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  • Kikkawa Yuu reveals jacket covers + track list for "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"

    August 23, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Kikkawa Yuu has revealed the jacket covers and track list for her upcoming single, "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"! Kikkawa’s second single was used as the theme song for Nihon TV’s summer event "Shiodome Exhibition 2011", which was held from July 22nd to August 21st. The single will come in five versions: Limited Editions A through D, and a Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A will contain a DVD with the PV for "Hapirapi~Sunrise~". The work will

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  • Mukai Osamu to appear in CM for Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album

    August 23, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    It's been revealed that actor Mukai Osamu will be making an appearance in the TV CM for Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album, which will be released on August 31st. This collaboration was decided after Mukai played a bassist in the movie, "BECK", which also featured Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Around The World" as its theme song. Mukai commented, "I used to listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers when I was in high school. I listened to them before

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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to make major debut with the mini-album "First Kiss"

    August 22, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Girl band HAPPY BIRTHDAY will be making their major debut on October 26th with the mini-album, "First Kiss", from Sony Music Associated Records. HAPPY BIRTHDAY formed in 2009 with vocalist/guitarist Kisa, and drummer Akko. They are known for their catchy sounds, and piercing lyrics. The mini-album will include a total of eight distinctive tracks including "Shakai no Gomi no Uta", a song with shocking lyrics, "SHIT!", a song with a theme

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  • ZONE performs "secret base ~Kimi ga Kuretamono~" on HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ

    August 22, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    On HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ's broadcast on August 22nd, ZONE performed "secret base ~Kimi ga Kuretamono~", which was their hit song that was released back in 2001. In this performance, the group displayed their heartwarming live in front of the regulars and guests of this program. Minami Akina, Nakamura Aoi, and Miura Shohei were some of the guest participants of this program. Check out their performance below!

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  • Choshinsei's performance + talk on HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ

    August 22, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    On the August 22nd episode of HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ, Korean group Choshinsei/Supernova took the stage and performed "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai", a single released back on the 10th. Before the performance, singer and comedian AMEMIYA performed his original song for the group and even made couple members of Choshinsei cry from watching various footage on this video. Check out the performance and talk of Choshinsei below! (Performance

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  • May'n to release new single + live DVD

    August 22, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Singer May'n has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "Brain Diver", on November 2nd! The title song, "Brain Diver", will be used as the opening theme song for the anime, "Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle", which will start airing in October. The single is set to contain a total of four tracks. Additionally, May'n will also release her live DVD / Blu-ray, "May'n Special Concert DVD (BD) 2011 'RHYTHM TANK!!' at Nippon Budokan",

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  • Check out the members of Nogizaka46, the official rivals of AKB48!

    August 22, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    On August 21st, the final audition for AKB48's rival group, Nogizaka46, was held at the SME Nogizaka Building. Out of 38,934 applicants, 56 girls made it to the final audition. After a practical examination and interview, 36 girls were chosen as starting members with an average age of 16.3. Akimoto explained, "I considered the balance of the group." Out of the 36 members, there was a surprise selection of 16 temporary senbatsu members.

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  • 'Music Japan' reveals lineup for August 28th

    August 22, 2011 @ 4:40 am

    'Music Japan' has announced their guest lineup for August 28th! This episode will feature a gorgeous lineup from the members from AKB48 and DIVA. Plus, three male K-Pop groups will be making their appearance of this broadcast as well. Check out the full guest list for this episode below! ---- "Flying Get" - AKB48 "Cry" - DIVA "JULIETTE" - SHINee "I'm your man" - 2PM "BAD GIRL" - BEAST ---- Source: Mu

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  • Vision Factory releases more episodes of "Fairies Road to Debut"!

    August 22, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    A couple of weeks ago, Vision Factory released a video titled "Fairies Road to Debut Episode 1". The video is about a minute and a half long, and shows the members going to their first photoshoot. Continuing  with this "web mini-series", Vision Factory released additional clips from the photoshoot set, this time with both group and individual member shots. Check 'em out below! == - - - - - -

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  • Utada Hikaru and Ayaka to make a comeback?

    August 21, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    Lately, there have been many rumors of several female singers who are currently on hiatus and that these artists are preparing to make their return to the music industry. The first person in question is Utada Hikaru. Last August, she announced that she will be going on an indefinite hiatus starting in 2011 to focus on ‘human activities’. A person involved in management stated, "Producer Miyake Akira, who is also known as the founder of Uta

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