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  • Model Oshikiri Moe paints a portrait for Takizawa Saori

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Popular model Oshikiri Moe made her 'painting debut' on the recording of the BS Asahi program, "Gokujou Kuukan". On this show, two special guests held an exclusive talk while enjoying a drive around Japan. For this episode, Oshikiri went on an outing to Chiba with her actress friend Takizawa Saori, and gave her a portrait painted with acrylics for her 30th birthday. Oshikiri started learning how to paint last spring, and showed off her

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  • "Afro Samurai" to get live-action adaptation in Hollywood!

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    It has been reported that U.S. film producer Indomina Group and GONZO Studios will be teaming up with actor Samuel L. Jackson for the live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese anime, "Afro Samurai". This summer, a scriptwriter and director will be chosen, and the cast will be decided by the end of the year. The film will be shot at Pinewood Studios in the Dominican Republic. "Afro Samurai" was a manga series originally written by O

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  • Which Mr. Children's songs would make women fall in love?

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    It's quite popular for dates and parties to be held at a karaoke room. It’s a place where people of the opposite sex can try to impress a lady or a guy that they're interested in.  goo Rankings recently polled a question on this for the ladies asking women: Which song by Mr. Children sang by a man would make them fall in love? Look at the top 10 results below! ---- 1. “Dakishimetai” 2. “Na Mo Naki Uta” 3. “Kimi Ga Suki” 4. “

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  • Kurose Jun welcomes his new baby girl!

    July 21, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    It has been reported that comedian Kurose Jun of Punkbooboo had a baby girl on July 20th around 12:00 PM, weighing 7lbs. 9oz. Kurose announced to his agency, "I am honestly very happy! It's a girl so I want her to grow with a lot of energy like the girls from 'Nadeshiko Japan'. We haven't decided on a name yet, but we are thinking of 'Kurose Sawako' or 'Kurose Nadeko', naming her after the soccer player, Sawa Homare!" After two years of

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  • FUNKEY MONKEY BABYS and Ketsumeishi to collaborate for a charity event!

    July 21, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_174798" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="FUNKY MONKEY BABYS (Right) and Kestumeishi (Left)"][/caption] On July 20th, it was revealed that hip hop unit FUNKY MONKEY BABYS will collaborate with their senior group, Ketsumeishi, for a charity event aimed for the reconstruction efforts from the Tohoku earthquake back in March. They will be holding their event at Shibata, Miyagi Prefecture on September 10th at Kaze no

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  • Ashida Mana & Suzuki Fuku's "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori" sold over a total of 200,000 copies!

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Popular child stars, Ashida Mana (7) and Suzuki Fuku (7)’s drama theme song, “Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!” (released on May 25th) under the name “Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook” has accumulated a total sales figure of 250,000 copies as of July 25th Oricon Weekly single chart which was good enough to rank 2nd. Furthermore, this song kept a TOP 10 place for eight weeks and is now considered a long-term hit song. It has been nearly 30 years since an

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  • Fudanjuku's manga starts its circulation!

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    Back in June, tokyohive reported that a manga adaptation for cross-dressing idol unit Fudanjuku (a.k.a Nakano Fujo Sisters) was scheduled to be published on July 20th. Now, on the latest issue of “Margaret”, a shoujo manga magazine, the first part of this new circulation was issued. This new manga titled “Fudanjuku Monogatari” features all seven of the members as the story’s protagonist written by mangaka Tanemura Arina. This issue als

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  • New Glico CM featuring an array of different artists!

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    On July 20th, confectionery company Glico aired a unique CM featuring various famous artists! The cast of this newly released CM included Kazuyoshi Saito, PUFFY's Yoshimura Yumi, Schadaraparr, Tsuji Ayano, Izumiya Shigeru, Hamazaki Takashi, Hanaregumi, EGO-WRAPPIN', HALI CALI, LITTLE CREATURE's Tsutomu Kurihara, and 9nine's Kawashima Umika. The CM features all of them singing along while eating ice cream. Check out this cheerful 30-seco

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  • L'arc~en~ciel's agency's new band 'Administrator' to release their first album!

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    L’Arc~en~Ciel’s agency, MAVERICK DC GROUP’s new band, Administrator will be releasing their first album, “CROSS” on October 5th. This album will include single tracks such as “Promise” (released back on 12/2010) and “Shining” (released back on 4/2011) for a total of 12 songs. The CD will be released in two versions: Limited Edition and a Regular Edition. The limited edition will also include a DVD with a music video for their lead song “T

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko aspires to become like Lady Gaga

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    On July 20th, Shinoda Mariko of AKB48 attended a press conference for her upcoming program, “Mariko Hime wa App ga Osuki ♪ for LISMO channel” (“Princess Mariko loves apps ♪ for LISMO channel”). Shinoda, who will be starring for the first time in a new au mobile drama titled “Kurumi Apparel and Accessory Store”, was asked what kind of role she would like to have and responded with, “Since I have a lot of roles requiring me to be ‘cool’, I wa

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