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  • 9nine attends release event for "Shoujo Traveler" at Shibuya Marui City

    January 24, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    On January 23rd, 5-member girl group 9nine attended the release event for their new song, “Shoujo Traveler”, at Shibuya’s Maru City. This song talks about a “love adventure” and incorporates the word 'bus stop' in the lyrics. As such, the girls arrived in a red double-decker bus. Member Yoshii Kanae (18) explained, “This is an adventurous love song that is a little more grown-up than the usual 9nine [tracks],” before launching into three

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  • FLOWER announces 2nd single, "SAKURA Regret"

    January 24, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    EXILE's sister group FLOWER has announced that they will be releasing their second single, "SAKURA Regret", on February 29th! "SAKURA Regret" will be produced by Matsuo Kiyoshi, who was also in charge of the group's debut single, "Still". The limited edition will come with a DVD and photo book. Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming release. In the meantime, check out the jacket covers and track list below! - <Limited Edi

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  • Aqua Timez releases "Mask" PV

    January 24, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Rock band Aqua Timez is gearing up to release their first single of 2012, "MASK". "MASK" marks the band's 14th major single, and it will be released on February 22nd. Since it's also the ending theme song for popular anime series, "BLEACH", the first press of the single will come with a "BLEACH" wide cap sticker. Check out the cover, tracklist, and promotion video after the jump! - 1. MASK 2. Sora ni Tsuzuku Michi 3. 1980 4

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  • Jin Akanishi reveals making-of video for "Sun Burns Down" PV

    January 24, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    The hype is definitely building up for Jin Akanishi's new single, "Sun Burns Down"! The singer has just revealed his making-of video from his PV set, promising an exciting storyline that's reminiscent of "'Mission Impossible' and 'Entrapment'." "Jin is after these jewels in this abandoned warehouse," explains director Luga Podesta. "While he's breaking in, he realizes that there's another thief [in] there with him, a female thief who's worki

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi returns to Japan after announcing her divorce

    January 24, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    Singer Hamasaki Ayumi (33) has returned to Japan via Haneda International Airport from Dubai, where she had a music video shoot. It was the first time she made a public appearance after announcing her decision to file a divorce from husband Manuel Schwarz (31). Hamasaki was surrounded by agency staff while wearing sunglasses and a white mask to hide her identity. As expected, a lot of press came to ask her questions, but she refused to respo

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  • Aiba Masaki, Gori, Kuroki Hitomi and Nagasawa Masaki announces completion of "Nihon Retto Ikimono Tachi no Monogatari"

    January 24, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    On January 23rd, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki (29), Garage Sale’s Gori (39), actresses Nagasawa Masaki (24), and Kuroki Hitomi (51) attended a completed filming announcement for documentary film, “Nihon Retto Ikimono Tachi no Monogatari” (directed by Ideta Keizo). This documentary tells the life of animals living in Japan’s Archipelago such as the brown bear, Japanese monkey, and the wild boar in which Aiba, Gori, Nagasawa, and Kuroki were appointe

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  • Possibility of TVXQ reunion through Avex?

    January 24, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    Recent news on the possibility of Korean group TVXQ's reunion is sending shockwaves throughout the industry. On January 22nd, a Japanese article titled, "Will Avex act as the savior? TVXQ's reunion project" surfaced. It reported of rumors of a reunion concert at Tokyo Dome orchestrated by Avex, who was previously accused of hindering JYJ's Japanese activities. In light of Avex's recent under-performing releases, it is said that they are wi

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  • Shibasaki Kou to release "Strength" + first Budoukan DVD/Blu-ray Disc

    January 24, 2012 @ 2:44 am

    On January 23rd, actress and singer Shibasaki Kou announced that her CM theme song for Kao’s ‘Asience’ will be released as a single titled, “Strength,” on March 14th. In addition to this news, she has also announced that her first live DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) based on her Nippon Budoukan concert held back in November 28, 2011 will be released as “Kou Shibasaki Live Tour 2011 ‘CIRCLE & CYCLE’ 2011.11.28 Tour Final @ NIPPON BUDOKAN” on the

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  • Nakata Yasutaka to provide theme song for 'ONE PIECE' exhibition

    January 24, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    It's been revealed that Nakata Yasutaka will be providing the theme song for "Oda Eiichiro Kanshu ONE PIECE Exhibition ~Eiga×Eizo×Taikan no One Piece", the first exhibition by popular manga, "ONE PIECE". Titled "Panoramic Experience", the song will be used in the 'Adventure Panorama Theater' of the "ONE PIECE" exhibition. Nakata commented, "I've been reading 'ONE PIECE' ever since the series started, so as a musician, I'm very honored to

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  • KAT-TUN reveals their ideal outfits for a spring date on "Ray"

    January 23, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    On the March issue of fashion magazine “Ray” (released on January 23rd), Johnny’s Entertainment group KAT-TUN was featured in this particular issue. This month’s special feature titled, “Illustrated Book for Outfits for a Wishful HAPPY Date”, featured the five members of the group and their ideal date outfits for a spring date that they look in for women. Kamenashi Kazuya stated, “I would be happy if a girl wears a classy outfit,” and

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