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  • S/mileage releases PV preview for "Please Miniskirt Postwoman"

    December 3, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Idol group S/mileage has unveiled a PV preview for their new single, "Please Miniskirt Postwoman"! The teaser reveals a mix of choreography shots with solo segments and a cute 'post office' re-enactment. Of course, the group is seen dancing cheerily in uniform, which has the signature 'miniskirt' in the song's title. Additionally, fans of S/mileage will be happy to see that its new members (Tamura Meimi, Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina, and

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  • Check out the short PV for Takei Emi's "Koi Suru Kimochi"

    December 3, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Actress Takei Emi has uploaded a short PV of her debut single, "Koi Suru Kimochi", onto Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel. Written by GLAY's TAKURO, "Koi Suru Kimochi" is described a medium tempo ballad that melts into Takei's soft voice. Prior to the release, Takei will make her first appearance on TV Asahi's music program, "MUSIC STATION", on December 9th. "Koi Suru Kimochi" will be released on December 14th, but in

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 28th~December 1st

    December 3, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    [caption id="attachment_207562" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Mysterious past revealed, ratings through the roof. ("Kaseifu no Mita" - NTV)"][/caption] This week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports offers the magnificent "Kaseifu no Mita", which achieved the single best episode of the year and could in fact become the most successful drama of 2011. The "FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup Japan 2011" continued on Monda

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  • TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi to star in upcoming movie, "Daijoubu 3 Gumi"

    December 3, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    It's been revealed that TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi will be starring in the upcoming film adaptation of Ototake Hirotada's novel, "Daijoubu 3 Gumi". Ototake's novel was originally published in September of last year,  and portrays a human drama revolving around Ototake's experiences an elementary school teacher. The story follows 'Akao Shinosuke', who was born without arms and legs due to a genetic disorde. With the help of his best friend 'Shi

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  • Daichi Miura broadcasts CD release event on UStream

    December 3, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Earlier this week, R&B singer Daichi Miura released his new album, "D.M.". To commemorate the release, the singer will be holding a CD release event and a mini live in five cities across Japan. The first event will take place at Lazona Kawasaki in Kanagawa, and Daichi will be sharing this event with fans all over the world through uStream. Kicking off at 2PM (JST) on December 3rd, fans will get to hear songs from the album and more.

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  • hilcrhyme releases a short PV for "Christmas Carol"

    December 3, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    R&B group hilcrhyme will soon be releasing their 3rd album, "RISING", on December 7th. To promote the album, they unveiled a PV preview of their song, "Christmas Carol". The song is supposed to be the ultimate Christmas gift you give to that important person you want to reach with the message, "I wrote this song for you, and I'll only sing it on this night." Check out their PV short below:

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  • Abe Sadawo to star in live-action movie for "Paikaji Nankai Sakusen"

    December 3, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    Shiina Makoto's popular survival novel, "Paikaji Nankai Sakusen", will get a live-action movie adaptation starring Abe Sadawo, Nagayama Kento, Kanjiya Shihori, and Sasaki Nozomi! Originally published in 2004, the book has been described as a "modern Robinson Crusoe" story. Commenting on the exciting development, the author said, "This is way too enjoyable.  It will be such a fun movie." "Paikaji Nankai Sakusen" follows the tale of 'Sasa

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  • A first look at Sato Takeru as 'Rurouni Kenshin'

    December 3, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    The live action film for "Rurouni Kenshin" finished filming on November 21st, and fans of the popular manga series got a first look at 'Kenshin' himself, played by actor Sato Takeru. Filming for the movie began back in August, and the shoot was held in Kyoto, Shiga, Tottori, Okayama, Hyogo, and Osaka with a total of 1,200 extras. Reportedly, William Ireton (who presided over the production of the movie) has already begun preparations to

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers to release new album, "TRIBAL SOUL"

    December 3, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers has announced that they will be releasing their second album, "TRIBAL SOUL", on December 7th. "TRIBAL SOUL" will contain a total of 11 songs, including their singles "FIGHTERS" and "Refrain". As a bonus track, the album will also come with a new version of their debut song, "Best Friend's Girl". The album will be available in three different versions: CD-only, CD+DVD, and CD+DVD 3-Disc Set. The DVD for the 3-Dis

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  • Auto racer Mori Katsuyuki releases his first solo calendar

    December 2, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    On December 1st, auto racer Mori Katsuyuki released his first solo calendar. According to JKA, the administration for keirin and auto racing, this is the first time a solo calendar has been released in its 61 years of history. This is also Mori's first official product after resigning from SMAP. Mori commented, "It turned out nice. I think it's really good. I want both fans, and those who don't know much about auto racing to grab a copy

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