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  • Watanabe Mayu to undergo treatment for acute tonsillitis

    October 31, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    It's been reported that AKB48's Watanabe Mayu has been diagnosed with acute tonsillitis and will devote herself to medical treatment for about 10 days.  Consequently, Watanabe will not be participating in the big handshake event for AKB48's single "Kokoro no Placard" Theater Edition (called "AKB48 'Kokoro no Placard' Gekijouban Hatsubai Kinen Dai Akushukai") that's scheduled to be held on November 3 at Makuhari Messe. The future course of action

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  • Details on SCANDAL's new album 'HELLO WORLD' revealed

    October 30, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

    The details on SCANDAL's new album "HELLO WORLD", which will be released on December 3, has been revealed. The album will feature a total of 13 songs such as their singles "Departure", "Yoake no Ryuseigun", and "Image". "Departure" and "Yoake no Ryuseigun" was produced by Kameda Seiji, and "Place of life (feat. Tetsuya Komuro)" by Komuro Tetsuya. In addition, the album will contain songs that were written and composed by the members themselves. 

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  • KinKi Kids' next album to include new songs and self covers

    October 30, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    It's been revealed that KinKi Kids will release their new album "M album" on December 10.The duo's 14th original album will be made up of 2 discs that have the theme "Memories & Moments". DISC 1, titled "side Moments", will consist of new songs, along with their single "Glorious Days ~Tada Michi wo Sagashiteru" which was available for purchase only through their official online shop. Meanwhile, DISC 2, titled "side Memories" will contain self cov

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  • Check out BoA's short PV for her new single 'FLY'

    October 30, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    BoA has revealed the short PV for her new single "FLY" thats due out on December 3. "FLY" is a self-produced track written and composed by the singer herself. It's said to fully show a new side of BoA as an artist.Source: BoA's Official Website

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta lands first lead movie role in 'Raintree no Kuni'

    October 30, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    Kis-My-Ft2's Tamamori Yuta has landed his first lead movie role in the film adaptation of Arikawa Hiro's novel 'Raintree no Kuni'. Tamamori will play the role of 'Sakisaka Nobuyuki', a salaryman who falls in love with the heroine 'Hitomi Rika'. The role of 'Hitomi' will be played by model Nishiuchi Mariya. On his first time playing the lead in a movie, Tamamori expressed, "I was honestly very happy. It's my first time being in charge of a le

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  • Toda Erika takes on her first newscaster role

    October 30, 2014 @ 2:05 am

    It's been revealed that actress Toda Erika will be challenging herself to her first newscaster role in the new CM for SS Pharmaceutical's 'Eve A Jou EX'. "Please take notice to whether or not I am able to successfully deliver my first news," she stated.In the CM, newscaster Toda delivers the news on a program that's displayed on an electronic billboard. She then watches the news spread throughout the world from atop a building. Toda was able

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  • Nogizaka46's Shiraishi Mai to release her first photo book

    October 30, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    Nogizaka46 member Shiraishi Mai will release her first photo book 'Seijun na Otona' (A Pure Adult) on December 10.The photo book was shot by photographer Shinoyama Kishin, who spoke very highly of Shiraishi saying, "She's surpassed an idol!" Shiraishi will be the first member of Nogizaka46 to release a solo photo book. She will also reveal her first bikini shots through this photo book. Shiraishi has been active as a model in various women's

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  • JUJU reveals cover and track list for her cover album

    October 29, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

    JUJU has revealed the jacket cover and track list for her new cover album "Request II" which she'll release on December 3.For her 2nd cover album, JUJU will cover famous works by female artists that were released between 1989 and 2005. She will cover a total of 12 tracks including Matsutoya Yumi's "ANNIVERSARY", REIRA starring YUNA ITO's "ENDLESS STORY", LOVE PSYCHEDELICO's "Last Smile", and Nakajima Miyuki's "Ito". As the song's producers, JUJU

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  • AKB48 unleash short PV for 'Kibouteki Refrain'

    October 29, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    AKB48 have unleashed the short PV for their new single "Kibouteki Refrain".  Set for release on November 26, the centers for AKB48's 38th single are members Watanabe Mayu and Miyawaki Sakura. In the PV, the members run away from a group of mysterious men who are in pursuit of Watanabe and Miyawaki's golden microphones. It features appearances by former members Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Itano Tomomi.

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  • Eita talks about his younger brother Nagayama Kento

    October 29, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    On October 26, actor Eita made an appearance on the talk program 'Oshareism' where he talked about his younger brother, actor Nagayama Kento. Nagayama has been just as busy as Eita, starring in movies such as 'Wara no Tate' and 'Crows EXPLODE'. His latest movie 'Clover', co-starring Takei Emi and Okura Tadayoshi), is scheduled to open in theaters this week. On his relationship with Nagayama, Eita revealed, "We are close. We are 6 years apart, so

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