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  • Rola denies she's in a relationship with Arita Teppei

    May 25, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    Earlier, weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' reported that Rola is dating comedian duo Cream Stew's Arita Teppei. On her official blog, Rola denied the reports saying, "Arita-san, he's not my boyfriend, but he's my friend~. Of course not. lol." Regarding the photo of the two leaving Arita's apartment, Rola stated, "Somehow, a picture was published on FRIDAYo(^o^)o How embarrassing~." She also commented on the picture of herself with a mask, "

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  • Check out MISIA's PV for upcoming single "Koi wa Owaranai Zutto"

    May 25, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Tokyohive previously reported MISIA provided her upcoming song "Koi wa Owaranai Zutto" as a theme for NHK drama ‘Hatsukoi‘, which stars Kimura Yoshino. The PV has been released. ‘Hatsukoi’ is an adult love story written by Nakazono Miho. The protagonist Murakami (Kimura), who is working as a speech language therapist, built a happy family with her husband Jun(Aoki Munetaka) and their son. Murakami is betrayed by Mishima (Ihara Tsuyoshi), w

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  • Former SDN48 member Ninomiya Yuka gives birth to her first child

    May 25, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    Former SDN48 member Ninomiya Yuka (22) has announced that she has given birth to her first child! According to the announcement, Ninomiya gave birth to a healthy baby boy on May 23 at 10:11pm. The baby weighed 3288 grams (7 lb 4 oz) at the time of birth. On her official blog, the former idol reported, "Because of everyone's efforts, I was able to have an easy delivery in just 6 hours." Ninomiya shared, "It's such a strange feeling!!!

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  • "Sukitte Ii na yo" to get anime adaptation this fall

    May 25, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    It was announced in the July issue of comic magazine “Dessert” (released on May 24th) that one of their serialized comics, “Sukitte Ii na yo”, will be adapted into an anime in the fall. This popular comic tells the story of Tachibana Mei who has spent her 16 years alone without any boyfriends or friends until she encounters Kurosawa Yamato, the most popular guy at her school. Sato Takuya (Steins;Gate, Seitokai no Ichizon) will be directing

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  • Moritaka Chisato reveals various projects to celebrate her 25th anniversary

    May 25, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    On May 25th, Moritaka Chisato kicked off her 25th anniversary project. So far, she's announced the launch of her official YouTube channel, digital releases, and a singles collection album! Moritaka's project on YouTube called '200 Songs Self Cover Project' will feature video clips, live footage, and commentary videos. She plans to cover almost every song she's released from 1987 to 1999 as well as perform album songs, single coupling track

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  • Ishihara Satomi transforms into 'Kiwi Honey' for Zespri

    May 25, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    On May 24th, Zespri held a press conference to announce the appointment of actress Ishihara Satomi as their new image character for 'Zespri Kiwifruit' in 2012 and to reveal their new CM. In the CM, Ishihara plays a spiritless young woman who transforms into the energetic 'Kiwi Honey' after having a kiwi for breakfast. Full of energy, she rushes out of her house to downtown. Similar to the popular 'Cutie Honey' character, she had to strike

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  • BENI gives surprise live performance in Tokyo

    May 25, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On May 23, female singer BENI (26) gave a surprise live performance at Shinjuku Station Square in Tokyo to commemorate the sale of over 200,000 copies of her first cover album 'COVERS'. The album has 13 English translation covers of songs by male artists, including Fukuyama Masaharu’s (43) “Sakura Zaka.” For her surprise live performance, she did not sing any of the songs from the album, but she did sing an English cover for the first tim

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  • Takarazuka Revue's Tsukigumi members appear as guests of French cast of 'Romeo and Juliet'

    May 25, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    On May 23, Takarazuka Revue’s Tsukigumi (Moon Troupe) top star Ryu Masaki and top musumeyaku Manaki Reika appeared at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka as guests at an event celebrating the arrival of the main cast of the French musical “Romeo and Juliet”. A Takarazuka version of the same musical will begin on June 22 at the Takarazuka Grand Theater in Hyogo. Ryu, who will play Romeo, spoke enthusiastically about seeing Cyril Niccolai’s per

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  • Hanazawa Kana to release 2nd single, "Hatsukoi no Oto"

    May 25, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    Hanazawa Kana has announced that she will be releasing her second solo single "Hatsukoi no Oto" on July 18th. Hanazawa officially made her debut with her own name this April, with the single "Hoshizora☆Destination" produced by ROUND TABLE's Kitagawa Katsutoshi. Her second work is a number written, composed, and arranged by Nakatsuka Takeshi. Since her first single carried a very spring-like atmosphere about it, her second single "Hatsukoi n

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  • Momoiro Clover Z unveils PV for "PUSH"

    May 25, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    Momoiro Clover Z has revealed the PV for their new song, "PUSH", through their official YouTube channel! "PUSH" is the coupling track off of the group's upcoming single (currently untitled), which is scheduled for release on June 27th. It's a support song that's currently being used in the CM for Lotte's ice cream, "Sou". In the video, the girls are seen in humorous disguises as they challenge themselves to various contests. Check ou

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