Yamadera Koichi Announces Divorce From Tanaka Rie

Yamadera Koichi announces divorce from Tanaka Rie

On August 3, voice actor Yamadera Koichi (57) announced that he and voice actress Tanaka Rie (39) divorced in July. This is Yamadera's second divorce.

On Twitter, Yamadera released a joint statement saying, "We are very sorry for announcing this very personal matter, but after discussion, we decided to make this announcement. Last month, we submitted our divorce papers. When we registered our marriage in 2012, many people congratulated us, but we gave chosen to go our separate ways in order to pursue the future we each envision.

Ngt48's Kitahara Rie To Release First Photo Book

NGT48's Kitahara Rie to release first photo book

NGT48 member Kitahara Rie will release her first photo book (untitled) on January 17.

Kitahara joined AKB48 in 2007, then transferred to NGT48 in 2015. She's scheduled to graduate from the group next spring. Her first photo book was photographed by Hosoi Koujirou in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The 112-page photo book will feature various pictures of Kitahara including one of her wearing ao dai, a Vietnamese traditional clothing.

Rie Fu Sings The Carpenters

Rie fu Sings The CarpentersTalented singer-songwriter Rie Funakoshi, mostly known under her stage name Rie fu, will be releasing an album "Rie fu Sings The Carpenters", where as the title suggests, she will cover the songs of an American soft rock band "Carpenters" that gained immense popularity during 70s and late 80s.

Akb48 And Ske48 Member Kitahara Rie To Appear In Kazoku Game

AKB48 and SKE48 member Kitahara Rie to appear in Kazoku GameAKB48 and SKE48 member Kitahara Rie (21) will play a high school student in the Fuji TV drama “Kazoku Game”, which begins airing every Wednesday at 10PM starting in April.

The drama is based off of the best seller of the same name and stars Arashi’s Sakurai Sho (31). Sakurai plays unconventional tutor Yoshimoto who resorts to violence and unconventional methods to teach his student and his student’s family.