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  • Kanjani8 start an independent label + announce new releases

    August 26, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    Kanjani8 has started up an independent label called 'INFINITY RECORDS'. From this label, they will consecutively release two singles and an album.This announcement was made through Johnny's Entertainment's official website. August 25 marked 10 years since Kanjani8 released their debut single "Naniwa Iroha Bushi" from Teichiku Entertainment. They have parted ways with their old label and have started up a brand new one named after them (∞ = infin

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  • Kobukuro to release a new single for 3 consecutive months

    August 26, 2014 @ 12:29 am

    Kobukuro has announced that they will release a new single for 3 consecutive months. Some information on the first single, titled "Shinkokyu", has been revealed through their official website.  "Shinkokyu" is a medium-tempo number that is being used as the CM song for convenience store chain 'Seico Mart'. The CM can be seen on the song's special website. Stay tuned for more details on Kobukuro's new releases!Source: natalie

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  • French Kiss reveal jacket cover & short PV for 'Omoidasenai Hana'

    August 26, 2014 @ 12:27 am

    AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss will release their new single "Omoidasenai Hana" on October 1. The girls have recently revealed its jacket covers and short PV.  "Omoidasenai Hana" is French Kiss' first single 2 years and 3 months. It was used as the theme song for member Takajo Aki's starring drama "SAVEPOINT", and is currently being used as P&G's "Natsu koso Migake! 'Otoko no Midashinami' Campaign" CM song, as well as the theme so

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  • Tohoshinki's new single to be a fall ballad

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    Tohoshinki will release their new single "Time Works Wonders" on November 5.Unlike their summer tune "Sweat", "Time Works Wonders" will be a fall ballad that expresses melancholy. The single will be available in 4 different versions. Tohoshinki will also release a live DVD / Blu-ray titled 'Tohoshinki LIVE TOUR 2014~TREE~' on August 27. This will feature their concert at Tokyo Dome from May. [CD+DVD]<CD>01. Time Works Wonders02. Baby don't cry03.

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  • Kago Ai's girls unit Girls Beat!! to release 2nd single

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    3-member girls unit Girls Beat!!, comprised of Kago Ai, Kita Remi, and Himeno Ryona, will release their 2nd single "Mada, Yareru" on September 10.Girls Beat!! made their debut in July with their single "Sekai Seifuku". Their upcoming single is said to be a punk rock tune with the catch phrase "What is the important thing? The road will still continue. Listen to the girls scream!" As the coupling track, the single will include a son

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  • Perfume to release their world tour on DVD/Blu-ray

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    Perfume will release their live footage "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" on DVD and Blu-ray on October 1.The DVD/Blu-ray will feature the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (London) show of Perfume's first European tour they held last year. The first press edition of both DVD and Blu-ray will enclose a sticker that has the same design as the jacket cover.In addition, Perfume's DVD "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st", which was released last year, will be released in Blu-ray

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  • Acid Black Cherry to release first single since 'Shangri-la' project

    August 23, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    It's been revealed that Acid Black Cherry will release a new single (currently untitled) on October 22.Acid Black Cherry concluded his 1-year project 'Shangri-la' back in June at Sekisui Heim Super Arena. This will be his first single release since the project. While details have not been revealed that this time, it's known that the single will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition (CD+DVD), Regular Edition (CD-Only), and Special P

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  • AKB48, Kuraki Mai and more to perform on MUSIC STATION's August 29 broadcast

    August 22, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    The artist line up for TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION has been revealed.The August 29 broadcast will feature performances by AKB48, Kuraki Mai, Gesu no Kiwami Otome., Golden Bomber, Funky Kato, V6, and Moriyama Naotaro. This will be Gesu no Kiwami Otome.'s very first time appearing on the program. Meanwhile, this will mark Moriyama's first time in over 9 years to guest on the show. Check out the full set list below. "Kokoro no Placard" -

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI's new single 'Dragon Night' to be released in October

    August 22, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    SEKAI NO OWARI's new single "Dragon Night" will be released on October 15. This single will be produced by Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero. Following "Snow Magic Fantasy" and "Honoo to Mori no Carnival", this will be the band's 3rd single release this year. The title track is currently being used as the ending theme to SEKAI NO OWARI's movie 'TOKYO FANTASY' that opened in theaters on August 15.   The song had already been planned since the ba

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  • AKB48, Hoshino Gen and more to be featured in Southern All Stars' new PV

    August 22, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    It's been revealed that 19 celebrities will be featured in the PV for Southern All Stars' new song "Tengoku on the Beach". "Tengoku on the Beach" is the coupling track to Southern All Stars' new single "Tokyo VICTORY" which will be released on September 10. The PV will feature appearances by Abe Natsumi, Iida Kaori, AKB48, Okuda Tamio, Guts Ishimatsu, Kimura Kaela, Saito Kazuyoshi, DREAMS COME TRUE, Nakazawa Yuko, Hirai Ken, Hoshino Gen

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