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  • Princess Princess to hold Christmas live at Tokyo Dome

    April 8, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    5-member female band Princess Princess will be holding a 2-day concert at the Tokyo Dome! As we previously reported, Princess Princess reunited after 16 years in January, to assist with the recovery from the Tohoku Earthquake. The 2-day concert will be a part of Princess Princess' comeback tour, "PRINCESS PRINCESS TOUR 2012 ~Saikai~". For this tour, the band is scheduled to hold concerts at Sendai Sun Plaza Hall and Nippon Budokan in Nove

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  • Serina holds release event for her photo book, 'Serina Shirushi'

    April 8, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    On April 8th, former SDN48 member Serina held a release event for her first swimsuit photo book, 'Serina Shirushi', at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku. During the event, reporters asked Serina if the ban on relationships has been lifted after graduating. "That's right. I can't get into details..." she replied, and continued, "If you're going to make it an interesting article, I should stop here." The photo book has the theme, "display all of

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya reveals new "Gogo no Kocha" CM

    April 8, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    Previously we reported that KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya has been chosen as the new CM character for KIRIN’s “Gogo no Kocha Espresso Tea" back in March. On April 7th, KIRIN revealed 3 new versions of his new CM, titled 'Joushitsu Presentation Banana/Posture/Ball'.  Kamenashi plays a business man having a presentation in front of foreign clients. He is explaining "The businessmen who is drinking 3 cans of coffee in a day changed to drink 1 e

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  • Opening and ending song of 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' to be provided by Kis-My-Ft2 and Maeda Atsuko

    April 8, 2012 @ 2:14 am

    On April 6th, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 and Maeda Atsuko from AKB48 will provide the opening and ending song for the upcoming drama 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou'. The opening theme song will be Kis-My-Ft2's new single "Shake It Up" and Maeda Atsuko's solo 2nd single "Migikata" will be the ending theme song. The release date of both singles is as yet undecided. 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' is a story of  the trials and tribulations when a

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  • Fairies performs "No More Distance" for the first time

    April 7, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Fairies held a release event for their upcoming single "Beat Generation/No More Distance" at Lazona Kawasaki on April 7th, and girls performed "No More Distance" for the first time! "No More Distance" is their first medium number, it strays from their more high-energy songs.  In addition, all members have a singing part in the song, much to the delight of their fans. Check out their performance below!

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  • Former SDN48 member Ohori Megumi holds release event for new image DVD

    April 7, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    On April 7th, former SDN48 member Ohori Megumi held a release event for her new image DVD, 'Ohori Megumi / Mitakatta no wa Korekashira?' This marked Ohori's first event after SDN48's graduation concert. She reflected on the past concert saying, "I feel relieved that we were able to have perfect combustion [together]. Since the futures of 39 people depended on it, we felt like we had to risk our lives doing it." During the event, Ohori r

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for March 2012!

    April 7, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that March has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have revealed their rankings for that month. Many trends have to do with the anniversary of the great Tohoku earthquake for the month of March 2012. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out February’s rankings here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Previous Mo

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  • Masi Oka to remake 'SPEC' into a US drama

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    On April 7th, the cast of the movie 'SPEC~Ten', including the two lead actors Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, attended the opening day stage greeting for the film at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The very high popularity of the 'SPEC' series was evident by the large number of fans who tried to get into the overcrowded venue. After a nationwide PR campaign, the opening day of the long-awaited movie that is going to end the series, which al

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  • Hello Kitty collaborates with movie 'Sadako 3D'

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    On April 7th, it was revealed that Sanrio's Hello Kitty will be collaborating with the horror film character "Sadako" from the popular 'Ring' film series. Sanrio decided on this collaboration after hearing that "Sadako" would be returning in a new film called 'Sadako 3D'. Hello Kitty has been redesigned with Sadako's long, black hair and dress though she kept her trademark pink ribbon. The new series of products will be called "Sadako 3

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  • Oguri Shun comments on his wife Yamada Yu for the first time

    April 7, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    On April 6th, actor Oguri Shun made a guest appearance on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's music chart program, 'Supacan!', where he made his first comment about his wife, actress Yamada Yu. Oguri was invited by radio personality Muro Tsuyoshi to the "This Week's Friend" segment on the program. When Muro asked, "Shun-chan, do you have someone you love?", Oguri responded, "Me? I love my wife. Of course!" He also revealed his desire to beco

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