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  • 9nine reveals their PV for "Shoujo Traveler"!

    January 17, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    Five-member idol group unit 9nine has revealed their PV for "Shoujo Traveler", single set for release on January 25th and also an opening theme song for their TV program ("Konna Idol ja Nine!") and the ending theme song for anime "Beelzebub". This 5-minute PV features the girls in white outfit along with this futuristic song and even competes with each other in the end! Check it out below!

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  • Idoling!!!'s Kikuchi Ami to release her first photo book

    January 17, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    It's been revealed that Idoling!!! #16 Kikuchi Ami will be releasing her first photo book, "ami-ing", on February 9th. Kikuchi has already released five DVDs, but this will be her very first photo book. Shot in Guam, "ami-ing" is said to be filled with eye candy, featuring photos of Kikuchi in swimsuits and wedding dresses. To commemorate the release of her photo book, Kikuchi will be holding a release event on February 11th. Further deta

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  • Sasaki Nozomi & YOU to star in new CM for 'Suntory Chu-hai'

    January 17, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    It's been revealed that model Sasaki Nozomi and talento YOU will be starring in the new CM for Suntory Chu-hai's "Calorie.". This will the first time the ladies co-star with each other. After the CM shoot, Sasaki commented, "YOU-san has adult charm, she's a wonderful person," while YOU said, "Nozomi-chan is so cute, I just want to eat her up!" "Calorie." is a low-calorie fruit chu-hai (alcoholic drink) with only 77 calories per can (350

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  • 'EMI ROCKS' reveals its 2012 line-up

    January 17, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    On February 19th, EMI Music Japan will be holding their live event, "EMI ROCKS 2012", at Saitama Super Arena. Last year, the event was held in November to celebrate the label's 50th anniversary. It featured stellar performances by many talented artists and attracted over 20,000 fans of rock music. This year's event will feature performances by Akai Kouen, ACIDMAN, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Kiyoshi Ryujin, THE SALOVERS, James Iha, STRAIGHTE

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  • v[NEU] to release first major album

    January 16, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Visual kei band v[NEU] will be releasing their first major album, "Restless", on March 14th. The album will feature a total of 11 tracks including their major debut single, "RED EMOTION ~Kibou~", and their second single, "Kaleidoscope/cube". It will be available in three different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will contain the music video and making-of clip of their new song, "Res

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  • ViViD holds release event for "message"

    January 16, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    On January 14th and 15th, rock band ViViD held a release event for their latest single, "message", at Shinagawa Stella Ball. As this was their first time holding a handshake event, vocalist Shin stated, "It was good to be able to directly talk to fans for a long period of time. It's a rare opportunity, so I was able to lean forward a bit." ViViD had a big start in the New Year as they held their first Nippon Budokan live on January 7th.

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  • Galileo Galilei to hold one-man tour in commemoration of "PORTAL"

    January 16, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Galileo Galilei has announced that they will be holding a one-man tour to commemorate the release of their 2nd album, "PORTAL". The tour will kick off on March 17th at Sapporo cube garden, and will wrap up on April 28th at Zepp Tokyo. Pre-order tickets will be available through the band's official website starting January 20th at 12:00 pm. Before this tour, Galileo Galilei will be holding an album release event in 5 major cities. The ev

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  • Nogizaka46 performs their own version of "Aitakatta"

    January 16, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    On January 15th, AKB48's official "rival group" Nogizaka46 revealed their own version of the classic AKB hit, "Aitakatta" (Nogizaka46 version is titled as "Aitakatta kamo shirenai"). The girls performed a rock-and-roll version of "Aitakatta" on their show, 'Nogizaka tte Doko?'. Since Nogizaka46 are being put on a level of direct rivalry with AKB48, they juxtaposed that by delivering an edgier twist to the bubbly song. Check out both per

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi to file for divorce

    January 16, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    On January 16th, Hamasaki Ayumi announced through her official fan club site, "Team Ayu", that she is divorcing her husband Manuel Schwarz. Ayu wrote, "I am reporting that I will be filing for divorce on Monday in America," and explained the reason for divorce. "The reason lies within myself. At the time of our marriage, we decided to live in America, however, because of the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred two months later, a strong feelin

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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki reveals PV preview for "Mujin Eki"

    January 16, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    AKB48's Iwasa Misaki has just revealed the TV spot for her debut single, "Mujin Eki"! In the preview, Iwasa is seen walking down the train station in a heavy winter kimono. The falling snow adds to her mature image, which has enthralled fans ever since her jacket cover was released late last year. "Mujin Eki" is scheduled to hit stores on February 1st. In the meantime, check out the preview below:

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