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  • Fudanjuku to stream concert & first ever Lyrics Senbatsu Election

    May 4, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    To celebrate their first nationwide tour, cross-dressing idol group Fudanjuku will be live streaming their concert on NicoNico Douga on May 5th at 17:00 JST (4:00 AM EST). The group will also be releasing their latest single, "Ame Tokidoki Hare Nochi Niji", on May 23rd. To commemorate its release, they will also be holding the first ever "Fudanjuku presents Kashi Senbatsu 'Fu'senkyo" (Lyrics Selection 'Fu'-lection). Producer Hanawa composed

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  • KENZO takes 2nd place in 'locking' for dance tournament 'EUROBATTLE 2012'

    May 4, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    KENZO, who is member of DA PUMP and a choreographer for Fairies, attended a dance tournament called 'EUROBATTLE 2012' in Portugal from April 27th to 29th. He took 2nd place in the 'locking' section. Funky Ricky from Portugal won 1st place. EUROBATTLE is the biggest dance tournament in the world with over 10,000 audience members. There are five sections including locking, hip hop, and b-boy. KENZO, who won two successive world championsh

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  • Chef Kawagoe Tatsuya holds release event for "Okome no Ohanashi / Curry Rice Gakkou"

    May 4, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    On May 3rd, chef Kawagoe Tatsuya held a release event for his CD debut song, "Okome no Ohanashi / Curry Rice Gakkou", at Tressa Yokohama. Despite the rain, about 500 people gathered at the mall. When the mini-live began, the crowd clapped along, and some fans even started dancing. Although he didn't have time for rehearsals before the event, the chef seemed satisfied with his performance as he said, "I'm relieved my voice came out. Out

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  • Ketsumeishi to release new single "LOVE LOVE Summer"

    May 4, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    It has been announced Hip-Hop group Ketsumeishi will release a new single titled "LOVE LOVE Summer" on July 11th. The group had belonged to TOY'S FACTORY since their debut 2001, but transferred to avex this year. The first single after the transfer is the upbeat number with a catchy melody and smooth rap. The group is famous for summer songs such as "Natsu no Omoide", "Mata Kimi ni Aeru" and "Danjo 6nin Natsumonogatari", and the new single

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  • Johnny's Jimusho to produce a Chinese idol group

    May 3, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    On May 3rd, it was reported that the entertainment company Johnny's Jimusho will produce a Chinese idol group. The president of the company, Johnny Kitagawa announced the news and his plans to debut the new group in November at Hey! Say! JUMP's stage play, 'JOHNNY'S World', at the Empire Theater in Tokyo. Kitagawa commented "I want to produce a local Chinese idol group, and I also want to hold an audition in China. I haven't decided how ma

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  • 17 artists hold rock concert for the anniversary of Imawano Kiyoshiro's death

    May 3, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    On May 2nd, 17 artists, including Koizumi Kyoko (46), performed at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo for the “Imawano Kiyoshiro Rock’n’roll Show”. The show was held on the anniversary of rock’n’roll artist Imawano Kiyoshiro’s death.  (Imawano passed away at the age of 58 in 2009.) Koizumi entered the stage with Hamazaki Takashi (46), the original vocalist of rock band FLYING KIDS.  They sang RC SUCCESSION’s 1982 song “Tsu・ki・a・i・ta・i” and anothe

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  • Triendl Reina attends event for 'Girly Bear'

    May 3, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    On May 2nd, talento Triendl Reina attended a commemoration event for 'Girly Bear'. When speaking about actor Shioya Shun's recent two-timing scandal, Triendl commented, "If it's going to be exposed, you shouldn't do it in the first place." She also stated that if she were ever to get two-timed, "I would break up with him, right away." She continued, "I don't think that's ever happened to me before." 'Girly Bear' is a teddy bear by Takar

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  • Idoling!!!'s Morita Suzuka to graduate from group

    May 3, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    It's been reported that Idoling!!!'s Morita Suzuka will be graduating from the group after their concert at Zepp DiverCity on May 30th. Morita stated, "I decided to walk as Morita Suzuka." She continued, "There were many rich, fun, and painful things that happened. From here on, I will push my way forward, so please support me." Morita's graduation was announced on May 3rd through the midnight variety program, 'Fuji TV Kara no!'. After

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  • Check out the full PV for Ono Erena's "Erepyon"!

    May 3, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    The full PV for Ono Erena's solo debut single, "Erepyon", has been revealed! "Erepyon" was written by Ono herself, and is currently being used as the opening theme for Fuji TV's drama series, 'Legal High'. It's slated for release on June 13th. Check out the PV below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Cast of 'Kaseifu no Mita' reunites for DVD & Blu-ray release event

    May 3, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    On May 3rd, a part of the cast of the highly successful drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' that recorded viewer ratings as high as 40% attended the DVD & Blu-ray launch event in Tokyo. Those attending were Honda Miyu, Ayabe Shuto, Nakagawa Taishi, and Aibu Saki, and for all of them it felt like a big reunion of the 'Asuda' family. Child actress Miyu-chan commented, "I'm so glad that I get to meet everyone again after such a long time. Meeting

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