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  • Matsushita Nao to star in third episode of TBS special drama 'Blackboard'

    March 8, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    On March 8th, TBS revealed the cast and the story for the third episode of their three-night special drama 'Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoshi-tachi~', which will portray the struggles of three different teachers in three different eras. As it was announced in January, the first episode (which will air on April 5th) is set during the early post war period. Arashi member Sakurai Sho will be playing a soldier who's exchanging the real bat

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  • Performances on NTV's special music program "Ongaku no Chikara"

    March 7, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    As announced earlier, NTV live broadcasted their special music program "Nittere-kei Ongaku no Saiten Ongaku no Chikara 2012” which was to support recovery efforts for the Tohoku earthquake, and various artists sent out their cheering up songs for the Japanese nation. Check out the performances from the show below! ----- aiko - "Shiawase", "Sakura no Toki" Arashi - "Wild at Heart", "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi", "Happiness" (mini-

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  • Full cast revealed for upcoming drama 'W no Higeki' starring Takei Emi

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    On March 8th, TV Asahi finally revealed more details about the cast of the upcoming drama 'Wo no Higeki', which stars young actress Takei Emi in a double role. ‘W no Higeki‘ is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. The script is handled by Terada Toshio (“Koshonin”), who'll make sure to create an all-new exciting viewing experience. The drama along with the plot was already ann

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/29~03/06

    March 7, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 29th to March 6th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 02/(01) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 03/(02) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 04/(00) "Story" - Che'Nelle 05/(00) "Step" - KARA 06/(00)

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  • Unicorn to provide the opening theme for upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai"

    March 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    It's been announced that rock band Unicorn will be providing the opening theme song for the upcoming anime, "Uchuu Kyoudai". The song is titled "Feel So Moon", and it was written by Okuda Tamio (Vo, G), composed by Abe Yoshiharu (Key). It's described as a song with a spacey atmosphere that conveys the anime's worldview. This is the first time Unicorn will be in charge of an anime theme song. The release date for this song has not been a

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  • Matsuko Deluxe to be the "cat" in Aiba Masaki's upcoming drama

    March 7, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    It's been revealed that talento Matsuko Deluxe will be starring in Aiba Masaki's upcoming drama, "Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri". Matsuko will play the incarnation of the mikeneko (three colors of fur) cat named 'Holmes'. This cat becomes detective Katayama Yoshitaro's (Aiba) partner and gives him hints to solve various mysteries. Matsuko expressed, "When I first heard that I would be playing the role of a cat, I thought I would be forced to

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  • Full PV for 2NE1's "Scream" released!

    March 7, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Via allkpop: On March 6th, 2NE1 released the short PV for their upcoming Japanese release, "Scream", and the full PV has just been released! The video displays the strong, unique concept characteristic of 2NE1, as well as a catchy dance-beat that is sure to bring fans to their feet. Check out the full PV below, and let us know what you think! Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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  • UNLIMITS announces new single, "Cascade" + one-man tour

    March 7, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Rock band UNLIMITS has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Cascade", on May 16th. "Cascade" has already been picked up as the ending theme song for the anime, "NARUTO Shippuden", starting April 5th. The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. The regular edition will come with 2 brand new coupling tracks, while the limited edition will include the band's classics, "Kodoku e no Signal", "Tsuk

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  • SPEED's Uehara Takako opens her official Ameba blog

    March 7, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    On March 6th, SPEED member Uehara Takako opened her official Ameba blog. According to her blog entry, she decided to open her official blog after she started communicating with many people via Twitter, and she also wrote that she was planning to update it often about her daily life, herself, food and other various things. If you are a fan, you may want to check it daily and get to know her better! Source & Image: Uehara Takako of

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  • Kimura Kaela to sing for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama

    March 7, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    It was revealed that Kimura Kaela's new song (currently untitled) has been chosen as the theme song for Nagasawa Masami's upcoming drama, "Toshi Densetsu no Onna", which will begin airing in April on TV Asahi. As we reported back in February, the drama is a comedy mystery where a female detective, "Otonashi Tsukiko" (played by Nagasawa), has a mania for urban legends. Because of her mania, she solves cases that are related to urban legends

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