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  • BoA to release new single?

    October 2, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    BoA, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary of her Japanese debut, excited fans with a recent post concerning her upcoming plans. Earlier today, BoA tweeted, "Many ppl asking me when I'm gonna release my next single in Japan... I'm preparing my single now.. So you'll be able to listen to it soon!" Within moments of her tweet, hundreds of eager fans bombarded the pop star with encouragement, showing everyone's continued interest in her

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  • Teasers revealed for MBLAQ's new single "Baby U"

    October 2, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    Earlier, we reported that MBLAQ would be releasing their second Japanese single, "Baby U", on October 26th. In addition to being their second single, "Baby U" will become the opening theme song to Nippon TV’s anime 'Beelzebub'. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the single.  Fortunately, they won't have to wait until the 26th to hear "Baby U". Earlier today, a 1 minute and 30 second clip of "Baby U" was broadcast during

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  • Koizumi Kyoko to star in new WOWOW drama series "Shokuzai"

    October 2, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    Actress Koizumi Kyoko will be star in her first drama in a decade, WOWOW's new drama series 'Shokuzai'.  The drama begins airing in January 2012. Based on the novel by Minato Kanae, whose best selling novel "Kokuhaku" was made into movie with starring Matsu Takako in 2010, the story has a dark revenge theme. Koizumi took a role of a mother(Masako) whose elementary school daughter(Emiri) has been killed. Koizumi also played a role  as a pow

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  • cali≠gari's "Anchu Romance" chosen as CM song for "Jewelry Maki"

    October 2, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Visual kei band cali≠gari's new song, "Anchu Romance", has been chosen as the CM song for 'Jewelry Maki'. The CM started airing on October 1st, and is available for viewing on YouTube and on the jewelry brand's official website. "Anchu Romance" can be found on the band's upcoming single, '#_2', which will be released on November 16th. Additionally, it was revealed that the single will feature a love song sung by guitarist Sakurai Ao, t

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  • Tsuchiya Anna apologizes about her husband on a radio show

    October 2, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    On October 1st, Tsuchiya Anna appeared on TOKYO FM's 'DHC COUNTDOWN jp' at Shibuya Spain-zaka Studio. The other day, Tsuchiya's husband, stylist Kikuchi Yamato, was arrested for acting violently at a Karaoke store. As this was her first public appearance since the incident, Tsuchiya apologized saying, "I haven't talked to him yet, but I'm sorry he has hurt and caused trouble to many people." She also said that she would report the circumst

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  • Comments from 'V-Rock Festival '11' artists

    October 1, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    October is coming and that means the arrival of the 'V-Rock Festival '11'. After a two year hiatus, fans of Japanese rock music are counting down the days to when they can see their favorite artists all on one stage. This years 'V-Rock Festival '11' will be held at Saitama Super Arena and is even open to overseas fans, thanks to SYNC MUSIC JAPAN. Not only is SYNC MUSIC JAPAN making the bridge for foreign fans to participate in the sh

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  • Which celebrity looks the best in glasses?

    October 1, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    Japanese organizations affiliated with eyeglasses established October 1st as "Glasses Day", because of the date lineup (10 01). For the past few years, eyeglasses have served to be more than equipment for vision correction, and is known to be an important fashion item for both celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Oricon recently conducted a poll asking its users which celebrity looks the best in glasses. For the male category, actor Yash

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  • Sakamoto Maaya to hold one-man live in December

    October 1, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Singer / voice actress Sakamoto Maaya has announced that she will be holding a one-man live in December. Titled "Sakamoto Maaya LIVE 2011 'in the silence'", the live will take place at Ginga Gekijou in Tokyo from December 13th to the 18th. This live will be slightly different from the others as Sakamoto is expected to sing every song from her three concept albums, "Driving in the silence", "Easy Listening", and "30minutes night flight".

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for September

    October 1, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Recochoku has just released the monthly charts for the month of September. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Flying Get" - AKB48 02 - "Kazoku ni Narou yo" - Fukuyama Masaharu 03 - "Ai wo Tomenaide" - Koda Kumi 04 - "Itsuka Kitto..." - EXILE ATSUSHI 05 - "Rising Sun" - EXILE 06 - "progress"

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  • Hirosue Ryoko experiences modeling at an event for "SPRiNG" magazine

    October 1, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    On September 29th, actress Hirosue Ryoko made a guest appearance at the 15th anniversary event for the fashion magazine, "SPRiNG". Surrounded by the loud cheers of the audience, the actress walked down the runway for the first time since her debut. She commented, "I don't have much experience with places like this, so I was nervous." Then, she thanked the audience by saying, "I came as a guest, but I was given power by everyone." The cr

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