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  • Hamasaki Ayumi's "evolution" to be used as the theme song for "Helter Skelter"

    April 26, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    On April 26th, a new poster for the upcoming movie "Helter Skelter" was revealed along with the announcement that Hamasaki Ayumi's 20th single "evolution" (released in 2001) will be used as its theme song. "Helter Skelter" is directed by Ninagawa Mika and marks the comeback of actress Sawajiri Erika after a five year-long abstinence from the silver screen. It tells the story of a woman named 'Ririko' (Sawajiri), who received cosmetic surg

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  • PV Preview of SKE48's new single "Ai Shite Love Ru" revealed

    April 26, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    As we previously reported, SKE48 will release their 9th single "Ai Shite Love Ru!" on May 16th, but ahead of its release they've revealed a preview of the PV! According to reports, Akimoto Yasushi had originally named the single "Ai Love Shiteru!", but SKE48's member Matsui Rena suggested him to change it to "Ai Shite Love Ru!", which he immediately agreed to. Check out the preview below!

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of April 30th revealed

    April 26, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of April 30th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “FAIRY TAIL”, Volume 32 – Mashima Hiro: (297,314) 2. “Gin no Saji Silver Spoon”, Volume 3 – Arakawa Hiroshi: (293,359) 3. “Jojolion”, Volume 2 – Araki Hirohiko: (204,791) 4. “Detective Conan”, Volume 75 -  Aoyama Gosho: (145,430) 5. “Hajime no Ippo”,

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  • First teaser for "Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu" hits the web

    April 25, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    At teaser for the upcoming live-action adaptation "Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu" has recently been released on its official website! As reported previously, popular manga "Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu" will get a live-action movie adaptation starring Takei Emi and Matsuzaka Tori. In the movie, Takei will play 'Hibino Tsubaki', a nerdy high school girl who is indifferent towards love, while Matsuzaka will be 'Tsubaki Kyouta', a big playboy who steal

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  • mihimaru GT reveals short PV for "SAY YES -102kaime no Propose-"

    April 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Pop group mihimaru GT has revealed the short PV for "SAY YES -102kaime no Propose-" through Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel! "SAY YES -102kaime no Propose-"is a sampling of CHAGE and ASKA's "SAY YES", and it can be found in the group's upcoming best-of album, "THE BEST of mihimaru GT 2". This album is scheduled for release on May 30th. Check out the short PV below!

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP to release new album in June

    April 25, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP has revealed that they will be releasing a new album (currently untitled) on June 6th! It's been about 2 years since Hey! Say! JUMP released their last album, "JUMP NO. 1", so this new album is said to convey the growth of the boys. It will include the group's latest singles, "SUPER DELICATE", "Magic Power", "OVER", and "Arigato ~Sekai no Doko ni Ite mo~". The album will be available in both limited and regular editions.

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  • Arashi's new single "Your Eyes" to be released on June 6th

    April 25, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    It has been revealed that Arashi will release their new single "Your Eyes" on June 6th. As we reported before, this single will be the theme song for Aiba Masaki's NTV drama 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri'. This single will come in 2 editions, limited and regular. The limited edition will include one coupling song (Unknown title) and also include a Music Video DVD of "Your Eyes". The regular edition will include 2 other coupling songs (Unkn

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 04/18~04/24

    April 25, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 18th to April 24th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Akai Ito feat. Hazzie" - SA.RI.NA 02/(00) "Orange" - GReeeeN 03/(00) "Ame Nochi Hare" - INFINITY 16 welcomez MINMI & JAY'ED 04/(03) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 05/(04) "Har

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  • Maeda Atsuko to sing theme song for Katori Shingo's movie

    April 25, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko will be providing her song, "Kimi wa Boku da", as the theme for Katori Shingo's (SMAP) upcoming movie, 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!'(Open in theaters on June 23rd). Maeda is an animal lover who owns 6 dogs and 3 cats at home. She expressed her joy saying, "I'm very happy to be involved with this warm movie about dogs." She also commented, "It's a movie that will make you both cry and laugh, so I want

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki holds a release event for photo book 'Yu, Yu, Yukirin...'

    April 25, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    On April 24th, AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki held a release event for her latest photo book, 'Yu, Yu, Yukirin...', at Fukuya Bookstore in Tokyo. Regarding the upcoming 'AKB48 General Election' in June, Kashiwagi commented, "If it's something that the fans wish for, then I want to aim for a higher rank. After becoming 3rd, I was able to see Acchan and Yuko from a closer distance. I was able to feel their greatness more than I have ever felt, so I

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