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  • Sasaki Nozomi designs suits for women

    January 22, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    On January 20th, actress/model Sasaki Nozomi attended a press conference for Youfuku no Aoyama's new suit brand for women.  The brand, called "n♥ line by nozomi", was produced by Sasaki herself.  Her concept centered around the idea for women 'to obtain a beautiful body line like Sasaki's'. Regarding her first time designing a suit, Sasaki commented, "I thought it would be nice to have a suit like this." She continued, "This was my first

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  • AKB49 manga on the cover of Kodansha magazine

    January 21, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Motoazabu Factory’s original production of an extra edition of manga artist Miyajima Reiji’s “AKB49~Renai Kinshi Jourei~” made an appearance on the cover of the January 20th publication of Kodansha manga magazine Magazine SPECIAL No. 2. “AKB49~Renai Kinshi Jourei~” is a current serial manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and it is a story about a male high school student who cross dresses as a girl and becomes an active kenkyusei me

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  • Koda Kumi cancels her appearance on "Ontama Carnival 2012"

    January 21, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    It's been reported that Koda Kumi has canceled her appearance for the "Ontama Carnival 2012". Koda left a post on the event's official website, explaining, "Ever since I fell ill at the end of the year, I've caused everyone to worry, and so I've faced each day dealing with my body. Since the beginning of the new year, I've made thorough discussions with the doctor, and he's continued to check the progress of my condition. Due to the doctor

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  • KAT-TUN reveals the full track list for their upcoming album

    January 21, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    As reported previously, KAT-TUN will be releasing their new album "CHAIN" on February 22nd.  Now, the track list for upcoming album was revealed. Check it out below! <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. LOCK ON 2. ONE DAY 3. BIRTH 4. ULTIMATE WHEELS 5. FINALE (Vo. Taguchi Junnosuke) 6. STEP BY STEP (Vo. Nakamaru Yuichi) 7. RUN FOR YOU 8. Ano Hi no you ni 9. Zutto (Vo. Kamenashi Kazuya) 10. SMILE FOR YOU 11. Hakanai Yubisaki 12.

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line-up for January 27th

    January 21, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line-up for their January 27th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature a performance by ayaka, who will be returning from her 2-year hiatus on February 1st with her album, "The beginning". SKE48, Kim Hyun Joong, and JUJU will also take on the stage for an exciting new episode you can't miss! Check out the full line-up below! - "Hello" - ayaka "Kataomoi Finall

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  • Sawajiri Erika & Sawajiri Erika attend press conference for 'L et M'

    January 21, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Mobile broadcast service BeeTV has released a unique commercial for their upcoming drama, 'L et M: Watashi ga Anata wo Aisuru Riyuu, Sono Hoka no Monogatari', starring Sawajiri Erika in a double role. 'L et M' is a love story directed by Kanchiku Yuri (‘Tenshi no Koi’, ‘DOCUMENTARY of AKB48′). Its plot revolves around two women named 'L' and 'M' (both played by Sawajiri), who possess very different personalities. One is a beautiful and smar

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  • Watanabe Mayu performs her solo debut song + reveals jacket covers

    January 21, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu performed her solo debut song, "Synchro Tokimeki", in front of fans for the very first time. Watanabe performed the song during the encore of AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012", at TOKYO DOME CITY. She appeared on stage in a vintage white dress, and called out, "Everyone, please support me!" Additionally, Watanabe revealed the jacket covers for "Synchro Tokimeki". The

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  • AI attends preview event for new "Berserk" movie

    January 21, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    On January 19th, R&B singer AI, actor Iwanaga Hiroaki and comedian Kendo Kobayashi attended a preview event for the movie, "Berserk Ougon Jidai-hen I: Haou no Tamago", at the Shinjuku Balto 9. AI, who sings the film's theme song "Utsukushiki Mono", commented, "I thought about whose feelings I should write about. My personality is rather gutsy, so I was able to relate to a lot of things. That's why when my song played in the film, I was m

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  • Kuroki Meisa reveals second teaser for new album, 'UNLOCKED'

    January 21, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Last week, tokyohive revealed the first half of Kuroki Meisa's teaser digest for her upcoming album, 'UNLOCKED'. On January 20th, Kuroki Meisa unveiled the second half with the remaining seven tracks! In this second digest, fans will find samples of the songs, "Breeze Out", "LAST CODE", "Happy to be Me", "PARADE", "S.O.S. - Watashi sagasanaide kudasai -", "UPGRADE U!", and finally "Aimade Zeitakuna Yokubo". Kuroki Meisa's 'UNLOCKED' wil

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 16th~19th

    January 21, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    [caption id="attachment_216362" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – January 16th~19th"][/caption] Three new dramas and one big loser are featured in this week's first Drama Prime Time Report. Was Fuji TV able to hit the right note by abandoning romance for quirky suspense on Mondays? Tuesday dramas are becoming stronger, Wednesday and crime stories are finally on good terms again, and Thursday already punishe

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