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  • Abe Hiroshi reveals his "ancient Roman" look for upcoming movie Thermae Romae

    October 19, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    As reported earlier, Yamazaki Mari's popular manga "Thermae Romae" will be getting a live-action movie adaptation starring Abe Hiroshi and Ueto Aya. Abe's "ancient Roman" look was recently revealed for the upcoming movie. “Thermae Romae” means “Rome’s Bath” and the comedic movie will depict the story of Lucius, a bath design engineer who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. The manga itself comically portrays Lucius’

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  • Crystal Kay to voice act for Japanese dubbed version of "Happy Feet 2"

    October 19, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    It's been revealed that singer Crystal Kay will be voice acting for the Japanese dubbed version of the animated film, "Happy Feet 2". Crystal will be providing the voice for 'Gloria', the mother of the main character 'Erik'. In the original movie, P!NK is in charge of the voice and singing for 'Gloria'. Crystal was chosen to play this part because of her reputation as a talented singer. For the movie, Crystal will sing Janet Jackson's "

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  • Koda Kumi reveals track list for "Love Me Back"!

    October 19, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Pop diva Koda Kumi has just revealed the track list for her upcoming single, "Love Me Back"! The single will come in a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition. Also, the title track serves as the opening theme song for the drama, "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de". "Love Me Back" is scheduled for release on November 30th. Check out the jacket covers and track list below! - <Limited Edition (CD+DVD)> <Re

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  • Two girls chosen as new image models for lingerie brand, 'Triumph'

    October 19, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    On October 18th, lingerie brand 'Triumph International Japan' held an event where they announced their new models through "2012 Triumph Image Girl". At this event, models Kaneda Ayana (21) and Tanabe Misaki (21) were announced as the brand's 20th image girls. The two were chosen out of 246 applicants, which consisted of actresses and models. Kaneda is from Miyagi, and was the finalist for "2011 Miss Universe Japan". Meanwhile, Tanabe is fr

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  • Tohoshinki announces new single, "Winter"

    October 19, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Tohoshinki has announced that they will be releasing a new single, titled "Winter", on November 30th! The single will feature Tohoshinki's very first Christmas song, "Winter Rose", and a winter version of their song, "Duet". Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming release! In the mean time, check out the track list below! - <CD + DVD> 01. Winter Rose 02. Duet -winter ver.- 03. Winter Rose -Less Vocal- 04. Duet

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/12~10/18

    October 19, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 12th to October 18th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "X X X" - L’Arc~en~Ciel 02/(00) "Eien wa Tada Ichibyou Kara" - JAY'ED×JUJU 03/(00) "Winter Magic" - KARA 04/(03) "CRAZY FOR YOU" - Kylee 05/(01) "365 Nichi no Love Stor

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  • AKB48 holds a press conference for the renewal of "Naruhodo! High School"

    October 19, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    Recently, AKB48 held a press conference for their show, "Naruhodo! High School", which will be getting a renewal starting its October 20th broadcast. "Naruhodo! High School" was originally a show where AKB48 members were quizzed on many questions, and performed experiments to learn new things. With this renewal, the concept of the show will change entirely. The members will develop the power to recognize the truth by testing certain thi

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  • Arashi & Inoue Mao become the hosts for NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'!

    October 19, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    It's been announced that Inoue Mao and Arashi have been chosen to become the hosts for NHK's annual New Year's Eve music show, "The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen"! This is the second consecutive year for Arashi to participate in Kohaku as the host for 'Shirogumi' (the team with male artists or group with male vocals). Last year, Shirogumi won the Kohaku, and its leader, Ohno Satoshi, proudly collected the championship flag. Ohno mused, "I would

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  • Koda Kumi reveals 30-second preview of new song, "Love Me Back"

    October 19, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    A 30-second sample of Koda Kumi's latest song has just been revealed! As reported previously, Koda Kumi will be singing the opening theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama, "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ate de", which stars Arashi's Sakurai Sho and actress Kitagawa Keiko. She felt inspired by the fresh script, and expressed that she's created an exciting song to match. Her song, "Love Me Back", carries a retro flavor that's almost reminiscent of

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  • Okada Masaki to appear in GReeeeN's music video for "Koibumi ~Love Letter~"

    October 19, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    We previously reported that popular group GReeeeN will be releasing a new single titled, "Koibumi ~Love Letter~". It's been revealed that Okada Masaki will be appearing in the song's music video! Okada will play the role of a young doctor who has romantic feelings for an ill patient. In certain scenes, we'll be able to see Okada crying as he thinks  about the girl's upcoming  surgery. This new single has already been slated to serve as t

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