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  • Check out this week's performance from CDTV!

    October 17, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Contrary to their usual style, October 15th's episode of 'Count Down TV' (CDTV) hosted only one guest artist and performance. Performing their newest single "XXX", check out L'arc~en~Ciel below! -

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  • 16 girls pass final auditions for SKE48's 5th generation search

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    On October 16th, 16 lucky girls passed the final stage of auditions for SKE48's 5th generation member search. 5,988 girls sent in their applications, and 84 of them proceeded onto the final stage. After going through exams that tested their dance and vocal skills, 16 girls were chosen as unofficial members. Producer Akimoto Yasushi commented, "Congratulations on becoming unofficial members. You have now become a part of SKE48's 5th gene

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  • Oshikiri Moe passes "Wine Expert" exam, becomes a sommelier

    October 17, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Popular model Oshikiri Moe (31) has passed the "Wine Expert" exam, and has now been certified as a sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association. Though the exam is open to anyone over 20 years old, regardless of their occupation and experience, the exam is quite difficult as the pass rate for last year was estimated to be around 30%. There is a written component as well as a "degustation" segment (or 'wine tasting'). Oshikiri started le

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  • Abe Hiroshi becomes a swindler for "Karasu no Oyayubi"

    October 17, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    20th Century Fox revealed that they have adapted Michio Shusuke's novel "Karasu no Oyayubi" into a live-action film, starring Abe Hiroshi, Ishihara Satomi, Nounen Rena, Koyanagi Yu, and Murakami Shoji. "Karasu no Oyayubi" tells the story of two middle-aged men, 'Take' (Abe) and 'Tetsu' (Murakami), who have been unsuccessful in life and eventually became swindlers in order to make a living. Those two are living in a single house, together wit

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  • Shinoda Mariko to appear in "Ouran High School Host Club" movie

    October 17, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    As reported previously, the TBS drama "Oura High School Host Club" which was aired in this summer will get movie adaptation starring Kawaguchi Haruna and Yamamoto Yusuke, and today on October 16th, it was announced that AKB48 member, Shinoda Mariko will make an appearance in the movie as a spoiled daughter of a rich family. "Ouran High School Host Club", which is based off the original manga of the same title, is a romantic comedy centered

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  • Korea's ZE:A to release "Daily Daily" single in November

    October 17, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    It's been announced that nine-member Korean boy group ZE:A will be releasing another single in Japan titled "Daily Daily" next month! The single is confirmed to include four tracks: in addition to the title track, this release will include a Japanese remake of their Korean hit, "All Day Long", as well as instrumentals for both songs. The single is scheduled to drop on November 22nd in three different versions: a regular version with the

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  • Rola holds her debut live with ISSA x SoulJa in Kawasaki!

    October 17, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    On October 16th, singer ISSA (32), SoulJa (27), and model Rola (21) held a debut live for their latest song “i hate you” at Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. This is ISSA X SoulJa’s third single as a unit but this time, this popular model participated as a guest in their collaboration song. With this song, Rola made her debut as a singer and the three of them performed together for the first time as “ISSA X SoulJa + Rola”. Rola, who passi

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  • Who are the sexiest men of Johnny's Entertainment?

    October 16, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

    With the recent addition to the Johnny’s Entertainment family of Sexy Zone, goo ranking could not help but ask, “Which Johnny’s Entertainment men are the sexiest?” Let’s see who came out on top below! === 1. Matsumoto Jun 2. Yamashita Tomohisa 3. Akanishi Jin 4. Kimura Takuya 5. Ikuta Toma 6. Sakurai Sho 7. Kamenashi Kazuya 8. Okada Junichi 9. Nishikido Ryo 10. Okura Tadayoshi (Check out No.11 ~ No.20 res

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  • Music Japan unveils their guest list for October 23rd!

    October 16, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    After the wonderful appearances of various artists on the most recent Music Japan episode, this popular music program has announced another lineup of talented artists through their official website for their October 23rd broadcast. This time, this broadcast will feature the stage performances of Perfume, THE BAWDIES, KARA, SHINee, and Fukuhara Miho with Wada Akiko. Check out this exciting lineup of artists and their songs below! ===

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to release analog LP of "Battle and Romance"

    October 16, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    It's been revealed that Momoiro Clover Z will be releasing a 2-disc analog LP of their first album, "Battle and Romance", on December 25th. The LP will contain all 12 songs and the bonus track from the CD. The regular edition jacket from the album will be used for the exterior, while the interior will feature both limited edition jackets. The LP will also include the members' autographs at random. The LP will be available for purchase onl

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