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  • Kanjani8's reveals details on their new album!

    October 14, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Kanjani8 would be releasing a new album in November. Not much was known at the time, but now, new details have been revealed! The album will be titled "FIGHT", and is slated for release on November 16th. The members decided to take a fun twist with the title, by replacing the 'E' in 'EIGHT' with a 'F'. It will feature a total of 14 songs, including their latest singles, "Tsubusa ni Koi", "T.W.L./Yellow P

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  • Nishikido Ryo comments about his withdrawal from NEWS on Music Station

    October 14, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    On October 14th, Kanjani8 appeared on the 3-hour "Music Station" special, where member Nishikido Ryo commented on his withdrawal from NEWS. Although he commented when the withdrawal was first announced, he also stated, "From now on, I want to do my best as Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo. Also, everyone, please support the new NEWS, and Yamapi [Yamashita Tomohisa]." When his withdrawal was introduced once again by announcer Takeuchi Yoshie, he

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  • WEAVER to release new single in December

    October 14, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band WEAVER will be releasing their new single, "Egao no Aizu", on December 21st. As we reported earlier, the title song has been picked up for TBS's new program, "Asian Ace". The coupling track, "66Ban-me no Kisha ni Notte", is a song the band has been performing at their lives before their major debut. It will also include a piano version of "Egao no Aizu" by member Sugimoto Yuji (Vo, Piano). Additionally,

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  • Isayama Hajime's manga "Shingeki no Kyojin" to get movie adaptation in 2013

    October 14, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    It's been announced that Isayama Hajime's manga, "Shingeki no Kyojin", will released as a movie adaptation in the Fall of 2013. "Shingeki no Kyojin" started its serialization in "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" in September 2009. The story is set in a world of giants, where humans desperately fight for survival. Since "Shingeki no Kyojin" was Isayama's debut work, only 40,000 first press copies of the first volume was printed. However, when t

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 10/05~10/11

    October 14, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of October 5th to October 11th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, therefore

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  • Check out Kylee's new PV "BRAND NEW WAVE feat. Orianthi" + album details

    October 14, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Japanese American singer Kylee released her fifth single this month titled, "Crazy for you". She is also gearing up to release her first full album "17" which is scheduled to drop November 23rd. Although some are unfamiliar with the artist, she is signed to Sony Music Japan under the sub-label DefSTAR Records. Her new album will have 12 tracks including all five of her singles from last year and this year. On her new album, Kylee wor

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  • Mukai Osamu becomes the image character for "Knorr Soup DELI"

    October 14, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    On October 13th, actor Mukai Osamu attended a CM presentation event for Ajinomoto's "Knorr Soup DELI" as their new image character. 'Soup DELI' comes in 9 different variations and mainly targets female consumers. Mukai appeared at the event in a black apron that he wears in the CM as an owner of a soup cafe. He revealed that he worked at a restaurant before becoming an actor, which allowed him to touch on his old memories as an acting guid

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya comments on Yamashita Tomohisa's exit from NEWS

    October 14, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    On October 14th, KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya attended a press conference for his drama, "Yokai Ningen Bem", where he was asked for his thoughts on Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo's withdrawal from NEWS. Commenting on Yamashita Tomohisa, he revealed, "During work, he would say things like, 'I have to do things this way', so I'm not really surprised about this outcome. My feelings are half-and-half." Since Kamenashi himself has experienc

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  • AKB48's Ohshima Yuko becomes an official 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' beta tester

    October 14, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    AKB48's Ohshima Yuko has officially become one of many beta testers for the upcoming Square Enix game, "Final Fantasy XIII-2". She is also the new face of the FFXIII-2 commercial, which will start airing on October 15th (JST). Oshima entered the Square Enix building in a gray pants-suit and was handed an official name card and a "FF13-2 Development ROM". The AKB48 idol professed that she's a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series, and was

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  • YUI releases PV for "Lock On"

    October 14, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Singer YUI is preparing to release her 13-track album, "HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE", on November 2nd. The fourth track, "Lock On" will be the theme song to Japanese drama "Kaito Royale", which stars Matsuzaka Tori. YUI gave a nod to the song's connection with the casino-based drama, as she included scenes filmed at a lavish hotel and even dressed up as a roulette dealer. Check out her PV below: - Tip: anon

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