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  • S/mileage performs "Uchouten LOVE" Music Japan!

    August 7, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    Hello! Project group S/mileage appeared on the August 7th episode of Music Japan to perform their energetic new single, "Uchouten LOVE"! Check out their performance beneath the cut! Thanks for the tip, Tommy Van Damme.

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  • MONKEY MAJIK to hold another disaster relief concert in October

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    Rock band MONKEY MAJIK has just announced that they will be holding a second charity live, in their hometown Sendai, on October 16th to aid the Tohoku Earthquake reconstruction efforts. MONKEY MAJIK held their first charity project, 'SEND AI', on July 3rd at Osakajou Ongakudou. For this second charity live, MONKEY MAJIK will perform at a larger venue, Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Grande 21).  They hope to included additional participating artis

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  • Special exhibition to be held to celebrate 40th anniversary of 'Lupin the 3rd'!

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Monkey Punch’s manga turned anime 'Lupin the 3rd',  there will be an exhibition called 'Lupin Sanseiten~This is the world of Lupin the 3rd~', from August 10 until the August 22, at the MATSUYA GINZA department store, This is the first full-scale exhibition event for 'Lupin the 3rd'.  The public will have access to the almost 200 pieces of work related to 'Lupin the 3rd', including the original man

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  • 'Weekly Shonen Jump' reveals the main cast members for the anime 'HUNTER × HUNTER'

    August 7, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Previously, tokyohive announced the anime adaption of Togashi Yoshihiro's manga "HUNTER × HUNTER". In the latest issue of 'Weekly Shonen Jump', released on August 8th, the voice actors for the anime series' main characters were revealed. Though this is the second anime adaptation for "HUNTER × HUNTER", the cast members are completely different from the first series.  Ise Mariya, well known as the voice of 'Cure Lemonade' (from 'Yes! Pretty C

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  • SECRET holds handshake event for 3500 fans

    August 7, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    Four member Korean idol group SECRET appeared at Theater G Rosso in Tokyo for a commemorative handshake event supporting their debut single "Madonna". Roughly 3,500 fans lined up for this event, which is also the first time the members of SECRET were able to meet their Japanese fans. Leader HyoSung commented, "We were waiting for this day for so long. I'm so happy we get to meet our fans up close." It appears SECRET is kicking their Japan

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  • Ohashi Nozomi sings "Panda no Yume" for 300 children at the zoo

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Child talento Ohashi Nozomi performed her latest single, "Panda no Yume", at the Ueno Zoo on August 7th. Ohashi sang the song twice for 300 children under the hot sun. She commented, "I was a little nervous singing in front of everyone. I want to promote pandas with songs so people will look them more." Ohashi contributed 500 yen from her 600 yen monthly allowance to the panda fund and said, "I had a 500 yen coin, so I thought that would b

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  • Piko wraps up his nationwide tour + announces 4th major single

    August 7, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    On August 3rd, singer Piko wrapped up his nationwide tour,"Piko LIVE TOUR ~1PIKO~ 'Piko no Natsumatsuri'", at the SHIBUYA-AX. Performing under a summer festival theme, Piko sang a total of 24 songs and told ghost stories as 'Pikogawa Junji'. At the end of the live, it was announced that Piko would be making an appearance at "V-ROCK FESTIVAL 2011" and "FLOW THE PARTY 2011". Piko will be in full swing this summer, as he is also scheduled to ap

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  • Which girl group do you want to have a girls-only gathering with?

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    [caption id="attachment_179965" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Gout Temps Nouveau Sisters: Hasegawa Jun, Yuuka, Esumi Makiko, Matsushima Nahomi"][/caption] When you’re just with your girlfriends having a great talk about anything, each girl’s different personalities really make for a nice time. Goo decided to poll their users to find out which girl groups they wanted to have a 'girls-only gathering' with. With the variety of personal

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  • Kitagawa Keiko and Ashida Mana to voice act for "Magic Tree House"

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Actress Kitagawa Keiko will be challenging herself by voice acting for the first time through the animated movie, "Magic Tree House". Kitagawa will provide the voice for the main character, 'Jack', and popular child actress Ashida Mana will play the voice of his younger sister, 'Annie'. "Magic Tree House" is a bestselling children's book series with over 92 million copies sold all over the world. In Japan, the series has sold over 3.5 mill

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  • Sakai Masaaki gets married!

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    On July 7th, talento Sakai Masaaki (65) announced his marriage to a non-celebrity who's 22 years his junior. There are no plans for a ceremony, reception, or a press conference. He wrote: "These past 10 years, I've watched my two daughters grow from afar. That was my joy in my life. Now that my children have matured, I looked back at my own life, and on August 6th, submitted a marriage registration with the woman I've been dating. I a

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