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  • Hilcrhyme's TOC announces his marriage to a non-celebrity woman

    April 9, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    On April 8th, hip-hop/R&B duo Hilcrhyme's TOC (30) announced his marriage during their nationwide tour. The announcement took place in Niigata, the group's hometown.  Hilcrhyme was performing on the final stage of their nationwide tour, and after their masterpiece song "Shunka Shutou", TOC began talking to the 18,000 fans in attendance, "I have something that I want to tell, you guys are the first people that I'm telling this to." He c

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  • ONE OK ROCK to hold live tour in commemoration of DVD & Blu-ray release

    April 9, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Previously, we reported that rock band ONE OK ROCK will be releasing a new live DVD and Blu-ray on May 30th. To commemorate this release, the band has revealed that they will be holding a live tour called "ONE OK ROCK 2012 'Start Walking The World Tour'"! The DVD & Blu-ray, titled "ONE OK ROCK 2011-2012 ‘Zankyo Reference’ TOUR~YOKOHAMA ARENA SPECIAL FINAL~", will feature footage from the band’s Yokohama Arena concert on January 21st and 2

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 7th/8th

    April 9, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_232056" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Doraemon" / "SPEC~Ten~" / "Bokura ga Ita""][/caption] As expected last week, "SPEC~Ten~", "Titanic 3D" and "The Artist" rearranged the top 10 of the weekend box office chart, with SPEC~Ten~ even pushing "Doraemon" from the top. "SPEC~Ten~", starring Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, opened on 279 screens and made it onto the top position for the w

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  • Kariyushi58 to release new single, "Warattete Kure yo"

    April 9, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Kariyushi58 has revealed that they will be releasing a new single titled "Warattete Kure yo" on June 13th. As previously reported, "Warattete Kure yo" is the ending theme song to Tsumabuki Satoshi and Takei Emi's starring film, "Ai to Makoto", which will open in theaters on June 16th. A portion of this song can be heard in the trailer for the movie. The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. It will also include

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  • BiS release their real PV for "IDOL", apologize for the fake PV & cruel jokes

    April 9, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    On April 10th, the girls of idol group BiS (‘Brand-new idol Society‘) and their director Watanabe Junnosuke revealed that all of the recent announcements have been nothing but lies. In March, we reported that everything looked like as if they were becoming an orthodox idol group after the release of a pretty tame and fluffy short PV for their latest HMV exclusive single "IDOL", which will be released on April 11th. Moreover they announced

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  • Horikita Maki sends off a train wrapped with 'Umechan Sensei' posters

    April 9, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    On April 9th, actress Horikita Maki attended the official departure ceremony of a train wrapped with advertisements for her NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' at the Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. She commented on the train, "There are so many posters that it makes me both embarrassed and happy." Showing off a bright smile she added, "I hope it will travel to many towns and that everyone will come to Kamata by riding this train." In 'Umech

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  • Marie makes first public appearance after entering Parsons School for Design

    April 9, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    On April 8th, model Marie made a surprise guest appearance at the presentation event for the creative award, "DIGITAL FRONTIER GRAND PRIX 2012". This marked Marie's first public appearance after entering Parsons The New School for Design in New York this past fall. She commented, "I'm a student. I make clothes with my own hands. I can't do graphics; it's such a wonderful thing, so I'm envious." Although Marie is studying abroad in Ameri

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  • Sadako to throw the first ball at baseball opening ceremony

    April 9, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    It's been revealed that popular horror film figure Sadako, will be throwing the first ball for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Chiba Lotte Marines match on April 25th at Tokyo Dome. Sadako's appearance will coincide with the upcoming horror film, 'Sadako 3D', and will be the first in Japanese professional baseball history. The crowd can look forward to how Sadako will present herself in throwing the first pitch. 'Sadako 3D' is th

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  • Kimura Kaela to release new single, "Mamireru"

    April 9, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Kimura Kaela has announced that she will be releasing her new single "Mamireru" on May 16th! As we reported earlier, the title track has already been picked up as the theme song to TV Asahi's upcoming drama, "Toshi Densetsu no Onna". Regarding her new single, Kimura commented, "It's mysterious and I thought it was interesting, so I decided to make it into a single without hesitation." "Mamireru" will be composed by AxSxE (NATSUMEN), who h

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to make acting debut in 'Kazoku no Uta'

    April 9, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    On April 8th, it was revealed that singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be making her acting debut in the upcoming Fuji TV drama, 'Kazoku no Uta'. Starring actor Odagiri Joe, the drama tells a story about a former rock star who suddenly finds out about the existence of his 3 daughters. Kyary will make an appearance as herself in the first episode.  She will ask the protagonist to compose a song for her. Regarding Kyary's appearance, Fuji TV pr

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