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  • Ayase Haruka receives her 2nd 'Valentine Queen Award'

    February 9, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    On February 9th, actress Ayase Haruka received the 'ORICON Valentine Queen Award 2013' at a public event in Tokyo. It's her second Valentine Queen Award after first receiving one in 2011. The award was the result of a recent survey ORICON STYLE had conducted in January. The website asked 3,000 women in their teens to their thirties on which other woman they'd like to give "Tomo-choco (friend chocolate)" on Valentine's Day. It was split int

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE promotes 'Pocky & Pretz Day'

    November 3, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Five-member idol unit TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE held an event to promote the "Pocky & Pretz Day" (November 11) in Tsutenkaku, Osaka. The girls dedicated the Pocky snacks to the Biliken statue, which is beingenshrined as a god of happiness in Tsutenkaku Tower, and showed their new dance using Pocky. When asked their favorite ways to eat the snack, leader Yamabe Miyu answered, "I like to eat the chocolate part first, and then enjoy the res

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari to become "Devil Nino" in new Pocky CM

    September 15, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari will be starring in the new CM for Glico's 'Pocky Chocolate' as "Devil Nino". The new CM, titled "Devil Nino Appears", will begin airing on September 18th. In the CM, Ninomiya plays a prideful man who has suddenly turned into a devil one morning. The conditions for turning back into a human is "to share Pocky". While standing beside a heap of Pocky, Ninomiya shows a wondering expression and says, "Why Pocky..."

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari's new Pocky CM released!

    April 11, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari will once again be starring in the new commercial for Glico's chocolate snack'Pocky'. Like the previous CM, Ninomiya continues to dance to hip hop artist MC Hammer's signature song, "U Can't Touch This". This time, he mishears the lyrics as "Tabi ni aundesu" (It suits travels). To coincide the CM, 'Pocky' is currently holding a campaign through their official website for a chance to win a 'Pocky' original su

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  • NMB48 to collaborate with "Pocky" for Valentine's day

    January 30, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    Idol group NMB48, the sister group of AKB48 based out of Namba, Osaka, will be collaborating with Glico's "Pocky." Their collaboration with Pocky is for a Valentine's day giveaway, and they will be featured on Pocky's complete box featuring the photos of 44 members. The complete box consists of a total of 45 small boxes of Pocky, and each box is printed with NMB48's original logo and a member. One box should feature all of the members toget

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  • NMB48's Kadowaki Kanako takes her role as a president for a day!

    November 7, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    On November 5th, NMB48 member Kadowaki Kanako (15) became the president for Glicos Pocky at Tsutenkaku Tower located in Naniwa, Osaka for a day. This was the first campaign for an upcoming event on November 11th, or the ever-popular Pocky/Pepero Day,and Kadowaki expressed her happiness with, I could not even dream of becoming a president at 15 years old, and was bewildered at this opportunity. She then presented a Glico logo shirt to B

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  • AI & 9nine come out to support "Pocky & Pretz Day" charity live

    November 5, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    On November 3rd, R&B singer AI and 5-member girl unit 9nine attended the "Pocky & Pretz Day Recovery Support Music Live" at a live house in Shibuya. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to AI, who just turned 30-years old on the 2nd. Smiling, AI cheered, "I'm super happy! I'm glad I came today." She then sang her hit song, "Story", with Fukushima's high school choir, "MJC Ensemble". Afterwards, AI said, "I'm really glad I got to sing

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari reveals making-of + longer CM for 'Pocky'

    September 21, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    Yesterday, we all already got mesmerized by Ninomiya Kazunari's unique interpretation of MC Hammer's "U Cant Touch This" for the new Pocky commercial. Now they released a longer version of the commercial as well as a making-of clip to show us the finer details behind the funny new dance, and how Ninomiya had it down pat in no time. Check out the two clips below! --- 30 sec CM - Making - Tip: Foreverstorm9

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari chosen as new CM character for "Pocky"

    September 20, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari has been chosen as the new image character for the chocolate snack, "Pocky", and will be appearing in their CM starting September 20th. In the CM, Ninomiya dances to hip-hop artist MC Hammer's signature song, "U Can't Touch This". The CM comes in two versions: 'Drink & Po' episode, and 'ALL' episode. In the 'Drink & Po' episode, Ninomiya appears in black from head-to-toe, along with five backup dancers. He

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  • YMO to be a new character for Pocky CM!

    September 9, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    Have you heard of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO)? YMO is a Japanese electropop band formed in 1978, and it consists of three members, Hosono Haruomi, Sakamoto Ryuichi, and Takahashi Yukihiro. They have been popular for their unique music not only in Japan, but also in many other countries. It's been announced that YMO will be in a new CM for Pocky (Japanese chocolate snack), and it will have been about two and a half years since YMO has st

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