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  • Kamenashi Kazuya, Anne, and Suzuki Fuku to sing the opening theme for "Yokai Ningen Bem"

    October 11, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    As tokyohive previously reported, popular 1968 anime, "Yokai Ningen Bem" will get live-action drama adaptation starring KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya. Now, it's been announced that three main cast members Kamenashi (will play 'Bem'), Anne (will play 'Bera'), and Suzuki Fuku (will play 'Berro') will also sing the opening theme song.  They will cover "Yokai Ningen Bem" which was originally the opening theme song for the anime series.   The main th

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  • Ogura Yuko gets married in a romantic white wedding dress

    October 11, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Previously, we reported that Ogura Yuko (27) officially registered her marriage with hair and makeup artist Kikuchi Isao (40). The star revealed that she would be getting married in Hawaii in October, and that big day has finally arrived! Ogura and Kikuchi  held their wedding ceremony on the island of Oahu on October 10th. After registering their marriage on the 7th, they flew to Hawaii's St. Catalina chapel. She wore a beautiful white wed

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  • "Ikemen desu ne" soundtrack tops the Oricon album chart

    October 11, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    It's been revealed that "A.N.JELL with TBS ‘Ikemen Desu ne’ Music Collection", the original soundtrack (OST) for the drama "Ikemen desu ne" and A.N.JELL's debut album, has sold 150,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking for the week of October 17th. This marks the first time that a TV drama OST took first place in the charts. The band A.N.JELL is comprised of actress Takimoto Miori, Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta

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  • Takahashi Ai to become a MC for "Joshiryoku cafe ~Aisu Chris~"

    October 11, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    It's been announced that Takahashi Ai will serve as the MC for "Joshiryoku cafe ~Aisu Chris~". This will be her first regular show after graduating from Hello! Project and Morning Musume. "Joshiryoku cafe ~Aisu Chris~" is a live program that streams through the internet service, "Ameba Studio". The talk/variety show will feature 'girl talks' with Chris Matsumura to maximize the idea of girl power. It's also a program that allows the audien

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  • THE BAWDIES release full PV for "Red Rocket Ship"

    October 11, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    THE BAWDIES will be releasing a new single called "RED ROCKET SHIP" on October 19th, and to boost anticipation, they revealed its full PV through their official YouTube channel. "RED ROCKET SHIP" is being used for the 'Glico Pocky×THE BAWDIES' collaboration CM, currently airing through SPACE SHOWER TV. 'Pocky' shared a mysterious announcement through a special site which read, "There is an unbelievable trick on this 360°MUSIC VIDEO!  THE BAW

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  • Koyama Keiichiro shares his thoughts on NEWS' fresh start

    October 11, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    On October 10th, NEWS member Koyama Keiichiro appeared on "news every.", which he regularly takes part in as a newscaster. During the program, he shared his thoughts on the group's fresh start. This is the first time for any NEWS member to speak live after Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo left the group. Koyama was asked by NTV's newscaster Fujii Takahiko to give a few words about NEWS' fresh start. Gazing solemnly into the camera, Koyama

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  • Kiritani Mirei & Kasahara Hideyuki are dating?

    October 11, 2011 @ 4:53 am

    On October 10th, Sports Hochi reported that model/actress Kiritani Mirei (21) is dating  actor Kasahara Hideyuki (28). According to their source, the two began dating when they co-starred in the drama series, "Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku" which aired on Fuji TV last summer. Reportedly, Kasahara fell head over heels for Kiritani and pursued her persistently until she agreed to date him. Though they've cultivated their love quietly,

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  • KARA releases PV preview of "Winter Magic"

    October 11, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    Girl group KARA will soon be making their comeback to Japan with their new single, "Winter Magic". To boost anticipation, Universal Music Japan unveiled a preview of their new PV! To match the theme of 'winter', the girls filmed on a white-themed set that emphasized a sense of innocence. The girls aim to show a more gentle charisma this time around to match the 'pure' feel of the song. Check out their preview below, and stay tuned for m

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  • YUI tops Oricon weekly chart with "Green a.live"

    October 11, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Singer-songwriter YUI released her 20th single, "Green a.live", on October 5th, and topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking by selling a total of 56,000 copies in its first week! This is her first time topping the single charts since "to Mother", which was released in June of last year. "Green a.live" is YUI's first song that she wrote after the Tohoku Earthquake. Since the disasters, the singer has held acoustic lives at schools in stricken

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  • AKB48, Koda Kumi, EXILE, and more perform at Japan-Vietnam Friendship Music Festival

    October 11, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    On October 9th, "The 2nd Japan-Vietnam Friendship Music Festival~Kono Heiwa wo Yume mite~" which was proposed by singer/actor Sugi Ryotaro, was held at the Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam.  This music festival was held to thank Vietnam for their support for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the venue. As reported back in August,  7 groups of artists, such as AKB48, Koda Kumi, and EXILE, attended the m

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