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  • Takei Emi and EXILE attend "adienergy" event for Adidas

    November 18, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    On November 17th, actress Takei Emi (17) attended a press event for the announcement of Adidas’ new sportswear, “adienergy”. In addition to the appearance of this young actress, EXILE members MATSU (36), USA (34), and TETSUYA (30) also attended this event. Takei revealed at this announcement that, “I actually often walk outside in jerseys,” thus showing her interest in the new clothing line. She was then even taught various stretch techni

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  • Nominees & winners announced for the 53rd Japan Record Awards

    November 18, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    On November 18th, the list of nominees and winners for the annual music awards show, "The 53rd Japan Record Awards" were announced.  The winners for the grand prize, "Japan Record Award", will be chosen from the winners of the "Best Song" category, and "Best New Artist" will be chosen from the winners in the "New Artist" category.  The winners of both awards will be announced during "The 53rd Kagayaku! Japan Record Award" show which will air

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  • SUGIZO to release two solo albums simultaneously

    November 18, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    SUGIZO's solo albums "FLOWER OF LIFE" and "TREE OF LIFE" will be released simultaneously on December 14th.  It's been about 8 years since he last released his solo album "C:LEAR" back in 2003. Each album will contain a total of 10 songs including his digital songs (released during 2009 - present) as well as new songs, and there will be two different versions for each album; [CD + DVD] and [CD].  The DVD will include SUGIZO's interview as h

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  • moumoon reveals PV for their upcoming single "Uta wo Utaou"!

    November 18, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    On November 18th, pop duo moumoon revealed their full PV for their upcoming and 10th single, "Uta wo Utaou", a single that will hit store shelves on December 14th! This 4-minute PV features Yuka on the top of a pedestal with various objects revolving around her along with this flawless ballad. Check out this PV below!

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  • Who are the most disliked women of 2011?

    November 18, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Weekly tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun' continued their annual tradition of conducting a survey of the most disliked women of the year. 'Shukan Bunshun' once again asked 1,000 women to name the female celebrity that annoys them the most. Of course, all the regulars made it on the list again, including actress Sawajiri Erika who managed to claim title of the most disliked woman again after a disappointing second place last year. Ignoring the oth

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  • Oricon reveals their ranking of "ideal face chosen by men"

    November 18, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    Just a few days ago, Oricon released their 5th "Ideal Face Chosen by Women Ranking", and now, the 3rd "Ideal Face Chosen by Men Ranking" has been revealed! Oricon asked 500 men from their teens to their 40's, "Which male celebrity possesses the ideal face?" As a result, singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu received the most votes, and ranked first for the third year in a row! Fukuyama expressed, "I'm honored! It's obvious that I'm not getting

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel to hold fan club live

    November 18, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    It's been announced that rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel will be holding a fan club live on February 22nd and 23rd at the Yokohama Arena. This fan club live will be held just before the band embarks on their world tour, "L'Arc-en-Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012", in March. Fans can look forward to a different stage for this performance. To apply for tickets, you must be a member of their fan club as of November 22nd at 12:00 pm. If you are a non-member,

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 11/09~11/15

    November 18, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of November 8th to November 15th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, dwango and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, t

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko prepares to air new 'Puccho' CM

    November 18, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    AKB48's Shinoda Mariko will soon be gracing television screens nationwide through her special CM for gummy candy, 'Puccho'. The CM will honor her victory at the latest 'AKB48 Janken Tournament' by featuring shots of her dancing and singing to her center single, “Ue Kara Mariko” (or "Mariko From The Top"). At the end, Shinoda turns to the camera and quips, “You want to eat it, right?", giving her best “From the Top” attitude. Shinoda's

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  • French actor Jean Reno becomes Doraemon for new Toyota CM

    November 18, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    French actor Jean Reno has picked up the role to play  'Doraemon' for Toyota's new CM! Last week, Toyota released the first-ever live action adaptation of the popular anime, "Doraemon", through their CM, which also stars Tsumabuki Satoshi as 'Nobita' and Ogawa Naoya as 'Gian'. Joining Jean Reno, Yamashita Tomohisa will play 'Suneo' and Mizukawa Asami will play 'Shizuka-chan'. The CM, titled "Nobita no Barbecue", begins with Nobita and S

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