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  • Utada Hikaru congratulates Nadeshiko Japan + corrects the media

    July 19, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    On July 17th, Utada Hikaru made a comeback on twitter with a series of tweets pertaining to the FIFA Women's World Cup. Hikki, who seems to be a soccer fan herself, congratulated Nadeshiko Japan with, "They won! It's been awhile since I've been this impressed, I cried. The spiritual strength of Japanese women is amazing!!" She even sent out a reply to an international fan saying, "I'm watching the women's World Cup Finals (soccer), Japan V

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka cries at her surprise birthday party

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    On July 19th at the filming of “Meitantei Conan: Kudou Shinichi no Chousenjou” at Saitama Prefecture, a surprise event occurred for AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka’s 23rd birthday. After she received her unexpected present from Mizobata Junpei and the staff, she said, “How wonderful… this is my first time celebrating my birthday during filming,” and began crying from the surprise. Akimoto, whose birthday actually is on the 26th, said, “I think id

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  • S/mileage introduces their single "Uchouten LOVE" for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    July 19, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Idol group S/mileage is the subject of Kawaii Girl Japan's latest video interview, giving the girls a chance to introduce their latest single "Uchouten LOVE"! In the video, the girls introduce themselves, describe the song, talk about Ogawa Saki's out-of-control appetite, and their new member audition. Check out the video below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 16th/17th

    July 19, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    [caption id="attachment_174317" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!" / "Harry Potter" / "Kokuriko-zaka Kara""][/caption] "Harry Potter" and Japan's latest animated treasures completely replaced the top 3 of the box office chart during a long weekend that was perfect for a family trip to the closest cinema. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" already opened on Frida

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  • Which actor would you want as your stylist?

    July 19, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Last month, actor Mukai Osamu gained a lot of attention as a fashion designer in the movie,"Paradise Kiss". In light of this, goo Ranking recently held a poll asking users which actor they would want as their stylist. With his great style and charming looks, it is no surprise that Mukai ranked number one. He gained the support of many women who took notice of the peculiar sense of clothes he wore stylishly in "Paradise Kiss". Check out

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  • AKB48 members reveals their face without makeup

    July 19, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    On July 17th, a video that features AKB48 members Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Itano Tomomi, and Minegishi Minami without makeup was unveiled on "AKB48 Nisshi" on the group's official website. Additionally, on Oshima's official blog, a photo of Miyazawa Sae without makeup was uploaded, along with the announcement of the video. - On the following day on July 18th, Oshima revealed a boyish photo of Miyazawa with no makeup. She also wrote, "

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi gives fans a peek at her new solo DVD

    July 19, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    C-ute's leader Yajima Maimi has just revealed a preview for her upcoming solo DVD, "a foggy doll"! The preview is a six minute, thirty second-long video of Yajima dancing in slow motion to C-ute's song "Kiss Me Aishiteru", showing of her graceful charms and stunning beauty all in one. Her solo DVD is now available for pre-sale at e-LineUP. Check out the preview below! Source: C-ute's Official YouTube Channel Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • Shinoda Mariko of AKB48 to introduce an unique mobile application worldwide!

    July 19, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Starting on July 20th, AKB48’s Shindo Mariko will be part of an original new program by au mobile service, “LISMO channel”, titled “Mariko Hime wa App ga Osuki ♪ for LISMO channel” (“Princess Mariko loves apps ♪ for LISMO channel”). The content of this program is to introduce a fun and unique android app from all over the world. This program is to also attract customers to a new au smartphone video service, “LISMO channel for Smart Phone” whi

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  • Violinist Miyamoto Emiri to release a collaboration album for Okinawan songs

    July 19, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    On July 17th, it was announced that Violinist Miyamoto Emiri will release her first collaboration album, “Ookina Wa”, on August 17th. This album will collaborate with eleven different Okinawa-based artists, such as ORANGE RANGE, Tawata Emi, Atari Kosuke, Tamashiro Chiharu of Kiroro, Maekawa Shingo of Kariyushi 58, and Miyazawa Kazufumi of THE BOOM. This album will include a total of thirteen songs, such as THE BOOM’s “Shima Uta” (will be

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  • Which manga was best adapted into a live action drama?

    July 19, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    It has become a recent trend within the past couple of years for popular manga series to be adapted into a live action drama. Manga series have rich story lines, but because most fans have strong impressions of the manga they commonly are disappointed with the result of a live action adaptation. Of course there's many exceptions to this and ORICON STYLE polled 1,000 people and asked the question, "Which manga was best adapted into a live acti

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