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

    March 13, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_225935" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" / "Doraemon" / "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)""][/caption] "Doraemon" is still on top with a cumulative revenue of 1 billion Yen ($12.1 million USD). "Sherlock Holmes" begins to investigate the second position, while "Liar Game Saisei (Reborn)" lost a spot and is down to third place. It's the second consecu

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  • Full PV for Tohoshinki's "STILL" revealed

    March 13, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    As a follow up to their popular hit "TONE", the boys of Tohoshinki have released their 34th Japanese single "STILL" on March 14th. After performing the song earlier in the month on TV Asahi's 'Music Station' and now the full promotional video has been released. Check out the full PV below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • 2NE1's first live performance of "Scream"

    March 13, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    The ladies of 2NE1 performed their upcoming Japanese release, "Scream" for the very first time on NTV's “Reco Hits!” Reco Hits! is a TV program that is hosted by two popular models and revolves around the most popular ringtone (recochoku) songs. "Scream" and 2NE1's debut Japanese album 'Collection' will be released on March 28th. Check out their first performance below! [Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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  • Taketatsu Ayana reveals short PV for "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!"

    March 13, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    Voice actress Taketatsu Ayana has revealed the short PV for her debut single, "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!". As we reported earlier, Taketatsu will be making her CD debut on April 11th. The title track is produced by former Cymbals member Okii Reiji and sound producer Kobayashi Shuntaro. Taketatsu landed her first regular role in the tv anime, "K-On!", back in 2009. Since then, she has been gaining popularity as a voice actress, and has also

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  • Nogizaka46 to release second single in May

    March 13, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Nogizaka46 has announced that they will be releasing their second single on May 2nd! The group just released their debut single, "Guru Guru Curtain", on February 22nd, which has ranked second in the Oricon Weekly Charts. Their upcoming single is already attracting attention from both Nogizaka46 and AKB48 fans as it's release date also marks Sashihara Rino's solo debut day. The title and other details on the single will be revealed at a

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  • Check out Big Bang's Japanese "Fantastic Baby" PV

    March 13, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Via allkpop: A week ago, the boys of Big Bang unleashed their third music video for "Fantastic Baby". The music video has been a big hit reaching nearly 7 million views, now, the full PV for the Japanese music video has been unleashed. On March 13th, MTV Japan aired the Japanese promotional video for "Fantastic Baby". The promotional video is different from the Korean version and you don't see any owls nor gas masks here. For those of y

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  • Chef Kawagoe Tatsuya to make his singing debut

    March 13, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    It's been revealed that chef Kawagoe Tatsuya will be making his singing debut with the single, "Okome no Ohanashi / Curry Rice Gakkou", on April 25th. The songs are written by comedian Tokui Yoshimi of Tutorial and produced by ShAbo. "Okome no Ohanashi" tells a love story about a grain of rice (Kome-kun) and a rice sprout (Komeno). Meanwhile, "Curry Rice Gakkou" is a danceable tune featuring various ingredients. In preparation for his

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya chosen as the CM character for "Gogo no Kocha"

    March 13, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Five-member idol group KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya has been chosen as the new CM character for KIRIN's "Gogo no Kocha Espresso Tea", and he appeared at the press conference held on March 12th. The CM tells the story that when a regular old business man takes a sip of the espresso tea, he transforms into Kamenashi.  Regarding the content of the CM, he was asked what he would want to be if he could transform into anything, he answered with a

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE donates over 13 million yen to Japanese Red Cross Society

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    On March 12th, DREAMS COME TRUE revealed through their official website that they have donated 13.35 million yen (approximately 162,300 USD) to the Japanese Red Cross Society. DREAMS COME TRUE collected over 11.19 million yen from their best-of album,  "THE SOUL FOR THE PEOPLE ~Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Shien Best Album~", and 2.16 million yen from the t-shirts they sold during the end of the year. They commented, "We hope this donatio

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  • Nogizaka46 to hold charity event

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Nogizaka46 will be holding a charity event, titled "Ima, Watashitachi ni Dekiru Koto", on March 17th at Zepp Tokyo. On this day, Nogizaka46 will hold two performances at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The event is for invited guests only and there will be no entrance fee. However, a donation box will be prepared at the venue, which will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society in support of the Tohoku Earthquake relief fund. Application for

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