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  • Actress Yazawa Shin announces her pregnancy

    February 2, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    Actress Yazawa Shin, the wife of former kickboxer Masato, has announced that she's expecting her first child! Yazawa is currently in her fifth month, and she's expressed that she's delighted by the development. On February 2nd, she blogged, "I will be a mother.  While watching the baby rolling around, dancing, and waving the hands inside of my tummy, we are preparing to be a papa and a mama." Yazawa and Masato met each other in 2001

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for January

    February 2, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of January. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Rising Sun" - EXILE 02 - "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03 - "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 04 - "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 05 - "Tatoe Donna ni…" -

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/25~01/31

    February 1, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 25th to January 31st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "sign" - JUJU 02/(00) "Hajimari no Toki" - ayaka 03/(01) "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e." - Sonar Pocket 04/(00) "Mitsubachi" - Kobukuro 05/(00) "Kataomoi Finally" -

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi announces the release of her 13th album + live DVD/Blu-ray

    February 1, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    On February 1st, it was announced that Hamasaki Ayumi will be releasing a new album titled, "Party Queen", as well as a live DVD/Blu-ray titled, "ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 LIMITED EDITION" on March 21st. Check out the details on her upcoming album release and the live DVD/Blu-ray below. ----- "Party Queen" The upcoming album "Party Queen" is her 13th album, and will have three different versions. <CD+DVD+2DVD>

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  • capsule reveals details on new album

    February 1, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Electronic duo capsule has revealed the details for their upcoming album! capsule's new album will be titled "STEREO WORXXX", and is scheduled to hit store shelves on March 7th. It will contain a total of 9 songs including the lead track, "Step on The Floor", which was released via iTunes Store on February 1st. The limited edition will come with a bonus disc with 'Extended Mix' versions of 6 songs from the album. Meanwhile, Nakata Ya

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  • Kawashima Umika to star in upcoming NHK drama special

    February 1, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Kawashima Umika will be starring in the upcoming NHK drama special, "Akko to Bokura ga Ikita Natsu". The drama is based on a non-fiction novel that was released in 2011. It's story focuses on the bond between a high school baseball team and their manager. The team manager Akko (played by Kawashima) loves baseball and has always been the backbone the team. In her second year of high school, in June of 2007

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  • Voice actor Kishio Daisuke to release his first solo album

    February 1, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    It's been revealed that voice actor Kishio Daisuke will be making his official singing debut! He will release his first solo album, "Birthday", on March 28th, which also marks his 38th birthday. Kishio is known for his contributions in anime, games, radio, narration, and voice dubbing for Western films. Recently, he has gained popularity as 'Noel Kriess' in the popular RPG, "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2". The album will feature a total of 7 tra

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  • Remioromen announces their hiatus

    February 1, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    On February 1st, rock band Remioromen announced through their official website that they will be going on hiatus. The members experimented with different styles and ideas after celebrating their 10-year anniversary last year. As a result, they've decided to go pursue different paths with music for the time being. Fujimaki Ryota (Vo, G) will make his solo debut on February 29th with the single, "Hikari wo Atsumete". Meanwhile, Maeda Keisuk

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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki prays for the success of her solo debut single

    February 1, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    On January 31st, AKB48 member Iwasa Misaki prayed for the success of her solo debut single, "Mujin Eki", at the Senjo-ji Temple in Tokyo. Reports say that she prayed for approximately 20 minutes in the main temple, wearing a red, elegant kimono. Afterwards, Iwasa held a release event at the Shinbashi SL Hiroba, attracting a crowd of 3,000 fans. "I'm Iwasa Misaki, the first enka singer from AKB48," she said. "Please treat me well!"  She the

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  • 16-year-old Swedish boy to make his Visuel Kei debut in Japan

    February 1, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    It's just been confirmed that a 16-year-old Swedish "bishounen" will be making his debut in Japan this April with a mini-album titled "REACH the SKY". YOHIO will not only impress visual kei fans with his feminine beauty, but with his Japanese and guitar skills as well. YOHIO plays for a Swedish Visual Kei band called 'Seremedy', and he led them on their first Japan tour last April. 'Seremedy' also attended the "V-ROCK FESTIVAL'11" as an op

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