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  • EXILE AKIRA and Lin Chi-Ling hold their wedding ceremony

    November 19, 2019 @ 2:59 am

    EXILE AKIRA and actress Lin Chi-Ling held their wedding ceremony on November 17 in Tainan City, Taiwan. The two began dating after co-starring in the stage play 'Red Cliff ~Ai~' back in August of 2011, and they officially submitted their marriage registration papers in in June. They chose to hold their wedding in Tainan because it is a special place of memories for Lin Chi-Ling's grandmother and her family. About 100 people, including the co

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  • EXILE AKIRA becomes global model for Ralph Lauren

    October 31, 2019 @ 3:00 am

    EXILE AKIRA (EXILE, EXILE THE SECOND) has been appointed as a global model for Ralph Lauren's luxury menswear line Purple Label's 2019 Fall Winter Collection.AKIRA has been the ambassador for Ralph Lauren since 2017, but he is the first Asian to become the brand's global model. Ralph Lauren himself gave rave reviews of an advertisement featuring AKIRA, and personally nominated him for their global advertisement. There is already a billboard fe

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  • EXILE AKIRA marries actress Lin Chi-Ling

    June 7, 2019 @ 2:55 am

    On June 6, EXILE AKIRA announced his marriage to actress Lin Chi-Ling.The two co-starred in the stage play 'Red Cliff ~Ai~' back in August of 2011. Since then, they have gotten close and started dating last year. AKIRA commented, "She always puts her family and friends first. Moreover, through her work, you can tell that she treasures her fans and many people in Asia. I've watched her deliver love and courage. I was captured by that strong sens

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  • UVERworld's Akira & Dizzy Sunfist's Ayapeta announce marriage and pregnancy

    May 25, 2019 @ 3:04 am

    UVERworld's Akira (G, Programming) and Dizzy Sunfist's Ayapeta (Vo, G) have announced that they tied the knot last Novemer and are expecting their first child.  On UVERworld's official website, Akira wrote, "We met through music, and from now on, we will both do our best in our musical activities in order to continue growing as musicians." Meanwhile, Ayapeta stated, "We both had a hard time finding the right timing to make the announcement.

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  • EXILE AKIRA to release an autobiography

    July 6, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    EXILE AKIRA's autobiography, titled "THE FOOL: Gusha no Tamashii," will be released in late-August. AKIRA's first autobiography will feature episodes from his childhood, memories with his family and friends, his frustrations while playing soccer as a student, an incident that put him on the verge of death, as well as the process that led him to joining EXILE. The book will also include over 30 photos of AKIRA taken by Polish photographer&nbs

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  • Japan Box Office Report 10/28~10/29

    November 1, 2017 @ 7:15 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart October 28th/October 29th 01 (00) Kirakira?Precure A La Mode Movie: Paritto! Omoide no Mille-Feuille! (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Blade Runner 2049 (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Mix (Weeks: 02) 04 (02) Psychic Kusuo (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) My Teacher (Weeks: 01) 06 (03) Barry Seal (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) Fate/stay night

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  • EXILE AKIRA joins EXILE THE SECOND

    September 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    EXILE AKIRA has joined EXILE THE SECOND.On EXILE's official mobile site, each member posted a comment about EXILE AKIRA joining the group. Among the comments, AKIRA clarified, "We both need each other for further development,and by restarting with 6 members,EXILE THE SECOND will make great strides. By doing this, we will level up individually, and it will make EXILE entertainment better. With these hopes, I decided to be active as a 6-member

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  • EXILE's AKIRA goes shirtless on poster for upcoming drama 'Honey Trap'

    September 26, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    EXILE'sAKIRA(32) revealed his fit upper body in the poster for his upcoming starringFuji TVdrama series "Honey Trap" (Saturdays at 11:10 PM), which begins airing on October 19.The poster is based on one scene in the drama. With this toned body and his facial expression, he captures the despair of his characterMiyama Yuichi, the stock broker protagonist of the drama, who loses everything and comes to suspect information leaks.AKIRA did PR wi

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  • Drama Prime Time Report 04/01~04/07

    April 9, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    [caption id="attachment_293725" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Most of the spring dramas will finally premiere this or next week. As for the previous week, there were already a couple of premieres of midnight and late-night dramas. 'Detarame Hero' (NTV) - starring Sato Ryuta - aired its first episode on Thursday and recorded a rating of 3.6%, which is somewhat of an

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park March 30th/31st

    April 2, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_293235" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Wreck-It Ralph' / (01) 'Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami' / (03) 'Doraemon'"][/caption] The new 'Dragon Ball' movie 'Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami' which was written by the legendary Toriyama Akira himself fought its way to the top of the weekend box office chart with a splendid first weekend. It didn't even open on all that many screens - "only"

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