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  • Kichise Michiko speaks out about 'Eco-Navi'

    September 6, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    Actress Kichise Michiko has been appointed as the official spokesperson for Panasonic's new campaign called 'Eco-Navi' and appeared at a special event on September 6th. Kichise, who married a businessman last December, spoke about her family's daily eco-friendly practices. She commented, "I turn off whatever my husband seems to forget to turn off..." revealing a little bit of her personal life as well. Starting in 2009, Panasonic had been

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  • Japan Box Office Report – September 3rd/4th

    September 6, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_188157" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=" "Kamisama no Karute" / "One Life" / "Harry Potter 8""][/caption] The British flag made it's way back to the top of the Japanese box office charts, but it wasn't due to "Harry Potter". It was actually because of the BBC documentary, "One Life" which caught the attention of most of the moviegoers this weekend. The documentary made 226,880,3

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  • A.N.JELL, the band in "Ikemen Desu ne" to make a debut

    September 6, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    On September 5th, it was announced that the band A.N.JELL from the TBS drama “Ikemen Desu ne” will make their official debut on October 5th! This band was originally a fictional band for the drama with Johnny’s Entertainment members Tamamori Yuta (Kis-My-Ft2) as Katsuragi Ren, Fujigaya Taisuke (Kis-My-Ft2) as Fukishiro Shu, Yaotome Hikaru (Hey! Say! JUMP) as Hongo Yuki, and actress Takimoto Miori as Sakuraba Mio/Miko. Their debut CD te

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  • Takahashi Ai teases her photobook in 'Weekly Playboy'

    September 6, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Morning Musume's leader Takahashi Ai was featured in a short pictorial in the most recent edition of the 'Weekly Playboy' that went on sale on September 5th. In a previous article, we already showed you a few teasers of the picture, but now you get to see Aichan's beauty in full high resolution glory. The pictures themselves are just teasers as well, taken during the photo shooting for her final photobook as a member of Morning Musume, "Ai

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  • Oricon reveals their monthly charts for August!

    September 6, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Oricon's monthly charts for August have been unveiled! Who took the top spot for the various categories this month? Check out the results below! --- <Single> 1. "Flying Get" - AKB48: 8/24 (1,354,492) 2. "Everybody Go" - Kis-My-Ft2: 8/10 (392,228) 3. "RUN FOR YOU" - KAT-TUN: 8/3 (174,076) 4. "Tsubasa ni Koi" - Kanjani8: 8/17 (169,917) 5. "Ashita e no March/ Let's try again ~kuwata keisuke ver.~/ Hadaka DE Ondo ~Ma

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  • Naka Riisa's movie "Hara ga Kore Nande" to be exhibited at Busan International Film Festival

    September 6, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    It's been revealed that the movie, "Hara ga Kore Nande", starring actress Naka Riisa, will be exhibited in the "A Window on Asian Cinema" category at the 16th Busan International Film Festival in Korea. Naka expressed her joy by saying, "When I heard that I will be able to participate in the Busan Film Festival with this film, I was very honored. I want to enjoy the atmosphere of a foreign film festival to the fullest." Every year, many Ja

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  • NMB48 to change 3 senbatsu members for 2nd single

    September 6, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    The senbatsu members chosen to participate in NMB48's 2nd single, scheduled for release on October 19th, have just been changed. The newly announced senbatsu members participating are Ogasawara Mayu, Kadowaki Kanako, Kishino Rika, Kinoshita Haruna, Kotani Riho, Jounishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Fukumoto Aina, Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yamada Nana, and Yamamoto Sayaka from Team N. 1st generation kenkyuusei member Yamagishi Natsumi, and 2nd generation kenk

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  • S/mileage unveils jacket covers for 7th single "Tachiagaaru"!

    September 6, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    On September 6th, idol group S/mileage revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming 7th single, "Tachiagaaru", through their official website. This single is the first single to include the new members of S/mileage. Check them out below! === <Limited Edition A> <Limited Edition B> <Limited Edition C> <Limited Edition D> <Limited Edition E> <Regular Edition>

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  • YUI unveils full PV for "Green a.live"

    September 6, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    A few days ago, YUI revealed a PV preview for her upcoming song, "Green a.live", and now she's finally released the full video! Shot in Hokkaido, the lush scenery matches perfectly with the serene message in her song, "Let’s move towards tomorrow together." Check out the PV below! Tip: Boge

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION announces their second single, "Trick or Treat e.p."!"

    September 6, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    "Wolf band" MAN WITH A MISSION will be releasing their second major label single this fall! "Trick or Treat e.p." will be released on October 5th. In addition to their four new tracks, five live recordings from their first one-man live in July were included, totaling up a list that's truly worthy of being called a mini-album. To celebrate their announcement, the group has already uploaded a short PV for "Feel or Think" onto Crown Record's o

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