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  • Kiritani Mirei to play Mukai Osamu's younger sister in "Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha"

    May 5, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    On May 4th, it was revealed that the up-and-coming actress Kiritani Mirei will be appearing in the upcoming romance film "Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha" starring Nakayama Miho and Mukai Osamu. "Atarashii Kutsu wo Kawanakucha" tells the 3-day love story between the photographer 'Yagami Sen' (Mukai) and the freelance writer 'Teshigawara Aoi' (Nakayama), who meet in Paris by chance. While Aoi is living in Paris, Sen visits the city for a sho

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  • Salyu to release PV for "Tabibito" via iTunes

    May 4, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    Salyu has revealed that she will be releasing the PV for "Tabibito" via iTunes on June 13th. "Tabibito" is a track off of Salyu's latest album, "photogenic", which was released back in February. It's currently being used as the ending theme for TV Tokyo's new program, 'World Business Satellite'. The PV will contain footage of the final performance from Salyu's recent tour, which was held on April 29th at Tokyo International Forum Hall A

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  • Arashi, aiko, Perfume, Mr. Children, and Yuzu perform on May 4th 2-hour special of Music Station

    May 4, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On the May 4th 2-hour special broadcast of Music Station, a number of top artists such as aiko, Arashi, Perfume, Mr. Children, and Yuzu, took to the stage to put on exciting performances. In this special episode, the artists performed a special medley 'Strongest song of the artist' which was chosen by the fans's vote, in addition to Arashi and Perfume also performing their latest songs. aiko also performed her upcoming song. Also, at th

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  • Arisaka Kurume is pregnant with her first child

    May 4, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Actress Arisaka Kurume (32) has announced that she is pregnant with her first child! On May 4th, Arisaka sent a fax to several media outlets reporting, "At this time, I have been blessed with a new life. Currently, I am 6-months pregnant, and my due date is in September." Arisaka, who married a businessman (34) in February of last year, revealed, "When we found out about the pregnancy, we were so happy that we cried together." She al

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  • Oricon ranks the most anticipated female idol group

    May 4, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Ever since AKB48 had their big break, there has been a boom in idol groups. With so many idol groups in the industry today, Oricon recently released a ranking for the 'most anticipated idol group'. Last month, goo held a poll asking its users, "Which female idol group will have their big break this year?" For this ranking, Oricon asked the same question, except with the caveat that the groups had never achieved being #1 on Oricon's weekly

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  • SOPHIA wraps up nationwide tour

    May 4, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    On May 4th, popular rock band “SOPHIA” wrapped up their 2-year nationwide tour with a concert at the Shibuya Public Hall in Tokyo. In March of 2010, member Miyako Keiichi (40) announced that he had lymphoma.  In April of the same year, the group stopped all activities and in November 2010, it became apparent that Miyako’s lymphoma was headed towards remission.  In June of 2011, the group restarted all activities. May 4th was the final

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  • Miura Daichi holds first concert at Nippon Budoukan

    May 4, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    Singer Miura Daichi (24) recently held his first performance at the Nippon Budoukan on May 3rd. Miura debuted as a solo singer seven years ago and on standing on such "holy ground" for the first time he stated, "I had held on to my goal that I wanted to stand on the Budoukan's stage by the time I was 24. And finally, today I am able to stand here." With his powerful production and performance, he performed 25 songs including the encore. He ex

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  • Fukuhara Miho releases PV for "Dream on feat. Miura Daichi"

    May 4, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Singer-songwriter Fukuhara Miho has revealed the PV for her upcoming single, "Dream on feat. Miura Daichi"! Fukuhara's first single in 2 years is a collaboration song with R&B artist Miura Daichi. It's described as a soulful song with a positive message. "Dream on feat. Miura Daichi" is scheduled to be released on May 16th. Check out the PV below! dreamonfeatdaichi by Bored4Lyfe

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  • Mitsui Aika to graduate from Morning Musume

    May 4, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    On May 4th, Morning Musume's member Mitsui Aika announced that she will graduate from Morning Musume on May 18th through her official blog. Last May, Mitsui was diagnosed with a stress fracture on her left anklebone, which would take around 8 weeks to heal completely. After that, she had been doing rehabilitation, but she couldn't join Morning Musume's performance with full force. She shared "I have been thinking that I could heal compl

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  • Fudanjuku to stream concert & first ever Lyrics Senbatsu Election

    May 4, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    To celebrate their first nationwide tour, cross-dressing idol group Fudanjuku will be live streaming their concert on NicoNico Douga on May 5th at 17:00 JST (4:00 AM EST). The group will also be releasing their latest single, "Ame Tokidoki Hare Nochi Niji", on May 23rd. To commemorate its release, they will also be holding the first ever "Fudanjuku presents Kashi Senbatsu 'Fu'senkyo" (Lyrics Selection 'Fu'-lection). Producer Hanawa composed

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