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  • Genki Rockets to release their second full album in September!

    August 12, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    After three years and two months, Genki Rockets is set to release their second full album “GENKI ROCKETS II ~No border between us~” on September 7th. Four of the songs will be remixed by metalmouse, Dorian, The_AIU, and RAC. Check out the tracklist below! [CD] 01. prologue : the Blue 02. Curiosity 03. Touch me 04. fluffy 05. Reaching for the stars 06. Dreaming across stars 07. make.believe 08. Flow 09. Wond

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  • Ayase Haruka chosen as the heroine in Kimura Takuya's new big-budget drama "Nankyoku Tairiku"

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    Back in January, TBS announced the production of the most expensive drama in the history of the network. The drama is titled, "Nankyoku Tairiku ~Kami no Ryouiki ni Idomunda Otoko to Inu no Monogatari~", starring none other than SMAP's viewer magnet Kimura Takuya. The drama is based on the true story of Japan's First Cross-Winter Expedition in Antarctica and is finally scheduled to air next season. However, up until now we have been left g

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  • Sento-kun gives a present to combat the heat in Japan

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Nara Prefecture's record high is 35C (~95F), and just this month they’ve already had three days that were extremely hot. To conserve electricity, Sento-kun, the mascot from Nara’s Prefectural Office, decided to give out a special fan to it's residents. He ended up giving the fan to Renka-chan, Katsuragi city’s official mascot. The prefectural office has already begun a PR campaign to conserve electricity and they've appointed Sento-kun to

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  • Check out the new Softbank CM starring Matsuda Shota and Ueto Aya!

    August 12, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Just yesterday, we reported that actor Matsuda Shota will be making a return as 'grandpa' in the new Softbank CM for the "White Family" series. Now, the CM has been revealed! The CM focuses on the story of grandpa, who suddenly returns to the White Family after disappearing for a year. At the end, Aya becomes dizzy from standing up too fast, and grandpa catches her in his arms. Check out the comedic CM below!

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  • Sakamoto Maaya gets married to Suzumura Kenichi!

    August 12, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    It's been announced that singer/voice actress Sakamoto Maaya and voice actor Suzumura Kenichi got married on August 8th. Sakamoto stated, "In my life, I've always prioritized what I love, what made me happy and comfortable, and tied them to my future. Therefore, even with marriage, it's something I wanted from the bottom of my heart, so I responded to those feelings." She continued, "When I'm with Suzumura-san, I feel calm. He is a kind pe

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  • Avril Lavigne supports the Canadian study abroad Hope Project

    August 12, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne appeared in Tokyo to declare her support for giving youths who were affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake a chance to study abroad in Canada. She stated, “When I first heard the news, I was filled with sadness. I want to show that my heart is always with everyone (here)”. The project is titled “Hope Project”, and is a collaboration between handbag designer Samantha Thavasa Japan Limited and the Ca

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  • Fukada Kyoko distrusts marriage after playing the role of someone having an affair

    August 12, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Actress, Fakada Kyoko attended the press conference for her upcoming movie "Yoake no machide". The movie is slated for release on October 8th and is about a love affair. About playing a promiscuous role, while having a serious look on her face, she commented, "I kind of feel as though real marriage is somewhat like that in the story of the movie, and I've become a bit distrustful of marriage." This movie is based on the best seller novel

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  • Hirano Aya to resign from Spacecraft Entertainment

    August 12, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    On August 12th, voice actress and singer Hirano Aya (23) announced through her blog that she will be resigning from her agency, Spacecraft Entertainment. She explained, "The main reason was because of our disagreement in the future direction". Hirano also revealed that she has decided on a new agency, showing her will for continuing in the entertainment business. Along with her resignation from Spacecraft, her fan club "Hirano Juku" will b

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  • Recochoku announces results of favorite Korean artists in Japan poll

    August 12, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Popular music site Recochoku surveyed its users to see which KPOP / Korean artist was their favorite and the results have been revealed! KARA received the most amount of votes from Recochoku users. Many of the users seem to have been drawn by KARA's easy to learn dance moves. From the "Hip Dance", "Penguin dance" to the "Kara Para" their dance moves have caught the hearts of many male and female fans alike. However, their dance moves aren'

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  • Male members of AAA to appear in CM for 'Ito-Yokado' once again

    August 12, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Earlier this year, the male members of pop group AAA (Nishijima Takahiro, Urata Naoya, Hidaka Mitsuhiro, Atae Shinjiro and Sueyoshi Shuta) starred in a CM for Ito-Yokado's fashion line called "Body Cooler". The boys are back again for another CM with the store's new line, "Body Heater". For the new CM, the members dance along to their new song, "CALL", while presenting the quality and warmth of the product. Seeing Hidaka's dance, Sueyoshi

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