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  • S/mileage releases full PV for "Please Miniskirt Postwoman"

    December 5, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    Just a few days ago, idol group S/mileage teased their fans with a short PV for their upcoming single, "Please Miniskirt Postwoman". Now, the full PV has been revealed! In the video, the girls are seen dancing and having fun to the upbeat and cheerful song. This will be Tamura Meimi, Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina, and Nakanishi Kana's first single as official members, and also the last single for original member Maeda Yuuka. "Please Mini

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  • Gouriki Ayame on her breakthrough success this year

    December 5, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    Young actress/model, Gouriki Ayame, attended the 'Tokyo Motor Show 2011' for a special talk event at the Sekisui House booth. The homebuilder was present at the Tokyo Motor Show in order to propagate a campaign called 'Near Future House of 2015', a movement that looks into a near-future lifestyle where you are not only driving hybrid cars, but living in hybrid houses as well. During the event, Gouriki was asked about her own plans for t

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  • Sanma to take on a role as the editorial chief for a sports magazine!

    December 5, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    Akashiya Sanma (56) has announced that he will become the editorial chief for a sports magazine and will lead the reporters who search to get an entertainment scoop. On December 3rd, it was further announced that this will be a part of Sanma’s starring play “PRESS” (February 17th to March 4th, 2012 at Shibuya Theater Cocoon in Tokyo) where he will be taking on the role of this editorial chief. Sanma’s starring play is a popular performance t

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  • Yuka shows up for a Fudemame's promotional event in a kimono

    December 4, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    On December 3rd, talento Yuka (31) attended a promotional event for a stationary software “Fudemame” at Akasaka Sacas Plaza on this day. As the image character for this software, she came to this event dressed up in a New Year’s kimono stating that she was “happy” about this opportunity. Yuka also revealed that in her free time, she hand-writes all of her New Year's cards. She said, “I draw on the Chinese zodiac for that year with my wr

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  • Sexy Zone becomes official supporters of 'Haru no Koukou Volley' tournament

    December 4, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    On December 3rd, Fuji TV announced that Johnny’s Entertainment group Sexy Zone was chosen to be the supporter group for 'Haru no Koukou Volley' (64th All-Japan Volleyball High School Championship Tournament). The pop group is scheduled to be at the tournament, and member Sato Shori (15) stated that he wanted to “support them wholeheartedly while being fresh.” On the other hand, member Nakajima Kento (17) admitted, “Since I am also a high s

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  • Mizuki Nana to sing theme song for "Switch Girl!!"

    December 4, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    It's been revealed that singer/voice actress Mizuki Nana will be providing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Switch Girl!!". Since it'll be her first time singing a song for a drama, Mizuki mused, "Since the drama is based on a manga, it was easy for me to relate to it as a voice actress. I was able to have fun while creating the song. With the theme song and narration, I want to liven up the fascinating drama together." While foc

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 holds "Kibou Sanmyaku" event in Santa outfits

    December 4, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    On December 3rd, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 held their release commemoration event for their latest single, “Kibou Sanmyaku”, at Yomiuri Land in Inagi, Tokyo. Although it was raining, all 7 girls made a lively appearance in red and white Santa dresses. The energy on set got an additional boost thanks to a cameo from Crayon Shin-chan himself, whose animated series will be using "Kibou Sanmyaku" as its theme song. Member Wata

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to become Arsène Lupin for new Toshiba CM

    December 4, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    On December 3rd, singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu announced that he'll be appearing in a new CM for Toshiba’s “REGZA Tablet” as the beloved detective, Arsène Lupin! Costumed in a top hat and a monocle, fans of the series will be delighted to see Fukuyama as the fictional thief from French writer Maurice Leblanc’s novels. This endorsement, titled “Lupin, Release the Image”, sees Fukuyama embarking on a mission through a mysterious entrance an

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  • Sasaki Nozomi holds release event for her photobook, "Non♥non"

    December 4, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    On December 3rd, model/actress Sasaki Nozomi held a release event for her new photobook, "Non♥non". Before the event, Sasaki appeared before the reporters, who persistently asked about her Christmas plans. She quickly responded, "I have work," and refrained from answering any questions regarding her rumored relationship with Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari. Shot in early-September in Hakone, the photobook features Sasaki wearing 100 differe

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  • Yamamoto Yusuke shows off his AKB48-style cosplay

    December 4, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    On December 2nd, Yamamoto Yusuke, Mizobata Junpei, and Okamoto Rei held an interview before appearing in Ever Green Entertainment's event, "Ever Green Entertainment Show 2011 vol.2" at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. In the stage play segment of the event, Yamamoto plays a 'homosexual character' who wears an AKB48 costume. When reporters asked, "Is that your true self?", Yamamoto responded, "I'm really not like that, and I don't have any feminine

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