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  • Fukuhara Miho to make her drama debut in "Kaeru no Oujo-sama"

    March 18, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    On March 17th, it was revealed that singer-songwriter Fukuhara Miho will be making her drama debut in the upcoming drama, "Kaeru no Oujo-sama". Starring alongside actress Amami Yuki, Fukuhara will play the role of 'Haneda Minami', a former yankee and single mother who is a member of the "Mamasan Korus" ("Mothers' Choir"). The singer was added to the cast after Amami watched footage of her performing in a church in Los Angeles. Fukuhara

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna and Hayami Mokomichi to star in new comedy-mystery drama

    March 18, 2012 @ 2:04 am

    Actress Kawaguchi Haruna and actor Hayami Mokomichi will star in a new mystery-comedy drama called "Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni". Kawaguchi will play the main protagonist, 'Kirigamine Ryou', a tomboyish second year student, while Hayami will play the role of a 'Ishizaki Hiromi', a teacher. Kirigamine is the vice-president of detective club and she is trying to solve mysterious affairs happening at the school. However her reasoning tends

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 12th~March 15th

    March 18, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    [caption id="attachment_226863" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 12th~March 15th"][/caption] Today's 'Drama Prime Time Report' features a change of position among the top dramas as well as three farewells. This week there was not much change for both the Monday dramas 'Stepfather Step' (TBS) and 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV), although the former had to go against various specials. The latter, 'Lucky Seven'

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  • Full trailer for Miike Takashi's "Ai to Makoto" starring Tsumabuki Satoshi & Takei Emi

    March 17, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Today, the full trailer for Miike Takashi's upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular manga "Ai to Makoto" was released on the movie's official website. "Ai to Makoto" follows the turbulent romance between the high school delinquent 'Taiga Makoto' (Tsumabuki Satoshi) and the pure high school girl 'Saotome Ai' (Takei Emi). Aside from your everyday high school brawls and the romantic moments in between, the movie also features sever

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  • Shida Mirai to release her second photo book

    March 17, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Shida Mirai will be releasing her second photo book, "Mirai ~Chiisai Desu Kedo, Nani ka?~", on March 28th. Shida made her break as an actress as a 13 year old in the drama, "14-sai no Haha", playing the role of a pregnant middle school student. Now 18-years-old, Shida will show off her 'maturity' through this photo book with various shots and a long interview. The actress commented, "There are many photos

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  • Happiness announces their 4th single "We Can Fly"

    March 17, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Dance unit Happiness will be releasing their fourth single titled "We Can Fly" on May 16th! The single will include two tracks including the title track, and the follow up song "I'm for you" which was used as the theme song for "03GIRL Heartpul mist". Check out the details for "We Can Fly" below! ----- <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. We Can Fly 2. I'm for you [DVD] We Can Fly Music Video <Regular Edition> [CD on

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  • IMALU challenges her first semi-nude photo

    March 17, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    Talento IMALU recently revealed a semi-nude photo of herself through her official blog. Taken by photographer Leslie Kee, the image will be used in Leslie's charity photo book, "SUPER AIX HOPE". This photo book features a handful of Japanese celebrities including AKB48's Kojima Haruna and actor Kubozuka Yosuke. IMALU shared that this was her first time posing semi-nude and proudly wrote, "Everyone, you can use this as your wallpaper."

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  • E-Girls reveal cover jackets + track list + preview for 2nd single, "One Two Three"

    March 17, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    E-Girls have revealed the cover jackets, track list, and preview for their upcoming single, "One Two Three"! Set for release on April 18th, the single will be available in 2 different versions: CD+DVD and CD-Only. The single will also feature EGD (EXPG GIRLS DANCERS) members Kizu Reina (17) and Suda Anna (14). Furthermore, the girls will be holding a CD release event starting March 17th. Check out the cover jackets, track list, and pre

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  • SID to sing theme song for "Sadako 3D"

    March 17, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    On March 16th, visual kei band SID held a live concert at Zepp Tokyo, where they announced that they will be providing the theme song for the upcoming horror movie, "Sadako 3D". The song, titled "S", will be released as a new single on May 9th. This will be SID's first time to sing a theme song for a movie. "Sadako 3D" is the sequel to "The Ring" series and is based on an original story by Suzuki Koji. It stars Ishihara Satomi, Seto K

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  • Sexy Zone chosen as the new regulars for Fuji TV's variety show

    March 17, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    On March 16th, it was announced that five-member group Sexy Zone has been chosen as the new regulars for Fuji TV's variety show "Real Scope Z" which is the renewal version of ongoing program "Sennyuu! Real Scope". This will mark the first variety show for the group to appear as regulars. In addition, the group's upcoming second single, "Lady Diamond" (to be released on April 11th), will be used as the theme song for the program. This progr

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