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  • Fairies receives the Best New Artist Award at this year's Japan Record Awards

    December 31, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Back in November, tokyohive posted the list of winners for the ‘53rd Japan Record Award’. However, that list was incomplete, as the event withheld its winners for the 'Best Song' and the 'Best New Artist' awards. On December 30th, it was revealed that the seven members of idol group Fairies was chosen as this year’s Best New Artist. Member Itou Momoka expressed her happiness with, “I feel honored to have received such an award at a histori

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  • Kobayashi Sachiko to use 2.5 ton lion prop for 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 31, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    On December 30th, artists attended the rehearsal for the 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen at the NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. Kobayashi Sachiko (58), who'll appear on the Kohaku stage for her 33rd consecutive time, astounded everyone there with her 2.5 ton "lion prop". When Kobayashi appeared on stage in her gold-colored dress, the stage slowly began to rise and a black cloth drops to unveil a huge red lion.  The length of the lion is said to meas

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  • Performances from the 53rd Japan Record Awards

    December 31, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    On December 30th, TBS held its 53rd Japan Record Awards to honor those who were outstanding in the music industry for the year of 2011. As reported earlier, AKB48 took home the prestigious Japan Record Award with their single "Flying Get", but there were may other memorable moments that night. Check out some of the performances below! --------------- < Fairies - 'More Kiss' > - < AAA - 'Call' > - <

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  • What are your favorite dramas featuring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun?

    December 31, 2011 @ 6:13 am

    With 2012 just around the corner, Fuji TV's new drama 'Lucky Seven', which stars Arashi's Matsumoto Jun, is approaching its first broadcast date. With this highly-anticipated action drama in mind, goo asked its users, "What are your favorite dramas starring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun?" Check out what the users picked as their favorites below! === 1. Hana Yori Dango 2. Kimi wa Petto 3. Gokusen 4. Bambino! 5. Natsu no Koi wa

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  • SHAKALABBITS introduces their new member, YOSUKE

    December 31, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    On December 29th, rock band SHAKALABBITS appeared on an annual music festival ‘COUNTDOWN JAPAN 11/12’ and marking their first performance with new member and bassist YOSUKE, who is also the younger brother of their guitarist TAKE-C. YOSUKE will be replacing the former founding member KING who left the band on November 20th after their performance at Utsunomiya University. KING was this band’s bassist for 13 years and YOSUKE will take the ne

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  • Kikkawa Yuu unveils full PV for "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"!

    December 31, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    After teasing fans with previews earlier this month, idol soloist Kikkawa Yuu has finally revealed the full PV for her new song, "Konna Watashi de Yokattara"! The sweet PV features sweet close-up shots of the idol as she sings her latest tune, dance scenes, and even some adorable scenes of Kikkawa lip-syncing through puppets. Check out the PV for yourself below! Thanks to Brittni for the tip!

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu teams up with Mameshiba

    December 31, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    Harajuku fashion icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu recently revealed her latest collaboration with the adorable and quirky Mameshiba characters, advertising her upcoming single "Tsukema Tsukeru"! The commercial, which began airing on December 28th, features various Mameshibas with legs dance alongside Kyary and her back-up dancers in scenes from her "Tsukema Tsukeru" PV. These specially-designed Mameshibas were created under the direction of Kyary Pamyu

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  • The final movie of the "Odoru Daisousasen" series to be released next year

    December 31, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    It has been revealed that there is a new 'Odoru Daisousasen' movie in the works! Although this news is exciting, it comes with some bittersweet news as well. The popular series that stars Oda Yuji is said to come to a end with this new movie currently titled, 'Odoru Daisousasen THE FINAL'. The production crew has already began planning an 'Odoru Festival' to hype up the release of the final installment in September 2012. Oda, who has starred in

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  • NYC to perform on Kohaku with 244 members of Johnny's Jr.

    December 30, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    On December 29th, the rehearsal for the "62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was held at the NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. At the rehearsal it was revealed that popular unit NYC (Nakayama Yuma, Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri) will be performing on Kohaku with a total 244 Johnny's Jr. boys as their back dancers.  It will be a performance with the biggest number of people in the long history of Kohaku. Though AKB48's performance on Kohaku will also ha

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  • Mano Erina announces new album, "More Friends Over"

    December 30, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    It was announced that Mano Erina will be releasing her 3rd album titled "More Friends Over" on March 28th 2012! This will be her first album in over a year and 4 months since the release of her last album "MORE FRIENDS" which was released back in November 2010.  The album will contain some original songs like "Glory Days" and "Tenkiyohou ga Atattara." Mano will also release a new double A-side single "Tasogare Kousaten/Doki Doki Baby" o

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