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  • Fukui Mai reveals a short PV for her "Final Fantasy XIII-2" theme song

    October 21, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    On October 20th, avex revealed Fukui Mai's 5th single PV through their official YouTube channel titled "Yakusoku no Basho". This also happens to be one of the theme songs for the upcoming game "Final Fantasy XIII-2". This PV features this beautiful singer in a tranquil and natural environment while singing her soul out in a pure, white dress. Check out the short PV for her upcoming November 23rd release single below!

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  • Digital Masters, RIAJ reveals digital certifications for September

    October 21, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or ‘RIAJ’ for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that were achieved within the month of September. In order to be able to announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, dwango and many more. Totalizing the data from all those maj

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  • aiko to release a new single "Zutto" in November

    October 21, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    It's been announced that aiko will be releasing a new single titled, "Zutto" on November 23rd.  The song "Zutto" is currently being used as the theme song for Fuji TV's ongoing drama "Mitsu no Aji~A Taste Of Honey~" (every Thursday at 10:00 pm), and it's a slow ballad song.  According to aiko, she made this song while trying to make her mind go blank without any thoughts, and it expresses the feeling of loving someone earnestly. More detai

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  • Minami Akina and Crystal Kay light up Yokohama

    October 21, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Talent Minami Akina and singer Crystal Kay attended a light up event in Yokohama on October 20th. The event titled, 'Reelight Yokohama by Reebok', was held at Queens Square Yokohama. Both Yokohama natives, Minami and Crystal Kay powered the crowd in the lighting of the CosmoRock 21, an iconic Ferris wheel in Yokohama. This light up event was held in partnership with sports brand Reebok, who is currently holding a gift campaign in the Minat

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 10/12~10/18

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of October 12th to October 18th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, therefo

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  • Listen to a radio rip for Perfume's upcoming single, "Spice"!

    October 21, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    On October 20th, a full radio rip of Perfume's upcoming single, "Spice" was played through the radio waves. This is also the theme song for actress Fukuda Kyoko's starring drama, "Sengyoshufu Tantei". This radio rip demonstrates their usual style of electro-pop with a lovely tune and a wonderful Japanese twist. Listen to the 4-minute glory of their November 2nd single below!

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  • Sanada Hiroyuki to make an appearance in American drama "Revenge"

    October 21, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    It was revealed that actor Sanada Hiroyuki (51) will make an appearance on “Revenge,” a fairly new American drama series from American television network ABC that debuted in September.  He last appeared on American television last year for the final season of ABC’s hit series “LOST.” The drama is a primetime series set in the Hamptons; it follows the enigmatic protagonist Emily as she seeks revenge, on behalf of her father, towards those

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  • Christmas came early again for KFC and Ayase Haruka

    October 21, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    It seems like Christmas has arrived early for KFC and their image character, actress Ayase Haruka, as they've introduced the '2011 KFC Christmas Campaign' commercial at a PR event in Tokyo today. Ayase attended the event with her already well-known Santa Clause outfit for KFC and promoted the fast food chain. She said, "Christmas means eating a Kentucky barrel set together with the whole family." The actress is already used to wearing t

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  • Mitani, Fukatsu & Kinoshita attend screening of "Suteki na Kanashibari" in NYC

    October 21, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    On October 20th, director Mitani Koki, actress Fukatsu Eri, and comedian Kinoshita Takayuki attended the special screening of their movie "Suteki na Kanashibari" at New York City's Academy Theater at Lighthouse International. Mitani first went to New York with his movie "Radio no Jikan: Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald" (1997). His fame grew when his "TALK LIKE SINGING" became the first original Japanese musical to be performed at Off-Broadway i

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  • Acid Black Cherry to release new single, "CRISIS"

    October 21, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Acid Black Cherry has announced that he will be releasing his new single, "CRISIS", on December 21st! "CRISIS" is the 4th single from his five-month consecutive release project, and it's described to be an intense, heart-wrenching rock tune. This time, the recreation track will be a cover of Watanabe Misato's 1986 hit song, "BELIEVE". The song will be arranged by composer Komuro Tetsuya. The single will come in three different versions:

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