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  • Morning Musume's "Renai Hunter" hits #1 on the Oricon

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Good news for Morning Musume fans! Morning Musume's 49th single, "Renai Hunter" (2nd for 10th generation members) and the last to feature Risa Niigaki has topped the Oricon Daily charts. The single was released on April 11th and debuted at 3rd on the Oricon Daily chart behind Sexy Zone and Perfume's latest singles. It took them a few days, but the single has finally topped the April 13th edition of the Oricon Daily Singles Chart by selling

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  • AKB48 members to compete with horse racing for the main star of JRA CM

    April 14, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    On April 12th, the JRA(Japan Racing Association) announced that AKB48 will be their new CM models. As one of the main projects of JRA's new campaign 'SMART!JRA', 28 members of AKB48, who are over 20 years of age, will compete by betting on a horse race to become the main star of JRA CM this fall. The project is named 'AKB no Gachi Uma' and includes Maeda Atsuko. They will call five G1(Grade 1) horse races from Empire Awards on April 29th t

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  • 9nine to sing theme song for 'Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni'

    April 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Idol group 9nine will be releasing their new single, "Ryusei no Kuchizuke", on June 20th. This song has been chosen as the theme song for TBS' upcoming drama, 'Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni'! The drama is based on a comical novel by 'Natotoki wa Dinner no Ato de' author Higashigawa Tokuya. It will begin airing on April 23rd, and features Kawaguchi Haruna, Hayami Mokomichi, Iriyama Noriko, and Takashima Masanobu as cast members. "Ryusei

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  • Kiyoharu to collaborate with INORAN for upcoming single

    April 14, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    It's been revealed that INORAN will be participating in the music video for Kiyoharu's "the sun"! "the sun" is one of the title tracks off of Kiyoharu's upcoming single, "Ryusei / the sun", set for release on May 23rd. Although both their bands Kuroyume and LUNA SEA debuted around the same time, this will be their first time working together. After thinking, "If there's an opportunity, I'd like to do something with him," Kiyoharu stated

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  • SID releases PV for their upcoming single "Nokoriga"

    April 14, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    Back in March, we reported that SID will release their singles "Nokoriga" on May 2nd and "S" on May 9th. "Nokoriga" is the April theme song for NTV program 'Sukkiri!', and "S" is theme song for an upcoming horror movie, 'Sadako 3D'. Both songs were performed at their live concert at Zepp Tokyo on March 16th, exciting the crowd of 2,700 fans. Check out the PV for "Nokoriga" below! Source & Image : SID official website

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  • Sawajiri Erika finishes filming the drama special "Akujo ni Tsuite"

    April 14, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    On April 13th, it was announced that actress Sawajiri Erika had finished filming her first TV drama in five years. Sawajiri's first TV drama (since a special episode of '1 Litre no Namida' in 2007) is a live-action adaptation of Ariyoshi Sawako mystery novel "Akujo ni Tsuite", which will air under the same title on TBS later this month. The drama portrays 25 years in the stormy life of a very talented businesswoman called 'Tominokoji Ki

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  • Arashi's new song "Your Eyes" to be featured in drama 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri'

    April 14, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    It has been revealed that the theme song for Aiba Masaki's new drama 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri’(NTV) will be Arashi's new song "Your Eyes". After Ohno Satoshi's Fuji TV drama "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" announced that their theme song would be Arashi's new single "Face Down", fans were left wondering what would be the theme song for Aiba Masaki's new drama and were pleased to know it would Arashi's new song. The release date or any other infor

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  • E-Girls reveals short PV for "Tadaima!"

    April 13, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    E-Girls has revealed a short PV for their song, "Tadaima!", through Avex's official YouTube channel! "Tadaima!" can be found in the CD-Only version of E-Girls' upcoming single, "One Two Three", which is scheduled for release on April 18th. Check out the short PV below!

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  • Audio for AKB48's 26th single, "Manatsu no Sounds good!" revealed

    April 13, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    An audio rip for AKB48's 26th single, "Manatsu no Sounds good!" has now been revealed! On April 13th, the audio for "Manatsu no Sounds good!" was played over the radio airwaves in Japan. The single will be officially released on May 23rd and it sounds like it's going to be another million seller. Check it out below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Crystal Kay to collaborate with Far East Movement for world debut

    April 13, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    On April 12th, it was revealed that R&B singer Crystal Kay will be making her world debut! She will be participating in Asian American hip hop quartet Far East Movement's upcoming album, "Dirty Bass", which is scheduled for release next month in May. Crystal was born in Yokohama to an African American father and Korean mother. At the age of 13, she made her singing debut, and has been active in the Japanese music industry ever since. Last

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