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  • Listen to the radio rip for Morning Musume's "The Matenrou Show"

    June 10, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    As previously we repoted, Morning Musume will be releasing their 50th single, "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show" on July 4th! On June 4th, the dance version of the PV for "One Two Three" was released on the group's official Youtube channel, and Sayashi Riho's radio show RIHO-DELI has just released another track on "The Matenrou Show". Furthermore, they announced details regarding their concert tour in the fall, "Morning Musume Tanjou 15

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  • Ayase Haruka attends stage greeting for "Hotaru no Hikari" movie in a wedding dress

    June 10, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    On June 9th, actress Ayase Haruka attended the stage greeting which was held at Cinecitta Kawasaki in Kanagawa prefecture, for her movie "Hotaru no Hikari" on its release day.  Ayase who showed up to the event in a wedding dress with her co-star Fujiki Naohito, as if it was their wedding ceremony, excitingly said, "Now that the movie is finally released, my heart is full of excitement and nervousness."  When asked when her real wedding would

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  • Arashi to hold an 'extracurricular lesson' in Miyagi prefecture

    June 10, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    On June 8th, popular group Arashi announced ‘Arashi no Wakuwaku Gakkou 2012 ~Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku Kagai Jyugyou’ to be held in Miyagi prefecture! This extracurricular lesson (kagai jyugyou) is part of ‘Arashi no Wakuwaku Gakkou 2012 ~Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku 5-tsu no Jyugyou~’, a charity event in which members turn into “teachers” and teach their “students” (fans) on various subjects. Admission to this event, being held in Sekisui He

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  • Inoue Junya's manga "BTOOOM!" to get TV anime adaptation

    June 10, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    On June 8th, it was announced that popular manga "BTOOOM!" would be getting TV anime adaptation. "BTOOOM!" is written by Inoue Junya.  It started serializing in Weekly Comic Bunch (currently being serialized in "Monthly Comic @ Bunch") back in July 2009.  It tells the story of Sakamoto Ryota, one of the top players of online survival game "BTOOOM!", who is forcibly taken to an isolated tropical island to battle in a real-life version of th

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa reveals "LOVE CHASE" jacket covers + promotion details

    June 9, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    Yamashita Tomohisa will be releasing a new single, "LOVE CHASE" on July 4th. In anticipation of the release, the jacket covers and more detail on the single have been revealed. This single comes in 5 versions; limited edition A, limited edition B, regular edition, Yamashita Tomohisa SHOP limited edition, and Lawson limited edition. Four different types of Yamashita which you can see in the PV, are in the jacket covers. There will be t

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 4th~June 7th

    June 9, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    [caption id="attachment_245113" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 4th~June 7th"][/caption] Another week where there's more drops than increases for the drama ratings. NTV had a strong showing once again on Monday, much to the despair of the TBS 8:00 pm drama 'Hancho 5', which had to give away 1.7% in the ratings department after a very strong previous week. 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' (Fuji TV) also immedia

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  • Check out the full PV for 9nine's new single "Ryusei no Kuchizuke"

    June 9, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    5 member girl idol group 9nine will be releasing their new single “Ryusei no Kuchizuke” on June 20th. Previously we reported, the jacket covers and PV preview, and now the full PV has been released. This is the theme song for TBS drama, “Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni”, which stars Kawaguchi Haruna and Hayami Mokomichi. Additionally, it has been announced that 9nine will perform at 'TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL2012 (TIF2012)' on August 4th and 5t

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  • KinKi Kids to release live DVD & Blu-ray for their Tokyo Dome concert

    June 9, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    It's been announced that KinKi Kids will be releasing a live DVD and Blu-ray of their Tokyo Dome concert which was held on January 1st 2012!  As a bonus, it will include both the MC and Domoto Koichi's birthday event which took place at the concert. There will be 3 different versions; 2 editions for DVD, and 1 for Blu-ray. Check out the details on KinKi Kids' live DVD & Blu-ray "King • KinKi Kids 2011 - 2012" below! ----- <

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to release his 2nd full album "Ero"

    June 9, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    It was announced that Yamashita Tomohisa's 2nd full album titled "Ero" is scheduled to be released on July 25th. The title track "Ero" is reported to be written by scenario writer Nojima Shinji, and composed by Hyadain (=Maeyamada Kenichi).  Moreover, many great artists, such as Soutaiseiriron's Yakushimaru Etsuko & Nagai Seiichi, Ohashi Trio, Naoto Inti Raymi, Rake, and Shibuya Keiichiro, will be providing songs for the album.  Also,

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  • Sadako gets her own baseball trading card

    June 9, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Popular Japanese horror icon Sadako from the 'Ring' series, and its latest installment 'Sadako 3D' has got herself her own baseball trading card, which will be released in August. Sadako is being honored with the card because of her unique opening pitch at a regular Pacific League baseball match on April 25th. The new collection '2012 BBM Baseball Cards 2nd Version' features a total of 350 cards with the players from all 12 teams in the Pa

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