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  • Check out a PV preview of CNBLUE's new song, "Where you are"!

    December 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    CNBLUE has just revealed a 30-second PV preview of their upcoming song, "Where you are"! "Where you are" will be their second single as a major label band, and is slated for a release on February 1st. The catchy tune follows in the tracks of their first major-label single "IN MY HEAD", drawing in listeners with its cool English hooks and still managing to overflow with energy despite the dark colors. Check out the PV preview below!

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  • Ogura Yuko is expecting her 1st child

    December 29, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    On December 28th, talento Ogura Yuko (28) announced on her blog that she is expecting her first child.  Ogura happily wrote on the blog, "Currently, I'm in the fifth month of pregnancy, and in a good condition.  I'm expecting to see my baby next June.  I'm so looking forward to it!!" She met her husband, a hair and make-up artist, through a common friend three years ago, and the couple registered their marriage back in October.  Ogura has

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  • Sakurai Sho to show live piano performance on Kohaku

    December 29, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    NHK announced that Arashi who will be the host for the white team on this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'.  The group will also be the presenters for a corner to support Tohoku region. The corner is titled 'Ashita wo Utaou. ~Nippon no Arashi 'Furusato'~'.  Arashi member, Sakurai Sho will show his live piano performance to "Furusato" which is the image song for this year's Kohaku.  With Sakurai's piano performance, other Arashi members and the a

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  • SDN48 reveals PV for "Yaritagariya-san"!

    December 29, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    AKB48 sister group SDN48 has just unveiled the PV for their new song, "Yaritagariya-san"! "Yaritagariya San" is one of the B-sides to the group's latest single "Kudoki Nagara Azabu Juban", which was released today. It is sung by SDN48's Under Girls Team G. The sexy music video switches between shots of SDN48 dancing in suggestive black outfits and posing in pure white underwear that highlights their mature, feminine appeal. Watch the m

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  • '24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix' holds award ceremony, reveals fan award

    December 29, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    As announced on December 7th, the winners of the '24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix / Ishihara Yuujirou Award' finally received their respective awards at the award ceremony that was held in Tokyo today. Further it was revealed that the movie "Space Battleship Yamato" received most of the votes by fans and therefore received the Fan Award. Ninety-nine-year-old director Shindo Kaneto received 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' for his mov

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  • Kodama Yuki's "Sakamichi no Apollo" to get anime adaptation

    December 29, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    In Shogakukan's "Monthly Flowers" it was announced that Kodama Yuki's manga "Sakamichi no Apollo" will get an animation adaptation on Fuji TV. The show will be shown on the 'noitaminA' midnight programming block and start in April of 2012. The story follows the life of Nishimi Kaoru who moves from city to city because of his father's job. Although he has always moved from school to school, in this new city, his first day seems to be diffe

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  • Inoue Mao opens a new blog on Ameba

    December 29, 2011 @ 2:40 am

    It's been learned that on December 27th that actress Inoue Mao has started an official blog on popular blog service Ameba. Ameba is happy to be able to provide Mao with hosting the actress's blog as they were asked by her agency. The blog will be overseen by Manager K. Fans of Mao are very excited about her opening a new blog. They are also happy that she will be interacting with fans, and some have wished a good luck on hosting this year

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  • BONNIE PINK to provide theme song for upcoming drama, "Dirty Mama!"

    December 29, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    It has just been revealed that singer-songwriter BONNIE PINK will provide the theme song to the upcoming NTV drama, "Dirty Mama"! The drama begins airing in January and will broadcast a new episode every Wednesday at 10 PM through Nippon TV. "Dirty Mama" also marks the first time actress Nagasaku Hiromi will act in a drama as the lead since she gave birth to her first son In May of 2010, fitting as the plot will revolve around a single mothe

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/21~12/27

    December 28, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 21st to December 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(05) "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 02/(01) "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03/(03) "Happiness" - AI 04/(04) "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana 05/(00) "The Boys (JAPANES

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  • Check out a PV preview for KinKi Kid's new song, "Kawatta Katachi no Ishi"!

    December 28, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    A PV preview of KinKi Kid's upcoming song "Kawatta Katachi no Ishi" has just been revealed! The easy-going ballad is the title track of KinKi Kid's thirty-second single, which will be released on January 11th. The video preview shows the duo standing in the middle of a set as they lip-sync to their new song, in addition to behind-the-scenes shots. Check out the PV preview below! Thanks to simuntu for the tip!

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