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  • Three SKE48 members form fictional idol trio for daytime drama

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    Three members from idol group SKE48 are going to form a fictional idol trio for their cameo in Fuji TV's noon drama, "Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame 2". The fictional trio is called 'Pichitomato' ('Cherry tomato') and consists of members Kizaki Yuria, Mano Haruka, and Yamada Reika. It will be their first drama appearance on a national network. Kizaki was overjoyed as she expressed, "It's nice that we three were able to debut together. We are

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  • Versailles reveals additional dates for their world tour!

    July 13, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Visual kei band Versailles have just updated their official website with a second round of dates for "Versailles World Tour 2011 - Holy Grail-"! The latest schedule includes stops across Asia, Europe, and South America for a truly international tour. Check out the dates below! - < Asia > 9/2 - Hong Kong, China @ KITEC 9/8 - Taipei, Taiwan @ The WALL < Europe > 9/30 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ ZAL Ozhidaniya 10/2 -

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  • Berryz Koubou reveals jacket covers for "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"!

    July 13, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    Berryz Koubou has just revealed the jacket covers to their upcoming single, "Aa, Yoru ga Akeru"! The dreamy, soft pink covers see the girls dressed in feminine silk outfits, highlighting their sweet beauty with each shot. Check out the covers below! - Limited Edition A (CD+DVD) Limited Edition B (CD+DVD) Limited Edition C (CD-Only) Regular Edition (CD-Only) Source: Amazon Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • "Zenkai Girl" begins with a modest rating of 14.6%

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    Fuji TV's 'Getsu 9' drama "Zenkai Girl", starring Aragaki Yui and Nishikido Ryo, aired its first episode yesterday and reached an average rating of 14.6%. The first episode was extended by 15 minutes and featured the lawyer 'Ayukawa Wakaba' (Aragaki), who hates children, having to take care of the daughter of her boss. Reluctantly, she even ends up bringing the girl to a kindergarten where she happens to meet the 'ikemen' 'Yamada Sota' (Ni

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  • Koda Kumi reveals track list + postpones new single, "4 TIMES"

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    Pop diva Koda Kumi has just updated her official website with new information about her upcoming single, "4 TIMES"! The new information includes the track list for the both the CD and the limited edition DVD. Additionally, the release date for Koda's fiftieth single has been pushed back from August 10th to August 17th. Check out the track lists and covers below! - Limited Edition (CD+DVD) Regular Edition (CD-Only) &l

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  • Acid Black Cherry to stream free live through GyaO! + Ustream

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    Acid Black Cherry has announced that their upcoming free performance on July 23rd will be streamed online! The singer announced in May that he would be holding exclusive free lives for his fans as part of his "ABC Dream CUP 2011" project. The project was designed by Yasu himself as a way of thanking his fans for the support he's received since debuting as Acid Black Cherry four years ago. Although over 160,000 peoples applied, only 40,0

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 teases with a PV preview of "Hetappi Wink"!

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiraitai 7 gave fans a sneak peek at their upcoming PV for "Hetappi Wink" through Sukkiri! The song is a bright, upbeat tune that's only accented by their adorable choreography and matching outfits. Check out the short preview, as well as a full radio rip of their new song below! - "Hetappi Wink" PV preview "Hetappi Wink" radio rip

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  • B'z opens official accounts on Twitter, YouTube + Facebook!

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Rock duo B'z has officially opened their own Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook accounts! The group's YouTube channel opened on July 8th, and currently features several of their latest PVs, CMs, live performances, and more for their fans. The Twitter and Facebook accounts both recently opened as well and currently have little information so far, but most of the posts / tweets are centered around their current North American tour. The only m

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  • What is your favorite drama starring Kuroki Meisa?

    July 12, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    "goo Ranking" recently held a poll asking its users which drama starring Kuroki Meisa is their favorite. Kuroki will star alongside Tabe Mikako in the upcoming drama, "Jiu Keishicho Tokushuhan Sousagakari", and is expected to be a hot drama of the summer. Check out the full ranking below, and let us know which one's your favorite! - 1. Ninkyo Helper (4730) 2. Shinzanmono (1430) 3. Shiawase ni Narou yo (1195) 4. 1 Pound no Fukui

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  • Not yet takes first place with latest single, "Naminori Kakigoori"!

    July 12, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Not yet sold approximately 156,000 copies of their new single "Naminori Kakigoori", taking first place in Oricon's Weekly Single Ranking for the week of July 18th and setting a new record for idol sub-units! The group had previously earned first place for their debut single "Shuumatsu Not yet", giving them two consecutive #1 singles. The last time that a sub-unit from either a male or female idol group was able to accomplish thi

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