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  • Fujimoto Miki is pregnant with her first child

    September 13, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    Nikkansports reports that former Morning Musume member, Fujimoto Miki and her husband Shoji Tomoharu (of comedian duo, 'Shinagawa Shoji') are expecting their first child. It's been about 2 years and 2 month since the couple got married, and reportedly, their baby will be born next year.  This news comes at a great time as Fujimoto recently had to fend of reporters' persistent questions about her married life. Congratulations to the couple

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  • BRIGHT announces new double A-side single!

    September 13, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    Pop group BRIGHT has just updated their official website with news on their seventh single! According to their website, the girls' upcoming single is titled "BAD GIRL!! feat.SKY-HI(AAA) / Autabi Suki ni Natte" and will be released on November 23th. "BAD GIRL!!" is said to be a dance number featuring Hidaka Mitsuhiro (SKY-HI) from the co-ed group AAA, while the second A-side "Autabi Suki ni Natte" will show off BRIGHT's charms as a group. Th

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  • Maeda Atsuko's starring CM for "g.u." revealed!

    September 12, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    As the new image character for casual apparel brand 'g.u.', AKB48's Maeda Atsuko appeared  in a nationwide CM on September 12th. This casual CM features Maeda in various outfits from the brand with 667 balloons exploding around her.  Set to a funky rock tune, the CM has  an edgy vibe without losing Maeda's cute appeal. Check out the 15-second CM below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXRHpfgu_Zk

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  • Kuwata Keisuke holds charity live at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena

    September 12, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    On September 10th and 11th, Kuwata Keisuke of Southern All Stars held a charity live at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena. This was his first live in a year and a half, and also his first since he had surgery for esophageal cancer last August. He called out to his fans, "Everyone, were you okay? I had some things going on myself, but thanks to everyone's encouragement, I was able to come back." Kuwata appeared on-stage amidst ringing of b

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to join VAMPS' 'HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011'

    September 12, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    On September 12th, one more group was added to VAMPS’ annual event ‘HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011’. This newly added group is AKB48’s sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 and they will be participating for the October 29th performance in Kobe. Also at this venue, Acid Black Cherry and Nakagawa Shoko will participate as well. The tickets for this event will begin its sales starting on September 24th. Check out the updated line-up and performances

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  • YUI announces nationwide tour

    September 12, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Singer-songwriter YUI has announced that she will be holding a nationwide tour, titled "YUI 5th Tour 2011", starting in November. The tour will kick off on November 13th at Omiya Sonic City in Saitama, and will wrap up on January 25th at Okinawa Convention Center Gekijou, with a total of 21 performances. Before the final show in Okinawa, YUI will perform for two days at Nippon Budokan. Applications for pre-order tickets will be availabl

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 9th~11th

    September 12, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_189682" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Just awesome, and he knows it! ("Yuusha Yoshihiko" - TV Tokyo)"][/caption] It was the first weekend after the recent conclusion of all the sporting events, and most programs were able to reclaim their viewer ratings, especially the Saturday drama's. Friday still started with a popular TV special, the "31st All Japan High School Quiz". Unfortunately, the drama

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  • Takei Emi chosen as a image model for "NEC"

    September 12, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    On September 12th, actress Takei Emi (17) announced that she was chosen as the new image model for “NEC”, a Japanese IT company, and will be featuring in a new CM to endorse the computers of this company. Regarding this, Takei stated, “Since many of the previous image characters for this company was wonderful, it is an honor to be able to become one as well,” and gave her greetings along with this comment. This new CM will be broadcaste

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  • "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ" performances for September 12th

    September 12, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    The September 12th edition of popular music program "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ" broadcasted and featured performances from Nakashima Mika, Tanaka Seiji, and Porno Graffitti! Check out the performances below! <"One More Time" -Porno Graffitti> <"Beautiful Sunday" - Tanaka Seiji> (Performance starts at 7:53 mark)

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  • Nakashima Mika's performance + talk on "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ"

    September 12, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    On the September 12th episode of HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ, singer Nakashima Mika appeared on stage to perform "LOVE IS ECSTASY", the theme song for film "Unfair the answer". However, before her performance, comedian/singer AMEMIYA flew all the way to New York to perform his original song to Nakashima, who often went to New York for voice training for a fun skit segment. Check it out below! <"LOVE IS ECSTASY"> (Performance

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