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  • Ando Masanobu to co-star on upcoming movie "Smuggler" with Tsumabuki Satoshi

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    Ando Masanobu will co-star with Tsumabuki Satoshi in “Smuggler –Omae no Mirai wo Hakobe-“, which will be Ando's first Japanese movie in four years. Ando will play a legendary assassin, “Sebone”, and his character was displayed publicly on July 12th. In this appearance, Ando has a large backbone tattoo and countless numbers of scars and cuts. Ando then commented, “As Sebone, we tried to make my body strong but also beautiful. Since Directo

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  • Listen to radio rips of Koda Kumi's new songs, "KO-SO-KO-SO" and "V.I.P."!

    July 13, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    Full radio rips of Koda Kumi's upcoming songs "KO-SO-KO-SO" and "V.I.P." have been radio ripped! Both songs are from her new single "4 TIMES", which has been pushed back to a release date of August 17th. The track "KO-SO-KO-SO" has already made a drama appearance through "Piece Vote", and has garnered attention for its scandalous lyrics. Check out both songs below and let us know what you think in the comments! - "KO-SO-KO-SO" "V

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  • Sato Takeru to star in Fuji TV's war drama

    July 13, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    On July 12th, it was announced that popular actor Sato Takeru (22) will be starring in a war commemorative drama, “Saigo no Kizuna: Okinawa Hikisakareta Kyodai” (tentative title) by Fuji TV. This will be Sato’s first time taking part in a war drama. This drama will be set after the Pacific War in Okinawa and is a documentary about siblings who tragically fight between each other as enemies as a part of both the Japanese and American armie

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi gives an English interview for "Fui ni"!

    July 13, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    On the DVD included with her second single "Fui ni", AKB48 member Itano Tomomi sat down for a special interview! The interview isn't just any interview - for this segment, 'Tomochin' speaks completely in English, charming fans with her cute accent and equally cute answers. Check out the full video below!

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  • Former Morning Musume member Konno Asami selected as MC for "Anison Plus LIVE"

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Rookie announcer for TV Tokyo and former Morning Musume member Konno Asami will be taking on the role of MC at the live event "Anison Plus LIVE", which will be held on August 15th at Nakano Sun Plaza. Konno, who graduated from Morning Musume in 2006, made her entertainment comeback as a member of Ongaku Gatas in 2007. After graduating from Hello! Project, she set her sights on becoming an announcer and recently began work for TV Tokyo this

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  • Aoyama Thelma to release singles best album

    July 13, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    It's been reported that R&B singer Aoyama Thelma will be releasing a best album on August 24th, titled "SINGLES BEST", containing all of her top singles since her debut. This best album will feature a total of fifteen songs, including a newly recorded cover of Ou Yang Fei Fei's "Love is Over". The song has a reggae arrangement that is perfect for the summer, and conveys Aoyama's origins. The limited edition will come with a DVD consisti

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  • PENICILLIN's Chisato's solo project "Crack6" releases new album after 6 1/2 years

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    A new album for PENICILLIN’s Chisato’s solo project, “Crack6” titled “Butterfly Effect” was released on July 13th. Crack6 is a project which started back in 2003 and used “Hybrid Music Project” as its concept. Although they took a short hiatus back in 2008, they began their activities again back in 2009 and started focusing mostly on live concerts and digital song releases for this project. “Butterfly Effect” is their first album in 6 1

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  • Fukuhara Miho to hold a one-night soul concert

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Singer-songwriter Fukuhara Miho will be holding a one-night soul concert, "The Soul Extreme Night~Live in Music Vol.2~", at the Shibuya AX on September 30th! Fukuhara made her major debut with the single, "CHANGE", back in April 2008. She then released her first album, "RAINBOW", on January 28th, 2009, which reached #2 in the Oricon weekly rankings. Fukuhara recently collaborated with popular composer Hisaishi Joe, and provided the song "Y

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  • HY to broadcast their studio live via YouTube

    July 13, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Okinawan rock band HY will be broadcasting their studio live, "HY LOVE YouTube 'Doumangiru' Namachukei!!" via their official YouTube channel on July 15th. This event was created to celebrate  the release of their box set, "Relation Ship", slated for release on September 22nd. HY will sing their new song, "Amigo", as well as many of their other songs during the live broadcast. They will communicate with fans through the BBS (Bulletin Board

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  • Miura Haruma crops his hair for his role in "Hi Wa Mata Noboru"

    July 13, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Today, TV Asahi held a press conference for their upcoming drama "Hi Wa mata Noboru", starring Sato Koichi and Miura Haruma. In the drama, Miura plays a trainee at a police academy, and so he had to crop his long hair for the part. The press were stunned by transformation, since Miura was rocking long hair for 7-8 years. Still, the star didn't mourn over the loss, as he said, "It's easy to wash and it dries very fast; it's just the right h

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