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  • AKB48 performs "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" on 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    October 17, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    AKB48 has delivered a strong stage for their latest appearance on "Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ"! The girls gave their first performance of their 23rd single, leaving fans spellbound by their smooth harmony and captivating dance moves. Check out their performance below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Check out October 15th's episode of 'Music Fair'

    October 17, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    October 15th's episode of 'Music Fair' took on a global flavor, as it hosted artists not only from Japan, but Korea, America, and the Philippines as well. The Gospellers, My Little Lover, and Hikawa Kiyoshi performed their latest songs, and Filipino artist Charice sang her huge hit, "PYRAMID". Korean group CN BLUE and American artist Kylee were also on the show, but did not perform. Check out the performances below: - < Charice

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  • Goto Maki & Tsuji Nozomi make a surprise appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Former Morning Musume members, Goto Maki and Tsuji Nozomi, made a guest appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert, which was held at Nakano Sun Plaza on October 16th. It's been about four years since Goto stood on the same stage as her fellow Morning Musume graduates, the last time being in July 2007 for the concert ,"Hello☆Pro Natsu Matsuri". Greeting the audience with a huge smile, Goto beamed, "It's been a long time! I'm glad to

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE reveals PV for "Liar"

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE is ready to shock with their dramatic gothic look! A new PV from the girls was just shared through avex's official YouTube channel, and it shows a very mature transformation for their upcoming single, "Liar / W.M.A.D". Their music video for "Liar" seems to play with the "good girl gone bad" concept, as seen by their white tutus and black lipstick. There's also a surprising pseudo-kiss between two members as well. Che

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  • Check out this week's performance from CDTV!

    October 17, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Contrary to their usual style, October 15th's episode of 'Count Down TV' (CDTV) hosted only one guest artist and performance. Performing their newest single "XXX", check out L'arc~en~Ciel below! -

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  • 16 girls pass final auditions for SKE48's 5th generation search

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    On October 16th, 16 lucky girls passed the final stage of auditions for SKE48's 5th generation member search. 5,988 girls sent in their applications, and 84 of them proceeded onto the final stage. After going through exams that tested their dance and vocal skills, 16 girls were chosen as unofficial members. Producer Akimoto Yasushi commented, "Congratulations on becoming unofficial members. You have now become a part of SKE48's 5th gene

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  • Oshikiri Moe passes "Wine Expert" exam, becomes a sommelier

    October 17, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Popular model Oshikiri Moe (31) has passed the "Wine Expert" exam, and has now been certified as a sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association. Though the exam is open to anyone over 20 years old, regardless of their occupation and experience, the exam is quite difficult as the pass rate for last year was estimated to be around 30%. There is a written component as well as a "degustation" segment (or 'wine tasting'). Oshikiri started le

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  • Abe Hiroshi becomes a swindler for "Karasu no Oyayubi"

    October 17, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    20th Century Fox revealed that they have adapted Michio Shusuke's novel "Karasu no Oyayubi" into a live-action film, starring Abe Hiroshi, Ishihara Satomi, Nounen Rena, Koyanagi Yu, and Murakami Shoji. "Karasu no Oyayubi" tells the story of two middle-aged men, 'Take' (Abe) and 'Tetsu' (Murakami), who have been unsuccessful in life and eventually became swindlers in order to make a living. Those two are living in a single house, together wit

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  • Shinoda Mariko to appear in "Ouran High School Host Club" movie

    October 17, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    As reported previously, the TBS drama "Oura High School Host Club" which was aired in this summer will get movie adaptation starring Kawaguchi Haruna and Yamamoto Yusuke, and today on October 16th, it was announced that AKB48 member, Shinoda Mariko will make an appearance in the movie as a spoiled daughter of a rich family. "Ouran High School Host Club", which is based off the original manga of the same title, is a romantic comedy centered

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  • Korea's ZE:A to release "Daily Daily" single in November

    October 17, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    It's been announced that nine-member Korean boy group ZE:A will be releasing another single in Japan titled "Daily Daily" next month! The single is confirmed to include four tracks: in addition to the title track, this release will include a Japanese remake of their Korean hit, "All Day Long", as well as instrumentals for both songs. The single is scheduled to drop on November 22nd in three different versions: a regular version with the

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