September 26th, 2011On this day in different years

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Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun becomes the main MC for a special variety program

Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun has been chosen to be the main MC for NihonTV’s special variety program, “Sekai Ichi no SHOW Time ~Gyara wo Kimeru no wa Anata~“!

This show began back in 2010, and it attracts people from all over the world, who  aim to show off their unique talents on stage.  300 audience members will determine how much they would be willing to pay to watch that performance, and actually pay from their own wallets in the end. As a performer himself, Matsumoto commented, “There were many wonderful performance and they were all great!“.

Commenting on his MC role, Matsumoto said, “This was a different position from when I do shows with Arashi, so I was very nervous, but it was an interesting experience.

Announcer Hatori Shinichi, who served as Matsumoto’s co-host, commented, “He was very natural and I think this was a perfect job for Matsujun. I give him 1oo%!

As one of the creative spearheads for Arashi’s concerts, Matsumoto felt inspired by the performances he watched. “As an entertainer I was thinking, ‘Oh so there are performances like this too!’ I feel like I was able to be on a good show.“  Hatori himself remarked, “As Matsujun observed all the performances, he kept saying ‘Ah, I can use this’. It’s a great thing for a MC to be able to watch the performances in that way.

Model Hasegawa Jun participated as the third co-host, and Matsumoto complimented his castmate by saying, “She seemed to genuinely enjoy the performances. She gave good comments of encouragement to the performers and created good vibes on set.” Hasegawa mused,”I sensed all the love that went into all the performance, and it made me realized I have to work harder as well.

Matsumoto concluded, “It was fun and if there is another opportunity, I would like to do it again.

Check out the show, “Sekai Ichi no SHOW Time ~Gyara wo Kimeru no wa Anata~”, when it airs on October 9th!


Can't wait to watch and see the talent!

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Kumi makes your faves look like lazy cows/ announces 52nd single

3rd release of three consecutive, the topic has been decided to create one very large tie-up!
A sexy voice is intertwined "Love Me Back" is one song is impressive and mysterious atmosphere of repetitive chorus.

■CD:¥1,050(tax in)
■CD+DVD:¥1,890(tax in)
■CD+グッズ オリジナル大判ポーチ(mu-mo限定)¥2,600(税込¥2,730)
■CD+グッズ オリジナル大判ポーチ¥2,600(税込¥2,730)
1.Love Me Back

1.Love Me Back MUSIC VIDEO
3.a-nation 10th Anniversary for Life Charge‣Go! ウイダーinゼリーライブ映像
M1.め組のひと (Megumi no Hito)
M2.Bling Bling Bling
M3.Poppin’ love cocktail feat.TEEDA

Official Website

Kumi keeps it movin'


NMB48 - Oh My God! PV 4 min vers

The girls of idol group NMB48 released the 4-minute version of the music video for their second single, “Oh My God!“.

The covers of the single already teased the cute cheerleading outfit and their fans were looking forward to see them in the music video.

However, at first we get to see the girls disguised as a female soccer team playing a tough match against a rival school.

The two motives of the video, the soccer team and the cheerleading squad, have both been chosen to portray the song’s theme of ‘youth’.

Check out the music video for “Oh My God!” below!


Ahh frankly, I can't wait for the full story version of the PV.
Cheap pv but everything works for me, so all is good <3
And Yamamoto Sayaka is so flawless and adorable...she owns the PV :3
Totally was stalking Ainyan too!
Ryuu-bb salute♥

Kamiki Ryunosuke attends preview event for “Toaru Hikoushi e no Tsuioku”

On September 22nd, actor Kamiki Ryunosuke attended a preview event for the animated film, “Toaru Hikoushi e no Tsuioku“.

The movie portrays a love story between an astronaut and an heir apparent empress. Regarding ‘gap relationships’, Kamiki put on an embarrassed grin and commented, “I haven’t experienced something so profound, so I don’t have much thoughts about it…”

He also showed his ‘maturity’ saying, “As I watched the movie, I felt a sense of pain. I learned a new emotion, and I feel that I grew closer to love.”

“Toaru Hikoushi e no Tsuioku” will hit theatres on October 1st.

Source: Tokyohive
A bit late... but its still news. XD I can't wait for this movie to be released~ Madhouse~♥

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Details on Perfume's new single "Spice" and new album "JPN"!

Perfume's new single titled "Spice" will be released on November 2nd! Including the b-side "GLITTER" which has been used for the new KIRIN CMs as well used for their special dance contest. "Spice" will be the theme song for TBS's drama "Sengyou shufu tantei ~ watashi wa shadou."

Their third album titled "JPN" is set for release on November 30th. It will include all 7 a-sides after the release of their second album "", those being Fushizen na Girl, Natural Ni Koi Shite, VOICE, Nee, Laser Beam, Kasuka na Kaori, and Spice. Plus six new songs for a total of 13 songs. The DVD will include the video clips for Spice, Natural Ni Koi Shite, a full version of Laser Beam, Kasuka na Kaori, and several TV spots for the rest.

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This is the best DVD a Perfume album has had so far! omg. Also, FULL Laser Beam PV?! I'm intrigued. Just kinda disappointed we'll only get 6 new songs. Well, 7 with GLITTER though it won't be included on the album. (I'm assuming.) I'm still excited! Plus the Spice covers are gorgeous~

TBS Rank Oukoku: Most Popular Seiyuus

Voice Animage conducted a recent survey on the top 5 most popular male and female seiyuus and the results were published in TBS Rank Oukoku (ランク王国).

Kamiya Hiroshi (神谷浩史) was ranked most popular male seiyuu while the female seiyuu unit Sphere (スフィア) comprising of Kotobuki Minako (K-ON's Tsumugi Kotobuki, Tiger & Bunny's Blue Rose), Takagaki Ayahi (Durarara!!'s Erika Karisawa, Sora no Otoshimono Forte's Mikako Satsukitane), Tomatsu Haruka (To Love-Ru's Lala Satalin Deviluke, Durarara!!'s Rio Kamichika), and Toyosaki Aki (K-On!'s Yui Hirasawa, YuruYuri's Chitose Ikeda), were the most popular female seiyuus.

Top 5 Female
1st: Sphere スフィア
2nd: Mizuki Nana 水樹 奈々(Naruto's Hinata Hyuga, Kuroshitsuji II's Alois Trancy)
3rd: Tamura Yukari 田村 ゆかり (Galaxy Angel A's Ranpha Franboise, Naruto's Tenten)
4th: Hanazawa Kana 花澤 香菜 (Kuragehime's Tsukimi Kurashita, Durarara!!'s Anri Sonohara)
5th: Hayashibara Megumi 林原 めぐみ; (Pokémon Musashi (Jessie) of Team Rocket, Neon Genesis Evangelion's Rei Ayanami, Yui Ikari, Penpen, Unit 01)

Top 5 Male
1st: Kamiya Hiroshi 神谷 浩史 (Arakawa Under the Bridge's Kou Ichinomiya, Zan Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei's Nozomu Itoshiki, Mikoto Itoshiki, Kouji Kumeta)
2nd: Ono Daisuke 小野 大輔 (Bleach's Tsukishima Shukuro, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Itsuki Koizumi)
3rd: Suzumura Kenichi 鈴村 健一(Gintama's Sōgo Okita, Ouran High School Host Club's Hikaru Hitachiin)
4th: Fukuyama Jun 福山 潤 (Kuroshitsuji's Grell Sutcliff, Okane ga Nai's Yukiya Ayase)
5th: Sakurai Takahiro 櫻井 孝宏 (Junjou Romantica's Takahashi Misaki, Kuroshitsuji II's Claude Faustus)


We R Classic Presents: The Styles of Tokyo


We recently hit the streets of Tokyo to capture some of the latest styles and hot influencers. In Japan, when hair is messy, shirts are haphazardly untucked, or even how food is arranged on a plate - it is all in the name of style.

We can partially credit all of this to a guy named Hon'ami Kouetsu, who back in the 1600's created the contemporary standard for Japanese aesthetics. His idea was that everything in daily life is a canvas for design. So, that explains why style here is calculated, composed, and designed to the max. Worshipped for their style sensibility, shop girls and boys take on near celebrity status and their hair stylists are like rock stars. Daywear, work wear, evening wear - who cares? Anything goes as long as it looks good. That is why even though Japanese street fashion is well documented, there's always something fresh to see as it's constantly reinventing itself.

The latest inspirations? These days hair is blue, bleached, burnt, anything but black. For girls, 'kawaii' is eternally in and there is a serious 80's revival too. We met Tabuchi, owner of an influential store called Spank, who goes for Care Bear chic, while shop girl Yuri flaunts metal studs in a nod to heavy metal hair bands. For every cutie striking a pose for the street snap paparazzi, there is a dark rocker look to be found not far away, like the Goth twin brothers Atsushi and Takashi who towered over all in his super stacked platform boots and long skirts - a gender bending masterpiece! Meanwhile DJ and girl about town Sioux channeled Japanese woman with a capital "W" wearing some very unique graphic tights.

Though Japan sometimes gets some slack for turning fashion into a costume contest with a style over substance approach, it is the land of stylistic freedom. Mashing-up, remixing, and sampling already existing styles, the kids here create their own vocabulary. Where else but in Tokyo are the streets a constant backdrop for style snap fashion shoots, where on a beautiful day even a park can turn into a runway.

Tickets to Jang Geun Suk’s Japan tour sell out in five minutes

On September 26th, Korean star Jang Geun Suk’s agency, Tree J Company, reported that the ‘2011 Jang Geun Suk in JAPAN ALWAYS CLOSE TO TOU’ tour sold out of 60,000 tickets in a matter of five minutes.

Jang Geun Suk will tour around three cities in Japan including Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo during the month of October.

Tree J Company stated, “With Jang Geun Suk’s Japan tour experience last year and the positive response to this year’s Asis tour performance, we have decided to prepare this Japan arena tour.”

The tour this time around will feature a fairytale like concept featuring Jang Geun Suk as the prince of a forest. The show will consist of a combination of a musical and a concert. Jang Geun Suk will create the story line that will be acted out during the first half of the show. The show will start off with his hit debut song, “Let Me Cry,” and venture into various songs from dance, ballad, and rock genres. In addition, the special effects and the DJ show put on by Lounge H, are guaranteed to wow fans.

Fans will also be able to catch Jang Geun Suk in the new upcoming Korean drama ‘Love Rain’.

Source + Photo: Star News
Tokyo Hive