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  • B2ST unleashes first full album, "SO BEAST"

    August 9, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Korean idol group B2ST has enjoyed a strong debut so far, as they continue to build up their fanbase with their charismatic performances and catchy songs. They've already ranked three times on the music charts with their singles, "Bad Girl", "Shock", and "Fiction", and they're aimimg to shake 'em up once again, this time with their first full-length Japanese album, "SO BEAST". The album was unleashed on August 10th, and we've got a few tra

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  • Sequel to "Aishiteru ~Kaiyo~" to be aired as a special drama this fall!

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    It's been reported that a sequel to the popular drama series, "Aishiteru~ Kaiyo~", will air this fall as a special! Actress Inamori Izumi will reprise her lead role, with Mukai Osamu, Okada Masaki, and Mizukawa Asami as her co-stars. "Aishiteru ~Kaiyo~" is a drama about two kids in grade school who are involved in a shocking murder case. Titled "Aishiteru ~Kizuna~", this special drama will be based on Ito Minoru's 2010 manga. The story

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  • Toda Naho announces her pregnancy!

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    On August 9th, actress Toda Naho announced through her agency that she is four months pregnant! The baby is due in late January of next year. According the agency's statement, Toda will continue with her activities until the end of the year, taking a maternity leave once the new year begins. After the baby is born, she will resume her career while observing her health condition and childcare situation. In March of last year, Toda announ

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  • Shoujo Jidai reveals PV teaser for "Bad Girl"

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Shoujo Jidai pulled the rug from under many fans, as they just revealed a surprise PV teaser for their new song, "Bad Girl"! "Bad Girl" is a track found on Shoujo Jidai's first Japanese album, "Girls' Generation". The girls have been performing the song during many of their recent concerts, and even on some music programs like "Hey! Hey! Hey!", but this is the first confirmed sign that they'll be promoting "Bad Girl" next. Check out the

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  • S/mileage wants a sexy new member!

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    On August 8th, Hello!Project idol group S/mileage went to Ikebukuro Sunshine Sansui Hiroba to support the Eco & Smile Project “Nu~bo~”. They took turns dancing to their new song “Uchouten LOVE”, showing off their cute appeal. The group announced that on August 14th, they will finally be revealing their new member(s). Wada Ayaka (17) commented, “I hope we get a member who is sexy to compensate (for what we don’t have)”. Do you think

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP to release new single in September!

    August 9, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    It's been announced that Hey! Say! JUMP will be releasing their 8th single, "Magic Power", on September 21st! "Magic Power" is a cheerful song with a positive message: "Even though our individual powers are small, if we combine them, we can turn the impossible into the possible, and move forward." The song has already been picked up as the theme song for the Japanese version of the animated movie, "The Smurfs", which will hit theatres on S

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  • Yuzu holds mini-live in Rikuzentakata for disaster victims

    August 9, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    On August 8th, popular duo Yuzu held a mini-live at Takata Municipal Elementary School in Rikuzentakata, Iwate to support the disaster victims. On the school grounds, destroyed tombstones were still left lying around. From a special stage, Kitagawa Yuujin reached out to the crowd saying, "I thought about if there would be a meaning in singing, but I will sing with hopes that everyone in Tohoku will be able to take a step forward." Starting

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  • Base Ball Bear releases short PV for "short hair"

    August 9, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Last month, Base Ball Bear announced that they'll be releasing their second 10th anniversary single entitled "short hair". The single is due out on August 31st, and is said to be the group's first real love song. It was also revealed earlier this month that model Honda Tsubasa will the group's cover girl for their CD jackets, and will also star in the PV. Check out the "short hair" PV preview below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6swYD

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 6th/7th

    August 9, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    [caption id="attachment_180606" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Harry Potter 8" / "Kamen Rider OOO" & "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" / "Transformers 3""][/caption] After four weeks, "Harry Potter" lost the spark to its magic and gave up its first place position on the box office ranking to "Kamen Rider OOO". As with every year, it wasn't the only 'tokusatsu' movie that opened in theaters for

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki causes a slight fever in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    August 9, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    AKB48's princess-like idol, Kashiwagi Yuki, graced the cover of yet another manga/gravure magazine, hinting at another batch of gorgeous pictures. Magazine 'Big Comic Spirits' used a really eye-catching and enticing cover picture for this week's pictorial, featuring everyone's favorite Yukirin. The magazine described Yukirin as "elegant, beautiful, fresh". It seems she's exchanged some of her sweetness for a more adult-like aura, proving to

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