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  • Crystal Kay appears alongside Far*East Movement at "Dirty Bass" release party + preview of their track "Where The Wild Things Are"

    May 18, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    In celebration of the release of their second album "Dirty Bass", Far*East Movement held a world premiere release party at Shibuya's Club Camelot on May 16th. The venue was fiercely enthusiastic even before the party started, with approximately 800 fans, media people, and others packed into Club Camelot. Once Far*East Movement appeared on stage, the excitement of the crowd shot up all at once, threatening to break down the barriers set up

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  • BIGBANG to perform at Tokyo Dome + release new album

    May 18, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    Korean boy band BIGBANG has revealed that they will be performing at Tokyo Dome for the very first time on December 5th! The performance will be the final stop of their Japanese tour, which begins on the 17th at Nagoya's Nihon Gaishi Hall. The tour had originally been planned for thirteen stops in five different cities across Japan for a total of 150,000 tickets, but applications for tickets were much higher than expected. The tickets sold

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  • Sakanaction reveals PV for "Boku to Hana"

    May 18, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Rock band Sakanaction has revealed the PV for their upcoming single, "Boku to Hana"! In the PV, Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) plays the protagonist and the "flower spirit" is played by dance performer Honaga Yoko. It's directed by Yamaguchi Yasuyuki, who was also in charge of "Document". Sakanaction will release "Boku to Hana" on May 30th. The day after, they will kick off their Zepp tour, 'SAKANAQUARIUM 2012 "ZEPP ALIVE"'. Check out the

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  • Maeda Atsuko reveals covers + details for new single, "Kimi wa Boku da"

    May 18, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    AKB48's Maeda Atsuko, who recently announced that she will be graduating from the group following their concert at Tokyo Dome, has just unveiled the covers and track lists for her upcoming second single "Kimi wa Boku da"! As tokyohive previously reported, the single will be released on June 20th and has been picked up as the theme song to the upcoming movie "LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!" (which opens in theaters on June 23rd). The title track is

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  • Morning Musume announces 50th single, "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show"!

    May 18, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Hello! Project has just updated their official discography page with a page for Morning Musume's 50th single! According to the website, the double A-side single is titled "One Two Three / The Matenrou Show" and will be released on July 4th in a whopping seven editions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD-only), Limited Edition C (CD+DVD), Limited Edition D (CD-only), Limited Edition E (CD+DVD), Limited Edition F (CD-only), an

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  • Check out the performances from May 18th's MUSIC STATION

    May 18, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    On the May 18th broadcast of Music Station, a variety of artists such as NYC, Kimura Kaela, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Saito Kazuyoshi, AKB48's Sashihara Rino, and Shounan no Kaze took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! "Soredemo Sukidayo" - AKB48's Sashihara Rino "Haina!" - NYC "CANDY CANDY" - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Mamireru" - Kimura Kaela "Enten Natsu" - Shounan no Kaz

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  • exist†trace chats about their 1st full album for Kawaii Girl Japan

    May 18, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    Female visual kei band exist†trace sat down with Kawaii Girl Japan to talk about their very first full album 'VIRGIN', complete with English subtitles for their international fans! In their interview, the ladies of exist†trace talk about writing the 8 new songs in the 'VIRGIN' album, describe their favorite parts of the album, point out a special someone to look out for in their PV for "GINGER", and more. Watch the interview for yoursel

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  • Michishige Sayumi becomes new leader of Morning Musume and 11th generation audition to be held

    May 18, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi will be the new 8th leader of the group. The announcement was made by producer Tsunku during their final concert of 'Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Spring 〜Ultra Smart〜' at Nippon Budokan on May 18th. Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika graduated from Morning Musume that day. Michishige, who took over the baton as leader from Niigaki stated, "I'm usually excessively self-conscious, but now, I can't tell that I

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  • Arukara announces new album + one-man tour

    May 18, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Arukara has just revealed that they will be releasing a brand new album (currently untitled) on July 25th, in addition to launching a nationwide tour. The album will be their first new release since their last single "Owakari Kudasai". Although the title and contents of the album have yet to be unveiled, fans of Arukara can expect to hear more about it soon. The nationwide tour, on the other hand, will begin at CLUB QUATTRO in Aichi, Nagoy

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  • UNISON SQUARE GARDEN announces new single, "Ryuusei no Squall"

    May 18, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    UNISON SQUARE GARDEN has announced that they will be releasing a new single titled "Ryuusei no Squall" on July 25th. This will be the band's sixth single so far, and their first release since their third album "Populus Populus" came out a year ago in July of 2011. "Ryuusei no Squall" will contain a title track as well as two songs titled "Sayonara Summer Time Machine" and "Dareka ga Wasurete Iru Kamo Shirenai Bokura ni Daiji na 001 no Koto

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