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  • Check out Big Bang's Japanese "Fantastic Baby" PV

    March 13, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Via allkpop: A week ago, the boys of Big Bang unleashed their third music video for "Fantastic Baby". The music video has been a big hit reaching nearly 7 million views, now, the full PV for the Japanese music video has been unleashed. On March 13th, MTV Japan aired the Japanese promotional video for "Fantastic Baby". The promotional video is different from the Korean version and you don't see any owls nor gas masks here. For those of y

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  • Chef Kawagoe Tatsuya to make his singing debut

    March 13, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    It's been revealed that chef Kawagoe Tatsuya will be making his singing debut with the single, "Okome no Ohanashi / Curry Rice Gakkou", on April 25th. The songs are written by comedian Tokui Yoshimi of Tutorial and produced by ShAbo. "Okome no Ohanashi" tells a love story about a grain of rice (Kome-kun) and a rice sprout (Komeno). Meanwhile, "Curry Rice Gakkou" is a danceable tune featuring various ingredients. In preparation for his

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  • Kamenashi Kazuya chosen as the CM character for "Gogo no Kocha"

    March 13, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Five-member idol group KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya has been chosen as the new CM character for KIRIN's "Gogo no Kocha Espresso Tea", and he appeared at the press conference held on March 12th. The CM tells the story that when a regular old business man takes a sip of the espresso tea, he transforms into Kamenashi.  Regarding the content of the CM, he was asked what he would want to be if he could transform into anything, he answered with a

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE donates over 13 million yen to Japanese Red Cross Society

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    On March 12th, DREAMS COME TRUE revealed through their official website that they have donated 13.35 million yen (approximately 162,300 USD) to the Japanese Red Cross Society. DREAMS COME TRUE collected over 11.19 million yen from their best-of album,  "THE SOUL FOR THE PEOPLE ~Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Shien Best Album~", and 2.16 million yen from the t-shirts they sold during the end of the year. They commented, "We hope this donatio

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  • Nogizaka46 to hold charity event

    March 13, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Nogizaka46 will be holding a charity event, titled "Ima, Watashitachi ni Dekiru Koto", on March 17th at Zepp Tokyo. On this day, Nogizaka46 will hold two performances at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The event is for invited guests only and there will be no entrance fee. However, a donation box will be prepared at the venue, which will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society in support of the Tohoku Earthquake relief fund. Application for

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  • Arashi's latest single sells 550,000 copies + tops Oricon weekly chart

    March 13, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Arashi's latest single, "Wild at Heart", has sold 550,000 copies, taking the number one spot on the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of March 19th! With this, the boys have accomplished 26th consecutive singles atop the Oricon charts, 33 in total. Following B'z (45 singles) and Hamasaki Ayumi (37 singles), Arashi now ranks 3rd for the total number of singles to top the Oricon charts. They have also surpassed Hamasaki Ayumi (25 sin

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  • ONE OK ROCK to release Yokohama Arena concert on DVD & Blu-ray

    March 13, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has revealed that they will be releasing a new live DVD and Blu-ray on May 30th. The DVD will be titled "ONE OK ROCK 2011-2012 'Zankyo Reference' TOUR~YOKOHAMA ARENA SPECIAL FINAL~", and will feature footage from the band's Yokohama Arena concert on January 21st and 22nd. Within the two days, the band attracted over 24,000 fans to the venue. In addition to the concert footage, the DVD and Blu-ray will contain docum

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  • Sexy Zone announces the release of their 2nd single

    March 13, 2012 @ 3:59 am

    Five-member group Sexy Zone will be releasing their second single (currently untitled) on April 11th.  According to their official site, the single will come in three different editions. Check out the unveiled information below! ----- <Limited Edition A> [CD] 01. Unknown Title 1 02. Kaze wo Kitte (NHK E-tele anime "Nintama Rantaro" ending theme song) 03. Unknown Title 2 [DVD] - Unknown Title 1 (Music Clip) <Limited

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  • AKB48 to perform at 'Cherry Blossom Festival' in Washington DC

    March 13, 2012 @ 2:31 am

    It's been reported that popular idol group AKB48 will be performing at Washington DC's annual spring event, 'National Cherry Blossom Festival'! This event will be held from March 20th to April 27th to celebrate 100 years since Japan gifted the cherry blossom trees to the United States. AKB48 will perform on March 27th with 16 members including Takahashi Minami and Miyazawa Sae. They will also visit Thomson Elementary School in DC for cultu

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  • Shoujo Jidai releases full PV for "Time Machine"

    March 13, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    After releasing a teaser for "Time Machine" earlier, Shoujo Jidai has just unveiled the full PV for the track! “Time Machine” is a track found on the ladies’ ‘Re:package’ album of ‘GIRLS’ GENERATION‘, which was released in December. As reported earlier, this song is the background track for hard candy brand e-ma’s latest CM. The PV seems to perfectly fit the beautiful and slow ballad, which can be heard on Youtube here. Without further a

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