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  • girl next door reveals jacket covers for single collection album

    January 28, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that pop trio girl next door would be releasing their first single collection album, "Single Collection", on March 7th. Now, they have just revealed the cover jackets! The album will come in both CD+DVD and CD-Only versions. The DVD will contain all 14 music videos, along with the short film for "Silent Scream", which won an award at the "Short Short Film Festival & Asia 2011". To coincide with the alb

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  • Winners from the '26th Japan Gold Disc Awards'

    January 28, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    The winners of "The 26th Japan Gold Disc Awards" have been announced! The 'Japan Golden Disc Awards' are headed by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). The RIAJ initiated this annual event in 1987 to recognize outstanding artists and works that have contributed to the recording industry. Awards are based on actual sales number, and the winners for this year were chosen from data compiled from November 1st, 2010 to October 31

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  • Crystal Kay announces new single + live house tour

    January 28, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    Singer Crystal Kay has announced that she will be releasing a new single on March 14th. The single will be double A-side featuring her brand new songs, "Delicious na Kinyoubi" and "Haru Arashi". It will be produced by BACHLOGIC, who was also in charge of Crystal's previous single, "Superman". "Delicious na Kinyoubi" is described as a happy number that reminds us to enjoy the weekend with our family and friends. Meanwhile, "Haru Arashi" wa

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  • Ebisu Muscats announces new single, "Honey Trap ♪"

    January 28, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    Sexy idol unit Ebisu Muscats have announced that they will release their new single, "Honey Trap ♪", on March 28th. This will be group's first single after transferring to Pony Canyon from NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS. The girls made their debut in February of 2010, and have since released five singles and one original album. They enjoyed great success last year after holding a one-man live at the Hibiya Outdoor Theater, as well as embarking on the

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE reveals details on new single

    January 27, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    Five-member girl group TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE will be releasing their new single, "Rock you! / Onnaji Kimochi -YMCK REMIX-", on March 7th. This new single will hit stores a week before the release of their second album (currently untitled). The double A-side single will feature the upbeat song, "Rock you!", which was temporarily named "TGS18" at their live concert. It will also include the YMCK REMIX of their hit number, "Onnaji Kimochi". T

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  • Takei Emi promotes stockings for 'Mirica'

    January 27, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    On January 27th, actress Takei Emi attended a PR event as the new image character for new stockings brand 'Mirica'. At the event, Takei was wearing stockings with a tightening effect, which highlighted her healthy and beautiful legs. "I'm trying not to use the escalator as much as possible," she revealed her secret. "I decided to always use the stairs." Takei usually prefers tomboyish fashion, therefore she felt a bit uneasy wearing suc

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  • Ikeda Saemi to serve as Asahi Kasei campaign model

    January 27, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    On January 26th, Asahi Kasei announced that fashion model Ikeda Saemi (21) will serve as their 2012 campaign model.  She will participate in PR for the company’s swimwear textiles launch and other various products within the group. Ikeda was born in the city of Kagoshima and is an active model for women’s fashion magazines such as “JJ.” Asahi Kasei aims to become a strong competitor in the Chinese textiles market, so they also plan on u

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  • Hirajima Natsumi & Yonezawa Rumi leaving AKB48!

    January 27, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    [caption id="attachment_217590" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Left: Hirajima Natsumi, Right: Yonezawa Rumi"][/caption] AKB48's official blog has announced that both Hirajima Natsumi (Team B, Watarirouka Hashiritai 7) and Yonezawa Rumi (Team K) will be leaving the group. Below are the messages from Hirajima and Yonezawa on the official blog. ------- "I, Hirajima Natsumi, have decided to withdraw from AKB48 and Watarirouka Ha

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals artist line-up for February 3rd

    January 27, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

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  • Fukiishi Kazue spotted at Fukuyama Masaharu's apartment, Amuse blocking reports?

    January 27, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_217554" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Fukiishi Kazue with her rabbit (l.) & her trying to catch a taxi (r.)"][/caption] On Thursday, January 26th, some rumors surfaced that the notorious weekly pictorial magazine 'FRIDAY' was going to publish a big scoop about a possible relationship between popular singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu and actress Fukiishi Kazue. On the surface, it looked like it was just yo

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