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  • Vision Factory reveals name for their upcoming middle school idol group

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Vision Factory has just unveiled the name for their new idol group! As we previously reported, Vision Factory - the entertainment agency currently managing Amuro Namie, SPEED, and DA PUMP - is forming a new idol group that will appeal to fans with their serious skills in both dancing and singing. The group currently contains seven members: Ito Momoka, Fujita Miria, Nomoto Sora, Hayashida Haruka, Shimomura Mio, Kiyomura Kawane, and Inoue Ri

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  • Kato Miliyah holds special release event for "M BEST"

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    On August 3rd, singer-songwriter Kato Miliyah held a special event at Tokyo's Shibuya 109 store to celebrate the release of her first best album, "M BEST". "I feel like I've been walking with all of my fans for seven years, so I hope you can all sense our history together," said Kato to the crowd during her event. She continued, "When I debuted, I wanted to be an artist that could put out a best album. Now, I've released a best album feeli

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  • "Freeter" drama to get a drama special this fall

    August 3, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    Fuji TV's drama "Freeter, Ie o Kau.", that aired during the fall season of 2010, will come back with a special drama this fall! Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari and actress Karina starred in the family drama that moved so many viewers in Japan, receiving so much sympathy across the nation. In the drama, 'Seiji' (Ninomiya) lead a life as a freeter, depending on one part-time job after another, but things changed once he met 'Manami' (Karina) at a

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  • Bekimasu reveals info on new single, "Makeruna Wasshoi!"

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Special Hello! Project unit Bekimasu has just revealed details on their upcoming single, "Makeruna Wasshoi!" The unit consists of Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage and the song was released through Chaku-Uta back on July 16th to help encourage the Japanese people. "Makeruna Wasshoi!" will be released as a physical single during their Hello! Project 2011 Summer concert tour for only ¥800. Check out the track list and cover

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  • mihimaru GT announces their 6th album, "mihimalight"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    Pop duo mihimaru GT has just updated their official website with information about a new album! According to their announcement, mihimaru GT will be releasing their sixth album "mihimalight" on September 7th. The album will come in two different versions: a limited 'CD+DVD' version and a regular 'CD-only' version. The DVD will include the music videos for "Omedetou", Masterpiece", and their latest song "Evo★Revolution". Stay tuned

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  • Full audio for Hamasaki Ayumi's "Progress" revealed!

    August 3, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    The audio for Hamasaki Ayumi's new song "Progress" has been unleashed! "Progress" features strings, a piano, and Ayu's powerful vocals, morphing from a beautiful ballad-like song into a powerful track with a thumping beat. The track is included on her upcoming mini-album, "FIVE". Without further ado, check out the song for yourself below! Thanks to Setsuka and King L for the tips!

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna shows us her feminine side in 'Young Jump'

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Actress Kawaguchi Haruna recently had her first swimsuit photoshoot for the weekly manga and pictorial magazine 'Young Jump'. Kawaguchi can currently be seen starring as a 'danso', a girl dressed as a boy, in TBS' live-action adaption of the popular manga "Ouran High School Host Club" that airs every Friday night. In this pictorial it will be difficult for you to spot anything else but her feminine charms and youthful beauty. Check out

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  • JUJU to release new double A-side single, "YOU / BELOVED"!

    August 3, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Singer-songwriter JUJU has just announced that she will be releasing a brand new single! The single is a double A-side titled "YOU / BELOVED", and is scheduled for release on August 31st. The first title track is the same "YOU" from her highly successful fourth album, but with a new strings arrangement. The second A-side, "BELOVED", is her cover of GLAY's hit song of the same name, which was used in Sony's CM for the camera "a NEX-C3".

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  • UNDER FOREST releases four track samples from their upcoming album

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    After being bashed for various reasons by both Metal and Gothic-Lolita fans in the span of 1 week, theatrical music unit UNDER FOREST, has suddenly released samples of four tracks from their album. Although it is only part of the album, the metal riffs and melodic guitar melodies that appear in the arrangements create a strong ensemble that has been in hard to find in recent years.  This musicality has perhaps not appeared in music since S

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  • Charice to make appearance in Japan for promotional purposes

    August 3, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Filipino singer Charice, best known for debuting under the spell of renowned producer David Foster, will soon be promoting her new single "Far as the Sky" in Japan. This new single is currently being used as the theme song for the drama 'Bull Doctor' starring Esumi Makiko. Plans for Charice to make appearances on NihonTV's 'Sukkiri' on August 9th and FujiTV's 'Mezamashi Live 2011' on August 13th have already been set. On top of that she wi

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