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  • Yuzu become part-time staff for a day

    April 26, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    To celebrate their 15th year anniversary since their debut, on April 25th, popular duo Yuzu became part-time staff for a day at the Tower Records store in Umeda Osaka Marubiru to sell their best-of album 'YUZU YOU'. Wearing the store uniform, including an apron and name plate, Kitagawa Yujin (35) stated, “My body is tense. The moment that I face customers who are purchasing our CDs, my heart starts beating rapidly.” Iwasawa Koji (35) exp

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  • Shioya Shun two-timing with Tominaga Ai and Sonoyama Makie

    April 26, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Several days after model Tominaga Ai (29) confirmed publicly that she was in a relationship with actor Shioya Shun (29), on April 25th, their relationship took a negative turn as it was revealed that Shioya was two-timing. According to various sources, Shioya met Tominaga at the end of last year at a charity event that was held to raise funds to support the areas affected by the Tohoku earthquake, and the pair began dating, but around the

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  • Kimura Kaela reveals short PV for 'Mamireru'

    April 26, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Kimura Kaela has revealed the short PV for her upcoming single, "Mamireru"! The video features Kimura singing and dancing in a world of pink. It also features appearances by AxSxE (NATSUMEN), the song's composer, and Nakamura Keisaku, who often supports Kimura during live concerts. "Mamireru" is scheduled for release on May 16th. Prior to this, it will be available in Chaku-Uta form on April 27th. Those who download the Chaku-Uta via Re

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  • Sadako throws a cursed opening pitch at Tokyo Dome

    April 26, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    On April 25th, horror icon Sadako from the 'Ring' series and the upcoming movie 'Sadako 3D' was invited to throw the opening before the regular Pacific League match between the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the Chiba Lotte Marines at the Tokyo Dome. With her typical long black hair and white gown, Sadako appeared on the mound and pitched a no-bounce throw towards Lotte outfielder Kakunaka Katsuya. However, probably afraid of getting cur

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  • Itano Tomomi holds mini live event at Yoyogi Park

    April 26, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    On April 25th, AKB48's Itano Tomomi held a mini live event at Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage to commemorate the release of her third solo single, "10nen Go no Kimi e". Despite the rain, about 4,000 fans gathered at the event, and called out, "Tomo!" and "Tomochin!". After singing the title track and "lose-lose", Itano gave the appeal of her new single saying, "Please sing it a lot at karaoke, and do heavy rotation!" Itano became the first AK

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi's "evolution" to be used as the theme song for "Helter Skelter"

    April 26, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    On April 26th, a new poster for the upcoming movie "Helter Skelter" was revealed along with the announcement that Hamasaki Ayumi's 20th single "evolution" (released in 2001) will be used as its theme song. "Helter Skelter" is directed by Ninagawa Mika and marks the comeback of actress Sawajiri Erika after a five year-long abstinence from the silver screen. It tells the story of a woman named 'Ririko' (Sawajiri), who received cosmetic surg

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  • PV Preview of SKE48's new single "Ai Shite Love Ru" revealed

    April 26, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    As we previously reported, SKE48 will release their 9th single "Ai Shite Love Ru!" on May 16th, but ahead of its release they've revealed a preview of the PV! According to reports, Akimoto Yasushi had originally named the single "Ai Love Shiteru!", but SKE48's member Matsui Rena suggested him to change it to "Ai Shite Love Ru!", which he immediately agreed to. Check out the preview below!

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of April 30th revealed

    April 26, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of April 30th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “FAIRY TAIL”, Volume 32 – Mashima Hiro: (297,314) 2. “Gin no Saji Silver Spoon”, Volume 3 – Arakawa Hiroshi: (293,359) 3. “Jojolion”, Volume 2 – Araki Hirohiko: (204,791) 4. “Detective Conan”, Volume 75 -  Aoyama Gosho: (145,430) 5. “Hajime no Ippo”,

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  • First teaser for "Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu" hits the web

    April 25, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    At teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation "Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu" has recently been released on its official website! As reported previously, popular manga "Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu" will get a live-action movie adaptation starring Takei Emi and Matsuzaka Tori. In the movie, Takei will play 'Hibino Tsubaki', a nerdy high school girl who is indifferent towards love, while Matsuzaka will be 'Tsubaki Kyouta', a big playboy who steal

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  • mihimaru GT reveals short PV for "SAY YES -102kaime no Propose-"

    April 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Pop group mihimaru GT has revealed the short PV for "SAY YES -102kaime no Propose-" through Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel! "SAY YES -102kaime no Propose-"is a sampling of CHAGE and ASKA's "SAY YES", and it can be found in the group's upcoming best-of album, "THE BEST of mihimaru GT 2". This album is scheduled for release on May 30th. Check out the short PV below!

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