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  • Sowelu to go on hiatus

    May 9, 2012 @ 1:56 am

    Sowelu has announced through her official blog that she will be going on hiatus after her last album, "29 Tonight", which will be released on May 30th. Regarding her hiatus, Sowelu explained that it was decided not because she's going to quit singing, but because she wants to continue singing. "If I continue running like this, I thought that a day would come when I wouldn't be able to continue singing," she said. During the production p

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  • Check out the PV for Niigaki Risa's "Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~"

    May 9, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    The PV for Niigaki Risa(Morning Musume)'s solo track "Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~" has been recently revealed. This is a commemorative song for her graduation on May 18th, as well as the song included in Morning Musume's latest single "Renai Hunter"s limited edition 'E'. Niigaki asked the producer Tsunku to let her sing the track for she likes the cheerful melody and lyrics of the graduation song. The PV starts out with 

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  • Aso Kumiko gives birth to her first child

    May 8, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Actress Aso Kumiko (33) has announced that she has given birth to her first child! On May 8th, Aso's agency sent a fax to media outlets reporting the birth of the baby. According to the announcement, Aso gave birth to a healthy baby girl on the 7th. Aso commented, "Both mother and child are healthy. I'm not used to child-rearing, so I'm uneasy, but I want to face it properly with a lot of love. I also hope to enjoy it." The actress p

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – May 2nd~May 6th

    May 8, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_238019" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – May 2nd~May 6th"][/caption] Here is the second batch of the Golden Week, which features the ratings from Wednesday to Sunday. Surprisingly the second half of the Golden Week didn't affect the ratings much, which could be due to the poor weather over the holidays. Whatever the reason, many of the regular viewers spent the prime time hours in fron

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP reveals title and track list for upcoming album

    May 8, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    Previously, it was reported that Hey! Say! JUMP would be releasing a new album on June 6th. Now, both the title and complete track list have been revealed! Hey! Say! JUMP's 2nd original album will be titled "JUMP WORLD". It will feature the group’s latest singles, "SUPER DELICATE", "Magic Power", "OVER", and "Arigato ~Sekai no Doko ni Ite mo~". It will also include songs from the group's units Hey! Say! 7 and Hey! Say! BEST. Check out

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  • Super Junior's full PV for "Opera" released

    May 8, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Earlier, we revealed the short PV for Super Junior's latest Japanese single, "Opera". The boys are back this time with the full PV release! The PV has a masquerade and Phantom of the Opera theme. The single has been officially released in Japan (May 9th JST) and we will see how it performs on the Oricon Daily chart tomorrow. Check out the PV below! Dance Version: Tip: kuramafreak

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  • BONNIE PINK to release new single, "Machi no Namae"

    May 8, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    It's been revealed that BONNIE PINK will be releasing her new single, "Machi no Namae", on July 4th. After releasing "Tsumetai Ame" earlier in February, this marks BONNIE PINK's second single of the year. The title track is produced by Suzuki Masato (LITTLE CREATURES), who has served as the bandmaster for BONNIE PINK's tours in recent years. It's described as a medium tempo number with a beautiful melody and string arrangements. Additio

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  • Nagayama Kento gets discharged from the hospital

    May 8, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    On May 7th, it was reported that actor Nagayama Kento was discharged from the hospital. Nagayama was hospitalized due to a knee fracture after a motorcycle accident in March. His agency reported, "He still has to walk on crutches, but he was progressing so well that he was discharged." Hereafter, he will continue to "attend the hospital for rehabilitation." The actor also updated his blog on the 7th saying, "I've finally been discharged

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  • Sakamoto Maaya announces new single, "More Than Words"

    May 8, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Sakamoto Maaya has announced that she will be releasing her first single of 2012, titled "More Than Words", on July 25th. The title track has already been picked up as the theme song for the upcoming anime film, 'Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito', which will open in theaters on August 4th. It's written by Iwasato Yuho, composed and arranged by Kanno Yoko. Sakamoto has previously teamed up with these two for her debut song, "Yakusoku wa Iranai"

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  • 9nine holds their 1st hall one-man live

    May 8, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    On May 6th, 5-member girls unit 9nine held their first hall one-man live at Nippon Seinenkan. The girls held two performances on this day for a total of about 2,600 fans. They sang 16 songs including their upcoming single, "Ryusei no Kuchizuke". 9nine formed back in 2005 with 9 members. In September of 2010, the group went through a renewal, which resulted with their current members Kawashima Umika, Satake Uki, Nishiwaki Sayaka, Murata

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