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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu chosen as new image character for "BREO"

    February 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    It's been revealed that model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been chosen as the new image character for Glico's oral care mint, "BREO". Kyary was chosen as the brand's new image character for her uniqueness and individuality. The latest CM will feature Kyary transformed into a businessman, a school girl, a cabin attendant, and an alien. She commented, "I wanted to draw out my strangeness, so I suggested ideas about various outfits and

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  • Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku to make their major debut in May

    February 25, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    It's been announced that Momoiro Clover Z's "little sister" group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku will be making their major debut this coming May. Their debut single "Karikeiyaku no Cinderella" will be released on May 5th. There are nine members in the group between the ages of 12 and 15. Member, Kashiwaki Hinata recently updated the group's blog with a warm thank you message to all the fans because without their support "EbiChuu" (short for Eb

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to sing for "Crayon Shin-chan" movie + voice act for TV anime version

    February 25, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 will be singing the theme song for upcoming anime film "Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Arashi wo Yobu! Ora to Uchuu no Princess," which is scheduled for released on April 14th.  This will be the 20th movie of the "Crayon Shin-chan" series, and centered around "Himawari", the younger sister of "Shinnosuke". It will be a story about "family bond." Since their song "Kibou Sanmyaku" is currently being used as the opening theme

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  • Details on YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz' 1st full album revealed

    February 25, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    GACKT's band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz has revealed the details on their first full album! The album will be titled "YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz I", and is set for release on March 14th. It will contain a total of 11 songs including their singles, "THE END OF THE DAY [.jp]" and "ALL MY LOVE [.jp]". It will also include recordings of "LAST KISS [.jp]" and "Mousou GIRL [.jp]", which was performed during the band's live tour, "WORLD TOUR 'SHOW UR SOUL.I'

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  • Fuji TV to change parts of Odagiri Joe's upcoming drama 'Kazoku no Uta'

    February 25, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    On February 24th, Fuji TV's president Toyoda Ko mentioned at a regular press conference that they would be making some changes to the upcoming drama 'Kazoku no Uta', in which Odagiri Joe will be starring in. The network was forced to make arrangements to the plot after they were hit with plagiarism accusations. It seems that there are too many similarities between the upcoming project and the 1987 TBS drama 'Papa wa Newscaster', which was

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  • Yoshiki Risa to release her first album

    February 25, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    Gravure idol and singer Yoshiki Risa has announced that she will be releasing her first album, "Poche", under the name yoshiki*lisa. "Poche" will be released on March 28th and will feature a total of 8 songs. It will include her single, "Destin Histoire", which was the opening theme song for the anime, "GOSICK". The album will also come with a DVD containing a music video, off-shots, and commentary footage. To commemorate the album releas

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  • B'z reveals details on new single, "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-"

    February 25, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    Rock duo B'z will be releasing their new single, "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-", on April 4th. The title track has already been picked up as the CM song for PEPSI NEX's latest CM. B'z has uploaded the CMs, making-of footage, and a special 'PEPSI NEX' interview onto their official YouTube channel. The single will contain a total of 3 songs, with "Honoka Naru Hi" and "Ryuusei Mask" as its coupling tracks. The limited edition of the s

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  • IU invited to iconic Japanese fashion show, 'Tokyo Girls' Collection'

    February 25, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    via: allkpop.com Singer IU has yet to officially make her Japanese debut, but already the local fans cannot seem to get enough of her. IU has been invited to the 14th annual '2012 SPRING/SUMMER Tokyo Girls' Collection', proving IU's already growing fame in Japan. 'Tokyo Girls' Collection' is an iconic Japanese fashion show where the most famous stars in the entertainment industry personally walk the runway. There are a few stars f

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  • Check out the audio of Amuro Namie's "Go Round"

    February 24, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    Singer Amuro Namie is scheduled to release her upcoming single, “Go Round / YEAH-OH“ on March 21st but fans can hear "Go Round" now. On February 24th, radio station Tokyo FM played "Go Round" in it's entirety. As you can hear below, the track is a fast uptempo dance track and should be a hit. As reported earlier, “Go Round” is currently the campaign song for the cosmetic brand, ‘KOSE ESPRIQUE‘. Check out the track below! Tip: ma

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals artist line-up for March 2nd

    February 24, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    TV Asahi's popular music program, "MUSIC STATION", has revealed the artist line-up for next week's March 2nd broadcast! For next week's episode, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu will perform her solo debut single, "Synchro Tokimeki", while the boys of Tohoshinki will take the stage with their upcoming Japanese single, "STILL". The show will also feature appearances by Ikimonogakari, Fukuyama Masaharu, and TOKIO for an episode you can't miss! Check

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