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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to release new single, "LOVE CHASE"

    May 26, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Yamashita Tomohisa has announced that he will be releasing his new single "LOVE CHASE" on July 4. "LOVE CHASE" is a dance tune produced by MONKEY MAJIK, and it's currently being used as the ending theme for Fuji TV's anime series, 'Toriko'. The single will come in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the music video for "LOVE CHASE", while Limi

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  • Manga 'Akazukin Chacha' series to come back after 12 years

    May 26, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    In the July issue of manga magazine 'Cookie', it was revealed that popular series “Akazukin Chacha” will be serialized again for the first time in 12 years! The re-serialization of the series will begin in the August issue of Cookie, which is hitting shelves on June 26. The new series, called “Akazukin Chachan N”, is set in Tokyo. Manga “Akazukin Chacha” was a popular comic written by Ayahana Min, and was serialized on “Ribon” from 1992 – 2

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  • Yamaguchi Moe discusses post-divorce life at opening of 'Double Tree by Hilton Nama' in Okinawa

    May 26, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    On May 24th, talent Yamaguchi Moe (34) and actor Ishida Junichi (58) appeared together at the grand opening of the Double Tree by Hiton Naha in Tokyo. Yamaguchi, who serves as the ambassador for the Churashima, Okinawa embassy, divorced in August of last year, and is reported to struggle daily to care for her four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. She revealed, “When my heart is sulking, I go to Okinawa to heal. I feel relieved when

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  • Tamori to host 'FNS 27-Hour TV' + Kusanagi Tsuyoshi to participate in a 100 km marathon

    May 26, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    On May 24th, Tamori was chosen to host Fuji TV's annual summer program, 'FNS 27-Hour TV', and attended a production announcement event at Shinjuku Studio Alta. The show is in their 26th year, and they will collaborate with the variety program, 'Waratte Iitomo!', which celebrates their 30th anniversary this October. 25 of the show's regulars will help heat up the show. Tamori has hosted '27-Hour TV' 3 consecutive times when it first started

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  • Komoto Junichi apologizes for his mother's government welfare-payment controversy

    May 26, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    On May 25th, caught amidst the controversy regarding his mother’s government welfare payments, comedian Komoto Junichi (37) of the comedic duo Jicho Kacho held a press conference and admitted and apologized for the fact that even though his own income was high, his mother still received government welfare payments.  This is the first time Komoto has spoken about this issue.  His mother, who has received welfare payments for the past ten year

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  • Popular comic "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun" to get anime adaptation

    May 26, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    In the July issue of monthly magazine 'Dessert', it was revealed that Robiko's popular comic, "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun", will be getting an anime adaptation this fall! "Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun" is a romantic comedy that tells a story of two high school students and their classmates. Tomatsu Haruka voices the character Mizutani Shizuku, a girl who only has interest in her studies. Meanwhile Suzuki Tatsuhisa will play Yoshida Haru, a trouble m

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  • Berryz Koubou wants to know what you want to hear at 'AnimeNEXT 2012'!

    May 25, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Previously, it was reported that Berryz Koubou would be making an appearance at this year's 'AnimeNEXT'. Now the group wants to know what song the fans want to hear during their concert! To vote, all you have to do is either send an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject "Berryz Kobo AnimeNEXT Favorite Song" or send a message to Up-Front Link's official Facebook page. The deadline is set to June 1st at 12:00 PM EST.

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals lineup for June 1st

    May 25, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    TV Asahi’s popular music program, ‘MUSIC STATION‘, has revealed the guest lineup for their June 1st broadcast! In next week’s episode, Hey! Say! JUMP will take on the stage with their special medley, and Arashi will perform their upcoming single, “Your Eyes“. The show will also feature appearances by SEKAI NO OWARI, Nishino Kana, Yusuke, and Yuzu. Check out the full set list below! === “Your Eyes” – Arashi “Nemuri Hime” – S

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  • Gravure idol Nakamura Satsuki and Sato Yume appear in bikini photoshoot together

    May 25, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Gravure idol Nakamura Satsuki (24) and Sato Yume (21) appeared at the “Sanspo Special Studio” in Naniwa-ku, Osaka for a swimsuit photoshoot. The two smiled for the cameras with the concept “Together we are happy.”  When speaking about the other’s bodies in a bikini, Satsuki said “She is sexier than when she wears normal clothes,” and Yume stated, “She has a G-cup!!  Even though I'm a woman, I want to touch them.” [gallery] Source &

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  • Check out the performances from May 25th's MUSIC STATION

    May 25, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    On the May 25th broadcast of Music Station, a variety of artists as AKB48, GLAY, Ieiri Leo, Hirai Ken, and UK singer Noel Gallagher took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! AKB48 - "Manatsu no Sounds good!" Noel Gallagher - "Dream On" Hirai Ken - "Kokuhaku" GLAY - "Bible" Ieiri Leo - "Shine"

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