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  • Sakamoto Maaya gets married to Suzumura Kenichi!

    August 12, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    It's been announced that singer/voice actress Sakamoto Maaya and voice actor Suzumura Kenichi got married on August 8th. Sakamoto stated, "In my life, I've always prioritized what I love, what made me happy and comfortable, and tied them to my future. Therefore, even with marriage, it's something I wanted from the bottom of my heart, so I responded to those feelings." She continued, "When I'm with Suzumura-san, I feel calm. He is a kind pe

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  • Avril Lavigne supports the Canadian study abroad Hope Project

    August 12, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne appeared in Tokyo to declare her support for giving youths who were affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake a chance to study abroad in Canada. She stated, “When I first heard the news, I was filled with sadness. I want to show that my heart is always with everyone (here)”. The project is titled “Hope Project”, and is a collaboration between handbag designer Samantha Thavasa Japan Limited and the Ca

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  • Fukada Kyoko distrusts marriage after playing the role of someone having an affair

    August 12, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    Actress, Fakada Kyoko attended the press conference for her upcoming movie "Yoake no machide". The movie is slated for release on October 8th and is about a love affair. About playing a promiscuous role, while having a serious look on her face, she commented, "I kind of feel as though real marriage is somewhat like that in the story of the movie, and I've become a bit distrustful of marriage." This movie is based on the best seller novel

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  • Hirano Aya to resign from Spacecraft Entertainment

    August 12, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    On August 12th, voice actress and singer Hirano Aya (23) announced through her blog that she will be resigning from her agency, Spacecraft Entertainment. She explained, "The main reason was because of our disagreement in the future direction". Hirano also revealed that she has decided on a new agency, showing her will for continuing in the entertainment business. Along with her resignation from Spacecraft, her fan club "Hirano Juku" will b

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  • Recochoku announces results of favorite Korean artists in Japan poll

    August 12, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Popular music site Recochoku surveyed its users to see which KPOP / Korean artist was their favorite and the results have been revealed! KARA received the most amount of votes from Recochoku users. Many of the users seem to have been drawn by KARA's easy to learn dance moves. From the "Hip Dance", "Penguin dance" to the "Kara Para" their dance moves have caught the hearts of many male and female fans alike. However, their dance moves aren'

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  • Male members of AAA to appear in CM for 'Ito-Yokado' once again

    August 12, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Earlier this year, the male members of pop group AAA (Nishijima Takahiro, Urata Naoya, Hidaka Mitsuhiro, Atae Shinjiro and Sueyoshi Shuta) starred in a CM for Ito-Yokado's fashion line called "Body Cooler". The boys are back again for another CM with the store's new line, "Body Heater". For the new CM, the members dance along to their new song, "CALL", while presenting the quality and warmth of the product. Seeing Hidaka's dance, Sueyoshi

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  • Kimaguren reveals tracklist for "LOVE+LIFE+LOCAL"

    August 12, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    Pop/reggae duo Kimaguren has revealed the tracklist to their upcoming album, "LOVE+LIFE+LOCAL"! 'LOVE', 'LIFE', and 'LOCAL' has been the duo's artist concept since their debut. The album will include 12 songs that portray these concepts. "LOVE+LIFE+LOCAL" is set to be released on August 17th. Check out the full tracklist below! - <LOVE+LIFE+LOCAL> 01. Hotarubi 02. Himawari ni Koi wo Shita 03. TOMODACHI 04. Sotsugyou

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  • After School set to release their first photo essay book

    August 12, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    “Super Sexy”, “Super Style”, and “Super Show” - "Triple S" girl group After School are set to release their first photo essay “AFTERSCHOOL After School Photo Essay”, on August 15th, just two days before their Japanese debut single, “Bang!”. This photo essay has an original Korean version titled “Play Girlz!”, but this version has some new treats included especially for their Japanese fans. There are lots of portrait shots of the eight girl

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  • MIYAVI joins Tsuchiya Anna x Kanno Yoko for "C9 (Continent of the Ninth)"

    August 12, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    It's been revealed that MIYAVI will participate as the guest guitarist in Tsuchiya Anna and Kanno Yoko's "Master Blaster", the Japanese image song for the online RPG, "C9 (Continent of the Ninth). The song was composed and arranged by Kanno, and the lyrics were written by Tim Jensen. It expresses the grand outlook of the world, and the feelings of warriors who go into battle with the monsters. MIYAVI's prominent guitar sound adds color to th

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  • "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2011" announces third line-up of artists

    August 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2011 Eco & Smile" has announced its third line-up of participating idols for its idol event, which will take place at Odaiba on August 27th and 28th. The third line-up announced the participation of seven artists: KNU23, Chu!☆Lips, Techpri, Panda Neko-zu (kari), Feam, Mano Erina, and Lovely★DOLL. The event will now feature 54 groups, with 377 idols. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Source: natalie

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