Archives for : June2015

Documentary of Nogizaka46 special premiere to be held on June 28th


On June 28th, Nogizaka46’s “Documentary of Nogizaka46” will have a special premiere at Toho theater with special appearances by members Nanase Nishino, Shiraishi Mai, Ikuta Eri, Hashimoto Nana, Ikoma Rina, Wakatsuki Yumi, Akimoto Manatsu, Sakurai Reika, Fukagawa Mai along with the director.

Little Glee Monster to perform their first drama theme song; US performance debut at J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco


Little Glee Monster will be performing their first drama theme song for “表参道高校合唱部!” (Ometesando High School Chorus!) which will air on TBS on July 17th.

The vocal unit will be releasing their third single on July 15th and in August, will make their US debut with a performance at the J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco.

Hamasaki Ayumi to collaborate with SpeXial


Japanese pop star Hamasaki Ayumi will be collaborating with Taiwan boy band, SpeXial.

Members of SpeXial are known for their music but also the Japan-Taiwan co-production drama “GTO Taiwan”.

The group are working on a special dance track titled “Sayonara feat. SpeXial” produced by DAISHI DANCE, known for producing BIGBANG’s “Haru Haru”.

“Tonari no Seki-kun” to receive live drama adaptation


“Tonari no Seki-kun” (My Neighbor Seki) will be receiving a live-drama adaptation.

The first drama will air on July 26th on MBS and on July 28th on TBS.

“My Neighbor Seki” is a manga series in which each chapter features an unrelated story about a girl named Rumi Yokoi who is often distracted by the antics of her classmate, Toshinari Seki.

No one in class is bothered by him except Rumi, and quite often, she tries to sabotage him and so, she is the one that gets in trouble by the teacher, not Toshinari.

But the more she pays attention to Seki, a few of her classmates think they are in love.

Photo of the Day: Mini Modulars at Tokyo Tower


One of the coolest things to see inside Tokyo tower are the mini modulars showcasing the area surrounding Tokyo Tower during the time it was built.

I shot the photo in black and white because there is a red light aimed at the modulars, so I converted the photo to black and white.

I love how the vehicles the store signs down to the telephone poles with wires showcasing plenty of detail.

But Tokyo Tower has a fascinating section on how it was built.

Are you ready for TOKYO GIGANTIC GIRLS?


Currently ongoing is the TOKYO GIGANTIC GIRLS project showcasing various models in Tokyo in gigantic format.

Check out the following video on YouTube:

SKE48 Matsui Rena confirms graduation


On June 10th, SKE48 member Matsui Rena announced on All Night Nippon that she will be graduating and her final will be at the end of August.

Matsui plans to pursue her career as an actress.



Matsui Rena graduating from SKE48?


A variety of sources are reporting that SKE48’s Matsui Rena (23) has decided to graduate.

Back in 2008, Matsui joined SKE48 (as part of the formation of the first AKB48G expansion group) and part of  the “Double Matsui” duo, along with Matsui Jurina (18), and the two have become the popular faces representing the group and also part of AKB48.

This year, Matsui declined to take part of the general election which was surprise to many fans.