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  • Idoling!!!'s Morita Suzuka to graduate from group

    May 3, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    It's been reported that Idoling!!!'s Morita Suzuka will be graduating from the group after their concert at Zepp DiverCity on May 30th. Morita stated, "I decided to walk as Morita Suzuka." She continued, "There were many rich, fun, and painful things that happened. From here on, I will push my way forward, so please support me." Morita's graduation was announced on May 3rd through the midnight variety program, 'Fuji TV Kara no!'. After

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  • Check out the full PV for Ono Erena's "Erepyon"!

    May 3, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    The full PV for Ono Erena's solo debut single, "Erepyon", has been revealed! "Erepyon" was written by Ono herself, and is currently being used as the opening theme for Fuji TV's drama series, 'Legal High'. It's slated for release on June 13th. Check out the PV below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Cast of 'Kaseifu no Mita' reunites for DVD & Blu-ray release event

    May 3, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    On May 3rd, a part of the cast of the highly successful drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' that recorded viewer ratings as high as 40% attended the DVD & Blu-ray launch event in Tokyo. Those attending were Honda Miyu, Ayabe Shuto, Nakagawa Taishi, and Aibu Saki, and for all of them it felt like a big reunion of the 'Asuda' family. Child actress Miyu-chan commented, "I'm so glad that I get to meet everyone again after such a long time. Meeting

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  • Sukima Switch to release new single, "Last Scene"

    May 3, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Jazz fusion duo Sukima Switch has revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "Last Scene", on June 27th. The title track is described as a ballad number that the duo wrote some time ago. Regarding the song's theme, member Ohashi Takuya (Vo, G) explained, "The theme of this song is 'way of life'. We wrote this song thinking of what it's like to be yourself while facing yourself." Meanwhile, member Tokita Shintaro (Key) commen

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  • Announcer Hatori Shinichi reports his divorce during a live broadcast

    May 3, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    On May 3rd, freelance announcer Hatori Shinichi (41) reported his divorce from his wife, an aromatherapy instructor (40), during his news TV program 'Morning bird'. At the beginning of the program, he announced, "Yesterday, we filed the notification of divorce. We agreed to it after many discussions. I will do my best at work without any changes." Announcer Akae Tamao, who is another presenter of the program commented, "I am really surp

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino visits Oita City for inauguration ceremony as sightseeing ambassador

    May 3, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    On May 2nd, AKB48's Sashihara Rino attended the 'Oita City Sightseeing Ambassador Inauguration Event' at Takasakiyama Monkey Park in Oita City. Last month, Sashihara was appointed as Oita City’s first sightseeing ambassador. During a press conference, mayor Kugimiya Ban showed high expectations for the idol saying, "Sashihara-san was born in Oita City and is currently most powerful. As the sightseeing ambassador, we hope she will promote

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  • Konno Mahiru is 7-months pregnant

    May 3, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    On May 2nd, actress Konno Mahiru (35) announced that she is currently 7-months pregnant! Through her official blog, Konno reported, "In my 4th year of marriage, I have been blessed with my first child." She expressed, "Since this is my first time, I am anxious, but with the help of people around me, I would like to grow as a mother." Konno, who is due sometime in August, revealed her current situation saying, "Both my mind and body are

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  • Kiritani Mirei attends talk event for 'UNIQLO'

    May 3, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    On May 2nd, model/actress Kiritani Mirei attended a talk event at a 'UNIQLO' store in Ginza. Kiritani appeared at the event wearing the brand's "easy cropped leggings", which went on sale on April 23rd. Because the event was held with the theme of 'Mother's Day', Kiritani described her relationship with her mom saying, "We have a relationship where we can say anything to each other. Last summer, we went on a trip and drank together. I felt

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of May 7th revealed

    May 3, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of May 7th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “GIANT KILLING”, Volume 23 –  Tsujimoto (Illustration) /  Tsunamoto Masaya (Script) : (200,112) 2. “Gin no Saji Silver Spoon”, Volume 3 – Arakawa Hiroshi: (100,680) 3. “FAIRY TAIL”, Volume 32 – Mashima Hiro: (97,355) 4. “Jojolion”, Volume 2 – Araki Hirohiko: (

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  • Ono Erena reveals jacket covers and PV preview for her solo debut single "Erepyon"

    May 3, 2012 @ 2:25 am

    As previously we reported, former AKB48 member's Ono Erena(18) will make her solo debut with the single "Erepyon" (release on June 13th), and ahead of its release, the jacket covers and PV preview have been revealed. For the five jacket covers, she wore five different outfits such as swim wear, green hooded jacket, and more. She commented about the jacket covers, saying, "I think it's interesting that all the covers have different colors.

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