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  • 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko' to be adapted into a movie

    June 7, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On June 8th, it was announced that the currently running Johnny's Jr. and AKB48 collaboration drama 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko' (NTV) will be turned into a movie. 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' is a story of the trials and tribulations when a boys' high school full of young delinquents and a prestigious girls' high school full of wealthy young ladies, are combined into one school. Just like the drama, the movie is going to star Morimoto Shintaro,

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  • TRICERATOPS to release best-of album in July

    June 7, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    During the first day of their 15th anniversary tour, TRICERATOPS announced that they will be releasing a best-of album titled "DINOSOUL -THE BEST OF TRICERATOPS-". TRICERATOP's "15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR" kicked off at Yokohama BLITZ on June 2nd, where they astounded a completely sold-out crowd with their live performance. "Seeing all of your faces from the stage was the best present we could've had, having made it to our fifteenth anniversary

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  • Ashida Mana attends open recording for "Jewelpet" movie

    June 7, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Popular child actress Ashida Mana recently attended the open recording for the upcoming animated film "Jewel Pets the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess", charming the fans with her adorable reaction to the giant pudding brought to the event. The recording featured the scenes in which Princess Mana of Sweets Land (played by Ashida) meets the Jewelpets. A very focused Ashida ran through the recording in one shot without making any mistakes, earni

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  • THE YELLOW MONKEY opens official YouTube channel, Twitter + Facebook

    June 7, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    To celebrate their 20th anniversary since making their debut on May 21, 1992, THE YELLOW MONKEY will be distributing music videos from all of their albums on June 20. Since June 6 is also drummer Kikuchi 'ANNIE' Eiji's birthday, the band has opened their own official YouTube channel where fans can watch all of the music videos from their 24 singles, including their first single "Romantist Taste" all the way up to their latest single, "Primal

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  • Ueto Aya tries out the shimada hairstyle for her TBS drama

    June 7, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    Actress Ueto Aya has revealed her first-ever 'shimada' high, chignon hairstyle for her special TBS drama, "Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari -Minna Chigatte, Minna Ii-". Ueto plays the lead role in the drama based on the life of poet Kaneko Misuzu. It begins broadcasting on TBS on July 9 at 9:00 PM. "In the drama, it's not the happiest wedding in the whole world, but wearing an outfit like this one made my heart feel tense, so it ends up feeling re

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  • Kanjani8's Yasuda Shouta to play his first lead role in "Dragon Seinendan"

    June 7, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    It has just been revealed that Kanjani8 member Yasuda Shouta will be taking on his first ever lead role for the new serial drama "Dragon Seinendan", which will begin broadcasting on MBS and TBS in July. The plot revolves around three suburban young men who find out that they are the descendants of the 'Soldiers of Light' from a scroll they find in a bookstore, making for a modern fantasy drama. The script was written by Ueda Makoto of Euro

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 05/30~06/05

    June 7, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 30 to June 5. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Tadaima" - JUJU 02/(01) "Watashitachi" - Nishino Kana 03/(00) "Kokuhaku" - Hirai Ken 04/(02) "Manatsu no Sounds good!" - AKB48 05/(04) "Shine" - Ieiri Leo 06/(00) "AIAIAI" - Kato M

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  • Jay Park's "Abandoned" ties with TV show "Ryuuha-R"

    June 7, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Korean singer Jay Park recently posted an announcement on his official Japanese website, stating that his song "Abandoned (feat. Dok2)" has earned a tie-up with a television show on TV Tokyo! The song "Abandoned (feat. Dok2)" is featured on Jay's upcoming album "TAKE A DEEPER LOOK -Japan Edition-", and will play at the end of TV Tokyo's "Ryuuha-R" for the month of June. The Japanese version of "TAKE A DEEPER LOOK" will be released on June 13

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  • Which artists do fans want to marry?

    June 7, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Users cast their vote on Recochoku's music news website from May 15 until May 29, sending in a total of 1,684 votes over the course of fifteen days. On June 6, Recochoku finally published their annual ranking asking men and women which artist they would love the chance to walk down the aisle with! Coming in first place for male artists with his fifth consecutive win was Kobuchi Kentarou of Kobukuro, who has dominated this portion of the rank

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  • Angela Aki to release new single "Kokuhaku" this summer!

    June 7, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki has announced that she will be releasing a new single this summer titled "Kokuhaku", which will be released on July 11. One week after that on July 18, she will release a new album, "BLUE", and DVD/Blu-ray, "HOME SWEET HOME "5 YEARS ~Best Hit & Original Request~ in Budokan". It's been one year since Angela's last single "Hajimari no Ballad", so this will be her first single for 2012 after giving birth. "

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