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  • Mizuki Nana to sing theme song for "Switch Girl!!"

    December 4, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    It's been revealed that singer/voice actress Mizuki Nana will be providing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Switch Girl!!". Since it'll be her first time singing a song for a drama, Mizuki mused, "Since the drama is based on a manga, it was easy for me to relate to it as a voice actress. I was able to have fun while creating the song. With the theme song and narration, I want to liven up the fascinating drama together." While foc

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 holds "Kibou Sanmyaku" event in Santa outfits

    December 4, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    On December 3rd, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 held their release commemoration event for their latest single, “Kibou Sanmyaku”, at Yomiuri Land in Inagi, Tokyo. Although it was raining, all 7 girls made a lively appearance in red and white Santa dresses. The energy on set got an additional boost thanks to a cameo from Crayon Shin-chan himself, whose animated series will be using "Kibou Sanmyaku" as its theme song. Member Wata

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to become Arsène Lupin for new Toshiba CM

    December 4, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    On December 3rd, singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu announced that he'll be appearing in a new CM for Toshiba’s “REGZA Tablet” as the beloved detective, Arsène Lupin! Costumed in a top hat and a monocle, fans of the series will be delighted to see Fukuyama as the fictional thief from French writer Maurice Leblanc’s novels. This endorsement, titled “Lupin, Release the Image”, sees Fukuyama embarking on a mission through a mysterious entrance an

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  • Sasaki Nozomi holds release event for her photobook, "Non♥non"

    December 4, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    On December 3rd, model/actress Sasaki Nozomi held a release event for her new photobook, "Non♥non". Before the event, Sasaki appeared before the reporters, who persistently asked about her Christmas plans. She quickly responded, "I have work," and refrained from answering any questions regarding her rumored relationship with Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari. Shot in early-September in Hakone, the photobook features Sasaki wearing 100 differe

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  • Yamamoto Yusuke shows off his AKB48-style cosplay

    December 4, 2011 @ 4:29 am

    On December 2nd, Yamamoto Yusuke, Mizobata Junpei, and Okamoto Rei held an interview before appearing in Ever Green Entertainment's event, "Ever Green Entertainment Show 2011 vol.2" at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. In the stage play segment of the event, Yamamoto plays a 'homosexual character' who wears an AKB48 costume. When reporters asked, "Is that your true self?", Yamamoto responded, "I'm really not like that, and I don't have any feminine

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  • Which guitarist do you think can be a representative for Japan?

    December 4, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    In the Japanese music industry, there are handful of guitarist who are extremely talented and full of aura on the stage. Amongst these people, there can only one person who can represent the guitarist of Japan. With this fact in mind, goo decided to ask its users, "Which guitarist do you think can be a representative for Japan?" Let's see who the Japanese citizens picked as their representative below! === 1. Matsumoto Takahiro

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  • KARA places 5th on United World Album Chart

    December 4, 2011 @ 2:03 am

    After making history with a record-breaking #1 rank on the Oricon Album Chart, KARA's second Japanese album, 'Super Girl' lands at an impressive 5th place on the United World Album Chart, in week 49 of 2011.  The United World Chart ranks the most popular albums according to “global sales figures and national album charts”. Fans were thrilled to see the five adorable idols mixed in with music heavyweights, Rihanna  Nickleback, and Jus

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  • Perfume and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's performances on Happy Music!

    December 4, 2011 @ 1:18 am

    On the December 2nd episode of Happy Music , the trio Perfume and AKB48 sub-unit group Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 performed their respective songs. The ladies of Perfume danced to their latest hit, “Spice” and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 sang to “Kibou Sanmyaku” – both songs that brought a twist of the new with the old. Check out their performances below! <”Spice” – Perfume> <”Kibou Sanmyaku” – Watarirouka Hashiritai 7>

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  • Yuki Maomi decides to opens a Twitter account to clear up a misunderstanding

    December 4, 2011 @ 12:26 am

    On December 3rd, Yuki Maomi announced that she had opened an official Twitter account. This announcement was first posted on her blog stating, “Although it’s late, I started my own Twitter account!” Until now, it was said that many of her fans mistook someone who was pretending to be her, as her real account. Knowing this fact, she stated, “It seems that there was a fake Yuki Maomi on Twitter!” She continued, “Since it was misleading, I d

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  • Takei Emi's full PV for "Koi Suru Kimochi" unveiled!

    December 3, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    Just hours ago, actress Takei Emi's short PV for her debut single, "Koi Suru Kimochi" (scheduled for release on December 14th), was revealed. Now, the full glory of this PV has been revealed and is available for your viewing pleasure! Written by GLAY’s TAKURO, this 5-minute video features Takei in various settings from a cozy room to a cold forest where she stumbles upon a door. Check out this snowy PV below!

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