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  • T-ARA's guerrilla event in Tokyo suspended after 5 minutes

    March 1, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    On March 1st, South Korean 7-member girl group T-ARA surprised people in front of Shibuya 109 in Tokyo with a little guerrilla performance. The event was organized by fashion brand 'moussy' in order to celebrate the completed renovation of their Shibuya 109 store. T-ARA was supposed to hold a 30-minute mini concert at the event, but the organizers were surprised by the large number of fans who heard the news and spectators who gathered

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  • Gouriki Ayame takes on the role of au's director for one day!

    March 1, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    On March 1st, actress Gouriki Ayame (19) attended au’s service commemoration event for ‘au Smart pass’ at KDDI Designing Studio in Harajuku, Tokyo. At this event, Gouriki stated, “Palm reading is a hot topic right now so I want to try it out. I would want to know how my love line and job line is. I hope my love line is good!” and described what she would do with this particular service. Gouriki, who is also an image character for th

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  • Chatmonchy to release new single in May

    March 1, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Rock band Chatmonchy has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Hatena", on May 2nd. The title track is described as an aggressive and heavy garage rock number. The song begins with member Hashimoto Eriko sounding the harp, followed by the lyrics, "Ningen wa mendokusai (Humans are bothersome)". Chatmonchy became a two-member band last September after the withdrawal of drummer Takahashi Kumiko. This year, they have alread

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  • Mizuki Alisa to star in TV Asahi's new detective drama

    March 1, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    On February 29th, it was announced that Mizuki Alisa will star in TV Asahi's new detective drama, "Answer~Keishichou Kenshou Sousakan".  This will be Mizuki's 24th starring drama, and surprisingly, she has been taking the lead role in drama series for 21 consecutive years. Though Mizuki has been playing so many different roles, she has never played a detective role.  She commented, "This will be my first role as a detective, and I get a vi

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  • Sawajiri Erika & Mizuhara Kiko make a bold statement on 'Vogue girl'

    March 1, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    On the March 12th release of the 3rd issue of ‘Vogue girl’, Sawajiri Erika and Mizuhara Kiko stars of "Helter Skelter," made their bold appearance as the cover girls for this particular magazine. In this issue, the two starring actresses reprized their respective roles of models Ririko and Kozue to bring the movie’s original story in Vogue's upcoming spring style. Aside from this exciting collaboration, this issue will feature these two

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  • Oricon comic chart for the week of March 5th unveiled!

    March 1, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Oricon has now unveiled the comic charts for the week of March 5th! Check out which comic reigned top in this week's charts below! === 1. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 31 - Mashima Hiro : (141,042) 2. "Soul Eater", Volume 21 - Okubo Atsushi : (135,581) 3. "Glass no Kamen", Volume  48 - Miuchi Suzue : (111,984) 4. "Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu", Volume 14 - Minami Kanan : (108,212) 5. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 65 – Oda Eiichiro

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  • NTV's late night drama starring Johnny's Jr & AKB48 to begin airing in April

    March 1, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    On February 29th, it was announced that six members from Johnny’s Jr. and six of AKB48 members will be starring in NTV’s late night drama, “Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou (Private Bakaleya High School)”, which will start its broadcast on April 14th (every Saturday, 12:50 A.M). This drama will mark the first project for Johnny’s Jr. members and girls of AKB48 to co-star in a same drama. In regards to AKB48, Johnny’s Jr. member Morimoto Shintaro (14

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  • Mizobata Junpei to star in "Detective Conan" special drama once again

    March 1, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    It was announced that the live action adaptation of "Detective Conan" will come back after 7 months as a special drama titled, "Kudo Shinichi Kyoto Shinsengumi Satsujin Jiken", starring Mizobata Junpei. "Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan)" is Aoyama Gosho's popular manga that is being serialized on Weekly Shonen Sunday, and its TV anime series had started airing in 1996, and since in 1997, the anime film version was released every year.   I

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  • Ayaka reveals PV for "The beginning"

    March 1, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    On March 1st, singer-songwriter ayaka revealed the full PV for her new song, "The beginning". Ayaka recently made her official comeback after being on hiatus for 2 years due to Graves' Disease. As reported earlier, "The beginning", is the theme song for Yokohama Tire's new commercial, "Blue Earth". It's also the title track off of ayaka's latest album, also titled 'The beginning', which was released on February 1st. Check out the PV

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  • Gouriki Ayame to play the heroine in 'Mirai Nikki' live-action drama

    March 1, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    On March 1st, it was announced that actress Gouriki Ayame will be playing the heroine in the upcoming drama 'Mirai Nikki -Another:World-', starring Okada Masaki. It seems like there won't be a drama season without an appearance of Gouriki anytime soon. While other actors usually take a break for at least one season, Gouriki has been keeping herself busy as she has been appearing in dramas for five consecutive seasons, with 'Mirai Nikki' to

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