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  • AKB48's Oba Mina suspended and Mori Anna withdraws from AKB48

    September 2, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_187105" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Oba Mina of Team 4"][/caption] On September 2nd, it was revealed on AKB48 Official Blog that Team 4 captain Oba Mina (19) will be suspended from her activities and fellow team member Mori Anna (17) will graduate from this popular idol group. For Oba, the suspension stems from the evidence from and old blog entry revealing that she had a boyfriend and had been consuming al

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  • More cast members revealed for live-action movie "Rurouni Kenshin"

    September 2, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    As reported earlier, Watsuki Kazuhiro's popular manga "Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Romantan-" will be released as a live-action movie starring Sato Takeru.  Although it was also announced that Takei Emi would be taking the role of heroine "Kamiya Kaoru", the other cast members were still unknown.  However, today, it was revealed that Aoi Yu, Aoki Munetaka, and Tanaka Taketo have been added to the cast members. Aoi's role will be for a d

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  • Mizushima Hiro is a 'phantom thief' for new Mobage CM

    September 2, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Actor Mizushima Hiro will be appearing in the new CM for Mobage with black hair for the first time in 8 months. Mizushima, who will play a 'phantom thief' in the CM, commented, "I made it black [appropriate for a phantom thief]. Blond hair really stands out." For the CM, Mizushima climbs up a wall with a wire to sneak into a mansion. Although he claimed, "I'm not good with heights...", Mizushima shows a brilliant performance. Meanwhile, du

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  • Oricon reveals their comic charts for the week of September 5th!

    September 2, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    It's that time of the week again and Oricon has revealed it weekly comic chart ranking for September 5th! The top three comics from last week managed to stay in this week's top five ranking once again! Check out who managed to come out on top below! ---- 1. Aoharaido, Volume 2 - Sakisaka Io: 126,025 2. GANTZ, Volume 32 – Oku Hiroya : 110,663 3. FAIRY TAIL,Volume 28 – Mashima Hiro: 107,538 4. ADAMAS, Volume 6 -

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  • "Ikemen Desu Ne" to be made into a stage play!

    September 2, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    On September 1st, it was revealed that TBS’s remake drama, “Ikemen Desu Ne (You’re Beautiful)” will be made into a Japanese theatrical stage play! This play will focus on the adolescent story of four-member band, A.N. JELL. The four main cast members will be replaced by three Johnny’s Entertainment members and one actress for this play. Also, this upcoming play is set to start its performance at Akasaka ACT Theater on October 8th to the

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  • Music Station releases guest list for September 9th!

    September 2, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    TV Asahi show 'Music Station' has listed it's guest performers for next week's September 9th broadcast! Domoto Tsuyoshi will perform his upcoming single, "Niji no Uta", along with Nakashima Mika also performing her new single, "LOVE IS ECSTASY". Rock groups flumpool, Unicorn, and Pornograffitti will also make an appearance. Next week will also have a first timer as Korean group SHINee will perform their newest Japanese single, "JULIETTE".

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  • Hirosue Ryoko makes first public appearance after pregnancy, receives beauty award

    September 2, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    On September 1st, actress Hirosue Ryoko attended an awards ceremony for "The Best of Beauty 2011". This was the first time she made a public appearance after giving birth to her second son in March. The press asked, "Is you newlywed life going well? Is your child healthy?", to which she responded, "Yes, thank you." Last October, Hirosue married candle artist CANDLE JUNE, and welcomed their baby earlier this year. She shared, "We enjoy e

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  • Tohoshinki reveals "Duet" teaser + jacket covers for "TONE" + nationwide tour dates

    September 2, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Tohoshinki has just revealed the jacket covers for their new album, "TONE", which will be released on September 28th. The CD will come in three editions, and a different color has been prepared for each version. Additionally, it was revealed that Tohoshinki's nationwide tour, "Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TONE~", will kick off on January 18th, with a total of 14 performances in 9 locations. Finally, the duo recently released a teaser for

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  • Honey L Days releases "I Can" PV!

    September 2, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    Rock band Honey L Days is gearing up to release their 7th single, "I Can". "I Can" is the image song for a 'H.I.S.' CM, and the single is scheduled to be released on September 14th. They are also holding a one-man live for the single on September 3rd at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM. Check out the PV for "I Can" below!

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  • Koda Kumi reveals a behind-the-scenes clip of "Ai wo Tomenaide"

    September 2, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    Last month, J-pop icon Koda Kumi released a preview of her PV for "Ai wo Tomenaide". On September 1st, she released a behind-the-scenes video for her poignant love song. Koda Kumi's 51st single is due out this month on September 21st. It is also the theme song to Japanese drama, "Second Virgin". Check out the making-of video below!

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