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  • Igawa Haruka announces her second pregnancy

    March 2, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    On March 1st, actress Igawa Haruka announced on her official site that she is expecting her second child.  According to her agency, she will give birth to the baby this summer. Igawa commented, "Since I was waiting eagerly to have a new member in our family, I am very happy.  Now that my pregnancy is at a stable period, I'm full of gratitude that I am able to announce this to everyone." Igawa married fashion designer Matsumoto Ato back in N

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  • Sashihara Rino gives Watanabe Mayu a kiss for topping the Oricon Daily Chart

    March 2, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    On February 29th, AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu topped the Oricon Daily Charts with her solo debut single, "Synchro Tokimeki". The next day, Watanabe updated Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's official blog with her feelings about her great achievement. First of all, she thanked her fans for watching her special internet live through Ustream and Ameblo Studio. Watanabe reported, "I have some good news that I can hardly believe my ears," and continue

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  • Sasaki Nozomi to release her 1st album "NOZOMI COLLECTION"

    March 2, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    Model and actress Sasaki Nozomi will be releasing her first album "NOZOMI COLLECTION" on April 18th. "This is actually a surprise since I've never expected to be able to release an album," she stated. Included in the album will be a song titled "For You", in which Sasaki tried her hand at writing lyrics for the first time.  According to Sasaki, she wrote the lyrics with a feeling of gratitude toward the people around her who have always su

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  • Ikimonogakari's Yoshioka Kiyoe celebrates her '7th birthday' with fans

    March 2, 2012 @ 5:41 am

    On February 29th, Ikimonogakari held a free event to commemorate the release of their new album, "NEWTRAL", at Roppongi Hills Arena. This day also marked the '7th birthday' of vocalist Yoshioka Kiyoe (28), who was born on leap day in 1984. Despite the heavy snow, 3,000 fans gathered at the arena to celebrate her birthday. In unison, they all sang "Happy Birthday" while Yoshioka was presented with a giant cake about five meters tall! Lea

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  • SID to release new single, "Nokoriga"

    March 2, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    Visual kei band SID has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Nokoriga", on May 2nd! Composed by Yuya (Dr), the title track is described as a melodious number with a sakura motif. The single will include a brand new song, "Graduation", which is composed by Aki (B). It will also contain the live version of "Higasa" from the band's live event, "JACK IN THE BOX 2011". SID will be performing their new songs through a live

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  • OBLIVION DUST announces new album, "9 Gates For Bipolar"

    March 2, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    It's been announced that rock band OBLIVION DUST will be releasing their new album, "9 Gates For Bipolar", on April 11th! "9 Gates For Bipolar" be the OBLIVION DUST's first album in about 4 years and 3 months, with their last being "OBLIVION DUST" ( released back in January of 2008). This will also mark the band's first release after transferring to NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS. The album will contain a total of 11 tracks including their digital

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  • Are Ono Machiko and Takahashi Issei living together?

    March 1, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    On the March 1st issue of the weekly gossip magazine, "Josei Seven", it was reported that actress Ono Machiko (30) and actor Takahashi Issei (31) are living together. According to the magazine, Ono and Takahashi met about two years ago when they co-starred in the drama series, "MM9". They immediately started dating and have been living together since the beginning of their relationship. However, the two were temporarily living apart whi

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  • Which actresses & actors possess healthy sex appeal?

    March 1, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Actress and model Yamada Yu recently graced the cover of the beauty and fashion magazine 'anan' (2012.2.29 Edition). The magazine is known for featuring various popular female and male celebrities in sexy or semi-nude covers and pictorials. Therefore it's no surprise that Yamada's pictures were well received, as she bared her beautiful upper body for the magazine's cover-shot. The 'perfect ageless body', as the magazine described it, with

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  • Vanilla Beans releases PV for "Choco Mint Flavor Time"

    March 1, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    On March 1st, idol group Vanilla Beans revealed the PV for their upcoming single, "Choco Mint Flavor Time", through T-Palette Record's official YouTube channel! "Choco Mint Flavor Time" is Vanilla Beans' 6th single, and is set for release on April 11th. The lyrics are written by Kinoko, who is known for working with Perfume during their early days. In this 50's inspired video, the girls are seen dancing more energetically than usual. Ch

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for February

    March 1, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of February. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Song) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 02 - "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 03 - "Kimi ni Aitakatta" - Naoto Inti Raymi 04 - "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 05 - "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 06 - "

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