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  • IU's PV for Japanese debut single "Good Day" released

    February 29, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    On March 21st, 2012, Korea's little sister IU will be releasing her debut Japanese single "Good Day". Ahead of this release, the promotional video for her lead debut single has been revealed. On March 1st (Japan Standard Time), IU's official Japanese homepage added the PV for "Good Day". "Good Day" is an award winning song in Korea and helped launched her career into the stratosphere. Check out the Japanese PV for "Good Day" below!

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  • KARA's full PV for "Girl's Power" revealed

    February 29, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    After unveiling the full PV for "Speed Up" yesterday, the full PV for the second double A side single "Girl's Power" has been revealed. Unlike "Speed Up", this track is more in line with the classic formula that has achieved much success for KARA in Japan. Check out the PV below! Which do you prefer, "Speed Up" or "Girl's Power"? Tip: Nicori

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  • Manga "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" to resume serialization in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine'

    February 29, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Popular mystery manga "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" will resume its serialization in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine'! The original manga was serialized in 'Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1992 to 2000. Then, from 2004 to 2011 the new series was featured on an irregular basis. This will mark the first time in 12 years that the manga will be serialized regularly. The story of "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo" revolves around a high school student named Ki

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's Nakagawa Haruka to undergo surgery for vocal cord nodules

    February 29, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    On February 29th, Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 member Nakagawa Haruka announced through the group's official blog that she will be undergoing surgery for vocal cord nodules. Vocal cord nodules are noncancerous growths on the vocal cords that are usually caused by vocal abuse. This causes one's voice to become hoarse and holds them back from singing in higher pitches. Nakagawa wrote, "At this time, it's been decided that I will be having surge

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  • Sexy Zone's Nakajima Kento to enter Meiji Gakuin University this April

    February 29, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    It was revealed that 5-member group Sexy Zone's Nakajima Kento has passed the entrance exam for Meiji Gakuin University (department of sociology), and will enter the university this April.  Although Sexy Zone has a busy schedule, he will try to manage both his activities in Sexy Zone and his studies. Noticing the great influence of media after the disaster, Nakajima decided to study sociology. He commented, "By understanding the mechanism of J

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  • UVERworld announces new single, "7th Trigger"

    February 29, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    Rock band UVERworld has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "7th Trigger", on March 28th! This will be the band's first single in 3 months, with their last being "BABY BORN & GO / KINJITO". The title song is said to deliver a strong message: "Pull your own trigger of decision! That will lead to glory." The single will be available in both limited and regular editions. It will also include 2 coupling tracks titled

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  • Kago Ai reveals her 6 month pregnant look

    February 29, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Talento Kago Ai recently revealed through her official blog that she is visiting the Southern Country with musician NAOMI. She wrote, "Just as I thought, the South is warm~. I got to do a little bit of yoga while listening to my favorite music. relax~ relax~" Kago, who is currently 6-months pregnant, also shared a photo of herself. In the photo, Kago poses in the mirror for fans to get a good look at her pregnant stomach. "I've grown

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  • Arashi reveals the short version PV for "Wild at Heart"

    February 29, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    After releasing a PV preview to Arashi's upcoming single "Wild at Heart", a short version of the PV has been released! The single is set to be released on March 7th, and it will be released in two different editions. Until the full PV is revealed, enjoy the short version below!

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for March 5th

    February 29, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their latest weekly charts for the week of March 5th! Check out the top rankings below: ----- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "SUPER DELICATE" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 2/22 (248,778) 2. "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogizaka46 : 2/22 (136,309) 3. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (74,088) 4. "SAILING" - AAA : 2/22 (42,056) 5. "FLY HIGH" - w-inds. : 2/22 (36,232) (CHeck the full ranking here.

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  • Nakai Masahiro, Esumi Makiko & AKB48 to be the MC for TBS' new music program

    February 29, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    It was announced that SMAP's Nakai Masahiro, actress Esumi Makiko, and idol group AKB48 has been chosen as the MC for a yet-to-be-titled music program on TBS which will start in the middle of April.  The music show will feature three or four artist groups every week, and will comprise of performance and discussion segments. AKB48 member Takahashi Minami commented, "For AKB48, this is our first experience to be the regular MC for music prog

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