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  • Mixed visual kei band "THE TOKYO HIGH BLACK" to make a comeback!

    August 4, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    PS Company's super band, THE TOKYO HIGH BLACK, has announced a comeback! The "mixed band" consists of Alice Nine's rhythm guitarist Tora and bassist Saga, Kra's vocalist Keiyuu, and former Kagrra bassist NAOKI. D=out's bassist Reika and SCREW's drummer Jin are being added to the group as support members, making the band even more irresistible for visual kei fans. The group will be releasing a new digital single on August 11th titled "wann

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Nakashima Mika's "LOVE IS ECSTASY"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Last month, tokyohive reported that singer Nakashima Mika would sing the theme song for Shinohara Ryoko's new movie, "Unfair the answer". This theme song, titled "LOVE IS ECSTASY", reflects the protagionist's feelings, who confronts life and its difficulties with her cool and strong personality. This upcoming song is the first rock song she's done in awhile, so check it out below! Nakashima Mika - LOVE IS ECSTASY ~New MP3~ [HD] by wonde

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  • Koda Kumi's 51st single to be the theme song of "Second Virgin"

    August 3, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    Today, it was revealed that Koda Kumi’s single, “Ai wo Tomenaide” (to be released September 21st) will be used as a theme song for Suzuki Kyoka’s starring movie, “Second Virgin”. This movie is the sequel to the 2010 NHK drama of the same name and Koda was in charge of the theme song for the drama last year as well. The singer stated the following regarding the theme song, “There is no such thing as a late love and there is no need for a p

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  • Vision Factory reveals name for their upcoming middle school idol group

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Vision Factory has just unveiled the name for their new idol group! As we previously reported, Vision Factory - the entertainment agency currently managing Amuro Namie, SPEED, and DA PUMP - is forming a new idol group that will appeal to fans with their serious skills in both dancing and singing. The group currently contains seven members: Ito Momoka, Fujita Miria, Nomoto Sora, Hayashida Haruka, Shimomura Mio, Kiyomura Kawane, and Inoue Ri

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  • Bekimasu reveals info on new single, "Makeruna Wasshoi!"

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Special Hello! Project unit Bekimasu has just revealed details on their upcoming single, "Makeruna Wasshoi!" The unit consists of Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage and the song was released through Chaku-Uta back on July 16th to help encourage the Japanese people. "Makeruna Wasshoi!" will be released as a physical single during their Hello! Project 2011 Summer concert tour for only ¥800. Check out the track list and cover

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  • mihimaru GT announces their 6th album, "mihimalight"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    Pop duo mihimaru GT has just updated their official website with information about a new album! According to their announcement, mihimaru GT will be releasing their sixth album "mihimalight" on September 7th. The album will come in two different versions: a limited 'CD+DVD' version and a regular 'CD-only' version. The DVD will include the music videos for "Omedetou", Masterpiece", and their latest song "Evo★Revolution". Stay tuned

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  • Full audio for Hamasaki Ayumi's "Progress" revealed!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    The audio for Hamasaki Ayumi's new song "Progress" has been unleashed! "Progress" features strings, a piano, and Ayu's powerful vocals, morphing from a beautiful ballad-like song into a powerful track with a thumping beat. The track is included on her upcoming mini-album, "FIVE". Without further ado, check out the song for yourself below! Thanks to Setsuka and King L for the tips!

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  • JUJU to release new double A-side single, "YOU / BELOVED"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Singer-songwriter JUJU has just announced that she will be releasing a brand new single! The single is a double A-side titled "YOU / BELOVED", and is scheduled for release on August 31st. The first title track is the same "YOU" from her highly successful fourth album, but with a new strings arrangement. The second A-side, "BELOVED", is her cover of GLAY's hit song of the same name, which was used in Sony's CM for the camera "a NEX-C3".

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  • UNDER FOREST releases four track samples from their upcoming album

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    After being bashed for various reasons by both Metal and Gothic-Lolita fans in the span of 1 week, theatrical music unit UNDER FOREST, has suddenly released samples of four tracks from their album. Although it is only part of the album, the metal riffs and melodic guitar melodies that appear in the arrangements create a strong ensemble that has been in hard to find in recent years.  This musicality has perhaps not appeared in music since S

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  • Charice to make appearance in Japan for promotional purposes

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Filipino singer Charice, best known for debuting under the spell of renowned producer David Foster, will soon be promoting her new single "Far as the Sky" in Japan. This new single is currently being used as the theme song for the drama 'Bull Doctor' starring Esumi Makiko. Plans for Charice to make appearances on NihonTV's 'Sukkiri' on August 9th and FujiTV's 'Mezamashi Live 2011' on August 13th have already been set. On top of that she wi

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