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  • BeeTV releases trailer for 'L et M' starring Sawajiri Erika

    January 11, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    The mobile broadcast service BeeTV recently released the trailer for their upcoming mobile drama, 'L et M: Watashi ga Anata wo Aisuru Riyuu, Sono Hoka no Monogatari', starring Sawajiri Erika in a double role. The drama is a love story directed by Kanchiku Yuri ('Tenshi no Koi', 'DOCUMENTARY of AKB48') and revolves around two very different individual women named L and M (both played by Sawajiri). One is a beautiful and smart career woman w

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu celebrates the release of her first single, "Tsukema Tsukeru"

    January 11, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    On January 10th, charismatic model and Harajuku idol Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held a special release event for her first single "Tsukema Tsukeru" at Laforet Harajuku. On a stage in front of the building that was specially installed for the event, Kyary performed her newest song "Tsukema Tsukeru" and held a talk with the host of the event. In spite of the fact that the event had only been announced a few days before, approximately 300 men and wome

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  • Hello Kitty gets a 'Chukaman' makeover

    January 11, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    On January 10th, convenience store chain Circle K Sunkus began selling Hello Kitty versions of Chukaman (or steamed Chinese dumpling). The product became an instant sensation, and comments about the 'Hello Kitty-man' are spreading fast on social networking sites like Twitter. “Hello Kitty-man” is a custard-filled steamed dumpling shaped like a Hello Kitty. The confectionery contains apples pieces and is easily bought for 150 yen (approxima

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  • Morning Musume reveals full PV for "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra"

    January 11, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Morning Musume has just revealed their full PV for "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra! Dressed up as little chicks, the girls captured hearts as they journeyed from set to set. They even incorporated an adorable chicken dance into their choreography! Check out their PV below: Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko to voice act for Japanese dubbed version of "In Time"

    January 11, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko (25) is tackling a voice acting role for a movie! The idol is dubbing over an American science-fiction thriller called “In Time”, and she'll be providing the Japanese voice for heroine 'Sylvia' (played by Amanda Seyfried). This movie focuses on a futuristic society where citizens stops growing at the age of 25. The remaining time of the individual's life is used as a form of currency and provides the basis for th

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  • Ms.OOJA to provide theme song for upcoming drama, "Renai NEET"

    January 11, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    It's just been confirmed that singer-songwriter Ms.OOJA will be providing the theme song for the upcoming drama 'Renai NEET ~Wasureta Koi no Hajime Kata~'! Titled "Be...", the song was written specifically for the drama after Ms.OOJA read the script. As tokyohive previously reported, 'Renai NEET' features actress Nakama Yukie as the main character, a woman who hasn't had a boyfriend in eight years. The series  is said to be a romantic comedy t

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki, Komori Mika & Maeda Ami hold handshake event in China

    January 11, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    On January 10th, AKB48 members Kashiwagi Yuki, Komori Mika, and Maeda Ami held a special handshake event in Shanghai, China, where enthusiastic fans lined up to meet their favorite idols. The 1,300 people who attended the event were chosen out of approximately 4,000 fans who had applied. "I really felt that we had a lot of fans in China," said Kashiwagi, impressed by AKB48's popularity abroad. "I love them because they have so many posi

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  • Nakashima Mika opens her official YouTube channel

    January 11, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Singer Nakashima Mika has just opened her own official YouTube channel! The channel was opened in celebration of the release of her PV and documentary collection, "FILM LOTUS VIII". Nakashima's YouTube channel currently features short versions of some of her previously released music videos, such as  "Over Load", "CANDY GIRL", "Nagareboshi" and more. Check out her official YouTube channel here! Source: Nakashima Mika's Official Website

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  • Milky Bunny reveals PV for "Zurui yo..."!

    January 11, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Model-turned-singer Milky Bunny has just revealed the PV for her latest song, "Zurui yo..."! "Zurui yo..." is a emotional, rock-tinged track that serves as just one of the A-sides off her new single "Zurui yo... / I Wish", which was released on January 11th. Check out the full music video beneath the cut!

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  • Nogizaka46 reveals their 16 Senbatsu members for debut single

    January 11, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On the latest broadcast of Nogizaka46’s TV program, 'Nogizakatte, Doko?', the group’s 16 Senbatsu members for their upcoming debut single have finally been revealed! Interestingly enough, seven out of these sixteen were chosen to become the 'Shichi Fukujin', or front members. The selection process has  endured its ups and downs, as three of its members were switched out of this position. The group has also announced that they will hold

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