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  • Fukuyama Masaharu becomes the best-selling male soloist for his latest CD!

    September 7, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    On September 5th, singer Fukuyama Masaharu (42)’s latest song “Kazoku ni Narou yo/fighting pose” topped the Oricon Weekly Single Rankings for September 12th. As a result, he also became the best-selling male solo artist by selling a total of 21,271,000 copies in total including his singles and albums. This is the thirteenthtime that Fukuyama has topped the Oricon single charts and as a singer-songwriter, this is the best record yet. Curre

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  • Mori Izumi brings her dogs to a "Renault" event!

    September 7, 2011 @ 3:09 am

    On September 6th, model Mori Izumi (28) appeared at an event for car maker “Renault” in Yokohama city. Mori, who brought six of her dogs to this event, was happily surprised when she realized that this new model of car has space for a couple dog cages. Although she was caught in an affair scandal with an adviser of the Professional Surfing Association back in February, she said, “Driving along with a man? I don’t have one right now. Although

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  • VAMPS announces further details and artist for 'HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011'

    September 7, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    On September 6th, further details and additional participating artists for VAMP’s annual event ‘HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011’ have been announced! This event, which is now titled ‘From “KARAOKE” to the “STAGE”’, will feature fans singing the starring musicians’ songs in the karaoke booth. If the fans sing well, they will have a chance to stand on the ‘Main Central Venue Special Stage’ and will receive a opportunity to sing in front of a large audien

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  • Momoiro Clover Z, Hatsune Miku & more to perform for 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011'

    September 7, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    On September 6th, representatives of ‘Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011’ announced that they will be airing their pre-opening event live through Nico Nico Douga on September 9th. As this event has been acknowledged as a part of 150 years of history between the cultural exchange between the Germans and the Japanese, they have decided to jointly make this event as a purpose to communicate with one another without the barriers of language

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  • Nogizaka46's special movie airs through their official website!

    September 7, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    On September 6th, AKB48’s "official rival" group Nogizaka46 aired through their official website, a special video for 36 of the starting members of this newly formed group. This special video features footage from August 21st - immediately following the last stage of auditions, with the members appealing themselves to the 38,934 people who voted. The video also includes the expression of surprise and happiness after passing and those who

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  • Chara to celebrate her 20th anniversary since debut with a "Very Special" tour!

    September 6, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Pop artist Chara will be holding a nationwide tour, "Chara Live Tour 2011 'Very Special'" beginning at the end of November. As the popular singer's 20th anniversary year draws to a close, this tour is sure to heat things up, with a focus on live house performances. The tour will begin with a performance at Yokohama BLITZ on November 24th, and end December 26th at Shibuya Koukaidou, for a total of 14 performances. Chara will also be releas

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  • Kuroki Meisa's and Kase Ryo's action-packed CM for "Lipton" revealed!

    September 6, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    On September 6th, it was revealed that actress Kuroki Mesa (23) and actor Kase Ryo (36) appeared for the first time in a new CM for milk tea “Lipton Smart Times” titled “Mr. SMART”. In this CM, Kuroki plays a beautiful songstress while Kase plays “Mr.SMART”, a spy who is being chased with milk tea in his hands. Their interactions in this endorsement have not been announced to the public before the broadcast. Regarding each other, Kase s

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  • September 5th performances from Coming Soon!

    September 6, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    This week's episode of Coming Soon! had some outstanding peformances. R&B singer Aoyama Thelma along with rapper SoulJa performed their 2008 hit "Sobani iru ne", a song off her "Singles Best" album that was released last month. Kuroki Meisa sang her 5th single, "Wired Life" the ending theme song to anime "Aoi no Exorcist". Joining them are Johnny's duo Tackey & Tsubasa, flumpool and SPYAIR singing their newest singles as well. Check

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  • Tohoshinki reveals preview for B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)

    September 6, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    On September 28th, the boys of Tohoshinki are scheduled to release their new Japanese album titled, "TONE". The title track from this upcoming album is assumed to be a track titled, "B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)" and earlier today avex uploaded a 15 second PV teaser on their official YouTube channel. Check out a preview of Tohoshinki's new style below! Tip: iluv1n2d

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  • AKB48's Masuda Yuka attends press conference for "Noda to Moushimasu. Season 2"

    September 6, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    On September 6th, AKB48’s Masuda Yuka (20) attended the press conference for NHK 1 SEG drama, “Noda to Moushimasu. Season 2”. This drama is adapted from the manga of the same name by Tsuge Aya. The story follows Noda, an awkward female college student. This drama is the continuation from last year’s broadcast and was a popular drama with 20 episodes that the officials decided to renew this year. This drama’s starring actress Eguchi Nor

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