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  • Takei Emi to show off her 'kiss face' for new "Maquillage" CM

    July 20, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Model and actress Takei Emi plans to show off her 'kiss face' in Shinseido's new "Maquillage" CM! During the shoot, Takei demonstrated many 'kiss faces' to represent the CM's concept, "lips that make you want to CHU (kiss)". In the CM, Takei plays a woman with 'good tactics', who is able to attract people's eyes with her nonchalant attitude and suggestive kiss. The adult-like expression at the end of the CM will surely make the viewer's he

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  • Koda Kumi performs live at Yokohama in front of 2,500 fans!

    July 20, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    At her nationwide hall tour on July 19th in Yokohama , Koda Kumi (28) performed her new song, “Poppin’ love cocktail feat. TEEDA” which is one of the tracks from her upcoming single "4 TIMES", for the first time live as a part of ‘Koda Kumi Live Tour 2011 ~Dejavu~’. This is her first hall tour since the ‘LIVE TOUR 2006-2006 SECOND SESSION’ which occurred four years ago. For this tour, she has held 39 stages so far, and will aim to perfor

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  • [Exclusive] SCANDAL rocks out in Anaheim!

    July 20, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    One of the most highly anticipated events during the Fourth of July weekend revolved around a visit from J-pop girl band, SCANDAL. The girls haven’t been back to the States since their days as an Indie band; now that they've gone major, fans have been buzzing even more excitedly over the girls' return. SCANDAL kicked off their AM2 experience with a fun fan meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center, where they got to answer candid questions

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  • Horipro holds their charity live, "Song for you"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    On July 18th and 19th, talent agency Horipro held a charity live titled “Song for you” at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo. In front of 1,400 fans, veteran singer Wada Akiko said, “Energetic people like us will do our best to do whatever we can! The reconstruction aid will start after this. Please think of this as one big step and continue your support.” Itano Tomomi of AKB48 also chipped in, “I'll do my best to become a veteran artist like Ak

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  • Which female idol would make a good announcer?

    July 20, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    With former Morning Musume member Konno Asami making her debut as an announcer, goo decided to ask its users which other idols they felt would make good announcers. The girls of AKB48 dominate this poll, with six of their most popular members ranking in the top ten. Fans of Shinoda Mariko especially felt that she was suited for this role, as she easily stands nearly 2,000 votes above second place winner and fellow AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN to sing theme song for "Final Fantasy Rei Shiki"

    July 20, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    Video game company Square Enix recently made an announcement about the theme song for their upcoming Playstation Portable (PSP) game, "Final Fantasy Rei Shiki (Type-0)". Originally introduced as "Final Fantasy Agito XIII", the game will be a new installment in the "Fabula Nova Crystallis" mythology. Regarding the theme song, rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN will be singing "Zero". Director Tabata commented, "'Final Fantasy Rei Shiki' won't be

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  • Buono! reveals track list for new mini-album, "partenza"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Buono! has just updated their Hello! Project official webpage with the track list for their upcoming mini-album, "partenza"! The mini-album will feature two songs that the girls have released in the past, "Natsu DAKARA!" and "Zassou no Uta". It will also feature the song, "FrankincenseΨ", which was originally performed by Hello! Project's SI*NA. "partenza" will be released on August 10th. Check out the full track list below! -

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  • Kanjani8 to appear together in a special drama!

    July 20, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    The members of Kanjani8 have acted in individual dramas, but now the entire group will star together in the upcoming Nihon Television special drama, "Ikiteru Dake de Nankurunai sa"! Member Murakami Shingo will play the lead part, and he'll be joined by actress Tanaka Rena as his wife. The "life story" is based on Tamamoto Eisaku's novel of the same name, and revolves around the main character as he struggles to fight through his multiple incur

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  • cali≠gari reveals jacket covers + special bonus for "#"

    July 20, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    Visual kei band cali≠gari will be releasing their new single "#" on August 24th, and now the jacket covers and special bonus have been revealed! Two covers have been prepared for the limited edition double A-side single. The "Shabaranda" edition displays a section of a vent in a machine in monochrome, while the "Tokyo, 43:00:59" edition features a shot of a bicycle against an orange sunset. The special bonus for the single is a B2 size p

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  • avex CEO Max Matsuura closes Twitter account due to JYJ fans?

    July 20, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    After getting flooded with comments from angry fans, it appears as if avex Entertainment CEO Max Matsuura has shut down his official Twitter account. The comments began coming in when fans discovered that a Chinese singer named Ray Chou - who is signed with avex - seems to have plagiarized a song written by JYJ's Jaejoong without his explicit consent. The song in question is "Wasurenaide", from Tohoshinki's last album as a five-member group,

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