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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to release new single, "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!"

    March 30, 2012 @ 5:52 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 will be releasing a new single titled "Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!"! This will be Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's first single after welcoming SDN48 member Urano Kazumi to the group. It was first performed during AKB48's recent Saitama Super Arena concert. As previously reported, this song is the theme song for the upcoming animated film, "Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Arashi wo Yobu! Ora

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI announces new single + hall tour

    March 30, 2012 @ 4:01 am

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be releasing their 3rd single, "Nemuri Hime", on May 30th. "Nemuri Hime" was written and composed by band vocalist/guitarist Fukase Satoshi. The single will be released in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A will come with a photo book that was featured in the magazine, "MUSICA". Meanwhile, Limited Edition B will come

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  • Perfume releases short PV for "Spring of Life"

    March 30, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    Perfume has revealed the short PV for their upcoming single, "Spring of Life", through their official YouTube channel! The PV has the concept of 'android Perfume', and it was said to have been filmed over a period of 28 hours. It tells a painful story of androids who gain emotions and wish to become humans one day. "Spring of Life" will be released on April 11th. Check out the short PV below! Source: natalie Tip: Malcolm

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  • Nakagawa Shoko to provide theme song + voice act for "Saint Seiya Ω"

    March 30, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    Talento Nakagawa Shoko will be providing the theme song for TV Asahi's upcoming anime series, 'Saint Seiya Ω'. Based on a popular manga series by Kurumada Masami, 'Saint Seiya' was first adapted as TV anime from October 1986 to April 1989. The story of the new series will revolve around a 'new generation character' named 'Kouga', who follows in the footsteps of the legendary saint, 'Seiya'. The theme song, titled "Pegasus Gensou ver.

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  • Fairies reveals full PV for "Beat Generation"

    March 29, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    The full PV for Fairies' new song "Beat Generation" has been revealed! "Beat Generation" is one of the title tracks off of Fairies 3rd single, "Beat Generation / No More Distance", which is slated for release on April 4th. Check out the PV below! Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • Results of the 2012 February 'TV Celebrity Image Survey' revealed

    March 29, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Earlier this week, Video Research Ltd. released the results of their influential 'TV Celebrity Image Survey', which is conducted twice a year (February & August). Aside from researching the official TV audience ratings, Video Research Ltd. often conducts image and popularity surveys related to various topics concerning people, products, and characters appearing on TV and radio. One of those surveys is the well-known 'TV Celebrity Image Surve

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  • Maeda Atsuko returns to Japan, still no news on her graduation date

    March 29, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_229631" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Nakagawa Haruka, Maeda Atsuko, Masuda Yuka"][/caption] On March 28th, AKB48 returned home from Hong Kong via Haneda Airport. At around 8pm, Maeda Atsuko (20) was spotted in dark blue overalls flanked by fellow members Masuda Yuka (20) and Nakagawa Haruka (20), and it seems like they were protecting Maeda. The girls appeared surprised at the 30 or so members in

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  • Takei Emi becomes new image character for Tokyo Metro

    March 29, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Actress Takei Emi has been chosen as the image character for Tokyo Metro's latest campaign, 'We are the Tokyo Navigator', which will begin on April 1st. In the past, Tokyo Metro has used Miyazaki Aoi, Aragaki Yui, and Anne as their image characters. They explained their reason for choosing Takei saying, "The way she tackles various fields positively overlaps with Tokyo Metro's image and new campaign concept." Through CMs and posters, Ta

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  • Arashi to release a new single & live DVD in May!

    March 29, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    It was announced that Arashi's 38th single titled "Face Down" is scheduled to be released on May 9th!  Reportedly, the new single expresses the agony of facing your "other self inside of you" with the theme of "Who you really are?", and there will be two different editions for the single. Not only the single, but Arashi will also be releasing their live DVD "ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World" on May 23rd.  The DVD contains footage recorded

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu holds her first concert in Hong Kong

    March 29, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    To commemorate the release of her upcoming single, "CANDY CANDY", model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held her first live concert in Hong Kong. This was part of the 'Genki na Nihon Exhibition', which was held at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre from March 23rd to the 27th. The 'Genki na Nihon Exhibition' was held to thank the people of Hong Kong for supporting Japan after the Tohoku Earthquake. It was also held as a

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