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  • Kasai Tomomi holds a release event for her solo debut

    February 17, 2013 @ 3:27 am

    On February 16th, AKB48's Kasai Tomomi held a release event for her solo debut song, "Masaka", at Yokohama BLITZ. This marks Kasai's first solo event since announcing her graduation from AKB48 in December. She performed a total of 5 songs for 1,000 fans. While her graduation date is still undecided, she once again declared, "I have decided to press forward on my path as a singer." She then sang SPEED's graduation song, "my graduation".

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi announces her graduation from the group

    December 17, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    AKB48's Kasai Tomomi (21) has announced her graduation from the group during the "The 2nd AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen" held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on December 17th. Kasai appeared alone in front of fans, and first thanked them for being able to make a solo debut with her single "Masaka (= No way!)" on the 26th. She then stated, "There is one more 'Masaka' announcement to make. I, Kasai Tomomi, am graduating from AKB48." After apolog

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  • Check out the full PV for Kasai Tomomi's solo debut song

    December 12, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    A few days ago, AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi revealed the details on her solo debut single "Masaka", which is scheduled for release on December 26th, and she has now followed up with the full PV! Check it out below! (The details on "Masaka" can be found in our previous post here.) Thanks to mochi for the tip!

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi reveals track list and covers for her solo debut single

    December 10, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi will be releasing her debut solo single "Masaka" on December 26th! Kasai already performed the debut song last month, and now she unveiled the details on the single including sexy cover jackets! Check out the details on Kasai Tomomi's solo debut single "Masaka" and the PV teaser below! ===== <Type-A> [CD] 1. Masaka 2. Watashi no Hikari 3. Dakishimeraretara (Song from AKB48 Team K Theater Perfo

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi performs her solo debut song for the first time

    November 26, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    On November 25th, AKB48's Kasai Tomomi performed her solo debut song, "Masaka", for the very first time during the Japan Cup at Tokyo Keibajo. This day also marked the start of Japan Racing Association's campaign, 'AKB no Gachi Uma 2 Revenge'. Like the previous campaign, 30 members of AKB48 who are over the age of 20 will compete by betting on a horse race. The winner of the previous campaign, Kasai, was "rewarded" not only with a CM, but

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  • Momoiro Clover Z announces live tour + jacket covers for new single

    February 6, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    Momoiro Clover Z has announced that they will be holding a live tour to commemorate the release of their new single, "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou ‘Mugen no Ai’"! The tour will be titled "Momoiro Clover Z Mouretsu☆Daikoukai Tour 2012", and is scheduled to kick off on February 25th at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST. Tickets will come with the regular edition of the single. It will go on sale through PlayGuide starting February 18

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  • "ZETMAN" to be released as TV anime series in April 2012

    October 19, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    It's been announced that Katsura Masakazu's manga "ZETMAN" will get anime adaptation starting in April 2012. "ZETMAN" is a Science Fiction story centered the protagonists, a young boy Jin who has the ability to transform into a superhuman "ZET", and Kouga who is a son of the large enterprise, and has a strong sense of justice.  The manga has been serialized on "Weekly Young JUMP." The director will be Nabeshima Osamu ("D.Gray-man", "Sai

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  • 'the band apart' bassist Hara Masakazu gets discharged from the hospital

    October 4, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Member Hara Masakazu of rock band, the band apart, has been discharged from the hospital on October 3rd. The bassist was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis and a detached retina. Hara was rushed to urgent care back in September to treat his pancreatitis. During an examination, doctors also discovered that his retina was detached. He was later transferred to a ophthalmology hospital to treat his eye. According to the band's official websit

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  • Takagi Masakatsu releases mini-album "Nijiko" for Intel's "The Museum of Me" campaign

    June 19, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Takagi Masakatsu's digital mini-album, "Nijiko", has just been released on the EPIPHANY WORKS official site. The song was created for an Intel campaign site in cooperation with Facebook, "The Museum of Me", where users can view an impressive representation of their lives and pictures. In addition to Takagi's song, also available for download are "Nijiko - tiny piano" (used in a teaser CM), "Nijiko - Origin" (a reworked version), and "Nijiko

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  • Summers' Mimura Masakazu targeted by arsonist

    March 23, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    Mimura Masakazu of comedian duo Summers experienced an alarming incident last night at his home in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. On March 21st at 2:05 AM, Mimura's neighbour had discovered that the flower bed on Mimura's property was on fire. Since Mimura was home, the neighbor immediately informed Mimura of the situation, and the star himself extinguished the fire. Although the fire had burnt the flower bed and a part of an exterior wall, no one

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