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  • Listen to a preview of AKB48's upcoming single "Manatsu no Sounds good!"

    April 1, 2012 @ 4:11 am

    On March 31st, a short audio preview of AKB48’s upcoming single, “Manatsu no Sounds good!” (to be released on May 23rd) was revealed. This 26th single provides a perfect sound for this summer with its energetic beat and vibrant sounds. Listen to it below!

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  • Perfume unveils full PV for "Spring of Life"!

    April 1, 2012 @ 2:44 am

    Electro-pop trio Perfume has now unveiled a full PV for their upcoming single "Spring of Life" (to be released on April 11th). In this PV, the trio shows the viewers a series of futuristic dance as 'android Perfume', who desires to become humans one day and experience love. Check it out below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8yT6F0JDWU&feature=related Tip: Bluebird

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  • Ayaka to provide new theme song for 'NEWS ZERO'

    April 1, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    Singer-songwriter Ayaka will be providing the new theme song for NTV's news program, 'NEWS ZERO'. The song, titled "Tsuyoku Omou", is the first song Ayaka's has written since resuming her activities. It will be used on the program starting April 2nd. Ayaka commented, "I hope from the bottom of my heart that this song will become the 'strength' for the program and those who watch it." The program first aired back in 2006, which is als

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  • SDN48 holds their graduation live at NHK Hall

    March 31, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    On March 31st, AKB48 sister group SDN48 held their graduation concert, "NEXT ENCORE", at NHK Hall in Tokyo. As this marked the group's first and final concert, SDN48 performed a total of 37 songs in tears. While being encouraged by the crowd, all 39 members graduated together, putting an end to the group's 2 year and 7 month career. During the encore, the girls appeared on stage wearing mini wedding dresses and formed a single file line

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  • Shida Mirai holds her 2nd photo book release event

    March 31, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    On March 31st, actress Shida Mirai held a release event for her new photo book, "Mirai ~Chiisai Desu Kedo, Nani ka?~", at Bunkyodo Book Store in Shibuya. This is Shida's 2nd photo book, and fans will be able to experience all four seasons with the actress. Shida shared that her favorite shot is the one where she cuts her long hair that she spent 2 years growing out. This photo book also commemorates Shida's graduation from high school.

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  • Listen to the radio rip of Fairies "No More Distance" short ver.

    March 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    On March 30th, Fairies "No More Distance" from their upcoming double A-side single, "Beat Generation/No More Distance" was played over the radio waves. They already released a PV of "Beat Generation", and this was the first chance that fans had an opportunity to hear the other title single. The song aired through their regular radio show "Fairies no Fly to the World". The double A sided single is slated for release on April 4th and you

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  • Ayaka's "Kimi e" chosen as image song for 'WOWOW Tennis'

    March 31, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Singer-songwriter Ayaka's song, "Kimi e", has been chosen as the image song for 'WOWOW Tennis' and will be used beginning on April 1st! "Kimi e" is a track off of Ayaka's comeback album, 'The beginning'. She wrote this song after receiving encouragement from fans through letters and Twitter. This time around, "Kimi e" was chosen because the players' image harmonizes with the song's powerful theme. WOWOW is scheduled to broadcast the fou

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  • Model Tanaka Miho graduates from 'non-no'

    March 31, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    On March 31st, model Tanaka Miho graduated from being a 'non-no' model at their event, 'Spring Collection 2012'. Tanaka has been the face of non-no for 12 years, ever since she was 17-years-old. She reflected on her career saying, "Back then, I joined as the youngest model, and now, I'm the eldest. I'm glad I got to become friends with many models. Thank you for supporting me these past 12 years." As she took her final stage, Tanaka com

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  • Kawashima Umika holds release event for new photo book, "Umikaze"

    March 31, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    On March 31st, actress Kawashima Umika held a release event for her latest photo book, 'Umikaze', at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku. The actress appeared at the event wearing an elegant blue dress featured in the photo book. She posed as she said, "I think I was able to show my gap. But it's really fresh so I have an itchy feeling. I guess not used to it yet. I want to become a woman who will look good in dresses." Kawashima, who will be

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  • Kinoshita Yukina reveals she's having a baby girl

    March 31, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    On March 30th, talento Kinoshita Yukina held an interview with reporters at SHIBUYA-AX before 'ViVi Night2012', a popular event sponsored by fashion magazine, 'ViVi' . During the interview, Kinoshita, who's five months pregnant, revealed, "Right now, they're telling me it's a girl." She also showed concern about the baby looking like her husband, Fujimoto Toshifumi. "There will be a problem in the Kinoshita family. If she takes after my hu

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