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  • ViViD to release 1st major label album "INFINITY" in June

    May 24, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    After making their major label debut in January 2011, watching all five of their major label singles charting in the top ten of Oricon's Weekly Singles chart, and performing their first ever live performance at Nippon Budoukan, ViViD has announced that they will be releasing their long-awaited first major album! The album is titled "INFINITY" and has been confirmed for a release on June 27th. 'INFINITY' will contain all of their major debu

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  • Matsuura Aya makes first public appearance in half a year for Nagara Jun's funeral

    May 24, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    On May 22nd, Matsuura Aya made her first public appearance in nearly half a year to attend the funeral ceremony for Nagara Group's president Nagara Jun, who died in an accident while golfing in Hawaii earlier this month. The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with endometriosis, and withdrew from rigorous activities as an artist in order to focus on recovering from her illness. She has also closed her Twitter account.

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu takes over Harajuku, tops multiple iTunes charts

    May 24, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    On May 23rd, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held an event titled "Pamyu Pamyu Kakumei in La Foret Harajuku" to celebrate the release of her first full album, "Pamyu Pamyu Revolution". 500 fans were invited through a raffle to participate in the event. Those attending were told to come dressed in their own "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu cosplay" to participate, so the crowd was full of men and women in the model-turned-singer's flashy and brilliant style. The event w

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  • NERDHEAD reveals CM spot for upcoming album, "CRUISE WITH YOU"

    May 24, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    NERDHEAD has just revealed a commercial for their upcoming album, "CRUISE WITH YOU"! As tokyohive previously reported, NERDHEAD will be releasing their long-awaited album "CRUISE WITH YOU" on May 30th. The album contains their digital singles featuring hiroko from mihimaru GT, Nakamura Maiko, TOKO from SO'FLY, and MiChi, as well as a remixed version of the Kuraki Mai collaboration track "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K".

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  • Full cast for Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama 'Summer Rescue' revealed

    May 24, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    On May 24th, TBS revealed the full cast for the upcoming medical drama 'Summer Rescue ~Tenkuu no Shinryojo~' starring Mukai Osamu. The drama will be set in a small mountain clinic 2,000 meters above sea level. Mukai plays the role of 'Hayami Keigo', a handsome, young cardiac surgeon who has a bright future ahead of him working at a university hospital. However, his superior commands him to examine patients at a small clinic in the moun

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI's PV for "Nemuri Hime" to star Miyazaki Aoi

    May 24, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    It's been revealed that the PV for SEKAI NO OWARI's upcoming single, "Nemuri Hime", will star actress Miyazaki Aoi! The story-like PV is directed by Fujimura Kyohei, and Miyazaki plays the role of the "Goddess of Death". A short clip of the video was uploaded onto TOY FACTORY's official YouTube channel today. The full PV will be included in the Limited Edition B DVD. SEKAI NO OWARI invited Miyazaki to their first concert at Nippon Budok

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  • Ayase Haruka holds 'himono onna' limited premiere event

    May 24, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    On May 23rd, actress Ayase Haruka held a himono onna limited premiere event for her upcoming film, 'Hotaru no Hikari'. Ayase appeared in himono onna style, wearing a jersey and t-shirt. She shared that she enjoyed the food in Italy, saying, "Because of it, my wedding dress [for the movie] became tight on me. In the movie, you can see I'm bobobobo~n. I'm not slim, really. I'm told that my butt is big." The event was held with himono onna

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  • Crystal Kay releases teaser for "Forever"

    May 24, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Crystal Kay has revealed a teaser video for her upcoming single, "Forever"! This marks Crystal's 3rd single after transferring to Universal Music Japan’s Delicious Deli Records. It's scheduled for release on June 6th and has already been picked up as the opening theme for the TBS music program 'CDTV' in June. "Forever" can also be found in Crystal's upcoming album, "VIVID", slated for release on June 27th. Check out the teaser below

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  • Drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi' to end after just eight episodes

    May 24, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    On May 23rd, it was announced that the Wednesday NTV drama 'Cleopatra na Onnatachi' is going to end after just 8 episodes on June 6. Scriptwriter Oishi Shizuka herself revealed it on her blog. 'Cleopatra-' is centered around cosmetic surgery, and stars actor Sato Ryuta. Several actresses, including Inamori Izumi, Kitano Kii, and Yo Kimiko, are also appearing in the drama. However, it had some difficulties appealing towards the viewers, and

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  • Katori Shingo and Hirosue Ryoko attend promotional event for 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!'

    May 24, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    On May 22nd, a promotional event for SMAP member Katori Shingo's starring film, 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!', was held at Osaka-jo Park. Actress Hirosue Ryoko and Love, the dog who plays Masao-kun in the film, also attended the event. Over 60 owners and their dogs wore red bandannas while waiting for the cast at the park. When Masao-kun barked, the rest of the dogs howled in unison to welcome the stars. At the event, Katori commented, "This

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