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  • YUKI adds new dates to her upcoming nationwide tour

    October 4, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    YUKI has just added new dates to her upcoming nationwide tour, "YUKI tour 'MEGAPHONIC' 2011"! The singer has added shows for November 14th and 15th at Zepp Sendai in Miyagi. The tour is scheduled to kick off on October 15th at Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba, and wrap up on December 18th at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Aichi. With these new dates, the tour will now host a total of 17 performances. General tickets sales for these new dates will

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  • Japan Box Office Report – October 1st/2nd

    October 4, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_194572" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Moteki" / "Fast Five" / "Unfair: The Answer""][/caption] "Fast Five" finally opened in Japan, "Dog x Police" just barely missed the top three, and "Hayabusa" has landed in fifth place. It wasn't much of a surprise that "Fast Five" easily claimed the top position in the box office chart. There was an advanced screening last weekend, where

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  • Tegomass reveals the PV for "Mahou no Melody"

    October 4, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    As reported earlier, Tegomass will be releasing their new album, "Tegomass no Mahou" on October 19th. Recently, the full PV for "Mahou no Melody" which is one of the tracks on the upcoming album was revealed. Check out the PV below! (You can also check the track list for the album on our previous post here.) Thanks ヂナチャン for the tip!

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  • Matsuda Seiko to collaborate with Takeuchi Mariya for the first time

    October 4, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    It's been revealed that singer Matsuda Seiko (49) will be collaborating with singer-songwriter Takeuchi Mariya (56) for the first time! This collaboration will be for Matsuda's new single, "Tokubetsu na Koibito", which will be released on November 23rd. As April 2010 marked the 30th year anniversary of Matsuda's career, she approached Takeuchi for a collaboration. Takeuchi will be providing the lyrics, composition, and production for the s

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  • BiS to release new single in December + hold a 'kiss event'

    October 4, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    It's just been revealed that idol group BiS ("Brand-new idol Society") will be releasing a new single in December! The four girls are eagerly preparing for their first concert, 'IDOL is DEAD', which will be held at the Liquidroom in Tokyo on December 20th. While that's exciting news on its own, fans will receive another 'Christmas gift' in the form of a new single, which will be released one day after the concert. BiS's new single still

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  • Music Japan reveals guest line up for October 9th

    October 4, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Popular music program 'Music Japan' has revealed the guest line up for its October 9th broadcast! This episode will feature performances by YUI, Kimura Kaela, Angela Aki, SUPER☆GiRLS, and Choshinsei. Check out the full set list below! - "Green a.live" - YUI "Chocolate" - Kimura Kaela "Tsugaru-kaikyo Fuyugeshiki" - Angela Aki "Joshiryoku←Paradise" - SUPER☆GiRLS "Kimi Dake wa Hanasanai" - Choshinsei Source: Music Japan

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  • 'the band apart' bassist Hara Masakazu gets discharged from the hospital

    October 4, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Member Hara Masakazu of rock band, the band apart, has been discharged from the hospital on October 3rd. The bassist was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis and a detached retina. Hara was rushed to urgent care back in September to treat his pancreatitis. During an examination, doctors also discovered that his retina was detached. He was later transferred to a ophthalmology hospital to treat his eye. According to the band's official websit

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  • Angela Aki holds an in-store live at UNIQLO

    October 4, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    On October 3rd, singer-songwriter Angela Aki held an in-store live in UNIQLO's Ginza branch, called "UNIQLO Special Live ~ Angela Aki Waga Kokoro no Uta ~". Angela, who announced her pregnancy in September, revealed with a smile, "While I was singing, the baby kicked my stomach." She also addressed the plans for her Nippon Budokan live, currently scheduled for December 26th. "I'm 8 months pregnant, so I'm consulting with my doctor. But I w

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel leader tetsuya celebrates his birthday with 6,000 fans

    October 4, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    On October 1st and 2nd, rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel held a 2-day concert in Hokkaido as a part of their "20th L'Anniversary TOUR". A surprise stage was prepared for leader tetsuya (Ba) on the 2nd in celebration of his birthday. After the concert ended, 6,000 fans serenaded tetsuya with "Happy Birthday", while his fellow band members gave him with a cake and a bouquet. hyde (Vo) said, "Happy birthday! Since tecchan has a keen sense [of obser

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  • girl next door reveals PV preview for "ROCK YOUR BODY"

    October 4, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    Electropop trio girl next door has just revealed the PV preview for their upcoming single, "ROCK YOUR BODY"! "ROCK YOUR BODY" is the second work in a trilogy of songs that seeks to deliver smiles and energy across Japan. Utilizing "RAVE" as its concept, the song will make you want to get up out of your seat and dance! The single is scheduled to be released on October 19th. In the meantime, check out the PV preview below!

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