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  • BONNIE PINK announces new album, "Chasing Hope"

    May 30, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    BONNIE PINK has announced that she will be releasing her new album, "Chasing Hope", on July 25th! This marks BONNIE PINK's first album since releasing "Dear Diary" a year and 9 months ago, and it's also her 12th album overall. "Chasing Hope" will feature 12 tracks including "Tsumetai Ame", the theme song for drama "Dirty Mama!", as well as her latest single, "Machi no Namae". The songs will be produced by Suzuki Masato (LITTLE CREATURES

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 05/23~05/29

    May 30, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 23rd to May 29nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, and theme songs for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Watashitachi" - Nishino Kana 02/(02) "Manatsu no Sounds good!" - AKB48  03/(07) "ALL NIGHT LONG" - EXILE 04/(03) "Shine" - Ieiri Leo 05/(00) "Kimi no Tame ni Boku wa..." - AKB48

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  • After Graduation from AKB48, Maeda Atsuko to hold solo lives in September

    May 30, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Maeda Atsuko has announced that she will be holding solo lives in Tokyo and Kobe in September. This will mark her first solo performances after graduating from AKB48 on August 27th. To commemorate the release of her 2nd single, "Kimi wa Boku da" (June 20th release), Maeda will hold 2 concerts each on September 15th at Nakano Sun Plaza and on September 22nd at Kobe Kokusai Kaikan. This will be her first full-fledged one-man live, and also h

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  • Kato Miliyah attends talk event for overseas drama "The Firm"

    May 30, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    On May 28th, singer Kato Miliyah attended a talk event to celebrate the broadcast of the overseas NBC drama "The Firm". She will be providing the ending theme song "AIAIAI" to the drama. Since the drama is based about an attorney and law firm, the event was held at the main LEC Tokyo's Legal Mind school in front of Shibuya Station, and forty women who are aspiring to become lawyers were invited to attend. The famous beautiful female celebr

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  • Arashi surpasses 6,000,000 mark for total sales of their DVDs

    May 30, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Arashi released their latest DVD 'ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World' on May 23rd, and topped the Oricon Weekly DVD Ranking Chart for the week of June 4th by selling 572,000 copies in its first week of sales. With this latest DVD, Arashi has sold a total of 6,144,000 copies of DVDs in their career. With this, they broke their own record of total DVD sales figure for an artist. Morning Musume is in second place by selling 2,724,000 copies of

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  • Listen to the radio rip for Morning Musume's upcoming single "One・Two・Three"

    May 30, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    As previously we reported, Morning Musume performed their upcoming single "One・Two・Three" at fashion & music event, ‘Girls Award 2012 SPRING/SUMMER‘, and now the radio rip of "One・Two・Three" has been revealed. This memorable 50th single is a double A-side single, "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show", and will be released on July 4th. This is the first release after former leader Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika graduated from the group. No

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  • Denpagumi.inc to cover the Beastie Boys for new single, "Kirakira Tune / Sabotage"

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Idol group Denpagumi.inc has announced that they will be releasing a brand new single titled "Kirakira Tune / Sabotage" on July 18. The group gave a surprise directly to their fans as they wrapped up their release event for the single "Denparade JAPAN / Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai" on May 27. The sudden announcement caused the audience to burst into a seemingly never-ending bout of applause and congratulatory cheers, and as a result the membe

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  • Uehara Takako refutes rumors she has a child

    May 30, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    SPEED member and actress Uehara Takako refuted a local Okinawa rumor about her alleged child on her official blog in a post titled, “Uehara Takako, not yet.” The rumor started when Uehara was seen holding her sibling’s child at Naha Airport, and airport staff mistakenly assumed that the child was hers. Uehara heard the popular rumor from her mother. On May 28, she refuted rumors of her pregnancy and childbirth on her blog with “Not yet,” a

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION announces world tour

    May 30, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    MAN WITH A MISSION recently announced on their official website that they will be embarking on a world tour to promote their upcoming album, 'MASH UP THE WORLD'! At the moment, only the venues for the first part of their tour have been revealed. The band will be touring Japan first, and plan to perform at Zepp Nagoya, Zepp Namba, and Zepp DiverCity Tokyo in November. Don't forget to check tokyohive for more on their upcoming tour, as th

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  • Director Kamiyama Kenji promotes '009 RE:CYBORG'

    May 30, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    On May 28, Kamiyama Kenji, who directed the anime movie '009 RE:CYBORG', which opens October 27. Kamiyama Kenji had a presentation at a press conference in Osaka.  The movie depicts “what happens after” the science fiction manga 'Cyborg 009'. He also showed the production process on screen, and personally promoted the movie. He stated, “I would like you to also receive the enthusiasm [that I received] from the actual production office.

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