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  • Is Rola dating comedian Arita Teppei?

    May 24, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    On the recent issue of weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY', it was reported that talento Rola (22) is dating comedian Arita Teppei (41) of Cream Stew. The magazine published a photo of Rola on her way to Arita's apartment while hiding her face with a mask, as well as a photo of the two walking out of Arita's apartment together. During a Sankei Sports interview, Rola's agency denied the reports saying, "She gets along with Arita-san and everyone els

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  • GLAY to release footage from latest tour as live DVD + Blu-ray

    May 24, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    GLAY has just revealed that they will be releasing a new live DVD on July 25th, "GLAY HIGHCOMMUNICATIONS TOUR 2011-2012 'RED MOON&SILVER SUN' at Nippon Budoukan". The DVD and Blu-ray release will be limited to their official mail-order site "G-DIRECT", and will contain footage from two stops of their nationwide tour, which began in October of 2011. Fans will be able to watch clips from both their live performance at Tokyo's Nippon Budo

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel reveals covers for upcoming tribute album + DVD

    May 24, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    L'Arc~en~Ciel, who is currently on a world tour, has just revealed the covers to their upcoming live best-of DVD 'LIVE TWENTY' and their first tribute album 'L'Arc~en~Ciel Tribute' on their official website. The DVD and tribute album will be released simultaneously on June 13th. The celebrated band also began distribution of the English versions of "XXX" and "Chase" on Chaku Uta, Chaku Uta Full, and Chaku Uta Full Plus as call waiting musi

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  • Matsuura Aya makes first public appearance in half a year for Nagara Jun's funeral

    May 24, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    On May 22nd, Matsuura Aya made her first public appearance in nearly half a year to attend the funeral ceremony for Nagara Group's president Nagara Jun, who died in an accident while golfing in Hawaii earlier this month. The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with endometriosis, and withdrew from rigorous activities as an artist in order to focus on recovering from her illness. She has also closed her Twitter account.

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  • THE BAWDIES reveal cover + CM for "THE BAWDIES A GO-GO!!"

    May 23, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    THE BAWDIES have just revealed the cover and video trailer for their upcoming DVD "THE BAWDIES A GO-GO!!", which will be released on June 20th. The DVD mostly features footage broadcast on Space Shower TV from May 2010 to February 2011. The limited edition first press version of the DVD will also come with a sticker drawn by drummer MARCY, which was distributed at the "SPACE SHOWER SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2010" event two years ago. The trailer

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  • Memorial service for Dragon Ash's IKUZONE to be held on June 6th

    May 22, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    It's been revealed that the memorial service for Dragon Ash's bassist IKUZONE will be held on June 6th at SHIBUYA-AX. As previously reported, IKUZONE passed away on April 21st due to acute cardiac insufficiency. The memorial service will be held for fans to bid their last farewell to IKUZONE. Within the venue, an altar will be prepared for flower placement. There will be no entrance fee or applications to attend the service. There will

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  • Nishiuchi Mariya to attend Japan Expo 2012 for "Switch Girl!!

    May 22, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Model and "Pikaru no Teiri" regular Nishiuchi Mariya, one of the stars of Fuji TV's original drama "Switch Girl!!", will be appearing at the Japan Expo 2012 convention, which is being held in France from July 5th through 8th. The drama itself will be broadcasting in France beginning in July. The current plans are to air it on KZTV, a specialty channel dedicated to Japanese anime and comics, followed by availability on the on-demand channel

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  • King Records establishes a kids label, "Suku♪Iku"

    May 21, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    King Records Strategic Marketing has established a new label titled Suku♪Iku, which will focus on goods for children. The homepage for the label was opened back on April 16th. The name "SukuIku" is a abbreviation combining the Japanese words "sukusuku" (quickly) and "ikuji" (childcare), with the added bonus of using the first two characters of the word 'school' in Japanese (suku-ru). Suku♪Iku plans to operate under the concept of producing

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  • FT ISLAND celebrates their 2nd major label debut anniversary

    May 21, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    In celebration of the recent release of their second album "20 [twenty]", FT ISLAND held two lives at ZEPP TOKYO on May 19th and Osaka's Dojima River Forum on May 20th, gathering together approximately 10,000 fans selected from a lottery. When lead vocalist Hong Ki began the show by greeting the crowd with a cheerful "Long time no see, everyone!", the audience heated up. The band played five songs from their new album "20 [twenty]" which h

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  • Savanna's Yagi Masumi holds wedding ceremony

    May 21, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    On May 20th, Yagi Masumi of the comic duo Savanna finally held the wedding ceremony for the marriage he registered on March 14th to a normal, 26-year-old OL woman. "Two seconds after the ceremony started, I teared up," said Yagi, who received blessings from approximately forty people (including his partner Takahashi Shigeo and comedian Nakayama Kinni-kun). "Since she's my wife, she'll be followed by my partner even more than she had been u

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