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  • GACKT to provide new theme song for the anime, "SKET DANCE"

    September 13, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    GACKT's upcoming song "Graffiti" has just earned a tie-in with the popular anime, "SKET DANCE"! "Graffiti" - which will be released as a single on November 30th - will be used as the opening theme song for the anime, and is said to be a fast-paced rock tune characteristic of the singer's sound. "SKET DANCE" is based on the popular manga of the same name, which is currently serializing in "Weekly Shounen Jump". The story revolves around Kaim

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  • NMB48 to auction a T-shirt featuring autographs of all 44 members!

    September 13, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    On September 11th, it was announced that NMB48 will auction off a T-shirt to ‘YOSHIMOTO WONDER CAMP KANSAI’ charity event (from 17th to 19th) featuring all 44-member’s autographs. This auction will occur on the 17th and the 18th at Yoshimoto Hall in Osaka. This will be their first time to feature a T-shirt with all of their autographs and it will be exhibited in the midst of other auctions from various celebrities. Team N’s leader Yamamot

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  • Minami Akina guest stars in this year's 'KANSAI COLLECTION'

    September 13, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    On September 11th, talento Minami Akina (22) and Kinoshita Yukina (23) guest starred in this year’s fashion event ‘KANSAI COLLECTION 2011 AUTUMN AND WINTER’ at Kyocera Dome in Osaka. In the midst of applause and cheers, the women in this fashion show displayed their fierce walking on this runway. For the live performance, talento and singer Becky (27) performed and stated, “It’s been half a year since Tohoku earthquake. I will sing this son

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  • AKB48 to broadcast rock-paper-scissors tournament in Singapore + Thailand

    September 13, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    Many already know that AKB48 will be holding their highly-anticipated 'AKB48 24th Single Senbatsu Janken Taikai' on September 20th at Nippon Budoukan, but now Singaporean and Thai fans won't have to miss out on all the fun! The group's tournament will be broadcast live in 98 theaters across Korea, Taiwan, and Taipei.  In addition, Cathay Cineplex Group theaters in Singapore and SF Cinemas Group theaters in Thailand have been added to the lis

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  • Fujimoto Miki is pregnant with her first child

    September 13, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    Nikkansports reports that former Morning Musume member, Fujimoto Miki and her husband Shoji Tomoharu (of comedian duo, 'Shinagawa Shoji') are expecting their first child. It's been about 2 years and 2 month since the couple got married, and reportedly, their baby will be born next year.  This news comes at a great time as Fujimoto recently had to fend of reporters' persistent questions about her married life. Congratulations to the couple

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  • BRIGHT announces new double A-side single!

    September 13, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    Pop group BRIGHT has just updated their official website with news on their seventh single! According to their website, the girls' upcoming single is titled "BAD GIRL!! feat.SKY-HI(AAA) / Autabi Suki ni Natte" and will be released on November 23th. "BAD GIRL!!" is said to be a dance number featuring Hidaka Mitsuhiro (SKY-HI) from the co-ed group AAA, while the second A-side "Autabi Suki ni Natte" will show off BRIGHT's charms as a group. Th

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  • Maeda Atsuko's starring CM for "g.u." revealed!

    September 12, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    As the new image character for casual apparel brand 'g.u.', AKB48's Maeda Atsuko appeared  in a nationwide CM on September 12th. This casual CM features Maeda in various outfits from the brand with 667 balloons exploding around her.  Set to a funky rock tune, the CM has  an edgy vibe without losing Maeda's cute appeal. Check out the 15-second CM below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXRHpfgu_Zk

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  • Kuwata Keisuke holds charity live at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena

    September 12, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    On September 10th and 11th, Kuwata Keisuke of Southern All Stars held a charity live at Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena. This was his first live in a year and a half, and also his first since he had surgery for esophageal cancer last August. He called out to his fans, "Everyone, were you okay? I had some things going on myself, but thanks to everyone's encouragement, I was able to come back." Kuwata appeared on-stage amidst ringing of b

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to join VAMPS' 'HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011'

    September 12, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    On September 12th, one more group was added to VAMPS’ annual event ‘HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011’. This newly added group is AKB48’s sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 and they will be participating for the October 29th performance in Kobe. Also at this venue, Acid Black Cherry and Nakagawa Shoko will participate as well. The tickets for this event will begin its sales starting on September 24th. Check out the updated line-up and performances

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  • YUI announces nationwide tour

    September 12, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Singer-songwriter YUI has announced that she will be holding a nationwide tour, titled "YUI 5th Tour 2011", starting in November. The tour will kick off on November 13th at Omiya Sonic City in Saitama, and will wrap up on January 25th at Okinawa Convention Center Gekijou, with a total of 21 performances. Before the final show in Okinawa, YUI will perform for two days at Nippon Budokan. Applications for pre-order tickets will be availabl

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