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  • "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011" to be held at the end of October

    September 29, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    A great charitable cause will be held on October 29th and 30th to support the disaster victims from March's Tohoku earthquake   earlier this year. Named as "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011 ~For the Future of the Children~", this event was sponsored by five organizations including the Japan Phonograph Record Association, the Recording Industry Association of Japan, the Music Publishers Association of Japan, the Music Pr

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  • Check out the short PV version of NERDHEAD's "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K"

    September 29, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    Back in June, NERDHEAD announced a second single collaboration with pop singer Kuraki Mai. The new single is titled, "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K". The song was released as a single back in June, but will be available through Recochoku on October 5th. It will also be available on NERDHEAD's second album, "BEHIND the TRUTH" due out October 26th. NERDHEAD's label Universal Music Japan has just uploaded the short versi

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  • More cast details about "Gal Basara", including AKB48's Shinoda Mariko and two SKE48 members

    September 29, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Today it was announced that AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko will appear as the wife of shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, in the upcoming movie "Gal Basara". Furthermore, it was revealed that the SKE48 members Ogiso Shiori and Kizaki Yuria are also going to play two important characters in the movie. The full title of the movie is "Gal Basara ~Sengoku Jidai wa Kengai Desu~" and the story is about a group of high school students who suddenly get sucked

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  • Saito Kazuyoshi to sing for Matsushima Nanako's upcoming drama

    September 29, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Saito Kazuyoshi will be singing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Kaseifu no Mita", starring actress Matsushima Nanako. Saito made his debut in 1993 with the single, "Boku ga Mita Beatles wa TV no Naka". For the first time in his career, in 2009, he provided the love ballad, "Ai no Akari", for the drama, "Limit -Jiken no Genba 2-". This time, Saito's song is said to be a pop number with his i

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  • More details revealed for Arashi's upcoming single "Meikyu Love Song"

    September 29, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    As we reported previously, Arashi's next single "Meikyu Love Song" will be the main theme song for upcoming drama "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de" which will star member, Sakurai Sho. Recently, some more information for the upcoming single was released and it was also revealed that the upcoming single will be released on November 2nd. There will be two different editions; limited edition which will consist of two songs ("Meikyu Love Song" +

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  • JUJU's new song "Lullaby Of Birdland" chosen as the theme song for Sawamura Ikki's drama

    September 29, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    It's been revealed that singer JUJU's new song, "Lullaby Of Birdland", has been chosen as the theme song for Sawamura Ikki's upcoming drama, "DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii". JUJU expressed her happiness saying, "Since last year, this will be the second time my song will be used in Sawamura-san's drama. I'm very honored to have 'Lullaby Of Birdland', the song I used to cover during my stay in New York, will be used for the drama." She continued,

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  • Johnny's new unit "Sexy Zone" to make their CD debut this fall

    September 29, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_193389" align="aligncenter" width="405" caption="Nakajima Kento"][/caption] On September 29th, it was announced that new five-member group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., named Sexy Zone will be making their debut this fall with a self-titled single, "Sexy Zone". The members of the new group are Nakajima Kento (17), Kikuchi Fuma (16), Sato Shori (14), Matsushima So (13) and Marius Yo (11). They were introduced

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  • ℃-ute member, Yajima Maimi announces new photobook

    September 29, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Earlier today, ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi announced on her GREE blog that she will be releasing her 5th solo photobook and that she had just wrapped the 3-day photoshoot. Maimi shot the photobook in Izu and uploaded a shot of the beautiful scenery on her blog. She noted that on the first day it rained and since she already had her make-up on they had to re-do it to adjust to the weather. Then right after they were done shooting for the

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  • Himuro Kyosuke donates 669 million yen to the disaster area

    September 29, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Rock singer, Himuro Kyosuke raised a total of 669,220,940 yen (around $8.7 million USD) from his charity live and this large sum was donated to the disaster area; Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate. As we reported earlier, Himuro held a charity live at the Tokyo Dome on June 11th, and 12th, and it was the first time for Himuro to perform BOΦWY 's songs at his live after the band’s disbandment back in 1988.  The charity live pulled in a total au

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  • Meet the four 10th generation members of Morning Musume!

    September 29, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    [caption id="attachment_193371" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Left to right: Kudo Haruka, Sato Masaki, Ishida Ayumi, Iikubo Haruna"][/caption] On September 29th, the 10th generation members of idol group Morning Musume were revealed during the concert, "Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai BELIEVE~Takahashi Ai Sotugyou Kinen Special~", which was held at the Nippon Budokan. These four members were chosen from an astounding 6,000 applicants. F

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