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  • Kuwata Keisuke to sing the ending theme for "Chibi Maruko-chan"

    February 11, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    It's been revealed that Kuwata Keisuke will be singing the ending theme song for the Fuji TV anime, "Chibi Maruko-chan"! The song will be titled "100mannen no Shiawase!!", and it will be used in the anime starting in April. The special collaboration was made to commemorate the 1,000th episode of "Chibi Maruko-chan", which will air on February 12th. Written by manga artist Sakura Momoko and composed by Kuwata, "100mannen no Shiawase!!" is d

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  • Lead unveils PV + album info for "Wanna Be With You"

    February 11, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    Last month, talented pop group Lead announced that they would be releasing their 19th single, "Wanna Be With You" in March. This single is not only Lead's first for 2012, but it also marks the first release for their 10th anniversary. The song has already hit #1 on Recochoku's daily chart along with its coupling song, "Hungry Sniper". "Hungry Sniper" was the only coupling song mentioned in our previous post, but it's just been revealed tha

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals artist line-up for February 17th

    February 10, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist-line up for the upcoming February 17th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature performances by AKB48, THE BAWDIES, Naoto Inti Raymi, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, and V6. This will be THE BAWDIES' second consecutive week to appear on the show. They will take the stage with their latest single, "ROCK ME BABY", which was released on February 8th. Check out the full set list below

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  • AFTER SCHOOL reveals track list + jacket covers for "PLAYGIRLZ"

    February 10, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Korean girl group AFTER SCHOOL will be releasing their first full-length Japanese album entitled "PLAYGIRLZ" in March. The album will include their debut single "Bang!", as well as their second and third singles, "Diva" and "Rambling girls/Because of you". Also included are the Japanese version of their popular Korean hit, "Shampoo", in addition to a new song called, "Just in time", the CM song for accessories brand Samantha Thavasa. 'P

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  • 9nine reveals jacket cover + track list info for new self-titled album

    February 10, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Girl group 9nine has released new information on their upcoming album, '9nine'. '9nine' will be released on March 7th and it marks the girls' first full-length album. It will include the songs "Cross Over", "SHINING☆STAR", "Natsu wanna say love U", "TICKTOCK☆2NITE", and "Shoujo Traveler". The first press of the limited and regular edition of the album will feature a bonus track in addition to  member introductions.  Limited Edition A w

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  • Nishino Kana announces new single, "SAKURA, I love you?"

    February 10, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    Pop singer Nishino Kana has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "SAKURA, I love you?", on March 7th! The new song is described to be a sakura song produced by Jeff Miyahara, with lyrics written by Nishino herself. It expresses the mixed feelings a girl has for her ex-boyfriend. The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD featuring a video digest of Nishino's

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  • STEREOPONY is coming to Sakura Con this April!

    February 9, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

    For the fourth year in a row, female rock band STEREOPONY will be coming back to the U.S. and this time to the anime convention Sakura Con in Seattle, WA. The convention will be held from April 6th to April 8th at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Downtown Seattle. The girls' previous shows in the U.S. include performances at SXSW (2009), AnimeNEXT (2010), and Anime Boston (2011). So coming here in 2012 will mark a rec

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  • AAA to release second "Best-of" album!

    February 9, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    With preparations well under way for the release of their first single of 2012, super entertainment group AAA has announced that they will also be releasing a new "Best-of" album titled, "Another side of #AAABEST" on March 21st. AAA previously released their first "best-of" album nine months ago "#AAABEST". This new "best-of" album will be all the side songs from the group's previous singles making this a "Ura Best" (Reverse Best). The

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  • ISSA x SoulJa release "FOREVA" PV from new album, 'ISM'

    February 9, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    Fans who've been waiting for a new collaboration between artists ISSA and SoulJa finally got some good news -- the two have teamed up once more for their new album, 'ISM'! ISSA x SoulJa came out with their first collaboration single 'Breathe' in 2010; it was followed by '4 chords' in 2011 and 'i hate u' with  model ROLA in that same year. Scheduled to hit shelves on February 29th. 'ISM' will be available in two editions: a regular and

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  • Koda Kumi to release new remix album

    February 9, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Singer Koda Kumi has announced that she'll be releasing a new remix album in March titled, 'Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4'. This album is the fourth installment in her remix series, and it will include 17 tracks. Fans will find remixes of "you", "Suki de, Suki de, Suki de.", "Ai wo Tomenaide", "Love Me Back", and 13 others. 'Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4' will be released on March 14th -- the same day that a live album ('KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2011

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