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  • Itano Tomomi lands first lead role in a movie

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    Itano Tomomi has landed her first lead movie role in 'Nozokime' that's scheduled to open in theaters next spring. 'Nozokime' is based on a horror novel of the same title by Mitsuda Shinzou. The story revolves around the mystery of 'nozokime', a 'peeping eye' that watches humans from tiny cracks that can be found in one's everyday life. When a person comes eye-to-eye with the 'nozokime', they are faced with uncontrollable fear. Itano plays 'Mishim

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  • WEAVER to release new single, 'Boys & Girls'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

    WEAVER will release a new single titled "Boys & Girls" on October 7th.Like their last single "Kuchizuke Diamond", WEAVER teamed up with Kawano Kei for their new single. For its coupling tracks, the single will include "Door", which is a song that the band has been performing during last year's nationwide tour, and "Happiness~Futari wa Ima mo~", which is composed and sung by Okuno Shota (B).  WEAVER has also revealed the short version ly

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  • The lyric video for Matsui Rena's solo song features photos from her debut

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    The lyric video for SKE48 member Matsui Rena's solo song "2588 Nichi" has been uploaded onto the group's official YouTube channel. The title "2588 Nichi" refers to the number of days from when Matsui passed the audition to the day of her graduation concert. It will be included in the Type D version of SKE48's upcoming single "Mae Nomeri" to be released on August 12. In the lyric video, you can see photos of the idol from her debut

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi announces graduation

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    AKB48 Team K member Uchida Mayumi has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on August 7 during a big handshake event held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. On her official Instagram account, Uchida wrote, "I don't think I would call myself a 'royal road idol' in AKB48. I'm glad that I didn't give up on doing things differently from other people and in my own way. I don't have any regrets."  Uchida is the owner of

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  • Plastic Tree unveil short PV for 'Rakka'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:43 am

    Plastic Tree have unveiled the short PV for their new single "Rakka" that's scheduled for a September 2 release. The PV was directed by Imai Toshihiko, who was also in charge of the PVs for "Mime" and "Slow". In the PV, you can see the band's performance including vocalist Arimura Ryutaro dressed in white and playing the guitar. There are also photos of flowers embedded into the PV. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Did Fukase and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu end their relationship?

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    There is a rumor going around on the internet that SEKAI NO OWARI member Fukase and model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu broke up. It started with Fukase's tweet with a word "question" and a code illustration that says "12 11552 21."According to the fans' decoding, it can be read as "WE BROKE UP" (as the first "1" is written in "WHITE", and the number is "1", so it refers the first letter of "WHITE" which is "W", "2" is in "RED", and the second letter

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  • AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka to take a break due to asthma attacks, not participating in upcoming Janken tournament

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    AKB48 team A member Shimazaki Haruka announced that she would take a break from the group's activities for a while due to asthma attacks.Shimazaki tweeted, "I've been causing troubles to work-related people and worrying you fans as asthma attacks are interfering with my work this past month. Though no details have been set yet, I decided after talking to my doctor and staff members to take a break for a while." Regarding her condition, Shimazaki

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  • 17 girls pass the 'AKB48 Taiwan Audition'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    On August 6, the final selection for "AKB48 Taiwan Audition" to choose AKB48's first foreign members was held in Taipei, Taiwan, and it was announced that 17 girls have passed the audition. As a lot more girls passed than was originally planned, there will be another "final judgement" after the 17 candidates take lessons for a certain period of time. Those who pass the "final judgement" will join AKB48 as its members and will start their activiti

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers release the MV to 'Unfair World'

    August 8, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    Popular group Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE revealed the music video to their upcoming single "Unfair World" (to be released on September 2) on avex' official YouTube channel.As we reported previously, "Unfair World" has been picked as Shinohara Ryoko's starring film "Unfair the end". This is the group's first ballad single in almost a year since "C.O.S.M.O.S." (released in October of 2014), and the MV is directed by Kiriya Kazuaki.I

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  • GReeeeN recruit 150 'SAKAMOTO' for PV

    August 6, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    The short PV for GReeeeN's new song "SAKAMOTO" has been uploaded onto their official YouTube channel."SAKAMOTO" is the title track to GReeeeN's new single that's slated for release on August 19. It was picked up as the CM song for their collaboration product with Akagi Nyugyo's 'Garigari-kun'. The PV follows the story of Sakamoto Ryoma's time slip. Dancer Dayoshi plays the role of Sakamoto Ryoma. As extras, the group recruited 150 peopl

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