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  • Sambomaster to release new album & hold one-man tour

    May 12, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    Rock band trio Sambomaster have announced that they will be releasing a new original album titled 'Rock'n'roll is not dead' on July 11th. In addition, they also announced that they will holding a nationwide in September. They just wrapped up their final concert of the nationwide tour 'Sobaya no Oyaji ni Kikimasita! 『Sambomaster no Shinkyoku Mada Desuka?』『Sakki Deta Tokorodesu』Tour 2012' on May 12th. 'Rock'n'roll is not dead' is their first

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  • Kitano Kii denies rumor of marriage to Miura Shohei

    May 12, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    On May 11th, actress Kitano Kii denied rumors of a marriage to actor Miura Shohei on her official blog. There is a rumor that she got marriage to Miura, which has spread on Twitter and other social SNS. She titled the entry "Wrong information" and stated, "Everyone. There is a lot of slander and abuse..... The marriage report is wrong information." Currently, she co-stars with Miura on the NTV drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi'. Kitano Kii

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  • Azuma Takahiro and Yasu Megumi hold wedding ceremony at Sensouji temple

    May 12, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Back in December 2011, talent Azuma Takahiro(42) and Yasu Megumi(30) got married. They held their wedding ceremony on May 11th at Sensoji temple in Asakusa. The couple invited around 40 close relatives. Azuma wore a crested hakama, while Yasu was in a white kimono. According to reports, Azuma's father, Hagimoto Kinichi who was a pupil of the late Azuma Hachiro (Azuma Takahiro's father), attended the ceremony. Hagimoto also proposed a toast

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  • Kanjani 8 reveals track list for upcoming single "Ai Deshita."

    May 12, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    Kanjani 8 has released the track list for their upcoming single "Ai Deshita", which will drop on June 13th. As reported previously the single is the theme song for Nishikido Ryo's TBS drama "Papadol!". The song's lyrics talks about the love for people who give light to our lonely and anxious daily lives. There will be a limited and a regular edition for this single. The limited edition will be packaged very beautifully as it's the first

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  • Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto to release duet song

    May 12, 2012 @ 1:23 am

    It's been revealed that Superfly and Tortoise Matsumoto will be releasing their duet song, "STARS", on July 25th! This song will be used as the theme song for Fuji TV's broadcast of the London Olympics. Since long ago, Superfly's Ochi Shiho had wished to sing together with Tortoise. When the two met about 2 years ago, Shiho expressed her hopes to Tortoise, who agreed to work with her someday. As 2012 came along, Tortoise was asked by Fu

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  • GLAY releases full PV of "Bible"

    May 11, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    Previously tokyohive reported that, GLAY's 45th single “Bible” will be release on May 23rd. The group has since then released their full PV of the upcoming single. This is the theme song of their upcoming concert ‘GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM‘ on July 28th and 29th. They're expecting around 100,000 audience members to visit the 2-day concerts. The single has 2 coupling tracks, "Anohi no Shonen" and "Thank you

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  • More details on Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!" revealed

    May 11, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 has revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming single, "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!"! This will be Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's first single after welcoming former SDN48 member Urano Kazumi into the group. The title track is the theme song to the movie, 'Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Arashi wo Yobu! Ora to Uchuu no Princess'. The single will be available for purchase in 4 different versions: Limited Edition

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  • Kikuchi Rinko ends relationship with Spike Jonze

    May 11, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    On May 10th, it was reported that actress Kikuchi Rinko (31) has broken up with American director Spike Jonze (42). The former couple met back in 2009 when Jonze visited Japan to promote his film, 'Where the Wild Things Are'. Later in September of 2010, the two were spotted attending the Venezuela Film Festival together for Kikuchi's starring film, 'Norwegian Wood'. In front of reporters, they were seen holding hands, and Kikuchi had annou

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals lineup for May 18th

    May 11, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    TV Asahi's popular music program, 'MUSIC STATION', has revealed the guest lineup for their May 18th broadcast! In next week's episode, AKB48's Sashihara Rino will take on the stage with her solo debut single, "Soredemo Sukidayo", and the boys of NYC will perform their upcoming single, "Haina!". The show will also feature appearances by Kimura Kaela, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Saito Kazuyoshi, and Shounan no Kaze. Check out the full set list

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  • Arashi tops Nikkei's 'Talent Power Ranking'

    May 11, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    Which celebrities are drawing the most attention and have the highest name value? The answers were revealed through the June issue of information magazine 'Nikkei Entertainment!'. This 'Talent Power Ranking' is held every quarter by Nikkei Entertainment and was created by ARCHITECT Co., Ltd.. They take a survey and examine people's "degree of recognition" and "degree of interest" out of 1,196's talents. From the survey, they calculate each

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