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  • Kanjani 8's Maruyama Ryuhei to star in Fuji TV drama, 'O-PARTS'

    February 2, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    It's been announced that Kanjani 8 member, Maruyama Ryuhei, will star in Fuji TV's special four-night drama called "O-PARTS" (title pending). This will be Maruyama's first leading role in a drama. "O-PARTS" is a science fiction story centering around five "ordinary people" who get selected by the government to confront terrorists who come from the year 2141 in order to kill the ancestors of important people in their present time. Maruyama w

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  • Sawajiri Erika to debut as fashion producer

    February 2, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Actress Sawajiri Erika will be making her debut as a fashion director. As a collaboration project with her mobile drama, "L et M Watashi ga Anata wo Aisuru Riyuu, Sono Hoka no Monogatari", Sawajiri will produce outfits for popular brands "Samantha Thavasa" and "Mercury Duo". These collaboration products are already available for purchase through online shop sites, "Stylife" and "Runway Channel". The shops will also carry 35 outfits and acc

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  • Tokyo Jihen to release their official book

    February 2, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    After announcing their sudden disbandment, Tokyo Jihen has revealed that they will be releasing their first and final official book, "Channel Guide -Tokyo Jihen Official Book-", on February 29th. The book will feature long interviews with the members, photos from their nationwide tour, "DOCUMENT:LIVE TOUR 2011 DISCOVERY", and interviews with the staff titled "Tokyo Jihen no Tsukuri Kata" (How to make Tokyo Jihen). It will also include maki

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  • Check out Oricon's comic chart for February 6th

    February 2, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    tokyohive has the latest results for Oricon's comic chart for the week of February 6th. Check it out below! ----- 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", Volume 15 - Shiina Karuho : (640,780) 2. "GIANT KILLING", Volume 22 - Illustrated by Tsujitomo, Created by Tsunamoto Masaya : (221,862) 3. "Vinland Saga", Volume 11 - Yukimura Makoto : (110,376) 4. "Toaru Majutsu no Index", Volume 9 - Written by Kamachi Kazuma, Illustrated by Kogino Chuya,

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  • Actress Yazawa Shin announces her pregnancy

    February 2, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Actress Yazawa Shin, the wife of former kickboxer Masato, has announced that she's expecting her first child! Yazawa is currently in her fifth month, and she's expressed that she's delighted by the development. On February 2nd, she blogged, "I will be a mother.  While watching the baby rolling around, dancing, and waving the hands inside of my tummy, we are preparing to be a papa and a mama." Yazawa and Masato met each other in 2001

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for January

    February 2, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of January. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Rising Sun" - EXILE 02 - "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03 - "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 04 - "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 05 - "Tatoe Donna ni…" -

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/25~01/31

    February 1, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 25th to January 31st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "sign" - JUJU 02/(00) "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 03/(01) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 04/(00) "Mitsubachi" - Kobukuro 05/(00) "Kataomoi Finally" -

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi announces the release of her 13th album + live DVD/Blu-ray

    February 1, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    On February 1st, it was announced that Hamasaki Ayumi will be releasing a new album titled, "Party Queen", as well as a live DVD/Blu-ray titled, "ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 LIMITED EDITION" on March 21st. Check out the details on her upcoming album release and the live DVD/Blu-ray below. ----- "Party Queen" The upcoming album "Party Queen" is her 13th album, and will have three different versions. <CD+DVD+2DVD>

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  • capsule reveals details on new album

    February 1, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Electronic duo capsule has revealed the details for their upcoming album! capsule's new album will be titled "STEREO WORXXX", and is scheduled to hit store shelves on March 7th. It will contain a total of 9 songs including the lead track, "Step on The Floor", which was released via iTunes Store on February 1st. The limited edition will come with a bonus disc with 'Extended Mix' versions of 6 songs from the album. Meanwhile, Nakata Ya

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  • Kawashima Umika to star in upcoming NHK drama special

    February 1, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Kawashima Umika will be starring in the upcoming NHK drama special, "Akko to Bokura ga Ikita Natsu". The drama is based on a non-fiction novel that was released in 2011. It's story focuses on the bond between a high school baseball team and their manager. The team manager Akko (played by Kawashima) loves baseball and has always been the backbone the team. In her second year of high school, in June of 2007

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