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  • DSP Media to simultaneously debut new girl group 'DSP Girls' in Korea & Japan

    January 31, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    The Korean agency DSP Media, the home to hit k-pop girl groups KARA and Rainbow, has announced that they will be debuting their next girl group simultaneously in Korea and Japan! The five member girl group is temporarily nicknamed 'DSP Girls' and will be making their debut through an animation series titled, 'Pretty Rhythm, Dear My Future'. They'll be attending the production conference in Tokyo on January 31st, and this will mark the firs

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  • AAA's Urata Naoya holds his first solo one-man live

    January 31, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    On January 29th, AAA leader Urata Naoya held his first solo one-man live, "URATA NAOYA 1st LIVE UN_core", at JZ Brat SOUND OF TOKYO. Under his full name, Urata released his debut album, "TURN OVER", back in 2009. This album became a big hit, featuring collaboration songs with Hamasaki Ayumi. However, the singer has never had the chance to hold a solo live until now. For his first solo live, Urata presented himself in flashy attire and cov

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  • SDN48 announces the release of their last single & album in March

    January 31, 2012 @ 2:52 am

    SDN48 has just announced that that their last single will be titled, "Makeoshimi Congratulations," and will be released on March 7th. Although this is their last single, SDN48 is also releasing their first album one week later on March 14th. As reported back in October 2011, all of the members of SDN48 will graduate on March 31st with the group's last concert at NHK Hall. "Makeoshimi Congratulations" is described as a song that is similiar t

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION announces new single, "distance"

    January 31, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Rock band MAN WITH A MISSION has revealed that they will be releasing their new single, "distance", on April 4th. This was announced during the band's one-man live at LIQUIDROOM ebisu on January 27th. The band's first major single will contain 3 brand new songs and a remix version of "FLY AGAIN". It will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing footage from "MAN WITH A MISSION ni

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  • SuG unveils PV, covers & tracklist for "Fukanzen Beautyfool Days!"

    January 31, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    A couple of months ago, the visual kei band SuG announced the release of their first single for 2012, "Fukanzen Beautyfool Days!". The single is scheduled to drop February 1st tomorrow. Before the official release, SuG has first revealed the full music video. "Fukanzen Beauty Fool Days" will be released in four editions, with two including extra DVDs. Check out the album covers, tracklist, and music video below! - Limited Edition

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  • SMAP's Nakai Masahiro to star in new TBS drama series, "ATARU"

    January 30, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    It's been revealed that SMAP's Nakai Masahiro will be starring in the upcoming TBS drama series, "ATARU". This will be his first lead role in a drama series since "Konkatsu!" back in April of 2009. Nakai will play the protagonist 'Ataru', a man with autism who is also a savant, possessing special abilities in specific areas. This mystery drama will tell the story of Ataru, who solves cases using his extraordinary memory and deductive skill

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  • NMB48 to collaborate with "Pocky" for Valentine's day

    January 30, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    Idol group NMB48, the sister group of AKB48 based out of Namba, Osaka, will be collaborating with Glico's "Pocky."  Their collaboration with Pocky is for a Valentine's day giveaway, and they will be featured on Pocky's complete box featuring the photos of 44 members.  The complete box consists of a total of 45 small boxes of Pocky, and each box is printed with NMB48's original logo and a member. One box should feature all of the members toget

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  • Naka Riisa's foster baby wallaby has passed away

    January 30, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    On January 29th, actress Naka Riisa posted some surprising news post on her personal blog. The baby wallaby that she had been fostering for seven months suddenly died after being integrated back into the group with his older brothers. Naka became the foster mother of the baby wallaby 'Ganba' through the popular animal variety show 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen' (NTV) back in June of 2011. Ganba was two months old and didn't have a mother to

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  • What is your favorite million seller song by AKB48?

    January 30, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    From their last February release of “Sakura no Ki ni Narou” to their recently released single, “Ue Kara Mariko,” the popular group AKB48 brought all five of their 2011 released songs to million seller status! Regarding this fact, goo has decided to ask the users, “What is your favorite million seller song by AKB48?” to see what song was the most popular among the ladies' six total million seller songs from the past. Check out which song

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  • Music Japan reveals their guest lineup for February 5th

    January 30, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Popular music program 'Music Japan' has revealed their guest lineup for their upcoming February 5th broadcast! This episode will present a broad spectrum of talent, ranging from idol group to rock bands. Viewers will get to see performances from 9nine, THE BAWDIES, A.B.C-Z, Kitano Kii and Naoto Inti Raymi. Check out the full line-up below! === "Darl:oz" - Kitano Kii "Shoujo Traveler" - 9nine "ROCK ME BABY" - THE BAWDI

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