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  • Tohoshinki is your "Superstar" on Music Station!

    July 22, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    Tohoshinki dominated the stage on the latest broadcast of Music Station with a performance of their new song, "Superstar"! Watch their slick dance performance beneath the jump!

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 19th~21th

    July 22, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_175348" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Wah.. the ratings went up again!?" ("Bull Doctor")"][/caption] The first half of the week, excluding Monday which was mentioned in the previous report, featured a very strong Wednesday for TV channels in general and a Thursday drama that doesn't seem to go well with the viewers. The first Tuesday drama, "Zettai Reido 2", continued to do well for it

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  • Ohno Satoshi's giant "Kaibutsu-kun" slide appears at Nihon TV's summer event, "Shiohaku 2011"

    July 22, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    On July 21st, an event was held to kick-off Nihon TV's summer event, "Shiohaku 2011", at Shiodome NiTele Plaza, and announcers Suzue Nana, Hayama Helene, and Masu Taichi made an appearance. The event started with Hayama standing in front of a giant slide, made as an imitation of Ohno Satoshi's character in the drama, "Kaibutsu-kun". Upon seeing the slide, Masu said with a smile, "It looks like him so much, that it's scary," and promoted th

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  • Superfly to provide 2 songs for "Smuggler - Omae no Mirai wo Hakobe"

    July 22, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Powerful singer Superfly will sing the theme song for the upcoming movie, "Smuggler - Omae no Mirai wo Hakobe"! The song - tentatively titled "Ai wo Kurae" - was written just for the movie, which features actor Tsumabuki Satoshi as the lead. The story revolves around the main character, who becomes entangled with a shady company to help pay off his deep debt. Nagase Masatoshi, Matsuyuki Yasuko, Mitsushima Hikari, and Ando Masanobu will also

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  • ORANGE RANGE's NAOTO to release new solo album, "Spaces in Queue"

    July 22, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    ORANGE RANGE NAOTO's solo project, delofamilia, will be releasing a new album titled "Spaces in Queue" on October 5th! This album will feature vocalist Rie fu, who has worked with delofamilia in the past. It's said that the album includes beautiful, mystic melodies and borderless alternative sounds. Additionally, delofamilia will be holding an album release tour called "delofamiliatour 11 'Spaces in Queue'", starting on October 8th at F

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  • UNICORN to release a new mini-album

    July 22, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    On July 21st, rock band UNICORN announced during the Chiba live that they will be releasing a new mini-album titled, "ZII". UNICORN set their slogan for 2011 as "Work at any rate", and the band has been living up to their motto; they've just released their double A-side single, "Digital Soup/Buta Buta", in April, and an album titled "Z" in May. When the band vigorously announced the new album, the crowd of 2,000 fans gave a shout of joy.

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  • Kimura Kaela's "Kidoairaku plus Ai" chosen as CM song for 'KATE'

    July 22, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Kimura Kaela's upcoming single "Kidoairaku plus Ai" has been chosen as the CM song for Kanebo's cosmetic brand, 'KATE'! The new commercial is titled "Wide Edged Eyes" and features an appearance from Kimura, who will be acting as if she loses her way in a mysterious castle. Additionally, a special site titled "KATE LABYRINTH" was opened on July 21st for the new commercial. The website provides access to the new CM, along with a CM making-o

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  • melody. opens an official Twitter account!

    July 22, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    melody. has just opened her own official Twitter account! The singer took a break from the music industry in 2009 to settle down with her husband Miyavi and raise their daughters, Lovelie and Jewelie. melody.'s first tweet was on July 18th, but it wasn't until she tweeted about recording with her sister Christine (KURIS) that fans were able to figure out exactly who the account belonged to. "Actually, i thought abt it over & over, n ive

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  • Tsuchiya Hazuki promotes studying abroad in Canada

    July 22, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    On July 21st, Tsuchiya Hazuki (17) attended a press conference for the “Canada Study Abroad Hope Project”. Tsuchiya commented, “People from around the world come to Canada to study due to its diverse culture.” She continued to explain that the program would be used to give hope to the youths who were affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake. This project is geared towards sending those children to Canada for one month of language courses.

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  • FRIDAY reports on Fujiwara Norika's new love

    July 22, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    It's been reported through the July 22nd issue of  "FRIDAY" magazine that actress Fujiwara Norika was in a relationship with Inui Makio, a foreign security analyst in his mid-40's. A photo of Fujiwara and Inui shopping together at a golf shop was published as proof. According to "FRIDAY", Inui is a handsome man who lives in Roppongi Hills, with an annual income of 40 million yen; he's been divorced twice. He has also served as a commentator

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