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  • EXILE to release a new album on New Year's Day

    November 9, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    Popular group EXILE has announced that they'll be releasing a new album titled "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" on New Year's Day. "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" will be released through 2 CDs, which contains both EXILE's album and ATSUSHI's first solo album. The group explained that they chose New Year's Day as their release date because they hoped that "people who listen to this album will be able to cheer up as soon as possible." Production for the album bega

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko takes a trip to Korea

    November 9, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    [caption id="attachment_202335" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="L to R: Maeda Atsuko, Mr. Kim & Song Suji"][/caption] AKB48’s ace, Maeda Atsuko, blogged on the 9th that she made a quick trip to Korea with her mom to meet some friends. While there she ran into an older guy who she often calls “Kim Jung Hoon”, to which he retorts, “Please call me Oniisan/Oppa!”. The two appear to have a friendly and joking relationship, but in a

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa to star in a new drama series

    November 9, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    It's been announced that Yamashita Tomohisa will star in a new Thursday TBS drama called "Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata~Ending Planner~", which will start airing in January of 2012. This will be his first work after withdrawing from NEWS back in October. Yamashita commented, "I would like to work well by boosting morale during filming as usual without being too lively." He also said, "Drama is my favorite genre and it's an important tool tha

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for November 14th

    November 9, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    Oricon has just revealed its latest weekly charts for the week of November 14th.  Check it out below! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Meikyu Love Song" - Arashi : 11/2 (530,469) 2. "Spice" - Perfume : 11/2 (75,688) 3. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" - AKB48 : 10/26 (67,662) 4. "Ultra Lover" - 2PM : 11/2 (65,367) 5. "Carnation" - Shiina Ringo : 11/2 (18,513) (Check out the full ranking here.) - < Album Weekly R

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  • AKB48's Suzuki Shihori on hiatus due to leg injury

    November 9, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Suzuki Shihori, the newest member of AKB48's Team B, will be taking a one-month break from her activities due to a leg injury. Suzuki was recently diagnosed tendinitis in her left thigh. The doctor told Suzuki that she needs to refrain from doing strenuous activity for one month, and so the young idol will be taking a professional hiatus. Suzuki will meet with the doctor again afterwards to see if she will be able to perform or not.

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  • Arimura Kasumi slips back in time in the trailer for "Gal Basara"

    November 9, 2011 @ 4:08 am

    The first trailer for the upcoming film "Gal Basara ~Sengoku Jidai wa Kengai Desu~", starring Arimura Kasumi, was recently released online. The story is about a group of high school students who suddenly get sucked in by a time hole while watching a Sengoku show together. After the time slip they find themselves right in the midst of a severe battle that happened 440 years ago, during the real Sengoku period. They are forced to grow up a

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  • Check out an extended preview of AKB48's "Ue Kara Mariko" PV!

    November 9, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    PON! had AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko, winner of the Janken Senbatsu, on earlier where they revealed a long preview of AKB48’s 24th single “Ue Kara Mariko”. This track is light and upbeat and the PV is also very colorful as the girls battle it out throughout the video playing rock, paper, scissors (Janken). However, the best part about the song is that it is completely about Mariko, which will be fun for fans who know her ‘sadistic’ personality. I

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  • Korean girl group SECRET releases "CHRISTMAS MAGIC" PV

    November 9, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    With their mini-album "Shy Boy" set to release in Japan on November 16th, four-member Korean girl group SECRET has released the complete PV for their track, "CHRISTMAS MAGIC" today! A remake of SECRET's Korean hit, "Starlight Moonlight", this release gives the original track a Christmas twist, with a cheery holiday mix to the original beat and a winter-themed PV that features the four ladies getting ready for Christmas. SECRET is cu

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  • Jin Akanishi unleashes "Test Drive" ft. Jason Derulo!

    November 9, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    At long last, the wait is over: Jin Akanishi has just debuted in the United States with his dance track “Test Drive” featuring Jason Derulo! He is currently on top of the US iTunes Dance Chart and is #24 on the cumulative US iTunes Chart as of 9pm EST. Check out this energetic music video for “Test Drive” below -- it's a perfect song for the club and confirms the potential in Jin Akanishi's American debut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e

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  • Korea's 2PM releases track, "100th Day Anniversary"

    November 9, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    After debuting in Japan earlier this year, Korean six-man group 2PM already has their hands full with the release of their first full-length album 'Republic of 2PM' just around the corner and their sold-out Arena tour coming up. Ahead of the album release date, the track "100th Day Anniversary (100 Nichi Kinenbi)" was played on the radio today, giving fans in Japan a first listen to one of 2PM's latest songs. As earlier reported, 'Republic

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