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  • Toda Erika and Kase Ryo appear in front of 1,000 'SPEC' fans

    April 4, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    On April 3rd, actress Toda Erika (23) and actor Kase Ryo (37) made an appearance at the ‘Haru ni ShoTen! SPEC Festival’. This event was held to promote their starring drama DVD 'SPEC ~Sho~' (to release on the 4th) and their upcoming movie 'SPEC ~Ten~ (to hit theaters on the 7th) and approximately 1,000 fans of the drama turned up for this promotional festival. Toda stated to the audience, “Stupid people, I see only masochists turned up t

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  • B'z distributes their new song in 51 countries + U.S. tour in September

    April 4, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    On April 4th, rock band B’z distributed their new song, “Into Free – Dangan –“, in 51 countries through the iTunes Store and announced that they will hold a U.S. tour starting on September 17th - thus revealing their upcoming activities overseas. “Into Free – Dangan –“, also the theme song for Capcom’s game “Dragon’s Dogma”, has been revealed as an English remake of their 1998 single “Samayoeru Aoi Dangan”. Other than the iTunes Store, they

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  • Hilcrhyme to hold a premium concert

    April 4, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Duo Hilcrhyme has announced that they will hold a premium live for a group of lucky fans! The exact dates of this live have not been announced, but it has been announced that they will hold this live between the last half of June and July. A fan can admit an application to be a part of the drawing for this exclusive live as long as they live in Japan. It was also revealed that this duo decided to hold this premium live as a part of the co

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  • Hayama Hélène announces her marriage during live broadcast

    April 4, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    On April 3, Nippon TV’s announcer Hayama Hélène (29) announced her April 1st marriage.  Hayama, the host of NTV’s 'Sukkiri' program (Monday – Friday from 8AM), made the announcement during the live broadcast of the April 3 show. The beautiful half-Japanese Hayama’s sudden announcement of her marriage during the morning tea portion was both refreshing and surprising. She announced with a face full of joy that, “For April Fools, I complete

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  • Check out Oricon's weekly charts for April 9th!

    April 4, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of their weekly charts for the week of April 9th! Check it out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Ikiteru Ikiteku” – Fukuyama Masaharu : 3/28 (119,833) 2. “7th Trigger” – UVERworld : 3/28 (52,407) 3. “SHE! HER! HER!” – Kis – My -Ft2 : 3/21 (23,048) 4. “Speed up / Girls Power” – KARA : 3/21 (17,326) 5. “Jumping” - Daikoku-Danji: 3/28 (16,975) (Check out the full ran

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  • Video of Maeda Atsuko's speech regarding her graduation released

    April 4, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    On April 4th at 3 P.M. JST, AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko (20) made a formal announcement regarding her graduation and her participation in the ‘AKB48 27th Single General Election’ (to be held on June 6th at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo) through AKB48’s official YouTube channel and her Google+ page. In the wake of her graduation announcement, Maeda initially rejected all questions regarding the full details of her graduation as she hoped to convey her fee

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  • Mr.Children's "Youthful Days" chosen for new 'KIRIN Lemon' CM

    April 4, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    Mr. Children's song, "Youthful Days", has been chosen as the CM song for KIRIN Beverage's "Kirin Otona no Kirin Lemon"! "Youthful Days" is the band's 21st single that was released back in November of 2001. It was chosen as the CM song because it's the new image character Hasebe Makoto's favorite song. The new CM starts with Hasebe thinking about the manga, "Captain Tsubasa", on his day off. Suddenly, the protagonist 'Oozora Tsubasa' app

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  • Sonar Pocket reveals teaser for "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kimi ni Okuru Uta~"

    April 4, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    Pop group Sonar Pocket has revealed a teaser for their upcoming single, "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kimi ni Okuru Uta~", through Tokuma Japan's official YouTube channel! "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kimi ni Okuru Uta~" is an upbeat love song that will surely bring a smile on your face. It is scheduled for release on April 25th. To commemorate this single's release, Sonar Pocket will be holding a special event starting later t

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi releases PV for "Clone"

    April 4, 2012 @ 1:58 am

    Earlier we reported that the coupling tracks and the jacket covers of AKB48's Itano Tomomi's 3rd solo single "10nen Go no Kimi e" had been revealed. To follow up, the PV of B-side track, "Clone", was recently released on April 3rd. "Clone" has also been chosen as the CM song for EMOBILE, a mobile phone company. Check out "Clone" below, and stay tuned for more information about her single! Tip:joe.oppa

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 26th~April 1st

    April 4, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_230763" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 26th~April 1st"][/caption] A few late-night dramas, a few drama specials, and one suffering taiga drama. One more week and the first prime time dramas of the spring season will finally premiere on Japanese TV, but until then we will have to kill the time with the few leftovers, some drama specials, and of course many variety specials th

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