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  • Remake of 'Unforgiven' invites press to the set

    October 25, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    [caption id="attachment_273500" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Watanabe Ken and Sato Koichi"][/caption] Director Lee Sang-il ('Akunin') and his cast, lead by Watanabe Ken, are currently in the middle of filming the Japanese remake of the Academy Award-winning movie 'Unforgiven' (Japanese title: 'Yurusarezaru Mono'). On October 24, they released the first still cuts and invited press to visit the set. 'Yurusarezaru Mono' is set in

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  • DaizyStripper holds a "free hug" event in Harajuku

    October 25, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    On October 20th, visual kei band DaizyStripper held a "free hug" event at Jingu-bashi in Harajuku, Tokyo. When the members appeared at the scene, the crowd of 2,000 fans were put in a state of chaos. Several minutes after the event started, the staff received warning from the police and were told that they couldn't continue. However, they were successfully able to hold the event after transferring to Yoyogi Park. The origin of this "fre

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  • m-flo to hold their customary year-end event + new album in February

    October 25, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    It's been confirmed that m-flo will be holding their customary year-end event, 'BONENKAI', on December 21st at ageHa in Tokyo. They will also be releasing a new album (currently untitled) in February of 2013. 'BONENKAI' is a DJ and live event which features a gorgeous line-up of artists. This year, the group will collaborate with 'ZIMA' for a campaign called 'VERBAL (m-flo) to Issho ni Event wo Produce Shiyou!' For this campaign, the group

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  • MONKEY MAJIK postpones release date for English best-of album and upcoming single

    October 25, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    Previously, it was reported that MONKEY MAJIK would simultaneously release an English best-of album and a new single on November 7th. The group recently updated their official website to let their fans know that the release date for both releases has been postponed to December 5th due to a planned collaboration with the artist whom the members respect. For their English best-of album, "ENGLISH BEST", MONKEY MAJIK held a poll through Facebo

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/17~10/23

    October 24, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 17th through October 23rd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "LOVERS partII feat. Wakadanna" - Kato Miliyah 02/(00) "Electric Boy" - KARA 03/(03) "Fashion Monster" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 04/(10) "Believe" - Che’Nelle 05/(33) "Bab

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  • Naka Riisa shows off her beautiful bosoms for 'anan'

    October 24, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Actress Naka Riisa is gracing the cover of the latest issue of the popular fashion and beauty magazine 'anan', which was released on October 24th. The main feature of this issue covers everything about about how to obtain and maintain beautiful breasts. Naka certainly is gifted in that department with quite a corpulent bust herself and certainly wasn't afraid to play with her feminine charms. The cover is already inviting glances with clea

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  • Suzuki Fuku to make his solo debut

    October 24, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    It's been revealed that popular child actor Suzuki Fuku will be releasing his solo debut single, "Iya Iya YO~!!", on December 5th. Last year, Suzuki and child actress Ashida Mana formed the group Kaoru to Tomoki, Tamani Mook, and had a big hit with their song "Maru・Maru・Mori・Mori!". Ashida has already made her solo debut, and now, it's Suzuki's turn. "Iya Iya YO~!!" is described as a number that fuses tango and electro, and the lyrics

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/15 ~ 10/21

    October 24, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly charts for October 15 to the 21st. Check it out below! ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Ikujinashi Masquerade" - Sashihara Rino with Anrire : 10/17 (68,403) 2. "Electric Boy" - KARA : 10/17 (57,942) 3. "HALLOWEEN PARTY" - HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA : 10/17 (56,582) 4. "ROAD TO BUDOKAN 2012 ~Bad Flower~" - Tokyo Girls' Style : 10/17 (22,148) 5. "Fashion Monster" - Kyary Pa

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  • Chaku-Uta ringtone for Amuro Namie's new song begins distribution

    October 24, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    The Chaku-Uta ringtone for Amuro Namie's new song "Damage" has begun distribution! "Damage", released only digitally, was written as the theme song for the upcoming movie "Ougon wo Daite Tobe". The Chaku-Uta full ringtone and online distribution will begin on the 31st. Below is the "movie version music video" to "Damage" that was specially made using footage from the movie. Image: © VISION FACTORY

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  • Hoshino Aki makes guest appearance at presentation event for Aqua Clara

    October 24, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    On October 23, talento Hoshino Aki made a guest appearance at a presentation event for Aqua Clara's home delivery water. Hoshino, who gave birth to a baby girl back in April, approved of her daughter doing gravia someday. When asked about possibilities of a mother and daughter gravia shoot, she responded, "When my daughter is in her teens, I'll be in my forties, near my fifties. Do you still want to see it? Then I'll do my best to keep my

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