Scandal to sing theme song for Pokemon movie

Japanese pop band Scandal will sing the theme song for a new Pokemon movie. The title of the track is Yoake no Ryuseigun (lit. Shooting Stars at Dawn), which will be used for Pokémon XY The Movie РThe Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie, in theaters July 2014.

Japanese pop band Scandal Pokemon theme song

Source: Natalie

Takuya Kimura plays Miyamoto Musashi

Japanese actor Takuya Kimura is playing legendary Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi (in the 17th-century) in his latest TV drama series, which aired its first episode on March 15th.

Takuya Kimura Miyamoto Musashi drama series

World Order – Have A Nice Day

Japanese electro-pop group World Order has released an amazing music video for Have A Nice Day which was filmed in Tokyo’s Akihabara Disctrict which is famous for its otaku sub-culture.

Female idol group AKB48 also featured in the video.

Keiko Kitagawa & Kyoko Fukada are Roommates

Japanese actresses Kyoko Fukada and Keiko Kitagawa are starring together in movie Roommate which opens in Japan on November 9th.

Keiko Kitagawa Kyoko Fukada Roommates

The film is a suspense-thriller about Harumi (Kitagawa) who discovered some scary secrets behind her new roommate Reiko (Fukada).

Morning Musume tops Oricon back to back

Japanese girl group Morning Musume’s latest single Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai has topped the Oricon chart in its debut week.

Morning Musume Brainstorming Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai

This is the first time in more than a decade that the group has managed two consecutive chart topping singles, with previous release Help Me!! (January 2013) reaching the #1 spot on the sales chart as well.