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  • AKB48 announces first Tokyo Dome concert!

    March 23, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    On March 23rd, it was announced that AKB48 will be holding their first concert at the famous Tokyo Dome! This was announced to kick off the opening night of AKB48's Saitama Super Arena 3-day concert. When the words "Tokyo Dome Concert Decided!" appeared on the screen, the crowd of 25,000 fans let out loud cheers that shook the venue. The announcement was followed by a video featuring leader Takahashi Minami and a countdown timer set at

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  • B'z reveals PV for "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-"

    March 23, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Rock duo B'z has revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-"! B'z 50th single is the CM song to PEPSI NEX's latest CM, and is scheduled for release on April 4th. Check out the PV below!

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  • Aoki Sayaka divorces her husband

    March 23, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    It's been reported that talento Aoki Sayaka (38) is divorcing her husband on March 23rd. Aoki sent a FAX to the media, and according to Aoki, "We were living separately since the end of 2010 while making considerations on fixing our relationship, however, we have come to the this decision on divorce.  I think that we collided too much when being close to each other as married couple.  Probably, it was too hard to cover up the differences in ea

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  • Is Nakashima Mika dating volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiro?

    March 23, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    On March 22nd, it was reported that singer Nakashima Mika (29) is currently in a relationship with volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiko (25) of the Panasonic Panthers. According to sources, Nakashima is a big fan of volleyball and often goes to watch the Premier League matches. The couple met through a mutual acquaintance and started dating around 6 months ago. Shimizu was the youngest player to participate in the Beijing Olympics back in

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  • Hirano Aya announces new album + tour

    March 23, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Seiyuu-singer Hirano Aya has announced that she will be releasing her first album "FRAGMENTS" on May 23rd. This will be her first album under Universal. Aya made the announcement in a Shibuya live house where she performed at the music event, "2.5D presents OUTER NET" as a guest. She also announced that she will be holding a mini summer tour starting on June 16th in Shizuoka. She will perform in six cities and the mini tour will end in

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  • Kiyoharu to release first solo single in 2 years + 5-day live in April

    March 23, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Kiyoharu has announced that he will be releasing a new double A-side single titled, "Ryusei / the sun" on May 23rd. In recent years, Kiyoharu has been an active member in rock bands Kuroyume and Sads. This will be his first solo release in 2 years and 4 months, with his last being "LAWS" back in 2010. "Ryusei / the sun" will be available for purchase in 3 different editions: Type A (CD+DVD), Type B (CD+DVD), and Regular (CD-Only). Bot

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  • Takahashi Ai wants a 'carnivorous' type of boy

    March 23, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Former Morning Musume member, Takahashi Ai (25) attended the opening event for the “Big Dinosaur Exhibit in Marunouchi 2012 ~Fukui-ken DinosaurMuseum Collection~” on March 21st. Actor Owada Shinya (64) and imitation talent, Fukuda Ayano (23) were also in attendance. To be related to the dinosaur, Takahashi was also asked if she would prefer "Nikushokukei Danshi (carnivore type of boys *meaning boys who are very active in relationship wit

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  • Ueto Aya thinks that Abe Hiroshi's naked body is "very tasty"

    March 23, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    On March 22nd, Abe Hiroshi and Ueto Aya attended a stage greeting for their upcoming movie, "Thermae Romae" at a cinema in Tokyo. "Thermae Romae" depicts the story of Lucius (Abe), a bath design engineer who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. It’s a comical portrayal of Lucius’ first experiences with the modern Japan bathing cultures and his struggles to introduce some of those habits in Ancient Rome. The

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  • Shimizu Shota holds acoustic live for adults in their 30's

    March 23, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    On March 21st R&B singer Shimizu Shota released his fourth album "Naturally". To commemorate the release, he invited and performed for a demographic of adults in their 30's. Shota was the one who came up with the idea so that fans that are older, can drink alcohol and at the same time enjoy music. The live was held in a room with no stage and performed with a piano, guitar, and percussion, making it an acoustic live. To set the mood

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  • Check out the short PV for SUPER☆GiRLS' "1,000,000☆Smile"

    March 23, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    Idol group SUPER☆GiRLS has revealed the short PV for their upcoming single, "1,000,000☆Smile", through avex's official YouTube channel! "1,000,000☆Smile" is the group's 4th single, and is scheduled for release on April 18th. It's described as a cute support song that is perfect for the spring season. This song has also received 3 tie-ups with the general merchandise chain 'Ito Yokado'. Without further ado, take a look at the short P

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