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  • Johnny's new unit "Sexy Zone" to make their CD debut this fall

    September 29, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_193389" align="aligncenter" width="405" caption="Nakajima Kento"][/caption] On September 29th, it was announced that new five-member group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., named Sexy Zone will be making their debut this fall with a self-titled single, "Sexy Zone". The members of the new group are Nakajima Kento (17), Kikuchi Fuma (16), Sato Shori (14), Matsushima So (13) and Marius Yo (11). They were introduced

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  • ℃-ute member, Yajima Maimi announces new photobook

    September 29, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Earlier today, ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi announced on her GREE blog that she will be releasing her 5th solo photobook and that she had just wrapped the 3-day photoshoot. Maimi shot the photobook in Izu and uploaded a shot of the beautiful scenery on her blog. She noted that on the first day it rained and since she already had her make-up on they had to re-do it to adjust to the weather. Then right after they were done shooting for the

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  • Himuro Kyosuke donates 669 million yen to the disaster area

    September 29, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Rock singer, Himuro Kyosuke raised a total of 669,220,940 yen (around $8.7 million USD) from his charity live and this large sum was donated to the disaster area; Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate. As we reported earlier, Himuro held a charity live at the Tokyo Dome on June 11th, and 12th, and it was the first time for Himuro to perform BOΦWY 's songs at his live after the band’s disbandment back in 1988.  The charity live pulled in a total au

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  • Meet the four 10th generation members of Morning Musume!

    September 29, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    [caption id="attachment_193371" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Left to right: Kudo Haruka, Sato Masaki, Ishida Ayumi, Iikubo Haruna"][/caption] On September 29th, the 10th generation members of idol group Morning Musume were revealed during the concert, "Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai BELIEVE~Takahashi Ai Sotugyou Kinen Special~", which was held at the Nippon Budokan. These four members were chosen from an astounding 6,000 applicants. F

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko attends Tiffany's new bridal jewelry collection event

    September 29, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    On September 28th, AKB48's Maeda Atsuko attended a presentation event for Tiffany's new bridal jewelry collection, "Tiffany Grace". Maeda attended her first luxury event wearing a tiara, pendant, ring, and bangles that reportedly cost a total of over 10 million yen. She expressed, "This is the first time in my life that I wore such expensive jewelry. I am happy. I'm glad I was born a girl." The event, titled "Tiffany True Love Party ~Ti

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  • Angela Aki to be an English teacher on NHK E-tele's new program

    September 29, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki will be an English teacher for NHK E-tele's new program, "Angela Aki's SONG BOOK in English", starting January of next year. On September 15th, which was also her 34th birthday, Angela announced that she was 5 months pregnant with her first child. The show will start right before she is scheduled to give birth in February. "Angela Aki's SONG BOOK in English" is a new English educational program that incorpor

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  • AKB48 opens official shop and cafe in Akihabara

    September 29, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    On September 29th, popular idol group AKB48 opened their official Akihabara shop “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP AKIHABARA” in Tokyo. Members Shinoda Mariko (25) and Takahashi Minami (20) appeared at the grand opening press conference along with the other members. Takahashi charmed the audience immediately when she bluntly said, “Please start the AKB conference as I wish to speak with fans.”  Watanabe Mayu (17) raised expectations on the types of m

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  • LM.C unveils PV for "The LOVE SONG"

    September 29, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Earlier this month, rock band LM.C announced that their next single "The LOVE SONG" would be the opening theme song for anime series, "Nurarihyon no Mago ~Sennen Makyo~". The single will be released on November 9th and also be available on the band's first best-of album, "☆★Best the LM.C☆★2006-2011 SINGLES", which is due out October 12th. Since those releases seem far off, the band released their PV for "The LOVE SONG" to help tide over

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  • KinKi Kids announces new album, "K album"

    September 29, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    Pop duo KinKi Kids will be releasing their first new album in two years titled, "K album"! The album's theme is based on bonds, paths, gratitude, and passion. It's considered to be a type of memorial work tagged with some well-known names like Yamashita Tatsurou, Yoshida Takuro, Dreams Come True, Akimoto Yasushi and more. "K album" will arrive in two versions: a limited edition and a regular edition. The limited edition will come with a

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  • AKB48 releases dance PV for "Kaze wa fuiteiru"

    September 29, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    Throughout the month of September, idol group AKB48 has been hyping their fans up with their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". The single is due out October 26th and a preview for its PV was previously released. The wait is finally over, as the group has unveiled the full video to "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". Check it out below! -

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