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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of May 21st revealed

    May 17, 2012 @ 3:09 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of May 21st! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “Kimi ni Todoke”, Volume 16 –  Shiina Karuho : (473,164) 2. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 66 –  Oda Eiichiro : (414,099) 3. “WORST”, Volume 29 – Takahashi Hiroshi : (166,799) 4. “GANTZ”, Volume 34 – Oku Hiroya : (154,701) 5. “NARUTO”, Volume 60 – Kishimoto Masas

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta to participate in 'Living on 10,000 yen for a month' project

    May 17, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    On May 17th, it was announced that Tamamori Yuta from Kis-My-Ft2 will be participating in the “Living on 10,000 yen for 1 month” project on TV Asahi’s variety program 'Ikinari! Ougon Densetsu'. He is the first talent from Johnny's Jimusho to participate in this project. “Living on 10,000 yen for 1 month” project is one that features participants surviving on 10,000 yen for a month. The 10,000 yen encompasses living costs including their f

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  • INORAN to collaborate with Tsuchiya Anna for new album

    May 17, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    On June 27th, Luna Sea guitarist INORAN will be releasing his new album, "Dive youth, Sonik dive", to commemorate his 15th year anniversary. It's been revealed that Tsuchiya Anna will be participating in the album with the song "no options". INORAN, who wanted to do a rock duet for "no options", approached Tsuchiya for her powerful voice. Tsuchiya accepted his offer, and it turned out to be a duet song that intertwine their voices together

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  • 11 short stories by Higashino Keigo to be adapted into a drama

    May 17, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    On May 14th, Fuji TV announced that they will be adapting 11 of Higashino Keigo's best short stories into one omnibus drama called 'Mokuyo Gekijo - Higashino Keigo Mysteries'. The drama will be comprised of 11 episodes, featuring 11 different stories and starring 11 different actors. Of course the name Higashino stands for amazing mystery novels, but it's his varied use of different atmospheres from serious to comedic to eerie that make ea

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  • Denpagumi.inc reveals short PV for "Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai"

    May 17, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Earlier this week, idol group Denpagumi.inc revealed the short version of their upcoming music video for "Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai" on YouTube! The song will be released through their new single "Denparade JAPAN / Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai", and is a cover of the Ozawa Kenji song of the same name. The music video features the girls of Denpagumi.inc being projected on various surfaces throughout Shibuya and was taken entirely in one shot to

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  • Morning Musume's Niigaki Risa to release cover album

    May 16, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    Hello! Project has revealed through their official website that Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa will be releasing her own physical cover album, "Hello Cover"! "Hello Cover" was a special cover series in which the Hello! Project members covers Hello! Project tunes, and releases them limitedly as digital downloads from December 2010 until March 2011. For the release of the physical CD, three more songs, "Chu! Natsu Party", "25 ~Vingt-C

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  • Okada Masaki is moved to tears by Oguri Shun's letter

    May 16, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    On May 15th, actors Okada Masaki and Oguri Shun attended the final stage greeting for their hit film, 'Uchuu Kyodai'. During the event, Okada was moved to tears by Oguri's surprise letter. As a matter of fact, Okada had first planned to give Oguri a surprise letter on this day. However, upon hearing about the surprise, Oguri also wrote a letter to Okada. Okada and Oguri only share 5 scenes in the movie, but they've spent over a year tog

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  • Ashida Mana holds release event for "Zutto Zutto Tomodachi"

    May 16, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    On May 16th, child actress Ashida Mana held a release event for her 2nd single, "Zutto Zutto Tomodachi", at Ario Kameari in Tokyo. Despite it being a weekday, over 2,000 people gathered at the event. Ashida called out, "In 3 days I did my best to memorize the song!" and performed her new song for the very first time. Together with dancers PiaPia, Ashida danced to "Zutto Zutto Tomodachi" and its coupling track "Nanairo Picnic". She share

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  • Saotome Taichi and Nishiyama Maki caught in heated argument by tabloid magazine 'Josei Jishin'

    May 16, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    On May 13th and 14th, Saotome Taichi(20) and model Nishiyama Maki(26), reported their heated argument through their blogs with an apology for their fans. They announced this since they their fight was caught by tabloid magazine 'Josei Jishin' and reports surfaced that photos will be published on May 15th. The couple apologized to their fans directly before the fight would hit the media. During an interview on the 14th, Saotome revealed the

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  • Yuusha Yoshihiko to take on a new quest in October

    May 16, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    On May 16th, it was announced by TV Tokyo that the iconic low-budget adventure drama 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro' is going to return with a second season in October. The original series of 'Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro', starring actor Yamada Takayuki, aired last summer and was able to charm many viewers with its homage to the popular 'Dragon Quest' franchise and the love for detail despite the extremely low budget. However, it

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