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  • AEON creates new world record "most people wearing yukata"

    June 13, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    On June 12th, AEON held their AEON yukata campaign event “Nippon wo Utaou♪”. Nine of AEON’s campaign girls, WAON Girls, started the event where 1,122 men and women wore yukata at the same venue. During the event, everyone sang the campaign song, MONGOL800’s “Anata ni”, and achieved a Guinness World Record for “most people wearing a yukata in one place”. In addition, AEON’s yukata image girl, Takei Emi, also left a special video message

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  • Yamashita Tatsuro to release best-of album in September

    June 13, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary since his solo debut, singer-songwriter Yamashita Tatsurou revealed on June 12th that he'll be releasing an 'all-time best-of' album in the fall. Yamashita proved his lasting popularity when his first original album in nearly six years, "Ray Of Hope", topped the Oricon album charts last summer. Afterwards, he embarked on a large-scale nationwide tour, which just ended this May, with a total of 64 overwhelm

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS celebrate their second anniversary with a concert

    June 13, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Eleven-member girl group SUPER☆GiRLS celebrated their second anniversary at Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo on June 12th. The girls performed 23 songs, including their new song “Puripuri♥SUMMER Kiss” in front of 2,200 fans. SUPER☆GiRLS debuted on June 12 back in 2010. Miyazaki Rina (18) expressed, “Have two years already passed?” SUPER☆GiRLS is in the lead as there are now 56 girls that belong to the idol label “iDOL Street” under avex. Maesh

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  • MIYAVI reveals details + teaser for new single, "DAY 1"!

    June 13, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    MIYAVI has revealed the details and a short teaser for his upcoming single, "DAY 1"! "DAY 1" will be released on July 11th, and is the second part of his collaboration project featuring multiple artists, "SAMURAI SESSION WORLD SERIES". The single was produced by YUKSEK, who has become a rising star in the French electronic music scene, and will feature MIYAVI's powerful slap guitar along with a hard beat that fans can look forward to. The

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  • Maeda Atsuko returns to her hometown for AKB48 performance

    June 13, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    On June 11th, AKB48’s Team A took their nationwide tour to Ichikawa City in Chiba. AKB48’s ace and soon-to-be graduate, Maeda Atsuko (20), is from Ichikawa City. She has visited the city various times for handshake events and other outings, but this will be her first time there for an AKB solo performance. 1,900 fans did an “Acchan Call” as the star returned to her hometown. Maeda smiled as she stated: “When I was little, I played on t

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  • TVXQ's "Android" preview and album jackets released

    June 13, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    The preview for TVXQ's upcoming Japanese single "Android" has been released. The single is set for a July 11th release, and it's already claimed the #1 spot for pre-orders on charts like Tower Records, Amazon, Tsutaya, and more. “Android” is the first dance song TVXQ will be releasing in Japan after “Superstar”. The 'Android' single will include two new tracks titled “Android” and “Blink“, and will be sold in three versions: a CD-only ver

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  • The Momoiro Clover Z bus currently traveling 500km round trip between Tokyo and Osaka

    June 13, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Momoiro Clover Z’s lapping bus is making a 500 kilometer round trip between Tokyo and Osaka. The bus announces the group’s nationwide summer tour “MomoClo Natsu no BAKAsawagi Summer Dive 2012 Tour”, which will be broadcast live on Sky Perfect! from NHK Hall in Tokyo. The design on the bus features the five members shooting laser beams of their own personal color out of their eyes. The bus departed Tokyo on June 10th, and will be in Nagoya

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  • Morning Musume reveals new profile shots for their 50th single

    June 13, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    Morning Musume has just updated their official Hello! Project page with profile shots for their 50th single, "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show"! As we saw before on the jacket covers for the single, the girls are sporting black and white dresses, cute bows, a fishnet sleeve, and bright thigh-high socks and boots for the concept of the upcoming single, which will be released on July 4th. Check out each of their individual shots below.

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – June 8th~June 10th

    June 13, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    [caption id="attachment_245613" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – June 8th~June 10th"][/caption] Another weekend full of sports events and no big developments for the drama ratings, except for one certain Sunday drama. On Friday, many people were once again glued in front of the TV in order to cheer for their Samurai Blue who trounced Jordan 6:0 in yet another very successful match in the Asian qualifiers f

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  • SCANDAL reveals full PV for upcoming single "Taiyou Scandalous"

    June 13, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    As previously reported, girl band SCANDAL will be releasing a new single "Taiyou Scandalous" on July 11th. Ahead of its release they've recently revealed the full PV for the single. This single is produced by NAOTO of ORANGE RANGE, and the girls perform this summer tune at the pool in the PV. As mentioned previously, the girls created two units to sing different songs. HARUNA and RINA's unit 'Almond Crush' sing “Koi no Hajimari wa Diet

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