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  • BABY GAMBA reveals choreography version of "Ee Janaika" PV!

    September 2, 2011 @ 1:43 am

    AKB48 unit BABY GAMBA has just unveiled the "choreography version" PV for their song, "Ee Janaika"! The video features Gamba and his friends dancing to the duo's adorably cheerful debut song, which will be released as a DVD single on September 14th. Talento Papaya Suzuki can also be seen in the dancing on one of the screens, helping children to learn how to dance along. Check out the video below! Thanks to blank_stare for the tip!

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  • Oguri Shun and Inoue Mao discuss their new CM and congratulate Tanaka Kei on his marriage

    September 2, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    On September 1st, actress Inoue Mao (24) and actor Oguri Shun appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for their new NTT West CM. The pair congratulated friend and fellow actor Tanaka Kei (27) on his marriage, which took place on August 31st. (Tanaka also appeared at the press conference for the CM.) In their new CM, Oguri plays the role of a young man who takes on the challenge of cooking. Inoue revealed, “Although it is Oguri-san who o

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  • Tano Shingo enjoys 4D!?

    September 1, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    On August 31st, comedian Tano Shingo made his appearance at the press conference for his TV CM narration for movie, “Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World”. In addition to 3D graphics, it is said that the viewers of this movie can further enjoy the film with a card that will be handed to them at their local theaters. Tano Shingo, who enjoyed this “4D” movie for himself, said about the movie, “I liked the scene involving clay where it smell

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  • Minato Kanae's "Shokuzai" to get live-action drama adaptation

    September 1, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    The third work of Minato Kanae, 'Shokuzai' will be brought to life with a live-action drama. Minato Kanae is best known for writing the novel 'Kokuhaku' which was brought to life on the silver screen and starred Matsu Takako. The live action drama will be directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, who has a history of producing films that have been sent to the Cannes International Film Festival. The drama is slated to air next January on WOWOW. After m

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  • Choshinsei announces new album, "4U"!

    September 1, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Choshinsei has just updated their official Japanese website with news about a new album! According to the announcement, the group's upcoming fourth album is titled "4U" and will be released on October 12th. "4U" contains eleven songs. including their previously released tracks "Shining☆Star", "Kuriunnare -Kimi ni Aitakute-", "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai", and "Meki☆Love". One song also features the group's first attempt at composing the lyrics

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  • VISION FACTORY opens their official YouTube channel

    September 1, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    On September 1st, talent agency VISION FACTORY, the home of Amuro Namie, SPEED, w-inds. and many other talented artists, has opened their official channel on YouTube. Currently, they have already uploaded over 300 videos, and they will continue to update the channel with additional content. Such content will include artist interviews, making of / behind the scenes PVs, video blogs, video from events, original dramas that the fans won't be

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  • Saito Takumi to star in upcoming late night drama "QP"

    September 1, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    It's been revealed that Takahashi Hiroshi's popular manga, "QP", will be getting a live-action drama adaptation by director Miike Takashi. Originally, the lead role was given to actor Takaoka Sousuke, but after receiving a request from Takaoka saying, "Please let me rest for awhile," the role was replaced with Saito Takumi. "QP" was serialized in the manga magazine, "Young King", from 1998 to 2000. The main character of the story is 'Ishid

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  • Yoshiki Risa is a twinkling beauty in 'Young Animal Arashi'

    September 1, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    The newest edition of the monthly seinen manga and gravure magazine 'Young Animal Arashi' featured gravure idol and singer Yoshiki Risa for it's featured pictorial. Yoshiki is the current undisputed gravure queen in Japan, selling DVDs and photobooks like no other, and frequently appearing in almost as many magazines as all the girls from idol group AKB48 combined. It's her flawless body, her voluptuous bottom, and her pure smile that m

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  • Former Coconuts Musume member Nagate Ayaka gives birth to a baby boy

    September 1, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    On September 1st, former Coconuts Musume member Nagate Ayaka made a special announcement on her official blog! "On Monday, August 29th at 4:27 PM, I gave birth to a healthy 3122 gram (around 7 pounds) boy," she wrote excitedly. She continued, "He was delivered without problems, and both mother and child are well, so I'm truly very grateful." The former singer announced in April that she was pregnant with her first child, after being mar

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  • Hoshino Mari gets married to TBS announcer Takano Takahiro!

    September 1, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    On September 1st, actress Hoshino Mari (30) announced through her official blog that she married TBS announcer Takano Takahiro (31). The two have been dating since they attended Aoyama Gakuin University. Hoshino expressed her gratitude saying, "I am not very good at putting my feelings into words, but he listened to my awkward stories. He taught me the joy of understanding one another. It's because of him that I am more cheerful now than I

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