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  • Hey! Say! JUMP releases full PV for "Magic Power"

    September 20, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Hey! Say! JUMP are gearing up to launch their latest single, "Magic Power", on September 21st, and to boost anticipation, they've released their new PV! The group has already performed on several music programs and a radio rip was released earlier this month.But that's almost nothing compared to seeing the boys flutter around in this '70s-inspired video. Check it out below!

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  • AKB48 Janken Tournament results for 24th single Senbatsu members!

    September 20, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    September 20th is a very exciting day for AKB48 fans, as it heralds the long-anticipated "Janken Tournament"! Over 50 girls will be going head-to-head for the senbatsu positions, but every participant has their eye on the biggest prize of all -- being in the 'center' for the group's 24th single. An intense game of 'rock-paper-scissors' between all the contestants will determine who stands alone as the "Janken Queen". Stay tuned as we gi

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  • Komori Jun holds a press conference 90 minutes before her wedding reception

    September 20, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    On September 19th, model Komori Jun held a press conference right before her wedding reception to commemorate the release of her photo essay, "Konjun'. Wearing a wedding dress, a 100 million yen tiara, and a 70 million yen necklace, Komori was dazzling at the press conference. She happily stated, "My earrings were 1,000 yen at Don Quixote. This is reality." Back in April, Komori announced her engagement to former model and apparel brand

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  • Check out September 19th's performances from 'Coming Soon!!'

    September 20, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    This week's 'Coming Soon!!' hosted seven performances from Japan's top musicians! Koda Kumi, miwa, Pornograffitti, BREAKERZ, and Sakai Masaki and Crazy Ken Band all performed their new singles. The show also saw the final performances from fictional band A.N.JELL. Check them out below! - < Koda Kumi - 'Ai wo Tomenaide' > - < Sakai Masaki and Crazy Ken Band - 'Sonna koto Iwanaide' > - < BREAKERS -

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  • Angela Aki to film her first ever commercial

    September 20, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki has made several exciting announcements over the past few weeks, starting with the news that she'll be releasing a new album called "WHITE". She then revealed that she became an endorsement model for UNIQLO (her first fashion endorsement), and recently announced that she is expecting her second child. Adding to that list of exciting news, the talented mother-to-be has revealed that she'll be acting in the CM fo

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  • Kalafina talks about their live performances with Kawaii Girl Japan

    September 20, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    After sharing fun information about themselves in the last two installments of their "After Eden Campaign" series of interviews, Kalafina is back with another video for Kawaii Girl Japan! In this interview, the girls talk about different aspects of their live performances: things they notice about their fans, what they'd like to do, how they spend their time backstage, and more. Check out their video interview below! Source: Kawaii

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari chosen as new CM character for "Pocky"

    September 20, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari has been chosen as the new image character for the chocolate snack, "Pocky", and will be appearing in their CM starting September 20th. In the CM, Ninomiya dances to hip-hop artist MC Hammer's signature song, "U Can't Touch This". The CM comes in two versions: 'Drink & Po' episode, and 'ALL' episode. In the 'Drink & Po' episode, Ninomiya appears in black from head-to-toe, along with five backup dancers. He

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  • AAA tops Oricon's weekly album chart for the first time with their best album

    September 20, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    Seven-member group AAA's best album "#AAABEST", which was released to celebrate their 6th anniversary on September 14th, sold 66,000 copies and toped Oricon weekly album chart for the week of September 26th.  AAA's highest ranked album was "Buzz Communication" (released in February) which was on No.2, therefore this is the first time for the group to top the weekly album chart. This best album contains total 15 songs including their single

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  • EXILE nominated at MTV Europe Music Awards 2011

    September 19, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    Popular group EXILE has been nominated under the "World Wide Act Asia Pacific Nominees" category for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011! In the category, EXILE will be running against Big Bang, Jane Zhang, and more. Make sure to show your support for the boys by casting your vote here! The voting for this category closes on October 23rd. The MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 6th. Source: M

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  • AKB48's "Flying Get" reaches 1.5 million sales

    September 19, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48's 22nd single "Flying Get's" (released on August 24th) sales has reached 1.5 million copies, 4 weeks after the release. The latest weekly sales came in at 23,000 copies.   This is AKB48's 2nd consecutive single to reach 1.5 million sales since their previous single "Everyday, Kachuusha" (released on May 25th) also sold 1,573,000 copies in total. Selling 1.5 million copies for 2 consecutive singles has been accom

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