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  • Arashi reveals coupling track of upcoming single "Face Down"

    April 12, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    We previously reported that Arashi will be releasing their 38th single "Face Down" on May 9th. Now, the titles for the coupling track has been revealed. The coupling track for the limited edition will be "Hitori Ja Naisa" while the regular edition will be coupled with "Mezashita Mirai e". Check out the details below and stay tuned for more details on Arashi's upcoming single. —– <”Face Down” Limited Edition> [CD] 1. Face

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  • Acid Black Cherry to release album his, '2012', in Asia

    April 12, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    It's been reported that Acid Black Cherry will be releasing his 3rd album, '2012', in three Asian countries! '2012' ranked in at number one on Oricon's April 2nd Weekly Album Rankings, making it yasu's first time topping the Oricon charts in his 13 years of major activities. The album will be released in Taiwan and Hong Kong on April 13th and in South Korea on the 19th. Acid Black Cherry will also be kicking off his nationwide tour on M

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  • YOHIO reveals jacket covers and track list for debut album, 'REACH the SKY'

    April 12, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Earlier this year, we reported that 16-year-old visual kei artist YOHIO will be making his solo debut from Universal International's new label, Thunderball 667, on April 25th with his first mini-album, 'REACH the SKY'. Born into a family of musicians, YOHIO started to gain respect for Japanese culture after being introduced to anime. In 2009, when he was just 14-years-old, he formed a visual kei band called Seremedy. They held their first

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to hold live concert in Taiwan

    April 12, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    It's been revealed that rock band SEKAI NO OWARI will be holding a live concert in Taiwan on April 15th! This concert will be a part of the fashion event, 'SUPER GIRLS FESTA', which aims to introduce Japanese fashion to girls in Taiwan. It will also feature appearances by popular models including Sasaki Nozomi, Fujii Rina, Hasegawa Jun, Yamada Yu, and Masuwaka Tsubasa. The event will open its doors at 12:00 pm, but the schedule for SEKA

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  • NYC to release new single, "Haina!"

    April 12, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    NYC has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "Haina!", on May 25th! "Haina!" is described as the perfect summer tune that everyone can sing and dance to. It's already been picked up as the ending theme song for the TBS variety program, 'Akarui☆Mirai', which will air starting April 22nd. The single will be available in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. For its coupling tr

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  • Matsuura Aya announces the closing of her twitter account

    April 12, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    On April 10th, singer Matsuura Aya (25) posted her last tweet and announced that she will close her Twitter account from this day onward. For her last tweet, Matsuura posted, “I started Twitter back on my 10th anniversary and although this account was created on a whim, it was a lot fun.” With her recent picture as an attachment to this final post, she ended her tweet with, “For my last tweet, I will attach a picture of my new hairstyle,

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of April 16th revealed!

    April 12, 2012 @ 2:23 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of April 16th! This week was dominated by various shounen manga titles so check out which comic took the top five spots below! === 1. "HUNTER X HUNTER", Volume 30 - Togashi Yoshihiro: (638,907) 2. "Ao no Exocist", Volume 8 - Kato Kazue: (520,341) 3. "D. Gray-man", Volume 23 - Hoshino Katsura: (300,134) 4. "Gintama", Volume 44 -  Sorachi Hideaki: (270,460)

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  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' DJ Chemical announces his marriage

    April 12, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' DJ Chemical has announced his marriage through his official blog! According to the announcement, DJ Chemical got married to a non-celebrity woman on April 8th. The couple had been dating for 5 years before officially tying the knot. He commented, "There is only one life in this body, and I feel I've met the woman whom I'm going to walk with for the rest of my life. With the woman who possesses the strictness and merc

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  • Kora Kengo & Mizukawa Asami attend the press conference for their upcoming drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance'

    April 11, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    On April 11th, Kora Kengo and Mizukawa Asami attended the press conference for the upcoming WOWOW drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance'. The drama is a live-action adaptation of a manga by Ochiai Naoyuki, which successfully managed to transfer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" (1866) into modern-day Japan. It's a great fusion of a historic masterpiece with modern society and cleverly touches various topics such as 'hikikomor

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  • Morning Musume holds release event for "Renai Hunter"

    April 11, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    On April 11th, Morning Musume held a release event to commemorate their new single, "Renai Hunter". As we reported earlier, leader Niigaki Risa will be graduating on May 18th at Nippon Budokan. During the event, Niigaki strongly stated, "A month will go by in a blink of an eye, so I want to treasure everyday." Regarding her plans after graduation, she revealed, "I will be in 2 stage plays. I hope to continue my activities with a focus on t

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