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  • Check out two of Tanimura Nana's unreleased PVs!

    August 10, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Singer Tanimura Nana has just released her best-of album titiled, "NANA BEST". The album contains all her singles from her debut with "Again" to her latest hit, "TOXIC", which was released in November 2010. This new album also contains two extra songs called "Gimme mo" and "My Way". Nana will be holding a  CD release party on August 14th at the Tokyo Tower Garden, and it's free for all who wish to attend. Without further ado, check o

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  • SID reveals title of new single + track list

    August 10, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    In July, tokyhive reported that Visual Kei band SID would be releasing a new single this year. At the time, the single was untitled... until now! Their new single is called "Itsuka", and it'll be released on September 28th. "Itsuka" will also be the opening theme song to TBS's "CDTV" music show starting in September. "Itsuka" is the band's first single in 10 months. It was written by the band's guitarist, Shinji, while the coupling song "

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  • HAN-KUN releases charity song, "Beautiful Days"

    August 10, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    HAN-KUN of Japanese reggae band Shounan no Kaze has just released his charity song, "BEAUTIFUL DAYS" through music shop, TSUTAYA. The single is ony ¥525, and proceeds will go towards a disaster relief organization to help those who were affected by the Tohoku earthquake in March. HAN-KUN's label, TOYS FACTORY, has just uploaded the song onto their official YouTube channel, so take a listen to the song below. http://www.youtube.com/watc

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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami gets embarassed during Team K's performance

    August 10, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    Could you imagine performing in front of your friends as an idol? That’s what happened to AKB48's Minegishi Minami at the August 9th performance of Team K’s theater show. This specific show was a girls-only show, which was quite refreshing for the members. Minegishi writes, “It felt fresh to hear those high-pitched cheers!!! I was happy. Thank you (*・・*)”. But, singing in front of girls isn’t what made Minegishi feel embarrassed. Some

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  • Lead holds CD release event with 3,000 fans

    August 10, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    The boys of Lead finally released their 18th single, "HURRICANE", on August 10th. Just before that, they held a CD release party on August 9th at Lazona Kawasaki, which drew a huge crowd of 3,000 fans. Leader Nakadoi Hiroki (26) said that they won't lose to Nadeshiko Japan (the triumphant national women's soccer team who won gold in the FIFA Women's 2011 World Cup), and that they'll liven up Japan with their dancing. He also said that they

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  • Arashi takes over the September issue of "with"

    August 10, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Popular group Arashi appeared in the September issue of "with" magazine, providing wonderful eye candy as their way of celebrating the magazine's 30th anniversary. In their 12-page pictorial, the members of Arashi showed off their personalities in a series of solo shots and group pictures tied together by the red string of fate. The magazine also includes brief appearances by talento Becky and actress Takei Emi. Check out the scans below!

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  • Check out August 8th's performances from 'Coming Soon!!'

    August 10, 2011 @ 6:11 am

    This week's episode of "Coming Soon!!" hosted the ladies of Korean pop group SECRET, who were also the topic of the show's "Coming Review" corner. Other guest performances included Kis-My-Ft2, SOPHIA, DiVA, NAOTO INTI RAYMI, and Ryosan (Katori Shingo). Check out the performances below: == < Secret – “Madonna” > **Performance starts at 0:49 mark** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttk_JoI7fr0 —– < Kis-My-Ft2 – “Every

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  • Vision Factory's new group 'Fairies' to debut in September!

    August 10, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    Vision Factory's new idol group Fairies will be making their debut with a double A-side single titled, "More Kiss/Song for You", on September 21st! The group is comprised of members Ito Momoka, Fujita Miria, Nomoto Sora, Hayashida Haruka, Shimomura Mio, Kiyomura Kawane, and Inoue Rikako. The agency decided to name the group 'Fairies' because the girls looked like fairies when they danced. After the name was announced on the morning news

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  • Kato Miliyah to sing for upcoming drama, "Barairo no Seisen"

    August 10, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    It's been reported that Kato Miliyah's "RAINBOW" will be used as the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Barairo no Seisen". The drama is based on Koyama Yukari's popular manga, which was published in the magazine, "Kiss". As reported earlier, actress Fukiishi Kazue will play the role of 'Miki Makoto', a 30-year old housewife. Miki always believed that protecting a peaceful family while doing household chores and taking care of her childre

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  • SPYAIR reveals PV for "Beautiful Days" + event info

    August 10, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    Back in June, tokyohive revealed that rock band SYPAIR would be coming out with a new single called, "BEAUTIFUL DAYS". The single is due out on August 24th, and it's already been picked up to be the theme song for Japan TV's drama "Don★Quixote". "BEAUTIFUL DAYS" has already been released on Chaku Uta on August 6th and is available for download. As a gift for fans, those who download all four patterns will receive an autographed photo from

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