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  • Onitsuka Chihiro to release her first cover album

    March 14, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Singer-songwriter Onitsuka Chihiro will be releasing her first cover album, "FAMOUS MICROPHONE", on May 30th! For this album, Onitsuka will cover numerous Western hit songs from the 1970's and 80's. It will also contain an original song called "Bitter Flavor Road". Onitsuka commented, "I, Onitsuka Chihiro, will sing these songs at any time, and will live like these songs." Check out the track list below! === <FAMOUS MICROP

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  • Omori Nao and Ono Yuriko announce their marriage

    March 14, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    On March 14th, actor Omori Nao (40) announced his marriage to actress Ono Yuriko (22) through his agency's official website. Omori commented, "From now on, I want to devote myself to all things with new feelings. Everyone, please continue to support and encourage me." Ono also reported the marriage saying, "Without forgetting the compassion, I want to build a family with endless smiles." Regarding her future, she commented, "Regard

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  • Kariyushi58's new song chosen as ending theme for "Ai to Makoto"

    March 14, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Kariyushi58's new song, "Warattete Kure yo", has been chosen as the ending theme for the upcoming movie, "Ai to Makoto". "Ai to Makoto" is based on the popular manga series by Kajiwara Ikki, which was serialized in the manga magazine, "Weekly Shounen Magazine", from 1973 to 1976. It will be produced by Miike Takashi, and will star Tsumabuki Satoshi and Takei Emi. As we reported earlier, hit producer Kobayashi Takeshi will be in charge

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  • Chiba Yudai cast for Amami Yuki's upcoming drama

    March 14, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Actor Chiba Yudai will make an appearance on Fuji TV's upcoming drama, "Kaeru no Oujo-sama" which Amami Yuki will star in. As reported previously, this upcoming drama tells a story about a legendary musical star (played by Amami) who just returned to Japan after several setbacks on Broadway in New York. Back home, she’s going to use all of her energy and experience to help a Mamasan Korus called “Chansons” from having to break up. Other c

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  • Amuro Namie reveals preview for "Go Round / YEAH-OH"

    March 14, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    A PV preview for Amuro Namie's upcoming single, "Go Round / YEAH-OH", has been revealed! The PV has the theme of "black & white", and features Amuro showing off her dance moves. The video was reportedly shot over a period of 16 hours. "Go Round / YEAH-OH" is scheduled to hit stores on March 21st. Without further ado, check out the preview below!

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  • Tokyo Tower to be lit up in Arashi's colors!

    March 14, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    On March 13th, Arashi appeared at the press conference for Fuji TV's "Hana Arashi" campaign. This campaign is to promote Fuji TV's spring programs, in which Arashi members appear during March 16th to April 16th. During the campaign, many CM spots starring Arashi will be aired intensively. They will also promote the programs through 5 minute late-night specials titled, "Haru Ichiban! Bokura ga Hana Arashi wo Makiokoshimasu!" (total 4 episod

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  • Itaya Yuka announces her second pregnancy

    March 14, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    On March 13th, actress Itaya Yuka (36) sent a FAX to the media, and announced that she is pregnant with her second baby.  According to the announcement, she will give birth in the middle of August. Itaya married a stylist back in 2007, and the couple had their first child a year later. Itaya wrote, "We are welcoming a new member to our family this summer.  Since I'm now in the stable period, please allow me to announce this.  I can already

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  • Oricon reveals their weekly charts for March 19th

    March 14, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their weekly charts for the week of March 19th. Check it out below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Wild at Heart" - Arashi : 3/7 (550,014) 2. "Makeoshimi Congratulation" - SDN48 : 3/7 (74,459) 3. "Go my way" - 3daime J Soul Brothers : 3/7 (68,291) 4. "Baby Baby" - Yusuke : 3/7 (43,462) 5. "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai'" - Momoiro Clover Z :

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  • miwa to hold talk session & live on UStream

    March 14, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    Singer-songwriter miwa will be releasing her second album, "guitarium", on March 14th. To commemorate this album's release, it's been revealed that she will be holding a talk session and live called "guitarium Release Commemoration Special Talk & Live" via UStream! During this broadcast, miwa is scheduled to talk about her new album and sing a couple songs. Details on this program will be revealed through Sony Music's official Twitter

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – March 9th~March 11th

    March 14, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    [caption id="attachment_226105" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – March 9th~March 11th"][/caption] It was a weekend of commemoration, and even with many out and about with no time for dramas, the ratings slightly improved again. No changes at all for 'Renai NEET' (TBS) on Friday, although Fuji TV already used the prime time to air a special documentation about the Great Tohoku Earthquake. No changes were al

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