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  • "Arakawa Under the Bridge" to open premium shop

    November 16, 2011 @ 12:02 am

    It's been revealed that "Arakawa Under the Bridge" will be opening a premium shop in commemoration of its Blu-Ray and DVD-BOX release. The store is scheduled to open on November 18th in Ikebukuro P'PARCO. The shop will display the actual costumes worn by Hayashi Kento (Riku), Kiritani Mirei (Nino), Oguri Shun (Soncho), Yamada Takayuki (Hoshi), Shirota Yu (Sister), and Katase Nana (Nana) in the drama. It will also feature manga reproductions

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  • Ito Yuko announces her marriage + pregnancy on her blog

    November 15, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    On November 15th, actress Ito Yuko (37) took to her blog and announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man and also revealed that she is now 6 months pregnant. Though she did not reveal the details about her husband, she wrote, "To stretch a point, he is a 'passionate man'." Ito also wrote, "I have been feeling two kinds of happiness, the happiness that I became a wife, and the happiness that I will be able to become a mother.  While gettin

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  • WADA from Tomato n' Pine to go on hiatus due to poor health

    November 15, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_203849" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Right: WADA"][/caption] It's been announced that WADA (Wada Rieka) from Tomato n' Pine will be going on hiatus due to her poor health condition. WADA fell ill about 2 weeks ago and has been absent from the group's regular radio show. In order to focus on a full recovery, it was decided that WADA will be going on hiatus. As a result, members YUI and HINA will continue t

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  • Sanai introduces 'Swimsuit Image Girl' for 2012

    November 15, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    On November 14th, a presentation event for the annual 'Sanai Swimsuit Image Girl' was held, where the swimsuit company revealed their 11th image girl as 15-year old Miyahara Kanon. As the youngest to become the brand's image girl, Miyahara commented, "I'm very surprised. I'm anxious, but I will do my best, so please give me your support." Miyahara, who has an outstanding body at 170 cm (about 5'7") with measurements of 82-59-86 cm (32-2

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  • More artists announced for live event "MUSIC FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE"

    November 15, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Additional artists slated to perform at the live event "MUSIC FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE" were announced. The event will be held at the First Gymnasium of Yoyogi National Stadium from December 23rd ~ 25th. The 6 artists who will perform are: lecca (on the 23rd), BENI and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (on the 24th), JAY'ED, Miura Daichi, and SPYAIR (on the 25th).  Including these 6 new artists, a total of 21 artists have been announced that will perform at

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 12th/13th

    November 15, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_203812" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kaiji 2" / "Suteki na Kanashibari" / "Moneyball""][/caption] Three new American films made it into the box office ranking this weekend, but fortunately they weren't able to defeat the top two Japanese films. Mitani Koki's "Suteki na Kanashibari" continued to do well at the box office. At a recent stage greeting, he said that he is aiming

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  • Take a first listen to Amuro Namie's "Love Story"

    November 15, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Last month, singer Amuro Namie announced that she'll be releasing a new double-A side single titled, "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! / Love Story". Scheduled to hit shelves on December 7th, one of the tracks, "Love Story" has hit the radio airwaves. Check out the track below and share your thoughts on the comment section below. Tip: maki

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  • Various artists to cover Oda Kazumasa in new cover album

    November 15, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    On November 14th, it was announced that a cover album for Oda Kazumasa sang by various great artists, such as Suzuki Masayuki and Makihara Noriyuki, titled "Kotoba ni Dekinai~Oda Kazumasa Best Covers~" will be released on December 21st.  It will be a collection cover album of Oda's masterpieces from his time in the band "Off Course" to the present. This will be the first time for a cover album of Oda will be released. The album will have total

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  • BiS releases grotesque PV for "primal."+ details on new single

    November 15, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    Self-sufficient and revolutionary idol group BiS ('Brand-new idol Society') have released the covers and PV for their upcoming single, "primal." BiS has made 'shock' their trademark, starting with the release of a 'nude' PV earlier this year to an attempted 'surprise attack' against Momoiro Clover Z. Now, the girls are back with a new melancholic rock song, whose concept plays on the grotesqueness of the body in both the album jacket and t

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  • Nishino Kana to release her first live DVD & Blu-Ray

    November 15, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    Singer Nishino Kana has announced that she'll be releasing her first live DVD and Blu-Ray on December 7th. Titled "Kanayan Tour 2011 ~Summer~", the media discs will include footage from Nishino's nationwide tour that she held earlier this summer. It will be divided into two parts: "LIVE Edition" and "Tour Documentary Edition". The "LIVE Edition" will mainly focus on Nishino's first Nippon Budokan concert on September 9th, while the "Tour D

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