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  • Kuroki Meisa officially announces her pregnancy

    April 14, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    Actress Kuroki Meisa (23) was rumored to be pregnant when she married singer Akanishi Jin (27) back in February. On April 14th, she sent a fax to several media outlets, officially confirming that she is currently 4-months pregnant! Kuroki started the message with a brief apology, "After I had pregnancy symptoms, I suffered from poor health frequently. It was my first time experiencing this, and it was a time of uneasiness." She explained t

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  • Ueno Juri's sister Ueno Mana challenges gravure for the first time

    April 14, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Actress Ueno Juri's elder sister, singer and talento Ueno Mana challenged herself to gravure for the first time in 'Weekly Playboy'. Mana commented, "I'm 30-years-old next year and this is my first time challenging gravure lol. Honestly, I wonder if I'm okay doing this, but I'm thankful to be given the offer." Recently, Mana has been active in variety programs and her degree of recognition has been rapidly increasing. The magazine featu

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  • Acid Black Cherry's "Yes" to be theme song for short drama, 'Re:dream'

    April 14, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    It's been revealed that Acid Black Cherry's "Yes" will be the theme song to the short drama, 'Re:dream'! "Yes" is a track off of Acid Black Cherry's 3rd album, "2012", which topped the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking for the first time. 'Re:dream' was inspired by this song, and will air on BeeTV and other video distributing sites. 'Re:dream' will be directed by Fukagawa Yoshihiro, who's also been in charge of 'Byakuyakou' and 'Kamisama no K

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  • SKE48's Matsui Jurina appears at concert after being discharged from the hospital

    April 14, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    As we reported on April 12th, SKE48's Matsui Jurina was discharged from the hospital, and she made an appearance at SKE48's concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya on April 14th. This was the first time for her to appear in public after the hand shake event on March 31st. As Nagoya is SKE48's home city, they had been aiming to have a concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall, and their wishes were fulfilled. This concert marked their biggest scale hall

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  • Countdown Timer hits Zero, NEWS to come back?

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    As we reported, Johnny's Entertainment had had a countdown on their official website, and the mysterious count down officially stopped on April 15th at 12:00AM. When the timer hit 00:00, the huge clock turned into a silhouette of 4 people with some background music. Many people could not see this as the website servers were swamped by people trying to access the site. Matching up with many fans assumptions, there's some good news for N

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  • Morning Musume's "Renai Hunter" hits #1 on the Oricon

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Good news for Morning Musume fans! Morning Musume's 49th single, "Renai Hunter" (2nd for 10th generation members) and the last to feature Risa Niigaki has topped the Oricon Daily charts. The single was released on April 11th and debuted at 3rd on the Oricon Daily chart behind Sexy Zone and Perfume's latest singles. It took them a few days, but the single has finally topped the April 13th edition of the Oricon Daily Singles Chart by selling

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  • AKB48 members to compete with horse racing for the main star of JRA CM

    April 14, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    On April 12th, the JRA(Japan Racing Association) announced that AKB48 will be their new CM models. As one of the main projects of JRA's new campaign 'SMART!JRA', 28 members of AKB48, who are over 20 years of age, will compete by betting on a horse race to become the main star of JRA CM this fall. The project is named 'AKB no Gachi Uma' and includes Maeda Atsuko. They will call five G1(Grade 1) horse races from Empire Awards on April 29th t

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  • 9nine to sing theme song for 'Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni'

    April 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Idol group 9nine will be releasing their new single, "Ryusei no Kuchizuke", on June 20th. This song has been chosen as the theme song for TBS' upcoming drama, 'Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni'! The drama is based on a comical novel by 'Natotoki wa Dinner no Ato de' author Higashigawa Tokuya. It will begin airing on April 23rd, and features Kawaguchi Haruna, Hayami Mokomichi, Iriyama Noriko, and Takashima Masanobu as cast members. "Ryusei

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  • Kiyoharu to collaborate with INORAN for upcoming single

    April 14, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    It's been revealed that INORAN will be participating in the music video for Kiyoharu's "the sun"! "the sun" is one of the title tracks off of Kiyoharu's upcoming single, "Ryusei / the sun", set for release on May 23rd. Although both their bands Kuroyume and LUNA SEA debuted around the same time, this will be their first time working together. After thinking, "If there's an opportunity, I'd like to do something with him," Kiyoharu stated

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  • SID releases PV for their upcoming single "Nokoriga"

    April 14, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    Back in March, we reported that SID will release their singles "Nokoriga" on May 2nd and "S" on May 9th. "Nokoriga" is the April theme song for NTV program 'Sukkiri!', and "S" is theme song for an upcoming horror movie, 'Sadako 3D'. Both songs were performed at their live concert at Zepp Tokyo on March 16th, exciting the crowd of 2,700 fans. Check out the PV for "Nokoriga" below! Source & Image : SID official website

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