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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to hold Harajuku live on album release day

    May 14, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    On May 23rd, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her first full-length album, "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution". To commemorate this release, Kyary will be holding an event called 'Pamyu Pamyu Kakumei in Laforet Harajuku' at Laforet Museum in Harajuku. This event will be by invitation only, and Kyary is currently looking for 500 participants through various media including her official fan club site, Space Shower TV, Chaku-Uta distribution sites, a

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  • NIKIIE reveals short PV for "Duty Friend"

    May 14, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    Singer-songwriter NIKIIE has revealed the short PV for her new song, "Duty Friend"! "Duty Friend" is currently being used as the ending theme for NTV's late-night anime series, 'LUPIN the Third ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~'. It's an adult number that lets listeners feel NIKIIE's new approach in music. The Chaku-Uta and Chaku-Uta full forms of "Duty Friend" is now available for download via various music distribution sites. The full size ver

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  • AAA to add a new member?

    May 14, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    On avex's official website for AAA, a mysterious countdown clock has appeared along with a gray silhouette next to the 7 members. The count down will hit 0 at 12:00 pm on May 16th (JST). Because of the gray silhouette, it seems like a new member will be added to AAA. However, there is no official information other than the countdown and silhouette. Fans are talking about whether it will be a new member, an audition or contest for a new

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  • Arashi reveals track list for upcoming single "Your Eyes"

    May 14, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    The track list of Arashi's new single "Your Eyes" has been revealed. This marks the 39th single for the group and will be released on June 6th. Last week, their 38th single "Face Down" which is being used as the theme song for Ohno Satoshi's drama "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" was released, and this upcoming 39th single is currently the theme song for Aiba Masaki's drama "Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri". The single will come in 2 editions, the limit

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  • Rola to star in new CM for Sapporo Beer

    May 14, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    It's been revealed that talento Rola will be starring in the CM for Sapporo Beer's newest product, "Hop Batake no Kaori". "Hop Batake no Kaori" is Sapporo's new type of beer that will go on sale for a limited time starting May 16th. In the new CM, Rola orders "Hop Batake no Kaori" at a restaurant, then says "okay~!" with a hop plant on her nose. She revealed that she had to say "okay~!" 38 times during the CM shoot. Rola commented, "The h

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  • Vanilla Beans to release new single, "Non-section"

    May 14, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    After releasing their single, "Choco Mint Flavor Time", on April 11th, Vanilla Beans is already preparing for a new release! Their new single, "Non-section", will hit stores on July 4th. "Non-section" will be released in association with their first photo book, 'Gekkan NEO Vanilla Beans'. The limited edition with DVD will contain a making-of footage of the photo book, while the limited edition with booklet will enclose other photos from thei

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  • Inoue Mao to star as tax collector in new drama 'Tokkan'

    May 14, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Actress Inoue Mao will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama series, 'Tokkan Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choushukan', starting in July. In the drama, Inoue will play the role of a tax collector who deals with the most malicious cases. This will be her first drama series in about a year and three months, with her last being NHK's morning drama, 'Ohisama'. The drama will be based on Takadono Madoka's novel of the same title, which is currently being se

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  • Ashida Mana attends Mother's Day event for Ito Yokado

    May 14, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    On May 13th, child actress Ashida Mana attended a Mother's Day event for Ito Yokado. Ashida, who serves as Ito Yokado's CM character, revealed, "Before coming to the event, I washed dishes and cut lettuce. When I go home, I plan to make curry with my dad." After the event, she showed gratitude for her mother saying, "I try not to forget the feeling of 'thank you'." Aside Ashida, Sekine Tsutomu, Maeshima Ami of SUPER☆GiRLS, and Shigemot

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  • Music Japan reveals their lineup for May 20th episode!

    May 14, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has revealed the guest lineup for their May 20th episode! In this upcoming broadcast, artists such as YUI, SKE48, Ashida Mana, and NYC will be making their appearance on stage to perform their respective songs. Check out the full details of next week's episode below! === “fight” – YUI “Aishite Love Ru!” – SKE48 “Zutto Zutto Tomodachi” – Ashida Mana “Haina!” – NYC === Whose p

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  • Inoue Waka and Iizuka Ken register their marriage

    May 14, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    It's been reported that actress Inoue Waka (32) got married to film director Iizuka Ken (33) on her 32nd birthday, May 13th. According to her agency, Inoue had the day off and a representative submitted the marriage papers at the ward office. The couple are already living together, but they are not expecting a baby at this time. Inoue and Iizuka met in March of last year during the filming for the movie, 'Arakawa Under the Bridge'. Late

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