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  • Matsuyama Kenichi & Koyuki announce they're expecting their first child

    September 3, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    It's just been revealed that Matsuyama Kenichi and Koyuki, who recently got married in April, are expecting their first child! The couple made their  announcement to the media through a fax sent by their agency. Koyuki, who is five months pregnant, wrote, "I am starting to feel the joy and responsibility of taking care of this new, tiny life within me. I hope to take care of myself and prepare myself for that day with the help of my hus

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  • Morning Musume reveals track list for their new single!

    September 3, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    Morning Musume has finally revealed the official track list to their upcoming single, "Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai"! As previously reported, the single will be released in six different editions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, a normal version, and a Takahashi Ai version in commemoration of her impending graduation from the group. Check out the track lists

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  • NMB48 member Shimada Rena to suspend activities for remainder of 2011

    September 3, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    Second generation NMB48 research student, Shimada Rena, has announced that until the end of 2011, she will officially suspend her activities as an entertainer. After her pre-NMB48 purikura photos shook up her fanbase in August, it's been said that the idol has been putting much thought into what it takes to be in her position and whether or not she should continue as a member of NMB48. The decision to halt her activities was submitted by Shi

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  • C-ute's Suzuki Airi featured on the cover of "Young Gangan"!

    September 3, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    C-ute's Suzuki Airi appeared as the cover girl on the September 2nd release of "Young Gangan" magazine, which also included an eight-page pictorial inside. This spread featured the idol in her most natural state - in pajamas and other casual outfits. Check out the featured spread below! [gallery link="file"] Tip: TommyVanDamme

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  • Oguri Shun and Inoue Mao's CM for "NTT" revealed!

    September 3, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    The other day, tokyohive reported on the press conference for actors Oguri Shun and Inoue Mao's new CM for "NTT West". This CM has officially broadcasted nationwide on September 2nd and is now available for viewing! This "Hikari Life" version of this CM features Oguri questioning the services of "NTT" to Inoue, 'the company representative'. Check out their interaction below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhlyVD5aRTk

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  • 'Music Station' performances from September 2nd

    September 2, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    This week's episode of TV Asahi's 'Music Station' was a first for some of its performing artists. Visual kei band Golden Bomber made their first appearance on the show, and Korean girl group 2NE1 made their debut on the show as well to promote their first Japanese single, "I AM THE BEST". The rookies were joined by four of Japan's top-selling artists, Hamasaki Ayumi, Tackey & Tsubasa, Fukuyama Masaharu, and Kuroki Meisa. Check ou

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  • Get a sneak peek at Morning Musume's 10th generation auditions!

    September 2, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    During the episode of "Hello! Pro Time" that aired on September 1st, Hello! Project fans got a short peek at the tenth generation auditions for Morning Musume! The clips show countless Momusu hopefuls as they sit in the waiting room, sing, show off their unique talents, and dance for their opportunity to be in the legendary idol group. More can be seen in next week's episode of "Hello! Pro Time", but fans have been quick to point out that

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  • Kuraki Mai announces new single, "Your Best Friend"!

    September 2, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    Pop singer Kuraki Mai has just revealed through her official website that she'll be releasing her 37th single this fall! Kuraki's latest single is titled "Your Best Friend", and will be released on October 19th. The single is the first of two which will be released in the next two months, and is said to be a medium-tempo ballad that conveys the feelings one can't express in words. For those who can't wait to hear her new track, "Your Best

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  • "Chibi Devi!" to get anime adaptation on NHK

    September 2, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    The October issue of manga magazine “Chao”, revealed that “Chibi Devi!” will be getting an anime adaptation on NHK! “Chibi Devi!” is a serialized shoujo manga (comics that are aimed for young girls) on “Chao” written by Shinotzuka Hiromu. It is a story about Sawada Honoka who encounters a baby devil by the name of Mao-chan and takes on the role of his mother. This series also features another baby devil, Karin-chan, who attends the same “C

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  • More cast members for upcoming movie "Himizu" revealed

    September 2, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Previously, we reported that Sometani Shota and Nikaido Fumi will star in the upcoming movie 'Himizu', but now more cast members have been revealed. Yoshitaka Yuriko, Kubozuka Yosuke, Suzuki Anne and AAA's Nishijima Takahiro will join the cast of this highly anticipated movie adaptation. This will be Yoshitaka Yuriko's second time appearing in a Sono Shion film. She commented, "I was able to participate in filming for one day but I was una

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