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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to file for divorce

    January 16, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    On January 16th, Hamasaki Ayumi announced through her official fan club site, "Team Ayu", that she is divorcing her husband Manuel Schwarz. Ayu wrote, "I am reporting that I will be filing for divorce on Monday in America," and explained the reason for divorce. "The reason lies within myself. At the time of our marriage, we decided to live in America, however, because of the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred two months later, a strong feelin

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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki reveals PV preview for "Mujin Eki"

    January 16, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    AKB48's Iwasa Misaki has just revealed the TV spot for her debut single, "Mujin Eki"! In the preview, Iwasa is seen walking down the train station in a heavy winter kimono. The falling snow adds to her mature image, which has enthralled fans ever since her jacket cover was released late last year. "Mujin Eki" is scheduled to hit stores on February 1st. In the meantime, check out the preview below:

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  • Golden Bomber announces nationwide tour

    January 16, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Visual kei band Golden Bomber has announced that they will be holding a nationwide tour this spring. This was announced during Golden Bomber's live concert, "Golden Bomber One-man Live Tokudaiago 'Isshou Baka'", at Nippon Budokan on January 15th. The tour will kick off on March 20th at Omiya Sonic City, and will wrap up on June 18th at Yokohama Arena for a total of 27 shows. Tickets will gradually go on sale starting February 25th. Prio

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  • Check out the full PV for BREAKERZ' "Miss Mystery"

    January 16, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    The full music video for BREAKERZ's "Miss Mystery" has been revealed! The video revolves around DAIGO's search for his 'Miss Mystery', a beautiful woman who manages to elude her captor in a maze. The ethereal visuals are grounded by the strong bite of AKIHIDE and SHINPEI's guitars. Check out the PV below! -- Tip: Anna

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  • the GazettE announces 10th anniversary live + new album

    January 16, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    On January 14th, visual kei band the GazettE wrapped up their tour at Yokohama Arena, where they announced a 10th anniversary live and a new album. the GazettE's 10th anniversary live is called "10TH ANNIVERSARY THE DECADE", and is scheduled to be held on March 10th at Makuhari Messe hall. As for their new album, "DIVISION", it will be released sometime in August. As for their final concert that night, the band set the pace with "VENO

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  • NMB48 Yoshida Akari's return to be determined by fan votes

    January 16, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    NMB48 has announced that they will be holding a fan voting to determine the return of member Yoshida Akari. Back in September, Yoshida suspended her NMB48 activities due to personal insecurities. According to related sources, Yoshida had personally requested, "If possible, I want to return to NMB48." As such, the company decided to enlist fans to help determine her comeback. If fans vote in favor of Yoshida's return, she will resume her

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  • Alice Nine holds special live at Akagi Shrine

    January 16, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    On January 15th, visual kei band Alice Nine held a special live at Akagi Shrine in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Before the live, the members were purified by the Shinto pried, and prayed for success for their new album, "9". Wearing a haori and hakama (Japanese male formal attire), Hiroto commented, "My body has become tense," while Shou stated, "I was able to feel that I'm a Japanese man." They also shared that this was their first Hatsumode (first s

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  • Ogura Yuko makes her first public appearance after pregnancy announcement

    January 16, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    On January 15th, talento Ogura Yuko attended Japan's first tsukemono (pickled vegetables) championship, "T-1 Grand Prix 2011", at Tokyo Tower Foot Town. This marked Ogura's first public appearance after announcing her pregnancy last month. She shared that her husband Kikuchi Isao is excited about the pregnancy and expressed, "I'm finally able to feel the movements. At first, I wanted a girl, but now, it doesn't matter." Ogura continued,

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  • Music Japan line-up for January 22nd

    January 16, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has announced the guest line-up for their January 22nd episode! This broadcast will feature five artists from AKB48 sister group SDN48 to Kikkawa Yuu. Additionally, Milky Bunny, Kuriyama Chiaki, Takahashi Yu will take on the stage for an episode you can't miss! Check out the full line-up below! === "Kudokinagara Azabu Juban duet with Mino Monta" - SDN48 "Zutto Iru yo..." - Milky Bunny "Tsukiy

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka challenges her first solo

    January 15, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    On January 15th, NMB48 announced that captain Yamamoto Sayaka will be making her "solo debut" with their third single, "Junjou U-19". As we reported earlier, the single will be available in four different versions: Type A (CD+DVD), Type B (CD+DVD), Type C (CD+DVD), and 'Theatre' (CD-only). Yamamoto's solo song, "Jungle Gym" will be included in the 'Theatre' edition of the single. "Jungle Gym" was written by AKB48 mastermind Akimoto Yasu

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