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  • Mizuhara Kiko plays Ando Masanobu's lover in TV CM for 'TSUBAKI'

    June 1, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Model and actress Mizuhara Kiko is featured in an endorsement for Shiseido’s TSUBAKI, which is set to broadcast nationwide June 1st. This upcoming CM for ‘TSUBAKI’ features Mizuhara taking on a role as the beautiful lover of actor Ando Masanobu. The two filmed a scene between lovers right in the middle of Paris as a part of this endorsement. The romantic chemistry between the two will undoubtedly catch the attention of the viewers. In

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  • Momoiro Clover Z releases tracks + covers for "Otome Senso"

    June 1, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    On June 27, idol group Momoiro Clover Z is releasing their 8th single "Otome Senso". The new single is produced and written by Yakushimaru Etsuko, vocalist of rock band Soutaisei Riron (The Theory of Relativity). Yakushimaru has worked with popular artists SMAP (GAIA ni Onegai), Yamashita Tomohisa (Ai, Texas), as well as create illustrations and narrations, CM songs, and more. She commented that the concept of this single is: "If our battle

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  • Yamada Yu to play a model with a special vision in new mystery drama

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On May 30, it was announced that model and actress Yamada Yu is going to star in the upcoming NTV mystery drama 'VISION Koroshi ga Mieru Onna'. It will be Yamada's first drama role since her marriage with actor Oguri Shun on March 14. In the drama, Yamada portrays an unpopular fashion model who suddenly develops the ability to see murder scenes before the murders occur. Together with a temporarily suspended detective, played by Kaneko Nobu

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  • Sakamoto Miu to provide ending theme for Disney Pixar's 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori'

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Sakamoto Ryuichi and Yano Akiko's daughter, singer Sakamoto Miu will be the voice behind the ending theme for the upcoming Disney Pixar film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave'). The title of the song is "Inishie no Komoriuta", and this marks Sakamoto's first time singing a theme song for a Disney film. "I'm more than happy to be involved with a Disney Pixar movie like this," she commented. 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' is the latest

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  • Eikura Nana to play a chemistry teacher with a double life in new drama

    June 1, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    On May 30, it was announced that actress Eikura Nana is going to star as a female teacher in the upcoming TBS drama 'Yoru no Onna Kyoshi' (tentative title). The drama features an original script about three female women who look and act like ordinary teachers at a senior high school during the day, but at night they become unique "problem solvers" for various students in return for money. Eikura is going to play a general chemistry teac

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to hold free lives in Osaka and Tokyo

    June 1, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    It's been revealed that rock band SEKAI NO OWARI will be holding free lives in Osaka and Tokyo this weekend! The free lives are being held to commemorate the release of the band's new single, "Nemuri Hime". Aside from the mini-live, the band will pass out special fans to all visitors. Those who purchase the single at the venues will receive an autographed poster and an admission ticket to the priority area in front of the stage. SEKAI N

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  • DEEN holds event to celebrate completion of their new song

    June 1, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    On May 30, three-man band DEEN, who will celebrate their 20th anniversary since their debut in March of next year, held a completion event in Tokyo for their wedding song “Kokoro kara Kimi ga Suki~Mariage~”. Vocalist Ikemori Shuichi (42) explained that he wrote the lyrics with Kibayashi Shin, the original author of the manga 'Kami no Shizuku'. He sang their new song enthusiastically in addition to other popular songs, including “Konomama

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  • Hemenway releases "Escape" worldwide + to attend Japan Expo 2012

    June 1, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    Rock band Hemenway just released their newest single "Escape" on May 23rd. Known for the anime tie-in's, this single is no different as it is the ending theme song to anime series "Eureka Seven AO". If fans of the band haven't purchased the single yet, they can now purchase it via iTunes and Amazon. This is their second single to be available worldwide as their first was "By My Side" (ending theme song to "Naruto Shippuden"). Additional

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  • The Birthday announces new album + live tour

    June 1, 2012 @ 3:02 am

    Rock band The Birthday has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "VISION", on July 18th! To coincide this album's release, the band will kick off their nationwide tour, "The Birthday TOUR 2012 'VISION'", in September. 'VISION' is The Birthday's 6th original album, and it's also their first since releasing "I'M JUST A DOG" in June of 2011. The DVD that comes with the Limited Edition will contain video clips of "ROKA" and "S

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  • Check out the PV preview for Kanjani 8's "Ai Deshita."

    June 1, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Kanjani 8's PV preview for upcoming single "Ai Deshita." (releasing on June 13th) has been revealed. This is the theme song for Nishikido Ryo's TBS drama 'Papadol!' On the TOKYO MX's news program 'CHECK TIME', the preview was revealed along with information on Kanjani 8's 8th anniversary commemorative events, 'Fan Gratitude CD Special Free Event' and '8 Festival ~Bokuramo 8cchai, 8cchake Matsuri~', in August. Check out the preview below

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