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  • Hotei Tomoyasu to be featured on the winter catalog for "PEACH JOHN"

    November 1, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    It's been revealed that legendary guitarist Hotei Tomoyasu will be featured on the cover of the winter catalog for lingerie brand, "PEACH JOHN". The catch phrase for this campaign is "RED ROCK BABY!". In the catalog, Hotei appears alongside the brand's model, Michibata Angelica. The brand's director, Noguchi Mika, directly called Hotei to propose this offer by asking, "Will you be on the cover of our catalog?" Hotei commented, "At first I

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  • aiko reveals track list for "Zutto"

    November 1, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    Singer-songwriter aiko has revealed the track list for her upcoming single, "Zutto"! Other than "Zutto" and it's instrumental version, the single will contain two brand new songs, titled "Mabataki" and "Nukegara", for a total of 4 songs. The title song is described as a ballad number, and is currently used as the theme song for the drama, "Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste of Honey". It will be available in Chaku-Uta form starting November 3rd. "Zu

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  • Ashida Mana to collaborate with Takeuchi Mariya & Kishitani Kaori for debut album

    November 1, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    It's been revealed that Ashida Mana will collaborate with Takeuchi Mariya and Kishitani Kaori for her first album, "Happy Smile!" Ashida's debut single, "Suteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good Day!~", placed 4th on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, and became the youngest artist to place in the top 10 with a debut single. Other than "Maru Maru Mori Mori!" and "Suteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu Good Day!~", the album will include a song written b

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 announces the release of their 2nd single

    November 1, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    Seven-member group from Johnny & Associates, Inc., Kis-My-Ft2 who made their CD debut this past August with "Everybody Go", announced that their 2nd single titled "We never give up!" is scheduled to be released on December 14th!  Though the detailed information on the new single have not been revealed, it seems like it will come in 5 different editions. Check out the revealed information below. ----- [Limited Edition] <MUSIC VIDEO

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  • NIGHTMARE reveals PV preview for "RAY OF LIGHT"

    November 1, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    As reported previously, rock band NIGHTMARE will be releasing a new self-titled album "NIGHTMARE" on November 23rd, and this is their first original album in over 2 years since they last released "majestical parade" back in May of 2009.  You can check the details on the upcoming album on our previous post here. Recently, they revealed the PV preview for one of the lead tracks for the upcoming album "RAY OF LIGHT" on avex official YouTube c

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  • Want to make a baby with AKB48? Oshima Yuko attends press conference for "AKB OFFICIAL NET"

    November 1, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    On October 31st, Oshima Yuko attended a press conference for AKB48's official internet provider service, "AKB OFFICIAL NET".

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  • Kahara Tomomi to make a return to the Entertainment Industry

    November 1, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Kahara Tomomi who has been on hiatus since 2007, and is currently living abroad, announced that she is making her return to the Entertainment Industry.  The announcement was made through her brother's blog which was updated on October 30th with an entry titled "To the fans."  According to the blog entry she wrote, "I have decided to go back to Japan within the year, and also to return to the entertainment industry. I've been taking voice trai

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  • JAMOSA and U-KISS release preview for "Together"

    November 1, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    Earlier, we reported that R&B singer JAMOSA was teaming up with Korean singers Kevin and Eli from U-KISS for her new single, "Together". On October 31st, avex shared a making-of video from the set of her PV, giving fans a glimpse into the future release. JAMOSA is seen chilling with her collaborators on set, and during her interview portion, she made them duck their heads with embarrassment with her compliments. Meanwhile, Kevin and Eli

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to release new single + best-of album

    November 1, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be releasing their new single, "Marching Band", on November 30th. As tokyohive previously reported, "Marching Band" was written as the CM song for Shinken Zemi High School Course. It's described as a support song with a straightforward message that will encourage all those who listen to it. For its coupling tracks, the single will include "N2", a song that features the crisp guitar play of Kita Ke

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  • Moon Troupe's Aono Yuki to leave Takarazuka Revue

    November 1, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    On October 31st, Takarazuka Revue (an all-female musical troupe based in Hyogo prefecture) announced that Moon Troupe's Musumeyaku top star, Aono Yuki, will leave the company in April. The announcement came as a shock to Moon Troupe's fans, especially since the Otokoyaku top star, Kiriya Hiromu, also announced her retirement in April. Consequently, the top pair will leave the company at the same time. Aono made her stage debut in 2004 with

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