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  • GLAY announces new single "Bible"

    April 4, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    Rock band GLAY has announced a new single for May. The new single titled, "Bible" will be officially released on May 23rd and is the theme song to their upcoming concert 'GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM' to be held on July 28th and July 29th. "Bible" will come with two coupling songs. The first is a new song "Ano Hi no Shounen" and the second will be "Thank you for your love", a digital single that was rele

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  • Haida Shoko gets married on her birthday

    April 4, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    On April 4th, talento and singer Haida Shoko (33) announced through her official blog that she got married on her birthday, March 25th. Haida revealed that her husband is a 35-year-old non-celebrity, and expressed her happiness saying, "From here on out, we will pull our powers together in order to keep on smiling." According to her agency, Haida is not pregnant at this time and plans to continue her career. She wrote, "I would like to

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  • Nogizaka46 reveals title & cover jackets for 2nd single

    April 4, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    AKB48's official rival group Nogizaka46 has revealed the title and cover jackets for their 2nd single! Nogizaka46's upcoming single will be titled "Oide Shampoo", and is slated for release on May 2nd. As we reported earlier, the single will contain a coupling track by the group's first original sub-unit, which consists of members Hashimoto Nanami, Matsumura Sayuri, Shiraishi Mai, and Takayama Kazumi. The single will be available in 4 di

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  • Former SDN48 member Serina releases her first swimsuit photo book

    April 4, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Serina of former idol group SDN48 recently released her first swimsuit photo book, 'Serina Shirushi'. Since the theme of the photo book was "display all of Serina's charms", this 128-page photo book features Serina showing off her beautiful body with sexy poses and semi-nude shots. The photo book comes with a CD containing inside stories of Serina's photo shoot in Bali. It also includes her thoughts on SDN48's graduation and her plans f

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  • cali≠gari announces plans to cancel their hiatus

    April 4, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    [Note: Translation needs to be checked. Other source said the group is still going to be active despite hiatus. This article implies that they're now on a hiatus.] On April 4th, rock band cali≠gari updated their official website with the message, "Important information about our 'hiatus'". This year marks the 10 year anniversary of their major debut. In 2003, the band announced their hiatus and then years later in April 2009, they anno

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu holds handshake event with 500 fans despite storm

    April 4, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    On April 3rd, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held a handshake event at Lazona Kawasaki to commemorate the release of her latest single, "CANDY CANDY". Along with the handshake event, Kyary was scheduled to hold a live on this day, however, it was canceled due to a storm. At one point, the staff thought about canceling the entire event altogether, but decided to carry on as they received many inquiries from the fans. Despite the strong rain and wind,

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  • NICO Touches the Walls reveals cover jackets for "Natsu no Daisankakkei"

    April 4, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    Rock band NICO Touches the Walls has revealed the cover jackets for their upcoming single, "Natsu no Daisankakkei"! The cover jackets features a summer sky in the background with a woman and a triangle in the center. This is the first time since November of 2009 since a person other than the band members have been used on the cover. Additionally, 3 other versions of "Natsu no Daisankakkei" are now available for download in Chaku-Uta for

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  • Hirai Ken to release new single & PV collection

    April 4, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Hirai Ken has announced that he will be releasing his new single, "Kokuhaku", on May 23rd! "Kokuhaku" will be used as the theme song for TV Asahi's upcoming drama, "W no Higeki", which stars actress Takei Emi. This drama is based on a mystery novel by Natsuki Shizuko that was adapted into a film back in 1984. Regarding the song, Hirai commented, "I made it with the themes 'absolute darkness' and 'overwhelming despair', things that every

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  • Toda Erika and Kase Ryo appear in front of 1,000 'SPEC' fans

    April 4, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    On April 3rd, actress Toda Erika (23) and actor Kase Ryo (37) made an appearance at the ‘Haru ni ShoTen! SPEC Festival’. This event was held to promote their starring drama DVD 'SPEC ~Sho~' (to release on the 4th) and their upcoming movie 'SPEC ~Ten~ (to hit theaters on the 7th) and approximately 1,000 fans of the drama turned up for this promotional festival. Toda stated to the audience, “Stupid people, I see only masochists turned up t

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  • B'z distributes their new song in 51 countries + U.S. tour in September

    April 4, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    On April 4th, rock band B’z distributed their new song, “Into Free – Dangan –“, in 51 countries through the iTunes Store and announced that they will hold a U.S. tour starting on September 17th - thus revealing their upcoming activities overseas. “Into Free – Dangan –“, also the theme song for Capcom’s game “Dragon’s Dogma”, has been revealed as an English remake of their 1998 single “Samayoeru Aoi Dangan”. Other than the iTunes Store, they

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