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  • Maeda Atsuko to star in CM for "g.u." once again

    October 27, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the CM for casual fashion brand, "g.u.", once again. In her new CM (titled "SNOW KARATE"), Maeda sports the brand's winter inner wear called "Warm Style". Using karate, she crushes the snowballs that comes flying from all directions, one after another. After the CM shoot, Maeda shared that she regularly wears the "Warm Style". When asked what warms her heart, she answered,

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  • Sudo Risa gives birth to her second daughter

    October 27, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    On October 26th, actress Sudo Risa (35) announced through her official site that she gave birth to her second daughter on the 20th. Sudo commented, "I am now reflecting on the happiness I was able to experience twice through these miraculous moments found in the birth of life."  She continued, "I'm thankful that the baby has come to our family, and I would like to put all my efforts to face with the kids for their bright future." Sudo marri

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  • Ashida Mana holds her solo debut live event

    October 27, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    On October 26th, popular child actress Ashida Mana (7), who released her solo debut single "Suteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good day!~" on the same day, held her debut live event at the Shintoshi Hall in Yokohama. Ashida greeted the 800-member audience with a smile and said, "I'm happy that this many people came. I feel nervous, but I will try my best." She then performed her solo debut song in front of the audience, who gave Ashida a big ro

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for the week of October 31st

    October 26, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    Check out Oricon's comic chart for the week of October 31st below! ----- 1. "Saint☆Oniisan", the 7th volume - Nakamura Hikaru : (360,596) -- 2. "FAIRY TALE", the 29th volume - Mashima Hiro : (320,004) -- 3. "Ahiru no Sora", the 33rd volume - Hinata Takeshi : (194,967) -- 4. "Daiya no A", the 28th volume - Terajima Yuji : (151,648) -- 5. "GIANT KILLING", the 21st volume - Tsujitomo (Illustrations)

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  • Mizuki Nana reveals jacket covers for best-of album

    October 26, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Singer / voice actress Mizuki Nana has just revealed the jacket covers for her upcoming best-of album, "THE MUSEUM II"! Mizuki's second best-of album will feature a total of 17 songs which were released from 2007 to 2011. It will come in a CD+Blu-ray version and a CD+DVD version. The Blu-ray and DVD will contain the music video for "POP MASTER" and her performances from "Nakano Sunplaza Zachou Kouen Mizuki Nana Ooini Utau II". On Decemb

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  • Shonan no Kaze's RED RICE to make his acting debut

    October 26, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    It's been revealed that Shonan no Kaze's RED RICE will be making his acting debut with the drama, "11 Nin mo Iru!". RED RICE will play the role of 'Sam', a former motorcycle gang leader who is in a love triangle with the main character (played by Kamiki Ryunosuke) and the heroine 'Soara' (Nomura Masumi). He stated, "I feel this is an important opportunity to show my possibilities. I am excited." "11 Nin mo Iru" is a comedic home drama a

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/19~10/25

    October 26, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 19th to October 25th. 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) "Kaze wa Fuiteru" - AKB48 02/(00) "3090 ~Ai no Uta~" - LGMonkees 03/(05) "365 Nichi no Love Story" - Sonar Pocket 04/(03) "Winter Magic" - KARA 05/(00) "promise" - A.N.J

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  • Hello! Project announces nationwide campaign event

    October 26, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Hello! Project's Mobekimasu (comprised of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage) has announced that they will be holding a nationwide campaign event on October 29th to commemorate the release of their single, "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku". On the day of the event, the members of Mobekimasu will scatter across Japan to hold various live concerts and talk events in different venues & cities. They are also scheduled to

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  • Top star of Moon Troupe Kiriya Hiromu to leave Takarazuka Revue

    October 26, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    Kiriya Hiromu, the Otokoyaku top star of Moon Troupe has announced that she will be leaving Takarazuka Revue in April 2012. The star held a press conference in Osaka on October 25th where she commented with a little strained face, "I've decided to end (my career as Otokoyaku) next spring, approximately 18 years since I began Takarazuka Revue." Takarazuka Revue is all-female musical theater troupe based in Hyogo prefecture.  There's five tr

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  • AKB48 sets another record with their latest single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru"

    October 26, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    On October 26th, popular idol group AKB48 released their latest single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" which is the support song for the recovery from the Tohoku earthquake, and the single sold 1,045,937 copies on the first day! With their previous single "Flying Get" selling 1,025,952 copies on its release day (accumulative sales: 1,570,000 copies),  this means the girls had two consecutive singles that sold over a million copies on the release day.  

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