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  • Mukai Osamu to release a French recipe book

    January 25, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu has announced that he'll be releasing a French recipe book titled "Mukai Osamu, Bistro Shugyou ~Hungry! na Kantan Recipe 53~" on January 31st. This will be Mukai's first recipe book, and it was inspired by his role as a sadistic French chef in the ongoing drama, 'Hungry!'.  The book introduces 53 French recipes that are not only legitimate, but are also used within the drama. Mukai says, "I've been cooking ever since I

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/18~01/24

    January 25, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 18th to January 24th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 02/(00) "3-Nenme no Kinenbi feat. Noa" - LGYankees 03/(00) "Yes" - Acid Black Cherry 04/(00) "Tell Your World" - livetu

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  • Jin Akanishi releases full PV for "Sun Burns Down"

    January 25, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    After revealing the 'making-of' clip for his new PV, "Sun Burns Down", Jin Akanishi has just released the full video! As promised, the PV draws inspiration from 'Entanglement' and 'Mission Impossible', as Jin plays a jewel thief who discovers that he isn't alone in his heist. He bumps into a female thief with the same agenda, resulting in a sexy tango of wits and seduction to see who will get away with the treasure. Check out the PV below

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  • Check out Oricon's weekly charts for January 30th

    January 25, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    Oricon has revealed the latest results of its weekly charts for the week of January 30th.  Check them out below! ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "GOOD LUCK" - BUMP OF CHICKEN : 1/18 (148,753) 2. "MAMORE!!!" - Idoling!!! : 1/18 (56,232) 3. "Yes" - Acid Black Cherry : 1/18 (54,435) 4. "Itsudatte Bokura wa" - Ikimonogakari : 1/18 (23,823) 5. "Kawatta Katachi no Ishi" - KinKi Kids : 1/11 (12,879) (Check out the fu

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  • Arashi's Sakurai Sho & AKB48's Oshima Yuko to co-star in TBS special drama

    January 25, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    It's been announced that Arashi's Sakurai Sho and AKB48's Oshima Yuko will star in TBS's special drama "Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushi tachi~"! Scheduled to air as a consecutive three-night series, the drama will broadcast its first episode sometime in April. The story will follow teachers from three different eras in history. Sakurai and Oshima will star in the first episode, which is set at a junior high school in Tokyo after

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  • Winners of the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards' announced

    January 25, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    Today the winners have been announced for the '54th Blue Ribbon Awards', a prestigious movie award that is awarded by the movie critics and writers of all seven major newspapers in Tokyo. The big prize 'Best Film' went to Sono Sion's surreal masterpiece "Cold Fish" ("Tsumetai Nettaigyo"), starring Fukikoshi Mitsuru. Sono, who is already collecting awards for his latest film "Himizu", received the news with a somewhat satisfied smile. He sa

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  • Superfly to release arena tour on live DVD & Blu-ray

    January 25, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    Pop singer Superfly has announced that she will be releasing a new live DVD & Blu-ray on April 4th. Titled "Shout In The Rainbow!!", the DVD & Blu-ray will feature the Osaka-jo Hall performance of Superfly's first arena tour. It will include a total of 21 songs, along with Shiho's charming MC segments. The DVD & Blu-ray will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a CD containing b

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  • What are your favorite dramas starring Aragaki Yui?

    January 25, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    In her years of being in the entertainment industry, Aragaki Yui has expanded her genre from various endorsement to movies. She is also well-known for her activities in TV dramas and so goo decided to ask it users, "What are your favorite dramas starring Aragaki Yui?" to see the dramas which really brought her up to her current stardom. Check out the top 10 dramas starring actress Aragaki Yui below! === 1. Code Blue 2. Zenkai Girl

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  • SPEED's Uehara Takako poses semi-nude for "GQ JAPAN"

    January 24, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    SPEED's Uehara Takako is featured semi-nude in the March issue of popular men's magazine, "GQ JAPAN". Uehara was featured in the monthly special feature, titled "The Determination of a 29-year-old". For this 8-page spread, Uehara challenged herself to semi-nude shots. She stated, "I want to destroy the public's image of me." The photo shoot was held in the middle of winter. Despite the cold, Uehara willingly jumped on a convertible, and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 20th~22nd

    January 24, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_216975" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – January 20th~22nd"][/caption] The two big highlights: 'Renai NEET' and 'Mousou Sousa' aired their first episodes. Meanwhile, not many unexpected developments for the remaining dramas in terms of ratings. Only one drama managed to gain viewers with its second episode. Taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori' aired its third episode and the ratings drop

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