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  • Sapporo based band "phatmans after school" to make their major debut

    September 13, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    It's been revealed that Sapporo based band phatmans after school will be making their major debut under Toy's Factory with their mini-album, "Boku no Baiha", on November 23rd. phatmans after school formed in 2010, and is comprised of members Yoshida Takumi (Vo,G), Yutani Shinya (G), Yamazaki Kiyoshimitsu (B), and Honma Atsushi (D). They are a talented band that has won a band contest that was held in within Hokkaido. In May, they released

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  • Yoshikawa Hinano announces her re-marriage + pregnancy

    September 13, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    On September 13th, it was announced that talento Yoshikawa Hinano (31) will once again be getting married again, this time, to a 36 year old non-celebrity man. The official website of her agency also posted an announcement stating that Yoshikawa is now four months pregnant.   The couple will decide when to register their marriage, along with holding their wedding ceremony and reception party after considering Yoshikawa's condition. Yoshik

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  • Imai Eriko to release her 11th single, "Nankurunai Saa"

    September 13, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    Imai Eriko - one of the four members of the legendary group SPEED - has revealed that she will be releasing her eleventh single this fall! Imai's upcoming single is titled "Nankurunai Saa", and will be released on November 16th. The title track was used as the ending theme to the NTV documentary program "Nankurunai Saa ~Imai Eriko ga Musuko to Ayunda 6nen~", which follows Imai's day-to-day life as a singer and a mother raising a hearing-im

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  • Former AKB48 member Oshima Mai holds release event for her DVD

    September 13, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    On September 11th, talento and former AKB48 member Oshima Mai held a release event for her DVD, "Oshima Batting Center Vol.1 & Vol.2". The variety program began airing in 2009 through CS Broadcasting, and features Oshima's "suggestion corner" as well as footage of her tackling challenges of varying difficulties. "We did it at an incredibly loose way, so I had no idea it was going to turn into something like this," she said. Though she

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  • Porno Graffitti unveils PV for "One More Time" + single info

    September 13, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Porno Graffitti announced back in July that they were planning to release a new single this month titled, "One More Time".  One month later, a full audio was aired for fans to hear. "One More Time" is currently the theme song for Nihon TV's "Sukkiri!" for the month of September, and it's also the group's 33rd single. There's only one version of the single, but it's first press will come with a password for "Tsuma Koi Romance Porno'11 Dige

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  • Live-action movie of "Golgo 13" to be released in the States

    September 13, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    It's been revealed that Saito Takao's popular manga, "Golgo 13", is in the works for a live-action movie adaptation in America. "Golgo 13" has been serialized in the manga magazine, "Big Comic", since October 1968 by Leed Publishing Co. It portrays the story of 'Golgo 13', a professional sniper whose age, nationality, and career is wrapped in a mystery. Recently, Leed Publishing Co.  finalized an option contract with Davis Films for the

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  • Morning Musume reveals jacket covers for 12th album

    September 13, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    Morning Musume has just revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming album, "12, Smart"! The album will come in two versions: a limited CD + DVD edition, and a regular CD-only edition. The limited edition will contain a DVD featuring the PV for leader Takahashi Ai's solo song, "Jishin Motte Yume Motte Tobidatsu Kara". "12, Smart" is scheduled to be released on October 12th. Check out the covers below! - <Limited Edition>

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  • Tsuchiya Anna reveals "Master Blaster" PV!

    September 13, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Just yesterday, Anna Tsuchiya released her first PV from her triple-A side single, "UNCHAINED GIRL". Now the rock star is back with the PV for her second song, "Master Blaster", a collaborative track done with composer Kanno Yoko and guitarist MIYAVI. "Master Blaster" is the image song for the RPG, "Continent of the Ninth". Unlike the first video she released, "Master Blaster" takes place in bar and it's definitely an entertaining video

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  • Tsuji Nozomi expresses her concern for Kago Ai

    September 13, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    Former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi recently blogged about her long-time friend, Kago Ai. Tsuji wrote, "I heard about Aibon (Kago-chan) on the news, and I was very surprised. I am very, very worried. I pray from the bottom of my heart that she will recover quickly, and that we will see her cheerful smile as soon as possible." Kago Ai shocked the nation recently when it was revealed that she tried to commit suicide. Fortunately, sh

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  • GACKT to provide new theme song for the anime, "SKET DANCE"

    September 13, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    GACKT's upcoming song "Graffiti" has just earned a tie-in with the popular anime, "SKET DANCE"! "Graffiti" - which will be released as a single on November 30th - will be used as the opening theme song for the anime, and is said to be a fast-paced rock tune characteristic of the singer's sound. "SKET DANCE" is based on the popular manga of the same name, which is currently serializing in "Weekly Shounen Jump". The story revolves around Kaim

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