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  • Sugimoto Aya gets hospitalized due to acute appendicitis

    December 20, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    On December 19th, it was revealed that actress Sugimoto Aya was urgently admitted to the hospital on the 18th due to acute appendicitis and slight peritonitis. According to her management, the actress requires at least one week of hospitalization to recover and will be canceling or altering any scheduled appearances for the time being. Sugimoto began experiencing stomach pains in Osaka, where she held an event on the 17th. She was diagnosed

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  • Are Miyazaki Aoi & Takaoka Sosuke heading towards a divorce?

    December 20, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    Actress Miyazaki Aoi (26) and actor Takaoka Sosuke (29) have been married for over four years, but after several small and big crises, it seems like the bond has been broken for good. According to tabloid 'Shukan Josei', the two of them have agreed to file for divorce and already signed and sealed the official divorce papers. They expect that it will only be a matter of days until their divorce becomes finalized. Newspaper 'Sankei Sports',

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  • Matsushita Yuya reveals PV for "Kimi e no Love Song ~10nen Saki mo~"!

    December 20, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Matsushita Yuya has unveiled the PV for his latest ballad, "Kimi e no Love Song ~10nen Saki mo~"! "Kimi e no Love Song ~10nen Saki mo~" is the title song for Matsushita's upcoming single, which will be released on January 25th. The video switches between shots of Matsushita singing against the backdrop of a city and scenes of an unfolding love story, making for a touching PV perfect for the winter season. Check out the PV for yourself below!

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  • COLTEMONIKHA holds Christmas mini-live featuring Hello Kitty

    December 20, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    Special collaboration unit COLTEMONIKHA, consisting of producer Nakata Yasutaka (capsule) and fashion designer/model Sakai Kate, recently held a special Christmas live at Sanrio Puroland! The event was part Christmas celebration, and part in celebration of COLTEMONIKHA's new song "Usotsuki Jingle Bell" being chosen as the theme song to the park's brand-new illumination show, "Hello Kitty's Magical☆Lights". Since the duo has just released thei

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  • HOME MADE Kazoku reveals covers + track lists for new single, "Kohakuiro ni Somaru Kono Machi wa"!

    December 20, 2011 @ 3:30 am

    HOME MADE Kazoku has just updated their official website with the track lists and covers for their upcoming single, "Kohakuiro ni Somaru Kono Machi wa"! The single will be released in the standard two formats on January 25th: a regular CD-only version and a limited edition CD+DVD version. The DVD contains a special digest of "Kazoku Fes. 2011" as well as a "Hajimete no Taiwan" segment. Check out the covers and track lists below! - L

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  • Takagaki Reiko & Shimizu Hiroyasu file for divorce

    December 20, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    It's been reported that model Takagaki Reiko (32) and Nagano Olympic gold medalist Shimizu Hiroyasu (37) have filed for divorce. According to officials, Shimizu submitted the divorce papers on his own. The two registered their marriage in March of last year, then held their wedding ceremony in Hawaii the month after. Because of their busy lifestyles, Takagaki and Shimizu both found differences, and decided to get a divorce just a year and

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  • Fudanjuku introduces new members + single for Kawaii Girl Japan

    December 20, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Kawaii Girl Japan has graciously provided an English-subbed interview of Fudanjuku's recent press conference, where they introduced their new members and upcoming song! In the video, the new members Aiba Kensui (Hasegawa Ai) and Yukimura Ryouma (Fukumi Maki) introduce themselves to Fudanjuku and Nakano Fujo Sisters fans, talk about their January single "Kazeikki", and discuss their goal of making it to "Kouhaku Uta Gassen". The cross-dressin

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  • Chatmonchy to provide theme song for anime, "Thermae Romae"

    December 20, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    It's been revealed that Chatmonchy will be providing the theme song for the upcoming anime, "Thermae Romae"! "Thermae Romae" is the anime adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular manga of the same title. The story revolves around Lucius, a bath design engineer who travels through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. Chatmonchy's new song is titled "Thermae Roman" and it will be released as single on February 8th. Regarding their ne

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  • SPYAIR announces their first single for 2012

    December 19, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    Rock band SPYAIR has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "My World", on March 14th! The title track has already been picked up as the ending theme for the anime, "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE", starting January 29th. It's described as a powerful number that will encourage people who suffer from distress. The single will come in three different versions: a regular edition, a limited edition with a DVD, and a limited edition

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  • Inoue Mao to be presenter for Tohoku aid project at 'Kohaku'

    December 19, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Inoue Mao will serve as the presenter for the Tohoku Aid Project during this year's broadcast of the Kohaku Uta Gassen. During the first portion, "Ashita wo Utaou.", Inoue will reach out to families whose children were born on the fateful day that the earthquake and ensuing tsunami decimated the Tohoku area of Japan. The scenes were shot by photographer Kobayashi Kisei, who hoped to give off the feeling that t

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