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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 19th~21st

    August 23, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    [caption id="attachment_184517" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kuroki Meisa & Shirota Yu in "Jiu" (TV Asahi)"][/caption] This weekend was completely dominated by NTV's annual "24 Hour Television" special on-air marathon, including the very well-received special drama that sidelined "Don Quixote" on Saturday. First of all, let's take a look at the Friday ratings. Fuji TV's special drama at 9~10pm didn't receive a

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  • Check out Sara Mary's short PV for "SOMEBODY TO LOVE ~Hitorijanai yo~"

    August 23, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Model and singer Sara Mary is preparing to release her third single, "SOMEBODY TO LOVE ~Hitorijani yo~" for September 28th. This single will be released first via Chaku Uta on September 21st, before coming out on Chaku Uta Full and digital music stores. Sara Mary debuted in the entertainment industry as a model, and has been seen in magazines such as ViVi, Zipper, Non-no, An-An. She even walked down the stage at  Tokyo Girls Collection. Sh

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  • BREAKERZ reveal jacket covers + track list for "GO"

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    Rock band BREAKERZ have finally revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming album, "GO"! The album is scheduled to drop on September 21st, and will be released in three different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), and a Regular Edition (CD Only). Limited Edition A comes with a “BREAKERZ MUSIC CLIP 2010-2011″ DVD, while Limited Edition B comes with a “Document DVD”. Meanwhile, the Regular E

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  • Kikkawa Yuu reveals jacket covers + track list for "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Kikkawa Yuu has revealed the jacket covers and track list for her upcoming single, "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"! Kikkawa’s second single was used as the theme song for Nihon TV’s summer event "Shiodome Exhibition 2011", which was held from July 22nd to August 21st. The single will come in five versions: Limited Editions A through D, and a Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A will contain a DVD with the PV for "Hapirapi~Sunrise~". The work will

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  • After School holds a high five event for their fans

    August 23, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    On August 21st, the eight members of After School were present in Osaka for the outdoors festival “a-nation for life”, where they held a "high five event" for fans who purchased their debut Japanese single, “Bang!”. Fans got to engage closely with the members as they happily smiled and gave high fives in their sexy costumes. Reports reveal that many fans waited in line since the early morning. After School’s leader Kahi happily commented,

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  • Mukai Osamu to appear in CM for Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album

    August 23, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    It's been revealed that actor Mukai Osamu will be making an appearance in the TV CM for Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album, which will be released on August 31st. This collaboration was decided after Mukai played a bassist in the movie, "BECK", which also featured Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Around The World" as its theme song. Mukai commented, "I used to listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers when I was in high school. I listened to them before

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  • Check out the short PV to Domoto Tsuyoshi's "Niji no Uta"!

    August 23, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    Domoto Tsuyoshi of KinKi Kids has revealed the short PV to his latest single “Niji no Uta”, which will be released on September 7th! “Niji no Uta” was written about four years ago, and was first presented at the event “WATERIZE” in May 2008 under the theme of ‘water’ and ‘wound’. As you can see, the PV really matches that theme, as it takes the audience on a trip under the sea. Check out the PV below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3

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  • Ebihara Yuri attends presentation event for new 'Samantha Thavasa' CM

    August 22, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    On August 22nd, a presentation event for fashion brand Samantha Thavasa's new CM, "Fashion de Nihon wo Genki ni!! Samantha Muse ALL STARS CM", was held on a special stage at Marui City Shibuya. As guests, models Ebihara Yuri, Yamamoto Mizuki, and Tsuchiya Hazuki from the brand's image leader 'Samantha Muse' attended the event. Ebihara endorsed the new CM (which stars all 7 Muses) saying, "It's a CM suitable for Samantha, filled with things

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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to make major debut with the mini-album "First Kiss"

    August 22, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Girl band HAPPY BIRTHDAY will be making their major debut on October 26th with the mini-album, "First Kiss", from Sony Music Associated Records. HAPPY BIRTHDAY formed in 2009 with vocalist/guitarist Kisa, and drummer Akko. They are known for their catchy sounds, and piercing lyrics. The mini-album will include a total of eight distinctive tracks including "Shakai no Gomi no Uta", a song with shocking lyrics, "SHIT!", a song with a theme

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  • GACKT marches at the "Kenshin Festival" on a white horse

    August 22, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    GACKT appeared as a guest for the "Kenshin Festival" that took place on August 20th and 21st at Jouetsu City in Niigata. The "Kenshin Festival" is held every year to honor the bravery and influence of the warlord, Uesugi Kenshin of the Sengoku Period. On August 20th, GACKT held "GACKT Live Message Ima Koso Tsutaeru 'Gi no Kokoro'", and shared his thoughts about the restoration from the Great Tohoku Earthquake saying, "The will to cooperate

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