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  • Idoling!!! reveals full PV for "MAMORE!!!"

    December 30, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    After releasing a PV preview for their 17th single "MAMORE!!!", Idoling!!! has now unveiled the full glory of their newest music video. The girls demonstrated why they're a strong idol group to keep your eyes on with their smooth dance choreography and confident swagger. Check out the video below!

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  • Nadeshiko Japan to kick off this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 29, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    The players of Nadeshiko Japan have been confirmed as special guests for the 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen, where they will "kick off" the competition during the opening. Seven players in total are scheduled to appear at this year's Kohaku: captain Sawa Homare, Kawasumi Nahomi, Ohno Shinobu, Kaihori Ayumi, Kinga Yukari, Tanaka Asuna, and Takase Megumi. Since the team will be playing in the "All Japan Women's Football Championship" on New Year's D

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  • Talent Hirano Aya to play teacher in upcoming idol comedy

    December 29, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    On December 27th, it was revealed that talent Hirano Aya will be appearing as an 'idol maniac' teacher in the upcoming drama "Konna no Idol Jannain!?" The drama is a situation comedy that revolves around a group of five girls played by the idol group 9nine, who form a club of girls who want to become idols. The youthful comedy is said to entertain viewers with the girls' silly but earnest attempts to realize their dream of becoming idols t

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  • Sakanaction to release live DVD of their Makuhari Messe live

    December 29, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Rock band Sakanaction has just revealed that they will be releasing a new live DVD / Blu-ray titled, "SAKANAQUARIUM 2011 DocumentaLy -LIVE at MAKUHARI MESSE-" on March 28th! The footage was taken from their Makuhari Messe performance of their nationwide tour, which was held from October until November. The tour featured thirteen different stops all around Japan to promote the band's latest album, "DocumentaLy". Using special lighting calle

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  • Check out a PV preview of CNBLUE's new song, "Where you are"!

    December 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    CNBLUE has just revealed a 30-second PV preview of their upcoming song, "Where you are"! "Where you are" will be their second single as a major label band, and is slated for a release on February 1st. The catchy tune follows in the tracks of their first major-label single "IN MY HEAD", drawing in listeners with its cool English hooks and still managing to overflow with energy despite the dark colors. Check out the PV preview below!

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  • Ogura Yuko is expecting her 1st child

    December 29, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    On December 28th, talento Ogura Yuko (28) announced on her blog that she is expecting her first child.  Ogura happily wrote on the blog, "Currently, I'm in the fifth month of pregnancy, and in a good condition.  I'm expecting to see my baby next June.  I'm so looking forward to it!!" She met her husband, a hair and make-up artist, through a common friend three years ago, and the couple registered their marriage back in October.  Ogura has

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  • Sakurai Sho to show live piano performance on Kohaku

    December 29, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    NHK announced that Arashi who will be the host for the white team on this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'.  The group will also be the presenters for a corner to support Tohoku region. The corner is titled 'Ashita wo Utaou. ~Nippon no Arashi 'Furusato'~'.  Arashi member, Sakurai Sho will show his live piano performance to "Furusato" which is the image song for this year's Kohaku.  With Sakurai's piano performance, other Arashi members and the a

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  • SDN48 reveals PV for "Yaritagariya-san"!

    December 29, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    AKB48 sister group SDN48 has just unveiled the PV for their new song, "Yaritagariya-san"! "Yaritagariya San" is one of the B-sides to the group's latest single "Kudoki Nagara Azabu Juban", which was released today. It is sung by SDN48's Under Girls Team G. The sexy music video switches between shots of SDN48 dancing in suggestive black outfits and posing in pure white underwear that highlights their mature, feminine appeal. Watch the m

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  • '24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix' holds award ceremony, reveals fan award

    December 29, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    As announced on December 7th, the winners of the '24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix / Ishihara Yuujirou Award' finally received their respective awards at the award ceremony that was held in Tokyo today. Further it was revealed that the movie "Space Battleship Yamato" received most of the votes by fans and therefore received the Fan Award. Ninety-nine-year-old director Shindo Kaneto received 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' for his mov

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  • Kodama Yuki's "Sakamichi no Apollo" to get anime adaptation

    December 29, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    In Shogakukan's "Monthly Flowers" it was announced that Kodama Yuki's manga "Sakamichi no Apollo" will get an animation adaptation on Fuji TV. The show will be shown on the 'noitaminA' midnight programming block and start in April of 2012. The story follows the life of Nishimi Kaoru who moves from city to city because of his father's job. Although he has always moved from school to school, in this new city, his first day seems to be diffe

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