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  • Hasegawa Kyoko gives birth to her second child

    January 31, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Actress Hasegawa Kyoko has announced that she has given birth to her second baby! According to the announcement, Hasegawa gave birth to a healthy baby girl on January 25th. She wrote on her official site, "While being thankful for this new life, and clenching onto this happiness, I want to do my best as a mother and as Hasegawa Kyoko. Please continue to watch over us warmly." Hasegawa married Porno Graffitti guitarist Shindo Haruichi ba

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  • "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" movie to be released this August

    January 31, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Earlier, we reported that drama, "Yamikin Ushijima-kun", would be getting a live-action adaptation starring actor Yamada Takayuki. Now, it's been revealed that the movie will be released this August! The movie is based on Manabe Shouhei's manga of the same title, and is currently being serialized in "Weekly Big Comic Spirits". The story of "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" starts when Ushijima attends a celebrity party to collect debts. However, h

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  • Check out more details on Kis-My-Ft2' upcoming single + album

    January 31, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Previously, we reported that Kis-My-Ft2 would be releasing their 3rd single and 1st album, and recently, more details on both the single and album have been revealed on their official site.  According to the site, the single is titled "SHE! HER! HER!", and scheduled to be released on March 21st.  The album which is titled "Kis-My-1st", is set to be released a week later on March 28th. Check out the details below! ---- "SHE! HER! HER!

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  • NMB48 graces the cover of 'Young Magazine' Issue 9

    January 31, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Members of idol group NMB48 are gracing the cover of the February issue of 'Young Magazine'. The issue went on sale on January 30th, so fans of the group should grab a copy! The issue will also have the first serialization of Watanabe Daisuke's "Hanjyuu". "Hanjyuu" is about a man named "Shishikura Tetsu", who lives to get revenge. The story begins with Tetsu surrounded by bad guys, 300,000 yen, some information, and a pistol. Manga fans of

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  • Ikuta Toma & Yoshitaka Yuriko attend pre-screening event for "Bokura ga Ita"

    January 31, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    On January 30th, Ikuta Toma and Yoshitaka Yuriko attended a pre-screening event for their upcoming film, "Bokura ga Ita", at the Roppongi Hills Arena. Ikuta expressed, "I want people to remember their youth and watch this movie with a smirk." Yoshitaka added, "It really does make you want to smile. It should ring the bell within your heart." "Bokura ga Ita" tells the love story of a couple who first met in high school; it continues to fol

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  • Take a listen to AAA's "Wishes"!

    January 31, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    AAA is gearing up to release their 31st single, "Sailing", and they've kicked off promotions by unveiling the PV for their main song. Following up, the co-ed group has aired their coupling track, "Wishes", on radio airwaves. "Wishes" is a beautiful ballad that really fits with the 'journey' theme of AAA's upcoming single. The sweeping melody and rich harmonies are sure to sweep your off your feet as you listen to the track. Check it out b

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko shoots a fairytale-inspired CM for 'Yodoko'

    January 31, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko is filming a new CM for storage manufacturing company, Yodoko and their product "Yodo Monoki". This latest endorsement, titled “Yodo Monooki: Birth of a New Esmo!”, features Shinoda in a fairytale-like setting. She's flanked by two gentlemen in top hats, and together they dance to a hip-hop version of “Happy Birthday to You” while promoting the new product. Staff on set reported that Shinoda had memorized the dance

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  • Milky Bunny to release first full length album

    January 31, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Model-turned-singer, Masuwaka Tsubasa (a.k.a. Milky Bunny), has announced that she will be releasing her very first album, "Milky Bunny" on March 21st. The album will include her first two singles, "Bunny Days♥" and "Zurui you... / I Wish", which was released earlier this month. "Milky Bunny" has drawn a talented array of producers including TAKUYA (ex. JUDY AND MARY), Kaji Hideaki, and Hidaka Tooru (MONOBRIGHT). Details on the album its

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  • Takei Emi shares her thoughts on her busy schedule and signing with Gucci

    January 31, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    On January 30th, actress Takei Emi attended a press conference for Sokenbicha's new CM. During the press conference, reporters asked Takei how she relaxes from her busy schedule. She replied, "If I have at least 30 minutes between work, I go home and rest, even if it's just for 5 minutes. It changes my mood." Takei also revealed that it becomes troublesome to go to work during the winter season. Smiling mischievously, she shared, "I thi

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  • SKE48's latest single sells over 400,000 copies in the first week

    January 31, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    AKB48's Nagoya sister group, SKE48, have sold 496,000 copies of their latest single, "Kataomoi Finally" in its first week! As such, they've topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of February 6th. Though the group debuted in August of 2009, this marks their's first time to achieve sales of over 400,000 units. "Kataomoi Finally" has sold 113,000 more copies than their previous single, "Okie Dokie", making this the highest first

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