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  • AKB48's Shanghai handshake event gets cancelled

    September 24, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    On September 23rd, 16 AKB48 members flew into Shanghai to attend the AKB48 handshake event, scheduled for the 24th. The girls were greeted by hundreds of fans and reporters at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and it's said that approximately 100 fans also waited for the girls at their hotel, calling out the members' nicknames in Japanese. Member Watanabe Mayu smiled and commented, "It's my first time in Shanghai, but the support f

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  • AKB48's Fujie Reina comments on her "Janken" luck at "Enkiri Village" event

    September 24, 2011 @ 12:02 am

    The runner-up for AKB48’s latest "Janken Tournament", Fujie Reina (17), recently attended a PR event for her horror movie “Enkiri Village”, where she talked about her streak of luck. Fujie and her co-star, Yagami Ren (25), held an interview at the event, and in the spirit of her latest adventure, Fujie played a game of rock-paper-scissors with Yagami. Unfortunately, Fujie lost to Yagami, and she sighed, “I may have used up all my luck duri

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  • ViViD to release their third single "FAKE" in November!

    September 23, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    On September 23rd, it was revealed that ViViD’s third single “FAKE” will be officially released on November 9th! This song has been announced the theme song for their participating love game by GREE, “Koi to Shigoto to Kimi no Produce”. From the day of opening, around 60,000 people registered for this game as it features various members’ voices for their individual characters. This upcoming single will include a coupling song titled

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  • Nagasawa Masami appeals with her smile at "Moteki" stage greeting

    September 23, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    Today, the cast and the director of the movie "Moteki" attended a stage greeting in Tokyo to celebrate its opening day. The movie stars actor Moriyama Mirai, as well as the four actresses - Nagasawa Masami, Aso Kumiko, Naka Riisa, and Maki Yoko. It was a fun and cute event, with the cast finding out who of them are in a 'moteki' period right now - a time when one becomes very popular and attractive to the opposite sex. Everyone on stage ag

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  • Kamiki Ryunosuke attends preview event for "Toaru Hikoushi e no Tsuioku"

    September 23, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    On September 22nd, actor Kamiki Ryunosuke attended a preview event for the animated film, "Toaru Hikoushi e no Tsuioku". The movie portrays a love story between an astronaut and an heir apparent empress. Regarding 'gap relationships', Kamiki put on an embarrassed grin and commented, "I haven't experienced something so profound, so I don't have much thoughts about it..." He also showed his 'maturity' saying, "As I watched the movie, I fe

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  • AKB48's Miyazawa Sae confesses to fellow member Akimoto Sayaka at Super LIVE Show: Double☆Heroine

    September 23, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    On September 22nd, AKB48 Team K members Miyazawa Sae (21) and Akimoto Sayaka (23) performed their stage play “Super LIVE Show: Double☆Heroine”. For this play, Miyazawa plays a high school android girl while Akimoto plays a capable female police detective, the two come together and combines their strength to fight villains. During one of the scenes of the play, Miyazawa confessed to Akimoto, “I, I think I am going to start liking you,” a

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  • RAINBOW performs "A" on Happy MUSIC!

    September 23, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    On the September 23rd episode of Happy MUSIC, Korean girl group RAINBOW took the stage and performed "A", their Japanese debut single! Before their performance, the girls shared two things that make them "happy" and the two things were milk and this debut single. In addition, the members also gave a brief explanation on their short dance routine for "A". Check it out below!

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 20th~21st

    September 23, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_191902" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="An exciting finale!? ("Zettai Reido 2" - Fuji TV)"][/caption] Today's report only includes the ratings for Tuesday and Wednesday, because the ratings for Thursday is slated to be released on Monday, together with the figures for the remaining Friday and weekend dramas. In Japan they are celebrating Autumn Equinox on September 23rd, a national holiday, therefore

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  • Model Rola to make her singing debut

    September 23, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    It's been revealed that model Rola will be making her singing debut in ISSA × SoulJa's upcoming single, "i hate you", which will be released on October 12th. "i hate you" is a ballad that expresses a man's 'anger' after being cheated on, and a woman's 'loneliness' after cheating. Rola will sing, "I want to cry, but I can't cry...", from the woman's point of view in a painful yet carefree way. Originally, Rola's part wasn't in the song,

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 09/14~09/20

    September 23, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’ for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of September 14th to September 20th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, theref

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