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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 10th~12th

    February 13, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_220694" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 10th~12th"][/caption] The ratings for the Friday and weekend dramas have stabilized for the most part, with only a few minimum changes here and there, except for NHK's Sunday taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori'. It experienced such a crushing defeat that even various news outlets felt it was worth writing about again. 'Taira no Kiyomori' lo

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  • Kinoshita Yukina & Fujimoto Toshifumi are expecting their first child

    February 13, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    It's been revealed that talento Kinoshita Yukina (24) is in her fourth month of pregnancy! Kinoshita married Fujimoto Toshifumi (41) of comedian duo FUJIWARA back in August 2010, and she had expressed a wish to become a mother during their wedding ceremony in February of 2011. Her husband revealed that he wanted a child as well, and joked, "I would like to have a boy -- if it's a girl with this face, she would have a tough life." Curren

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  • Check out the B-side PVs for AKB48's single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"

    February 13, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    AKB48 has unveiled the music videos for their B-sides from their upcoming single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"! The first B-side single is "Sweet & Bitter" featuring Selection 6 (Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, and Oshima Yuko). The PV carries a Valentine's Day CF, and the song is currently being used for an endorsement withSeven & I'. Special Girls A delivered “NEW SHIP“, a music video that tell

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  • Ashida Mana to appear in a commerical for Canon

    February 13, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    On February 12th, popular child actress Ashida Mana (7) made her appearance at a PR event for Canon’s new video camera, “iVIS” at Pacifico Yokohama. Ashida will act in Canon's new CF as an elementary schoolgirl who struggles to play tug-of-war, ball throwing, and rolling at a sports day at her school. For the ball throwing competition, her father will ride on a tower crane to shoot footage of his daughter (Ashida) with Canon’s new video ca

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  • Music Japan announces guest list for the February 19th broadcast!

    February 13, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Popular music program, Music Japan, has announced the guest lineup for their February 19th episode! This upcoming broadcast will feature soloist GACKT, KAT-TUN and K-pop group Secret. In addition to these artists, AKB48 and Nogizaka46 will make their performance to bring producer Akimoto Yasushi's concept of rivalry alive in this episode. Check out the full details below! === "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogi

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  • Nagasawa Masami & Takei Emi make handmade chocolates at Lotte event

    February 13, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    On February 12th, actress Nagasawa Masami (24) and Takei Emi (18) attended Lotte’s ‘Ghana Handmade Valentine Classroom’ at a high school in Tokyo. The actresses worked with a handful of female high school students to create homemade  chocolates. Prior to the event, Nagasawa revealed that she received a handmade chocolate from Takei. “It was extremely delicious. I even though of boasting her skills to other people!", she said. Nagasawa then

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  • Kuroki Meisa cancels her new album release event and music program appearances

    February 13, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    Actress Kuroki Meisa (23), who recently married former KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin (27), has cancelled her scheduled appearances on television programs and special events. Fans were disappointed to learn that the 'MEISA SPECIAL PARTY 'UNLOCKED' release event was called off due to Kuroki's "physical condition". The event was arranged for those who had purchased her upcoming second album,  'UNLOCKED'. Kuroki Meisa's official homepage explai

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE to hold their second nationwide tour

    February 13, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    Five-member girl group TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE has announced that they will be holding their second nationwide tour, "TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE 2nd JAPAN TOUR ~Limited addiction~", starting this April. This was announced on February 11th during the group's live concert at Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE. The tour will be held to coincide with the release of their second album, "Limited addiction", which is scheduled to hit stores on March 14th. TOKYO GI

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  • "Odoru Daisosasen" to get drama special just before its final movie

    February 13, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    Today it was announced that the incredibly popular drama and movie series "Odoru Daisosasen" (English title: "Bayside Shakedown") will once again return to the small screen before releasing its final chapter, "Odoru Daisosasen The Final" in theaters, September this year. Fuji TV is going to air a drama special called "Odoru Daisosasen The TV Special" short before the movie hits the theaters. Unlike the spin-off drama specials in 2005 and 2

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  • Performances from Music Japan's February 12th episode!

    February 13, 2012 @ 2:36 am

    On the February 12th episode of Music Japan, the girls of the 48 family (SKE48, NMB48, AKB48's Iwasa Misaki and Sashihara Rino) dominated this broadcast along with Johnny's Entertainment group, V6, bringing a lively stage with these idol groups. Check out their respective performances below! === <"Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48> <"Junjou U-19" - NMB48> <"Mujin Eki" - Iwasa Misaki> (Performance starts a

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