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  • Itano Tomomi's grown-up childishness in 'Young Magazine'

    August 13, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    The latest issue of the popular 'Young Magazine' featured AKB48's Itano Tomomi in yet another beautiful pictorial. The pictures start with a summery set, showing us Itano wearing a happi coat and enjoying a juicy watermelon, all while conveying little bit of her newfound adult charms. The sunflowers compliment her innocent beauty just before she sends us into the jungle, and eventually into heaven with her sweet and gorgeous bikini figu

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  • Berryz Koubou to hold event for their new single

    August 13, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Hello! Project group Berryz Koubou have announced that they will be holding a special event to commemorate the release of their newest single "Aa, Yo ga Akeru" which hit stores back on August 10th. The event will take place on September 11th at Tokyo Shibuya-AXI. The girls will be holding three of these special events in one day. To obtain tickets for the event, fans must first buy the CD and enter a lottery system. Lottery winners will th

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  • TV Asahi officially announces the 10th season of "Aibou"

    August 13, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_181847" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Mizutani Yutaka (l.) and Oikawa Mitsuhiro are partners again for  "Aibou Season 10""][/caption] TV Asahi finally made an official announcement regarding the 10th season of the popular crime drama "Aibou" which stars Mizutani Yutaka (59) as Japan's most popular TV detective, 'Sugishita Ukyo'. With the announcement, TV Asahi also denied all the preceding rumors

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  • SKE48's colorful triple feature in 'Young Animal'

    August 13, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    The most-recent edition of the seinen manga magazine 'Young Animal' is a must-have for any SKE48 fan. The magazine didn't just feature one but three pictorials with a total of five beautiful girls from ABK48's sister unit based in Nagoya, Aichi. In the first pictorial, we get to see Takayanagi Akane and Matsui Rena enjoying a happy summer vacation. The two girls are sporting summer school uniforms, happi coats, yukatas, maid outfits and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 08th ~ 11th

    August 13, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    [caption id="attachment_181743" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""IS" (TV Tokyo)"][/caption] Some people were looking forward to the Monday ratings, because a few Japanese netizens stated that would boycott Fuji TV for their overexposure of South Korean artists. However, that didn't seem to have taken any effect as most of the viewers tuned in to their favorite shows as usual. Fuji TV's "Zenkai Girl" on Monday was able to

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  • 'Music Station' performances from August 12th

    August 13, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    August 12th's episode of 'Music Station' hosted an all-star lineup this week, with appearances by Kis-My-Ft2, Kato Miliyah, and American rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also performing that night were Kuwata Keisuke, LOVE PSYCHEDELICO, and Ryo-san. Check out their stages below! ------ < Kis-My-Ft2 - "Everybody Go" > --- < Kato Miliyah - "Aitai" > --- < Kuwata Keisuke - "Let's Try Again" >

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  • Matsushima Nanako to star in new drama, "Kaseifu no Mita"

    August 13, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    It's been reported that actress Matsushima Nanako will be starring in a new drama called "Kaseifu no Mita". It's her first drama series in two years, and she'll be playing a role different from her usual parts. Matsushima, who's known for her 'nadeshiko' characters in the past, will play the role of 'Mita Akari', a quiet, impassive, and cold-blooded housekeeper. She expressed, "I'm excited to see how everyone will view my character." In

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  • Takahashi Ai reveals details about her final photobook

    August 13, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai has revealed the details for her final photobook! Titled "Ai Ai Ai", the photobook follows a theme of Takahashi reminiscing over her ten years in the group, and finding new aspirations. The photoshoot took place in Los Angeles, and will feature the idol in everything from swimsuits to sophisticated dresses. "Ai Ai Ai" is scheduled to be released on Takahashi's 25th birthday, September 14th. Source:

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  • Matsuda Seiko to star in a Taiga drama for the first time!

    August 13, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    It's been reported that singer Matsuda Seiko will be starring in the 2012 NHK Taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori"! Matsuda will play the role of 'Gion no Nyougo', an expert in song and dance entertainment, who watches over 'Kiyomori' (Matsuyama Kenichi) in his early childhood days. Afterwards, she changes her name and appears as the singing teacher who consults 'Kiyomori' and 'Emperor Shirakawa'. "I want to do my best to play the wonderful

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  • Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina announces fanclub tour

    August 13, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    On August 12th, Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina announced that she will be holding a solo fanclub tour titled "Morning Days Happy Holiday Tanaka Reina Fanclub Tour in Fukuoka", from November 11th to the 13th. She wrote to her fans, "You might have school or work, but please come since this is the first and it may be the last." Applications will be available on the fanclub homepage, and will be due on September 26th. Source: Tanaka

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