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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/27 ~ 9/2

    September 5, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    Below are the results on Oricon's weekly charts for August 27th to September 2nd. Check them out! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Gingham Check" - AKB48 : 8/29 (1,181,966) 2. "THE OVER" - UVERworld : 8/29 (61,232) 3. "She's Back -Japanese Ver.-" - INFINITE : 8/29 (38,998) 4. "Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-" - B1A4 : 8/29 (35,779) 5. "Yoru no Odoriko" - Sakanaction : 8/29 (30,616) (Check out the full ra

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  • Ueto Aya confirms she's still in a relationship

    September 5, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    On September 5th, actress Ueto Aya was appointed as the official navigator for the upcoming movie 'Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away' and attended a press conference to talk about it charms. However, the most burning question of the reporters wasn't related to the movie. After the recent indication of a rumored break-up between her and her rumored husband-to-be, EXILE's HIRO, they wanted to get some kind of clarification. Knowing that they won

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  • Tsuji Nozomi announces her pregnancy with 3rd child

    September 5, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi has announced that she is currently pregnant with her third baby. According to Tsuji and her husband Sugiura Taiyo's blogs, she is in the third month of her pregnancy and will give birth in spring next year. Tsuji happily wrote, "I'm looking forward to see the Sugiuras that will be even more lively with the new family member. Everybody, please continue to watch over us, Sugiura family warmly." Tsuji

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  • PURETTY releases "Cheki☆Love" full PV

    September 5, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    PURETTY has released their “Cheki☆Love” PV! As mentioned previously, the single is currently the theme for ‘Pretty Rhythm’, an anime based on the girls of PURETTY being broadcast in Japan. The anime tells the story of the girl group members’ growth from trainees to major stars in both Korea and Japan. This version is much like the previously revealed anime ending PV, but with brief special guest appearances from a few of their DSP Media

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  • Takei Emi to star in new drama on NTV "Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo"

    September 5, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    It's been announced that actress Takei Emi (18) will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama "Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo", which will start airing in October. This will be the third consecutive starring drama series for Takei after "W no Higeki" (TV Asahi, aired during April ~ June 2012), and "Iki mo Dekinai Natsu" (Fuji TV, currently airing). Reportedly, it will be a heartwarming comedy between father and daughter. Takei commented, "Though I had p

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  • 'Strawberry Night' releases an intense first teaser

    September 5, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    On September 5th, the official website of the upcoming 'Strawberry Night' movie - starring Takeuchi Yuko - was updated with a first short teaser, which features a surprising kiss scene between Takeuchi and Osawa Takao. 'Strawberry Night' is a movie sequel to the popular Fuji TV drama series of the same name that aired from January until March this year. The series is based on Honda Tetsuya's 'Himekawa Reiko' novel series, and the movie is

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  • Tamaru Maki announces her marriage with a non-celebrity man

    September 5, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    Actress Tamaru Maki (34) announced via FAX that she has registered her marriage on her birthday, September 4th. Although she didn't reveal too many details, she did explain the story behind the beginning of their relationship. Tamaru wrote, "Please excuse me for not revealing the name or occupation of the person, since he is not a celebrity", in addition to revealing that the couple has known each other for 16 years as friends. However, they e

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  • Tsunku to release new solo single, "Shoppaine"

    September 5, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    It's been revealed that Tsunku will be releasing a new solo single called "Shoppaine" on September 26th. This marks Tsunku's first solo release in about a year and 9 months. "Shoppaine" was included in the tribute album for Miki Takashi, "Moshimo Ashita ga ~Miki Takashi Tribute~", which was released on July 25th. It describes a woman's feelings that never fades after a break up. The music video for this song will feature Ishikawa Rika as t

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  • Details on STRAIGHTENER's upcoming single revealed

    September 5, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    Previously, we reported that rock band STRAIGHTENER would be releasing a new single on October 17th. Now, the details have finally been revealed! STRAIGHTENER's upcoming single will be titled "From Noon Till Dawn", and it's already been picked up as the opening theme for TV Tokyo's drama series, 'Yuusha Yoshihiko Dai-2-Sho', starring actor Yamada Takayuki. It will feature Tanaka Kunikazu (Sax) and Tabu Zombie from SOIL & "PIMP" SESSION

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  • Kaneshiro Takeshi's niece, U, acts as a cool lady general in her CM debut in Japan

    September 4, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    U, the niece of actor Kaneshiro Takeshi, has been active as a talent in Taiwan. She recently had her first CM debut in Japan as a lady general in the CM for Mobage’s social game “Daisenran!! Sangokushi Battle (=The Great War!! Battle of the Three Kingdoms)”.  She commented, “I had a great time filming my first CM in Japan. I’m very happy to dress up for a cool role and wear a costume with a lot of punch.” The game allows users to form thei

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