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  • BENI reveals full PV for EXILE's cover song "Ti Amo"

    March 9, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    BENI will be releasing her first cover album titled, "COVERS", on March 21st.  In this album,  she covers many hit songs originally sang by Japanese male artists. In addition, all songs will be in English with lyrics written by the singer herself.  Recently, the full PV to one of the tracks "Ti Amo" (original: EXILE) was revealed.  The PV for BENI's English cover version of "Ti Amo" is directed by Inoue Tetsuo who also directed EXILE's origin

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  • SCANDAL to hold nationwide live house tour

    March 9, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    Pop rock band SCANDAL has announced they they will be holding a nationwide live house tour called 'SCANDAL 'LIVE IDO LIVE' TOUR 2012', starting in May. The tour will kick off on May 19th at Kagoshima CAPARVO HALL, and will wrap up on June 17th at Sapporo PENNYLANE24, for a total of 17 shows. The band will also hold their first Nippon Budokan one-man live on March 28th. Tickets will go on sale starting April 21st. Members of their fan cl

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  • Check out the full PV to Amuro Namie's new song "Go Round"

    March 9, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    Amuro Namie is releasing a new double A-side single "Go Round/YEAH-OH" on March 21st, and the full PV to one of the title tracks, "Go Round", has been revealed! The song is being used in the CM featuring Amuro for cosmetic brand KOSE' "ESPRIQUE". Check out the full PV for "Go Round" below! Thanks to sergel02 for the tip!

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  • Johnny & Associates announces another "Marching J" fundraising event at Tokyo Dome

    March 9, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    Johnny & Associates, Inc. has announced that they will be holding a fundraising event at the Tokyo Dome on March 11th, exactly a year since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Johnny & Associates, Inc. established their disaster relief project called "Marching J" right after the earthquake.  They started the project with a big-scaled fundraising event held in front of the First Gymnasium at the Yoyogi National Stadium, which pulled total 3

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  • First teaser for "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" hits the web

    March 8, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    A first teaser for the upcoming movie "Yamikin Ushijima-kun", directed by Yamaguchi Masatoshi, was recently revealed on its official website. The movie is based on Manabe Shouhei's manga of the same title, which has been serialized in the manga magazine 'Weekly Big Comic Spirits' since 2004. It has sold a total of over 5 million copies, and won the "56th Shogakukan Manga Award" in 2010. "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" revolves around 'Ushijima K

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  • Perfume reveals details on upcoming single, "Spring of Life"

    March 8, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Previously, we reported that electro-pop trio Perfume will be releasing a new single, titled "Spring of Life", from Universal Music Japan. Now, the juicy details have been revealed! Perfume's upcoming single is scheduled for release on April 11th, and will contain a total of 4 tracks. The title track is currently the CM song for 'Kirin Chu-hai Hyouketsu'. The single will come in both limited and regular editions. Details on the DVD have

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  • Mano Haruka and Yamada Erika to graduate from SKE48

    March 8, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    It's been reported that SKE48 Team E members Mano Haruka and Yamada Erika will be graduating from the group at the end of the month. This was announced on March 8th during Team E's theater performance, "Pajama Drive". Mano will graduate in order to prioritize her studies, and Yamada will leave the group to focus on treatment for a herniated disc. Mano passed the 2nd Generation auditions in March of 2009, and has been a part of Team E si

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  • NICO Touches the Walls to release their first interview book

    March 8, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band NICO Touches the Walls will be releasing a collection of their interviews in a book entitled "NICO Touches the Walls Tabi no Kiseki -Interview and Photo Chronicle 2007-2012-", on May 25th. This book will be produced by the editorial department of the magazine, "MUSICA". It will contain 5 years worth of interviews that were featured in magazines from their indies era up until now. The book will also include

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  • Oricon reveals their monthly charts for February

    March 8, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Oricon has revealed the monthly charts for February 2012! Check out the top 10 singles and albums below. === <Single Monthly Ranking> 1. "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2/15 (1,391,163) 2. "Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2/8 (352,843) 3. "SUPER DELICATE" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 2/22 (268,622) 4. "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogizaka46 : 2/22 (155,821) 5. "Ai, Texas" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 2/29 (126,175) 6. "Synchro Tokimeki" - Wata

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  • Kitano Kii to release new mini-album, "Can you hear me?"

    March 8, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    On March 14th, Kitano Kii will be releasing her new mini-album, "Can you hear me?". The album will feature a total of 8 songs including Kitano's latest single, "Darl : orz". It will be released in 3 different versions: CD+DVD 1, CD+DVD 2, and CD-Only. CD+DVD 1 will come with the video clip for "Can you hear me?" and a documentary titled, "Story of 'Can you hear me?'". Meanwhile, CD+DVD 2 will also come with the video clip along with i

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