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  • "Switch Girl!!" to get live-action drama adaptation starring Nishiuchi Mariya

    November 20, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    In the latest issue of Margaret (bi-weekly shoujo manga magazine published by Shueisha), released on November 19th, it was announced that Aida Natsumi's manga 'Switch Girl!!' will get a live-action drama adaptation. 'Switch Girl!!' is a school comedy centering Tamiya Nika who is a charismatic popular gal at school, but she turns sloppy in her private time.  The manga has been serialized on Margaret since 2006. The protagonist will be

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  • Fairies releases previews for their upcoming single

    November 20, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    As announced earlier, VISION FACTORY's 7-member idol group from, Fairies will release their 2nd single titled 'HERO/Sweet Jewel' on December 21st.  Recently, the previews for both title tracks were released on VISION FACTORY's official YouTube channel. Check them out below! <HERO> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNi9aQ8Y4p0 <Sweet Jewel> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4z0DytGkPU Thanks to Puolukka for the tip!

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  • Tackey & Tsubasa lights up a Christmas tree at Akasaka Sacas

    November 19, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    On November 18th, popular duo, Tackey & Tsubasa attended the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Akasaka Sacas.   Next year will mark the 10th anniversary for the duo since their formation, therefore, Takizawa Hideaki talked about his enthusiasm at the event, "I would like to make 'Takitsuba' with many people next year, and try our best becoming as one with everybody."  Imai Tsubasa also said to the 2,000 person audience, "Today was a grea

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  • Sakai Masato & Nakatani Miki to star in a new animal movie "Himawari to Koinu no 7-kakan"

    November 19, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Movie studio Shochiku announced that they will be making a new movie "Himawari to Koinu no 7-kakan" (directed by Hiramatsu Emiko) starring Sakai Masato (38) and Nakatani Miki (35).  The movie will be centered around an animal control center in Miyazaki and it will be another heart-warming animal movie by Shochiku that has been making many animal movies such as "Quill" and "Kinako." This is a true story about a mother Shiba Inu dog named "H

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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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