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  • AKB48's Fujie Reina attends stage greeting for "Enkiri Village"

    October 18, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    On October 16th, AKB48's Fujie Reina and actor Yagami Ren attended a stage greeting for their horror film, "Enkiri Village ~Dead End Survival~". Fujie, who plays the role of a vengeful ghost, appeared at the event in a refreshing white dress. She reflected, "I'm very happy that many people have gathered here today. During filming, there were a lot of bugs, so I got bit in about 7 places. But right now, it's a good memory." Meanwhile, Yaga

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  • Karina & Yoshitaka Yuriko celebrate Oshima Yuko's 23rd birthday

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    On October 17th, AKB48’s Oshima Yuko was thrown a surprise birthday party for her 23rd birthday at Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo. As AKB48’s birthday song, “Namida Surprise!” played in the background, her co-stars from her fall drama “Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu” greeted her to this surprise event. This included actress Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and other staff members at this celebration. While being escorted towards the cake, Oshim

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  • Sawajiri Erika stars in new "Snickers" CM

    October 17, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    Actress Sawajiri Erika attended a Snicker’s CM announcement event on October 17th in Tokyo. With the reporters shooting her questions regarding her divorce with filmmaker Takashiro Tsuyoshi, she managed to avoid the press’ pressure to respond. This latest endorsement will feature a boy playing soccer and changing into grouchy “Erika-sama”, due to his hunger. On the soccer field, this actress kicks the ball with attitude in this comedic CM.

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  • Ayase Haruka to appear in a new CM for "SK-II"

    October 17, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    On October 17th, actress Ayase Haruka and Momoi Kaori attended a new CM announcement for skin care brand “SK-II” in Tokyo. Momoi, who touched Ayase’s skin, commented, “I can’t believe this is a human’s skin. Wow~, incredible! It feels like a soft candy…,” and was shocked at the flawless texture of her skin. This upcoming CM titled, “5 Secrets”, will feature Ayase, Momoi, and Koyuki endorse their new lotion, “Facial Treatment Essence”. In

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 14th~16th

    October 17, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_197524" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kimura Takuya plays around with announcer Tanaka Minami (TBS)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, with the much-anticipated first episode of "Nankyoku Tairiku" as one of the biggest highlights of the new fall season. The first day of the report, Friday, didn't really offer much for drama fans. Fukada Kyoko guested on "

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  • Amuro Namie reveals title and release date for upcoming single

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Amuro Namie has revealed that she will be releasing a new double A-side single, titled "Sit!Stay!Wait!Down! / Love Story", on December 7th! As we reported earlier, the songs are currently being used as both the opening and ending theme for the drama, 'Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu'. Produced by T.kura & michico, "Sit!Stay!Wait!Down!" is said to be an unique dance number. Meanwhile, "Love Story" is described as a strong and painful

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  • J Soul Brothers release short PV for "Refrain"

    October 17, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    J Soul Brothers is back with a gorgeous R&B ballad that's perfect for the Fall season! They released a short PV through YouTube today, and fans are already swooning over their suave charm. We definitely can't wait to see these guys perform live on music programs again, but until then, check out the PV below!

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  • NERDHEAD releases "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K" PV

    October 17, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Last month NERDHEAD and Kuraki Mai released a short version of their second collaborative single, "Kotoba ni Dekinai HOdo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K". The song was recently made available on Recochoku on October 5th and the song will be available on NERDHEAD's second album, "BEHIND the TRUTH" which will drop on October 26th. Now, the full music video has been released, check it out! -

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  • First episode of Kimura Takuya's drama pulls in average rating of 22.2%

    October 17, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    The first episode of Kimura Takuya's drama, "Nankyoku Tairiku", which aired on October 16th, pulled in an average rating of 22.2%! The 2-hour and 5-minute drama reached its peak rating of 25.5% at 10:37 pm. Kimura plays the role of geologist 'Kuramochi Takeshi', who risks his life in an Antarctic expedition with his team and Sakhalin huskies. Meanwhile, Ayase Haruka plays Kuramochi's sister-in-law 'Takaoka Miyuki'. This is the first time i

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  • Hello! Project members' talk + performance on on 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    October 17, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    On the October 17th episode of ‘HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ’, collaborative Hello! Project group Mobekimasu (comprised of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage) made their appearance on stage to perform their latest single, “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku”! Before their exciting performance, the members of this group had a brief talk segment with comedian duo Downtown, where the groups introduce themselves and the hosts

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