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  • Porno Graffitti announces new album, "PANORAMA PORNO"

    February 15, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Rock band Porno Graffitti has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "PANORAMA PORNO", on March 28th. "PANORAMA PORNO" will be the band's 9th original album, and their first in about two years. It will include their latest singles, "Kimi wa 100%", "EXIT", "One More Time", "Yuki no Iro", and "2012Spark". The album will be available in two different versions: a regular CD-only edition and a limited CD+DVD edition. The DVD fo

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  • Ando Yuko to release new album, "Kanchigai"

    February 15, 2012 @ 4:38 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko will be releasing her new album, "Kanchigai", on March 28th. The album will contain a total of 11 tracks including Ando's latest single, "Kagayashiki Hibi". The cover jacket was designed by Ando herself. When she first showed it to her staff, they described the cover saying, "It's like the movie, Black Swan". The first press edition will come with a special sleeve. Check out the track list below! - <

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  • GReeeeN to release an animated PV for "Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka"

    February 15, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    On February 13th, 4-member unit GReeeeN has announced the completion for their music video for their latest single, “Misenai Namida wa, Kitto Itsuka”. This will mark their first animated PV with an original story written by producer Kikuchi Hisashi and animated by the director of Walt Disney Animation Studio Japan, Hashimoto Saburo, who previously supervised the animation of  “The Little Mermaid”. The first-press edition of this single will enc

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  • Rainbow announces their third Japanese single, "Gonna Gonna GO!"

    February 14, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Korean pop group Rainbow has just announced on their official Japanese website that they will releasing their third Japanese single "Gonna Gonna GO!". "Gonna Gonna GO!" is their first original Japanese song and will be released on March 14th. The song is described as a positive message where girls don't give up and move forward! The single will come in three versions: Type A, Type B, and Type C. Type's A & B (tentative) will include

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  • AKB48 to release 'Kohaku singing battle' on DVD

    February 14, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48 will be releasing their live event, 'AKB48 Kohaku singing battle', on DVD! 'AKB48 Kohaku singing battle' was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL back on December 20th. 139 members of the AKB family participated in this event by splitting up into 'red' and 'white' teams for a singing showdown. Disc 1 will contain the first half of the event, while disc 2 will include the second half along with making-of clips and b

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  • U-KISS reveals PV for "Forbidden Love"

    February 14, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    After having success with their first Japanese single, "Tick Tack", the boys of U-KISS are ready to build on their momentum in Japan with the release of their second Japanese single, "Forbidden Love". Although the single is scheduled for release on leap day, February 29th, the PV was released earlier today. In addition to "Forbidden Love", the boys of U-KISS are also scheduled to release their first Japanese album, "A Shared Dream" on

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  • Vanilla Beans to release new single in April

    February 14, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Idol group Vanilla Beans has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Choco Mint Flavor Time", on April 11th. Though there's little information on the single at this time,  it's been revealed that it will come in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will contain four songs and two instrumentals, while the regular edition will come with only four tracks. Additionally, Vanilla Beans will be featured on the

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  • NMB48 creates a new Oricon chart record with their 3rd single, "Junjou U-19"

    February 14, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    On February 8th, NMB48 released their third single, “Junjou U-19”, and it's already sold 329,000 copies in its first week! Not only that, but the single has also topped the Oricon Single Ranking for the week of February 20th. This marks NMB48's third single topping the Oricon charts in its first week -- their previous singles, “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” and “Oh My God!”, had also placed a triumphant first on their release weeks. With

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  • Ieiri Leo ranks high on recochoku prior to her debut

    February 14, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    The much-praised 17-year-old singer and songwriter Ieiri Leo, who is still going to senior high school, is finally going to make her official debut with her single "Sabrina" on February 15th. Online and mobile music portal Recochoku exclusively started distributing the full song for download prior to her debut and it already made it into the top five of the daily ranking for February 12th. Ieiri commented about the success, "This is a song

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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at Fukushima Spa Resort as a support live

    February 14, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    On February 12th, five-member idol unit Momoiro Clover Z performed a support live at Fukushima Spa Resort Hawaiian Dance for their reopening event. Just two summers ago, this idol group filmed the music video “Coco Natsu” (released back on November 2010) at this very place and as a repayment to their favor (for hosting their music video filming), the group decided to perform here as a support live. As a result, the seats for this live were sold

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