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  • flumpool releases PV for "Akashi" + single info

    August 25, 2011 @ 4:49 am

    Pop-rock band flumpool is gearing up to release their second single of 2011 entitled, "Akashi". Scheduled for September 7th, "Akashi" is the band's seventh major single under Sony. "Akashi" is the theme song to NHK's 'Minna no Uta' for the months of August and September, and is also being used for the 78th NHK Nation-wide Junior High School Musical Competition. The single will come with two other tracks, including a choir version of "Ak

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  • Oricon reveals their comic chart for the week of August 29th!

    August 25, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Oricon has just unveiled their comic ranking for the week of August 29th! This week, manga "ONE PIECE" has moved down one spot to #2, with popular manga "FAIRY TAIL" taking its spot. Most of last week's manga has been bumped down with the arrival of new releases. Check out the new rankings below! --- 1. FAIRY TAIL,Volume 28 – Mashima Hiro: 294,536 2. ONE PIECE, Volume 63 - Oda Eiichiro : 151,674 3. DAIYA NO A, Volum

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  • aiko sings Calpis CM songs at Calpis memorial event

    August 25, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    On August 23rd, singer-songwriter aiko participated in Calpis Water's 20th anniversary live, "'Calpis Water' presents aiko Special Live", at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO. aiko sang a total of 11 songs including the current CM song, "Koi no Superball", and the song that was used 11 years ago, "Sakura no Toki". - As a part of Calpis Water's 20th anniversary "Support Pure Love! Campaign", 1,000 lucky people who bought the product and applied were

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  • First teaser pictures revealed of Oguri Shun's guest appearance in "Yuusha Yoshihiko"

    August 25, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    It's been known for a while that actor Oguri Shun would be making a guest appearance in TV Tokyo's low-budget drama, "Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro", where he'll support his friend Yamada Takayuki on his hilarious and spectacular adventure. Details about his role were scant, but now TV Tokyo has finally opened up with their first teaser photos of Oguri's character, 'Bacchus'! Appearing in the 10th episode, 'Bacchus' will pose as the bi

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  • Kanda Uno reveals she's pregnant with a baby girl

    August 24, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    On August 24th, talento Kanda Uno held a presentation event for her wedding dress brand's new collection, "UNO et L’ETOILE", during which she talked about her pregnancy. Kanda, who is eight months pregnant, put her hands on her stomach and said, "I talk about many things to the baby. I say things like, 'Kouno-chan, how are you?'." She then went on to reveal, "It's a girl." Kanda shared a story about her pregnant life, saying, "When I rece

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  • Sugiura Taiyo reveals he suffered a light heatstroke

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Sugiura Taiyo (30) was on location doing a shoot when he suffered a light heatstroke. He wrote in his blog that he had the heatstroke due to filming under the extremely hot sun. Sugiura wrote about his scary experience, “Even though it was hot, I wasn’t sweating and it was scary. I felt really scared”.  He was able to recover without problems, but cautioned others, “The temperature sure has changed from yesterday. This summer keeps getting

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  • Yaguchi Mari and Nakamura Masaya celebrate their 3 month anniversary with Dom Perignon

    August 24, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    On August 23rd, newlyweds Yaguchi Mari and Nakamura Masaya celebrated their three month anniversary with a toast of some Dom Perignon champagne. In addition to that Yaguchi bought some snacks to go with their drinks. For their one year anniversary, the couple vowed to go to a stylish bar. Originally, Yaguchi was going to buy some shrimp at the store for the occasion, but she ended up bringing home scallops instead which surprised her husba

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  • Kim Tae Hee to star in her first Japanese drama next season

    August 24, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Today, Fuji TV announced a new fall drama called "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi", starring actor Japanese actor Nishijima Hidetoshi (40) and South Korean actress Kim Tae Hee (31). For Nishijima, this will be his first starring role in a commercial drama. Thus far in his career, the actor tended to be more active on the big screen and only chose a few supporting drama roles. On the other hand, Kim Tae Hee received a lot of attention in Japan for

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  • Kitagawa Keiko and Tadanobu Asano's appearance at PR event for Sony

    August 24, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    On August 24th, actress Kitagawa Keiko (25) and actor Asano Tadanobu (37) attended the press conference for the new Sony camera “α” as their CM characters. When Asano shared his photo of Kitagawa, she tried to hide her embarrassment by stating, “Ahahaha, thank you for taking beautiful photo of me.” Then, Tadanobu announced, “I gave this photo a title, “Hana to Yousei (Flower and a Fairy),” and further exemplified the beauty of his photo.

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  • Miura Daichi holds "Turn Off The Light" release event with 4000 fans

    August 24, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Miura Daichi just released his new single "Turn Off The Light" earlier today on August 24th. One day before the release, Miura held a release special event for the single at Lazona Kawasaki. The song "Turn Off The Light" is being used as the ending theme song for TV Tokyo's "Ryuha-R" as well as "SHOWBIZ COWNTDOWN", and it is a thrilling track that shows Miura's great singing & dancing skills.  The choreography for the song was designed

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