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  • Check out these short PV previews of KAT-TUN's new single, "RUN FOR YOU"!

    July 27, 2011 @ 1:13 am

    A short PV preview of KAT-TUN's 16th single, "RUN FOR YOU" (scheduled to be released on August 3rd) has been revealed through TV screens nationwide! The PV sees the boys dancing in a classic black outfits against a white setting; naturally, there's some individual camera shots as well. Check out the two CMs below! Tip: you.are.mine

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  • Sweet Licious reveals a preview of their single, "The Other Side of Love"

    July 27, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_176752" align="aligncenter" width="527" caption="Sakurako (L) and Kaede (R)"][/caption] Sweet Licious, a female duo unit comprised of members Sakurako and Kaede, revealed a short preview of their 2nd digital single, "The Other Side of Love". This will be their second single since their major label debut with King Records in May of 2010. Their 1st digital single, "Destiny", placed 3rd on Recochoku's Weekly Ranking cha

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  • American-born singer JAMIL to release first album, "American Shounen"

    July 26, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    On August 3rd, American-born pop singer JAMIL will release his first album, "American Shounen"! After releasing the music video for his song "BOKUMAMA ~Mou Hitotsu no Tanjoubi~" through YouTube on July 15th, JAMIL's video raked in a ton of distinctions. It was in the weekly ranking for animated videos, was the third highest-rated video (for July 20th), ranked 18th in terms of hits (for July 21st), and topped one of Recochoku's daily ranking ch

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  • Takahashi Ai to release final photo book + solo DVD before graduation

    July 26, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai will be graduating in the fall, but the idol will have a few surprises for her fans before she leaves! Takahashi will be releasing a final photo book and solo DVD before graduating from Morning Musume. The DVD will be released on September 21st, with a Blu-ray version scheduled for a release on October 13th. No date has been confirmed for the photo book, but fans can expect to see a release date around Se

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  • Google reveals its "AKB48 Members Search Ranking"

    July 26, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Yahoo! Japan recently revealed their general search word ranking for the first half of 2011, but Google decided to release a more specified ranking that only focuses on search terms that include the members of AKB48. AKB48 is constantly topping the celebrity search rankings in Japan due to various big events and stories, such as their "3rd General Election" earlier this year. Therefore it would be more interesting to go more into the detai

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  • S/mileage reveals more event-only covers for "Uchouten LOVE"!

    July 26, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    For their July 30th and 31st performances at NHK's Osaka Hall, S/mileage has revealed two more exclusive, event-only covers for "Uchouten LOVE"! The last two covers featured members Fukuda Kanon and Wada Ayaka. Now, S/mileage fans will have the opportunity to buy the Maeda Yuuka and Ogawa Saki versions. Check out the cute covers below! - Ogawa Saki version Maeda Yuuka Source + Photos: S/mileage's Official Website

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  • Check out a radio rip of w-inds.'s new song, "You & I"!

    July 26, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    A full radio rip of w-inds.'s latest song "You & I" has been revealed! "You & I" is the bittersweet, sweeping title track of their upcoming single, which will be released on August 13th. Listen to the song for yourself below!

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  • Wentz Eiji to voice act for the Japanese version of "Arthur Christmas"

    July 26, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    It has been revealed that talent Wentz Eiji will be voice acting for the Japanese dubbed version of the Hollywood animated film, "Arthur Christmas". Wentz will provide the voice for Santa's second son, Arthur. He was chosen to play this role because the character's looks and personality were similar to his, and the fact that he is a second son himself. Wentz enthusiastically stated, "I will work hard to show my spirit." "Arthur Chri

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  • Competitive eater Gal Sone marries a TV director

    July 26, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    On July 25th, it was officially announced that competitive eater Gal Sone (25), real name Sone Natsuko, married a director (35) who works in TV production and lives in Tokyo. The pair met 5 years ago when Sone filmed a TV program and began dating at the end of 2009.  The pair registered for marriage on the lucky date of July 24th in the morning and the Tokyo Ward Office issued their marriage registration. Gal Sone commented, “I think t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 23rd/24th

    July 26, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_176642" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Pokémon" / "Harry Potter" / "Kokuriko-zaka Kara""][/caption] The box office ranking for the weekend is out and unsurprisingly "Harry Potter" managed to secure its first place position for the second week. In fact, the top 3 were all able to repeat last week's success and block out all the newcomers. More than 460,000 people saw the final

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