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  • Former HKT48 member Sugamoto Yuko explains her reason for leaving the group

    August 23, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    Former HKT48 member Sugamoto Yuko recently uploaded a video on YouTube explaining the true reason for her withdrawal from the group. The video starts with Sugamoto saying, "I released this video because I wanted to express my gratitude for my fans and explain the reason for quitting from my own mouth." Sugamoto revealed that there were two reasons for her withdrawal. The first, she explained, "I'm in the last year of high school, and wh

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  • 'Josei Seven' reports on Yonekura Ryoko's date with a younger man

    August 23, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    The August 23rd edition of weekly magazine “Josei Seven” has published pictures of actress Yonekura Ryoko's (37) on a “hand-holding date” with a non-celebrity man (34). The magazine reported that the man was tall and resembled actor Eguchi Yosuke (44), and that the pair held hands as they exited a bar in Tokyo at 3 AM. Yonekura’s agency denied reports of their relationship: “It is true that they went out to have drinks together, but he is

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  • Violinist Miyamoto Emiri announces her marriage

    August 23, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    On August 22nd, violinist Miyamoto Emiri announced on her blog that she married a non-celebrity man the same day. Miyamoto wrote, "He is a reliable and warm person who supports me with his calm and big heart. I hope that we will be able to walk through our lives together while supporting each other. I will continue making efforts as a violinist to play the music that will reach to everybody's heart, and I will be very happy if you watch ov

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  • KAT-TUN reveals album covers, track lists, and PV preview for their upcoming single

    August 23, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    As announced earlier, KAT-TUN will be releasing a new single "Fumetsu no Scrum", which is the theme song to TBS' ongoing drama "Dragon Seinendan", on September 12th. Recently, more details including the jacket covers and the PV preview to the upcoming single have been revealed. The PV shows the members trying to win a bowling match with a united effort, as the lyrics express the message,  'Grab your dreams with your buddies!' Furthermore,

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  • 'Tsui no Shintaku' starring Kusakari Tamiyo and Yakusho Koji reveals full trailer

    August 23, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    On August 22nd, the official website of the upcoming movie 'Tsui no Shintaku' ('The Terminal Trust') was updated with a full trailer. 'Tsui no Shintaku' is an emotional drama about terminal care and stars actress Kusakari Tamiyo and actor Yakusho Koji together for the first time since the Japanese original of 'Shall We Dance?' in 1996. Kusakari will be playing a doctor who falls into despair after being cast aside by her colleague (Asan

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  • PES reveals details on his first solo album

    August 23, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    RIP SLYME's PES has revealed the details on his first solo album, "Suteki na Koto", which is scheduled for release on September 12th. The album will feature a total of 13 tracks including his already released singles "Megami no KISS", "Seaside Lovers", and "Mayonaka no Rainbow". It will also contain the title track "Suteki na Koto", which was produced by Teraoka Yohito (JUN SKY WALKER(S)) and "Party wa Doko da!!", with participation by WIS

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for the week of August 27th

    August 23, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    Oricon has just revealed their comic chart for the week of August 27th (August 13th ~ August 19).  This week, Oda Eiichiro's manga "ONE PIECE" grabbed the #1 spot for the second consecutive week. Check out the results below! ----- 1. "ONE PIECE", Volume 67 - Oda Eiichiro : (251,837) 2. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 34 - Mashima Hiro : (200,599) 3. "Shingeki no Kyojin", Volume 8 - Isayama Hajime : (170,019) 4. "To LOVE-Ru Darkne

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  • Ieiri Leo releases the short version of "Bless You" PV

    August 22, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    As announced previously, Ieiri Leo is releasing her 3rd single "Bless You" on September 12th. Recently, the short version PV for the upcoming song was revealed on her official YouTube channel. "Bless You" has been chosen as the opening theme song for TBS' "CDTV" for September. Check out the video below!  More details on "Bless You" can be checked on our previous post (here). Source: natalie

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 08/15~08/21

    August 22, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 15th to August 21st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(05) "Hikari e" - miwa 02/(00) "Kagayaku Tsuki no You ni" - superfly  03/(01) "Hanabi" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04/(04) "Believe" - Che'Nelle 05/(00) "24karats TRIBE OF GOLD"

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  • Nogizaka46 to hold audition among members for voice acting

    August 22, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    It's been revealed that idol group Nogizaka46 will be holding an audition among the members to voice act in the Hollywood film, 'The Hunger Games'. Captain Sakurai Reika commented, "To be able to challenge voice acting in a Hollywood mega-film is like a dream, a big surprise news!" She also declared, "This time, there will only be 1 role, but the 33 of us will do our best to survive." 'The Hunger Games' is based on a best-selling novel

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