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  • Idol Ayano Mika cleverly avoids questions about her father

    September 25, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    On September 25th, idol Ayano Mika attended a PR event to promote the solo DVDs of the four 'Miss Magazine 2011' winners, including her own. Ayano also happens to be the daughter of singer Tahara Toshihiko, a former Johnny's Entertainment singer. However, she prefers not to speak about her father and his work. When the reporters eventually shifted the topic towards Tahara's latest concert, she quickly put on a mask and signed "Shh!" back t

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  • Irie Jingi holds handshake event for his 1st photobook

    September 25, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Actor Irie Jingi held a handshake event to commemorate the release of his first photobook, 'JINGI 18', at Tower Records Shinjuku on September 25th. Irie, who shows off his firm body in the photos, revealed, "Nude is not bad. I enjoyed shooting it. I had an informal feel with the staff so I wasn't embarrassed, and went all the way." The photobook marks the last summer of Irie's high school career, and features his solitary journey on an

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  • Galileo Galilei to provide opening theme for new Gundam series

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Rock band Galileo Galilei's new single, "Asu e", has been chosen as the opening theme song for the new Gundam series, 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE', starting October 9th. 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE' will be the 14th in the Gundam series, and will be the first in two and a half years since "Mobile Suit Gundam 00". Yamaguchi Susumu will direct, Hino Akihiro will be in charge of the storyline, Nagano Takuzo will work on the original character designs

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  • Tanaka Kei featured in the latest photobook by 'Gekkan MEN'

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    On September 21st, 'Gekkan MEN' released its latest photobook, featuring Actor Tanaka Kei. The concept for the popular photobook series is 'Men In Season'.  Shot in Izu Oshima during the early days of summer, Tanaka's photobook includes photos of him fighting sea sprays on the beach, as well as intense close-ups. The actor also shows off his body and chic blonde hair. Tanaka promoted the photobook saying, "This time, I photographed whil

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  • Kikkawa Yuu sings 'morning songs' at PR event

    September 25, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    On September 25th, singer Kikkawa Yuu held a release event for her upcoming single "Hapirapi ~Sunrise~". The song conveys the image of being a bright and vigorous person right after waking up in the morning. Kikkawa described herself as being such a person, calling herself a 'morning-dol', and traveled across the country with her 'Hapirapi Gymnastics Campaign', to make sure that everyone stays healthy by dancing along to her song. That

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  • CNBLUE are looking forward to their major label debut in Japan

    September 25, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    On September 25th, the Korean band CNBLUE talked about their upcoming major label debut at a press conference at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Kanagawa. After building up their fanbase in Japan and even performing as the opening act for Linkin Park, the band is finally going to make their major label debut under Warner Music Japan with their single "In My Head". They first came to Japan as an indies band in the summer of 2009 and have ma

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  • Nagasawa Masami is looking fabulous on the cover of 'Tokyo Calendar'

    September 25, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    Actress Nagasawa Masami is gracing the cover of the November edition of Tokyo's restaurant, travel, art, and culture magazine 'Tokyo Calendar'. The November edition goes by the name of 'Moteru Counter' and comes with a cover that features a very attractive ('motemote') Nagasawa sitting at the counter of a nice restaurant. They described her as a strong woman who is both, beautiful and cute, while having an exceptional figure and an irresis

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  • Release date announced for AKB48's 24th single

    September 25, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Even though they have yet to release their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (scheduled to drop October 26th), they have already announced the released date for their 24th single. AKB48's 24th single has no title right now, but it has been revealed that the release date is December 7th. It will also come in three versions: Type A, Type K, and Type B. All three types will come with three completely new songs and three instrumentals for a t

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  • Fairies celebrate their major debut with a mini performance in Yokohama

    September 25, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Today, idol group Fairies held a debut live event at the Queen's Square in Yokohama, Kanagawa to celebrate their major debut. Fairies had their official major debut on September 21st, but the group had rapidly been gathering a lot of fans long before the release of their debut single. This became evident at the event, when the seven young junior high school girls were bathing in loud chants from their fans while putting on two beautiful pe

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  • September 25th performances from 'Gekkan Melodix!'

    September 25, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    TV Tokyo's music program 'Gekkan Melodix!' had quite a few guests this week! The show aired on September 25th with six guests plus an additional performance for a total of seven performances. Aside from Sukima Switch, all other artists on the show are idols that included SUPER☆GiRLS, Kikkawa Yuu, FLOWER, Fairies, and new anime idol duo Ippanjin & AD. To top it all off, the show had idol group AKBN 0 ('Akabane Zero') perform their s

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