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  • Kikkawa Yuu announces third single, "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"

    October 30, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Kikkawa Yuu has announced that she will be releasing her third single, "Konna Watashi de Yokattara", on December 28th! The single will come in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a Regular Edition. Both limited editions will come with a DVD, and the regular edition will include a remix of "Konna Watashi de Yokattara". Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming release! In the meantime, take a look a

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  • Eikura Nana promotes her new photobook, wants to play more daring roles

    October 30, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    On Sunday, actress Eikura Nana attended a launch event for her new photobook "NANA tremor". "NANA tremor" is Eikura's first photobook in five years and is filled with an unusual large amount of sexy shots from the 'cute' actress. She stated, "It turned out as a very stylish and wonderful photobook. I give it full marks!" Of course, this photobook also emphasizes her charming, natural facial expressions, but this time she made more use o

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  • Former AKB48 member Ono Erena returning to showbiz, joins LesPros Entertainment

    October 30, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Former AKB48 member, Ono Erena, who graduated from the group in September 2010, announced that she is returning to the world of show business. Initially, Ono left the group to study abroad aiming to become an actress.  However, she apparently did not pursue that path. Instead in July, she opened a personal blog, which was very well received by her fans.  Today, Ono launched an official blog.  On this blog Erena announced that she would

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  • Perfume collaborates with 'Perfume Dance Contest' winner

    October 30, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    On October 29th, techno-pop unit Perfume held the final round of their "Perfume Dance Contest ~Miseyo, JPN~".  The ladies improvised a dance collaboration of "GLITTER" with the winning group. Nishiwaki Ayaka (A-chan) commented, "It was fun,".  Kashino Yuka (Kashiyuka) also said, "It was very fun!" Out of 500 entries, the winning group ended up being a five-person group called 'Shushoku Hyougaki' (ice age of job hunting)'. The group perf

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  • Goto Maki to auction her outfit from "YOU" PV

    October 30, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Singer Goto Maki is auctioning the outfit she wore in the PV for "YOU" through Yahoo!'s "Tohoku Earthquake Charity Auction". Goto will also wear this outfit on October 31st for TBS's late night music show, "Coming Soon!!", as well as at her album release event at Lazona Kawasaki on November 3rd. The auction began on October 27th at 6:00 PM, and will end on November 2nd at 12:00 AM. Funds raised from the bid will be donated to the Japane

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  • October 29th performances from 'Happy Music'

    October 30, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    October 29th's episode of 'Happy Music' brought on a variety of artists. Child actress Ashida Mana performed her debut single "Sutekina Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good Day!~", and AKB48 cast a spell with "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". There were also performances by Takahashi Yu, CLIFF EDGE, and SHINee. Check 'em out below! - < Ashida Mana - 'Sutekina Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good Day!~' > - < AKB48 - 'Kaze wa fuiteiru' (Starts at 2:37

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 24th~27th

    October 30, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_199979" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Amazed about the ratings? ("Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de" - Fuji TV)"][/caption] In this week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports, we saw the typical drops in ratings for the second episodes of various dramas. "Kaseifu no Mita" is very close to reaching 20%, and two new dramas premiered on Thursday. Fuji TV must've been the most nervous when it came to th

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  • Miyake Ken's stage play, 'Lovely Baby', opens at the Globe Theatre

    October 30, 2011 @ 4:06 am

    On October 28th, V6's Miyake Ken attended a press conference for his stage play, 'Lovely Baby', at the Tokyo Globe Theatre. Miyake plays the role of a man in a homosexual relationship. The play features both kiss scenes and bed scenes with co-star Sugawara Eiji. Miyake commented, "This was my first time kissing a man. His lips were surprisingly soft." He then promoted the stage play saying, "It portrays an universal love." Regarding lip

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to release new single, "Starlight Parade"

    October 30, 2011 @ 3:08 am

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be releasing a new single, "Starlight Parade", on November 23rd. The title song was written by Fukase Kei (Vo, G) and composed by Nakajima Shinichi (G) as the theme song for NHK's radio campaign, "Hajimemashite, Radio Desu.".  Meanwhile, the coupling track, "yume", was written by Fukase and composed by Fujisaki Saori (Key). The jacket cover portrays a fictional festival called, 'CAN'

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  • Tokyo Girls' Style x Momoiro Clover Z collaboration live!

    October 30, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    It's been announced that on November 22nd idol groups Tokyo Girls' Style and Momoiro Clover Z will perform together at Yokohama BLITZ. The announcement was discovered on October 29th when fans saw that both groups were booked on UStream for the same day and time.  Avex has said that it's a battle between the two and that they'll "snatch away Yokohama BLITZ". Momoiro Clover's side said that it's a stage to an end game. The title of the com

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