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  • 'Ai to Makoto' to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival

    April 20, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    On April 19th, it was announced that film “Ai to Makoto” (to hit theaters on June 16th) was exclusively invited to be shown at France’s very own Cannes Film Festival from May 16th to the 27th, and will be a part of their midnight showing. For Miike Takashi (51) director, this will be the second time 2 years in a row that he will be showing his movie in the Cannes Film Festival. He commented, “I believe I made a movie only the Japanese can ma

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  • Yuzu reveals track list for "YUZU YOU [2006~2011]"

    April 19, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    Yuzu has finally revealed the track for their upcoming best-of album, "YUZU YOU [2006~2011]"! Their latest best-of album will feature their hit songs "Niji", "Aitai", and "Heywa". It will also include a new version of "Eikou no Kakehashi" and self-cover of "T.W.L.", a song they provided for Kanjani8. Additionally, Yuzu is currently looking for 150 participants to attend the Fm Yokohama program, 'ARTIST SPECIAL in Queens Square Yokohama'

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  • Check out the preview for Arashi's upcoming single "Face Down"

    April 19, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    On April 20th, the PV preview for Arashi's upcoming 38th single "Face Down" was revealed! As we previously reported, this is the theme song for Ohno Satoshi's Fuji TV drama "Kagi no Kakatta Heya". Check out the preview below! Tip:Foreverstorm90, kagiheya

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  • AKB48's 'Puccho' mouth to mouth CM criticized by viewers

    April 19, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    The Broadcasting Ethics & Program Improvement Organization (BPO) has announced that AKB48's CM for UHA Mikakuto’s popular soft candy 'Puccho' received criticism from the viewers. The CM started airing on March 15th, and caused quite a stir as the members of AKB48 shares the candy with one another via mouth-to-mouth. Regarding this CM, BPO received negative comments such as "The children will imitate this," "It looks like they're playing w

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  • Watabe Atsuro reveals that he's a fan of KARA

    April 19, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    On April 19th, an advanced screening for the upcoming "Black Dawn" ("Gaiji Keisatsu") was held together with the cast and the director. "Black Dawn" follows up on the NHK drama which aired in 2009 and was the first drama to focus on the Japanese special anti-terrorism division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Actor Watabe Atsuro is going to reprise the leading role of the Japanese spy 'Sumimoto'. In the movie, he has to tr

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  • Former AV actresses appear at product launch for "sexy" pachinko machine

    April 19, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Five sexy actresses including Kishi Aino (24), Hatsune Minori (24), and Handa Sasa (27) took part in a spontaneous glamour photoshoot at the product launch of a new pachinko machine “CR Dokidoki Girls Spot” (From Toyomaru) in Tokyo. While Ijiri Okada (47) spoke at the event, the five actresses entered the room in vivid sexy pink micro-mini dresses.  Upon their entrance, the event space filled with enthusiasm and sensuality. The right si

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  • PASSPO☆ to release 4th single, "Next Flight"

    April 19, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Idol group PASSPO☆ has announced that they will be releasing their 4th single, "Next Flight", on June 13th. PASSPO☆'s theme for 2012 is "a rock journey around the world". They will challenge themselves to LA Metal, which became a boom in Japan during the 1980's. For this single, PASSPO☆ will receive assistance from some musicians of LA Metal, who will be revealed at a later time. The PV is scheduled to be filmed at the end of the month

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  • Jacket covers for Arashi's upcoming single "Face Down" revealed!

    April 19, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Johnny & Associates' record label, J Storm, has revealed the jacket covers for Arashi's upcoming single "Face Down" (to be released on May 9th) on their website April 18th. Check out the jacket covers along with an updated track list below! === <”Face Down” Limited Edition> [CD] 1. Face Down (Theme song for drama “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”) <Written by: eltvo, Rap by: Sakurai Sho, Composed by:Albi Albertsson, Roy

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  • NEWS announces new Best Album and Single

    April 19, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    A couple of days ago a mysterious countdown clock was set up on Johnny's Entertainment website. As the counter hit the number 4, songs and color appeared on the screen. Then on April 17th at 12:00PM, when the counter hit zero, NEWS members appeared on Koyama Keiichiro's radio 'K-chan NEWS' and announced their comeback. The four-member group will be releasing a new single and best album. No titles and release dates have been confirmed, but

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  • exist†trace reveals short PV for "GINGER"

    April 19, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Visual kei band exist†trace has revealed the short PV for their new song, "GINGER"! "GINGER" is a fun, uptempo track off of the band's upcoming album, 'VIRGIN'. This album is scheduled for release on May 23rd. Check out the short PV below!

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