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  • Matsumoto Hitoshi's slander suit gets dismissed

    December 17, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    Earlier this year, talent/comedian Matsumoto Hitoshi sued “FLASH” magazine for damaging his reputation. He demanded Kobunsha (owner of FLASH) to pay 11 million yen (~134,500 USD) and to release an article with an apology. On December 16th, Tokyo’s district courts completed their review of his claim and decided to dismiss it. The article in question was from September 7th, 2010. Titled, “He’s coming back from surgery, but also returning to

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  • Takei Emi unfurls singing career with a huge poster

    December 17, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    On December 14th, Takei Emi kicked off her singing debut with the release of her first single, “Koi Suru Kimochi”. To help promote the single, a huge poster has been put up at the exit of Omotesando Station B1. This poster is 28.5 meters (~93.5 feet) in length and a device has been prepared to play “Koi Suru Kimochi” as well. The poster will be up until December 18th, so people in the area should definitely check it out. In addition to

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  • Check out the full PV to E-Girls' "Celebration!"

    December 17, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    The girls of Dream, Happiness, and FLOWER have teamed up to create a powerful E-Girls song, “Celebration!”. The three groups show off their powerful dancing and lovely singing skills in their latest PV, which is very upbeat and will make you want to move! "Celebration!" will be released on December 28th, but in the meantime, you can check out their full music video below. Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • Trailer released for Sato Takeru's 'Rurouni Kenshin'

    December 17, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    The theatrical trailer for Sato Takeru’s ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ has finally been released! From the trailer, we can already tell it's going to be packed full of action and intensity. 'Rurouni Kenshin' is one of Japan’s more famous manga, having published over 50 million copies. Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of this live-action movie which also stars Takei Emi, Aoi Yu, Aoki Munetaka, Tanaka Taketo, and Eguchi Yosuke. The movie wil

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  • Kanjani8 plans to do something big for their 8th anniversary

    December 16, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    On December 16th, popular group Kanjani8 held their concert at the Tokyo Dome. The group performed 30 songs for 55,000 excited fans and they revealed that they will be holding a big event next August to commemorate their 8th anniversary. The group began their first large dome tour at the end of November. Yokoyama Yuu (30) spoke about their big break, “In the past we couldn’t even sell-out small venues, so it’s awesome to be performing at

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  • KARA's wishes are granted with their first invitation to Kouhaku Uta Gassen

    December 16, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    The girls of KARA participated in an interview after “FNS Kayousai” to talk about their feelings on being invited to Japan’s prestigious New Year’s Eve program “Kouhaku Uta Gassen”. KARA’s leader, Gyuri, showed her respect, “I heard that it’s Japan’s greatest music program. I’m really happy, because we’ve had our eyes on it ever since we debuted in Japan.” Hara added, “I’ve wanted to participate in it ever since we debuted in Japan. I

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  • Buono! reveals PV to "Hatsukoi Cider"

    December 16, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Buono! Has just released the PV to their 13th single “Hatsukoi Cider”. The girls turn into a spunky rock band as they dance around to their new song. The PV is a gray theme while using the color pass effect for the members’ hot pink suits. The double A-side “Hatsukoi Cider/Deep Mind” will be released on January 18th and is the ending theme to NTV drama “Suugaku Joshi Gakuen”.

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  • No Sleeves reveals their PV to "Pedicure Day"!

    December 16, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    No Sleeves has revealed the PV to their 8th single “Pedicure Day”. The PV features the members as they wake up and get ready for a girls party later in the day with their friends. It’s an up-tempo girlish song that is full of color. Their single will be released on December 28th, around six months since the release of their last single “Kuchibiru Furezu…”.

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  • Chinese models Kiki & RUNA to start activities in Japan

    December 16, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_210138" align="aligncenter" width="307" caption="L to R: kiki & RUNA"][/caption] Kiki (22) and RUNA (21) are Chinese fashion models for the Chinese version of “ViVi” magazine and they have announced that they will be moving their activities to Japan. The two have signed on with Idea, the agency of many popular models such as Takagaki Reiko (32) and Tokuzawa Naoko (27). Kiki and RUNA will be making their Japanese

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  • Koda Kumi to perform at Ontama Carnival in January

    December 16, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Koda Kumi who has been making headlines with her recent engagement to BACK-ON’s guitarist and vocalist KENJI03 has decided to perform at Ontama Carnival next year. The music event will be held on January 28th and 29th at Yokohama Arena. This will be the 4th time Koda Kumi has attended the event. In addition to Koda, the following artists will also be attending: AI, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, TRF, 2NE1, ORANGE RANGE, SID, and SEKAI NO OWARI

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