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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 14th~16th

    October 17, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_197524" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kimura Takuya plays around with announcer Tanaka Minami (TBS)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, with the much-anticipated first episode of "Nankyoku Tairiku" as one of the biggest highlights of the new fall season. The first day of the report, Friday, didn't really offer much for drama fans. Fukada Kyoko guested on "

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  • Amuro Namie reveals title and release date for upcoming single

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Amuro Namie has revealed that she will be releasing a new double A-side single, titled "Sit!Stay!Wait!Down! / Love Story", on December 7th! As we reported earlier, the songs are currently being used as both the opening and ending theme for the drama, 'Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu'. Produced by T.kura & michico, "Sit!Stay!Wait!Down!" is said to be an unique dance number. Meanwhile, "Love Story" is described as a strong and painful

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  • J Soul Brothers release short PV for "Refrain"

    October 17, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    J Soul Brothers is back with a gorgeous R&B ballad that's perfect for the Fall season! They released a short PV through YouTube today, and fans are already swooning over their suave charm. We definitely can't wait to see these guys perform live on music programs again, but until then, check out the PV below!

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  • NERDHEAD releases "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K" PV

    October 17, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Last month NERDHEAD and Kuraki Mai released a short version of their second collaborative single, "Kotoba ni Dekinai HOdo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K". The song was recently made available on Recochoku on October 5th and the song will be available on NERDHEAD's second album, "BEHIND the TRUTH" which will drop on October 26th. Now, the full music video has been released, check it out! -

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  • First episode of Kimura Takuya's drama pulls in average rating of 22.2%

    October 17, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    The first episode of Kimura Takuya's drama, "Nankyoku Tairiku", which aired on October 16th, pulled in an average rating of 22.2%! The 2-hour and 5-minute drama reached its peak rating of 25.5% at 10:37 pm. Kimura plays the role of geologist 'Kuramochi Takeshi', who risks his life in an Antarctic expedition with his team and Sakhalin huskies. Meanwhile, Ayase Haruka plays Kuramochi's sister-in-law 'Takaoka Miyuki'. This is the first time i

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  • Hello! Project members' talk + performance on on 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    October 17, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    On the October 17th episode of ‘HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ’, collaborative Hello! Project group Mobekimasu (comprised of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage) made their appearance on stage to perform their latest single, “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku”! Before their exciting performance, the members of this group had a brief talk segment with comedian duo Downtown, where the groups introduce themselves and the hosts

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  • 2AM to release Japanese debut single in January + announces hall tour

    October 17, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    On October 13th at Nogizaka Square, it was announced that Korean unit 2AM will be releasing their Japanese debut single, "Never let you go ~Shinde mo Hanasanai~", on January 11th. "Never let you go ~Shinde mo Hanasanai~" is the Japanese version of their Korean hit song, "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die". This version is expected to be a big hit. 2AM has been studying Japanese for one to two hours everyday and described the song saying,

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  • AKB48 performs "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" on 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    October 17, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    AKB48 has delivered a strong stage for their latest appearance on "Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ"! The girls gave their first performance of their 23rd single, leaving fans spellbound by their smooth harmony and captivating dance moves. Check out their performance below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Check out October 15th's episode of 'Music Fair'

    October 17, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    October 15th's episode of 'Music Fair' took on a global flavor, as it hosted artists not only from Japan, but Korea, America, and the Philippines as well. The Gospellers, My Little Lover, and Hikawa Kiyoshi performed their latest songs, and Filipino artist Charice sang her huge hit, "PYRAMID". Korean group CN BLUE and American artist Kylee were also on the show, but did not perform. Check out the performances below: - < Charice

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  • Goto Maki & Tsuji Nozomi make a surprise appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Former Morning Musume members, Goto Maki and Tsuji Nozomi, made a guest appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert, which was held at Nakano Sun Plaza on October 16th. It's been about four years since Goto stood on the same stage as her fellow Morning Musume graduates, the last time being in July 2007 for the concert ,"Hello☆Pro Natsu Matsuri". Greeting the audience with a huge smile, Goto beamed, "It's been a long time! I'm glad to

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