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  • Chara to transfer to Ki/oon Records

    December 15, 2011 @ 5:48 am

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Chara will be transferring to Ki/oon Records. The announcement was made during Chara's concert at the SHIBUYA-AX on December 14th. When Chara took the stage for an encore, she exclaimed, "I will make an important announcement!", and continued, "It's been decided that Chara will be transferring to Ki/oon Records!" Chara showed her excitement by calling out to the second floor, "Are any of my new

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  • Yellow Fried Chickenz to tour the States in Spring 2012

    December 15, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    On December 14th, rock star GACKT shared some exciting news about his band Yellow Fried Chickenz through their official blog. The mastermind behind YFC confirmed that they will embark on an American tour in spring of 2012. No other details have been released at this time, but fans are hoping that the band will hit up more than just the standard venues of California and New York. Stay tuned to tokyohive for further updates! Source: Yell

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/07~12/13

    December 15, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 7th to December 13th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 02/(03) "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 03/(00) "NEVER LOSE" - EXILE 04/(01) "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!" - Amuro Namie 05/(09) "Tatoe Donn

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  • Galileo Galilei to release new album, "PORTAL"

    December 15, 2011 @ 12:29 am

    Rock band Galileo Galilei has announced that they will be releasing their 2nd album, "PORTAL", on January 25th! "PORTAL" features a total of 14 songs, including their latest singles "Aoi Shiori", "Sayonara Frontier", and "Asu e". All three of these songs received a tie-in with an anime or drama: "Aoi Shiori" was used as the opening theme for the anime, "Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai"; "Sayonara Frontier" served as t

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  • Koda Kumi's friend claims that the singer is pregnant

    December 14, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    Recently, singer Koda Kumi surprised everyone with the sudden announcement that she's getting married to KENJI03, the vocalist and guitarist of BACK-ON. However, according to tabloid 'Josei Seven', that might not be the only surprising announcement. The tabloid was able to talk with a friend of the singer who claims to know the whole truth about the marriage announcement. That person stated, "To tell you the truth, Koda is having a baby in

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to take on the "Tokyo Marathon" once again

    December 14, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    On December 14th, AKB48’s Akimoto Sayaka attended a press conference for the release of the “Tokyo Marathon 2012 Official Guidebook”. Akimoto announced that she would be participating in the “Tokyo Marathon 2012” on February 26th, which will be her second consecutive year to run in the marathon. Last time Akimoto ran the marathon as a ‘restart’ to her life after being caught up in a scandal. This year Akimoto plans to be a charity runner,

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  • Othello's Matsushima Nahomi gives birth to her first child

    December 14, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    It's been reported that Matsushima Nahomi (40) of comedian duo Othello has given birth to her first child! Matsushima gave birth to a baby boy on December 14th, which was about 2 weeks earlier than the expected date. On her official blog, she wrote, "Earlier, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy," and uploaded a photo of herself showing a peace sign while in bed. According to the agency, both Matsushima and her son are in good health.

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  • Karasu's new song chosen as theme song for Goriki Ayame's drama

    December 14, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band Karasu's new song (currently untitled) has been chosen as the theme song for Goriki Ayame's upcoming drama, "Teen Court ~10-dai no Saiban~". The drama's story revolves around a high school student named Nyakouji Misato, who seeks the truth of crimes that are committed by juveniles. It's based on a justice system called "teenage court", where teens become prosecutors, lawyers, and jurors to judge juveniles

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko attends 2PM's arena tour

    December 14, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    On December 14th, AKB48’s ace Maeda Atsuko was in attendance of the 7pm show for 2PM’s arena tour “ARENA TOUR 2011 ‘REPUBLIC OF 2PM’”. Maeda has previously attended other concerts by Korean artists, such as Big Bang, but this time she seemed to have gotten a bit more out of it. Maeda praised the boy group, “After work finished, I went to 2PM’s concert with the staff :-) Their singing and dancing was so powerful that it gave me a ton of ene

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  • Matsuyama Kenichi attends the pre-screening for the first episode of "Taira no Kiyomori"

    December 14, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

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