Latest

  • Do As Infinity reopens their official fan club

    September 30, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    After five years, pop duo Do As Infinity (DAI) is reopening their official fan club "Dive At It" on October 11th. The name stems from fan requests when they announced their breakup. New fan club members will get an original face towel as a present. D.A.I is currently working with online website Nico Nico Douga for a new program. On October 2nd D.A.I is holding their 12th anniversary commemoration live "Do As Inifinity 12th Anniversary ~FRE

    Read More

    • 0
    • 3230
    • 0
  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 09/21~09/27

    September 30, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’ for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of September 21st to September 27th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, theref

    Read More

    • 0
    • 3524
    • 0
  • Sato Ryuta & Kato Ai to star in TV Asahi's special drama "Hikaru Hekiga" as married couple

    September 30, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    On September 28th, actor Sato Ryuta and actress Kato Ai attended a presentation event for TV Asahi’s special drama, "Hikaru Hekiga". The drama is based on Yoshimura Akira's novel of the same title. It portrays the story of Japanese researchers who developed the world's first capsule endoscopy. Sato, who will be playing a married couple with Kato for the first time commented on their 10 year friendship saying, "Back then Ai-chan would c

    Read More

    • 0
    • 4420
    • 0
  • Ayase Haruka & Fujiki Naohito visit Rome to film "Hotaru no Hikari" movie

    September 30, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Ayase Haruka is currently visiting Rome, Italy with Fujiki Naohito to film for their upcoming movie "Hotaru no Hikari" which is scheduled to be released in early summer 2012. In recently released photos, Ayase appearedin a wedding dress. As reported previously, this is the movie adaptation of popular TV drama. The movie will feature the bustling honeymoon of Hotaru(Ayase) and her husband Takano(Fujiki) in Rome. They filmed at famous places

    Read More

    • 0
    • 411233
    • 0
  • "Freeter, Ie wo Kau" receives "Tokyo Drama Award" Grand Prix

    September 30, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    On September 29th, the "International Drama Festival in TOKYO Executive Comittee" announced that they have chosen the drama, "Freeter, Ie wo Kau" as the Grand Prix winner for "Tokyo Drama Award" in its renzoku category. Additionally, it was announced that Ninomiya Kazuya in "Freeter, Ie wo Kau" was awarded best actor, and Suzuki Kyoka in "Second Virgin" and Ashida Mana in "Marumo no Okite" was awarded as best actresses. Meanwhile, the Gran

    Read More

    • 0
    • 4805
    • 0
  • Base Ball Bear unveils "Tabibito In The Dark" PV

    September 30, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    Base Ball Bear has just released a new PV, "Tabibito In The Dark". They announced the single back in August, which will be a double-A side featuring "Tabibito In The Dark" and "Slow Motion wo Mouichido part.2".  Slated to hit shelves on October 5th, Base Ball Bear's 14th single will come with a CD containing two songs plus a CD-Extra, "Document 2011 'Boku no Me' -Sequel-". The first press will come with an alternative jacket as well as a

    Read More

    • 0
    • 4434
    • 0
  • AKB48 reveals album jackets for "Kaze wa Fuiteiru"

    September 30, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Idol group AKB48 has just unveiled the jacket covers to their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". The concept makes the girls look like wood nymphs in a misty forest. Bell sleeves, ethnic prints, and long feather earrings combine to create an ethereal effect, which makes one  wonder what the PV will look like. The images released are for 'Limited Edition A', 'Limited Edition B', and the 'Theatre Disc'. Type A has Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuuko

    Read More

    • 0
    • 9318
    • 0
  • 'Doraemon' 3-D wax figures exhibited at the Madame Tussauds in Bangkok

    September 30, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    On September 27th, a new Madame Tussauds museum opened in Bangkok, featuring the world's first wax figures of Japan's popular animated character, "Doraemon". The Bangkok museum opened on the 27th as Southeast Asia's first wax museum. It hosts a special exhibition of 3-D wax figures of Doraemon and Nobita, who look as if they've just stepped out of the anime.  special feature was the three-dimensional wax figures of Doraemon and Nobita that

    Read More

    • 0
    • 6084
    • 0
  • Nintendo Wii reveals AKB48's CM for "Just Dance"

    September 30, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Ever wanted to bust a move like your favorite pop stars? Game company Nintendo is making that dream possible with their latest game, "Just Dance", which will be released nationwide on October 13th. This Wii game will be jam-packed with hits from various J-pop artists like AKB48, Kara, Exile, Koda Kumi, Amuro Namie, Tohoshinki, and more. There are a couple of modes in the game, including "Everyone Dance Mode" and "Exercise Mode". Nine song

    Read More

    • 0
    • 11476
    • 0
  • Album jackets + tracklist revealed for Goto Maki's new album, "Aikotoba (VOICE)"

    September 30, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Former Morning Musume member Goto Maki is gearing up to take the industry by storm with her new album, "Aikotoba (VOICE)". Scheduled to drop on November 2nd, the album will  come in three editions: 'Regular Edition', 'Limited Edition A', and 'Limited Edition B'. The latter edition will be a box set that includes two CDs and two DVDs, as well as a 15-postcard set of Maki in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. The photos were carefully edited by Nicola Formi

    Read More

    • 0
    • 150775
    • 0