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  • May'n to return to Los Angeles for special show at Musicians Institute

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:59 am

    J-Pop and anime singer May'n will return to L.A. for a special performance at the Musicians Institute (www.mi.edu) in Hollywood, CA, on July 17, 2014. The popular Japanese singer is famous worldwide for her music for numerous films, television series, and anime programs. The concert event is the first American stop in her 10th Anniversary "dots and lines" World Tour which began in February this year.May'n's live concert at the MI C

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  • Momoiro Clover Z' Sasaki Ayaka fractures her left ankle

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    On April 18, Momoiro Clover Z member Sasaki Ayaka announced via their Ustream channel "momoclo TV" that she has fractured her left lateral malleolus after falling down during the shoot for TV program. On "momocloTV", she said, "I have something to tell you Mononofu (the fans) with my own words." She continued, "Today, I fell down during the shoot for Kansai TV's 'Mujack', and fractured my left foot. Though I went to the hospital right after

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  • 37-year-old housewife is the winner of 'Otona AKB48 Audition'

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On April 17, the announcement for the results of the "Otona AKB48 Audition" was made, and it was revealed that 37-year-old Tsukamoto Mariko had been chosen as the Otona AKB48 member. "Otona AKB48 Audition" was a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign", and the audition was held to find a limited-time member who was over 30 years old. Reportedly, a total of 5,066 people applied for the audition which included former Morning Musume mem

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  • Odagiri Joe & Kashii Yuu celebrate the birth of their 2nd child

    April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 am

    It's been reported that actor Odagiri Joe's (38) wife, actress Kashii Yuu (27), gave birth to their second child, a baby boy.   Kashii's agency announced that she hopes to return to work as soon as possible while adjusting her physical condition and child-rearing situation. The couple do not plan on revealing the birth date, time, location, and name of their new son. Odagiri and Kashii got married on their birthday, February 16 of

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku perform first-ever group-only live at the Nippon Budokan before 3 members leave

    April 18, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    On April 15, Momoiro Clover Z's "little sister" idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku performed 27 songs at their first ever group-only Nippon Budokan live concert.This marked the group's final performance with members Mizuki (17), Anno Natsu (16), and Suzuki Hirono (16); the three are leaving the group or "transferring schools" to focus solely on acting.  Mizuki teared up as she said, "Ebi-chuu was my adolescence," while Suzuki declared decisively

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  • Kitagawa Keiko performs with Momoiro Clover Z

    April 17, 2014 @ 5:16 pm

    On April 16th, Kitagawa Keiko and Momoiro Clover Z's special unit 'Kimoclo' performed at an event for 'Akumu-chan The Movie' (to be released May 3).   While 'Kimoclo' is a special unit for the NTV special drama 'Akumu-chan Special', they made a special appearance on this day. Kitagawa, whose image color is "black", wore the same uniform as the girls of Momoiro Clover Z. She introduced herself, "My role is wicked ♪ my costume

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  • Oshima Yuko makes surprise appearance at last day of Team K's stage performance

    April 17, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    On April 16th, Oshima Yuko made a surprise appearance at the last day of Team K's stage performance 'Saishuu Bell ga Naru' at AKB48 Theater. This marked her first time on the stage since March 20th.  On this day, the performance was held as a farewell ceremony to Chikano Rina, whose transfer to JKT48 was announced during the big team shuffle in February. Oshima appeared towards the end of the performance, and reflected upon her days as captain o

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 - Isayama Hajime : (1,130,508)2. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 13 Limited Edition - Isayama Hajime : (270,272)3. "Chihayafuru", Volume 24 - Suetsugu Yuki : (155,401)4. "Shingeki no Kyojin Kuinaki Sentaku", Volume 1 - written Isayama Hajime / illustrated by Suruga Hikaru : (140,186)5. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 10 - Furudate Haruic

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to release new single 'Tenchi Gaeshi'

    April 17, 2014 @ 3:08 am

    It's been revealed that NICO Touches the Walls will be releasing their new single "Tenchi Gaeshi" on June 11. The single's title track is currently being used as the ending theme for the MBS/TBS anime 'Haikyu!!'. On his blog, Mitsumura Tatsuya (Vo, G) commented, "Following 'Rawhide', this is a new song that we made as a weapon for 2014, which is NICO Touches the Walls' attack year. Anyhow, it is loaded with important parts from the intro, an

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  • babyraids reveal PV for 'Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll'

    April 17, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    babyraids have revealed the PV for their new song "Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll". "Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll" will be released together with "Baby Step" as babyraids' first double A-side single on May 14. The song was written by rock band Dohatsuten's Masuko Naozumi and composed by Kamiharako Tomoyasu.  The PV features babyraids energetically dancing to the rock'n'roll number. It follows a comical story li

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