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  • Nakashima Mika to release video clip collection, "GREATEST LOTUS"

    February 12, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    It's been revealed that Nakashima Mika will be releasing a video clip collection entitled "GREATEST LOTUS" on March 28th! The DVD will feature a total of 44 videos from Nakashima's debut song, "STARS", to her latest, "LOVE IS ECSTASY". It will also come with a bonus disc called "GREATEST CHALLENGE". In this DVD, Nakashima challenges herself to a quiz, and when she answers incorrectly, she faces penalty games, such as riding a roller coa

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  • Check out AKB48's performance from February 11th's 'CDTV'!

    February 12, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    On February 11th's broadcast of 'CDTV', girl group AKB48 performed their latest single, "GIVE ME FIVE!" Prior to their performance, the girls talked about the difficulties of playing a new instrument. Hilariously, Shinoda Mariko admitted that she spent only three minutes practicing her instrument -- the tambourine. Check out their performance below!

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  • EGO-WRAPPIN' to tour Paris next month!

    February 12, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Duo unit EGO-WRAPPIN' has announced that they will be touring Paris next month. The band will perform five shows throughout the city during the the month of March. For the first half of their "EGO-WRAPPIN' TOUR in PARIS", the duo will team up with group MORIARTY. The latter half of the tour will draw performances from SCOTCH ET SOFA, a duo consisting of a beatboxer and an 8-string guitarist. After they finish their tour in Paris, EGO-WRAP

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  • Toda Naho gives birth to her first child

    February 12, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Actress Toda Naho (37) has revealed that she has given birth to her first child! According to her agency, Toda gave birth to a healthy baby girl on February 10th at 2:23 pm. Her baby daughter weighed in at 3606 grams (7 lbs, 15 oz); at this time, Toda has yet to decide on a name. Toda commented, "I'm filled with euphoria and the excitement of 'nice to meet you'. Also, I'm filled with gratitude for my mother, who has given birth to me. I

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  • Fairies announce 3rd single at Valentine's Day event

    February 12, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    On February 11th, 7-member girl group Fairies held a Valentine's Day event at Lazona Kawasaki. The group held 2 performances, attracting a total of over 8,000 people. Despite the cold weather, the girls cheerfully performed 4 songs while showing off their legs in jeans shorts. During the event, Fairies announced that they will be releasing their 3rd single on April 4th. The single is currently untitled, but it will come in two different

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  • YUI opens up her official online shop to overseas fans !

    February 12, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    Singer-songwriter YUI has just ended her 5th nationwide tour "YUI 5th Tour 2011-2012 Cruising -HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE-" in Okinawa on January 25th.  She toured 20 cities with 22 shows and drew a total audience of 50,000. On January 18th and 19th, YUI also performed 2 days at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan. 20,000 fans gathered, captivated by her performance of songs selected mainly from her new album “HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE” (which topped the weekly Ori

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  • Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa release official statements about their marriage

    February 12, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa have finally released official statements about their surprise marriage!  For the past few days, there have been many reports about the couple's status. Below are messages from Akanishi and Kuroki's official websites clearing up the rumors: === "To my dear fans May I take this opportunity to let you know I have married Ms. Meisa Kuroki on Feb 2, 2012. I am even more focused to create and deliver my best

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 6th~9th

    February 11, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_220336" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 6th~February 9th"][/caption] After a week of sorrow follows a week of happiness. At least eleven out of the seventeen dramas that air from Monday to Thursday managed to record higher ratings than last week, but of course that doesn't mean much because of how deep the hole was last week. 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) seems to have settled b

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  • Takuma Shin & Kaku Chikako divorce after 19 years

    February 11, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    It's been reported that actor Takuma Shin (55) and actress Kaku Chikako (50) has filed for divorce. According to sources, Takuma and Kaku had already been living separately for quite some time before the divorce. The divorce papers were submitted on February 10th by a person closely affiliated with the couple. The two sent a letter to the media explaining, "Before we knew it, we grew distant. We weren't able to fill in that gap." They c

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  • Voice actress Taketatsu Ayana to make solo CD debut

    February 11, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    It's been revealed that voice actress Taketatsu Ayana will be making her solo CD debut with "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!" on April 11th. Along with her activities as a voice actress, Taketatsu has been actively involved with gravia, movies, live concerts, and TV appearances. Her solo debut song is a piano rock track that will be produced by former Cymbals member Okii Reiji and sound producer Kobayashi Shuntaro. Taketatsu shared that she r

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