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  • Nakama Yukie to play a loveless career woman in new drama, "Renai NEET"

    November 22, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Today it was announced that actress Nakama Yukie is going star as a career woman in the upcoming TBS drama "Renai NEET ~Wasureta Koi no Hajime Kata~". "Renai NEET" is a romantic comedy about six individuals between twenty and forty, who all are fortunate to be in a good social position yet fail to advance in the professional called love. The acronym NEET actually stands for 'not in education, employment, or training', but in this case it b

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  • Takenouchi Yutaka attends '15th Japanese Film Festival' in Australia

    November 22, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Actor Takenouchi Yutaka (40) recently attended the '15th Japanese Film Festival', making him the first Japanese actor to attend the event. This festival was held in Sydney, Australia from November 17th to the 27th. As his first time attending an international film festival, Takenouchi was asked to give a speech in English in front of 800 people. On the 19th, he attended a stage greeting for his starring movie, "Taiheiyou no Kiseki -Fox

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  • More artists added to the "2011 FNS Kayousai" line-up

    November 22, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    Previously, tokyohive reported the first artist line-up for Fuji TV's annual music program "2011 FNS Kayousai (FNS Music Festival)" which will air live on December 7th, and recently, 22 more artists have been added to the line-up. With the newest addition, 77 groups of artists will make an appearance on the show, and about 80 songs will be performed over the 4 hour broadcast. The artists who were added are... (You can also check the first

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 19th/20th

    November 22, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    [caption id="attachment_205204" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kaiji 2" / "Suteki na Kanashibari" / "Moneyball""][/caption] A new Japanese movie in the top ten balanced out the number of Western and Asian produced movies on the box office chart, while "1911" was replaced by another Chinese/Hong Kong collaboration. However, the top four remained unaffected by the new starts and defended their position

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  • Preview of Big Bang's Japanese version of 'Haru Haru' revealed

    November 22, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    On December 14th, Big Bang will release a new album in Japan called, “The Best of Big Bang“. The album will feature 14 of their greatest hit songs, one of which will be the Japanese version of their famous track, “Haru Haru“. “Haru Haru” was released back in August of 2008, and it’s become one of Big Bang’s most popular songs, earning nearly 22 million views on YouTube. A survey was held in mid-September which asked, “Which Korean song do

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  • ZE:A releases PV for "Daily Daily" and places third on Oricon Chart

    November 22, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    Nine member Korean boy group ZE:A released their newest Japanese single, "Daily Daily" on November 22nd and it has reached number 3 on the Oricon Daily charts by selling 6,600 units. In conjunction with the release, the PV for the single was also released. "Daily Daily" is an original Japanese song that is perfectly matched for the winter season. The single also includes a Japanese remake of their Korean hit, “All Day Long”, as well as

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  • Aqua Timez to release live DVD & Blu-Ray of 'Carpe Diem' tour

    November 22, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    On December 21st, Aqua Timez will be releasing their live DVD and Blu-Ray, "Aqua Timez 'Carpe diem Tour 2011' Nippon Budokan". This live DVD and Blu-Ray recorded the final day of their tour "Carpe diem tour 2011", which was also their first live concert at the Nippon Budokan. The discs will include performances of 21 songs, including  songs from their indie days. The limited edition for the DVD will also hold a privilege disc called "The

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  • Seven AKB48 members to appear in new Ultraman movie

    November 22, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    It's been revealed that seven members of AKB48 will be making an appearance in the upcoming 'Ultraman' movie, "Ultraman Saga". Members Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Umeda Ayaka, Masuda Yuka, Kobayashi Kana, Sato Sumire, and Shimada Haruka will form a Earth Defense Force called "Team U", who'll be working with the Ultraman heroes. This will be the first time that the Earth Defense Force will appear in the series. "Ultraman Saga" tells th

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  • Acid Black Cherry announces new single, "Yes"

    November 22, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    Acid Black Cherry has announced through their official website that they will be releasing a new single called "Yes" on January 18th, 2012. This will be the band's 15th single overall, and is the last single in their five-month consecutive release project. "Yes" is described to be a ballad love song. Its coupling track is "Stop it love [Recreation Track]", a song yasu wrote 10 years ago. The limited edition will be limited to 50,000 cop

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  • S/mileage reveals dance lesson video for their upcoming single

    November 22, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    S/mileage is scheduled to release their 8th single, "Please Minisuka Postwoman! (Please Miniskirt Postwoman!)" on December 28th, and to build the anticipation, the group revealed a dance lesson video for their new song through their official YouTube channel. S/mileage will show their first performance to the song at "Hello! Project☆Festival 2011", which will be held at Yomiuri Land on November 23rd. With luck, maybe fans will get to learn

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