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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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  • Kawaguchi Haruna likes to sniff other people's arms

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    TBS recently held a press conference for their upcoming drama "Ouran High School Host Club", starring actress Kawaguchi Haruna and actor Yamamoto Yusuke. The drama is set at a wealthy high school – Ouran High School -, and focuses on 'Fujioka Haruhi' (Kawaguchi) who attends the academy as scholarship student. However, she accidentally knocks over an antique vase and becomes a 'male host' to pay off her debt. It's the first starring r

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  • Fuji TV to have 'FNS Music Festival' - Summer Edition in August!

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Today, Fuji TV revealed their plans for a summer edition of their four hour-long music program, 'FNS Music Festival', for August 6th at 7:00 PM JST! The hosts for the summer festival will be the same as the end-of-year 'FNS Music Festival' MCs, Takashima Aya and SMAP’s Kusanagi Tsuyoshi. Currently there are 29 groups set to perform.  Fuji TV may add additional artists later, so stay tuned for more! == <Participating Artists>

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  • PUFFY reveals PV for "SWEET DROPS"

    July 21, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    Today, pop duo PUFFY revealed their full PV for "SWEET DROPS", which is also the theme song for both the movie and anime version of "Usagi Drops". This unique PV centralizes on a story of a girl who goes on a date with unique elements at play, such as encountering a construction worker with nunchucks, a large hair dryer, and a heroic robot. Check out the 4-minute PV below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDWZH6U0WK0 Tip: Azumi

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  • Which actresses are spoiled rotten?

    July 21, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    goo is back with yet another interesting poll, this time asking its users to vote for the actresses they found to be the "most spoiled". AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko turned 20 on July 10th and she declared that as a new adult, she had graduated from being “spoiled” and will now tackle responsibilities like a grown-up. Although it's been a little over a week since she made her assertive statement, it seems that many users still find her to be a

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  • Perfume appears at "Cars 2" Japanese premiere in yukatas

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    Disney/Pixar's computer-animated film “Cars 2” held its Japanese premiere at Tokyo's Differ ARIAKE on July 20th, and technopop unit Perfume made an appearance in gorgeous yukatas! Perfume’s song “Polyrhythm” was used in the movie’s soundtrack, and because of that, the girls were invited not just to this premiere, but to the world premiere in L.A. as well. Member A-chan commented cheerfully, "We wonder if its okay to be here, standing in o

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  • Matsumoto Jun to star as a boxer in new play, "Aa, Koya"

    July 21, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    On July 20th, it was announced that Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (27) will star in Ninagawa Yukio’s production play, “Aa, Koya” at the Saitama Art Theater from October 29th to November 6th. This is Matsumoto’s first play in five years - his last production was done back in 2006 for Ninagawa’s “Byakuya no Onna Kishi (Warukyure)”. Commenting on how the two were collaborating again, Matsumoto said, “Last time, Mr. Ninagawa showed me many things I wo

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  • MAA releases full PV for "OKay"

    July 21, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    On July 21st, singer MAA released the full PV for “OKay”, along with her 3rd single of the same name. The track is currently being used as the ending theme to NTV’s “Happy Music”. The dream-like themes of the PV are a wonderful compliment to the pop-rock single.  You can purchase MAA’s single for 800 yen (~$10 USD) and check out her coupling tracks “F.B” and “Tomorrow @ Your Kingdom – THE LOWBROWS remix –” at her official website. S

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