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  • Miura Haruma's movie "Tokyo Koen" to be shown at Locarno International Film Festival

    July 14, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    “Tokyo Koen”- director Aoyama Shinji’s first film in four years - will be shown at the 64th Locarano International Film Festival as part of the ‘international competition’ category! The event will take place in Switzerland this August. This marks Aoyama's fourth time as a participant, and his movie is expected to take first place at the festival. Director Aoyama stated, “I'm just happy that such a laid-back Japanese film was selected (f

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  • Yuki Maomi chosen as 2011's "Best Kisser"

    July 14, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    On July 13th, talento Yuki Maomi attended an awards ceremony for being the "Best Kisser 2011". This unique award goes to the person who could stimulate one's life with a kiss. At the ceremony, Yuki confessed that she had her first kiss in the last year of high school with her boyfriend, who was two years younger than her. Reminiscing, she revealed, "It was like we were going to bump into each other, and the kiss happened." Yuki shared t

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  • Toda Erika crushes comedy duo 'Lotti' in a game of "Puyo Puyo"

    July 14, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    Today, actress Toda Erika and comedy duo 'Lotti' introduced their commercial for the latest installment of SEGA's popular puzzle game series, "Puyo Puyo", which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Toda has been the image character for the series since 2009, and often stated that she's been a huge fan since her third year in elementary school. Today, however, Toda revealed that she was talking with her older brother, and discover

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  • Base Ball Bear to release 10th anniversary single, "short hair"

    July 14, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    Base Ball Bear have announced that they'll be releasing a new single on August 31st to celebrate their 10th anniversary! Their latest single is titled "short hair", and comes just two months after the release of their previous single "yoakemae". The CD extra includes a documentary-directed, shot, and edited by vocalist Koide Yusuke titled "Boku no Me -Part 2-". Check out the track list and preview for the single below! - < Trac

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  • Check out Amuro Namie's PV for "Tempest"!

    July 14, 2011 @ 6:21 am

    Just a few days ago, singer Amuro Namie revealed the full PV to “NAKED”, one of three songs from her upcoming triple A-side single, “NAKED/Fight Together/Tempest”. After revealing a PV preview for the song “Tempest” earlier today, Amuro Namie finally released the full video! Unlike “NAKED”, “Tempest” is a much slower song utilizing Amuro’s voice with a piano and music box BGM. The video focuses on Amuro standing in a room with flower p

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  • SCANDAL to sing for upcoming 3D horror movie

    July 14, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    SCANDAL’s new song, “BURN”, has become the theme song for 3D horror movie “Rabbit Horror 3D”, which features actress Mitsushima Hikari! "Rabbit Horror 3D" tells a story of an older sister and a younger brother, who receive a stuffed rabbit doll from a 3D movie screen. Afterwards, the siblings encounter various unexplainable phenomenon throughout the movie. A Panasonic “AG-3DA1" -  the first two-in-one unit 3D camera - was used to shoot the f

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  • S/mileage to release event-only versions of "Uchouten LOVE"!

    July 14, 2011 @ 4:59 am

    S/mileage has just shared a new announcement on their official website, revealing new event-only covers for their recent single, "Uchouten LOVE"! So far, these special covers feature members Fukuda Kanon and Wada Ayaka; the covers for the other two members will be revealed at a later date. Fans can only purchase these limited edition versions of "Uchouten LOVE" at S/mileage's live events on July 16th (Fukuda) and 17th (Wada). Check out the

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  • Hayashi Kento & Kiritani Mirei attend "Arakawa Under The Bridge" premiere

    July 14, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    On July 13th, actors Hayashi Kento and Kiritani Mirei attended the premiere of their new drama, “Arakawa Under the Bridge”. The casting of Oguri Shun as a kappa (or ‘water imp’) and Yamada Takayuki as a star-masked singer has become a raging topic for this work, but what shocked Kiritani more was to see them in normal dress. She commented, “It's more surprising to see them outside of their costumes. During the break, the two of them would

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  • Ikimonogakari reveals a surprise for their international fans!

    July 14, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    Ikimonogakari has just revealed a surprise for their fans in Hong Kong and Taiwan! The pop band is currently preparing for their two-day "Ikimono Matsuri 2011 Donata Summer mo TanoshimimaSHOW!!!" concert on July 23rd and 24th. Since all 60,000 tickets sold out immediately for both performances, Ikimonogakari decided to  broadcast their performance live on the 24th in theaters across Japan. To include some of their international fans, Ikimon

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  • Get a sneak peek at SDN48's PV for "MIN MIN MIN"!

    July 14, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    SDN48 has just revealed a PV teaser for their new song, "MIN MIN MIN"! It looks like the girls adopted a caged "angel" look, as they dance in silver and black ensembles. "MIN MIN MIN" will be released as the group's third single on August 17th. Check out the preview below! Thanks to Foreverstorm90 for the tip!

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