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  • CLAMP X GACKT collaborate for theater play, "MOON SAGA: Yoshitsune Hiden"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    Two colossal giants in the spheres of anime and music have come together for a wild collaboration! Manga-ka CLAMP and musician GACKT have teamed up to bring an original work to life next year. In July 2012, GACKT will star in a theatre play called 'MOON SAGA Yoshitsune Hiden' ('MOON SAGA: The Secret of Yoshitsune'). It's scheduled to run for one and a half months from July 15th to August 26th, 2012. GACKT will play the lead role of "Minam

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi cancels "Music Station" performance due to poor health

    September 17, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    Pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi did not appear on the September 16th "Music Station 25th Anniversary Special", causing many of her fans to worry. According to an announcement on her official website, Hamasaki was in such poor physical condition that she could not make the flight back from New York to Japan, causing her to miss the program. Others featured on this highly-anticipated broadcast of Music Station include AKB48, EXILE, Koda Kumi, Toh

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  • SMAP holds their first oversea concert in Beijing

    September 17, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Popular group SMAP held a live concert at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, thus marking their very first overseas concert! It was a long-cherished wish for SMAP to hold a live concert overseas. They had originally scheduled a concert in Shanghai last year, which got cancelled twice due to social circumstances. But as they say, the third time's the charm, and the boys managed to wildly rouse their 40,000-member audience. The SMAP members fel

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  • Morning Musume performs their new song on "Happy Music"!

    September 17, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    Idol group Morning Musume appeared on the latest broadcast of 'Happy Music' to perform their new song, "Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!" Check out their talk segment and performance below! - Talk - Performance Thanks to Maryam for the tip!

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  • Kago Ai gets discharged from the hospital

    September 17, 2011 @ 1:59 am

    On September 17th, former Morning Musume member Kago Ai, who attempted suicide on September 11th, updated her personal Twitter  and revealed that she's been discharged from the hospital. She apologized to her fans for causing so much trouble, and wrote, "[...] While being hospitalized, I received very warm messages of encouragement from all of you. Thank you very much. I'm doing fine again now and I was discharged from the hospital today!

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki joins Toda Erika, Kase Ryo for "SPEC" movie

    September 17, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Back in July, we reported that TBS's popular drama "SPEC" (which starred Toda Erika and Kase Ryo) would get a movie adaptation temporarily titled, "SPEC ~Ten". While we knew that Toda and Kase would reclaim their roles, it's been announced that they'll be joined by actress Kuriyama Chiaki! Kuriyama will be playing the role of 'Aokie Satoko', an officer of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. She used to belong to the Special Investiga

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  • Gouriki Ayame added to the cast of "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu"

    September 16, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    Fuji TV's upcoming fall 'Getsu9' drama "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu" already features top-class female starring cast with Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and AKB48's Oshima Yuko, in addition to the already great supporting cast. Now, it has been announced that the up-and-coming young actress Gouriki Ayame is also going to enrich the drama with her charms. This role is going to mark Gouriki's fourth consecutive drama appearance since January.

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena to star in BeeTV's new drama

    September 16, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    SKE48 member Matsui Rena will be starring in BeeTV's (mobile broadcast service) new mobile drama, "Oshare ni Koi Shita Cinderella ~Okarie ga Yumi wo Kanaeru Made~", starting on October 1st. The drama will be based on the image of charismatic 'gyaru' blogger Okarie (Okamoto Rie), who will be played by Matsui. From her pure and innocent idol image, she will undergo a big image change as she will appear in the drama with brown hair, fake eyel

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to write new song for Shinken Zemi High School Course

    September 16, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be writing a new song for "Attack Pledge Project" by Shinken Zemi High School Course. The "Attack Pledge Project" is a campaign to support high school students who take correspondence courses. It collects students' oaths for their future, and the artist writes a song based on those oaths. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be the fourth artist to participate in the project, followi

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  • Aoi Eir reveals debut song, "MEMORIA"!

    September 16, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Anime fans know her for being the singer of the ending theme song to upcoming anime "Fate/Zero", but she'll be introducing herself to J-Pop fans through her debut single, "MEMORIA". Aoi Eir gave music fans a hint of her vocal talents through the song "Avalon Blue", found on volume 6 of 'Lisuani!' (Listen Anime!) under the moniker "Eir". 'Lisani' is a Sony Music magazine that lists all of its upcoming and current artists. Aoi's debut sin

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