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  • AKB48's 'Puccho' mouth to mouth CM criticized by viewers

    April 19, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    The Broadcasting Ethics & Program Improvement Organization (BPO) has announced that AKB48's CM for UHA Mikakuto’s popular soft candy 'Puccho' received criticism from the viewers. The CM started airing on March 15th, and caused quite a stir as the members of AKB48 shares the candy with one another via mouth-to-mouth. Regarding this CM, BPO received negative comments such as "The children will imitate this," "It looks like they're playing w

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  • Watabe Atsuro reveals that he's a fan of KARA

    April 19, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    On April 19th, an advanced screening for the upcoming "Black Dawn" ("Gaiji Keisatsu") was held together with the cast and the director. "Black Dawn" follows up on the NHK drama which aired in 2009 and was the first drama to focus on the Japanese special anti-terrorism division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Actor Watabe Atsuro is going to reprise the leading role of the Japanese spy 'Sumimoto'. In the movie, he has to tr

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  • Former AV actresses appear at product launch for "sexy" pachinko machine

    April 19, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Five sexy actresses including Kishi Aino (24), Hatsune Minori (24), and Handa Sasa (27) took part in a spontaneous glamour photoshoot at the product launch of a new pachinko machine “CR Dokidoki Girls Spot” (From Toyomaru) in Tokyo. While Ijiri Okada (47) spoke at the event, the five actresses entered the room in vivid sexy pink micro-mini dresses.  Upon their entrance, the event space filled with enthusiasm and sensuality. The right si

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  • PASSPO☆ to release 4th single, "Next Flight"

    April 19, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Idol group PASSPO☆ has announced that they will be releasing their 4th single, "Next Flight", on June 13th. PASSPO☆'s theme for 2012 is "a rock journey around the world". They will challenge themselves to LA Metal, which became a boom in Japan during the 1980's. For this single, PASSPO☆ will receive assistance from some musicians of LA Metal, who will be revealed at a later time. The PV is scheduled to be filmed at the end of the month

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  • Jacket covers for Arashi's upcoming single "Face Down" revealed!

    April 19, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Johnny & Associates' record label, J Storm, has revealed the jacket covers for Arashi's upcoming single "Face Down" (to be released on May 9th) on their website April 18th. Check out the jacket covers along with an updated track list below! === <”Face Down” Limited Edition> [CD] 1. Face Down (Theme song for drama “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”) <Written by: eltvo, Rap by: Sakurai Sho, Composed by:Albi Albertsson, Roy

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  • NEWS announces new Best Album and Single

    April 19, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    A couple of days ago a mysterious countdown clock was set up on Johnny's Entertainment website. As the counter hit the number 4, songs and color appeared on the screen. Then on April 17th at 12:00PM, when the counter hit zero, NEWS members appeared on Koyama Keiichiro's radio 'K-chan NEWS' and announced their comeback. The four-member group will be releasing a new single and best album. No titles and release dates have been confirmed, but

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  • exist†trace reveals short PV for "GINGER"

    April 19, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Visual kei band exist†trace has revealed the short PV for their new song, "GINGER"! "GINGER" is a fun, uptempo track off of the band's upcoming album, 'VIRGIN'. This album is scheduled for release on May 23rd. Check out the short PV below!

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  • Yuka shows off her sexy summer look as PARCO's summer campaign model

    April 19, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    It’s been revealed that talent Yuka (31) has been chosen as department store PARCO’s summer campaign model, and will be featured in their new CM that is set for broadcast on April 27th. This ad campaign will mark the first time in 12 years that Yuka will be seen in a bikini. This is also the first time Yuka will be featured in a fashion ad. She'll cast aside her signature smile to show a cool and sexy side in this endorsement. There will b

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  • China's Ebi-chan, Anna Kay starts full-scale activities in Japan

    April 19, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    In December of last year, buzz about Shiseido’s TSUBAKI CM started with the question: “Who is that pretty girl” – that pretty girl is Anna Kay (age unknown); she will begin her activities in Japan this year. She currently models for women’s fashion magazine CanCam. With her breathtakingly large eyes, the popular Kay is called the “the Queen of Cute (Founder of Prettyism)” in China.  She studied singing and acting at The Central Academy of

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  • Eikura Nana has been down with a cold for almost two weeks

    April 19, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    On April 16th, actress Eikura Nana finally updated her blog with an apology for not being able to update since the 5th. In the new blog entry, she revealed that she's been in poor physical condition for almost two weeks. She also stated that she has yet to recover. Fans were relieved to see the update on her blog, but they immediately became worried again after reading about her cold, especially since she didn't say why she's in such a

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