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  • Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina announces fanclub tour

    August 13, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    On August 12th, Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina announced that she will be holding a solo fanclub tour titled "Morning Days Happy Holiday Tanaka Reina Fanclub Tour in Fukuoka", from November 11th to the 13th. She wrote to her fans, "You might have school or work, but please come since this is the first and it may be the last." Applications will be available on the fanclub homepage, and will be due on September 26th. Source: Tanaka

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  • Arashi's Sakurai Sho is a heavy smoker?

    August 13, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    On August 6th, Arashi's Sakurai Sho stayed at a hotel for work in Iwanaicho, Hokkaido. After he checked out, a woman said to be a hotel worker uploaded a photo of two can 'chuhais' and cigarettes that was left on the room's desk, causing an uproar on the internet. The controversy started when the woman tweeted, "Oh my gosh. Sakurai Sho-kun stayed at my hotel, and I am now going to the room he stayed in." Her friend asked, "I want an empty

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  • Hikaru GENJI members appear on stage together for the first time in 17 years

    August 13, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    On August 12th, singer Morohoshi Kazumi of former idol group Hikaru GENJI celebrated his 41st birthday and kicked off his nation-wide tour at the Yokohama BLITZ.  During his encore performance, his former group mates Hiroyuki Sato (40) and Yamamoto Junichi (39) made a surprise appearance. Before performing, Morohoshi spoke about his desire to make a comeback with his former group mates, saying, “I am in regular contact with my group mates

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi to release new solo DVD

    August 13, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    C-ute's leader Yajima Maimi has announced that she will be releasing a new solo DVD titled, "a rainy day", in September! This will be Yajima's second DVD from her three back-to-back release project. The first DVD, "a foggy doll", has closed its pre-orders and will be released later this month. "a rainy day" is now available for pre-order for a limited time until August 29th on e-LineUP. The DVD will feature Yajima showing off her dignif

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  • New idol group Houkago Princess releases "Houkago Princess ~ Oshiete Kudasai! ~" PV

    August 13, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Back in July, tokyohive reported about a new idol group named Houkago Princess (or 'HoriPri'), who planned on debuting with a single called "Houkago Princess ~ Oshiete Kudasai! ~"" later this summer. On August 12th, their debut PV was finally revealed, and it looks like these girls are aiming to charm with an ultra-girlish, innocent concept. In their PV, the girls dance in a school gym wearing cute uniforms and little tiaras. The HoriPri m

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  • Lin Lin and Saho Akari to perform in China!

    August 13, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    Former Morning Musume member Lin Lin and Up-Up Girls member Saho Akari are planning to form a special unit. The unit will be performing a mini live for a Harajuku fashion show featuring Chinese girls on August 27th in Harbin, China. The Japan-China culture exchange was created based on a promise that was made between the two countries last year to have cultural diplomacy. Source: Sakurai Takamasa's Official Twitter

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  • Tamura Yukari to be featured on m.o.v.e's new track!

    August 13, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    On September 7th, m.o.v.e will be releasing their 3rd anime song cover album, “anim.o.v.e 03”, and Tamura Yukari has been selected as a featured artist. Tamura will be participating in their track titled “LOVE SHOWER”. However, this isn’t the first time Tamura and m.o.v.e have collaborated - they also worked together on the 2010 album “Citron no Ame” in “You & Me” and “Love Sick”. Source: natalie

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  • Comedian KICK☆ gets married!

    August 13, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    It's been reported that comedian KICK☆ (31) got married on August 10th. According to his agency, KICK☆'s partner is a non-celebrity who is 10 years his senior. The two met about 10 months ago through a mutual friend, and are already living together. On the 9th, KICK☆ appeared for a live show on USTREAM from 8PM to 6AM. After the show finished, the couple submitted their marriage registration. KICK☆ commented, "Never did I dream that I

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  • Momoiro Clover Z collaborates with BEAMS T for three days!

    August 12, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z will be collaborating for the third time with BEAMS T Harajuku from August 12th until August 14th. In addition to selling T-shirts, there will also be a “Momoiro Clover Z PHOTO EXHIBITION”. Their previous collaboration T-shirts will be on display and 1,000 Polaroid pictures are also lined up. What fans should look the most forward to though are the monitors throughout the store with special commentary movies from the members

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  • Genki Rockets to release their second full album in September!

    August 12, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    After three years and two months, Genki Rockets is set to release their second full album “GENKI ROCKETS II ~No border between us~” on September 7th. Four of the songs will be remixed by metalmouse, Dorian, The_AIU, and RAC. Check out the tracklist below! [CD] 01. prologue : the Blue 02. Curiosity 03. Touch me 04. fluffy 05. Reaching for the stars 06. Dreaming across stars 07. make.believe 08. Flow 09. Wond

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