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  • Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, & AKB48's Oshima Yuko team up for new Getsu9 drama

    August 30, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Model/actress Karina (27) will be starring in a new 'Getsu9' drama titled, "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu". Slated to start in October,  Karina will co-star with Yoshitaka Yuriko (23) and AKB48's Oshima Yuko (22). This drama will revolve around three girls: 'Fujii Emi' (Karina), 'Ogura Saki' (Yoshitaka), and 'Hanzawa Mako' (Oshima). To start, 'Fujii Emi' is a girl who can't forget her ex-boyfriend. She thinks that being treated as a "g

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  • EXILE to perform in 'China-Japan-Korea Music Festival' at Beijing National Stadium

    August 30, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Popular group EXILE has been chosen to perform in the 'China-Japan-Korea Music Festival' at Beijing National Stadium on September 25th. In the past, EXILE has held press conferences and TV performances Hong Kong, but this will be their first overseas live. Not much information has been revealed yet, but they are scheduled to appear during the opening, making them the first Japanese artist to perform at the 'Tori no Su'. This music festi

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  • Hatsune Miku's new single to be released in Japan, America, and all over Asia

    August 30, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    It's just announced that digital diva Hatsune Miku will have her latest work  be simultaneously released in Japan and other countries around the world! "Sekiran'un Graffiti / Fallin' Fallin' Fallin'" features songs by ryo (supercell) and Dixie Flatline, who each utilized Hatsune Miku's voice to bring life to their music. The single will be released in Japan, America, and Asia (Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong) through various online distri

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  • AKB48 sells over 1.3 million copies of "Flying Get" in its first week!

    August 30, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    AKB48 has just broken their own record with their latest single, "Flying Get"! As reported earlier this week, the idol group's most recent release did its own 'flying get' off the shelves on its first day, selling an amazing 1,025,952 copies and easily topping the daily chart. The Oricon Weekly Ranking for the week of September 5th reports that "Flying Get" sold over 1.354 million copies in its first week, making it the best first-week sa

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  • Hollywood shows interest in re-making "Nintama" live action movie?

    August 30, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    It's been reported that the film "Nintama Rantaro", which starred child actor Kato Seishiro, is in talks of receiving a Hollywood remake! Written by Amako Soubee, the original manga was first serialized 25 years ago and it's been 18 years since NHK started its broadcast of the anime series. The recent live-action film adaptation has been receiving screening offers from 70 countries all over the world. Hollywood has also been showing intere

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  • Idoling!!! attends sampling event for Nescafe

    August 30, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    On August 29th, idol group Idoling!!! held a "Ice Latte Charity Sampling Event" at Nestle's coffee shop, "Cafe Nescafe Harajuku". As a link project with "Nescafe de Genki ni!", the event was held to promote Nestle's instant coffee, "Nescafe Extra". They distributed the ice latte to fans, and held a charity fund raiser for the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake. This event was held in four store locations nationwide at the same time; Ishizuka H

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  • Superfly to release new single in October

    August 30, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Singer Superfly has announced that she will be releasing a new single, "Ai wo Kurae", on October 12th. This announcement was made during her tour, "Superfly Tour 2011 'Mind Traveller'", on August 29th at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall. During the talk segment, she shouted, "I brought a new song!!", which made the crowd burst into cheers. "Ai wo Kurae" is described to be a rock number filled with positive energy. Superfly wrote this song while thi

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  • Aizawa Rina's transformation into a gorgeous young lady pictured in 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 29, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Actress and idol Aizawa Rina just turned 20 in July and the idol recently allowed gravure magazine 'Weekly Playboy' to take pictures of herself growing into a gorgeous young lady. Aizawa became a well-known beautiful young girl with her role as 'Go-on Yellow' in the Super Sentai series "Engine Sentai Go-onger" back in 2008-2009. After that she received various offers for commercials, image campaigns, as well as drama and movie roles. Of co

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  • Chara announces new mini-album, "Utakata"

    August 29, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    Veteran singer Chara has just announced through her official website that she will be releasing a new mini-album! The mini-album is titled "Utakata" and will be released on November 2nd. No other information was contained in the announcement, but fans of Chara can expect to be updated on her new release soon. Stay tuned for more on "Utakata"! Source: Chara's Official Website

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  • TRICERATOPS announces tour in November

    August 29, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    It's been announced that rock band TRICERATOPS will be holding a nationwide tour in November. This upcoming tour schedule was announced at the final performance of their summer tour, "TRICERATOPS SUMMER TOUR 'MOD SURFER'", on August 21st. The tour will kick off at Fukuoka IMS Hall on November 3rd, and will wrap up at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on November 19th, with a total of 8 stops across Japan. Tickets will go on sale starting September

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