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  • HKT48's Matsuoka Natsumi wakes up Japan with photo of Moriyasu Madoka's legs

    June 22, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    HKT48’s Matsuoka Natsumi updated her Google+ account with fellow member Moriyasu Madoka’s legs. Matsuoka wrote, “Everyone, please wake up on this groggy morning with Miss Madoka’s beautiful legs,” and posted a shot of Moriyasu’s legs in a mini skirt. Matsuoka continued, “Uhm… was that a bit too sexy for the morning? Haha. But doesn’t she have really nice legs?” The picture seemed to startle fans as they commented, “Morning! Amazing! Tha

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  • Kago Ai gives birth to her first child

    June 22, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Former Morning Musume member Kago Ai (24) has just updated her blog to announce that she gave birth to her first baby girl on June 22nd at 3:54 PM JST. She commented on her blog, "A healthy baby girl weighing 2768 g (6.1 lb) was born!! Right now, I am full of happiness. I didn't imagine that my own child would be this cute....!" Last December, Kago married a non-celebrity executive officer and announced her pregnancy. She went through m

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  • Oshima Yuko hopes to become a leading actress

    June 22, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    On June 21st, AKB48’s Oshima Yuko declared on her blog, “I hope to become a leading actress someday.” Oshima recently finished up her drama “Kaeru no Oujo-sama” on which she plays the supporting character Mahiru. She commented, “Through challenges and courage, I was able to meet Mahiru who learned the power to change, and she gave me, Oshima Yuko, a lot of motivation as well.” This particular drama involves singing, and Oshima also commen

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  • Tabe Mikako wishes for new drama 'Naniwa Shounen Tantei Dan' to become a hit

    June 22, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    On June 20th, Tabe Mikako prayed for the success of her new TBS drama “Naniwa Shounen Tantei Dan” at the Nogi Shrine in Nogizaka, Tokyo. Tabe wrote a wish for "a wonderful encounter" on her tanabata tanzaku (short notes for writing down wishes), and explained, "Since there was a great encounter through this drama, I wished for another great encounter." In the drama, Tabe plays an elementary school teacher. She spent about 4 months with

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  • Kiritani Mirei practices hard for her first stage play, 'Shin Bakumatsu Junjo-den'

    June 22, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Young actress Kiritani Mirei is currently practicing for her upcoming stage debut in the play 'Shin Bakumatsu Junjo-den', and on June 21st, the press was able to witness a practice session at the play's training room in Tokyo. In the play, Kiritani portrays a female version of Okita Soji, the captain of the first Shinsengumi. It's a special performance to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of playwright Tsuka Kohei's death. In the past, sever

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  • Oguri Shun, Ishihara Satomi, and Aibu Saki attends press conference for 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'

    June 22, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    On June 21st, actor Oguri Shun and actresses Ishihara Satomi and Aibu Saki attended a press conference for their upcoming drama, 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'. The reporters asked Oguri to share a recent event that made his heart skip a beat. He responded, "When these two talked to me, I thought, 'Wow, they are both very cute.' I was given such a good role." Meanwhile, Ishihara revealed an episode from their set in Omotesando, saying, "Oguri-s

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  • Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas announce new album and tour

    June 22, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas has announced that they will be releasing their second album "All That We Have Now" on August 8th. After participating in the upcoming "SUMMER SONIC 2012", the band plans to follow up with their new album. Although the track list has not yet been revealed, the album will include songs like "Crossover", for which the music video is now available in full on their official YouTube channel. Fear, and Loathing

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  • GLAY's upcoming 2-day concert to be broadcast in theaters across Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea

    June 22, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    It's been announced that GLAY's upcoming concert, 'GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM supported by Glico', will be broadcast in movie theaters across Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea! Back in 2009, GLAY celebrated their 15th anniversary by holding a concert called 'THE GREAT VACATION' at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. This concert had the concept, "HOTEL GLAY", attracting over 150,000 fans. 'GLAY STADIUM

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  • Kikkawa Yu & Sweety to provide new theme songs for "Sengoku Collection"

    June 22, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    It has just been revealed that idol Kikkawa Yu and girls unit Sweety will be providing brand new opening and ending theme songs for the TV Tokyo anime "Sengoku Collection". "Sengoku Collection" is the anime adaptation of the popular KONAMI video game, which has sold 2.8 million copies to date. Currently, ABCHO sings the opening theme song "Me wo Tojite Gyu Shiyo", while Sweety lent their song "UNLUCKY GIRL!!" as the ending theme. The new th

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  • NHK to sue Kodansha for obstructing drama production just before the filming

    June 22, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    On June 21st, it was reported that NHK has filed a lawsuit against Japan's largest publisher Kodansha at the Tokyo District Court. NHK planned to adapt Tsujimura Mizuki's novel 'Zero, Hachi, Zero, Nana.' into a four-episode drama starring actress Nagasawa Masami and broadcast it on BS Premium this May. The pre-production was already done, the actors were cast, the script was written by Omori Sumio, and the request for composition of the th

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