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  • NICO Touches the Walls announces new album, "HUMANIA"

    October 4, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    Rock band NICO Touches the Walls has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "HUMANIA", on December 7th! "HUMANIA" follows on the heels of their 3rd album, "PASSENGER", which was released back in April. It's expected to include ""Te wo Tatake" (au LISMO's CM song), "Endless roll" (the theme song for "Switch wo Osu Toki"), and "Bicycle" (the theme song for the drama, "11-nin mo Iru!"). The album will come in both limited (

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko is looking forward to have a meal with Sol Kyung Gu

    October 4, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    Today, actress Yoshitaka Yuriko attended the stage greeting of her new film "Camellia", which is an omnibus production about the theme of 'Love' of three directors from Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. She and South Korean actor Sol Kyung Gu filmed the movie more than one year ago in South Korea and haven't seen each other since the 'Pusan International Film Festival' that was held in October 2010. Sol Kyung Gu wasn't present at the Japanes

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  • Ando Masanobu is confident in his first Japanese movie in four years

    October 4, 2011 @ 3:05 am

    On Monday, October 3rd, popular actor Ando Masanobu attended the stage greeting after the preview screening of his new movie "Smuggler – Omae no Mirai wo Hakobe" at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo. "Smuggler" is Ando's first Japanese production in four years, but he is confident and said, "I think that this is my best movie so far. I'm very satisfied with my self." He also looked back at the years and said, "I've been s

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  • Additional cast members for live-action movie "Rurouni Kenshin" revealed

    October 4, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported about some of the cast members for live-action movie  "Rurouni Kenshin", and today, it was revealed that Eguchi Yosuke, Kikkawa Koji, and Kagawa Teruyuki have also been added to the cast members. Eguchi's role will be "Saito Hajime" who is a rival of Kenshin.  This character is based on the real-life personage who was the captain of the third unit of the Shinsengumi, and he is written as a dark hero in the ma

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  • Mizushima Hiro becomes a woman for "Numero TOKYO" magazine

    October 4, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    Mizushima Hiro is featured on the September 28th issue of "Numero TOKYO" as a female model. This was a project proposed and produced by Mizushima himself, with the concept of "to transcend gender". Mizushima can be seen in long blonde hair, wearing luxury brands. The special project, titled "The foreigner named Mizushima Hiro", is an 8-page spread that can be found in the 51st issue of "Numero TOKYO". Mizushima is featured in dresses and

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  • Shibasaki Kou, DECO*27, and TeddyLoid form a new unit, 'galaxias!'

    October 3, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Shibasaki Kou, DECO*27, and TeddyLoid announced that they have come together to form a new unit called 'galaxias!' The three of them have already worked together previously for Shibasaki's single "Mukei Spirit" that was released in February this year. DECO*27 composed the title song, while TeddyLoid was responsible for the coupling song and remix, "Mukei Spirit -Mugen Loop Mix-". Back then, their collaboration already became a hot topic am

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  • T-ARA and Tohoshinki dominate the Oricon weekly charts

    October 3, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    The weekly Oricon charts have experienced another 'first' thanks to the Korean wave. It's the first time in the 42-year-long history of Oricon that South Korean artists have claimed first in both, the single and the album ranking at the same time. The two artists who achieved this are girl group T-ARA with their Japanese debut single, "Bo Peep Bo Peep", and the now two-member boy group Tohoshinki with their newest album, 'TONE'. T-ARA s

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  • Ishihara Satomi is amazed by the set of her new drama special

    October 3, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    The cast of NHK's upcoming drama special "Shimei to Tamashii no Limit", with actress Ishihara Satomi as the protagonist, had a short break from filming to hold a little press conference in the full-blown operating room that was built for the drama. Aside from the room itself, the team also prepared real medical equipment, including a 80 million Yen (1 million USD) heart-lung machine. Counting all the equipment, the whole set is worth 200 m

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  • May'n reveals PV preview for "Brain Diver"

    October 3, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Singer May'n has just revealed a 2-minute PV preview of her upcoming single, "Brain Diver"! This rock number is currently the opening theme song for NHK E-Tele's anime, "Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle". It will come in both limited and regular editions, and is set for release on November 2nd. Check out the PV preview below! Source: natalie

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  • Tohoshinki performs a Special Live on Music Lovers

    October 3, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    On this October 2nd episode of 'Music Lovers', duo group Tohoshinki performed a special live. The group performed four songs: B.U.T (BE-AU-TY), Rising Sun + Somebody To Love (Special Medley), and Why? (Keep Your Head Down). Check out all of them below! - < 'B.U.T (BE-AU-TY)' > - < 'Why? (Keep Your Head Down' > < 'Rising Sun + Somebody To Love' > -

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