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  • Cocco releases short music video of 'KOTOKO'

    March 20, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    Last September, it was revealed that the movie 'KOTOKO' was awarded with the Orizzonti prize at the '68th Venice International Film Festival'. The movie stars singer-songwriter Cocco, who also provided the ending the theme song "Lollypop". The singer wrote the song herself and the video to the song has been released on YouTube. The video was made by the pictures from the scenes of "KOTOKO". "KOTOKO" is directed by famed director Tsukamo

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  • Japan Box Office Report – March 17th/18th

    March 20, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    [caption id="attachment_227415" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Bokura ga Ita" / "Doraemon" / "Precure All Stars""][/caption] Five new movies in the top ten and the third consecutive win for "Doraemon"! Just like the previous two weekends, many families weren't able to resist the charm and the popularity of the "Doraemon" franchise. However, two new Japanese movies came pretty close and claimed the re

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  • SPACE SHOWER reveals it's Video Music Awards Winners

    March 20, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Although the MTV VMAJ's are coming up, music channel SPACE SHOWER had it's own music video award show, 'SPACE SHOWER MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS'. Taking home the "BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR AWARD" for the second year in a row is Sakanaction with "Bach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiitaseidesu.". Tokyo Jihen took home the award for "BEST ARTIST". In the voting category, Maximum the Hormone won the "BEST YOUR CHOICE" award with "maximum the hormone". Shimi

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  • Saito Kazuyoshi to provide theme song for Odagiri Joe's new drama

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    It's been revealed that Saito Kazuyoshi's new song, "Gekkou", has been chosen as the theme song for Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama, "Kazoku no Uta"! "Kazoku no Uta" is Fuji TV's newest drama that will air in the 'dramatic Sunday' time slot (every Sundays at 9:00 pm) starting April 15th. It's a human drama that tells a story of a former rock star named Hayakawa (Odagiri), who has been completely forgotten from society since the break up of

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  • Ieiri Leo to sing theme song for Amami Yuki's upcoming drama

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Singer-songwriter Ieiri Leo will be singing the theme song for Amami Yuki's upcoming drama, "Kaeru no Oujo-sama"! Titled "Shine", the theme song is described as a support song with powerful lyrics and a beautiful melody. The song will be distributed in Chaku-Uta form starting April 12th, which is the kick off night of the drama. Ieiri will release "Shine" as her 2nd single on May 16th, and she is scheduled to hold release events in 5

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu holds special live at a school in Miyagi

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    On March 18th, singer-songwriter Fukuyama Masaharu held a special live at Sumiyoshi Junior High School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi. Sumiyoshi Junior High School was once a safe shelter for 2,000 people after the Tohoku Earthquake. This event was held out of Fukuyama's request, and was broadcast live through the nationwide radio station FM 52. In April of last year, Fukuyama called for assistance to listeners through a 24-hour charity radio

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  • Chef Kawagoe to hold free live event during Golden Week

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    Previously, we reported that Italian chef Kawagoe Tatsuya would be making his singing debut on April 25th with the single, "Okome no Ohanashi / Curry Rice Gakkou". To commemorate this release, it has been revealed that he will be holding a free live event during Golden Week! The free live will take place from May 3rd to the 5th in Yokohama, Saitama, and Kyoto. In addition to the live, Kawagoe will hold a handshake event for those who pur

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  • Merengue sings the theme song for Kora Kengo's upcoming drama 'Tsumi to Batsu'

    March 20, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    On March 19th, it was announced that rock band Merengue will be providing the theme song for the upcoming WOWOW drama 'Tsumi to Batsu A Falsified Romance', starring Kora Kengo. The drama is a live-action adaptation of Ochiai Naoyuki's manga of the same title, which is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's famous novel "Crime and Punishment" (1866). Dostoyevsky's novel was adapted into modern-day Japan and tells the story of a hikikomori college

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  • Sakuraba Kazuki's "Fuse" gets animated this Fall

    March 20, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Novelist Sakuraba Kazuki's "Fuse - A Girl Gunslinger's Detective Story" has been given the green light for an original animation this fall. The animation is about a fictitious girl, Hamaji, living in a fictitious city in the mountains during the Edo period. Sakuraba's story is based off a classic Japanese novel "Nansou Satomi Hakkenden". Miyaji Masayuki, assistant director on "Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi", will be making his animation

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  • PIKO's new single produced by L'arc-en-Ciel's TETSUYA

    March 20, 2012 @ 4:04 am

    Male singer PIKO has announced a new single is underway. Titled "Emiiro Refrain"  the single will be released April 25th. The single is also produced by L'arc~en~Ciel bassist TETSUYA. This is TETSUYA's first time to produce a song for another artist. A treat for PIKO, considering that he is a huge fan L'arc~en~Ciel and also belongs to the same company, Ki/oon Records. TETSUYA expressed his hopes that everyone will enjoy the new song by

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