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  • Utada Hikaru to be in charge of theme song for 'NEWS ZERO'

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:41 am

    Utada Hikaru will be in charge of the theme song for NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO'. The singer's brand new song for 'NEWS ZERO' will be played on the program starting April 4. This is also the day when NHK will begin its broadcast of new morning drama 'Toto Nee-chan' with the theme song also provided by Utada. On Twitter, her staff wrote, "On April 4, it will be a HIKKI matsuri (festival) from morning to night!" Source: natalie, U

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  • BREAKERZ SHINPEI's band MUSCLE ATTACK to release 3rd album

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    BREAKERZ guitarist SHINPEI's band MUSCLE ATTACK will release their third album "HERCULES ROAD" on May 11.This comes about a year and two months since the release of their last album "ATTACK" in March of 2015. It will feature 9 songs including "PROLOGUE", written and composed by Jong (B, Vo), and "WHO I AM", composed by Shunp (G, Vo). Additionally, MUSCLE ATTACK will set out on a tour called "MUSCLE ATTACK 3rd LIVE TOUR ~HERCULES ROAD~"

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  • SKE48's new single to include Miyazawa Sae's graduation song

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:49 am

    The jacket covers and track list for SKE48's new single "Chicken LINE", that's scheduled to be released on March 30, have been unveiled.The cool jacket covers correspond with the PV's worldview. As the coupling tracks, the single will include songs from each of the teams as well as Miyazawa Sae's graduation song (Type D). Titled "Tabi no Tochuu", it's a medium-tempo number that compares Miyazawa's past 10 years to a journey. On this song, she com

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  • EXILE SHOKICHI's first solo album to be released in April

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:48 am

    EXILE SHOKICHI's first solo album "THE FUTURE" will be released on April 27. The album will include a total of 17 tracks and 5 new songs such as "Rock City feat. SWAY & Crystal Kay". SHOKICHI was in charge of the lyrics for all songs. The DVD and Blu-ray will contain 5 music videos as well as a documentary movie with frequent appearances from EXILE members. The album's limited edition will enclose a photo book that was shot in SHOKICHI's hometown

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  • Watanabe Mayu announces 4 plans for 4th anniversary

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    On February 29, Watanabe Mayu did a live broadcast of her program "Urudoshi Revolution" on SHOWROOM to celebrate her 4th solo anniversary. During the program, she exchanged LINE messages with AKB producer Akimoto Yasushi, who announced her next solo release as well as a solo concert. In association with her 4th anniversary, Mayuyu announced four things that she wants to do: (1) to make a collaboration song with Pom Pom Purin; (2) t

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  • Check out flumpool's PV for 'Kaihouku'

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:14 am

    The PV for flumpool's new song "Kaihouku" has been uploaded onto the band's official YouTube channel. "Kaihouku" is the lead track off of flumpool's new album "EGG" that's slated for release on March 16. The song has the theme, "to release various emotions," and so, the PV portrays the members releasing their emotions. This song will be used as the March ending theme for NTV's "Sukkiri!". Source: natalie Thanks to mi

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  • HKT48 reveal release date & senbatsu members for new single

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    HKT48's 7th single (currently untitled) will be released on April 13. Additionally, the senbatsu members have been announced.This news was delivered on February 28 during the group's handshake event at Marine Messe Fukuoka. The 16 senbatsu members for their upcoming single are Kodama Haruka, Miyawaki Sakura, Sashihara Rino, Tashima Meru, Tomonaga Mio, Moriyasu Madoka, Kojina Yui, Matsuoka Natsumi, Tanaka Miku, Yabuki Nako, Anai Chihiro, Ota Aika,

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  • 9 artists to perform on MUSIC STATION's March 11 broadcast

    February 27, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's March 11 broadcast has been revealed. The next episode will host performances by aiko, Underworld, Ikimonogakari, AKB48, KAT-TUN, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Takahashi Yu, TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, and RADIO FISH. RADIO FISH is a 6-member dance and vocal unit comprised of comedian duo Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko and Fujimori Shingo along with Nakata's brother FISHBOY, Show-h

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  • GReeeeN announce the 2nd single to celebrate their 10th anniversary year

    February 27, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    GReeeeN, who will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, have announced the release of their second single, which will commemorate their 10th anniversary year. Titled "Hajimari no Uta", the single is scheduled to drop in stores on March 10. The title track has been picked up as the 2016 spring CM song for 'Able', starring Tsuchiya Tao and Takahata Yuta. GReeeeN wrote this song to cheer on those who will be opening a new chapter

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  • Nogizaka46 reveal jacket covers and track list for 'Harujion ga Saku Koro'

    February 26, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Nogizaka46 have revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming single "Harujion ga Saku Koro", which hits store shelves on February 23. The jacket cover photos were taken by Ono Kei in Fukuoka and Tokyo. There will be 5 different versions of the single: Types A-D and Regular Edition. You can check out the jacket covers and track list below. [Type A]DISC 101. Harujion ga Saku Koro02. Harukanaru Bhutan(Ikuta Erika

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