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  • Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki chosen as the charity marathon runner for this year's 24-Hour Television

    May 12, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    On May 11th, it was announced on the variety show "Arashi ni Shiyagare" that female comedian trio Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki (33) has been chosen as the charity marathon runner for NTV's annual telethon "24-Hour Television 36 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu". Oshima revealed the reason why she decided to take on as the runner. "Even though I weigh 88 kilograms, and fat, I don't want to say I can't without trying," she said. "I'm also curious what I

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  • 4 Nara-born NMB48 members appear in local Nara CM

    April 25, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    On April 24, it was revealed that 4 Nara Prefecture- born members of NMB48, including Watanabe Miyuki (19), will appear in a CM that will only be broadcast in Nara Prefecture.  Miyuki spoke happily about appearing in a local CM for her home-prefecture for the first time with, “I am deeply touched.” The CM is for automobile store “Shimada Auto,” and the store has sold a car before to her mother. Member Ota Yuri (13), Uno Mizuki (16), and Na

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  • NMB48 appears at a stage greeting at the 5th Annual Okinawa International Movie Festival

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    On March 25, NMB48 appeared at a stage greeting for the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival held at the Okinawa Convention Center in the city of Ginowan for their first ever film “NMB48 Genin! THE MOVIE Owarai Seishun Girls!” (opens this year, directed by Uchida Hidemi). NMB48 have attended the film festival three times, but this is the first time they are attending as actresses. Member Watanabe Miyuki (19) smiled as she said, “I am t

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  • Cast of 'Kodomo Keisatsu' appear at screening and talk session

    February 19, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    On February 18, popular child actors Suzuki Fuku (8), Honda Miyu (8), and Sexy Zone’s Marius Yo (13) appeared at a pre-screening to celebrate the completion of their film “Kodomo Keisatsu” (opens March 20, directed by Fukuda Yuichi) at the Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo. The film is based off of the popular drama about police detectives who transform into children.  Fuku, who plays the main character known as “Deka-cho,” stated, “I promise that

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  • Winners of 'Kimono Queen Contest 2013'

    February 17, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    On Feburary 16th, Usui Chiaki (19) was chosen as the grand prix for Japan's biggest kimono event, 'Kimono Queen Contest 2013'. Usui was born in Miyazaki and currently resides in Kanagawa. She has appeared as an extra in the film, 'Soup: Umare Kawari no Monogatari' (2012). She expressed, "It doesn't seem real. I don't know what to say, but I'm filled with happiness." Usui was named the queen of kimono out of 5,715 contestants. "I'm surpr

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  • ZONE member MIYU's agency dissolves her contract

    February 13, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    RunTime Music Entertainment announced on their official site that they have dissolved their exclusive contract with MIYU (Nagase Miyu), of girls' band ZONE, as of February 13th. According to the announcement, "The reason of the dismissal is that "Nagase Miyu's conspicuous immoral conduct and frequent non-fulfillment of duties caused the fans and the parties concerned great trouble in addition to extensive damage to our company. Although we tri

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  • Takei Emi & Kutsuna Shiori celebrate the debut of Oscar Promotion's new girls' unit X21

    January 28, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    On January 28th, Oscar Promotions held a press conference to reveal their new girls' unit X21. Actresses Takei Emi and Kutsuna Shiori attended the event as guests to root for their juniors. X21 is made up of many promising young girls such as Yoshimoto Miyu and Ozawa Nanaka, the two winners of the '13th Japan Bishojo Contest' in 2012. Many other girls who participated in the contest were selected for this group of 21 as well. The group con

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE becomes the youngest female group to hold a live concert at Nippon Budokan

    December 23, 2012 @ 12:51 am

    On December 22nd, 5-member idol group TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE held a live concert at Nippon Budokan. Though the group attended an event, "Sashihara Rino Produce Daiikkai Yubi Matsuri ~Idol Rinji Soukai~", held at the venue back in June, this was their first solo concert at Nippon Budokan. During the live, the members' ages that were not open to public until now, were revealed. The members' ages are as follows; the leader, Yamabe Miyu is 16, Kon

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  • Watanabe Miyuki wins the photo book battle against Yamamoto Sayaka

    November 29, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Previously, we reported that NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki and Yamamoto Sayaka would be having a show down with their photo books to get their very own TV commercial. Oricon released the results on November 28th revealing that Watanabe's 'Watanabe Miyuki First Photo Book: Mirugami' sold 30,000 copies and Yamamoto's 'NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka First Photo Book: Sayagami' sold 28,000 copies in the first week. They claimed the 1st and 2nd positions in t

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  • NTV to rerun legendary drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' for the first time

    November 24, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    On November 23rd, it was announced that NTV (Kanto Local) is going to rerun its legendary drama 'Kaseifu no Mita' starring actress Matsushima Nanako for the first time since its initial broadcast. The first episode of the rerun is scheduled to air on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 pm, but the following episodes will be broadcast in the usual 'Dora-Bara' rerun time slot at 4:00 pm during weekdays. Before each episode, there is also going to

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