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  • The future of AKB48 - 33 girls have provisionally passed the 13th audition

    September 24, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    AKB48's audition for the 13th generation has come to an end on September 24th, and a total of 33 girls have come closer towards their dream of becoming an idol. It was a mixtures of smiles and tears, when AKB48's theater manager Togasaki Tomonobu read out the names of the 33 girls. They are now on the road towards their dream, but they still have a long and difficult journey ahead. The final round of the audition started with the 57 gir

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  • Which male celebrities look best in pink clothing?

    September 24, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    It was a big moment in the history of variety shows, when Kasuga Toshiaki from the comedy duo Audrey took off his trademark pink vest after losing a certain game during a TV show. Kasuga is known and loved for his character and pink vest, but are there other male celebrities who would be able to pull of pink clothing as well? NTT DoCoMo and goo asked that very question to their mobile and online users, and were looking forward to the re

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  • AKB48 holds live concert at "Shanghai Japan Week 2011" in Shanghai

    September 24, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    On September 24th, 16 members of popular idol group AKB48 joined Shanghai’s cultural event, ‘Shanghai Japan Week 2011’ and sang live in front of approximately 1,300 college students at this venue. To thank the large support Japan received from China after the Tohoku earthquake, this idol group made their appearance free-of-charge and “leader” Takahashi Minami stated on stage, “With all the support we received, Japan will walk towards the f

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  • NMB48 releases MV for "Oh My God!"

    September 24, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    The girls of idol group NMB48 released the full version of the music video for their second single, "Oh My God!". The covers of the single already teased the cute cheerleading outfit and their fans were looking forward to see them in the music video. However, at first we get to see the girls disguised as a female soccer team playing a tough match against a rival school. The two motives of the video, the soccer team and the cheerleading

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  • Cast of "Second Virgin" movie attends opening day greeting at Marunouchi Piccadilly 2

    September 24, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    On September 23rd at Marunouchi Piccadilly 2, the cast members of movie “Second Virgin” attended an opening-day greeting featuring Suzuki Kyoka (43), Hasegawa Hiroki (34), and Fukada Kyoko (28). Suzuki plays the role of Rui, a woman who falls in love with a man 17 years younger than her. For her role, she stated, “By playing the role of Rui, I was able to think about and experience many things as a woman. If you can see that in the charac

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  • Korean ballad singer Gummy to make her debut in Japan

    September 24, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Korean ballad singer Gummy has just announced her Japanese debut! Gummy's first release in Japan will be a mini-album titled "Loveless" and is slated to be released on November 9th under the YG Entertainment and avex collaboration label "YGEX". The mini-album includes her hit Korean songs "Gomen ne feat. T.O.P (BIGBANG)", "Wasurete Hoshii" (the theme song to the Korean movie "Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu"), and more for a total of

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  • Mukai Osamu sheds tears at a stage greeting for his movie

    September 24, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    On September 23rd, actor Mukai Osamu attended a stage greeting for his movie, "Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Kaerukotoga Deninai. But, we wanna build a school in Cambodia.", at Shinjuku Balto with fellow cast members Matsuzaka Tori, Emoto Tasuku, and Kubota Masataka. While Mukai appeared at the event with a smile, he shed tears of emotion after hearing a voice message from director Fukasaku Kenta, who couldn't attend the event due to conflicting s

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  • The fourth season of anime "Natsume Yuujinchou" to air in January 2012

    September 24, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    On September 24th, it was announced through the November issue of “Monthly LaLa” that Midorikawa Yuki’s popular manga “Natsume Yuujinchou” will air the fourth season of the anime beginning on January 2012. The new title has been revealed as “Natsume Yuujinchou Shi (Natsume Yuujinchou Four)” and will broadcast through TV Tokyo. This manga, which is serialized on manga magazine “LaLaDX”, is about a teenage boy (Natsume Takashi) who can see

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  • Saeko remains silent about questions regarding husband Darvish Yu

    September 24, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    On September 23rd, talento Saeko and model Michibata Karen appeared on the opening stage for the event, "mama fes Lalaport TOKYO-BAY", in Chiba. The event carries the theme, "Smile and energy to moms of Japan", and Saeko promoted its appeal by saying, "It's an event that moms, dads, and children can enjoy. Please come visit numerous times." Since this event revolved around families, reporters asked Saeko about the status of her own fami

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  • Arashi's Matsumoto Jun becomes the main MC for a special variety program

    September 24, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    Arashi's Matsumoto Jun has been chosen to be the main MC for NihonTV's special variety program, "Sekai Ichi no SHOW Time ~Gyara wo Kimeru no wa Anata~"! This show began back in 2010, and it attracts people from all over the world, who  aim to show off their unique talents on stage.  300 audience members will determine how much they would be willing to pay to watch that performance, and actually pay from their own wallets in the end. As a

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