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  • Extended preview of upcoming BREAKERZ single "Miss Mystery"

    January 9, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    A few days ago, rock band, BREAKERZ released a short teaser of the PV of their new single, "Miss Mystery".  Although the single won't be released until January 25th, starting on January 7th, the song is being used as the 33rd opening theme song for anime 'Meitantei Conan'. Fans of the anime have uploaded a clip of the opening sequence of the show.  The first verse of "Miss Mystery " can be hear playing in the background of the clip. Che

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  • Mr.Children announces the release of 2 best albums + nationwide tour!

    January 9, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    It was announced that Mr.Children will simultaneously release two 'best of' albums titled "Mr.Children 2001-2005<micro>" and "Mr.Children 2005-2010<macro>" on May 10th.  They also plan to hold a nationwide tour called "Mr.Children Tour POPSAURUS 2012." This year is the 20th anniversary for Mr.Children since their debut mini album "Everything" on May 10th 1992.  Their activities on the anniversary year will be with the theme of

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  • Kashiwagi Yuki announces the release of French Kiss' 5th single & 1st album

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    Kashiwagi Yuki revealed on her blog that AKB48's sub unit French Kiss' 5th single is currently under the production.  They will also release their 1st album within the year. According to Kashiwagi's blog entry, the announcement was made during French Kiss' live event held at Makuhari Messe on January 7th, and it seems like the members were not informed about the release either. Stay tuned on tokyohive for further details on French Kiss'

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  • Kalafina kicks off their nationwide tour

    January 8, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    After releasing their 3rd studio album “After Eden” a few months earlier, on January 7th, 3-woman vocal group Kalafina kicked off their nationwide tour at NHK Osaka Hall. Wakana, Keiko, and Hikaru appeared on the Eden-like stage and greeted fans with “We want to make this the best opening day with everyone here”. The group performed 21 songs including “Eden” and their song “Magia,” which served as the ending theme for the television ani

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino to make a solo debut under avex trax

    January 8, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    It was announced that AKB48/Not yet member Sashihara Rino will soon be making her solo debut. This surprising announcement was made during a handshake event for AKB48's latest single "Ue kara Mariko". The news was even a shock to Sashihara, who had no idea that she would be getting a solo debut. Her solo debut single (title unknown yet) will be released in March, under avex trax, as the theme song for her first starring drama "Muse no Kagami

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  • Dream Morning Musume releases full PV for "Shining Butterfly"

    January 8, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Earlier we reported the full audio for Dream Morning Musume's upcoming single "Shining Butterfly".  Though not scheduled for release until February 15th, the full PV has already been revealed to gather anticipation for the single. Ishikawa Rika steals the scene as a furious hostess who sees her man stroll into the bar with Kei Yasuda and Kusumi Koharu on his arms. It looks like all hell is about to break loose in that bar, but in the end,

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  • Kikkawa Yuu releases PV for "Early Snow"

    January 8, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    The PV for Kikkawa Yuu's "Early Snow" has been revealed. "Early Snow" is the B-side to Kikkawa Yuu's latest single, 'Konna Watashi de Yokattara'. Since the single was released just after Christmas, Yuu is seen smiling with a cute Rudolph accessory on her nose. As for the rest of her shots, the director decided to focus on the feelings of wonder and warmth brought on by the very first snow. Check out her PV below: Tip: kairi

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  • Domoto Koichi's musical "Endless SHOCK" reaches 800th performance

    January 8, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    On January 7th, the musical featuring KinKi Kids' Domoto Koichi, "Endless SHOCK", opened at the Hakataza Theatre in Fukuoka. "Endless SHOCK" has been playing for 13 consecutive years, and this day saw its 800th performance. Last year, the Tohoku earthquake struck during a performance at the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, and a total of 28 performances were canceled afterwards. Domoto commented, "The day has finally come.  Though the

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  • ViViD holds their 1st live concert at Nippon Budokan

    January 8, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    On January 7th, five-member rock band ViViD held their very first live concert at the Nippon Budokan. ViViD made their major debut back in January of 2011, and so the concert was an especial triumph for the band. Vocalist Shin shouted to the audience, "We were able to stand on the Budokan stage which is like the sanctuary, because of the staff, family, and you fans... Thank you!" ViViD performed total 24 songs including their new so

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  • AneCan model Suzuki Sachi is expecting her 2nd child

    January 8, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    Model for fashion magazine 'AneCan', Suzuki Sachi (32) announced that she is pregnant with her second child.  The announcement was made both on the latest issue of AneCan (released on January 7th) and on her blog.  According to her blog, she is currently in the fifth months of pregnancy.  She is expected to give birth in June. Suzuki wrote on her blog, "I had heavy morning sickness, and could not even get up for a while.  Therefore, consid

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