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  • Nishino Nanase returns as center for Nogizaka46's 11th single

    January 18, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

    The senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's 11th single (currently untitled) were revealed during the January 18 broadcast of TV Tokyo's 'Nogizaka tte, Doko?'. The group's 1st album "Toumei na Iro" was released on January 7 and has been a big hit. Their upcoming 11th single will have 5 members in the front row, 5 in the middle, and 8 in the back for a total of 18 members. The "fukujin" members who will have many appearances in the media, will be the 10

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  • miwa to release '360°' as her next single

    January 18, 2015 @ 7:51 pm

    miwa's new single "360°" will be released on February 25.The title track "360°" is the theme song for the anime film 'Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Space Heroes Uchuu Eiyuu-ki' which will open in theaters on March 7. She wrote the song to deliver the worldview and message of 'Doraemon' to a wide audience from children to adults. Besides the title track, the single will include "360°~Eiga Doraemon 35 Shunen Kinen Special Version~" that's currently being

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  • NEWS to release new album 'White'

    January 17, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

    It's been revealed that NEWS will release their new album 'White' on February 25. This album comes about a year and a half since releasing 'NEWS,' which was their first album after becoming a 4-member group. The new album will be produced with the theme "white" and it will showcase the group's new style. Besides their singles "ONE -for the win-" and "KAGUYA," the album will include "Aikotoba" which was written and composed by the 4 members a

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  • Meet new chubby girl idol group Pottya!

    January 17, 2015 @ 2:39 am

    New idol group Pottya, formed with a "chubby girl" concept, held their debut press conference on January 15 at LIVE GATE TOKYO. Pottya is a 5-member idol group comprised of members Oki Risa, Indo Maiko, Yokokawa Mai, Tsukada Emi, and Ohashi Michiko. A total of 2,141 girls auditioned for the part. The group has an average weight of 76 kg (167.2 lbs) and combined weight of 380 kg (836 lbs). During the press conference, it was announc

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  • MUSIC STATION artist lineup for January 23 revealed

    January 17, 2015 @ 2:08 am

    The artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's January 23 broadcast has been revealed.Next week's episode will feature performances by KAT-TUN, Superfly, Nogizaka46, miwa, Momoiro Clover Z, and Ling Tosite Sigure. You can check out the full set list below. KAT-TUN - "Dead or Alive"Superfly - "White Light"Nogizaka46 - Special Medleymiwa - "fighting -φ- girls"Momoiro Clover Z - "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina"Ling Tosite Sigure - "Who What Who Wh

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  • Jacket covers for ANGERME's upcoming single revealed

    January 16, 2015 @ 12:38 am

    ANGERME (formerly S/mileage) revealed their new artist photo, as well as the jacket covers for their upcoming single "Taikibansei / Otome no Gyakushu".  "Taikibansei / Otome no Gyakushu" is the group's first single since they added 3 new members, and changed their group name. One of the title tracks, "Taikibansei", was written/composed by Nakajima Takui, and arranged by Suzuki Shunsuke, while "Otome no Gyakushu" was comp

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  • FLOWER FLOWER to release a mini album representing the 4 seasons

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:51 am

    FLOWER FLOWER will release their new mini album "Shiki" on February 18.The new album will include "Haru" (Spring), "Natsu" (Summer), "Aki" (Fall), and "Fuyu" (Winter), which were used as the theme songs for movie 'Little Forest' and a postlude. In addition, the Limited Edition will come with an interlude between each track and a DVD containing video clips for each song. [Limited Edition]CD01. Haru02. entr'acte 103. Natsu04. entr'acte 205. Ak

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  • Sexy Zone to release their 3rd album in March

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Sexy Zone will release their third album (currently untitled) on March 11.The album's track list will be comprised of the group's singles since their second album "Sexy Second", including as "King & Queen & Joker", "Otoko never give up", and "Kimi ni HITOMEBORE" as well as brand new group songs from the 5 members, 3 main members (Sato Shori, Nakajima Kento, Kikuchi Fuma), and solo numbers for a total of 16 songs. It will be released in

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  • SID bassist AKi unleashes short PV for 'FREAK SHOW'

    January 15, 2015 @ 2:46 am

    SID bassist AKi will release his first solo album "ARISE" on January 28. He's unleashed the short PV for one of the album songs, "FREAK SHOW", through Danger Crue Records' official YouTube channel. "FREAK SHOW" is an edgy rock tune that AKi released as a free download back in December. The PV was produced by film production company MAZRI. It features AKi's performance with appearances by Miyagami Motokatsu (Dr / THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS

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  • Details on EXILE ATSUSHI's new single 'Sakura no Kisetsu' revealed

    January 14, 2015 @ 3:55 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI will release a new single, titled "Sakura no Kisetsu", on February 4.This song was originally included in ATSUSHI's album "Love Ballade", and it was used as the set music for the junior high school division of 'The 81st Nationwide Contest of Music sponsored by NHK'. Besides the original and instrumental tracks, the single will include a chorus version sung by the NHK Tokyo Children's Choir and a music box ve

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