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  • MIYAVI to perform at "Maquinaria Festival 2011" in Chile!

    June 29, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    It has been announced that rock star MIYAVI will be performing at "Maquinaria Festival 2011" in Chile. "Maquinaria Festival" started in 2010, gathering different styles of music and mixing different forms of art and consciousness. This year, the festival will take place on November 12th and 13th, featuring international artists MEGADETH and Snoop Dogg as headliners. Thanks to Miyavi Chile for the tip!

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  • Up-Front Girls change their name to "UP-UP GIRLS"!

    June 29, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    According to their official blog, Up-Front Girls have officially changed their name to UP-UP GIRLS! The group is a unit made up of former Hello! Project Eggs (trainees) who do dance covers of Japanese and Korean pop songs under Up Front Agency. Fans may also recognize them as UFZS. “From now on, we’ll be doing our activities as ‘UP-UP GIRLS’!!”, they wrote on their official blog on June 27th. “We’re gonna go up and up! As of now, say hello

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  • Check out V6's Okada Junichi's new CM for KIRIN's "FIRE NEO"!

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    V6 member Okada Junichi is starring in the latest commercial for "KIRIN" to promote their new line of drinks, "FIRE NEO". The CM started airing on June 28th (JST), and you can check out the CM below! Also, if you go to the website, you can see the other two CM spots in the lineup. Don't forget to check out some of the promotional ads below! [gallery link="file"] Source: KIRIN

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  • Idoling!!! Members to star In "2ch no Noroi Gekijoban" film

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Idoling!!! member, Ojima Chika will star in her debut movie role for the film, "2ch no Noroi Gekijoban". Joining her will be fellow member, Nomoto Minami, who is also making her debut in the film industry. The movie, "2ch no Noroi" was originally a 4 part DVD series based on a thread on the popular internet site, "2ch" (Ni channel). The movie will be under the supervision of Nagae Jiro, the director who also worked on the series' DVD's.

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  • Details on Berry Koubou's "Aa Yo Ga Akeru" single

    June 28, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    Just yesterday, Berryz Koubou member, Shimizu Saki blogged about the group's 27th single, "Aa, Yo ga Akeru". Now more information has been revealed. The single that is slated for release on August 10th will come in four editions. The first will be a limited edition Type-A. It will contain 3 tracks and a bonus DVD. Aside from the title track, the coupling song will be, "Otona ni ha naritakunai, Hayaku otona ni naritai", plus instrumental of

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  • EXILE's ATSUSHI to make his solo debut!

    June 28, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    It has been revealed that EXILE's ATSUSHI will be releasing a track titled, "Itsuka Kitto...", which will mark his solo debut! "Itsuka Kitto" will be used as the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Hi wa Mata Noboru". The drama is a sequel to the drama special, "Saigo no Bansan", starring actors Sato Koichi and Miura Haruma. Sato plays a detective who becomes an instructor for a police academy and Miura plays a student at the academy who h

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  • Toda Erika makes soft serve ice cream at Mini Stop event!

    June 28, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    On June 28th, actress Toda Erika attended a campaign press conference in commemoration of Mini Stop's "Soft Cream Vanilla" winning the gold award in the Monde Selection. As the image character of the brand, Toda said, "It has been a dream of mine since I was a child. I'm nervous," as she challenged herself to making soft serve ice cream for the first time. Her first try was unsuccessful, but the second time around she was somewhat able to

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  • More details on AKB48's "official rival" Nogizaka46

    June 28, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Earlier, we mentioned rumors regarding the formation of AKB48's new "official rival," Nogizaka46.  Now, more information has been released, confirming that a new rival group will be formed. On June 28th, it was confirmed that AKB48’s producer Akimoto Yasushi will form a new group, Nogizaka46. The group will differ from AKB48’s sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and SDN48 as they will operate as “AKB48’s Official Rivals” in their idol activities

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  • KARA's "Go Go Summer!" Dance version PV revealed + behind the scenes video

    June 28, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

    Two weeks ago, the lovely ladies of KARA released the PV for “Go Go Summer!” The release date for this single is June 29th and with the official release just hours away, a special dance version PV of the single was released. Additionally, check out a special behind the scenes video below! Tip: Nicole

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  • Tachi Hiroshi visits Japan's rugby team at practice camp

    June 28, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Actor Tachi Hiroshi paid a visit to Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in order to cheer and give encouragement to the Japanese national rugby team. The team is currently in practice camp gearing up for the world cup in September. Tachi was a rugby player himself in his high school years in the Aichi prefecture and is still a big fan of the sport even till this day. Although he loves the sport itself, he mainly supports the Toyota Motors team. H

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