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  • ZONE's MAIKO to collaborate with Nakagawa Shoko for upcoming tribute album

    July 15, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    Previously, we reported that Nakagawa Shoko would be participating in ZONE's tribute album, "ZONE Tribute ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~", with the song, "Shiroi Hana". It's been revealed that ZONE member MAIKO will be joining Nakagawa for the song's chorus. To briefly summarize their ZONE's career, MIYU, MAIKO, TOMOKA, and MIZUHO made their debut as ZONE in February 2001 with the single, "GOOD DAYS". Their third single, "secret base~Kimi ga Kureta

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  • Sasaki Nozomi to make an appearance on special mystery drama "Kasha"

    July 15, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    On July 15th, it was revealed that model and actress Sasaki Nozomi (23) will be making an appearance for a special drama, “Kasha”, as the “mysterious woman”. As her first time taking part in a mystery drama, Sasaki expressed her worries with, “This is my first regular appearance for a suspenseful work like this one, so even before filming I was extremely nervous. I am truly honored to be part of Miyabe Miyuki’s work. I want to do my very best

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  • Additional artists revealed for huge music program, 'Ongaku no Hi'

    July 15, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    Back in June, tokyohive reported about upcoming TBS music event, 'Ongaku no Hi' ('Day of Music'), a 7-hour-and-40-minutes long music program hosted by Nakai Masahiro and announcer Azumi Shinichiro. This TBS music program has announced that they will have a line-up of approximately 50 artists from various genres including: Ishikawa Sayuri, AKB48, SKE48, Itano Tomomi, Not yet, Every Little Thing, Ogura Kei, Kayama Yuuzou, Kuraki Mai, JUJU,

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  • 'GANTZ' and 'GANTZ II: Perfect Answer' to be shown during Comic-Con weekend!

    July 15, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    Earlier this year, Ninomiya Kazunari and Matsuyama Kenichi came to the U.S. for the premiere of their movie, ‘GANTZ’. The movie made its official world premiere on January 20th at the Chinese Theater in L.A. and was broadcasted live to 334 theaters across the U.S. Now, ‘GANTZ’ and ‘GANTZ II: Perfect Answer’ will be screened this month in San Diego, CA. The first movie, ‘GANTZ’ will be shown on Friday, July 22nd with two showings at 6PM and

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  • Fukatsu Eri & Nishida Toshiyuki to sing the theme song for their upcoming movie, "Suteki na Kanashibari"

    July 15, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    A rather unique duo was formed in the music industry today, as actress Fukatsu Eri and actor Nishida Toshiyuki announced that they would be singing the theme song for their upcoming movie, "Suteki na Kanashibari". Directed by Mitani Koki, the movie has been in the works for over 10 years; it's said to have an impressive ensemble of well-known actors and actresses, not counting the various cameo appearances by even more established actors.

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  • MONKEY MAJIK donates nearly 13 million yen towards disaster relief

    July 15, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    On July 14th, Sendai-based rock band MONKEY MAJIK arrived at the Miyagi Prefecture Government Office and gave a grand donation of 12,860,000 yen (~$162,500 USD) from their charity live to Murai Yoshihiro, the governor of Miyagi Prefecture. The sum was from their ‘Send Ai’ (‘Send Love’) concert proceeds, which occurred back in July 3rd at Osakajou Ongakudou. As the promoters for the event, MONKEY MAJIK aimed to garner support for the recons

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  • Cast of "Harry Potter" send encouraging messages to disaster victims

    July 15, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    William Ireton,  the president of the Warner Entertainment Japan, arrived at Miyagi Prefecture recently and formally met with the governor of the prefecture, Murai Yoshihiro. Since Warner Entertainment Japan is in charge of distributing the movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”, President Ireton brought a large Japanese flag signed by the 17 cast and staff members of "Harry Potter", including Daniel Radcliff, Emma Watson,

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  • AKB48's CMs for "H.I.S." revealed, feat. their new song, "Dakishimecha Ikenai"!

    July 15, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    As reported earlier, various members of AKB48 was featured as travel agents for a travel booking company called "H.I.S."  All five versions of its CMs feature Oshima Yuko, Takahashi Minami, Watanabe Mayu, Kitahara Rie, and Takajo Aki, and uses their new song "Dakishimecha Ikenai" from their upcoming single album, "Flying Get". Check out the CMs below! --- Oshima Yuko's version: Takahashi Minami's version: Watanabe Mayu's

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  • YUKI reveals information on her new album, "megaphonic"!

    July 15, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    YUKI just updated her website with new information on her upcoming album, "megaphonic"! As we previously reported, YUKI's sixth album will be released on August 24th and contains a total of thirteen tracks. The limited edition version of the album comes with a DVD featuring music video from the album. Check out the track list and jacket covers below! - Limited Edition (CD+DVD) Regular Edition (CD-Only) < CD Track List >

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  • Sasaki Nozomi gets charmed by fellow model Kishimoto Cecil

    July 15, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    Popular actress and model of fashion magazine 'non-no', Sasaki Nozomi, updated her blog with pictures where she is seen together with fellow model Kishimoto Cecil. She wrote, "Her face and her personality are just too adorable for words!" Kishimoto is modeling for the same magazine as Sasaki and recently experienced a steady rise of popularity thanks to commercials for Shiseido's "INTEGRATE" and 31's ('Baskin-Robbins') "Challenge the Trip

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