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  • Nishino Kana is a shining summer goddess for 'JELLY'

    July 11, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Pop singer Nishino Kana is the cover girl for the August edition of 'JELLY', radiating a warm beauty as soft as the summer sunset. In her short spread, Nishino looks like a princess with her jeweled bohemian headbands and delicate, flowing tops. Check out the scans below! [gallery link="file" orderby="ID"] Source: Zazhimi

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  • Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for 'V-ROCK Disney'!

    July 11, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Popular Visual kei bands such as NIGHTMARE, Sadie, and Plastic Tree are coming together for a special Disney cover album, titled 'V-ROCK Disney'! For the album, songs from many Disney classics like "Beauty and the Beast", "Chim Chim Cher-ee", and "When You Wish Upon a Star" will be given a unique visual kei flavor.  'V-ROCK Disney' is scheduled to hit stores on September 7th. Check out the track list for the release below! - < Tr

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  • Crystal Kay + BENI take some friendly two-shots together

    July 10, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    After heading to BENI's live on July 7th, singer Crystal Kay took a few adorable "two-shots" with her friend! The singers are well-known for being close pals, and often chat together via Twitter. "On Tanabata, I went to BENI's live!! We're friends, but I felt like... a fan when I saw her (lol)," Crystal Kay wrote on her official blog. "And of course, she changes when she stands on the stage. It's miraculous :) It was amazing to see her cool, c

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  • No Sleeves takes "Kuchibiru Furezu..." to 'Shin Domoto Kyodai'!

    July 10, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit No Sleeves performed their upcoming single "Kuchibiru Furezu..." on the July 10th broadcast of 'Shin Domoto Kyodai'! For their performance, the girls of No Sleeves sang alongside a live band for an energy-packed stage. Check out the video beneath the jump!

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  • ALvino conducts a surprise lesson at an elementary school

    July 10, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    On July 8th, it was revealed that with the permission of teachers, rock band ALvino’s unique vocalist Shouta appeared at an elementary school to give a surprise lesson.  The three man group, formed 5 years ago, also simultaneously recorded a promotional video (PV) for their new song. The lesson took place in the latter half of June at Kinohigashi Elementary School located in Otofuke, Hokkaido. Tied in with the recording of the PV for the

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  • Who plays the mysterious character in the upcoming 'Nintama Rantarou' live-action movie?

    July 10, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    The “Who is it?” campaign began on July 9 on the official website of the live-action movie 'Nintama Rantaro', just as the July 23 opening date draws near. This live-action production of NHK’s nationally broadcast anime “Nintama Rantaro” stars popular child actor Kato Seishiro and is directed by Miike Takashi. The ninja “tamago” (literally, eggs, but referring to the children), known as the “Nintama”, enter a ninja school to become elite

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  • Winners of 'Miss Magazine 2011' announced!

    July 10, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_171334" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Left to right: Asakura Yuma, Ayano Mika, Eto Misa, Akizuki Mika"][/caption] On July 10th, an event was held to introduce the four winners of 'Miss Magazine 2011' at Tokyo Joypolis in Odaiba.  'Miss Magazine' is a gravia idol contest that started in 1982 on 'Gekkan Shonen Magazine'. This year, four girls were chosen out of 15,000 contestants. - Eto Misa (18) i

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  • Preview AKB48's upcoming song, "Flying Get"!

    July 10, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    A sneak peek of AKB48's new song "Flying Get" has been revealed! "Flying Get" is the title track of the idol group's twenty-second single, and is currently being used as the theme song to the  drama "Hana Kimi" featuring AKB48's own Maeda Atsuko. Check out the preview below! Thanks to everybody for the tips!

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  • SDN48 appears at an event in Tokyo for their variety show DVD

    July 10, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    On July 9th, AKB48’s sister unit SDN48 appeared at a commemorative sales event in Tokyo for their DVD “SDN48+10! Volume.2.”  This is the second volume DVD of their SKYperfecTV variety show “SDN48 + 10.” SDN48 member Serina (26) said at the PR for the event that “You can see the natural expressions of all the members.” Furthermore, she energetically appealed to fans that the group wanted to aim for the #1 spot on Oricon charts for their upco

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  • Music Japan performances for July 10th

    July 10, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    Music Japan is back with yet another exciting round of performances! Perfume appeared to promote their song "Kasuka na Kaori", alongside the AKB48 sub-unit Not yet with their summer single "Naminori Kakigoori". SUSHI PIZZA (IMALU and Yatsui Ichiro), Tsuruno Takeshi, and Teshima Aoi also performed their latest songs. Check out SUSHI PIZZA and Tsuruno Takeshi's performances below! - Tsuruno Takeshi - "Niji" SUSHI PIZZA - "Might

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