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  • Japan Box Office Report – 01/18~01/19

    January 22, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 18/19 01 (01) Eien no Zero (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Trick The Movie: Last Stage (Weeks: 02) 03 (00) Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) Kuroshitsuji - Black Butler (Weeks: 01) 05 (03) Escape Plan (Weeks: 02) 06 (06) Judge! (Weeks: 02) 07 (05) Gravity (Weeks: 06) 08 (0

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI release the PV for 'Death Disco' + new single

    November 23, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    SEKAI NO OWARI has released the PV for their new song "Death Disco" through their official YouTube channel.The band performed "Death Disco" for the first time during their outdoors live 'Honoo to Mori no Carnival' from October 12th to the 14th. It was released as a digital single last month.  The PV features scenes the band's performance from 'Honoo to Mori no Carnival'. You can see the members in disguise, as well as the venue being lit up with

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to digitally release their new song 'Death Disco'

    October 17, 2013 @ 3:53 am

    It's been revealed that SEKAI NO OWARI's new song "Death Disco" will be released digitally on October 30. "Death Disco" will be used as the theme song for Kawaguchi Haruna's starring movie, 'Madame Marmalade no Ijou na Nazo'. It's an aggressive number that the band performed for the first time during their outdoors live 'Honoo to Mori no Carnival' from October 12 to the 14th. The jacket cover for "Death Disco" can be seen belo

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to provide theme song for movie 'Madame Marmalade no Ijou na Nazo'

    September 13, 2013 @ 3:32 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will be providing the theme song for the movie 'Madame Marmalade no Ijou na Nazo'. The song SEKAI NO OWARI wrote for the movie is called "Death Disco". The release date for this song is currently undecided; however, it will air on TOKYO FM's 'SCHOOL OF LOCK!' for the first time on September 13. 'Madame Marmalade no Ijou na Nazo' stars actress Kawaguchi Haruna, and it will be released in two parts: 'Shutsudai Hen' and 'Kaito H

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya to marry his non-celebrity girlfriend this year

    June 7, 2013 @ 12:35 am

    On may 31st, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (31) held a press conference, and announced that he would be getting married to his non-celebrity girl friend (34) within the year.Dressed in a black suit, Fujiwara reported with a smile, "Though this is a private matter, I would like to make an announcement to the fans that I am getting married this year to a woman who I've been dating for 9 years."Reportedly, Fujiwara met the woman through a common&

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  • "Kuroshitsuji" musical to return starring Matsushita Yuya once again

    February 3, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    It was announced that the musical play, "Musical Kuroshitsuji -The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World- Sen no Tamashii to Ochita Shinigami", would return starring Matsushita Yuya once again. "Musical Kuroshitsuji -The Most Beautiful DEATH in The World- Sen no Tamashii to Ochita Shinigami" was first played back in 2010, as the second musical adaptation of Toboso Yana's on going manga "Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)", and Matsushita had played a

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION to provide July theme song for "Happy Music"

    June 23, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Mysterious wolf band MAN WITH A MISSION has just announced through their official website that they will be providing the July theme song for Nippon TV's music show "Happy Music"! The song "FROM YOUTH TO DEATH" from their upcoming album "MASH UP THE WORLD" will be used as the theme song for "Happy Music" from July 6th through July 27th, every Friday beginning at 12:48 AM. MAN WITH A MISSION will be releasing their new album on July 18th.

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  • MPAJ releases yearly box office ranking for 2011

    January 26, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    [caption id="attachment_217382" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The top 3 Japanese & Western movies in 2011!"][/caption] The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (or 'MPAJ' for short) have released their annual official box office rankings for 2011. Unlike 2010, the film industry experienced a sharp decline in terms of sold movie tickets and revenue for 2011. The number of sold tickets dropped by 17% (from 174,358,000

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  • Talento Maeda Takehiko passes away due to pneumonia

    August 6, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Talento Maeda Takehiko (82), who was well-known for being the host for TV shows like “Geba Geba 90 minute!” and “Yoru no Hit Studio”, has passed away due to pneumonia on August 5th at a local hospital. Also known as “MaeTake”, Maeda has just recovered from colorectal cancer only a few years ago. Although he was participating as a radio host a month ago, his health condition deteriorated in the last week of July and so he admitted to the ho

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  • Kagrra member Isshi passes away

    July 25, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    The J-rock world is reeling with shock over the sudden announcement of Isshi's death. Isshi was the vocalist for popular rock band Kagrra, who disbanded back in March earlier this year. According to Isshi's official website, Isshi was found dead in his home on July 18th. At the request of his grieving friends and family, a funeral for the star was already held at an undisclosed location. The website also went on to state that Isshi's pre-

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