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  • Yusuke's PV for Naruto Shippuden's movie theme song, "Otakebi", revealed!

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    Moments ago, the full PV of Yusuke's new song, "Otakebi" (to be released on August 3rd), was unveiled to the public. As previously mentioned, this song will be used as a theme song for NARUTO's eighth film, "Gekijouban NARUTO: Blood Prison" (to be released on July 30th). This song features upbeat sounds and the lyrics focuses on dreams and futures. The actual PV features Yusuke running and is also quite comedic as well. Check it out bel

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  • AKB48 and SDN48 take an adventure to Neverland!

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_175104" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Ishida Haruka, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho, Nito Moeno, Ohori Megumi"][/caption] On the 20th AKB48 members Ishida Haruka, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho, Nito Moeno and SDN48 member Ohori Megumi got together to attend a dress rehearsal performance of the musical “Peter Pan”, which was held at the Tokyo International Forum. The girls came together to watch Takahata

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  • PASSPO☆ reveals a PV preview of "ViVi Natsu"!

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    PASSPO☆ has just revealed a PV preview of their upcoming song "ViVi Natsu" on Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel! The cheerful song features an equally cute and energetic choreography, coupled with the girls' fresh summer looks for an all-around home run. "ViVi Natsu" will be released as a single on August 24th. Check out the preview below! Source: Universal Music Japan's Official YouTube Channel

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  • Model Oshikiri Moe paints a portrait for Takizawa Saori

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Popular model Oshikiri Moe made her 'painting debut' on the recording of the BS Asahi program, "Gokujou Kuukan". On this show, two special guests held an exclusive talk while enjoying a drive around Japan. For this episode, Oshikiri went on an outing to Chiba with her actress friend Takizawa Saori, and gave her a portrait painted with acrylics for her 30th birthday. Oshikiri started learning how to paint last spring, and showed off her

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  • "Afro Samurai" to get live-action adaptation in Hollywood!

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    It has been reported that U.S. film producer Indomina Group and GONZO Studios will be teaming up with actor Samuel L. Jackson for the live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese anime, "Afro Samurai". This summer, a scriptwriter and director will be chosen, and the cast will be decided by the end of the year. The film will be shot at Pinewood Studios in the Dominican Republic. "Afro Samurai" was a manga series originally written by O

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  • Which Mr. Children's songs would make women fall in love?

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    It's quite popular for dates and parties to be held at a karaoke room. It’s a place where people of the opposite sex can try to impress a lady or a guy that they're interested in.  goo Rankings recently polled a question on this for the ladies asking women: Which song by Mr. Children sang by a man would make them fall in love? Look at the top 10 results below! ---- 1. “Dakishimetai” 2. “Na Mo Naki Uta” 3. “Kimi Ga Suki” 4. “

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  • Kurose Jun welcomes his new baby girl!

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    It has been reported that comedian Kurose Jun of Punkbooboo had a baby girl on July 20th around 12:00 PM, weighing 7lbs. 9oz. Kurose announced to his agency, "I am honestly very happy! It's a girl so I want her to grow with a lot of energy like the girls from 'Nadeshiko Japan'. We haven't decided on a name yet, but we are thinking of 'Kurose Sawako' or 'Kurose Nadeko', naming her after the soccer player, Sawa Homare!" After two years of

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  • FUNKEY MONKEY BABYS and Ketsumeishi to collaborate for a charity event!

    July 21, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_174798" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="FUNKY MONKEY BABYS (Right) and Kestumeishi (Left)"][/caption] On July 20th, it was revealed that hip hop unit FUNKY MONKEY BABYS will collaborate with their senior group, Ketsumeishi, for a charity event aimed for the reconstruction efforts from the Tohoku earthquake back in March. They will be holding their event at Shibata, Miyagi Prefecture on September 10th at Kaze no

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  • Ashida Mana & Suzuki Fuku's "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori" sold over a total of 200,000 copies!

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Popular child stars, Ashida Mana (7) and Suzuki Fuku (7)’s drama theme song, “Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!” (released on May 25th) under the name “Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook” has accumulated a total sales figure of 250,000 copies as of July 25th Oricon Weekly single chart which was good enough to rank 2nd. Furthermore, this song kept a TOP 10 place for eight weeks and is now considered a long-term hit song. It has been nearly 30 years since an

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  • Fudanjuku's manga starts its circulation!

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Back in June, tokyohive reported that a manga adaptation for cross-dressing idol unit Fudanjuku (a.k.a Nakano Fujo Sisters) was scheduled to be published on July 20th. Now, on the latest issue of “Margaret”, a shoujo manga magazine, the first part of this new circulation was issued. This new manga titled “Fudanjuku Monogatari” features all seven of the members as the story’s protagonist written by mangaka Tanemura Arina. This issue als

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