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  • Kikkawa Yuu releases short PV for "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"

    December 6, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    Kikkawa Yuu has just unveiled the short PV to her new single, "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"! The PV differs from her earlier preview, which had natural shots of Kikkawa basking in the sunlight and dabbling with some domestic chores. The short PV, on the other hand, includes a quirky Polaroid reel mixed in with some choreography footage. Kikkawa Yuu will be releasing her new single on December 28th. In the meantime, check out her video be

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  • Perfume becomes 2nd girl group to achieve 3 consecutive Number 1 albums

    December 6, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    It's been 12 years since a girl group has had three consecutive Number 1 albums. The first to achieve this was veteran pop group SPEED and joining them now is 3-member group Perfume, who just released their fourth album "JPN" on November 30th. The group sold 227,000 for the first week of sales, taking the first spot on the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking chart. The album makes it their third consecutive Number 1 album along with "GAME" (200

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  • December 5th performances from 'Coming Soon!'

    December 6, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    TBS midnight music program 'Coming Soon!' hosted five artists this week on December 5th. Idol group AKB48 performed "Ue kara Mariko", Every Little Thing with "Landscape", and solo artist Kuroki Meisa performed "Woman's Worth". Joining the female artists were rock band flumpool with "Present" and duo Yuzu with "Sho". Check out the performances below! - < AKB48 - 'Ue kara Mariko' > - < Every Little Thing - 'La

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  • Movie "K-ON!" to release single tracks and OST

    December 6, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    Animated movie 'K-ON' will release an an album with various songs from the movie titled, "HO-KAGO TEA TIME in MOVIE" on January 18th. The movie has already been released nation-wide in Japan on December 3rd and the original movie soundtrack, "K-ON! MOVIE ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK" will be released on December 21st. The main theme song "Unmei♪wa♪Endless!" and ending theme song "Singing!" will both be released as singles on December 7th. [gal

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  • KAT-TUN tops Oricon weekly chart with 17 consecutive singles

    December 6, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    Popular boy band KAT-TUN has just landed their 17th consecutive single atop the Oricon with "BIRTH". The single which was just released on November 30th has hit #1 on the Oricon Singles Weekly Ranking and sold 194,000 in it's first week. "BIRTH" is the theme song to Kamenashi Kazuya's drama "Youkai Ningen Bem". Since the group debuted back in 2006, every single since "Real Face" to now ("BIRTH") has reached number 1 on the Oricon. KA

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  • Dream releases full PV for "Dreaming Girls"

    December 6, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Last month, girl group Dream released a short PV for their upcoming single, "Dreaming Girls". Now, they've followed up with the full version, which showcases the girls' classy fashion and sassy dance moves. "Dreaming Girls" is the theme song to Samantha Thavasa's new CM, so you'll see a lot of product placement in the video. Check out the PV below! - Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • 'CDTV' performances from December 4th

    December 6, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    The December 4th episode of Countdown TV hosted two artists. Singer Koda Kumi performed her latest single, "Love Me Back", while duo Yuzu performed "Sho". Check out the performance after the jump! - < Koda Kumi - 'Love Me Back' > - < Yuzu - 'Sho' >

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  • P'UNK-EN-CIEL to release their first album, "P'UNK IS NOT DEAD"

    December 6, 2011 @ 3:23 am

    Rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel has announced that they will live broadcast the mastering and final sound check for their new album via UStream. This was announced on December 4th during the final performance of the band's nationwide tour, "20th L'Anniversary Tour". Fans can look forward to this rare opportunity to see the moment of completion of the anticipated new album. The live broadcast will be held on December 26th starting at 10:00pm. An "

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  • CHATMONCHY to release two singles + best album successively

    December 5, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Rock band CHATMONCHY has announced that they will be releasing new material in February for three consecutive weeks. The group will release new singles (both currently untitled) on February 1st and February 8th. Then on February 15th, they will release their best-of album, "CHATMONCHY BEST ~2005-2011~". This was announced during the encore of their tour, "CHATMONCHY no Kyuai Tour♡", at Zepp Tokyo on December 4th. The first single has a

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  • Cocoa Otoko to disband in March

    December 5, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Rock group Cocoa Otoko has announced on their official website that they will be disbanding next March. They wrote, "It's sudden, but we, Cocoa Otoko, will be disbanding in March 2012. Before we knew it, Cocoa Otoko became 'a place of return'. But this was decided in order for the five of us to grow even more." Cocoa Otoko consists of five actors Kamakari Kenta (Vo), Hosogai Kei (B), Yonehara Kosuke (Dr), Suzuki Shogo (G), and Ide Takuy

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