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  • Kuroki Meisa cancels her new album release event and music program appearances

    February 13, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    Actress Kuroki Meisa (23), who recently married former KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin (27), has cancelled her scheduled appearances on television programs and special events. Fans were disappointed to learn that the 'MEISA SPECIAL PARTY 'UNLOCKED' release event was called off due to Kuroki's "physical condition". The event was arranged for those who had purchased her upcoming second album,  'UNLOCKED'. Kuroki Meisa's official homepage explai

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE to hold their second nationwide tour

    February 13, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    Five-member girl group TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE has announced that they will be holding their second nationwide tour, "TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE 2nd JAPAN TOUR ~Limited addiction~", starting this April. This was announced on February 11th during the group's live concert at Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE. The tour will be held to coincide with the release of their second album, "Limited addiction", which is scheduled to hit stores on March 14th. TOKYO GI

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  • "Odoru Daisosasen" to get drama special just before its final movie

    February 13, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    Today it was announced that the incredibly popular drama and movie series "Odoru Daisosasen" (English title: "Bayside Shakedown") will once again return to the small screen before releasing its final chapter, "Odoru Daisosasen The Final" in theaters, September this year. Fuji TV is going to air a drama special called "Odoru Daisosasen The TV Special" short before the movie hits the theaters. Unlike the spin-off drama specials in 2005 and 2

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  • Performances from Music Japan's February 12th episode!

    February 13, 2012 @ 2:36 am

    On the February 12th episode of Music Japan, the girls of the 48 family (SKE48, NMB48, AKB48's Iwasa Misaki and Sashihara Rino) dominated this broadcast along with Johnny's Entertainment group, V6, bringing a lively stage with these idol groups. Check out their respective performances below! === <"Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48> <"Junjou U-19" - NMB48> <"Mujin Eki" - Iwasa Misaki> (Performance starts a

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  • Acid Black Cherry unveils CD jackets for "2012"

    February 13, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    Last month, Acid Black Cherry revealed that he would be releasing a new album titled, "2012" on March 21st. This marks his 3rd album as a solo artist and it will have three versions. You can check out the track list here. Limited edition A will come with a DVD containing seven music videos. While limited edition B will contain a Live DVD from his performance at Osaka-Jo Hall (60min.) The footage is from ABC's first X'mas live ('Acid Bla

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  • Sexy Zone discusses their solo concerts and upcoming new single

    February 12, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    On February 11th, Johnny’s Entertainment's 5 member group, Sexy Zone held their first solo concert in Tokyo at the Marunouchi Tokyo International Forum Hall A.  (The group debuted in November of last year.) Member Sato Shori (15) expressed with gratitude that “It was a promising start”. Originally, the group intended on performing one show per day on February 11th and 12th at the venue, but because of unanticipated high levels of demand,

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  • Dream Morning Musume.'s "Shining Butterfly" jackets + live info

    February 12, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Dream Morning Musume. is releasing their first single in just a few days (February 15th).  In fact, the PV for "Shining Butterfly" has already been released. In this single, member Ishikawa Rika is starring in the music video mini drama titled "Atsuki Number 1". The coupling song "Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsusuku young Mirai de are!" will be the group's revamped version for 2012 of their past hit. Right now the girls are gearing up for a li

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  • NIKIIE to release new mini album "hachimitsu e.p." + PV teaser

    February 12, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Singer-songwriter NIKIIE has revealed that she will be releasing a new mini album titled "hachimitsu e.p.". It will drop on April 11th.  To commemorate the mini album, she will be holding a live tour "NIKIIE LIVE TOUR 2012 "hachimitsu"' during the month of June. She will start her tour on June 17th at Osaka umeda AKASO and end in Shibuya on June 29th. Unlike her first album "*(NOTES)" (which has been described as "deep") she wrote, this al

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  • Nakashima Mika to release video clip collection, "GREATEST LOTUS"

    February 12, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    It's been revealed that Nakashima Mika will be releasing a video clip collection entitled "GREATEST LOTUS" on March 28th! The DVD will feature a total of 44 videos from Nakashima's debut song, "STARS", to her latest, "LOVE IS ECSTASY". It will also come with a bonus disc called "GREATEST CHALLENGE". In this DVD, Nakashima challenges herself to a quiz, and when she answers incorrectly, she faces penalty games, such as riding a roller coa

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  • Check out AKB48's performance from February 11th's 'CDTV'!

    February 12, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    On February 11th's broadcast of 'CDTV', girl group AKB48 performed their latest single, "GIVE ME FIVE!" Prior to their performance, the girls talked about the difficulties of playing a new instrument. Hilariously, Shinoda Mariko admitted that she spent only three minutes practicing her instrument -- the tambourine. Check out their performance below!

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