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  • Performances from December 10th's 'Music Fair'

    December 11, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Fuji TV's 'Music Fair' is back with another episode chock-full of great performances! This week, the show aired stages from NICO Touches the Walls, Momoiro Clover Z, Junichi Inagaki, Airi Hiramatsu, 4minute and CHEMISTRY. There were a few collaborations as well, so be sure to check them out below! ==== < NICO Touches the Walls > - < Momoiro Clover Z + Junichi Inagaki > - < Airi Hiramatsu + Junichi Ina

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu to star in her own drama

    December 11, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Starting from January 13th, AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu will be starring in a new late-night drama on TV Tokyo. This will be Watanabe’s first drama where she will be starring alone. At this time, details like the title, content, and Watanabe's co-stars are being kept under wraps; however, the setting is said to take place at a school. Watanabe commented, “This is my first time starring in a drama, so I hope I can show people a new side to my

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  • Sakanaction releases a trailer for their upcoming music video collection

    December 11, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    Sakanaction has released a trailer of their upcoming music video collection, “SAKANARCHIVE 2007-2011~Sakanaction Music Video Collection~“. The collection will be released on December 14th at the official YouTube channel for Victor Music Channel. The high-speed motion PV for the trailer was filmed by Mori Yoshihiro who made the for PV "Mikazuki Sunset". This trailer highlighted the Sakanaction world by playing  all 14 songs of the DVD at a

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  • BUCK-TICK's year-end concert to broadcast live on the internet

    December 11, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    It's been revealed that rock band BUCK-TICK will stream their year-end concert, "THE DAY IN QUESTION", through Nico Nico Douga. This will be the band's first time to stream a live concert on the internet. To commemorate their first live broadcast, BUCK-TICK will air their special program, "BUCK-TICK Music Video & Live SP Program", on December 16th. The show will reflect upon the band's 25 years with music videos and other footage. On t

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  • Model Mika gives birth to her first child

    December 11, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    Fashion model Mika wrote on her blog that she gave birth to her first child on December 6th at 2:36 in the afternoon. She wrote, “I gave birth to a healthy baby boy!” Both mom and baby are doing well. On the same day, Mika posted a picture of herself and her new baby sleeping side by side. She wrote, “I will gradually start blogging again, so please look after me in the future!” Mika got married in March 2009 to a man she had known for

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  • Famed scriptwriter Ichikawa Shinichi passes away

    December 11, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    It was just announced that famed scriptwriter Ichikawa Shinichi unfortunately passed away on Saturday morning due to lung cancer. He was 70 years old. Ichikawa had penned several masterpieces in his career and just received the Order of the Rising Sun for his lifework last month. The seriousness of his condition became evident, when he had to cancel a press interview prior to receiving the honorable order at the end of October due to hi

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  • Goriki Ayame to star in a new drama series

    December 10, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    It's been announced that actress Goriki Ayame (19) will star in a new drama series "Teen Court ~10-dai Saiban~" which will start airing on January 10th through NTV. The drama is set at "teen court" where teenagers judge the juveniles who have committed a delinquent act.  Though there is no actual such system in Japan, it's a real judicial system that has precedent in the United States and are authorized by law in many states in America. Teena

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  • AKB48 celebrates their 6th year at the AKB48 theater

    December 10, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    On December 8th, AKB48 held a performance at their theater in Akihabara in commemoration of their 6th anniversary. The first generation members (later known as Team A) started off on that same stage as AKB48 on December 8, 2005. With 6 years passing, Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4, and the research students all stood on stage and performed; totaling around 70 people. This performance was also the debut of the 13th generation research stude

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  • Documentary featuring Yamashita Tomohisa's solitary journey on US Route 66 to air soon

    December 10, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    It's been announced that documentary program "YAMASHITA TOMOHISA・ROUTE 66・Tatta Hitori no America" will start airing on NTV on January 2nd 2012 (every Monday from 1:29 ~ 1:59 am *only the first episode will be aired on 1:59 ~ 2:29 am).  The documentary program will feature Yamashita Tomohisa's solitary journey in America, and approach Yamashita's growth as a man. With his partner, a 1985 Chevrolet C20, Yamashita drives between Chicago to S

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 5th~8th

    December 10, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_209129" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – December 5th~8th"][/caption] This week's first of two Drama Prime Time Reports offers a difficult Wednesday, with the '2011 FNS Music Festival' (Fuji TV) snatching away viewers from all other programs, including the über-popular 'Kaseifu no Mita' (NTV). Monday began with various specials like 'Nep League' (Fuji TV), 'Otameshika! & Qsama!!

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