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  • aiko's new song 'Ashita no Mukou' to be released in November

    October 8, 2014 @ 2:21 am

    aiko's new single "Ashita no Mukou" will be released on November 12.  "Ashita no Mukou" comes about 9 months after aiko's previous single "Kimi no Tonari". The title track has already been picked up as the theme song for Kansai TV / Fuji TV's drama 'Suteki na Sen TAXI' which will premiere on October 14 at 10:00 pm.The single will be released in both limited and regular editions. More details are coming soon, so stay tuned!Source: natalie

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  • Ikimonogakari to be in charge of the theme song for movie 'Ao Haru Ride'

    October 7, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    It's been revealed that Ikimonogakari will be in charge of the theme song for the movie, 'Ao Haru Ride' which will drop in movies nationwide on December 13.'Ao Haru Ride' is a live-action film adaptation of Sakisaka Io's popular manga starring Honda Tsubasa and Higashide Masahiro. The theme song, titled "Kirari", is described as a medium-tempo number with a fresh melody. Mizuno Yoshiki (G), who wrote and composed the track, commented, "After read

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  • PASSPO☆ to release best-of album in December

    October 7, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    To commemorate their 5th anniversary, PASSPO☆ will release a best-of album (currently untitled) on December 10.Along with all the singles the group has released since their major debut, the album will also include popular songs that they perform during their lives, as well as memorial songs that will be created to celebrate their 5th anniversary. It will be available for purchase in 4 different versions: First Class Edition, Economy Class Editio

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  • Watanabe Mayu chosen as image model for fashion brand 'Avail'

    October 7, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    AKB48's Watanabe Mayu has been chosen as the image model for fashion brand 'Avail'. She will star in the brand's very first CM 'Avail 2014 Fall-Winter Watanabe Mayu' starting October 8. The CM will also feature Watanabe's song "Onna no Ko Nara". In the CM, Watanabe challenged herself to 3 coordinated outfits: "motekawa style" (popular and cute), "street MIX style", and "adult girly style". Among the 3, Watanabe revealed that her favorite was the

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  • Nogizaka46's Fukagawa Mai talks about her upcoming TV program & soccer star Honda Keisuke

    October 7, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    On October 6, idol group Nogizaka46's Fukagawa Mai (23) conducted an interview in Tokyo for her new BS TwellV program "AC Milan Channel Milano Milan" (Sunday – Friday at 9:55 PM), on which she serves as the narrator. The program introduces the gourmet foods and the culture of Milan.  She spoke about Milan-based Japanese soccer star Honda Keisuke (28), who belongs to Italian Serie A team AC Milan, during her interview. "I aspire to be like

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  • Maeda Atsuko hosts a variety show with a puppet for 'Country Ma'am' CM movie

    October 7, 2014 @ 1:12 am

    Actress Maeda Atsuko stars in a new CM movie for Fujiya's 'Country Ma'am Premium Series'.Set in a 1950's retro kitchen, the CM movie features Maeda in a polka dot dress hosting a variety show with a mysterious puppet named 'Pooh-kun' who speaks in Kansai dialect. The movie is made up of a total of 5 parts. It will be shown on Fujiya's website, as well as in a select of stores starting October 7. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Che'Nelle to sing the theme song for drama 'Dear Sister'

    October 7, 2014 @ 1:11 am

    It's been revealed that singer Che'Nelle will be singing the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Dear Sister' which premieres on October 16. Che'Nelle wrote a brand new song called "Happiness" (November 19 release) just for the drama. It's a medium-tempo ballad that describes an universal love.  The drama is a love comedy starring Ishihara Satomi and Matsushita Nana as sisters. Its production team offered Che'Nelle to sing the theme song a

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  • KinKi Kids to release new single 'Kagi no Nai Hako'

    October 6, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    KinKi Kids will release their new single "Kagi no Nai Hako" on November 12."Kago no Nai Hako" will be the duo's 34th single and also their first single release in about a year. Written by Matsui Goro, the title track is described as an uptempo number that drifts in sorrow. As the coupling track, the Limited Edition B version of the single will include "Kirameki ni Shisu", a song written and composed by Dojima Kohei and arranged by CHOKK

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 10/4~10/5

    October 6, 2014 @ 4:18 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – October 4th/5th 01 (01) Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Weeks: 04) 02 (00) A Samurai Chronicle (Weeks: 01) 03 (03) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 09) 04 (02) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Weeks: 03) 05 (04) Lupin the Third (Weeks: 06) 06 (06) Guardians of the Galaxy (Weeks: 04) 07 (07) Jersey

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  • Members of Busaiku to play salarymen in their starring drama

    October 6, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    NTV will air Busaiku's starring drama 'Heisei Busaiku Salaryman' starting on October 18 at 12:50 am. The drama will revolve around 4 employees of 'Paku Paku Seika Nishi-Tokyo Shisha' (Paku Paku Confectionary Nishi Tokyo Branch) located in Tokyo. Although they are said to be incompetent, unable to read situations, clumsy, and are on the verge of getting laid off, the men continue to face the hardships of the company.  This will be the f

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