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  • "Rurouni Kenshin" to be serialized in 'Jump Square'

    May 2, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    As we previously reported back in January, the June issue of 'Jump Square' is serializing Watsuki Nobuhiro's "Rurouni Kenshin" with the new title "Rurouni Kenshin -Cinema Version-". This version will be a remake of the original that revisits the encounters of 'Himura Kenshin' with 'Kamiya Kaoru' and 'Myojin Yahiko'. Other characters expected to be revisited are 'Takeda Kanryu' and 'Udou Jine', who is in the live action movie that will be

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for May 7th

    May 2, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    Oricon has released its latest weekly chart! Below are the results of Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of May 7th. —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “Sakasama no Sora” – SMAP : 4/25 (135,298) 2. “10nen Go no Kimi e” – Itano Tomomi: 4/25 (72,911) 3. “Inori 〜Namida no Kidou/ End of the day/ peices” – Mr. Children : 4/18 (36,143) 4. “Haru Uta” – Ikimonogakari : 4/25 (35,044) 5. “I am” – TM NETWORK : 4/25 (21,483)

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  • Check out an audio rip of Arashi's upcoming single "Your Eyes"

    May 2, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    An audio rip for Arashi’s upcoming single “Your Eyes” (to be released on June 6th) has been revealed! As we reported before, this single is also the theme song for Aiba Masaki’s NTV drama “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”, and features many of Aiba’s solo segments in this song. Without further ado, listen to the 4-minute audio rip below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA9ar6-k3wA

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  • PES from RIP SLYME releases PV for "Megami no KISS"

    May 2, 2012 @ 2:52 am

    PES from RIP SLYME has revealed the PV for his solo debut single "Megami no KISS" (releasing on May 30th) on his official Youtube channel. As previously reported, “Megami no KISS” is the theme song for Fuji TV’s comedy drama, ‘Legal High’, which stars Sakai Masato, Aragaki Yui, Namase Katsuhisa, Koike Eiko, and Taguchi Junnosuke (KAT-TUN). This PV was directed by Tanabe Hidenobu, and the set was designed by Shigematsu Junya, with video

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 reveals full PV of "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!"

    May 2, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Yesterday tokyohive posted a preview of the upcoming single "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!" by idol group Watarirouka Hashiritai 7. The preview was shown on TV show 'ZIP!' and showed member Watanabe Mayu playing the role of an alien. The concept behind the video is 'Universe' and starts off with Mayu being taken in by a boy who finds her in the woods, while the others search for her. "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!" is the theme song to the theatr

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  • Koda Kumi to hold first Nippon Budokan concert on her 30th birthday

    May 1, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    It's been revealed that singer Koda Kumi will be holding her very first Nippon Budokan concert on her 30th birthday, November 13th! As we all know, Koda married BACK-ON vocalist KENJI03 in December of last year, and she is currently 8 months pregnant. She commented, "I'm nervous that I'll be holding my first one-man live at Nippon Budokan on my birthday, but I hope to give a more mature performance after giving birth and turning 30-years-o

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  • AI in the middle of her nationwide 2012 tour

    May 1, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    After a successful 2011 tour, R&B queen AI is current in the midst of her nationwide 2012 tour. Following the release of her new album "INDEPENDENT" in February and while her latest song “Beautiful Life” is enjoying great successes at digital music stores, AI is currently enjoying success with her nationwide tour entitled "INDEPENDENT TOUR 2012." The tour takes her to 29 venues across Japan and finishes at the Budokan on June 22nd. Don

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  • Track list + preview of "ONLY YOU" from Amuro Namie revealed

    May 1, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Last week singer Amuro Namie announced that she will be releasing her 20th anniversary album (currently untitled) on June 27th. This is her first album since her last original album, 'PAST & FUTURE' which was released 2 and half years ago. As previously mentioned the track "ONLY YOU" will be in English and is the theme song to the "UEFA EURO 2012" in Japan. More than half the tracks on the album are associated with commercials such as ESPR

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  • Recochoku's monthly download charts for April

    May 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Recochoku recently released the monthly download charts for the month of April. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past month below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Monthly Ranking > 01 - "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02 - "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 03 - "Getsu Ka Sui Moku Kin Do Nichi. ~Kimi ni Okuru Uta~" - Sonar Pocket 04 - "Memeshikute" - Golden Bomber 05 - "Akai Ito

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  • Shioya Shun apologizes for recent two-timing

    May 1, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    After creating quite a stir for his two-timing relationship, Shioya Shun, has finally commented about the situation with an apology through a Fax to the media. He admitted to the alleged two-timing as reported by the media and stated "I hurt two women's feelings with my irresponsible and immoral behavior. Sonoyama Makie-san, Tominaga Ai-san, I am very sorry. It is true that I talked about marriage with them." and added "This is all about m

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