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  • Voice actress Tamura Yukari to release new album in December

    November 25, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Singer/voice actress Tamura Yukari has revealed that she will be releasing her 9th original album, "Harumachi no Soleil", on December 21st! The album will feature a total of 14 songs including "Endless Story" and "Sympathy of Love" (the theme songs for the anime "C3"), as well as "Kakkuu no Hate no Innocent" (the ending theme for the PSP game, "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's PORTABLE –THE GEARS OF DESTINY-"). The limited edition will com

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  • AKB48 and SPEED to collaborate for 'FNS Music Festival'

    November 25, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    It's been announced that idol groups AKB48 and SPEED will collaborate for this year's 'FNS Music Festival'. Both groups will come together for  SPEED's debut song "Body & Soul", which was made popular in 1996. Chief producer Kikuchi Shin commented that he wanted to go back in time and have popular songs from the past done in teams, and hopes that everyone watching will enjoy them. Other collaborations include Tokunaga Hideaki x ATSU

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  • Gouriki Ayame teases with her first photobook, "Shizuku"

    November 25, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Gouriki Ayame, the aspiring young actress with a carefree smile, will be releasing her first photobook entitled "Shizuku" on Friday, November 25th. Several teasers have been released through the mass media, giving us a glimpse of the life-sized portrayal of the young actress. The photobook contains many precious shots, from swimsuits to school uniforms, which make it a must-have item for all of her fans. For her shots, Gouriki also was

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  • SMAP to open annual SMAP SHOP in December

    November 25, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    It's been announced that SMAP's annual store, SMAP SHOP, will open at Akasaka Sacas on December 8th. SMAP SHOP has opened its doors for a limited term every year since 2005. This year's store theme will be "RUNNING SMAP", and so the floor of the shop will be designed after an athletic track. The store will display outfits worn by the SMAP members, life-sized footprint replicas, as well as video clips of the members from their debut era.

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  • Pictures of Inoue Mao on the set of "Tsuna Hiichatta!"

    November 25, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    On November 23rd, reporters were invited to the set of the upcoming movie "Tsuna Hiichatta!", where they were able to witness a tug-of-war scene at a primary school. The whole cast was there that day, including Inoue Mao, Matsuzaka Keiko, Tamayama Tetsuji, Nishida Naomi, Sonim, and Watanabe Naomi. They were filming an exciting practice match against the local junior tug-of-war team, which made all the participants break out in a sweat. The

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke & Suzuki Kyoka to star in a new drama series

    November 25, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    It's been announced that Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke and actress Suzuki Kyoka will star in the new NTV drama, "Risou no Musuko" (or "Ideal Son"). Scheduled to air in January, "Risou no Musuko" was written by Nojima Shinji, who's created many a social phenomenon with his dramas. The drama will center around a single mother, 'Suzuki Umi' (played by Suzuki Kyoka), who has hopes that her son would buy a house for her in the future to clea

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN announces new single + arena tour for 2012!

    November 25, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    Popular rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN has announced that they will release their 1st single of 2012, "GOOD LUCK", on January 18th.  The title track was made for and will be used as the theme song for the upcoming movie, "ALWAYS San-chome no Yuhi '64." "GOOD LUCK" will be released through two different versions; "limited-term edition" which comes with a DVD, and "regular edition" which only comes with CD.  The DVD for the limited-term edition w

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  • Mysterious visual-kei band 'VSK' to cover AKB48's songs for their debut album

    November 25, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    "Masked Visual-kei band" VSK will be releasing their debut album "GOD SONGS" on December 9th. There's a high level of interest surrounding this mysterious band, as details about their background have yet to be  revealed. What is known for sure, however, is that VSK will be releasing a debut album whose 10 tracks cover AKB48's top hits. This album will be a delightful combination of visual-kei rock and idol music, which should prove to b

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  • Performances from 'Best Hits Kayousai 2011′

    November 25, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    On November 24th, many of Japan's top artists attended and performed at YTV's annual music festival, 'Best Hits Kayousai'. Fans got to hear strong performances from EXILE, AKB48, Ashida Mana, KARA, Nishino Kana, and more in a concert that truly encompassed some of the best songs of the year. Check out the performances below! -- < aiko > - < EXILE > - < Koda Kumi > - < FUNKY MONKEY B

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  • Milky Bunny announces new single, "Zuruiyo... / I Wish"

    November 25, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    Model/talento Masuwaka Tsubasa - also known as Milky Bunny - has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "Zuruiyo... / I Wish", on January 11th. Written by Milky Bunny herself, it's described as "a song that conveys the true state of the affairs of lovers" from a sensitive woman's point of view. Milky Bunny's debut single, "Bunny Days", was used as the CM song for her cosmetics brand, Candy Doll, and it created quite a stir

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