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  • Next 'MUSIC STATION' to feature Kiritani Kenta, Momoiro Clover Z, and more

    August 27, 2016 @ 11:04 pm

    'MUSIC STATION' has revealed the artist line up for its September 2 broadcast.The next episode will feature performances by [Alexandros], SKE48, Kiritani Kenta, NEWS, Flower, Makihara Noriyuki, and Momoiro Clover Z. You can take a look at the full set list below! [Alexandros] - "Swan"SKE48 - "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai"Kiritani Kenta - "Kanon"NEWS - TBDFlower - "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni"Makihara Noriyuki - "Riyuu"Momoiro Clover Z - "The Golden

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka to make her solo debut

    August 26, 2016 @ 2:18 pm

    NMB48 member Yamamoto Sayaka will be making her solo debut with an album scheduled to be released on October 26.She made the announcement by herself on a radio show. The solo album, currently untitled, will contain 12~13 tracks.  Music producer, and former Tokyo Jihen bassist Kameda Seiji serves as its sound producer, and the tracks that are provided by artists include GLAY's TAKURO and Suga Shikao. Songs written and composed by Yamamoto herself

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  • Kanjani8 to release a new single, theme song to 'Monster Hunter' anime

    August 23, 2016 @ 9:58 am

    Popular group Kanjani8's 36th single "Panorama" is set for release on October 12. "Panorama" will be used as the theme song to anime "Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON", which is the first anime adaptation of the popular game "Monster Hunter." The anime adaptation will air starting in October (every Sunday at 8:30 am).The single will have a limited edition (CD+DVD) and a standard edition (CD-only). The DVD coming with the limited edition will inclu

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  • 'Tsubaki Factory' becomes a 9-member group with 3 additional members

    August 15, 2016 @ 4:07 pm

    Tsubaki Factory, formed by 6 girls from Hello! Project Kenshuusei back in April 2015, held a fan club event, where they made the announcement that they have added 3 more members to the group.  The three added girls are Ono Mizuho, 15, Onoda Saori, 14, and Akiyama Mao, 14. They were introduced to the fans on the same day and were welcomed with loud cheers.The leader of the group, Yamagishi Riko told the audience, "With the 3 new members, we, Tsuba

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  • E-girls' Fujii sisters form the new unit 'ShuuKaRen'

    August 12, 2016 @ 4:15 pm

    It was announced that E-girls members Fujii Shuuka, 21, and Fujii Karen, 20, have formed a unit named "ShuuKaRen." This new unit is scheduled to release their debut single "UNIVERSE" on October 5.The announcement was made at the last stage of E-girls' nation-wide tour which was held at Saitama Super Arena.  Their debut song "UNIVERSE" was used as the CM song for "Beats by Dre."  When the CM was airing, there was no information about the song othe

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  • Acid Black Cherry to sing Southern All Stars, AKB48, and more for new cover album

    August 11, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    Acid Black Cherry's new cover album "Recreation 4" will drop in stores on November 2. The track list for this album has now been revealed! With every cover album, Acid Black Cherry covers a variety of genres, and we can expect the same this time around. His new work will include covers of Southern All Stars, AKB48, Ayaka, Mr.Children, and more. The CD+DVD Edition will come with footage called "The Live Show: Recreation" as well as the s

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  • MIYAVI unleashes short PV for 'Fire Bird'

    August 11, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    MIYAVI has unleashed the short PV for "Fire Bird," which is the lead track of his new album to be released on August 31. The PV shows a stage performance that will link with the stage of MIYAVI's nationwide tour that's scheduled to begin in September. On the PV, he commented, "Please experience MIYAVI's new worldview that the team built together. We will be on full speed from now until the album's release. Get ready to fly out with us." The albu

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  • Akanishi Jin & Yamada Takayuki to form a unit and release debut single

    August 10, 2016 @ 2:02 pm

    Akaknishi Jin and Yamada Takayuki announced via social media that they have formed a unit named "JINTAKA", and the debut single titled, "Choo Choo SHITAIN" will be released on September 21. Back on April Fools' day, Akanishi posted on his Instagram, "Released today. Debut single 'Choo Choo SHITAIN,'" with a picture of him and Yamada facing the microphone, and it seems the joke has become the real deal.Apparently, JINTAKA's debut single "Choo Choo

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  • Details on Utada Hikaru's new album revealed

    August 9, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    Utada Hikaru will be releasing her new album on September 28, and details have finally been revealed!The title of her 6th original album will be "Fantôme," which means "ghost" in French. It will contain a total of 11 tracks including "Hanataba wo Kimi ni," "Manatsu no Tooriame," and "Sakura Nagashi."The singer's new artist photos have also been revealed. These shots were taken by French photographer Julien Mignot. Julien, who received the offer f

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  • Buono! announce their first release in 4 years

    August 9, 2016 @ 9:53 am

    On September 21, Buono! will release a DVD single titled "Sorashido ~Nee Nee~".This marks the group's first release in about four years. Their last release was their mini-album "SHERBET" in August of 2012. The lead track was written and composed by Akai Kouen's Tsuno Maisa, and it's described as a support song for people who are regarded as 'normal.' As the coupling track, the single will include "Rock no Seichi" as an answer song to the gir

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