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  • Inspired by JINTAKA? Sato Takeru & Takahashi Yu to form a unit

    October 18, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    On October 17, during his live streaming program 'Taketere,' actor Sato Takeru announced that he would be collaborating with singer-songwriter Takahashi Yu at the upcoming Halloween event 'JACK-O-LAND.' Sato, who is good friends with Takahashi, explained that he came up with the collaboration himself. "We will sing together," he declared and continued to explain, "I was inspired by JINTAKA. We will do it as a new unit!" 'JACK-O-LAND' will take pl

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  • Flower to release double A-side single in January

    October 18, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

    6-member dance & vocal group Flower will release their 13th single, a double A-side, called "Monochrome / Colorful," on January 11 of next year. Flower is riding the wave of success with their first best-of album "THIS IS Flower THIS IS BEST" (released in September) becoming their first work to top Oricon's weekly ranking.   Details on the contrasting title tracks have not been revealed at this time. However, it's known that the single will be a

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  • Actress Mizuno Miki and actor Karahashi Mitsuru got married back in June

    October 18, 2016 @ 4:46 pm

    It's been reported that actress Mizuno Miki (42) and actor/illustrator Karahashi Mitsuru (39) got married back in June. They are not planning to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. According to Mizuno's agency, the couple met in March of this year through a mutual acquaintance and started dating in April. They tied the knot just three months later, on Mizuno's birthday, June 28.Karahashi became known after starring in TV Asahi's 'Kamen Rider 5

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  • SID to be in charge of theme song for new 'Kuroshitsuji' movie

    October 18, 2016 @ 4:03 pm

    SID's new song "Garasu no Hitomi" has been selected as the theme song for the movie 'Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic' to open in theaters on January 21. In the past, SID has provided their songs "Monochrome no Kiss" and "ENAMEL" as the opening themes for the 'Kuroshitsuji' anime series. On  the new song, vocalist Mao commented, "We produced the music and lyrics as if we were creating the worldview of 'Kuroshitsuji' together [with the movie]."

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP reveals release date for new single 'Give Me Love'

    October 18, 2016 @ 4:01 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP's new single "Give Me Love" will be released on December 14. "Give Me Love" has been picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's 'Getsu-9' drama 'Cain and Abel' starring member Yamada Ryosuke. It's described as a mellow R&B track that sings about life's troubles and love. This is Yamada's first 'Getsu-9' drama, and likewise, this is Hey! Say! JUMP's first time providing a song for a 'Getsu-9' drama.  The single will be released in t

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 10/15~10/16

    October 18, 2016 @ 3:37 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 15th/16th 01 (01) Kimi no Na wa. (Weeks: 08) 02 (00) Nanimono (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Jason Bourne (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) High & Low The Red Rain (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Koe no Katachi (Weeks: 05) 06 (00) GANTZ:O (Weeks: 01) 07 (06) Sully (Weeks: 04) 08 (05) Good Morning Show (Weeks: 02) 09 (0

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to release winter best-of album

    October 18, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

    To coincide their Christmas live "Momoiro Christmas 2016 ~Mafuyu no San San Summer Time~" on December 23 and 24 at Makuhari Messe, Momoiro Clover Z will release a winter best-of album, titled "MCZ WINTER SONG COLLECTION," on December 23.The album will consist of 11 tracks such as "Kimiyuki," "Shiroi Kaze," "Bokura no Century," and "Naichaisou Fuyu," which were sold as CDs at the venues of their past 'Momokuri' shows, as well as "Santa-san" a numb

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  • Hirate Yurina to be the center for Keyakizaka46's single for the 3rd time

    October 17, 2016 @ 6:40 pm

    The senbatsu members for Keyakizaka46's new single (currently untitled) have been revealed. For the third consecutive time, Hirate Yurina will serve as the center. It will be a three row formation with seven members in each row. In total, 20 official members and one under group member will make up the senbatsu. Keyakizaka46's third single will be released on November 30.  [Keyakizaka46 Third Single Senbatsu Members]First row: Saito Fuyuka, Sato

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  • Itano Tomomi shows off sexy dance moves in 'OMG' PV

    October 17, 2016 @ 6:32 pm

    Itano Tomomi has dropped the PV for her new song "OMG."  "OMG" is the lead track off of Itano's second album "Get Ready" that's slated for release on November 2. It's a song portraying a cute girl who attracts all the boys around her. The PV is set at a colorful sports gym where Itano shows off her sexy dance moves. She commented, "The sexy 'onedari dance' ('onedari' means 'to beg') is easy, so please learn it and dance it!"Sources: Model Press,

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  • Hashimoto Nanami chosen as center for Nogizaka46's upcoming single

    October 17, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    Nogizaka46's 16th single (currently untitled) is scheduled for release on November 9. It's been announced that Hashimoto Nanami will be the center for the group's single for the very first time. This announcement was made on October 17 during TV Tokyo's "Nogizaka Koujichuu." When her name was called last, Hashimoto stood up quietly, and expressed, "I have so many feelings, but what I can do as center is to deliver something good. I hope to convin

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