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  • AKB48, Hoshino Gen and more to be featured in Southern All Stars' new PV

    August 22, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    It's been revealed that 19 celebrities will be featured in the PV for Southern All Stars' new song "Tengoku on the Beach". "Tengoku on the Beach" is the coupling track to Southern All Stars' new single "Tokyo VICTORY" which will be released on September 10. The PV will feature appearances by Abe Natsumi, Iida Kaori, AKB48, Okuda Tamio, Guts Ishimatsu, Kimura Kaela, Saito Kazuyoshi, DREAMS COME TRUE, Nakazawa Yuko, Hirai Ken, Hoshino Gen

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  • MAX dance the Zumba for their new song

    August 22, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    Female vocal group MAX will be releasing their new single "Jounetsu no ZUMBA" on September 10. It's been about a year since the group released their last single "Tacata'". "Jounetsu no ZUMBA" is a summer dance tune that uses the fitness dance Zumba as its motif. The choreography was done by dancer ENDo who claims to be a long-time fan of MAX.  [CD+DVD][CD-Only][Track List]CD:01. Jounetsu no ZUMBA02. Sweet Sweet Honey03. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!04. Joun

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  • AKB48's Fukuoka Seina fractures her right arm

    August 21, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Fukuoka Seina (14) fell while performing at the group's Tokyo Dome live on August 20. After getting examined by a doctor, it was revealed that she fractured the proximal end of her right upper arm. She is required to undergo treatment for 3 to 4 weeks. Fukuoka will be taking a break from all theater performances for the time being. In addition, her birthday event, which was scheduled to be held on August

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 8/11 ~ 8/17

    August 21, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly comic chart for August 11 to 17. Check out the top 5 below! 1. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 14 - Isayama Hajime : (487,481)2. "Gin no Saji Silver Spoon", Volume 12 - Arakawa Hiromu : (127,695)3. "NARUTO", Volume 30 - Kishimoto Masashi : (125,648)4. "Haikyuu!!", Volume 12 - Furudate Haruichi : (108,965)5. "P to JK", Volume 5 - Miyoshi Maki : (104,905)(Check out the full ranking here.)Source: Oricon

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  • VAMPS to release new single in October

    August 21, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    It's been revealed that VAMPS will release their new single "VAMPIRE'S LOVE" on October 8. The duo just released their double A-side single "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" on August 20. Their upcoming single has already been picked up as the image song for the Japanese version of the movie 'Dracula ZERO' which will open in theaters on October 31. It will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+Story Bo

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  • Tokoro George establishes new label + to release 2 albums

    August 21, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    Tokoro George has established an independent label called 'Jam Cracker Record'. On September 13, he will simultaneously release two albums "JAM CRACKER 1" and "JAM CRACKER 2".The albums will be sold for 756 yen (approximately $7.32 USD) each. "1" will be made up of 14 songs, while "2" will have 15. Both albums include a variety of songs packed with Tokoro's playfulness and love.  [JAM CRACKER 1]01. Ice Cream Kai ni Ikimashou ka?02. 100%03.

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  • Oguri Shun sprays water on women during 'Lupin III' event

    August 21, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    On August 19, actor Oguri Shun attended an event for his movie 'Lupin III' (August 30 release), where he sprayed water all over a group of women.The event was held to pray for the movie's success and to enjoy a cool, summer evening. In order for the 300 event attendees to cool off, Oguri brought along 14 beautiful women in yellow bikinis and sprayed them with a hose.   Oguri seemed to be satisfied with the small surprise as he stated, "

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  • the pillows to release their 19th album in October

    August 21, 2014 @ 2:17 am

    Rock band the pillows, who will be celebrate their 25th anniversary in September, will release their 19th album "Moon Dust" on October 22."Moon Dust" will mark the band's first album release in about 2 years and 9 months. Their last album "Trial" was released back in January 2012. The upcoming album will include a total of 11 songs such as their new single "About A Rock'n'roll Band" which is slated for release on September 17. It will be availabl

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  • Akimoto Yasushi and Watanabe Mayu take on the ice bucket challenge

    August 21, 2014 @ 1:22 am

    A video of Akimoto Yasushi taking on the ALS ice bucket challenge was uploaded onto AKB48's YouTube channel on August 20.Akimoto, who was nominated by Gentosha Inc. president Kenjou Toru, boldly accepted the challenge. It took place after the group's 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome. Members Takahashi Minami and Sashihara Rino assisted in dumping a bucket of ice water over his head. "I support the ALS ice bucket challenge," he stated. Shortly after, 

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/15~8/17

    August 20, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 16th/17th 01 (01) Stand by Me Doraemon (Weeks: 02) 02 (00) Hot Road (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) Transformers: Age of Extinction (Weeks: 02) 05 (04) Maleficent (Weeks: 06) 06 (05) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 05) 07 (07) Godzilla (Weeks: 04) 08

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