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  • Ikuta Toma to play a serial killer in 'Nou Otoko'

    June 12, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    On June 12th, it was announced that actor Ikuta Toma will be starring in Takimoto Tomoyuki's new movie 'Nou Otoko'. Based on an award-winning novel by Shudo Urio, Ikuta will play a mysterious man who commits countless murders in the name of justice. People call him 'Nou Otoko' ('Brain Man') and an 'expressionless murder machine' for he possesses intelligence and outstanding memory, yet never seems to show any emotions. Throughout this viol

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  • 2PM & 2AM's "One Day" PV teaser released

    June 12, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    via allkpop As announced previously, 2PM and 2AM will be coming together to form a special unit group. They will also be releasing a documentary, titled ‘Beyond The Oneday, Story of 2PM & 2AM‘, with their collaborative track “One Day” as the theme song. After revealing the album cover for the upcoming single earlier, the two groups have unveiled a PV teaser for “One Day”! Without further ado, check it out below!

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  • Kuwata Keisuke reveals track list for special best-of album 'I LOVE YOU -now & forever-'

    June 12, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    Kuwata Keisuke has announced the track list for a special best-of album "I LOVE YOU -now & forever-" which will be released on July 18th. The album comes in two editions: a regular edition with 2 discs and limited edition with three discs including a bonus CD. Both limited and regular edition will have 30 tracks, include "MASARU", the theme song for 'Odaiba Gasshukoku 2012 ~Koko Kara Hajimaru! NIPPON Ouendan!~'; "Itoshii Hito e Sasagu

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  • School Food Punishment officially announces disbandment

    June 12, 2012 @ 1:12 am

    On June 11th, School Food Punishment, who has been on an indefinite hiatus since this February, announced through their official website that with their vocalist Uchimura Yumi leaving, School Food Punishment as a group will officially disband. "SFP is really warped and distorted, so I think because of that, we were able to make CDs of wonderful music," explained Uchimura about the details leading up to her decision to leave the band. "I wa

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  • Rola reveals track list + covers for debut single, "Memories"

    June 11, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    Popular model Rola has just unveiled the track list and covers for her upcoming debut single, "Memories"! As tokyohive previously reported, the song will be used as the theme to the upcoming Pokemon movie "Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sacred Swordsman: Keldeo", which will open in theaters across Japan on July 14th. The single comes in two different versions: a limited 'Pokemon' version featuring the main characte

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  • Kawashima Umika becomes a 'K-Swiss' store manager for a day

    June 11, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On June 11th, actress Kawashima Umika became the store manager for a day at the flagship store of 'K-SWISS' in Harajuku, Tokyo. It was her first part-time job experience in her life. "I'm very nervous," she commented, "But I'm also very happy, since I always longed for such an experience." 'K-SWISS' also appointed Kawashima as their 'it girl' - their 2012 brand icon and appointed her as a model for their spring/summer catalog, together

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  • Iwasa Mayuko admits she has a boyfriend

    June 11, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    On June 10th, actress Iwasa Mayuko revealed on TBS's "Sunday Japon" that she is currently dating a normal, non-celebrity man. When asked for her thoughts on the marriage conference for Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko and talento Fukuda Moe, she said with a smile, "To put it simply, I'm jealous. Would I want to [get married]? I would really love to." This prompted the host to ask her if she had a boyfriend, to which she replied, "Yes. He's

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for May 2012

    June 11, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of May. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,000,000 uni

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  • Morning Musume reveals jacket covers for "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show"

    June 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Morning Musume has revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming single "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show”. This will be their 50th single, and they recently released the dance ver. PV for "One・Two・Three", along with the radio rip for "The Matenrou Show”. The single will hit stores on July 4th, and come in seven different editions. There will be three different tracks for the coupling songs, "Watashi no Jidai!/Morning Musume Rokki-zu" b

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  • Album cover for 2PM + 2AM's 'One Day' revealed

    June 11, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    2PM and 2AM will come together to form the unit group 'One Day'. Both 2AM and 2PM will be collaborating to sing the theme song "One Day" to their documentary film 'Beyond The Oneday, Story of 2PM & 2AM' scheduled to be released on June 30th. The new single will be released on July 4th and now the album cover has been revealed. Both the regular and limited edition of the album will include the bonus track "No Goodbyes" which was composed

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