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  • WOWOW releases trailer for joint Asian drama, 'Strangers 6'

    January 22, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    WOWOW recently updated the official site of the upcoming action-suspense drama, 'Strangers 6', with a new teaser! 'Strangers 6' is a joint production between Japan, South Korea, and China. It aims to reach new heights in terms of pace and sheer scale for a TV drama, by utilizing production skills and acting prowess from all three countries. WOWOW will broadcast the drama in Japan, and aside from South Korea and China, 'Strangers 6' will also

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  • "ALWAYS 3" cast reflects on the past seven years

    January 22, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    On January 21st, the final installment in the "ALWAYS" trilogy, "ALWAYS San-chome no Yuhi ‘64", opened nation-wide on 473 screens. As usual, there was a stage greeting held at a cinema in Tokyo in order to celebrate the opening, which was attended by the main  cast members like Yoshioka Hidetaka, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Yakushimaru Hiroko, Horikita Maki, Miura Tomokazu, Moriyama Mirai, and Suga Kenta, as well as the director, Yamazaki Takashi.

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  • Catch AKB48's live stream of "Request Hour Set List Best 100"!

    January 22, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    A few days ago, tokyohive reported that AKB48 would be live streaming their huge event, 'Request Hour Set List Best 100', through their official YouTube channel. The big day has finally arrived! On January 22nd at 6:00 p.m. JST, the girls kicked off their highly-anticipated show with a performance of "Ponytail to Shushu". Check out the rest of their performances below, and tell us which song is your favorite!

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  • Jero to release new album, "Jonetsu"

    January 22, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Enka singer Jero has announced that he will be releasing his first album in three years! The album is titled "Jonetsu", and is scheduled to be released on February 22nd. It will contain his latest singles, "Yoake no Kaze" and "Tada... Namida", along with its coupling tracks, "Kouya no Hate ni" and "Kaenju". Additionally, the album will  include brand new songs: "Tasogare Metro" (written by AIN from NATSUMEN and composed by AxSx) and "Kita

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  • Movie theaters set to screen KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo live

    January 22, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    Johnny's Entertainment will release KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo live concert "heianyuki", held last September at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, as a movie.  The live concert was directed by movie director, Tsutsumi Yukihiko, who created a roughly 70 minute long film from the concert footage. It's been about 14 years since Domoto last to teamed up with Tsutsumi in the movie "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Shanghai Gyojin Densetsu" (released in

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 announces 3rd single, 1st album, & nationwide tour

    January 22, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    On Johnny's net, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 is set to release their third single as well as their first album this spring. No additional details for both the single or album have been revealed at the moment. However, it was also announced they will be holding a nationwide live tour which will start on April 1st at Marine Messe Fukuoka.  You can check the schedule for the live tour here. (The schedule is subject to change). Stay tu

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  • Sasaki Nozomi designs suits for women

    January 22, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    On January 20th, actress/model Sasaki Nozomi attended a press conference for Youfuku no Aoyama's new suit brand for women.  The brand, called "n♥ line by nozomi", was produced by Sasaki herself.  Her concept centered around the idea for women 'to obtain a beautiful body line like Sasaki's'. Regarding her first time designing a suit, Sasaki commented, "I thought it would be nice to have a suit like this." She continued, "This was my first

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  • AKB49 manga on the cover of Kodansha magazine

    January 21, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Motoazabu Factory’s original production of an extra edition of manga artist Miyajima Reiji’s “AKB49~Renai Kinshi Jourei~” made an appearance on the cover of the January 20th publication of Kodansha manga magazine Magazine SPECIAL No. 2. “AKB49~Renai Kinshi Jourei~” is a current serial manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and it is a story about a male high school student who cross dresses as a girl and becomes an active kenkyusei me

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  • Koda Kumi cancels her appearance on "Ontama Carnival 2012"

    January 21, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    It's been reported that Koda Kumi has canceled her appearance for the "Ontama Carnival 2012". Koda left a post on the event's official website, explaining, "Ever since I fell ill at the end of the year, I've caused everyone to worry, and so I've faced each day dealing with my body. Since the beginning of the new year, I've made thorough discussions with the doctor, and he's continued to check the progress of my condition. Due to the doctor

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  • KAT-TUN reveals the full track list for their upcoming album

    January 21, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    As reported previously, KAT-TUN will be releasing their new album "CHAIN" on February 22nd.  Now, the track list for upcoming album was revealed. Check it out below! <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. LOCK ON 2. ONE DAY 3. BIRTH 4. ULTIMATE WHEELS 5. FINALE (Vo. Taguchi Junnosuke) 6. STEP BY STEP (Vo. Nakamaru Yuichi) 7. RUN FOR YOU 8. Ano Hi no you ni 9. Zutto (Vo. Kamenashi Kazuya) 10. SMILE FOR YOU 11. Hakanai Yubisaki 12.

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