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  • Lead holds CD release event with 3,000 fans

    August 10, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    The boys of Lead finally released their 18th single, "HURRICANE", on August 10th. Just before that, they held a CD release party on August 9th at Lazona Kawasaki, which drew a huge crowd of 3,000 fans. Leader Nakadoi Hiroki (26) said that they won't lose to Nadeshiko Japan (the triumphant national women's soccer team who won gold in the FIFA Women's 2011 World Cup), and that they'll liven up Japan with their dancing. He also said that they

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  • Arashi takes over the September issue of "with"

    August 10, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Popular group Arashi appeared in the September issue of "with" magazine, providing wonderful eye candy as their way of celebrating the magazine's 30th anniversary. In their 12-page pictorial, the members of Arashi showed off their personalities in a series of solo shots and group pictures tied together by the red string of fate. The magazine also includes brief appearances by talento Becky and actress Takei Emi. Check out the scans below!

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  • Check out August 8th's performances from 'Coming Soon!!'

    August 10, 2011 @ 6:11 am

    This week's episode of "Coming Soon!!" hosted the ladies of Korean pop group SECRET, who were also the topic of the show's "Coming Review" corner. Other guest performances included Kis-My-Ft2, SOPHIA, DiVA, NAOTO INTI RAYMI, and Ryosan (Katori Shingo). Check out the performances below: == < Secret – “Madonna” > **Performance starts at 0:49 mark** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttk_JoI7fr0 —– < Kis-My-Ft2 – “Every

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  • Vision Factory's new group 'Fairies' to debut in September!

    August 10, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    Vision Factory's new idol group Fairies will be making their debut with a double A-side single titled, "More Kiss/Song for You", on September 21st! The group is comprised of members Ito Momoka, Fujita Miria, Nomoto Sora, Hayashida Haruka, Shimomura Mio, Kiyomura Kawane, and Inoue Rikako. The agency decided to name the group 'Fairies' because the girls looked like fairies when they danced. After the name was announced on the morning news

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  • Kato Miliyah to sing for upcoming drama, "Barairo no Seisen"

    August 10, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    It's been reported that Kato Miliyah's "RAINBOW" will be used as the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Barairo no Seisen". The drama is based on Koyama Yukari's popular manga, which was published in the magazine, "Kiss". As reported earlier, actress Fukiishi Kazue will play the role of 'Miki Makoto', a 30-year old housewife. Miki always believed that protecting a peaceful family while doing household chores and taking care of her childre

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  • SPYAIR reveals PV for "Beautiful Days" + event info

    August 10, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    Back in June, tokyohive revealed that rock band SYPAIR would be coming out with a new single called, "BEAUTIFUL DAYS". The single is due out on August 24th, and it's already been picked up to be the theme song for Japan TV's drama "Don★Quixote". "BEAUTIFUL DAYS" has already been released on Chaku Uta on August 6th and is available for download. As a gift for fans, those who download all four patterns will receive an autographed photo from

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  • 2NE1 reveals short PV for "Hate You"

    August 10, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Korean girl group 2NE1 is back with a short PV for their new song, "Hate You". After releasing four teasers via their official YouTube channel, the girls unveiled a short PV for the Japanese version of their popular Korean hit. Taking on animated forms, the girls become bounty hunters for a criminal who looks to be an angel, but is really just a handsome devil. Check out the PV below!

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for August 15th

    August 10, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results for its latest weekly ranking! Check out how your favorites did below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "RUN FOR YOU" - KAT-TUN : 8/3 (151,782) 2. "Hetappi Wink" - Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 : 8/3 (80,017) 3. "Junketsu Paradox" - Mizuki Nana : 8/3 (50,811) 4. "Otakebi" - Yusuke : 8/3 (39,732) 5. "Uchouten LOVE" - S/mileage : 8/3 (29,328) (Check out the full ranking here.) - <

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to team up with School Food Punishment for new song, "Buddy"

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:55 am

    Sakamoto Maaya's new song "Buddy" has just been confirmed as the opening theme song to the upcoming anime series, "Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-", which begins airing in October. Sakamoto's latest song was created in collaboration with the band School Food Punishment; Sakamoto provided the lyrics, while the melody was composed by School Food Punishment and Stereo Fabrication of Youth's Eguchi Ryou. "Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-" is the latest

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  • Which actress would look good as a police officer?

    August 10, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    We often see a lot of female celebrities taking on the role of “police chief for a day”, as they dress up in real police uniforms. Just recently, NMB48 became police chiefs for a day in Osaka. It inspires the question, “Which young actress would look good in a police uniform?” Check out the results below! == 01. Karina – 4348 votes 02. Kuroki Meisa – 4025 votes 03. Toda Erika – 1901 votes 04. Kitagawa Keiko – 1759 votes 0

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