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  • Unrevealed cast members for "Waga Haha no Ki" finally announced

    November 16, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Up until November 15th, the upcoming movie "Waga Haha no Ki" had kept viewers guessing about the supporting cast members. The two lead actors were already known and although it already earned a special award at the '35th Montreal World Film Festival' back in August, viewers were kept in the dark for the other cast members. It was already revealed that Yakushi Koji portrays the protagonist, a novelist called Igami Kosaku. Furthermore, it wa

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/09~11/15

    November 16, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 9th to November 15th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Anata e" - EXILE 02/(01) "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana 03/(00) "LOVE SONG" - FUNKY MONKEY BABYS 04/(00) "Aruite Ikou" - Ikimonogakari 05/(02) "Koibumi ~Love Lette

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  • GARNET CROW announces new album, "Memories"

    November 16, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Pop-rock band GARNET CROW has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "Memories", on December 7th. The band's 9th original album will be their first since "parallel universe", which was released a year ago. It will feature a total of 11 songs including the singles, "Smiley Nation" and "Misty Mystery". The limited edition will come with a DVD containing music videos for "Smiley Nation", "Misty Mystery", and "JUDE". To coin

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  • No Sleeves to release new single in December

    November 16, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves has announced that they will be releasing their 8th single in December! Titled "Pedicure Day", the girls' latest single will be released on December 28th. This will be their first single in about six months, with their last being "Kuchibiru Furezu". The title track is described to be a cute number that describes the feelings of a girl in love. Additional details will be revealed at a later date, so stay tuned t

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  • OBLIVION DUST to release new digital single, "TUNE"

    November 16, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Alternative rock band OBLIVION DUST has revealed that they will be releasing a new digital single called "TUNE" on December 14th! "TUNE" will be the band's first new song in about 3 years and 4 months. The lyrics and melody will be provided by KEN LLOYD (Vo), while the composition and arrangements will be done by K.A.Z (G). It's described as a mid-tempo tune with a grand sense of scale. The song will be distributed through iTunes Store,

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  • Rainbow reveals PV for "Mach"

    November 16, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Korean pop group Rainbow is back with a PV teaser for their new song, "Mach". "Mach" was originally released in Korean, but the girls modified it for their Japanese audience. They've created a brand new music video with a motorcycle motif to reflect the futuristic sound of their track. Their single is scheduled to come out on December 7th. Tip: tabi

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  • COCOA OTOKO。 releases PV preview for single, "Sayonara ja nakute"

    November 16, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    COCOA OTOKO。, a fresh rock band consisting of five young male actors, will be releasing their single, "Sayonara ja nakute" in December. A minute-long preview has just been released on the official avex Youtube channel, giving the public its first look and listen to the song and PV. The PV reveals much to wonder, hinting at a sad love story that fits the sad lyrics of this song. Check it out below: In addition to this single, COCOA

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  • TBS announces new drama, "Stepfather Step" to succeed "Mito Komon"

    November 16, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    The long-running Mondai jidaigeki (period) drama of TBS, "Mito Komon", is coming to an end in December after 40 years and 43 seasons due to the gradually decreasing ratings. So far the network has remained silent about a possible successor, but today they finally announced a new drama. The new drama will be called "Stepfather Step" and star actor Kamikawa Takaya as the protagonist. It's based on a best-selling novel of the same name by wri

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi confirms "Hotel Love songs" countdown live for New Year's

    November 16, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    It has been confirmed that Hamasaki Ayumi will be holding her countdown live at Yoyogi National Gymnasium again this year. Since the start of 2001, the pop singer has held countdown concerts on the evening of New Year's Eve to share the celebration with her fans. Each year, this event has taken place at the famous gymnasium, so it comes as no surprise that she will be performing there yet again this year. Titled "HOTEL Love songs", the li

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  • Saito Takumi holds a commemorate event for his upcoming movie, "Asu Naku"

    November 16, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    On November 14th, actor Saito Takumi held a commemorate event for his upcoming movie, "Asu Naku", at Shibuya Tower Records. When asked what type of movie he likes, Saito answered, "The kind of movies that the general public wouldn't watch. I can feel the aesthetic value." He then described his movie saying, "Personally, it's a work of individuality that I want to treasure." Directed by Naito Makoto, "Asu Naku" is based on an original nove

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