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  • SMAP says "We are SMAP!" with Cirque du Soleil!

    June 28, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    SMAP has just unveiled their special collaboration with "KOOZA"! Since SMAP's song "We are SMAP!" is being used as the theme song for Cirque du Soleil's "KOOZA" tour in Japan, the two groups came together for a special collaborative performance. Member Katori Shingo was also named the Japanese ambassador for the Japanese leg of the performance troupe's tour, making it even more special. Check out the video below!

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  • First teaser and poster for "Zenkai Girl" revealed

    June 28, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    Fuji TV opened the official site of their upcoming 'Getsu 9' (Monday 9pm) drama "Zenkai Girl", starring Aragaki Yui and Nishikido Ryo. "Zenkai Girl" is a love comedy drama about a 'strong' woman and a 'weak' man, who both have difficulties raising children. Aragaki will take on the role of an entry-level lawyer named Ayukawa Wakaba, her first lead role in a drama series. Co-star Nishikido will play her love interest, Yamada Sota. Thanks

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  • D=Out introduces their debut song "ROMAN REVOLUTION" during Visual Kei tour

    June 28, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    On June 25th, the Visual Kei tour ‘PS COMPANY PRESENTS TRIBAL ARIVALL TOUR 2011’, came to an end at SHIBUYA-AX located in Tokyo. The tour featured seven different Visual Kei artists, including Alice Nine, SuG, and ViViD. During this concert, five-member band D=Out performed their new debut single, “ROMAN REVOLUTION”, for the crowd, giving them a taste of the song before their official major label debut on July 27th. During the concert a

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  • Every Little Thing to sing theme song for "Zenkai Girl"

    June 28, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Pop duo Every Little Thing's "Ai Ga Aru" will be singing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Zenkai Girl", featuring actress Aragaki Yui and NEWS/Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo. "Zenkai Girl" will air starting on July 11th and it's a love comedy about an ambitious international lawyer who is asked to take care of her boss' daughter while meeting an uneducated divorced dad. "Ai Ga Aru" is Every Little Thing's first cheerful and catchy song

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  • Are Iwasa Mayuko and Kubozuka Shunsuke dating?

    June 28, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    The tabloid "Josei Jishin" published an article in their latest issue, claiming that talent Iwasa Mayuko (24) and Kubozuka Shunsuke (29), actor and younger brother of Kubozuka Yosuke (32), are dating. Manifesting the rumor, the tabloid published the article together with a photo of the alleged couple on their way back from their trip to a nearby convenience store. After buying some groceries, both of them went back to Kubozuka's apartment

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  • Ishihara Satomi heralds the start of summer in Weekly Playboy

    June 28, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    Summer is finally here thanks to actress Ishihara Satomi and her gorgeous pictorial for Weekly Playboy this week. Recently, Ishihara's popularity suddenly increased again without any particular reason. Almost like a second breakthrough, she caught the attention of many people due to her natural sense of comedy and healthy appearance on TV and in magazines. Many people also are amazed by the fact that she has become even prettier lately.

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  • Nishino Kana's Album tops Oricon chart

    June 28, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    Popular singer and songwriter Nishino Kana's third album titled 'Thank you, Love' placed first in the debut release week! It sold a total of 178,000 copies and landed at number one on the Oricon album weekly chart. This is her second album in a row to top the chart, the first being 'to Love'. This album, 'Thank you, Love' features a total of 14 songs, such as "Esperanza", which is used as the theme song for NihonTV's news program 'Sukkiri'

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  • Livedoor founder Horie Takafumi goes gravure before prison

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    Horie Takafumi, aka Horiemon, the founder and former president of Livedoor who recently began his imprisonment for violating securities law by spreading false information and accounting fraud, became a hot topic again this week after the release of his semi-nude picture in the idol and gravure magazine Weekly Playboy. After ridiculing his situation by sporting a mohawk haircut and wearing a t-shirt saying "Go to jail" for his date with the

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  • Minami Akina to send a love message into space with Samsung's GALAXY S2

    June 28, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    It was recently revealed at a release commemoration event for NTT DoCoMo's newest smart phone, the GALAXY S2, that popular talent Minami Akina will be sending a love message into space! From July 15th through 17th, Samsung Electronics' "Space Balloon Project" will launch the GALAXY S2 towards space to a height of 30,000 meters using a weather observation balloon. During its flight, the GALAXY S2 is planned to display messages of hope and wis

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 24th~26th

    June 28, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    [caption id="attachment_167216" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It's the end for Horikita Maki and "Umareru."!"][/caption] Three more dramas ended last week. The first one was Horikita Maki's "Umareru." on Friday, which ended with an acceptable final rating of 10.8%. A few percentage points more and it would have become its best episode this season. The ratings always rotated around 10%, so the overall average came ou

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