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  • Sayonara Ponytail to release major debut album in October

    September 8, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    On September 7th, Sayonara Ponytail announced that they will release their major debut album, “Mahou no Melody” on October 12th under the label, EPIC Record. This unit, who has only appeared through Myspace and Twitter, do not accept any exposure through the public eye and have been gaining attention since. In addition to their major debut album, they will also debut as a mangaka with manga “Kimi no Kotoba” as well. Like their independent

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  • Coming Soon!! announces guest line up for September 12th

    September 7, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    TBS’s midnight music program 'Coming Soon!!' has announced the guest line up for the upcoming September 12th broadcast! For next week's episode, Takahashi Ai will sing her her solo song, "Jishin Motte Yume Motte Tobitatsu Kara", off of Morning Musume's upcoming single. The episode will also feature performances by KREVA, Sukima Switch, and Suzuki Masayuki. Check out the full set list below! - "Kijun" - KREVA "Hare Tokidoki Kum

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  • Kago Ai's boyfriend arrested due to mafia affiliations

    September 7, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    In the midst of recent mafia scandals such as of former talento Shimada Shinsuke (55), another mafia tied scandal has arisen. This time it was unveiled that former Morning Musume member Kago Ai (23)’s boyfriend was arrested on September 6th. The suspected man who is said to be Kago's boyfriend, was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police with a suspected case of attempted extortion to bilk a portion of his own debt by saying that he has

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for September 12th

    September 7, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    It's that time of the week again for the Oricon weekly charts. This time, the results are out for the week of September 12th! Let's see which songs, albums, and DVDs topped the ranking below! --- <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kazoku ni Narou yo/fighting pose" - Fukuyama Masaharu: 8/31 (155,405) 2. “Flying Get” – AKB48: 8/24 (98,939) 3. "JULIETTE" - SHINee: 8/29 (53,789) 4. "Journey Journey ~Bokura no Mirai~" - Ta

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 08/31~09/06

    September 7, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week from August 31st to September 6th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! --- < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Flying Get" -- AKB48 02/(04) "Kazoku ni Narou yo" -- Fukuyama Masaharu 03/(02) "Kimi Janakya duet with Yasuda Nao" -- KG 04/(00) "beloved" -- Hamasaki Ayumi 05/(00)

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  • Listen to a radio preview for S/mileage's upcoming single "Tachiagaaru"!

    September 7, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    On September 7th, S/mileage unveiled a radio preview for their upcoming single "Tachiagaaru", a single that featured the newly added members of this idol group. This 2-minute preview features an energetic and upbeat song by the girls and is about standing up no matter how hard something pushes you down. Listen to it below! Tip: Tommy Van Damme

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  • Maeda Atsuko to star in new CM for "g.u."

    September 7, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Maeda Atsuko has been chosen as the image character for casual apparel brand, "g.u.", and will be appearing in their new CM. This will be Maeda's first solo CM since she turned 20 back on July 10th, and this will also mark her first time appearing in a fashion CM. She will show off her adult charm in three different outfits. Maeda expressed her joy by saying, "I love fashion, so I am happy to be able to s

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  • Kitahara Sayaka announces second single,"Kanari Junjou"!

    September 7, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    On September 7th, Former Hello! Project Egg and Up Front soloist Kitahara Sayaka announced her second single, “Kanari Junjou”, a single that is scheduled for release on November 9th. This upcoming single has already been revealed to be the new ending theme song for TV Tokyo anime “Inazuma Eleven GO” and its anime sized version has already been released through music distribution site Recochoku. “Kanari Junjou” will also be released in t

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  • MIYAVI to hold his birthday live on Ustream and Nico Nico Douga

    September 7, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    On September 7th, it was revealed that MIYAVI will stream his last performance from his 20’s on the day before his birthday through Ustream and Nico Nico Douga. This broadcast is titled “MIYAVI 30th B-DAY LIVE ‘From Tokyo 2 the world’” and it is said that this musician already began his rehearsals for this live. From this event, his fans can enjoy his strong performance and his first steps as a 30-year old as well. As for other activit

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  • Fairies reveals the short PV for "Song for You"

    September 7, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    VISION FACTORY's new idol group Fairies who will be making their debut with the single "More Kiss/Song for You", recently released the full PV for one of the title tracks, "More Kiss". Now, they've finally revealed the short PV for the other title track, "Song for You."   Additionally, "Song for You" is now available on mobile music download site  Recochoku starting today on September 7th. Fairies' debut single "More Kiss/Song for You" is

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