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  • ONE OK ROCK to collaborate with "Geki Rock" for album release party

    September 12, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK will be collaborating with the DJ event, "Geki Rock", to hold an album release party for their upcoming album, "Zankyo Reference". Titled, "Geki Rock feat. ONE OK ROCK", the release party will kick off on October 16th at Fukuoka Early Believers, and will be held at five clubs across Japan. Members of ONE OK ROCK will not be present at the events, however, they will start their live tour, "ONE OK ROCK 2011-2012 'Zan

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  • Sometani Shota, Nikaido Fumi receive MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD at Venice International Film Festival

    September 12, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    It's been reported that Sometani Shota and Nikaido Fumi have received the 'MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD' for their movie, "Himizu" at the 68th Venice International Festival! Commenting on the distinction, director Sono said, "I dedicate this movie to the young people of the world." The showing of "Himizu" in Venice attracted over 1,300 people at the Sala Grande, and received a five-minute standing ovation. In response, director Sono, Sometan

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  • Tsuchiya Anna releases "JUICY GIRL feat. The SAMOS" PV + single info

    September 12, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    Pop-rock singer Tsuchiya Anna will be very busy this month, as she's scheduled to release a triple-A side single. The triple-A side single, titled "UNCHAINED GIRL", will contain three songs: "Stayin Alive", "JUICY GIRL feat. The SAMOS", and "Master Blaster". "Master Blaster" is the image song for RPG game 'Continent of the Ninth', and is the collaborative work between Tsuchiya, composer Kanno Yoko and musician MIYAVI. "JUICY GIRL feat.

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  • Shirota Yu holds release event for "Setsuna ~a sandglass of fate~"

    September 12, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    On September 11th, Shirota Yu held a release event to celebrate the release of his latest single, "Setsuna ~a sandglass of fate~", at LaQua Garden Stage in Tokyo Dome. The single was written, composed, and arranged by Shirota himself. During the event, he shared his thoughts on producing the song, which holds the themes of 'passion' and 'tragic love'; he also revealed an unknown episode from his musical, "Romeo & Juliet". In addition,

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel kicks off their 20th Anniversary tour at Saitama Super Arena

    September 12, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel kicked off their nationwide tour, "20th L'Anniversary TOUR", at the Saitama Super Arena on September 10th and 11th. It's been about three years since the band last held a nationwide tour, and so within the two days, the arena heard jubilant screams from 40,000 fans. On the first day, vocalist hyde called out to the fans, saying, "L'Arc~en~Ciel turned 20. We have completely become adults, so we have many things to

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  • New idol unit 'ChocoLe' to make their debut in December

    September 12, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    Watanabe Entertainment recently revealed that they've created a new idol unit called 'ChocoLe', who's scheduled to make their debut through avex group in December. ChocoLe aims to be the next generation of idols, and they want to follow in the footsteps of famous pop trio, Candies. The new group is comprised of members Hashimoto Kaede (14), Takahashi Kurumi (14), and Tamagawa Ramu (14). They were named 'ChocoLe' to express the sweetness of

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  • 'ONE PIECE' to release bento recipe book

    September 12, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    Great news for all the manga fans out there who also love to cook! It's been revealed that Oda Eiichiro's popular manga series, "ONE PIECE", will come out with a special bento recipe book. Titled "ONE PIECE Kaizoku Character Bento BOOK", the recipe book will feature bentos designed by famous bento artist, akinoichigo . It will contain various recipes including "Pirate King Bento", "Chopper Bento", and "Water 7 Bento"; additionally, there'll

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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at the pre-opening event for 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011'

    September 12, 2011 @ 2:14 am

    On September 9th, idol group Momoiro Clover Z held a live performance at the pre-opening event for the 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011' in Germany. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Germany-Japan exchanges, the 'Japan Media Arts Festival Dortmund 2011' will be held from September 10th to October 2nd. The pre-opening event was held on September 9th at 3AM JST, and was broadcasted live via Nico Nico Douga and DOMMUNE. For the

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  • EXILE's sister group, FLOWER, releases track list for debut single

    September 12, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    On September 9th, EXILE's sister group FLOWER released the track list for their major debut single, "Still", which is set to release on October 12th. On their official website, they revealed that this single will come in two versions -- 'Limited Edition' and 'Regular Edition'. The limited version will enclose a CD, DVD, and a photo book. The DVD will include their music video and a making-of footage for this single. Check out the full t

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  • AKB48's Sato Amina snaps a two-shot with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    September 11, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    AKB48 member Sato Amina recently updated her official blog with a picture of herself and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. In a blog entry titled "I met a person I like!", Sato wrote, "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu × Kyary Amyu Amyu". The picture shows Sato and Kyary posing with identical outfits and hairstyle. Fans responded to the picture with, "Amyu Amyu, you're cute!" and "Godly combination." What do you think of the two-shot? Source: Sato Amina's Offic

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