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  • Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and Hello! Project

    August 24, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Hello! Project has just announced through their official website that Ogawa Saki will be graduating from both S/mileage and Hello! Project on August 27th. Her final event before graduation will be at the "Uchouten LOVE" live at the Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya. The website posted comments from Tsunku and Ogawa, which we've translated below: - Tsunku's comment: "Thank you for always supporting Hello! Project and myself. This is sudd

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  • Samantha Thavasa reveals new CM starring all seven Muses!

    August 24, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    Fashion label Samantha Thavasa has revealed their latest CM titled, "Fashion de Nihon wo Genki ni!! Samantha Muse ALL STARS CM"! The new CM features appearances by all seven 'Samantha Muses', including models Ebihara Yuri, Yamamoto Mizuki, Tsuchiya Hazuki, Michibata Jessica and Rola, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi, and Taylor Momsen. Check it out below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDFT2xjqEeo

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  • Listen to a preview of Dream's upcoming song, "Dreaming girls"

    August 23, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Pop group Dream has just unveiled a preview of their upcoming song, "Dreaming girls"! As previously reported, "Dreaming girls" is currently being used as the CM song for "Samantha Thavasa ALLSTARS", which stars many glamorous models like Ebihara Yuri, Yamamoto Mizuki, and Tsuchiya Hazuki. No further information about a potential single release has been revealed so far. Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for more on "Dreaming girl

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  • Model Hinami Kyoko tries out gravure for 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 23, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Popular 'non-no' and former 'nicola' model, Hinami Kyoko stood in front of the camera for a short and gorgeous gravure pictorial, which was published in the latest edition of 'Weekly Playboy'. Hinami is a very beautiful and photogenic who looks good in any kind of pictures. For this particular occasion, she challenged wearing a bikini for a pictorial for the first time, and it's difficult to believe that she is really just 17 years old.

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  • Eikura Nana & Kanno Miho to fight over one man in upcoming drama

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    Fuji TV has officially announced their Thursday drama for the upcoming season! It's been revealed that the stars of the drama will be the trio of Eikura Nana (23), Kanno Miho (34), and ARATA (36) who are all involved in a complicated love triangle. The drama is called "Mitsu no Aji ~ A Taste of Honey ~" and tells the love story of the country-bred 'Morimoto Naoko' (Eikura), who follows her first love, her uncle 'Ikesawa Masato' (ARATA) to

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  • MAY'S releases short PV for "BONDS"!

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    MAY'S will be releasing their first single in 7 months on September 14th titled, "BONDS". To accompany the release, the lead song, "BONDS", is now available for Chaku-Uta download on Recochoku. The song is a positive number with the theme of friendship bonds, and has already been picked up as the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Dokuhime to Watashi". Additionally, the coupling track, "I Remember You", is a self-sampling of their hit

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  • AKB48's Takajo Aki wants to be your lifeguard in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    August 23, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    This week's 'Big Comic Spirits' featured another pictorial of a member of idol group AKB48, but fortunately it's not one of the girls you can see on the covers of various pictorial magazines every two or three weeks. No, this time we get to take a look at the sweet pictures of the beautiful Takajo Aki. In the photo set, she is seen having a lot of fun at the pool and also enjoying some relaxing time inside the hotel. Takajo is turning 20 i

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 20th/21st

    August 23, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_184575" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Kung Fu Panda 2" / "Harry Potter 8" / "Transformers 3""][/caption] Nothing can stand in the way of the final move in the "Harry Potter" series and once again it claimed first place for the second week in a row (fifth time overall). It added another billion Yen to its revenue, adding the total up to 8 billion Yen (104 million USD). A new m

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  • The power of Kasai Makiko in 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    The young fashion model Kasai Makiko was featured in a fresh pictorial in this week's edition of 'Weekly Playboy'. Kasai has a very positive personality and loves to smile all day long. The photographer tried to capture her best smiles and her fresh aura that scored her a commercial deal for the Waseda Academy in 2009. Later that year, she became a fashion model for the magazine 'nicola'. In 2010 she eventually graduated from being an

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  • EXILE's ATSUTSHI reveals full PV for "Itsuka Kitto..."!

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    After teasing with the short version earlier this week, popular EXILE member ATSUSHI has finally unleashed the full PV for his solo debut song, "Itsuka Kitto..."! As we previously reported, "Itsuka Kitto..." will serve as the theme song for the drama "Hi wa Mata Noboru", and will also be included on EXILE's upcoming single "Rising Sun" as the second A-side. Without further ado, check out the full PV below! Thanks to Danseryu for

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