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  • AKB48's Suzuki Mariya to star in a horror movie for the first time

    October 18, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Idol group AKB48's team B member Suzuki Mariya will star in the horror movie "Kokkuri-san Gekijyouban" which will be the first time for her to appear in a movie.  Suzuki's role will be a high school girl who tries to stand against the curse of "Kokkuri-san" (table-turning). This movie will be directed/scripted by Nagae Jiro ("2 Channel no Noroi Gekijyouban"). The movie will feature the appearances of Kataoka Asuka and Umemoto Shizuka.

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  • DIR EN GREY open up registration for 'UROBOROS -that's where the truth is-'

    October 18, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Special ticket registration for DIR EN GREY's live 'UROBOROS -that's where the truth is-' on January 22nd, 2012 have officially begun! 'UROBOROS' is DIR EN GREY's seventh album that was released back in 2008. They also released their eighth album 'DUM SPIRO SPERO' this past August and gave the impression that fans can expect a new phase from the group. However, DIR EN GREY announced that they would be holding a revamped and evolved form of

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  • Kiroro's Tamashiro Chiharu to hold free live for her solo debut

    October 18, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    On October 19th, Kiroro's Tamashiro Chiharu will release her solo debut single, "Kamisama". To commemorate this release, Tamashiro will be holding a free live! "Kamisama" was written by Tamashiro herself, after she realized that singing was her path. She hopes to encourage those who listen to her sing, even it's for the slightest moment. The song will be produced by Nishio Yoshihiko, who's known for working with Ayaka and YUI. "Kamisama" i

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  • YUKI kicks off her first arena tour

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    On October 15th, YUKI kicked off her arena tour, "YUKI tour 'MEGAPHONIC' 2011", at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba. Over 6,000 fans gathered at the venue to enjoy YUKI's first day of the tour. During the main segment of the live, YUKI decided to forgo the MC segments in order to sing. She performed "Hello!", "Yuukan na Vanilla Ice Cream", "Naiteru Kaijuu", as well as other tracks from her latest album, "megaphonic". The concept of this 2-hour

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  • Takaoka Sosuke launches new agency

    October 18, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    The media is reporting that actor Takaoka Sosuke launched a new agency called "NO WHERE" about two months ago. Takaoka left his original agency earlier this summer after making some controversial tweets about the 'Hallyu Wave'. On October 17th, Takaoka sent out a fax to numerous media outlets, apologizing once again for the trouble he's caused. He started the letter with, "I am very sorry for creating a stir with my remarks." He then conti

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  • Toda Erika continues to allure in new CM for 'Mini Stop'

    October 18, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    Actress Toda Erika has filmed a new commercial for 'Mini Stop', this time endorsing their 'Happyrich Sweets'. In her previous commercial with the brand, she made use of her sexy adult charms to arouse one's cravings for soft serve ice cream. This time, she gives a seductive smile while enjoying 'Happyrich Sweets' on a bed. The focus of 'Happyrich Sweet' lies in the small cups that contain different types of chocolate. Famous chocolatier

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  • Kiritani Mirei reveals her bare face

    October 18, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    On October 16th, actress Kiritani Mirei revealed her bare face through her official blog, drawing floods of compliments for her large eyes and flawless skin. In fact, she received 1,100 comments on the post after publishing it! Kiritani, who's also a well-know model, is famous amongst women for her slim figure and high style. Consequently, when she posted on her blog, “Since I do not have on make-up, please pardon my non-existent eyebrows

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  • Arashi reveals PV preview of "Meikyu Love Song"

    October 18, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    After releasing their full song on the radio earlier, Arashi has now revealed a PV preview for "Meikyu Love Song". The boys tackle a 'Jumanji-esque' theme, where they have to complete a variety of fun challenges in a 'Puzzle Adventure Land'. The boys duel against a skeleton, sing on top of gigantic dice, 'escape', and much more. Check out their adorable PV preview below!

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  • Goto Maki opens her blog again for a limited time

    October 18, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    To commemorate the release of her last album, "Aikotoba (VOICE)", Goto Maki has launched a blog for a limited time. Goto opened up a blog back in 2007, but after transferring to avex in 2008, she completely stopped updating both her blog and Twitter accounts. It's been about three years since Goto last sent out a message to her fans through the web. However, she has been sending messages from time to time through her official mail magazine

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel announces their world tour

    October 18, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    Rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel has announced that they will be holding a world tour in 2012! Titled "L'Arc~en~Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012", the tour will kick off on March 3rd in Hong Kong. The band will then travel to Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, New York, London, and Paris, for a total of 7 performances. The band is expected to perform for approximately 100,000 people for this tour. They will become the first Japanese artist to perform at Madison Squar

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