Orange Range’s Hiroki marries – Tokyograph

ORANGE RANGE vocalist HIROKI (26) has been married since last month, it was learned on Saturday. The band announced the news on their official website. HIROKI registered his marriage in February. His wife is not in show business, and he chose not to reveal any personal details such as her age or the length of …

Meisa Kuroki named “Miss Lily” – Tokyograph

On Sunday, the International Flower Bulb Centre held a presentation ceremony for its 8th annual Miss Lily award, given to women who best match lilies. This year’s winner was young actress Meisa Kuroki (21). Kuroki remarked that she “finally feels like a woman again.” Just last month, she finished playing a female version of Oda …

Model Lena Fujii dating DA PUMP’s ISSA – Tokyograph

Fashion model Lena Fujii (24) has confirmed rumors of her dating DA PUMP member ISSA (30). Last week’s issue of Josei Seven had published photos of the two sharing a kiss together late at night. On Wednesday, Fujii held a press conference presenting a red wedding dress that she produced. Reporters at the event took …

Yusuke Kamiji, Yu Yamada get “BLOG of the year 2008” honors

Congratulations to Yusuke Kamiji and to Yu Yamada for being honored with Ameba’s “BLOG of the year 2008” award. Kamiji, who also won the award last year, is known for his blog which has a Guinness World Record distinction for most unique hits in a day. The Ameba awards is categorized by: tarento/actor (there’s a …

Two Okinawans top Oricon’s “Ideal Women” ranking

Oricon recently ran a survey of 1,200 men and women under 40, asking them to identify which celebrities they felt represented their ideal image of a woman. The survey was divided into two categories, one for music artists and one for actresses. In the artist category, Namie Amuro ranked #1, noted for her style and …

Wallpaper: Meisa Kuroki is so smooth

It’s not what you think. Yeah, she’s beautiful and all and it’s not like we’re saying that she’s not smooth but this time, actress/singer Meisa Kuroki is promoting a new beer from Kirin called Kirin Smooth. So how about having Meisa on your Mac/PC screen with the words “I am Smooth!” to look at when …

Airi Taira to be Kanna in “20th Century Boys”

Director Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s ’20th Century Boys’ movie trilogy has officially revealed its heroine. Toho announced on Sunday that the role of Kanna, the niece of the protagonist Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa), will be played by 23-year-old actress Airi Taira, who was selected by audition from a pool of around 3,000 hopefuls. Although Kanna’s part in the …

Desktop: Beni Arashiro for Mizuno

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, singer/actress Beni Arashiro is featured in two wallpapers from Mizuno for their Crosstic line of athletic wear. There are four different wallpapers to choose from with Beni featured on two of them. Grab the wallpaper over here. (Via 壁紙fan!)

Yu Yamada stars in the NTV drama “Seigi no Mikata”

Already on its third episode, NTV’s “Seigi no Mikata” stars the beautiful Yu Yamada who’s been off to an amazing start for the 1st half of 2008 starring in a “Nodame Cantabile” special, a guest appearance on fellow Uchinanchu Yukie Nakama’s “Gokusen 3,” and a starring role in “Binbo Danshi.” Synopsis via Tokyograph: 15-year-old Mirai …