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  • DEEP and Flower perform on 'Music Japan'

    October 19, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    EXILE family groups DEEP and Flower performed this week on music program 'Music Japan'. The two groups joined rock band L'arc~en~Ciel, idol group NMB48, and duo Tohoshinki - those can be seen here. You can also check out October 23rd line up here. Check out their performances below! - < DEEP - 'Kimi Janai Dareka Nante ~Tejina~' > - < Flower - 'Still' >

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  • Comedian Miyagawa Daisuke accidentally tweets his phone number

    October 19, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    On October 13th, comedian Miyagawa Daisuke caused a stir after accidentally exposing his phone number and email address onto Twitter. The tweet was meant to be sent to one of his followers via DM (direct message). His contact information was left for the public to see for quite some time, but Miyagawa immediately deleted it when he realized the commotion. Miyagawa apologized saying, "I'm sorry. I did it. I thought I had replied through DM

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  • exist†trace to hold U.S. East Coast tour

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    All-female visual kei band exist†trace has announced that they will be holding a tour in the Eastern United States next spring! Not much is known at this time, except that the band scheduled to perform in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia next March. Details on the date, venue, and ticket sales will be announced at a later date. Additionally, exist†trace will be making an appearance at the Japanese anime convention, 'Tekkoshocon 2012'.

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  • Japan Box Office Report – October 15th/16th

    October 18, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_197670" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Moteki" / "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" / "Fast Five""][/caption] Two big productions, one from Hollywood and one from Japan, opened last weekend, but surprisingly none of them managed to break into the top three. Instead, we had the same top three as last week, with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" on top selling over 1,000,000 ticket

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  • Check out the trailer & poster for Itao Itsuji's "Gekkou no Kamen"

    October 18, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    On Monday, the official website for the much-discussed, upcoming movie "Gekkou no Kamen", starring Itao Itsuji, Asano Tadanobu, and Ishihara Satomi, was finally launched along with a film poster and a first trailer. "Gekkou no Kamen", which already screened at the '35th Montreal World Film Festival' in August, was directed and written by Itao Itsuji himself. Itao was inspired by the classic rakugo story "Sokotsu Nagaya", but he included a

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  • Video Preview for After School's 2nd Japanese single "Diva" revealed

    October 18, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Back in August, the ladies of After School officially debuted in Japan with the release of the Japanese version of "Bang!" Recently, it was announced that After School's 2nd Japanese single will be the Japanese version of their hit Korean song, "Diva" and a preview of the PV was revealed. The preview aired during the end credits of of Geino BANG show. Check it out below!

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  • AKB48's Suzuki Mariya to star in a horror movie for the first time

    October 18, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    Idol group AKB48's team B member Suzuki Mariya will star in the horror movie "Kokkuri-san Gekijyouban" which will be the first time for her to appear in a movie.  Suzuki's role will be a high school girl who tries to stand against the curse of "Kokkuri-san" (table-turning). This movie will be directed/scripted by Nagae Jiro ("2 Channel no Noroi Gekijyouban"). The movie will feature the appearances of Kataoka Asuka and Umemoto Shizuka.

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  • DIR EN GREY open up registration for 'UROBOROS -that's where the truth is-'

    October 18, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    Special ticket registration for DIR EN GREY's live 'UROBOROS -that's where the truth is-' on January 22nd, 2012 have officially begun! 'UROBOROS' is DIR EN GREY's seventh album that was released back in 2008. They also released their eighth album 'DUM SPIRO SPERO' this past August and gave the impression that fans can expect a new phase from the group. However, DIR EN GREY announced that they would be holding a revamped and evolved form of

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  • Kiroro's Tamashiro Chiharu to hold free live for her solo debut

    October 18, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    On October 19th, Kiroro's Tamashiro Chiharu will release her solo debut single, "Kamisama". To commemorate this release, Tamashiro will be holding a free live! "Kamisama" was written by Tamashiro herself, after she realized that singing was her path. She hopes to encourage those who listen to her sing, even it's for the slightest moment. The song will be produced by Nishio Yoshihiko, who's known for working with Ayaka and YUI. "Kamisama" i

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  • YUKI kicks off her first arena tour

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    On October 15th, YUKI kicked off her arena tour, "YUKI tour 'MEGAPHONIC' 2011", at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba. Over 6,000 fans gathered at the venue to enjoy YUKI's first day of the tour. During the main segment of the live, YUKI decided to forgo the MC segments in order to sing. She performed "Hello!", "Yuukan na Vanilla Ice Cream", "Naiteru Kaijuu", as well as other tracks from her latest album, "megaphonic". The concept of this 2-hour

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