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  • Full trailer for 'Kueki Ressha' starring Moriyama Mirai, Kora Kengo & Maeda Atsuko revealed

    April 29, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    On April 27th, the official website for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Nishimura Kenta's award-winning novel "Kueki Ressha" revealed a full trailer. "Kueki Ressha" stars the much acclaimed actor Moriyama Mirai and the ambitious young actor Kora Kengo, while AKB48's Maeda Atsuko takes on the role of aheroine that didn't appear in the novel. Yamashita Nobuhiro ("My Back Page") directed the live-action adaptation. The story is set

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  • Berryz Koubou x ℃-ute new digital release "Cho HAPPY SONG"

    April 29, 2012 @ 1:30 am

    Hello! Project girls Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute have come together for a new digital song, "Cho HAPPY SONG". This release is a combination of Berryz Koubou "Because happiness" and ℃-ute's "Shiawase no Tochuu" and will release on April 28th. The song is available on iTunes, mora, other PC website, UpFront, RecoChoku, music.jp and other cellphone sites. Smartphone users can download the song via RecoChoku. They are selling the three songs as set

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 23rd~April 26th

    April 29, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    [caption id="attachment_236132" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 23rd~April 26th"][/caption] Two new dramas and many bad second episodes! On Monday, 'Hancho' (TBS) was still doing okay despite a drop of 1.1% (11.4%) with its third episode, while 'Kagi no Kakatta Heya' (Fuji TV) wasn't able to pull all viewers from the first episode over to the second. However, falling just 1.8% the latter didn't lose

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  • SKE48 reveals jacket covers, track list and short PV for "Ai Shite Love Ru!"

    April 29, 2012 @ 12:00 am

    SKE48 has revealed the jacket covers, track list, and short PV for their upcoming single, "Ai Shite Love Ru!". The title track is described as a refreshing uptempo tune that conveys the feelings of a girl in love. The 16 members who are in charge of this song are Oya Masana, Kizaki Yuria, Suda Akari, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, and Yagami Kumi of Team S, Ishida Anna, Ogiso Shiori, Takayanagi Akane, Hata Sawako, Furukawa Airi, Matsumoto Rin

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  • Base Ball Bear to release new mini-album in July

    April 28, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Rock band Base Ball Bear has announced that they will be releasing a new mini-album (currently untitled) on July 11th! The new mini-album will contain the band's new song, "Hatsukoi", which was written as the theme song for the animated film, 'Toshokan Senso: Kakumei no Tsubasa'. The title track and other details will be revealed at a later date. Additionally, it was revealed that member Koide Yusuke (Vo, G) will joining the voice cast

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  • Music Station to air 2-hour Special on May 4th

    April 28, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    On May 4th, music program Music Station will be airing a 2-hour special. The special will feature five guests that includes aiko, Arashi, Perfume, Mr. Children, and Yuzu. According to the official website the broadcast time will be 1 hour and 48 minutes. The artists will be performing their new songs, and conduct interviews with the hosts. As a special, the artists will also perform songs chosen by the fans! Up until May 3rd at midnigh

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  • GRAPEVINE to stream live via Ustream

    April 28, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    GRAPEVINE's nationwide tour 'Club Circuit 2012' is coming to an end on May 2nd. The band will play at Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO and stream it live on Ustream. GRAPEVINE has been touring for 2 months in celebration of their latest EP album 'MISOGI EP', which was released back in February. For this last show, GRAPEVINE is having Analogfish a special guest. The show is free to watch on Tower Records official Ustream channel "LIVE! Tower Record

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  • back number releases short PV of "Nichiyobi"

    April 28, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Trio band back number is gearing up to release their 5th single "Nichiyobi" which is set for release on May 30th. The single is the theme song to drama "Soup Curry", part of Hokkaido Broadcasting 60th anniversary commemoration. The band jrecently released their fourth single "Koi" on March 7th, making this upcoming release a fast turnaround for the band. Although the cd jacket has been released, more information about the single will be

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  • CHI-CHI performs "Karakawanaide!!" on Happy Music

    April 28, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    After debuting on April 25th with their debut single “Karakawanaide!!”, Korean girl group CHI-CHI took to the stage and performed their track for the first time on Happy Music. “Karakawanaide!!” is the Japanese version of their Korean song “Don’t Play Around”, which was released last year. Tip: Randy

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  • Akanishi Jin's fan club officially dissolved

    April 28, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    For the past month ex-KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin has been undergoing a lot of unfortunate heat for his recent marriage to actress Kuroki Meisa. When the news of their marriage was made public Jin was forced to cancel his Japan tour as a penalty for going against his agency, after that Jin was made to drop his role in an upcoming drama. Now it's been announced that his official fan club has been dissolved and this has fans worrying if the

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