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  • ?-ute's Yajima Maimi appears at press conference for 'CAT'S EYE'

    September 25, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    On September 23, ?-utes Yajima Maimi (20) and other cast members appeared at a press conference for their stage play CATS EYE (runs until September 30) at the Sunshine Theater in Higashi Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The stage play is based on the popular manga of the same name, and Anri (51), who sang the theme song CATS EYE, for the anime version broadcast in 1983, appeared as a special guest at the press conference. Anri appeared moved as s

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  • Cat's Eye Seven reveals full PV and making-of for song "Cat's Eye"

    August 17, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    As reported previously, Berryz Kobo and C-ute members have come together to form a new unit, Cat's Eye Seven for the promotion of their stageplay, "Cat's Eye". Cat's Eye is based on a manga/anime series, and Sudo Maasa, Yajima Maimi and Hagiwara Maimi are taking on the lead roles in the play. They have released the full PV and making-of clip for a remake of the original theme song, "Cat's Eye" and you can check it out below! PV Mak

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  • Berryz Kobo and C-ute members to star in stageplay adaptation of "Cat's Eye" manga series

    July 27, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Popular manga series "Cats Eye" by Hojo Tsukasa will be adapted into a stage play. Sudo Maasa (20) from Berryz Kobo along with Yajima Maimi (20) and Hagiwara Mai (16) from C-ute will be taking the lead roles as a sister trio of mysterious thieves. When asked if they feel pressured from having to play characters in a famous manga series, Yajima responded, "I didnt know of the original series. I have only heard the theme song and its ch

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  • Two new Hello! Project units formed

    July 21, 2012 @ 12:10 am

    Two new music units Peaberry and DIY? will be created from the "SATOYAMA movement", a project started up by Up-Front Group. The two units will debut at the Hello! Project 15thanniversary summer live concert tour thats starting on July 21st. "SATOYAMA movement" is a project introducing new lifestyle tips that aim to maintain the balance between man and nature. As part of the movement, program "Hello! SATOYAMA Life" has been airing on TV

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  • ?-ute's Yajima Maimi blogs about Niigaki Risa's graduation

    January 3, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    [caption id="attachment_213545" align="aligncenter" width="252" caption="Yajima Maimi (right) with Niigaki Risa (left)"][/caption] Yajima Maimi, the leader of 5-membered Hello! Project girl group ?-ute, has blogged about the upcoming graduation of Niigaki Risa from Morning Musume and Hello! Project. In the entry titled "Niigaki-san", she wrote: "[On] the first day of the concert there was a shocking announcement. After Morning Musume'

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  • Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi & Tanaka Reina to star in a new drama

    November 22, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    It's been revealed that Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina will take lead roles for upcoming late night drama "Suugaku Joshi Gakuen" which will start airing on January 11th (NTV). This drama will be a school drama about Math battles, and it will center Michishige and Tanaka who are the classmates and rivals, with a only male student of the school (will be played by Sakurada Dori) whotransferredto the school by mistake, a

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  • Berryz Koubou & C-ute attend pre-screening event for their new horror movie

    November 10, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    On the 9th, idol groups Berryz Koubou and C-ute attended a pre-screening event for their new horror movie Ousama Game (King Game). This is the first time that all the members of both groups have appeared in a movie, which brought about a friendly bragging competition between the two groups. C-utes leader Yajima Maimi boasted about her group, We have great unity and teamwork. The comment only caused Berryz Koubous captain Shimizu Sak

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi and Nakajima Saki to star in a zombie movie!

    September 9, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    On September 8th, it was revealed that C-ute members Yajima Maimi and Nakajima Saki will be featured in their upcoming movie titled, Zomvideo, and is set to release sometime in 2012. This film will be about zombies roaming around the office and the storys protagonist, Aiko (Yajima), will stand up against zombies to escape. Although Nakajimas role is yet to be unveiled, the movies official website announced that C-utes single Sekaiich

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  • Former Morning Musume Konno Asami impresses with her performance as an event MC

    August 21, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Konno Asami (now a rookie announcer for TV Tokyo) appeared as the MC for a DVD release event for "Zakkuri Senshi Piramekid", a work from kids variety show "Pirameki-no". The event was held at TOWER RECORDS in Shibuya on August 19th, and included a talk show and handshake meeting. In the beginning, Konno seemed a little nervous, but she put on a smile when fans cheered her on, saying, "Invincible MC KonKon". Ko

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi reveals a teaser for "a rainy day"

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    C-ute's leader Yajima Maimi has uploaded a preview of her upcoming solo DVD, "a rainy day", onto C-ute's official YouTube channel! In the DVD, Yajima appears cute and graceful, showing her many expressions on 'a rainy day'. "a rainy day" is Yajima's second DVD from her three month back-to-back release project. It is currently available for pre-order on e-LineUP until August 29th. Check out the preview below! Tip: Tommy Van Dam

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