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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko starts her 'daikon diet'

    January 19, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    On January 18th, AKB48's Maeda Atsuko revealed through her official blog that she's started her 'daikon (radish) diet'. The 'raw daikon diet' has no dietary restrictions and is known to be hassle-free. Comedian Shiratori Kumiko of Tanpopo lost over 10kg (22lbs) with this diet for a recent TV special. Maeda wrote, "I've never really weighed myself, so I will go on the scale today! I will weigh myself!" Source: Oricon

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  • Oricon reveals the comic chart for January 23rd

    January 19, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    Oricon has just revealed the comic chart for the week of January 23rd. Did your favorite manga manage to make the top 5? Take a look at the results below! - 1. Bakuman, Volume 16 - Oba Tsugumi : 93,261 - 2. Sukitte Ii na yo, Volume 8 - Hazuki Kanae : 91,669 - 3. Kashiramoji (Initial) D, Volume 44 - Shigeno Shuichi : 86,105 - 4. Natsume Yuujinchou, Volume 13 - Midorikawa Yuki : 80,095 - 5. Katei

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  • Kiritani Mirei to make her voice-acting debut in new Detective Conan movie

    January 19, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    Model/actress Kiritani Mirei will be making her voice-acting debut through Detective Conan's 16th animated film, "Meitantei Conan 11-ninme no Striker"! Kiritani will play the voice of 'Koda Kaoru', a camerawoman for a sports newspaper who becomes one of Conan's suspects. The actress, who claims that she's been a big fan of the Detective Conan franchise ever since her elementary school days, said, "Knowing that I will be able to participate

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  • Momoiro Clover Z reveals details on their new single + new look

    January 19, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Momoiro Clover Z has revealed the track list for their first single for 2012! The single is called "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai'", and it is scheduled to be released on March 7th. As tokyohive reported earlier, the title track is being used as the opening theme song for anime series, "Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku". One of the follow up songs, "LOST CHILD", is also being used as the ending theme song for the same a

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  • ayaka's "Soko Made Aruite Iku yo" becomes CM song for Kubota Corporation

    January 18, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    ayaka's new song, "Soko Made Aruite Iku yo", has been chosen as the CM song for the Kubota Corporation. The Kubota Corportation is a manufacturing company that provides a variety of products that contributes to people's lives and communities worldwide. The concept of their latest CM revolves around the motifs of "Food", "Water", and "Environment"; heart-warming scenes were filmed featuring shots of parents exchanging smiles with their chil

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/11~01/17

    January 18, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 11th to January 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Rising Sun" - EXILE 02/(02) "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03/(00) "Zurui yo…" - Milky Bunny 04/(04) "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 05/(00) "My Baby ~Suki ni Nareba

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  • AKB48 holds stage greeting for their documentary movie

    January 18, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    On January 18th, AKB48 held a stage greeting for their second documentary movie, "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru". Maeda Atsuko commented on the documentary saying, "It really shows the real us," and reflected on last year's Seibu Dome concert with, "I was filled with anxiety, but everyone encouraged me, and I was able to reflect back with an objective viewpoint, so I'm filled with grati

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  • Preview for JKT48's "Heavy Rotation" PV revealed

    January 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    JKT48, overseas sister group of AKB48 has released the PV preview for their Indonesian version of "Heavy Rotation". The girls first performed this in their native country of Indonesia last month. Check out the PV preview a and the making of video below! Tip: pdts

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  • Dangerous' Yasuda Kazuhiro announces his marriage

    January 18, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    It's been reported that Yasuda Kazuhiro (44) of comedian duo Dangerous has tied the knot to a 25-year-old non-celebrity! The couple had been dating for approximately three years, and registered their marriage on January 17th. Yasuda commented, "I thought this would be buried amidst Hamasaki Ayumi-san and Wakatsuki Chinatsu-san's big news. However, I'm thankful that people are interested in someone like me. I will continue to work hard, so

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  • AKB48's Miyazawa Sae receives "Bowling Mass Media Award"

    January 18, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    On January 17th, AKB48's Miyazawa Sae attended the awards ceremony for "The 19th Bowling Mass Media Awards". "The Bowling Mass Media Award" is presented to the person who helped spread the most awareness about bowling. In summer of 2010, Miyazawa took up the sport to challenge a professional bowler for a special TV program. Holding an average score of 150, the idol expressed that the sport helped her learn about ambition. "AKB48 has a l

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