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  • Narimiya Hiroki attends 15th anniversary event for his agency

    November 23, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    On November 22nd, actor Narimiya Hiroki attended Topcoat Agency's 15th anniversary event, "TOPCOAT COLLECTION 'THE SHOW' ~Utatte Odotte Kokoro wa Hitotsu~". Narimiya made his stage debut in July 2000 and has been acting ever since. He commented, "I've finally decided to live my life as an actor. Until now, I've written my occupation as 'office worker', but I recently started writing 'actor'." Topcoat held this event to express their gra

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  • AKB48 opens their official shop in Shanghai

    November 23, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    On November 22nd, AKB48 members Kitahara Rie, Miyazawa Sae, and Yokoyama Yui held a handshake event to commemorate the opening of their official shop in Shanghai. As their first handshake event in Shanghai, the members appeared in their cute AKB48 outfits and greeted the 1,000 fans in Chinese. "AKB48 Official Shop Shanghai" is AKB48's forth overseas shop following the Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan branches. This shop was made in the

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for November 28th

    November 23, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    Below are Oricon's weekly charts for the week of November 28th. Check them out! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone : 11/16 (172,925) 2. "Pera Pera Perao" - Not yet : 11/16 (171,827) 3. "Chou" - Acid Black Cherry : 11/16 (50,478) 4. "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku" - Hello! Project Mobekimasu : 11/16 (49,429) 5. "Charge & Go!/Lights" - AAA : 11/16 (48,912) (Check out the full ranking he

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  • Full audio for U-KISS' debut track "Tick Tack" revealed

    November 23, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Earlier, it was reported that Korean group U-KISS was in the midst of preparations for their first Japanese album, scheduled to be released at the end of the year. Patient fans were finally rewarded with a glimpse at their new Japanese music video for “Tick Tack” through a preview aired through Japan’s Fuji TV network last week - generating much anticipation for the full music video release. Although fans will have to wait a bit longer

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  • Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama gets a title + more cast details

    November 23, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    Last month, Fuji TV announced that actor Mukai Osamu would star in his first prime time drama next season. Today they finally announced its title, "Hungry!", and who is going to costar with him. As stated in the previous announcement, "Hungry!" is a human drama with a comedic touch that is set at a French restaurant. Mukai plays 'Yamate Eisuke', a somewhat sadistic yet lovable musician-turned-chef who wants to take over his parents' restau

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  • NYC/Nakayama Yuma announces a new double A-side single

    November 23, 2011 @ 2:32 am

    NYC/Nakayama Yuma will be releasing a new single titled, "Wonderful Cupid/Glass no • Mahou •" on January 4th 2012.  It will be a double A-side single consists of  "Wonderful Cupid", sang by NYC, and "Glass no • Mahou •", Nakayama Yuma's solo song which was re-arranged for this single. It will come with limited edition and regular edition. Check out the details on the single below! ----- <Limited Edition> 01. Wonderful Cupid

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  • "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" to be released as a movie comic

    November 23, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    It was announced today that Ishida Ira's novel "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" will have it's own movie comic on BeeTV's "Bee Manga" site starting on December 1st. The series was made popular in 2000 and was serialized in tokubon "Young Champion" (Akita Shoten) and movie comic. "Bee Manga" has stated that the site will have word effects and it's something that fans should look forward to. There are a lot of popular manga's being developed and t

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  • E-Girls reveals covers + track list to "Celebration"

    November 23, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Earlier this month, the massive girl group E-Girls (Dream, Happiness, and FLOWER) announced that they would be releasing their first single on December 28th titled, "Celebration". The girls have released the covers and track list to their first single, check it out! - Limited Edition < Track List > 01. Celebration! / E-Girls 02. Dreaming Girls / Dream 03. Celebration! / E-Girls (Instrumental) 04. Dreaming Girls / Dream (

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  • Nakajima Megumi announces her 1st single for 2012

    November 22, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    Singer/seiyuu Nakajima Megumi has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "TRY UNITE! / Hello!", on February 1st! The title tracks, "TRY UNITE!" and "Hello!", has already been picked up as the opening and ending theme songs for the anime, "Konnan Rinne no Lagrange", starting in January. The opening theme, "TRY UNITE!" will be produced by by popular Swedish producer Rasmus Faber and written by Saeki Kenzo. It's described as a h

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  • NEWS member Kato Shigeaki to debut as a novelist

    November 22, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    It's been announced that NEWS member Kato Shigeaki (24) will make his debut as a novelist, and will release a youth novel titled "Pink to Gray" (Kadokawa Shoten) on January 28th.  He also announced that his name would be changed to "Kato Shigeaki" (加藤成亮 to 加藤シゲアキ will be converted from Kanji to Katakana). This will be the first time for any talento from Johnny & Associates, Inc. to publish a novel.  Kato also stated during an interview, "I wil

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