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  • Rola holds release event for her first fashion book

    August 24, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    On August 23rd, model Rola held a release event for her first fashion book, 'THE ROLA!!', in Tokyo. Rola was in high spirits as she said, "Today, I wanted to feel like an angel, so I put wings on. Do I match?" When asked, "Do you have a boyfriend?" she replied, "Right now, I don't! I'm looking for one, so would you help me?" Regarding her ideal boyfriend, Rola revealed, "Someone like Prince Charming! I like someone who is strong and kin

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  • THE BAWDIES to release new single, "LEMONADE"

    August 24, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    THE BAWDIES have revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "LEMONADE", on October 31st. This marks the THE BAWDIES' first single in about 8 months. It's described as a bittersweet love song, and has already been performed during the band's nationwide tour, "'ROCK ME BABY' TOUR 2012". For its coupling track, the single will include a funk tune called "GET IT" that's composed by JIM (G) and a cover of Etta James' "TOUGH LOVER

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  • Kurashina Kana to star in drama adaptation of "Hana no Zubora-Meshi"

    August 24, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    It's been announced that actress Kurashina Kana will be starring in a drama adaptation of popular manga "Hana no Zubora-Meshi". For Kurashina, who gained huge popularity through NHK's morning drama "Welkame", this will be the first time taking the lead role in a drama series for commercial broadcasting. "Hana no Zubora-Meshi", which is written by Kusumi Masayuki and illustrated by Mizusawa Etsuko, was ranked as the No.1 manga on the guideb

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  • Johnny's Jr. Lewis Jesse to star in NTV's late-night drama

    August 24, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    It was announced that Johnny's Jr.'s Lewis Jesse will be starring in the late-night drama "THE QUIZ" which will be aired on NTV.  This will mark the first drama for Lewis to take the lead role. "THE QUIZ" is based on Sugimoto Takashi's novel, and the story revolves around 10 men and women who survived the preliminary round for a quiz show. Since the winner is supposed to receive the prize money of 100 million yen, those 10 participants get

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  • E-Girls reveal details + short PV for their upcoming single

    August 24, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    As announced previously, E-Girls will be releasing their 3rd single "Follow Me", which is being used in Samantha Thavasa's "Samantha Muse ALL STARS TV CM", on October 3rd. Ahead of its release, they have just revealed the short PV as well as the details on the upcoming song. Check them out below! <CD + DVD> [CD] 1. Follow Me 2. READY GO 3. Suki Desuka? 4. Himawari (E-Girls Version) 5. Follow Me (Instrumental) [DVD] - Fol

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  • 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' releases full trailer revealing its great ensemble cast

    August 24, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    On August 23rd, a full trailer for the upcoming omnibus movie 'BUNGO ~Sasayaka na Yokubo~' (literally: 'Meager Desire') was released online. Similar to the 'BUNGO' drama series back in 2010, it features a live-action adaptation of short stories written by some of Japan's finest authors from the Showa era. They are brought to life by six well-known scriptwriters and directors. The movie is made up of a total of six stories written by the l

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  • Nishijima Hidetoshi and Kagawa Teruyuki to co-star in TBSxWOWOW joint drama 'Double Face'

    August 23, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    On August 23rd, it was revealed that the commercial TV network TBS and the private satellite network WOWOW will come together and collaborate for an upcoming fall drama titled 'Double Face'. 'Double Face' will be co-starring the two actors Nishijima Hidetoshi and Kagawa Teruyuki, however they won't necessarily appear together on the screen all too often, because the drama will be split into two different perspectives inspired by the Hong K

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  • AAA to hold an event in Taiwan

    August 23, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    On August 23rd, AAA held a release event for their latest album, "777 ~TRIPLE SEVEN~", at Lalaport Toyosu in Tokyo. During this event, the group announced that they would be holding an event in Taiwan on October 5th. Ever since starring in a Taiwanese drama back in 2008, member Ito Chiaki has been longing to hold a concert in Taiwan. "I'm very happy to finally make it come true! I heard that we've been gaining fans in Taiwan, so I'm fired

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  • Sakanaction releases trailer for upcoming single, "Yoru no Odoriko"

    August 23, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Sakanaction has released a trailer for their upcoming single, "Yoru no Odoriko", through Victor Music's official YouTube channel! "Yoru no Odoriko" was picked up as the CM song for Mode Gakuen, and it's slated for release on August 29th. The trailer features the TV spot along with footage of the band's live concert which will be included in the limited edition DVD. Those who purchase the single from Tower Records, Lawson HMV, or TSUTAYA

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  • Maeda Atsuko's parade in Akihabara canceled

    August 23, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    It's been reported that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko parade through Akihabara scheduled for August 27th has been canceled. After applications for her graduation concert exceeded expectations, Maeda requested, "Isn't there any way I can greet them directly?" Consequently, her parade was planned for the 27th, in which she was to bid her final farewell to her fans before her graduation concert at AKB48 Theater. The Olympics Medalist Parade was rec

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