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  • SKE48 and Heisei Nobushi Kobushi to start their internet TV program

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    SKE48 and comedian Heisei Nobushi Kobushi attended a press conference of their upcoming internet TV program "Nobukobu & Zebra Tenshi no Kyuin x2 Variety" on December 5th in Tokyo. This is the variety show of Pachinko (pinball game), and Heisei Nobushi Kobushi and SKE48 Ono Haruka, Takada Shiori, Deguchi Aki, Hirata Rikako and Furukawa Airi are showing how Pachinko is fun through a comedy and various projects in the program. On that

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 2nd~4th

    December 5, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_208178" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Even has its normal moments... ("Koko ga Uwasa no El Palacio" - TV Tokyo)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by revitalized "11 Nin mo Iru!", another challenging Saturday for "Yokai Ningen Bem", and the continuation of "Saka no Ue no Kumo". Friday's prime time once again started with a men's voll

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  • Goto Maki holds her last live concert before hiatus

    December 5, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    On December 4th, singer Goto Maki held her final live concert, "G-Emotion FINAL~for you~", at Chiba Makuhari Messe. The live was held twice in one night, gathering a total of 10,000 people to the venue. Goto expressed, "As the last scene before my hiatus, I wanted a live where I could enjoy it by becoming one with the fans. I wanted to show everyone the one-man live I haven't done since transferring to Avex." And so, with the concept "the

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  • AKB48 to release their first glasses-themed photo book

    December 5, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    On December 20th, popular idol group AKB48 will release their first glasses-themed photo book, "AKB48 Twenty-Four Hours". The photo book will be in all-color and will contain 120 pages. It will feature 'the day in the life of AKB48' with themes like "7:25 Good Morning, everyone!", "19:00 Baking a cake is fun!", and "24:00 Have a good night!". The members participating are Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, Shinoda Mariko, Watana

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  • Oricon reveals the result of monthly chart for November

    December 5, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's monthly charts for November. ----- <Single> 1. "Meikyu Love Song" - Arashi : 11/2 (602,482) 2. "Okie Dokie" - SKE48 : 11/9 (421,366) 3. "Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone : 11/16 (196,979) 4. "Pera Pera Perao" - Not yet : 11/16 (187,417) 5. "Saisho no Mail" - French Kiss : 11/22 (133,662) 6. "Anata e/Ooo Baby" - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI : 11/23 (119,583) 7. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : 10/

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  • CHATMONCHY to release two singles + best album successively

    December 5, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Rock band CHATMONCHY has announced that they will be releasing new material in February for three consecutive weeks. The group will release new singles (both currently untitled) on February 1st and February 8th. Then on February 15th, they will release their best-of album, "CHATMONCHY BEST ~2005-2011~". This was announced during the encore of their tour, "CHATMONCHY no Kyuai Tour♡", at Zepp Tokyo on December 4th. The first single has a

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  • AKB48 to hold "Kohaku singing battle"

    December 5, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    On December 5th, popular idol group AKB48 announced through their official blog that they will be holding their own "Kohaku singing battle"! AKB48 has been confirmed to perform at the annual New Year's Eve music show, "The 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen", and they have also been promoting the show as a "supporter". To prepare themselves for the big event, the group has decided to hold their own "Kohaku singing battle" themselves. Just like the ori

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  • Ishihara Satomi to star in her first mobile drama, "Kare wa, Imouto no Koibito"

    December 5, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    Today it was announced that actress Ishihara Satomi is going to star in her first mobile drama on BeeTV with the title, "Kare wa, Imouto no Koibito". "Kare wa, Imouto no Koibito" will be a full-fledged love story, with Ishihara playing the role of Miyuki, a clumsy young woman who is extremely timid when it comes to things like love. The character of Miyuki also has difficulty on being honest with her true feelings. She also has a younger s

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  • Aiba Masaki visits Taiwan

    December 5, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Arashi's Aiba Masaki recently attended the world premiere for the documentary, "Nihon Retto Ikimono Tachi no Monogatari", in Taiwan. This film was presented in Taiwan to thank the students of Affiliated Experimental Elementary School at Taipei Municipal University of Education, who gathered donations for the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake back in March. A total of 250 people, mainly consisting of students, were invited to attend the scre

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  • CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname to make an acting debut

    December 5, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    It's been revealed that CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname will be making his acting debut in the upcoming drama, "Hungry!". Kawabata will play the drummer of Eisaku's (Mukai Osamu) rock band, who is also a staff member at his French restaurant. Commenting on why he decided to cast Kawabata, Kansai TV producer Kasai Hideyuki said, "To make this as realistic as possible, we wanted to use a real artist to be a part of the band. When I first met

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