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  • Mukai Osamu, Takei Emi, Nakayama Yuma, and Ashida Mana to star in annual Fuji TV summer drama

    August 17, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    It's been revealed that Mukai Osamu, Takei Emi, NYC's Nakayama Yuma, and Ashida Mana will be starring in this year's Fuji TV summer drama, "Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi". "Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi" is a horror mystery series that started in 1998, based on haunted stories from all over Japan. The narrator for this series is SMAP's Inagaki Goro, and he will introduce four stories as the manager of 'Honkowa Club'. This will be the first

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  • "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!" holds onto Oricon Top 10 ranking for 12 consecutive weeks

    August 16, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Child actors Ashida Mana (7) and Suzuki Fuku (7) released a collaboration song called “Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!”  on May 25th under the name “Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook”, and amazingly, it's held strong onto its Top 10 ranking on the Oricon charts! The song has sold 23,000 copies this week and placed 5th on the Oricon Single Ranking Chart for the week of August 22nd. The song went up two spots from last week’s 7th place, and since June 6th

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  • Kitagawa Keiko praises Ashida Mana's dubbing in "Magic Tree House"!

    August 15, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    On August 15th actress Kitagawa Keiko and popular child actress Ashida Mana went to a studio in Tokyo to dub the movie version of “Magic Tree House”. This will be Kitagawa’s first time voice acting and she stated about Ashida Mana, “Mana-chan is such a sweet and lovely girl, when it comes to work she is so focused. I think it’s a bit rude to call her a child actress, I feel she is a professional actress.” It is Ashida’s second time voice act

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  • Music Japan announces special episode for August 14th!

    August 8, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    Instead of the usual performances, Music Japan will be airing a "Summer Vacation Children's Special" on August 14th! Guests include adorable child actors Ashida Mana, Suzuki Fuku, Ohashi Nozomi, and Kato Seishiro, who will be led by SMAP's own Katori Shingo as they sing their way through hits like "Maru Maru Mori Mori" and "Sanbyakurokujuugo Ho no March". Stay tuned for this adorable special on Music Japan! Source: Music Japan Official

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  • Kitagawa Keiko and Ashida Mana to voice act for "Magic Tree House"

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Actress Kitagawa Keiko will be challenging herself by voice acting for the first time through the animated movie, "Magic Tree House". Kitagawa will provide the voice for the main character, 'Jack', and popular child actress Ashida Mana will play the voice of his younger sister, 'Annie'. "Magic Tree House" is a bestselling children's book series with over 92 million copies sold all over the world. In Japan, the series has sold over 3.5 mill

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  • Ashida Mana becomes the new CM character for 'Chicken Ramen'

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    On August 4th, Japan's beloved child actress Ashida Mana attended a press conference announcing her role as the new CM character for Nissin Food Product's 'Chicken Ramen'. Sporting a 'Hiyoko-chan' costume, Ashida said, "I will do my best, piyo," and cutely flapped her wings. At the event, Ashida shared that her favorite topping on chicken ramen is eggs. When asked if she could crack the egg herself, the actress answered, "I can crack th

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  • Ashida Mana to be the youngest MC for "Meringue no Kimochi"

    August 3, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    Child actress Ashida Mana has been chosen as the MC for Nihon TV's, "Meringue no Kimochi". After gaining popularity from her drama and movie, Ashida will challenge herself by becoming the youngest MC. She expressed, "I want to ask the guests what they wanted to be when they were my age." Starring alongside Hisamoto Masami and Ito Asako, Ashida shared her dream saying, "I want to do a conte with them." - "Meringue no Kimochi" is a talk/v

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  • Ashida Mana + Suzuki Fuku charm with "Maru Maru Mori Mori" on Music Japan!

    July 31, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Child actors Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku stole everyone's hearts when by performing their hit song "Maru Maru Mori Mori" on the July 31st episode of Music Japan! Before showing off their singing and dance moves, the cute duo had a friendly talk with the hosts of the show. Since the two have just started first grade, they discussed their favorite subjects (Japanese and art), the subject they're worst at (math), what they like about each other

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 performs "Hetappi Wink" on Music Japan!

    July 31, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    On July 31st, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 performed their latest song "Hetappi Wink" for Music Japan! Before performing, the cute idol group challenged the equally adorable duo of Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku to a game, where they had to guess what flies by a little window. Check out their talk and performance below!

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  • Music Japan reveals guest list for July 31st

    July 25, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    'Music Japan' has revealed its guest list for July 31st! For the next episode, child stars Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku will perform their hit song "Maru Maru Mori Mori" alongside Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, moumoon, and many more for a solid episode of great artists. Check out the amazing set list below! - "Maru Maru Mori Mori" - Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mukku. (Ashida Mana + Suzuki Fuku) "Hetappi Wink" - Watarirouka Hashiritai 7

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