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  • Check out this week's MUSIC STATION performances!

    February 26, 2012 @ 3:13 am

    Below are the performances from MUSIC STATION's February 24th broadcast.  Also, don't forget to check the artists line-up for next week's episode here! ----- "SUPER DELICATE" - Hey!Say! JUMP "KISS KISS BANG BANG" - Ikimonogakari "Tsumetai Ame" - BONNIE PINK "LOVE Machine/Renai Revolution 21/Shinning Butterfly" - Dream Morning Musume "Hitotsu" - Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi "Go my way" - 3daime J Soul Brothers

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  • Cast of 'Ouran High School Host Club' to make a special appearance in the drama 'Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo'

    February 26, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    Today it was made public that the main cast of the upcoming movie ‘Ouran High School Host Club‘ is going to make a special appearance in the currently airing drama ‘Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo‘ (TBS), starring Chiba Yudai. In July of 2011, before the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of 'Ouran High School Host Club', TBS broadcast a live-action drama with the same cast. It aired in the same time slot as 'Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo' is airin

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  • Gravure idol & actress Otsuka Mae is getting married

    February 25, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    One of Japan's most popular gravure idols, Otsuka Mae (31), who topped Amazon's 2011 ranking for gravure/image DVDs, announced on her blog that she is going to get married. The wedding ceremony is planned for the end of March. Otsuka is marrying a Japanese man (31) who works as an advisor for a Non-Governmental Organization that supports street children in Bangladesh. She first met him three years ago when she went to Bangladesh for work a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 20th~23rd

    February 25, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    [caption id="attachment_222762" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 20th~February 23rd"][/caption] Things still aren't looking particular well for the winter dramas of 2012, but at least half of the Monday~Thursday dramas managed to improve their ratings compared to last week and four of them even raised their average rating. For 'Stepfather Step' (TBS) on Monday, it was the second consecutive week t

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu chosen as new image character for "BREO"

    February 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    It's been revealed that model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been chosen as the new image character for Glico's oral care mint, "BREO". Kyary was chosen as the brand's new image character for her uniqueness and individuality. The latest CM will feature Kyary transformed into a businessman, a school girl, a cabin attendant, and an alien. She commented, "I wanted to draw out my strangeness, so I suggested ideas about various outfits and

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku to make their major debut in May

    February 25, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    It's been announced that Momoiro Clover Z's "little sister" group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku will be making their major debut this coming May. Their debut single "Karikeiyaku no Cinderella" will be released on May 5th. There are nine members in the group between the ages of 12 and 15. Member, Kashiwaki Hinata recently updated the group's blog with a warm thank you message to all the fans because without their support "EbiChuu" (short for Eb

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to sing for "Crayon Shin-chan" movie + voice act for TV anime version

    February 25, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 will be singing the theme song for upcoming anime film "Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Arashi wo Yobu! Ora to Uchuu no Princess," which is scheduled for released on April 14th.  This will be the 20th movie of the "Crayon Shin-chan" series, and centered around "Himawari", the younger sister of "Shinnosuke". It will be a story about "family bond." Since their song "Kibou Sanmyaku" is currently being used as the opening theme

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  • Details on YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz' 1st full album revealed

    February 25, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    GACKT's band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz has revealed the details on their first full album! The album will be titled "YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz I", and is set for release on March 14th. It will contain a total of 11 songs including their singles, "THE END OF THE DAY [.jp]" and "ALL MY LOVE [.jp]". It will also include recordings of "LAST KISS [.jp]" and "Mousou GIRL [.jp]", which was performed during the band's live tour, "WORLD TOUR 'SHOW UR SOUL.I'

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  • Fuji TV to change parts of Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama 'Kazoku no Uta'

    February 25, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    On February 24th, Fuji TV's president Toyoda Ko mentioned at a regular press conference that they would be making some changes to the upcoming drama 'Kazoku no Uta', in which Odagiri Joe will be starring in. The network was forced to make arrangements to the plot after they were hit with plagiarism accusations. It seems that there are too many similarities between the upcoming project and the 1987 TBS drama 'Papa wa Newscaster', which was

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  • Yoshiki Risa to release her first album

    February 25, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    Gravure idol and singer Yoshiki Risa has announced that she will be releasing her first album, "Poche", under the name yoshiki*lisa. "Poche" will be released on March 28th and will feature a total of 8 songs. It will include her single, "Destin Histoire", which was the opening theme song for the anime, "GOSICK". The album will also come with a DVD containing a music video, off-shots, and commentary footage. To commemorate the album releas

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