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  • Ueto Aya walks down the runway for "ESCADA"

    December 2, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    On December 2nd, actress Ueto Aya appeared at the fashion show, "ESCADA 2012 SPRING&SUMMER COLLECTION". Ueto reflected upon the year and said, "It was really fun. I was able to be myself, and I was able to step up." She also shared her goal for next year, "I want to appear on the big screen." Since starring in the film, "Azumi 2 Death or Love", back in 2005, Ueto has mainly been focusing on dramas and CMs. Next spring, she is scheduled

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  • EXILE's TAKAHIRO to star in a CM for "Dorea"

    December 2, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    TAKAHIRO from popular group EXILE has been announced as the new image character for Meiji's new dessert "Dorea" and will shoot a new commercial for the product. TAKAHIRO will play a gentle and sexy "man" that appeals to a selfish woman. The commercial shows that, just like women who are inconsistent with their feelings, the texture of the dessert will differ depending on the time it takes to defrost. The commercial was a good experience fo

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  • Tohoshinki's full PV for 'Winter Rose' released

    December 2, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    On November 30th, Tohoshinki released their latest single 'Winter Rose'. On the first day of release, the single placed second on the vaunted Oricon Daily Chart by selling 76,615 copies. It took a few days but now the full PV has been released! After the release of the music video for “Duet”, fans have been eagerly anticipating the music video for “Winter Rose”. The music video should put you in the Holiday spirit, check it out below!

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  • heidi. announces their 1st best album + nationwide tour

    December 2, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    Visual-kei band heidi. announced that they will release their 1st best album titled "Kaisou heidi. Indies BEST" on February 8th 2012, and will also hold a nationwide tour, "heidi. BEST ALBUM RELEASE TOUR 2012 'Best na heidi!!'". The best album puts together their best work from their indie days together and will have a total of 15 songs including their 6 singles (during 2006 ~ 2009), as well as the tracks from their 1st mini-album "Doukok

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  • Shiina Yoshiharu to release new solo single & live DVD

    December 2, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Ex-SURFACE vocalist, Shiina Yoshiharu, has just announced that he will be releasing his first solo single and live DVD. His single ("I Love You no Uta") and live DVD ("Shiina Yoshiharu 1st Solo Live 'RABBIT-MAN'") will both drop on December 7th. "I Love You no Uta" was produced by Yamaguchi Hiro and is described as a love song revolving around the concept of staying the words, "I love you". The single will come with a DVD that contains th

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  • Takei Emi becomes the image character for 'Dai-ichi Life Insurance'

    December 2, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    Actress Takei Emi has become the new image character for "Dai-ichi Life Insurance", and will be starring in their CM starting December 2nd. Takei commented, "I wondered if it was okay since I'm only 17 years old. I want people who are young like me to know more about insurance." The CM will come in two versions: "Anata no Koe ni Kotaeru Hoken: Miraijin" and "Anata no Koe ni Kotaeru Hoken: Samurai". In the "Miraijin" ('person from the fu

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  • CHEMISTRY to release new album, "Trinity"

    December 2, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    R&B duo CHEMISTRY has announced that they will be releasing their their new album, "Trinity", on January 25th. "Trinity" will be CHEMISTRY's 7th original album, and their first one in about 2 years. The album will come in three discs, with each disc featuring works by the duo, Kawabata Kaname, and Dochin Yoshikuni. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing footage of "10th Anniversary in NY Complete Version". Stay tuned

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  • Idol group Fairies light up Omotesando

    December 2, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    Idol group Fairies has been selected as the image character for 'Omotesando Illumination', and they attended the light-up event  on December 1st. 'Omotesando Illumination' is an annual event that lights up Tokyo at the end of the year. This year marks the first time that the event chose an image character in its 26-year history. Fairies appealed with their fresh and cheerful image, which fit well with the event's theme of "Sending out impres

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  • Plastic Tree announces label transfer + 4th Budokan concert

    December 2, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    Plastic Tree has announced that they've transferred their label to FlyingStar Records, and that they will hold a live concert titled "Tent (3)" at the Nippon Budokan on April 14th, 2012. Plastic Tree was holding a mysterious countdown on their official site since the end of last month, and on December 1st, the countdown ended with the announcement of the news. According to the band, their 1st release from the new label will be in Februa

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  • Suzanne announces her marriage to Saito Kazumi

    December 2, 2011 @ 2:40 am

    On December 2nd, talento Suzanne (25) announced via fax that she got married to Saito Kazumi (34), a coach for baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.  The couple met each other through a mutual friend, and have been together for about 2 years. Suzanne wrote, "I'm happy that my dream to marry someone I really love has come true.  I am sure we will have to face many difficulties, but I would like to discuss them and work together every time, maki

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