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  • NHK announces artist line up for '65th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 26, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    NHK has announced the artist line up for its annual New Year's Eve music program 'The 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen'. This year's program will feature a total of 51 artists; 27 artists for the red team and 24 artists for the white team. There will be first-time appearances by HKT48, May J., and Yakushimaru Hiroko for the red team, and V6 and SEKAI NO OWARI for the white team. In addition, there will be a tie-up with TV anime 'Youkai Watch

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  • Jacket covers for Itano Tomomi's new single & live DVD / Blu-ray revealed

    November 25, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    The jacket covers for Itano Tomomi's new single "COME PARTY!" and live DVD / Blu-ray "Tomomi Itano Live Tour~S×W×A×G~" have been revealed."COME PARTY!" is a single that will include 4 party songs. In the jacket covers, the title is displayed like a neon sign. Meanwhile, "Tomomi Itano Live Tour~S×W×A×G~" will feature her September 19th performance at Zepp Tokyo which was the finale of her first solo tour. In addition to live footage, it will inclu

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN unleash short PV for 'Parade'

    November 25, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    BUMP OF CHICKEN have unleashed the short PV for their new digital single "Parade" which will be released on November 29.  "Parade" was written as the theme song for the live-action film adaptation of manga 'Kiseijuu' ('Parasyte'). For the PV, BUMP OF CHICKEN collaborated with movie 'Kiseijuu' director Yamazaki Takashi, film director Yagi Ryuichi of VFX production company SHIROGUMI INC., and

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  • Kuroyume to release venue limited single

    November 24, 2014 @ 3:07 am

    Kuroyume will release a venue limited single (currently untitled) on February 3, 2015. This was announced by Kiyoharu (Vo) on November 22 during a talk show called 'Maserati × Ermenegildo Zegna' at Hankyu Men's Tokyo. The single will be sold on the following dates of the second half of their tour 'Doku to Hana'; on February 3 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST (Tokyo), February 5 at Namba Hatch (Osaka), and February 9 at Zepp Nagoya (Aichi).Kuroyume will

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  • w-inds. to release new single & live DVD / Blu-ray

    November 23, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    w-inds. will release a new single called "FANTASY" on January 21, 2015. The group's 34th single is a party tune with a retro-modern atmosphere. It was written by KAMIKAORU who also wrote the lyrics for "Dream You Back" included in their latest album "Timeless". The single will be released in 7 different types: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Regular Edition (CD-Only), PonyCa (Music Card) Keita Ver., PonyCa (

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  • Superfly reveal live video for 'Ai wo Karada ni Fukikonde'

    November 23, 2014 @ 4:15 am

    Superfly has revealed a live video for her latest single "Ai wo Karada ni Fukikonde" through Warner Music Japan's official YouTube channel.The monochrome video features Superfly's performance in the live event 'JFL presents FOR THE NEXT' on October 24 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. In it, you can see Ochi Shiho's powerful performance, as well scenes of the crowd singing along to the song. Source: natalie

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION to release new single in February

    November 22, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    It's been revealed that MAN WITH A MISSION will release a new single (currently untitled) on February 11, 2015.The band is currently in the middle of their request tour 'PLAY WHAT U WANT TOUR 2014'. They announced the release of their new single during their concert on November 21 at Matsuyama-shi Sougou Community Center in Ehime. MAN WITH A MISSION's new single will be produced by Don Gilmore who works with artists such as Avril Lavigne and Link

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  • Mr.Children and Tamaki Koji added to '2014 FNS Kayosai' line up

    November 22, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    The 3rd line up for Fuji TV's music festival '2014 FNS Kayosai' have been revealed.It was revealed that Mr.Children and Tamaki Koji have been added to the line up. Mr.Children will perform the theme song for drama 'Nobunaga Concerto', "Ashioto ~Be Strong", and an unreleased track that haven't been performed on TV before. Meanwhile, Tamaki Koji will sing his 1996 hit song "Melody" and the theme song for movie 'Otoko wa Tsurai yo'.'2014 FNS Kayosai

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  • Nishiuchi Mariya announce new single '7 WONDERS'

    November 22, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    Nishiuchi Mariya has announced that she will release her new single "7 WONDERS" on January 28, 2014.The title track of Nishiuchi's second single is a medium-tempo tune with a strong digital beat. Regarding the song, she commented, "It is a song that's filled with feelings of love, so I am moved to tears by singing it." As the coupling track, the single will include a heavy rock tune called "Don't let me down". The single will be re

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  • Hanae to release the theme songs for anime 'Kamisama Hajimemashita◎'

    November 22, 2014 @ 2:24 am

    Hanae will release her new single "Kamisama no Kamisama / Ototoi Oide" on January 14, 2015."Kamisama no Kamisama" and "Ototoi Oide" were chosen as the opening and ending themes for the TV anime 'Kamisama Hajimemashita◎' that's scheduled to begin airing in January. It will be produced by Manabe Shuichi who has worked with Hanae many times in the past. Besides the Regular Edition, the single will be released in a Limi

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