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  • THE BAWDIES reveal cover + CM for "THE BAWDIES A GO-GO!!"

    May 23, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    THE BAWDIES have just revealed the cover and video trailer for their upcoming DVD "THE BAWDIES A GO-GO!!", which will be released on June 20th. The DVD mostly features footage broadcast on Space Shower TV from May 2010 to February 2011. The limited edition first press version of the DVD will also come with a sticker drawn by drummer MARCY, which was distributed at the "SPACE SHOWER SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2010" event two years ago. The trailer

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  • Memorial service for Dragon Ash's IKUZONE to be held on June 6th

    May 22, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    It's been revealed that the memorial service for Dragon Ash's bassist IKUZONE will be held on June 6th at SHIBUYA-AX. As previously reported, IKUZONE passed away on April 21st due to acute cardiac insufficiency. The memorial service will be held for fans to bid their last farewell to IKUZONE. Within the venue, an altar will be prepared for flower placement. There will be no entrance fee or applications to attend the service. There will

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  • Nishiuchi Mariya to attend Japan Expo 2012 for "Switch Girl!!

    May 22, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Model and "Pikaru no Teiri" regular Nishiuchi Mariya, one of the stars of Fuji TV's original drama "Switch Girl!!", will be appearing at the Japan Expo 2012 convention, which is being held in France from July 5th through 8th. The drama itself will be broadcasting in France beginning in July. The current plans are to air it on KZTV, a specialty channel dedicated to Japanese anime and comics, followed by availability on the on-demand channel

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  • King Records establishes a kids label, "Suku♪Iku"

    May 21, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    King Records Strategic Marketing has established a new label titled Suku♪Iku, which will focus on goods for children. The homepage for the label was opened back on April 16th. The name "SukuIku" is a abbreviation combining the Japanese words "sukusuku" (quickly) and "ikuji" (childcare), with the added bonus of using the first two characters of the word 'school' in Japanese (suku-ru). Suku♪Iku plans to operate under the concept of producing

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  • FT ISLAND celebrates their 2nd major label debut anniversary

    May 21, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    In celebration of the recent release of their second album "20 [twenty]", FT ISLAND held two lives at ZEPP TOKYO on May 19th and Osaka's Dojima River Forum on May 20th, gathering together approximately 10,000 fans selected from a lottery. When lead vocalist Hong Ki began the show by greeting the crowd with a cheerful "Long time no see, everyone!", the audience heated up. The band played five songs from their new album "20 [twenty]" which h

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  • Savanna's Yagi Masumi holds wedding ceremony

    May 21, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    On May 20th, Yagi Masumi of the comic duo Savanna finally held the wedding ceremony for the marriage he registered on March 14th to a normal, 26-year-old OL woman. "Two seconds after the ceremony started, I teared up," said Yagi, who received blessings from approximately forty people (including his partner Takahashi Shigeo and comedian Nakayama Kinni-kun). "Since she's my wife, she'll be followed by my partner even more than she had been u

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's Fujigaya Taisuke to star in first solo CM for "Shinikare"

    May 21, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    It has just been revealed that Kis-My-Ft2's Fujigaya Taisuke will be starring in first solo commercial for NOTTV's mobile drama "Shinikare"! Fujigaya Taisuke, who's seen a huge increase in his popularity, will be challenging his first commercial on his own to promote the upcoming drama. Two versions will air on TV in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyushu, and Okinawa - a "feeling" version and a "sleeping" version. Dressed completely i

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  • PENPALS announces first new album in eight years

    May 20, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    After reuniting all of their original members in February of 2011, PENPALS has announced that they will be releasing an album with new songs for the first time in eight years on July 25th. Although the cover and other details about the album are still not known, the album will contain a self-cover of their hit song "TELL ME WHY", which gained popularity as the opening theme song to the anime "Berserk". PENPALS has also announced that th

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  • Listen to a preview of Mizuki Nana's new song, "METRO BAROQUE"

    May 19, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    A preview for Mizuki Nana's upcoming song "METRO BAROQUE" was recently revealed in a long-awaited trailer for the upcoming anime film, "BLOOD-C The Last Dark". The "BLOOD" series has drawn critical acclaim from famous Hollywood directors such as James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino, showing its huge impact around the world. The "BLOOD-C"  anime series was born out of a collaboration between the Production I.G (who is known for such hits as

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  • Artists to come together for PUFFY cover album, 'PUFFY COVERS'

    May 19, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    A cover compilation album of PUFFY's greatest hits will be released on July 4th. The album is titled 'PUFFY COVERS', and will contain covers by 16 different artists, such as Yoshii Kazuya, Saito Kazuyoshi, OKAMOTO'S, The Birthday, Spitz, and more. In addition to the demo-like cover of "Oriental Diamond" provided by Okuda Tamio, the album will also include new recordings of covers these artists have done in the past to give it a fresh feel.

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