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  • SKE48 performs their new single, "Ai Shite Love Ru!" at concert in Nagoya

    April 16, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    On April 15th, SKE48's Matsui Jurina made an appearance at the group's concert at Nihon Gaishi Hall. After being discharged from the hospital, Matsui officially resumed her activities the day before with the group's concert. While she performed only 1 song the previous day, Matsui jumped in during the middle of the concert and participated with the group til the encore. She energetically performed "Oogoe Diamond", "Kyou Made no Koto, Kore

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  • Check out the PV preview for NMB48's upcoming single "Nagiichi" + album jacket covers

    April 16, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    Back in March, AKB48's sister group NMB48 announced to release their 4th single "Nagiichi", and revealed their Senbatsu members for the single. On April 15th, NMB48 official Youtube channel revealed the short version to the single's PV. Check out the senbatsu member list, jacket covers and PV below! ---- Senbatsu member for "Nagiichi" <Team N> Ogasawara Mayu Kadowaki Kanako Kotani Riho Kondo Rina Jonishi Kei Shirom

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  • Performances from Music Japan's April 15th epsiode unveiled!

    April 15, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    On the April 15th broadcast of the popular music program Music Japan, five artists dominated the stage to perform their respective songs on this day. Check out their performances below! === <“Koi wo Kataru Shijin ni Narenakute” – SKE48> <“Motto Ai wo” – Haruna Ai> <“Kimi ga Matsu Sekai no Hate” – Yoshiki*lisa> <“One Two Three” – E-Girls> <“1,000,000☆Smile” – SUPER☆GiRLS>

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  • BUCK-TICK announces new single, "MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~"

    April 15, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Rock band BUCK-TICK has announced that they will be releasing their new single, 'MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~,' on July 4th! BUCK-TICK launched their new label Lingua Sounda in October of last year, and is also scheduled to release the single "Elise no Tame ni" on May 23rd. The title song of 'MISS TAKE ~Boku wa Miss Take~' will be written and composed by band member Imai Hisashi (G). It will also contain a new song called "ONLY YOU" and

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  • BiS adds two new members & signs with Avex Entertainment

    April 15, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    On April 15th, as mentioned in the previous articles, unique idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society) revealed member changes at their concert and release party 'Killer BiS', but not without a few surprises. The first surprise was the revelation that they added not one but two new girls, turning BiS into a five-member group. However, the biggest surprise was the announcement that BiS has signed with major label Avex Entertainment and that t

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  • Ryo gives her birth to her second baby

    April 15, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    On April 14th, actress Ryo announced that she has given birth to her second baby! Through a fax, Ryo reported, "On April 14th at 1:29 pm, I gave birth to my second son weighing at 2506 grams (5lb 8oz)." She continued by saying, "When I see his sleeping face, I cannot help but wish for a world where the small and the weak can live in peace." Regarding her work, Ryo stated, "Along with child rearing, I want to see growth in myself. While

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  • Shoji Tomoharu announces his baby's name during comedy show

    April 15, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    On April 14th, comedian Shoji Tomoharu announced his baby's name during the Fuji TV program, 'Bakusho Red Carpet'. Shoji and his wife, former Morning Musume member Fujimoto Miki welcomed their first son on March 27th. During the program, Shoji announced that his baby's name is 'Toranosuke'. Later, Fujimoto reported through her official blog, "Right now, baby's name was announced on Bakusho Red Carpet," and revealed a photo of son cryi

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  • Check out the full PV for Fairies' "No More Distance"

    April 15, 2012 @ 5:01 am

    On April 7th, Fairies released their double A-side single "Beat Generation/No More Distance”, and they landed in the top 5 on Oricon's weekly chart of April 16th. In "Beat Generation", the girls shows off a cool foot step dance with an up tempo rhythm.  In contrast, "No More Distance" is slower ballad-style song.  The girls pair lovely vocals with graceful choreography and delicate styling. Check out their peformance, and their black/

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 9th~April 12th

    April 15, 2012 @ 3:58 am

    [caption id="attachment_233183" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 9th~April 12th"][/caption] Five new prime time dramas began airing between Monday and Thursday, but how did they started off as the ratings winner this spring season? On Monday, it was the fifth season of 'Hancho' (TBS), which bravely aired its first episode among variety and music specials. Unlike the previous four seasons, the story i

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  • Preview of Maeda Atsuko's new solo single "Migikata"

    April 15, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    On April 14th, the first episode of 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou' was aired. Fans could listen to the preview of Maeda Atsuko's new solo single "Migikata" as a ending theme song for the show. This will be Maeda's 2nd solo single and first single after she announced her graduation from AKB48. The release date or any other details have not been decided yet. Check out the "Migikata" and also clips from 'Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou'.

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