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  • Berryz Koubou releases the full PV for their upcoming single

    March 9, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    As reported back in February, Berryz Koubou is scheduled to release their new single "Be Genki (Naseba Naru!)" on March 21st, and the full PV to the upcoming song has been released on Berryz Koubou's official YouTube channel. "Be Genki (Naseba Naru!)" will be released in four different editions; Limited Edition A, B, C, and regular edition.  Check out the full PV below! Thanks to Raitoryuuku & Kc for the tip!

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  • Check out the performances from March 9th's MUSIC STATION

    March 9, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION broadcasted their episode for March 9th with gorgeous artist line-up. Check out the performances below! (Yusuke's performance cannot be found.) ----- “Wild at Heart” – Arashi “Gajumaru Beat” – HY “Strength” – Shibasaki Kou “SAKURA, I love you?” – Nishino Kana “Ai, Texas” – Yamashita Tomohisa (According to MUSIC STATION' site, there will be no episode next

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel holds their 1st live concert in Thailand

    March 9, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    On March 7th, L'Arc~en~Ciel held the 2nd show of their world tour, "L'Arc-en-Ciel WORLD TOUR 2012", at Bangkok IMPACT Arena in Thailand. L'Arc~en~Ciel previously visited Thailand back in 1999 for promotional activities, however, this marked their first live concert in the country. Many fans awaited the band as they arrived at the airport. They held signs that read "We waited for 13 years", and "Thank you for coming". From beginning to e

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  • ORANGE RANGE to release new album, "NEO POP STANDARD"

    March 9, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Rock band ORANGE RANGE has revealed that they will be releasing their new album, "NEO POP STANDARD", on April 18th. Since the band will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, they will break new ground with an electro album. It will contain a total of 13 tracks including their summer pop tune, "Hello Sunshine Hello Future", which is currently available for free download. The limited edition version of the album will come with a

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  • Amuro Namie to hold 20th anniversary live in her hometown Okinawa

    March 9, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Amuro Namie will be holding a 20th anniversary live in her hometown of Okinawa! The 20th anniversary live, titled "namie amuro 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE in OKINAWA", will be held on September 16th at Ginowan Seaside Park Outdoor Theater. The last time Namie held a concert in her hometown was for her nationwide tour, "namie amuro PAST<FUTURE tour 2010". This will also be Namie's first solo live event in 12 years, with her last being "Amur

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  • Fairies reveal details on their 3rd single

    March 9, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    As announced earlier, Fairies will be releasing their 3rd single titled "Beat Generation/No More Distance", which will be another double A-side single on April 4th. Now, details on the upcoming single including the track lists and cover jackets have been revealed. The single will be released in two different editions.  Check out the details on both editions below! ----- <CD+DVD> [CD] ・Beat Generation ・No More Distance ・Be

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 chosen as the CM character for "Watering KISSMINT"

    March 9, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Seven-member group Kis-My-Ft2 has been chosen as the CM characters for "Watering KISSMINT Gum", and they appeared at the press conference held on March 8th. Reportedly, there will be two versions of new CM; "male version", and "female version" where all members disguise themselves as women.  About their cross-dressing experience, Fujigaya Taisuke made a self-praise comment, "I think we look extremely beautiful.  I wanna say it loud that al

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  • AKB48's Nakaya Sayaka to release an autobiography

    March 9, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka will be releasing her autobiography, "Hisenbatsu Idol" (Non-Senbatsu Idol), on April 2nd. Nakaya was one of the 13,000 girls who entered the 3rd Generation auditions back in 2006. Almost a year after joining the group, she made her theater debut as a member of Team B in April of 2007. She was later moved to Team A after the team shuffle in August of 2009. Since joining AKB48, Nakaya h

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  • Kobayashi Takeshi to produce the music for Miike Takashi's "Ai to Makoto"

    March 9, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    On March 9th, it was revealed that hit producer Kobayashi Takeshi will be handling all the tracks for Miike Takashi's upcoming movie 'Ai to Makoto', starring Tsumabuki Satoshi and Takei Emi. 'Ai to Makoto' is based on a popular manga series written by Kajiwara Ikki. It depicts an intense story about youth and love, featuring 'Taiga Makoto' (Tsumabuki), who is a juvenile delinquent high school boy, and Saotome Ai (Takei), who is a pure high

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  • Aimer to sing theme song & background music for Sasaki Nozomi's upcoming drama

    March 9, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    It's been revealed that singer Aimer will be in charge of the theme song and background music for Sasaki Nozomi's upcoming drama, "Koi nante Zeitaku ga Watashi ni Ochitekurunodarouka?". The drama's theme song will be a brand new song titled "Hoshikuzu Venus". For the background music, Aimer will cover various songs by Western artists including Nat King Cole's "L-O-V-E". "Koi nante Zeitaku ga Watashi ni Ochitekurunodarouka?" is based on

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