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  • Shibasaki Kou to sing for Okada Masaki's upcoming drama

    March 22, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Actress/singer Shibasaki Kou's new song, "ANOTHER: WORLD", has been chosen as the theme song for Okada Masaki's upcoming drama, "Mirai Nikki -Another: World-"! "Mirai Nikki -Another: World-" is based on a popular manga series of the same name that has sold a total of over 4 million copies. It's a suspense story that portrays a group of young people who are forced to participate in a survival game after obtaining a special diary. The dram

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  • Kase Ryo gets caught off guard by Toda Erika's chic get-up

    March 22, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    On March 21st, Kase Ryo and Toda Erika, the starring actors of the upcoming movie "SPEC~Ten~", attended a press conference in Tokyo to commemorate the completion of the movie. In the movie Toda portrays the role of 'Toma Saya', a peculiar and gyoza-loving detective who couldn't care less about her fashion. However, at the event she pleasantly surprised the media and her co-star with a chic black dress and hairdo. Kase was in awe and praise

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko posts a "nude photo" of herself and Kojima Haruna

    March 22, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Recently AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko (26) reached over 980,000 followers on Twitter. Shinoda tweeted, “Oh my gosh!! I have more than 980,000 followers!!!  ( *`ω´) When did that happen? To commemorate it, I will post a nude picture of me and Nyaro (Kojima Haruna)… ( *`ω´)八(бвб)” She then uploaded a mosaicked “nude picture” of herself and Kojima Haruna, even though the photo she posted was of herself and Kojima wearing fat cartoonish costum

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  • Nano to release 1st single, "Now or Never"

    March 22, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    It's been revealed that bilingual singer nano will be releasing a new single, titled "Now or Never", on May 23rd. nano, who just made a major debut on March 14th with the album, "nanoir", is well known among users of YouTube and Nico Nico Douga. "Now or Never" has already been picked up as the opening theme song for the tv anime, "Phi Brain ~Kami no Puzzle", starting April 8th. The single will include a total of 4 tracks including "Dest

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  • Korean group CHI-CHI reveals PV teaser for debut single, "Karakawanaide!!"

    March 22, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Korean girl group CHI-CHI has revealed the PV teaser for their Japanese debut single, "Karakawanaide!!"! As reported earlier, CHI-CHI will be making their debut in Japan on April 25th. "Karakawanaide!!" is the Japanese version of the group's "Don't Play Around", which was released in South Korea early last year. According to the interview with the girls, the highlight of the video is their dancing and expressions. The PV itself was shot

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  • Nakagawa Shoko to release first best-of album

    March 22, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    It's been revealed that Nakagawa Shoko will be releasing her first best-of album, "Shokotan☆Best――(°∀°) ――!!", on May 2nd to celebrate her 10th year anniversary! For the past 10 years, Nakagawa has been active in the entertainment biz as a monster blogger, voice actress, manga artist, MC, and fashion producer. As a singer, she made her first appearance on the "Kohaku Uta Gassen" back in 2007, and this summer, she will be embarking on her f

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  • Animation director Ishiguro Noboru passes away

    March 22, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    Famous animation director Ishiguro Noboru passed away on March 20th (JST) at the age of 73 at Kawasaki Hospital. Ishiguro was famous for his direction in popular animation titles Macross, Space Battleship Yamato, Megazone 23, and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. He had visited the U.S. several times over the past decade attending anime conventions and making many friends. He will be missed by those who knew him well and by his fans. Ma

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  • Princess Princess appears at a charity live after 16 years

    March 22, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    On March 20th, 5-member female band from the ’80s and ’90s, Princess Princess appeared at a charity event for the Tohoku earthquake "ALL THAT LOVE-give&give-", held at  Makuhari Messe in Chiba.  Like we reported, it was their first comeback live after 16 years since they held their disband live concert at Nippon Budokan on May 31st 1996. They appeared at this charity event along with Kome Kome CLUB and TM NETWORK that also gained m

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  • Sashihara Rino reveals short PV for "Soredemo Sukidayo"

    March 22, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    AKB48's Sashihara Rino has revealed the short PV for her solo debut song, "Soredemo Sukidayo"! As reported earlier, Sashihara will be making her solo debut from avex trax on May 2nd. The title track is the theme song for her first starring drama, "Muse no Kagami". "Soredemo Sukidayo" is described as an upbeat song that resembles an idol song from the 80's. In the PV, Sashihara can be seen dancing cheerfully in a bright pink dress. The b

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  • D-BOYS Araki Hirofumi & Endo Yuya show off their passionate kiss scene at rehearsal for upcoming stage play

    March 22, 2012 @ 3:13 am

    On March 20th, members of acting group, D-BOYS, held a rehearsal for their upcoming stage play, "Sabishii Magnet". In the play, Araki Hirofumi shares a passionate kiss with fellow member Endo Yuya. He confessed, "I'm glad I only have to kiss Yuya." Araki then shared what the appeal of the play was, saying, "The kiss is just the appetizer in the story, it's like a side dish of 'edamame' (soybeans). The main story is even more interesting, s

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