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  • Aoi Eir reveals debut song, "MEMORIA"!

    September 16, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Anime fans know her for being the singer of the ending theme song to upcoming anime "Fate/Zero", but she'll be introducing herself to J-Pop fans through her debut single, "MEMORIA". Aoi Eir gave music fans a hint of her vocal talents through the song "Avalon Blue", found on volume 6 of 'Lisuani!' (Listen Anime!) under the moniker "Eir". 'Lisani' is a Sony Music magazine that lists all of its upcoming and current artists. Aoi's debut sin

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  • S/mileage reveals PV preview for "Tachiagaaru"!

    September 16, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    A short preview of S/mileage's upcoming PV for "Tachiagaaru" has been revealed! The cute, upbeat feeling of the song easily makes its way into the video, as the members of S/mileage dance energetically in space and charm with their adorable close-ups. Check out the video below! Thanks to kohri for the tip!

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  • AKB48 performs "Flying Get" on MUSIC STATION

    September 16, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    AKB48 made an appearance on this week's episode of MUSIC STATION, and the girls performed their latest single "Flying Get" which was released on August 24th. Check out the performance below! Thanks to airisu chan~ for the tip!

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  • KARA announces 5th single, "Winter Magic"

    September 16, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    Pop group KARA has announced on their website that they will be releasing their 5th single on October 19th. The single titled, "Winter Magic" will come in three versions, two of them being limited editions. Limited edition A will be come with a DVD, while limited edition B will come with a photobook. The regular edition will come with a bonus track. They are also having a special campaign for fans to win KARA goods. More details will be

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  • Girls Dead Monster's LiSA to release debut single, "oath sign"

    September 16, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    Singer LiSA of "Girls Dead Monster" is making her solo debut this October. Her debut single, "oath sign" will be the opening theme song to upcoming anime, "Fate/Zero" next month. Even though this is LiSA's debut single, the singer isn't new to the industry as she's already released a solo album "Letters to U" in April of this year. She is also one half of the band "Girls Dead Monster", which is an in-story band from the anime "Angel Beats"

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  • Sugimoto Aya attends Benjamin McKenzie's Tokyo press conference

    September 16, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    On September 15th, Sugimoto Aya appeared at a press conference at The Ritz Carlton Tokyo alongside Benjamin McKenzie, star of American television drama “Southland.”  Sugimoto appeared as the representative “sexy lady”, and  McKenzie, who's been selected twice as one of “The World’s 25 Sexist Men,” talked about sexy men and women in Japan and America. Sugimoto dressed as a “policewoman in deep cover.”  McKenzie, who plays a police officer

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  • SMAP holds a press conference at China's Great Hall of the People

    September 16, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    On September 15th, SMAP held a press conference in China prior to their very first overseas performance on the following day. The press conference was held at the Great Hall of the People in 'The Chongqing Hall', which is a special room that is used for meetings between national guests and Chinese officials. About 150 reporters from 100 local media agencies gathered at the hall, and showed their interest in the group. The reporters aske

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  • Kanno Miho becomes the new image character for "Kaku Highball"

    September 16, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    It's been announced that actress Kanno Miho was selected to become the new image character for Suntory's "Kaku Highball" CMs! The previous endorsement model, actress Koyoki, had previously announced her pregnancy, and so it was decided that the CMs would require a new image character. Kanno said that she likes to drink alcohol, but whiskey seems like an "adult" drink. She also said making the commercial was a challenge for her and that

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  • GACKT's band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz kicks off their tour at Zepp Tokyo

    September 16, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    GACKT's band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz kicked off their tour at the Zepp Tokyo on September 14th and 15th. YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz formed in March 2010 under the theme, "To shape up weak men". In June 2011, they announced their new members: LUNA SEA drummer SHINYA, JON from fade, TAKUMI on guitar, and former RIZE member U:ZO. The "twin vocal & triple guitar" band held a European tour in July, gathering roughly 20,000 people to 13 performa

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  • BoA stuns with her gold dress at ESCADA opening ceremony

    September 16, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    On September 15th, singer BoA attended the opening ceremony for ESCADA's Tokyo Roppongi Hills store as a special guest. The beautiful singer appeared wearing a gold dress worth approximately 1.78 million yen. "This is the first time I've worn such a gorgeous dress, but I'm of an age where I can wear things like this now," she said. When asked whether or not she had brought an escort, BoA smiled while replying, "I don't have one yet." BoA

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