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  • Track list for Sashihara Rino's solo debut single revealed

    April 21, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    The track list for AKB48 member Sashihara Rino's solo debut single, "Soredemo Sukidayo", has finally been revealed! As previously reported, the title track is currently being used as the theme song for Sashihara's first starring drama, 'Kagami no Muse'. It's described as an upbeat number that resembles an idol song from the '80s. The single will come in 4 different versions: Type A, Type B, Type C, and Type D. Alongside "Hatsukoi Hills"

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  • 'SMAP x SMAP' books to be released

    April 21, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    On April 20th, it has been reported Fuji TV's popular variety show 'SMAP x SMAP' will release books of the program history, named 'SMAP x SMAP Shinbun Complete BOOK (a temporary title)' on May 29th. They will release a total of 5 books for one book each month, and the first issue will look back from 1996 to 1999 as well as a feature on Nakai Masahiro(39). 'SMAP x SMAP' marks their 17th anniversary this year. They have broadcast a total of

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  • Ziyoou-Vachi releases jacket cover & track list for 'Hebihime-sama'

    April 21, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    Rock band Ziyoou-Vachi has revealed the jacket cover and track list for their 2nd album, 'Hebihime-sama'! The jacket cover for this new album was taken at a scrapyard in the suburbs of Tokyo. It embodies the album's themes of "rebirth from destruction", "hope", and "rescue". Fans will find a total of 8 tracks in this album including songs like "Utahime", "Teppeki", and "Kagami". 'Hebihime-sama' will be released on May 23rd. Check

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  • Tominaga Ai admits she is in a relationship with Shioya Shun

    April 21, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    On April 20th, model Tominaga Ai appeared on Fuji TV's news program, 'Shiritagari!', where she admitted being in a relationship with actor Shioya Shun. The model stated, "We are good friends, and yes, we are dating." Tominaga's relationship with Shioya was first reported by weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY' on April 19th. The magazine reported the couple's walk through a park while holding hands and enjoying the beautiful cherry blossoms. When th

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  • BUCK-TICK reveals short PV for "Elise no Tame ni"

    April 21, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    The short PV for BUCK-TICK's upcoming single, "Elise no Tame ni", has been revealed! "Elise no Tame ni" is BUCK-TICK's first single after launching their original label, "Lingua Sounda". It is scheduled for release on May 23rd. The band will also release their single, "Miss Take ~Boku wa Miss Take~", on July 4th. Check out the short PV for "Elise no Tame ni" below!

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  • exist†trace's "I Feel You" selected for Nadeshiko Japan guidebook theme

    April 21, 2012 @ 1:23 am

    exist†trace's "I Feel You" has been selected as the main theme for Nadeshiko Japan's official 2012 guidebook DVD. The Japanese female soccer league's guidebook began sales this month at book stores, soccer fields, and official team shops across Japan. "I Feel You" is included in the band's first major-label full-album 'VIRGIN', which is set for release on May 23rd by Tokuma Japan Communications. This week, exist†trace released the album a

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  • Voice actress Aizawa Mai to make her singing debut

    April 20, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    It's been revealed that voice actress Aizawa Mai will be making her singing debut! She will be releasing her digital single, "Kimi ni Todoke" on May 9th. Both the single's jacket cover and the 2-dimensional version of Aizawa's artist photo was drawn by Arai Keiichi, the author of the tv anime series, 'Nichijou'. They were drawn in watercolor painting with Aizawa as the motif. Aizawa's debut song will be written, composed, and arranged b

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  • Check out the full PV for AKB48's new single "Manatsu no Sounds good!"

    April 20, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    After the PV preview, the full PV for AKB48's upcoming 26th single "Manatsu no Sounds good!" has just been revealed! The full PV comes in at a lengthy 7 minutes and 8 seconds. "Manatsu no Sounds good!" features a total of 36 members, which is the largest number of girls picked for a single in the history of the group and they all changed into white bikinis for the PV and jacket covers of this summer song. They went to Guam to film the PV a

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  • AYABIE reveals short PV for "Kakusei Sprechchor"

    April 20, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    Visual kei band AYABIE has revealed the short PV for their upcoming single, "Kakusei Sprechchor", through Toys Factory's official YouTube channel! "Kakusei Sprechchor" is AYABIE's 3rd single and is scheduled to be released on May 16th. It will be available in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The DVD that comes with Limited Edition A will contain the music video for the title track. Meanwh

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  • AA= to provide new song for movie 'Helter Skelter'

    April 20, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Ueda Takeshi's solo project AA= will be providing the track, "The Klock", as the ending theme for the upcoming film, 'Helter Skelter'. This will be AA='s first time writing a song for a movie. Director Ninagawa Mika, who is a big fan of AA=, listened to his songs while writing the script. Since the initial stages of production, she was already thinking of working together with him. Regarding this collaboration, Ueda commented, "Ninagawa

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