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  • Sashihara Rino reveals picture of Watanabe Mayu and Yabuki Nako kissing

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    HKT48's Sashihara Rino recently revealed a picture of AKB48's Watanabe Mayu and HKT48's Yabuki Nako kissing.Sashihara uploaded the image onto her Twitter, saying, "Mayuyu and Nakonakotantan-san." In the picture, you can see a side view of the girls looking at each other as their lips slightly touch. The tweet has already received over 7,000 favorites and 3,000 retweets.  Currently, Watanabe is 20-years-old, while Yabuki is only 13. This age

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  • Arashi's 2-day live in Hawaii to live broadcast in theaters across Japan

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:40 am

    Arashi will be holding a two-day live called 'ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii' on September 19 and 20 to commemorate their 15th anniversary. It's also been revealed that the concert will be available for live viewing in 209 movie theaters across Japan. Hawaii is a special place for the members of Arashi as they held their debut press conference on a cruise ship off the coast of Honolulu. Fans in Japan who weren't able to get their hands on

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  • Tohoshinki to hold 5 major dome tour in 2015

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    It's been revealed that Tohoshinki will hold a 5 major dome tour in 2015.The duo's 2nd 5 major dome tour will be held to commemorate 10 years since their debut in Japan. They are scheduled to hold a total of 12 shows at dome venues in Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Aichi, Tokyo, and Osaka.Check out the tour schedule below. [Tohoshinki 5 major dome tour (tentative)]Saturday, February 7 - Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)Sunday, February 8 - Fukuoka Yafuoku! Do

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  • Kodama Haruka to be the center for HKT48's 4th single

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    On August 31, HKT48 announced the title and senbatsu members for their 4th single, which will be released on September 24. HKT48's 4th single will be titled "Hikaeme I love you!", and first generation member Kodama Haruka will serve as center. HKT48's center so far has been claimed by Tashima Meru for their 1st single, then Tashima and Tomonaga Mio for their 2nd and 3rd single. Tashima and Tomonaga are both second generation members, making

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  • Sakai Ayana gives birth to her first child

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    It's been reported that L'Arc~en~Ciel member tetsuya's wife, actress Sakai Ayana, has given birth to their first child. This was announced on September 1 through Sakai's blog as well as a fax from her agency to media outlets.  According to sources, Sakai gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She expressed, "I've always wanted to meet him! Everyday is going to be hectic filled with things that I'm not used to. I have a lot of flaws, but I hope to bec

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  • Shibasaki Kou sings 3 songs during her free live

    August 31, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    On August 30, actress and singer Shibasaki Kou held a free live at Lazona Kawasaki to commemorate the release of "Aoi Sora" which is her first single after transferring to Victor Entertainment.   This marked Shibasaki's 2nd time holding a free live. The last time she held a free live was back in October 2012. She expressed, "I didn't think that this many people would come, so I'm surprised!" While she sang only 3 songs, such as "A

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  • Tickets to X JAPAN's Yokohama Arena concerts sell out in 1 minute

    August 31, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

    X JAPAN will be holding a 2-day concert at Yokohama Arena on September 10 and October 1. This will mark their first time in about 4 years to hold a solo concert in Japan. Tickets to these concerts were sold out in just 1 second after they went on sale to the general public on August 30 at 10:00 pm.  The 2-day Yokohama Arena concerts will be held as a "prelude" to the band's upcoming concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on October 11. It

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  • Kato Rosa makes her first public appearance in 3 years

    August 31, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

    On August 29, actress Kato Rosa (29) attended a product launch event for BVLGARI in Ginza. This marked Kato's first public appearance since marrying professional soccer player Matsui Daisuke (33) in June of 2011.   Kato took a "day business trip" from Shizuoka and appeared at the event wearing a beautiful gold dress. She smiled and said, "It's been awhile since I've been in such a dazzling place. Right now, I'm busy with child care and household

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  • Kanjani8 to be in charge of theme song for Nishikido Ryo's starring drama

    August 31, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    Kanjani8's song "Itta Janai ka" will be used as the theme song for TBS' drama 'Gomen ne Seishun!'. The song was composed by Mineta Kazunobu (Ginnan BOYZ) and written by Kudo Kankuro. 'Gomen ne Seishun!' is a comical school drama that is set in an all-male school. It will star Nishikido Ryo (Kanjani8), Mitsushima Hikari, Shigeoka Daiki (Johnny's WEST), Triendl Reina, Sakai Maki, Namase Katsuhisa, and Kazama Morio. Kudo is also in charge of the dra

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  • GLAY to provide opening theme for anime 'Daiya no A'

    August 30, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    GLAY's new song "Hashire! Mirai" has been chosen as the opening theme for TV Tokyo's anime 'Daiya no A' ('Ace of Diamond'). This song will be released as a double A-side single with "Hyakka Ryouran" on October 15. "Hashire! Mirai" is a rock tune that was written and composed by TERU (Vo) who claims to be a fan of "Daiya no A". Regarding the tie-up, he commented, "I loved reading 'Daiya no A', but I never thought that GLAY would be in charge of it

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