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  • Dream Morning Musume to appear on HEY! HEY! HEY! twice in July!

    June 28, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    On June 26th, Dream Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko blogged that the members were recording for HEY! HEY! HEY! and that they would be on the show two times in July! Nakazawa also wrote that due to scheduling conflicts, Yoshizawa Hitomi was unfortunately not able to attend the recording. Throughout the day, Nakazawa also took a lot of goofy pictures with the rest of the members, so check some of them out below and make sure to tune in

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  • Takahashi Ai talks with herself for "Koe Bank"!

    June 28, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    As we previously reported, Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai recently lent her voice to the Android app "Koe Bank", which uses her voice to read text out loud. In a fun application of the software, Takahashi talked with the "Koe Bank" version of herself. During the video, "Ai-droid" challenges the idol to a series of acting "challenges", where she must express the words "konnyaku", "firm tofu", and "soft tofu" using only facial expressions, r

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  • Aragaki Yui talks about her dream of becoming a mother for "Zenkai Girl"

    June 28, 2011 @ 4:49 am

    Recently, popular actress Aragaki Yui visited a nursery school for the shoot for her upcoming summer drama, “Zenkai Girl”! "Zenkai Girl" is a love comedy drama about a ‘strong’ woman and a ‘weak’ man, who both have difficulties raising children. Aragaki Yui will take on the role of an entry-level lawyer named Ayukawa Wakaba, her first lead role in a drama series. Her co-star Nishikido Ryo will play her love interest, Yamada Sota. At the d

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  • Check out a PV preview for Oshima Mai's "Second Lady"!

    June 28, 2011 @ 4:23 am

    A preview for Oshima Mai’s third single, “Second Lady”, has finally been revealed! The preview starts off with Oshima laying peacefully in her bed, and later it shows the dilemma she feels when she finds out that she’s the “second lady” in a relationship. Check out the preview of Oshima Mai’s single below, which will be released on July 27th!

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Stereopony's song, "Tateoba Utaenaku Nattara"

    June 28, 2011 @ 4:00 am

    A full radio rip of Stereopony's upcoming collaboration with Kariyushi58 has been revealed! As we previously reported, the song is titled "Tatoeba Utaenaku Nattara", and features members of both bands for a refreshing mix. The single will be released on August 10th. Check out the song below, and let us know what you think!

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  • Check out Arashi's cell phone CMs for "Android au"!

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    In Arashi’s latest CMs, the men show you various Android au phones that fit your tastes. Do you want a full keyboard? Do you want a phone with 3D abilities? Do you want a phone that is tough? No problem, Arashi has you covered! Check out the funny CMs below!

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  • "JIN 2" ends with an average viewer rating of 26.1%!

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    On June 26th, the popular drama “JIN 2” ended its run with an average viewing rating of 26.1%! Last year, the last episode of “JIN” achieved a high viewer average rating of 25.3% and received second place in the “Drama Annual Ratings TOP 10”. The last episode of "JIN 2" topped itself with an impressive viewer rating of 31.7%, proving the series' immense popularity once again. From the beginning, this sequel has been garnering attention fr

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  • Nishino Kana performs "Esperanza" on Hey! Hey! Hey!

    June 28, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    Pop singer Nishino Kana appeared on the latest episode of "Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ" to perform her exotic summer tune, "Esperanza"! Before performing, the hosts show Nishino who some of her cutest fans are, reminisce about her first appearance on Hey! Hey! Hey!, and even show her debut as a "producer" by playing a few clips of the hosts playing at the amusement park Nagashima Superland. Check out the talk segment and performance below!

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  • Kamiji Yusuke to voice act for "NARUTO Shippuden"!

    June 28, 2011 @ 2:23 am

    tokyohive previously reported that Kamiji Yusuke would be participating in NARUTO’s 8th film, “Gekijyouban NARUTO: Blood Prison”. Today, it was further revealed that he would take part not only in the film as a singer but as a voice actor in the television series ("NARUTO Shippuden") as well. Regarding this, Kamiji stated, “It feels a little odd to take part in 'NARUTO' as I have been watching this series before, but I am truly honored to ta

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko tops Oricon's Weekly Singles Chart!

    June 28, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    AKB48’s ace Maeda Atsuko released her solo debut single “Flower” on June 22nd and topped the Oricon Weekly Singles chart by selling 177,000 copies. It has been four years and nine months since the last female artist topped Oricon with their debut single, the previous was actress Sawajiri Erika’s “Taiyou no Uta” for the TBS drama “Taiyou no Uta”, where she played Amane Kaoru, a beautiful singer with a horrible disease. Maeda is also the fir

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