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  • Watanabe Mayu holds mini-live for her solo debut single

    March 21, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    On March 20th, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu held a mini-live event at Yomiuri Land to commemorate the release of her solo debut single, "Synchro Tokimeki". This mini-live, called "Minna de Synchro Shiyou! Mayuyu no Tokimeki LIVE", marked Watanabe's first solo live in front of fans. The idol invited 10,000 fans out of 50,000 people who applied to attend this event. Watanabe appeared in front of the crowd wearing a yellow mini dress and greeted,

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  • "Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi" to get animated this summer

    March 21, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    It's been revealed that Sugita Kei's manga "Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi" will be turned into a TV anime series, and will start airing this summer. It is said that this manga is his interpretation of classic Japanese poetry. Director Kasai Kenichi will serve as the series director, and is known for other series such as "Aoi Hana" and "BAKUMAN". Writing the script composition is Konparu Tomoko ("Glass no Kamen", "Kimi ni Todoke", and "NANA

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  • bump.y to release 1st album "Happy! Lucky! Bump.y!"

    March 21, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    Idol group bump.y is releasig their first full length album "Happy! Lucky! Bump.y!" on March 21st. The limited edition will include a DVD with music videos and the making of the videos. This album includes not only their released singles, but also "Colors", which is the song they sang only at live performance, and "Smileflower", which was selected one of the song for NHK "Minna no Uta". Along with the album they are releasing two DVDs, "b

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  • Check out the nominees for the 2012 VMAJ

    March 20, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Yesterday we announced that Perfume would be hosting the “MTV VMAJ 2012” (MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2012) at Makuhari Messe on June 23rd. Now a list of performers, special guests, and the nominees have been revealed. Acts performing at VMAJ 2012 are as follows: EXILE, Kato Miliyah, 2NE1, 2PM, and Sandaime J Soul Brothers The guest celebrities will be: AAA, Kaneko Nobuaki (RIZE), ROLA, SCANDAL, Tsuchiya Anna, and w-inds. Lastly, ch

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  • Tohoshinki finishes their arena tour at Saitama Super Arena

    March 20, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    On March 20th, Tohoshinki (TVXQ) wrapped up their arena tour at Saitama Super Arena in front of 32,000 fans. It has been around three years since the group’s last arena tour. The venue was filled with the group’s red theme color. Yunho (26) emotionally commented, “Everyone’s red power becomes Tohoshinki’s power.” Tohoshinki had an exciting performance as they performed 23 songs. Among the songs performed included “Duet” where the duo sa

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  • DREAM COME TRUE's Yoshida Miwa announces her marriage

    March 20, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

    On March 21st, DREAM COME TRUE's Yoshida Miwa (46) announced her marriage to Kamata Juon (27) from rock band FUZZY CONTROL through her official blog. According to the announcement, the couple officially registered their marriage on March 8th. This is Yoshida's second marriage, she married director Sueda Takeshi back in 2003, but unfortunately he passed away in 2007. Yoshida, who is currently staying in New York, wrote, "We don't know where

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 16th~March 18th

    March 20, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_227584" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 16th~March 18th"][/caption] All Saturday and Sunday prime time dramas say goodbye, while the taiga drama is still stuck at mediocre ratings more than three months into the year. 'Renai NEET' (TBS) regained a bit of strength on Friday (+0.9%) and almost made it back up to double-digit ratings again. Could this be an indicator for a relat

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  • Vision Factory opens it's online dance school!

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Home to some of the top artists in Japan, agency Vision Factory has opened their dance school website "RISING Dance School". VF has always had it's own private dance studio but is now opening to it up to the world with dance lesson videos. There will be six genres of dance including B-boy, Hip Hop, and House. All genres will had different levels for everyone and they will all be original dance lessons. KENZO from DA PUMP, along with Amu

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  • Satoda Mai and Tanaka Masahiro register their marriage

    March 20, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    On March 20th, talento Satoda Mai and professional baseball player Tanaka Masahiro (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles) officially registered their marriage! Through his management, Tanaka reported, "Now that we've registered our marriage, I'm braced up once again," and said, "For my wife and my fans, I must make preparations for a good season this year." Satoda also left a comment through her agency saying, "From now on, we will live strongl

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  • Cocco releases short music video of 'KOTOKO'

    March 20, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    Last September, it was revealed that the movie 'KOTOKO' was awarded with the Orizzonti prize at the '68th Venice International Film Festival'. The movie stars singer-songwriter Cocco, who also provided the ending the theme song "Lollypop". The singer wrote the song herself and the video to the song has been released on YouTube. The video was made by the pictures from the scenes of "KOTOKO". "KOTOKO" is directed by famed director Tsukamo

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