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  • Nishino Kana kicks off her national tour

    July 30, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    On July 29th Nishino Kana kicked off her first ever national tour at the Saitama Toda Cultural Plaza. She performed her hit single "Kimitte" as well as the songs recorded on her newest album 'Thank you, Love". Nishino Kana's tour will hit 16 locations and have a total of 17 concerts for an estimated 50,000 fans. She will finish her tour at the prestigious Nippon Budoukan on September 9th. Gearing up for her concert tour, Nishino commented

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  • AKB48's PV for "Flying Get" to have a Chinese flair

    July 30, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    Some new shots of the AKB48 girls have been released from the set of their new PV for “Flying Get”. Recently, several of the members have blogged that they were in the process of shooting a music video, so it could have been for this or possibly the coupling tracks to their new single. The pictures show that the PV will have a Chinese feeling as the AKB48 members turn into “Fighting Girls”! [gallery columns="2"] Tip: mochichan

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  • S/mileage to hold their first handshake event after a year

    July 30, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    S/mileage is set to release their new single “Uchouten LOVE” on August 3rd and with that they will be having a four day commemoration individual handshake event from August 8th to the 11th. It’s been around one year since the members of S/mileage have had an individual handshake event and on the final day (August 11th) the girls are planning on having a “Bonus Mini Mini Stage Event”. Source: natalie

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  • Gravia idol Kumada Yoko to debut as a novelist

    July 30, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Gravia idol Kumada Yoko will debut as a novelist with a collection of short stories called, "Calorie Control". The novel is about the daily lives of four women - an office lady, a high school student, a university student, and a nurse - who are all taking on the challenges of dieting. It's said to realistically depict the mental states of women in their teens and twenties as they find love stories, hold dreams for the future, and worry abo

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  • Ziyoou-Vachi to make major debut with album, "Kujaku"

    July 30, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    Ziyoou-Vachi will be making their major debut with the album, "Kujaku", on September 7th! The group gained widespread attention when they announced their major debut at their one-man live in June. "Kujaku" will contain a total of eight songs; the title of the songs and additional details about the album will be announced at a later date. Starting October 7th, Ziyoou-Vachi will hold their second one-man tour titled, "Kujaku Fujin", in Toky

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  • KARA's Gyuri attends press conference for "200 Pounds Beauty"

    July 30, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_177613" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Oh Man Suk, Park Gyuri, Sungje, Bada, Lee Jong Hyuk"][/caption] On July 29th, KARA’s leader Gyuri (23) and her fellow actors/singers attended a press conference for their new musical “Bijou wa Tsurai no” (Being Beautiful Is Painful), also known as “200 Pounds Beauty”. The musical is based off of  Suzuki Yumiko's manga, “Kanna-san Daiseikou Desu!”, and it's also b

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  • 'a-nation' artists are selling their songs at half-price!

    July 30, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    avex artists will be kicking off their live event “a-nation 10th Anniversary for Life Charge & Go! Weider in Jelly” on July 30th. To celebrate, mu-mo will be holding a special project starting on July 29th! This project will select three random names from a lottery to receive signed goods from TRF, Every Little Thing, Hamasaki Ayumi, Koda Kumi, Do As Infinity, Suzuki Ami, AAA, Goto Maki, GIRL NEXT DOOR, ICONIQ, mihimaru GT, SEAMO, Toho

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  • SS501's Kim Hyun Joong announces his first nationwide concert in Japan

    July 30, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Kim Hyun Joong (25), the leader of popular Korean group SS501, announced on July 29th that he will hold his first nationwide concert in Japan! at Fuji TV’s event, “Odaiba Gashukoku” on July 29th. Kim Hyun Joong gained his popularity in Japan through the Korean versions of the dramas “Hana Yori Dango” and “Itazura na Kiss”. Thus, he attracted a crowd of 6,000 fans for Fuji TV's event, 'Odaiba Gashukoku', where he danced to three songs from h

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  • Sayonara Ponytail reveal a fresh PV for their new song, "Mukiryoku Switch"

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Sayonara Ponytail have just uploaded the PV to their latest song, “Mukiryoku Switch”, onto their official YouTube channel! Sayonara Ponytail’s music videos generally consist of illustrations, but this time they actually used real girls to give off a fresh schoolgirl theme. The videographer was none other than Aoyama Yuki, whom you may know from his famous photobook, “Schoolgirl Complex”. Check out the PV below! http://www.youtube.com/

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  • SKE48 to start their "Pareo wa Emerald" nationwide handshake event this weekend!

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Idol group SKE48 will begin their nationwide handshake event on July 31st in commemoration of their new single, “Pareo wa Emerald”, which was released on the 27th. The girls will start at Tokyo’s Tokyo Big Sight before moving onto five more venues for a total of six handshake events. The event will be attended by 38 girls - 16 senbatsu members as well as the red team and white team. Unfortunately, Kuwabara Mizuki will not be able to make th

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