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  • Details on "Ao no Exorcist" stage play adaptation revealed

    March 2, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    As tokyohive reported previously, Kato Kazue's manga "Ao no Exorcist" will get a stage play adaptation, and today, the details on the stage play including the cast members have been revealed. The title for the stage play will be "LIVE ACT 'Ao no Exorcist' ~Majin no Rakuin~", and the protagonist "Okumura Rin" will be played by Kimura Ryo while Totani Kimito will play "Okumura Yukio", the younger twin brother of Rin.  The stage will be direc

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  • Documentary show featuring A.B.C-Z to be broadcast via Fuji TV ONE

    March 2, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    It was announced that a documentary program featuring 5-member group from Johnny's Jimusho, A.B.C-Z, who made their debut through their DVD "Za ABC 〜5stars〜" on February 1st, will be aired via Fuji TV on March 28th at 12:35 am. The title of the documentary is "'A to Z' ~Shijou Saikyou no Johnny's Jr. Tsui ni Debut~", and it will be an in depth program that follows and tracks the group until their debut, as well as the behind-the-scenes of

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  • GACKT sings for high school graduates in disaster-stricken area

    March 2, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    On March 1st, GACKT held a surprise live during a graduation ceremony at Tohoku High School Komatsushima Campus in Sendai. GACKT called out to the 247 graduates, "As you leave this place, I want you to become a person who will be able to push the backs of other people. With these feelings, I will gift my song." After singing the graduation song, "No ni Saku Hana no You ni", GACKT expressed, "Dreams aren't something you see. Dreams are som

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena holds release event for her 1st photo book

    March 2, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    On March 1st, SKE48 member Matsui Rena held a release event for her first photo book, "Kingyo", at Fukuya Book Store in Shinjuku. Regarding her future plans, Matsui stressed that she wants to pursue acting, "I really want to do acting work, so I want to prepare myself by watching movie and plays." She added, "I'm fine with being a 'goldfish' for now, but I want to become a person who will remain even after 30 or 40 years. Like a coelacant

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  • Igawa Haruka announces her second pregnancy

    March 2, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    On March 1st, actress Igawa Haruka announced on her official site that she is expecting her second child.  According to her agency, she will give birth to the baby this summer. Igawa commented, "Since I was waiting eagerly to have a new member in our family, I am very happy.  Now that my pregnancy is at a stable period, I'm full of gratitude that I am able to announce this to everyone." Igawa married fashion designer Matsumoto Ato back in N

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  • Sashihara Rino gives Watanabe Mayu a kiss for topping the Oricon Daily Chart

    March 2, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    On February 29th, AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu topped the Oricon Daily Charts with her solo debut single, "Synchro Tokimeki". The next day, Watanabe updated Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's official blog with her feelings about her great achievement. First of all, she thanked her fans for watching her special internet live through Ustream and Ameblo Studio. Watanabe reported, "I have some good news that I can hardly believe my ears," and continue

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  • Sasaki Nozomi to release her 1st album "NOZOMI COLLECTION"

    March 2, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    Model and actress Sasaki Nozomi will be releasing her first album "NOZOMI COLLECTION" on April 18th. "This is actually a surprise since I've never expected to be able to release an album," she stated. Included in the album will be a song titled "For You", in which Sasaki tried her hand at writing lyrics for the first time.  According to Sasaki, she wrote the lyrics with a feeling of gratitude toward the people around her who have always su

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  • Ikimonogakari's Yoshioka Kiyoe celebrates her '7th birthday' with fans

    March 2, 2012 @ 5:41 am

    On February 29th, Ikimonogakari held a free event to commemorate the release of their new album, "NEWTRAL", at Roppongi Hills Arena. This day also marked the '7th birthday' of vocalist Yoshioka Kiyoe (28), who was born on leap day in 1984. Despite the heavy snow, 3,000 fans gathered at the arena to celebrate her birthday. In unison, they all sang "Happy Birthday" while Yoshioka was presented with a giant cake about five meters tall! Lea

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  • SID to release new single, "Nokoriga"

    March 2, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    Visual kei band SID has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Nokoriga", on May 2nd! Composed by Yuya (Dr), the title track is described as a melodious number with a sakura motif. The single will include a brand new song, "Graduation", which is composed by Aki (B). It will also contain the live version of "Higasa" from the band's live event, "JACK IN THE BOX 2011". SID will be performing their new songs through a live

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  • OBLIVION DUST announces new album, "9 Gates For Bipolar"

    March 2, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    It's been announced that rock band OBLIVION DUST will be releasing their new album, "9 Gates For Bipolar", on April 11th! "9 Gates For Bipolar" be the OBLIVION DUST's first album in about 4 years and 3 months, with their last being "OBLIVION DUST" ( released back in January of 2008). This will also mark the band's first release after transferring to NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS. The album will contain a total of 11 tracks including their digital

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