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  • Takei Emi & Eguchi Yosuke to play a pair of lovers in new drama 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu'

    May 28, 2012 @ 1:05 am

    On May 28th, Fuji TV announced that young actress Takei Emi (18) and actor Eguchi Yosuke (46) are going to play a pair of lovers in the upcoming summer drama 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu'. A 19-year-old girl burdened by a cruel destiny, a 41-year-old man living in atonement, and a forbidden love that cannot be accepted by the people around them. 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu' is as much a social drama as it is a love story. Takei plays said girl who l

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  • Performances from Music Japan's May 27th episode revealed!

    May 27, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Music Japan has now unveiled performances from their May 27th broadcast featuring AKB48, Yuzu, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu! Check out their performances below! === <“Manatsu no Sounds Good!” – AKB48> <“with you” – Yuzu> <“Tsukema Tsukeru” – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu> ===

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP holds their first overseas concert in Hong Kong

    May 27, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Five years after their debut, the boys of Hey! Say! JUMP held their first overseas concert on May 26th at Kitec Star Hall in Hong Kong. Last year, Kondo Masahiko and Yamashita Tomohisa performed at Kitec Star Hall, which holds approximately 4,500 people. Before the concert started, the venue was filled with excitement as fans called out, "JUMP! JUMP!" When member Yaotome Hikaru called out to the crowd in Cantonese, "Hong Kong! Are you e

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  • Mochida Kaori reveals "Utsukushiki Uruwashiki Hibi" PV

    May 27, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    In April, it was announced that lead singer Mochida Kaori of pop group Every Little Thing finally went solo for the first time in two years. She announced that she would be releasing two consecutive singles. The first was a double A-side, "Megumi / Kanashii Toki mo Ureshii Toki mo", which released earlier this month on the 9th. The second will be "Utsukushiki Uruwashiki Hibi", slated to be released on June 6th. The upcoming single "Utsukush

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  • F.T. Island performs acoustic versions of Japanese album on Space Shower TV

    May 27, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Fans have already fallen in love with the Korean band F.T. Island's latest Japanese album '20', but this band is now treating everybody to even more ear candy with new acoustic versions of their music performed live on Japanese television! During a one-hour special on 'Space Shower TV' that aired on 27/5, the five-member band performed "Stay" from their latest Japanese album, in addition to a few of their earlier Japanese releases, "Flower

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  • Kato Miliyah unveils PV & album details for 'AIAIAI'

    May 27, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Singer Kato Miliyah will be releasing her first single this year on June 6th! Titled "AIAIAI", the single will come in two editions, the limited edition coming with a DVD containing the music video to the title track. The regular edition will come with an alternative cover but same CD tracks. Check out the covers, tracks, and music video below! - Limited Edition < CD > 1. AIAIAI 2. DOUKOKU 3. Yuushatachi (T.O.M. REMI

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – May 21st~May 24th

    May 27, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    [caption id="attachment_242077" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – May 21st~May 24th"][/caption] This week's Monday~Thursday Drama Prime Time Report features a couple individual negative records and more of the usual. The Monday dramas 'Hancho 5' (TBS) and 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' (Fuji TV) maintained their level from last week and know how to make their core viewers tune in week after week. On Tuesday, 'Le

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  • Oda Kazumasa wraps up his nationwide tour in Yokohama

    May 27, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    On May 26th, singer-songwriter Oda Kazumasa wrapped up his nationwide tour, "KAZUMASA ODA TOUR 2012 'Domo Domo' Sono Hi ga Kuru Made", at Aka Renga Park in Yokohama. The tour took an entire year to complete as it started in May of last year. Oda expressed, "For me, this was certainly the most meaningful and biggest tour. I'm glad I got to do it til the end." He also declared, "I made promises all over the country that I would definitely come

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel releases live MV for English version of "CHASE"

    May 27, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    On May 27th, Space Shower TV released L'Arc~en~Ciel's live music vide for the English version of "CHASE". This music video has been created with the English rendition of "CHASE" from the album 'World’s Best Selection' (now on sale), and the live video at Madison Square Garden and also off shots in NY. 'World's Best Selection' has songs, those which selected by fan's vote through L'Arc~en~Ciel's official facebook. Also, this is the first

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  • SUGIZO to release soundtrack for stage play, '7DOORS Aohige Kou no Shiro'

    May 27, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    On May 30th, SUGIZO will be releasing the official soundtrack for his stage play, '7DOORS 〜Aohige Kou no Shiro〜'. '7DOORS 〜Aohige Kou no Shiro〜' is a remake of Bartók Béla's opera, 'Aohige Kou no Shiro'. It played during March and April in Tokyo and Osaka with former Takarazuka Revue's Snow Troupe top star Mizu Natsuki as the lead role. For this play, SUGIZO took a step back from his band and solo works by fusing both classical and mode

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