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  • MUSIC STATION artist lineup for May 20 broadcast revealed

    May 14, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    The artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's May 20 broadcast has been revealed. Next week's episode will feature performances by aiko, Arashi, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, DAIGO, and back number.DAIGO will perform his proposal song "K S K", which he wrote for his wife Kitagawa Keiko to perform during their wedding reception. The full set list can be seen below. aiko - "Shingou"Arashi - "Daylight"A.B.C-Z - "Take a "5" Train"Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "PONPONPO

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  • 9mm Parabellum Bullet to release the opening theme for anime 'Berserk'

    May 13, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    9mm Parabellum Bullet will release a new single titled "Inferno" on July 20."Inferno" is a 90-second track that was written as the opening theme for TV anime 'Berserk'. As the coupling song, the single will include one live track compiling all 13 songs performed during their nationwide tour "Chaos no Hyakunen TOUR 2015" at Zepp Tokyo. [Inferno]01. Inferno02. Live Track From "Chaos no Hyakunen TOUR 2015" 15.10.24 At Zepp TokyoS

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  • SCANDAL to release 23rd single 'Take Me Out'

    May 13, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    SCANDAL's new single "Take Me Out" will drop in stores on July 27. The title track was performed for the very first time on May 11 during the Zepp Tokyo concert of their nationwide tour "SCANDAL TOUR 2016: YELLOW". Before performing the song, HARUNA (Vo, G) announced that their 10th anniversary live "SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL: 2006-2016" will be held on August 21 at Izumiotsu Phoenix.  She continued, "With our 10

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  • the HIATUS to release new album after two years

    May 13, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    the HIATUS will release a new album (currently untitled) on July 6.This comes about two years after the release of their previous album "Keeper Of The Flame". While busy with their individual musical activities, the members started preparing for this album last year.In addition, the HIATUS will set out on a nationwide tour called "the HIATUS TOUR 2016" from July to September. You can take a look at the tour schedule below.[the HIATUS TOUR 2016]Fr

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  • Former SKE48's Iwanaga Tsugumi to release her first solo single

    May 12, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    Former SKE48 member Iwanaga Tsugumi will release her first solo single "Imashika nai ~now or never~ / Itsumademo" on August 2. Ever since graduating from SKE48 last year, Iwanaga has been holding solo lives in Tokyo and Aichi. "Imashika nai ~now or never~" is an uptempo tune that describes her positive feelings of moving forward, whereas "Itsumademo" is a mellow ballad number. The CD will include the two songs and its "off vocal" versio

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to release 17th album

    May 12, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    Hamasaki Ayumi has announced that she will release her new album "M(A)DE IN JAPAN" on June 29. "M(A)DE IN JAPAN" will mark the singer's 17th original album. In addition to 9 brand new songs, the album will include a cover of globe's "Many Classic Moments" as the bonus track. All songs have already been made available on AWA as Hamasaki wants her fans to enjoy her new music in preparation for her nationwide tour "ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOU

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  • Spitz to release first album in 3 years

    May 12, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Spitz will release their new album titled "Samenai" on July 27. "Samenai" will be the band's first album since "Chiisana Ikimono", which was released back in September of 2013. The new album will come in six different types: Limited Edition (SHM-CD+DVD or Blu-ray), Regular Edition, Analog Edition (2 LPs), and Fan Club Edition (SHM-CD+DVD or Blu-ray+Live Album). It will include their latest single "Minato" as well as their digital single "Yukikaze

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  • A.B.C-Z to release new single + hold concerts in Tokyo & Osaka

    May 11, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    A.B.C-Z's new CD single "Take a "5" Train" will be released on June 22. The group's first single "Moonlight Walker" was released back in September of 2015, making this their second CD single. It will be available for purchase in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The title track is described as a cheerful pop tune. As the coupling track, the single will include a song called "Sekaiichi".It wa

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  • Amuro Namie to hold 88-concert tour

    May 11, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Amuro Namie will embark on a nationwide hall tour called "namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2016-2017" from August. For the upcoming tour, Amuro is scheduled to hold 88 concerts in 33 locations for a total of about 230,000 people. She commented, "Since it will be a hall tour, I hope to make it an intimate tour with a sense of unity." The tour will kick off on August 19 at Yokosuka Geijutsu Gekijou in Kanagawa. In addition, Amuro has revealed the s

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  • V6 reveal details on 20th Century and Coming Century's songs

    May 9, 2016 @ 2:41 pm

    V6 has revealed the details on the songs which will be included in the regular edition of their new single "Beautiful World". As previously reported, the single's regular edition will include songs by sub-units 20th Century and Coming Century for the first time in three years. The title of 20th Century's song is "Fuwaku". Written by Horigome Takaki (KIRINJI), the song conveys the message, "Continue to be yourself no matter your surroundings," and

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