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  • Will Akimoto Sayaka make AKB48 history?

    September 18, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    We previously reported that AKB48 will be having their upcoming 'Janken Tournament' on September 20th to choose the senbatsu members for their 24th single. Amongst the first round pairings, Maeda Atsuko and Akimoto Sayaka's head-to-head battle has attracted much attention from fans and media alike. Akimoto, the captain of Team K who lost in the second round of last year's 'Janken Tournament', expressed her confidence in beating AKB48's 'ac

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  • Fujimoto Miki makes her first public appearance after announcing her pregnancy

    September 18, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    On September 17th, former Morning Musume member Fujimoto Miki made an appearance at the fashion event, "Kobe Collection 2011 AUTUMN/WINTER". This marks her first appearance at an event after announcing her pregnancy with her first child. She walked down the runway with a smile, and commented, "I was very happy to walk with the baby in my stomach. There was a lot of girl power, so I was given a lot of power." Fujimoto announced her pregn

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  • Check out the 'EXILE family' on Music Fair!

    September 18, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    This week's episode of Music Fair was an exciting one for fans, as it featured the entire "EXILE family"! EXILE, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Dream, Happiness, FLOWER, and the E-GIRLS all delivered their individual hits, and came together for a fantastic performance of "Rising Sun". Check 'em all out below! - < EXILE - "Each Other's Way ~Tabi no Tochuu~" > - < Sandaime J Soul Brothers - "FIGHTERS" > - &l

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  • Check out September 18th's performances from 'CDTV'!

    September 18, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    This week's episode of 'Count Down TV' (CDTV) featured two of Japan's top female singers. Both Nakashima Mika and miwa delivered some rockin' performances that caused fans to cheer enthusiastically for throughout the show. Check out their stages below! - < Nakashima Mika - 'LOVE IS ECSTASY' > - < miwa - 'FRiDAY-MA-MAGiC' >

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  • cali≠gari to release new single in November

    September 18, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Visual kei band cali≠gari has announced that they'll be releasing their new single, "#_2", on November 16th! The single will contain two brand-new songs, along with "debates" and "CMs" as its coupling tracks, which discuss problems in the music industry. It will come in two limited edition versions with different subtitles that go hand-in-hand with the debates; "#_2 Ima, CD wa Nande Urenainoka? (Why don't CDs sell today?)" and "#_2 Ima, S

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  • KAT-TUN's Ueda Tatsuya shaves his head for new drama, "Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no tame ni"

    September 18, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    KAT-TUN member, Ueda Tatsuya (27) has shaved his head for the upcoming TBS drama, "Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no tame ni", which will start airing on October 27th. On September 17th, Ueda filmed a scene where he gets his hair gets shaved off at a prison. Ueda said, "It's the first time for me to have a shaved head since junior high school. It feels strange, like I broke new ground." As reported earlier, this drama will be about four young guys wh

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  • Johnny Kitagawa nabs two Guinness World Record awards

    September 18, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    It was revealed today that Johnny Kitagawa (founder of 'Johnny's Entertainment' (JE) has been presented with two Guinness World Record awards. Thus making him one of the most successful music producers in the world. The first award he received is for the 'most No.1 singles produced by an individual'.  He has accumulated an astounding 232 chart-topping songs (between 1974 to 2010). The second award is for the 'most concerts produced by a

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  • Aragaki Yui's drama 'Zenkai Girl' completes filming

    September 18, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    On September 17th, Fuji TV's ongoing drama 'Zenkai Girl', starring Aragaki Yui, completed shooting. This drama is a love comedy between a rookie lawyer (Aragaki) and a divorced man (Nishikido Ryo) who is raising his son.  About this past 3 months of shooting, Aragaki said, "I'm glad it all finished safely.  I believe that we were able to do so all thanks to everyone."  When she received a bouquet from the director, she showed her trademark '

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  • Takahashi Ai shows her concern for Kago Ai

    September 18, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    On September 18th, Morning Musume leader, Takahashi Ai (25) held a release event for her last photobook as a Morning Musume member.  The photobook is called 'Ai Ai Ai' and was released on September 14th.  Takahashi will be graduating from the group on September 30th at the Morning Musume concert at Nippon Budokan. She said about the photobook, "I showed myself  life-sized and all natural as a member of Morning Musume."  About her activities af

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  • Kitadani Hiroshi's "We go!" chosen as the theme song for new ONE PIECE anime

    September 18, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    Kitadani Hiroshi's new song "We go!" has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming chapter of anime series, ONE PIECE. The anime's new chapter 'Saigo no Umi 'Shinsekai' hen' will begin airing on October 2nd and will show Luffy and his friends, who were separated in the previous series, reunite after 2 years of training.  The newly reunited group will go on an adventure in the new world. The theme song for this chapter, "We go!", is

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