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  • Shiina Ringo reveals jacket cover + track list for "Carnation"

    October 2, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Singer-songwriter Shiina Ringo has just revealed the jacket cover and track list for her upcoming single, "Carnation". This single marks Ringo's first in almost two and a half years, and is scheduled for release on November 2nd. It has already been picked up as the theme song for NHK's latest morning drama, "Carnation". "Carnation" is described as a dramatic number that combines Ringo's emotional voice with a 40-person orchestra.  The c

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  • Yoshikawa Hinano attends finale event for "Hapichari Bokinbu"

    October 2, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    On October 2nd, talento Yoshikawa Hinano attended the finale event for Les Pros Entertainment's 'Hapichari Bokinbu' in front of JR Tokyu Meguro Building in Tokyo. This marked Yoshikawa's first public appearance since she announced her re-marriage and pregnancy last month. She avoided questions from the press such as "Did you register your marriage yet?", and "Are you happy?" 'Hapichari Bokinbu' aims to generate reconstruction support fo

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  • Nishio Ishin's manga 'Medaka Box' to get anime adaptation

    October 2, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    In the October 3rd issue of 'Weekly Shonen Jump', producers revealed that author Nishio Ishin and illustrator Akatsuki Akira’s manga 'Medaka Box' would be adapted into an anime series. The broadcast date and the voice cast will be announced at a later time. 'Medaka Box' begun its serialization back in May of 2009.  The total sales for the series' 12 volumes is currently 3 million copies. This popular series follows the story of a beautifu

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  • Music Fair performances from October 1st!

    October 2, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    On the October 1st broadcast of Music Fair, artists such as Nakagawa Shoko, Fukuhara Miho, Matsutoya Masataka, Sukima Switch, Stereopony, and Tohoshinki took the stage and performed their respective songs and collaboration tracks. Check out their performances below! === <"Aoi Photograph" - Nakagawa Shoko, Fukuhara Miho, and Matsutoya Masataka> <"Arigatou" - Stereopony> <"Tomodachi" - Nakagawa Shoko and Su

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  • S/mileage performs "Tachiagaaru" on Music Japan!

    October 2, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    On the October 2nd episode of Music Japan, idol group S/mileage performed their seventh single "Tachiagaaru".  This marked the first performance on Music Japan featuring the group's latest members, Nakanishi Kana, Takeuchi Akari, Kosuga Fuyuka, Katsuta Rina, and Tamura Meimi. In just 2-minutes, the girls presented a cute and energetic performance that can make any gloomy day a cheerful one! Check out their performance below! http://w

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  • Tohoshinki performs "B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)" on Music Fair!

    October 2, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    On the October 1st episode of Music Fair, charismatic duo Tohoshinki performed "B.U.T (BE-AU-TY)", the title track from their new Japanese album 'Tone'. In this performance, the boys don military-inspired outfits with stylized blue and purple lighting.  The stage design gives the performance a dramatic 'tone' coinciding with the theme of the song. Check it out below!

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  • "Ao no Exorcist" to be released as an anime film

    October 2, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    On the final episode of TV anime 'Ao no Exorcist' that aired on October 2nd, producers announced that the show will be adapted into an anime film.  The exact release date of the movie will be announced later. 'Ao no Exorcist' is a popular manga by Katou Kazue that begun its serialization on May 2009 through monthly manga magazine, “Jump SQ. (Square)”. It follows the story of protagonist Rin, the son of Satan, who exorcises demons as an Exo

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  • Kumada Yoko admits her relationship with rumored boyfriend

    October 2, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    Previously, pictorial magazine 'Friday' reported that talento Kumada Yoko (29) is dating an unamed businessman.  On the October 2nd broadcast of TBS’ “Sunday Japon”, in her first appearance on this show, she admitted that the rumors were true. Program host, Ota Hikari, questioned her asking, “So you are admitting that you indeed have a boyfriend?” Kumada replied with a strong “Yes,” and acknowledged the truth of previous rumors. Furthe

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  • Gouriki Ayame promotes 'Nissin Futomen' cup noodles & likes 'futo men'

    October 2, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Actress Gouriki Ayame attended the launch event for Nissin Food's newest kind of cup noodles, the 'Nissin Hybrid Futomen Dodo'. At the event attendees played around with the term 'futomen', which usually translates to 'fat noodles'. However, Gouriki was asked, when having a meal with a man, whether she would prefer a 'futo man' (plump man) that can eat a lot or a reserved 'hoso man' (thin man). She smiled and replied, "It would be bette

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  • More details on SKE48's new single revealed

    October 2, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    Previously, SKE48 announced that they would be releasing their 7th single "Okie Dokie" on November 9th. Recently, they revealed the track lists for their upcoming single.  The single will be released in four different versions; three regular editions and a theater edition.  Check out the track lists for all versions below! ----- <Type-A> -CD 1. Okie Dokie 2. Bazooka-hou Hassha! (Shiro-gumi) 3. Hatsukoi no Fumikiri (All member

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