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  • Arashi to release a new single & live DVD in May!

    March 29, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    It was announced that Arashi's 38th single titled "Face Down" is scheduled to be released on May 9th!  Reportedly, the new single expresses the agony of facing your "other self inside of you" with the theme of "Who you really are?", and there will be two different editions for the single. Not only the single, but Arashi will also be releasing their live DVD "ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World" on May 23rd.  The DVD contains footage recorded

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu holds her first concert in Hong Kong

    March 29, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    To commemorate the release of her upcoming single, "CANDY CANDY", model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held her first live concert in Hong Kong. This was part of the 'Genki na Nihon Exhibition', which was held at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre from March 23rd to the 27th. The 'Genki na Nihon Exhibition' was held to thank the people of Hong Kong for supporting Japan after the Tohoku Earthquake. It was also held as a

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  • girugamesh to live stream the closing party of their 13-day consecutive event

    March 29, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Visual kei band girugamesh has announced that they will live stream their closing party, 'Sadistic Closing Report Party ~Consecutive 13days Archive~', on April 1st through Niconico Douga. During this live broadcast, the members will reflect upon their 13-day consecutive live event, 'Tokyo Sadistic ~Consecutive 13days~', which was held from February 27th to March 10th at WWW in Tokyo. While talking about their current feelings and stories b

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  • Yuka to release photo book and body book simultaneously

    March 29, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    It's been revealed that talento Yuka will simultaneously release a photo book and body book on March 30th. Titled 'Yuka Gravia', the photo book will feature Yuka's adult charms as she shows off her body in swim wear. This will be the first time in 12 years since she's last released photos of herself in a swimsuit. Yuka showed confidence in the book saying, "I want to meet the expectations of the fans who have supported me all this time.

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  • Details, jacket covers, tracklist for D☆DATE's first album

    March 29, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    D☆DATE has revealed the details, jacket covers, and track list for their first album, "1st DATE"! The album will contain a total of 14 songs including the group's singles "Ato 1cm no Mirai" and "JOKER", along with a brand new song called "CATCH A TRAIN!" "CATCH A TRAIN!" has already been picked up as the opening theme song for D-BOYS' starring drama series, "D×TOWN", which will start on April 6th. The limited edition version of the

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  • Ueto Aya appears as a surprise guest at 'SPRiNG Collection 2012'

    March 29, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    On March 28th, actress Ueto Aya appeared as a surprise guest at the 'SPRiNG Collection 2012' fashion show organized by fashion magazine 'SPRiNG'. 'SPRiNG' is a magazine that created the term and fashion style 'nachukawa' ('natural kawaii'), which refers to a style that is both natural and pretty/cute. The magazine invited 500 of their readers to this fashion show, which included live performances and a live talk show hosted by comedy group

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  • RIP SLYME's PES to make his solo debut

    March 29, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    It's been revealed that RIP SLYME's PES will be making his solo debut on May 30th with his first single, "Megami no KISS". "Megami no KISS" has already been picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama, 'Legal High', which will start on April 17th. The comedy drama stars Sakai Masato, Aragaki Yui, Namase Katsuhisa, Koike Eiko, and Taguchi Junnosuke (KAT-TUN). In this song, PES will drift away from rapping and show a fresh st

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  • Maeda Atsuko's solo song moves up on Oricon

    March 29, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    The Maeda Atsuko effect is currently taking place on Oricon. After she announced she would be graduating from AKB48, the solo single she released last June, titled “Flower”, moved up on Oricon’s Daily Ranking. The previous day, “Flower” was ranked outside of the top 100, but after the announcement it jumped up to #31. It has been 238 days since Maeda’s single was last in the top 50, and it seems to be blooming a second time after her annou

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  • Nogizaka46 to have their second show + senbatsu members for 2nd single announced

    March 29, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    Nogizaka46 has revealed that their second regular program, "Nogizaka Roman", will start broadcasting on April 2nd. The group's upcoming show will air at midnight from Monday to Thursday on TV Tokyo. The senbatsu members will take turns appearing on the show, and will read impressive scenes from famous Japanese literary works. It will also feature image videos of the girls. Also announced are the names of the senbatsu members who will si

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  • Oricon releases comic chart for the week of April 2nd

    March 29, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of April 2nd! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. "3gatsu no Lion", Volume 7 - Umino Chika : (356,250) 2. "Skip Beat!", Volume 30 - Nakamura Yoshiki : (204,333) 3. "BASTARD!! - Ankoku no Hakaishin -", Volume 27 - Hagiwara Kazushi : (156,380) 4. "Moyashimon", Volume 11 - Ishikawa Masayuki : (136,189) 5

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