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  • YUI opens up her official online shop to overseas fans !

    February 12, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    Singer-songwriter YUI has just ended her 5th nationwide tour "YUI 5th Tour 2011-2012 Cruising -HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE-" in Okinawa on January 25th.  She toured 20 cities with 22 shows and drew a total audience of 50,000. On January 18th and 19th, YUI also performed 2 days at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan. 20,000 fans gathered, captivated by her performance of songs selected mainly from her new album “HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE” (which topped the weekly Ori

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  • Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa release official statements about their marriage

    February 12, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa have finally released official statements about their surprise marriage!  For the past few days, there have been many reports about the couple's status. Below are messages from Akanishi and Kuroki's official websites clearing up the rumors: === "To my dear fans May I take this opportunity to let you know I have married Ms. Meisa Kuroki on Feb 2, 2012. I am even more focused to create and deliver my best

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 6th~9th

    February 11, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_220336" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 6th~February 9th"][/caption] After a week of sorrow follows a week of happiness. At least eleven out of the seventeen dramas that air from Monday to Thursday managed to record higher ratings than last week, but of course that doesn't mean much because of how deep the hole was last week. 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) seems to have settled b

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  • Takuma Shin & Kaku Chikako divorce after 19 years

    February 11, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    It's been reported that actor Takuma Shin (55) and actress Kaku Chikako (50) has filed for divorce. According to sources, Takuma and Kaku had already been living separately for quite some time before the divorce. The divorce papers were submitted on February 10th by a person closely affiliated with the couple. The two sent a letter to the media explaining, "Before we knew it, we grew distant. We weren't able to fill in that gap." They c

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  • Voice actress Taketatsu Ayana to make solo CD debut

    February 11, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    It's been revealed that voice actress Taketatsu Ayana will be making her solo CD debut with "Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!" on April 11th. Along with her activities as a voice actress, Taketatsu has been actively involved with gravia, movies, live concerts, and TV appearances. Her solo debut song is a piano rock track that will be produced by former Cymbals member Okii Reiji and sound producer Kobayashi Shuntaro. Taketatsu shared that she r

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  • Performances from February 10th's 'Music Station'

    February 11, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    TV Asahi's weekly music program, 'Music Station', has returned with another episode full of great performances! For its February 10th broadcast, 'Music Station' invited Hey! Say! JUMP, Porno Graffiti, miwa, YUKI, and L'Arc~en~Ciel to perform on the stage. Check out the stages below! Opening YUKI [Joy] Hey! Say! JUMP [Super Delicate] Porno Graffiti [2012 Spark] L'Arc~en~Ciel [XXX & GOOD LUCK MY WAY] miwa [Kat

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  • TOTALFAT's "Good Bye, Good Luck" to be released via iTunes and Amazon

    February 11, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    TOTALFAT’s new song “Good Bye, Good Luck” has been featured as the opening theme song to the smash-hit animation series, "NARUTO Shonen-hen". It's just been announced that the single will be digitally released in the U.S. on February 14th through iTunes and Amazon. TOTALFAT had previously worked with the "NARUTO" series by providing an ending theme song called “Place to Try”. Their latest track, "Good Bye, Good Luck" is described to have

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  • Cast members of new "Liar Game" movie attend its pre-screening event

    February 11, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    On February 9th, a pre-screening event was held for the upcoming movie, "Liar Game -Saisei-". "Liar Game" is based on Kaitani Shinobu's manga, and it was first adapted into a TV drama series in 2007 with Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika as its main leads. The series broadcasted "Season 2" in 2009, and in 2010, it also received a live-action movie adaptation called "Liar Game The Final Stage", making box-office profits of over 2,300,000,000 yen

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  • MiChi announces her 2nd album, "THERAPY"

    February 11, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    Singer MiChi has just announced that she will finally be unveiling a new album this coming March. MiChi's second album is titled "THERAPY", and will contain 13 tracks. It's been two and a half years since she last released an album, so fans are looking forward to hearing this collection of carefully crafted works. "THERAPY" will include all of MiChi's singles from 2010, starting with "WoNdeR WomaN" up to her latest "TOKYO NIGHT", which wa

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  • Sakanaction announces nationwide live house tour

    February 11, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Rock band Sakanaction have announced that they will be holding a nationwide live house tour called "SAKANAQUARIUM 2012 'ZEPP ALIVE'". For last year's "ZEPP ALIVE", the band held six shows in four locations; however, this year, they will be expanding the tour for a total of nine shows in six locations across Japan. The tour will kick off on May 31st at Zepp Sapporo, and will wrap up on June 19th at Zepp Tokyo. Advance reservation of ticket

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