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  • The Gospellers to release a 20th anniversary best-of album

    October 18, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

    To commemorate their 20th anniversary, The Gospellers will release a best-of album, titled "G20" on December 17. In addition, they will release a PV collection called "THE GOSPELLERS CLIPS 1995-2014~Complete Blu-ray Box~" on January 21, 2015.  The track list for "G20" will be decided according to the results of a poll that the group is holding through their official website. It will be available for purchase in both Limited and Regular Edit

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  • Mizushima Hiro shares a silly face on Instagram

    October 18, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

    On October 17, actor Mizushima Hiro uploaded a silly photo onto his Instagram account.The upload is a combination of 3 pictures of Mizushima. In the top and bottom pictures, the actor stares at the camera with a cool look, while in the middle picture, he shows his playful side and sticks his tongue out.   Fans wrote, "Too cute", "Really handsome", "Reminds me of Maruo (Mizushima's character from drama 'Tokyo DOGS'."Mizushima took a break from ac

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to open her 2nd costume exhibition

    October 18, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's costume exhibition 'Kyary Pamyu Pamuseum 2 ~Ishou Mori Mori Okashi na Mori~' will open on December 6 at umu in Tokyo.This will be Kyary's 2nd time opening a costume exhibition. About 30 of Kyary's costumes that she's worn in her PVs and live concerts will be on display. The supervisor of the venue will be Masuda Sebastian.  A portion of Kyary's costumes that will be displayed at the exhibition, such as her striped dress from

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  • Southern All Stars announce details on New Year's Eve live concert

    October 18, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    Southern All Stars have announced the details on their New Years Eve live concert. Titled 'Southern All Stars Toshikoshi Live 2014: Hitsuji dayo! Zenin Shuugou!', the live concert will be held over a period of 4 days, December 27, 28, 30, and 31, at Yokohama Arena.  This will be Southern All Stars first New Year's Eve live concert in 9 years. The finale will be a countdown live where they will ring in the New Year with their fans. In the past, t

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  • Kawabata Kaname to release cover album in December

    October 18, 2014 @ 2:48 am

    Kawabata Kaname will release a cover album, titled "ON THE WAY HOME", on December 10.Since his solo debut in 2010, Kawabata's singles have all included a cover song. He's also been performing cover songs at his acoustic lives 'Utagokoro' that he's been holding since April of this year. Kawabata's first cover album will feature 11 covers of hit songs by female artists. The artists he will be covering include JUJU, Hirose Kohmi, Nakashima Mika

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  • 'Doraemon' theme song to be sung by its characters

    October 18, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Until December, anime Doraemon's theme song "Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon" will be sung by its characters Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Jaian, and Suneo.  The special version theme song was recorded to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the TV anime series, which started in 1979, and the movie series, which began in 1980. This version will be released as a single on November 19. It will mark the first time that the main cast will sing the theme song f

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  • Details on DIVA's last album revealed

    October 18, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    The details on AKB48 sub-unit DIVA's last album (November 5 release) has been revealed.To put an end to their 4-year career, DIVA's last album will be self-titled. All members tried their hand at writing the lyrics to a song for the album. Miyazawa Sae, who wrote "DIVA!", reflected, "When I was writing it, many things came to mind, such as [past] choreography and lives, so it was fun." Meanwhile, Akimoto Sayaka revealed the difficulty of songwrit

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  • Maeda Atsuko to guest star in drama 'Nobunaga Concerto'

    October 17, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

    It's been revealed that former AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will be making a guest appearance in Fuji TV's 'Getsu 9' drama 'Nobunaga Concerto'.'Nobunaga Concerto' is a historical drama that follows the story of a high school student named 'Saburo' (played by Oguri Shun) who aims to unify the country as "Oda Nobunaga" after slipping back into the Sengoku Era. Maeda will play the role of 'Oharu', a village girl from Sengoku daimyo Imagawa Yoshimoto's terri

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  • Tsunku♂ undergoes surgery after being diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time

    October 17, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    It's been revealed that Tsunku♂ has been diagnosed with cancer for the 2nd time.Tsunku♂ went on hiatus in March for laryngeal cancer treatment. Then in September, he announced that he was getting better after getting the cancer removed. On October 17, he updated his official website, "I would like to make a revised announcement." He revealed that he started experiencing swelling and pain in his vocal cords, and noticed hi

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  • Takenouchi Yutaka & Kurashina Kana are in a relationship

    October 17, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    It's been revealed that actor Takenouchi Yutaka (43) and actress Kurashina Kana (26) are in a relationship. After weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' leaked the info on its October 17 issue, both parties admitted to the reports. Through his agency, Takenouchi commented, "I am sorry to have caused trouble at this time. I am in a close relationship with Kurashina-san. I'd be grateful if you would watch over us warmly."  Kurashina's agency also stated

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