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  • May'n to hold two performances in California for 'Rock Your Beats World Tour'

    April 6, 2012 @ 3:04 am

    J-Pop superstar May'n will be making her return to the U.S. for two live performances in California this June. As part of the 'ROCK YOUR BEATS World Tour', May'n will perform live with her band and dancers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The event will also be followed by a special autograph session for VIP ticket holders. After being discovered through HoriPro's Talent Scout Caravan and becoming known to anime fans all over the world a

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  • THE BACK HORN to release new album in June

    April 6, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    Rock group THE BACK HORN has announced that they will be releasing their 9th album, "Liv Squall", on June 6th! This will be the group's first album in a year and 9 months with their last being, "Asylum" back in September of 2010. Aside from their charity song, "Sekaiju ni Hanataba wo", and their latest single, "Sirius", the album will contain 11 brand new songs written by the members themselves. Check out the jacket cover and track list

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  • STEREOPONY to live broadcast their concert at "Sakura-Con"

    April 5, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    On April 6th, female rock band STEREOPONY will be holding a live concert at the anime festival, "Sakura-Con", in Seattle, Washington. It's been revealed that this concert will be broadcasted live via niconico.com and Nico Nico Namahousou! The concert will air on April 6th at 6:30 pm local time (PDT), which equates to April 7th at 10:30 am in Japan. After their appearance at "Sakura-Con", the girls are scheduled to hold their first U.S.

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  • Kobukuro resumes their music activities

    April 5, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    On April 5th, popular duo Kobukuro announced through their official website that they have officially resumed their activities! Sakata Minosuke, who is CEO of Office Kobukuro wrote, "We resumed our activities as Kokukuro in April. We are still to decide on any concrete details regarding our appearances in front of everyone." Last August, Kokukuro announced that they would be going on hiatus due to member Kobuchi Kentaro's poor health. H

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  • [Blu-ray Review] May'n Special Concert BD 2011 'RHYTHM TANK!!' at Budokan

    April 5, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    An artist who can definitely stay apart from her associations, May’n has proven she can stand on her own. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a J-Pop concert, and one of the main things I look for in a good concert is the artist's ability to catch my attention with vocals. I say live concerts are a way to prove to people you’re not just about looks but talent as well. Here's my review on the May'n Special Concert BD 2011 'RHYTHM TANK!!' at

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  • Track list for AKB48's 26th single, "Manatsu no Sounds good!", revealed!

    April 5, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    King Records has revealed the track list for AKB48’s 26th single, “Manatsu no Sounds good!”! On April 5th, it was announced that this upcoming single will be available in three versions: Type A (CD+DVD,limited/ regular edition), Type B (CD+DVD, limited/ regular edition), and Theater Edition (CD only). Check out the full set list below! === <Type A> [CD] 1. Manatsu no Sounds good! 2. Mittsu no Namida 3. Chodai, Darling!

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  • Trailer of Kanjani 8's upcoming movie 'Eight Ranger' released

    April 5, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Last month, Tokyohive reported Kanjani8 will star in their first movie 'Eight Ranger', a Sentai parody corner performed at their concerts. The movie is scheduled to hit the theater on July 28th, and their trailer was released on April 4th. In the trailer, 7 costumed members make up "Eight Ranger". The theme song by Kanjani8 is titled, "ER" (Eight Ranger). Check out trailer of "Eight Ranger" below! Souce : Youtube, Eight Ranger of

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  • Fairies to be adapted into a manga

    April 5, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    It's been revealed that 7-member idol group Fairies will be turned into a manga! This was announced during Fairies' release event for their 3rd single, "Beat Generation / No More Distance", at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. The manga will have the theme of "dance", and its story will revolve around junior high school girls, who learn the importance of chasing dreams from Fairies. It will start its serialization in the August 4th issue of mang

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  • Tamura Atsushi announces his breakup with Yano Mikiko

    April 5, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    On April 4th, comedian Tamura Atsushi (38) of London Boots Ichi-go Ni-go announced his breakup with model Yano Mikiko (25) on the live broadcast of his regular TV program, 'Shiritagari!'. Tamura's relationship with Yano was first reported last August, and around New Year's, the two were seen vacationing in Hawaii. After getting out of the 7-month relationship, Tamura seemed to be disheartened as he said, "We were seriously dating, but s

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  • Superfly announces new album and nationwide hall tour

    April 5, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    On April 4th, vocalist Ochi Shiho's solo project Superfly was streamed in a live broadcast via UStream and Nico Nico Douga, where she announced she will be releasing her new album, 'Force', on September 19th. During this broadcast, Shiho appeared with a new short hair cut and reported, "April 4th is Shi Four (Shiho) day! Superfly has welcomed our 5th year anniversary!" After the big annoucement, she performed 1 new song off her upcoming al

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