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  • Takeda Tetsuya gets hospitalized for a heart condition

    October 29, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    It's been revealed that actor/singer Takeda Tetsuya (62) underwent an operation for aortic stenosis on October 21st, and is currently recuperating from the procedure. The announcement was made by Universal Music and his agency via fax. Reportedly, Takeda was born with a bicuspid aortic valve, meaning that instead of three valves in the heart (which allow blood to pass through), Takeda was born with two. Doctors discovered that he was showing s

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  • Which young male actors do you want to keep as a pet?

    October 29, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    Back in 2003, the drama adaptation of manga “Kimi wa Petto” (which starred Koyuki and Matsumoto Jun) became a huge hit not only in Japan, but overseas as well. In fact, it's still much beloved to this day that Korea picked it up for a movie adaptation starring actor Jang Geun Suk, which will hit theatres sometime next January. With this development, goo ranking couldn't help but ask, “Which young male actors would you want to keep as a pet?”

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  • Shibasaki Kou's new unit 'galaxias!' reveals details on their debut album

    October 29, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    Shibasaki Kou, DECO*27, and TeddyLoid’s new musical unit, ‘galaxias!’, have announced that they'll be dropping their debut album “galaxias!”,on November 23rd. galaxias! has been gaining a lot of attention since their formation, and so music fans are looking forward to hearing what they have to offer through their 10 tracks. Additionally, this CD will also include Shibasaki Kou’s new song “CONNECTION”, which she's currently performing on her

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  • French Kiss reveals PV for "Saisho no Mail"

    October 29, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    French Kiss is back with an inspirational PV for their new song, "Saisho no Mail"! In the PV, members Kashiwagi Yuki, Takajo Aki, and Kuramochi Asuka express how friendship can be a great support system when things in your life look bleak. No matter what discouragements you face, you can shake it off and beat it later on. "Saisho no Mail" will be released on November 22nd, but until then, check out their PV below. -- Tip: nss7

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  • Tsuru to sing the theme song for "Afro Tanaka" movie

    October 29, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    Tsuru's "Yoru wo Koete" has become the theme song for the upcoming movie "Afro Tanaka", which is scheduled to be released in February 2012. "Afro Tanaka" is a live-action adaptation of Noritsuke Masaharu's ongoing manga of the same name, which is currently being serialized on Weekly Big Comic Spirits.  As reported earlier,  the movie will star Matsuda Shota, and the heroine will be played by Sasaki Nozomi. Moreover, Tsutsumishita Atsushi (of

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  • Amuro Namie reveals her de-stressing methods through "ViVi"

    October 28, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    The 'Queen of J-Pop', Amuro Namie, is the December cover girl of 'ViVi' fashion magazine. Amuro, who is currently in the midst of her nationwide tour, ‘namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2011’, appeared in gravia poses for the first opening pages of this issue. Additionally, she showed off her interpretation of the 'boyish chic' fashion trend in four different outfits. In her interview, she revealed that she invested in a series of training equipment

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  • AAA reveals a short PV for their upcoming single, "Charge & Go!"

    October 28, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    On October 28th, 7-member group AAA has revealed a short PV for their upcoming single "Charge & Go!" and is now available on tokyohive for your viewing pleasure! This 3-minute preview features individual close-up shots of the members in front of a simple background during their ballad segment but quickly changes to dance scenes when their usual upbeat tempo beat kicks in. Check out this modern PV below!

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  • Music Station performances from October 28th broadcast!

    October 28, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    On the October 28th broadcast of Music Station, this popular music program welcomed a gorgeous lineup of groups and artists from Perfume to KinKi Kids. Check out their performances below! <"Spice" - Perfume> <"Negau Ijou no koto Inoru Ijou no koto" - KinKi Kids>

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  • AKB48's performance on the October 28th broadcast of Music Station!

    October 28, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    On the October 28th broadcast of Music Station, popular idol group AKB48 took the stage to perform "Iiwake Maybe" and their recent single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". Before their medley, members Maeda Atsuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Takahashi Minami explained their experiences of their overseas trip to Paris, London, and Jakarta, respectively. Check out their performance below! <Medley>

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki chosen as the face of Kagoshima prefecture!

    October 28, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    On October 28th, it was revealed that AKB48 member and Kagoshima-native Kashiwagi Yuki was chosen for the prefecture’s image CM titled, “Honmono. Kagoshima Prefecture”. In this advertisement, she will be dressed in a traditional clothing style while bringing attention to various sightseeing spots and products in Kagoshima to the viewers. Kashiwagi, who is surrounded in a beautiful environment from this prefecture, will appear in this CM w

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