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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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  • SKE48 to hold their first 47-prefecture tour + release documentary film

    October 6, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    On October 5, SKE48 celebrated the 5th anniversary since their theater debut with a special concert at SKE48 Theater. During the concert, there was a surprise announcement that the groups would be holding their first 47-prefecture tour and that their first documentary film 'DOCUMENTARY of SKE48 (tentative title)' would be released next spring. The stage opened with a vaulting box that appeared during SKE48's 1st anniversary concert back in July o

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  • 3 new members join S/mileage

    October 5, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    On October 4, S/mileage announced that 3 new members will be joining the group. From now on, they will carry out their activities as a 9-member group.The new additions were announced during a press conference before costume rehearsals for their musical 'Engeki Joshibu S/mileage's JUKEBOX MUSICAL: SMILE FANTASY!'. As the 3rd generation members, Aikawa Maho, Sasaki Rikako, and Murota Mizuki were promoted from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei.  After being ca

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  • Yamamoto Mizuki cosplays as Maetel from 'Ginga Tetsudou 999'

    October 5, 2014 @ 4:08 am

    Actress/model Yamamoto Mizuki recently revealed a picture of herself as 'Maetel' from 'Ginga Tetsudou 999' ('Galaxy Express 999') through her official blog.Yamamoto cosplayed as 'Maetel' in the drama 'Aoi Honoo' which aired its final episode on September 26. She wrote, "I'm putting a behind the scene shot of my Maetel cosplay that I did in 'Aoi Honoo'. I've always wanted to try this cosplay so I had a lot of pictures taken."  Fans praised Yamamo

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna wants to do her best with household chores before turning 20

    October 5, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    On October 4, actress Kawaguchi Haruna held a release event for her 2015 calendar. Kawaguchi commented on her last calendar of her teens, "I'm happy to put it in physical form." On turning 20-years-old next February, she revealed her goals, "I want to do my best with household chores." However, as she leads a busy life starring in various movies and dramas, she stated, "I live by myself, but I don't have any time for household chores." She also s

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  • Figure skater Arakawa Shizuka skates at 9 months pregnant

    October 5, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    On October 3, professional figure skater Arakawa Shizuka revealed a picture of herself on the ice rink at 9 months pregnant. In the picture, Arakawa is seen smiling and lifting one leg up. "9 month~on the ice♪ With this, I'm going to take a break from skating for a while... ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ...zzz," she tweeted. Some fans were amazed by the picture, leaving comments such as "Wow!! As expected~ you have great balance," and "As expecte

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  • THE BAWDIES reveal jacket covers & track list for new album 'Boys!'

    October 4, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    THE BAWDIES have revealed the jacket cover and track list for their new album "Boys!" that's slated for release on December 3."Boys!" will be made up of 12 tracks such as their already released songs "THE SEVEN SEAS", "NICE AND SLOW", and "COME ON", as well as their new song "NO WAY", which will be used as the opening theme for TV Tokyo's drama 'Tamagawa Kuyakusho OF THE DEAD'. The limited edition will come with a bonus CD and DVD. The bonus CD w

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  • Oguri Shun & Yamada Yu welcome their first child

    October 4, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

    Oguri Shun and model Yamada Yu have welcomed their first child. An official announcement was made by both parties. However, the date of birth and sex of the baby remains undisclosed. Yamada made the announcement through her agency, "At this time, an irreplaceable treasure has come to meet us," and expressed, "I am only filled with happiness and feelings of gratitude. Everyday I am amazed and moved by our child who shows us healthy expre

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/24~9/30

    October 4, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of Septemebr 24th to September 30th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Dakishimetai" - EXILE TAKAHIRO 05 - "Highschool love" - E-girls 06 - "Tokyo Victory" - Southern All Stars

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