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  • HEY! HEY! HEY! to broadcast a live Christmas special with a line-up of great artists

    December 18, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Fuji TV’s popular music program “HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ” has announced that they will hold a live broadcast of their special Christmas episode titled ‘HEY! HEY! HEY! Live Minna Genki ni Naru Xmas Special’ on December 19th starting at 7 PM (JST). This episode will be filmed at Fuji TV’s headquarters in Odaiba, Tokyo and will feature 15 artists who will have talk sessions with program hosts, Downtown and of course, their respective perform

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  • Mizushima Hiro to establish his official fan club

    December 18, 2011 @ 3:24 am

    It was announced that Mizushima Hiro (27) will establish his official fan club on December 20th! The announcement was made through his agency "A stAtion"s official twitter on the 17th night. More details on the fan club, including how to join, will be revealed on the official Twitter and Mizushima's official site. Currently, they are asking the fans for ideas and comments for the fan club. (here) Source: Nikkansports + A stAtion offi

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  • Ishihara Satomi & Seto Koji to star in new horror movie 'Sadako 3D'

    December 18, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    It's been announced that actress Ishihara Satomi will star in a new horror movie from Kadokawa Shoten Pictures, Inc., titled 'Sadako 3D'.  As some of you may know, "Sadako" is one of the most well-known scary characters from the Japanese series 'Ring'. There have been four movies in the 'Ring' series. The original movie, 'Ring' (starring Matsushima Nanako in 1998), 'Rasen' (starring Sato Koichi in 1998), 'Ring 2' (starring Nakatani Miki in

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  • Performances from the December 17th episode of CDTV!

    December 18, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    On the December 17th episode of CDTV, popular groups AKB48 and L’Arc~en~Ciel gave viewers memorable performances for this broadcast. First up, idol group AKB48 with their latest single, "Ue Kara Mariko" featuring the girls in front of a rosy background. L'arc~en~Ciel gave an interesting introduction to their single, "CHASE", and performed their rock song on this stage. Check it out below! === <"Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48)

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  • Soon-to-be father Ishida Yasushi overcomes his "sexless marriage"

    December 18, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    Comedian Ishida Yasushi (46) has just announced that his first child will be born near the end of May next year. During an interview held in Osaka, he revealed that his wife of two years (29) is currently five months pregnant. Already talking like a proud parent, he explained his theory that "There are a lot of geniuses born in May". In November 2009, he married a non-celebrity 16 years his junior. Previously on a variety show, he had confes

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  • Bakarhythm & Kuramoto Mitsuru to broadcast new project worldwide via YouTube

    December 17, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    Beginning on December 22nd, Chuukyou TV will broadcast a new variety tv project developed by Bakarhythm and author Kuramoto Mitsuru, called "Kikaku Bakari". According to Bakarhythm and Kuramoto, it will be an experimental show which focuses on "thinking about nothing but brand-new projects". These projects from the novel show will be uploaded on YouTube as well as broadcast on Chuukyou TV, aimed at a worldwide audience. In order to give bi

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  • Which celebrity would you want to exchange New Year's cards with?

    December 17, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    AKB48 will be releasing official New Year greeting cards of their members in a first press limited edition set that will cost 30,000 yen (~385 USD). This got the folks over at goo curious, so they decided to ask their users which celebrity they would want to exchange New Year’s greeting cards with. Check out the results below and let us know who you would want to exchange cards with! == [Which Female Celebrity Would You Want A New Y

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  • Special picture drawn by AKB48's Sashihara Rino to be included with 'Hop' Blu-Ray/DVD

    December 17, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    AKB48’s Sashihara Rino (19) tried voice acting for the first time in the Japanese dub of the American movie “Hop”. Those who purchase the first press edition Blu-Ray or DVD (scheduled for release on the December 21st) will get a special picture drawn by Sashihara herself. Sashihara plays the role of a clumsy rabbit from “The Pink Berets” and Sashihara claims she felt like she could relate to the character. With that, she created a warm an

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  • Yuji becomes a Yankī for his debut as a singer

    December 17, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    On December 14th, talento Yuji (24) made his singing debut with a cover album, “Yankee Rocks NON STOP MIX 2” and made an appearance at the debut commemoration event. This album is a compilation of cover songs that are often dubbed as ‘Yankee’s Bible song’, covered by mysterious anonymous band "TRT Harajuku Yankees RC"and, Yuji participated in the album as a vocalist for two songs; Shima Daisuke's "Otoko no Kunshou (Man's Medal)", as well

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  • Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attends pre-screening for "Afro Tanaka"

    December 17, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    On December 15th, Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attended the pre-screening for their upcoming film, "Afro Tanaka". Matsuda plays the role of 'Tanaka Hiroshi', a 24-year old with a big afro, who has no experience with women. He commented, "The director and I became Afro Tanaka, and we thought about girls." Director Matsui also stated, "We made this film while facing Tanaka Hiroshi's thoughts." Written by Noritsuke Masaharu, "Afro Tanak

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