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  • aiko to hold nationwide tour, 'Love Like Pop vol.15'

    April 16, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Singer-songwriter aiko has announced that she will be kicking off her nationwide tour, 'Love Like Pop vol.15', in July! aiko's 'Love Like Pop' tour focuses mainly on hall venues. For this tour, she will start at Saitama Kawaguchi Sougou Bunka Center Lilia on July 13th, for a total of 31 performances in 21 cities. She will hold 6 concerts at Tokyo NHK Hall and 4 shows at Osaka International Convention Center. The final night will be held

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  • AKB48 presents the 'AKBus' in Miyagi

    April 16, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Earlier in February, AKB48 announced that they would be donating a total of 30 buses called 'AKBus' to Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima Prefectures. On April 14th, the group held a handshake event at Kleenex Stadium Miyagi, where they presented the 'AKBus' for the very first time. AKB48 donated 30 buses to the disaster-stricken areas to coincide with the new school year. Before their handshake event, they held a presentation ceremony, where

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  • Kimura Kaela reveals jacket covers for "Mamireru"

    April 16, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    Kimura Kaela has revealed the jacket covers for her upcoming single, "Mamireru"! Before the single release was decided, Kimura wanted to be covered in pink. She commente, "It overlapped the period when I was writing lyrics to a song called 'Mamireru' [to be covered]. I thought it was perfect." Consequently, Kimura dyed her hair pink and covered her entire body in pink for the photo shoot. As reported earlier, "Mamireru" is currently being

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  • Johnny's Jimusho makes Akanishi Jin drop new drama role as penalty

    April 16, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    According to Nikkan Sports, Akanishi Jin (27) has been dropped out of starring Fuji TV's new drama. According to insider sources, Johnny's Jimusho requested Kansai TV production to let Akanishi drop. As we reported last month, they already cancelled Akanishi's nationwide arena tour as a penalty of reporting his marriage with Kuroki Meisa after their registration, and this will be the latest punishment. This is Fuji TV's new drama series whic

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  • Music Japan reveals an all-male guest list for their April 22nd broadcast!

    April 16, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has revealed their artist lineup for their broadcast on April 22nd! This all-male broadcast will feature SMAP, Orange Range, and Sonar Pocket as they will make their appearance on this episode to perform their latest singles. Check out the full details of this episode below! === "Sakasama no Sora" - SMAP "Hello Sunshine Hello Future" - Orange Range "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kim

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  • SKE48 performs their new single, "Ai Shite Love Ru!" at concert in Nagoya

    April 16, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    On April 15th, SKE48's Matsui Jurina made an appearance at the group's concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall. After being discharged from the hospital, Matsui officially resumed her activities the day before with the group's concert. While she performed only 1 song the previous day, Matsui jumped in during the middle of the concert and participated with the group til the encore. She energetically performed "Oogoe Diamond", "Kyou Made no Koto, Kore

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  • Check out the PV preview for NMB48's upcoming single "Nagiichi" + album jacket covers

    April 16, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    Back in March, AKB48's sister group NMB48 announced to release their 4th single "Nagiichi", and revealed their Senbatsu members for the single. On April 15th, NMB48 official Youtube channel revealed the short version to the single's PV. Check out the senbatsu member list, jacket covers and PV below! ---- Senbatsu member for "Nagiichi" <Team N> Ogasawara Mayu Kadowaki Kanako Kotani Riho Kondo Rina Jonishi Kei Shirom

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  • Performances from Music Japan's April 15th epsiode unveiled!

    April 15, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    On the April 15th broadcast of the popular music program Music Japan, five artists dominated the stage to perform their respective songs on this day. Check out their performances below! === <“Koi wo Kataru Shijin ni Narenakute” – SKE48> <“Motto Ai wo” – Haruna Ai> <“Kimi ga Matsu Sekai no Hate” – Yoshiki*lisa> <“One Two Three” – E-Girls> <“1,000,000☆Smile” – SUPER☆GiRLS>

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  • BUCK-TICK announces new single, "MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~"

    April 15, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Rock band BUCK-TICK has announced that they will be releasing their new single, 'MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~,' on July 4th! BUCK-TICK launched their new label Lingua Sounda in October of last year, and is also scheduled to release the single "Elise no Tame ni" on May 23rd. The title song of 'MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~' will be written and composed by band member Imai Hisashi (G). It will also contain a new song called "ONLY YOU" and

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  • BiS adds two new members & signs with Avex Entertainment

    April 15, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    On April 15th, as mentioned in the previous articles, unique idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society) revealed member changes at their concert and release party 'Killer BiS', but not without a few surprises. The first surprise was the revelation that they added not one but two new girls, turning BiS into a five-member group. However, the biggest surprise was the announcement that BiS has signed with major label Avex Entertainment and that t

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