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  • Details on Nogizaka46's event at Fuji-Q Highland revealed

    August 12, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    The details on Nogizaka46's collaboration summer event with Fuji-Q Highland has been revealed! This event will be held on August 17th at Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi. On this day, the girls will distribute their official guide book for Fuji-Q Highland. For this guide book, the girls split into 2 teams: "members who love Fuji-Q Highland" and "members who hate Fuji-Q Highland". The teams will each give their own unique report on the amusemen

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  • Sashihara Rino performs with HKT and as a soloist at 'a-nation'

    August 11, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    On August 11, HKT48’s Sashihara Rino (19) appeared at Avex’s annual summer “a-nation” event at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. On this particular day, the theme was “IDOL NATION” and 100 idols from 10 different groups including SKE48 and HKT48 appeared on stage.  Sashihara appeared on stage at noon as both a member of HKT and a soloist.  She appealed to fans with, “On the HKT stage, I am too much of an old woman.  As a soloist, I wa

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  • Oricon releases results for "Small Face Queen Ranking"

    August 11, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Oricon has released the results for their 6th annual "Small Face Queen Ranking"! This year's 1st place went to none other than singer Amuro Namie, whose held the top spot for the 5th time in row. The 2nd and 3rd places went to Konishi Manami and Sasaki Nozomi respectively. Check out the full results below, and let us know if you agree! === <Small Face Queen Ranking> 1. Amuro Namie 2. Konishi Manami 3. Sasaki Nozomi 4.

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  • Rola to release her first fashion book

    August 11, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    It's been revealed that popular model Rola will be releasing her first fashion book titled "THE ROLA!!" on August 23rd. "THE ROLA!!" will feature Rola's outfit coordination and interior style. It will also contain messages from comedians and talentos that are close with Rola. Prior to it's release, Rola will be holding a campaign until August 22nd. All you have to do is follow ViVi's official Twitter account (@vivi_magazine) and retweet

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  • Four new TV teasers released for 'Rurouni Kenshin'

    August 11, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    On August 10th, four new short teasers for the upcoming live-action adaptation of 'Rurouni Kenshin' - starring Sato Takeru - were released on televisions nationwide. 'Rurouni Kenshin', which was originally serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Jump' from 1994 to 1999, is one of Japan's more famous mangas. The story revolves around 'Himura Kenshin' (Sato), a former legendary assassin known as "Hitokiri Battousai", who becomes a wandering samurai aft

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  • Poster for 'Karasu no Oyayubi' revealed

    August 11, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    On August 10th, a new poster image was revealed for the upcoming movie 'Karasu no Oyayubi', which stars Abe Hiroshi and Murakami Shoji as a pair of middle-aged swindlers. 'Karasu no Oyayubi' ('Crows’ Thumb') is an adaptation of Michio Shusuke's novel of the same name and revolves around a unique group of five individuals who plan a once-in-a-lifetime coup in order to leave their dark and sorrowful pasts behind them. The five people who en

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  • E-Girls' new single "Follow Me" to be released in October

    August 11, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    E-Girls announced that their 3rd single "Follow Me" is set for a release on October 3rd! As we reported earlier, "Follow Me" is currently being used as "Samantha Muse ALL STARS TV"s CM song for Samantha Thavasa. In addition, Dream, Happiness, and FLOWER, bunny and EGD (EXPG GIRLS DANCERS) are joining in for the single. The upcoming single will be released in both limited and regular editions, and the CD will have total of four tracks. L

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  • Kiyoharu to release his first solo album in 3 years

    August 11, 2012 @ 3:50 am

    It's been revealed that Kiyoharu will be releasing a new solo album (currently untitled) on October 10th! This will be his first solo album in about 3 years with his last being "madrigal of decadence" back in 2009. It's said to include a total of 12 tracks including his already released singles "LAW'S", "Ryusei", "the sun", and "Namida ga Afureru". The CD-Only version of the album will come with a bonus track, while the CD+DVD version w

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  • Happiness' MAYU diagnosed with mono

    August 11, 2012 @ 2:05 am

    [caption id="attachment_259591" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="MAYU: Third from the left"][/caption] It was announced on Happiness' official site that a member MAYU has unfortunately been diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis, or mono for short. Therefore, 3 stages (Saitama on 8/12, Nagoya on 8/17, and Fukuoka on 8/17) from their tour "Happiness LIVE TOUR 2012 'Happy Time'", will be postponed to October.  The starting stage in O

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  • Perfume reveals jacket covers + track list for "Perfume Global Compilation LOVE THE WORLD"

    August 10, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Perfume has revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming compilation album, "Perfume Global Compilation LOVE THE WORLD"! The album will feature 16 tracks including the dance numbers "Polyrhythm", "edge (⊿-mix)", "GAME", and "Butterfly", along with "SEVENTH HEAVEN" and "FAKE IT", which have never been included in an original album before. It will also contain remixes of "Chocolate Disco" and "MY COLOR" by Nakata Yasutaka.

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