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  • YUI reveals PV preview for "Green a.live"!

    September 2, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    YUI has revealed a PV preview for her upcoming single, "Green a.live"! The PV was shot in Hokkaido because of YUI's request. "Green a.live" conveys her hopeful feelings with the message, "Let's move on towards tomorrow together." The single is set for release on October 5th. Check out the PV preview below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdrXCCcb1mE Thanks to anon for the tip!

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  • Arimura Kasumi showcases her youthful freshness in 'Young Jump'

    September 2, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    18-year-old actress Arimura Kasumi, known for her supporting roles in the dramas "Hagane no Onna" and "SPEC", stood in front of the camera for the 'Young Jump' magazine and showcased her youthful freshness. Arimura is currently striving towards her big breakthrough as an actress. She is going to have her first starring role in the movie "Gal Basara" that is going to open in Japan later this year. Further, it was already announced that we are

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  • Suzuki Fuku transforms into a "Charumela Ojisan" for ramen CM

    September 2, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    Popular child actor Suzuki Fuku is the star of the newest CM by Myojo Foods, where he transforms into an adorable seven-year-old "ojisan". During the CM, Suzuki Fuku will dress as the character on the product's packaging, "Uncle Charumela". Charmed by the old man, Suzuki says "I wanna be like him too!" and suddenly transforms into the same attire. After donning Uncle Charumela's distinctive hat and muffler, Suzuki attempts to play his shawm

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  • BABY GAMBA reveals choreography version of "Ee Janaika" PV!

    September 2, 2011 @ 1:43 am

    AKB48 unit BABY GAMBA has just unveiled the "choreography version" PV for their song, "Ee Janaika"! The video features Gamba and his friends dancing to the duo's adorably cheerful debut song, which will be released as a DVD single on September 14th. Talento Papaya Suzuki can also be seen in the dancing on one of the screens, helping children to learn how to dance along. Check out the video below! Thanks to blank_stare for the tip!

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  • Oguri Shun and Inoue Mao discuss their new CM and congratulate Tanaka Kei on his marriage

    September 2, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    On September 1st, actress Inoue Mao (24) and actor Oguri Shun appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for their new NTT West CM. The pair congratulated friend and fellow actor Tanaka Kei (27) on his marriage, which took place on August 31st. (Tanaka also appeared at the press conference for the CM.) In their new CM, Oguri plays the role of a young man who takes on the challenge of cooking. Inoue revealed, “Although it is Oguri-san who o

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  • Tano Shingo enjoys 4D!?

    September 1, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    On August 31st, comedian Tano Shingo made his appearance at the press conference for his TV CM narration for movie, “Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World”. In addition to 3D graphics, it is said that the viewers of this movie can further enjoy the film with a card that will be handed to them at their local theaters. Tano Shingo, who enjoyed this “4D” movie for himself, said about the movie, “I liked the scene involving clay where it smell

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  • Minato Kanae's "Shokuzai" to get live-action drama adaptation

    September 1, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    The third work of Minato Kanae, 'Shokuzai' will be brought to life with a live-action drama. Minato Kanae is best known for writing the novel 'Kokuhaku' which was brought to life on the silver screen and starred Matsu Takako. The live action drama will be directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, who has a history of producing films that have been sent to the Cannes International Film Festival. The drama is slated to air next January on WOWOW. After m

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  • Choshinsei announces new album, "4U"!

    September 1, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Choshinsei has just updated their official Japanese website with news about a new album! According to the announcement, the group's upcoming fourth album is titled "4U" and will be released on October 12th. "4U" contains eleven songs. including their previously released tracks "Shining☆Star", "Kuriunnare -Kimi ni Aitakute-", "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai", and "Meki☆Love". One song also features the group's first attempt at composing the lyrics

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  • VISION FACTORY opens their official YouTube channel

    September 1, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    On September 1st, talent agency VISION FACTORY, the home of Amuro Namie, SPEED, w-inds. and many other talented artists, has opened their official channel on YouTube. Currently, they have already uploaded over 300 videos, and they will continue to update the channel with additional content. Such content will include artist interviews, making of / behind the scenes PVs, video blogs, video from events, original dramas that the fans won't be

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  • Saito Takumi to star in upcoming late night drama "QP"

    September 1, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    It's been revealed that Takahashi Hiroshi's popular manga, "QP", will be getting a live-action drama adaptation by director Miike Takashi. Originally, the lead role was given to actor Takaoka Sousuke, but after receiving a request from Takaoka saying, "Please let me rest for awhile," the role was replaced with Saito Takumi. "QP" was serialized in the manga magazine, "Young King", from 1998 to 2000. The main character of the story is 'Ishid

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