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  • Rola to make her solo CD debut

    March 17, 2012 @ 1:47 am

    It's been revealed that talento Rola will be making her solo CD debut! Rola made her debut as a singer in October of last year in ISSA × SoulJa's single, "I Hate You". Although she's usually known for her silly personality, Rola gained a lot of attention as a artist through this song. The music video has even reached over 3 million views on YouTube. Rola will sing the CM song for the cosmetics brand, "BRIGITTE", and will also challenge

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  • Winners revealed for the '21st Japan Movie Critics Award'

    March 16, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    On April 13th the '21st Japan Movie Critics Award' ceremony will be held in Choufu, and the critics have already selected the winners for this year’s ceremony. In addition to the actual ceremony, the winning films will be broadcast at Kusunoki Hall from April 16th to 20th. Check out the winners below! == Best Film ‘Ooshikamura Soudouki’ Best Director Narushima Izuru – ‘Youkame no Semi’ Best Actor Miura Tomokazu – ‘R

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  • Morning Musume reveals full radio airplay to their 49th single, "Renai Hunter"

    March 16, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    Morning Musume’s 49th single “Renai Hunter” will be the last for 5th generation member and Morning Musume leader Niigaki Risa. The song is catchy and lively, a real nice treat for Morning Musume fans. “Renai Hunter” will be released on April 11th and recently the single played on the radio and was captured. The song seems to have some house and electronic elements. What do you think of the single? Check out the radio airplay below!

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  • RAINBOW reveals official covers & tracklist for 1st Japanese Album, 'Over The Rainbow'

    March 16, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    [caption id="attachment_226566" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="'Over The Rainbow' - Limited Edition"][/caption] On their official Japanese website, RAINBOW has revealed their official tracklist and covers for their first Japanese album 'Over The Rainbow'. The album is scheduled for release on March 28th and will come in 2 editions: a CD & DVD Edition (Limited) and a regular CD Edition. [CD Tracklist for Limited Edition & Re

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  • Eita & Matsuda Ryuhei to return for drama version of "Mahoro ekimae Tada Benriken"

    March 16, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    It has been announced that Eita and Matsuda Ryuhei's movie "Mahoro ekimae Tada benriken" will have an after story through the form a TV Tokyo drama series titled, "Mahoro ekimae bangaichi". "Mohoro ekimae Tada benriken" is based on the novel by Miura Shion. In the story, Tada (Eita) runs a general handy store in the fictitious "Mahoro city" in Tokyo. The story begins when Tada bumps into old classmate and freeloader Gyoten (Matsuda). Di

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  • U-KISS performs "Forbidden Love" on Happy Music

    March 16, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    On the March 16th episode of NTV's Happy Music, Korean group U-KISS performed their second Japanese single "Forbidden Love". After having success with their first Japanese single, "Tick Tack", the boys of U-KISS are ready to build on their momentum in Japan with "Forbidden Love". The track was released on February 29th and placed 6th on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart. Additionally, U-KISS released their debut Japanese studio album 'A Share

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  • Emoto Tasuku & Ando Sakura announce their marriage

    March 16, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    On March 16th, it was announced that actor Emoto Tasuku and actress Ando Sakura have gotten married.  According to the announcement, they officially registered their marriage on the 14th. Emoto's father is actor Emoto Akira, and his mother is actress Tsunogae Kazue. Ando is the daughter of actor Okuda Eiji, and essayist Ando Kazu, thus this is a marriage between two celebrity families.  Reportedly, the couple met 4 years ago at "Akita Jumo

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  • Poster for "Himitsu no Akko-chan" live-action revealed

    March 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    The poster for the upcoming live-action movie, "Himitsu no Akko-chan", has finally been revealed! "Himitsu no Akko-chan" is based on a popular manga by Akatsuka Fujio, which was first serialized in the girls manga magazine, "Ribbon", back in 1962. It has already received several anime adaptations throughout the 50 years. The first teaser features a two-shot of the film's main characters, played by actress Ayase Haruka and actor Okada

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  • Kitano Kii holds album release event on her 21st birthday

    March 16, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    On March 15th, singer/actress Kitano Kii held a birthday and mini-album release event at Harajuku Astro Hall. In front of 210 fans, Kitano sang a total of 3 songs including the title track, "Can you hear me?" Since this day also marked Kitano's 21st birthday, she was presented with a 2840 g (6lb 4oz) surprise birthday cake. "How did you know my weight?!", she jokingly exclaimed. Kitano was scheduled to hold a release event around the

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  • Ando Yuko reveals full PV for "Oni"

    March 16, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko has revealed the PV for her new song, "Oni", through avex's official YouTube channel! "Oni" is one of the tracks off of Ando's upcoming album, "Kanchigai", which will be released on March 28th. This is the first PV from Ando since she gave birth to her first child in October of last year. It's directed by Kawamura Kensuke, who was also in charge of the PV for "Kagayashiki Hibi". Take a look at the PV bel

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