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  • Ueto Aya and EXILE's HIRO are getting married?

    January 1, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    On December 31st, it was reported that actress Ueto Aya and EXILE's leader HIRO would be getting married this spring. According to Sponichi, Ueto has already revealed this news to her mother and close friends. She also told her agency, "I want to get married in the spring." The wedding ceremony and reception is as yet undecided, however, Ueto plans to continue working after marriage. Friends of Ueto say that the actress has already shar

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  • Maeda Yuuka graduates from S/mileage

    January 1, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    On December 31st, S/mileage's Maeda Yuuka graduated from the group at their fan club event, "Mega Bank Vol.4". Maeda became a Hello! Pro Egg in 2004 and was selected as a member of S/mileage alongside Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Saho Akari. During their indies era, the group released 4 singles, eventually making a major-label debut in 2010 with the single, "Yume Miru 15sai". S/mileage has released a total of 8 singles and 1 album. "It

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  • Ikimonogakari announces new album, "NEWTRAL"

    January 1, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    It's been announced that trio Ikimonogakari will release a new original album titled "NEWTRAL" on February 29th.This will be the group's fifth album, and their first full-length work in two years. In related news, Ikimonogakari's song "Itsudatte Bokura wa" will begin airing as the new CM theme for 'U Can' on New Year's Day. The song will be released on January 18th and will be found on the new album as well. Stay tuned for more info on Ik

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  • ayaka reveals PV for "Hajimari no Toki"

    January 1, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    After taking a leave of absence for her health, ayaka is back with a new music video for "Hajimari no Toki"! As reported earlier, the singer went on hiatus near the end of 2009 in order to recuperate from Graves' Disease. She's planning a comeback with her new album, 'The beginning', which holds 13 tracks and will be released on February 1st. You can peep her tracklist here, and check out her PV below:

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  • AYABIE releases full PV for "Merry-Go-Round"

    January 1, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    A few weeks ago, tokyohive delivered the short PV for AYABIE's "Merry-Go-Round", and now the band has unveiled the full version! This time, fans will finally get to see what happens after the mysterious suited man with the umbrella stepped into the store. What will shake up the store clerk's apathy? Find out in the music video below!

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  • Plastic Tree releases a teaser for "Joumyaku"

    January 1, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    Earlier this month rock band Plastic Tree announced a new single to be released February 29th. "Joumyaku" is the band's first single since transferring to Flying Star Records. As a gift to their fans, the band has posted a 30 second preview of the song. Check out the teaser below.

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  • Yamada Takayuki to marry a non-celebrity woman on New Year's Day

    January 1, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    Sankei Sports reports that actor Yamada Takayuki (28) will be getting married to a non-celebrity woman on the New Year's Day. According to Sanspo, Yamada's girlfriend is 35 years old, 7 years older than Yamada.  They started dating about 2 years ago.  Their relationship was reported by some gossip magazines back in February 2010 so the couple have been enjoying their dates openly. Reportedly, they are planning to register their marriage

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  • Inoue Mao sheds tears for the victory of Red team on Kohaku

    December 31, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    At the ‘62nd NHK Kohaku Utagassen’ held at NHK Hall on December 31st, the Red team broke their six consecutive losses at this event with the power of artists such as Ashida Mana and AKB48 thus winning for the first time in 7 years since the ‘55th Kohaku Utagassen’ held in 2004. Although the White team is leading in overall victories with 33 wins versus the Red team’s 29, the red team took the win for this year while stopping the White team’s

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  • Dorothy Little Happy announces new single + mini album

    December 31, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    Idol group Dorothy Little Happy has announced their first single and mini album for 2012. The single "HAPPY DAYS!" and mini album "DEMO SAYONARA 2012" will both be released on January 11th. The single will come in three types, in which each type will have a different coupling song. The first press will come with a photo trading card. "DEMO SAYONARA 2012" will be a remake of their first mini album "DEMO SAYONARA" which was released earli

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  • Performances from the 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 31, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    On December 31st, NHK held its 62nd annual Kohaku Uta Gassen program, featuring famous artists of all ages in an intense battle between the red team and the white team. Check out performances from the program beneath the cut! (More will be added as they are found.) - Hamasaki Ayumi - "progress" - NYC - "100% Yuuki NYC" - AKB48 – “Kohaku 2011 AKB48 Special MIX ~Ganbarou Nihon!~” - Nishino Kana - "Tatoe Donna ni.

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