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  • Flower to release new single before one-man tour

    March 11, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    Flower will release a new single (currently untitled) on April 29.The ladies just released their 2nd album "Hanadokei" on March 4. Details on their new single have not been revealed at this time, but it is known that it will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition, Regular Edition, and Complete Production Edition. More details will be revealed through their official website soon.  In June, Flower will kick off their one-man tour Flo

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  • Perfume appear at press conference for new Sapporo CM

    March 11, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    On March 9, 3 member techno-pop group Perfume appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for their new "Sapporo Green Aroma" CM.   In the CM, the trio appear in the middle of a forest and drink beer while expressing their enjoyment of the beer's aroma. The CM uses the trio's song "Relax In The City".At the press event, A-chan (26) smiled as she said, "I like how it was made as if we became 'forest fairies'." She said with jo

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 3/7~3/8

    March 10, 2015 @ 6:22 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – March 7th/March 8th 01 (00) Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) American Sniper (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) Solomon's Perjury Part 1 (Weeks: 01) 04 (02) Big Hero 6 (Weeks: 12) 05 (03) Terrace House: Closing Door (Weeks: 04) 06 (04) Have a Song on Your Lips (Weeks: 02) 07 (07) Mobil

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  • Arashi to release Hawaii concert on DVD & Blu-ray

    March 10, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

    It's been revealed that Arashi will release a live DVD / Blu-ray titled 'ARASHI BLAST in Hawaii' on April 15.Last September, Arashi held their 15th anniversary live in Hawaii. The DVD / Blu-ray will start and end with the group's debut song "A・RA・SHI", with their hit singles making up most of the set list. It will also come with a documentary featuring behind-the-scene footage.The limited editions will also come in a special package with a 150-pa

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  • Morning Musume.'15 release PV for 'Ima Kokokara'

    March 10, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

    Morning Musume.'15 have released the promotional edit video for their new song "Ima Kokokara".  "Ima Kokokara" will be released together with "Seishun Kozo ga Naiteiru" and "Yugure wa Ameagari" as a triple A-side single on April 15. It was picked up as the theme song for the upcoming anime film 'Precure All Stars : Haru no Carnival♪' (March 14 release).Thanks to Sewitches for the tip!

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  • VAMPS to release international edition of new album BLOODSUCKERS before New York concert

    March 10, 2015 @ 2:52 am

    VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will perform a headlining show at New York City's Best Buy Theater on May 1st. (Tickets on sale here).VAMPS returns to New York City after previous appearances in 2009 (at the Fillmore), 2010 and 2013 (at Roseland Ballroom) and HYDE's concert with L'Arc~en~Ciel as the first headlining Japanese band at Madison Square Garden in 2012. VAM

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  • B'z grab the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly album ranking

    March 10, 2015 @ 2:45 am

    Popular rock unit B'z recently released their first original album in 3 years and 8 months "EPIC DAY" on March 4, and sold 210,000 copies in the first week. According to Oricon, this allowed the album to top the latest weekly ranking. This is the 27th No.1 album for the duo, and when including the sales for the album, the total sales for their albums have reached 46,284,000 copies. Thus, with this, they've renewed their own records for "the numb

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  • Perfume to kick off their 10th anniversary year with a double A-side single

    March 10, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    Perfume will release their new single "Relax In The City / Pick Me Up" on April 29.This year marks 10 years since Perfume made their major debut. They will be kicking off their anniversary year with a double A-side single. "Relax In The City" is described as a song with a natural sound, and it was picked up as the CM song for Sapporo Beer's 'Sapporo Green Aroma'. Likewise, "Pick Me Up" will also be receiving a tie-up. The single's Complete Produ

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  • KAT-TUN to hold Tokyo Dome concerts in May

    March 10, 2015 @ 2:36 am

    KAT-TUN has announced that they will hold their Tokyo Dome concerts 'KAT-TUN LIVE 2015 in TOKYO DOME' on May 9 and 10.  KAT-TUN is getting ready to release their new single "KISS KISS KISS" on March 11. Their last time performing at Tokyo Dome was about 3 years ago, for 'KAT-TUN LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN' in April of 2012. This will be their first Tokyo Dome concert with the current 4 members. Ticket details will be revealed at a later date.[KAT-TUN

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  • AKB48 become first artist to have 20 consecutive million selling singles after 'Green Flash' surpasses 1 million sales

    March 9, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    AKB48's 39th single "Green Flash" which Kashiwagi Yuki and Kojima Haruna serve as the center, sold 1,001,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. "Green Flash" is the group's 26th consecutive chart-topping single, and they broke the record of "the most number of consecutive No.1 singles" (for female artists) which was held by Hamasaki Ayumi with 25 consecutive singles. Hamasaki Ayumi held the record for 4 year

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