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  • Acid Black Cherry releases full PV for "Shangri-La"

    September 30, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    Just yesterday, rock band Acid Black Cherry released the TV spot to their 12th single "Shangri-La" which is scheduled to drop October 19th. This is the second song of a five consecutive release. The next song, "Chou" will be released on November 16th. Check it the PV below. -

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  • Uno Takeshi and Suzuki Hiroyuki to leave ART-SCHOOL

    September 30, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    It's been announced that Uno Takeshi (Bass) and Suzuki Hiroyuki (Drums) of ART-SCHOOL have decided to leave the band. Their last live will be at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST on December 9th. After long discussions between the members and staff, the two decided to leave due to musical differences. Starting in 2012 ART-SCHOOL will continue with the two remaining members, Kinoshita Riki (Vocal) and Todaka Masafumi (Guitar). Kinoshita said that by t

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena watches "Rango" with a chameleon

    September 30, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    On September 28th, SKE48's Matsui Rena attended a special preview event for the animated film, "Rango". Since the movie follows the adventures of a chameleon named 'Rango', Matsui watched the movie with a real live chameleon. Matsui, who says she loves reptiles, showed her excitement by saying, "It's my first time actually touching it, but I've grown to love it even more!" While petting the chameleon, she exclaimed, "It seeks more attentio

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  • FRIDAY reports that Tabata Tomoko & Okada Yoshinori are dating

    September 30, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    On September 30th's issue of weekly tabloid magazine, "FRIDAY", it was reported that actress Tabata Tomoko (30) and actor Okada Yoshinori (34) are dating. According to the magazine, Tabata and Okada played the role of lovers in a recent stage play, "Warai no Machi", and dined at a restaurant with three other co-stars in mid-September. On a separate day, the couple was seen leaving together in Okada's car after the performance. There are al

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  • "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011" to be held at the end of October

    September 29, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    A great charitable cause will be held on October 29th and 30th to support the disaster victims from March's Tohoku earthquake   earlier this year. Named as "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011 ~For the Future of the Children~", this event was sponsored by five organizations including the Japan Phonograph Record Association, the Recording Industry Association of Japan, the Music Publishers Association of Japan, the Music Pr

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  • Check out the short PV version of NERDHEAD's "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K"

    September 29, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    Back in June, NERDHEAD announced a second single collaboration with pop singer Kuraki Mai. The new single is titled, "Kotoba ni Dekinai Hodo Suki na no ni feat. Mai.K". The song was released as a single back in June, but will be available through Recochoku on October 5th. It will also be available on NERDHEAD's second album, "BEHIND the TRUTH" due out October 26th. NERDHEAD's label Universal Music Japan has just uploaded the short versi

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  • More cast details about "Gal Basara", including AKB48's Shinoda Mariko and two SKE48 members

    September 29, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Today it was announced that AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko will appear as the wife of shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, in the upcoming movie "Gal Basara". Furthermore, it was revealed that the SKE48 members Ogiso Shiori and Kizaki Yuria are also going to play two important characters in the movie. The full title of the movie is "Gal Basara ~Sengoku Jidai wa Kengai Desu~" and the story is about a group of high school students who suddenly get sucked

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  • Saito Kazuyoshi to sing for Matsushima Nanako's upcoming drama

    September 29, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Saito Kazuyoshi will be singing the theme song for the upcoming drama, "Kaseifu no Mita", starring actress Matsushima Nanako. Saito made his debut in 1993 with the single, "Boku ga Mita Beatles wa TV no Naka". For the first time in his career, in 2009, he provided the love ballad, "Ai no Akari", for the drama, "Limit -Jiken no Genba 2-". This time, Saito's song is said to be a pop number with his i

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  • More details revealed for Arashi's upcoming single "Meikyu Love Song"

    September 29, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    As we reported previously, Arashi's next single "Meikyu Love Song" will be the main theme song for upcoming drama "Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de" which will star member, Sakurai Sho. Recently, some more information for the upcoming single was released and it was also revealed that the upcoming single will be released on November 2nd. There will be two different editions; limited edition which will consist of two songs ("Meikyu Love Song" +

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  • JUJU's new song "Lullaby Of Birdland" chosen as the theme song for Sawamura Ikki's drama

    September 29, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    It's been revealed that singer JUJU's new song, "Lullaby Of Birdland", has been chosen as the theme song for Sawamura Ikki's upcoming drama, "DOCTORS Saikyou no Meii". JUJU expressed her happiness saying, "Since last year, this will be the second time my song will be used in Sawamura-san's drama. I'm very honored to have 'Lullaby Of Birdland', the song I used to cover during my stay in New York, will be used for the drama." She continued,

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