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  • SKE48 takes "Pareo wa Emerald" to Happy Music!

    July 31, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    Idol group SKE48 appeared on the July 30th episode of Happy Music to perform their new song, "Pareo wa Emerald"! Clad in matching green and white outfits, the girls deliver a performance so full of pep that they'll have you smiling along. Check out their energetic performance beneath the jump!

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  • A thief steals whose picture at the AKB48 Theater?!

    July 31, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    On July 30th a thief trespassed at the AKB48 Theater stealing a wall-mounted picture of CG-idol Eguchi Aimi in the process. The official AKB48 blog writes, that the person who stole the picture probably did it on a whim and meant no harm. They also note the thief is probably feeling regret right about now. Since the culprit may be feeling remorse, AKB48 Theater only wishes that they would come back and return the photo. “We could easil

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  • Sakanaction to release their fifth album this fall

    July 31, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    On September 28th, fusion band Sakanaction will release their fifth album! The currently untitled album will be their first in a year and a half, and will feature hit singles "Identity", "Rookie", "Bach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiita Sei Desu." Fans can purchase three different versions of the album: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD-Only), and a regular version (CD-Only). The DVD for the Limited Edition A will contain a docum

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  • Chect out Perfume's "Cars 2" CM!

    July 30, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Four days ago, Perfume announced that they will be featuring in a new CM for Disney-Pixar film 'Cars 2'. This project is special as it's the trio's international debut. Now, the CMs for 'Cars 2' featuring the three lovely ladies have been unveiled. This latest CM comes in four versions – 'Cute', 'Friendship', 'Women Power', and 'Washlet'.   In the four clips, the girls talk about the charm of the movie, without using a script. Check out

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  • Nakagawa Shoko takes a picture with SCANDAL!

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    On July 31st, cute idol Nakagawa Shoko updated her blog with a picture of herself and the girls of SCANDAL! Both artists were present during the first day of the event "GIRLS' FACTORY 2011", so while they were both free, they snapped a picture together. Shocotan wrote beneath her group shot, "SCANDAL-sama! They're so cool! Shunkan Sentimental was the best! I love you guys!" What do you think of their group picture? Source + Photos: N

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  • AKB48 to give you bust support with Peach John!

    July 30, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    On August 5th, fashion brand Peach John will be announcing the three AKB48 members that will be collaborating with them to promote their “Heart Bras”. Heart Bras are a cute and unique concept developed by Peach John that places a heart shaped pad inside the cups of their satin bras for some power up support. Currently, the three members are set to market three different types of bras, panties and thongs: Pink Dot, Black and Passion Red

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  • Coming Soon!! announces guest line up for August 1st

    July 30, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    TBS's midnight music program 'Coming Soon!!' has announced it's line up for the upcoming August 1st broadcast. ZONE, who has reunited for a limited time, will be performing their hit song "secret base ~Kimi ga kureta mono~" as well as their new single, "Yakusoku ~August, 10 years later". Their new song "Yakusoku ~August, 10 years later" was written as a reply to their song "secret base ~Kimi ga kureta mono~" ten years ago, so that will be

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  • [Exclusive] tokyohive interviews Aoi Sola and Yamamoto Masashi of 'Three☆Points!'

    July 30, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    - tokyohive had the pleasure of attending the pre-screening of Aoi Sola’s new indie film/documentary, "Three☆Points". Directed by Yamamoto Masashi and hosted by the Japan Society of New York, the work gave a fascinating look into the sub-cultures bordering on the fringes of Japanese society. Without further ado, check out the exclusive interview with Director Yamamoto Masashi and Aoi Sola! - Videography + Post Production: Matt M

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  • Nishino Kana kicks off her national tour

    July 30, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    On July 29th Nishino Kana kicked off her first ever national tour at the Saitama Toda Cultural Plaza. She performed her hit single "Kimitte" as well as the songs recorded on her newest album 'Thank you, Love". Nishino Kana's tour will hit 16 locations and have a total of 17 concerts for an estimated 50,000 fans. She will finish her tour at the prestigious Nippon Budoukan on September 9th. Gearing up for her concert tour, Nishino commented

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  • AKB48's PV for "Flying Get" to have a Chinese flair

    July 30, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    Some new shots of the AKB48 girls have been released from the set of their new PV for “Flying Get”. Recently, several of the members have blogged that they were in the process of shooting a music video, so it could have been for this or possibly the coupling tracks to their new single. The pictures show that the PV will have a Chinese feeling as the AKB48 members turn into “Fighting Girls”! [gallery columns="2"] Tip: mochichan

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