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  • Crystal Kay reveals a 30-second teaser for "UNBREAKABLE SPIRIT"

    February 28, 2012 @ 3:43 am

    On February 26th, singer-songwriter Crystal Kay revealed a 30-second video preview for “Unbreakable Spirit” on her YouTube channel and on her official website. The information of this piece has not yet been unveiled – however, this powerful title is the same name of her upcoming charity live which will be held at Yokohama BLITZ on April 15th ( Open 4 P.M./ Start 5 P.M.). It has also been announced that she collaborated with Simon Henwood, a

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  • Folder5 to release best album in March

    February 28, 2012 @ 2:43 am

    It has been revealed that Folder5’s best album, “BEST COLLECTION ALBUM” will be released on March 21st! Folder5 is a 5-member girls group consisting of AKINA, HIKARI (Mitsushima Hikari), NATSU, ARISA, and MOE. They had their debut back in 2000 as a spin-off group based on another Okinawan group Folder. Up til 2002, they had released eight singles and two albums in total. In this best album, they will compile all single tracks, coupling s

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  • Nishikido Ryo to star in new drama "Papa wa Idol!" as himself

    February 28, 2012 @ 1:23 am

    Kanjani 8 member, Nishikido Ryo will star in new TBS drama 'Papa wa Idol!' (working title) which will start airing in this April.  Nishikido's role will be himself, an idol who belongs to Johnny's Jimusho. This drama is a remake of TBS drama, 'Mama wa Idol!' which was aired in 1987 starring Nakayama Miho, and though they changed the protagonist as female to male, the setting of the drama will be the same as previous one in which an idol marr

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  • Mizuki Nana announces nationwide tour for the summer

    February 28, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    Voice actress and singer Mizuki Nana has announced that she will be holding a nationwide tour this summer! Titled "NANA MIZUKI LIVE UNION 2012", the tour will kick off on June 24th at Shimane Kenmin Hall and will wrap up on September 8th at QVC Marine Field in Chiba. Mizuki will hold a total of 14 shows in 12 locations. Additionally, Mizuki will be releasing her 2-day Tokyo Dome concert, "NANA MIZUKI LIVE CASTLE 2011", and her 2011 summer

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  • Preview for KARA's upcoming Japanese single "Speed Up/Girls Power" + album covers revealed

    February 27, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    The lovely ladies of KARA are scheduled to release their 6th Japanese single, "Speed Up/Girls Power" on March 21st. On the February 28th episode of ZIP!, a preview video of both Speed Up and Girls Power was revealed. The video showed a little bit of the PV's along with footage of the girls while recording the PV's for both the Double A side singles. The video also shows the members celebrating Goo Hara's birthday with a cake. Additiona

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  • Amami Yuki to star in upcoming musical drama 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama'

    February 27, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced that actress Amami Yuki will be starring as a legendary musical star in a new drama called 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama'. 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' is going to be a musical drama about a "Mamasan Korus" ("Mothers' Choir") that is on the verge of breaking up. Many great songs are going to be featured in the drama and Amami will finally get to showcase her beautiful voice again since her days as a top star of the famous Takarazu

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  • Ishikawa Rika chosen as new image character for "Premium Tsubaki-chan"

    February 27, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    On February 27th, Dream Morning Musume member Ishikawa Rika attended a press conference for the hair treatment product, "Premium Tsubaki-chan", as its new image character. A few days ago, it was announced that former Morning Musume members Ishiguro Aya and Tsuji Nozomi would be making a guest appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert at Nippon Budokan on March 10th. Ishikawa commented, "Tsuji and I were in Morning Musume at the same tim

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  • Comedian Murakami Jun to marry his non-celebrity girlfriend

    February 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Murakami Jun (31) of comedian duo Shizuru has announced that he will be marrying his non-celebrity girlfriend (31) on February 28th. According to the announcement, Murakami's partner is a former nurse and current office worker named Aiko. The two met during their high school days through their part-time jobs, and have been dating for over 10 years. Aiko made the move by asking Murakami, "Why don't we register our marriage?". From there,

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  • Which celebrities had the most shocking nude photoshoot on 'an an'?

    February 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Fashion & beauty magazine 'an an' is famously known for featuring various celebrities in their nude figures and causing a wave of awe through their pictorials. With that in mind, goo ranking decided to ask its users, "Which celebrities had the most shocking nude photoshoot on 'an an'?" Let's see which celebrities came on top of this ranking below! === 1. Sakurai Sho (Arashi) 2. Mukai Osamu 3. Darvish Yu 4. Motoki Masa

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  • Kishi Yusuke's SF novel "Shinsekai Yori" to get anime adaptation

    February 27, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    On February 27th, it was announced that Kishi Yusuke’s novel “Shinsekai Yori” (broadcast date unknown) will be adapted into an anime. This Asahi TV anime will be animated by A-1 Pictures (known for works such as “Ao no Exorcist” and “Kuroshitsuji”), directed by Ishihama Masashi (previous work includes “Read or Die” and “Honey and Clover”), and written by Sogo Masashi (“Prince of Tennis”, “Bleach”). The story will be set in future Japan,

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