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  • Kitano Kii collaborates with Aqua Timez for new single

    April 26, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    It's been revealed that Kitano Kii's new single, "Raspberry Jam", will be released on June 26th. "Raspberry Jam" is the 2nd part of Kitano's collaboration trilogy. The title track will be produced by Aqua Timez and written and composed by the band's vocalist Futoshi. For its coupling track, the single will include "Shidaluyeshi", which currently serves as the ending theme for NHK E-Tele's 'TV de Chuugokugo'. It will also contain the ins

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/01~03/03

    March 5, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_290954" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Cheap Flight' (NTV Drama Special)"][/caption] No weekend drama was able to improve its season-average this week, which was also due to the 2013 World Baseball Classics that shifted many viewers towards a single network. The biggest and almost only improvement compared to the previous week was recorded by 'Yakou Kanransha' (TBS) with a plus of 1.6%. It was also

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  • Kitano Kii's personally scouted girl to make her acting debut

    October 1, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    On September 30th, it was announced that the 13-year-old actress with the stage name Minamino Saki will be making her acting debut as a regular cast member in the upcoming fall drama 'Akumu-chan' (NTV). The special thing about this junior high first grader is that she was personally scouted during a summer festival last year by actress and singer Kitano Kii. Kitano expressed delight stating, "I'm so happy that she was picked for a drama. I

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  • Drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi' to end after just eight episodes

    May 24, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    On May 23rd, it was announced that the Wednesday NTV drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi' is going to end after just 8 episodes on June 6. Scriptwriter Oishi Shizuka herself revealed it on her blog. 'Cleopatra-' is centered around cosmetic surgery, and stars actor Sato Ryuta. Several actresses, including Inamori Izumi, Kitano Kii, and Yo Kimiko, are also appearing in the drama. However, it had some difficulties appealing towards the viewers, and

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  • Kitano Kii sings new song "Smile Again" with her fans

    May 23, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    On May 19th, singer and actress Kitano Kii held a fan meeting and recorded a choral-style number with some lucky fans. Twenty five fan were chosen to participate in the event out of a raffle of about 500 applicants. Kitano herself announced in front of her fans, "I'd like to record a song called 'Smile Again' with all of you as a chorus!", a happy surprise for them as they knew nothing about it until Kitano told them. "Smile Again" is a

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  • Kitano Kii denies rumor of marriage to Miura Shohei

    May 12, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    On May 11th, actress Kitano Kii denied rumors of a marriage to actor Miura Shohei on her official blog. There is a rumor that she got marriage to Miura, which has spread on Twitter and other social SNS. She titled the entry "Wrong information" and stated, "Everyone. There is a lot of slander and abuse..... The marriage report is wrong information." Currently, she co-stars with Miura on the NTV drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi'. Kitano Kii

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  • GACKT feels nervous next to Jessica Alba

    April 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    On April 16th, actress Jessica Alba and singer GACKT attended an opening event for "Tommy Hilfiger Omotesando" at 'Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku'. GACKT, who was asked about his first impressions on Jessica, stated, "She's sexy and beautiful. I never thought I'd meet her like this." He continued, "Can you understand? How nervous I am." Tommy Hilfiger is an American apparel brand, and this store in Omotesando marks the first flagship s

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  • Kitano Kii has no interest in dating a baseball player

    March 27, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    On March 26th, actress Kitano Kii (21) attended a PR event for the Pro-Baseball Mobile Card Game MobPro, which she is the CM character for. Kitano was asked which team she thinks is the best in Japan this season. She responded, “The Giants.” Kitano was also asked who her favorite baseball player is, to which she answered former Giants pitcher and  baseball commentator  Makihara Hiromi (48), whom she played catch with on a TV program. La

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  • Kitano Kii holds album release event on her 21st birthday

    March 16, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    On March 15th, singer/actress Kitano Kii held a birthday and mini-album release event at Harajuku Astro Hall. In front of 210 fans, Kitano sang a total of 3 songs including the title track, "Can you hear me?" Since this day also marked Kitano's 21st birthday, she was presented with a 2840 g (6lb 4oz) surprise birthday cake. "How did you know my weight?!", she jokingly exclaimed. Kitano was scheduled to hold a release event around the

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  • Kitano Kii to release new mini-album, "Can you hear me?"

    March 8, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    On March 14th, Kitano Kii will be releasing her new mini-album, "Can you hear me?". The album will feature a total of 8 songs including Kitano's latest single, "Darl : orz". It will be released in 3 different versions: CD+DVD 1, CD+DVD 2, and CD-Only. CD+DVD 1 will come with the video clip for "Can you hear me?" and a documentary titled, "Story of 'Can you hear me?'". Meanwhile, CD+DVD 2 will also come with the video clip along with i

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