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  • DAZZLE VISION featured in Final Fantasy Agito battle scenes

    May 24, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Japanese hard rock screamo band DAZZLE VISION will be featured in the new Square Enix smartphone game Final Fantasy Agito. The band's vocalist Maiko lends her signature shouts to the iOS/Android game during the weekend "Toubatsusen" battles where players fight together against giant bosses. Ishikawa Tsuyoshi (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) on the bass and Kanza Jin (Pay money To my Pain/BONEZ) also join in the BGM recording.DAZZLE VIS

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/14~5/20

    May 23, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 14th to May 20th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 03 - "Hello new me" - Hamasaki Ayumi 04 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Utada Hikaru holds her wedding ceremony in Italy

    May 23, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    Singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31) and Italian bartender Francesco Calliano (23) held their wedding ceremony in Polignano a Mare, Southern Italy on May 23.Utada wore a simple, full-length white dress with laced sleeves. It was a tightly-guarded wedding with about 7-8 bodyguards to prevent pictures from being taken. Among the chaos, the couple stepped out of the church in smiles. About 300 spectators flocked to the c

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  • exist†trace featured on REVOLVER's 'All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands'

    May 22, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    J-Rock band exist†trace has been featured on REVOLVER magazine's website as one of "Six All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands", showcasing the group's video for "RESONANCE".exist†trace launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND this week, and their new single "Spiral Daisakusen" will be available worldwide on iTunes and Spotify at the end of May.

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  • AKB48's 6th Senbatsu General Election to be live broadcast on Fuji TV

    May 22, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    It has been announced that AKB48's 6th Senbatsu Election (June 7), through which the members participating in the next single will be chosen, will be broadcast live on Fuji TV.  Additionally, two days later, on June 9, member Oshima Yuko's (25) graduation performance on the AKB48 stage in Tokyo will also be broadcast live on Fuji TV.This is Fuji TV's 3rd consecutive year broadcasting the senbatsu election.  Last

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  • AKB48 sets record for best first day sales with their latest single

    May 21, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

    According to Oricon, AKB48's 36th single "Labrador Retriever" (went on sale on May 21) in which Watanabe Mayu serves as the center, sold 1,462,000 copies on the first day, and topped the daily single ranking.  The single broke the group's own record for the best first day sales which they previously set with "Sayonara Crawl" (released in May 2013, 1,451,000 copies sold on the first day).This is also their 7th single to sell over a million c

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/12 ~ 5/18

    May 21, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for May 12 to 18. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "King&Queen&Joker" - Sexy Zone : 5/14 (150,586)2. "Iikurashi" - Team Syachihoko : 5/14 (34,830)3. "Hanamichi!! Ambitious" - SUPER☆GiRLS : 5/14 (33,585)4. "Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll / Baby Step" - babyraids : 5/14 (21,275)5. "Kagayake" - Funky Kato : 5/14 (19,762)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Anna to Yuki no

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  • AKB48's Kizaki Yuria fractures her left wrist

    May 21, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    On May 21, it was reported that AKB48 member Kizaki Yuria fractured her left wrist during the rehearsal for a professional wrestling project 'Mecha Nippon Joshi Pro Wrestling', a part of Fuji TV's variety program 'Mecha×2 Iketeru!'.   According to Fuji TV, Kizaki was diagnosed with "fracture of the left distal radius" at a hospital in Tokyo and is required 3-4 weeks for complete recovery. In addition, they commented, "We placed utmost

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  • Gacharic Spin to perform at France's Japan Expo

    May 20, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    All-female J-Rock band Gacharic Spin will perform at France's Japan Expo this summer. Gacharic Spin joins previously announced musical guests Berryz Kobo, C-ute, moumoon, and Nakagawa Shoko at the 5-day event which will be held July 2-6, 2014 in Paris.Event information:http://www.japan-expo.com/en/Formed by bassist F Chopper KOGA and drummer Hana, the band has contributed to Sony PSP's Hatsune Miku Project Diva series and crea

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  • Sexy Zone's 6th single tops Oricon weekly chart

    May 20, 2014 @ 3:04 am

    Five-member group Sexy Zone's sixth single "King & Queen & Joker" (went on sale on May 14) sold 151,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. Since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released in November 2011), this is the sixth consecutive time that their single has topped the chart. The first week sales for this latest single exceeded the previous one's 145,000 copies.The title track is being used t

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