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  • Kitano Kii to star as a detective in new "Unfair" drama special

    August 8, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    Today it was announced that young actress Kitano Kii (20) is going to star in a special drama called "Unfair the special ~Double Meaning / Nijuu Teigi~" on Fuji TV this fall. "Unfair" was a very popular detective drama starring Shinohara Ryoko (37), and it aired back in 2006. The series also spawned a special drama in the same year and a movie in 2007. On September 17th, the series' second movie, "Unfair the answer", will see Shinohara wil

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  • Music Japan performances for August 7th

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    Music Japan presented viewers with an all-star cast of performers for its August 7th episode. This week's guests included idol groups SKE48, Kis-My-Ft2, and S/mileage with their newest songs, as well as Yusuke and Mizuki Nana. Suga Shikao also joins in with a special piano version of his song "Progress". Check out Yusuke, Mizuki Nana, and Suga Shikao's performances below! - "Junketsu Paradox" - Mizuki Nana "Otakebi" - Yusuke

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  • SKE48 performs "Pareo wa Emerald" for Music Japan

    August 7, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    On August 7th, idol group SKE48 appeared on Music Japan to sing their latest hit, "Pareo wa Emerald"! The girls have describe the song as perfect for the beach, although it begins with a peaceful intro, member Suda Akari says "in an instant, it changed into a cheerful and upbeat song, and my excitement grew. I became energized just by listening to it."  SKE48 displayed all the summery charms of their new single creating a lively stage for view

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 says "Everybody Go" on Music Japan!

    August 7, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    Kis-My-Ft2 took to the Music Japan stage on August 7th and wowed the crowd with "Everybody Go"! As expected, they performed with an abundance of energy and exuberance.  This is just the tip of the iceberg of what fans can expect at their upcoming live at the Tokyo Dome. Check out their performance below the jump!

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  • S/mileage performs "Uchouten LOVE" Music Japan!

    August 7, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    Hello! Project group S/mileage appeared on the August 7th episode of Music Japan to perform their energetic new single, "Uchouten LOVE"! Check out their performance beneath the cut! Thanks for the tip, Tommy Van Damme.

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  • MONKEY MAJIK to hold another disaster relief concert in October

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    Rock band MONKEY MAJIK has just announced that they will be holding a second charity live, in their hometown Sendai, on October 16th to aid the Tohoku Earthquake reconstruction efforts. MONKEY MAJIK held their first charity project, 'SEND AI', on July 3rd at Osakajou Ongakudou. For this second charity live, MONKEY MAJIK will perform at a larger venue, Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Grande 21).  They hope to included additional participating artis

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  • Special exhibition to be held to celebrate 40th anniversary of 'Lupin the 3rd'!

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Monkey Punch’s manga turned anime 'Lupin the 3rd',  there will be an exhibition called 'Lupin Sanseiten~This is the world of Lupin the 3rd~', from August 10 until the August 22, at the MATSUYA GINZA department store, This is the first full-scale exhibition event for 'Lupin the 3rd'.  The public will have access to the almost 200 pieces of work related to 'Lupin the 3rd', including the original man

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  • 'Weekly Shonen Jump' reveals the main cast members for the anime 'HUNTER × HUNTER'

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Previously, tokyohive announced the anime adaption of Togashi Yoshihiro's manga "HUNTER × HUNTER". In the latest issue of 'Weekly Shonen Jump', released on August 8th, the voice actors for the anime series' main characters were revealed. Though this is the second anime adaptation for "HUNTER × HUNTER", the cast members are completely different from the first series.  Ise Mariya, well known as the voice of 'Cure Lemonade' (from 'Yes! Pretty C

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  • SECRET holds handshake event for 3500 fans

    August 7, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    Four member Korean idol group SECRET appeared at Theater G Rosso in Tokyo for a commemorative handshake event supporting their debut single "Madonna". Roughly 3,500 fans lined up for this event, which is also the first time the members of SECRET were able to meet their Japanese fans. Leader HyoSung commented, "We were waiting for this day for so long. I'm so happy we get to meet our fans up close." It appears SECRET is kicking their Japan

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  • Ohashi Nozomi sings "Panda no Yume" for 300 children at the zoo

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Child talento Ohashi Nozomi performed her latest single, "Panda no Yume", at the Ueno Zoo on August 7th. Ohashi sang the song twice for 300 children under the hot sun. She commented, "I was a little nervous singing in front of everyone. I want to promote pandas with songs so people will look them more." Ohashi contributed 500 yen from her 600 yen monthly allowance to the panda fund and said, "I had a 500 yen coin, so I thought that would b

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