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  • Ashida Mana receives a rookie award at "Asakusa Entertainment Award"

    March 18, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    On March 17th, child actress Ashida Mana (7) attended the ‘28th Asakusa Entertainment Award’ held in Asakusa Public Hall in Tokyo.  She was given a rookie award during this event. Approximately 1,000 people attended to witness this ceremony. Appearing on the stage in a darling white dress with a giant red bow, Ashida revealed her love for acting and school with, “I love my work and studying, so it’s not difficult for me.” She answered var

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  • ViViD to provide opening theme for "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE"

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    It's been revealed that visual kei band ViViD's new song, "REAL", has been chosen as the opening theme for popular anime, 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE'. "REAL" will be released as ViViD's 5th single on May 16th. It will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a Special Bonus Track Edition. It was also announced that a portion of this song's recording will broadcast via ViViD's Nico Nico Namahousou program,

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  • Child actor Suzuki Fuku to star in a drama as a middle-aged detective

    March 18, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    On March 17th, it was announced that popular child actor Suzuki Fuku (7) will star in TBS' new drama series 'Kodomo Keisatsu' In the drama, Suzuki will play a middle-aged veteran detective at the special investigation division of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department whose body transformed into that of a child by breathing in a special gas when he chased after an evil organization named 'Red Venus'. As Suzuki's co-workers, Sexy

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  • SDN48 holds release event for their last single

    March 18, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    On March 18th, AKB48 sister group SDN48 held a release event for their last single, "Makeoshimi Congratulations", at Yomiuri Land. As reported earlier, all members of SDN48 will be graduating from the group through a farewell concert at NHK Hall on March 31st. SDN48 was created based on an 'adult idol' concept, and made their major debut in November of 2010 with the single, "GAGAGA". Since then, the group has released "Ai, Chuseyo", "MI

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  • Cast of "Ouran High School Host Club" movie appear at stage greeting

    March 18, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    On March 17th, the cast of "Ouran High School Host Club" attended the movie's first stage greeting at Shinjuku Piccadilly. Actress Kawaguchi Haruna expressed, "It's a film that is filled with our love. I didn't think there would be such a warm place, that's how much help I had from everyone. I'm sad that I won't be able to see my co-stars when this is over. I will never forget this." The movie is based on a popular manga by Hatori Bisco

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  • Shimizu Shota releases covers + tracks for "NATURALLY" + 2012 tour info

    March 18, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    R&B singer Shimizu Shota is gearing up for his 2012 tour "NATURALLY". But before that the soloist is releasing a new album on March 21st with the same title. The album will contain his latest singles "love", "Mada Owaranai", "Fuyu ga Owaru mae ni", and "Kimi sae ireba" feat. Oda Kazumasa. It will contain 12 songs written by Shota. The limited edition will include a DVD that has four music videos and a comment from the artist. Check ou

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko attends King Tut exhibit's opening ceremony

    March 18, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On March 16th, AKB48's Shinoda Mariko (26) attended the opening ceremony of ‘King Tut Exhibit: Golden Treasures and the Young King’s Truth’ exhibit (to officially open on April 17th) in Tempozan Tokusetsu Gallery in Osaka. As their special supporter, Shinoda wore a golden dress to this event and explained, “I wore this gold dress because in my mind, Egypt = Gold,” and seemed quite pleased with her appearance. She also recommended that the

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 reveals full PV for "SHE! HER! HER!"

    March 18, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    Johnny's Entertainment group Kis-My-Ft2 has now revealed the full glory for their third single "SHE! HER! HER!" (to be released on March 21st)! This particular single is also the CM song for Watering KISSMINT Gum as well. This 6-minute video features the seven members of this group dancing in a prison while endorsing the Watering KISSMINT Gum as a surprising component for this PV as well. Check it out below! === ===

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu's PV for "Ikiteru Ikiteku" revealed!

    March 18, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    On March 16th, singer-songwriter Fukuyama Masaharu has revealed his full PV for "Ikiteru Ikiteku" (to be released on March 28th) which is also the theme song for the upcoming movie, 'Doraemon Nobita to Kiseki no Shima ~Animal Adventure~'. Along with the lively beat of the song, Fukuyama hits the road and takes a trip around various locales for this 4-minute music video. Check it out below! === === Tip: Riley

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  • Fukuhara Miho to make her drama debut in "Kaeru no Oujo-sama"

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    On March 17th, it was revealed that singer-songwriter Fukuhara Miho will be making her drama debut in the upcoming drama, "Kaeru no Oujo-sama". Starring alongside actress Amami Yuki, Fukuhara will play the role of 'Haneda Minami', a former yankee and single mother who is a member of the "Mamasan Korus" ("Mothers' Choir"). The singer was added to the cast after Amami watched footage of her performing in a church in Los Angeles. Fukuhara

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