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  • Jero to release new album, "Jonetsu"

    January 22, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Enka singer Jero has announced that he will be releasing his first album in three years! The album is titled "Jonetsu", and is scheduled to be released on February 22nd. It will contain his latest singles, "Yoake no Kaze" and "Tada... Namida", along with its coupling tracks, "Kouya no Hate ni" and "Kaenju". Additionally, the album will  include brand new songs: "Tasogare Metro" (written by AIN from NATSUMEN and composed by AxSx) and "Kita

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  • Movie theaters set to screen KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo live

    January 22, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    Johnny's Entertainment will release KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo live concert "heianyuki", held last September at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, as a movie.  The live concert was directed by movie director, Tsutsumi Yukihiko, who created a roughly 70 minute long film from the concert footage. It's been about 14 years since Domoto last to teamed up with Tsutsumi in the movie "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Shanghai Gyojin Densetsu" (released in

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 announces 3rd single, 1st album, & nationwide tour

    January 22, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    On Johnny's net, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 is set to release their third single as well as their first album this spring. No additional details for both the single or album have been revealed at the moment. However, it was also announced they will be holding a nationwide live tour which will start on April 1st at Marine Messe Fukuoka.  You can check the schedule for the live tour here. (The schedule is subject to change). Stay tu

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  • Sasaki Nozomi designs suits for women

    January 22, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    On January 20th, actress/model Sasaki Nozomi attended a press conference for Youfuku no Aoyama's new suit brand for women.  The brand, called "n♥ line by nozomi", was produced by Sasaki herself.  Her concept centered around the idea for women 'to obtain a beautiful body line like Sasaki's'. Regarding her first time designing a suit, Sasaki commented, "I thought it would be nice to have a suit like this." She continued, "This was my first

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  • AKB49 manga on the cover of Kodansha magazine

    January 21, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Motoazabu Factory’s original production of an extra edition of manga artist Miyajima Reiji’s “AKB49~Renai Kinshi Jourei~” made an appearance on the cover of the January 20th publication of Kodansha manga magazine Magazine SPECIAL No. 2. “AKB49~Renai Kinshi Jourei~” is a current serial manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and it is a story about a male high school student who cross dresses as a girl and becomes an active kenkyusei me

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  • Koda Kumi cancels her appearance on "Ontama Carnival 2012"

    January 21, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    It's been reported that Koda Kumi has canceled her appearance for the "Ontama Carnival 2012". Koda left a post on the event's official website, explaining, "Ever since I fell ill at the end of the year, I've caused everyone to worry, and so I've faced each day dealing with my body. Since the beginning of the new year, I've made thorough discussions with the doctor, and he's continued to check the progress of my condition. Due to the doctor

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  • KAT-TUN reveals the full track list for their upcoming album

    January 21, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    As reported previously, KAT-TUN will be releasing their new album "CHAIN" on February 22nd.  Now, the track list for upcoming album was revealed. Check it out below! <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. LOCK ON 2. ONE DAY 3. BIRTH 4. ULTIMATE WHEELS 5. FINALE (Vo. Taguchi Junnosuke) 6. STEP BY STEP (Vo. Nakamaru Yuichi) 7. RUN FOR YOU 8. Ano Hi no you ni 9. Zutto (Vo. Kamenashi Kazuya) 10. SMILE FOR YOU 11. Hakanai Yubisaki 12.

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line-up for January 27th

    January 21, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line-up for their January 27th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature a performance by ayaka, who will be returning from her 2-year hiatus on February 1st with her album, "The beginning". SKE48, Kim Hyun Joong, and JUJU will also take on the stage for an exciting new episode you can't miss! Check out the full line-up below! - "Hello" - ayaka "Kataomoi Finall

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  • Sawajiri Erika & Sawajiri Erika attend press conference for 'L et M'

    January 21, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Mobile broadcast service BeeTV has released a unique commercial for their upcoming drama, 'L et M: Watashi ga Anata wo Aisuru Riyuu, Sono Hoka no Monogatari', starring Sawajiri Erika in a double role. 'L et M' is a love story directed by Kanchiku Yuri (‘Tenshi no Koi’, ‘DOCUMENTARY of AKB48′). Its plot revolves around two women named 'L' and 'M' (both played by Sawajiri), who possess very different personalities. One is a beautiful and smar

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  • Watanabe Mayu performs her solo debut song + reveals jacket covers

    January 21, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu performed her solo debut song, "Synchro Tokimeki", in front of fans for the very first time. Watanabe performed the song during the encore of AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012", at TOKYO DOME CITY. She appeared on stage in a vintage white dress, and called out, "Everyone, please support me!" Additionally, Watanabe revealed the jacket covers for "Synchro Tokimeki". The

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