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  • New idol group Houkago Princess releases "Houkago Princess ~ Oshiete Kudasai! ~" PV

    August 13, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Back in July, tokyohive reported about a new idol group named Houkago Princess (or 'HoriPri'), who planned on debuting with a single called "Houkago Princess ~ Oshiete Kudasai! ~"" later this summer. On August 12th, their debut PV was finally revealed, and it looks like these girls are aiming to charm with an ultra-girlish, innocent concept. In their PV, the girls dance in a school gym wearing cute uniforms and little tiaras. The HoriPri m

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  • Lin Lin and Saho Akari to perform in China!

    August 13, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    Former Morning Musume member Lin Lin and Up-Up Girls member Saho Akari are planning to form a special unit. The unit will be performing a mini live for a Harajuku fashion show featuring Chinese girls on August 27th in Harbin, China. The Japan-China culture exchange was created based on a promise that was made between the two countries last year to have cultural diplomacy. Source: Sakurai Takamasa's Official Twitter

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  • Tamura Yukari to be featured on m.o.v.e's new track!

    August 13, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    On September 7th, m.o.v.e will be releasing their 3rd anime song cover album, “anim.o.v.e 03”, and Tamura Yukari has been selected as a featured artist. Tamura will be participating in their track titled “LOVE SHOWER”. However, this isn’t the first time Tamura and m.o.v.e have collaborated - they also worked together on the 2010 album “Citron no Ame” in “You & Me” and “Love Sick”. Source: natalie

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  • Comedian KICK☆ gets married!

    August 13, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    It's been reported that comedian KICK☆ (31) got married on August 10th. According to his agency, KICK☆'s partner is a non-celebrity who is 10 years his senior. The two met about 10 months ago through a mutual friend, and are already living together. On the 9th, KICK☆ appeared for a live show on USTREAM from 8PM to 6AM. After the show finished, the couple submitted their marriage registration. KICK☆ commented, "Never did I dream that I

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  • Momoiro Clover Z collaborates with BEAMS T for three days!

    August 12, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z will be collaborating for the third time with BEAMS T Harajuku from August 12th until August 14th. In addition to selling T-shirts, there will also be a “Momoiro Clover Z PHOTO EXHIBITION”. Their previous collaboration T-shirts will be on display and 1,000 Polaroid pictures are also lined up. What fans should look the most forward to though are the monitors throughout the store with special commentary movies from the members

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  • Genki Rockets to release their second full album in September!

    August 12, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    After three years and two months, Genki Rockets is set to release their second full album “GENKI ROCKETS II ~No border between us~” on September 7th. Four of the songs will be remixed by metalmouse, Dorian, The_AIU, and RAC. Check out the tracklist below! [CD] 01. prologue : the Blue 02. Curiosity 03. Touch me 04. fluffy 05. Reaching for the stars 06. Dreaming across stars 07. make.believe 08. Flow 09. Wond

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  • Ayase Haruka chosen as the heroine in Kimura Takuya's new big-budget drama "Nankyoku Tairiku"

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    Back in January, TBS announced the production of the most expensive drama in the history of the network. The drama is titled, "Nankyoku Tairiku ~Kami no Ryouiki ni Idomunda Otoko to Inu no Monogatari~", starring none other than SMAP's viewer magnet Kimura Takuya. The drama is based on the true story of Japan's First Cross-Winter Expedition in Antarctica and is finally scheduled to air next season. However, up until now we have been left g

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  • Sento-kun gives a present to combat the heat in Japan

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Nara Prefecture's record high is 35C (~95F), and just this month they’ve already had three days that were extremely hot. To conserve electricity, Sento-kun, the mascot from Nara’s Prefectural Office, decided to give out a special fan to it's residents. He ended up giving the fan to Renka-chan, Katsuragi city’s official mascot. The prefectural office has already begun a PR campaign to conserve electricity and they've appointed Sento-kun to

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  • Check out the new Softbank CM starring Matsuda Shota and Ueto Aya!

    August 12, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Just yesterday, we reported that actor Matsuda Shota will be making a return as 'grandpa' in the new Softbank CM for the "White Family" series. Now, the CM has been revealed! The CM focuses on the story of grandpa, who suddenly returns to the White Family after disappearing for a year. At the end, Aya becomes dizzy from standing up too fast, and grandpa catches her in his arms. Check out the comedic CM below!

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  • Sakamoto Maaya gets married to Suzumura Kenichi!

    August 12, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    It's been announced that singer/voice actress Sakamoto Maaya and voice actor Suzumura Kenichi got married on August 8th. Sakamoto stated, "In my life, I've always prioritized what I love, what made me happy and comfortable, and tied them to my future. Therefore, even with marriage, it's something I wanted from the bottom of my heart, so I responded to those feelings." She continued, "When I'm with Suzumura-san, I feel calm. He is a kind pe

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