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  • Wakatsuki Chinatsu announces her marriage & pregnancy

    January 17, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    On January 17th, talento Wakatsuki Chinatsu shared two surprise announcements through her official blog. Wakatsuki revealed that she's now married to a non-celebrity man, and that she is also currently five months pregnant. The blog post began with Wakatsuki's introduction of her husband. "It's been three years since I met him," she said. "It's been a year and three months since we started dating. He's a non-celebrity." She also expr

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 13th~15th

    January 17, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    [caption id="attachment_215579" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – January 13th~15th"][/caption] The last three days of the second week of January introduced seven new dramas, three interesting prime time dramas, one 11:00 pm drama, and three midnight/late-night idol dramas. None of the three prime time dramas made a real approach towards the top of the ranking, but at least two of them are lurking somewhere

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  • Oshima Yuko claims center position for social game, "AKB48 Stage Fighter"

    January 17, 2012 @ 5:09 am

    On January 17th, social networking service GREE announced the results of "The 1st Competition Battle Event", an event for the social game, "AKB48 Stage Fighter". "AKB48 Stage Fighter" is a card battle game based on AKB48's competition for the center position. The event took place from December 28th to January 11th. In the event, players of the same 'oshimen' joined forces to complete missions and battle other teams with their card decks. The

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  • Alice Nine reveals their PV for "Subete e" from their upcoming album '9'

    January 17, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    On January 16th, visual kei band Alice Nine revealed their PV for "Subete e", a song that will be included on their upcoming album '9' (scheduled for release on February 22nd)! This 5-minute video initially features band members walking gracefully on the streets in a black & white scene and changed their settings to a rock band studio and plays their heart out to this song. Check out the PV below! Alice Nine - すべてへ PV Tip:

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  • 9nine reveals their PV for "Shoujo Traveler"!

    January 17, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    Five-member idol group unit 9nine has revealed their PV for "Shoujo Traveler", single set for release on January 25th and also an opening theme song for their TV program ("Konna Idol ja Nine!") and the ending theme song for anime "Beelzebub". This 5-minute PV features the girls in white outfit along with this futuristic song and even competes with each other in the end! Check it out below!

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  • Idoling!!!'s Kikuchi Ami to release her first photo book

    January 17, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    It's been revealed that Idoling!!! #16 Kikuchi Ami will be releasing her first photo book, "ami-ing", on February 9th. Kikuchi has already released five DVDs, but this will be her very first photo book. Shot in Guam, "ami-ing" is said to be filled with eye candy, featuring photos of Kikuchi in swimsuits and wedding dresses. To commemorate the release of her photo book, Kikuchi will be holding a release event on February 11th. Further deta

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  • Sasaki Nozomi & YOU to star in new CM for 'Suntory Chu-hai'

    January 17, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    It's been revealed that model Sasaki Nozomi and talento YOU will be starring in the new CM for Suntory Chu-hai's "Calorie.". This will the first time the ladies co-star with each other. After the CM shoot, Sasaki commented, "YOU-san has adult charm, she's a wonderful person," while YOU said, "Nozomi-chan is so cute, I just want to eat her up!" "Calorie." is a low-calorie fruit chu-hai (alcoholic drink) with only 77 calories per can (350

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  • 'EMI ROCKS' reveals its 2012 line-up

    January 17, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    On February 19th, EMI Music Japan will be holding their live event, "EMI ROCKS 2012", at Saitama Super Arena. Last year, the event was held in November to celebrate the label's 50th anniversary. It featured stellar performances by many talented artists and attracted over 20,000 fans of rock music. This year's event will feature performances by Akai Kouen, ACIDMAN, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Kiyoshi Ryujin, THE SALOVERS, James Iha, STRAIGHTE

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  • v[NEU] to release first major album

    January 16, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Visual kei band v[NEU] will be releasing their first major album, "Restless", on March 14th. The album will feature a total of 11 tracks including their major debut single, "RED EMOTION ~Kibou~", and their second single, "Kaleidoscope/cube". It will be available in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will contain the music video and making-of clip of their new song, "Res

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  • ViViD holds release event for "message"

    January 16, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    On January 14th and 15th, rock band ViViD held a release event for their latest single, "message", at Shinagawa Stella Ball. As this was their first time holding a handshake event, vocalist Shin stated, "It was good to be able to directly talk to fans for a long period of time. It's a rare opportunity, so I was able to lean forward a bit." ViViD had a big start in the New Year as they held their first Nippon Budokan live on January 7th.

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