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  • Fairies member Fujita Miria fractures her right ankle

    October 15, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    It's been revealed that Fairies member Fujita Miria fractured her right ankle during dance lessons on October 12th. Reportedly, it will take about two months for her ankle to fully heal. The girls are scheduled to hold a mini-live on October 15th at Tokyo's LaQua Garden, and according to her agency, Fujita will appear at the event in crutches. Fujita commented on her official blog, "I am very sorry to trouble everyone. I want to recover

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  • Goto Maki to release new photobook, "go to natura..."

    October 15, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    Goto Maki will be releasing a new photobook titled "go to natura..." on November 27th. This book will have the themes of 'journey' and 'hometown'. Since the book will be a collection of Goto's 13 years, she expressed her hopes saying, "I want people to see the natural Goto Maki that they haven't seen before." Consequently, she insisted that the make-up, clothes, and situation would be all 'natural'. In early February, the photobook will

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa's sister apologizes for her blog entry about her brother's exit from NEWS

    October 15, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Recently, Yamashita Tomohisa's younger sister, Yamashita Rina, posted an apology on her blog for the comments she made about her brother's withdrawal from NEWS. On October 10th, she wrote, "I want everyone to understand his endurance over these past eight years… I think he's faced many things way beyond my imagination..." This upset many NEWS fans, who responded with, "What has he endured?" and "You're making fools of the fans." Tak

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 10th~13th

    October 15, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    [caption id="attachment_196762" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Tamori and Nakai Masahiro hang out with Fuji TV's fall drama stars!"][/caption] The Drama Prime Time Report is already back with Friday updates after the short drama void between the summer and  fall season last week. The first four days of the week kept us entertained with a feature-length drama special, another qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and three

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  • Kanjani8's reveals details on their new album!

    October 14, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Kanjani8 would be releasing a new album in November. Not much was known at the time, but now, new details have been revealed! The album will be titled "FIGHT", and is slated for release on November 16th. The members decided to take a fun twist with the title, by replacing the 'E' in 'EIGHT' with a 'F'. It will feature a total of 14 songs, including their latest singles, "Tsubusa ni Koi", "T.W.L./Yellow P

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  • Nishikido Ryo comments about his withdrawal from NEWS on Music Station

    October 14, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    On October 14th, Kanjani8 appeared on the 3-hour "Music Station" special, where member Nishikido Ryo commented on his withdrawal from NEWS. Although he commented when the withdrawal was first announced, he also stated, "From now on, I want to do my best as Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo. Also, everyone, please support the new NEWS, and Yamapi [Yamashita Tomohisa]." When his withdrawal was introduced once again by announcer Takeuchi Yoshie, he

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  • WEAVER to release new single in December

    October 14, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band WEAVER will be releasing their new single, "Egao no Aizu", on December 21st. As we reported earlier, the title song has been picked up for TBS's new program, "Asian Ace". The coupling track, "66Ban-me no Kisha ni Notte", is a song the band has been performing at their lives before their major debut. It will also include a piano version of "Egao no Aizu" by member Sugimoto Yuji (Vo, Piano). Additionally,

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  • Isayama Hajime's manga "Shingeki no Kyojin" to get movie adaptation in 2013

    October 14, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    It's been announced that Isayama Hajime's manga, "Shingeki no Kyojin", will released as a movie adaptation in the Fall of 2013. "Shingeki no Kyojin" started its serialization in "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" in September 2009. The story is set in a world of giants, where humans desperately fight for survival. Since "Shingeki no Kyojin" was Isayama's debut work, only 40,000 first press copies of the first volume was printed. However, when t

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 10/05~10/11

    October 14, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of October 5th to October 11th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, therefore

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  • Check out Kylee's new PV "BRAND NEW WAVE feat. Orianthi" + album details

    October 14, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Japanese American singer Kylee released her fifth single this month titled, "Crazy for you". She is also gearing up to release her first full album "17" which is scheduled to drop November 23rd. Although some are unfamiliar with the artist, she is signed to Sony Music Japan under the sub-label DefSTAR Records. Her new album will have 12 tracks including all five of her singles from last year and this year. On her new album, Kylee wor

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