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  • Buono! reveals larger covers for "Natsu Dakara!"

    June 22, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    Earlier this week, Hello! Project unit Buono! revealed the small pixelated pictures of the covers for their upcoming single "Natsu Dakara!", but now larger photos have been revealed! Like the title of their new song suggests, the covers for the girls' new single is bright and sunny. "Natsu Dakara!" comes in three different versions for fans to collect: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a regular edition. Check out the cover and

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  • DiVA announces release of second single in August

    June 22, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    AKB48's dance and vocal sub-unit DiVA has announced the release of their second single on August 10th! The tracks included in the yet to be named single hasn't been revealed, but for now, it's known that the single will come in four types. The regular editions (A, B, and C) will include a CD and a DVD. The CD-only theatre edition, which will be sold exclusively on mu-mo shop, comes with a ticket to a DiVA handshake event and a photo of one

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  • Skoop On Somebody samples Kimaguren's "LIFE" for "ANOTHER LIFE"

    June 22, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    R&B group Skoop On Somebody’s new song, “ANOTHER LIFE feat. KUREI (from Kimaguren)”, a sampling of Kimaguren’s hit song, “LIFE”, will go on sale July 6th. Skoop On Somebody and Kimaguren have been close friends for some time, and have said that this collaboration is a dream come true. KUREI took part in writing the lyrics and rapping, and with the help of "LIFE" arranger GIRA MUNDO, the song is boldly sampled from the intro. In additi

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  • LAMA to sing the opening theme for new noitaminA anime, "No.6"

    June 22, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Four-member band LAMA's new song "Spell" has been chosen as the opening theme of Fuji TV's late night noitaminA anime, "NO. 6" (Thursdays, 3:15 AM), and the song will go on sale August 3rd. LAMA is made up of former Supercar member Nakamura Koji (also performing as solo artist, iLL), Furukawa Miki (also formerly of Supercar), former NUMBER GIRL member Tabuchi Hisako, and Ushio Keisuke (also performing as solo artist, agraph). These four memb

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  • mihimaru GT to sing opening song for upcoming drama, "Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro"

    June 22, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Pop duo mihimaru GT’s new song, “Evo Revolution” (on sale August 3rd), will be the opening song for the upcoming drama, “Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro”, starring Yamada Takayuki. mihimaru GT members HIROKO and miCKun re-united in June with their single “Masterpiece” after doing solo work. In this new single, they challenged themselves to funk for the first time, livening up the unique drama resembling a story of an adventure RPG.

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  • G-YUN to release first full album in August + PV

    June 22, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    After exploding onto the scene as the vocalist of GOLLBETTY, modeling for fashion magazines such as Zipper, and creating her own fashion brand called "LisT", G-YUN will finally release her first full album as a solo artist, as she made the announcement during yesterday's concert. G-YUN feels like she is able to express herself more freely as a solo artist. Her solo single, "Message", released in May, received praise from all sides of the mus

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  • NIKIIE's new song chosen as ending theme for CDTV + new album & tour

    June 22, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Singer-songwriter NIKIIE, who made her debut last December, has had her new song, "NAME", chosen as the ending theme for music program "CDTV" (TBS) through the month of July. The song will be included on the singer's first album, "*(NOTES)", on sale July 13th. With help from Cocco and Abe Mao, and the production talents of Negishi Takamune, the song's pop-rock sound matches perfectly with the lyrics. "There's a part of me that's visible, and

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  • Do As Infinity will sing for upcoming drama, "Team Batista 3"

    June 22, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    Do As Infinity's new single, "Ariadne no ito" (on sale September 7th), has been chosen as the theme song of the upcoming drama, "Team Batista 3 - Ariadne no dangan". This marks their 8th song chosen as a drama's theme, and the first in 8 years to be used in a drama since 2003's "Koibumi ~Watashitachi ga aishita otoko~" (TBS). Do As Infinity's female counterpart Van Tomiko commented, "I hope that as you listen to our song, you will feel the w

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  • Mr. Children's song "Sosei" chosen as the theme song for upcoming documentary

    June 22, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    The critically-acclaimed BBC documentary, "Life -Inochi wo tsunagu monogatari-", narrated by kabuki actor Matsumoto Kojiro and his daughter, actress Matsu Takako, will open on September 1st, and the theme song for the Japanese release will be rock band Mr. Children's "Sosei" ("Rebirth"). The song was released in May 2002 as part of the album "IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD", and is a favorite at Mr. Children concerts. Nine years after its release, t

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  • Mizuki Nana's new song chosen as theme song for "Hitachi Sekai Fushigi Hakken!"

    June 22, 2011 @ 5:54 am

    Mizuki Nana's upcoming song "7COLORS" has been chosen as the new ending theme for the TBS quiz show "Hitachi Sekai Fushigi Hakken!". "7COLORS" will be included on Mizuki Nana's 25th single, "Junketsu Paradox", on sale August 3rd, and it promises to gain a lot of attention as the ending theme of a popular prime-time show. The singer is currently on her nationwide tour, "NANA MIZUKI LIVE JOURNEY 2011". The tour covers 14 concerts and will f

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