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  • Tohoshinki + AKB48 to perform at opening event for "nicofarre"

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    A next-generation music club managed by Niwango called "nicofarre" - with giant LED screens on every wall and on the ceiling - is going to open its doors on July 18th, and will feature performances from Tohoshinki and AKB48 on its first night. Niwango is the same company that operates the well-known streaming portal "Nico Nico Douga". The company revamped its infamous "velfarre" club, which closed its doors more than four years ago, into "nico

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  • CUBE Entertainment to hold family concert at Nippon Budoukan

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:35 am

    CUBE Entertainment has announced that they will be holding a special family concert on August 25th at the Nippon Budoukan. Artists such as B2ST, 4Minute and G.NA will make appearances. Six member boy band B2ST debuted last year in October and has already made their way into the Japanese market with their debut single "SHOCK". Five member girl group, 4Minute, debuted in Korea in June of 2009. They made their way to Japan last year on May 5t

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for July 18th

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    tokyohive's got the results for Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of July 18th. Check out the results below! —– < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. “Naminori Kakigoori” – Not yet : 7/06 (156,283) 2. “GO GO Summer!” – KARA : 6/29 (32,890) 3. “Over” – Hey! Say! JUMP : 6/29 (16,908) 4. “GOOD LUCK MY WAY” – L’Arc~en~Ciel : 6/29 (13,924) 5. “Z Densetsu ~Owari Naki Kakumei~” – Momoiro Clover Z : 7/06 (13,193) (Ch

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  • PV teaser revealed for Amuro Namie's "Tempest"

    July 13, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Pop songstress Amuro Namie has just unveiled the PV teaser for her second A-side release, "Teaser". Straying from the fierce warrior concept for "Naked", "Tempest" adopts a 'celestial maiden' look. Soft and feminine, Amuro definitely looks breathtaking in her new music video. Check out the preview below! Tip: Gkkkt

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  • Tokyo Girls Style reveals details on their new single!

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    Tokyo Girls' Style has just revealed new info about their upcoming single, "Limited addiction / We Will Win! -Kokoro no Baton de Popon no Po~n☆-"! According to natalie, the single will be released on August 24th in four different editions: Limited Edition Jacket A, Limited Edition Jacket B, CD-Extra Version Jacket C, and CD-Only Version Jacket D. Each comes with its own exclusive extras, such as videos, extra B-sides, and more for a wide vari

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  • Three SKE48 members form fictional idol trio for daytime drama

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    Three members from idol group SKE48 are going to form a fictional idol trio for their cameo in Fuji TV's noon drama, "Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame 2". The fictional trio is called 'Pichitomato' ('Cherry tomato') and consists of members Kizaki Yuria, Mano Haruka, and Yamada Reika. It will be their first drama appearance on a national network. Kizaki was overjoyed as she expressed, "It's nice that we three were able to debut together. We are

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  • Versailles reveals additional dates for their world tour!

    July 13, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Visual kei band Versailles have just updated their official website with a second round of dates for "Versailles World Tour 2011 - Holy Grail-"! The latest schedule includes stops across Asia, Europe, and South America for a truly international tour. Check out the dates below! - < Asia > 9/2 - Hong Kong, China @ KITEC 9/8 - Taipei, Taiwan @ The WALL < Europe > 9/30 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ ZAL Ozhidaniya 10/2 -

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  • Berryz Koubou reveals jacket covers for "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"!

    July 13, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    Berryz Koubou has just revealed the jacket covers to their upcoming single, "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"! The dreamy, soft pink covers see the girls dressed in feminine silk outfits, highlighting their sweet beauty with each shot. Check out the covers below! - Limited Edition A (CD+DVD) Limited Edition B (CD+DVD) Limited Edition C (CD-Only) Regular Edition (CD-Only) Source: Amazon Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • "Zenkai Girl" begins with a modest rating of 14.6%

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    Fuji TV's 'Getsu 9' drama "Zenkai Girl", starring Aragaki Yui and Nishikido Ryo, aired its first episode yesterday and reached an average rating of 14.6%. The first episode was extended by 15 minutes and featured the lawyer 'Ayukawa Wakaba' (Aragaki), who hates children, having to take care of the daughter of her boss. Reluctantly, she even ends up bringing the girl to a kindergarten where she happens to meet the 'ikemen' 'Yamada Sota' (Ni

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  • Koda Kumi reveals track list + postpones new single, "4 TIMES"

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    Pop diva Koda Kumi has just updated her official website with new information about her upcoming single, "4 TIMES"! The new information includes the track list for the both the CD and the limited edition DVD. Additionally, the release date for Koda's fiftieth single has been pushed back from August 10th to August 17th. Check out the track lists and covers below! - Limited Edition (CD+DVD) Regular Edition (CD-Only) &l

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