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  • Performances from February 3rd's 'Music Station'

    February 4, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    TV Asahi's weekly music program, 'Music Station', has returned with another episode full of  great performances! For its February 3rd broadcast, 'Music Station' invited new Johnny's Jr. group A.B.C-Z, talented soloist ayaka, and Canadian pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne. Yuki and Chatmonchy also appeared on the program to perform "Wonder Line" and "Mangetsu ni Hoero" respectively. Check out these exciting stages below: ----- Intro

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  • Saeko makes her first public appearance after divorcing Darvish Yu

    February 4, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    On February 3rd, talento Saeko attended the event, "Joshiryoku UP! Onna no Ko no Tame no Fuyu no Gakuensai". This marked Saeko's first public appearance after divorcing professional baseball player Darvish Yu. Saeko stood in front of 2,000 college girls and said, "I try to look for small joys. My recent happiness is watching my children grow. I'm glad I became a mother." Sponsored by Asahi Shimbun and women's fashion magazine, "JJ", "Jo

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki & Miyazawa Sae to voice act for "Marimo no Hana" movie

    February 4, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 members Kashiwagi Yuki and Miyazawa Sae will be voice acting in the upcoming movie, "Marimo no Hana ~Saikyo Buto Shogakusei Densetsu~". Kashiwagi will provide the voice for the protagonist 'Marimo', while Miyazawa will portray Marimo's childhood friend, 'Masaru'. "Marimo no Hana" is based on the on-going manga by AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi and Kasumi Yuko. The story revolves around Marimo, a quiet girl

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  • SPYAIR reveals PV for "My World"

    February 4, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    Rock band SPYAIR has revealed the PV for their new song, "My World"! As reported previously, SPYAIR's first single of 2012 is also the ending theme song for anime series, 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE'. The inspirational track delivered a great PV full of driving energy tempered by beautiful lightplay. Check it out below! Tip: Hidefumi

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  • Tanihara Shosuke welcomes his fifth child

    February 4, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    Actor Tanihara Shosuke has welcomed a fifth child to his family! Reports reveal that his wife gave birth to their baby before noon on February 3rd. Both the mother and child are in good conditions. Tanihara is now a father to three boys and two girls. The proud papa  commented, "We have been blessed with our fifth child. It's a boy, and he weighs over 3,500 grams. Though so many things happened last year which brought me some uneasiness, I

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  • D☆DATE releases a preview of their short movie, 'JOKER'

    February 4, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    On February 3rd, D☆DATE revealed a 7-minute preview of their short film, 'JOKER'. The movie tells a story about a group of thieves (D☆DATE), whose policies are 'no killing', 'steal from villains', and 'succeed no matter what'. However, after stealing a certain treasure, their fellow member 'Yoko' (Omasa Aya) gets shot to death. The members start suspecting one another, and they try to root out the betrayer (JOKER) amongst the group. Thi

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  • More photos of Asano Tadanobu & Naka Riisa's date in Osaka

    February 3, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    On February 2nd, we reported about this week's scoop of Asano Tadanobu (38) and actress Naka Riisa (22) openly dating in Osaka by the weekly pictorial magazine 'FRIDAY'. Now some better pictures from the magazine made it's way onto the web. The snapshots show the couple walking hand in hand, hugging on various occasions, relaxing at a café, and kissing while waiting for the traffic light. Neither of the two have yet commented on the pictur

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line-up for February 10th

    February 3, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    TV Asahi's music program, "MUSIC STATION", has revealed the artist line-up for their February 10th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature performances by Hey! Say! JUMP, Porno Graffitti, miwa, YUKI, and L'Arc~en~Ciel. L'Arc~en~Ciel, who will be releasing their new album, "BUTTERFLY", on February 8th, will take the stage for a special medley. Meanwhile, this will be YUKI's second consecutive week to appear on the show. She will sing

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  • Golden Bomber's Darvish Kenji reveals his no make-up face & full nude photo in his book

    February 3, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Golden Bomber's drummer, Darvish Kenji will publish his blog entries as an official book titled "Best of Obama Blog". It was revealed that Darvish's no make-up face and a photo of himself in the full nude will appear in the book. [caption id="attachment_218701" align="aligncenter" width="223" caption="※Photo in "Best of Obamablog" will not have mosaics"][/caption] Though Darvish has hardly shown his unpainted face up until n

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  • SCANDAL to hold listening party for their first best-of album

    February 3, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Pop rock band SCANDAL have announced that they'll be holding a listening party for their first best-of album, "SCANDAL SHOW", in Osaka and Tokyo. Scheduled for a March 7th release, "SCANDAL SHOW" will consist of tracks ranging from their major debut single, "DOLL", to upcoming single "HARUKAZE". (Check out the track list for the upcoming album in our previous post here.) SCANDAL will invite 100 pairs (total: 200 people) amongst "Utatomo

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