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  • Eikura Nana & Maeda Atsuko become Yamashita Tomohisa's co-stars in new drama

    November 24, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    Earlier this month, it was announced that Yamashita Tomohisa was going to star in a new TBS drama called "Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~". Today, it was revealed that Eikura Nana, AKB48's Maeda Atsuko, and Sorimachi Takashi have signed up to become his castmates. "Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~" is a family drama that dwells on the meaning of life and the bonds between people. It stars Yamashita as the owner o

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  • Koda Kumi to perform at MAMA

    November 23, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    It's been announced that singer Koda Kumi will make an appearance at the "2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)" which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 29th.  MAMA is the biggest music award show in Asia which is broadcasted live in 45 countries, and this upcoming show will be the 13th time for the event to be held. Koda who has been active inside and outside Japan, received an offer for her powerful performance and singi

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/16~11/22

    November 23, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 16th to November 22th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(04) "Aruite Ikou" - Ikimonogakari 02/(03) "LOVE SONG" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 03/(01) "Anata e" - EXILE 04/(00) "We go!" - Kitadani Hiroshi 05/(05) "Koibumi ~Love Letter~" -

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  • Shibasaki Kou's new unit "galaxias!" holds a secret live one day before their debut

    November 23, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    galaxias!, the new unit formed by actress/singer, Shibasaki Kou, held a secret live at a club in Shibuya one day before their official debut.  Shibasaki showed up happily in front of an audience of 300 people and screamed "Yay! We are galaxias!" They performed two songs "CONNECTION" and "Boys & Girls" from their self-titled debut album "galaxias!". galaxias! consists of Shibasaki, DECO*27, and a music producer/DJ TeddyLoid, and they wi

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  • French Kiss holds a release event for their latest single

    November 23, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    On November 22nd, AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss held a release event for their latest single, "Saisho no Mail". French Kiss performed their new song in front of 50 fans who were invited to the event through a lottery. Regarding the song, member Takajo Aki commented, "It's a song about destined love that starts with one mail. It has lovely lyrics like something that would appear in a girls' comic. It's a very cute song appropriate for French K

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  • The Boss releases "Love Days" PV

    November 23, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    After wrapping up promotions in Korea for "Lady", The Boss flew back to Japan to prepare for their new Japanese single "Love Days". The PV for the track was released earlier, and fans discovered that it's the perfect song for the upcoming winter holidays, thanks to its bright and cheerful melody. The music video shows the boys getting ready for Christmas, as they go grocery shopping and put up decorations around the house. Check out the

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  • Performances from this week's 'Coming Soon!!'

    November 23, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    This week's episode of 'Coming Soon!!' had quite a few artists. Among the artists were idol groups French Kiss and Tackey & Tsubasa. Joining them were pop rock groups Ikimono Gakari and Pornograffitti. Also making an appearance was Sunya with singer AZU, and SEKAI NO OWARI. Check out the performances below! - < Ikimono Gakari - 'Aruiteikou' > - < Tackey & Tsubasa - 'Heartful Voice' > - < Porn

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  • GACKT collaborates with kissmark for new snowboarding equipment

    November 23, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    On November 22nd, GACKT attended a product presentation event for  snowboarding equipment brand 'Rouge et Noir', a new collaboration project with kissmark. For their designs, GACKT used roses as the motif, with red and black as the base colors. He infused his obsession for snowboarding and his own world views into the products. GACKT commented, "I wanted to express a dark feeling with a certain kind of wool. I thought a lot about the na

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  • Narimiya Hiroki attends 15th anniversary event for his agency

    November 23, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    On November 22nd, actor Narimiya Hiroki attended Topcoat Agency's 15th anniversary event, "TOPCOAT COLLECTION 'THE SHOW' ~Utatte Odotte Kokoro wa Hitotsu~". Narimiya made his stage debut in July 2000 and has been acting ever since. He commented, "I've finally decided to live my life as an actor. Until now, I've written my occupation as 'office worker', but I recently started writing 'actor'." Topcoat held this event to express their gra

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  • AKB48 opens their official shop in Shanghai

    November 23, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    On November 22nd, AKB48 members Kitahara Rie, Miyazawa Sae, and Yokoyama Yui held a handshake event to commemorate the opening of their official shop in Shanghai. As their first handshake event in Shanghai, the members appeared in their cute AKB48 outfits and greeted the 1,000 fans in Chinese. "AKB48 Official Shop Shanghai" is AKB48's forth overseas shop following the Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan branches. This shop was made in the

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