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  • 30 artists to cover The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" for disaster relief

    January 11, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    It's been revealed that charity project “JAPAN UNITED with MUSIC”  has drawn together 30 artists to cover The Beatles' hit song “All You Need Is Love”. This project was initiated by Sakamoto Ryuichi and Kobayashi Takeshi, who are also in charge of producing the single. The charity single will include vocals from AI, Imai Miki, Atsushi (EXILE), Takahiro (EXILE), Crystal Kay, Kj (Dragon Ash), Koizumi Kyoko, Kobayashi Takeshi, Sakurai Kazuto

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  • Nightmare announces their 1st single for 2012, "mimic"

    January 11, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    Visual-kei rock band, Nightmare will release their first single for 2012 titled "mimic" on February 29th. There will be three different types for the single.  Check out the details on each type below! <type A> [CD] 1. mimic 2. PARANOID [DVD] mimic <type B> [CD] 1. mimic 2. PARANOID [DVD] PARANOID <type C> [CD only] 1. mimic 2. PARANOID 3. Honesty Source & Image: Nightmare official site

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  • Mukai Osamu's drama "Hungry!" to be published as a comic

    January 11, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    On January 10th, Mukai Osamu’s starring drama “Hungry!” has been announced to be adapted in to a comic series and will be published on the March 2012 issue of manga magazine Bessatsu Friend on sale January 21st. Drama “Hungry!” has just begun its broadcast on this day and will be set at a French restaurant featuring Mukai as a former rock musician Yamate Eisuke beginning his culinary career as a part of his promise with his deceased mothe

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – January 2nd~8th

    January 11, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    [caption id="attachment_214497" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Aragaki Yui & Ohno Satoshi in 'Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Last week, NHK's taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori' basically opened the quasi first week of the 2012 drama winter season. Two other dramas and a mini series also already aired their first episodes. However, it was the drama specials that really knew how to keep us drama addicts enterta

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  • Which upcoming drama for this season are you looking forward to most?

    January 10, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

    With various new dramas heading our way and kicking off in January, goo decided to ask its users, “Which upcoming drama for this season are you looking forward to most?" Check out what the pollsters on goo chose as the most highly-anticipated upcoming dramas of January 2012 below! === 1. Lucky Seven 2. Strawberry Night 3. Taira no Kiyomori 4. Risou no Musuko 5. Dirty Mama! 6. Hungry! 7. Ending Planner 8. Renai N

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  • Tiara reveals track list + covers for her upcoming album, "Flower"

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Pop singer Tiara has revealed the track list and covers for her upcoming album, "Flower"! "Flower" is Tiara's third full album, and features special guests such as WISE, Spontania, MIHIRO, moumoon's vocalist YUKA, and more for a total of twelve tracks. The limited edition version of the album will include a DVD containing the music videos for "Toki wo Tomete feat. WISE", "Arigatou. Aishiteta Hito feat. Spontania", and "WINTER GIFT with MIH

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  • Tokyo Jihen to disband in the end of February

    January 10, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Tokyo Jihen has announced that they will disband on February 29th (leap day).  On January 11th, members, Shiina Ringo (Vo), Kameda Seiji (B), Hata Toshiki (Dr), Ukigumo (G), and Izawa Ichiyo (Key) posted comments on their official site. Shiina wrote, "I would like to thank everybody who enjoyed this band.  Though it was such a short period of time, thank you very much for everything until now. Jihen will disband on the upcoming leap day, h

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  • Room lights of "Raboon" & "Bepo" from ONE PIECE to go on sale

    January 10, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    On January 9th, it was announced that Oda Eiichiro’s “ONE PIECE” characters, “Raboon” and “Bepo”, will be released as a figurine room light starting in April with a price tag of 4,410 yen (approximately USD $57). This figurine lamp of Raboon, a gigantic whale with numerous scars across his head, and Bepo, a talking bear part of Trafalgar Law’s crew, will include a 10w light bulb inside this collector’s item. As of now, toy shops “PlayOne”

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke talks about his mom at 'Risou no Musuko' event

    January 10, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    On January 9th, Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke attended an announcement event with co-star Suzuki Kyoka for their starring drama, “Risou no Musuko” (Nihon TV). As reported earlier, this drama focuses on the story between a mother named 'Suzuki Umi' and her son 'Daichi'. The son is completely devoted to his mother, and so reporters asked Yamada (who plays the son) if he connects with his character in that way. Yamada confessed, “I mig

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  • ORANGE RANGE to celebrate their 10th anniversary with new album + tour!

    January 10, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Rock band ORANGE RANGE will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their CD debut with a new album in April, as well as a nationwide tour beginning in May. They've also planned special surprises, to be revealed every month on the 10th! These special surprises will uploaded onto a special website created for the anniversary, with the ultimate surprise waiting for fans on October 10th. ORANGE RANGE made their indie debut with the mini-album "Ora

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