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  • V6 announces their 1st single for 2012 "Bari Bari BUDDY!"

    December 27, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    V6 has announced that they will be releasing their 1st single for 2012 titled "Bari Bari BUDDY!" on February 15th. The title track "Bari Bari BUDDY!" will be used as the CM song for Eabara's "Ougon no Aji" in which Coming Century is starring in.  The single will also have a follow up song titled "POISON PEACH" which is currently being used as the ending theme song for V6's regular program "Otoko no Hen search!!" There will be three edit

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  • 262 foot wide wide poster for AKB48's new documentary placed in Shinjuku

    December 27, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    To advertise popular idol group AKB48's upcoming documentary movie "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizu Tsukinagara, Yume wo Miru", a gigantic, 80 meter (262 feet) poster has been put up inside the promenade at the Tokyo subway's Shinjuku Station. The poster, which takes up enough space for approximately eighty regular B0 size posters, features the girls of AKB48 behind the scenes of their live performances on stage.

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE announces the release of new single & album in March

    December 27, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Five-member girl group, TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE will be releasing a new single and a new album in back to back weeks in March 2012. The new single is scheduled to be released on March 7th, while they will release their 2nd original full album a week later on March 14th.  Both the single and album will come with three different editions; limited edition (CD+DVD),regular edition (CD+DVD), and other regular edition (CD), and each edition will have

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  • Check out the track lists for SCANDAL's new single + best album!

    December 27, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    After announcing that they would be releasing a new best-of album titled "SCANDAL SHOW", SCANDAL has revealed the track list for both "SCANDAL SHOW" and their upcoming single, "HARUKAZE"! As tokyohive previously reported, "HARUKAZE" will be the opening theme for the popular anime, 'BLEACH'. The two limited edition versions of the single will each feature a different cover, one of Aqua Timez and the other of ORANGE RANGE. Check out the tra

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  • w-inds. announces release of new single, "FLY HIGH"

    December 27, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    w-inds. has just revealed that they will be releasing their 31st single "FLY HIGH" on February 22nd! As the trio begins their 11th year together, they plan to reach higher goals with their "dance beat number", which reportedly boasts a impressive choreography. "FLY HIGH" will be available in four different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Limited Edition C (CD+DVD), and a regular CD-only version. Each CD+D

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel's HYDE to release his autobiography

    December 27, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    HYDE (of L'Arc~en~Ciel/VAMPS) has announced that he'll be releasing his autobiography on January 29th! The news has caused a surge of anticipation in the J-rock industry, since HYDE rarely discloses his personal information. In fact, HYDE guards his private life so closely that many of his long-time fans (including those from L'Arc~en~Ciel's formation in 1991) don't know his full name. The autobiography was proposed by HYDE himself, who

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  • Kanno Yoko composes opening theme for 2011 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 27, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Celebrated composer Kanno Yoko has composed the opening theme song to the 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. Kanno is known for scoring a multitude of popular anime series, such as "Macross F", "Sousei no Aquarion", and "Ghost in the Shell". The bright, hopeful opening theme serves an important purpose -- it will play during the opening segment by Kohaku hosts Arashi and actress Inoue Mao, as well as during the artist introductions. Kanno commen

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  • Official performance order revealed for this year's 'Kohaku'!

    December 27, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    The official performance order for the 62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen has been revealed! As tokyohive previously reported, this year's Kohaku features long-standing artists such as Go Hiromi, Matsutouya Yumi, and more in addition to popular acts like Perfume, Korean idol group Shoujo Jidai, and the adorable duo Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku, who tore up the charts this year with their hit single "Maru Maru Mori Mori". Without further ado, check out

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – December 22nd~25th

    December 27, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    [caption id="attachment_212610" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Ishihara Satomi in 'Saka no Ue no Kumo' (NHK)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the Drama Prime Time Report, in which every drama but one came to an end. No big surprises were found with the ratings, however, 'Boku to Star no 99 Nichi' managed to reach a new personal season-high. The two Thursday prime time dramas finished this season with a

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  • Preview Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's upcoming song, "Kyary ANAN"!

    December 27, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    an has just revealed its latest CM featuring charismatic model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and her new song, "Kyary ANAN"! "Kyary ANAN" is one of the B-sides to her upcoming single "Tsukema Tsukeru", which will be released on January 11th. The commercial itself will start airing throughout Japan on January 7th. Check out Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's cute new song and commercial below!

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