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  • Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa's agencies release official statements

    January 25, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    On January 26th, Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa's agencies released official statements regarding the recent rumor about a possible relationship. News outlet Sponichi (or ‘Sports Nippon’) broke the news about an alleged date at Tokyo DisneySea and possible romantic relationship between Akanishi and Kuroki on January 25th. Naturally, all of the outlets now tried to get an official statement from both of their agencies. Sanspo was one of the

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  • Check out the full trailer and new teaser for "SPEC~Ten"

    January 25, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    The official website for the upcoming movie, "SPEC~Ten", has finally been updated with a second teaser and a full-length trailer. 'SPEC~Ten' brings back its two protagonists, Toma Saya (Toda Erika) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase Ryo), who’ve already solved various cases related to people with SPEC (special abilities) in last year’s TBS drama. In the movie they will have to case about some mysterious mummified bodies that have been found on a crui

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION releases best hits album in the states!

    January 25, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION has announced that they have released their very first greatest hits album "BEST HIT AKG" in the states. The album is available now on iTunes and Amazon and contains songs from six of their albums and mini albums, including their new song "Marching Band". The band has garnished international popularity through their work associated with popular anime titles such as NARUTO and BLEACH. - 1. Far a

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  • w-inds. unveils covers + tracklist for "FLY HIGH"

    January 25, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Celebrating their 11th year anniversary, vocal & dance unit w-inds. informed their fans last month that they would be releasing their 31st single this year. As previously mentioned the single will come in four versions and is scheduled for release on February 22nd. Earlier today, the covers along with the tracklist for this upcoming single were revealed. Check out the covers and tracklist after the jump! - Limited Edition A

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  • Ashida Mana pouts in new 'Chicken Ramen' CM

    January 25, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Today, Nissin Food Products released a new commercial for their 'Chicken Ramen', starring popular child actress Ashida Mana as 'Hiyoko-chan' (a young chicken). Ashida was appointed as the new image character for 'Chicken Ramen' back in August of 2011. For this new CM, she's sporting the same cute costume as in the first commercial. In the CM, Hiyoko-chan is pushing a handcart with chicken ramen while cheerfully singing the 'Chicken Rame

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  • NMB48's Yoshida Akari to resume her activities

    January 25, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    On January 24th, NMB48 announced that suspended member Yoshida Akari would be allowed to return to the group. As we reported earlier, Yoshida personally requested to return to the group, and the agency decided to hold a fan vote to help determine her comeback. Results showed that the majority was in favor of Yoshida's return and she will officially resume her lessons to participate in the group's activities starting mid-February. Yoshid

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  • Morning Musume. announces 49th single!

    January 25, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume. has announced their 49th single! The single's title hasn't been revealed but it is known that the single will be released in six different versions. Since this will be Niigaki Risa's last single, the last version will be a special version with a solo song sung and chosen by Risa. Limited Editions A, B, and C will all include DVDs. Limited Edition D will be CD-only and include a serial #, Limited Edition E will

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  • Sakura Gakuin release PV for "Tabidachi no Hi ni"

    January 25, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Girl group Sakura Gakuin has released the official music video to their upcoming single, "Tabidachi no Hi no". The single will be released on February 15th through two versions. The limited edition and regular edition will both hold six tracks, with the limited edition containing a DVD with the music video and a "J-Mix" version of the title track. " "Tabidachi no Hi ni" is the group's third single and their first for this year. Check

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  • Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa spotted on a date at Tokyo DisneySea

    January 25, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    On January 25th, news outlet Sponichi (or 'Sports Nippon') broke the news about a possible romantic relationship between singer Akanishi Jin and actress Kuroki Meisa. Reportedly, the two were seen "dating openly" at Tokyo DisneySea theme park in Urayasu, Chiba on the 22nd. Neither Akanishi nor Kuroki cared about being seen by the people around them. According to Sponichi, the two stars have been acquainted for a couple of years now. Their

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  • AAA releases "SAILING" PV + album jacket covers

    January 25, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Last week, pop group AAA released the tracklist for their upcoming single, 'SAILING'. 'SAILING' will be their first single of 2012, and their 31st overall. It's scheduled to be released on Februrary 22nd. The main song has been described as a graduation song with lyrics about running towards a new point in life with our bonds. Check out the covers and promotion video below! ---- < Limited Edition A > - < Limited

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