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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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  • Hirahara Ayaka ends her national tour with a surprise guest

    October 3, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Singer Hirahara Ayaka finished her national tour on October 2nd at the Showa Joshi Daiga Hitomi Memorial Auditorium in Taishido, Tokyo. She serenaded a crowd of 2,000 fans with a total of 20 songs. Actress Inoue Mao, heroine of the NHK morning drama 'Ohisama', made an appearance at the concert. ('Ohisama' ended on October 1st, the day before the concert.) As an encore, Hirahara performed the theme song for 'Ohisama' and commented, "My f

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 26th~October 2nd

    October 3, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    [caption id="attachment_194273" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kutsuna Shiori in "Meitantei Conan" (NTV)"][/caption] The Drama Prime Time Report will be updated on a weekly basis until the fall season is in full swing. Last week, the remaining summer dramas have come to an end, including "Arakawa Under the Bridge" (TBS), "Rokudenashi BLUES" (NTV), "Meitantei Conan" (NTV), "Ouran High School Host Club" (TBS), and "Kingyo

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to perform at Waseda University's school festival

    October 3, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be performing at Waseda University's school festival, "Waseda Festival 2011", on November 5th. This will be the band's second time performing in the Waseda Festival after holding a stage at this event in 2003. The festival has also been given a subtitle, "Sayonara Yutori Generation". A limited number of student tickets will be available for purchase on Waseda campus only fr

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  • AKB48 to take on a radio drama, "AKB Radio Drama Theater"

    October 3, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    AKB48 members Takahashi Minami, Watanabe Mayu, and Miyazawa Sae recently held a press conference after recording for their new radio program, "AKB Radio Drama Theater". Each week, the drama will focus on a theme that the girls could relate to, such as 'first love', 'friendships', 'stage', and 'rival'. Although AKB48 is prohibited from being in relationships, the first week's theme will be 'first love'. The three will appear in the drama's

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