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  • Music Japan reveals their artist lineup for September 11th!

    September 4, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Popular music program Music Japan revealed their artist lineup for their September 11th episode! This broadcast will feature groups such as flumpool, Morning Musume, and AAA. In addition, singer-songwriter Uemura Kana and rapper KREVA will make their appearance on stage as well. Check it out below! ---- "Akashi" - flumpool "Sekaiichi Gohan" - Uemura Kana "KILA KILA" - KREVA "Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Neg

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  • CNBLUE to make their major label debut in October

    September 4, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    CNBLUE has announced that they will make their major label debut with the single "In My Head" this fall! In order to build up experience, the Korean band travelled to Japan in 2009, where band culture is strongly rooted. For approximately half a year, CNBLUE held a series of street lives and live house performance before they released their indie debut mini-album "Now or Never". After putting out six subsequent CD releases, CNBLUE held a succe

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  • Maeda Atsuko holds her first solo live for 6,000 fans

    September 4, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    On September 4th, AKB48's Maeda Atsuko held her first solo live event at Yomiuri Land in Tokyo. Accompanied by a live band, she sang four songs in front of 6,000 fans. Maeda greeted, "What I wanted to try most was to sing live with a band," and continued, "I got to do what I want, it was a happy event." Maeda appeared on stage wearing a white camisole and a mint-green skirt, and sang "Kono Mune no Melody", "Hoozue to Cafe Macchiato", "Yoak

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  • AKB48's Kitahara Rie to make her movie debut in "Graffreeter Toki"

    September 4, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    AKB48's Kitahara Rie has been picked up to play the heroine in the upcoming movie, "Graffreeter Toki". Inspired by Itagaki Keisuke's manga series, "Grappler Baki", "Graffreeter Toki" is the movie adaptation of the stage play that was put on in March of this year. Set in a downtown shopping street, the human comedy portrays the life of a young boy named Toki, whose mother raised him while teaching him the ways of the famous grappler, Baki.

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  • AKB48 reveals the title to their upcoming single at handshake event

    September 4, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48 held a handshake event at Nagoya Dome on September 4th, where they announced the title of their upcoming single. Scheduled to be available on October 26th, fans can look forward to "Kaze wa Fuiteiru." The members told the 20,000 fans, "It will be a cool song, so please look forward to it, everyone." The handshake event was held for their latest single "Flying Get" which sold over one million copies on its release d

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  • Have Nagasawa Masami and EXILE's AKIRA broken up already?

    September 4, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Actress Nagasawa Masami and EXILE's AKIRA have reportedly been in a relationship since April this year, but media outlet Sanspo is divulging that the couple may have broken up already. The relationship between Nagasawa and AKIRA had never been officially confirmed in the first place, but a person close to the former couple broke the news to Sanspo on September 3rd, telling them that they ended the relationship sometime at the end of June. Re

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  • Stereopony releases music video for "Arigatou"

    September 4, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    A few days ago, it was announced that actor Abe Hiroshi was going to be on one of the covers of Stereopony's new song "Arigatou", which was also being used as the theme song for his new movie,"Tengoku kara no Yell". The band have finally released their music video for the song, which features footage from the movie. Next to Abe, we also get to see the rest of the cast, including the actresses Mimura and Sakuraba Nanami, and actor Yano Masa

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  • Kikkawa Yuu reveals full PV for "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"

    September 4, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    A few days ago, tokyohive revealed the short PV for Kikkawa Yuu's new song, "Hapirapi ~Sunrise~". The full PV has finally been revealed, and it's every bit as refreshing as the preview! In the video, Kikkawa Yuu invites the viewer to her home, where they're instantly captivated by her fresh and natural charm. Check out her PV below! Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu shows off her quirky style for "Zipper"

    September 4, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    "Zipper" model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was featured in their October issue to celebrate the release of her debut mini-album "Moshi Moshi Harajuku". For her photoshoot, Kyary took on a variety of styles including 60's-influence pop, "horror kawaii", and a crazier look with "lion hair". Becky, Nakagawa Shoko, Tsuchiya Anna, Saito Takumi, and SHINee also make brief appearances throughout the issue. Check out the scans below! [gallery link="file"

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  • Arashi successfully holds live concert in a storm with 70,000 fans

    September 4, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    On September 3rd, Arashi held a concert at the National Stadium in Tokyo amidst violent rain and strong winds. For the opening performance, the members had planned to fly on wires approximately 50 meters high. However, this was inevitably cancelled out of consideration for the members' safety. Consequently, the boys appeared from underneath the stage in front of 70,000 fans, who were waiting in raincoats. This was their fourth year in a

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