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  • Osawa Shinichi arrested for involvement in suspected rape

    December 30, 2011 @ 5:58 am

    It's just been revealed that artist Osawa Shinichi was arrested by police on December 14th on suspicion of his involvement in a semi-rape. "I need you to entertain my male client. If you don't do that, the company will go bankrupt," Osawa allegedly said as an order to a female subordinate, who then had horrible deeds committed unto her by the unsaid man at a metropolitan hotel. Upon hearing this, Osawa was arrested on the 14th. "I don't hav

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  • 210 members of AKB family to perform special medley on 'Kohaku'

    December 30, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    On December 29th, AKB48 took part in the rehearsals for the "62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen" at Shibuya's NHK Hall. Last year, 130 members from AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 took the stage. This year, the family upped the ante by sending a record 210 members! AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 will return to the spotlight, along with HKT48, JKT48, and SDN48. Member Maeda Atsuko commented, "I think we're going to exceed 300 members next year," while Oshima Yuko

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  • Koda Kumi registers her marriage with KENJI03

    December 30, 2011 @ 2:05 am

    It's been reported that Koda Kumi and KENJI03 of rock band BACK-ON have officially registered their marriage! According to their respective agencies, the staff registered the couple's marriage at the ward office this past weekend. Neither Koda or KENJI03 plan to comment on their newlywed status. In related news, Koda participated in the 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' rehearsal on December 29th. She entered the hall wearing all black, and held her

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  • Idoling!!! reveals full PV for "MAMORE!!!"

    December 30, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    After releasing a PV preview for their 17th single "MAMORE!!!", Idoling!!! has now unveiled the full glory of their newest music video. The girls demonstrated why they're a strong idol group to keep your eyes on with their smooth dance choreography and confident swagger. Check out the video below!

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  • Nadeshiko Japan to kick off this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 29, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    The players of Nadeshiko Japan have been confirmed as special guests for the 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen, where they will "kick off" the competition during the opening. Seven players in total are scheduled to appear at this year's Kohaku: captain Sawa Homare, Kawasumi Nahomi, Ohno Shinobu, Kaihori Ayumi, Kinga Yukari, Tanaka Asuna, and Takase Megumi. Since the team will be playing in the "All Japan Women's Football Championship" on New Year's D

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  • Talent Hirano Aya to play teacher in upcoming idol comedy

    December 29, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    On December 27th, it was revealed that talent Hirano Aya will be appearing as an 'idol maniac' teacher in the upcoming drama "Konna no Idol Jannain!?" The drama is a situation comedy that revolves around a group of five girls played by the idol group 9nine, who form a club of girls who want to become idols. The youthful comedy is said to entertain viewers with the girls' silly but earnest attempts to realize their dream of becoming idols t

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  • Sakanaction to release live DVD of their Makuhari Messe live

    December 29, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Rock band Sakanaction has just revealed that they will be releasing a new live DVD / Blu-ray titled, "SAKANAQUARIUM 2011 DocumentaLy -LIVE at MAKUHARI MESSE-" on March 28th! The footage was taken from their Makuhari Messe performance of their nationwide tour, which was held from October until November. The tour featured thirteen different stops all around Japan to promote the band's latest album, "DocumentaLy". Using special lighting calle

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  • Check out a PV preview of CNBLUE's new song, "Where you are"!

    December 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    CNBLUE has just revealed a 30-second PV preview of their upcoming song, "Where you are"! "Where you are" will be their second single as a major label band, and is slated for a release on February 1st. The catchy tune follows in the tracks of their first major-label single "IN MY HEAD", drawing in listeners with its cool English hooks and still managing to overflow with energy despite the dark colors. Check out the PV preview below!

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  • Ogura Yuko is expecting her 1st child

    December 29, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    On December 28th, talento Ogura Yuko (28) announced on her blog that she is expecting her first child.  Ogura happily wrote on the blog, "Currently, I'm in the fifth month of pregnancy, and in a good condition.  I'm expecting to see my baby next June.  I'm so looking forward to it!!" She met her husband, a hair and make-up artist, through a common friend three years ago, and the couple registered their marriage back in October.  Ogura has

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  • Sakurai Sho to show live piano performance on Kohaku

    December 29, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    NHK announced that Arashi who will be the host for the white team on this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'.  The group will also be the presenters for a corner to support Tohoku region. The corner is titled 'Ashita wo Utaou. ~Nippon no Arashi 'Furusato'~'.  Arashi member, Sakurai Sho will show his live piano performance to "Furusato" which is the image song for this year's Kohaku.  With Sakurai's piano performance, other Arashi members and the a

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