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  • Eita & Matsuda Ryuhei to return for drama version of "Mahoro ekimae Tada Benriken"

    March 16, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    It has been announced that Eita and Matsuda Ryuhei's movie "Mahoro ekimae Tada benriken" will have an after story through the form a TV Tokyo drama series titled, "Mahoro ekimae bangaichi". "Mohoro ekimae Tada benriken" is based on the novel by Miura Shion. In the story, Tada (Eita) runs a general handy store in the fictitious "Mahoro city" in Tokyo. The story begins when Tada bumps into old classmate and freeloader Gyoten (Matsuda). Di

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  • U-KISS performs "Forbidden Love" on Happy Music

    March 16, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    On the March 16th episode of NTV's Happy Music, Korean group U-KISS performed their second Japanese single "Forbidden Love". After having success with their first Japanese single, "Tick Tack", the boys of U-KISS are ready to build on their momentum in Japan with "Forbidden Love". The track was released on February 29th and placed 6th on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart. Additionally, U-KISS released their debut Japanese studio album 'A Share

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  • Emoto Tasuku & Ando Sakura announce their marriage

    March 16, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    On March 16th, it was announced that actor Emoto Tasuku and actress Ando Sakura have gotten married.  According to the announcement, they officially registered their marriage on the 14th. Emoto's father is actor Emoto Akira, and his mother is actress Tsunogae Kazue. Ando is the daughter of actor Okuda Eiji, and essayist Ando Kazu, thus this is a marriage between two celebrity families.  Reportedly, the couple met 4 years ago at "Akita Jumo

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  • Poster for "Himitsu no Akko-chan" live-action revealed

    March 16, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    The poster for the upcoming live-action movie, "Himitsu no Akko-chan", has finally been revealed! "Himitsu no Akko-chan" is based on a popular manga by Akatsuka Fujio, which was first serialized in the girls manga magazine, "Ribbon", back in 1962. It has already received several anime adaptations throughout the 50 years. The first teaser features a two-shot of the film's main characters, played by actress Ayase Haruka and actor Okada

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  • Kitano Kii holds album release event on her 21st birthday

    March 16, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    On March 15th, singer/actress Kitano Kii held a birthday and mini-album release event at Harajuku Astro Hall. In front of 210 fans, Kitano sang a total of 3 songs including the title track, "Can you hear me?" Since this day also marked Kitano's 21st birthday, she was presented with a 2840 g (6lb 4oz) surprise birthday cake. "How did you know my weight?!", she jokingly exclaimed. Kitano was scheduled to hold a release event around the

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  • Ando Yuko reveals full PV for "Oni"

    March 16, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko has revealed the PV for her new song, "Oni", through avex's official YouTube channel! "Oni" is one of the tracks off of Ando's upcoming album, "Kanchigai", which will be released on March 28th. This is the first PV from Ando since she gave birth to her first child in October of last year. It's directed by Kawamura Kensuke, who was also in charge of the PV for "Kagayashiki Hibi". Take a look at the PV bel

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  • AKB48 reveals title + April tour dates for upcoming nationwide tour

    March 16, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Previously, we reported that popular idol group AKB48 will be touring all 47 prefectures in Japan. Now, the title and first tour dates have been revealed! The tour will be titled "AKB48 Nationwide Tour 2012 'Nonaka Misato' Ugoku. ~47 Todofuken de Aimashou~'", and will officially kick off next month. Currently, they are scheduled to hold 5 concerts starting on April 6th at Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel & Hall. Tickets will gradually go

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to make regular appearance on TV Asahi's new variety show

    March 16, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Seven-member group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., Kis-My-Ft2 will make their regular appearance on TV Asahi's new program "Hama Kis", which will be the first regular program for the group. The program will be a "variety school" show, in which Kis-My-Ft2 members will receive instructions about the fundamentals of variety shows, by another regular cast member Hamaguchi Masaru (of comedian duo Yoiko) and two guest comedians.  It was once

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  • Full trailer for "Signal: Getsuyobi no Ruka" released

    March 16, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    On March 15th, the upcoming movie "Signal: Getsuyobi no Ruka" launched its official website along with the first full-length trailer to give us a better glimpse at the story. "Signal: Getsuyobi no Ruka" stars young actress Mine Azusa, who'll be making her acting, movie, and starring role debut with her portrayal of 'Sugimoto Ruka', a projectionist at an old movie theater. 'Ruka' hasn't left the movie theater for three years due to a cer

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  • Ashida Mana to continue her singing career with a 2nd single in May

    March 16, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    On March 15th, it was revealed that child actress Ashida Mana (7) is going to release her second single called "Zutto Zutto Tomodachi" in May. Last year the adorable young actress made her singing debut together with fellow child actor Suzuki Fuku (7). Their single "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!" sold over 533,000 copies, and ranked eighth on the Oricon weekly charts. Moreover she became the youngest person ever to perform at NHK's annual music sho

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