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  • goo polls their users with questions on the sudden marriage of Akanishi Jin & Kuroki Meisa

    February 16, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    The online and mobile portal goo (NTT DoCoMo) recently used their polling platform to ask their users about the sudden  marriage of Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa. Of course the pregnancy has yet to be fully confirmed by either side, but nobody expects anything else after such a sudden and surprising announcement of their marriage. How did the users of goo react towards the news? You can check out the results of the poll below! - Y

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  • Takahashi Minami expresses her thoughts on blog

    February 16, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    On February 16th, Takahashi Minami posted an update on No Sleeves' official blog expressing her current thoughts. Earlier this month, it was reported that a mother of an AKB48 member was arrested due to indecent activity with a 15-year-old boy. Some reports indicated that it was the mother of member Takahashi Minami. Below is a message by Takahashi: - "I'm sorry to report this so late. At this time, I would like to apologize for c

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  • More info on May'n's upcoming album "HEAT"!

    February 16, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Last December singer May'n announced that she would be releasing her third album on March 21st. At the time this information was revealed, the album didn't have a title, but now it's been revealed that the new album will be titled "HEAT". The album will come in two versions and include her latest singles that were theme songs to popular animes. It will have a total of twelve tracks and the limited edition will come with a DVD that contains

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  • SDN48 reveals details on their final album

    February 16, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    SDN48 has finally revealed the details on their upcoming and final album! The group's first and coincidentally last full album will be titled "NEXT ENCORE" and is set for release on March 14th. It will feature all 4 singles and its coupling tracks, along with one brand new song. The bonus DVD will contain a special footage, titled "SDN48 no Kiseki". This will feature scenes from the member auditions, clips of the group's first performan

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  • Voice actor Koyama Tsuyoshi & singer Shimokawa Mikuni announce their marriage

    February 16, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    On February 14th, voice actor Koyama Tsuyoshi (44) and singer Shimokawa Mikuni (31) announced that they've registered their marriage on their official blogs. Koyama is a voice actor known for playing the voice of "Kurou" from anime "Utawarerumono", or "Phil Ackman" from "∀ Gundam"; he is also active as an actor.  Shimokawa made her debut as a member of idol group Checkicco in 1998, and became a singer-songwriter after the group disbanded.

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  • BREAKERZ to release two live DVDs + 2 birthday lives!

    February 16, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    Rock band BREAKERZ has announced that they will be releasing two live DVDs and a premium box set on March 28th. The first DVD will be from their "WISH 03" concert at the Nippon Budokan from July of 2011. The second DVD will be from their December 9th "GO" tour show in Shibuya. According to their website, the band is offering a Premium Box that includes both DVDs, making it a 4-disc set. The box will also include an extra disc that docum

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  • S/mileage's Wada Ayaka releases her second photo book

    February 16, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    On February 14th, S/mileage leader Wada Ayaka held a release event for her second photo book, "aya", at the Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. Wada shared that she visited Okinawa for the first time for this shoot. "I wasn't embarrassed about shooting in a swimsuit, I was happy that I got to go in the water in November," she commented. Wada also challenged herself to make Okinawa soba, "I'm not very good at cooking, but I think it came

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  • Anne to release mini album, "Ai wo Anata ni"

    February 16, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Model/actress Anne has announced that she will be releasing a mini album on April 25th titled, "Ai wo Anata ni". "Ai no Anata ni" is Anne's follow-up to a cover album she released last November called "LIGHTS". That album marked her debut in music, and now Anne is eager to return to the industry. The multi-talented young woman expressed that she's really excited for this mini album since she will be singing her own original songs and de

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for the week of February 20th

    February 16, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of February 13th. According to the report, last week's comics have held onto their spots in the top 5 with the exception of two that switched places. Check out the top 5 comics of the week below: === 1. “ONE PIECE”, Volume 65 – Oda Eiichiro : (617,760) 2. “NARUTO”, Volume 59 – Kishimoto Masashi : (213,047) 3. “Toriko”, Volume 18 – Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi : (121,006)

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  • SMAP to provide theme song for "Umechan Sensei"

    February 16, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    It's been announced that SMAP will be providing their new song, "Sakasama no Sora", for NHK's upcoming morning drama, "Umechan Sensei"! "Umechan Sensei" is a drama that portrays the life of a female doctor named 'Shimomura Umeko' (Horikita Maki), who treats patients during the tumultuous time after World War II. "Sakasama no Sora" was written by Asou Tetsuro, and was composed and arranged by Kanno Yoko. It also marks SMAP's first OST co

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