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  • Room lights of "Raboon" & "Bepo" from ONE PIECE to go on sale

    January 10, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    On January 9th, it was announced that Oda Eiichiro’s “ONE PIECE” characters, “Raboon” and “Bepo”, will be released as a figurine room light starting in April with a price tag of 4,410 yen (approximately USD $57). This figurine lamp of Raboon, a gigantic whale with numerous scars across his head, and Bepo, a talking bear part of Trafalgar Law’s crew, will include a 10w light bulb inside this collector’s item. As of now, toy shops “PlayOne”

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke talks about his mom at 'Risou no Musuko' event

    January 10, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    On January 9th, Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke attended an announcement event with co-star Suzuki Kyoka for their starring drama, “Risou no Musuko” (Nihon TV). As reported earlier, this drama focuses on the story between a mother named 'Suzuki Umi' and her son 'Daichi'. The son is completely devoted to his mother, and so reporters asked Yamada (who plays the son) if he connects with his character in that way. Yamada confessed, “I mig

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  • ORANGE RANGE to celebrate their 10th anniversary with new album + tour!

    January 10, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Rock band ORANGE RANGE will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their CD debut with a new album in April, as well as a nationwide tour beginning in May. They've also planned special surprises, to be revealed every month on the 10th! These special surprises will uploaded onto a special website created for the anniversary, with the ultimate surprise waiting for fans on October 10th. ORANGE RANGE made their indie debut with the mini-album "Ora

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS hold free mini-live + handshake event for "Everybody JUMP!!"

    January 10, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    On January 9th, idol group SUPER☆GiRLS (a recipient of the 2011 Japan Record Awards for "New Artist") kicked off their promotions with a free mini-live and handshake event at Yoyogi Park, where they jumped with their fans to promote their upcoming album "Everybody JUMP!!" The event, which drew approximately 5,000 fans, featured performances of "MAX! Otomegokoro" and "Joshiryoku←Paradise", as well as their new song "Everybody JUMP!!" There wa

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  • Matsumoto Jun kisses Kiritani Mirei in new Fasio CM

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    On January 10th, a new Fasio CM featuring Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (28) and actress Kiritani Mirei was broadcasted nationwide. In this endorsement, titled “Saikyo no Eye”, Kiritani applies on the “Ultra Curl Lock Mascara” to her lashes, which draws the romantic affections of Matsumoto who approaches her and kisses her long lashes. \ At first, the two said they felt embarrassed by the act but later, they grew more comfortable and did thei

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  • T-ARA reveals teaser for Japanese version of "ROLY-POLY"

    January 10, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Korean idol group T-ARA has just revealed a short PV preview of their hit song "Roly Poly" in Japanese! The girls have revamped their style from their original Korean music video by brightening their colors and adopting adorable stages, rather than the 80's-style club. The result? Check it out for yourself below, and stay tuned for more on the Japanese version of "Roly Poly"! (The preview begins at 0:53.)

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  • D☆DATE holds release event for their new single, "Love Heaven"

    January 10, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    On January 8th, D☆DATE held a commemorative release event for their new single "Love Heaven" at LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza. "We're going to make everyone smile in 2012 with D☆DATE's songs!" leader Araki Hirofumi confidently declared. "We're going to take first place on Oricon and appear on Kohaku Uta Gassen!" Fellow member Igarashi Shunji added, "Kohaku, naturally, is something we long for, so we'd like to aim for it." Approximately 10,000 peo

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  • Check out a preview of C-ute's upcoming song, "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku"!

    January 10, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    Idol group C-ute has unveiled a preview of their upcoming song, "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku"! The girls' gentle new ballad is the title track of their upcoming single, which will be released on April 18th. In the meantime, check out the preview below and let us know what you think!

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  • moumoon reveals PV for upcoming song, "Bon Appetit"!

    January 10, 2012 @ 3:43 am

    Music duo moumoon has just revealed the music video for the brand new song, "Bon Appetit"! "Bon Appetit" is just one of the many new tracks off the duo's upcoming album "No Night Land" and features a slight electronic touch on vocalist YUKA's voice for a different feel from their previously released songs. Check out the PV for yourself below! Thanks to bluedarkness12 for the tip!

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  • AKB48's 91'ers celebrate their 'Coming of Age Day'

    January 10, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    On January 9th, a total of 19 members from the idol groups AKB48 and SKE48 celebrated their coming-of-age day ('seijin no hi') with a photography event at the Kanda Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. The coming-of-age day is a public holiday that is celebrated on every second Monday of January. Those who have reached or will reach the age of twenty between April 2nd of the previous year and April 1st are celebrating that they have now become part o

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