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  • Kato Cha reveals photos of his 23-year-old wife

    August 19, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    A few weeks ago, rockstar Kato Cha (68) surprised many people with his marriage announcement to a 23-year old woman from Hiroshima. On August 18th, Kato uploaded two pictures onto his official blog, introducing his new wife to his fans. The first photo is a cute two-shot of the couple with the phrase, "Darling, I love you," written across the top. In the second photo, we can clearly see the beauty of his young wife. He wrote, "This is m

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  • Studio Ghibli's "Kokuriko-zaka Kara" to be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival

    August 19, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Exciting news for Japanese film fans in Toronto! It's been revealed that Studio Ghibli's animated film, "Kokuriko-zaka Kara", will be shown at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival this September as part of the 'Contemporary World Cinema' category. The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most notable film festivals in the world. Although it is non-competitive, it carries 'The People's Choice Award' for the best film, a

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  • Coming Soon!! announces guest line up for August 22nd

    August 19, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    TBS midnight music program, 'Coming Soon!!', has announced its line up for the upcoming August 22nd broadcast. For next week's episode, rock band NICO Touches the Walls will make their first appearance on the show, performing their new single, "Te wo Tatake". Also, the boys of V6 will perform their latest single, "Sexy.Honey.Bunny!" for the first time on t.v. Additionally, there will be a special talk segment with SMAP's Nakai Masahiro.

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  • Irie Jingi to release his first photobook in September

    August 19, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Actor Irie Jingi (18) will be releasing his very first photobook, "JINGI 18", on September 26th. Irie is in his fourth year of acting, and he currently stars in the dramas, "Kingyo Club" and "IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~". Since it's his last year of summer as a high school student, Irie showed off the body he sculpted by sporting swimwear and underwear in his photobook. He shared, "I do weight training everyday! Lately, I do 100 push

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  • Fujimoto Miki promotes "Hanabatake Farm Tea au Lait" while fending off persistent reporters

    August 19, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    On August 18th, Dream Morning Musume's Fujimoto Miki (26) and talento/president of Hanabatake Farm, Tanaka Yoshitake (53), attended the first collaboration event between DyDo and Hanabatake Farm called , ‘DyD0 X Hanabatake Farm’. The products developed between the two companies, “Hanabatake Farm Tea au Lait” and “Hanabatake Farm Condensed Milk Shake”, will begin distributing on the 22nd. Tanaka commented, “It’s like a dream for anyone’s p

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  • Morning Musume's 12th album gets a name change!

    August 19, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    Earlier this month, we reported that Morning Musume’s 12th album would be titled “⑫ Kakusan Kibou!”, but it seems they wanted to change it up a bit. The album is now titled “12, Smart”, and rest assured, it will still include all of the previously mentioned features and goodies. You can purchase the album on October 12th! Source: Neowing Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • Miyazaki Aoi to star in NHK special drama, "Chouchou-san"

    August 19, 2011 @ 6:19 am

    On August 19th, it was revealed that actress Miyazaki Aoi will play the leading female role in the upcoming drama, "Chouchou-san"! This will be her first drama in three years after her work with the NHK Taiga drama, "Atsuhime". This new series was adapted from a famous Puccini opera called "Chouchou Fujin" or more popularly known as "Madama Butterfly". Miyazaki will play the Chouchou-san, who is forced to go through many hardships and trials

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  • SDN48's Undergirls B reveals their "Abazure" PV

    August 19, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    A few hours ago, SDN48's Undergirls A released their PV for "Onedari Champagne". Now, the Undergirls B's turn to wow J-Pop fans with their "Abazure" PV. The song is from SDN48's new single, "MIN MIN MIN", and its corresponding PV features the girls in sexy outfits, who show off a sultry 'hip dance'. Check it out below! [PV] SDN48 Undergirls B - Abazure (DVDRip) by wonderful-life1989 Tip: Kanki

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  • Additional photos from Kikkawa Yuu's "YOU" photo album revealed!

    August 19, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    On August 17th, Hello! Project member Kikkawa Yuu revealed some additional photos from her photo album, “YOU”. This photo book was shot at the end of the rainy season in Okinawa. Kikkawa can be seen playing basketball energetically and even managed to score eight consecutive times. She commented, “Usually, I don't go to the sea and I never had outfits that show this much skin, so this time, Kikkawa Yuu will lift this ban.” It was also a

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to release two singles in October

    August 19, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    It's been reported that singer/voice actress Sakamoto Maaya will be releasing two new singles in October! The first single, "Buddy", will be released on October 19th. A collaboration song with the band School Food Punishment, "Buddy" will serve as the opening theme song to the upcoming anime series, "Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam-". The coupling song "something little" was arranged by Yamamoto Ryuji. The second single, "Okaerinasai", is a ne

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