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  • Miyazaki Aoi gets overwhelmed with compliments from her co-stars

    November 13, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    On November 11th, a press conference was held for NHK's Saturday special drama, 'Chouchou-san'.  The main cast, including Miyazaki Aoi, Ito Atsushi, Ethan Landry, and Nishida Toshiyuki, as well as the writer, Ichikawa Shinichi, attended the event. 'Chouchou-san' was adapted by Ichikawa from a famous Puccini opera called "Chouchou Fujin" or more popularly known as "Madama Butterfly".  He changed it into a lyric poem and transfered the story

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  • Matsutoya Yumi finishes her nation-wide tour in Sendai

    November 13, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    On November 11th, singer, Matsutoya Yumi (57) finished her nation-wide tour "Matsutoya Yumi Concert Tour 2011 Road Show" at the Sendai Sun Plaza, in Miyagi prefecture.  Matsutoya performed 24 songs, and for the encore, she sang the charity version of  "Haru yo Koi". The tour was held for 7 months (40 locations, 73 stages) and pulled in an audience of over 173,000 people.  It started at Yokosuka Art Theatre back in April, and the Sendai liv

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 releases audio for "We Never Give Up"

    November 13, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Pop group Kis-My-Ft2 have broadcasted the full audio for "We Never Give Up" on radio airwaves. As reported earlier, "We Never Give Up" is their second single and will come in five different versions. The song is described to be an energetic piece that's sure to make everyone listening "stand up! stand up!" Check out the track below, and don't forget to support the artists by grabbing your copy of their single here. Tip: Nee Jyanpu

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  • Oricon releases their ranking of "ideal face chosen by women"

    November 13, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their 40's, "Which female celebrity possesses the ideal face?" First place for the 5th "Ideal Face Chosen by Women Ranking" went to none other than actress Ayase Haruka. Hearing the news, Ayase commented, "I'm surprised. I was chosen? Eh?! Thank you." She also revealed her secrets for beautiful skin saying, "Moisturizer. Also, sleeping well and eating well." Check out

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  • Buono! to hold their 1st overseas live concert in Paris

    November 13, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    Hello! Project's official website has announced that Buono! will be holding a live concert at La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France on February 12th, 2012!  This concert mark the idol group's first overseas live. Aside from the date and the venue, details about their Paris live have yet to be fully revealed. Stay tuned as we report on updates! Source: Hello! Project official site Thanks to Raitoryuuku for the tip!

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  • AKB48's Oba Mina to make a comeback in January

    November 13, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    [caption id="attachment_187105" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Oba Mina of Team 4"][/caption] On November 12th, former AKB48 Team 4 captain Oba Mina (19) made an appearance at AKB48's handshake event, where it was announced that she would be making a comeback in January. Oba had been suspended from her activities since September 2nd after her old blog entries revealed that she had a boyfriend and had consumed alcohol. Oba was i

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals artist line up for November 18th!

    November 13, 2011 @ 5:31 am

    MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line up for their November 18th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature performances by aiko, Ikimonogakari, Sexy Zone, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, Porno Graffitti, and Yusuke. Check out the full set list below! - "Zutto" - aiko "Aruite Ikou" - Ikimono Gakari "Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone "LOVE SONG" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS "Yuki no Iro" - Porno Graffitti "Issho Kenmei" - Yusuke Source: MUSIC

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  • SMAP announces new single, "Boku no Hanbun"

    November 13, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    SMAP recently announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Boku no Hanbun", on December 21st! SMAP's 46th single will be written, composed, and arranged by Saito Kazuyoshi. It's described as a slow tempo ballad of unrequited love. This song was first presented during SMAP's fan meeting event, "Shuku 20 Shuunen! SMAP Fan×FuN PARTY 2011", which was held on November 12th at Tokyo Dome. With Kimura Takuya on acoustic guitar, the

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  • Momoiro Clover Z kicks off 'Momoiro Clover Z Tamashii no Sprechchor Tour' + PV for "Santa-san"

    November 13, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    On November 12th, Momoiro Clover Z kicked off their live tour, 'Momoiro Clover Z Tamashii no Sprechchor Tour', at Yokohama BLITZ, where they revealed the PV for their new song, "Santa-san". "Santa-san" can be found in Momoiro Clover Z's upcoming single, "Roudou Sanka", which is scheduled for release on November 23rd. Written, composed, and arranged by Maeyamada Kenichi, "Santa-san" is described as a fun and upbeat Christmas party tune.

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  • Check out performances from this week's MUSIC STATION

    November 13, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    Below are MUSIC STATION performances that aired on November 11th.  The show featured fantastic stages from YUI, Nishino Kana, Arashi, and Shiina Ringo.  In addition, for the first time on MUSIC STATION, the latest Johnny's group, Sexy Zone performed. ----- "HELLO" - YUI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AewcnL4Gr2I "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58G3N0sKrWs "Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone http://ww

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