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  • MUSIC STATION reveals artist line-up for March 2nd

    February 24, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    TV Asahi's popular music program, "MUSIC STATION", has revealed the artist line-up for next week's March 2nd broadcast! For next week's episode, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu will perform her solo debut single, "Synchro Tokimeki", while the boys of Tohoshinki will take the stage with their upcoming Japanese single, "STILL". The show will also feature appearances by Ikimonogakari, Fukuyama Masaharu, and TOKIO for an episode you can't miss! Check

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  • "Liar Game" movie to get spin-off drama

    February 24, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    It's been revealed that the second "Liar Game" movie will be getting a spin-off drama this March. Titled "Alice in Liar Game", the drama will focus on the past of Alice (played by Ashida Mana). It will portray the relationship between Alice and Omega, along with the mystery of how her life came to be. Based on a popular manga by Kaitani Shinobu, "Liar Game" is a suspense story about a college student named 'Kanzaki Nao' and genius swind

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  • NYC's Nakayama Yuma to voice act for Japanese dubbed version of "John Carter"

    February 24, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    On February 22nd, NYC's Nakayama Yuma (18) attended the premiere event for the Hollywood film, "John Carter", in Los Angeles, California. "John Carter" is a live-action adventure film by Disney that will open in theaters across Japan on April 13th. It tells a story about a former military captain named Carter, who is mysteriously transported to Mars and is involved in a conflict with the inhabitants of the planet. Nakayama will be providin

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  • Oricon ranks female celebrities with ideal lips

    February 24, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their 40's, "Which female celebrity possesses ideal lips?" First place for the "4th Beautiful Lips Ranking" went to actress Ishihara Satomi, who is known for her adorable, plump lips. After hearing the news, Ishihara commented, "Honestly, I sometimes feel insecure about my lips, but being chosen by everyone has given me confidence. Thank you, I'm very happy." Check out

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  • SDN48 to release "Yuwaku no Garter" on CD & DVD

    February 24, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    It's been revealed that SDN48 will be releasing their stage performance, "Yuwaku no Garter", on CD and DVD! "Yuwaku no Garter" is SDN48's performance they have been holding at the AKB48 Theater since August of 2008. Both the CD and DVD will come with two discs. The 1st Generation members will be featured in Disc 1, while the 2nd and 3rd Generations will be featured in Disc 2. Additionally, details on the new song that will be included in

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  • Milky Bunny reveals jacket covers and track list for first album

    February 24, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Model-turned-singer Masuwaka Tsubasa (Milky Bunny) has revealed the jacket covers and track list for her first album, 'Milky Bunny'. The track list consists of 12 total tracks including her singles, "BunnyDays" and "Zurui yo". Both limited and regular edition covers feature Milky Bunny in a white dress, with her band mates in the background wearing rabbit masks.  The digital jacket does not include her band mates. Prior to the album's rel

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  • Aoki Kotomi's manga "Kano-Uso" to get live-action movie adaptation

    February 24, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    It was announced on the latest issue of manga magazine "Cheese!" (released on February 24th), that Aoki Kotomi's manga "Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru" (also nicknamed as "Kano-Uso") will get a live-action movie adaptation. This is Aoki's third manga to get live-action movie adaption, as her previous series "Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru" (starring Matsumoto Jun and Eikura Nana) and "Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu" (starring Inoue Mao

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  • Amuro Namie reveals jacket covers for "Go Round / YEAH-OH"

    February 24, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Singer Amuro Namie has unveiled the jacket covers for her upcoming single, "Go Round / YEAH-OH"! The single is slated for release on March 21st and will be available in two different versions: CD+DVD and CD-Only. The DVD will contain music videos for both "Go Round" and "YEAH-OH". As reported earlier, "Go Round" is currently the campaign song for the cosmetic brand, 'KOSE ESPRIQUE'. The jacket covers feature a gentle side of Namie, a

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  • Abe Hiroshi & Ueto Aya visit Rome for "Thermae Romae" premiere

    February 24, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    On February 22nd, a premiere for upcoming movie "Thermae Romae" was held at Cinema The Space in Rome, Italy. The main cast members Abe Hiroshi, Ueto Aya, and the director of the movie Takeuchi Hideki attended this overseas stage greeting. "Thermae Romae" is a live-action adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular manga.  It's a story of Lucius (played by Abe), a bath design engineer, who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan.

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  • RAINBOW reveals the short version PV of "Gonna Gonna GO!"

    February 24, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    As reported earlier, Korean girl group RAINBOW will be releasing their 3rd Japanese single titled "Gonna Gonna GO!" on March 14th, and recently, the short version of  "Gonna Gonna GO!" PV was revealed on Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel. "Gonna Gonna GO!" will be their first original Japanese song, and it will be released in three different types. (Check our previous post for more details here.) Watch the short version P

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