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  • Do As Infinity reveals jacket covers for new single, "Ariadne no Ito"!

    August 9, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    Do As Infinity has just revealed the cover art for their upcoming single, "Ariadne no Ito"! The single - which will be released on September 7th - features Do As Infinity falling from the sky in a charming, whimsical manner on the cover. The song will be used as the theme song for the Fuji Television drama "Team Bastista 3 Ariadne no Dangan", and is said to be a mysterious rock number. Check out the covers below! - CD+DVD

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi models for Sakai Ayana's wedding dress brand

    August 9, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    AKB48’s Kasai Tomomi (19) has become the CM girl for the 11th collection of Sakai Ayana’s wedding dress brand, “Aya na ture”. On August 8th, Kasai participated in a press conference for the brand wearing a beautiful dress with lace and a polka-dotted ribbon. She smiled, “I totally feel like a princess. I’m really happy. I really want to get married. I’d like to get married before turning 30 years old”. AKB48, like most idols, have a ban on

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  • Ziyoou-Vachi unveils covers + track list for major debut album, "Kujaku"

    August 8, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    Ziyoou-Vachi is getting ready to make their major debut with the album, "Kujaku", on September 7th. The group has recently revealed the jacket cover and track list. "Kujaku" contains a total of eight songs, including "Desco", which is the theme song for the movie, "Moteki". The cover is full of visual impact, as it features vocalist Avu-chan in a fascinating pose. Additionally, Ziyoou-Vachi will be kicking off their second one-man tour

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  • KAT-TUN tops Oricon weekly chart with "RUN FOR YOU"

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    On August 3rd, KAT-TUN released their 16th single, "RUN FOR YOU", and it's been revealed that they've topped the Oricon charts for the week of August 15th. With this result, they sold a total of 152,000 copies in its first week! Since their debut single, "Real Face", KAT-TUN has taken the first spot in the ranking with their singles 16 times in a row. Their 5 albums have also topped the charts one after another, setting a record a total of

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  • Ryo to star in new NHK drama, "Bitter Sugar"

    August 8, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Actress Ryo will be starring in the first drama for the new NHK time slot, "Yoru☆Dora". Titled "Bitter Sugar", Ryo will play the role of 'Ichiko', a 39-year old woman who has experienced both the bitter and sweet things in life. Along with Wakui Emi and Suzuki Sawa, the three will portray the true feelings as women. Ryo commented, "I have always used my full strength with every role, so as usual, I want to challenge myself to do my best."

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  • Perfume to make their movie debut in "Moteki"

    August 8, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    Today it was revealed that the popular techno-pop trio Perfume will be making their debut on the big screen for the upcoming movie "Moteki". "Moteki" is a romantic comedy starring Moriyama Mirai as 'Fujimoto Yukiyo', a young man who gets taken by surprise by his 'moteki' - a period when one becomes very popular and attractive to others. The movie is based on a best-selling manga and drama of the same name, but will feature an original stor

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  • FLaMme opens online auditions for new actresses

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    Entertainment agency FLaMme has teamed up with Oricon's scout site, "Ori☆Cas" for a limited online audition. FLaMme is known for their popular actresses with a sense of freshness, such as Hirosue Ryoko, Toda Erika, and Kichise Michiko. The agency is also assertive when scouting rookies. Recently, Arimura Kasumi has been receiving attention with her role as 'Miyabi' in the drama, "SPEC", and her appearance in the movie, "Hankyu Densha".

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 05th ~ 07th

    August 8, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_180390" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Singing about the ratings? ("Ikemen desu ne")"][/caption] The second half of the week didn't bring forth any new surprises. The prime time for Friday started with a nice drama special called "Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni", starring Kitagawa Keiko and Koide Keisuke, performing decently during NTV's movie time slot. Fuji TV also aired a variety special, making it

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  • Who is Gackt's favorite AKB48 member?

    August 8, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Gackt was on Twitter earlier and answered a few questions from his fans. One of the questions receiving interest was, “Gackt, who is your favorite member in AKB48?” It's an interesting question, since AKB48 is currently the top girl group in Japan. Gackt replied back that “Akimoto” was his favorite. People were pretty amused with his answer, until they realized Gackt was being his usual self and possibly pranking them all! He never answere

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  • SMAP reveals track list for their disaster relief album

    August 8, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    The track list for SMAP's disaster relief album, "SMAP AID", has been revealed on the August 8th episode of "SMAP x SMAP". SMAP decided to release this album after receiving messages that said, "I was encouraged by SMAP's songs, I was given courage, "after the Tohoku Earthquake. The album features 15 tracks that fans' voted for in a countdown form. From every album sold, 200 yen (around $2.50 USD) will be donated through the relief proj

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