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  • Kis-My-Ft2's single "Everybody Go" is the 3rd best selling debut song in history!

    August 16, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    On August 15th, it was revealed that Johnny’s Entertainment group Kis-MyFt2’s debut single “Everybody Go” sold 316,000 copies and topped the Oricon Weekly Single Chart for the week of August 22nd. With this result, the single placed third as the highest selling debut song for its first week. KAT-TUN’s “Real Face” (754,000 copies sold) and Arashi’s “A RA SHI” (557,000 copies sold) holds the record for first and second place respectively. In

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  • C-ute's Yajima Maimi reveals a teaser for "a rainy day"

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    C-ute's leader Yajima Maimi has uploaded a preview of her upcoming solo DVD, "a rainy day", onto C-ute's official YouTube channel! In the DVD, Yajima appears cute and graceful, showing her many expressions on 'a rainy day'. "a rainy day" is Yajima's second DVD from her three month back-to-back release project. It is currently available for pre-order on e-LineUP until August 29th. Check out the preview below! Tip: Tommy Van Dam

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  • Dream Morning Musume holds handshake event for the release of their concert photobook

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    On August 16th, Dream Morning Musume members Nakazawa Yuko, Ishikawa Rika, and Yoshizawa Hitomi held a handshake event to commemorate the release of their concert photobook, "Haru no Mai ~ Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~". Ishikawa commented, "I used to have muscle pains back in the day, but I've never had leg cramps before. It never used to bother me, but now, to keep ourselves from being tired the next day, we all drank citric acid," comparin

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  • Shiina Ringo to sing theme song for NHK's morning drama this fall

    August 16, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Shiina Ringo will be providing the theme song for NHK's morning drama titled, "Carnation", this fall. Shiina's new song of the same title will be her first solo work since the release of her 4th album, "Sanmon Gossip", two years ago. It is scheduled to be released as a new single this fall. Written by Watanabe Aya, the drama "Carnation" is a biography of the drastic events in the life of Koshino

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  • SCANDAL to release their first PV collection

    August 16, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Pop rock band SCANDAL has been gaining popularity with their third album, "BABY ACTION", which hit stores on August 10th. It's just been revealed that the band will be releasing a compilation of their music videos titled, "VIDEO ACTION", on September 28th. "VIDEO ACTION" the will come in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. Fans will be able to enjoy SCANDAL's growth in this long-awaited PV collection. Stay tuned for more information on this u

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko gets guitar lessons from Tokuyama Hidenori!

    August 16, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko recently blogged a picture of herself and Tokuyama Hidenori from the set of Hana Kimi. Maeda explains that the two of them are like siblings on location, which she is grateful for. “By the way, I’m holding Tokuyama Oniisan’s guitar in the picture!! Honestly, I’d like to be able to play the guitar…someday,” Maeda wrote, expressing her desire to become a true musician. She was in luck, since Tokuyama is both an actor an

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  • SKE48 eats Pikachu? Pokémon draws audience of more than 3 million

    August 16, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    It's been 30 days since the dual release of this year's Pokemon movies, 'Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom' and 'Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram'. Now, it's been revealed that the movies have brought in over 3 million people to the box office. To commemorate this occasion on August 14th, SKE48 members Takayanagi Akane, Sato Seira, and Ishida Anna, who proclaim themselves to be die hard Pokemon fans, attended a stage greeting at Nagoya's

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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 13th/14th

    August 16, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    [caption id="attachment_182673" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Transformers 3" / "Harry Potter 8" / "Cars 2""][/caption] As usual, the success of the two 'tokusatsu' movies "Kamen Rider OOO" and "Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger" didn't last longer than one weekend, at least not as long as the big-budget blockbusters from overseas. Therefore, the eighth and final "Harry Potter" movie easily reclaimed its firs

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  • After School officially debuts in Japan

    August 16, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    The ladies of After School have officially debuted in Japan with the Japanese version of 'Bang!' On the B-Side of 'Bang!' is After School's 1st original Japanese song 'Super Sexy'. Good luck to the girls as they make their foray into Japan. Check out 'Super Sexy' below!

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  • Takamiy performs with Felix the Cat

    August 16, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    On August 14th, Takamiy (57) performed at the Pacifico Yokohama alongside the universally popular American cartoon character Felix the Cat.  On behalf of the sale of their collaboration guitar, Takamiy and a Felix Kigurumi (kigurumi = a performer dressed in a cartoon character costume) revealed the song “Felix the Rock,” which was composed for Felix the Cat.  Additionally, Takamiy sang with enthusiasm a total of 26 songs including her new son

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