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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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  • hilcrhyme releases a short PV for "Christmas Carol"

    December 3, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    R&B group hilcrhyme will soon be releasing their 3rd album, "RISING", on December 7th. To promote the album, they unveiled a PV preview of their song, "Christmas Carol". The song is supposed to be the ultimate Christmas gift you give to that important person you want to reach with the message, "I wrote this song for you, and I'll only sing it on this night." Check out their PV short below:

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  • Abe Sadawo to star in live-action movie for "Paikaji Nankai Sakusen"

    December 3, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    Shiina Makoto's popular survival novel, "Paikaji Nankai Sakusen", will get a live-action movie adaptation starring Abe Sadawo, Nagayama Kento, Kanjiya Shihori, and Sasaki Nozomi! Originally published in 2004, the book has been described as a "modern Robinson Crusoe" story. Commenting on the exciting development, the author said, "This is way too enjoyable.  It will be such a fun movie." "Paikaji Nankai Sakusen" follows the tale of 'Sasa

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  • A first look at Sato Takeru as 'Rurouni Kenshin'

    December 3, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    The live action film for "Rurouni Kenshin" finished filming on November 21st, and fans of the popular manga series got a first look at 'Kenshin' himself, played by actor Sato Takeru. Filming for the movie began back in August, and the shoot was held in Kyoto, Shiga, Tottori, Okayama, Hyogo, and Osaka with a total of 1,200 extras. Reportedly, William Ireton (who presided over the production of the movie) has already begun preparations to

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers to release new album, "TRIBAL SOUL"

    December 3, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers has announced that they will be releasing their second album, "TRIBAL SOUL", on December 7th. "TRIBAL SOUL" will contain a total of 11 songs, including their singles "FIGHTERS" and "Refrain". As a bonus track, the album will also come with a new version of their debut song, "Best Friend's Girl". The album will be available in three different versions: CD-only, CD+DVD, and CD+DVD 3-Disc Set. The DVD for the 3-Dis

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  • Auto racer Mori Katsuyuki releases his first solo calendar

    December 2, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    On December 1st, auto racer Mori Katsuyuki released his first solo calendar. According to JKA, the administration for keirin and auto racing, this is the first time a solo calendar has been released in its 61 years of history. This is also Mori's first official product after resigning from SMAP. Mori commented, "It turned out nice. I think it's really good. I want both fans, and those who don't know much about auto racing to grab a copy

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to star in musical next fall

    December 2, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    It's been revealed that Sakamoto Maaya will be starring in the musical, "Ashinaga Ojisan", next fall. "Ashinaga Ojisan" is based on a famous novel by American author Jean Webster. The story was previously adapted into a musical starring Okazaki Yuki, Harada Tomoyo, and Mana Kana. The script will be written and directed by John Caird, who is known for "Les Miserables", "The Beggar's Opera", and "Candide". Sakamoto will play the heroine,

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  • Jero co-stars with "Hissatsu Shigotonin" characters in his new MV

    December 2, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    Enka singer Jero will be releasing his new single, "Yoake no Kaze", on January 1st. In the upcoming music video for this song, Jero co-stars with characters from the historical drama, "Hissatsu Shigotonin". Written and composed by Hirao Masaaki, "Yoake no Kaze" is currently the theme song for KYORAKU's "Pachinko Hissatsu Shigotonin IV". For the MV, Jero wears a kimono as the new 'shigotonin', "Utaiya no Jero", and sings into his light s

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  • Short version (teaser) of GD&TOP's Japanese "Oh Yeah" released

    December 2, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Back in September, Big Bang‘s GD&TOP announced that would be making their Japanese debut with the release of "Oh Yeah" on November 9th. Unfortunately, due to the breakout of G-Dragon‘s marijuana case, their Japanese promotion plans were put on hold. The single was pushed back for a released date of January 7, 2012 but earlier today, YG and Avex Entertainment (YGEX) delighted their fans by releasing the short version (teaser) of GD&TOP's Ja

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