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  • Watanabe Mayu reveals adorable PV for her 2nd solo single, "Otona Jelly Beans"!

    June 30, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu has just revealed the PV for her latest solo single, "Otona Jelly Beans"! Even without her signature pigtails, the popular idol is still as cute and charming as ever in her latest music video. The mostly pink PV features shots of Mayuyu prancing around her room and appealing to fans with her  sweet antics, along with a myriad of dance shots. "Otona Jelly Beans" will be released as her second single on July 25th.

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  • EXILE announces their new CM song for NTT Docomo

    June 29, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    On June 28th, EXILE’s TAKAHIRO (27), KENCHI (32), KEIJI (32), and TESTUYA (31) made their appearance at the announcement event hosted by Fujitsu for their new smart phone model, "ARROWS" for NTT Docomo. At this event, TAKAHIRO promoted their new endorsement song, “BOW & ARROWS” by stating, “It was a new kind of beat for us so there were a lot of challenges in creating this song,” and advertised their new song to the audience. Chec

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  • Actor Kawahara Kazuhisa and actress Matsumoto Kio get married

    June 29, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    On June 29th, actor Kawahara Kazuhisa's (50) agency sent a fax to several media outlets, announcing his marriage to actress Matsumoto Kio (40). The couple officially registered their marriage on June 26th. They reported, "When we reached the point where we both could take a break from our stage plays, we took the opportunity to submit our marriage registration. While gaining a good lifetime partner, we both want to turn over a new leaf and

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE to appear on 'o-nation'

    June 29, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    After being inactive for two months, TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE will appear on Fuji TV's YouTube show 'Fuji TV ni Detai hito TV' live event "o-nation" on July 26th. The show will be held at Odaiba's Gashuukoku My Beat Stadium. On May 20th the members announced at their one-man live at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall that they were going to take a break for two months to take more lessons and gain experience. Performing at "o-nation" will be the re

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  • Celebrating 20 years of "Sailor Moon" + Momoiro Clover Z

    June 29, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    This year Takeuchi Naoko is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her famous comic "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon". To properly celebrate this anniversary, there will be a special event on July 6th at Niccofarre in Tokyo. Appearing at the event will be the Mitsuishi Kotono, the voice behind the series' main character Tsukino Usagi/Sailor Moon. Joining her are Furuya Tooru (Chiba Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask), and Kodansha's Osano Fumio. The commemorat

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  • LinQ reveals the PV for "Shiawase no Energy"

    June 29, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    On June 28th, Kyushu-based idol group LinQ revealed the PV for their song "Shiawase no Energy". LinQ is scheduled to release their double A-side single "Shiawase no Energy / Matsuri no Yoru ~Kimi wo Suki ni Natta Hi~", which is their 4th single under T-Palette Records on July 18th, but the PV for "Shiawase no Energy" was already released on June 28th. The 31 girls are aiming to gain attention from across the nation with their energetic dan

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  • NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki holds first performance with AKB48

    June 29, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    On June 29th, NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki made her first appearance in AKB48 Team B's stage performance, 'Theater no Megami', at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. It's been 3 months since it was announced that Watanabe would be joining AKB48 for a limited time along with SKE48's Matsui Jurina. Watanabe, who appeared on stage without notifying the fans, combined her nickname "Mirukii" and performance name, saying, "I will do my best to become th

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  • BABYMETAL chats with Kawaii Girl Japan about their new single, "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!"

    June 29, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Kawaii Girl Japan recently updated their official YouTube channel with a new video interview, starring 'heavy metal' idols BABYMETAL! In their video interview, the girls of BABYMETAL discuss their new single "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!", send out a message to their overseas fans, talk about unique points in their live performances, and more. Check out their video interview below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Kato Miliyah to release Coca-Cola CM song

    June 29, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    It's been revealed that Kato Miliyah will be releasing her Coca-Cola London Olympics campaign song, "HEART BEAT", on August 8th! "HEART BEAT" is a dance number that incorporates the beats made by athletes from track-and-field, boxing, table tennis, and archery. For its coupling track, the single will include "Rakuen", which has been picked up as the theme song for the upcoming horror film, 'Another', and a remix of "HEART BEAT" by DEXPI

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  • Comedian Yamada Hanako gives birth to her first child

    June 29, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Comedian Yamada Hanako (36) has announced through her agency that she has given birth to her first child! According to the announcement, Yamada delivered a healthy baby boy by Caesarean section on June 29th at 8:13 am. Her son weighed 3,270 grams (7lbs. 3 oz.) at the time of birth. Yamada commented, "It was my first time giving birth, and at that, I had a C-section, so I was anxious, very anxious. But after seeing my child's face, I am

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