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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 9th~March 11th

    March 14, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    [caption id="attachment_226105" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 9th~March 11th"][/caption] It was a weekend of commemoration, and even with many out and about with no time for dramas, the ratings slightly improved again. No changes at all for 'Renai NEET' (TBS) on Friday, although Fuji TV already used the prime time to air a special documentation about the Great Tohoku Earthquake. No changes were al

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  • AKB48' Shinoda Mariko to voice act for "Kami Usagi Rope" once again

    March 14, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    AKB48 member, Shinoda Mariko will be voice acting for upcoming anime film "Kami Usagi Rope", which is scheduled to be released on May 12th. "Kami Usagi Rope" is a short film that is being played at TOHO Cinemas nationwide before the actual movie starts screening. It features a surreal dialogue between a rabbit, "Kami Usagi Rope", and a squirrel, "Akira Senpai".  This short anime will be now released as full-length anime film. Shinod

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  • Alice Nine to release new video clip collection

    March 14, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Visual kei band, Alice Nine, has announced that they will be releasing their new video clip collection, "Alice In Pictures III", on June 6th. This was announced on the opening of Alice Nine's live tour on March 7th at LIQUIDROOM ebisu. The DVD will feature a total of 12 music videos from "Hana" to their latest "Subete e". Additionally, it was announced that Alice Nine's albums "GEMINI" and "9" will be released in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sing

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  • AKB48 members to share a 'Puccho' via mouth to mouth in new CM

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    The members of AKB48 have filmed a new CM for UHA Mikakuto's popular soft candy 'Puccho'. In the new CM the members perfectly showcase what it means to share your 'Puccho' with others. They are all sharing 'Puccho' among themselves and what could be a better method than doing it via a mouth-to-mouth relay? However, the seemingly innocent CM is causing quite an excitement among their fans. Can you understand why? - "Shamed be he who thinks

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 10th/11th

    March 13, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_225935" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" / "Doraemon" / "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)""][/caption] "Doraemon" is still on top with a cumulative revenue of 1 billion Yen ($12.1 million USD). "Sherlock Holmes" begins to investigate the second position, while "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)" lost a spot and is down to third place. It's the second consecu

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  • Full PV for Tohoshinki's "STILL" revealed

    March 13, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    As a follow up to their popular hit "TONE", the boys of Tohoshinki have released their 34th Japanese single "STILL" on March 14th. After performing the song earlier in the month on TV Asahi's 'Music Station' and now the full promotional video has been released. Check out the full PV below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • 2NE1's first live performance of "Scream"

    March 13, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    The ladies of 2NE1 performed their upcoming Japanese release, "Scream" for the very first time on NTV's “Reco Hits!” Reco Hits! is a TV program that is hosted by two popular models and revolves around the most popular ringtone (recochoku) songs. "Scream" and 2NE1's debut Japanese album 'Collection' will be released on March 28th. Check out their first performance below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • Taketatsu Ayana reveals short PV for "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!"

    March 13, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    Voice actress Taketatsu Ayana has revealed the short PV for her debut single, "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!". As we reported earlier, Taketatsu will be making her CD debut on April 11th. The title track is produced by former Cymbals member Okii Reiji and sound producer Kobayashi Shuntaro. Taketatsu landed her first regular role in the tv anime, "K-On!", back in 2009. Since then, she has been gaining popularity as a voice actress, and has also

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  • Nogizaka46 to release second single in May

    March 13, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Nogizaka46 has announced that they will be releasing their second single on May 2nd! The group just released their debut single, "Guru Guru Curtain", on February 22nd, which has ranked second in the Oricon Weekly Charts. Their upcoming single is already attracting attention from both Nogizaka46 and AKB48 fans as it's release date also marks Sashihara Rino's solo debut day. The title and other details on the single will be revealed at a

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  • Check out Big Bang's Japanese "Fantastic Baby" PV

    March 13, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Via allkpop: A week ago, the boys of Big Bang unleashed their third music video for "Fantastic Baby". The music video has been a big hit reaching nearly 7 million views, now, the full PV for the Japanese music video has been unleashed. On March 13th, MTV Japan aired the Japanese promotional video for "Fantastic Baby". The promotional video is different from the Korean version and you don't see any owls nor gas masks here. For those of y

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