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  • AKB48 reveals PVs for B-side and team songs off their upcoming single, "Ue Kara Mariko"!

    December 3, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    On December 3rd, idol group AKB48 revealed their B-side and team songs off their upcoming single, "Ue Kara Mariko" (scheduled for release on December 7th)! Their B-side song, "Noel no Yoru", features the girls in a pink, fluffy poncho that suits the song beautifully with its holiday themed soundtrack and soothing voices perfect for this winter. For "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai", Team A took on a fierce look with black, urban outfits and star

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  • Watch the first teaser for "Liar Game -Reborn-"

    December 3, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    It was announced back in October, that a new "Liar Game" movie called "Liar Game -Saisei-" (-Reborn-), starring Matsuda Shota and Tabe Mikako, will be opening in Japan on March 3rd, 2012. Now the official site of the movie was updated with a 30-second-long teaser, and while it doesn't reveal much, it gives us a quick glimpse at familiar characters, including Matsuda as the protagonist, Akiyama Shinichi, and Suzuki Kosuke as the peculiar Fu

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals guest line-up for December 9th

    December 3, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    MUSIC STATION has updated their official website with the guest list for its December 9th broadcast! Next week, actress Takei Emi will perform her debut song, "Koi Suru Kimochi", while AKB48 will promote their upcoming single, "Ue Kara Mariko". Kis-My-Ft2, SMAP, flumpool, and BoA will also take the stage for an exciting episode you can't miss! Check out the set list below! - "Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48 "We never give up!" - Kis-My

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  • 4minute performs "Ready Go" on Music Fair

    December 3, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Korean pop group 4minute is scheduled to release their sixth Japanese single titled, "Ready Go" on December 7th. To help promote this upcoming release, the girls performed the track on the December 3rd edition of Fuji TV's "Music Fair". The song is a fast-paced, aggressive track that infuses a bit of rock and has tons of attitude, this was also reflected in their performance. Check it out below! Tip: Lee Nom

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  • MERRY x lynch. announce two-man live-tour for 2012

    December 3, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    With 2011 coming to a close, rock bands lynch. and MERRY are already making plans for the new year. It was announced on both bands' websites that they will be doing a two-man tour titled, "MERRY x lynhc. presents 'Freaks Addict Tour'". The tour will begin in January 2012 at the Ebisu LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo, and is scheduled to end on on Valentine's Day at Nagoya ElectricLadyLand. They will perform nine concerts in total across Japan. Pre-s

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  • S/mileage releases PV preview for "Please Miniskirt Postwoman"

    December 3, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Idol group S/mileage has unveiled a PV preview for their new single, "Please Miniskirt Postwoman"! The teaser reveals a mix of choreography shots with solo segments and a cute 'post office' re-enactment. Of course, the group is seen dancing cheerily in uniform, which has the signature 'miniskirt' in the song's title. Additionally, fans of S/mileage will be happy to see that its new members (Tamura Meimi, Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina, and

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  • Check out the short PV for Takei Emi's "Koi Suru Kimochi"

    December 3, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Actress Takei Emi has uploaded a short PV of her debut single, "Koi Suru Kimochi", onto Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel. Written by GLAY's TAKURO, "Koi Suru Kimochi" is described a medium tempo ballad that melts into Takei's soft voice. Prior to the release, Takei will make her first appearance on TV Asahi's music program, "MUSIC STATION", on December 9th. "Koi Suru Kimochi" will be released on December 14th, but in

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 28th~December 1st

    December 3, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    [caption id="attachment_207562" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mysterious past revealed, ratings through the roof. ("Kaseifu no Mita" - NTV)"][/caption] This week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports offers the magnificent "Kaseifu no Mita", which achieved the single best episode of the year and could in fact become the most successful drama of 2011. The "FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup Japan 2011" continued on Monda

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  • TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi to star in upcoming movie, "Daijoubu 3 Gumi"

    December 3, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    It's been revealed that TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi will be starring in the upcoming film adaptation of Ototake Hirotada's novel, "Daijoubu 3 Gumi". Ototake's novel was originally published in September of last year,  and portrays a human drama revolving around Ototake's experiences an elementary school teacher. The story follows 'Akao Shinosuke', who was born without arms and legs due to a genetic disorde. With the help of his best friend 'Shi

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  • Daichi Miura broadcasts CD release event on UStream

    December 3, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Earlier this week, R&B singer Daichi Miura released his new album, "D.M.". To commemorate the release, the singer will be holding a CD release event and a mini live in five cities across Japan. The first event will take place at Lazona Kawasaki in Kanagawa, and Daichi will be sharing this event with fans all over the world through uStream. Kicking off at 2PM (JST) on December 3rd, fans will get to hear songs from the album and more.

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