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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya makes surprise appearance at a junior high school

    February 29, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    On February 28th, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya made a surprise appearance at a junior high school for his upcoming film, "Okaeri, Hayabusa". Fujiwara gave advice to 132 students, who will soon be graduating from junior high school. He said, "Love a lot and meet many people. I will be delighted if everyone's powers will bring energy to Japan." He continued, "In life, you don't know where your chances may be. For me, what changed my life was en

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  • Movie or scandal? First teaser for "Helter Skelter"!

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    Asmik Ace released the first teaser for the upcoming live-action movie adaption of Okazaki Kyoko's manga "Helter Skelter", starring Sawajiri Erika and directed by Ninagawa Mika. "Helter Skelter" tells the story of a woman named 'Ririko' (Sawajiri), who received cosmetic surgery on her entire body, thus allowing her to become a shining top star in the entertainment industry. Eventually, however, her body starts to deteriorate due to the pr

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  • Kawashima Umika to enter Meiji University + new photo book & DVD

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    On February 29th, actress Kawashima Umika announced through her agency that she would be attending Meiji University starting this spring. It was also revealed that she will simultaneously release her new photo book and DVD on March 28th. Kawashima showed her excitement about entering university with, "School in my own clothes. I want to dress up, and I also want to challenge myself to make-up! Also, I want to make more friends!" The act

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/22~02/28

    February 29, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 22nd to February 28th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Weekly Ranking > 01/(03) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 02/(01) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 03/(02) "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 04/(00) "TRISTEZA" - JAMOSA feat. Naoto Inti Raymi 05/(09) "Happines

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  • IU's PV for Japanese debut single "Good Day" released

    February 29, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    On March 21st, 2012, Korea's little sister IU will be releasing her debut Japanese single "Good Day". Ahead of this release, the promotional video for her lead debut single has been revealed. On March 1st (Japan Standard Time), IU's official Japanese homepage added the PV for "Good Day". "Good Day" is an award winning song in Korea and helped launched her career into the stratosphere. Check out the Japanese PV for "Good Day" below!

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  • KARA's full PV for "Girl's Power" revealed

    February 29, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    After unveiling the full PV for "Speed Up" yesterday, the full PV for the second double A side single "Girl's Power" has been revealed. Unlike "Speed Up", this track is more in line with the classic formula that has achieved much success for KARA in Japan. Check out the PV below! Which do you prefer, "Speed Up" or "Girl's Power"? Tip: Nicori

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  • Manga "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" to resume serialization in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine'

    February 29, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Popular mystery manga "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" will resume its serialization in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine'! The original manga was serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1992 to 2000. Then, from 2004 to 2011 the new series was featured on an irregular basis. This will mark the first time in 12 years that the manga will be serialized regularly. The story of "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" revolves around a high school student named Ki

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's Nakagawa Haruka to undergo surgery for vocal cord nodules

    February 29, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    On February 29th, Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 member Nakagawa Haruka announced through the group's official blog that she will be undergoing surgery for vocal cord nodules. Vocal cord nodules are noncancerous growths on the vocal cords that are usually caused by vocal abuse. This causes one's voice to become hoarse and holds them back from singing in higher pitches. Nakagawa wrote, "At this time, it's been decided that I will be having surge

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  • Sexy Zone's Nakajima Kento to enter Meiji Gakuin University this April

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    It was revealed that 5-member group Sexy Zone's Nakajima Kento has passed the entrance exam for Meiji Gakuin University (department of sociology), and will enter the university this April.  Although Sexy Zone has a busy schedule, he will try to manage both his activities in Sexy Zone and his studies. Noticing the great influence of media after the disaster, Nakajima decided to study sociology. He commented, "By understanding the mechanism of J

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  • UVERworld announces new single, "7th Trigger"

    February 29, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    Rock band UVERworld has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "7th Trigger", on March 28th! This will be the band's first single in 3 months, with their last being "BABY BORN & GO / KINJITO". The title song is said to deliver a strong message: "Pull your own trigger of decision! That will lead to glory." The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. It will also include 2 coupling tracks titled

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