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  • Abe Sadao & Kanno Miho to play married couple in new movie, 'Kiseki no Ringo'

    April 7, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Actor Abe Sadao and actress Kanno Miho will be playing a married couple in a new movie titled 'Kiseki no Ringo'. The movie is based on a non-fiction novel by Ishikawa Takuji, which has sold an exceptional 260,000 copies. It will be directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro, who is known for 'Team Bautista no Eikou'. 'Kiseki no Ringo' is about an actual apple farmer named Kimura Akinori (Abe) and his wife Mieko (Kanno) of Aomori. Due to his wife's

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  • Shiina Ringo to sing theme song for Nakai Masahiro's upcoming drama, 'ATARU'

    April 7, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    It's been a little over a month since the disbandment of Tokyo Jihen, and now, Shiina Ringo has officially resumed her solo career! She will be providing her new song, "Jiyuu e Michizure", for the upcoming drama, 'ATARU'. Starring SMAP's Nakai Masahiro, 'ATARU' tells the story of a man with autism and savant syndrome, who solves various cases using his extraordinary memory and deductive skills. The drama also stars Kuriyama Chiaki, Kitamur

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to release her official style book

    April 7, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her first official style book, 'Kyary Bone', on April 23rd! This book will feature Kyary's secrets from fashion to make-up as well as photos of Kyary's private life and early childhood. Kyary will also talk about her family and friends, giving fans an opportunity to get a glimpse into her personality behind cameras. Take a sneak peek of Kyary's style book below! [gallery link="file"

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  • Raphael announces comeback live after 12 years

    April 7, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Visual kei band Raphael has announced that they will be holding their comeback live, "Raphael Saien 'Tenshi no Hinoki Butai'", at Zepp Tokyo! Raphael made their major debut in 1999 with members YUKI (Vo), Kazuki (G), YUKITO (B), and HIRO (Dr). At only 18 years old, the band accomplished their first Nippon Budokan live in March of 2000. In October of the same year, Kazuki suddenly passed away due to a tranquilizer overdose. The band then pu

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  • Nagasawa Masami chosen as new image character for 'NATURAL BEAUTY BASIC'

    April 7, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    Actress Nagasawa Masami was chosen as the new image character for the fashion brand 'NATURAL BEAUTY BASIC', and a new CM with Nagasawa aired on April 6th. This year Nagasawa won 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Japan Academy Awards for her role in the movie "Moteki". he Aside from her acting skills, she has also been receiving attention for her long legs, which are focused upon in the brand's new campaign. The spring-summer collection o

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  • Akimoto Yasushi lets SKE48's Matsui Jurina rest indefinitely

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    We reported earlier that SKE48's Matsui Jurina has been hospitalized due to fatigue and overwork. Regarding her condition, producer Akimoto Yasushi explained, "It's anemia and overwork, so it seems she will be discharged if she gets a lot of sleep and nourishment for several days. But I asked to let her rest without haste for an indefinite period." While overseas, Akimoto continued to receive many inquiries from fans concerning Matsui's co

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  • Kikkawa Yuu to hold '1st Anniversary Live'

    April 7, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    In May, Kikkawa Yuu will be celebrating her 20th birthday on the 1st of the month as well as her 1 year anniversary since her solo debut on the 11th. To commemorate these occasions, the singer will hold a live concert titled '1st Anniversary Live' on May 4th and 6th at TOKYO FM Hall. Kikkawa has planned out different agendas for these two days. "Kikka Fes ~Band Shite Mikka~" is the theme for May 4th, and the idol will be challenging hersel

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  • Ikimonogakari releases PV for "Haru Uta"

    April 7, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    The PV for Ikimonogakari's upcoming single, "Haru Uta", has been revealed! "Haru Uta" will be released on April 25th, and it's the theme song for the upcoming animated film, "Meitantei Conan 11-ninme no Striker". Check out the PV below!

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  • Oricon ranks the most anticipated spring dramas

    April 6, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    On April 6th, Oricon revealed the results of their survey and unveiled the most anticipated drama of the upcoming season. It has become a regular custom for Oricon to ask 1,000 men and women before the start of every new season about their most anticipated upcoming drama. The end results aren't that surprising considering the steady popularity of idol group Arashi. Two of their members are starring in a spring drama and both of them made i

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  • AFTERSCHOOL to star in new CM for deodorant brand, 'Rexena'

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Popular K-pop group AFTERSCHOOL will be starring in the new CM (Advertisement) for the woman's deodorant brand, 'Rexena'. In the CM, the girls dance to their new song, "Dilly Dally", while wearing shorts and fishnet tights. Member Uee confidently commented, "I want people to see the dance that was made for this CM. It was difficult, but I think we were able to do it wonderfully." A highlight of this CM is when member Nana shows off her

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