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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 14th~17th

    November 19, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_204625" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Just in case you resist her spell. ("Kaseifu no Mita" - NTV)."][/caption] This week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports offers "Kaseifu no Mita" increasing its dominance and a Japan women's volleyball team crushing three dramas at once. Monday was still free of sport and free of idol-bed-scenes, which caused "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu" (Fuji TV) to f

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  • Ueto Aya chosen as 'Fur of the Year'

    November 19, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    On November 17th, actress Ueto Aya attended an awards ceremony as the winner of the '7th Fur of the Year' award. The award is awarded by the Japan Fur Association and given to the celebrity whose image matches up with fur the best. Ueto, wore a coat made from the fur of chinchillas to the event. When asked if she wants to wear fur during a date, she answered, "Yes, I want to become a woman who will look good in it." Regarding the comfor

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  • Check out the PV preview of KAT-TUN's upcoming single "BIRTH"

    November 19, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    KAT-TUN's new single "BIRTH" which is being used as the theme song for ongoing drama "Yokai Ningen Bem" starring member Kamenashi Kazuya, will be released soon on November 30th.  Earlier today, on the 19th, they finally revealed the PV preview to the upcoming single!  (For more details on the single you can read about it here.) Check it out below! Thanks to everybody who sent this tip!

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  • NHK receives a record number of applications for "Kohaku Uta Gassen"

    November 19, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    It's been reported that NHK received a record of over 1.26 million applications for tickets to "The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen". The previous record was set back in 2004, with a total of 759,722 applications. The applications were collected from October 7th to the 27th. Out of the 1,264,923 applications, 1,234 were selected to view the show from the audience. The timing of the announcement of hosts is said to be the cause of this impres

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  • Suzuki Ryohei announces the birth of his first child

    November 19, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    On November 17th, actor Suzuki Ryohei announced the birth of his first child through his official blog. Suzuki wrote, "Today at 12:53 pm, at a hospital in Tokyo, our baby girl was born in good health." He revealed that the baby was born earlier than expected. "I was able to understand the miracle of a life being born from [personal] experience," he said. Suzuki also expressed, "When I look at the small life breathing beside me, I feel a

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  • Suzanne to star in Noa's PV for "Yakusoku...feat. LGYankees"

    November 19, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    [caption id="attachment_204394" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="From L to R: Suzanne and Noa"][/caption] On November 18th, talento Suzanne (25) announced that she will star in singer Noa’s PV for her new song, “Yakusoku…feat. LGYankees”. “Yakusoku…” is a song that's recently reached a total digital download figure of 2,600,000 through Recochoku. Consequently, Noa is now being nicknamed as “Chakuta Generation’s Songstress”. "Yak

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  • AI lights up the streets at Coca-Cola's winter illumination event

    November 19, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    On November 18th, singer AI (30) attended ‘Coca-Cola Presents Yurakucho Winter Illumination Lighting’ as a surprise guest and performed her song in front of Yurakucho Station Plaza. As a part of her collaboration with the ‘Coca-Cola 2011 Christmas Campaign’, she sang her original song “Happiness” to the gathering crowd. AI then revealed goals for this song, saying, “I want to deliver my thoughts to a lot of people.” She explained that she

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  • baroque reveals details on their upcoming three singles

    November 19, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    Rock band baroque has announced that they'll be releasing three singles all at once on January 4th, 2012! Titled "Rinzen Identity", "teeny-tiny star", and "Monodrama", each single will only include the title track. All cover jackets exhibit the fantasy-look of Kamikiri work [the art of traditional Japanese paper cutting], which has a sense of unity. The three singles will also be available in a special BOX set entirely produced through ord

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  • SpecialThanks' Sean & Nochi to leave the band

    November 19, 2011 @ 4:07 am

    It's been announced that two of SpecialThanks' members, Sean (G) and Nochi (Dr), will withdraw from the band at the end of 2011. All the members of SpecialThanks have been juggling their band activities while holding down their day jobs. Eventually, Sean and Nochi decided to pull out from the band in order to focus more on their other job. The two members left a comment on the band's official website saying, "Though we have only a month an

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  • Ashida Mana to lose her smile for new "Liar Game" movie

    November 19, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Child actress Ashida Mana is known for her charming smile, but she'll have to hold it back for her upcoming role in the second "Liar Game" movie. The new "Liar Game" movie was announced last month, along with the surprising news that Toda Erika would not be reprising her role. Instead, Tabe Mikako would be starring as a new heroine next to Matsuda Shota. Ashida is going to be added to the cast as the young and incredibly intelligent 'Al

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