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  • Check out the preview for Kis-My-Ft2's upcoming single "Shake It Up"

    April 16, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    We previously reported that Kis-My-Ft2 and Maeda Atsuko from AKB48 would provide the opening and ending songs for NTV's new drama ‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou‘. The first episode aired on April 14th and a preview of Kis-My-Ft2 "Shake It Up" was revealed as the opening song. The preview of Maeda Atsuko's ending song "Migikata" was already reported. It's quite a boon for the drama to have 2 popular artists and their new singles as the opening &

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  • Yamada Yu appears at 'SUPER GIRLS FESTA' in Taiwan

    April 16, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    On April 15th, model/actress Yamada Yu appeared at the fashion and beauty event, 'SUPER GIRLS FESTA', in Taiwan. Before the event, Yamada was pulled aside for an interview, where she commented on her newly-married life with actor Oguri Shun. She said shyly, "Without any changes, we are having fun." Yamada was also asked if they give each other any fashion advice. "Together we pick out clothes so we don't look too mismatched," she reveal

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  • JKT48 to star in their first Japanese CM

    April 16, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    On April 16th, AKB48 sister group JKT48 attended a press conference for Tokiwa Pharmaceutical's skincare product "Nameraka Honpo Bihaku Series", as its newest CM character. As their first time starring in a CM in Japan, member Shania Junianatha commented, "I'm excited to be able to star in a Japanese CM." When asked about the CM shoot, Cleopatra shared, "In the CM, we all have to raise our heads together. We had a hard time doing it in u

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  • New Countdown clock appears on Johnny's Entertainment website

    April 16, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    As we previously reported, Johnny's Entertainment set up a mysterious countdown clock on their website on April 13th, and now another countdown clock has appeared. This time, if you click the clock on the side menu of Johnny's Entertainment’s website, a popup of the huge clock with NEWS's silhouette appears. Similar to last time, every time when the minute or seconds reach the number 4, the number turns purple, green, yellow and pink, i

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  • aiko to hold nationwide tour, 'Love Like Pop vol.15'

    April 16, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Singer-songwriter aiko has announced that she will be kicking off her nationwide tour, 'Love Like Pop vol.15', in July! aiko's 'Love Like Pop' tour focuses mainly on hall venues. For this tour, she will start at Saitama Kawaguchi Sougou Bunka Center Lilia on July 13th, for a total of 31 performances in 21 cities. She will hold 6 concerts at Tokyo NHK Hall and 4 shows at Osaka International Convention Center. The final night will be held

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  • AKB48 presents the 'AKBus' in Miyagi

    April 16, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Earlier in February, AKB48 announced that they would be donating a total of 30 buses called 'AKBus' to Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima Prefectures. On April 14th, the group held a handshake event at Kleenex Stadium Miyagi, where they presented the 'AKBus' for the very first time. AKB48 donated 30 buses to the disaster-stricken areas to coincide with the new school year. Before their handshake event, they held a presentation ceremony, where

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  • Kimura Kaela reveals jacket covers for "Mamireru"

    April 16, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    Kimura Kaela has revealed the jacket covers for her upcoming single, "Mamireru"! Before the single release was decided, Kimura wanted to be covered in pink. She commente, "It overlapped the period when I was writing lyrics to a song called 'Mamireru' [to be covered]. I thought it was perfect." Consequently, Kimura dyed her hair pink and covered her entire body in pink for the photo shoot. As reported earlier, "Mamireru" is currently being

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  • Johnny's Jimusho makes Akanishi Jin drop new drama role as penalty

    April 16, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    According to Nikkan Sports, Akanishi Jin (27) has been dropped out of starring Fuji TV's new drama. According to insider sources, Johnny's Jimusho requested Kansai TV production to let Akanishi drop. As we reported last month, they already cancelled Akanishi's nationwide arena tour as a penalty of reporting his marriage with Kuroki Meisa after their registration, and this will be the latest punishment. This is Fuji TV's new drama series whic

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  • Music Japan reveals an all-male guest list for their April 22nd broadcast!

    April 16, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has revealed their artist lineup for their broadcast on April 22nd! This all-male broadcast will feature SMAP, Orange Range, and Sonar Pocket as they will make their appearance on this episode to perform their latest singles. Check out the full details of this episode below! === "Sakasama no Sora" - SMAP "Hello Sunshine Hello Future" - Orange Range "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kim

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  • SKE48 performs their new single, "Ai Shite Love Ru!" at concert in Nagoya

    April 16, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    On April 15th, SKE48's Matsui Jurina made an appearance at the group's concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall. After being discharged from the hospital, Matsui officially resumed her activities the day before with the group's concert. While she performed only 1 song the previous day, Matsui jumped in during the middle of the concert and participated with the group til the encore. She energetically performed "Oogoe Diamond", "Kyou Made no Koto, Kore

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