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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami to appear in JAMIL's PV for "The Rock City Boy"

    August 5, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    AKB48 member Takahashi Minami will be making an appearance in a PV for American-born pop singer JAMIL. This will be the first time Takahashi will be appearing in a PV other than her own. The PV for JAMIL's song, "The Rock City Boy", portrays a story of a man (JAMIL) who arrives in Japan and meets Takahashi. She captivates his heart dressed as a cabin attendant, shrine maiden, and college student. The two decided to work together in the vid

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  • Aki Akane releases PV preview for debut single, "antinotice" + jacket covers

    August 5, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Back in May tokyohive reported that 19-year-old singer Aki Akane would be making her debut in the music industry through Toy's Factory. Akane was a singer on video streaming site NicoNico Douga, who fascinated viewers with her cover of supercell's "Koi wa sensou". She earned her the nickname "Screaming Cinderella" with her emotional vocals. Her debut single, "antinotice/Hanabira", will drop on August 17th. The song is already available on

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  • C-ute reveals jacket covers for "Sekai Ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko"!

    August 5, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Back in June, idol group C-ute announced they'd be releasing their 17th single, "Sekai ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko", on September 7th. While the tracks have yet to be revealed, the girls have released the covers for all three versions of the single. Check 'em out below! - Limited Edition A ------ Limited Edition B ----- Regular Edition === Be sure to check back with tokyohive for more updates! Tip: kohri

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  • Kobayashi Sachiko expresses concerns for her hometown

    August 5, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    On August 3rd, singer Kobayashi Sachiko (57) held a singing event to celebrate her 32nd year as a singer at the Nishinomiya Gardens shopping center in Hyogo prefecture. Kobayashi enthusiastically sang three songs in front of 1,200 fans, including her 1979 hit song “Omoide Sake” and the song she recorded on March 11th (the day of the Tohoku Earthquake) called “Onna no Sakeba”.  “It feels like I’ve returned to where I began. I am happy that

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  • SPEED show off their "PRIDE" in this latest radio rip!

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    We finally have a radio rip of “PRIDE feat. OHGA”; the coupling track off SPEED’s latest single “Little Dancer”. This track is definitely something we haven’t heard from SPEED before; it’s a strong dance song that will really get you wanting to move. Check it out below and don’t forget, SPEED will be releasing their new single on August 10th.

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  • Morning Musume reveals their individual pictures for their new single!

    August 4, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    Earlier we revealed a radio rip of Morning Musume’s 47th single “Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!”, which will be Takahashi Ai’s final single as a Morning Musume member. In addition to that, Hello!Project has finally revealed the individual members’ solo shots. Check them out below and let us know which member you think has the best picture! == -Takahashi Ai- -Niigaki Risa- -Michishige Sayumi-

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  • w-inds.' Tachibana Keita to release "Kanmuri Keita" DVD!

    August 4, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    w-inds.' lead singer Tachibana Keita has announced he will be releasing a special DVD. The DVD is from VISION CAST's corner, 'KANMURI KEITA'. This is a limited edition DVD and only for VISION CAST subscribers. The deadline to order this DVD is this Friday on August 8th at 15:00 JST. The DVD will be shipped out sometime in September. The DVD is ¥5,800 (around $73 USD) and will include 2 DVD discs, a booklet, unlreleased photo, and an

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  • GIRL NEXT DOOR reveals dance video for "Dada Para!!"

    August 4, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    Electropop group GIRL NEXT DOOR has uploaded a special dance video for their upcoming song "Dada Para!!" onto avex trax's official YouTube channel! As the name might suggest, the dance for GIRL NEXT DOOR's latest song features parapara, synchronized dancing that mostly uses arm movements. The dance for "Dada Para!!" specifically features the use of fans. Check out the video below! Source: avex trax's Official YouTube Channel

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  • SDN48 reveal a PV preview of their coupling track "Onedari Champagne"!

    August 4, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    The Undergirls A of SDN48 have revealed a PV preview of “Onedari Champagne”, one of the coupling tracks from their newest single “MIN MIN MIN”. The girls participating are: Akita Kazue, Urano Kzumi, Kaida Juri, Kato Mami, Kochi Masami, Chen Qu, Asakura Kayo, Hatakeyama Chisaki, Aikawa Yuki, Akiko, Ito Mana and Natsuko. Check out the preview below and let us know what you think!

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  • Masaki Yuka releases short PV for "Change Myself"

    August 4, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    In July, pop singer Masaki Yuka announced that she would release her fourth major single, "Change Myself". Considering how her third single, "Lady Luck", was released on July 27th, the announcement has caught the industry by surprise. It was also revealed that this new song would become the theme song to Fuji TV drama, "Ashita no Hikari wo Tsukame 2". The single will come with four tracks, including "Can't Say Goodbye" as the coupling and

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