Author: Jimmy Pham

Momoiro Clover Z’s Kanako Momota to appear in new NHK drama, “Beppin San”

Beppin San is a short series morning drama (also referred to as asadora in Japan) coming this fall to NHK Osaka, starting October 3rd of this year.  The series will star Kyoko Yoshine as well as feature popular idol group, Momoiro Clover Z’s (or Momoclo for short) Kanako Momota making her solo acting debut as the main character’s classmate. While this will be her first appearance as a solo actress outside of Momoclo, she has appeared previously in a film titled Maku ga Aru featuring all the members of the group. Released February 28th of  2015, Momota was able to recieve notable attention...

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Kansai Collection returns to Osaka Kyocera Dome

Quickly becoming one of the fastest growing fashion entertainment events aimed towards young women in Japan, Kansai Collection will be returning to the Osaka Kyocera Dome on September 18th, 2016. The event is held twice a year with the first event showcasing Spring and Summer collections and this upcoming event showcasing this year’s Fall and Winter collections. Along with runway shows, guests can purchase various fashion goods from a number of different vendors as well as enjoy stage performances by popular fashion models. The event is held in collaboration with the popular girl’s fashion magazine ViVi, and draws in hundreds of...

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Yuki Kashiwagi to star in new Majisuka Gakuen stage play

The popular AKB48 drama, Majisuka Gakuen, is set to receive a new stage play come July starring popular member, Yuki Kashiwagi. Majisuka Gakuen is a fun and rowdy homage to the Japanese “Yankee” or delinquent genre and features the group’s members in an all-girls school of the same name where the main character must beat up other girls on her way to the top. Kashiwagi played a prominent role in the first season of the series, and has since maintained a solid acting career in various dramas. The announcement was made during Kashiwagi’s solo concert in Tokyo on May 12th 2016. Kashiwagi expressed her happiness...

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AnisonUSA VIP Party

Desperate to leave some kind of mark on the website outside of looking at cute idol photobooks, I decided to clear up some space in my calendar to help cover AnisonUSA, an event boasting to be the first of its kind in America focused on showcasing “Anison” a somewhat confusing genre of music including  anime, video game, and tokusatsu music. The event itself was held on February 20-21st, with the first date being a VIP Party.  Meant as a preview for the actual event on the 21st, the VIP Party was held at Desu-Nation, an anime collectibles store in Temple City,...

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Jimmy reviews Nogizaka46’s “Hatsumori Bemars – Kimi to Ita Natsu”

Youth, friendship, rivalry, and softball all collide in Nogizaka46’s 12 episode long drama “Hatsumori Bemars” about a rag tag group of girls forming a softball team to protect their neighborhood park from a greedy land owner. Released on October 22nd, 2015 “Kimi to Ita Natsu” is a photobook compiling various photos taken during the filming of “Hatsumori Bemars”.  From beautiful individual shots of members to various behind the scenes shots, enjoy the beautiful members of Nogizaka46, now in softball...

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