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  • TV anime, "NOIR", to be released as live-action drama

    June 20, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Earlier today, it was announced that Japanese TV anime, “NOIR,” will be produced as a live-action drama directed by Sam Raimi. “NOIR” is a story about two female assassins who travel together to find answers about their past and embark in many missions while learning about each other and making close bonds with one another. This work was aired back from April 2001 to September 2001 on TV Tokyo. Raimi will partner with Robert G. Tapert, a

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  • No Sleeves sings "Kuchibiru Furezu..." on Coming Soon!!

    June 20, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves appeared on the June 20th episode of "Coming Soon!!" to perform their new song, "Kuchibiru Furezu..."! Check out their performance after the cut! Thanks for the tip, konami!

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  • Maeda Atsuko sings "Flower" on Coming Soon!!

    June 20, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko took to the stage on June 20th to perform her solo song, "Flower"! For her colorful performance, the stage suddenly blooms from fluffy white clouds as pure as her dress into beautiful yellow flowers. Check out her performance beneath the cut!

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  • Details on Secret's debut single "Madonna" revealed!

    June 20, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    Earlier this month, we reported that Secret signed with Sony Music, and some details on their debut single, "Madonna", have recently been revealed. The single will drop on August 3rd, and like other artists, the single will be released in three versions: two limited editions and a normal edition. The limited editions will come with a DVD (contents to be announced later), a 24-page photobook, and a ticket to attend Secret's handshake eve

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko comes down with a fever

    June 20, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    After two days of not blogging, we now know that it sadly wasn’t because AKB48’s Oshima Yuko was busy. Instead, the reason for her inactivity from posting was because she caught a nasty cold. She wrote on her latest entry, “I’m sorry for worrying everyone… I caught a cold and my fever refused to go down. Therefore, I wasn’t feeling any better, so I rested all day yesterday (>_<。)”. Rather than feeling concern for herself, she express

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  • Kuraki Mai collaborates with skating star Arakawa Shizuka for "Fantasy on Ice"!

    June 20, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Pop singer Kuraki Mai appeared at the "Figure Skate Kanawaza Fantasy on Ice 2011" for a special collaborative performance! The event was held on June 18th and 19th, and included top ice-skating stars from both Japan and abroad (such as famous figure skater Ando Miki). Kuraki Mai sang her charity song "Anata ga Iru Kara", while skater Arakawa Shizuka danced on the ice for a stunning collaboration. "I made this song while thinking about w

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  • Kanjani8's Murakami Shingo to star in this year's "24 Hour Television" drama special!

    June 20, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    It has been revealed that Kanjani8’s Murakami Shingo will star in the drama special for year’s “24 Hour Television Ai wa Chikyu wo Sukuu”. The details of the drama have not yet been revealed, but the producer commented, “This will be a story of life and family, especially because we are in times like these.” This movie will also star Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru, who will play the friend of the main character. The drama special is one

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  • GACKT to play the voice of "Dante" for SKET DANCE!

    June 20, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    It has been revealed that GACKT will be featured as a voice actor and singer in the TV Tokyo anime "SKET DANCE"! GACKT will be portraying the character of Dante, lead vocalist for visual kei band, JardiN. The writer of the original manga, Shinohara Kenta, commented that GACKT was the inspiration behind the character of Dante, so it is very fitting to have GACKT be the voice of the character. Sharing his thoughts about playing the role of Dan

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  • After School reveals details on their Japanese debut single, "Bang!"

    June 20, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    Earlier this month, Korean girl group After School announced their official Japanese debut, and the girls will debut with a Japanese version of their song, "Bang!". Although, "Bang!" is a remake, the Japanese version will have a new arrangement and performance. The single will come in three versions: limited edition A, limited edition B, and normal edition. Limited Edition A will include the Japanese versions of "Bang!" and "Let's Do It

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  • Check out Maeda Atsuko's solo performance of "Flower" on "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ"!

    June 20, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    AKB48's Maeda Atsuko, who is promoting her solo single "Flower", made an appearance on the June 20th telecast of HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ. Surrounded by several beautiful arrangements of flowers, Maeda was styled in a nice white dress. Don't forget to support Maeda Atsuko on June 22nd when her single is finally released! Check out Maeda Atsuko's performance of "Flower" below!

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