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  • Superfly postpones her concert in Tottori due to poor health

    November 15, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Superfly's Tottori concert on November 14th at Yonago Convention Center has been postponed due to Ochi Shiho's poor health. This concert was a part of Superfly's nationwide tour, 'Superfly Tour 2012-13: Live Force'. A comment by both the concert organizer and Ochi was uploaded onto Superfly's official website announcing the delay and the reason. According to the comment, she had been experiencing pain in her throat since the Kurashiki S

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 10th/11th

    November 14, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    [caption id="attachment_276821" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Nobou no Shiro' / (03) 'Kita no Canariatachi'"][/caption] 'Nobou no Shiro' remains on top and 'Aku no Kyoten' opens in at second place. First place was defended by 'Nobou no Shiro' almost as bravely as the castle in the movie itself. After ten days it already recorded 982,363 viewers and a cumulative revenue of 1,184

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  • Kitamura Kazuki divorces his wife after 19 years

    November 14, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    On November 12th, it was revealed that actor Kitamura Kazuki (43) has divorced his wife of 19 years. This was also reported on the November 13th issue of 'Gekkan Josei'. According to the magazine, Kitamura started living by himself in an apartment in Tokyo early this year. It was also reported that he had already told his friends about the divorce. His ex-wife has claimed parental authority over their son, actor Kitamura Shousei (17). I

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/5 ~ 11/11

    November 14, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    Oricon has revealed their weekly charts for November 5th to the 11th. Check it out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kitagawa Kenji" - NMB48 : 11/7 (317,051) 2. THINK 'BOUT IT! - THE SECOND from EXILE : 11/7 (106,161) 3. "UZA" - AKB48 : 10/31 (45,177) 4. "Answer" - flumpool : 11/7 (34,699) 5. "DT Suteru / Let's Go ED" - Golden Ixion Bomber DT : 11/7 (23,047) (Check out the full ranking here.) -

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  • AKB48 to start a janken game on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' official website

    November 14, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    On November 21 at 12:00 am, 'AKB48×Kohaku Higawari Janken' will start on the official website for NHK's annual 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' program. The members, who are serving as the Kokahu supporters for this year's program, will take turns appearing on the website until New Year's Eve. Through the website, they will challenge the users in a game of janken (rock-paper-scissors). The game will be accessible on the official website via PC, mobile

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  • Mizuki Nana reveals jacket covers + track list for "ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS"

    November 14, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Mizuki Nana has revealed the jacket covers and track list for her upcoming album, "ROCKBOUND NEIGHBORS"! Mizuki's 9th album will be released on her 12th year anniversary, December 12. It will feature a total of 16 tracks including her singles "BRIGHT STREAM" and "METRO BAROQUE" along with "Lovely Fruit", which is currently the theme song for the anime 'Toriko', and "Happy☆Go-Round!", which was the theme song for Fuji TV TWO's original dra

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  • Kutsuna Shiori attends product launch event for 'Mos Burger'

    November 14, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    On November 13, actress Kutsuna Shiori attended a product launch event for Mos Burger's 'Mos Jaga Chips'. Kutsuna, who will be turning 20 years old on December 22, was asked about adult love. "I wonder how it is? I don't have such opportunities so I don't know," she responded. She then commented on her school life, saying, "Surprisingly, there are no encounters in college. I'm not in any clubs, so it's an ordinary student life." With ab

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  • Silent Siren makes stage debut at Christmas tree lighting

    November 14, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    On November 13, Silent Siren, a 4-member girl band comprised of amateur models, made their stage debut at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony for a 13 meter tree at the VenusFort shopping center in Tokyo. As the approximately 20,000 LED lights lit up vividly, drummer Umemura Hinako (21) expressed her joy. She stated, “My fellow members and I have never seen a tree this pretty.” The group revealed three tracks including their major debut t

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  • Nakashima Mika unveils short PV for "Hatsukoi"

    November 14, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    Nakashima Mika has unveiled the short PV for her upcoming single, "Hatsukoi"! This ballad will serve as the theme song for Takei Emi and Matsuzaka Tori's upcoming movie, 'Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu', which will open in theaters on December 8th. The PV portrays the feelings of a woman who falls in love for the first time as an adult and it also features scenes from the movie. "Hatsukoi" will be released on December 5th. Check out the PV belo

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  • Naoto Inti Raymi teams up with 'Kit Kat' to support students preparing for exams

    November 14, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    Naoto Inti Raymi has teamed up with Nestle's 'Kit Kat' for a campaign to support students who are preparing for the 2013 entrance exams. The campaign plans to host diverse activities for the upcoming exam season. For the first part, Naoto came up with a support song which will be played in schools starting December 3rd. Naoto revealed, "I feel very happy that I have the opportunity to work together with 'Kit Kat' to support and encourag

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