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  • Oricon interviews SKE48 about their latest song, "Pareo wa Emerald"!

    August 1, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    Oricon recently conducted an interview with SKE48 members Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Izaki Yuria, and Suda Akari for their latest song, "Pareo wa Emerald". Check out the full interview below! - [caption id="attachment_178229" align="alignleft" width="296" caption="Matsui Jurina"][/caption] Interviewer: The latest song, "Pareo wa Emerald" is a perfect song for the peak of summer. Suda: When I heard this song for the first time,

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  • Which female celebrities are both beautiful and innocent at the same time?

    August 1, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    There are many beautiful and cute innocent female celebrities in the Japanese industry. However, there's not as many who have both of these qualities. So, which celebrities are both beautiful and also cute innocent at the same time? goo ranking recently pondered this question and held a poll on their site. Check out the ranking below! --- 1. Becky 2. Adachi Yumi 3. Tabe Mikako 4. Shida Mirai 5. Aoi Yu 6. Ueno Juri

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  • JUNO rates his "JUNO" photo book at its commemoration event

    August 1, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    On July 31st, Korean singer JUNO (24) attended a commemoration event for his Japanese debut photo album, “JUNO”, at the Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. He said about this photo book which focuses mostly on his sweet smiles and muscular body, “I am happy. I would rate it 60 points since this is my first [photo book]. Next time I release a photo book, I would like to show my growth. But, I think this is a cool book,” and ended his statem

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  • DiVA announces they are opening auditions for a new member

    August 1, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit DiVA has announced that they will hold auditions for a new member! The group is currently made up of Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Masuda Yuka, and Miyazawa Sae. DiVA will be the first of any AKB48 sub-units who will welcome non-AKB48 members. For this audition, applicants must be from ages 18 to 23, with dance experience. The auditions will consist of three rounds: the first round being applications,the second round is of

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  • Kamiji Yusuke receives an original sketch from Kishimoto Masahi at "NARUTO - Blood Prison" premiere

    August 1, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    On July 30th, singer/actor Kamiji Yusuke (32) held a meet-and-greet at the premiere event for animated movie “Gekijouban NARUTO - Blood Prison-”. Kamiji, who sang the theme song for this film, was extremely happy and touched when NARUTO’s author Kishimoto Masahi drew him a colored illustration of Naruto. As a fan, he said, “I am really happy about this! I will definitely put this up in my house without a doubt.” Actor Kamikawa Takaya (

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  • Which second generation musicians are most talented?

    August 1, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    Many second-generation singers carry this stereotype about how they're riding their career off of their parent's fame and fortune. To break this prejudiced image, goo Ranking polled users on who they thought were the most talented second-generation artists. Check out the results below! --- 1. Utada Hikaru 2. Moriyama Naotaro 3. Furuya Kenji 4. IMARU 5. Taka of ONE OK ROCK 6. RIZE 7. Cornelius 8. Sakamoto Miu

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  • AKB48 reveals their new campaign CM for 'Apaman Shop'

    August 1, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    AKB48's new campaign for 'Apaman Shop' has kicked off with an adorable CM. The girls from AKB48 are at your service to help you find a good home! They sport sparkly blue uniforms and perform their newest single, "Flying Get", while displaying an unusually acrobatic stunt. Check out the commercial below! Source: Apaman Shop website Tip: eyeless

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  • 'HUNTER x HUNTER' to get anime adaptation for the second time

    August 1, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    'Weekly Shounen Jump' revealed on August 1st that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga series, “HUNTER X HUNTER”, will receive a second animation adaptation! “HUNTER X HUNTER” started serializing back in 1998 and since then, the books has sold approximately 52 million copies. The story focus on a young boy named 'Gon', who decides to become a Hunter like his father; along the way, he encounters various rivals and obstacles that help him grow.

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  • KAT-TUN reveals PV for "Run For You"

    August 1, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    KAT-TUN have finally unveiled the PV for their 16th single, "Run For You"! Set in a laboratory, the members seem to be the unhappy (yet sexy) test experiments for ...well, we're not quite sure. Check out their PV below, and don't forget to support the boys by purchasing their single here. "Run For You" will become available on August 3rd. Tip: Nee Jyanpu

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  • Morning Musume's Ikuta Erina cuts her hair short!

    August 1, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    On July 31st, Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi announced through her official blog that fellow member Ikuta Erina had cropped her hair. There were two entries regarding the haircut - "Question" and "Answer". In the "Question" post, Michishige uploaded a photo of someone's head from the back, and asked her readers to guess their identity.  Shortly after, she revealed through the "Answer" entry that, "It's Ikuta Erina~". She added, "She

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