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  • baroque officially announces their revival

    September 29, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    On September 28th, rock band baroque officially announced their revival through their website. They will be holding a one-man live called "baroque Re: First Live IN FUTURE" at the TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 6th, 2012. baroque is a four-member band comprised of with Ryo (Vo), Kei (G), Akira (G), and Bansaku (B).  The band was formed in 2001, and they made their major debut with "Gakidou" in July 2003. However, Bansaku left the band in

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  • Check out the Oricon comic chart for October 3rd

    September 29, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Oricon has just unveiled their chart rankings for the best-selling comics for the week of October 3rd. Check out the top 5 below! ----- 1. "Kimi ni Todoke", the 14th volume - Shiina Karuho : (220,315) 2. "Ookiku Furikabutte", the 17th volume - Higuchi Asa : (190,016) 3. "Berserk", the 36th volume - Miura Kentoro : (170,819) 4. "SOUL EATER", the 20th volume - Okubo Atsushi : (143,818) 5. "Meitantei Conan", the 73rd

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for October 3rd

    September 29, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    Oricon is back with an update of who killed the charts this week for October 3rd. Check out the chart-toppers for CD singles, CD albums, and music DVDs below! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Magic Power" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 9/21 (217,661) 2. "Jonetsu no Mariachi" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 9/21 (60,167) 3. "Pistol" - Acid Black Cherry : 9/21 (48,689) 4. "One More Time" - Porno Graffitti : 9/21 (36,540) 5. "“Rising Su

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  • EXILE's ATSUSHI participates in BOYZ II MEN's upcoming album

    September 28, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    It's been revealed that EXILE's ATSUSHI will be making a guest appearance in the Japanese edition of BOYZ II MEN's new album, "TWENTY". In 2006, ATSUSHI was featured in BOYZ II MEN's original album, "The Remedy", on the collaboration song, "Muzak feat. ATSUSHI (EXILE)". Regarding their collaboration, member Wanya Morris commented, "ATSUSHI is an important page in our 20 year career. We wanted him to participate. Moreover, it's a wonderful

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  • 2PM's Taecyeon added to the cast of "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi"

    September 28, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced that 2PM's Taecyeon is going to become a regular on their upcoming Sunday drama "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi". "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi" stars Japanese actor Nishijima Hidetoshi and South Korean actress Kim Tae Hee as the two main characters. Earlier this month, it was already announced that the young actress Sakuraba Nanami was added to the cast, making Taecyeon the fourth known regular on the show. The sto

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  • Sawajiri Erika introduces new "syoss" products at PR event

    September 28, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    On September 28th, actress Sawajiri Erika attended a PR event for the hair care brand "syoss" to introduce their newest product and her new commercial. The concept of "syoss" is to offer hair care products that have the same quality as the products you can only find at professional hair salons. Sawajiri commented about their products, "To me all their products seem to be very professional. I love that, because I want to have a sense of

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  • PUFFY to release best album to celebrate their 15th anniversary

    September 28, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    Pop duo PUFFY has announced that they will be releasing a best album to celebrate the 15th anniversary since their debut. The album will come with two CDs, and will feature a variety of their hit songs starting with their debut single, "Asia no Junshin". It will reflect upon the 15 years of PUFFY's music activities. The limited edition of the album will come with bonus footage DVD. The jacket cover will be designed by Rodney A. Greenbla

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  • Matsushita Nao's piano concert tour to be released on Blu-ray & DVD

    September 28, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Actress and pianist Matsushita Nao revealed that her nationwide tour "Concert Tour Scene#25" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this coming month. Matsushita's concert tour became a wonderful sensation for everyone who saw it live. She and her band, who provided soothing sounds with the violin, chello, flute, and other instruments, created a unique composition that should not be missed by any lovers of beautiful music. The tracklist in

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  • Toda Erika & AKB48's Shinoda Mariko talk about their close friendship on "A-Studio"

    September 28, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Some of you may have already noticed the screencaps from the most recent episode of talk show "A-Studio" inside tokyohive's Prime Time Report. Actress Toda Erika guested on the show, and many interesting tidbits about her were revealed thanks to her parents and her good friend, AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko. Toda and Shinoda became very good friends when they filmed the drama,"Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta", in which they

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  • Acid Black Cherry reveals PV preview for "Shangri-La"

    September 28, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Acid Black Cherry has released the PV preview for their upcoming 12th single, "Shangri-La". "Shangri-La" is the second single from their five-month consecutive release project. It's a refreshing and positive song, combining both rock and orchestra sounds. Just like the song, the music video has an overall bright atmosphere, blending a white background and neon green colors with the band's usual dark image. Check out the PV for "Sha

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