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  • D☆DATE kicks off their first live tour at Akasaka Blitz

    July 31, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that D-BOYS sub-unit D☆DATE would be performing live in three different cities. On July 30th the boys performed in front of 1,400 fans at the Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. Delivering two sets of performances, the D☆DATE boys showcased their new single "Day By Day" as well as 15 other songs. The group's youngest member, Horii Arata, began to cry during the final greeting due to his overwhelming feelings of gratitude

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  • Momoiro Clover Z become shop managers for a day, begs to appear on 'Music Station'

    July 31, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    On July 29th, Momoiro Clover Z became shop managers for a day at TV Asahi’s store in Roppongi . As shop managers, the girls personally delivered signed goods to 100 lucky fans. Sadly, the fans didn’t know which autograph they would get, since the selection was random. Momota Kanako commented, “The probability of meeting your ‘favorite’ member was kind of low. I kept meeting people who weren’t my personal fans, but it was kind of a new and

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  • Which celebrities could you see surfing this summer?

    July 31, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    A survey was recently conducted asking people which celebrities they could envision hitting the waves this summer. Some of them have already shown off their surfing skills this summer, like Not yet member Oshima Yuko, who surfed in their PV for “Naminori Kakigoori”. Did your favorite celebrity make the cut? -- [Which female celebrity could you see surfing this summer?] 01. Hasegawa Jun – 6521 votes 02. Tsuchiya Anna – 6071

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  • Radio rip of Kato Miliyah's "Me" revealed!

    July 31, 2011 @ 4:46 am

    tokyohive previously reported that singer Kato Miliyah would be releasing a 'best-of' album in August titled "M BEST". Comprised of many of her top hits, the album also contains a brand-new track called "Me". A radio rip of this new song was revealed recently, and it's sounding like a strong track expressing Miliyah's strength and confidence as a woman. Check out the audio clip below, and don't forget to support the artist by grabbing h

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  • Kagami Saki to retire from entertainment industry

    July 31, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    It's been reported that actress Kagami Saki will retire from the entertainment industry. According to an associate, Kagami told the agency in March that she wanted to experience other things besides acting. On July 31st, she will leave the agency, and retire from the entertainment industry. In 2001, Kagami debuted as an actress through the movie "Platonic Sex", which was the movie adaptation of Iijima Ai's autobiography. Kagami played the h

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  • Check out Itano Tomomi's new CM for 'emobile'!

    July 31, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    emobile has just unveiled its newest CM, featuring AKB48 member Itano Tomomi! For her latest commercial with the company, Itano transforms into an adorable devil. Fans can also hear a tiny snippet of her song "Don't miss it!" from her latest single, 'Fui ni'. Watch the CM below! Thank you for the tip, joe.oppa!

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  • Yusuke performs "Zenbu Suki." for CDTV

    July 31, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    Singer Yusuke joined flumpool on the July 31st episode of CountDown TV to give a lovely performance of his latest single, "Zenbu Suki."! The uniquely lit stage created a romantic atmosphere for Yusuke's heartfelt rendition of "Zenbu Suki." Check his performance beneath the jump!

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  • flumpool performs "Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru" on CDTV!

    July 31, 2011 @ 2:08 am

    Pop-rock band flumpool appeared in the latest broadcast of CountDown TV, where they performed their new song "Donna Mirai ni mo Ai wa Aru". The cinematography is stunning, beginning in black & white, then full color just in line with climax of the first verse of the song.  The beautiful stage is a perfect compliment to flumpool's mesmerizing delivery, making it a performance no fan can miss. Check out their performance below!

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  • SKE48 takes "Pareo wa Emerald" to Happy Music!

    July 31, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    Idol group SKE48 appeared on the July 30th episode of Happy Music to perform their new song, "Pareo wa Emerald"! Clad in matching green and white outfits, the girls deliver a performance so full of pep that they'll have you smiling along. Check out their energetic performance beneath the jump!

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  • A thief steals whose picture at the AKB48 Theater?!

    July 31, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    On July 30th a thief trespassed at the AKB48 Theater stealing a wall-mounted picture of CG-idol Eguchi Aimi in the process. The official AKB48 blog writes, that the person who stole the picture probably did it on a whim and meant no harm. They also note the thief is probably feeling regret right about now. Since the culprit may be feeling remorse, AKB48 Theater only wishes that they would come back and return the photo. “We could easil

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