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  • AKB48 performs "Ue Kara Mariko" on Music Japan

    December 12, 2011 @ 4:51 am

    On December 11th, AKB48 guested on tv asahi's 'Music Japan' to perform their new single, "Ue Kara Mariko". The girls dressed up in punk-rock plaid and danced energetically to the loud cheers of their male fans. "Ue Kara Mariko" is AKB48's 24th single and it's sold over 900,000 copies on its first day. Check out their performance below: ---

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  • Utada Hikaru thanks fans for her 13th anniversary!

    December 12, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    Utada Hikaru (28) is currently on hiatus from activities, but she still posted a tweet on the day of her 13th anniversary on the 10th. She wrote, “Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of my debut! Even though I have been on hiatus for a year already, I received a lot of congratulations, thank you so much “(`(エ)´)ノ彡☆ !!” Shortly afterwards fans started asking Utada what she has been up to. Utada answered, “It’s been a while, but yesterday I

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  • Matsushima Nanako, Naka Riisa & more join Fuji TV's 'Lucky Seven'

    December 12, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    It has just been announced that actress Matsushima Nanako is going to appear in Fuji TV's upcoming Monday drama ('getsu9'), 'Lucky Seven'. This will be her first role in a Monday drama since 'Yamato Nadeshiko' in 2000. Matsushima, who is currently starring in the much-talked about drama "Kaseifu no Mita", is going to disguise herself as the female boss of a small team of investigators, four men and three women. As recently revealed with th

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  • AKB48 to release a sequel to their documentary movie

    December 12, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    AKB48 will be releasing a sequel to their hit documentary which will be titled “DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru”. The first documentary focused on the girls’ start, but this one will specifically be focusing on the heartache and success the girls went through in 2011. The documentary won’t be a news segment, but will be behind-the-scenes footage of AKB48. It will show the light and darkne

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  • Acid Black Cherry reaches 40,000 download limit in less than 24 hours!

    December 11, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    We mentioned the other day that Acid Black Cherry would be offering a free download of his live concert held on July 23rd at Fuji Q Highland Conifer Forest. This free download was the 3rd part of his 4th anniversary project, “ABC Dream CUP 2011”, which was created to thank fans for their support over the past four years. The free download was limited to 40,000 fans and would be opened from December 10th to the 19th. However, as soon as fans

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  • Idoling!!!'s Yazawa Erika & Fonchi to graduate from group

    December 11, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_209291" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="L to R: Fonchi & Yazawa Erika"][/caption] It's been announced that Idoling!!! members Yazawa Erika and Fonchi have decided to graduate from the group. The pair are both first generation members who appeared on their debut program, 'Idoling!!!', back in October 2006. However, both girls wish to do more activities as talents, so they decided to graduate from the grou

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  • Mano Erina appears at a stage greeting for "Kamen Rider" movie

    December 11, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    On December 10th, Hello! Project's Mano Erina appeared at a stage greeting for the upcoming film, "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & Ozu MOVIE Taisen MEGA MAX". Mano, who plays the role of 'Kamen Rider Nadeshiko', commented, "Once again, I feel I was given a great role. 'Nadeshiko' was also this year's popular word." She continued, "It's a bittersweet movie, so I want Nadeshiko to be a first love for a child, and I want adults to rememb

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  • Who do fans want to win the 53rd Japan Record Awards?

    December 11, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    Last month the nominations were revealed for the 53rd Japan Record Awards. Goo has polled its readers to find out which song they believe deserves the ‘Best Song’ award. Check out the results below and find out where you stand and then let us know how you would vote. == [Favorite Song From The Japan Record Awards Nominees] 1. Flying Get (AKB48) – 7045 votes 2. Warattetainda (Ikimonogakari) – 3230 votes 3. GO GO Summer! (KARA)

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  • Fukui Mai wins the grand prize at the Japan Cable Radio Awards

    December 11, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    On December 10th it was revealed that Fukui Mai won the grand prize at the 44th Japan Cable Radio Awards. She was award for her hit songs and being a highly requested artist among the general public. Fukui debuted on August 20, 2008 with her single “AI no Uta”; the theme song to TBS drama ‘Koi Zora’. During that same year, at the 41st Japan Cable Radio Awards, Fukui won the award for ‘Best Newcomer’. Fukui commented happily on her trophies,

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  • AFTER SCHOOL holds special event at Shibuya 109

    December 11, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_209178" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Jooyeon, Kahi, Lizzy, Raina, Nana, E-Young, Jung Ah"][/caption] On December 10th, After School attended a talk event at Shibuya 109. Uee (23) wasn’t able to attend due to a scheduling conflict with her drama, but the other seven members showed off their beautiful legs in their sexy outfits. The girls’ are currently decorating the building on a gigantic billboar

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