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  • Tsubaki Factory to release 4th single in July

    May 23, 2018 @ 3:24 am

    Tsubaki Factory will release a single, titled "Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai / Junjou cm / Konya dake Ukaretakatta," on July 18.  The group's second single of 2018 is also their fourth major single. Written by Tsunku?, "Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai" is an electro dance number about the complex feelings of a young girl. "Junjou cm" is written and composed by Ohashi Riko, and it depicts a delicate dist

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  • ?-ute to release their 9th album '?maj9'

    November 27, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

    ?-ute's new album "?maj9" will be released on December 23.The group's 9th original album will feature participation by Nakajima Takui,SHOCK EYE (Shounan no Kaze), Miura Yoshiko, Kondo Kaoru, Nakamura Yoshinori, Hoshibe Sho,Jean Luc Ponpon, Kodama Ameko, andYASUSHI WATANABE. Its track list will be comprised of 19 songs including their singles produced by Tsunku? "Tokai no Hitorigurashi", "Kanashiki Heaven", and "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shit

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  • Arashi's Matsumoto Jun meets a mermaid in new hair CM

    January 13, 2015 @ 5:13 pm

    Hair care series "Je l'aime" by Kose has released a new CM for its new hair product lineup featuring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun. In the CM, Matsumoto is seen with a mermaid who has terribly damaged hair. She complains to him, "I've been eating konbu too.." Matsumoto appears to be shocked at the damage before advising the mermaid to use the new Je l'aime product. Filled with exaggerated expressions and humorous moments, this CM is set to capture

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto, Ueto Aya, & Mukai Osamu frolic in new 'Asahi Beer' CM

    January 11, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    Asahi Breweries have released a new commercial for their new beer brand 'Clear Asahi', in which the musician Tortoise Matsumoto, actress Ueto Aya, and actor Mukai Osamu frolic and sing together at the usual oden vendor. It has been a while since all three main image characters have appeared together in a single commercial, but they evidently managed to create a harmonious atmosphere almost instantly from the beginning to the end. Throughout the s

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  • Ishihara Satomi & Matsuzaka Tori co-star in new docomo CM

    August 1, 2013 @ 3:48 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi and actor Matsuzaka Tori have worked together for the first time for the new NTT docomo CMs that advertise the company's new mobile distribution service 'd-hits'. The new series features a total of three CMs titled "Tears", "Summer Memories", and "Night Stroll" with Ishihara playing a smartphone user and Matsuzaka playing the smartphone itself. In "Tears", Ishihara lies on her bed with her phone Matsuzaka and thinks about

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  • Which celebrities had the most CM contracts in the first half of 2013?

    July 14, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    The media analysts at Nihon Monitor have released their half-yearly list that breaks down which celebrities had the most commercial contracts in the last six months of the whole year.For the male celebrity ranking, it's absolutely no surprise to see pro golfer Ishikawa Ryo at the top again, topping the list for the fourth consecutive time. However, this time he had to share first place with Arashi's Sakurai Sho and actor Mukai Osamu. Are those tw

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  • Aragaki Yui is the new CM character for "Chicken Ramen"

    July 10, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    Actress Aragaki Yui was appointed as the new CM character for Nissin Foods' "Chicken Ramen" and presented the new commercials at a PR event in Tokyo.In the CM and at the event, Aragaki sports a yellow outfit that is supposed to make her resemble the brand's cute yellow chick character. One of the two CM versions also features the actress singing a parody of the children's song "Musunde Hiraite". Her singing was praised by the host, which she glad

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  • Che'Nelle & Taku Takahashi release short MV for "Burning Love"

    June 18, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    Singer Che'Nelle and m-flo's DJ Taku Takahashi have teamed up for new song titled "Burning Love" and released a short MV for it on June 17th."Burning Love" is the official Japanese campaign song for Coca-Cola's energy drink 'burn' and its new flavors marketed as 'burn refresh energy'. The new flavors that went on sale in Japan on the 17th include kiwi, apple, and blue agave.The short MV not only shows Che'Nelle, but also Taku Takahashi in a small

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  • Former SDN48 members form a new group

    May 7, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    Former SDN48 members Ito Mana, Imayoshi Megumi, Umeda Haruka, Kaida Juri, Kato Mami, KONAN, and Hosoda Miyuu have formed a new group called '7cm'. The girls had been working separately after SDN48's final concert, 'NEXT ENCORE', back on March 31 of last year at NHK Hall. The new group was introduced on May 4 during the event 'STARTING OVER' at club asia. Leader KONAN called out to the fans, "The 7 of us want to stand on that stage (NHK Hal

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  • Ishihara Satomi imitates LINE's stickers in new CM

    March 24, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    The free mobile chat and mail application LINE released a new set of CMs starring their new main image character,Ishihara Satomi. In the new CM, 'Satomi' and the rest of the 'LINE Theater Troupe' have to work on their facial expressions and do so by imitating various of the popular LINE stickers from the application. The rest of the troupe is made up of Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Nagayama Kento, and Kinami Haruka. Nakanomori Ayako is providing

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