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  • Arashi's latest single sells 550,000 copies + tops Oricon weekly chart

    March 13, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Arashi's latest single, "Wild at Heart", has sold 550,000 copies, taking the number one spot on the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of March 19th! With this, the boys have accomplished 26th consecutive singles atop the Oricon charts, 33 in total. Following B'z (45 singles) and Hamasaki Ayumi (37 singles), Arashi now ranks 3rd for the total number of singles to top the Oricon charts. They have also surpassed Hamasaki Ayumi (25 sin

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  • ONE OK ROCK to release Yokohama Arena concert on DVD & Blu-ray

    March 13, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has revealed that they will be releasing a new live DVD and Blu-ray on May 30th. The DVD will be titled "ONE OK ROCK 2011-2012 'Zankyo Reference' TOUR~YOKOHAMA ARENA SPECIAL FINAL~", and will feature footage from the band's Yokohama Arena concert on January 21st and 22nd. Within the two days, the band attracted over 24,000 fans to the venue. In addition to the concert footage, the DVD and Blu-ray will contain docum

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  • Sexy Zone announces the release of their 2nd single

    March 13, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    Five-member group Sexy Zone will be releasing their second single (currently untitled) on April 11th.  According to their official site, the single will come in three different editions. Check out the unveiled information below! ----- <Limited Edition A> [CD] 01. Unknown Title 1 02. Kaze wo Kitte (NHK E-tele anime "Nintama Rantaro" ending theme song) 03. Unknown Title 2 [DVD] - Unknown Title 1 (Music Clip) <Limited

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  • AKB48 to perform at 'Cherry Blossom Festival' in Washington DC

    March 13, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    It's been reported that popular idol group AKB48 will be performing at Washington DC's annual spring event, 'National Cherry Blossom Festival'! This event will be held from March 20th to April 27th to celebrate 100 years since Japan gifted the cherry blossom trees to the United States. AKB48 will perform on March 27th with 16 members including Takahashi Minami and Miyazawa Sae. They will also visit Thomson Elementary School in DC for cultu

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  • Shoujo Jidai releases full PV for "Time Machine"

    March 13, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    After releasing a teaser for "Time Machine" earlier, Shoujo Jidai has just unveiled the full PV for the track! “Time Machine” is a track found on the ladies’ ‘Re:package’ album of ‘GIRLS’ GENERATION‘, which was released in December. As reported earlier, this song is the background track for hard candy brand e-ma’s latest CM. The PV seems to perfectly fit the beautiful and slow ballad, which can be heard on Youtube here. Without further a

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  • YUKI to sing opening theme for anime, "Sakamichi no Apollo"

    March 12, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    YUKI's new song, "Sakamichi no Melody", has been chosen as the opening theme for Fuji TV's upcoming anime, "Sakamichi no Apollo"! "Sakamichi no Melody" is composed and arranged by Kanno Yoko, and written by YUKI herself. It will be released as a double A-side single, "Play Ball / Sakamichi no Melody", on May 2nd. On March 12th, Tower Records started their jazz campaign for women called "Mainichi, Joshi Jazz". For this campaign, the fema

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  • YU-A to release a new album "DREAM" in May

    March 12, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    YU-A has announced that she will be releasing her new album titled "DREAM" on May 23rd. Though not much information about this upcoming album has been revealed as of yet, it was revealed that the album will be released in two different editions; a limited edition which will include a CD and a DVD, and a regular edition which only includes the CD. Stay tuned for further details on YU-A's 3rd album "DREAM"! Source: YU-A official site

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  • Plastic Tree drummer cancels his appearance from upcoming tour

    March 12, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    [caption id="attachment_224475" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Second from the Right: Sato Kenken"][/caption] It's been revealed that visual kei band Plastic Tree's drummer Sato Kenken has canceled his appearance from the band's upcoming nationwide tour, "Ao no Unmeisen". As a result, the band will hold the tour with a support member. Earlier this month, it was reported that Sato was hospitalized due to acute hepatitis. After furt

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  • Super Junior to release Japanese version of "Opera"

    March 12, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    Super Junior has revealed that they will be releasing their new Japanese single, "Opera", on May 9th. This dance number has already been performed during the boys' live concert tour, "SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR 'SUPER SHOW 4'". For it's coupling track, the single will include a Japanese original song called "Way", which has the themes of "departure" and "bonds". The limited edition will come with a DVD containing the music video and its makin

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  • NMB48 announces new single + Team N Osaka tour

    March 12, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    AKB48 sister group NMB48 has announced that they will be releasing their 4th single on May 9th! NMB48 has topped the Oricon charts three consecutive times since releasing their debut single, "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shojo". The title and other details on their new single have not been revealed at this time. The group has also announced that Team N will be holding a live tour called "NMB48 Concert ~Osaka Juban Shoubu~" starting on April 19th

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