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  • Miura Daichi to release new single, "Turn Off The Light"

    July 21, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    R&B singer Miura Daichi will be releasing his new single, "Turn Off The Light", on August 24th. The single was written by singer-songwriter lecca, and has been picked up as the ending song for TV Tokyo's program, "Ryuha-R". The CD will feature three brand new songs, and the DVD will include a music video and an exclusive bonus clip. Additionally, those who pre-order the single through VISION FACTORY and mu-mo shop will receive a

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  • Recochoku reveals the top artists for the first half of 2011

    July 21, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    With the world advancing more and more into a digital age, it’s no wonder that the Japanese think the true judge of popularity is through digital downloads/Chaku-Uta (ringtone) downloads. Recochoku has just revealed the top downloaded songs and ringtones for the first half of 2011, with a staggering 100 artists in each category! Check out the list below and find out where you favorite artist ranks! == [Digital Single Downloads] 1

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  • Check out an audio preview of Buono's "partenza~Let's go!!!"

    July 21, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    A radio preview of “partenza~Let’s go!!!~”, the title track off of Buono’s new mini-album, has just been revealed! The track is definitely something fresh that hasn’t really been done from the girls of Hello!Project. Comprised of cool sounds and some auto-tune craziness, "partenza~ Let's go!!!~" promises to be a fun new track. Check out this unique track below, and don’t forget to purchase Buono’s mini-album on August 10th!

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  • 9nine holds release event for their latest single, "Natsu wanna say love U"

    July 21, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    On July 19th, idol group 9nine held a release event for their latest single, "Natsu wanna say love U", at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. At the event, 9nine performed their new song live for the first time, and tested a special segment where fans could take photos of them with their mobile phones. The 2,000 fans surrounded the girls simultaneously and whipped out their mobile phones,  reporting the event through Twitter and blogs with special ph

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  • Oricon comic chart for July 25th unveiled!

    July 21, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    Oricon updated their chart for comic ranking for the week of July 25th! This week features some new and old titles from last week. Check it out below! ---- 1. Sukitte ii na yo, Volume 7 - Hazuki Kanae: 139,990 2. Ahiru no Sora, Volume 32 - Hinata Takeshi: 112,740 3. HUNTER X HUNTER, Volume 28 - Togashi Yoshihiro: 96,790 4. Silver Spoon, Volume 1 - Arakawa Hiromu: 90,257 5. Gintama, Volume 40 – Sorashii

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  • SM☆SH reveals a short PV + details on their new single "Bounce★up"

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    SM☆SH (a.k.a. SMASH) have just revealed a short PV to their 4th single “Bounce ★up” which will be released on August 3rd. This new single will come in three different editions: First Press Limited Edition A [CD+DVD], First Press Limited Edition B [CD+Calendar], and Regular Edition [CD only]. Each edition will include their single, “Bounce ★up”, and its coupling track, “Chance”. In addition to that, the First Press Limited Edition A DVD will

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  • Berryz Koubou release new profile pictures for "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"!

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

    Popular idol group from Hello! Project, Berryz Koubou, have just updated their official website with the profile pictures for their newest single, "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"! The new pictures show the girls in the same sweet pink silk dresses revealed on the covers for the upcoming single. While their new song also features a mature sound, these provide a lovely contrast to the more overtly-sexy biker image of their last single, "Ai no Dangan".

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  • w-inds. announce new single, "You & I"

    July 20, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Pop unit w-inds. have announced that they will release a new single, "You & I", on August 17th! This medium-tempo ballad is a summer love song with transparent sounds that convey Keita's voice. Meanwhile, the coupling song, "Chillin' in the Daydream", Ryohei and Ryuichi will present their rap for the first time in awhile. The single will come in three different versions: a limited edition, and two regular editions (A & B). Ta

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  • Kimura Yoshino to star in "Majutsu wa Sasayaku" before taking maternity leave

    July 20, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Actress Kimura Yoshino has revealed that her role in Fuji TV's upcoming two-hour drama "Majutsu wa Sasayaku" this September will be her last for the meantime, as she will be taking a maternity leave to focus on her pregnancy. As tokyohive reported in May, the actress is currently pregnant with her very first child. This will be the first baby for Kimura and her husband Higashiyama Noriyuki since they married last October. "Majutsu wa Sasaya

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  • Details released for Goto Maki's upcoming album "Aikotoba (VOICE)"

    July 20, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Pop singer Goto Maki, who recently announced that she will be going on hiatus from the entertainment industry after the end of the year, is still giving it her all. After releasing a new digital single, "What is LOVE/SCANDALOUS", she has just revealed the details for her first full-length album with avex entertainment, "Aikotoba (VOICE)". "Aikotoba (VOICE)" will be released on November 2nd, and will feature 3 different versions of the albu

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