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  • Maeda Atsuko's movie, "Moshidora", to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

    October 25, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko's starring movie, "Moshimo Koukou Yakyu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no 'Management' wo Yondara (aka: Moshidora)" will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 21st. The bonus will contain "Hodokubo High School Baseball Alumni Association", which features the cast and director Tanaka Makoto reflecting upon the episodes of their filming. It will also come with a 24-page booklet, making-of a

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  • Ueto Aya becomes ambassador for "ECO de OFFICE"

    October 25, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    On October 24th, actress Ueto Aya attended a presentation event as the ambassador for the warm clothing apparel company, "ECO de OFFICE". Wearing a beige dress and tights, she commented, "Actually, I like to be barefoot so I'm usually barefoot. I even wear ugg boots with bare feet, so my staff always tell me 'not to get them cold'. I want to be careful because I always get cold." "ECO de OFFICE" plans to develop a comfortable office sty

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  • Not yet reveals track list for "Pera Pera Perao"

    October 25, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Not yet has revealed the track list for their upcoming single, "Pera Pera Perao"! The single will come in three different versions: Type A, Type B, and Type C. Each single will contain the title track and "Uminari yo" as its coupling track. Additionally, each single will come with a DVD that includes the music video for "Pera Pera Perao". "Pera Pera Perao" has been picked up as the opening for "THE STREET FIGHTERS" for Oc

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  • New unit JOKER releases a preview of "No.1"

    October 25, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    On December 7th, new unit 'JOKER' will release their debut single, "No.1". The unit consists of Kato Kazuki and Date Koji. No other information has been released about the single other than it will come with two limited editions and a CD only edition, but a preview of the single was revealed. Fans may know Kazuki as "Atobe Keigo" from the musical "The Prince of Tennis", from his seiyu role, "Kikyo" in anime "Hitman REBORN!", and as "Dai

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  • Milky Holmes announces their live concert at Nippon Budokan

    October 25, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    On October 22nd, voice actress' unit Milky Holmes held a live concert at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, and announced that they will be holding a live concert at Nippon Budokan next year on May 20, 2012. Milky Holmes consists of voice actresses, Mimori Suzuko (25), Tokui Sora (21), Sasaki Mikoi (20), and Kitta Izumi (26), who stared in the TV anime "Tantei Opera Milky Holmes." Kitta commented on her blog, "We will try out best to make the concer

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  • KARA releases tracklist and cover jackets for new album, "Super Girl"

    October 25, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    The lovely ladies of KARA just released their newest single, "Winter Magic" on October 10th, but they've already got a full-length album release up their sleeves! The girls will be releasing their second Japanese album, "Super Girl", on November 23rd. It will include their original Japanese singles, "Jet Coaster Love", "GO GO Summer!", and "Winter Magic", as well as the Japanese versions of "Mister" and "Jumpin'". There are three limite

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  • KEIKO to be hospitalized for a month following an operation for a hemorrhage

    October 25, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Earlier, we reported that KEIKO was rushed to a hospital on the evening of October 24th after suddenly collapsing at home. Her agency, avex, has just revealed an update about her condition. KEIKO was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which called for an operation that lasted for over five hours. She has regained consciousness and will be hospitalized for a month. Her husband, Komuro Tetsuya, stated, "I am sorry for making all of

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  • NMB48 tops the Oricon weekly chart with their 2nd single

    October 25, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Idol group NMB48's second single, "Oh My God!", which was released on October 19th, has sold over 265,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking Chart for the week of October 31st! NMB48 has become the first group to top the Oricon charts twice in a row since their debut single. They are the third female artist to achieve this goal, following  the footsteps of Yakushimaru Hiroko and Sawajiri Erika.  Additionally

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  • French Kiss reveals details on "Saisho no Mail" + PV preview

    October 25, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Earlier this month, AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss announced that they'd soon release their 4th single, "Saisho no Mail" As previously mentioned, the single will come with a DVD. There will be four editions in all for this single, three of which will come with DVDs. "Saisho no Mail" is scheduled to hit stores on November 22nd, so check out the tracklist info and PV preview below! - Limited Edition A < CD > 1. Saisho no Mail 2.

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  • October 24th performances from 'Coming Soon!'

    October 25, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    On this week's episode of 'Coming Soon!', idol group AKB48 and drama-made band A.N.Jell performed their latest songs. Inagaki Junichi also appeared to deliver a medley of songs, as did Wakadanna. Unfortunately those performances have yet to surface. Check 'em out after the jump! - < AKB48 - 'Kaze wa fuiteiru' > < AKB48 - 'Flying Get' > - < A.N.Jell - 'Promise' > == Check back for the other tw

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