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  • SDN48 tops Oricon Weekly Chart for the first time with their 1st/last album

    March 20, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    On the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking for the week of March 26th, SDN48’s first and last album, “NEXT ENCORE” (released on the 14th), sold 48,000 copies in its first week and thus, topping the charts. This album marks the first time since their debut to achieve first on the Oricon charts. SDN48 formed back in August 2009 under the mature concept of “Saturday Night’s 20 and over female group” and released their debut single, “GAGAGA”, back in N

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  • GALNERYUS to provide new theme song for "HUNTER x HUNTER"

    March 20, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    It was announced today that rock band GALNERYUS will provide a new ending theme song for anime "HUNTER x HUNTER" called "Hunting For Your Dream". It's also been revealed that vocalist Ono Masatoshi of GALNERYUS will sing a new opening theme song for the program called "departure! -second version-". Additionally, the band will be releasing a new live DVD & CD from their "RAISE YOUR FLAG AGAIN! TOUR 2011", titled "PHOENIX LIVING IN THE

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  • Acid Black Cherry releases 0th single PV "Kimi ga Iru kara"

    March 19, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    Acid Black Cherry revealed in February his fourth present to his fans for the "ABC Dream CUP" anniversary project. The present turned out to be a recording of "Kimi ga Iru kara", a song that's was made before the formation of ABC and performed many times live, but had previously never been recorded for distribution. (The song can be downloaded for free via PC and mobile here until July 20th 23:59 (JST)) Now just two days before the releas

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  • Shimizu Shota holds a free live in Osaka

    March 19, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    On March 18th, R&B singer Shimizu Shota held a free live at Osaka-jo Park to commemorate the release of his latest album, "Naturally". Since Shimizu is an Osaka native, Osaka-jo park is a special place for the singer, as he often held free lives at the park before making his major debut. On this day, he fully enjoyed himself by singing 4 songs for about 3,000 fans. Shimizu showed a relaxed expression as he called out to the crowd, "Toda

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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for February 2012

    March 19, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of February. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango.jp, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download

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  • Perfume reveals cover jackets + teaser for "Spring of Life"

    March 19, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Perfume has revealed the cover jackets and teaser for their upcoming single, "Spring of Life"! Both the limited and regular edition cover jackets have a cool design with the motif of 'transparent sphere'. Meanwhile, in the 18-second teaser, the girls reveals a portion of their new song with robotic movements and hard sounds. "Spring of Life" will hit stores on April 11th. Check out the cover jackets and teaser below! === <Li

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  • E-Girls reveal Short PV for "One Two Three"

    March 19, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    The E-Girls have revealed the Short PV to their 2nd single, "One Two Three". Set for release on April 18th, the single will be available in 2 different versions: CD+DVD and CD-Only. The single will also feature EGD (EXPG GIRLS DANCERS) members Kizu Reina (17) and Suda Anna (14). The track was also selected as the theme song for a Samantha Thavasa CM. The short PV was uploaded earlier today through avex's official YouTube channel and com

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  • B.B.Kamattechan release new PV for "Yume no END wa Itsumo Mezamashi!"

    March 19, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    The Collaborative unit of Shinsei Kamattechan and B.B. Queens have just released the music video to their upcoming collaborative single "Yume no END wa Itsumo Mezamashi!". The music video has been been released on Warner Music Japan's official YouTube channel. This single is actually a cover song of B.B. Queens sixth single that was released in 1992. Both artists can be seen performing the song together live on stage in the music video.

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  • KARA performs "Speed Up" on Coming Soon!!

    March 19, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    The ladies of KARA appeared on the March 19th broadcast of TBS's weekly music program 'Coming Soon!!'. On the show, they held a brief interview session and also performed "Speed Up" from their sixth Japanese single, "Speed Up / Girl's Power" scheduled to be released on March 21st. Member Nicole sang her parts but couldn't participate on stage with her fellow members due to an ankle injury. Check out the performance below! Tip: t

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  • mudy on the sakuban to release new mini album

    March 19, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Rock band mudy on the sakuban will release their new mini album "Zyacalanda" on June 6th. This will be their third mini album. The band's new mini album is produced by 9mm Parabellum Bullet's guitarist Taki Yoshimitsu. Taki said that he is going for a "band's dismantling" concept. It will have a total of eight songs in various genres. The variety ranges from the heavy aggressiveness in the title track "Zycalanda" to the danceable "Ego Danc

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