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  • Minna no Koe reveals poll results for 'Best friends among Johnny's talents'

    July 7, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    "Minna no Koe" is a mobile survey site powered by Docomo that allows fans to vote on a wide variety of topics. Data from the site is then selected to be featured on the popular ranking site "Goo Ranking". 26,844 fans in Japan were surveyed on which pair of Johnny's talents they consider to be best friends with each other and the results are as follows:1. Katori Shingo and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi from SMAP (10,347 votes)2. Ohno Satoshi and Ninomiya Kazu

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  • TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attends premiere for his new drama

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attended the premiere viewing of his new TBS drama "Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi wo suru ~" based on the manga of the same title by Saimon Fumi. It is a pure love story in which four middle school classmates, now in their forties, meets again after 25 years apart. It is Matsuoka's first romantic drama and he commented, "I am a little embarrassed, but it is the kind of love story I had enjoyed watching myself so I

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  • NMB48's Umeda Ayaka gets complimented by Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka

    June 25, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    NMB48's Umeda Ayaka (25) recently posted on Twitter that she changed her hairstyle a little. It appears she got the attention of the American League's potential Rookie of The Year when she was complimented via social media by Yankee's pitcher Tanaka Masahiro (25). The idol had uploaded her picture with the caption "I tried parting my bangs a little today." to which Tanaka commented, "That's nice". Umeda was so happy to have been complemented

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  • EXILE's HIRO guests on members' variety show

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    On the June 24th episode of Fuji TV's "Viking", EXILE's leader HIRO appeared on the show alongside the show's Tuesday MC TAKAHIRO and NAOTO from EXILE. TAKAHIRO opened by saying, "Alas, this person has come to our show," and NAOTO announced, "Our leader, EXILE's HIRO-san!" The two cautiously welcomed HIRO to their show. Comedian Koyabu Kazutoyo, a regular on the program, commented, "We all know how you are related, but aren't you guys a

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  • Togashi Yoshihiro's manga 'HUNTERxHUNTER' to resume its serialization after 2 years

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    It's been revealed that Togashi Yoshihiro's popular manga 'HUNTER×HUNTER' will resume its serialization after two years.This announcement was made on April 22 through Weekly Shonen Jump's official website. The manga has been absent from publication since March of 2012. In December of the same year, a collection of Kurapika's stories were released as one issue. However, this will be the manga's first serialization in two years.   'HUNTE

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 03/29~03/30

    April 1, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 29/30 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 03) 02 (02) Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou (Weeks: 04) 03 (00) Heisei Riders vs. Showa Riders (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) The Snow White Murder Case (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Team Batista Final Kerberos no Shozo (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 3 (W

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  • NMB48 Kenkyuusei Nakagawa Hiromi to graduate from the group

    March 5, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    NMB48 Kenkyuusei Nakagawa Hiromi has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on March 3rd during the Kenkyuusei performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. Nakagawa explained, "It's been 2 years and a half since I entered NMB48. As I carried out my activities, I saw the work of people who maintain the stage. I started to find that work attractive and an yearning to study that has budded within me." She continued, "After thin

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  • Sakanaction postpone their Sendai concerts

    February 6, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    On February 6, Sakanaction announced through their official website that they would be postponing their February 7 and 8 concerts at Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi in Sendai due to vocalist Yamaguchi Ichiro's influenza.  Yamaguchi gave an apology through his Twitter, "To people who were looking forward to the live and to persons concerned, I'm very very sorry."The makeup concerts will be held on March 28th and 29th at Tokyo Electron Hall M

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  • 'Johnny's WEST' become a 7-member group with additional 3 members

    February 5, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    A new group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., "Johnny's WEST" announced that 3 more members have joined the group, and thus they are now a group of 7 members.The additional 3 members are Hamada Takahiro (25), Kamiyama Tomohiro (20), and Fujii Ryusei (20). They were introduced to the media during the press conference for the group's commemorative stage "Naniwazamurai Hello TOKYO!!" held at Nissay Theatre in Tokyo on February 5. The creation of "Joh

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  • 'Sazae-san' voice actor Nagai Ichiro passes away

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Voice actor Nagai Ichiro, known for his role as Isono Namihei in Japan's national anime "Sazae-san", passed away on January 27 at a hospital in Hiroshima City at the age of 82. The news was announced on the official website of his agency, Aoni Production.According to the announcement, Nagai had been at the broadcast station in Hiroshima for work in the afternoon on January 26 and was staying at a hotel in the city. On January 27 before noon, he w

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