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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu chosen as promotional cheerleader for "Evangelion"

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    AKB48's Watanabe Mayu has been chosen as the cheerleader to promote the TV version of "Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Ha", which will start airing on August 26th from 9:00 PM on Nihon TV. Watanabe, who's known to be a big anime fan, expressed her thoughts on "Evangelion" with, "I think it is a global anime that is still very popular even after it concluded its broadcasting. It is very cool, and I have respect for it." She continued, "I was drawn

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  • ONE OK ROCK reveals tracklist for their upcoming album, "Zankyo Reference"

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has revealed the tracklist for their upcoming album, "Zankyo Reference"! The album will feature a total of 11 songs, including their latest songs, "Answer is Near", "Re:make", and "NO SCARED". It was also overseen by mastering engineer Ted Jensen and the ONE OK ROCK members at Sterling Sound in New York. The first press limited edition of the album will include a photobook taken by New York photographer Hashimoto Rui

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna attends a handshake event wearing her 'Ouran' blazer

    August 15, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Young actress Kawaguchi Haruna attended a handshake event for the latest issue of the TV, idol, and gravure magazine "B.L.T. U-17", which featured her on its cover. The magazine actually released their latest issue with a double cover: on one side, Kawaguchi Haruna poses as herself, while on the other side, she gets snapped in the costume of her character, 'Fujioka Haruhi', a girl-disguised-as-a-boy in "Ouran High School Host Club". For

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  • LUNA SEA's charity concert sells out in five minutes!

    August 15, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Rock band LUNA SEA will be holding a charity concert titled, "A Promise to The Brave", on October 22nd at Saitama Super Arena. On August 14th, general admission tickets went on sale and it's been revealed that the concert sold out in just five minutes! Last year, LUNA SEA reunited and attracted 200,000 people to their first world tour. The tickets for the charity concert is expected to be a premium, as this is only activity the band has pl

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI unveils PV for "INORI"!

    August 15, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has uploaded the PV for their major debut single, "INORI", on TOY'S FACTORY's official YouTube channel! The video is a compilation of the three songs, "Kachoufuugetsu", "Fushichou", and "Never Ending World". This idea came from the members themselves, who explained, "'INORI' is three songs made into one, it is one piece of work". SEKAI NO OWARI is comprised of members Fukase Satoshi (vocalist & guitar), Naka

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  • Tohoshinki's new song "Back To Tomorrow" gets picked up for 'Menard' CM

    August 15, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    It's been revealed that Tohoshinki's new song, "Back to Tomorrow", will be used as the CM song for "ILLUNEIGE", a product from cosmetics brand Menard. "Back to Tomorrow" implies the wish of wanting to shine forever, which fits perfectly with the brand concept of ILLUNEIGE. On Menard's official website, Tohoshinki commented: "Hello everyone, this is Tohoshinki. This time, we are very happy to have our new song, "Back to Tomorrow", chos

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  • X JAPAN puts on a spirited show at 'SUMMER SONIC'

    August 15, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    On August 14th, legendary rock band X JAPAN made an appearance at the 'SUMMER SONIC 2011' rock festival, where they played a 70-minute live on the MARINE STAGE at QVC Marine Field in Chiba. X JAPAN held a press conference prior to the concert and expressed their thoughts on the live. Although the band performed at 'SUMMER SONIC 2011' in Osaka the day before, the members showed no signs of weariness. - YOSHIKI (drums, piano) kicked off

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  • Mizukawa Asami wears a wedding dress for Katsura Yumi's fashion show

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    On August 14th, Mizukawa Asami participated in her first runway show for "Katsura Yumi's Talk & Fashion Show"! Famed bridal fashion designer Katsura Yumi saw Mizukawa's performance on NHK's taiga drama, "Gou", and immediately wanted her to wear her dresses. The actress wore a total of three different dresses and couldn't stop smiling. She commented, "It's my dream (to get married someday). Since I'm a woman, it makes me happy to wea

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  • 'Music Japan' reveals all-star girls lineup for August 21st!

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    Music Japan has revealed their guest lineup for the August 21st episode! This episode definitely focuses on the ladies this time around, as this episode will feature Koda Kumi, SPEED, and ZONE. In addition, the show also secured appearances from  SDN48, bump.y, and Happiness as well! Check out the full lineup featuring these beautiful ladies below! --- "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" - Koda Kumi "Little Dancer" -SPEED "MI

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  • SCANDAL's mini concert under the blazing sun

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    On Sunday, popular pop rock band SCANDAL celebrated the release of their third album 'BABY ACTION' with another free mini concert. This time they had approximately 3,000 fans grooving to their music right outside the Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens shopping center in Yokohama. A heat wave is currently making its way across the nation and leader HARUNA worried about their fans, "Is everyone doing okay?" she asked at one point.  Luckily, suffi

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