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  • NMB48 act as cheerleaders for the Hanshin Tigers

    August 18, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    We previously reported that NMB48 would be rooting for the Hanshin Tigers as they play an important game against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. On August 17th, the girls made their appearance as enthusiastic cheerleaders at the Kyocera Dome. For a pre-game performance, the sixteen members of Team N performed "Seishun no Lap Time" in their special collaboration uniforms. NMB48 captain Yamamoto Sayaka confessed, "My favorite player is Fujikawa Shu

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  • Sakurai Sho and Miyazaki Aoi team up once again for a "Kamisama no Karute" CM!

    August 18, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Arashi's Sakurai Sho (29) and actress Miyazaki Aoi (25) have teamed up once again for a collaboration CM between insurance company Aflac and the movie, “Kamisama no Karute”. The CM has been titled, "Cinema", and recording for it completed on August 18th. Reportedly, the CM features the Aflac duck mascot watching "Kamisama no Karute" at a movie theater, and Sakurai and Miyazaki make their appearance as a married couple. The theme of this

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  • Kanjani8's TV program gets moved to golden time slot

    August 18, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    On August 17th, it was revealed that Johnny’s Entertainment group Kanjani8 received a remarkable piece of news regarding their popularity on TV. Their TV Asahi program “Kanjani no Shiwake8” will be moved to a golden time slot (7 PM to 10 PM) starting on September 10th. Their original broadcast period was on Wednesdays at 1:21 AM. Now, they'll enjoy a new broadcast time of Saturday evenings at 7:54 PM. Their first episode in this new time

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  • AKB48's Miyazawa Sae reveals her girlish heart at a motorcycle event

    August 18, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    [caption id="attachment_183007" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="From left to right: Terry Ito, Miyazawa Sae (AKB48), and ISSA (DA PUMP)"][/caption] On August 17th, Miyazawa Sae of popular idol group AKB48 attended a motorcycle fan networking event called ‘Fun to Ride! Meeting 2011’. Held at the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, Miyazawa appeared along with TV personality Terry Ito and DA PUMP’s ISSA. Although Miyazawa is well-known for her t

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  • "101 Kaime no Propose" gets a stage play adaptation starring Takeda Tetsuya and Asano Atsuko

    August 18, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    It's been reported that the popular drama, "101 Kaime no Propose", will be getting a 'Jidaigeki' stage play adaptation! It will star the drama's original actors Takeda Tetsuya and Asano Atsuko in a historical setting. "101 Kaime no Propose" aired in 1991 as a "Getsu9" drama, leaving a record high rating of 36.7% in its final episode. Takeda played the role of a sub-manager of a construction company, and Asano played the role of a cellist w

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  • Takahashi Ai reveals title for her final solo DVD

    August 18, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Last month, tokyohive reported that Takahashi Ai would be releasing her final photobook and solo DVD before graduating from Morning Musume. While "Ai Ai Ai" was revealed as the title to her photobook a few days ago, it's just been revealed that the DVD will be titled "Love Love Love"! The DVD will be released on September 21st, and the Blu-ray version is scheduled to be released on October 13th. Source: Hello! Project Official Websit

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  • Fairies hold their very first debut event

    August 18, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    On August 16th, Vision Factory's new dance/vocal group Fairies held their very first debut event at Aeon Mall Oota. At the event, the girls performed their songs "More Kiss" and "Song for You", which will be released as their first single on September 21st. Fairies is also scheduled to hold debut events at Kawasaki Lazona, Aeon Mall Tsurumi, and Aeon Mall Musashi Murayama later on this month. Check out their performances below! -

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  • Every Little Thing to release new album in September!

    August 17, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Pop duo Every Little Thing has announced that they will be releasing a new album titled "ORDINARY" on September 21st. To mark their 15th year, Every Little Thing used the theme, "The importance of the ordinary things". The album features 13 songs that expresses the duo's natural charm. Three different versions have been prepared for the album: a limited "15th Anniversary Special Edition", a CD+DVD edition, and a CD-only edition. The "15

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to hold nationwide tour

    August 17, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be holding a nationwide tour called, "SEKAI NO OWARI TOUR 2011", starting November! This will be SEKAI NO OWARI's first tour after making their major debut on August 17th with the single, "INORI". The tour will start right after their November 22nd concert at Nippon Budokan, stopping in 9 cities from Sapporo to Nagoya. Tickets are available for pre-order until August 24th on their of

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Porno Graffiti's single, "One More Time"!

    August 17, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Japanese rock duo Porno Graffiti's 33rd single, "One More Time" was recently revealed on the radio. This single is officially set for release on September 21st. "One More Time" is a fast-paced rock number with an intense guitar solo and energetic lyrics. Check out the radio rip below!

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