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  • Fudanjuku introduces new members + single for Kawaii Girl Japan

    December 20, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Kawaii Girl Japan has graciously provided an English-subbed interview of Fudanjuku's recent press conference, where they introduced their new members and upcoming song! In the video, the new members Aiba Kensui (Hasegawa Ai) and Yukimura Ryouma (Fukumi Maki) introduce themselves to Fudanjuku and Nakano Fujo Sisters fans, talk about their January single "Kazeikki", and discuss their goal of making it to "Kouhaku Uta Gassen". The cross-dressin

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  • SPYAIR announces their first single for 2012

    December 19, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    Rock band SPYAIR has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "My World", on March 14th! The title track has already been picked up as the ending theme for the anime, "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE", starting January 29th. It's described as a powerful number that will encourage people who suffer from distress. The single will come in three different versions: a regular edition, a limited edition with a DVD, and a limited edition

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  • THE UNIQUE STAR announces new mini-album, "LEVEL9"

    December 19, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    THE UNIQUE STAR has just announced the release of their 3rd mini-album, 'LEVEL9'! Scheduled to hit stores on February 29th, 'LEVEL9' will contain six new songs. The mini-album is said to be filled with songs that show an impressive, dramatic, and emotional contrast between stillness and motion for a stunning masterpiece of musicianship. Additionally, THE UNIQUE STAR will be performing a series of one-man lives across Japan called "VS". Th

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  • Kikkawa Yu + Vanilla Beans perform at special idol concert

    December 19, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    On December 17th, idols Kikkawa Yu and Vanilla Beans performed at the huge idol event, "HMB presents Misono Idol Festival Vol.2 ~Urawamisono ni Idol Daishuugou! 2011nen Saigo no Fan Daikansha!!~", at the Urawamisono Aeon Mall. Kikkawa Yu charmed the crowd in her pure white outfit, and received a huge cheer from all the idol fans present at the event as she performed five of her songs, beginning with her latest song "Konna Watashi de Yokattar

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  • Oricon announces 2011's yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales"!

    December 19, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    Oricon has stamped the end of 2011 with the release of their yearly ranking for "Artist Total Sales". The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs. We've got the list of the 'top 5' artists with the highest record of sales down below! - 01 - AKB48 # 16,282,000,000 Yen (approx. 209,126,008 USD) 02 - Arashi # 15,369,000,000 Yen (approx. 197,399,436 USD) 03 - EXILE # 5,60

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  • SKE48 reveals PV preview + information for their new single, "Kataomoi Finally"!

    December 19, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    During their handshake event for "Okie Dokie" at the Nagoya Port Messe in Aichi on December 18th, idol group SKE48 revealed new information about their upcoming single "Kataomoi Finally"! After performing the song "Okie Dokie", member Matsui Jurina turned to the crowd and said, "To everyone gathered in the venue, we have a slightly early Christmas present from all of us!" A screen prepared on stage showed clips of "Okie Dokie", followed by the

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  • Stereopony to provide theme song for "Pokemon Smash!"

    December 19, 2011 @ 2:10 am

    According to an announcement on their official website, Stereopony will be providing the ending theme song to the popular television show, "Pokemon Smash!" The program, which airs every Sunday at 7:30 AM, will use Stereopony's song "I Am a Hero" as the ending theme. "I Am a Hero" was one of the new songs from the band's most recent album, "More!More!!More!!!". It was also revealed that Stereopony will be making their own special appearanc

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  • Takei Emi holds her first ever high-five event

    December 19, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    Actress Takei Emi held her first ever high-five event on December 17th at the Saitama Koshigaya Aeon Lake Town. Aside from appearing in fifteen different commercials, Takei has been successfully carrying out a career as a model and, an actress in movies and dramas. The event was held in celebration of the release of her first single, "Koi Suru Kimochi", which marked Takei's official debut as a singer. When Takei Emi finally appeared, fans

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  • Music Japan performances from December 18th!

    December 18, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    On December 18th episode of Music Japan, various artists such as No Sleeves, Rainbow, L'arc~en~Ciel, and T-ARA took the stage to perform their singles and songs. Without further ado, check out the featured performances below! === <"Pedicure Day" - No Sleeves> <"yayaya" - T-ARA> <"Mach" - RAINBOW> <"CHASE" - L'arc~en~Ciel> === Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Funky Monkey Babys attracts 3,500 fans to the Xmas Live

    December 18, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    On December 17th, Funky Monkey Babys held a 'Xmas Special Ballad Live' at Yomiuri Land in Inagi, Tokyo. Approximately 3,500 fans gathered to this outdoor stage and leader Funky Kato (33) exclaimed, “This is the first and the last live with just ballads.” They performed 5 songs, including “LOVE SONG” from their upcoming  album, “Funky Monkey Babys 4” scheduled for release on December 21st. Currently, the group is unfolding their collabor

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