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  • GACKT loves gamer girls

    November 14, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    On November 14th, GACKT made a guest appearance at a release event for the popular game, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". GACKT revealed, "I like watching girls play video games. When I watch a girl who's good at video games, I become happy. I think that she has good reflexes and is very skillful." As the narrator of the game's CM, GACKT stated, "As a fan of the game, I'm happy." He then promoted the game saying, "I'm not good at it, b

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 11th~13th

    November 14, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_203667" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It's magic! ("Ore no Sora" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by very disappointing ratings for "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday began the third round of the "FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2011 Japan" featuring the national women teams of all the great volleyball nations. After three wins a

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  • 14-year old girl chosen as "younger sister" of Takei Emi

    November 14, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    On November 13th, the "Girls Audition 2011" was held at Aeon Lake Town in Koshigaya, Saitama. This event was held jointly by Oscar Promotion and AEON in order to find girls who could play the character roles of actress Takei Emi's older and younger sister. As a result, 14-year old Koshiba Fuka from Osaka was chosen as the grand prix. Takei commented, "I have a real sister who is 8 years younger than me, but I made a new sister in the mi

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  • DEAD END announces title & release date for their new single

    November 14, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Rock band DEAD END has revealed the title and release date for their new single! Following  "Conception" (released November 9th) and "Final Feast" (December 14th), this new single will be the last of their 3-month consecutive release project. The new single will be titled "Yume Oni Uta" and is slated for release on January 11, 2012. The title song has already been performed live during their nationwide tour, "DEAD END tour 'DEATH ACE 20

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  • Yamada Takayuki brings his new movie, "Milocrorze", to '1st LA Eiga Fest'

    November 14, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    On November 11th, actor Yamada Takayuki and director Ishibashi Yoshimasa attended the '1st LA Eiga Fest' in Los Angeles for their movie, "Milocrorze". 'LA Eiga Fest' is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Los Angeles Consulate General of Japan, and JETRO. It aims to introduce Japanese film and culture to the Hollywood community. After the movie was screened, Yamada expressed, "If we are able to direct our horiz

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  • Crystal Kay reveals PV teaser for "Superman"

    November 14, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Back in October, tokyohive reported that Crystal Kay had transferred to a different label and would be releasing a new single. On November 14th, the singer followed up by revealing a PV teaser for her new song, "Superman". The singer had expressed, "...I’m nervous, but I’m filled with excitement! I want to create GOOD MUSIC utilizing my heart, body, and voice to the fullest." Judging by the teaser, it sounds like Crystal Kay managed to infus

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  • Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari, Ohno Satoshi reveals new CM for "Hitachi"

    November 14, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    On November 12th, Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari and Ohno Satoshi revealed their hilarious CM for "Hitachi"! This 30-second commercial follows the story of Ohno and Ninomiya, who wander through a field in the dark. Suddenly, a UFO appears out of nowhere and abducts Ninomiya, who frantically calls out, "Save me, save me!" As Ohno looks on in amazement, a LED ceiling light flies over his head, and another Ninomiya appears to explain the product.

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  • Berryz Koubou to attend 'AnimeNEXT' in New Jersey

    November 14, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    On November 13th, Hello! Project announced that Berryz Koubou will attend ‘AnimeNEXT 2012’ in New Jersey! The idol group will appear and perform at the anime convention, which runs from June 8th to the 10th in 2012. The event will be held at Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. Additional information will be revealed soon, but in the meantime, you can check out AnimeNEXT’s official website here. Source: Hello! Project

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  • Tohoshinki releases PV for "DUET"

    November 14, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    Tohoshinki has released the highly anticipated PV for their new track, "DUET"! With a dark palette of colors, dimly lit settings and, of course, a love story (sealed with a dramatic kiss!), the PV perfectly complements the laidback tones of this track. Check out the music video below! teudtvxq from ☂◎♄øṧннїηḱḯ on Vimeo.

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  • SKE48 holds handshake event with 10,000 fans

    November 14, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    On November 13th, AKB48’s sister group SKE48 held a release commemoration handshake event for their new song, “Okie Dokie”, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. This event attracted approximately 10,000 of their fans and announced that 500,000 copies of this new single were sold in the first week of sales showing off their rise in popularity. This group also aims to participate at NHK’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen. The “Double Matsui” told of their ambition w

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