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  • DOUBLE to make comeback in October with a new album

    August 10, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    After being on hiatus for two years due to nervous gastritis, R&B singer DOUBLE will be making a comeback on October 5th with her original album, "WOMAN". For the return, DOUBLE cropped her waist-length hair for a short bob, cutting off around 50 cm. For the album's jacket photo, she exudes a sexy aura with a slicked back hairstyle. DOUBLE originally was a two-member unit comprised of sisters TAKAKO and SACHIKO, who made their debut

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  • BiS wraps up their 'BiS Festival', breaks into the Oricon Top 50 & announces their first concert

    August 10, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Unique new idol group, BiS ("Brand-new idol Society"), wrapped up their little music festival that was organized to celebrate the release of their first single, "My Ixxx". The 'BiS Festival' at 'Shibuya WWW' in Tokyo was reported to be a big success. Everyone braved the thunderstorm outside and flocked to the club, turning it into a fun and exciting full-house party. The festival featured three other artists who are somewhat related to BiS

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  • "Yokai Ningen Bem" to get live-action drama adaptation starring Kamenashi Kazuya

    August 9, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Earlier today, NTV revealed that the drama fall season is going to get a live-action adaption of the popular anime series "Yokai Ningen Bem", starring KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya. "Yokai Ningen Bem" was a popular anime series that aired in 1968 and 1969, revolving around three 'yokai' (demons, monsters) who fight against other yokai that attack humans. Even though they are defending the humans, it's not easy for them to get along with a lot

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  • Takahashi Ai holds release event for Morning Musume's concert photobook

    August 9, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    On August 9th, Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai held a release event for "Morning Musume Concert Photobook 'Shin Soseiki Fantasy DX ~9-ki Men wo Mukaete~'", along with 9th generation members Fukumura Mizuki and Ikuta Erina. Takahashi, who will be graduating from Morning Musume this fall, smiled as she commented, "I can't imagine it right now, but I don't want to cry too much. I always cry, so I want to graduate looking cool with a smile.

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  • Salyu releases new song, "Hanashitai Anata to"

    August 9, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    On August 10th, singer Salyu released her new song, "Hanashitai Anata to", under salyu x salyu. "Hanashitai Anata to" was created as the image song for iida's first smartphone called, "INFOBAR A01", with the theme, 'communication with phone'. The song was written by Sakamoto Shintaro (Yura Yura Teikoku) and composed by Oyamada Keigo (CORNELIUS). Salyu's new song is now playing on iida's official website. It is available for purchase on

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  • Preview of SHINee's "Kiss Kiss Kiss" revealed on FM Osaka

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    The boys of SHINee are scheduled to release their second Japanese single, "JULIETTE" on August 29th. Along with "JULIETTE" the single album will also contain a new ballad track titled, "Kiss Kiss Kiss". Fans were wondering how this track was going to sound and today is their lucky day as the track was recently played on FM Osaka in Japan. For the first Two Thirds of the song you can hear it clearly, however, the last third is interrupted w

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  • Stage play "Red Cliff -Ai-" starring EXILE's AKIRA opens at Le Theatre GINZA

    August 9, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    The stage play “Red Cliff –Ai–” starring AKIRA (29) from popular music group EXILE opened on August 8th at the Le Theatre in Ginza.  The play is a work inspired by the film “Red Cliff,” which was directed by John Woo and based on the “Battle of the Red Cliffs” recorded in China’s “Annals of the Three Kingdoms.”  AKIRA, who stars as the State of Wu General Zhou Yu, was enthusiastic about the opening day and stated, “We can deliver the bes

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  • Kiroro's vocalist Tamashiro Chiharu starts solo activities

    August 9, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    On August 7th, Kiroro's vocalist Tamashiro Chiharu held her first independent performance at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo. "I will start my solo activities from now on! I am in the middle of recording new songs, so I will do my best for everyone to hear them soon!", said Tamashiro, showing her enthusiasm. She sang a total of 13 songs, and played the piano for the encore. - This comeback concert was Tamashiro's first live in about tw

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  • Which actor would you want to be on a deserted island with?

    August 9, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    Which male actor would you take if you were stranded on a deserted island? Would you take someone who is Strong? Someone who is Smart? Someone who is Kind and Funny? Someone who is Handsome? Goo recently asked its viewers who they would choose and the results are below. Did your favorite actor make the cut? == 01. Sakurai Sho (Arashi) – 5639 votes 02. Mukai Osamu – 4855 votes 03. Matsumoto Jun (Arashi) – 4151 votes 04. Other –

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  • B2ST unleashes first full album, "SO BEAST"

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Korean idol group B2ST has enjoyed a strong debut so far, as they continue to build up their fanbase with their charismatic performances and catchy songs. They've already ranked three times on the music charts with their singles, "Bad Girl", "Shock", and "Fiction", and they're aimimg to shake 'em up once again, this time with their first full-length Japanese album, "SO BEAST". The album was unleashed on August 10th, and we've got a few tra

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