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  • Which female celebrity has the most beautiful skin?

    April 23, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    On April 22nd, Oricon revealed the results of their recent survey (The time period for the survey was March 23rd to 28th), in which they asked 500 women to pick the female celebrity with the most beautiful skin. Like last year, it was actress Ayase Haruka (27) who came out on top of the ranking again, which isn't much of a surprise looking at her countless appearances in fashion magazines and commercials for various cosmetic brands. Whe

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  • Ikuta Toma & Yoshitaka Yuriko brought close to tears at the stage greeting for "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen"

    April 23, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    On April 21st, actor Ikuta Toma and actress Yoshitaka Yuriko attended the stage greeting of their film "Bokura ga Ita Kouhen", which is the second part of the live-action adaptation of the popular manga "Bokura ga Ita". The manga undoubtedly is a huge hit with over 12,000,000 copies sold and the live-action adaptation is in no way inferior with over 1,800,000 viewers and revenues of 2,200,000,000 Yen (26.97 million USD) alone, for the firs

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE announces new single, "Tsuioku -Single Version- / Taisetsu na Kotoba"

    April 23, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE will be releasing their 10th single, "Tsuioku -Single Version- / Taisetsu na Kotoba", on May 23rd. "Tsuioku -Single Version-" is a new version of the group's song "Tsuioku", which was included in their latest album, "Limited Addiction". Meanwhile, "Taisetsu na Kotoba" has been picked up as the ending theme for NHK ETele's anime series, 'Hana Kappa'. The single will be available for purchase in 3 different versions: Ty

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  • JOKER to release new mini-album in May + album jacket covers

    April 23, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    On May 2nd, rock duo JOKER will be releasing their new mini-album, "JOKER". JOKER is comprised singer/actor Kato Kazuki and singer-songwriter Date Koji. They made their debut in December of last year with their first single, "No.1". The duo's upcoming mini-album will contain a total of 6 tracks including "Pain", the image song for the stage play, 'Recipient'. It will be available in 3 different versions: CD+DVD Type A, CD+DVD Type B, an

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  • Michibata Jessica attracts 500 people to TAG Heuer's renewal event

    April 23, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    Popular fashion model Michibata Jessica (27) attended a renewal open ceremony for 'Espace TAG Heuer Shinsaibashi' in the city of Osaka as of April 21st. This event was held to commemorate the store renewal of this watch brand and before the event Michibata updated her Twitter with, “It would be nice if a lot of people show up,” and attracted approximately 500 people in regards to this message. Although she is currently in a relationship

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  • AKB48's sister group SNH48 has been officially reported by Japanese media

    April 23, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    On April 21st, we reported that AKB48's sister group SNH48, which is based in Shanghai, would start gearing up for promotions. Now Japanese media have officially reported this new addition to the '48 franchise. The surprising announcement about SNH48 was made during 'AKB48 Shanghai Fan Meeting'. Including domestic sister groups, it will be 6th AKB48 sister group and the 3rd non-Japanese sister group, JKT48 from Jakarta Indonesia and TPE48

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  • Momoiro Clover Z announces new single + summer hall tour

    April 23, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    Momoiro Clover Z has announced that they will be releasing a new single (currently untitled) on June 27th! Aside from the title track, the single will contain "PUSH", which is currently being used as the CM song for Lotte's ice cream, "Sou". This song was performed in front of an audience for the very first time during the second night of the group's concert, 'Momoclo Haru no Ichidaiji 2012 Yokohama Arena Masaka no 2DAYS', on April 22nd.

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  • Korean singer Se7en releases full PV for upcoming single "Love Again"

    April 23, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Earlier this month, singer Se7en released the short PV for his upcoming Japanese single "Love Again".  Now eager fans can view the full PV, as it was recently uploaded to streaming sites. The PV features Se7en in a Casino setting playing roulette, as well as scenes of his dynamic dancing. The singer will be releasing "Love Again" on April 25th, and the album also includes a ticket to Se7en's upcoming showcase. Check out the full PV b

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  • Guest line-up for the April 29th episode for Music Japan unveiled!

    April 22, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Popular music program Music Japan has revealed their artist lineup for their broadcast on April 29th! This upcoming episode will feature AKB48’s Itano Tomomi, BENI, Naoto Inti Raymi, and Go Hiromi to perform their respective solo singles. Check out the full details of this episode below! === “10nen Go no Kimi e” – Itano Tomomi “Ti Amo” – BENI “Aishiteta” – Naoto Inti Raymi “Dangerer☆” – Go Hiromi === Sourc

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  • Chara to release first single and live DVD/Blu-ray after transfer to Ki/oon Records

    April 22, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Chara has now announced her first single since her label transfer to Ki/oon Records! This upcoming single will be entitled “Alterna Girlfriend” with its release date set for June 6th. Chara publicly announced this new single on April 21st during the live event ‘Ki/oon 20 Years & Days’, at LIQUIDROOM ebisu in Tokyo. Along with this announcement, she made her first performance of this song at this live and gave her fans an edgy dance tune

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