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  • BONNIE PINK to release remake album

    July 11, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Singer-songwriter BONNIE PINK will be releasing her first self-remake album, "Back Room -BONNIE PINK Remakes-", on September 21st. The album will contain nine remakes of her hit songs and hidden songs, and will include one brand new song. The producer is Suzuki Masahito (LITTLE CREATURES), who has been the band master of BONNIE PINK's live tours in the recent years. The album has an acoustic finish which supports BONNIE PINK's voice and ly

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  • Arashi's latest album, "Beautiful World" sells over 631,000 copies in its first week!

    July 11, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    Arashi’s newest album, “Beautiful World”, which went on sale on July 6th, has now sold over 631,000 copies for its first week and topped Oricon’s weekly album ranking for the 18th. This is their third consecutive album which sold over 500,000 copies in its first week with the first album being their best album, “All the BEST! 1999-2009” (released on August 2009, 753,000 copies) and their previous album, “Boku no Miteiru Fukei” (released

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  • ViViD's full PV for "BLUE" revealed!

    July 11, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    J-rock group, ViViD has now unveiled the full PV for "BLUE"! This new single by ViViD is also the opening theme song for popular anime, "BLEACH" and is set for release on July 13th. Check out the full PV below! Source & Image: ViViD Official Site Tip: Masamune

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 09th/10th

    July 11, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_171767" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Pirates of the Caribbean" / "Super 8" / "Andalucia: Revenge of a Goddess""][/caption] Not much movement in the box office chart this week, with "I Am Number Four" being the only new entry and "Super 8" still on top for the third straight week. "Super 8" once again made a nice sum of 142,383,500 Yen (1.77 million USD), totaling up to 1.25

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  • MISIA releases full PV for "THIS IS ME"

    July 11, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    R&B singer MISIA has released the full PV for her new song, "THIS IS ME", after teasing her fans with a preview just few days ago. "THIS IS ME" is a song off of her upcoming album, "Soul Quest", to be released on July 27th. Check out the full PV below! Tip: Sunny_bunny18

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  • Shounozaki Ken to play lead role in 'Ore no Sora Keiji Hen'

    July 11, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    On July 10th, after numerous auditions for the lead role of TV Asahi’s fall drama 'Ore no Sora Keiji Hen' (broadcasting every Sunday at 11 PM), it was finally decided that Fukuoka-born restaurant employee, Shounozaki Ken (23), is playing the lead role. This drama is based on Motomiya Hiroshi’s manga of the same title. Shounozaki is playing Yasuda Ippei -- the heir to a large conglomerate family who combats crime and is also very handsome

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  • Lady Gaga on "SMAP x SMAP"

    July 11, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    Two weeks ago we reported that international sensation Lady Gaga tweeted a picture of herself with SMAP during her trip to Japan. When the picture was uploaded, fans speculated that she was going to appear on “SMAP x SMAP“ and their assumptions were correct as Lady Gaga appeared on the latest episode on the show. Lady Gaga performed “The Edge of Glory”, “Born This Way” along with “You And I”. She also held a lengthy interview session and t

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 08th~10th

    July 11, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_171701" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Way to make a first impression, Kawashima Umika! ("Hanawake no Yon Shimai")"][/caption] A couple more summer dramas found their way on Japanese television since last Friday, but Ueto Aya was the first one who tried to deliver entertainment with her drama special of "Zettai Reido". The special achieved a decent viewer rating of 13.9% that nicely fits into the ave

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  • Ashida Mana to appear in 'Gou' again, wears a wedding kimono for the first time

    July 11, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Today, it was announced that popular child actress Ashida Mana would make another appearance in NHK's taiga drama 'Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~'. Ashida first appeared in the beginning of the drama to portray the early years of 'Cha-cha', now played by Miyazawa Rie. For her re-appearance she was cast as the character 'Sen'. Since Sen is the daughter of Gou (Ueno Juri) and Tokugawa Hidetada (Mukai Osamu), she marries Toyotomi Hideyori (Takeda

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  • Arashi's video message to be shown in over 133 countries!

    July 11, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    On July 11th, a press conference took place for "Message from Japan", a video message produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affair's Japan Tourism Agency, starring the popular Johnny's group Arashi. In order to help with the slump in tourism after March's Tohoku Earthquake, Arashi introduced places from all over Japan to show the world the charm of these various areas. The film will started broadcasting on the big screen in New York City's T

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