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  • D☆DATE appears at the release event for their live DVD

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    On January 6th, D☆DATE held an event to commemorate the release of their live DVD "D☆DATE TOUR 2012~DATE A LIVE~." The members appeared at the event in Hakama, and participated in the "Kagami-biraki" (= breaking of a sake cask). When asked about their ambitions for this year, member Igarashi Shunji strongly stated that they would like to top the Oricon chart. Igarashi also talked about his first shrine visit of New Year at Meiji Jingu

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  • D-BOYS Araki Hirofumi & Endo Yuya show off their passionate kiss scene at rehearsal for upcoming stage play

    March 22, 2012 @ 3:13 am

    On March 20th, members of acting group, D-BOYS, held a rehearsal for their upcoming stage play, "Sabishii Magnet". In the play, Araki Hirofumi shares a passionate kiss with fellow member Endo Yuya. He confessed, "I'm glad I only have to kiss Yuya." Araki then shared what the appeal of the play was, saying, "The kiss is just the appetizer in the story, it's like a side dish of 'edamame' (soybeans). The main story is even more interesting, s

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  • D☆DATE holds a Christmas event for their live DVD

    December 22, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    On December 21st, D-BOYS' senbatsu unit D☆DATE attended a release event for their first live DVD, ‘D☆DATE 1st tour 2011 Summer DATE LIVE ~Te wo Tsunaide~’. This DVD contains footage from their June live with performances of singles released from their major debut to December 2010. At the event, D☆DATE performed their new song “Love Heaven” for the very first time in front of 1,500 fans. Member Araski Hirofumi (who wrote the lyrics hims

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  • D☆DATE kicks off their first live tour at Akasaka Blitz

    July 31, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that D-BOYS sub-unit D☆DATE would be performing live in three different cities. On July 30th the boys performed in front of 1,400 fans at the Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. Delivering two sets of performances, the D☆DATE boys showcased their new single "Day By Day" as well as 15 other songs. The group's youngest member, Horii Arata, began to cry during the final greeting due to his overwhelming feelings of gratitude

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  • D☆DATE's upcoming single, "CHANGE my LIFE" + member thoughts

    March 8, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    It's been announced that D☆DATE will be releasing their new single, entitled "CHANGE my LIFE", on April 6th! As we've already reported, the cellphone melody of the track will be available in advance on March 14th and 15th, along with a raffle for a "1-Day Date" with the group. This second single for the D-Boys sub-unit, who made their debut with "Ato 1cm no Mirai" last December, was written by the musical group cell no9, of which Dragon Ash

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  • D☆DATE and Choshinsei (Supernova) set to collaborate

    February 1, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Today it has been announced that the D-BOYS special unit, D☆DATE, and the six member South Korean dance-vocal group, Choshinsei (Supernova), are going to collaborate on various upcoming projects. Both groups revealed their collaboration during an interview in Tokyo where they talked about their upcoming joint performance at the "UNIVERSAL DREAM LIVE 2011" on March 21st. Other than that, they are also going to appear on various TV shows and

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  • EXILE's MATSU to act in Kawahima Umika's upcoming drama, "Heaven's Flower"

    December 23, 2010 @ 2:30 am

    EXILE's MATSU will be making his acting debut through the upcoming drama series, "Heaven's Flower ~The Legend of ARCANA~"! Working alongside actress Kawashima Umika, the singer will play the role of "Haru", a mysterious traveler who goes on journey across Japan to fulfill his "mission". Though MATSU is not the main male lead, viewers will experience the story through Haru's eyes, as he searches out Umika's character, "Ai" (a female assassin).

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  • Kawashima Umika to become an assassin for her first drama starring role

    November 27, 2010 @ 12:47 am

    Young actress Kawashima Umika (16) will star in her first drama called "Heaven's Flower" next season, a romantic mystery in which she is going to disguise herself as an emotionless female assassin. It's her first role that is not about a pure and innocent young girl. "There is pressure as well, but first of all I'm looking forward to this role. I've always wanted to play an evil role!" she said. The role will also require a couple of action

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  • Special unit from D-BOYS: the dawn of "D☆DATE"

    September 19, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    [caption id="attachment_94034" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Left to right: Igarashi Shunji, Seto Koji, Horii Arata, and Araki Hirofumi"][/caption] Previously, we reported that there will be a new 5-member special unit from D-BOYS (a group of actors from Watanabe Entertainment) called "D☆DATE". Having already recruited four members from D-BOYS, D☆DATE was to choose their fifth member by audition. On the 19th, the final audition was

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  • 'X game' movie wrap event held

    August 17, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    The movie completion event for "X game" was held on the 17th, and cast members, such as Araki Hirofumi (D-BOYS), Kikuchi Ayaka (AKB48), and Nakagawa Haruka (AKB48) showed up at the event. "X game" is originally a novel by Yamada Yusuke, and it's a suspense horror movie. At the event, +Plus, who will sing the theme song for the movie "Birth", also showed up. The release of "X game" will be on September 18th. http://www.youtube.

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