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  • Kawaguchi Haruna experiences her first bubble bath for first photo book

    March 8, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Young actress Kawaguchi Haruna announced that she's going to release her first photo book with the title, "haruna" on March 20th. The pictures were taken in her home town on the Goto Islands in Nagasaki. You can even see her alma mater and her home on some of the 96 pages. Other locations include the warm island of Ishigaki in Okinawa. She commented, "The pictures were taken in my home town and although I was there for work, it was a re

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  • Dream Morning Musume's Ishikawa Rika & Yoshizawa Hitomi form new unit

    March 8, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    It's been revealed that Dream Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi have formed a new unit called ABCHO! With this new unit, Ishikawa and Yoshizawa will take on a different style from Hangry&Angry-f, their pop-rock group created back in 2008. ABCHO is scheduled to release their first single, "Me wo Tojite Gyusshiyo", on May 23rd. It's already been picked up as the opening theme for the anime adaptation of the p

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  • Oricon reveals their comic chart for the week of March 12th

    March 8, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of March 12th. Check it out below. ----- 1. "BLEACH", Volume 54 - Kubo Tite : (269,751) 2. "Bakuman", Volume 17 - Written by Oba Tsugumi/Illustrated by Obata Takeshi : (220,437) 3. "Glass no Kamen", Volume 48 - Miuchi Suzue : (167,378) 4. "To LOVE-Ru Darkness", Volume 4 - Written by Hasemi Saki/Illustrated by Yabuki Kentaro : (165,318) 5. "ONE PIECE BLUE DEEP

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  • 9nine announces one-man live at Nihon Seinenkan

    March 8, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    On March 6th, girls unit 9nine held an event to commemorate the release of their latest album, "9nine", at Lazona Kawasaki. The girls kicked off the event by performing "#girls" in front of 3,000 fans. As Kawashima Umika called out, "It's kind of cold today, but will you liven up for us?", the crowd burst into loud cheers. During the middle of the event, 9nine energetically sang "Shoujo Traveler" and "Koizora" back-to-back. Then, Yoshii

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  • BUCK-TICK announces new single, "Elise no Tame ni"

    March 8, 2012 @ 3:01 am

    Rock band BUCK-TICK has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Elise no Tame ni", on May 23rd. This will be the band's first single after launching their label Lingua Sounda in October of last year. The title song is written and composed by guitarist Imai Hisashi. For the coupling tracks, the single will include a brand new song called "Yume Miru Uchuu", and a self-cover of "SANE", which was included in their album, 'COSM

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  • Matsushita Nao to star in third episode of TBS special drama 'Blackboard'

    March 8, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    On March 8th, TBS revealed the cast and the story for the third episode of their three-night special drama 'Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoshi-tachi~', which will portray the struggles of three different teachers in three different eras. As it was announced in January, the first episode (which will air on April 5th) is set during the early post war period. Arashi member Sakurai Sho will be playing a soldier who's exchanging the real bat

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  • Performances on NTV's special music program "Ongaku no Chikara"

    March 7, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    As announced earlier, NTV live broadcasted their special music program "Nittere-kei Ongaku no Saiten Ongaku no Chikara 2012” which was to support recovery efforts for the Tohoku earthquake, and various artists sent out their cheering up songs for the Japanese nation. Check out the performances from the show below! ----- aiko - "Shiawase", "Sakura no Toki" Arashi - "Wild at Heart", "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi", "Happiness" (mini-

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  • Full cast revealed for upcoming drama 'W no Higeki' starring Takei Emi

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    On March 8th, TV Asahi finally revealed more details about the cast of the upcoming drama 'Wo no Higeki', which stars young actress Takei Emi in a double role. ‘W no Higeki‘ is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. The script is handled by Terada Toshio (“Koshonin”), who'll make sure to create an all-new exciting viewing experience. The drama along with the plot was already ann

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/29~03/06

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 29th to March 6th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 02/(01) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 03/(02) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 04/(00) "Story" - Che'Nelle 05/(00) "Step" - KARA 06/(00)

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  • Unicorn to provide the opening theme for upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai"

    March 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    It's been announced that rock band Unicorn will be providing the opening theme song for the upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai". The song is titled "Feel So Moon", and it was written by Okuda Tamio (Vo, G), composed by Abe Yoshiharu (Key). It's described as a song with a spacey atmosphere that conveys the anime's worldview. This is the first time Unicorn will be in charge of an anime theme song. The release date for this song has not been a

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