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  • Fuuta's (Akanishi Jin's brother) public rehearsal of his first featured stage "The Three Musketeers"

    July 21, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    As we previously reported, Fuuta(Akanishi Jin's brother) will be starring in the musical "The Three Musketeers" and on July 20th, Fuuta appeared at the public rehearsal which was held at the Nissei Theater in Tokyo. Even though this is the first time for Fuuta to play a lead role, he confidently stated, "I don't feel any pressure! I want to positively keep running forward." He continued with smile, "My brother (Akanishi Jin) always comes t

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  • Check out the full PV for Kis-My-Ft2's "Everybody Go"!

    July 21, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    A full PV for Kis-My-Ft2's debut single, "Everybody Go", has just been revealed! This fun and catchy song will be released as their first single on August 10th, and is currently the theme song to the drama, "Ikemen Desu ne". Check out the full PV below! Thanks to nss7 for the tip!

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  • YG Entertainment and avex Entertainment team up to establish new label, 'YGEX'

    July 21, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    On July 21st, a press conference was held for the establishment of YG FAMILY's exclusive new label, YGEX, a joint label between YG Entertainment and avex Entertainment. BIGBANG will be transferring from Universal Japan to YGEX. Group leader G-DRAGON expressed, "It is encouraging for the family to be able to work together." D-LITE was absent from the event due to an accident, but V.I. stated, "Please look forward to our activities with all

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  • NMB48 becomes one-day promotion ambassador for Osaka Takoyaki Museum

    July 21, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    July 21st - AKB48's sister unit, NMB48 has been chosen as the ambassador of "Osaka Takoyaki Museum" at Universal City Walk Osaka, where the inaugural ceremony was held. Each of the members of Team N, Ogasawara Mayu, Kondo Rina, Kinoshita Haruna, Fukumoto Aina and Yoshida Akari have became the PR ambassadors of the 5 popular Takoyaki stores at the Museum. Watanabe Miyuki became the lead PR ambassador. Yogi Keira, Shimada Rena and Fujita Run

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  • Music critic Nakamura Touyou commits suicide

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    Around 10am on July 21st, music critic Nakamura Touyou (79) was discovered outside his home in Tachikawa, Tokyo by a pedestrian. The Tachikawa Police Department state that Nakamura committed suicide by jumping from his home on the 8th floor. According to the police, Nakamura lived alone and left a suicide note in the room. Nakamura suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead before making it to the hospital. Nakamura was born in

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  • Yusuke's PV for Naruto Shippuden's movie theme song, "Otakebi", revealed!

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    Moments ago, the full PV of Yusuke's new song, "Otakebi" (to be released on August 3rd), was unveiled to the public. As previously mentioned, this song will be used as a theme song for NARUTO's eighth film, "Gekijouban NARUTO: Blood Prison" (to be released on July 30th). This song features upbeat sounds and the lyrics focuses on dreams and futures. The actual PV features Yusuke running and is also quite comedic as well. Check it out bel

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  • AKB48 and SDN48 take an adventure to Neverland!

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_175104" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Ishida Haruka, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho, Nito Moeno, Ohori Megumi"][/caption] On the 20th AKB48 members Ishida Haruka, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho, Nito Moeno and SDN48 member Ohori Megumi got together to attend a dress rehearsal performance of the musical “Peter Pan”, which was held at the Tokyo International Forum. The girls came together to watch Takahata

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  • PASSPO☆ reveals a PV preview of "ViVi Natsu"!

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    PASSPO☆ has just revealed a PV preview of their upcoming song "ViVi Natsu" on Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel! The cheerful song features an equally cute and energetic choreography, coupled with the girls' fresh summer looks for an all-around home run. "ViVi Natsu" will be released as a single on August 24th. Check out the preview below! Source: Universal Music Japan's Official YouTube Channel

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  • Model Oshikiri Moe paints a portrait for Takizawa Saori

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Popular model Oshikiri Moe made her 'painting debut' on the recording of the BS Asahi program, "Gokujou Kuukan". On this show, two special guests held an exclusive talk while enjoying a drive around Japan. For this episode, Oshikiri went on an outing to Chiba with her actress friend Takizawa Saori, and gave her a portrait painted with acrylics for her 30th birthday. Oshikiri started learning how to paint last spring, and showed off her

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  • "Afro Samurai" to get live-action adaptation in Hollywood!

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    It has been reported that U.S. film producer Indomina Group and GONZO Studios will be teaming up with actor Samuel L. Jackson for the live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese anime, "Afro Samurai". This summer, a scriptwriter and director will be chosen, and the cast will be decided by the end of the year. The film will be shot at Pinewood Studios in the Dominican Republic. "Afro Samurai" was a manga series originally written by O

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