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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 24th/25th

    December 28, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    [caption id="attachment_212785" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Yamamoto Isoroku" / "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" / "Inazuma Eleven GO""][/caption] The Christmas weekend, with three consecutive holidays (23rd is the Emperor's Birthday), box office cash tills were ringing. "Mission: Impossible" tops the box office chart for the second consecutive week, while the epic war drama "Yamamoto Isoroku"

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  • Quruli's drummer Tanaka Yuji to withdraw from the band

    December 28, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    On December 28th, Quruli announced on their official site that the drummer Tanaka Yuji will withdraw from the band.  Tanaka was with the band for only half a year. According to the announcement, the reason of his withdrawal is that "We have made this decision after many times of discussions between the members including the staffs.  After these discussions, we figured that this would be the best way for everyone to step forward". Though

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  • Ashida Mana & Suzuki Fuku to co-star with Disney characters on Kohaku

    December 28, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    It was revealed that there will be a corner titled "'Ashita wo Utaou' Kodomo Special" for 'The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen', and Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku will co-star with Disney characters for this stage. For the corner, Ashida and Fukuda will perform a stage of Disney's masterpieces together with the characters.  Inoue Mao, Arashi members, as well as some of the other artists participating in Kohaku, will join them.  Moreover, they wil

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  • Akanishi Jin to hold 'LIVE from Yokohama' live streaming event in Los Angeles

    December 28, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Although he's back in Japan, Akanishi Jin has not forgotten about his fans in America. Jin will be holding an exclusive fan appreciation event to commemorate his new music and thank his dedicated fans. If your in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and a fan of Jin's you don't want to miss this! Jin will be live streaming his show at the Yokohama Arena. He will perform tracks from his new album and do a Q&A panel from The Grammy Museum.

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  • Otani Riko to graduate from NMB48

    December 28, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    NMB48's official homepage reports that 2nd Generation Kenkyuusei Otani Riko (15) will graduate from the group in order to concentrate on entrance exams for senior high school. Otani is in third year of middle school.  She has been busy with both school and NMB48 activities. As much as she wants to continue doing both, she has decided that she wants to focus on her studies and attend high school. Riko's graduation performance will be held

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  • First teaser launched for Oguri Shun & Okada Masaki's "Uchuu Kyoudai"

    December 28, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    The first teaser for the upcoming movie, "Uchuu Kyoudai" ("Space Brothers"), starring Oguri Shun and Okada Masaki was recently released on its official website. "Uchuu Kyoudai" is a live-action adaption of Koyama Chuya's popular and award-winning manga of the same name. The story follows two brothers, Mutta (Oguri) and Hibito (Okada), who promised as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito is about to make his dream come tr

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  • Cosmos troupe's Ozora Yuuhi to leave Takarazuka Revue

    December 28, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    On December 27th, top star of Cosmos troupe, Ozora Yuuhi held press conference regarding her departure from Takarazuka Revue. Ozora made her stage debut in 1992, and has been the top star of Cosmos troupe since in 2009.  Ozora said that, because she was able to prove herself as "Otokoyaku, Ozora Yuuhi" with her previous stage "Classico Italiano", she decided to leave the revue.  Ozora revealed that she told the fellow members about leaving

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  • SE7EN reveals PV for "SOMEBODY ELSE"!

    December 28, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    Korean pop singer SE7EN has just unveiled the PV for his latest song, "SOMEBODY ELSE"! The mid-tempo "SOMEBODY ELSE" is an elegant pop song with a strong beat, and is the title track off of SE7EN's upcoming Japanese mini-album of the same name. SE7EN's new mini-album will be released on January 18th, making it his first Japanese album under Korea's YG Entertainment and Japan's avex network collaboration label YGEX. This is also SE7EN's first

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  • 'Liar Game -Reborn-' releases full trailer

    December 28, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    It was announced back in October, that a new "Liar Game" movie called "Liar Game -Saisei-" (-Reborn-), starring Matsuda Shota and Tabe Mikako, will be opening in Japan on March 3rd, 2012. Recently, the official site of the movie was updated with a full-length trailer. It gives us a nice first look at the new intense game, 'Musical Chairs', as well as familiar and new character, including Matsuda as the protagonist - Akiyama Shinichi - and

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  • Shirota Yu holds his 1st one-man live

    December 28, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Shirota Yu who made his singer debut as "U" back in May, held his first one-man live at Akasaka BLITZ on December 25th and 26th.  On the 26th concert when was Shirota's 26th birthday, actor Urai Kenji took part in the concert on the spur of the moment.  Urai celebrated Shirota's birthday as well as "U"s departure as an artist with 600 audience. Shirota performed total 15 songs, the tracks from his debut single "U", Yamashita Tatsuro's "Chr

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