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  • Naoto Inti Raymi to hold a Christmas live with 10,000 fans

    October 2, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Naoto Inti Raymi will be holding a Christmas live, titled 'Naoto Inti Raymi × SPACE SHOWER TV VERY MERRY XMAS', on December 18th at Yoyogi National Stadium. As a collaboration live with Space Shower TV, he is expected to sing a special Christmas set list for 10,000 fans on a luxurious stage. Naoto's official fan club mobile site is currently accepting applications for pre-order tickets.  Additiona

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  • Which actresses are most suited to play detective roles?

    October 2, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    We've seen quite a lot of dramas with a female detective in the leading role. Numerous actresses already gained a stab at such roles, with some of them transforming into a detective for the first time in their careers. Unfortunately, some of the younger actresses weren't exactly 100% convincing in their roles, which also becomes clear when looking at the most recent survey held by 'escala cafe'. 'escala cafe' is an Internet portal and c

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino joins "Watatte Iitomo!" as a regular

    October 2, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    It was revealed on October 1st that AKB48's Sashihara Rino (18), comedian Watanabe Naomi (23), and Yamazaki Hironari (35) would be joining Fuji TV's "Watatte Iitomo!" as its new regulars. The three were chosen as "fresh people who would cheer up Japan". Watanabe will appear on Mondays, Sashihara will be in charge of Wednesdays, and Yamazaki will take on Thursdays. Sashihara is known for her larger-than-life character, who quickly gives

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  • aiko to sing theme song for "Mitsu no Aji ~ A Taste of Honey ~"

    October 2, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    aiko's new song, "Zutto", has been chosen as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama, "Mitsu no Aji ~ A Taste of Honey ~". This will be aiko's first time in a year and nine months to provide a song for a drama, with her last being "Modorenai Ashita" for actress Kanno Miho's "Magerarenai Onna". "Zutto" was created to reflect the theme of  "a demon called love". The release date and details for this song will be announced at a later date.

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  • Mano Erina becomes 'Kamen Rider Nadeshiko' for "Kamen Rider" movie

    October 2, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    Hello! Project's Mano Erina will be making a guest appearance in the movie, "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze MOVIE Taisen MEGA MAX"! Mano will play the role of the female Kamen Rider, "Kamen Rider Nadeshiko", named after Japan's world-famous women's national soccer team, "Nadeshiko Japan". She will tag-team with Kamen Rider Fourze to  battle against their enemies. "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze MOVIE Taisen MEGA MAX" is the latest m

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  • BoA to release new single?

    October 2, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    BoA, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary of her Japanese debut, excited fans with a recent post concerning her upcoming plans. Earlier today, BoA tweeted, "Many ppl asking me when I'm gonna release my next single in Japan... I'm preparing my single now.. So you'll be able to listen to it soon!" Within moments of her tweet, hundreds of eager fans bombarded the pop star with encouragement, showing everyone's continued interest in her

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  • Teasers revealed for MBLAQ's new single "Baby U"

    October 2, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    Earlier, we reported that MBLAQ would be releasing their second Japanese single, "Baby U", on October 26th. In addition to being their second single, "Baby U" will become the opening theme song to Nippon TV’s anime 'Beelzebub'. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the single.  Fortunately, they won't have to wait until the 26th to hear "Baby U". Earlier today, a 1 minute and 30 second clip of "Baby U" was broadcast during

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  • Koizumi Kyoko to star in new WOWOW drama series "Shokuzai"

    October 2, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    Actress Koizumi Kyoko will be star in her first drama in a decade, WOWOW's new drama series 'Shokuzai'.  The drama begins airing in January 2012. Based on the novel by Minato Kanae, whose best selling novel "Kokuhaku" was made into movie with starring Matsu Takako in 2010, the story has a dark revenge theme. Koizumi took a role of a mother(Masako) whose elementary school daughter(Emiri) has been killed. Koizumi also played a role  as a pow

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  • cali≠gari's "Anchu Romance" chosen as CM song for "Jewelry Maki"

    October 2, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Visual kei band cali≠gari's new song, "Anchu Romance", has been chosen as the CM song for 'Jewelry Maki'. The CM started airing on October 1st, and is available for viewing on YouTube and on the jewelry brand's official website. "Anchu Romance" can be found on the band's upcoming single, '#_2', which will be released on November 16th. Additionally, it was revealed that the single will feature a love song sung by guitarist Sakurai Ao, t

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  • Tsuchiya Anna apologizes about her husband on a radio show

    October 2, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    On October 1st, Tsuchiya Anna appeared on TOKYO FM's 'DHC COUNTDOWN jp' at Shibuya Spain-zaka Studio. The other day, Tsuchiya's husband, stylist Kikuchi Yamato, was arrested for acting violently at a Karaoke store. As this was her first public appearance since the incident, Tsuchiya apologized saying, "I haven't talked to him yet, but I'm sorry he has hurt and caused trouble to many people." She also said that she would report the circumst

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