generasia
The Future of Asian Entertainment, Today


In The Spotlight


63rd_kouhaku_artists.jpg
Artists & Celebrities

63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen artists revealed

Posted  November 26, 2012  by  tokyograph

NHK has announced the artist lineup for the 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen. This year will have a total of 50 artists performing, 25 for each of the Red and White Teams. 12 artists are making their first appearances – 6 from the Red Team and 6 from the White Team. The artists, in Japanese alphabetical […]

Full Story »

goriki_ayame_biblia.jpg
Film and Video

Goriki Ayame to star in Getsu 9 drama “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou”

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  tokyograph

Goriki Ayame (20) will star in Fuji TV‘s Monday night drama series this winter, titled “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou.” This will be her first lead role during golden time, not to mention a “Getsu 9” series, though it will also mark her 7th consecutive season appearing in a drama series on a commercial network. […]

Full Story »

mizukawa_asami.jpg
Film and Video

Mizukawa Asami lands starring role in prime time drama series

Posted  November 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Mizukawa Asami (29) has been chosen to star in an NTV drama series next season, tentatively titled “Share House no Koibito.” Since the series will air on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm, this marks her first lead role during the prime time hours (7:00pm-11:00pm). As the title suggests, the series is a romance story is […]

Full Story »

kiyoku_yawaku.jpg
Film and Video

Nagasawa Masami, Okada Masaki to co-star in “Kiyoku Yawaku” movie adaptation

Posted  November 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Ikeumi Ryo‘s award-winning shojo manga “Kiyoku Yawaku” is getting a live-action movie adaptation, starring Nagasawa Masami (25) and Okada Masaki (23). This will be their first time acting together. Shinjo Takehiko, who previously handled the “Paradise Kiss” and “Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu” adaptations, will serve as director. “Kiyoku Yawaku” was originally serialized […]

Full Story »

yui.jpg
Artists & Celebrities

YUI announces another temporary hiatus

Posted  November 19, 2012  by  tokyograph

Singer-songwriter YUI (25) announced through her official website on Monday that she will be putting her activities on hold at the end of this year. This is the second time in her 8-year career that she has decided to go on hiatus, as she also took a break at the end of 2008 until mid-2009. […]

Full Story »

 
 

Nijiiro
0
comments

Tsuji Ayano – Niji'iro no Hanasaki Hokoru Toki

Posted  September 7, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.09.08 “Toki no Shiori” is the third single released by Yoshioka Aika. The title track was used as opening theme for the video game Hakuoki Zuisouroku Portable.

Full Story »

boku_ga_shokei_sareru_mirai-640x198.jpg
0
comments
Film and Video

Fourze’s Fukushi Sota, Yoshizawa Ryo star in “Boku ga Shokei Sareru Mirai”

Posted  October 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Production studio Toei has revealed some details about “Boku ga Shokei Sareru Mirai” (roughly meaning “The Future Where I Am Executed”), the second movie under its “TOEI HERO NEXT” label. The movie will reunite “Kamen Rider Fourze” actors Fukushi Sota and Yoshizawa Ryo. This is Fukushi’s first movie role outside of the “Kamen Rider” franchise. […]

Full Story »

536
0
comments
Geek Culture

iStalk – 536

Posted  March 17, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Utena gets some fabulous treatment, anime dealing with disasters gets messed with, and Ishihara takes the cake with this one.

Full Story »

nikiie
0
comments
Artists & Celebrities

NIKIIE to release second single in March

Posted  January 12, 2011  by  roomgirl

After debuting with her first single “Shunkashuutou” just over a month ago, singer-songwriter NIKIIE is already preparing for her next release, titled “HIDE&SEEK” and set to drop on March 9th. Though it retains the pop melody of her previous single, as well as her own distinctive characteristics as an artist, “HIDE&aSEEK” is said to be an […]

Full Story »

ranma_cast_2.jpg
0
comments
Artists & Celebrities

Nagayama Kento, Nishiyama Maki, Kanai Yuta, Tayama Ryosei added to “Ranma 1/2” cast

Posted  October 6, 2011  by  tokyograph

Several more cast members have been announced for the live-action “Ranma 1/2” drama special that was announced last week. The newest additions are Nagayama Kento, Nishiyama Maki, Kanai Yuta, and Tayama Ryosei. Based on the classic manga by Takahashi Rumiko, the drama was already known to be an original script starring Aragaki Yui as Tendo […]

Full Story »

Touch
0
comments

TOUCH – Touch

Posted  October 24, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.10.22 Touch is the self-titled debut mini-album of TOUCH. The song “Nan” was used as lead track.

Full Story »

platina_data_cast.jpg
0
comments
Film and Video

Ninomiya Kazunari’s “Platina Data” supporting cast announced

Posted  November 7, 2012  by  tokyograph

Back in January, it was learned that Arashi‘s Ninomiya Kazunari will be starring in a movie adaptation of Higashino Keigo‘s mystery novel “Platina Data,” along with supporting actor Toyokawa Etsushi. Four more main cast members have now been revealed: Suzuki Honami, Namase Katsuhisa, Anne, and Mizuhara Kiko. As previously described, the story is set in […]

Full Story »

Pink Lady
0
comments
Artists & Celebrities

Pink Lady Returns!

Posted  September 1, 2010  by  eXodius

The duo known as Pink Lady, who were best known to bringing Japanese music to the USA, announced today that they would be reuniting after nearly 30 years by releasing a new album. Mie and Kei debuted in August 1976 with “Inspector Pepper” and released several other albums before doing several performances in Las Vegas […]

Full Story »

 
0
comments

DOUBLE – Ballad Collection Mellow

Posted  April 4, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.04.14 Ballad Collection Mellow is DOUBLE third consecutive best album. It recollects all of her best ballads, including her singles “Let it go” and “Oyasumi no Kiss wo ~Good Night My Love~” and also the radio-single “Stranger”. Both editions comes with a limited special good depending on the store where it is bought: HMV […]

Full Story »

Perfume
0
comments
Artists & Celebrities

Perfume reveals upcoming Tokyo Dome live DVD covers

Posted  January 11, 2011  by  roomgirl

It was previously reported that Perfume will be releasing a DVD of their Tokyo Dome concert 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 on February 9th. The limited edition DVD contents were revealed this month, and today, we finally got a look at the covers. Check them out: SETLIST 00. GISHIKI […]

Full Story »

618
0
comments
Geek Culture

iStalk – 618

Posted  July 26, 2011  by  Elk

Today, Hunter X Hunter anime returns, Manga Censorship Panel over the weekend, and Iron Man and Wolverine have arrived!

Full Story »

 
0
comments

Sakai Ayumi – ex-lover

Posted  May 7, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.05.12 “ex-lover” is the fifth single released by Sakai Ayumi. The title track was used as the TV Asahi dorama Dousoukai Love・Again Shoukougun theme song. The first press comes with a serial number card used to enter a lottery where tickets could be won to her first live.

Full Story »

suzuki_fuku_iyaiyayo-450x198.jpg
0
comments
Artists & Celebrities

Suzuki Fuku to release solo debut single in December

Posted  October 23, 2012  by  tokyograph

8-year-old child actor Suzuki Fuku will make his solo singing debut this December. It was confirmed on Wednesday that his first single (titled “Iya Iya YO~!!“) has been given a release date of December 5, but ringtones for the song are already available. Suzuki, along with “Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook” co-star Ashida Mana […]

Full Story »

school_food_punishment-400x198.jpg
0
comments
Artists & Celebrities

School Food Punishment announces indefinite hiatus

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  tokyograph

Rock band School Food Punishment announced their website that they have decided to take a break from their activities, as a result of discussions between the band’s members. At present, they do not have specific plans for when they will resume their activities. Formed in 2004, School Food Punishment consists of vocalist Uchimura Yumi, keyboardist […]

Full Story »

 
0
comments

YUI – HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN

Posted  June 13, 2010  by  eXodius

Released 2010.07.14 HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN is the fourth studio album released by YUI. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition. The album is her first to be released after her hiatus at the end of 2008, and it contains five Oricon #1 singles. Unlike her previous albums that […]

Full Story »