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  • VAMPS announce 2012 tour

    March 22, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Rock band VAMPS has just announced their comeback with a 49 stage tour in 10 different cities. "VAMPS LIVE 2012" will start in June all the way through October. This will be their first tour since 2010. The tour will hit off at Zepp Sendai then four more cities in June. Then in the month of July they will only play at Zepp Tokyo with the title "VAMPS TOKYO @ ZEPP TOKYO". Afterwards they will continue touring Japan to October 7th. Ticket

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to make her 1st live talk appearance in 2 years

    March 22, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    With the new release of her new album "Party Queen", Hamasaki Ayumi will participate in her first live talk in two years. The live talk will be on Yahoo! Japan's "GyaO!" and will be streamed live. The live talk is to commemorate her 13th album. She will also talk about her 2012 arena tour, "ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2012 A ~HOTEL Love Songs" that's scheduled to begin next month in April. You can check out the live talk on Yahoo! Japan's

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  • Hirako Risa helps promote the BlackBerry Bold 9900

    March 22, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    On March 22nd, Talent, Hirako Risa (41) was in attendance at the “BlackBerry” new product presentation in Roppongi. She showed her model senses while holding the tough business smartphone and said, “Just about any outfit could go with this.” The presentation was for the “BlackBerry Bold 9900”. Up until the 9900, the BlackBerry only featured QWERTY keyboards and this series is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen as well. BlackBerry is o

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  • Uehara Takako receives a unique wedding present from Imai Eriko

    March 22, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    On March 21st, Uehara Takako blogged that she received a wedding present from SPEED member Imai Eriko. According to Uehara it is common for the former members to exchange birthday presents and such to one another and Imai Eriko is known for giving out strange gifts. She previously gave Shimabukuro Hiroko and Uehara giant flamingo ornament. However, it should be known that Imai has adopted a ‘rabbit’ persona thanks to a comment by Arakaki H

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu & Minegishi Minami to show their mature looks on "VOGUE JAPAN"

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    AKB48 members Watanabe Mayu and Minegishi Minami will appear in the May issue of fashion magazine, "VOGUE JAPAN". Watanabe and Minegishi will show off their mature looks on an advertisement for Dior's new lipstick line. Out of 12 colors, the girls were able to try out the color that most sparked their interest. Watanabe commented, "I want to go home like this," while Minegishi said, "I was able to transform into a lovely adult woman."

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  • Popular Korean drama "Dream High" gets Japanese Musical remake

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    It's been two years since singer Matsushita Yuya has appeared in a musical theater. But today his staff posted some exciting news for his fans. They revealed on Yuya's official blog that he will appear in the musical "Dream High", set to start on July 3rd to July 20th. It will be playing at the New National Theater in Tokyo. The musical is based off the popular Korean drama and a first to hit the theatrical stage. "Dream High" is direct

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for March 26th

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of March 26th! This week are all new chart toppers. Check out the results below, and let us know if your favorite made it into the top 5! === 1. "Chihayafuru", Volume 16 - Suetsugu Yuki : (212,169) 2. "Tonari no Kaibutsukun", Volume 9 - Robico (112,082) 3. "Kuragehime", Volume 9 - Higashimura Akiko : (92,618) 4. "Ace of Diamond", Volume 30 - Terajima Yuji

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  • Sayonara Ponytail to cover Spitz's "Sora mo Toberuhazu"

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    On April 12th, a mysterious trio called Sayonara Ponytail will take over the ending theme song to anime "Tsuritama". The song will be a cover a Spitz's song "Sora mo Toberuhazu". Since all members of the group love anime and are excited to be covering the song, the anime staff decided to make it happen. Right now the opening theme song is by Fuji Fabric. Sayonara Ponytail will release the song as a new single on May 23rd and it will b

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  • Shibasaki Kou to sing for Okada Masaki's upcoming drama

    March 22, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Actress/singer Shibasaki Kou's new song, "ANOTHER: WORLD", has been chosen as the theme song for Okada Masaki's upcoming drama, "Mirai Nikki -Another: World-"! "Mirai Nikki -Another: World-" is based on a popular manga series of the same name that has sold a total of over 4 million copies. It's a suspense story that portrays a group of young people who are forced to participate in a survival game after obtaining a special diary. The dram

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  • Kase Ryo gets caught off guard by Toda Erika's chic get-up

    March 22, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    On March 21st, Kase Ryo and Toda Erika, the starring actors of the upcoming movie "SPEC~Ten~", attended a press conference in Tokyo to commemorate the completion of the movie. In the movie Toda portrays the role of 'Toma Saya', a peculiar and gyoza-loving detective who couldn't care less about her fashion. However, at the event she pleasantly surprised the media and her co-star with a chic black dress and hairdo. Kase was in awe and praise

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