As we previously reported, "Zero" will serve as the theme song to the upcoming Playstation Portable (PSP) game, "Final Fantasy Rei Shiki". The band commented, "The theme songs were first introduced in 'FINAL FANTASY VIII', when we

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  • Tamura Atsushi & Yano Mikiko are dating?

    August 11, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    It's been reported on the August 11th issue of "Josei Seven" that Tamura Atsushi (37) of comedian duo London Boots Ichi-go Ni-go and model Yano Mikiko (24) are in a relationship. The report states that in the beginning of the month, the two got together with about 30 staff members at an 'izakaya'. After, Tamura spent the night at Yano's apartment. They were seen leaving the apartment at different times the following day. Through his age

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