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  • Mano Erina reveals jacket covers for "Song for the DATE"

    June 8, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina has unveiled the full-size jacket covers for her upcoming single, "Song for the DATE"! As tokyohive previously reported, Mano Erina will be releasing her latest single on June 27th. The single will be available in three different versions, which each sport a different shot on the cover: a Limited Edition A CD+DVD version, a Limited Edition B CD+Event version, and a regular CD-only version. Check out the f

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  • PV preview of Yamashita Tamohisa's upcoming single "LOVE CHASE" revealed

    June 8, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    Yamashita Tomohisa's PV preview for his upcoming single "LOVE CHASE" (release on July 4th) has been revealed as Fuji TV's morning news program, Mezamashi TV, aired the preview and making-of footage. In the PV, four different types of Yamashita try to win the heart of a girl: a gentlemanly Yamashita in a trench coat, 'Choi-waru' (bit evil) look's Yamashita with a red hooded jacket, 'Soushoku-kei' (peaceable) Yamashita with a sweater, and an

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  • Mr.Children to provide a theme song for Inoue Mao's drama 'Tokkan'

    June 8, 2012 @ 2:28 am

    On June 7th, it was announced that Mr.Children's new single (title and release date undecided) will be providing a theme song for Inoue Mao's new drama 'Tokkan Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choushukan'. This new NTV drama is scheduled to air starting on July 4th, and every Wednesday at 10:00 pm. For the band, this will be the first time in two years to provide their songs for drama after "HANABI" for Fuji T drama 'Code Blue 2nd season' (2010). The

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  • Amuro Namie's new song "ONLY YOU" begins distribution through Recochoku

    June 8, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    Amuro Namie has just begun distributing the Chaku-Uta ringtone for her new song "ONLY YOU" through Recochoku starting on June 6th. "ONLY YOU" is currently being used as the theme song for "WOWOW European soccer (EURO 2012)" broadcast, and is also one of the tracks for her upcoming album "Uncontrolled." The song is reported to be a magnificent, grand tune with all English lyrics, and its music video was filmed in Los Angels. "Uncontrolle

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  • 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko' to be adapted into a movie

    June 7, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On June 8th, it was announced that the currently running Johnny's Jr. and AKB48 collaboration drama 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko' (NTV) will be turned into a movie. 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' is a story of the trials and tribulations when a boys' high school full of young delinquents and a prestigious girls' high school full of wealthy young ladies, are combined into one school. Just like the drama, the movie is going to star Morimoto Shintaro,

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  • TRICERATOPS to release best-of album in July

    June 7, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    During the first day of their 15th anniversary tour, TRICERATOPS announced that they will be releasing a best-of album titled "DINOSOUL -THE BEST OF TRICERATOPS-". TRICERATOP's "15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR" kicked off at Yokohama BLITZ on June 2nd, where they astounded a completely sold-out crowd with their live performance. "Seeing all of your faces from the stage was the best present we could've had, having made it to our fifteenth anniversary

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  • Ashida Mana attends open recording for "Jewelpet" movie

    June 7, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Popular child actress Ashida Mana recently attended the open recording for the upcoming animated film "Jewel Pets the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess", charming the fans with her adorable reaction to the giant pudding brought to the event. The recording featured the scenes in which Princess Mana of Sweets Land (played by Ashida) meets the Jewelpets. A very focused Ashida ran through the recording in one shot without making any mistakes, earni

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  • THE YELLOW MONKEY opens official YouTube channel, Twitter + Facebook

    June 7, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    To celebrate their 20th anniversary since making their debut on May 21, 1992, THE YELLOW MONKEY will be distributing music videos from all of their albums on June 20. Since June 6 is also drummer Kikuchi 'ANNIE' Eiji's birthday, the band has opened their own official YouTube channel where fans can watch all of the music videos from their 24 singles, including their first single "Romantist Taste" all the way up to their latest single, "Primal

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  • Ueto Aya tries out the shimada hairstyle for her TBS drama

    June 7, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    Actress Ueto Aya has revealed her first-ever 'shimada' high, chignon hairstyle for her special TBS drama, "Kaneko Misuzu Monogatari -Minna Chigatte, Minna Ii-". Ueto plays the lead role in the drama based on the life of poet Kaneko Misuzu. It begins broadcasting on TBS on July 9 at 9:00 PM. "In the drama, it's not the happiest wedding in the whole world, but wearing an outfit like this one made my heart feel tense, so it ends up feeling re

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  • Kanjani8's Yasuda Shouta to play his first lead role in "Dragon Seinendan"

    June 7, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    It has just been revealed that Kanjani8 member Yasuda Shouta will be taking on his first ever lead role for the new serial drama "Dragon Seinendan", which will begin broadcasting on MBS and TBS in July. The plot revolves around three suburban young men who find out that they are the descendants of the 'Soldiers of Light' from a scroll they find in a bookstore, making for a modern fantasy drama. The script was written by Ueda Makoto of Euro

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