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First Celebrity Couples of 2016?

2 Jan

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Actor Ayano Go(33) is currently dating Sakuma Yui(20) of Fuji TV drama “Transit Girls”.

Ayano met her through his actor friends and they started a relationship in spring last year. He has also introduced her to BFF Oguri Shun. It is said that they clicked due to similar interests in movies. Ayano fell for her hardworking personality and she respects him for his sincerity towards productions.

As they can’t go out in public, Sakuma often visits Ayano’s apartment. A mutual acquaintance said that Ayano is happy when she cooks for him so he’s returning home more often after work instead of going somewhere else to hang out with friends.

Ayano also brings her along to meals with people in the filming industry and introduced her as his girlfriend.


Update: Denied by Ayano Go himself.



Ex AKB48 member Kawaei Rina(20) is revealed to be in a relationship with Asaka Kodai(23). The 2 played lovers in stage play “Azumi”. This was Kawaei’s first acting production after graduating from AKB48. As she was unused to stage plays, Asaka often lent his support and they developed into real lovers after “Azumi” ended.


At 182cm, Asaka is described as an ikemen with natural acting skills. He acted as the eldest son of Shinichi Tsutsumi in NHK “Massan” in 2014. The 2 are said to be a fitting,fresh couple.

Agencies of both said they are “good friends”.


Update: Both did not deny their relationship during recent press event.

Perfume’s Nocchi(27) is said to be in a relationship with comedian Manbouyashiro(39).

Comedian Manbouyashiro is in the “Ugly Comedian Rankings” so this makes them a “beauty and the beast” couple. They have been spotted on dates in curry restaurants, rooftop bars and izakayas, as well as Jinbōchō, where his house is located.

Yashiro had visited Perfume’s concert and their relationship started in 2015, according to an acquaintance. Last spring they attended a gathering with close friends and revealed their relationship.

They share common interests in rock, comedy and especially curry, so Nocchi practically moved herself to “Jinbocho”, which is described as the haven for curry.

However, both their agencies denied the relationship and said they’re just friends.

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66th NHK Kouhaku Utagassen 2015~2016: X Japan comeback,Arashi,Golden Bomber and more

2 Jan

NHK’s Kouhaku is one of the most prestigious music shows in a year. Artistes who are invited are chosen according to several factors – the results of this year’s activities, public opinion and performance concept. Take a look at the highlights from last night, have they lived up to expectations?


X Japan – Forever Love/Born to be Free
X Japan disbanded in 1997 after appearing on Kouhaku, but regrouped in 2007. 2015 marks their return to Kouhaku after an absence of 18 years. Remembering their bandmates Hide and Taiji who passed away in 1998 and 2011 respectively, 2 guitars which belonged to them were placed onstage, as if to show that the band was performing as 7 instead of 5.

Leader Yoshiki says “We didn’t think that we’d get a chance at this stage. We’d like to thank the fans who supported us all these time, because of you, we got a 2nd life.

Arashi – Star Wars Collaboration / Sakura/ Ai wo Sakebe
Tying in with the popular movie, the members of Arashi transformed into Star Wars warriors complete with lightsabers and sang their hit songs for the year together with the Droids of the Galactic universe.

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NMB48 – 365nichi no Kamihikouki
I have no idea whether they’re trying to promote “Asa ga Kita”, Yamamoto Sayaka, the song or NMB48, but seeing how the cast of “Asa ga Kita” joined in the performance in the end, i guess the point was to promote the drama! Yamamoto Sayaka still got a huge deal out of this though, the guitar (which is actually unnecessarily in the context of her performance) and her solo opening made her stand out so much that the rest of NMB48 simply faded into the background. Most importantly, she got to stand beside Tamaki Hiroshi who is one of my absolute favourites!

AKB48 10th Year Anniversary – Aitakkata/Flying Get/Heavy Rotation
The concept of this performance was “Magic”. The moment when i read reports about it, alarm bells sounded because god knows how many lame magic tricks AKB48 has attempted in the past year. The real magic came when Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko appeared out of nowhere to join the group. Takamina is shocked, but it is afterall the group’s 10th anniversary so i’m sure we’ll be seeing more Acchan-Yuko in 2016.

Ayase Haruka, Perfume, V6 x Disney Medley
Disney is quite a regular fixture on Kouhaku and Perfume often collaborates with Disney, but we’d never discover how cute Ayase Haruka is if not for this performance.She sings so well and dances like she’s part of Perfume!


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute
Golden Bomber cannot escape the vicious cycle of promoting”Memeshikute” and even Ayase Haruka is innocently asking “How much longer can they continue with this song?” but Golden Bomber always makes it fresh for the audience. In this performance, Darvish Kenji is dressed in a kimono but Kyan and Utahiroba Jun strips him to reveal that he’s actually dressed for a sumo match. The screen shows a computer system randomly picking his opponent from the Kouhaku judges, and it settles on Naoki Matayoshi, an award winning novelist and comedian. Naoki Matayoshi is carried into the ring and he loses to Darvish, but instead of getting a prize, sumo wrestlers pickup Darvish and knocks him against a temple bell,which is sounded traditionally to mark the start of a new year. Darvish ends up in a daze and Naoki describes his state using a scroll with the words “Hibana”(“fire sparks”). “Hibana” is actually the title of his award winning novel.

If you’re interested in the full show, you can view it here.




CDTV Premier Live 2015~2016: Highlights

1 Jan

The 5 hour show took place last night with artistes singing their usual hits.

Johnny’s Family

Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone/Colourful Eyes
I love Colorful Eyes!

Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyan!/AAO

SMAP – Battery/$10/Stay/Otherside/Original Smile


LDH Inc.

E-girls – Dance Dance Dance
Happiness – Holiday
Flower – Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way
Dream – Blanket Snow
E-girls – Dance with me now!

EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul/Choo choo train/Rising Sun

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Unfair World/Summer Madness/R.Y.U.S.E.I.

GENERATIONS – Never let you go/All for you



SKE48 – Mae no Meri
Ryoha takes Rena’s center position! I love Ryoha!

NMB48 – Durian Shonen

Nogizaka47 – Girls Rule/Ima Hanashitai Dare ka ga Iru

AKB48 – 365nichi no Kamihikouki/Namida Surprise/Kuchibiru ni Be my Baby



Leo Ieiri – Kimi ga kureta natsu

Perfume – Star Train/Laser Beam

Miwa – Hikari e


Perfume stops dancing in their new MV “Star Train”

16 Oct

The girls who are celebrating 15 years together have decided to show a simpler and natural side of themselves through this MV.

The song is the theme for their documentary movie “We are Perfume -World Tour 3rd Document” and will release on 28th October.

Purchase their single here:

Limited Edition

Regular Edition

Performances from Ongaku no Hi 2015

28 Jun

‘Ongaku no Hi’ started back in 2011 after the Great Tohoku Earthquake with the concept “Let’s spread energy across Japan by gathering the power of music and song!” This will be TBS’ 5th year broadcasting the program, and it will be a special project commemorating the 60th anniversary since their establishment.

The show aired on 27th June 2015 for some 8hours and a total of 50 artistes performed.

Amuse Artistes

Rihwa – HaruKaze/ To:Summer
I love this song!

Perfume – Polyrhythm/Pick me up

Flumpool – Kimi ni Todoke

Flumpool – Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You’re Romantic~

LDH Artistes

Flower – Blue Sky Blue

E-girls – Anniversary!!/Gomenasai no Kissing You

GENERATIONS – Hard Knock Days

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I
EXILE – 24Karats Gold Soul

EXILE – Rising Sun
Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness

Johnny’s Family

Kisumai – Brand New World/Kiss Tamashi/Thank you Jyan/
I love the 3rd song..it has a catchy tune and cute dance.

Sexy Zone – King & Queen & Joker/Cha Cha Cha Champion
I am not into young boys but this group has good vocals.

A.B.C-Z – Medley

SMAP – Oretachi ni Ashita wa Aru/Karei naru Gyakushu/Humor shichau yo/Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana

48/46 Group

Yamamoto Sayaka – Dakishimetai kedo

NyaKB – Idol wa Unyanya no ken

AKB48 -Ponytail to Shuhu
SKE48 – Mae no Meri
AKB48 – Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai
NMB48 – Durian Shonen
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
Rena’s graduation song is so underwhelming…she deserves better really.

Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


WaT – Boku no Kimochi

Ohara Sakurako – Thank you/Manatsu no Taiyou

Nishino Kana – Darling/Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no nara

Motohiro Hata – Himawari no Yakusoku

Performances from The Music Day Ongaku no Chikara

13 Jul

NTV just finished airing their annual music festival “THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara”. For this event, Arashi member, Sakurai Sho, once again served as the main host.

“THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara” aims to connect people through time and space with the power of music. Broadcasted live from Makuhari Messe in Chiba, 60 or more groups of artistes gathered to present 11 hours worth of live music. Checkout the lineup here.

Highlights of the festival include special medleys from TOKIO and Arashi in celebration of their 20th and 15th anniversaries. Johnny’s fans can also look forward to seeing their idols in a group shuffle.

Johnny’s Family Group Shuffle Medley

Arashi – 15th Anniversary Medley

NEWS – Chankapana/ One -for the win-

Hey!Say!JUMP – Ride with me/Weekender

KAT-TUN – Birth/ In Fact

EXILE TRIBE – The Revolution

E-girls – E.G.Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-

AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha/Sayonara Crawl

AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48 – Group Medley

Nogizaka46 – Natsu no Free & Easy

Perfume – Cling Cling ~love the world~

Performances from CDTV Premier Live 2013-2014

10 Jan

Below are selected clips from CDTV New Year Special. Catch Itano Tomomi and Kasai Tomomi’s first live performances for their new single!

Itano Tomomi – Little
I hate to say this but she’s really exposing her flaws in singing this time. Tomochin should just stick to her dance numbers and lip sync!

Kasai Tomomi – Kietai Kurai
Much better live than Tomochin…

AKB48, SKE48, NK46, HKT48, Watarirouka Hashiritai, Kashiwagi Yuki- Medley

Golden Bomber – Dance My Generation

Yamashita Tomohisa – Medley

Perfume – Magic of Love

AKB48, Kashiwagi Yuki, FlumpoolxMayday and more on Music Station

28 Sep

AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie/Heart Electric
Kashiwagi Yuki solo – Birthday Wedding

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

FlumpoolxMayday – “Belief ~Haru wo Matsu Kimi e~”

Perfume – Special Medley

Sexy Zone – Bye Bye Du Bye~See you again~

Music Station’s epic “Super Idol Special” we’ve all been waiting for

2 Mar

This is an epic episode just because all the major idols are in it! 

AKB48 – So Long / Give Me Five!
The new costumes are so pretty! I love the colorful pompom skirts.

Arashi – Breathless / Calling
I’m loving the new dance choreography from “Calling”!

SMAP – Battery / Mistake
Their attempt to sing Battery in English is really awkward. And some lyrics in Mistake just makes one shudder. Someone pls write them a proper song.